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by MichiganJ
August 7th, 2012, 9:48 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

If the discussion at hand wasn't about censorship, I'm really confused. A funny quip about sound doing in creativity and imagination led to another post, suggesting it wasn't sound, but the Hays' code. I simply pointed out that it wasn't the Hays' code, but rather Breen's Production Code. Your respo...
by MichiganJ
August 6th, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

I was replying to an earlier post that stated something to the effect that good films ended in the precode era. I never said the code made for "better" films (in fact, better is a subjective term you will rarely see me use), but it meant that a director who wanted to take on a difficult s...
by MichiganJ
August 4th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

whatever logic one applies to the idea that not having a censor board makes for better films is inherently flawed. But in your earlier post you seem to imply just the opposite, that the code made for better films. Actually, I think the code created more layers and complexity in the fact that direct...
by MichiganJ
August 4th, 2012, 7:47 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Frankenstein
Replies: 59
Views: 13206

Re: Frankenstein

I cannot believe you even got Frankenberry in there, and Lurch. Thanks. Actually I forgot Lurch. That's Richard Kiel as the Monster in an episode of The Monkees . (It killed me not being able to fit a shot of him as the monster wearing a Monkees' wig and playing the guitar. The dancing just fit too...
by MichiganJ
August 3rd, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Sony On-Demand Program
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

Re: Sony On-Demand Program

Well, I guess there had to be a Tori Spelling fan somewhere. Wait, you mean there's someone who is not a Tori Spelling fan!?! Obviously they haven't seen Mother May I Sleep With Danger !* *I'd never heard of the film and when perusing the DD list, the title was too intriguing not to look up on IMDB...
by MichiganJ
August 3rd, 2012, 3:40 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

But while artists can work with limitations and constrictions, and often produce masterpieces, putting those restrictions on them means they cannot produce the work they would really want to. That happened before and after the code and is till going on today. Film (and other art) is often altered f...
by MichiganJ
August 2nd, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Sony On-Demand Program
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

Re: Sony On-Demand Program

Deep Discount is having a sale on the Sony Picture Choice Collection on-demand DVDs. Most are about 40% off and these are titles that usually are not part of the Warner Archive sales. (And yes, Mother May I Sleep With Danger is included in the sale!) http://www.deepdiscount.com/Sony-MOD-Line-Sale?ut...
by MichiganJ
August 2nd, 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Thanks, I went and checked the Wikipedia list. I had no idea there were so many NC-17 films! But the list shows that for the most part, NC-17 was the rating on the first go-round. After accepting the "recommendations" of the MPAA, many of the studios re-edited the films and those edited fi...
by MichiganJ
August 2nd, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Given that the Supreme Court said that film was a commodity and therefore had no free speech protection, and given that every state and many counties inside the states had their own censor boards, and further that the Legion of Decency was becoming so powerful as to threaten profits, it was clearly ...
by MichiganJ
August 1st, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 156791

Re: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!

Remaking the Beatles? Sacrilege! At least nobody has tried to cover Yesterday, Something or Twist and Shout.

(I'd forgotten how much I liked Kuban's Drive My Car. Thanks!)
by MichiganJ
August 1st, 2012, 8:45 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Note: It appears that creativity and imagination died after 1931. Must have been due to that newfangled technological development that ruined movies. Sound didn't kill movies...Will Hayes killed movies. Can you imagine how much farther we'd be today if Joan Blondell was allowed to be seen in her li...
by MichiganJ
July 31st, 2012, 11:16 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Sound didn't kill movies...Will Hayes killed movies. Can you imagine how much farther we'd be today if Joan Blondell was allowed to be seen in her lingerie in '37, '38 and that banner year: 1939?!!! My mind's reeeeeling It really is under Breen when the Production Code started to be enforced in mid...
by MichiganJ
July 31st, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 432939

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

For what it's worth, the way I think of the politics in The Dark Knight Rises is that, in this post 9/11 world, Bane fools the 99 percent of Gotham into condemning the one percent. The Occupy movement is further referenced in that Selina only steals from the ultra-rich. But Wayne himself, is part of...
by MichiganJ
July 31st, 2012, 8:54 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 53372

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Okay, so we'll amend the No Remakes rule to read: Remake = Rename . As for music, while Aretha should have had a bit more respect toward Otis, and Elvis should have tried to catch his own rabbit, so long as nobody covers any of The Beatles' tunes, I'm actually okay with covers. My two very favorite ...
by MichiganJ
July 30th, 2012, 5:14 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 250199

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

kingrat wrote:Thanks for the info, JF. Seems like I need that Kino box.

DeepDiscount is currently running a sale on Kino/Lorber titles at close to half off:

Norma's set
http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/KikiWithin-the-Law

Constance's set
http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/Her-Nig ... from-Paris

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