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by Dewey1960
May 2nd, 2007, 12:54 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, the mind boggles
Replies: 50
Views: 31007

outer limits

Hi Chris - Thanks for the very cool review of the Outer Limits episode! Glad you were inspired to check them out (it was your thread, after all!) In any case, I look forward to reading your reviews of the other episodes from that set. As memory serves, there are some provocative ones from the second...
by Dewey1960
May 2nd, 2007, 12:49 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: This week on Turner
Replies: 39
Views: 6013

Hairy Ape

Hi Kyle -
Yes it is the Eugene O'Neil play of the same name. I've never read or seen the play, but the film has a lot of merit. Somewhere there must be a good print...
-Dewey
by Dewey1960
May 2nd, 2007, 12:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 66093

Just discovered a fantastic young British r&b singer named Amy Winehouse. She has a new CD out called "Back to Black" and it's the best new r&b recording I've heard in several years. Each track has something great and powerful going for it; much of it is reminiscent of mid-60s Moto...
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 3:09 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Cape Fear
Replies: 16
Views: 4095

Both films are essentially mood pieces with the accent on escalating terror. So then it becomes a question of black & white versus color. In that kind of contest the winner will invariably be black & white. As entertainment, I feel that both are fundamentally dull, although Mitchum's perform...
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 2:23 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: This week on Turner
Replies: 39
Views: 6013

William Bendix

Hi Hollis--good to see you as well. Re: Wm Bendix; yes he's superb in those two films. In fact I can't think of a single performace (save THE BABE RUTH STORY) where he was anything less than terrific. I especially like him as Alan Ladd's shell-shocked pal in the great Raymond Chandler-penned noir, T...
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 2:14 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14177

JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)

Hi MissG -- I'm so glad you feel that way about JOHNNY O'CLOCK!! It's a real favorite of mine as well. A far more rewarding film than MURDER MY SWEET (although you'll be hardpressed to find many who will agree!) I've seen it a number of times and my enjoyment of it increases with each viewing. Anoth...
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 1:10 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: This week on Turner
Replies: 39
Views: 6013

the HAIRY APE

Hello Mr. Ark - Re: THE HAIRY APE I tuned in for a few moments just to see if they were airing that ratty Public Domain print and, yes, they were. And that's a shame. While not necessarily a great movie, it certainly deserves a better presentation. Bendix is incredible in this film, one of the rare ...
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 9:26 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM - Message Board
Replies: 52
Views: 7044

Dolores!

Hi Dolores!
It's great to see you here!
-Dewey
by Dewey1960
May 1st, 2007, 8:18 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Finest Noir Director
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

FACE OF ANOTHER

Re: FACE OF ANOTHER.

Hi Mr. Ark - Have never seen FACE OF ANOTHER. I take it it's available on DVD. If so I will track it down! Thanks for tip!
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 9:34 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Finest Noir Director
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

the KILLING

Hi Judith - Glad you had an opportunity to see THE KILLING this a.m. And while you might not have been completely knocked out by it, it's a movie that definitely benefits from multiple viewings. The intricate (and at the time fairly revolutionary for American movies) method Kubrick utilized to unrav...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 4:47 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Finest Noir Director
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

Rhonda Fleming

Yes, Miss Fleming was used to maximum effect in OUT OF THE PAST. Frankly, I can't think of another film of hers where she was better used. I seem to associate her with costume pictures and swashbuckling romances which I'm really not all that crazy about. But her breathless allure in OUT OF THE PAST ...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 3:04 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: PRIVATE EYES and TV NOIR
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

PRIVATE EYES and TV NOIR

Back in the late 50s and early 60s when the Private Eye was king on network television, any number of slick dicks ruled the roost. Some even qualify for consideration as examples of "TV Noir." Among my own personal favorites were JOHNNY STACCATO, brilliantly played by John Cassavetes for o...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 2:17 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14177

Johnny O

Yes, I would agree that it is not in the upper echelons (definitely superior to Murder My Sweet), but it most certainly had its share of intriguing moments. Great camera work and a nice twist involving Johnny's buddy Charlie. And the women were great! Always nice to catch a classy noir film on TCM t...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 1:55 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Finest Noir Director
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

Jacques Tourneur

Ken - Another great director of noir films I would add to that list is JACQUES TOURNEUR. While his noir output is not as voluminous as any number of other directors mentioned, the ones he's resposnible for are immensely pleasurable: OUT OF THE PAST, THE LEOPARD MAN, BERLIN EXPRESS, NIGHTFALL, THE FE...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 1:48 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14177

JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)

So...did anyone out there watch Dick Powell in JOHNNY O'CLOCK last night? And if so, how'dja like it?

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