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by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 1:20 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Inquiring minds want to know! Is it Frankie or Drac for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 6331

Frank & Drac

Even though I much prefer Bela Lugosi to Boris Karloff (I actually enjoy them both, but Bela really moves me), I tend to like the Frankenstein films better than the Dracula films overall. At least the Universal ones. The pacing of the original Dracula is a little ponderous at times (no fault of Bela...
by Dewey1960
April 28th, 2007, 1:02 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Sci-Fi in the 60's
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

60s Sci-Fi

As with so many folks, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY bores me silly. I was 21 when I saw it on the big Cinerama screen in downtown Detroit and I couldn't wait for it to be over. The pretentiousness of it all was a bit unbearable for me and I longed to be back in my own living room watching INVASION OF THE B...
by Dewey1960
April 27th, 2007, 7:57 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Big Shot (1942)
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

BIG SHOT

Finally got around to watching THE BIG SHOT, which I taped the other evening. It's hard to come to grips with the fact that all these years have gone by without my ever seeing it. I always seem to confuse it with some other Bogart film ("San Quentin") and, to complicate matters, it hardly ...
by Dewey1960
April 27th, 2007, 7:43 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Finest Noir Director
Replies: 22
Views: 5482

Finest director of noir films? FRITZ LANG. FURY (1936) (pre-noir) YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (1937) (pre-noir) MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944) WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944) SCARLET STREET (1945) CLASH BY NIGHT (1952) THE BIG HEAT (1953) THE BLUE GARDENIA (1953) HUMAN DESIRE (1954) BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (1956) WHIL...
by Dewey1960
April 26th, 2007, 7:32 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, the mind boggles
Replies: 50
Views: 30695

Zanti Misfits

Hi Judith - Yes, The Zanti Misfits was the one I was trying to think of when I rattled off my list of favorite OUTER LIMITS episodes. The series was not nearly as consistently cool as TZ, but, as you pointed out, it definitely had its share of moments. Another show from the same period (late 50s - e...
by Dewey1960
April 26th, 2007, 2:07 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Scared Straight! What Film Really Spooked You?
Replies: 41
Views: 7304

Seeing certain films in the theater back in the 50s had a huge impact on me as a kid. The first film that really scared me out of my wits was THEM! the sci-fi horror shocker with James Whitmore and James Arness. The early scenes on the desert, especially after nightfall when the two cops investigate...
by Dewey1960
April 25th, 2007, 1:33 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: July 2007 TCM schedule is up
Replies: 15
Views: 3827

July 2007

Wow, July has some incredible and rare noir nuggets for the fanatic connoisseur: the 1937 French masterpiece Le Quai de Brumes (Sun July 1) is a smoky blueprint of American noir to be; 711 OCEAN DRIVE (Fri July 6) with punchy Edmond O'Brien and that great climax at Hoover Dam; BIG HOUSE USA (Sat Jul...
by Dewey1960
April 24th, 2007, 5:31 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Out of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Out of the Parallax

RE: the spiritual umbilicord betwixt OUT OF THE PAST and THE PARALLAX VIEW; I'm glad I'm not the only one that's happened to. Each time I see the scene in one or the other, I immediately think of the other. I love both of those movies; PARALLAX VIEW is a modern mind-bender!!
by Dewey1960
April 24th, 2007, 10:12 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actors?
Replies: 64
Views: 8508

WITNESS TO MURDER

pktrekgirl: WITNESS TO MURDER: Almost forgot that one; Sanders is truly sardonic in it. He does such a thorough job of terrorizing Barbara Stanwyck, very disturbing! TCM runs it from time to time. Beautifully shot by the legendary John Alton, one of film noir's premiere cinematographers. Thanks for ...
by Dewey1960
April 24th, 2007, 8:12 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actors?
Replies: 64
Views: 8508

George Sanders / Edgar G. Ulmer

Sanders is a major icon! Have you seen him (with Hedy Lamarr!!) in Edgar G. Ulmer's oddly erotic melodrama THE STRANGE WOMAN? It airs on TCM on Tuesday, May 1.
by Dewey1960
April 24th, 2007, 8:00 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Big Shot (1942)
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

the BIG shot

Hey Mr. Ark - I think I have inexplicably mistaken THE BIG SHOT with SAN QUENTIN. That's the Bogart movie I've always thought was subpar. Strangely enough, I've never seen THE BIG SHOT, so thanks for the accidental nudge. I wonder why it's so seldom shown, it sounds great.
by Dewey1960
April 24th, 2007, 7:52 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14009

Jeff O'Clock

I've never noticed Chandler in that! Another excuse to cop a viewing of JOHNNY O'CLOCK. Nice combo platter with Rossen's other gambling motif'd classic THE HUSTLER coming on right before it. A great night to stay home! (With a Russ Meyer nite cap!)
by Dewey1960
April 23rd, 2007, 8:58 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 26433

Best Marlowe?

Honorable mention should go to ELLIOTT GOULD in THE LONG GOODBYE (1973), my favorite Robert Altman movie. Altman's film more or less does to Raymond Chandler what Robert ALDRICH's KISS ME DEADLY (55) did to Mickey Spillane: it re-invented the conceit to suit its own purposes. Leigh Brackett (who tea...
by Dewey1960
April 23rd, 2007, 8:03 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Absolutely The Worst Sci-Fi Film of the Fifties!?
Replies: 26
Views: 5423

Forbidden Anne Francis

Hey Jondaris - Thanks for rekindling my lust for Anne Francis! This weekend I revisited BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK and BRAINSTORM (not the '82 Natalie Wood film, this is an obscure 1965 WB b&w widescreen thriller co-starring Jeffrey Hunter and Dana Andrews and directed by WILLIAM CONDRAD!!) It's my f...
by Dewey1960
April 23rd, 2007, 12:14 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, the mind boggles
Replies: 50
Views: 30695

TZ / OL

Hi Ken - Even tho TWILIGHT ZONE gets the nod, I still feel I should extol some of the virtues of OUTER LIMITS which, for me, comes very close in a sanctioned showdown of this sort. And given your own personal tastes with respect to oddball sci-fi and film noir I think you would like this show quite ...

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