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by Dewey1960
April 22nd, 2007, 3:53 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, the mind boggles
Replies: 50
Views: 30695

TZ / OL

Despite my genuine affection for THE OUTER LIMITS, I would have to go with THE TWILIGHT ZONE for sheer overall enjoyment. Far too many excellent episodes to even begin naming (that could be a seperate thread in itself) and so many great writers contributing. Ironically, I always felt that the episod...
by Dewey1960
April 22nd, 2007, 3:44 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Big Shot (1942)
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Racketbusters

Oddly enough, I've never seen RACKETBUSTERS. At least not that I can recall.
by Dewey1960
April 22nd, 2007, 11:51 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Universal Horror?
Replies: 27
Views: 7355

Chaney Junior

Hi Chris - Got the boxset for my Bday this year!! My favorite is WEIRD WOMAN, based on the excellent Fritz Leiber novel "Conjure Wife." These little "B" pictures hold up very well. My brother and I used to watch them when they came on Shock Theater on TV. Loved 'em then, love 'em...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 7:01 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actors?
Replies: 64
Views: 8508

Top 5 Actors

1. Humphrey BOGART. Cosistently displayed an enormous emotional range in his performances (no easy trick for a Capricorn). Never afraid to be the heel when not the hero. (Personal Faves:THE BIG SLEEP, MALTESE FALCON, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, HIGH SIERRA, THE BLACK LEGION, IN A LONELY PLACE) 2. Robert ...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 6:31 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14009

JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)

Julie: If you're a die-hard Dick Powell fan (especially of his post-crooner tough guy roles) then you are most likely going to love JOHNNY O'CLOCK. Cut somewhat in the MURDER MY SWEET mold, it's a much more complex character and he really nails it. Four Stars on the Dewey-Meter. And Mr. Ark - I just...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 6:14 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Universal Horror?
Replies: 27
Views: 7355

Invisible Man, etc

Hi Chris - I saw THE INVISIBLE MAN in a revival theater in San Francisco a few years ago (a great print, too) and the packed house emitted its share of audible gasps! One can only imagine what the reaction must have been like back in 1933 when the film first appeared! Rains really turned in a specta...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 6:03 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Big Shot (1942)
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

BIG SHOT

Pretty tame. Barely interesting, even as a curio.
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 4:54 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)
Replies: 18
Views: 14009

JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947)

Here's a heads-up for all of you Noir fans: JOHNNY O'CLOCK, a superb Columbia noir thriller from 1947 airs this Friday night (4/27) at 9:30 pm (PST) / Saturday morning (4/28) at 12:30 am (EST). This film was Robert Rossen's directorial debut. Rossen directed relatively few films during the course of...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 12:49 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: My Lost Love
Replies: 10
Views: 4307

my lost love

Anne, I've been struggling with the exact same emotions for the past several days, so you're not alone. And I'm sure there are others who feel the exact same way. Some of the posters who became thickly embroiled in that latest fiasco (including and somewhat especially myself) probably did so with th...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 12:37 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: DECOY coming this month!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

DECOY coming this month!!

An updated reminder regarding a personal obsession: One of the absolute best "B" noir films is going to be a part of the upcoming 10-title Film Noir box set coming from Warner Home Video in late July. I'm refering to DECOY, the insanely great 1946 Monogram film starring Jean Gillie, Robert...
by Dewey1960
April 21st, 2007, 7:00 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Absolutely The Worst Sci-Fi Film of the Fifties!?
Replies: 26
Views: 5423

Worst sci-fi of the 50s?

Absolutely the worst? Most boring? Most pretentious? Easy. FORBIDDEN PLANET. Makes the entire Ed Wood oeuvre look spectacular by comparison. From the director (Fred Wilcox) who gave us LASSIE COME HOME (which is far more entertaining and exciting than FORBIDDEN PLANET). I have NEVER understood FP's ...
by Dewey1960
April 20th, 2007, 7:18 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Screwball Comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 6494

Screwballs!

I'd have to list the Preston Sturges films THE LADY EVE and PALM BEACH STORY at the top, followed closely by Hawks' BRINGING UP BABY and Mitchell Leisen's MIDNIGHT starring the wonderful Claudette Colbert.
by Dewey1960
April 20th, 2007, 7:13 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: I Wake Up Screaming
Replies: 20
Views: 3576

I WAKE UP SCEAMING

I really love this film too. Interesting to note that Laird Cregar's character, the jealous and zealous cop Ed Cornell was named after...that's right, Cornell Woolrich. The orginal story's author, Steve Fisher was a well-known pulp mystery writer at the time, thus a literary contemporary of Woolrich...
by Dewey1960
April 20th, 2007, 6:27 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Universal Horror?
Replies: 27
Views: 7355

Fave Universal horrors!

I really enjoy most all of the Universal horror titles from the 1930s and 40s. The first wave of great ones like FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE MUMMY, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLF MAN, etc are all remarkable in so many ways. But my most favorite Universal horrors are the lower bert...
by Dewey1960
April 20th, 2007, 4:11 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Olbermann or O ' Reilly
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Olbermann vs. O'Reilly

O'Reilly is a disgrace, a truly evil enemy of the people. Olbermann does a brilliant job of exposing Bill-O on his nightly Countdown news program on MSNBC.

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