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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 10:11 am

Thanks, MissG! I can't believe I missed it. I loved that show, and have been dying to see it again.

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Postby MissGoddess » September 26th, 2013, 10:28 am

I really enjoyed the episodes I saw and if they bring it back I will try to post a heads-up here.

Do you know if the Millionaire's character was based on a real life person?
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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 10:44 am

I don't know, they make John Beresford Tipton seem so real, it's almost like a documentary sometimes at the beginning.

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Postby MissGoddess » September 26th, 2013, 10:45 am

JackFavell wrote:I don't know, they make John Beresford Tipton seem so real, it's almost like a documentary sometimes at the beginning.


that's what had me wondering. it does sound like a fun way to spend your millions. :D
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Postby ChiO » September 26th, 2013, 11:52 am

On a related note, Marvin Miller will be appearing on TCM on Sunday morning -- DEAD RECKONING, co-written by Steve Fisher, starring a Humphrey Bogart and a Lizabeth Scott. Sounds like a Sunday Morning Noir to me.
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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 11:55 am

Thanks, ChiO! I've never seen that one before. Marvin Miller makes it a must see for me.

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Postby RedRiver » September 26th, 2013, 12:23 pm

I like DEAD RECKONING. I tend to shove it to the background, in favor of stronger, more memorable crime films. There are half a dozen that are SO outstanding I overlook the others. But this is an entertaining story, with a clean, crisp look about it. The pictures alone would be impressive. And (here comes my favorite concept) it's remarkably well paced. I'm impatient. If you want to tell me a story, get on with it! Don't waste time. This "Second Tier Classic" succeeds handsomely in that regard.

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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 12:44 pm

I'll give it a try, red.

Pacing is the best reason to watch classic films. I wonder if anyone really knows how to pace a movie anymore.

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Postby RedRiver » September 26th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Don't EVEN get me started. Most of today's 2 hour movies have about 90 minutes worth of story. We really don't need to see a guy put on his coat, walk to his car, drive across town and go to his girlfriend's house. CUT TO THE STUPID HOUSE!

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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 1:14 pm

I was just thinking about this - Buster Keaton does it way back in the 20's - shows himself getting into the car, the background dissolves, and he's at the girlfriend's house! Some directors zoom through entire weeks of time in their dissolves and editing - like the wonderful montage set to the song Would You? in Singin' in the Rain. The Dueling Cavalier has scenes added, filmed, dubbed, re-cut and turned into The Dancing Cavalier within a single minute. We are seeing it at the preview already by the end of the short song.

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Postby MissGoddess » September 26th, 2013, 2:44 pm

I don't remember Marty in Dead Reckoning---a good reason to watch it again!

And I wish movies were ONLY two hours long these days---most are longer!
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Postby JackFavell » September 26th, 2013, 4:11 pm

That's because they are so busy filling in backstory left and right! :roll:

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Postby moira finnie » September 26th, 2013, 5:58 pm

April--Great Avatar! Love that Rod (Isn't that from Fate Is the Hunter with Nancy Kwan as the ichthyologist who interferes with his pastime?).
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Postby MissGoddess » September 26th, 2013, 8:43 pm

moirafinnie wrote:April--Great Avatar! Love that Rod (Isn't that from Fate Is the Hunter with Nancy Kwan as the ichthyologist who interferes with his pastime?).


That's right! I've been going a little koo koo lately over animals so I thought this avatar captured my mood.
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Postby MissGoddess » November 5th, 2013, 12:54 pm

I am having Me-TV withdrawal! This new place where I'm living has "Cozi" and "Antenna" but the two together don't have half as many shows that I like as much as those on Me-TV. :(
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