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Favorite Heists on Film

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby charliechaplinfan » January 23rd, 2012, 3:22 pm

I loved Hell Is A City, so much atomosphere. I love this genre, the only one I haven't liked that much is The Thomas Crown Affair the original, I don't know whether I came to it too late or I'd heard too much about it but when I watched it I found it a let down, even the chess scene. I liked the remake which is unusual for me to like a remake better than the original.
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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby CineMaven » January 26th, 2012, 9:07 pm

BE STILL MY HEART.

JackFavell wrote: Moira, I fell hard for Paul Sand on the Mary Tyler Moore show when I was about 8 years old, watched his short lived series, and I find that when he turns up my heart starts palpitating again. The Hot Rock isn't the greatest movie, but Sand and Mostel are super in it. I'll admit that I can't remember one damn thing from it except Sand and Mostel.

I have not seen or heard the name Paul Sand in about two thousand years. Oh my. I imdb'd Paulie to see what year his short-lived show was aired. Then I went to my stash of FALL PREVIEW TV GUIDES that I saved. (I have Fall Preview issues from 1969 - 1992). When I found the year, I went to that year's issue and used my iPOD Touch to take these two pix below:

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FRIENDS AND LOVERS.

Sorry 'bout how crappy the pix are. I couldn't get close and stay in focus.

Just wanted to get your heart pumping.

Oh yes, I like "The Asphalt Jungle" "The Kiliing" and "Odds Against Tomorrow" in terms of heist films.
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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby JackFavell » January 27th, 2012, 7:43 am

Oh my gosh! Be still my heart! Where did you find that??? I think I actually remember it, I probably cut it out and saved it. Here, let me just sneak a copy of it for my files.... Image :D

I remember I thought he was so cool, he cited Buster Keaton as an influence, and actually lived in Keaton's house, probably for all too brief a time.

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby CineMaven » January 27th, 2012, 8:31 am

JackFavell wrote:Oh my gosh! Be still my heart! Where did you find that??? I think I actually remember it, I probably cut it out and saved it. Here, let me just sneak a copy of it for my files.... Image :D

I remember I thought he was so cool, he cited Buster Keaton as an influence, and actually lived in Keaton's house, probably for all too brief a time.


Ha!! I'm glad you liked it Wendy. I have Fall Preview TV Guides from 1969 - 1992. I got this picture from my Fall Preview TV Guide of September 1974. :D
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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby RedRiver » January 27th, 2012, 12:24 pm

I believe I heard good things about FRIENDS AND LOVERS. I don't remember seeing it.

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby RedRiver » January 28th, 2012, 3:35 pm

I watched CRISS CROSS again. What a wonderful crime film! There's very, very little wrong with it. I actually got the video to show it to a friend. But I couldn't wait! We'll have to watch something else.

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby MikeBSG » January 29th, 2012, 2:06 pm

"Criss Cross" is wonderful. I like pretty much any film in which Dan Duryea is the bad guy, and I love Alan Napier as Finchley, the guy who works out the details of the robbery. You just have to wonder what made Finchley the alcoholic wreck that he is.

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby RedRiver » January 29th, 2012, 3:47 pm

Working for Batman is stressful!

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby ChiO » February 1st, 2012, 4:59 pm

Just remembered a couple of fun ones: LARCENY, INC. and its not so distant cousin SMALL TIME CROOKS.
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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby JackFavell » February 1st, 2012, 5:20 pm

Oh, great choices!

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby RedRiver » February 2nd, 2012, 10:59 am

Like I said, I don't think I've ever seen a heist film I didn't like. I'm the Will Rogers of caper movies!

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Re: Favorite Heists on Film

Postby JackFavell » February 2nd, 2012, 11:08 am

I'm right with you, Red. I love em all.


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