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SATURDAY POLL, continued -- Our week's movie viewing (What did you see, what did you like?)

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Initial post: Mar 13, 2011 1:54:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 10:21:05 PM PDT
Welcome to the SATURDAY POLL, continued!

Every weekend since August 2009, Classic Movie community members have posted here lists of films they've seen during the previous week. ALL movies are eligible for listing, including made-for-TVers or new theatrical releases, as are shorts and cartoons.
(For those who'd like to list them, TV series episodes also count.)

If you're new to this topic and wish to join our poll, please do!
The more the merrier, yes?

Weekly posts can be however you like.
Some folks list just titles and actors, others like to synopsize and critique the films they've seen.
Any effort made in contributing to our Polls is appreciated.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 2:55:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2011 2:56:23 PM PDT
Nancy says:
O_O What happened?!!!!!!
I was on the plane to Texas................

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 3:02:09 PM PDT
No no!
You posted a list on page 400. MAIDENS IN UNIFORM, SNOW WHITE, etc.

We'll just carry on!

Hope some new folks will join in. :?)

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 3:04:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2011 3:07:17 PM PDT
Nancy says:
RE: Bunuel
I remember something else.........Un Chien Andalou [VHS], yeah, I think it was this one! Let me check.......Nope! not it....I'll remember

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 3:10:43 PM PDT
Nancy says:
Thanks Annie,
"Snow White," surprisingly, I found myself fasinated w/ the WHOLE thing, but I hadnt seen it since '85! I'll just wait another.........

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 3:17:25 PM PDT
What a marvel SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS had to be for moviegoers in 1937. True Technicolor was only available for a couple of years, in short films, so the experience of brilliant color in a feature film must've seemed otherworldly.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 8:47:55 PM PDT
Speaking of Miss White--
Here's a clamshell cased VHS of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (Walt Disney's Masterpiece) that's selling for only a penny.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 2:53:50 AM PDT
Balok says:
@Gorgar [from the previous thread]:

> "Silent Movie" was also pretty cool, and Marty Feldman utters the only spoken word, but I can't remember what the heck
> it was!

I am afraid that one of us has missed a joke here. The only word spoken in _Silent Movie_ was spoken by Marcel Marceau who was, of course, the world's most famous mime. The scene is that they figure that he'd be perfect for a silent movie, so they call him in France (shot of phone, title card "Sonnez!"). After doing the usual mime stuff (walking against the wind to get to the phone, etc.) he picks it up, they ask him whether he wants to be in the movie, and he says (the only word spoken out loud in the film) "Non" and hangs up. Back at the studio, Sid Caesar asks, "What did he say?" and is told, "I don't know -- I don't speak French."

Hope this helps!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 3:09:38 AM PDT
I actually had the tan and blue-labeled MGM record album, THE BEST OF MARCEL MARCEAU. This was about 20 minutes of silence on each side, followed by a full minute of polite audience applause.

That's gotta be a rairity!

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 7:30:06 AM PDT
**¨*`*☆∴**¨*`*☆∴*GOOD MORNING *∴☆*`**¨*`*☆*`**¨*`*

HEY ANNIE.........

on the launching of your newest thread my dear.....

speaking of SNOW WHITE ladies

i just remembered a film that i saw a long long time ago.....has anyone seen this...another----different take on the classic SNOW WHITE???

you might just say that it's a teeny weeny bit "darker" than the original version.....

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

<evil grin>

.☀ ☼~*BITTERSWEET*~☀ ☼

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 7:52:28 AM PDT
Nancy says:
Hey Bitter,
How was that version of Snow White?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 7:58:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2011 7:59:03 AM PDT

how was it??? very sinister!!!!....very dark!!!....very deliciously evil (as sam neill and segourney weaver.....can both play

NOT the snow white of your childhood i'm afraid kiddo..... know who's birthday it is tomorrow??? i thought i'd bake a cake!!!



In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 8:06:23 AM PDT
Nancy says:
Try not to eat it all at one time HEE! HEE!
I think I'll order that movie...Thanks!
nancy <3

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 8:10:21 AM PDT

yep!!!'s strange quirky and unsettling.... to say the least!!!



In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 8:36:51 AM PDT

i;m not gonna eat the cake silly!!!.....

it's for someone else.....SOMEONE ELSE!!!!



In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 11:05:30 AM PDT
Nancy says:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 11:42:05 AM PDT
Welcome, bs!

I hope you'll join our weekend lists.
Even comments on what others have seen are most welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 1:37:55 PM PDT
Gorgar says:
[ Pogo ] "I've SEEN the Enemy...and he is us!"

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2011 1:52:13 PM PDT
Rowr bazl!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 11:49:47 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Aguirre- The Wrath of God is a visually stunning & original movie because of the harshness of it's settings. It is the search for fabled Eldorado- the City of Gold.

Francisco Pizarro the famous Spanish explorer of Peru leads an expedition from the high mountains of Peru into the steaming jungle at their base. Included in the journey along with the conquistadors are hundreds of native Peruvian slaves & 2 spanish women. One the wife of a conquistador & the other the sister of Aguirre.

From that point on the result of the expedition is detailed out to what one might expect. The details of the journey, supposedly coming out of a journal kept by the priest, along with the development of Aguirre's personality, is interesting. It is the filming that you want to see this show for though. Not your normal sets or 'on location' conditions. This show will grab you visually from the opening shot & true to the story, drag you right through the conditions that had to be dealt with. The politics & power plays are a reflection of the settings.

You will not be surprised by the ending as the ending becomes visible early on in the movie. I took 1 star for that reason. If it had been possible to get a good 'making of' documentary while this was being filmed I believe it would of been priceless. Herzog showing his desire for new images here & well done at that. Klaus Kinski plays Aguirre & if ever a face was made to be associated with sensuality & pain his is it. He is worth the price of admission himself. 4 STARS!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 11:56:03 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
I finished CAPONE (Region 2) & I must say I'm staggered that it was made by the USA. It has the simple, easy & so realistic manner about it that I usually find in European films. Those are the reasons Europe's QUO VADIS is so superior to ours. It's just truer to life.

Yet this has all those qualities plus the lighting & homage to b&w film at times (shadows & camera angles). The acting is outstanding. Ben Gazzara's Capone is leagues ahead of others & that is only cemented in place by the short bit they cover after his release from prison. The ending monologue could be used to define acting. Capone here is mad & adrift together.

The detail of Gazzara's performance at the end & the wonderful camera work are masterful. Even Stallone who appears in the scene shortly before the monologue does a great job in the summation of Capone's rise & fall.

Some may complain of defects in pacing (maybe a bit slow for some), or in the depth of detail it covers (it covers a long period) & some may complain of editing (I think it was deliberate). I have no complaints & am mystified that I missed this till now. Let alone that I had to get it from the UK. A very good movie, well told & well done by all participants. This is no blockbuster but I can find no reason not to give it 5 stars.
Gazzara gets 6. An extra for the ending monologue.

Region 1 DVD out in late March 2011. It's 4 min's longer than mine. I seldom like multiple run times. Always somebody wants to improve a finished product. Usually they fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:01:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2011 12:02:56 AM PDT
Thanks for the synopses, C. McGhee!

I considered getting CAPONE, but Ben Gazzara isn't my favorite actor.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 12:06:44 AM PDT
C McGhee says:
Lost Highway is a movie that allows you to make a choice. Is it a Twilight Zone Movie in which you're dealing with soul transference & time travel. Could be. A faustian bargain? Are you dealing with the roving inner eye of an insane mind?
That was my choice & this review will reflect that choice.

The movie starts with a man & his wife whose house is being video taped from the inside. Is this being done by an outsider, evil spirit or is this the act of a sinister plan inside the home? I say inside job. If you're messed up enough to shoot video of your place to deceive either yourself or your mate, putting it in an envelope & leaving it outside is no biggee.

What a lovely relationship they have too. He's freaked out & she's subservient enough but also obviously has the quiet confidence to plan her way through her troubles. Enter now, the best character of the movie only listed as "mystery man", Robert Blake. He's never gone anywhere he states, that he wasn't invited. Sounds like an evil spirit all right & remember they've talked before. In my book they've talked many times, like each night as Pullman roves the corridors of his insane & escape proof mind.

You get a murder, an arrest & a conviction. So neat & tidy plus added stress on an already bent mind. What happens in Pullman's cell at night is the key to whether you go towards Twilight Zone or insanity. Is Bill Pullman & Balthazar Getty the same man. Is Pullman actually in prison or is he in the prison for the criminally insane with a real body played by Getty.

I chose Balthazar Getty as the real & very, very, sick, person in this movie. Pullman is Getty's uber-human. Pullman is what Getty wants to be. Not an auto mechanic that lives at home with mommie & daddie, BTW- great cameo's here on ma & pa, but a musician in a nice apartment with a super hot lady that belongs to one of the BIG people in his little man's world. I mean Getty covets everything he perceives as being above his station in life. The car, the women & in the end the will to be violent to obtain his desires.

Now the lady & thank you Mr. Lynch for Patricia. A perfect fit for this role which I believe you see in the show Bound. This girl wants the money & there is nothing she won't do to get it. Attracted to power like a drunk to alcohol she has finally realized that if she has the money she can be the power, not bask in someone else's. Now look at how they meet. She did sorta make the pick herself. She picked that punk as soon as she saw he couldn't take his eyes off her while she was still in the car. Lamb to the slaughter she thinks, but this isn't Body Heat even though Patricia puts out tons of that.

Actually I believe the movie is pretty straight forward once you decide if your watching Rod Serling's Twilight Zone or if your seeing inside the mind of a little man with big dreams that went terribly awry & landed him in the prison we can't escape, our own minds.

The men's dreams are trashed. The woman's dreams are killed. Even the Big Boss is pancaked out of his dream in the desert. The only winner here is "Mystery Man" who never goes where he's not invited. Where does Mystery Man come from & where does he go to? Whose call does he answer? Isn't it to be expected that as the police close in for the capture, no O J here, Mr. Getty begins to revert back to his other identity. Sorta like Psycho without the maternal leanings so no insipid weakness.

I give the movie 5 stars for entertainment value as you can get sucked in here and wake up 2 hr's later thinking only 25 min's passed. Lot's of misdirection.
I give Patricia anything she wants. I'll be Getty for her.
The rest of the cast gets 4 stars except Blake who gets 5.
Movie rating is 4 1/2 stars.
A nice trip down the lost highway of my mind.

Private rant here: Where the H was the media circus that would of surrounded Getty's release from prison. Seems Hollywood either toons the Warden, the guards, the convicts, the media or the whole system. This show used the other method which is- just don't show it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:08:57 AM PDT
C McGhee says:

I had a little time before sleepy peepers. Thought of my friend Annie. :)

BTW- do you know what a fork in the road means?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 12:10:00 AM PDT
C McGhee says:
Annie- fork

it means you can eat at the Y. ;>)
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