^^It's also due to be announced sometime soon on limited edition bluray from Twilight Time.
― Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 13 May 2012 06:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
box o' three sleeper/dud '67-71 films:
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:10 (6 months ago) Permalink
so Jackie Gleason tripping balls isn't worth a look?
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:17 (6 months ago) Permalink
doesn't mean it isn't awful
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:38 (6 months ago) Permalink
Need to check out some more stuff by this guy.
Anatomy of a Murder is brilliant – probably the best courtroom drama I’ve ever seen. There’s only one weak acting performance (from the main prosecuting counsel) which sticks out a bit but the rest of them are outstanding. Great score from Duke Ellington too.
Laura is super too. Beautiful theme music drifting through it.
Can't remember much about Bunny Lake is Missing a bit of an oddity as I remember...
Bonjour Tristesse was shown (restored!) at the London Film Festival this year. Didn't like it when I first saw it, find myself liking it more and more as time goes on.
Exodus lasts forever but was ok. The old story about it was that at a pre-release screening, one of the production company’s executives (a jew named Mort Sahl) stood up about 2 and a half hours into the movie and called out “Otto, Let my People Go!” (probably apocryphal)...
River of No Return was good but I’ve forgotten most of it. For years I’ve wanted to see Advise and Consent but have always missed it
― Crackle Box, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:42 (6 months ago) Permalink
one of the production company’s executives (a jew named Mort Sahl)
uh? Sahl was one of the great innovative post-Catskills standup comics
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:45 (6 months ago) Permalink
(still living btw)
Ah yes, my mistake...
"When Exodus was first released, a funny story circulated concerning comedian Mort Sahl. Supposedly, he stood up in the middle of a premiere screening of the film with Preminger present and shouted, 'Otto, let my people go' in reference to the interminable length of the film. Most critics, but not audiences, tended to agree with Sahl."
― Crackle Box, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:53 (6 months ago) Permalink
Bunny Lake will always be classic to me just because of that one turning point involving a doll
― Nhex, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:55 (6 months ago) Permalink
Always loved the way that the score runs through the first half of the film, which is lively and jumping as Stewart's record collection, before disappearing completely for the formal courtroom procedural in the second half, only returning in full swing once the film leaves the courtroom at the very end.
― Room 227 (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:07 (6 months ago) Permalink