Thursday films/Saturday films

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I associate an earlier kind of late-on-Sunday film with him - Eastwood westerns, Mean Machine (aka The Longest Yard), not-really-cult 70s tough action. He'd watch them alone. I've def got a soft spot for that past-my-bedtime stuff.

just self-correcting - I was misremembering - these are distinctly saturday night films.

Anyway, I'm off to get drunk and mournfully watch Every Which Way But Loose.

woof, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:18 (two months ago) link

xp yes exactly hooray for harold fucking lloyd doo do, doo do, doo do, da der der burned into a generation's memory

woof, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:30 (two months ago) link


I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:36 (two months ago) link


Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:37 (two months ago) link

damn how did I not know that Harold Lloyd got into nude/cheesecake photography and shot Bettie Page and Monroe?

woof, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:44 (two months ago) link

'Here comes Harold with his camera. Just set up the tripod, Harold - should be an easy job!'

woof, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:47 (two months ago) link

Woof this thread was worth making just to read yr posts!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 16:33 (two months ago) link

Rain or shine
All the time
A pair of glasses and a smile

(I think that was it)

Had no idea about his later career as a pornographer!

in praise of Ski Troop Attack (1960) (Matt #2), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 16:38 (two months ago) link

Late ‘70s/early ‘80s, pre-VHS era: Saturday morning black-and-white comedies, especially Laurel & Hardy and the Crosby/Hope movies. Then Saturday afternoons were classic scary movies — I especially remember the Karloff Frankenstein and The Black Cat. (My sister and I would cover the windows with blankets to make the room as dark and spooky as possible.)

Saturday night movies were usually big events of some kind, either a major Hollywood film or some made-for-TV spectacle. Lots of WWII action — The Great Escape, A Bridge Too Far, Guns of Navarone. There was the Richard Thomas “All’s Quiet on the Western Front.” One I remember loving that’s gone on to some cult status in the internet age was “The Bermuda Depths,” which despite the cheeseball title is a pretty good/weird Rankin/Bass production involving giant sea turtles.

A pair of glasses and a smile

Me and my brother used to say this about our dad... it was ironic.

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 19:31 (two months ago) link

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