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    Outlaw King. Available on Netflix. Basically, you could call it Braveheart the Sequel. Except that it's about Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots, not William Wallace. It stars Chris Pine and is written & directed by David Mackenzie, the guy who directed Hell or High Water (the western that starred Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster).

    I liked it!
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    Sellers? Murder By Death.
    Peter Sellers wasn't in Murder By Death.

    Oh, and my favorite Robin Hood is the Disney version, with the anthropomorphic animals playing the characters.

    Then there's the Star Trek: TNG episode where Q zaps the entire bridge crew into Sherwood forest. "I protest, Captain! I am not a merry man!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Peter Sellers wasn't in Murder By Death.
    Wait, what?

    Yes he was; didn't he play the "Charlie Chan" parody character?


    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Oh, and my favorite Robin Hood is the Disney version, with the anthropomorphic animals playing the characters.
    That's my favorite Robin Hood too!

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    re: Peter Sellers in Murder By Death

    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Wait, what?

    Yes he was; didn't he play the "Charlie Chan" parody character?
    (Checking Wikipedia) Well, damn. I stand corrected. Looks like you're correct. Dammit, I somehow never realized that was Peter Sellers. But that was one of the brilliant things about Peter Sellers: he could create these characters that were almost unrecognizable as being all performed by the same actor. Even when you know it's Peter Sellers, the voice, mannerisms, etc would be so different, it might throw you off a bit.


    re: Disney version of Robin Hood

    That's my favorite Robin Hood too!
    I should say that's my favorite feature film version of Robin Hood. I still love the Daffy Duck version, where he's doing that routine with the staff, and first whacks his own beak, then when he does it the second time, Porky Pig (as Friar Tuck) sticks his toothpick against the staff while Daffy's spinning, causing Daffy to fall in the stream. And then through the whole cartoon, he repeatedly and spectacularly fails at robbing the tax collector.

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    The Disney version wins points for having Roger Miller as Alan A'Dale. I love that he doesn't bother at all with approximating a Brit accent.



    In college, we used to have a movie every Sunday with a $1 admission. It was often old classics, like Lawrence of Arabia, Psycho, etc. But one time their distributor sent Disney's Robin Hood by mistake. So we watched it. It was much better than I expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    re: Peter Sellers in Murder By Death



    (Checking Wikipedia) Well, damn. I stand corrected. Looks like you're correct. Dammit, I somehow never realized that was Peter Sellers. But that was one of the brilliant things about Peter Sellers: he could create these characters that were almost unrecognizable as being all performed by the same actor. Even when you know it's Peter Sellers, the voice, mannerisms, etc would be so different, it might throw you off a bit.

    ie Clare Quilty/Dr. Zempf in Lolita;
    Group Captain Mandrake/Pres Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in Strangelove;
    multiple roles in The Mouse That Roared

    I think the very first time I saw Strangelove when I was a kid, I did not realize it was Sellers playing President Merkin Muffley with that slight foppish lisp (much less understand the Kubrickian use of erotic imagery in the name,lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Sellers? Murder By Death.
    Oh man I make it a point to watch this once a year. One of my favorites and Peter Sellers at his hilarious finest
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Peter Sellers wasn't in Murder By Death.

    Oh, and my favorite Robin Hood is the Disney version, with the anthropomorphic animals playing the characters.

    Then there's the Star Trek: TNG episode where Q zaps the entire bridge crew into Sherwood forest. "I protest, Captain! I am not a merry man!".
    That was a great episode of Star Trek TNG. Being around Troy when she is shooting arrows is not a good thing. Just ask Data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Oh man I make it a point to watch this once a year. One of my favorites and Peter Sellers at his hilarious finest
    Peter Falk was great as well. It was wild seeing the fog machines as they all were driving to the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Oh man I make it a point to watch this once a year. One of my favorites and Peter Sellers at his hilarious finest
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo
    The Disney version wins points for having Roger Miller as Alan A'Dale. I love that he doesn't bother at all with approximating a Brit accent.
    I didn't know, or didn't remember that. I'm a big fan of Miller, the "King Of The Road."

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    Last night we watched BlacKkKlansman, based on the experience of Ron Stallworth, a black policeman in an ultraconservative white city. My wife read his book, and so was able to tell which parts were added for dramatic effect, as if undercover detective work isn't dramatic enough. But no complaints about how the story was put together for film. Spike Lee is a master director, and in telling Stallworth's story, he made an excellent movie about racism, with connections to the present day.

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    Searching (2018) on Amazon video

    Very impressive mystery/thriller about a father searching for his missing daughter via computer tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    ie Clare Quilty/Dr. Zempf in Lolita;
    Group Captain Mandrake/Pres Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in Strangelove;
    multiple roles in The Mouse That Roared

    I think the very first time I saw Strangelove when I was a kid, I did not realize it was Sellers playing President Merkin Muffley with that slight foppish lisp (much less understand the Kubrickian use of erotic imagery in the name,lol)
    Yeah, he supposedly felt that there was "no real Peter Sellers", saying as much numerous times throughout his life. When he appeared on The Muppet Show, he refused to do it as "Peter Sellers", he appeared on the show as a series of characters, even during the backstage bits. Supposedly, when he was working on movies, whenever there was a break or when they were filming scenes he wasn't in, he'd be off in a corner working on some character he was inventing, working on different accents, different ways of walking, etc. And he would lapse in and out of these characters at will.

    Like I was saying, even in something like The Mouse That Roared, where that's very obviously him playing the regal Queen, the dastardly Prime Minister and the incompetent leader of the Grand Duchy Of Fenwick's armed forces, you totally buy into the idea these are three different people. You plays each one so differently and perfectly.

    The thing I find slightly embarrassing about The Mouse That Roared is, for years, I never realized that it was William Hartnell playing Tully Vascomb's second-in-command. I probably saw that movie at least three or four times before I realized The First Doctor was in it.
    That was a great episode of Star Trek TNG. Being around Troy when she is shooting arrows is not a good thing. Just ask Data.
    That was a fun episode, but I recall reading that, for whatever reason, they decided they couldn't let Troy, Dr. Crusher or Vash (the hot archeologist that Q inserts into the role of Maid Marion) do any actual fighting, even though all three of the actresses had some ability with fencing. Then again, maybe it's a good thing they didn't let them fence. I think it would be hot to see Crusher or Troy go all Errol Flynn on the bad guys in that one (or at least go all Sulu on them, as per the Naked Time episode of the original series, which George Takei said was his favorite episode of the original series because he as a big Errol Flynn fan growing up).
    Peter Falk was great as well.
    I love the bit when they're at the dinner table, and Truman Capote somehow switches from one end of the table to the other in a matter of seconds, when the lights go out. And he says, "Actually, it was done with mirrors, I'm really still at the other end of the table", and Peter Falk whips out the gun and threatens to shoot, and Capote's like, "No, don't! It doesn't always work!". Also, Capote losing his patience with Sellers' mock broken English, "SAY YOUR DAMN PROPOSITIONS!"

    Peter Falk essentially played exact same character in another movie called The Cheap Detective, which played like a mashup of Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and a couple other noir type pictures. Everyone who gets killed is left standing upright or sitting, they don't collapse on the ground or whatever. At one point, when about the fourth body is found, Falk says, "Doesn't anyone die normal around here?!". There was also a gag in there about a Gestapo guy who got assigned to their Toledo, Ohio office or something like that.

    And yeah, Roger Miller was great as the narrator in the Disney Robin Hood. I actually had a "story book" version of the film on cassette, kind of like a condensed version of the film, accompanied by a picture book, when I was little, so I heard the songs and story a lot when I was a kid.

    Talking about Roger Miller, years late,r he was in an episode of Murder She Wrote, and one of the other guests in that episode Cherie Currie. I always wondered if that was a deliberate casting decision, putting the King Of The Road and our ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb into the same episode.

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    Sellers was such a...unique character. I think Blake Edwards said something about him being both a genius and the most miserable SOB he'd ever met. From Wiki: Edwards says of the actor's mental state at the time of The Pink Panther Strikes Again, "If you went to an asylum and you described the first inmate you saw, that's what Peter had become. He was certifiable."

    Britt Eklund, who was married to Sellers, said "He may have been a brilliant actor, but as a human being he had no saving graces at all".
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    I just saw 'burning' in my local arthouse cinema. Surely one of the better movies I've seen in a while.

    Directed by Korean Lee Chong-Dang and losely based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. It is very slow paced but manages to hold the attention for the full two and a half hours. A kind of thriller that still leaves a lot of questions unanswered at the end. I consider this a big advantage.

    There is one already on 'classic' scene in the movie. A stoned girl dancing on the music of Miles Davis close to the South/North korean border. Pure poetry. Hard to be unaffected watching this.

    This is probably miles away from the standard hollywood flick and will not be everyones cuppa. I still advise you to try this one out.

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    Eighth Grade (2018)

    Very awkward social media addicted teen in her last week of eighth grade.

    Well done but be prepared to cringe for 90 minutes.
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