Thread: And the best Black and White movie ever is:

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    I don't mind watching a campy B-movie once in a while. I recall watching one while doing magic mushrooms. That was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    I thought about Universal Pictures but couldn't see a relationship in Hal's post. Also, I think it's alright to mix in a few of these type films in with the traditional horror films. Think I'll also add, War of the Colossal Beast. This sequel is better than the original movie, The 50 Foot Man
    The 50 Foot Woman...Ö.Harryyyyyyeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    The 50 Foot Woman...….Harryyyyyyeeee
    Anyone ever notice how the 50-Foot Woman's clothing also grew, but the Amazing Colossal Man's didn't, so he had to fend for himself?





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    re: Buster Keaton

    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    NNNNIIIICCCCEEEE!!!!

    Which ones do you have?
    I have Steamboat Bill Jr
    The Navigator
    and I forget off hand what the third one is called

    Unfortunately, a combination of various factors kept me from getting to my planned marathon. Maybe tonight. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    re: Buster Keaton



    I have Steamboat Bill Jr
    The Navigator
    and I forget off hand what the third one is called

    Unfortunately, a combination of various factors kept me from getting to my planned marathon. Maybe tonight. We'll see.
    Can't go wrong with Keaton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Anyone ever notice how the 50-Foot Woman's clothing also grew, but the Amazing Colossal Man's didn't, so he had to fend for himself?





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    Heres another BW noir thriller copied on DVD from TCM I'm finally getting around to watching on vacation. Storm Fear from 1955. This one was a winner. Somewhat reminiscent of The Deseperate Hours , Bogart's home invasion flic. This was produced and directed and starred in by Cornell Wilde . Similar to John Payne , he opted in his later carreer to make his own independent movies as age and TV dried up the work well. The acting is great , chartors fleshed out , plot elements quite racy for its time. Wasn't really sure where the film would end up , a sign of a good one. Dan Duryea , Lee Grant and Dennise Weaver co-star. Elmer Bernstien score. I don't think this one is easly available. Might not be on DVD but watch for it on TCM. Well worth the time.

    On Edit , Quick word on plot. Bank robbers burst in on mountain cabin home of writer with wife and child. More to this one than a straight forward home invasion story. Well written , acted , directed. See it if you have the chance.

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    ^^ I've never seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    ^^ I've never seen it.
    Niether did I till last night. Over the years I have monitored TCM and if something looks interesting , off the beaten track , with something that makes it stand out , like cast , director ,whatever I would set the dvd recorder to capture it. It does take me a long time to get to them sometimes.This one goes back to the Robert Osborne days. Its allways a thrill to see something from that era I've never seen before that's really good. Theres a lot of them out there. Long live TCM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Anyone ever notice how the 50-Foot Woman's clothing also grew, but the Amazing Colossal Man's didn't, so he had to fend for himself?





    Just goes to show that censors are everywhere, blast'em. Luv to have some of those cars in the parking lott though.
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    So I watched Steamboat Bill Jr last night. Good, funny movie. I didn't realize going in this was the picture that has that iconic gag where the front of the house collapses, and he happens to be standing in just the right place to go through the window instead of getting squashed. I'd seen in many places in other contexts, but not in the original. Good fun picture. Also love the house landing on him (there's no floor, apparently, just walls and celiing, and he opens the door to get out, and then it collapses immediately afterward.

    Had fun watching that. Wish I had someone to watch some of these movies with, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Wish I had someone to watch some of these movies with, though.
    I hear ya.

    Great movie.

    I just watched "The Black Cat." It's been a long time and it was a lot of fun. I do think Maltin was a bit generous giving it 3-1/2 stars. I give it 3.
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    I looked at the TCM lineup tonight and wasn't entranced. We went to Prime Video and rented Horror of Dracula for ninety-nine cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I looked at the TCM lineup tonight and wasn't entranced. We went to Prime Video and rented Horror of Dracula for ninety-nine cents.
    A CLASSIC!! The best of the Hammer Dracula films, IMHO. That's on TCM October 24, BTW.
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    Speaking of TCM , Comcast is my cable provider in Florida. In a money grab they moved TCM to the "sports" package and want 10 bucks extra a month for it. I still have TCM in NY so I guess I can use the streaming thingy, but fu*k those greedy Sh*tbags at Comcast. Dushe pri*ks bastards. Die in HELL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Comcast
    A company with one of the worst reputations, especially on the service side. So lucky I don't have to deal with their monpolistic BS. We have a local cable provider that does a great job, has stellar service and doesn't rip you off.
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    A great movie Iíve never seen: for the win, Citizen Caine!

    I know, itís crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    A great movie I’ve never seen: for the win, Citizen Caine!

    I know, it’s crazy.
    Kane? If so , what a great movie to see for the first time. Check the rest of the Wells catalogue for other gems you may have missed. That he either acted in or both acted and directed. Coupl of favorites , Touch Of Evil , The Third Man , The Stranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Speaking of TCM , Comcast is my cable provider in Florida. In a money grab they moved TCM to the "sports" package and want 10 bucks extra a month for it. I still have TCM in NY so I guess I can use the streaming thingy, but fu*k those greedy Sh*tbags at Comcast. Dushe pri*ks bastards. Die in HELL!
    They did that to us up here in Boston, too. Lousy bums! She-who-must-be-obeyed called and complained as we are in the 6th month of a 2-year contract. The fine print say they can change the price for taxes, fees, and equipment but nothing is said about line-up. When Comcast, who said they've received other complaints about this, wouldn't budge, she filed a complaint with the attorney general of Massachusetts. Amazingly, the AG's office called and asked for the particulars. I've got to hand it to her, as I'm the one who watches TCM, not my wife, but now it's the principle. Sic 'em, Linda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    They did that to us up here in Boston, too. Lousy bums! She-who-must-be-obeyed called and complained as we are in the 6th month of a 2-year contract. The fine print say they can change the price for taxes, fees, and equipment but nothing is said about line-up. When Comcast, who said they've received other complaints about this, wouldn't budge, she filed a complaint with the attorney general of Massachusetts. Amazingly, the AG's office called and asked for the particulars. I've got to hand it to her, as I'm the one who watches TCM, not my wife, but now it's the principle. Sic 'em, Linda!
    Keep us appraised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Sic 'em, Linda!
    Linda Eichberg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Linda Eichberg?
    Not that Linda (I had to look her up and saw the Dean Martin connection; love it). Linda Wong and not the porn actress. My Linda Wong can be vicious when wronged. Ask the Progeezer what a tough cookie (not fortune, wise guys) she is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Not that Linda (I had to look her up and saw the Dean Martin connection; love it). Linda Wong and not the porn actress. My Linda Wong can be vicious when wronged. Ask the Progeezer what a tough cookie (not fortune, wise guys) she is.
    Duly confirmed!

    But unlike my close friend, the time I spent with her was quite enjoyable, since "I didn't have to obey her"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Keep us appraised!
    She-who-must-be-obeyed: 1.0
    Comcast: 0.2

    Comcast called yesterday to say they would give us TCM back at no charge for 1 year starting yesterday. We have about 15 months left on our contract, but Linda took it, figuring an 80% victory is almost as good. Turned on TCM this morning and saw Joan Blondell in 1932's Three on a Match. I am home!
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