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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    And then Bullitt and The Getaway
    No doubt...but my favorite which may seem odd is The Towering Inferno. That movie just blew my mind when I was still a little dude changing channels with the turn dial
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    Papillon is playing on cable currently. Papillon is to me as Towering Inferno is to Klonk. Its a little slow in some spots but still holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    There were actually no Americans in the the real Great Escape and very few in the movie, McQueen & Garner, the bulk of the escapees were British with the balance made up of Canadians, Australians, Poles, and other Alllied non-American airmen.
    I didn't know that. You wouldn't know it by the movie, however, as James Coburn was about the only one that mimicked a Brit accent, and he didn't always do it. Actually there was no Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen and motorcycle) either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Papillon is playing on cable currently. Papillon is to me as Towering Inferno is to Klonk. Its a little slow in some spots but still holds up.
    I must have only been 12 when I saw Papillon at the theater but loved it. As a kid, and read the book, and follow-up (Banco, I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Papillon is playing on cable currently. Papillon is to me as Towering Inferno is to Klonk. Its a little slow in some spots but still holds up.
    I loved that one too. I remember it being very long!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    I didn't know that. You wouldn't know it by the movie, however, as James Coburn was about the only one that mimicked a Brit accent, and he didn't always do it. Actually there was no Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen and motorcycle) either.
    Coburn played an Aussie.
    Most if not all of the charactors were amalgamations of real people . The GE was an entertainment feature , not a docudrama. Its a perennial in my Top 10 , even Top 5. Another permenant fixture in my Top lists is Key Largo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    The GE was an entertainment feature , not a docudrama.
    As are, apparently, most "based on a true story" pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Papillon is playing on cable currently. Papillon is to me as Towering Inferno is to Klonk. Its a little slow in some spots but still holds up.
    Papillon is a stone cold classic of cinema
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    Papillon is a stone cold classic of cinema
    I heard Tarantino was doing a remake of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    I heard Tarantino was doing a remake of it.
    I'm in!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    I heard Tarantino was doing a remake of it.
    that'll be as good as the remakes of Ben Hur, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz for sure!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    As are, apparently, most "based on a true story" pictures.
    I would go as far as to say all.

    You will never get 100% accuracy in any movie based on fact, and you will notice that the credits will never say 'a true story', always 'based on' or 'adapted from' etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    I heard Tarantino was doing a remake of it.
    Surely the boat has sailed on that, due to the recent remake with Rami Malek and Chatlie Hunnam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    that'll be as good as the remakes of Ben Hur, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz for sure!
    You didn't like The Wiz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I'm in!!
    My cinematic brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    Surely the boat has sailed on that, due to the recent remake with Rami Malek and Chatlie Hunnam?
    There is actually a remake of Pappilon???

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    Yep!

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    Oh, and I'll just throw this in here for the fans, now that it has been released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Oh, and I'll just throw this in here for the fans, now that it has been released.

    I'll see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Yep!

    Hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    Surely the boat has sailed on that, due to the recent remake with Rami Malek and Chatlie Hunnam?
    wow... Hollywood just can not come up with anything of value nowadays
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    wow... Hollywood just can not come up with anything of value nowadays
    I have never seen the original.

    One of those films that just passed me by. I should rectify that sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    I have never seen the original.

    One of those films that just passed me by. I should rectify that sometime.
    definitely see it! Steve McQueen delivers an Oscar winning performance

    and Burgess Meredith's cameo is excellent as well
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    that'll be as good as the remakes of Ben Hur, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz for sure!
    and Psycho.

    I liked the original Papillion, and like many of the remakes see no reason to remake it. The actors that they picked for the remake don't look very convincing to me and have a "modern-ish" look to them. Whereas Hoffman looked dirty and pretty authentic, which is my problem with some of the newer westerns too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    and Psycho.

    I liked the original Papillion, and like many of the remakes see no reason to remake it. The actors that they picked for the remake don't look very convincing to me and have a "modern-ish" look to them. Whereas Hoffman looked dirty and pretty authentic, which is my problem with some of the newer westerns too.
    they actually dared to remake a Hitchcock film?!

    the hubris of this new Hollywood knows no bounds
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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