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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


We have had Hitchcock weekends in the past. Often in the winter when the weather is poor and we just stay in all weekend.

Greatness.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


We have had Hitchcock weekends in the past. Often in the winter when the weather is poor and we just stay in all weekend.

Greatness.


So when you say "when the weather is poor", what you mean is that the temperature drops below 60, it's raining, and it's a tad windy?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


We have had Hitchcock weekends in the past. Often in the winter when the weather is poor and we just stay in all weekend.

Greatness.


So when you say "when the weather is poor", what you mean is that the temperature drops below 60, it's raining, and it's a tad windy?


Indeed...the good news is it only last for 48 hours. Razz
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


We have had Hitchcock weekends in the past. Often in the winter when the weather is poor and we just stay in all weekend.

Greatness.

Yes, those cold winter weekends make for good movie watching. Hitchcock would be great for those days. We've done Lord of the Rings (extended versions) and others. Great with wine, cheese, fig jam, olives, warm bread, olive oil, charcuterie, etc...)
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Silver Linings Playbook - thought it was excellent, and becoming more and more of a Jennifer Lawrence fan.


Did you see Winter's Bone?


Not yet, but now that you've reminded me it's on the list...
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Originally posted by Neil K.:
The Great Gatsby.

Read the novel the day before seeing the movie. Really enjoyed both. Though it was an excellent and faithful adaptation.

Neil


The new one or the 1974 Robert Redford one?

I just watched the Robert Redford version, and it was slow, but enjoyable.
Exit Through the Gift Shop recommended by W+A. I really liked it, especially because I used to be into the street art scene when I was in highschool. Was always a big fan of Banksy but nobody in my circle of friends respected Mr. Brainwash.

I actually had some friends in the mid 90s that were really talented. I went out with them a couple of nights to take pictures. Long Beach, Compton and parts of LA are really strange places to be at 3am. I wouldn’t recommend it. Wink
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Originally posted by The Old Man:

Be sure to also watch The Art of The Steal.


Thanks for causing my BP to hit stroke level! Mad Razz

Yes, it's truly depressing. I never got to see the Barnes collection in its proper setting, did you?
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I never got to see the Barnes collection in its proper setting, did you?


I did indeed, three times, including my last visit with dear friends from this very forum.

I have said it many times. I hope the current building burns to the ground, and soon. I have no doubt Dr. Barnes would set the building ablaze himself, if he could.
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The Verdict

story breaks down, but sydney greenstreet and peter lorre are great together


how would you blow a whistle is someone cut your throat? Big Grin


I need to see the rest of the movies they made together. Of course I've seen Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon many times. The Mask of Dimitrios was great.
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I need to see the rest of the movies they made together. Of course I've seen Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon many times. The Mask of Dimitrios was great.

I think that's it, though Robert Morley kind of plays the Greenstreet role in Beat The Devil.

Whoops, Passage to Marseille. Are there any others?

Double whoops, Hollywood Canteen.

I give up.

Oh yeah, and The Verdict. I only thought that was the horrible Paul Newman film. And I thought I was so smart.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Blazing Saddles


One of the top 5 comedies of all time IMHO...

Some cinematic geniuses remain so through their entire life. Some, it comes and goes. Some complete a masterpiece and never again return to that level.

Only one, however, actually forgets how to be a genius 85% of the way through one of his movies -- and you can actually witness the exact moment it happens -- never to recover.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


Just got a 20 DVD set at Target for like $8.00 - will be going through these movies in the near future.
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saw a documentary today called "First Position" about fledgling ballet stars.
It was terrific....you don't have to like ballet.


Just ordered the DVD from Aamzon for my daughter, an aspiring dancer, to watch


I have this fairly high up in my queue and will probably be watching it in a few weeks. Good to know you enjoyed it.


Really enjoyed this documentary, incredible (and in some cases pretty scary) the lengths to which parents place their hopes, drea,s and future in the hands of their pre-teen children. Example is the father of one of the dancers who moved his family and office (including his entire staff) for ballet.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Blazing Saddles


One of the top 5 comedies of all time IMHO...

Some cinematic geniuses remain so through their entire life. Some, it comes and goes. Some complete a masterpiece and never again return to that level.

Only one, however, actually forgets how to be a genius 85% of the way through one of his movies -- and you can actually witness the exact moment it happens -- never to recover.

I'm not sure I get this 85% reference.

I liked Blazing Saddles when it came out and I was young. I tried to rewatch it about 5 years ago and couldn't get through it. Brook's masterpiece is The Producers which is definitely a top 5 greatest comedy along with the number one Some Like It Hot.
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Brook's masterpiece is The Producers

IMO, easily the greatest comedy of all time.

The reference was to how Mel decided to end Blazing Saddles and his subsequent lack of funniness. Spaceballs is his best post-Blazing Saddles movie, and it is cute, but it doesn't compare with The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and the vast majority of Blazing Saddles.
I'll tell you too, I saw Young Frankenstein when it came out and was stoked. It also got good reviews. And I was disappointed because it was really a simple parody (as is Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, the un-remembered Hitchcock parody), The Producers is an original invention.

PS. I think my highest rated parody would be This Is Spinal Tap, but I've not watched it in years.

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