Brewster McCloud

Robert Altman film from 1970. Same year as M*A*S*H and quite a few of the same cast, including Sally Kellerman's tits. Strange film. OK

Who all like Marvel? I am not into movies though but Marvel is my favorite. Waiting for the last season of GOT series season 8 desperately! Anyone else?

steve8 posted:

Brewster McCloud

Robert Altman film from 1970. Same year as M*A*S*H and quite a few of the same cast, including Sally Kellerman's tits. Strange film. OK

Saw this in the theater when it came out. Bud Cort was in three oddball movies in a row in the early 1970s. First was The Traveling Executioner with Stacy Keach. I think I may be the only person on the planet who saw it. (Waiting for W+A...) Then Brewster  followed by his best known movie, Harold and Maude with the great Ruth Gordon.

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California Split

Another Altman flick from the 70's with Elliot Gould and George Segal. Not bad. I think Gould must have had a lot of fun in the 70's.

steve8 posted:

California Split

Another Altman flick from the 70's with Elliot Gould and George Segal. Not bad. I think Gould must have had a lot of fun in the 70's.

Probably so. I think he was in Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice around the same time.

mneeley490 posted:
steve8 posted:

California Split

Another Altman flick from the 70's with Elliot Gould and George Segal. Not bad. I think Gould must have had a lot of fun in the 70's.

Probably so. I think he was in Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice around the same time.

One of Gould's best, and least known films, is The Silent Partner which I always describe as a, "What's he going to do next movie?" movie. Very entertaining film written by Curtis Hansen almost 20 years before writing and directing LA Confidential. Another great overlooked Gould movie is Alan Arkin's film adaption of the black comedy play Little Murders by Jules Feiffer. Arkin has a hilarious minor role as a paranoid and frustrated police detective.

The 70's really was the decade of Gould. He even made a not too bad Ingmar Bergman film, The Touch with Bibi Andersson (!) as his costar. His greatest film of the decade (yes, everything I say is IMHO) is the surprisingly faithful to the spirit, modern day update of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye directed by Robert Altman. Who of course brought Gould to fame with the earlier released film MASH.

Old Man, as we have discussed before, I’m too a fan of the Silent Partner. It was also when I fell in love with a young Celine Lomez! 

wineart 2 posted:

Old Man, as we have discussed before, I’m too a fan of the Silent Partner. It was also when I fell in love with a young Celine Lomez! 

I saw the movie on release, and the scene that has stuck with me all this time is the one involving the aquarium.

brucehayes posted:
wineart 2 posted:

Old Man, as we have discussed before, I’m too a fan of the Silent Partner. It was also when I fell in love with a young Celine Lomez! 

I saw the movie on release, and the scene that has stuck with me all this time is the one involving the aquarium.

I had never heard of it when it was in the theaters. It was a early example of how VHS opened up the world of film gems, many of which had escaped notice. Of course almost none of them were in the correct aspect ratio, but it was the beginning.

I love this trivia piece on IMDB, "One of the finalists in casting for the final cast change in 'Charlie's Angels' but lost out to Tanya Roberts because network decided Lomez was too sexy for prime time." However, she never had much of a film career.

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The Lady From Shanghai

Excellent 1947 film from Orson Welles with himself and his lovely wife, Rita Hayworth.

steve8 posted:

The Lady From Shanghai

Excellent 1947 film from Orson Welles with himself and his lovely wife, Rita Hayworth.

Love this one.

sunnylea57 posted:
steve8 posted:

The Lady From Shanghai

Excellent 1947 film from Orson Welles with himself and his lovely wife, Rita Hayworth.

Love this one.

+2

wineart 2 posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
steve8 posted:

The Lady From Shanghai

Excellent 1947 film from Orson Welles with himself and his lovely wife, Rita Hayworth.

Love this one.

+2

W+A I know we share a love of this one, but I'll mention it here in case Steve hasn't seen it:

Out of the Past

Steve, a must-watch.

sunnylea57 posted:
wineart 2 posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
steve8 posted:

The Lady From Shanghai

Excellent 1947 film from Orson Welles with himself and his lovely wife, Rita Hayworth.

Love this one.

+2

W+A I know we share a love of this one, but I'll mention it here in case Steve hasn't seen it:

Out of the Past

Steve, a must-watch.

Indeed...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

For me, this is a perfect movie: breathtaking cinematography; incredible fight choreography; beautifully scored; poignant, textured script; subtle, yet powerful acting performances, especially from Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang; all layered around a story of love and regret.

An absolute masterpiece from Ang Lee.

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The Old Man posted:
AndrewO1 posted:

Game of thrones

No such movie.

 Not yet.  Just be patient.

Seeing how there's something like three TV spin-offs coming I'd say it's highly unlikely.

Fantastic Beasts The Crime of Grindewald on plan on the way to Europe.  While a big Harry Potter Fan, I have to say I do not enjoy this series at all.  I did not make it through the first film.  This one I watched all of, as I was on a plane and had nothing else to do.  I would not have watched it all otherwise.  I don't find anything about these films interesting or entertaining.   

mneeley490 posted:

Avengers: Endgame

Seemed like a good wrap-up to the 23 MCU movie series.

Saw it last night.  I agree.  

Hugo

I missed this Scorsese film. Very different for him and very good.

Marlowe

James Garner version. Not bad.

steve8 posted:

Hugo

I missed this Scorsese film. Very different for him and very good.

Marlowe

James Garner version. Not bad.

I just gave a group a tour of LA architecture which of course stopped at Marlow's office building--the great Bradbury Building. I believe this the only Marlow film based on the often overlooked Chandler book, "The Little Sister." I think they do a very good job setting this in "modern day" Los Angeles. A good comparison, also with an updating to current times, is the excellent "The Long Goodbye" with Elliot Gould.

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Bottle Shock - maybe not the best wine movie around, but it was still enjoyable.  Made me want to go open a nice bottle of California wine.

Rothko posted:

Bottle Shock - maybe not the best wine movie around, but it was still enjoyable.  Made me want to go open a nice bottle of California wine.

Maybe not but really good cast

Alan Rickman

Chris Pine

Denis Farina

Billl Pullman

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