Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
The Wrong Man (1956) starring Henry Fonda.
Vera Miles gives an absolutely stunning performance in this most frightening of Hitchcock movies.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Vera Miles. And a ton of other famous and notable actors all over the place in it.
That's the one that birthed a million John Wayne "take her easy there, pilgrim" impersonations. Great movie.
Also, the Soundtrack by Dimitri Tiomkin is marvelous. I have it on CD (Screen Archives Entertainment).
Do you know William Wyler's "The Big Country" with Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons? On of my favourite Westerns and Jean Simmons is so adorable!
Cold Pursuit-Liam Neeson seeks revenge on drug dealers responsible for his son`s murder.The movie begins very dark and turns more to comedy by the end.
The Dead Pool... Clint, Liam and Jim...
great great movie...is this on BD?
Thank you, no I'll have to look it up!
I loved Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday (two of my favorite films), and also liked him in Gentleman's Agreement and Spellbound. Not sure what else I've seen him in.
I still find it interesting that he was the first choice to star in High Noon and turned it down; I wonder what it would be like.
Jean Simmons I liked very much in Guys and Dolls and even more so in Elmer Gantry.
I too love the theme song of High Noon by Tex Ritter, don't know all the music.
Yes it actually is! (nice for a change!)
The Wrong Man Blu-ray
Paint Your Wagon, starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. I loved it!
Two of my favorites as well! I am a fan of these classic movies and actors/actresses. I've seen almost all films with Audrey Hepburn and have a signed copy of her son's book. She was a great actress. Gregory Peck was great as well, I've seen so many of his films. I grew up with these classic movies. When I was young a lot of these films were shown on television on weekends in the afternoon or late at night.
I didn't know about him being first choice to star in High Noon, though. I just read through the Wikipedia article and there you can read that Peck turned it down because "he felt it was too similar to his role in The Gunfighter, the year before. He later said he considered it the biggest mistake of his career. [John Wayne,] Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Charlton Heston also declined the role."
Wow, that's quite a list of names turning down a role that became such a famous classic!
When I hear that title I always have to think of this scene:
Last night, an oldie but goodie - "Anatomy of a Murder"
All That Jazz
'Amazing Grace' (2018). I'm not sure this is actually good as a film, but Aretha in her prime, of course I enjoyed it.
Have you seen Man in the Grey Flannel Suit? Highly recommended.
Not that anyone asked, but Repo Man is a really good bad movie with some good punk tunes helping to set the scene. Very 1984.
All That Jazz is incredible, even though I’m not really into Broadway musicals or dance. It manages to romanticize the life of a drug addicted, burn the candle at both ends choreographer/director while also showing you the unvarnished consequences of living such a life.
I really like Repo Man - I don't think of it as a "bad movie" at all. Yes, it's a little cheap looking at times, some of the acting isn't top shelf, and it has some odd shifts in tone. It's hard to describe but I'd say it's dark humor science fiction, maybe?
Mike Nesmith of the Monkees was the executive producer, btw.
Yes! I noticed that in the opening credits.
"Slumber Party Massacre II" (1987)
An all-girl rock band heads to a secluded condo for a weekend of practicing and partying. Unfortunately their bash gets invaded by a leather clad rock 'n roll maniac who wields a giant, drill-equipped guitar. This guy is easily one of the dumbest looking villains in slasher history, and he even gets his own musical number in the middle of the movie! Yes, it's just as random and dumb as it sounds. I didn't think the first "Slumber Party Massacre" was particularly great but this one makes it look like solid gold. At least there are some good splashy gory bits and the T&A is nice -- my teenage crush on Crystal Bernard (later of "Wings" fame) was ignited by repeated views of this flick on USA's "Up All Night" back in the day.
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