The Thin Man

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Francis A Carr, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    One of my all time favorite films. A classic. :cool:
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  2. Francis A Carr

    Francis A Carr Member Thread Starter

    Hey ! Horse !.. Y the lol face ? Without researching.. who's abstract ya sporting ? Dali ?
  3. Mr. E. Tramp

    Mr. E. Tramp Forum Resident

    Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow
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  4. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence? Hollywood would ruin it with PC.
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  5. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    The first installment was very interesting because it was released before the Hays code kicked in, so there were some clever double entrendres in the dialogue that would not appear in the later films of the series.
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  6. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    My avatar? That's a part of a painting I did.
  7. Blair G.

    Blair G. Forum Resident

    Delta, BC, Canada
    Are these movies on Bluray?
  8. Steve...O

    Steve...O Forum Resident

    No. They likely need more restoration before being blu ray ready.
  9. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Fantastic book and movie. One of my absolute favorites. :righton:
  10. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Tremendous fan, I've seen all six films multiple times and the TV series as well. I also enjoy all of the radio adaptations.
  11. kreen

    kreen Forum Resident

    I love those movies, Myrna Loy was hot!
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  12. svoegtlin

    svoegtlin Forum Resident

    Milton, NH, USA
    I've seen the first three and absolutely LOVED them
  13. SonOfAlerik

    SonOfAlerik Forum Resident

    Westland, MI USA
    Tv series? I didn’t know this
  14. BradF

    BradF Forum Resident

    SW Ontario
    If the Thin Man TV series from the 1950s is available somewhere I'd love to watch it. Not to be confused with the Third Man tv series of similar vintage starring Michael Rennie.
  15. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

    Tempe, AZ
    I've had the box set of DVDs since it first came out. Lots of repeat viewings. The first one is a very good adaptation of the book.
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  16. BradF

    BradF Forum Resident

    SW Ontario
    I don't think a Hollywood equality movement in that era would have been too happy at how Asta was cast in the movies.
  17. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    The DVDs appear to be out of print :cheers:
  18. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Yes, MGM produced a Thin Man TV series for NBC starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk for 2 seasons, 1957-59. Naturally, not as great as Powell and Loy, It's still an entertaining show. GetTV was showing it a few years ago, but I don't know if they still are. There are a few episodes on the Internet Archive. I have no clue if it has ever been available on VHS or DVD.
  19. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    I've only had the VHS set for years but TCM showed all six films this past New Years and I recorded them all. :)
  20. edmondbob

    edmondbob Member

    They are all on Amazon but I just noticed something interesting. There is a TCM 4 DVD set of the first four films that I purchased in 2015 for $12 new. Now it appears they want $119 for the same set. Uh!?!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
  21. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Great- have the dvd box set. Two great stars.
    I don’t know why when people agree something is good someone has to ask for a remake. Why not just show/ re release the original. It’s very rare this things are remade better.

    Peace and love✌
  22. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    For those who subscribe to the TCM/Criterion "Filmstruck" streaming service, it is now carrying all six Thin Man films through the first week in September, 2018. It includes a new introduction from Ben Mankiewicz as well as archival TCM materials where the first film and its stars are discussed by Molly Haskell, Drew Barrymore, and Jane Fonda along with hosts Robert Osborne and Illeana Douglas.
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  23. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    My foremost time machine wish ... dating Myrna Loy. Sigh ...
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  24. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Forum Resident

    I didn't know much about the series, till I found the box set secondhand last year for $9 and put it aside for a while. Recently got it out, to try the movies with my wife. We loved the first one and are making our way through them. Look forward to watching them all many times. Very convoluted plots in some of them, so I'm glad of the subtitles to help explain things.
  25. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
    She was - but she really hit the wall around ‘45. She also switched to a hairdo which really aged her - check out The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, in which we are expected to believe she and Shirley Temple are sisters (!)

    She also sort of went into part time mode after the US went into WWII. She was the #1 female star in the late 30s, but spent a lot of her time as an administrator/executive volunteer for the USO during the war years, so kind of lost the second half of her career prime.

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