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    Today, 12:34 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    WAGON MASTER (1950) Nobody makes a western like John Ford. Here the wagon master is the star, and two of them get hired by a Mormon wagon...
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    Today, 10:53 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Nice examination of infidelity from Fritz Lang. Barbara Stanwyck plays a "blue-blue-eyed" lonely woman who marries a "not-so-bright or rich"...
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    Today, 10:22 AM
    ORLANDO BLOOM IN THE OUTPOST From SF Chronicle Datebook: This isn't hype. I have a modest system, but good sound, and THE OUTPOST plays...
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Today is the start of John Ford month on TCM, and there's 7 (of the 36) films showing today.
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    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    ELI B. DESPRES, JOSH KRIEGMAN: THE FIGHT (2020) DALE HO IN THE FIGHT The work of the attorneys of the ACLU The ACLU, the American Civil...
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    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    This little documentary, which I got to review long in advance, is turning out to be one of the big movies of this very damaged, limping holiday...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    Indeed, a very true story, effectively rendered. Hope you get to see it. And I'd like to put in a plug for RESTREPO, the remarkable documentary...
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    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    A true story. Congrats and bravo to Jake Tapper, a REAL journailst at CNN...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 AM
    I've now rewatched THE OUTOST and remain convinced it's a great little war movie. Its dialogue and its technical recreation of the intense day-long...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    This is my second favorite film from the 1930's. 100% pure entertainment from start to finish, it must've cleared a lot of sorrows away during the...
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    07-01-2020, 06:05 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Errol Flynn is Maj. Geoffrey Vickers, a British officer who leads a famous counter attack in India. This is a poor man's Gunga Din, and not very...
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    07-01-2020, 04:35 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    I've already given D.A. too much credit, and I recognize his historical importance. To be honest I don't think we'd be missing him if he didn't...
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    07-01-2020, 04:13 PM
    Some positive reviews of this excellent new war movie: Peter DeBruge of Variety writes: "Such a film may suffer from home viewing, and yet, The...
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    07-01-2020, 11:44 AM
    DAWN PORTER: JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) JOHN LEWIS IN JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE "Make trouble - good trouble": struggles more than...
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    07-01-2020, 11:34 AM
    Chris Knipp replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Not that good an idea. You can say the movie moved you. We all say that, you, me, and Pauline Kael. "Kael was right, and she loved the movie." I...
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    07-01-2020, 08:53 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Pennebaker strikes me as a guy who struck when the iron was hot, and the results vary. He's not a pioneer to me. A shaky camera makes him Dogme 95?...
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    07-01-2020, 08:48 AM
    ROD LURIE: THE OUTPOST (2020) CALEB LANDRY JONES IN THE OUTPOST A film that honors veterans of the US war in Afghanistan Apparently...
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    06-30-2020, 05:23 PM
    Chris Knipp replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    BOB DYLAN (DON'T LOOK BACK) Sorry - our posts overlap because you're putting up so many. "What makes no sense?" you ask. I mean your argument about...
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    06-30-2020, 12:07 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    What makes no sense?
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    06-30-2020, 11:56 AM
    Chris Knipp replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Sorry, this makes no sense.
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    06-30-2020, 11:03 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    There’s a one-hour documentary called The Harryhausen Chronicles narrated by Leonard Nimoy that is fantastic. It has all the insight into Ray’s M.O....
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    06-30-2020, 09:22 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Another title for Don't Look Back could be "Don't Peel Back" or "On the Defense, Driving" or "Wannabe Rimbaud?" How awesome was Donovan's Dylanesque...
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    06-30-2020, 09:09 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    It's a fault when it's only done for posterity, as Pennebaker seems. He doesn't care about the Monterey Pop festival OR Bob Dylan- he's...
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    06-30-2020, 08:58 AM
    Chris Knipp replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Your disapproval of Pennebaker, whose DON'T LOOK BACK you acknowledge should be and is in the(United States) National Film registry, mystifies me. ...
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    06-30-2020, 07:53 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    TCM ended their 100th birthday tribute to Harryhausen with his first and last Hollywood works. Mighty Joe Young (1949) was the makers of King Kong...
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    06-30-2020, 12:27 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Johann Sebastian Bach would probably disapprove of his "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" being used here, played by none other than Captain Nemo...
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    06-29-2020, 10:43 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    This is what I call Sci-Fi! How this movie isn't more recognized than The Day The Earth Stood Still or Forbidden Planet is beyond me. The...
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    06-29-2020, 10:34 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Monterey Pop is Pennebaker's best work, but I don't want to give him too much credit, hence no mention of him. He strikes me as an opportunistic...
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    06-29-2020, 10:20 PM
    Chris Knipp replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    DON'T LOOK BACK. B.D. SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CONFERENCE STILL YOu forgot to note the filmmaker: D.A. Pennebaker, who made MONTEREY POP and...
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    06-29-2020, 08:52 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    This a great fantasy film, even though it's melodramatic in extremis. Ray Harryhausen (born today in 1920!) did the stop-motion effects, and if...
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    Hi Johann,
    I didn't notice your message until today. I left the forum because I stopped seeing new movies for a long time and especially because I received death threats from a former member after I disagreed with his opinion. I freaked out because I use my real name and it's real easy to track me down if anyone wants to. I hope you are doing fine and enjoying your life. Cheers,
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    Thanks for thinking of me. I moved out of Raleigh about three months ago. We live in Burlington, North Carolina presently; just up the road from Elon University. I saw Itzak Perlman there last Tuesday, so I don't feel too far removed from humanity.
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former soldier (1PPCLI), Man of God, Destroyer of Sin
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1. Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON 2. Watchmen 3. Eraserhead 4. Aguirre, Wrath of God 5. Excalibur 6. Inland Empire 7. Wings of Desire 8. The Dark Knight Rises 9. The Limits of Control 10. Holy Motors
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