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    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Gene Kelly is...

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)



    Gene Kelly is Jerry Mulligan, a struggling painter in Paris. He sells some paintings to a bourgeois lady who is attracted to him.
    But Jerry's attracted to Lise...
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    I hadn't heard of the other Steve McQueen. Every...

    I hadn't heard of the other Steve McQueen. Every day in August TCM is highlighting an actor: "Summer Under The Stars".

    Bullitt is really only remembered for the car chases- the acting is...
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    BULLITT (1968) Steve McQueen is Bullitt, a...

    BULLITT (1968)


    Steve McQueen is Bullitt, a San Francisco cop hired to protect a witness for a mob trial.
    He's hired by Robert Vaughn, and when the witness is shot dead, Bullitt suspects Vaughn...
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    Grand Hotel is grand indeed... Garbo shows us...

    Grand Hotel is grand indeed...
    Garbo shows us why she's adored- her acting is superb.
    IMDB reviews talk about the fact that this is a pre-WWII film, and a historically interesting one at that....
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    GRAND HOTEL (1932) Opulent MGM movie, the...

    GRAND HOTEL (1932)


    Opulent MGM movie, the first "All-Star" film for the studio.
    You might want to sip some cognac while watching this classic, while checking into Berlin's "Grand Hotel".

    The...
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    The Rounders (1914) Primitive Charlie...

    The Rounders (1914)



    Primitive Charlie Chaplin film co-starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.
    A "Keystone" silent running only 10 minutes, it has what you'd expect from Chaplin:
    pratfalls, pranks...
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    YOU AND ME (1938) This was a first time ever...

    YOU AND ME (1938)

    This was a first time ever screening for TCM, and myself as well.


    Fritz Lang directs this "Christmas noir"- a story of how crime doesn't pay.
    Sylvia Sidney is Helen, a...
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    Rush must know that Trump has no hope in hell of...

    Rush must know that Trump has no hope in hell of winning the popular vote (AGAIN).
    Yet he keeps polishing the giant turd that is Trump. It's amazing.
    He's also bashing Joe Biden non-stop too. He's...
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    The "Fury" of Mob Rule...

    FURY (1936)



    Fritz Lang's first Hollywood film.
    Spencer Tracy is Joseph "Joe" Wilson, a man in love with Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sidney).
    They don't have enough money to get married, so they...
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    Only one: the entire film of American Sniper....

    Only one: the entire film of American Sniper.
    Chris Kyle's story was a fraud, and Clint maintained it-even omitted Bush's ordering him to shoot looters after Hurricane Katrina.
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    Has he withdrawn support? I wasn't aware of a...

    Has he withdrawn support?

    I wasn't aware of a political subtext in Leone, but it doesn't surprise me.
    Clint's "hard-right" politics are disappointing.
    It taints his movie work, which is quite...
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    The Good, The Bad & the Ugly is probably the best...

    The Good, The Bad & the Ugly is probably the best western of all-time.
    Clint's westerns are probably the set bar. (Next to John Ford)
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    No, I'm not really a western fan. There were 4...

    No, I'm not really a western fan.
    There were 4 John Ford (lesser) westerns on TCM yesterday, and I couldn't summon the strength to see them.
    I watched Cheyenne Autumn, and while it looked good I...
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    HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962) Filmed in...

    HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)



    Filmed in Cinerama in 5 segments by three directors, this is a pretty good movie.
    While not in the top eschelon of westerns, there's enough here to love if you...
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    Interesting shift for Ron Howard. He was...

    Interesting shift for Ron Howard.
    He was pilloried (unjustly) for his Star Wars film SOLO, which I loved.

    I'll look for "Rebuilding Paradise".
    Thanks again for your in-depth reviews.
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    CAT PEOPLE (1942) REVELATIONS 13:2 The...

    CAT PEOPLE (1942)



    REVELATIONS 13:2

    The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear, and a mouth like that of a lion.
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    VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) Probably the most...

    VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964)


    Probably the most dynamic of all the Elvis Presley pictures, with the thinnest of plots.
    The King plays "Lucky Jackson", a race car enthusiast who goes to Vegas for a race...
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    Tumak!

    ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.



    This plays like an episode of Star Trek without any Starfleet crew members.

    Ray Harryhausen did the special effects, which for 1966 were outstanding.
    Dinosaurs,...
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    FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) A classic sci-fi...

    FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)


    A classic sci-fi film, full of nostalgia.
    I thoroughly enjoyed Fred M. Wilcox's Forbidden Planet, a futuristic 50's movie that surprisingly holds up.
    You can see the...
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    "No one loves poetry like a Russian..."

    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)



    Omar Sharif is Dr. Yuri Zhivago, a physician and poet caught up in love and the October Revolution in Russia.
    David Lean directs this epic, with gorgeous cinematography...
  21. Got it now. He lived it indeed... Amazing...

    Got it now.

    He lived it indeed...
    Amazing man, and the fact that Trump won't pay his respects means Donald is FIRED.
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    I now know what Rush meant when he said what he...

    I now know what Rush meant when he said what he does is "Theatre of the Mind"...

    I found a green hardcover book from 2003 with that title.
    It's a collection of modern poetry.
  23. "John Lewis is the movie star of the summer"....

    "John Lewis is the movie star of the summer".
    Indeed.
    I've been watching the CNN coverage since his death, and it's been moving.
    Funny you mention Malcolm X- that's another movie I saw again on...
  24. I admire Helmut Newton's photography. I don't...

    I admire Helmut Newton's photography.
    I don't think he's misogynistic because I sense no hostility in his work.
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    Cable package is installed, so it's back to TCM!...

    Cable package is installed, so it's back to TCM!


    I missed that channel. I just saw the following films:

    December 7th: the movie- propaganda film never-before seen by Gregg Toland (Citizen...
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