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    Did you really leave out (so many) Lawrence of...

    Did you really leave out (so many) Lawrence of Arabia AND Bridge over the River Kwai (what David Lean did you mention?) along with Bergman's Cries and Whispers... Blow Up? Satyricon or Roma?...
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    Disappointed you listed so few von Sternberg's...

    Disappointed you listed so few von Sternberg's works from the 1930's

    Morocco (1930) which I liked better than Blue Angel
    Dishonored (1931)
    Shanghai Express (1932)
    Blonde Venus (1932 - Hot...
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    I wonder why "They shall not grow old" wasn't...

    I wonder why "They shall not grow old" wasn't nominated for an Oscar? I believe its one of the greatest documentary films of all time.
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    Ditto Oscar's comments. I "keep up" with...

    Ditto Oscar's comments. I "keep up" with contemporary cinema thanks in most, if not all, part to you Chris. I read your posts often and marvel at the depth of your insights. I wish more film critics...
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    When I attended film school in the 1970's, they...

    When I attended film school in the 1970's, they placed a large emphasis on European directors (Fellini, Bergman, Godard, Renoir, Lean, etc), some Japanese directors (Kurosawa), and very few American...
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    Evidently Olivia de Havilland hated working with...

    Evidently Olivia de Havilland hated working with Ralph Richardson, but wouldn't elaborate on why. She always does one of those "knowing" smiles and stares at the interviewer. I wonder how many takes...
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    Mack the knife...

    Mack the knife...
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    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now

    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now
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    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN...

    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN takes home the DGA for directing. He's in SO many categories for this film - producing, directing, writing, photog... what didn't he do?
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    Shame no one will ever see who won the "Best...

    Shame no one will ever see who won the "Best Cinematography" award as the Academy decided this year NOT to show the award until after its given during the commercial break. I mean, WTF! Where do they...
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    I had no idea you worked in Egypt. The reviews...

    I had no idea you worked in Egypt. The reviews are, as always, a window into a cultural phenomenon of which most of us know so little. How revealing the depth of your reviews tend to be when it comes...
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    Sure about that date?

    Sure about that date?
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    Sculpture, yes... I'm thinking of mastering the...

    Sculpture, yes... I'm thinking of mastering the piano to the point you can perform improvisation. Remember he also commands the ability to diagnose disease processes. We're not talking days for that...
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    In studying time travel for one of my novels, I...

    In studying time travel for one of my novels, I looked into the Mobius Strip, which represents a mathematical paradox. The question I've heard arise with "Groundhog Day" is that the story literally...
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    We moved last year on my birthday (I'm a Yankee...

    We moved last year on my birthday (I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy... that one). I'm getting up there and this place has lots of stuff within one mile (though they could use some good bike paths). Then...
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    You could have knocked me over with a feather...

    You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw "Oscar Jubis has replied to your post..." in my email box. I thought you died.

    And speaking of the dead, since Lori and I moved to...
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    I was reading back over this blog. Oscar, you...

    I was reading back over this blog. Oscar, you never mentioned, "Lawrence of Arabia." Big films not worthy of the list?
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    I remember in film school being taught about...

    I remember in film school being taught about Flaherty's role in being the "father" of documentary film. We had to look at several film styles of documentarians but I don't recall if we ever discussed...
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    Thanks for the reference, Oscar. It never fails...

    Thanks for the reference, Oscar. It never fails to amaze me how much I continue to learn about film thanks to this site and to contributors like you, Chris, Tab, Johan, and others. I found this...
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    That took a lot of courage on your part. Are you...

    That took a lot of courage on your part. Are you not wearing your heart on your sleeve? Still, I now know a little more why we all admire you so much. I was so glad you chose "Paths of Glory". I...
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