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    Rushie has used a baseball analogy to describe...

    Rushie has used a baseball analogy to describe his cancer treatment, and is hoping to have "extra Innings" (years?).

    In other news, I bought his first book (THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE-autographed....
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    "i have not yet begun to fight!"

    JOHN PAUL JONES (1959)



    This is a rarely seen film, and a Great one.
    Directed by Mia Farrow's father, this is a fairly lavish production. Historically, it's fairly accurate too.
    You got...
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    STAGECOACH (1939) 9 stagecoach passengers...

    STAGECOACH (1939)



    9 stagecoach passengers travel from "Tonto" to "Lordsburg" and have a helluva trip.
    John Wayne gets picked up along the way- he's "The Ringo Kid"- and he's promptly...
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    "That'll Be The Day..."

    THE SEARCHERS (1956)



    John Ford's most famous western, and probably his best.
    John Wayne is Ethan Edwards who embarks on an epic search and rescue for his two nieces.
    One he finds dead, the...
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    Lucky indeed. 7 films in one day, and I'm a...

    Lucky indeed.
    7 films in one day, and I'm a richer cinephile for it...
    Ford is a special director-the CARE he takes is so evident- his mythologizing of the Old West is fantastic.
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    a "DAD-BLASTED" good movie...

    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946)


    Henry Fonda plays Wyatt Earp, the famous Marshall from Dodge City turned catttleman.
    He and his brothers Morgan and Virgil go into the town of Tombstone to get a...
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    "The Apaches never lost a war..."

    FORT APACHE (1948)


    4 films in, and I'm getting more and more in awe of John Ford.
    This is another "calvary" film, his first, actually. Henry Fonda plays Lt./Col. Owen Thursday, an officer who...
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    "Never Apologize. It's a sign of weakness".

    SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949)




    This is a great movie, and a showcase for John Wayne.
    He plays Captain Nathan Brittles, commander of a U.S. Calvary troop, post-Custer's Last Stand.
    This is...
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    Feliz Navidad

    3 GODFATHERS (1948)


    This was a surprising movie from John Ford.
    Robert, William and Pedro are three outlaws on the run in the desert, and they come across a woman about to give birth.
    They...
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    Wagon's West!!!

    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 train headed west to San Juan.
    They encounter a...
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    Clash by Night (1952)

    Nice examination of infidelity from Fritz Lang.

    Barbara Stanwyck plays a "blue-blue-eyed" lonely woman who marries a "not-so-bright or rich" fishing boat owner named Jerry.
    But did she marry for...
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    Directed by john ford

    Today is the start of John Ford month on TCM, and there's 7 (of the 36) films showing today.
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    A true story. Congrats and bravo to Jake Tapper,...

    A true story.
    Congrats and bravo to Jake Tapper, a REAL journailst at CNN...
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    Top Hat (1935)

    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 Depression.
    The 4th of ten films starring Ginger...
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    The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

    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 faithful to history or the poem by Lord Alfred...
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    I've already given D.A. too much credit, and I...

    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 exist- he's not essential.

    Did you notice that he...
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    Pennebaker strikes me as a guy who struck when...

    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?

    As for Lady Sings the Blues, Kael was right,...
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    What makes no sense?

    What makes no sense?
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    There’s a one-hour documentary called The...

    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. and methods you need.

    I’d like to link to it on...
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    Another title for Don't Look Back could be "Don't...

    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 "I'll Sing For You" song?
    He took the piss out...
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    It's a fault when it's only done for posterity,...

    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 capitalizing on the moment.
    He even names the film "DON'T...
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    TCM ended their 100th birthday tribute to...

    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 trying to be family-friendly.
    I guess it works,...
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    Mysterioous Island (1961)

    Johann Sebastian Bach would probably disapprove of his "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" being used here, played by none other than Captain Nemo himself.
    Yes, this is the sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under...
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    Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

    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 military, scientists and doctors are all fighting U.F.O's...
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    Monterey Pop is Pennebaker's best work, but I...

    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 filmmaker, sensing history and pouncing.
    Don't Look...
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