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by ChiO
September 5th, 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?
Replies: 45
Views: 33331

Re: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?

Caught an Argentine film noir last night: THE BLACK VAMPIRE (Roman Vinoly Barreto 1953). Based on Fritz Lang 's M . The child killer even whistled "Peer Gynt." The child killer's occupation? A professor (that's what he was called even though he taught in his apartment) of English as a Seco...
by ChiO
September 3rd, 2014, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Gardening Shed
Replies: 111
Views: 57535

Re: The Gardening Shed

I've developed a game. Backstory : The Chairman of the Board & founder of Mrs. ChiO's company raises hundreds of heirloom tomatoes from seed in his greenhouse. Each Spring he produces about a 20-page booklet describing each variety - growing conditions, taste, etc. - with color pictures. We alwa...
by ChiO
September 2nd, 2014, 5:42 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?
Replies: 45
Views: 33331

Re: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?

Sugarpuss O'Shea found a grand group of perfessers.

Best marriage material: Professor Bertram Potts or Professor Magenbruch? Discuss.
by ChiO
September 1st, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?
Replies: 45
Views: 33331

Re: College Profs on Film: Good, Bad or Just Ewwww?

There was this professor in a 1973 film. The actor reprised the role on TV from 1978 to 1986. I started law school in 1978, and there were two kinds of law professors at that time: those who emulated Prof. Kingsfield and those who tried not to, but couldn't help themselves. Not "good" or &...
by ChiO
August 30th, 2014, 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HOT OFF PRESS!
Replies: 17
Views: 18617

Re: HOT OFF PRESS!

I'm at a loss since T.E. Lawrence was dead before the start of WWII. That would have been quite the adventure in the Middle East.
by ChiO
August 12th, 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 340926

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

If I were the emcee on Improv Night in the Great Beyond, I have no idea who I have have opening among Lenny Bruce , Andy Kaufman , Jonathan Winters and Richard Pryo r. But I do know that, for their benefit, I'd have Robin Williams closing because otherwise the audience would have no energy left for ...
by ChiO
August 6th, 2014, 3:53 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: SAMUEL FULLER: Film Is a Battleground
Replies: 16
Views: 5299

Re: SAMUEL FULLER: Film Is a Battleground

Okay, you Fuller Fans (or the Fuller curious) in the NYC area -- Dave Kehr (very late of Chicago) is curating a Samuel Fuller retrospective at MoMA...starting tonight! I have seen the documentary or HATS OFF (his first screen credit as a writer - but it's Poverty Row with John Payne , so how bad can...
by ChiO
August 6th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Things I Learned about Traveling from Classic Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 18355

Re: Things I Learned about Traveling from Classic Movies

And never, ever pump gas for a car full of masked female juvenile delinquents!

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by ChiO
July 27th, 2014, 6:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I need suggestions for non-movie-related action.
Replies: 17
Views: 16019

Re: I need suggestions for non-movie-related action.

Something that will make him suffer for years? Something relatively simple?

Has anyone suggested marriage? :wink:
by ChiO
July 26th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Upcoming Criterion Releases
Replies: 6
Views: 11885

Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

It's Christmas in August!

Yesterday, I pre-ordered Criterion's upcoming (finally!) release of Cassavetes' LOVE STREAMS.

And Siegel's RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 while I was at it.

Thereby replacing the so-so copies I have.
by ChiO
July 25th, 2014, 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LISTS
Replies: 546
Views: 90058

Re: LISTS

It's neat to conclude this survey with ChiO picking the same top three. I'd have given odds that would never happen. Who woulda thunk? And ChiO, thanks for pointing out the Conrad Hall connection to Richard Brooks' two most visually remarkable films. Always happy to help imprint cinematographers' n...
by ChiO
July 25th, 2014, 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LISTS
Replies: 546
Views: 90058

Re: LISTS

Red, Watching WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? , I get a sense that it is real - not "realistic", which conveys to me that the actors are trying to portray "real", but that it truly is real. And "real" gives me a sense of improvisation - not that there isn't a script to ...
by ChiO
July 24th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LISTS
Replies: 546
Views: 90058

Re: LISTS

With 1966, I find it hard to find ten English language films of those I've seen to rave about (other than the first two on my list). Five non-English language films that would otherwise be among my ten favorites would be, in order of preference: AU HASARD BALTHASAR (Robert Bresson), ANDREI RUBLEV (T...
by ChiO
July 24th, 2014, 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 27
Views: 21990

Re: Favorite Quotes

Dear Knitty,

My nine movie quotes preceding Red's: First three from ANNIE HALL, the next three from PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM, and the last three from SLEEPER. All written and spoken by Woody Allen. Now I feel really old: 50 directing credits in just under a 50 year directing career.
by ChiO
July 24th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 145519

Re: Noir Films

Sometimes one watches a movie with no particular expectations, but just because. Then... Wow, WOW, WOW! Thus it was with THE LONG WAIT (Victor Saville 1954). A hitchhiker is picked up on Route 66 at night. The vehicle rolls off the road and bursts into flames, but the hitchhiker is thrown clear. He ...