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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:01:54 PM »
Really? I donít remember it. Apart from the two less stars, is it much different? Looks the same to this Aussie. :)

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:27:27 PM »
I only stumbled onto the fact that this cinema was showing old classics each Monday over the weekend. It started back in July and I missed the chance to see Rear Window & Vertigo as well. Oh well. :(

I may have only seen this film a couple of weeks back but it was still great. As I said then, it seems to get better with each viewing. I forgot to mention some of the camera angles in this film and their so much more striking on the big screen.

Starting with the opening titles in the diagonal slant. The scene with Cary Grant running to a taxi from the UN building. Shot from such a height, Grant looks like an ant. There's even an overhead shot in the library of the Townsend house with James Mason and Cary Grant that looks great. Another favorite shot I like is when the bus is coming along and Cary Grant gets off in the middle of nowhere. Just before the famous crop dusting scene. The camera seems so high up. Just brilliant film making.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The Lady Vanishes (1938)
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:08:04 PM »
I saw this a couple of weeks back. I borrowed a copy from a friend. I didn't really enjoy it. It might have got me on a bad day or something because it really irritated me that everyone on the train kept denying seeing Ms Foy on the train. It was probably intended to come across that way but it detracted from my enjoyment of the film.

That opening scene with the model train and village was neat. Probably looked a lot better in the 1930's than now though. This was made 2 years after Sabotage but to me it looked older. Maybe not a good transfer?

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:01:24 PM »
Going to see this again tomorrow on the big screen. 8) 8) 8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:56:23 PM »

The second musical in two weeks. This wasn't as intense as A Star Is Born and I walked out of the cinema in a much better mood. Not a blow me away film but enjoyable. Did anyone recognise the actor playing Queen bassist, John Deacon? It's little Timmy (Joseph Mazzello) from Jurassic Park!!!


The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Rear Window (1954)
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:17:04 PM »
The first 30 odd minutes of this film is so slow but it is setting up all the characters in the film. Not just Jimmy Stewart watching Raymond Burr's apartment. You have the young married couple, the older couple with a dog, the dancer who seems to be with a different guy each night while her husband is away in the service. The lonely heart lady in the lower apartment and the piano player in the top apartment. They all have stories to tell which are interwoven with the main murder plot.

I'd seen this film before but couldn't remember anything about it. After it was finished I thought, yes, that was OK. But I've been thinking about it ever since. Not many films do that to me. Raymond Burr plays the villain so well and he only has a couple of lines in the whole film. It's just that hulking presence on film is enough.

Jimmy Stewart is one of my favourite actors from that era and he's great in this. That look he gives when he first start looking through the binoculars. He knows it's not right spying but like a car crash, he can't look away.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:59:40 PM »

Crikey, this was intense and I came out of the cinema so drained that it took away from my enjoyment of the film. Great cast and songs though.


The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:04:52 PM »
I may not get to view these films in their designated week but I'm tracking the ones I don't own down. Finally borrowed a copy of Rear Window this week. 8)

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:49:24 PM »
I've seen this about a half dozen times now and it just gets better with each viewing. The IMDB trivia page has some interesting tidbits. This was my favorite:

The film has been referred to as "the first James Bond film" due to its similarities with splashily colourful settings, secret agents, and an elegant, daring, wisecracking leading man opposite a sinister yet strangely charming villain. The crop duster scene inspired the helicopter chase in From Russia with Love (1963).

I'd never noticed before but I see what they're saying.

Does everyone know about the blooper in the cafeteria at Mount Rushmore? Keep an eye on the little boy seated a one of the tables behind Cary Grant.

I don't know what my all time favorite Hitchcock movie is but this week, it's North By Northwest. 8)

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:55:47 PM »
Iím planning to watch it tomorrow. 8)

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:54:21 PM »
Netflix Australia have very few films from before 1970. Very disappointing.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: October 21, 2018, 03:14:11 PM »
I don't have all the movies. I was able to borrow three that I didn't have. Unfortunately Rebecca wasn't one of them.

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:47:59 PM »
I reckon 110 mins. :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Schofield Kid!
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:16:04 PM »
Thanks everyone. First time Iíve worked on my birthday for a few years but still had a great day. 8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:03:58 PM »

I finally caught up with this film and really enjoyed it. It was the first Star Wars film I hadn't seen in a cinema and I'm disappoionted I missed it then. Some of the action sequences were really well done, especially the train on the snowy mountains.


Mmmm, interesting. That would certainly piss off the warden.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Sabotage (1936)
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:56:49 PM »
I hadn't seen this in a few years but when this Hitchcock Movie Club was first mooted, I knew this would be one of the films I'd choose. I knew most people would go for the more well known Hollywood films so I deliberately chose 2 films from the 1930's.

I much prefer the title Sabotage to A Woman Alone. My only quibble is it isn't apparent why Mr Verloc, is mixed up with these terrorists and what is behind their sabotage around London.

My DVD copy of the film was OK. I mean the film does show its age but I didn't have a problem with the sound.

Oscar Homolka plays the villain well, even his eyebrows are spooky.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Sabotage (1936)
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:10:00 PM »
In that video of Hitchcock on the Dick Cavett show, thatís the one scene Hitchcock said of all his movies he would have done differently.

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:02:54 AM »
I hope it was wrong on the website I was looking at but the release date for Australia is January 17, 2019. :(

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:47:27 PM »
I had a feeling watching the trailer that this could have a similar ending to Gran Tarino.

Clint sacrifices himself to bring down the cartel?

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