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 on: Today at 12:55:47 AM 
Started by Jon_London - Last post by antonis

 on: Yesterday at 08:59:43 PM 
Started by AdRockIndy - Last post by AdRockIndy
Hi! New here, but a big fan. My dad watched The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in the theater twice in a row. He's always felt like the Man with No Name. So, I had this tattoo done for him.

 on: Yesterday at 07:45:51 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by KC
He said "Exploitation-influenced." I can see that.

 on: Yesterday at 09:01:05 AM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Perry

"Don Siegel's Exploitation....."......hahahaha...... I rest my case......

 on: Yesterday at 07:59:52 AM 
Started by Lena - Last post by The Schofield Kid
OK, but out of curiosity ... Why would you want a shortcut to a webpage on your desktop, as opposed to in your browser?

One less click. Instead of clicking on the internet browser and then clicking one of the sites on my favorites bar at the top of the screen, I can go straight to a website from the desktop. :)

(And Matt's method does work for me, too. Just click, drag and drop.)

No icons in front of the web address here. :(

 on: Yesterday at 07:48:06 AM 
Started by Lena - Last post by KC
OK, but out of curiosity ... Why would you want a shortcut to a webpage on your desktop, as opposed to in your browser?

(And Matt's method does work for me, too. Just click, drag and drop.)

 on: Yesterday at 01:14:41 AM 
Started by Lena - Last post by The Schofield Kid
Finally figured it out.

I copy the web address and left click on the desktop. Paste isn't highlighted but I click on "new" and another box pops up and I click on create shortcut. I paste the address in and just rename the shortcut to what I want and bingo, we're in business.

 on: June 23, 2017, 07:51:04 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by KC
Coppola totally took out the Mae Mercer role for PC reasons.

This review by Corey Atad in Slate has some trenchant comments on that:

“The slaves left.” In three words, Sofia Coppola’s new film The Beguiled casually dispenses with one of the great shames of the American republic. Coppola’s film is an elegant Southern Gothic tale of masculine charms and feminine vengeance, completely stripped of its historical and racial context.

In The Beguiled, Coppola cuts out the enslaved housemaid Mattie (called Hallie in the 1971 film), and she also turns the character Edwina, who was a free mixed-race teenager in the novel, into a white teacher played by Kirsten Dunst. Asked why she cut out the enslaved woman from the original film, Coppola told BuzzFeed News, “I didn’t want to brush over such an important topic in a light way. Young girls watch my films and this was not the depiction of an African-American character I would want to show them.” Perhaps her intentions were pure, but it’s hard not to see this as part of a larger pattern.

(I didn't know that Edwina, in the novel, was mixed-race ... I'll have to read that book someday.)

Mattie, meanwhile, is the book’s most clear-eyed character. She knows precisely where she stands in relation to not only her enslavers at the school but also to Corporal McBurney, whom she quickly sizes up as a deceitful man despite his suiting up for the army that would supposedly free her. In Don Siegel’s exploitation-influenced film, too, the enslaved Hallie, played by the outstanding Mae Mercer, is easily the strongest character. While everyone else falls into games of seduction and deceit, Hallie sees right through the charade and stands up for herself with a ferocity drawn from any number of black women in the blaxploitation genre. “You better like it with a dead black woman,” she says to McBurney after he threatens to rape her, late in the film, “because that’s the only way you’ll get it from this one.”

 on: June 23, 2017, 07:33:00 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by KC
The Times review (by A.O. Scott) has some interesting comments on how this stacks up against the Siegel film:

The earlier film is a bracingly pulpy product of its moment, a time when American movies were breaking free of repressive codes and reveling — sometimes wallowing — in sexual display and rough violence. It’s smutty and disturbing and feverish, rooting around in the muck of the unconscious and the mess of the American past and digging up all kinds of disturbing stuff.

None of that applies to Ms. Coppola’s film, which is less interested in battling repression than in observing its mechanisms and arguing, quietly and unmistakably, for its virtues. Her “Beguiled” is less a hothouse flower than a bonsai garden, a work of cool, exquisite artifice that evokes wildness on a small, controlled scale.

 on: June 23, 2017, 07:24:14 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by KC
It's part of a "Southern Gothic" series.

Part of BAMcinématek series Southern Gothic
Directed by Don Siegel | 1971

With Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman

This chilling, Civil War-set art-western stars Clint Eastwood as a wounded Yankee soldier who finds himself convalescing in a Confederate all-girls school, a charged setup that precipitates a disturbing series of sexual and psychological manipulations. Though produced the same year that Eastwood and director Don Siegel made Dirty Harry, The Beguiled forgoes bullet-spray action in favor of creeping, slow-burn menace.

It's playing Monday, June 26, at 4:30pm, 7pm and 9:30pm, and Friday, June 30, at 2pm and 4:30pm.

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