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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Homework help..(again)
« on: November 21, 2005, 05:42:49 PM »
:-[ aah I guess my RE memories failed me, I could of swore that was the reason? Sorry Gant. :-[

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: November 21, 2005, 05:11:08 PM »
short legs, long tongue, pants a lot..
That's where Clint and Burt deliver the case containing the ledger books at the garage in CITY HEAT.

Do I have to wait for someone to say it's ok to post another?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Homework help..(again)
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:55:03 PM »
All I can think of is that they were built that way to enable extending upwards at a later date if required.. Pure guess tho'..

If I were you Gant, I'd drop that guess ;)
They were built flat so as the occupants could sleep on the roofs during the hot nights O0

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 13, 2005, 09:54:25 AM »
Hello Walt!
Hey, what about the quality of those dvd's!
I've still got to watch 3 of the title (prolonging the pleasure ;)) really looking forward to watching Night Creatures, only one not previously released as you probably well know. Have you watched it yet?

Questions & Answers / Re: High Plains Drifter's poster question
« on: November 13, 2005, 06:00:13 AM »
Hi, both of these posters appear to be the US 1 sheet designs, the colour differences are probably down to the conditions, where as the example on the right appears to be from a digital camera, the one on the left looks like an example scanned from a book or similar. Also there appears to be no fold lines on the left example, which could also suggest that it may have been used as a quality example published in a book, or a very rare unfolded rare example and a very well taken photo, but as for the actual poster design, they are both the 1 sheet.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 11, 2005, 06:15:41 PM »
Curse of the Cat People, what a beautiful ghostly movie that is, and saw the debut of the late great Robert Wise as director, who took over after the original director was sacked for taking too long, anything over 18 days was considered too long! That's what I like about these movies, B movies, with A grade style, making use of the wonderful RKO sets and so on. They certainly looked like top budgeted movies, really remarkable.

The Leopard man is an OK movie, but I'd say you've seen the cream of the crop.

Questions & Answers / Re: which movie is this?
« on: November 11, 2005, 05:27:06 PM »
"..and the Mayor!"  ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 11, 2005, 05:22:48 PM »
The Wonderful Bedlam, and all based on fact of course! It's probably one of my 2 favourites from that collection, I also love the feel of dread surrounding Isle of the Dead. I think Val Lewton was desperately underrated, and only now beginning to receive the true recognition he fully deserved. As you said Gant, unsettling, which of course results in the films impression firmly in-bedded in the mind, long after the event, very clever films. I remember seeing Cat People as a kid, and that scene in the deserted indoor swimming pool..
Boy, really scary stuff.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 11, 2005, 01:41:56 PM »
Hi Gant,
Village of the damned is by far the weaker film, but enjoyable enough, the first film is very hard to beat.

As for Val Lewton possibly the most atmospheric films ever made, just love them.

I had a review copy of this arrive this morning

I'm sure there's a good film in there some where ??? ???

As for The Descent, I can't remember the last time I actually jumped so much watching a movie, watching it in a pitch black room is an absolute must! ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 10, 2005, 10:03:12 AM »

Includes 8 classic horror films from the famous Hammer House of Horror:

Brides of Dracula / The Curse of the Werewolf / The Evil of Frankenstein / Kiss of the Vampire / Night Creatures / Nightmare / Paranoiac / The Phantom of the Opera (1962).



The Val Lewton Horror Collection (Cat People / The Curse of the Cat People / I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher / Isle of the Dead / Bedlam / The Leopard Man / The Ghost Ship / The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark)

It was a pretty good Halloween! >:D

Oh I had this turn up today

The lights are going off now, looking forward to watching this ;)

Questions & Answers / Re: Numbers in Dirty Harry: 71 or 2211?
« on: November 10, 2005, 04:12:52 AM »
Isn't Inspector 71 his call sign (used as an ID for the police radio), which I think is totally different from his badge number.

General Discussion / Re: What movie with Clint is this?
« on: November 10, 2005, 03:48:06 AM »
:) I think I would have to go with the latter!

General Discussion / Re: What movie with Clint is this?
« on: November 10, 2005, 03:32:15 AM »
Whenever I watch that scene I'm always amazed by how close that bassball misses the girls head who's sitting by the door.

Gant you are so right!
I think exactly the same thing when I watch that particular scene. I can imagine both James Fargo and Mr. Eastwood sitting there watching the rushes, and saying Yep, let's go with that take!
I think if I remember right the actress (luckily enough) just moves her head before the club hits the wall. Very Close!

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Michael Madsen as Dirty Harry.
« on: November 09, 2005, 06:37:22 AM »
This is an interesting name. I do think it is inevitable that Warner Brothers at some point, will produce a REMAKE of the original Dirty Harry. It is a sad reflection that Hollywood are running thin on new ideas. Or maybe not, I do believe new ideas are there from promising young writers and it's more likely the case that the studios are far less willing to take a chance on a new idea from maybe an unknown or unestablished writer, and we all know that studios know best.
So they stick to the "Safe" alternative.
I know there have been numerous suggestions of actors who have been linked to such a project, but I don't think I have heard Michael Madsen mentioned before, and I had never considered the possibility. Thinking about it, and the actors I have heard considered before, I don't think that would be such a bad choice after all. Yes, of course no one could carry it off as Mr. Eastwood did, but I certainly would not be comparing the two versions, they would be a million miles apart in terms of style and general production. But I do think that Michael Madsen has one vital attribute, and that would be his screen presence, I certainly think he has the right persona, a man who I think also benefits from the "less words work better" school of acting. He also carries a rough edge look, a "been around the block a few times" look, which I think could help him more or less carry off such a treasured role. I have trouble trying to think of any other actors around that could come close to impressing me as a new Dirty Harry, but I have to say, Michael Madsen does provide food for thought.
I did find this brief statement from The Observer Sunday April 18th 2004
Then there's a project he's looking to fund, about Pretty Boy Floyd, the Depression-era bank robber, not to mention the possibility of resurrecting the entire Dirty Harry franchise. I could pull that off; I could be son of Harry,',6737,1194170,00.html

Collectors' Corner / Re: Coogan's Bluff LP
« on: November 08, 2005, 07:48:59 PM »
I have a feeling a couple of you should have bid on this LP, the price is in fact very small, at the time of release this would have set you back some where in the region of £100. It is a very hard to find LP.

Hello, these are fine examples. The 60x40 LIFE poster (sorry I forgot who mentioned it?) is not a magazine add blow up? This is a rare original that had LIFE magazine on it as it also tied in with a good article that Life magazine ran at the time of shooting Dirty Harry, Clint was interviewed (by Judy Fayard) during the "Suicide" jumper sequence, which was directed by Clint while Don was off suffering from a flu. The studio allowed 6 nights for the sequence, and Clint did it in 1 night, finishing around 5.30am.

BTW Nice to meet you all.

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