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okcmaxk
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Re: Passages

#9201 Post by okcmaxk » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:45 pm


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therewillbeblus
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Re: Passages

#9202 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:15 pm

okcmaxk wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Richard Rush
I just watched his admittedly messy counterculture satirical drama, Getting Straight, and thought it was a very interesting reflection of its era's confusion manifesting in syrupy tonal sewage. Recommended.

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Pavel
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#9203 Post by Pavel » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:53 pm

I'll second the Getting Straight recommendation. I saw that along with the other films Tarantino selected to watch before OUATIH, and while this was decidedly not my favorite, I enjoyed it a lot. Watching those films in a short period of time was a wonderful experience

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#9204 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:18 pm

I'd need to comb through that 40s anniversary California Split interview to be certain, but I think when they are talking about Tarantino, they mention to Gould that he screened Getting Straight opening night when he took over the New Beverly Cinema

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#9205 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:20 pm


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#9206 Post by beamish14 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:00 pm

okcmaxk wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Richard Rush

A wonderful, hugely idiosyncratic filmmaker who deserved to get far more films of the ground. Freebie and the Bean is brought down by its homophobia, but god, some of the set pieces are still fucking unbelievable. Getting Straight is probably *the* great campus in crisis film, and The Stunt Man is an incredible feat. I'm even partial to much of Color of Night, critics be damned.

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#9207 Post by beamish14 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:18 pm
I'd need to comb through that 40s anniversary California Split interview to be certain, but I think when they are talking about Tarantino, they mention to Gould that he screened Getting Straight opening night when he took over the New Beverly Cinema

Yes. Gould and Rush also did a joint Q&A at the Laemmle Royal on Santa Monica Blvd. a few years ago. Rush was a frequent guest at a number of L.A. theatres, and he came to the Aero and New Beverly as well.

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#9208 Post by John Cope » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:13 pm

We should have a dedicated thread for The Stunt Man for sure (Color of Night too for that matter). It could also really use a Blu re-release.

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Pavel
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#9209 Post by Pavel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:52 am


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#9210 Post by MichaelB » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:09 am

After effectively being sentenced to die in prison, disgraced financier Bernie Madoff has done just that.

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#9211 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:17 pm

Hugely prolific British playwright Peter Terson, whose first love by some distance was the stage, but he also notched up a fair number of British TV commissions from the late Sixties to the early Eighties. One of them, Last Train Through the Harecastle Tunnel (1969), is in the BFI's Alan Clarke box set.

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#9212 Post by JSC » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:18 pm

As well as the very enjoyable Play for Todays The Fishing Party and Shakespeare or Bust.

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L.A.
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#9213 Post by L.A. » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:53 am

Hungarian actress Mari Törőcsik, perhaps known for her role in Zoltán Fábri’s Merry-Go-Round (1956).

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#9215 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:53 am

Felix Silla probably best known from The Addams Family TV series playing Cousin Itt: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/c ... 7e4a86af45

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#9218 Post by beamish14 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:15 pm

Jim Steinman, songwriter/producer known for his incredibly bombastic songs

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#9219 Post by MichaelB » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:37 pm

Triple Oscar-winning British costume designer Anthony Powell.

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#9220 Post by Drucker » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:38 pm


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#9221 Post by beamish14 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:47 pm

Drucker wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:38 pm
Monte Hellman

Oh, no. An incredible artist and a much-loved teacher at Cal Arts. China 9 is an incredible work, and I hope WB restores it to its full glory.

If you haven't read it, Brad Stevens' book on him is phenomenal. It extensively details how he hopped to weird titles like Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 and got his name on Reservoir Dogs. He was also hired by Coppola's Zoetrope Studios in the late 70's/early 80's alongside Godard and Michael Powell to make a coke smuggling film.

It's too funny that Orion turned him down for the directing gig on RoboCop because they feared he couldn't helm an action vehicle, but he got the consolation job of handling 2nd unit on it, which was ALL action shots!

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#9222 Post by wishhersafeathome » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:51 pm

I don't think any director - not even Peckinpah - better understood or used Warren Oates' talents than did Hellman.

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#9223 Post by swo17 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:31 pm

He'd be a legend even if he'd only made Two-Lane Blacktop. These satisfactions are permanent...

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Pavel
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#9224 Post by Pavel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:46 am

Drucker wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:38 pm
Monte Hellman
Damn, that sucks. His two westerns are some of my favorite of the genre, and the set is one of my favorite Criterion releases. A friend of mine has been telling me to check out Cockfighter for a long time now; might finally get to it these days...

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#9225 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:19 am

I have been curious for quite a while to see China 9, Liberty 37, which was the only film written by Z Channel head Jerry Harvey.

And Iguana (NSFW) looks astonishing!

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