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  • ppadilhappadilha 2,241 Posts
    Electrode said:
    "The Thing", "Big Trouble In Little China", "They Live".

    dude.

    duuuuuuuuuuuuude.

    :necessary:

    was just talking about John Carpenter at lunch today. His movies rule. Once you've seen them, watch the Kurt Russell movies with the commentary, he's hilarious.

  • Don't know if it qualifies as "old", but just recently watched Gangs of New York....DDL absolutely kills it!

    :killin_it:

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    HOLLAFAME said:
    Don't know if it qualifies as "old", but just recently watched Gangs of New York....DDL absolutely kills it!

    :killin_it:

    "I'll festoon my bedchamber with his guts."

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    white_tea said:
    rootlesscosmo said:
    Finally peeped Rosemary's Baby last night. Not scary, but entertaining.

    ^^^ Obvs doesn't have kids

    Seriously though, the ending of that film is truly the most frightening of all - the motherly instinct to want to nurture the spawn of the devil?

    It was so well done. Not too heavy-handed or cartoony.
    I think her growing isolation and panic/fear about not being able to get any help was what has always struck me. The doctor's office and then her very pregnant self in the phone booth...oh gosh.

    I recently saw Killer Joe. It was what it was. Where did Gina Gershon go in her mind for that scene I wonder.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    bassie said:
    I recently saw Killer Joe. It was what it was. Where did Gina Gershon go in her mind for that scene I wonder.

    Sensational but interesting (and unique). I saw that at TIFF... Gina and others were at the screening but I can't remember much of anything that was said. See 1:55 here - she goes into what it was like filming that scene:



    I've probably plugged this here before, but Bug is the other Friedkin/Letts collabo and it totally rocks my world.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Just saw the original Thomas Crowne Affair, and it was quite good. Excellent 1968 vibes. Sexiest chess evar committed to film.


  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    Just saw the original Thomas Crowne Affair, and it was quite good. Excellent 1968 vibes. Sexiest chess evar committed to film.

    Great movie right there. I've only seen it once, so thanks for reminding me that it's time for a re-watch.

  • i'm certain i didn't give it the watch it deserved however many years ago i saw it for the first time, but rewatching all of the hitchcocks' over the last month has vaulted this little number into the top 3:


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    ^ i love Rope.

    so spill the beans on your ranking. this is very important.

  • vertigo
    n/nw
    rope - rear window
    to catch a thief

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Rear Window is #1 for me. Watch it over and over.

  • LaserWolf said:
    Rear Window is #1 for me. Watch it over and over.

    I can totally understand that. rear window has been at the top of my list before too.

    maybe it's a little too REAL for me right now.



    my rankings are my favorite based on my taste right NOW. any list i make regarding movies and music can be incredibly mercurial.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    i love hitch. this is my version of the canon, in chronological order:

    39 steps/jamaica inn/lifeboat
    shadow of a doubt/notorious/rope/man who knew too much
    strangers on a train/dial m for murder
    rear window/to catch a thief
    vertigo/north by northwest/psycho/the birds
    frenzy

    confessions: i still haven't seen family plot. i can't wait. but i'm saving it until i'm older.

    i also haven't seen that frontline series. anyone?

    i mean, who else has storylines like this (via IMDB):
    A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.
    !!

    bergman and kelly are total dames. like, top 10 all-time. was never as hot on tippi or janet.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    yeah, rear window is particularly amazing with the sets and the weird tone.

  • Is "The Birds" supposed to be a comedy?

    I think it's one very funny movie.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    LazarusOblong said:
    Is "The Birds" supposed to be a comedy?

    I think it's one very funny movie.

    definitely a black comedy.

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,241 Posts
    ketan said:
    i love hitch. this is my version of the canon, in chronological order:

    39 steps/jamaica inn/lifeboat
    shadow of a doubt/notorious/rope/man who knew too much
    strangers on a train/dial m for murder
    rear window/to catch a thief
    vertigo/north by northwest/psycho/the birds
    frenzy

    Rebecca belongs in my top 10, although it's been a while since I've seen it.

    I think Rope gets too much love for the single take thing but I think the story is a little weak.

    my top 3, off the top of my head:

    Vertigo
    Psycho
    Strangers on a Train

    More like a four-way tie between those three and Rear Window though.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    ketan said:
    i love hitch. this is my version of the canon, in chronological order:

    39 steps/jamaica inn/lifeboat
    shadow of a doubt/notorious/rope/man who knew too much
    strangers on a train/dial m for murder
    rear window/to catch a thief
    vertigo/north by northwest/psycho/the birds
    frenzy

    confessions: i still haven't seen family plot. i can't wait. but i'm saving it until i'm older.

    i also haven't seen that frontline series. anyone?

    i mean, who else has storylines like this (via IMDB):
    A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.
    !!

    bergman and kelly are total dames. like, top 10 all-time. was never as hot on tippi or janet.

    I have not seen Jamaica Inn, Frenzy and Family Plot. Am I missing much?
    I second Rope being over rated. Only saw it once, restored print in a theater. I thought the acting was stiff.
    If it were a play with live actors might be amazing, but does not translate to film that well for me.
    I do appreciated that he was experimenting.

    Charade is the best non-Hitchcock Hitchcock film I can think of.

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,919 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    Just saw the original Thomas Crowne Affair, and it was quite good. Excellent 1968 vibes. Sexiest chess evar committed to film.


    When you see the remake, you realise how good the OG was. The split-screen. The cars. The lack of Rene Russo's tits.

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,654 Posts


    Weird one. I enjoyed it.

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,919 Posts
    vintageinfants said:



    the whole trilogy needs to be experienced.

    life changing experience.

    those who know, know all too well.

    Shit, in 20+ years, VI is the only other person (besides my brother) I know who has seen this.

    Ending is EPIC.

    Stabbing someone straight through the head is hard.

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,654 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    vintageinfants said:



    the whole trilogy needs to be experienced.

    life changing experience.

    those who know, know all too well.

    Shit, in 20+ years, VI is the only other person (besides my brother) I know who has seen this.

    Ending is EPIC.

    Stabbing someone straight through the head is hard.

    Don't forget the beautifully awful classic...


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    ppadilha said:
    ketan said:
    i love hitch. this is my version of the canon, in chronological order:

    39 steps/jamaica inn/lifeboat
    shadow of a doubt/notorious/rope/man who knew too much
    strangers on a train/dial m for murder
    rear window/to catch a thief
    vertigo/north by northwest/psycho/the birds
    frenzy

    Rebecca belongs in my top 10, although it's been a while since I've seen it.

    I think Rope gets too much love for the single take thing but I think the story is a little weak.

    my top 3, off the top of my head:

    Vertigo
    Psycho
    Strangers on a Train

    More like a four-way tie between those three and Rear Window though.

    yeah, i should have added rebecca. joan fontaine is under-rated.

    i think the tension in rope is dope.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    LaserWolf said:

    I have not seen Jamaica Inn, Frenzy and Family Plot. Am I missing much?

    Charade is the best non-Hitchcock Hitchcock film I can think of.

    Jamaica Inn is great for something that old. It's like a pirate movie.

    Frenzy is about as new wave as he got. I saw it as a kid and thought it was pretty creepy.

    Nice trailer:


    I need to re-watch Charade. Haven't seen in it ages.

  • J i m s t e r said:
    vintageinfants said:



    the whole trilogy needs to be experienced.

    life changing experience.

    those who know, know all too well.

    Shit, in 20+ years, VI is the only other person (besides my brother) I know who has seen this.

    Ending is EPIC.

    Stabbing someone straight through the head is hard.

    [ECHO] IN FULL HD [/ECHO]


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,105 Posts
    JectWon said:


    Weird one. I enjoyed it.

    Yeah, I love that one.

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,654 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    vintageinfants said:



    the whole trilogy needs to be experienced.

    life changing experience.

    those who know, know all too well.

    Shit, in 20+ years, VI is the only other person (besides my brother) I know who has seen this.

    Ending is EPIC.

    Stabbing someone straight through the head is hard.

    [ECHO] IN FULL HD [/ECHO]


    Wow..it's 8:19am and I've already got my Monday night all figured out.

  • J i m s t e r said:
    vintageinfants said:



    the whole trilogy needs to be experienced.

    life changing experience.

    those who know, know all too well.

    Shit, in 20+ years, VI is the only other person (besides my brother) I know who has seen this.

    Ending is EPIC.

    Stabbing someone straight through the head is hard.

    [ECHO] IN FULL HD [/ECHO]


    Wow..it's 8:19am and I've already got my Monday night all figured out.

    before anyone asks:

    Body Shop
    Music and lyrics by Dave Powell

    Starting Out Right (Take A Look At Me)
    Written and performed by Dave Powell

    Love Bites
    Performed by Sally Zapula
    Music and lyrics by Dave Powell

    Obsession
    Performed by Leza Miller
    Music and lyrics by Dave Powell

    What Kind Of Boy Is This?
    Performed by Leza Miller
    Music and lyrics by Dave Powell

    Welcome To The Party
    Written and performed by Dave Powell

  • Love the Hitchcock discussion.

    Rear Window is the undisputed #1 in my mind.

    Top 5 I'd say:

    Rear Window
    Frenzy (I just love this film)
    North by Northwest
    Dial M for Murder
    The 39 Steps


    Rope is definitely up there. You should all check out Lifeboat if you havent seen it, very underrated Hitch movie

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Saw Lifeboat once. As I remember it is similar to Rope (and for that matter Rear Window) because there is just one set.

    I remember liking, but all I can remember now is the Directors appearance in the film.

    Has any other director attempted a single set film?
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