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Old 06-15-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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What!!! you've never heard of "rotten tomatoes.com" ??? you must check it out.

Their rating is not as highly reliable as one would think...but, I use their tomatometer as an indicator..then click other film reviews (regarding a particular movie in mind) for comparison. So far, that's how I stumble onto "real" good ones worth watching over and over again. I'm downloading both!
Both?! That's twice as good as I could have hoped for. You made my night!!

Keep in mind that when you're watching the one with Widmark that Marilyn said he was the sexiest man in H'wood.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Lee Remick was one of those talented, underrated actresses who was nevre (fortunately) exploited, even when she played sexy characters or was marketed that way.

I love her performance in Anatomy of a Murder as the femme fatale that looks like the girl next door, although, as a modern woman, I find some of the conventions of the era laughable--like when her character is commenting to Jimmy Stewart's character about how she dresses; the inference is that it's "scandalous," and she's wearing a form-fitting sweater and capri pants. IDK, I didn't look closely but *gasp* maybe she wasn't wearing a bra Ya gotta love the 50's. I guess it's no surprise that I like all of the Pre-Code stuff
I hear ya. She'd have been sexy in a burlap bag anyway.

Just read a little about her; grew up the daughter of an actress and the owner of a department store in Quincy, MA. Might explain her unwillingness to be exploited. Unlike Marilyn, Lee could just go home. Very sad she died so young. Talent, beauty, AND class.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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- The Last Picture Show
- Coming Home
- Elephant
- The Last Seduction
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The Far Horizon Anthony Quinn
A boy & his dog Don Johnston
American graffiti Harrison ford Ron Howard
Above Suspicion Chirtopher Reeves

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Samuel Fuller's (genius!) "The Naked Kiss" from 1964 is one of those movies that just blows you away, and it's a crime that more people haven't seen it!


YouTube - ‪Naked Kiss, by Sam Fuller 1964‬‏

"Nothing but the buck, the bed, and the bottle, for the rest of my life." So great!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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I remember hearing a lot of great things in a book about noir on "The Naked Kiss" I need to check that out. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Both?! That's twice as good as I could have hoped for. You made my night!!

Keep in mind that when you're watching the one with Widmark that Marilyn said he was the sexiest man in H'wood.
Just watched "Don't bother To Knock" and thoroughly enjoyed it. What captivated me most was how Monroe managed to look sensual regardless of the varying emotions she had to portray, never seen anyone so perfectly beautiful while having a psychotic attack...I was temporarily covetous.

The plot carries a real fear of danger however, for mothers when they leave their child/children alone with strangers...which made the storyline plausible. I would rep you again If I could...
YES!!! Richard Widmark was an absolute hunk...!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Has anyone mentioned "Midnight Lace" with Doris Day Good surprise int he end for its day !
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Just watched "Don't bother To Knock" and thoroughly enjoyed it. What captivated me most was how Monroe managed to look sensual regardless of the varying emotions she had to portray, never seen anyone so perfectly beautiful while having a psychotic attack...I was temporarily covetous.

The plot carries a real fear of danger however, for mothers when they leave their child/children alone with strangers...which made the storyline plausible. I would rep you again If I could...
YES!!! Richard Widmark was an absolute hunk...!

Interesting choice of word there; of course I would like to hear a little, make that a lot more about that.

Yeah, they say that an actor can't play a part that is not in them, to one extent or another. Marilyn, maybe in contrast to her beauty, maybe not, had some issues. In that movie, (we don't want to give too much away), she has BIG issues. I think she was convincing as, what might be called a sociopath today. There was an eerie, otherworldly look she got, nearly kept on her face; but then of course, there was that angelic face. If you get to the other movie, you will see some semblance of the same.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Has anyone mentioned "Midnight Lace" with Doris Day Good surprise int he end for its day !
You know what? I mentioned Dial M for Murder, but I think that I was thinking of Midnight Lace! Is that the one with Rex Harrison as her husband.. I'll google and get back to this... Yes, as I thought. I was thinking of Lace, the Doris Day thing and misspoke. They're both good, but I prefer Midnight Lace.

Dial M for Murder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Midnight Lace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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