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Old 06-29-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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If you want obscure try "Electraglide In Blue" starred Robert Blake. Kind of low budget , filmed in and around places here in Ariz. Stay with it to the ending, and all through the credits, very unforgettable!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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If you want obscure try "Electraglide In Blue" starred Robert Blake. Kind of low budget , filmed in and around places here in Ariz. Stay with it to the ending, and all through the credits, very unforgettable!
You know, I've seen parts of that.. will check it out in full at your recommendation.. he did a few pretty obscure things.. how 'bout the one he did with Redford, Tell 'em Willie Boy is Here.. Robert Blake, Micky Gubitosi, the child star of Spanky fame, probably the best flick he was ever in was his first, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, as the Mexican street kid who sold a down and out Bogart the winning lottery ticket that funded his gold exploration..

here's a pretty obscure one from Greg Peck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XvFKgpg5kE
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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My recommendation is "King of Hearts", a 1966 French film.

It is close to the end of WWI. The Germans have booby-trapped a small town in France. All of the locals (and Germans) have fled, leaving the insane asylum unattended and open. The immates escape and cavort about the town.

A Scottish soldier (Alan Bates) arrives at the town to try and diffuse the bomb (to his bewilderment, since his only expertise is in the study of birds; when he tells his commander that his expertise is in birds, the commander replies "Yes, we need expertise!"). He is unaware that the people he meets are 'lunatics' (although he thinks them strange). He falls in love with a young woman. One person asks Bates if he is some Duke; Bates, his French rather poor, says he is the King of Hearts, which causes great rejoicing.

One of my favorite scenes is when the soldier and the young lady are told that the bomb will go off in five minutes:

Soldier (in tones of horror): "We have five minutes to live!"

Young woman (in tones of delight): We have five minutes to LIVE!"

Made when it was, it is an 'anti-war' film, suggesting that those engaging in war were the insane ones, rather than the good people of the asylum. Anyway, a fun little film to watch. I think (it is a while since I've seen it) it is in English, with French subtitles.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Has."Sunset Blvd." been mentioned? That had some obscure-ness to it!
William Holden starred.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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I remember Tell 'em willie boy's here! I think Katherine Ross was in it as well.
I saw it on a double bill 40 years ago with a film called The Love God wit
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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As you can see, this piece of junk sometimes sends the message before I've
even finished it. As I was saying......... on a double bill with a film called The
Love God, with Anne Francis, and a comedian called I think, Don Knotts. I'd
go watch anything in those days!!
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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As you can see, this piece of junk sometimes sends the message before I've
even finished it. As I was saying......... on a double bill with a film called The
Love God, with Anne Francis, and a comedian called I think, Don Knotts. I'd
go watch anything in those days!!
Don Knotts was a laugh out loud guy.. his stuff on Andy Griffith!! And speaking of Andy, his "A Face in the Crowd" was a good one; which reminds me of "All the King's Men" with Broderick Crawford, which reminds me of "Born Yesterday" with Crawford and Judy Holiday.. who stole it!
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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The Landlord-- Beau Bridges
Carbon Copy-- Denzel Washington

I don't know if they're obscure or not, but I never heard of them til recently, & now they're amongst my faves
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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Talking about Katherine Ross as I was, what happened to her? Can't remember
seeing her in anything after the mid 70s. I first saw her in The Graduate, then
Butch Cassidy, The Stepford Wives, and the last thing I saw her in was, I think,
a film called The Last Frontier, or something like that, with Kirk Douglas as a nuclear
powered aircraft carrier captain somehow going back to the second world war with
his ship. At the end of the film she was made up to look old. Still gorgeous though!!






war.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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[quote=English Dave;19820521]Talking about Katherine Ross as I was, what happened to her? Can't remember
seeing her in anything after the mid 70s. I first saw her in The Graduate, then
Butch Cassidy, The Stepford Wives, and the last thing I saw her in was, I think,
a film called The Last Frontier, or something like that, with Kirk Douglas as a nuclear
powered aircraft carrier captain somehow going back to the second world war with
his ship. At the end of the film she was made up to look old. Still gorgeous though!!


I remember seeing that movie, it was called "The Final Countdown" Somehow or another they were transported back to Pearl Harbor to try and stop the war, or something like that!
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