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    Only 12 more rat training days until Willard . - - - Jeff ... From: To: Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003
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      Only 12 more rat training days until "Willard". - - - Jeff


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <veetus@...>
      To: <filmemporium@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 7:34 AM
      Subject: Re: [filmemporium] Citizen Kane, King Kong, etc. "Old
      School"--don't enroll!


      > Happy Birthday, Patrick. Patrick, born in March? You cliche, you. I'd be
      > interested to know where you read "King Kong" was Hitler's favorite flick.
      > I've never heard that, though I know he loved "Metropolis" and Busby
      > Berkeley musicals. He gave "Schindler's List" thumbs down. - - - Jeff
      >
      >
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      > From: <patrickmichaeltilton@...>
      > To: <filmemporium@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 12:23 AM
      > Subject: [filmemporium] Citizen Kane, King Kong, etc. "Old School"--don't
      > enroll!
      >
      >
      > > Did anybody here see the made-for-HBO flick "RKO-###" (I can't
      > > remember the 3-digit number, goddammit!)? It was a dramatization of
      > > the making of "CK". I can't recall the name of the actor who played
      > > Orson Welles, but he was in the "Scream" movies and a bunch of other
      > > stuff. He does a great job in this--which he HAD to, since he acted
      > > toe-to-toe with John Malkovitch, who played the "CK" screenwriter.
      > > The guy who played Zephram Cochrane in "STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT"
      > > (and who starred in "BABE"--the movie about the cute talking pig)
      > > plays William Hearst in it, with Melanie Griffith as his mistress,
      > > both of whom are rather viciously portrayed in "CK". Roy Scheider's
      > > also in it.
      > >
      > > Just like "THE RAT PACK", this flick is an excellent made-for-HBO
      > > film. Better than most of the stuff that gets into theaters. This
      > > would've been a great movie to see in a theater, but it ain't the
      > > kind of movie that's nowadays made for big-screen release. Thank the
      > > Gods for HBO!
      > >
      > > --------------------------------
      > >
      > > Regarding "KING KONG", I read somewhere that it was Adolf Hitler's
      > > favorite movie of all time. Despite all the stuff he had on his plate
      > > (you know... Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, etc. etc.), Hitler
      > > managed to watch a LOT of movies at his Berchtesgaden retreat--even
      > > American movies AFTER Nazi Germany had declared war on America. Maybe
      > > he got prints through neutral countries, like Switzerland.
      > >
      > > Psychologically, you gotta wonder, though. In "KING KONG", white
      > > ("Aryan"?) men are able to subdue a giant Ape (symbolic, perhaps, of
      > > all the "untermenschen"/subhuman races), and bring it to
      > > civilization... where it proves its danger to Society by running
      > > amuck, trying to satisfy its "race-mixing" desires by chasing after
      > > Fay Wray. And an American "Luftwaffe" team defeats it with warfare
      > > technology.
      > >
      > > I wonder what Hitler thought of "FRANKENSTEIN", a movie about a crazy
      > > German scientist who brings a Monster to life from the dead bodies of
      > > the past. He probably dug it, I'm guessin'!
      > >
      > > Patrick
      > >
      > > P.S. March 1st was my 38th birthday, and I went to see "THE TWO
      > > TOWERS" again. There wasn't anything new in town that I HAD to see,
      > > so I figured "What the f***"?
      > >
      > > By the way, don't bother going to "OLD SCHOOL". I saw it last week,
      > > and it was mediocre. The classic college comedy "ANIMAL HOUSE" set
      > > the bar... and this flick, compared to it, is nowhere NEAR funny
      > > enough. If "ANIMAL HOUSE" is the "4 stars out of 4" college comedy,
      > > then "OLD SCHOOL" rates maybe a 1. And I'm being generous. If you
      > > laughed at the previews of it, you've probably seen 95% of what was
      > > funny in the whole damn movie.
      > >
      > > If you're GONNA make an R-rated comedy with this movie's plot, for
      > > the love of Pete it's a MUST that you throw in a whole helluva lot of
      > > gratuitous (female) nudity. "OLD SCHOOL" had next to zilch. Will
      > > Farrell was nakeder than all but 2 of the women in this sorry flick.
      > >
      > > This kind of movie gives you the impression (in its ads) that it's
      > > a "balls-to-the-wall" all-out raunchy comedy. But it holds back
      > > WAYYYY too damn much. When I saw it, I sure WANTED to be laughing
      > > often enough to feel that I'd seen a comedy... but Christ Almighty
      > > there was precious little in it that generated any audible laughter.
      > > A few chuckles, that's it. Sad.
      > >
      > >
      > >
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    • MTotsky@aol.com
      In a message dated 3/3/2003 10:44:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes: Gosh Jeff,
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 3, 2003
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        In a message dated 3/3/2003 10:44:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, <veetus@...> writes:

        <<Only 12 more rat training days until "Willard". >>

        Gosh Jeff, you're really looking forward to this one, huh? I look forward to your review of that one.

        Matt
      • Haristas@aol.com
        In a message dated 3/3/03 10:45:42 AM Eastern Standard Time, ... I saw the trailer before DAREDEVIL. Looked good! -- Rory
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          In a message dated 3/3/03 10:45:42 AM Eastern Standard Time, veetus@... writes:


            Only 12 more rat training days until "Willard". - - - Jeff




          I saw the trailer before DAREDEVIL.  Looked good!

          -- Rory
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