- View SourceOnly 12 more rat training days until "Willard". - - - Jeff
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Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [filmemporium] Citizen Kane, King Kong, etc. "Old
> 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@...>
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> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 12:23 AM
> Subject: [filmemporium] Citizen Kane, King Kong, etc. "Old School"--don't
> > 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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- View SourceIn 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.
- View SourceIn 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!