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mmuk2004
post Apr 12 2009, 10:53 AM
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Arre yahan Hitchcock fan club hai? I am joining in smile1.gif

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)



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post Apr 12 2009, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Apr 12 2009, 03:23 PM) *

Arre yahan Hitchcock fan club hai? I am joining in smile1.gif

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Madhavi

Its not Hitch specific - the rule is your title has to start with the last letter of the previous title. So, your title had to start with L. But now I'll reply to your title which ends with T:

Touch of Evil (1958) - directed by Orson Welles, this film-noir is famous for its opening shot, which many film critics argue is the single-greatest film shot commited to celluloid. I would have to agree. It is brilliant on many levels and has to be seen to be believed...

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post Apr 12 2009, 07:04 PM
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doh.gif Missed the second part of the name... sorry. And ofc this is not Hitch specific... catch him making Indiana Jones... tongue1.gif


Orson Welles is one of my favorites too, have written a couple of reviews of his films here :
http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...40396&st=15 (posts 22 and 23)

Would love to hear your comments on some of your favorite films.


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post Apr 12 2009, 11:05 PM
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Agree with Madhavi about discussing movies. I think there's a thread for that as well. Will contribute when a bit free.


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post Apr 13 2009, 03:25 AM
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To Be or Not to Be (1942) by the great Ernst Lubitsch.


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QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Apr 12 2009, 11:34 PM) *

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...40396&st=15 (posts 22 and 23)

Would love to hear your comments on some of your favorite films.

(The) Lady from Shanghai (1947) Disregard the (The) wink2.gif

Have browsed through the movies thread - didn't know it existed....some comments:

Western - you must see the original 3:10 to Yuma with Glenn Ford, also check out the James Stewart-Anthony Mann series of westerns, also 2-3 Budd Boetticher-Randolph Scott films. Speaking of Ford-Wayne, have you since The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Really very intelligent. Clint Eastwood made two brilliant westerns -- The Beguiled and Unforgiven. Unforgiven won a heap of oscars but The Beguiled was ignored because of the controversial and disturbing themes.

Noir - My favourite genre.....have seen (and have) all the films mentioned on the page + some really rare ones not available on DVD - all pristine prints in *.avi form. Been collecting for years. Also like neo-noir....have several books on noir and its evolution is really quite fascinating....you should see some of the silent german expressionist films like Cabinet Der Doctor Caligari, Metropolis, M etc. to begin appreciating the subleties of noir....also see a French film called Les Enfants Du Paradis (1946) - the greatest french film which had poetic realism (female fatale, doomed lover etc.) which really influenced noir....Les Enfants has playing in some theater or other in Paris since the day it was released!!!

My vote history is here:
http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=17290428
My comment/musings history (just a few reviews over a brief period) is here:
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur8282981/comments
Need to find time to write more reviews...

Lady from Shanghai - that was the one with the famous mirrors scene.....the studio destroyed the film by jettisoning many of Welles' brilliant ideas....

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post Apr 13 2009, 05:50 AM
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Faraaj,

Just checked those links. Some quick comments, will comment at length later after I get back in front of my pc and after I manage to read some of your reviews.

1215 movies rated... ohmy.gif :thud:
17 pages of reviews... :double thud:

Read your review of Pickpocket. Watch Balthazar and Mouchette. Not cold. Do you have any Bresson in your collection?

Noir: Have seen Cabinet, Metropolis, M. Have not seen Le Enfants du Paradis. Will now.






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Read some of your reviews. Found some very insightful, and will check out some movies that I have not seen among them.

jump.gif You liked Punch-Drunk Love! Dunno why nobody gave it much bhaav.

dry.gif Not gaga over Shanghai? I am even ready to like Welles' Irish accent!

No Truffaut? ohmy.gif

Tim Burton?

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I had seen PTA's three earlier films - Magnolia, Boogie Nights and Sydney and thought he was ok. Punch-Drunk really made me sit up and take notice. I really think of the current crop of directors, he has the greatest chance of coming up with the next great classic - Dr Zhivago, Vertigo, Apocalypse Now standard. There is something classical about his camerawork, loving, long takes, with the camera constantly moving that is missing in the current crop, but was very much present in a Welles or Hitchcock. Another talent is Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election).

In my opinion, Truffaut and Godard are like Tarantino. They've paid homage to other movies all their lives instead of going out and doing their own thing. That's probably why Tarantino admires them so much. They're all the greatest movie buffs and have produced some films of interest, but nothing original.

I highly recommend Les Enfants - possibly the greatest film ever made.....its also good to read lots of reviews on it. They'll give you a historic perspective and make the viewing that much deeper....my reviews are really jottings or notes for my reference with an emphasis on observations not made by other reviewers...speaking of greatest film, have you seen Dersu Uzala?


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QUOTE(Faraaj73 @ Apr 12 2009, 10:38 PM) *


In my opinion, Truffaut and Godard are like Tarantino. They've paid homage to other movies all their lives instead of going out and doing their own thing. That's probably why Tarantino admires them so much. They're all the greatest movie buffs and have produced some films of interest, but nothing original.



My comments in the Hollywood section.

I have not seen Dersu Uzala, it is in the long list of movies I need to watch.

Have seen Liberty Val, and liked it very much. Have seen a couple of Mann/Jimmy S movies. Did not think much about them. Liked The Man who shot LV.



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nice discussion by the two of you. Coming back to the antakshari.

Erin Brokovich


liked it for the strength of the character and appreciate it more for knowing its about a real person.

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He Walked by Night (1948)

Brilliant poverty-row noir that was virtually a police procedural. Not a trace of melodrama. It inspired the landmark TV series Dragnet. Virtually all crime investigations today can trace their inspiration back to He Walked by Night.

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The Man Who Knew Too much

Loved the story, script, acting and the lovely Doris Day song Que Sera Sera. I in general like Stewart's acting a lot.
I'm talking about the 1956 movie of course which was a remake of hitchcock's 1934 movie of the same name.

See its review on wikipedia.

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Good film HB. The only film Hitch remade. He was criticised at the time but felt very strongly that the original lacked something. I think he was right. Stewart-Day as a folksy, friendly American couple were great. By the way, the remake was 22 years later so this would be a 1956 release.

After Ingrid Bergman and then Grace Kelly as his icy blondes, Hitch was left without a muse and cast several actresses in a sucession of films - Day, Eva Marie Saint, Janet Leigh and Kim Novak before settling on Tippi Hedren (for whom he developed an unhealthy obsession).

He met Doris Day at a party and she told him how much she admired and he responded by suggesting they work together. Obviously she was ecstatic when an actual offer came. She was good at portraying virginal characters. Groucho Marx famously said about Hollywood "I've been here so long, I can remember Doris Day before she was a virgin"...

His Girl Friday (1940)
Superb screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring the unflappable Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel (first choice Ginger Rogers foolishly refused the role). This film has been made and re-made several times and is based on the hit Broadway play The Front Page. If I recall correctly, there was also an indian version. Howard Hawks increased the speed of the reel and thats why the dialogue comes out bullet-fast and it really works....

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Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942

Cagney was known for his "gangster" image, he did a volte face here with Yankee Doodle Dandy and danced his way with aplomb to an Oscar.

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