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« on: March 30, 2005, 02:51:28 AM »
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If I was to pick a few movies as an intro to this guy, which ones?

(c'mon, Mac, I know you aren't gonna let me down on this one!)

I say this because the NFT is doing a two month special on him, so they're pretty much showing everything...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005, 02:53:23 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005, 02:58:26 AM »
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the usual suspects:


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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005, 05:38:34 AM »
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i've only seen man with the golden arm with frank sinatra, i thought it was quite good.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005, 05:56:46 AM »
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Definitely the two Cine listed. Especially Laura. Classic Film Noir. You'll also see how heavy an influence the film was on Twin Peaks. Obviously, both murdered characters are named Laura, and both Lauras kept diaries. A detective investigates their murder, where a painting/photo is a main focus. Waldo the myna bird was named after Waldo Lydecker, Clifton Webb's character.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2005, 09:53:02 AM »
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Yeah, so I'll check out Laura, Advise And Consent, and Anatomy Of A Murder.

Any opinions on Porgy & Bess (is the Miles Davis music in that one?), Where The Sidewalk Ends, and Margin For Error?

Thanks again, fellas...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2005, 11:47:37 AM »
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there's really no reason to overlook man with the golden arm...
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2005, 10:58:07 PM »
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i saw Laura.  it was really good.  Man With The Golden Arm is on my queue to be watched soon and Anatomy of a Murder is going to be watched someday.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005, 04:02:29 PM »
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there's really no reason to overlook man with the golden arm...

Definitely. I saw it a long time ago, but my memory of it is very positive. I remember a jazzy score and a wonderful performance by Sinatra.

 

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