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Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 hours ago
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Directors That Projected Their "dark side" Into Their Films?
Posted By GulfportDoc
Alfred Hitchcock's fears and phobias were...

Alfred Hitchcock's fears and phobias were definitely represented in many of his films. He was terrified of the police and jail. His father had the police agree to have him locked up for a night as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
I love that movie. IMO it's one of the very best...

I love that movie. IMO it's one of the very best '50s sci-fi/horror movies. I saw it with a pal when it came out in '51, and I've watched several times since.

There is something about the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 2 days ago
Replies: 25
Does It Annoy You When An Actor You Like Has To Do An Accent?
Posted By GulfportDoc
Botched accents from my favorite actors don't...

Botched accents from my favorite actors don't generally bother me. After all, it's all make believe. But I will say that Michael Shannon, whose work I really enjoy, did a pretty cheesy Russian...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
89129 I Wake Up Screaming (1941) ...

89129

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Although the title makes it sound like a horror picture, itís instead a lollapalooza of an early noir. The title was changed to Hot Spot in order to better...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 15
R.I.P. Louise Fletcher
Posted By GulfportDoc
I'd forgotten she was that old. She was a very...

I'd forgotten she was that old. She was a very fine actress, and was actually a real looker despite her cold demeanor in "Cuckoo's Nest".
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
88952 The Duke (2020, released 2022) ...

88952
The Duke (2020, released 2022)

This is one of the most charming pictures Iíve seen in a long time. Starring the incomparable actors, Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, it mostly accurately...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
Yes, I did read your review, and it was a good...

Yes, I did read your review, and it was a good one. Selznick must have been a real pill. Hitchcock got pretty crafty when working with him. He said in his Truffaut interviews that since he...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
One of his very best, for sure. I've probably...

One of his very best, for sure. I've probably watched it 15 times over the years.

Yes, I have the feeling SOD was his personal favorite, certainly the incestuous attraction between Charlie and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
I love this film. IMO it's the best of Hitch's...

I love this film. IMO it's the best of Hitch's second tier pictures. As his second film in Hollywood after Rebecca, he was finally free of David O. Selznik, and he was eager to do a espionage...
Replies: 2,343
What is your favorite YouTube video?
Posted By GulfportDoc
That's a great find, Matt! I've seen the black &...

That's a great find, Matt! I've seen the black & white version, but colorized it seems much more real-- like we're there in real time.
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 3 weeks ago
Replies: 10
Happy Birthday, GulfportDoc!
Posted By GulfportDoc
Thanks to my Movie Forums pals for the birthday...

Thanks to my Movie Forums pals for the birthday wishes.
Had a good day watching Alabama squeaking by Texas, and having a nice dinner out here on the Dixie Riviera.

And I'll be looking forward to...
Replies: 33
Queen Elizabeth II - (1926 - 2022)
Posted By GulfportDoc
She was a beautiful woman, and a great monarch. ...

She was a beautiful woman, and a great monarch. The world will seem different without her.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 weeks ago
Replies: 2
The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith
Posted By GulfportDoc
The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith

This is a compelling 4 part docuseries available on Amazon Prime. The 1974 case is full of twists and turns, which cause the viewer to change their mind several times during the unfolding of the...
Replies: 3,812
Things that annoy you...
Posted By GulfportDoc
Yeah, the sports bikes and bikers are the ones...

Yeah, the sports bikes and bikers are the ones that bug me. The riders all have a death wish, and seemingly aren't happy unless they're accelerating and winding the engine up as high and as fast as...
Forum: Movie Reviews 09-01-22
Replies: 57
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Posted By GulfportDoc
Here's my take on the film: Top Gun:...

Here's my take on the film:

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

There was so much high praise for Top Gun: Maverick from the media, internet and word of mouth that it would have been difficult for a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-01-22
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
88697 Top Gun: Maverick (2022) There...

88697
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

There was so much high praise for Top Gun: Maverick from the media, internet and word of mouth that it would have been difficult for a personís eventual viewing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-30-22
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
I loved his Shoot the Piano Player (1960). In...

I loved his Shoot the Piano Player (1960). In fact it's my favorite of his films. The offbeat humor was innovative and unique at the time, and the story was very alluring and touching.
Replies: 13
Why do we only care about TV shows from the 90s-present nowadays?
Posted By GulfportDoc
If you like jazz you would like the Peter Gunn...

If you like jazz you would like the Peter Gunn series (1958-61). The show featured the first detective created for television, and it was far and away the hippest show on TV. All shows in those...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-29-22
Replies: 30
Favorite Musicals
Posted By GulfportDoc
I believe Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)...

I believe Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) to be one of the greatest musicals ever made. The dance routines (by Michael Kidd) alone were astonishing, athletic, and innovative. It won the...
Replies: 7
Severance (TV series)
Posted By GulfportDoc
Finished up season 1 last night, which ended in a...

Finished up season 1 last night, which ended in a bit of a cliff hanger. It jarred me a little at first, but looking back it was a perfect way to segue in to season 2. Too bad we have to wait until...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-27-22
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
I pretty much agree with your impression. Here's...

I pretty much agree with your impression. Here's my commentary on the flick:

We watched The Gray Man awhile back, and I pretty much agree with your rating as an average. It's...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-26-22
Replies: 73,985
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By GulfportDoc
Good points, very nice review. Here is a little...

Good points, very nice review. Here is a little commentary on the film by me:


The Big Combo (1955)

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy), and with an impressive if...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 08-26-22
Replies: 9
Lars von Trier was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Posted By GulfportDoc
Hopefully he has one of the milder forms, which...

Hopefully he has one of the milder forms, which are very treatable with medications and other methods.
Replies: 24
What do you do for a living?
Posted By GulfportDoc
I agree with you. There are tons of trades that...

I agree with you. There are tons of trades that need employees, and pay very well. High school grads should not be encouraged to go to college unless it's for a specific profession, like medicine,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-26-22
Replies: 32,516
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By GulfportDoc
Yeah, I think Gringo was the better film of the...

Yeah, I think Gringo was the better film of the two, although "Running" kept one glued to the screen as well.

The two reasons I don't think he committed suicide are that, 1. The Spanish...