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Brokeback Mountain: Our Community's Common Bond => The Lighter Side => Topic started by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 04:08:49 pm

Title: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 04:08:49 pm
Announcing a New ABCs Game: ABCs at the Movies!

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of life, we forget that what brought us together was a story and a movie. In the spirit of celebration, this new ABCs game has been created and I hope that many Bettermostians will participate! The more the merrier I always say.

The rules are pretty straightforward:

1) It follows the pattern of the other ABC games: go through the alphabet in order. What will be posted in this game will be movie names. In case that's not clear, here's an example: "B" is Brokeback Mountain.

2) Each round is a year. We'll start in 2007 and work backwards so the first round of the game will be Round 2007. In that round, every movie posted must have come out in 2007. The second round will be 2006 and each movie in that round must be from 2006...and so on. Each round will be 26 movies from that particular year. Let's see how far in history back we can get!

NOTE: Since it is only 26 movies per year, let's try to stick to theatrical releases (no made for TV movies). I realize we may have to get a little bit obscure for letters like X and Q but I think there are enough movies out there that we can come up with titles that people have, by and large, heard of. I would also prefer to not use obvious porn titles such as  "A$$ Fanatics" and the like.

3) To play, in the subject line post the letter and movie name, ie: "B" is Brokeback Mountain. In the message box, post something about the movie. It could be a picture, a piece of trivia, an interesting fact, a quote, box office stats, awards, or even a personal experience or comment. The sky's the limit is my take on this!

4) IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) will be the final source for verifying dates and any facts or other information that might be in dispute.

5) "The," "A" and "An" and their foreign equivalents -- e.g., "Un," "Les," "Los," "Il," and "Das" -- don't count. So, for example, "The Apartment" could be posted as "Apartment, The" and count as an A. Likewise, "A Night to Remember" could count as a N.

6) English language titles will be preferred UNLESS a movie has a foreign language title and country listed on IMDb. For example, "Lust, Caution" is listed as "Se, jie" on IMDb so the latter would be acceptable as a "S" entry. However, if someone played it as "L" (which I would allow, since it is also listed that way on IMDb) then it would be ineligible as the "S" entry. "Il Postino" (The Postman) is another example that comes to mind and could be played as an "I" entry with its Italian title. In that case, it couldn't be played as a "P" in English.

NOTE:  Effective 9/11/08, the foreign equivalents of the words "The," "A," and "An" -- words like "Das," "Un," "Il," "Les," etc. -- are handled the same way as "The," "A," and "An."  In other words, they no longer count.  (See Rule 5.)  "Il Postino" is now a "P" title, not an "I" title as indicated above.

7) One you have played a letter, two additional letters must be played before you can take another turn. For example, if you played an A, you'd have to wait until D to play again. It is permissible to "hold a space" by posting a letter while you dash off to find the perfect piece of trivia for the perfect movie you have in mind. This is helpful if the game is moving really fast.

8) Of course, we reserve the right to add or modify the rules as circumstances might require, once the game gets going. I've tried to think of everything but there is no guarantee I have!

9) Wildcard X Rule (added in Round 1983): Since people have gotten tired of "the obligatory Chinese Movie" being played for X, I have come up with a variation....For the letter X, any movie (from the current year) can be played. So, if you missed your chance to play your favorite movie for letter "whatever"....here's your chance. In other words, X is a wildcard. There will also be a suspension of the "two turns" rule. Anyone can play a wildcard X, even if they played V or W. Just remember....the wildcard movie MUST come from the year (round) we are currently playing.

10) Wildcard Q and Z Rule (added on 9/11/08):  Since unplayed Q and Z movies are becomingly increasingly difficult to find, these letters are now wildcards, but the movies played must fit the theme of the round being played.  There is no suspension of the "two turns" rule with regard to Q and Z, only with X.


Please feel free to PM me with any questions or comments!

Leslie (MaineWriter)
Game Mistress with the support of

Sandy and Fran
ABCs Moderators


Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2007 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 04:10:49 pm
And shall we begin?

Round


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Title: "A" is Are We Done Yet?
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 04:19:17 pm
==personal comment==

They showed this movie on the plane as I traveled to Las Vegas this summer. It was dreadful without headphones; I can't imagine what it would have been like to hear the actual dialog! My prediction: this will show up on many critics Ten Worst Movies of the year list come December.


==aside==

I went first, mostly to give an example to everyone!
Title: "B" is Brave One, The
Post by: Fran on October 10, 2007, 04:24:15 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/The20BRAVE20ONEpreview.jpg)
Title: "C" is Control
Post by: memento on October 10, 2007, 04:40:48 pm
(http://www.2snaps.tv/files/images/control_movie_poster.preview.jpg)

A profile of Ian Curtis (Riley), the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Title: "D" is Devil Came on Horseback, The
Post by: southendmd on October 10, 2007, 04:43:33 pm
(http://upload.moldova.org/movie/movies/d/devil_came_on_horseback_the/thumbnails/tn2_devil_came_on_horseback_the.jpg)
Title: "E" is Eastern Promises
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 04:55:28 pm
==comment==

Eastern Promises is currently playing and getting rave reviews (89% on Rotten Tomatoes) but I personally, have no desire to see it.  :(
Title: "F" is Fracture
Post by: memento on October 10, 2007, 05:31:42 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/FracturePoster1.jpg/425px-FracturePoster1.jpg)
Title: "G" is Grindhouse
Post by: Fran on October 10, 2007, 06:08:50 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/medium_grindhouse_posters.jpg)

A Rodriguez/Tarantino Double Feature
Title: "H" is Heartbreak Kid, The
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on October 10, 2007, 06:21:20 pm


        Heartbreak Kid.....Ben Stiller Jerry Stiller. 

        Guy with committment issues finds a girl he likes...       Humor.. of course.  Its Ben Stiller.
Title: Re: "E" is Eastern Promises
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on October 10, 2007, 06:34:07 pm
==comment==

Eastern Promises is currently playing and getting rave reviews (89% on Rotten Tomatoes) but I personally, have no desire to see it.  :(


    That is a simply awsome movie. 
Title: "I" is Invasion, The
Post by: moremojo on October 10, 2007, 06:40:51 pm
==comment==

This was an intelligent and suspenseful remake of the 1956 science fiction classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Title: "J" is Jane Austen Book Club, The
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 06:45:01 pm
==comment==

Not to be confused with Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway

==aside==

mojo and janice...welcome to the inaugural round of this new game! I hope you'll continue to play!
Title: "K" is Khadak (The Color of Water)
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on October 10, 2007, 08:21:58 pm


         Khadak (The Color of Water)

               Belgian documentarian Peter Brosnans and American Director Jessica Woodworth
        colloborated on this unusual story.  A simple man who learns that the fates have something
        unusual planned for him...      four stars...
Title: "L" is The Lookout
Post by: memento on October 10, 2007, 09:26:19 pm
(http://urbanpollution.com/images/works/3035.jpg)
Title: "M" is Meet the Robinsons
Post by: MaineWriter on October 10, 2007, 09:39:00 pm
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Title: "N" is Number 23, The
Post by: Fran on October 10, 2007, 10:49:34 pm
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A number is just a number.  Or is it?
Title: "O" is Ocean's Thirteen
Post by: Lynne on October 11, 2007, 01:29:43 am
I liked Ellen Barkin best in The Big Easy.

=aside=Great idea for a game, Leslie!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2007 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: belbbmfan on October 11, 2007, 01:34:52 am
==aside==  Dang Lynne, you beat me to it!  :laugh:
Title: 'P' is Pirates of the Carribbean At World's End
Post by: belbbmfan on October 11, 2007, 01:37:26 am
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Title: ==ASIDE==
Post by: Lynne on October 11, 2007, 01:39:29 am
==aside==  Dang Lynne, you beat me to it!  :laugh:

==aside==Sorry, but yours is better!! :-*
Title: "Q" is Quench
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 06:17:28 am
==comment==

Described as "a modern Gothic tragedy," this film is due to be released on October 31, 2007. Something tells me it won't be playing in Maine!

==aside==

Thanks for the compliment, Lynne! Welcoming to you and Fabienne to the inaugural round of the game!
Title: "R" is Ratatouille
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 06:50:06 am
Ratatouille

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/ratatouille_3.jpg)
Title: 'S' is Shrek 3
Post by: belbbmfan on October 11, 2007, 06:54:04 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/th-S3007.jpg)
Title: "T" is Teeth
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 07:09:16 am
==comment==

An indie film that won a jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival; it hasn't been released commercially yet.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/teeth.jpg)

==aside==

Natali, welcome!
Title: "U" is Der Unbequeme
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 07:59:55 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/DerUnbequeme2006.jpg)

A documentary about the award winning German author Günter Grass who is best known for his novel The Tin Drum :)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0992984/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0992984/)
Title: "V" is Vacancy
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 09:48:15 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/vacancyposter.jpg)

How can you escape... if they see everything?
Title: "W" is Waitress
Post by: moremojo on October 11, 2007, 10:11:40 am
==comment==

Director Adrienne Shelly was tragically murdered before this critically praised film was released.
Title: "X" is X-Day
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 10:19:44 am
==synopsis==

According to IMDb, "A comic miscommunication at a greeting card company leads to the creation of a new holiday."

==aside==

Obscure movies are acceptable for X!

And Anke, welcome!
Title: "Y" is Yella
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 10:20:56 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Yella2007.jpg)

For her portrayal of the mysterious Yella, Nina Hoss won the Silver Bear at this year's Berlinale. :)
Title: "Z" is Zodiac
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 10:27:55 am
Zodiac

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/h_3_ill_911163_cannes-zodiac.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2006 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 10:34:17 am
That first round seemed to be a success!

Let's go again with Round


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Remember everyone: movies from the Year 2006 this time...
Title: "A" is American Dreamz
Post by: moremojo on October 11, 2007, 11:02:21 am
==comment==

A cynical but well-made and effective look at the absurdities of contemporary American popular culture.
Title: "B" is Babel
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 11:07:31 am
==award==

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score went to Gustavo Santaolalla

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Title: "C" is Candy
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 11:21:19 am
Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish play two junkies in love.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/ledger-candy-001-story.jpg)
Title: "D" is "Date Movie"
Post by: louisev on October 11, 2007, 11:54:24 am
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/twentieth_century_fox/date_movie/datemovie_bigearlyposter.jpg)

Widely discussed over at Rottentomatoes.com as "Worst of 2006" with a whopping Tomatometer reading of 8%!  As for synopsis: it's a DATE MOVIE.
Title: "E" is Eragon
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 11:59:52 am
==comment==

My children loved the book and were so disappointed in the movie. They weren't the only ones!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/eragon_ver4.jpg)

==aside==

Welcome to the game, Louise!
Title: "F" is For Your Consideration
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 12:07:36 pm
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Title: "G" is Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties
Post by: southendmd on October 11, 2007, 12:18:08 pm
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1156572/photo_18.jpg)
Title: 'H' is Happy Feet
Post by: belbbmfan on October 11, 2007, 12:42:03 pm
Happy Feet

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Title: "I" is Idlewild
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 12:54:51 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Idlewild2006.jpg)
Title: "J" is John Tucker Must Die
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 01:02:23 pm
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Title: "K" is Keeping Up with the Steins
Post by: southendmd on October 11, 2007, 01:10:26 pm
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P4M5AZHCL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: "L" is Little Children
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 01:26:09 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/poster1.jpg)
Title: "M" is Marie Antoinette
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 01:40:45 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/MarieAntoinette2006.jpg)
Title: "N" is Night at the Museum
Post by: southendmd on October 11, 2007, 01:45:30 pm
(http://www.beconfused.com/images/2006/12/Night-at-the-Museum.jpg)

There's that little BBM reference when Jedediah the cowboy says to Octavius, "I ain't quittin' you."

Title: "O" is Open Season
Post by: moremojo on October 11, 2007, 01:53:06 pm
==comment==

This animated feature is graced with the vocal talents of distinguished actor Gary Sinise.
Title: "P ia Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 01:56:33 pm
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Title: "Q" is Queen, The
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 01:56:45 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/queen_ver2.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rocky Balboa
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 02:02:52 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/rocky_balboa_ver2.jpg)
Title: "S" is Salvador
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 02:03:05 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Salvador.jpg)
Title: "T" is "Transformers"
Post by: louisev on October 11, 2007, 02:21:27 pm
one of the more blockbustery of 2006's offerings

(http://us.i1.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/flickr/05/34/000493880534.jpg?x=660&y=660&sig=cKpCcq.NYPdKYrZdE35SZw--)
Title: "U" is United 93
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 02:23:13 pm
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Title: "V" is Volver
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 02:23:52 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Volver2006.jpg)
Title: "W" is Why We Fight
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 02:24:50 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/poster.jpg)
Title: "X" is X-Men: The Last Stand
Post by: southendmd on October 11, 2007, 02:26:47 pm
(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/060518/125811__Hugh_l.jpg)
Title: "Y" is You, Me and Dupree
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 02:37:35 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/you_me_and_dupree.jpg)

==aside==

Paul, congratulations on 3000 posts!
Title: "Z" is Zoom
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 03:04:47 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Zoom.jpg)

I don't know if this film was any good, but Kate Mara was in it!  :)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Zoom2.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2005 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 03:09:09 pm
Man Alive! It's Time for Round 2005!

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Title: "A" is Adam and Steve
Post by: southendmd on October 11, 2007, 03:12:08 pm
(http://www.planetout.com/images/entertainment/news/adamandsteve250.jpg)

=aside= Leslie
3000 thanks!
Title: "B" is Brokeback Mountain
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 03:20:12 pm
==comment==

I am going to do something a little different here. (Hey, I am the game mistress, I get to make up the rules!)

For the next 30 minutes, people can post whatever they want about Brokeback Mountain. Then at 3:50 EDT, the game will resume with a "C" movie. Anyone can post at that time. We won't count these Brokeback tributes as turns.

Leslie
Title: "B" is Brokeback Mountain
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 03:20:23 pm
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Title: "B" is Brokeback Mountain
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 03:21:27 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/l15_jpg.jpg)
Title: "B" is Brokeback Mountain
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 03:26:37 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/ad-final.jpg)
Title: "B" is Brokeback Mountain
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 03:39:38 pm
So we can post what we want, huh? In honour of the occasion I felt free to dig up some of the old...
** Commercial Breaks ** Commercial Breaks ** Commercial Breaks ** Commercial Breaks ** 
 
...I created for the Performance Thread last year... ;D

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Title: Ding Ding Ding! And now, back to our regularly scheduled game!
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 03:51:18 pm
Anke, thanks for the commercial breaks! Natali, thanks for the great picture, an all time favorite.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled game!

Title: "C" is Capote
Post by: LazyLJack on October 11, 2007, 03:52:50 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/poster1-1.jpg)

==aside==

Hey! You didn't think I would let anyone play that other "C" movie, didja?

Jack
Title: "D" is Derailed
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 04:05:08 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Derailed.jpg)
Title: "E" is Eyes of Van Gogh, The
Post by: moremojo on October 11, 2007, 04:31:03 pm
==comment==

This 2005 cinematic exploration into the life of Vincent van Gogh is a film I'm just now learning about:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0460789/
Title: "F" is Four Brothers
Post by: Lumičre on October 11, 2007, 05:03:47 pm

(http://z.about.com/d/movies/1/0/4/C/7/fourbrothersposter.jpg)
Title: "G" is Good Night and, Good Luck
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 05:10:21 pm
==comment==

Another nominee for Best Picture

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/good_night_and_good_luck.jpg)

==aside==Milli

Welcome to the game!
Title: "H" is Hustle and Flow
Post by: memento on October 11, 2007, 05:42:19 pm
(http://stores.homestead.com/unitedindependentmedia/catalog/Hustle-and-Flow-DVD.jpg)

=comment=
Won Oscar for the song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
Title: "I" is Interpreter, The
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 06:04:08 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/interpreter.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jarhead
Post by: opinionista on October 11, 2007, 06:14:18 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/jarhead10.jpg)
Title: "K" is King Kong
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 06:19:06 pm
==comment==

2005 remake of the classic 1933 film; Peter Jackson directed a cast of stars who have become more well known since then, including Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/kong.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lords of Dogtown
Post by: Lumičre on October 11, 2007, 06:53:48 pm


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000ALM4AI.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


==aside==
Thanks for the welcome, Leslie!
Title: "M" is Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Post by: Fran on October 11, 2007, 06:54:59 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/smith.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nanny McPhee
Post by: MaineWriter on October 11, 2007, 07:18:29 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/nanny_mcphee.jpg)
Title: "O" is Oliver Twist
Post by: memento on October 11, 2007, 09:01:59 pm
(http://image.allmusic.com/13/adg/cov200/drt700/t710/t71039l9c3l.jpg)
Title: Re: "P" is The Pacifier
Post by: dot-matrix on October 11, 2007, 10:53:39 pm
The Pacifier

Vin Deisel, Lauren Graham,
Directed by Adam Shankman

Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolf (Diesel) is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4104/pf1238474thepacifierposuj0.jpg)

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Title: "Q" is Queens
Post by: Pipedream on October 11, 2007, 11:14:15 pm
Aka Reinas, Spain 2005

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Queens2005.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rent
Post by: Lumičre on October 12, 2007, 12:18:28 am
(http://www.hollywood-arts.org/oneadmin/_files/Image/poster_rent.jpg)
Title: "S" is Syriana
Post by: Fran on October 12, 2007, 12:39:22 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/syriana2005.jpg)
Title: "T" is Thank you for Smoking
Post by: Pipedream on October 12, 2007, 12:59:44 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/ThankyouforSmoking2005.jpg)
Title: 'U' is Upside of Anger, the
Post by: belbbmfan on October 12, 2007, 02:14:50 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/26297.jpg)
Title: "V" is Valiant
Post by: Ellemeno on October 12, 2007, 02:38:29 am
The animated comedy tells the story of a lowly wood pigeon named Valiant, who overcomes his small size to become a hero in Great Britain's Royal Air Force Homing Pigeon Service during World War II.

Great cast:

Ewan McGregor    ...   Valiant (voice)
   
Ricky Gervais    ...   Bugsy (voice)

Tim Curry    ...   Von Talon (voice)

Jim Broadbent    ...   Sergeant (voice)

Hugh Laurie    ...   Gutsy (voice)

John Cleese    ...   Mercury (voice)

John Hurt    ...   Felix (voice)
Title: "W" is Walk the Line
Post by: dot-matrix on October 12, 2007, 03:18:15 am
Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon
Directed by James Mangold

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/beefcake/Beefcake%202/walk_the_line.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xiang ri kui
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 06:51:52 am
==comment==

The English title for this Chinese film is "Sunflower." It was shown at the Toronto Film Festival.

==aside==

Dot-matrix and Ellemeno, welcome to the game!

Title: "Y" is You're Gonna Miss Me
Post by: Pipedream on October 12, 2007, 08:15:02 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Youregonnamissme2005-1.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zathura: A Space Adventure
Post by: memento on October 12, 2007, 09:57:21 am
(http://image.allmusic.com/13/adg/cov200/drt700/t732/t73294iess2.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2004 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 10:10:21 am
Round 2004...let's go for more!

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Title: "A" is Alfie
Post by: opinionista on October 12, 2007, 10:27:29 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/p-alfie.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 10:30:59 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/bridget_jones_the_edge_of_reason_ve.jpg)
Title: 'C' is Coffee and Cigarettes
Post by: belbbmfan on October 12, 2007, 10:34:02 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/film_imagephp.jpg)
Title: "D" is The Day After Tomorrow
Post by: memento on October 12, 2007, 10:42:04 am
(http://www.cinecon.com/bigstory/jakegyllenhaalint_435.jpg)
Title: "E" is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Post by: opinionista on October 12, 2007, 10:47:29 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mi.jpg)
Title: "F" is First Daughter
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 10:49:36 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/B0006GAOCW01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "G" is Garden State
Post by: dot-matrix on October 12, 2007, 11:28:50 am
Garden State

Natalie Portman, Zach Braniff, Peter Sarsgaard. Ian Holm
Written and Directed by Zach Braff

(http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/5739/942256gardenstatepostervy9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "H" is Home at the End of the World, A
Post by: southendmd on October 12, 2007, 11:35:59 am
(http://theband.hiof.no/band_pictures/a_home_at_the_end_of_the_world.jpg)

This was a gorgeous film, based on Michael Cunningham's novel.
Title: "I" is I Heart Huckabees
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 11:40:11 am
==trivia==

Many theater managers mistakenly wrote the film's title on marquees and in showtime listings as "I Love Huckabees". This is most likely because on all promotional material and in the film itself the title is written with a heart symbol instead of the word "heart".


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/i_heart_huckabees.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jersey Girl
Post by: opinionista on October 12, 2007, 11:50:29 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/826741Jersey-Girl-Posters.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kinsey
Post by: southendmd on October 12, 2007, 11:54:51 am
(http://www.foxmovies.com.au/content/fox_films/343/images/kinsey.jpg)
Title: "L" is Ladder 49
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 11:58:07 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/51428.jpg)
Title: "M" is Meet the Fockers
Post by: moremojo on October 12, 2007, 12:00:55 pm
==comment==

I have yet to see this sequel to Meet the Parents, but note it featuring Barbra Streisand making a welcome return to the big screen.
Title: "N" is Notebook, The
Post by: opinionista on October 12, 2007, 12:02:38 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/notebook.jpg)
Title: "O" is Ocean's Twelve
Post by: southendmd on October 12, 2007, 12:04:56 pm
(http://www.biosstars.com/film/2004/o/oceans/0.jpg)

There was also a little-known documentary on the history of the martini called "Olive or Twist". :)
Title: "P" is Prince and Me, The
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 12:12:16 pm
==comment==

This was such a silly movie, but Julia Stiles was adorable and so was the Prince!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/prince_and_me.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quase Dois Irmăos
Post by: Pipedream on October 12, 2007, 12:25:52 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/logo_inlg.gif)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/QuaseDoisIrmos1.jpg)
Title: "R" is Raising Helen
Post by: dot-matrix on October 12, 2007, 02:58:03 pm
Raising Helen

Directed by Garry Marshall
Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, John Corbett,Helen Mirren

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2039/44quadraisinghelenpostelr4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: "S" is Sideways
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 02:59:21 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/1280x1024_cliff.jpg)
Title: "T" is The Terminal
Post by: memento on October 12, 2007, 03:01:39 pm
(http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2004/STUVWXYZ/Terminal,The/images/main-page.jpg)
Title: "U" is Undertow
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 12, 2007, 03:31:58 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/undertow.jpg)

The Munns, father John (Mulroney) and sons Chris (Bell) and Tim (Alan), recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel (Lucas), though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.

Stars Jamie Bell! He was also in one of my favourite movies! Can you name it?
Title: "V" is Van Helsing
Post by: MaineWriter on October 12, 2007, 03:36:31 pm
==comment==

Van Helsing star Hugh Jackman turns 39 today.


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/hugh_jackman_in_van_helsing.jpg)
Title: "W" is What the #$*! Do We Know?
Post by: Pipedream on October 12, 2007, 03:49:58 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/What.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xavier
Post by: dot-matrix on October 13, 2007, 05:57:19 am
Xavier
Directed by Yuri Alves

Xavier is plagued by a mind that haunts him with memories of his wife's horrible murder, and burdened by a heart that searches for a new life.

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4821/10fig6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Y" is Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 07:37:04 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/yu_gi_oh_ver1.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zen Noir
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 07:55:26 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/ZenNoir2004.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2003 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 08:00:03 am
Wooo-weee! Round 2003

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Title: "A" is "About a Boy"
Post by: louisev on October 13, 2007, 10:25:23 am
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/79/202479.jpg)
Title: "B" is Big Fish
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 10:27:18 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/big_fish.jpg)
Title: "C" is Calender Girls
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 10:35:44 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/CalenderGirls.jpg)
Title: "D" is Damn Right I'm A Cowboy
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 13, 2007, 11:03:36 am
This was a documentary out of Australia!

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0477608/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0477608/)
Title: "E" is Elf
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 11:14:42 am
==quote==

Buddy the Elf, "I am a cotton-headed ninnymoggins!"


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/elf.jpg)
Title: "F" is Finding Nemo
Post by: opinionista on October 13, 2007, 11:27:02 am

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/finding-nemo-all-characters-3700540.jpg)
Title: "G" is Good Bye Lenin!
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 11:28:13 am
This is one of my all time favourite movies!!  :)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/GoodByeLenin2003.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hulk
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 11:31:37 am
==comment==

Directed by Ang Lee, which is so surprising to me.


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Title: "I" is Identity
Post by: opinionista on October 13, 2007, 11:35:49 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/identity_2003_2.jpg)
Title: "J" is Johnny English
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 01:56:20 pm
Definitely not a must see from 2003...  :P

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/JohnnyEnglish2003.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kangaroo Jack
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 02:00:15 pm
==comment==

Not one of the more illustrious films to come out in 2003...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/B00008YRU001_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lost In Translation
Post by: opinionista on October 13, 2007, 02:19:37 pm
I totally loved this movie!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Bill_Murra_m794923.jpg)
Title: "M" is A Mighty Wind
Post by: memento on October 13, 2007, 02:43:14 pm
(http://www.audio-ideas.com/reviews/dvd/graphics/mightywind.jpg)
Title: "N" is Noviembre
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 03:28:16 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Noviembre2003.jpg)
Title: "O" is Order, The
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 03:44:42 pm
==starring==

Heath Ledger

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/OrderTheRegular-HeathLedgerThe-Orde.jpg)
Title: "P" is Peter Pan
Post by: dot-matrix on October 13, 2007, 04:50:32 pm
Peter Pan
Director: P.J. Hogan
Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter, Lynn Redgrave

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8929/petergl8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Q" is Quigley
Post by: opinionista on October 13, 2007, 06:48:54 pm
A movie about some kind of angel dog that got really bad reviews, according to IMDb.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0350022/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0350022/)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/QUIGLEY.jpg)
Title: "R" is Radio
Post by: MaineWriter on October 13, 2007, 10:27:17 pm
==comment==

It sounds like this is either a you love it or you hate it type movie....I didn't see it.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/radio_verdvd.jpg)
Title: "S" is S.W.A.T.
Post by: Pipedream on October 13, 2007, 10:41:37 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/SWAT2003.jpg)
Title: "T" is Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Post by: dot-matrix on October 13, 2007, 11:27:37 pm
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Director:Jonathan Mostow

Written by: James Cameron   (characters) & 
Gale Anne Hurd   (characters)

 
John D. Brancato   (story) (as John Brancato) & 
Michael Ferris   (story) and 
Tedi Sarafian   (story)

 
John D. Brancato   (screenplay) (as John Brancato) & 
Michael Ferris   (screenplay)

Starring:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl,  Claire Danes

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1117/terminator3400dl2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is United States of Leland, The
Post by: opinionista on October 14, 2007, 06:05:38 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200818_1020_A.jpg)
Title: "V" is View From The Top
Post by: MaineWriter on October 14, 2007, 07:46:00 am
==comment==

According to IMDb: This film wrapped filming in 2001, and was originally scheduled for a Christmas 2001 release, then after initial tests, an April 2002 release. However, after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, the studio felt it was not appropriate to release a comedy which made light of airline flight crews. After another year in the can, and another round of edits which cut out cameo appearances by Robert Stack and Regis Philbin, the film was finally released in summer 2003. It promptly flopped and disappeared.

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Title: "W" is Wake
Post by: memento on October 14, 2007, 11:14:58 am
(http://www.grapeflix.com/USER_IMAGES/USER_577/Category_317/WAKE_DVD.JPG)
Title: "X" Is X2 - X-Men United
Post by: dot-matrix on October 14, 2007, 11:29:33 am
X2 - X-Men United

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1274/x2dvdvm7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: 'Y' is Young Adam
Post by: belbbmfan on October 14, 2007, 11:41:48 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/youngadampic1.gif)
Title: "Z" is Zero Day
Post by: MaineWriter on October 14, 2007, 12:09:53 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/ZDposter.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2002 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 14, 2007, 12:12:21 pm
There's More To Do
in Round 2002!


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Title: "A" is Ash Wednesday
Post by: Pipedream on October 14, 2007, 12:32:57 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/AshWednesday2002.jpg)
Title: 'B' is Bloody Sunday
Post by: belbbmfan on October 14, 2007, 12:59:43 pm
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/5703.jpg)
Title: "C" is Catch Me If You Can
Post by: dot-matrix on October 14, 2007, 01:07:02 pm
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4585/catchmeifyoucanve2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "D" is Derrida
Post by: Pipedream on October 14, 2007, 01:51:13 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Derrida2002.jpg)
Title: "E" is Eight Crazy Nights
Post by: opinionista on October 14, 2007, 02:14:23 pm
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Title: ABCs at the Movies: Comment
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on October 14, 2007, 03:01:13 pm
(http://www.grapeflix.com/USER_IMAGES/USER_577/Category_317/WAKE_DVD.JPG)

        Oh my gosh I love Gale Harrold.. I will have to get this one for sure..
Title: "F" is Friday After Next
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 14, 2007, 03:09:44 pm
"F" is for Friday After Next. No I have never heard of it either.
Title: ABCs at the Movies: Comment
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 14, 2007, 04:01:06 pm
==comment==

Directed by Ang Lee, which is so surprising to me.


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/hulk_verdvd.jpg)

Here is a link to a recent article in Time that did a good job of explaining how Ang Lee's movie Hulk fits in with the rest of his oeuvre:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1668225,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1668225,00.html)

Title: "G" is Ghost Ship
Post by: opinionista on October 14, 2007, 04:25:19 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/ghostship.jpg)

Title: "H" is The Hours
Post by: memento on October 14, 2007, 04:35:43 pm
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/the_hours/_group_photos/meryl_streep100.jpg)
Title: "I" is Insomnia
Post by: MaineWriter on October 14, 2007, 04:59:15 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/insomnia.jpg)
Title: "J" is John Q
Post by: dot-matrix on October 14, 2007, 06:14:04 pm
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7664/johnqfu1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "K" is for K-19: The Widowmaker
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 14, 2007, 08:04:08 pm
"K" is for K-19: The Widowmaker
Title: "L" is Life or Something Like It
Post by: Fran on October 14, 2007, 10:30:52 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/life_or_something_like_it.jpg)
Title: "M" is "Men in Black II"
Post by: louisev on October 14, 2007, 10:37:42 pm
another sequel that bombed!

(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1114604/photo_20.jpg)
Title: "N" is New Best Friend
Post by: Meryl on October 15, 2007, 12:24:41 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/New_best_friend.jpg)

New Best Friend is a low-budget movie that was released on April 12, 2002, based on a story by author James Edwards.
Title: "O" is Oasis
Post by: Pipedream on October 15, 2007, 03:00:56 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Oasis2002.jpg)
Title: "P" is Panic Room
Post by: dot-matrix on October 15, 2007, 03:09:37 am
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/panic_room.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Queen of the Damned
Post by: opinionista on October 15, 2007, 05:33:45 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/039_queen_of_the_damned_doublesided.jpg)
Title: "R" is The Rookie
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 05:46:37 am
==comment==

starring Dennis Quaid and based on a true story

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Title: "S" is Sum of all Fears, The
Post by: Pipedream on October 15, 2007, 06:57:11 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/SumofallFears2002.jpg)
Title: "T" is Talk to Her
Post by: Meryl on October 15, 2007, 11:46:02 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Talk_to_Her.jpg)

The English promotional poster for the 2002 Spanish movie, Hable con ella.

A great movie, from Pedro Almodovar.
Title: "U" is Undercover Brother
Post by: Lumičre on October 15, 2007, 12:36:14 pm
(http://www.postersnthings.com/posters/undercover_brother.jpg)
Title: "W" is Windtalkers
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 12:42:52 pm
==comment==

Another movie whose opening was delayed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/windtalkers_verdvd.jpg)
Title: 'X' is XXX (triple X)
Post by: belbbmfan on October 15, 2007, 01:11:49 pm
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/getimgphp.jpg)
Title: "V" is Vampire Clan
Post by: Fran on October 15, 2007, 01:28:14 pm
Here's the missing "V" movie:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/98955657_small.jpg)


Next is "Y".
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Resume with Y
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 01:37:27 pm
Thanks, Fran for noticing the missing V! We can resume the game with Y and Z to finish up this round, then get going on 2001.

Leslie
Game Mistress
Title: "Y" is The Year that Trembled
Post by: opinionista on October 15, 2007, 02:32:23 pm
The Year that Trembled. A movie about the war in Vietnam I haven't seen.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/scottlax-340-Ttyt2.jpg)

Title: "Z" is Zig Zag
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 03:02:22 pm
==comment==

Another movie I am not familiar with; it has a 44% rating at rottentomatoes.com

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/194816.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2001 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 03:04:01 pm
The fun has just begun
In Round 2001!


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Title: "A" is A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Post by: Fran on October 15, 2007, 03:15:20 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/ai_artificial_intelligence.jpg)
Title: "B" is A Beautiful Mind
Post by: opinionista on October 15, 2007, 03:37:05 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/BeautifulM.jpg)
Title: "C" is Chelsea Walls
Post by: dot-matrix on October 15, 2007, 04:10:22 pm
Directed by Ethan Hawke

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/chelsea_walls.jpg)
Title: "D" is The Deep End
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 04:16:15 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/7892-large.jpg)
Title: "E" is Enemy at the Gates
Post by: opinionista on October 15, 2007, 04:30:52 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/862240Enemy-at-the-Gates-Posters.jpg)
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: moremojo on October 15, 2007, 05:09:25 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/ai_artificial_intelligence.jpg)
==aside==Thank you so much for playing this one, Fran; I was so hoping someone would. This is one of the true cinematic masterpieces of the admittedly young twenty-first century.
Title: "F" is Fluffer, The
Post by: moremojo on October 15, 2007, 05:16:18 pm
==comment==

Reactions were decidedly mixed towards this fictional comedy-drama about a gay man employed to keep the straight porn actor of his affections in a steady state of arousal while on set.
Title: "G" is Glitter
Post by: Pipedream on October 15, 2007, 05:31:14 pm
I haven't seen this movie, and I will avoid it at all costs...  ::)

The user comments on IMDB speak volumes:  :P
"As bad as they say, and then some", "If you feel that there is nobody on earth more pathetic than you, rent this movie and realise that there is...", "Worse than you've heard", "so bad it goes past good and comes back to bad again", "Mariah Carey cannot be excused from this wreckage....", "More Like "Litter"", "Hopeless", "There should be laws against things like this...", "Allow me to throw up, please...!!" etc. ...     

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Glitter2001.jpg)
Title: "H" is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 05:42:11 pm
==comment==

Number one movie of the year in 2001; introduced young Daniel Radcliffe to the world.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/harry-potter-1-1.jpg)
Title: "I" is In The Bedroom
Post by: memento on October 15, 2007, 05:58:54 pm
(http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/images/RikBooth/In%20the%20Bedroom%20%5BR2%5D.JPG)
Title: "J" is Joe Dirt
Post by: dot-matrix on October 15, 2007, 08:26:41 pm
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9060/joedirtuo3.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kissing Jessica Stein
Post by: MaineWriter on October 15, 2007, 08:32:47 pm
==comment==

I debated long and hard about posting "A Knight's Tale" with Heath Ledger but this was such a sweet movie and I liked it so much more...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/04.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/kissing20jessica20stein.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Post by: Meryl on October 15, 2007, 09:03:13 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/legendary.jpg)

Released on December 19, 2001, the film was highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike, especially as many of the latter judged it to be sufficiently faithful to the original story. It was a box office success, earning over $871 million worldwide, and the second highest grossing film of 2001 in the U.S. and worldwide (behind only Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) which made it the 5th highest grossing film ever at the time. Today it is the 14th highest grossing worldwide film of all time. It won five BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Director. The Special Extended DVD Edition was released on November 12, 2002. In 2007, The Fellowship of the Ring was voted number 50 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American films.
Title: "M" is "Matrix Revisited"
Post by: louisev on October 15, 2007, 11:15:07 pm
a documentary on "The Matrix"

(http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/0/6370-large.jpg)

Title: "N" is "Not Another Teen Movie"
Post by: Lynne on October 16, 2007, 12:02:12 am
Sorry...best I could do...2001 must have been a bad year for 'N' movies... ::)
Title: "O" is Others, The
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 12:17:03 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/others_ver1.jpg)
Title: "P" is Planet of the Apes
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 12:51:48 am
==comment==
I seem to get here just in time for the letter P lately  ::)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5472/apes2cn8.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Queenie in Love
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 01:50:07 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/QueenieinLove2001.jpg)
Title: 'R' is Royal Tenenbaums
Post by: belbbmfan on October 16, 2007, 02:41:30 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/9121.jpg)
Title: "S" is "Shrek"
Post by: Lynne on October 16, 2007, 02:56:33 am
Loved it!!!
Title: "T" is The Tailor of Panama
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 03:35:38 am
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6663/tpposterug4.jpg)
Title: "U" is Under the Moonlight
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 03:40:31 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/UndertheMoonlight2001.jpg)
Title: "V" is Valentine
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 04:50:06 am
I thought this was a romantic movie, but is actually an horror movie.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/valentine1.jpg)
Title: "W" is Waking Life
Post by: Ellemeno on October 16, 2007, 05:43:25 am
(http://www.its.caltech.edu/~ifilm/IMG-WakLife.jpg)
Title: "X" is "Xangô de Baker Street, O"
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 05:50:25 am
==comment==

Sherlock Holmes in Portugese! Joaquim de Almeida won a Portugese Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Title: "Y" is Y tu mama tambien
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 06:06:33 am
One of the best coming of age movies of all time!!!  :)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Ytumamatambien2001.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zoolander
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 06:37:57 am
Silly but funny movie about two dimwit male models played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/2006-12-14_19-16-46_film_zoolander.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 2000 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 06:42:51 am
Things are arousin'
in Round 2000!


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/22848755.jpg)
Title: "A" is Almost Famous
Post by: Ellemeno on October 16, 2007, 06:47:04 am
(http://www.availableimages.com/images/previews/Almost%20Famous%20(2000).jpg)
Title: "B" is Billy Elliot
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 07:30:02 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/BillyElliot.jpg)
Title: "C" is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 07:55:09 am
==comment==

Directed by Ang Lee

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/CrouchingTiger.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/tigerdragon1.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dr. T & the Women
Post by: Ellemeno on October 16, 2007, 07:56:38 am
I enjoyed this weird Robert Altman movie

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000055YVT.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "E" is Erin Brockovich
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 08:01:27 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/ErinBrockovich2000.jpg)
Title: "F" is "The Family Man"
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 08:04:58 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/family_man.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gladiator
Post by: Ellemeno on October 16, 2007, 08:08:02 am
(http://www.hans-zimmer.com/fr/mv/promo/gladiator2/gladiator.jpg)
Title: "H" is High Fidelity
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 08:41:46 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/high_fidelity.jpg)
Title: "I" is Isn't She Great
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 08:44:52 am
==comment==

A biography of Jacqueline Susann starring Bette Midler.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/bette_midler3.jpg)
Title: "J" is Judy Berlin
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 09:01:47 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/41395VGEAML_AA240_.jpg)  (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/judyberlin.jpg)

=comment=
Edie Falco of The Sopranos has the title role.
Title: "K" is Keeping the Faith
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 09:24:05 am
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BEB4SZMML._AA240_.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lucky Numbers
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 09:38:13 am
==comment==

Even though the poster says "witty and ingenious comedy," the reviewers didn't seem to agree.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/luckynumbersdvdcover.jpg)
Title: "M" is Men of Honor
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 09:43:08 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/MenofHonor2000.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nurse Betty
Post by: memento on October 16, 2007, 10:14:00 am
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/c/c2/Nurse_Betty_DVD_cover.jpg)
Title: "O" is O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 10:28:00 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/003_OBROTHERO-Brother-Where-Art-Tho.jpg)
Title: "P" is The Patriot
Post by: Meryl on October 16, 2007, 11:01:36 am

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/ThePatriot.jpg)

The only reason to see this movie...  ;D
Title: "Q" is Quills
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 11:05:39 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Quills2000.jpg)
Title: "R" is Requiem for a Dream
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 11:08:37 am
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51+8EGJUJ8L._AA240_.jpg)
Title: "S" is Saving Grace
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 11:10:59 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/4325-large.jpg)
Title: "T" is The Tao of Steve
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 11:24:24 am
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8061/taoofstevever2zk3.jpg)
Title: "U" is Unbreakable
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 11:31:51 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1802761041p.jpg)
Title: "V" is "Vertical Limit"
Post by: Lynne on October 16, 2007, 11:35:31 am
Chris O'Donnell
Title: "W" is Wonder Boys
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 11:38:15 am
(http://morningcup.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/wonder-boys-wallpaper-2-800.jpg)
Title: "X" is X-Men
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 11:39:10 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/xmen_ver2.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Yi yi
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 11:58:06 am
==comment==

in English, A One And A Two

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/yiyi_tit.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zen Tale, A
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 12:04:38 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/AZenTale2000.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1999 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 12:06:38 pm
For this round, let's all party
like it's 1999!


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/90s-16.jpg)
Title: "A" is American Beauty
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 12:15:14 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/american_beauty.jpg)
Title: "B" is Boys Don't Cry
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 12:16:24 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3b/Boys_Don't_Cry_movie.jpg)
Title: "C" is Cruel Intentions
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 12:31:14 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/196799Cruel-Intentions-Posters.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dogma
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 12:55:47 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Dogma1999.jpg)
Title: "E" is Eyes Wide Shut
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 12:56:15 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/EyesWideShut1.jpg)
Title: "F" is Forces of Nature
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 01:26:20 pm
(http://www.bullock.stopklatka.pl/forces1.jpg)

=comment=
I did not see this; included simply for the BBM reference. :)
Also, IMDb notes that Ben Affleck strips in a gay bar.
Title: "G" is The Green Mile
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 01:33:47 pm
==comment==

This was described as "the worst blockbuster movie poster of 1999."

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/green_mile_ver3.jpg)
Title: "H" is "The Haunting"
Post by: Scott6373 on October 16, 2007, 01:43:05 pm
The Haunting-Dreamworks
Title: "I" is Instinct
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 01:59:29 pm
Silly but well acted movie. At least Anthony Hopkins did a good job, as always.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Instinct01.jpg)
Title: "J" is for Jawbreaker
Post by: Scott6373 on October 16, 2007, 02:05:03 pm
Not one redeeming quality.  A Sony flop.

Title: "K" is Kennedy et moi
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 02:18:07 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1999_Kennedy_et_moi.jpg)
Title: "L" is Liberty Heights
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 02:33:03 pm
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9674/libertyheightsve0.jpg)
Title: "M" is for "Muppets From Space"
Post by: Scott6373 on October 16, 2007, 02:37:40 pm
Who wouldn't want to see Miss Piggy in a Star Trek uniform.
Title: "N" is Never Been Kissed
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 02:41:53 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/never_been_kissed.jpg)
Title: "O" is October Sky
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 03:27:35 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/October_Sky.jpg)
Title: "P" is for "Payback"
Post by: Scott6373 on October 16, 2007, 03:30:27 pm
What the heck, we all need a little action packed fun
Title: "Q" is Qian yan wan yu
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 03:33:48 pm
==comment==

The English title is Ordinary Heroes. This film won Best Picture at the Hong Kong Film Festival.

Title: "R" is Run Lola Run
Post by: Lumičre on October 16, 2007, 03:53:53 pm


(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/24/003_RUNLOLARRP~Run-Lola-Run-Posters.jpg)
Title: "S" is Sixth Sense, The
Post by: opinionista on October 16, 2007, 04:10:32 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/the_sixth_sense.jpg)
Title: "T" is Topsy-Turvy
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 04:13:28 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/topsyturvy3.jpg)
Title: "U" is Unlucky Cowboy, The
Post by: southendmd on October 16, 2007, 05:01:49 pm
Slim pickings for 1999 "U" films.  The other one was "Ugly Naked People".

Couldn't find a poster for either.
Title: "V" is Vampires of Sorority Row
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 05:48:45 pm
==Comment==
And now for a little campy horror flick, bordering on soft porn... fun ;)

(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/6519/51t7dmbq5plaa280tj7.jpg)
Title: "W" is Wild, Wild West
Post by: memento on October 16, 2007, 05:55:46 pm
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00001ZWTT.01.LZZZZZZZ.gif)
Title: "X" X-treme Teens
Post by: Pipedream on October 16, 2007, 06:03:00 pm
Aka title: The Boy With the X-Ray Eyes

No. I haven't seen this movie...  :P

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/X-tremeTeens1999.jpg)
Title: "Y" is The Young Girl and The Monsoon
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 07:22:19 pm
==comment==

No, I haven't seen it, but it gets a few good comments over on IMDb.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/003034_27.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zapatista
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 08:39:44 pm
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4687/b0009je6do01lzzzzzzzlv6.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1998 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 08:41:47 pm
I just can't wait...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/0511-0703-0714-5952.png)

for Round One-Nine-Nine-Eight!
Title: "A" is "The Avengers"
Post by: louisev on October 16, 2007, 09:38:42 pm

According to Rotten Tomatoes, this remake of the TV series bombed... BADLY.

(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/05/132805.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bulworth
Post by: MaineWriter on October 16, 2007, 10:02:37 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/bulworth_ver1.jpg)
Title: "C" is A Civil Action
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 10:17:46 pm
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3951/civilactionver2mm0.jpg)
Title: "D" is Doctor Dolittle
Post by: Ellemeno on October 16, 2007, 10:33:05 pm
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00005K262.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

I grew up reading all the Doctor Dolittle books and adored them, and IMO neither the Eddie Murphy version nor the Rex Harrison version come close to the quality of the books.

Leslie, this game is a GREAT idea and one of the best parts is knowing (even without looking it up) that an answer hasn't been played yet, because each year is different.
Title: "E" is Enemy of the State
Post by: Fran on October 16, 2007, 11:31:27 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/enemy_of_the_state.jpg)
Title: "F" is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Post by: dot-matrix on October 16, 2007, 11:49:43 pm
Directed by Terry Gilliam  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam based on a novel by Hunter S Thompson
Staring: Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maquire, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Mark Harmond, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, and Larraine Newman.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/Fear-and-Loathing-in-Las-Vegas-Post.jpg)
Title: "G" is God Said, 'Ha!'
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 01:43:49 am
One of the best things ever.  If you haven't seen it, I almost guarantee that the people on this thread would all love it.

(http://www.matchflick.com/flickimages/12857.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hundred Percent
Post by: Pipedream on October 17, 2007, 03:09:36 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/HundredPercent1998.jpg)
Title: "I" is Illuminata
Post by: dot-matrix on October 17, 2007, 05:28:05 am
A forgettable little film with a few good moments
Directed by John Turturro
Based on a play by Brandon Cole
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6024/turturroilluminataaf1.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jack Frost
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 06:05:47 am
==comment==

Not to be confused with the horrible horror movie of the same name that came out a year earlier, although according to critics, this one was pretty horrible, too.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2156m.jpg)

==aside to Clarissa and everyone else==

I am glad you are enjoying the game and yes, I had the same thought...no need to check the answers list! Everyone, as we get into the more obscure movies, please take a second to double check the year in IMDb. I have noticed there are discrepancies in years between IMDb, rottentomatoes.com, and boxofficemojo, and IMDb is the final source for verifying dates for the game. Thanks!
Title: "K" is Knock Off
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 06:29:11 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/104368Knock-Off-Posters.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lethal Weapon 4
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 06:35:29 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/postersmall.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mask of Zorro, The
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 06:47:38 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/mask_of_zorro_ver2.jpg)
Title: "N" is Newton Boys, The
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 06:55:35 am
 (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/24393-large.jpg)
Title: "O" is Out of Sight
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 07:10:04 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/out_of_sight_cover.jpg)
Title: "P" is The Parent Trap
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 07:13:16 am
==comment==

Lindsay Lohan in her cinematic debut was absolutely adorable; Dennis Quaid played her father which was fine with me. My daughter was 7 when this came out and we loved it!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/14210__twinlohan_l.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/parent_trap_ver2.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quest For Camelot
Post by: Toast on October 17, 2007, 08:12:49 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/38/Quest_for_Camelot-_Poster.jpg/200px-Quest_for_Camelot-_Poster.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rushmore
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 08:23:06 am
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/allposters/20/1800322020p.jpg)
Title: "S" is Shakespeare in Love
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 08:28:13 am
==comment==

The number one movie for the year was also a "S" movie (Saving Private Ryan) but I loved "Shakespeare in Love" and was not at all disappointed when it won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/sjff_03_img1078.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/four.jpg)

==aside==Toast

Welcome to the game!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1998 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: Scott6373 on October 17, 2007, 08:35:51 am
Why do people love that movie so much?  I've never seen it, primarily because I can't abide GP.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1998 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 08:57:01 am
Why do people love that movie so much?  I've never seen it, primarily because I can't abide GP.

I am assuming that is a rhetorical question. I am waiting on someone to post T, then U, because I have a fabulous V all lined up and ready to go!

With that, back to the game...

Title: "T" is Thin Red Line, The
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 08:59:27 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/thin_red_line.jpg)
Title: "U" is Ultraviolet
Post by: Pipedream on October 17, 2007, 09:15:36 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Ultraviolet1998.jpg)
Title: "V" is Velvet Goldmine
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 09:16:47 am
==comment==

Directed by Todd Haynes, with Ewan McGregor in an early role.

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Title: "W" is What Dreams May Come
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 09:24:53 am
W
Title: "X" is The X Files
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 09:32:21 am
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000ID1X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "Y" is You've Got Mail
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 09:35:43 am
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Title: "Z" is Zero Effect
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 09:56:13 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/196364Zero-Effect-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1997 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 09:58:43 am
Are we in heaven?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/heaven_can_wait_b.jpg)

No, just Round one-nine-nine-seven!
Title: "A" is Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 10:01:33 am
(http://www.sweb.cz/MVTRADE/COVERS/AUSTINCD.JPG)
Title: "B" is Bent
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 10:03:17 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/bent.jpg)
Title: "C" is Contact
Post by: memento on October 17, 2007, 10:16:59 am
(http://www.edwardtbabinski.us/skepticism/contact.jpg)
Title: "D" is Déjŕ Vu
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 10:28:51 am
(http://newshades.shadesofday.com/VMP/VMP/httpdocs/deja_vu.jpg)
Title: "E" is Excess Baggage
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 10:31:49 am
I still can't believe Benicio del Toro actually signed up to do this movie. I just hope the pay was worth it because the movie certainly wasn't. I didn't like it.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/1207-large.jpg)
Title: "F" is Face/Off
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 10:48:29 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/6319.jpg)
Title: "G" is Good Will Hunting
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 10:49:22 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/goodwillhunting.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hercules
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 10:49:31 am
(http://www.disneymania.ws/eng/images/carteles/hercules.jpg)
Title: "I" is Ice Storm, The
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 10:52:23 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/ice_storm.jpg)
Title: "J" is The Jackal
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 11:07:22 am
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Title: "K" is Kundun
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 11:07:59 am
(http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/Kundun%20poster.jpeg)
Title: "L" is Liar Liar
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 11:10:03 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/liar_liar_ver1.jpg)
Title: "M" is Men in Black
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 11:26:40 am
==comment==

The number 2 movie for the year.

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Title: "N" is The Night Flier
Post by: dot-matrix on October 17, 2007, 11:34:32 am
One of the worst Stephen King adaptations ever  :(

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5289/thenightflierdvdfs5.jpg)
Title: "O" is Orgazmo
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 12:00:03 pm
(http://www.uti.com/~peterg/Orgazmo.jpg)
Title: "P" is Picture Perfect
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 12:33:06 pm
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Title: "Q" is Quiet Days in Hollywood
Post by: dot-matrix on October 17, 2007, 12:43:13 pm
Slim pickins for Q.  This is a little known film starring Hilary Swank as Lolita, a streetwalker on Hollywood Boulevard.  Only rated a 4.5 out of 10 on IMDb
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Title: "R" is The Rainmaker
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 01:17:34 pm
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Title: 'S' is Seven Years in Tibet
Post by: belbbmfan on October 17, 2007, 01:18:50 pm
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Title: "T" is Titanic
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 01:21:19 pm
==comment==

The number one movie of the year and it won the Academy Award for best picture.

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Title: "U" is U Turn
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 01:27:03 pm
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Title: "V" is Vita e bella, La
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 01:40:27 pm
(http://ihome.ust.hk/~msss/movieclub/images/lifeis.jpg)
Title: "W" is Wag the Dog
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 01:43:33 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/wag_the_dog_ver3.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xiao Wu
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 01:47:31 pm
I think I saw this movie, but I don't remember. However, according to IMDb is considered one of the best of the 1990.

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Title: "Y" is Year of the Horse
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 01:50:21 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 01:54:01 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Zameerposter.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1996 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 01:55:59 pm
Join us for

Round

One

Nine

Nine

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Title: "A" is Associate, The
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 01:58:30 pm
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Title: "B" is The Birdcage
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 02:08:33 pm
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Title: "C" is Cable Guy, The
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 02:10:46 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/The-Cable-Guy-Poster-C11818398.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dragonheart
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 02:15:15 pm
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Title: "E" is Evita
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 02:16:44 pm
==comment==

starring Madonna in the title role

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Title: "F" is Fargo
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 02:21:01 pm
(http://www.lazydork.com/movies/fargo.jpg)

=comment=
I loved this film.  You betcha!
Title: "G" is Ghosts of Mississippi
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 02:25:13 pm
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Title: "H" is The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 02:27:44 pm
==comment==

I am having a real flashback moment here. I took my son Lance, and his friend Joe, to this movie on the day it opened, June 21, 1996. They were both 8 and now they are both sophomores in college--Lance at Hartwick, studying nursing and Joe at the University of Maine, studying engineering. We saw it at the Maine Mall Cinema (a big multiplex in those days) and it no longer exists. Ack...do I feel old!!

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Title: "I" is Independence Day
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 02:28:43 pm
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Title: "J" is James and the Giant Peach
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 02:29:51 pm
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EP1AP6SCL._AA280_.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kansas City
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 02:30:33 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B0006Q948201LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "L" is Last Man Standing
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 03:00:38 pm
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Title: "M" is Mission: Impossible
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 03:01:48 pm
==comment==

I saw this one and enjoyed it. I didn't like the second M:I and didn't even bother seeing the third.

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Title: "N" is The Nutty Professor
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 03:05:55 pm
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/46273.1020.A.jpg)
Title: "O" is One Fine Day
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 03:29:24 pm
(http://img.verycd.com/posts/0702/post-754712-1171556019.jpg)
Title: "P" is Primal Fear
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 03:32:48 pm
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Title: "Q" is Quest, The
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 03:35:02 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/quest.jpg)
Title: "R" is Romeo + Juliet
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2007, 03:35:28 pm
(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/contest/romeo_juliet.jpg)
Title: "S" is Space Jam
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 03:39:20 pm
==comment==

Another movie I saw with Lance on the day it opened (November 15). Oh how he loved this movie! He had a Space Jam baseball hat that he wore til it literally fell apart!

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Title: "T" is The Twilight of the Golds
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 17, 2007, 03:43:36 pm
==comment==

Game mistress stepping in...I was not familiar with this movie so I went to check it on IMDb. The release date is 1997 which technically does not fit in this round; however, once I read the description and a few reviews, I thought others might be interested in learning more about this movie. So, for this round, I am going to let this stand (it came out in March of 1997 so I suppose you could argue it was filmed in 1996!) with the caveat to players to please double-check dates on IMDb when you post. Thanks!
Title: "U" is Unhook the Stars
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 03:55:45 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/unhook_the_stars.jpg)
Title: "V" is A Very Brady Sequel
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 03:57:08 pm
(http://lamiavitanellafamigliabrady.kaywa.com/files/images/2007/2/mob262_1171995808.jpg)
Title: "W" is When We Were Kings
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 03:58:04 pm
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Title: "X" is X
Post by: opinionista on October 17, 2007, 04:16:26 pm
X is a japanese animated movie.

Plot Summary:

The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing armies. He alone must decide whether humanity should be destroyed to create a purified universe, or whether it should be protected to preserve civilization. Two oracles, the sisters Hinoto and Kanoe foresee the coming of the Dragons and predict opposite outcomes. Each sister gathers strength and ammunition to insure her own vision for the future. However, neither sister realizes that there is one man who has an even greater power than the Dragons, and that ultimately he will determine the fate of the earth. Which sister will prevail and how does Kamui fit into their struggle? The answer to this question will forever affect humanity.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0184041/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0184041/)
Title: "Y" is Yesterday's Everglades
Post by: dot-matrix on October 17, 2007, 05:26:22 pm
Documentary

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Title: "Z" is The Zone
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 05:30:12 pm
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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1995 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 05:33:39 pm
Round 1995

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Title: "A" is Apollo 13
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 05:33:58 pm
==picture==

S94-37231 --- These six special visitors involved in the production of the Apollo 13 movie get their first experience of weightlessness aboard NASA's KC-135 aircraft. Left to right are Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and Todd Hallowell. The photo was taken in June 1994.

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Title: "B" is Babe
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 05:48:19 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/40827.jpg)

Siskel and Ebert gave Babe  two thumbs up....
Title: "C" is Copycat
Post by: memento on October 17, 2007, 06:00:02 pm
(http://cineval.ovh.org/copycat.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dead Man Walking
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2007, 06:19:31 pm
Roberta Maxwell and Susan Sarandon

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Title: "E" is The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 06:33:24 pm
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Title: Re: "E" is The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 17, 2007, 06:35:12 pm
E

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED that Movie! I must see it again, thank you for reminding me of it.
Title: "F" is Frisk
Post by: Lumičre on October 17, 2007, 06:49:44 pm

(http://www.matchflick.com/flickimages/11888.jpg)
Title: "G" is Get Shorty
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 07:06:43 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/poster-1.jpg)
Title: "H" is Home For The Holidays
Post by: MaineWriter on October 17, 2007, 07:21:23 pm
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Title: "I" is The Indian in the Cupboard
Post by: dot-matrix on October 17, 2007, 08:46:17 pm
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Title: "J" is Just Cause
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 08:58:40 pm
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Title: "K" is Kicking and Screaming
Post by: memento on October 17, 2007, 10:35:04 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MMA86GTGL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: "L" is Leaving Las Vegas
Post by: Meryl on October 17, 2007, 11:28:22 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Leaving_Las_Vegas.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mr. Holland's Opus
Post by: Fran on October 17, 2007, 11:44:04 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/mr_hollands_opus_ver1.jpg)

==comment==
One of my favorites!
Title: "N" is Nixon
Post by: Ellemeno on October 18, 2007, 12:11:27 am
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Title: "O" is Operation Dumbo Drop
Post by: dot-matrix on October 18, 2007, 02:00:07 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/18/operationdumbodrophw9.jpg)
Title: "P" is La "Petite Mort"
Post by: Lynne on October 18, 2007, 04:22:27 am
Title: "Q" is Quick and the Dead, The
Post by: Pipedream on October 18, 2007, 04:33:36 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/QuickandtheDead.jpg)
Title: "R" is Restoration
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 05:39:50 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Restauration1995.jpg)
Title: "S" is Something to Talk About
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 05:44:53 am
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Title: "T" is Toy Story
Post by: Ellemeno on October 18, 2007, 06:07:04 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Toy_story.jpg)
Title: "U" is Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 07:04:31 am
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Title: "V" is Vampire in Brooklyn
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 08:10:26 am
==comment==

Eddie Murphy as a vampire! Who knew?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/vampire52-1.gif)
Title: "W" is Walk in the Clouds, A
Post by: Fran on October 18, 2007, 08:43:53 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/walkintheclouds.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xtro 3: Watch the skies
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 09:04:51 am
This is a sci-fi horror movie, pretty awful according to critics. No, I haven't seen it and don't plan to. Anyway, according to IMDb it is about some marines on a deserted island that are ordered to explode some bombs, but then an alien creature attacks them or something. I wonder who came up with this silly storyline, and who decided to make it into a movie!

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/xtro3aff.jpg)

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0115006/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0115006/)
Title: "Y" is Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 09:15:56 am
(http://www.cinemedioevo.net/film/TZ/youngconnect01.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zimmer 313
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 09:24:29 am
==comment==

A German short film that won two awards at two different German film festivals. I have no idea what it's about but the name suggests something scary. Maybe this is the German version of "1408"?
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1994 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 09:25:42 am
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce

Round 1994!


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Title: "A" is Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Post by: Fran on October 18, 2007, 09:28:28 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Ace-Ventura.jpg)
Title: "B" is Blank Check
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 10:14:42 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200px-Blank_Check_film.jpg)
Title: "C" is Clear and Present Danger
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 10:18:19 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/clear_and_present_danger.jpg)
Title: "D" is Disclosure
Post by: memento on October 18, 2007, 10:28:42 am
(http://www.homevideos.com/movies-covers/disclosure.jpg)
Title: "E" is Ed Wood
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 10:35:51 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/ed-wood-ver2.jpg)
Title: "F" is Forrest Gump
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 10:36:41 am
==comment==

Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Picture and Director. I never saw this in the theater and I tried to remember why...it's when my daughter was 3 and we didn't get out to the movies much! We didn't get out much, period! LOL


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/forrest_gump.jpg)
Title: "G" is Guarding Tess
Post by: dot-matrix on October 18, 2007, 11:07:07 am
LOVED this movie

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9655/guardingtesset8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "H" is Heavenly Creatures
Post by: notBastet on October 18, 2007, 11:16:24 am
Before Peter Jackson made Lord of the Rings and before Kate Winslet was in an American Express commercial...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/heavenly_creatures_ver1.jpg)
Title: "I" is It Could Happen to You
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 11:18:32 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/it_could_happen_to_you.jpg)


==aside==Kelly

Welcome to the game!
Title: "J" is Junior
Post by: Fran on October 18, 2007, 11:36:11 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/11735664.jpg)
Title: "K" is Ketchup and Mustard Man, The
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 12:29:26 pm
According to IMDb:  "This film is a stream of conscious musical narrated by a man and his alter ego telling tales with the help of an imaginary band."

(http://www.billynayer.com/gallery/merch/ketchup-sm.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Lion King
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 12:30:39 pm
==aside==

One of Hannah's all time favorite Disney movies.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/lion_king_ver2.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mute Witness
Post by: Pipedream on October 18, 2007, 12:38:07 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/MuteWitness.jpg)
Title: "N" is No Ordinary Love
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 12:57:43 pm
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/03/141503.jpg)
Title: "O" is Only You
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 12:59:48 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/only_you.jpg)
Title: "P" is Pulp Fiction
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 01:08:07 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Pulp-Fiction-Poster-C12345529.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quiz Show
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 01:09:55 pm
(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/covergallery/img/1994/sep301994_242_lg.jpg)
Title: "R" is The River Wild
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 01:12:31 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/riverwild-poster.jpg)
Title: "S" is The Shawshank Redemption
Post by: memento on October 18, 2007, 01:23:28 pm
(http://par1saktos.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/shawshank_redemption_ver1.jpg)

=comment=
One of my favorites.
Title: "T" is Threesome
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 01:23:53 pm
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/allposters/51/1800206651p.jpg)

"One girl. Two guys. Three possibilities."
Title: "U" is Unveiled
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 01:31:10 pm
==synopsis==from IMDb

Using the natural beauty and mystique of Marrakech, Morocco as a backdrop, Stephanie (Lisa Zane) uses herself as bait to discover the sadistic murderer of her childhood friend. C.I.A. agents Peter Masters (Whip Hubley) and Jeremy Avery (Nick Chinlund) lead her on an erotic and intriguing trail in search of the killer. The trap is set and the killer is "Unveiled".
Title: "V' is Vanya on 42nd Street
Post by: memento on October 18, 2007, 01:39:23 pm
(http://www.theintellectualdevotional.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/vanya-on-42nd-street-poster.jpg)
Title: "W" is With Honors
Post by: southendmd on October 18, 2007, 01:40:41 pm
With a very young Patrick Dempsey.

(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/183305.1010.A.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xi chu bawang
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 01:45:10 pm
==comment==

English title: The Great Conqueror's Concubine. This movie actually has some very positive comments over on IMDb.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/04m.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Young Goodman Brown
Post by: Lumičre on October 18, 2007, 03:18:56 pm
==aside==

"Young Goodman Brown" was created from a short story by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Title: "Z" is "Zid"
Post by: louisev on October 18, 2007, 04:41:55 pm
==comment==

a feature film from India... for which I cannot find a photo!!!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1993 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 04:48:27 pm
There's more to see....

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/img160494474928690c42.jpg)

in Round 1993!
Title: "A" is Addams Family Values
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 04:58:09 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/addams-family-values.jpg)
Title: "B" is A Bronx Tale
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 05:10:48 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/bronx_tale.jpg)
Title: "C" is Carlito's Way
Post by: memento on October 18, 2007, 05:44:52 pm
(http://www.streetgangs.com/movies/pics/carlitosway.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dave
Post by: opinionista on October 18, 2007, 06:05:31 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/dave1sh.jpg)
Title: "E" is Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Post by: dot-matrix on October 18, 2007, 06:16:27 pm
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4282/evencowgirlsgettheblueski7.jpg)
Title: "F" is The Fugitive
Post by: MaineWriter on October 18, 2007, 07:01:16 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fugitive.jpg)
Title: "G" is Grumpy Old Men
Post by: Ellemeno on October 18, 2007, 09:19:32 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/32m.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hocus Pocus
Post by: Meryl on October 18, 2007, 10:07:11 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Hocuspocusposter.jpg)
Title: "I" is Indecent Proposal
Post by: memento on October 18, 2007, 10:33:45 pm
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Y1UX.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jurassic Park
Post by: Fran on October 19, 2007, 01:28:39 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/1993_jurassic_park_wallpaper_001.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kalifornia
Post by: dot-matrix on October 19, 2007, 01:35:48 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/581/kaliforniaxs0.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Last Party
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 06:05:35 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/18m.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mrs. Doubtfire
Post by: opinionista on October 19, 2007, 06:46:23 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/12_14_mrs_doubtfire.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Post by: southendmd on October 19, 2007, 09:13:10 am
(http://images.google.com/url?q=http://www.filmsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/NightmareChristmas1.jpg&usg=AFQjCNF2ThghiSdXJR4mbHO45RIku4CGXg)
Title: Aside: Note to Players
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 09:37:39 am
I made my own mistake!

Seriously, there were 5 "L" movies on the list of box office hits for 1993 (Leolo, Like Water for Chocolate, The Last Days of Chez Nous, Love Field, and The Last Party). Four of the five were actually made in 1992 and had a 1992 date on IMDb. However, they were either released late in 1992 or held til 1993 (foreign films) so they showed up on the box office list for 1993.

I had originally posted Like Water for Chocolate but then realized the mistake when I went back to check something else. So...it's been fixed but I just wanted to alert all of you to please double check the date on IMDb, particularly if you are looking at the box office list on boxofficemojo.com or rottentomatoes.com

Thanks in advance,

Leslie
Game Mistress
Title: "O" is The Opposite Sex and How to Live With Them
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 09:40:14 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/63m.jpg)
Title: "P" is A Perfect World
Post by: ednbarby on October 19, 2007, 10:05:51 am
P is "A Perfect World."

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21SDM4QQ7ZL._AA140_.jpg)

Title: Aside: Welcome
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 10:26:12 am
==aside==Barb

Welcome to the game! And congratulations on 3000 posts, too!
Title: "Q" is Quest of the Delta Knights
Post by: dot-matrix on October 19, 2007, 10:57:11 am
VERY slim pickins for Q.  I do vaguely remember seeing this straight to video B-movie at a New Years Eve video party a long time ago... It  was infamously featured in a September 1998 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It is one of only a few movies shown on MST3K that was made in the 1990s.


(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5079/913questdeltacs2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "R" is Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Post by: opinionista on October 19, 2007, 11:21:19 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/106061.jpg)
Title: "S" is Strictly Ballroom
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 11:24:57 am
==comment==

I loved, loved, LOVED this movie....and still do!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fondue_strictlyballroom_wideweb__47.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/strictly_ballroom.jpg)
Title: Re: "S" is Strictly Ballroom
Post by: ednbarby on October 19, 2007, 11:26:32 am
==comment==

I loved, loved, LOVED this movie....and still do!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fondue_strictlyballroom_wideweb__47.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/strictly_ballroom.jpg)

==comment==

Me, too!  I own it, in fact.  :)  And thanks for the welcome, Leslie.
Title: "T" is Twin Warriors
Post by: Lumičre on October 19, 2007, 11:44:54 am
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Title: "U" is Untamed Heart
Post by: southendmd on October 19, 2007, 12:41:53 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a9/Untamedheartmovieposter.jpg/200px-Untamedheartmovieposter.jpg)
Title: "V" is The Vanishing
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 12:54:17 pm
==comment==

Directed by George Sluizer, this was a remake of a 1988 Dutch film, also directed by George Sluizer.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/48m.jpg)
Title: "W" is What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Post by: dot-matrix on October 19, 2007, 02:04:38 pm
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/995937What-s-Eating-Gilbert-Grape-P.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/grapedvd.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xia dao Gao Fei
Post by: Fran on October 19, 2007, 04:48:35 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B00000JKW201LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "Y" is The Young Americans
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 04:55:38 pm
==comment==

starring Harvey Keitel

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/93m.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zero Tolerance
Post by: opinionista on October 19, 2007, 05:23:42 pm

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/g_00022593.jpg)

I haven't seen and don't plan to but here's the plot summary according to someone on IMDb.

After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told that his already murdered family is being held hostage, Jeff is forced to turn one-time courier for the White Hand, whose leaders are Manta and four others named Helmut Vitch, Milt Kowalski, Russ LaFleur, and Hansel Lee. After surviving a car-bombing in Las Vegas, Jeff learns the truth about his family being murdered, and he sets out to exterminate the White Hand cartel. Unofficially aided by an agent named Megan, whose mother was raped and murdered years ago, Jeff steals FBI files and begins his campaign of revenge on the White Hand cartel http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0111825/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0111825/)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1992 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 05:34:06 pm
We have more to do

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/yellow_film_roll.jpg)

in Round 1992!
Title: "A" is Alienł
Post by: Ellemeno on October 19, 2007, 05:47:02 pm
Tagline: "In 1979, we discovered in space no one can hear you scream. In 1992, we will discover, on Earth, EVERYONE can hear you scream."

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Title: "B" is Basic Instinct
Post by: Fran on October 19, 2007, 05:57:07 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Basic_instinct.jpg)
Title: "C" is The Crying Game
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 06:37:51 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/crying_game_ver1.jpg)
Title: "D" Damage
Post by: Pipedream on October 19, 2007, 06:54:32 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Damage2002.jpg)
Title: "E" is Encino Man
Post by: Fran on October 19, 2007, 07:24:23 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/EncinoMan.jpg)
Title: "F" is Far and Away
Post by: Ellemeno on October 19, 2007, 09:00:41 pm
I never understood its appeal...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/16250__away_l.jpg)
Title: "G" is Glengarry Glen Ross
Post by: memento on October 19, 2007, 10:17:45 pm
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JKG9.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)(http://www.assoagenti.it/assets/images/db_images/db_glenros.jpg)
Title: "H" is Honeymoon in Vegas
Post by: MaineWriter on October 19, 2007, 10:19:57 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/7676-large.jpg)
Title: "I" is "In the Name of the Father"
Post by: louisev on October 19, 2007, 10:23:44 pm
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00005KFV6.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jennifer Eight
Post by: memento on October 19, 2007, 10:50:16 pm
(http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/history/j8.jpg)
Title: "K" is Könyörtelen idök
Post by: Ellemeno on October 19, 2007, 11:02:09 pm
Plot Summary:
A második világháború végén járunk, amikor a német hadvezetés még egyszer megkísérli, hogy föltartóztassa az el?retör? szovjet csapatokat. Öt magyar katona - egy ?rmester és négy közlegény, - már csak a túlélésben reménykedik, mint a magyar katonák zöme. Szerencsés körülmények között egy pecséthez jutnak, amellyel nyílt parancsot hamisíthatnak, s annak segítségével kis falvakban próbálják átvészelni a háborút.
A lapítás iskolája azonban csak addig semleges módszer, míg föl nem bukkan az els? döntési helyzet. H?seink - egy gyanakvó, ravasz bíró kérésére - rendfenntartó feladatot vállalnak, s jelent?s szerepük lesz két fogoly tragikus halálában. A túlf?tött történelmi pillanatokban rosszul m?ködnek a reflexek, és vagy egy - az égb?l váratlanül lecsapodó - repül?gép, vagy egy sorsával megbékélni nem tudó ember utolsó er?feszítése fordítja visszájára az eseményeket.


Who can name the language without peeking?
Title: "L" is Last of the Mohicans
Post by: Meryl on October 19, 2007, 11:24:35 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/LastoftheMohicans.jpg)


Who can name the language without peeking?

Gotta be Hungarian.  :)
Title: "M" is Mighty Ducks, The
Post by: Fran on October 19, 2007, 11:46:18 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B000035Z5901_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: "N" is Newsies
Post by: dot-matrix on October 20, 2007, 01:07:43 am
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7906/185271newsiesposterstq9.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5625/newsiesst2.jpg)
Title: "O" is Of Mice and Men
Post by: Ellemeno on October 20, 2007, 01:26:03 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/10251_01_272w.jpg)
From Wikipedia:
"Of Mice and Men has been cinematized several times, the first in 1939, only two years after the initial publication of the novel. This adaptation of Of Mice and Men starred Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, Burgess Meredith as George, and was directed by Lewis Milestone.  It was nominated for four Oscars.  In 1981 it was made into a TV movie. This version starred Randy Quaid as Lennie, Robert Blake as George, Ted Neeley as Curley, and was directed by Reza Badiyi.
The most recent film version of Of Mice and Men (1992) was directed by Gary Sinise, who was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.  In addition to directing, Sinise also played the role of George opposite John Malkovich. For this adaptation, both men reprized
[sic] their roles from a 1980 Steppenwolf Theatre Company production."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Mice_and_Men

Gotta be Hungarian.  :)

:laugh:  :-* 
Title: "P" is The Player
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 07:16:15 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/4114-large.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quelque part vers Conakry
Post by: opinionista on October 20, 2007, 09:22:45 am
A french movie about:

Early 1970's in Guinea. Two twelve year old, Jacques a French white boy and Madiou a Guinean black kid live a careless youth, until the revolution which will try their friendship.

Director: Francoise Ebrard

Actors: Pierre Bouchet, Ioana Craciunesca, Abdoulaye Diallo


http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0105203/#comment (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0105203/#comment)
Title: "R" is A River Runs Through It
Post by: Ellemeno on October 20, 2007, 09:24:23 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/riveruns.jpg)
Title: "S" is Scent of a Woman
Post by: memento on October 20, 2007, 09:37:51 am
(http://www.echtleiderschap.nl/FilmenTV/__content/Scent_of_a_woman.jpg)
Title: "T" is Toys
Post by: opinionista on October 20, 2007, 09:48:37 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/15064-large.jpg)
Title: "U" is Unforgiven
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 09:53:27 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Yee_ha__html_m3c503931.jpg)
Title: "V" is Video Blues
Post by: Fran on October 20, 2007, 10:27:17 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2003121901630901.jpg)

Directed by award-winning Hungarian writer-director Arpad Sopsits, Video Blues  is said to be a modern adaptation of the story of Cain and Abel.
Title: "W" is White Men Can't Jump
Post by: opinionista on October 20, 2007, 10:32:19 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/4717-large.jpg)
Title: "X" is XX Ray
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 10:35:08 am
==comment==

A Malaysian sci-fi movie, directed by and starring Aziz M. Osman. It was followed by XX Ray 2 in 1995.
Title: "Y" is Year of the Comet
Post by: Fran on October 20, 2007, 10:50:19 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/16360-large.jpg)
Title: "Z" is "Zerographic"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 01:28:08 pm
 
====comment=====

this plot summary just kills me:

A love triangle between a man, a woman, and a photocopier.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1991 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 01:32:57 pm
Let's have some fun in Round 1991!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/95013688.jpg)
Title: "A" is An American Tale: Fievel Goes West
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 02:00:37 pm
==comment==

Another one I remember fondly from when my children were young...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/american_tail_fievel_goes_west.jpg)
Title: "B" is "Backdraft"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 02:05:47 pm
(http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/films/Pfilm706977594815.jpg)
Title: "C" is City Slickers
Post by: Fran on October 20, 2007, 02:45:50 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B000059TFL01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)  [youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfL3lWNOOoQ[/youtube]

==comment==
Jake Gyllenhaal's film debut at age 10!

Title: "D" is Defending Your Life
Post by: dot-matrix on October 20, 2007, 03:32:57 pm
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/287/defendingyourlifeus2.jpg)
Title: "E" is Erfolg
Post by: Ellemeno on October 20, 2007, 04:34:11 pm
IMDb plot Keywords:
Political
Munich Germany
Intrigue
Greed
1920s
Based On Novel
Title: "F" is Fried Green Tomatoes
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 04:36:37 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1197-large.jpg)
Title: "G" is Grand Canyon
Post by: memento on October 20, 2007, 04:53:39 pm
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000056BSJ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hear My Song!
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 05:00:57 pm
(http://einsiders.com/reviews/videorisks/images/hearmysong.jpg)
Title: "I" is Impromptu
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 05:03:12 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/t15389g6txw.jpg)
Title: "J" is JFK
Post by: Ellemeno on October 20, 2007, 06:03:36 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/jfk1.jpg)

Jesus H.!  I went to Google Images to search for "JFK," ugh, the first images are gruesome.  What was  I thinking?
Title: "K" is "A Kiss Before Dying"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 06:25:14 pm
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S9CWR6YAL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: "L" is L.A. Story
Post by: Fran on October 20, 2007, 06:29:01 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/lastory.jpg)
Title: "M" is The Marrying Man
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 06:34:57 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/marrying_man.jpg)

==aside==

I love the comment on that picture, Fran. "The first great comedy of the nineties."
Title: "N" is "New Jack City"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 06:40:02 pm
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/189782~New-Jack-City-Posters.jpg)
Title: "O" is Only the Lonely
Post by: dot-matrix on October 20, 2007, 08:20:37 pm

The marvelous Anthony Quinn also has a small but pithy part in this film as the neighbor with
the not so secret crush on Maureen O'Hara.
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9350/512b0wd5v2lss500hj9.jpg)
Title: "P" is "The Pianist"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 08:58:26 pm
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/38/30/04m.jpg)
Title: "Q" is The Quarrel
Post by: notBastet on October 20, 2007, 09:02:09 pm
Directed by Eli Cohen

Nominated for Best Achievement in Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Genie Awards (Canadian cinema)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/151768.jpg)
Title: "R" is Regarding Henry
Post by: MaineWriter on October 20, 2007, 09:48:58 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/regarding_henry_ver1.jpg)
Title: "S" is "Shattered"
Post by: louisev on October 20, 2007, 09:54:33 pm
(http://www.nostalgia.com/large/11679.JPG)
Title: "T" is Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Post by: notBastet on October 20, 2007, 09:58:25 pm
Believe it or not, I love this movie!

It won Oscars for Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Makeup, and Sound.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/Linda-Hamilton---Terminator-2-Judge.jpg)
Title: "U" is Under Suspicion
Post by: dot-matrix on October 20, 2007, 11:34:21 pm
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6642/41889largeaf1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "V" is V.I. Warshawski
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 12:33:33 am
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/37/VIWarshawskiKathleenTurnerFrenchDVDCover.jpg)
Title: "W" is What About Bob?
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 01:40:01 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B00004RJ7301LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xenofolies
Post by: dot-matrix on October 21, 2007, 02:47:19 am
The film Xénofolies (1991) explores the mutual misunderstandings and stereotypes in a Quebec high school between the children of Italian immigrants and the children of old-stock Québécois. Here we see many of the same debates as arise regarding today’s non-European immigrants. The old-stock Québécois youth express a number of anxieties about the Italian immigrant community, including questions of loyalty and national identity (Why do Italian Canadians wave the Italian flag when they should only wave the Quebec flag?), questions of language (Why do Italian Canadians speak Italian on the bus when they should be using French, at least in “public” spaces?), and questions of dress and gender roles (Why do Italian mothers attempt to impose traditional ideas of modesty and virtue on their daughters when they now live in a free and modern Quebec?). All of these practices are seen as evidence of a refusal to truly integrate.  The teenagers are  filmed in the context of a multi-ethnic school activity that explores conflicts between old-stock Québécois students and students of Italian origin.

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Title: "Y" is Year of the Gun
Post by: opinionista on October 21, 2007, 07:24:25 am
A film with Andrew McCarthy and Sharon Stone I've never heard about before.

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Title: "Z" is Zombie ja Kummitusjuna
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 07:39:52 am
==comment==

A Finnish movie. In English, the title is Zombie and the Ghost Town.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1990 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 07:42:49 am
Lights! Camera! Action!

It's time for Round 1990!

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Title: Re: "A" is Awakenings
Post by: Penthesilea on October 21, 2007, 08:53:40 am

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De Niro and Robin Williams, what else does a movie need?
Title: "B" is Bird on a Wire
Post by: opinionista on October 21, 2007, 09:01:49 am
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Title: "C" is Cry-Baby
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 09:19:05 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/crybaby.jpg)

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Title: "D" is Dances with Wolves
Post by: memento on October 21, 2007, 11:14:33 am
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Title: "E" is Edward Scissorhands
Post by: dot-matrix on October 21, 2007, 12:35:19 pm
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Title: "F" is "Flatliners"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 02:13:16 pm
(http://www.maniadb.com/images/album/149/149998_F_1.jpg)
Title: "G" is Goodfellas
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 02:14:07 pm
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Title: "H" is Home Alone
Post by: dot-matrix on October 21, 2007, 02:56:31 pm
1990 was a good year for H-films, Hamlet with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close , The Handmaiden's Tale with Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall and Natasha Richardson...but I think the most popular H of that year was definitely Home Alone

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Title: "I" is "Invasion of the Space Preachers"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 03:03:38 pm
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Title: "J" is Joe Versus the Volcano
Post by: notBastet on October 21, 2007, 03:29:40 pm
one of the few Tom Hanks movies I haven't liked

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/joe-versus-the-volcano-movie-poster.jpg)
Title: "K" is Killer Tomatoes Strike Back
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 04:13:20 pm
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Title: "L" is Longtime Companion
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 04:38:41 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/longtimecompanion.jpg)

Thanks, Leslie, for pointing this one out to me.
Title: "M" is My Blue Heaven
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 04:40:00 pm
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==comment==

This was the first movie I ever bought on DVD (don't ask me why I remember that!). It still gives me a laugh every time I watch it.
Title: "N" Is "Nikita"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 05:39:12 pm
===comment==== Imdb lists the title simply as "Nikita" when it was first released.

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Title: "O" is Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 06:05:39 pm
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Title: "P" is Pretty Woman
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 06:21:06 pm
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Title: "Q" is "Q&A"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 06:43:39 pm
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Title: "R" is RoboCop 2
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 06:58:15 pm
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Title: "S" is Stanley & Iris
Post by: notBastet on October 21, 2007, 07:05:03 pm
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Title: "T" is Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 07:15:18 pm
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Title: "U" is "Underground"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 07:21:42 pm
==comment==

also known as Underground Terror, by any name, it got lousy reviews.

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Title: "V" is Vital Signs
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 08:42:03 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/51SY0K4F3XL_AA280_.jpg)

==milestone==
The 500th reply!
Title: "W" is Wild at Heart
Post by: memento on October 21, 2007, 08:52:03 pm
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Title: "X" is Xtro II: The Second Encounter
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 09:01:22 pm
==comment==

I believe Natali posted Xtro 3...of course we need its predecessor...

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Title: "Y" is "Young Guns II"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 09:13:18 pm
====comment====

see anybody you know?

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000399WE.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zio Vania di Anton Cechov
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 09:15:53 pm
Uncle Vanya in Italian.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1989 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 09:33:02 pm
We are all together in the Director's Chair

for Round 1989!


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Title: "A" is Abyss, The
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 10:00:59 pm
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Title: "B" is Born on the Fourth of July
Post by: notBastet on October 21, 2007, 10:29:50 pm
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Title: "C" is Crimes and Misdemeanors
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 10:34:35 pm
An excellent movie.  Martin Landau is superb.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/crimes.jpg)
Title: "D" is Driving Miss Daisy
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 10:50:25 pm
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Title: "E" is Enemies, A Love Story
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 10:55:30 pm
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Title: "F" is Fat Man and Little Boy
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 10:57:47 pm
About the Manhattan Project

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Title: "G" is "Glory"
Post by: louisev on October 21, 2007, 10:59:45 pm
(http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/glory.jpg)
Title: "H" is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Post by: MaineWriter on October 21, 2007, 11:01:40 pm
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Title: "I" is Ice House
Post by: Ellemeno on October 21, 2007, 11:03:05 pm
With Buddy Quaid, half-brother of Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid.

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Title: "J" is Jacknife
Post by: Fran on October 21, 2007, 11:10:57 pm
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Title: "K" is K-9
Post by: memento on October 22, 2007, 12:10:13 am
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Title: "L" is Licence to Kill
Post by: dot-matrix on October 22, 2007, 12:55:23 am
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1446/licensetokillver1bb6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "M" is My Left Foot
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 06:27:28 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/B00008L3RY01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

==aside==

The other M movie I looked at was Major League which features, of all teams, the Cleveland Indians. But that just seemed too mean this morning...GO SOX!

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Title: "N" is New York Stories
Post by: Ellemeno on October 22, 2007, 07:38:13 am
Directed by
Woody Allen       (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Francis Ford Coppola       (segment "Life without Zoe") (as Francis Coppola)
Martin Scorsese       (segment "Life Lessons")

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Title: "O" is Out Cold
Post by: Fran on October 22, 2007, 08:23:54 am
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==comment==
Randy Quaid is in this one.
Title: "P" is Parenthood
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 08:26:57 am
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Title: "Q" is Quest for Love
Post by: Ellemeno on October 22, 2007, 08:32:01 am
A lesbian love story from South Africa.
Title: Re: "R" is Rosalie goes shopping
Post by: Penthesilea on October 22, 2007, 09:35:20 am
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/Penthesilea06/ABCs/rosa.jpg)

I like Marianne Sägebrecht, and the title sounds familiar, but for the life of me I can't remember if I've seen this one  ::)
Title: "S" is Say Anything
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 09:38:51 am
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Title: 'T' is Tango and Cash
Post by: belbbmfan on October 22, 2007, 10:16:38 am
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Title: "U" is UHF
Post by: dot-matrix on October 22, 2007, 11:46:17 am
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Title: "V" is Vineyard, The
Post by: Fran on October 22, 2007, 01:08:22 pm
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Title: "W" is When Harry Met Sally...
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 01:10:38 pm
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Title: "X" is Xi tai hou
Post by: notBastet on October 22, 2007, 03:14:20 pm
Court intrigue in China after the Taiping Rebellion is suppressed.

Language is Mandarin.

the Hong Kong English title is listed on IMDb is "The Empress Dowager"
Title: "Y" is Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven
Post by: dot-matrix on October 22, 2007, 03:21:30 pm
I remember seeing this documentary on a large screen as part of a public lecture on conservation and management of resources ..amazing photography.

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3964/yosepic20copyok4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Z" is Zanzibar
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 03:28:53 pm
==comment==

A French movie, about, I assume, Zanzibar.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1988 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 03:32:07 pm
Let's keep playing ... Round 1988!

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Title: "A" is Accused, The
Post by: Pipedream on October 22, 2007, 03:36:32 pm
Great performance by Jodie Foster!  :)

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Title: "B" is Beetlejuice
Post by: memento on October 22, 2007, 05:44:20 pm
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Title: "C" is Crossing Delancey
Post by: MaineWriter on October 22, 2007, 05:53:57 pm
==comment==

Delancey is a family name (it is my son's name) and I always felt a special connection to this movie, which came out in the summer after he was born.

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Title: "D" is Dangerous Liaisons
Post by: southendmd on October 22, 2007, 06:00:57 pm
(http://www.pfeiffertheface.com/WALLPAPERS/Sitemov/1988_AP_04.jpg)
Title: "E" is Endangered, The
Post by: notBastet on October 22, 2007, 07:19:17 pm
A South African/US movie with the following plot outline:

"Two brothers make a stand against an African revolution fought with guns bought with ivory."
Title: "F" is A Fish Called Wanda
Post by: Meryl on October 22, 2007, 09:40:18 pm
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Title: Re: "C" is Crossing Delancey
Post by: ednbarby on October 22, 2007, 11:12:46 pm
==comment==

A Fish Called Wanda was my (now/still) husband's and my first date.  We still laugh at how eerily appropriate it is.  Turns out we're both Anglophiles to the Nth degree.  So anything with Michael Palin in it is just The Shit.  "Brazil," anyone?  Actually, that one's great on a number of levels...

Lessee, 1988, G, ...

I got nothin'.

Title: "G" is Gorillas in the Mist
Post by: dot-matrix on October 23, 2007, 12:06:29 am
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Title: "H" is High Spirits
Post by: Pipedream on October 23, 2007, 12:58:46 am
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Title: "I" is Illegally Yours
Post by: Fran on October 23, 2007, 01:04:03 am
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Title: "J" is Judgement in Berlin
Post by: dot-matrix on October 23, 2007, 03:35:29 am
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Title: "K" is Kansas
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 06:02:41 am
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Title: "L" is Land Before Time, The
Post by: opinionista on October 23, 2007, 09:11:47 am
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Title: "M" is Mississippi Burning
Post by: Fran on October 23, 2007, 09:29:12 am
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Title: "N" is Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Post by: memento on October 23, 2007, 10:00:54 am
(http://www.repubblica.it/trovacinema/rendercmsfield.jsp?field_name=Image&id=143344)

=comment=
Known as "Cinema Paradiso" (Australia) (France) (USA)
Title: Oliver & Company
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 10:33:23 am
==comments==

Slim pickings for O in 1988!

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Title: "P" is Puss in Boots
Post by: notBastet on October 23, 2007, 10:58:02 am
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/39m.jpg)

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Title: "Q" is Queen Sacrifice
Post by: southendmd on October 23, 2007, 12:45:33 pm
Per IMDb: A welsh school teacher attempts to guard his teenage protege's genius for chess from his burgeoning libido.

(http://www.prolificfilms.freeserve.co.uk/images/Darkland's%20Images/QSAC.JPEG)
Title: "R" is Rain Man
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 12:54:14 pm
==comment==

Number One movie at the box office in 1988, with a total gross of $172.3 million dollars. It won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)

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Title: "S" is Scrooged
Post by: Meryl on October 23, 2007, 01:08:02 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Scrooged.jpg)
Title: "T" is Twins
Post by: Pipedream on October 23, 2007, 01:19:59 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/pipedream_photos/Filme/Twins1988.jpg)
Title: "U" is Unbearable Lightness of Being, The
Post by: Fran on October 23, 2007, 01:29:58 pm
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Title: "V" is Vibes
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 01:37:54 pm
==comment==

Cindy Lauper (remember her?) made her acting debut in this rather lame comedy.

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Title: "W" is Willow
Post by: notBastet on October 23, 2007, 01:43:49 pm
Another one of my favorites...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/willow.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/willow1.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/willow-1.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xue zai shao
Post by: Ellemeno on October 23, 2007, 02:54:56 pm
This 84 minute feature from Hong Kong is called "Burning Snow" in English

-------------

I never noticed that Amy Irving and Michelle Pfeiffer look a little alike, til I saw the Crossing Delancey poster and the Dangerous Liaisons posters pictures next to each other.  Anybody else see that?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/crossdel.jpg)(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/1988_AP_04.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Young Guns
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 03:00:45 pm
==comment==

I can tell you the status of five of these six young guns, but whatever happened to Casey Siemaszko? In fact, who IS Casey Siemaszko?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/young_guns_poster.jpg)

==aside==

Clarissa, I never noticed the Amy/Michelle likeness but oh, I thought Amy was so beautiful in Crossing Delancey. She's another one who has gone missing. Anyone know what's up with her?
Title: "Z" is Zombi 3
Post by: southendmd on October 23, 2007, 03:26:15 pm
A little-known Italian flick. 

(http://dreamers.com/indices/imagenes/peliculas.2592.IMAGEN1.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1987 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 03:31:38 pm
Two decades back from this year...

Round 1987!


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Where does the time go?
Title: "A" is Adventures in Babysitting
Post by: dot-matrix on October 23, 2007, 05:03:17 pm
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4261/adventuresinbabysittingqz2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "B" is Babette's Feast
Post by: Meryl on October 23, 2007, 05:04:24 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BabettesFeast.jpg)

Best Foreign Language Film of 1987, and one of the best of any year.
Title: Re: "B" is Babette's Feast
Post by: moremojo on October 23, 2007, 05:16:34 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BabettesFeast.jpg)

Best Foreign Language Film of 1987, and one of the best of any year.
==aside==

Excellent choice. Surely one of the greatest films to have come out of Denmark.
Title: "C" is Can't Buy Me Love
Post by: southendmd on October 23, 2007, 05:21:22 pm
With a very young Patrick Dempsey.  And better than the alternative choice for this year:  Cannibal Hookers (tagline:  Killer Bimbos from Hell).

(http://www.hollywoodteenmovies.com/Can'tBuyMeLove.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dirty Dancing
Post by: notBastet on October 23, 2007, 05:43:20 pm
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

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Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 05:43:39 pm
Dot, thanks so much for playing "Adventures in Babysitting." I love that movie! Elizabeth Shue has gone on to bigger and better things as I am sure many of us know. Anthony Rapp, who played Darryl Coopersmith, also has an interesting career, performing on Broadway in "Rent" and reprising his role in the movie. He is also a published author and his memoir, "Without You" came out in 2006.

Leslie
Title: "E" is Empire of the Sun
Post by: Ellemeno on October 23, 2007, 06:03:23 pm
Starring 12 year old Christian Bale
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/christianbale.jpg)
Title: "F" is Fatal Attraction
Post by: memento on October 23, 2007, 06:16:13 pm
(http://www.divshare.com/img/2468025-fed.jpg)
Title: "G" is Good Morning Vietnam
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 06:26:46 pm
==comment==

with Robin Williams, Forrest Whitaker, and Bruno Kirby. Robin Williams won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a comedy/musical.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/good_morning_vietnam.jpg)
Title: "H" is House of Games
Post by: Ellemeno on October 23, 2007, 06:31:50 pm
Mamet
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00004ZBVL.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 07:40:07 pm
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


Absolutely! Nobody..NOBODY...puts Baby in a corner...

Another movie I absolutely loved, complete with the brief appearance of Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, disc jockey at 77-WABC in the 6 pm to 10 pm slot for all my formative years...

Title: "I" is Innerspace
Post by: dot-matrix on October 23, 2007, 07:51:17 pm
Very cute movie

A Steven Speilberg produced film
directed by Joe Dante
with Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Martin Short and

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9064/innerspaceft6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "J" is Jaws: The Revenge
Post by: Fran on October 23, 2007, 09:40:51 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B00000I1K901_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: "K" is Killing Time, The
Post by: notBastet on October 23, 2007, 09:47:22 pm
with the likes of Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, and Michael Madsen...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/264747.jpg)


==aside==
I just realized that VG means video game...  ::)
Title: "L" is Lethal Weapon
Post by: MaineWriter on October 23, 2007, 09:51:18 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/lethal_weapon.jpg)
Title: "M" is Matewan
Post by: Ellemeno on October 23, 2007, 10:41:02 pm
By my hero, John Sayles.
(http://www.david-strathairn.com/photos/images-film/matewan-poster.JPG)
Title: "N" is Nuts
Post by: dot-matrix on October 24, 2007, 12:56:49 am
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/434/1498531020atp7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: 'O' is Overboard
Post by: belbbmfan on October 24, 2007, 01:48:30 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/OVERBOARD.jpg)
Title: "P" is Princess Bride, The
Post by: Ellemeno on October 24, 2007, 03:39:30 am
Just when I thought I was going to have to go with Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, I found this charm on the list.  Not using it would have been inconthievable.

(http://ironic1.com/hellomynameisinigo.jpg)
Title: "Q" is The Quick and the Dead
Post by: dot-matrix on October 24, 2007, 04:04:22 am
Good western old fashion style.
Plot: A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.
Starring: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9903/5160pp30fslss500ri7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Now I'm off to bed (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/beefcake/Beefcake%202/Smilies%20Emoticons%20and%20Avatars/sleep.gif) nite all
Title: "R" is Roxanne
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 05:12:21 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/0767818105_01_LZZZZZZZ.gif)
Title: "S" is Some Kind of Wonderful
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 06:44:42 am
==comment==

It's the eighties, it's John Hughes, it's a teen movie...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/B00005JL1C01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "T" is Things Change
Post by: memento on October 24, 2007, 10:22:29 am
(http://blog.dreamhost.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/things_change.jpg)

=comment=
Another David Mammet.
Title: "U" is Untouchables, The
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 11:14:35 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/205095The-Untouchables-Posters.jpg)
Title: "V" is Vera
Post by: notBastet on October 24, 2007, 12:01:22 pm
a Brazilian movie said to be "better than Boys Don't Cry" by one IMDb user.

It won awards at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema.
Title: "W" is Witches of Eastwick, The
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 12:04:25 pm
(http://www.lazydork.com/movies/witcheseastwick.jpg)

=comment=
Filmed in beautiful Massachusetts.
The other choice was "Whales of August" filmed in beautiful Maine. 
Title: "X" is Xia cu da zhang fu
Post by: dot-matrix on October 24, 2007, 12:11:43 pm
Per IMDb

Also Known As:Goodbye Darling

A Hong Kong businessman (Raymond Wong) was misinformed that he had developed cancer; therefore, he goes high and low to make sure his wife (Cherie Chung) will be taken care of at the event of his death. This includes finding her a perfect guy to be her new husband.
Title: "Y" is The Year My Voice Broke
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 12:42:36 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/t05604ep8q8.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zombie High
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 12:43:45 pm
==comment==

Described by one IMDb reviewer as the worst zombie movie ever made. Amazingly, it stars Virginia Madsen who, fortunately, has gone on to bigger and better things in her career.

==aside==Paul

Yes, Whales of August was filmed in beautiful Maine (Cliff Island, to be exact). Unfortunately, it was a pretty lousy movie. I sat through it in the theater because I wanted to see the scenery...once was enough!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1986 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 12:46:14 pm
Round 1986!!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/001208_0603_0016_lshsMovie-Film-and.jpg)
Title: "A" is Aliens
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 01:40:22 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/aliens_ver1.jpg)
Title: "B" is Back to School
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 02:30:08 pm
==Comment==
Some parts of this movie were filmed at a school I actually went to: University of Wisconsin at Madison

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/back_to_school.jpg)

Title: "C" is Children of a Lesser God
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 02:45:45 pm
==comment==

Marlee Matlin won the Best Actress Oscar, at age 21.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/children_of_a_lesser_god.jpg)
Title: "D" is Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 02:48:00 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/down_and_out_in_beverly_hills.jpg)
Title: "E" is Every Time We Say Goodbye
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 02:50:11 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200px-Every_time_we_say_goodbye.jpg)
Title: "F" is Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 02:50:45 pm
==comment==

One of my all time favorite movies...I never get tired of this one!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/41007_ab.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2657-large.jpg)
Title: "G" is Great Mouse Detective, The
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 03:21:55 pm
(http://www.dvdtown.com/images/displaymedia.php?id=10494&sizew=200&cat=3)

I didn't recognize any of the "G" movies this year.  There was a Soviet film called "Gayduk", but no plot.
Title: Re: "F" is Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on October 24, 2007, 03:23:32 pm
==comment==

One of my all time favorite movies...I never get tired of this one!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/41007_ab.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2657-large.jpg)

I remember when I came out, I was driving by the mall and I thought Ferris Bueller was the guy who changed the sign and was trying to be funny.
Title: "H" is Hannah and Her Sisters
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 03:35:11 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/194392Hannah-and-Her-Sisters-Poster.jpg)
Title: "I" is Invaders from Mars
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 03:40:11 pm
==comment==

A remake of a 1953 sci-fi classic

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/invaders_from_mars.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jumpin' Jack Flash
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 03:42:46 pm
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/510MNZCJE9L._AA280_.jpg)

My favorite line:  "Mick, speak English! "
Title: "K" is The Karate Kid, Part II
Post by: dot-matrix on October 24, 2007, 03:44:03 pm
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/575/b00005jxy301lzzzzzzzpk0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "L" is Little Shop of Horrors
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 03:49:33 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/7098925.jpg)
Title: "M" is Manon des sources
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 03:50:23 pm
(http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img0934.jpg)

The sequel to "Jean de Florette".
Title: "N" is Nothing in Common
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 03:51:16 pm
==comment==

Jackie Gleason's last movie

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/7610-large.jpg)
Title: "O" is One More Saturday Night
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 03:58:52 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/One_more_saturday_night_VHS_cover.jpg)
Title: "P" is Pretty in Pink
Post by: opinionista on October 24, 2007, 03:59:29 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/prettyinpinkflyerweb.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quicksilver
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 04:01:55 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/quicksilver.jpg)
Title: "R" is Ruthless People
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 04:04:37 pm
(http://www.homevideos.com/freezeframes3/ruthlesspeople238.jpeg)

"The definitive crazy 80s comedy."
Title: "S" is Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 04:06:15 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1160537885.jpg)
Title: "T" is Top Gun
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 04:12:17 pm
==comment==

Number one movie of the year at the box office.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/003_TOPGUNSATop-Gun-Posters.jpg)
Title: "U" is Under the Cherry Moon
Post by: southendmd on October 24, 2007, 04:18:20 pm
(http://models.com/oftheminute/archives/images/B0002CTSV8.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "V" is Violets Are Blue
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 04:24:12 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/violets_are_blue.jpg)
Title: "W" is The Wraith
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 04:30:09 pm
==comment==

I can't say that I am familiar with this movie, but it features Randy Quaid as Sheriff Loomis, and Charlie Sheen in the lead.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/10m.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xiao sheng xian chou
Post by: notBastet on October 24, 2007, 04:45:21 pm
released in Hong Kong, in Cantonese.  Also known as The Shyly Joker.

=aside=
there was another, more interesting movie, about a Chinese girl entering into an arranged marriage with a boy of 2, however it appeared to be released in 1990... couldn't quite understand why it was listed under 1986...
Title: "Y" is Youngblood
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 05:47:49 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/19053-large.jpg)
Title: "Z" is The Zero Boys
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 06:02:00 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/144352.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1985 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 06:05:02 pm
We're here to jive

in Round 1985!


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Title: "A" is The Aviator
Post by: dot-matrix on October 24, 2007, 06:37:05 pm
I have to say I agree with this comment on the film from IMDb

"Reeve is a commanding presence and the production values are pretty good in this story of survival, but Arquette's character (or is it really her?) is SO annoying that it's hard to believe anyone would risk his life for her. She wrecks the film."

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6606/aviatoryo5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "B" is Back to the Future
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 06:53:07 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/backtofuturess.jpg)
Title: "C" is The Color Purple
Post by: memento on October 24, 2007, 08:48:58 pm
(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/41/MPW-20711)
Title: "D" is Desperately Seeking Susan
Post by: MaineWriter on October 24, 2007, 08:50:50 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/195929Desperately-Seeking-Susan-Pos.jpg)
Title: "E" is The Emerald Forest
Post by: Lumičre on October 24, 2007, 09:02:48 pm
(http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/5/34165-large.jpg)
Title: "F" is Falcon and the Snowman, The
Post by: Ellemeno on October 24, 2007, 11:23:44 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/falcon.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gotcha!
Post by: Fran on October 24, 2007, 11:33:29 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/gotcha.jpg)
Title: "H" is Heaven Help Us
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 01:41:20 am
This was one of those you either loved it or hated it films.  Put me firmly in the loved it catagory  ;D

Starring: Donald Sutherland ...  John Heard ... Andrew McCarthy ...  Mary Stuart Masterson ...  and Kevin Dillon

 (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3517/8680gc1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "I" is Into the Night
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 06:29:14 am
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Title: "J" is Jewel of the Nile, The
Post by: opinionista on October 25, 2007, 07:17:45 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/104261.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Post by: Meryl on October 25, 2007, 10:51:47 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Kiss_Of_The_Spiderwoman.jpg)

Bill Hurt's Oscar
Title: "L" is Lost in America
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 11:02:29 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/480101010A.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mask
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 11:11:34 am
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2708/maskuo1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "N" is A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Freddy's Revenge
Post by: Lumičre on October 25, 2007, 11:58:39 am

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Makeup/4303/nightmare2.jpg)
Title: "O" is Out of Africa
Post by: opinionista on October 25, 2007, 02:20:12 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/BigOutOfAfrica.jpg)
Title: "P" is Prizzi's Honor
Post by: southendmd on October 25, 2007, 02:25:14 pm
(http://www.infoplease.com/images/movrf54.gif)

In a year when Out of Africa practically swept the Oscars, Anjelica Huston won best supporting actress.

(http://www.homevideos.com/movies-covers/prizzishonor.jpg)
Title: "Q" is The Quiet Earth
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 02:32:58 pm
A man awakens to find himself alone in the world...

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/7783/quietearththerl4wy5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "R" is Runaway Train
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 02:59:02 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/runaway_train.jpg)
Title: "S" is St. Elmo's Fire
Post by: opinionista on October 25, 2007, 03:00:07 pm
Below is the Love Theme which I love!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5oCPchQWoI[/youtube]
Title: "T" is Transylvania 6-5000
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 03:08:28 pm
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5654/transylvaniasixfivethouom9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is UFOria
Post by: southendmd on October 25, 2007, 04:13:40 pm
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/avg/cov200/drv100/v194/v19498oylan.jpg)
Title: "V" is Volunteers
Post by: opinionista on October 25, 2007, 04:18:56 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/tomhanksvolunteers.jpg)
Title: "W" is Witness
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 04:19:33 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2908-large.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xia ri fu xing
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 05:52:10 pm
A Hong Kong Production starring Jackie Chan
English Title:   Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8486/57230mt8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "Y" is Year of the Dragon
Post by: Fran on October 25, 2007, 06:06:44 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/year_of_the_dragon.jpg)
Title: "Z" is A Zed and Two Noughts
Post by: memento on October 25, 2007, 06:30:45 pm
(https://secure.bfi.org.uk/booksvideo/video/images/185/zed.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1984 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 06:39:31 pm
Let's go for more

in Round 1984!


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/film.jpg)
Title: "A" is Amadeus
Post by: MaineWriter on October 25, 2007, 06:45:26 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/amadeus_ver1.jpg)
Title: "B" is Beverly Hills Cop
Post by: dot-matrix on October 25, 2007, 10:12:48 pm
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2605/beverlyhillscopiiln0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "C" is Country
Post by: Fran on October 25, 2007, 10:20:41 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/t35943lzlqq.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dreamscape
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 06:34:58 am
==comment==

A movie with Dennis Quaid I haven't seen!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/dreamscape.jpg)
Title: "E" is Endërr për një karrikë
Post by: Ellemeno on October 26, 2007, 07:39:43 am
A drama from Albania, directed by Fehmi Hoshafi.   
Title: "F" is Firestarter
Post by: dot-matrix on October 26, 2007, 09:08:06 am
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3836/firestarterui4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "G" is Ghostbusters
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 09:20:22 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/ghostbusters_ver4.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hotel New Hampshire, The
Post by: Ellemeno on October 26, 2007, 09:24:04 am
Based on the John Irving novel, with an interesting cast mix: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Seth Green, Nastassja Kinski, Wallace Shawn, Matthew Modine, Wilford Brimley

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/200px-Hotel_new_hampshire_ver1.jpg)
Title: "I" is Iceman
Post by: Fran on October 26, 2007, 10:47:18 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/bkjljhljkl.jpg)
Title: "J" is Johnny Dangerously
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 10:56:00 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/johnny_dangerously.jpg)
Title: "K" is Karate Kid, The
Post by: opinionista on October 26, 2007, 11:21:12 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/karate-kid.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Little Drummer Girl
Post by: memento on October 26, 2007, 11:32:27 am
(http://www.antropologiavisual.cl/articulos4/anaclara/drummerGirl.jpg)
Title: "M" is Moscow on the Hudson
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 11:36:27 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/OSmoscowonthehudson.jpg)
Title: "N" is Natural, The
Post by: Fran on October 26, 2007, 11:53:48 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/natural_ver1.jpg)
Title: "O" is Once Upon a Time in America
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 12:02:39 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/once_upon_a_time_in_america_ver1.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/sjff_01_img0364.jpg)
Title: "P" is A Passage to India
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 12:06:42 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/user1367_1166694897.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quilombo
Post by: southendmd on October 26, 2007, 01:46:14 pm
(http://www.thefilmconnection.org/dynamic/tfcFilms/859/quilombo.jpg)
Title: "R" is The Razor's Edge
Post by: memento on October 26, 2007, 02:02:32 pm
(http://www.theoldcorner.org.uk/photos/poster2.JPG)
Title: "S" is Splash
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 02:05:42 pm
===comment===

John Candy, throwing the coins on the ground to look up a girl's skirt: "Hey, when I find something that works, I stick with it!"

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/splash.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/splash-1.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Splash108.jpg)
Title: "T" is Tightrope
Post by: opinionista on October 26, 2007, 02:17:46 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/tightrope.jpg)
Title: "U" is Until September
Post by: southendmd on October 26, 2007, 02:38:09 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d0/Until_september.jpg/200px-Until_september.jpg)
Title: "V" is The Vegas Casino War
Post by: Lumičre on October 26, 2007, 03:12:58 pm
(http://services.windowsmedia.com/dvdcover/cov150/drt500/t542/t54241nea4q.jpg)

==comment==
Plot Synopsis (Yahoo)

Rock Hudson plays a maverick casino owner who takes over a floundering casino across the street when he is double-crossed by his partners. He risks his entire bankroll to save the casino and himself.
Title: "W" Warrior and the Sorceress, The
Post by: Pipedream on October 26, 2007, 03:14:54 pm
Looks like one of those avoid at all costs movies...  :P

(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeVideoArt/Large/67/195767.jpg)
Title: "X" is Xi chu bawang
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 04:51:16 pm
The Great Conqueror's Concubine (Hong Kong: English title)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/conquerorsconcubine.jpg)

Plot summary from IMDb: Insurrection deposes the tyrannical first emperor of China during the evil Qin Dynasty. Warrior/general Xiang Yu and the cunning peasant Liu Pang join forces to win through civil war. Xiang Yu's weakness for Lady Yu combine with Liu Pang's treachery result in Liu founding the legendary Han dynasty.

=aside=
Am I the only one who hates doing the "X"?
Title: "Y" is Yellow Hair and The Fortress of Gold
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 05:43:58 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/25m.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zombie Island Massacre
Post by: dot-matrix on October 26, 2007, 07:19:00 pm
A B movie cheap rip off of Agatha Christies 'Ten Little Indians"... but not nearly as good!

Americans on vacation in the Caribbean take a tour of a nearby island at night and watch a local voodoo ritual. Soon after, they find themselves stranded on the island and under attack by unseen foes. One by one they meet violent ends.  But don'tr be mislead by the title there isn't even one Zombie in the whole flick.

(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/1883/zombieislandmassacrenp0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1983 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 07:29:36 pm
DING DING DING DING DING

Round 1983.....and a new rule!

Attention, all players!

Since people have gotten tired of "the obligatory Chinese Movie" being played for X, I have come up with a variation....

For the letter X, any movie (from the current year) can be played.

So, if you missed your chance to play your favorite movie for letter "whatever"....here's your chance. In other words, X is a wildcard.

There will also be a suspension of the "two turns" rule. Anyone can play a wildcard X, even if they played V or W.

Just remember....the wildcard movie MUST come from the year (round) we are currently playing.

Have fun, everyone, and with that....let's get on to Round 1983!
Title: "A" is "Angst"
Post by: louisev on October 26, 2007, 08:09:11 pm
==== comment ====

A man is released from prison after serving four years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again!
Title: "B" is The Big Chill
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 08:11:35 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/big_chill_ver1.jpg)
Title: "C" is Christine
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 08:13:41 pm
based on Stephen King's novel... "She'll possess you. Then destroy you. She's death on wheels."

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/076782771601_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: "D" is "The Dead Zone"
Post by: louisev on October 26, 2007, 08:21:17 pm
(http://bonobo.jones.free.fr/cinema/deadzone.jpg)
Title: "E" is Educating Rita
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 08:25:55 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/educating-rita.jpg)
Title: "F" is Flashdance
Post by: memento on October 26, 2007, 08:48:49 pm
(http://www.sullivanboutique.com/Anne/stores/1/images/dvds/Musicals/flashdance.gif)
Title: "G" is "Gorky Park"
Post by: louisev on October 26, 2007, 08:50:39 pm
(http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/7/12817-large.jpg)
Title: "H" is Heat and Dust
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 08:53:47 pm
won a BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/1651-large.jpg)
Title: "I" is I Want To Be An Engineer
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 09:01:36 pm
==comment==


What more do you want?
Title: "J" is "The Jigsaw Man"
Post by: louisev on October 26, 2007, 09:04:02 pm
(http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/films/Pfilm2878923998187.jpg)
Title: "K" is Krull
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 09:07:00 pm
"A young prince must capture a five-bladed sword in order to save his princess and their planets from a terrible monster and his troops."

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/pg-krull-e.jpg)

=aside=
not to be confused with krill:
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/Krill_Water.jpg)
Title: "L" is Local Hero
Post by: MaineWriter on October 26, 2007, 09:13:32 pm
==comment==

This movie made me want to visit Scotland...something I still haven't done  :(

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/local_hero_ver1.jpg)
Title: "M" is "Monty Python's Meaning of Life"
Post by: louisev on October 26, 2007, 09:16:30 pm
(http://www.dailyllama.com/news/2003/images/meaning_of_life_dvd.jpg)
Title: "N" is Never Cry Wolf
Post by: notBastet on October 26, 2007, 10:19:13 pm
(haven't seen it, but sounds like something I might like... hard to tell though, as I didn't particularly care for Eight Below...)

Plot summary from IMDb:
This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment he studies the wolves, and realizes that the old beliefs about wolves and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and also to the wolves, a species which plays an important role in the ecosystem of the north.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/Never-Cry-Wolf-DVD.jpg)
Title: "O" is Octopussy
Post by: Meryl on October 26, 2007, 11:46:28 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Octopussy.jpg)
Title: "P" is Psycho II
Post by: Fran on October 27, 2007, 12:42:05 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/B00000I1KC01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quest
Post by: dot-matrix on October 27, 2007, 02:13:19 am
Based on a story by Ray Bradbury

On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the bitter cold of night and the killing heat of day. One young boy is determined to find his way back to the ship that brought them there. But how will accomplish this in the short time left to him?

Average rating on IMDb is 5.6.  The ending gets a tad bogged down in pseudo-philosophical mush but the visuals are absolutely stunning.
Title: "R" is Right Stuff, The
Post by: Ellemeno on October 27, 2007, 02:15:57 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/rightstuffthe.jpg)


(I love the new rule, Leslie!)
Title: "S" is Staying Alive
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 07:39:22 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/B00006CXH5_01_LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "T" is Terms of Endearment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 08:30:03 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/terms_of_endearment.jpg)
Title: "U" is Uncommon Valor
Post by: dot-matrix on October 27, 2007, 10:51:46 am
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7937/uncommonvalor1983518fbs9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6248/zjigokunosichinin013wk9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "V" is Valley Girl
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 11:44:20 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200px-Valgirlmovie.jpg)
Title: "W" is WarGames
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 11:52:01 am
==comment==

One of the first computer movies...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/wargames_ver2.jpg)
Title: "X" is Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 12:11:17 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/starwars_returnofthejedi_1.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/jedi.jpg)

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Title: "Y" is Yentl
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 12:15:02 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/yentl.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zelig
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 12:16:54 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/zelig.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1982 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 12:21:37 pm
What movies were we watching 25 years ago?

Let's find out in Round 1982....


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Title: "A" is Annie
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 12:24:17 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/annie.jpg)

==aside==
Nat, I loved Yentl!
Title: "B" is Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 12:26:23 pm
A Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton classic

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200px-Best_little_whorehouse_in_tex.jpg)
Title: "C" is Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 12:43:35 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/come_back_to_the_five_and_dime_jimm.jpg)
Title: "D" is "The Dark Crystal"
Post by: louisev on October 27, 2007, 12:57:30 pm
(http://www.darkcrystalthemovie.com/images/posterSplash.jpg)
Title: "E" is "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 01:00:40 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/photo_06.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/photo_05.jpg)

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Title: "F" is Fast times at Ridgemont High
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 01:04:12 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Fast20Times20at20Ridgemont20High.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gandhi
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 01:05:01 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/gandhi.jpg)
Title: "H" is "Hero"
Post by: louisev on October 27, 2007, 01:07:21 pm

===comment ====

Medieval fable of sorcery and witchcraft in a remote corner of the Scottish highlands.!
Title: "I" is I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can
Post by: Fran on October 27, 2007, 02:38:56 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/t59120flfxy.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jimmy the Kid
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 02:47:20 pm
IMDb's [poorly written] plot outline: Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/v09797iykwa.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kiss Me Goodbye
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 03:10:02 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/kiss_me_goodbye.jpg)
Title: "L" is A Little Sex
Post by: dot-matrix on October 27, 2007, 03:51:47 pm
Romantic Comedy.  Directed by Bruce Paltrow  Starring: Tim Matheson ...  Kate Capshaw ...  Edward Herrmann

from reviews on IMDb
Not a Great film more a lighthearted romp and look at the "myth of monogamy" whatever that means . Great chemistry between Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw. "A Little Sex" is now rather dated, produced at a time when casual sex was still considered fun, liberating and relatively safe. How times have changed.


(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9994/40176177az3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "M" is "Monsignor"
Post by: Lynne on October 27, 2007, 04:02:47 pm
Starring Christopher Reeve

from IMDB:

"John Flaherty (Christopher Reeve) is a young and ambitious American priest who arrives in the Papal Sovereign city state of the Vactican in 1944 to take his holy orders as a catholic priest. After distinguishing himself in combat in the World War II battlefields of northern Italy, he's assigned as the Vactican treasurer. With the Vactican strapped for money during the war, Flaherty soon makes illegal business deals with a corrupt U.S. Army sergeant, named Varese (Joseph Cortese), who deals goods on the local black market which is connected to a ruthless Sicilian mobster, named Don Appolini (Jason Miller). Appolini agrees to fund Flaherty's operation for profit through his Swiss bank connections. Flaherty's mentor, Cardinal Santoni (Fernando Rey), the secretary to the elderly but powerful Pope (Leonardo Cimino), learns of Flaherty's business deals, but covers for Flaherty in order for them to rise in the ranks of the church against Santoni's rival, Cardinal Vinci (Adolfo Celi). But Flaherty's double life as a black marketeer and priest takes a turn when he falls in love with a young French nun, named Clara (Genevieve Bujold), who knows of his dealings, but not of his true identity to the Catholic Church."
Title: "N" is Night Shift
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 04:25:07 pm
==comment==

A very funny movie with Michael Keaton, Henry Winkler, and Shelley Long, directed by Ron Howard.



(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/ns_keatonwinker01a.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/482411020A.jpg)
Title: "O" is Officer and a Gentleman, An
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 04:27:23 pm
yummy richard gere

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/richard_gere03_400.jpg)
Title: "P" is "Poltergeist"
Post by: Lynne on October 27, 2007, 04:35:14 pm
Directed by Spielberg...

From Wikipedia:

"In the first and most successful film (released on June 4 1982), a group of seemingly benign ghosts begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne Freeling in her parents' suburban California home via static on the television. Eventually they use the TV as their path into the house itself. They kidnap Carol Anne, and most of the film involves the family's efforts to rescue her. Eventually they do, but then the spirits, led by a demon known only as The Beast, go on a rampage."
Title: "Q" is Querelle
Post by: opinionista on October 27, 2007, 05:10:09 pm
It is a french gay love story. According to Wikipedia:

The plot centers on the handsome sailor Georges Querelle (Brad Davis), who is also a thief and murderer and has hidden his booty all over the world (...)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Querelle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Querelle)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Querelle.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rocky III
Post by: Fran on October 27, 2007, 05:35:07 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/rocky-3-l-one-sheet.jpg)
Title: "S" is Sophie's Choice
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 05:56:28 pm
==comment==

I was so upset after reading the book, I could never bring myself to see the movie.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/thechoice.jpg)
Title: "T" is That Championship Season
Post by: dot-matrix on October 27, 2007, 06:31:09 pm
Adapted from Jason Miller's play which won the Pulitzer Prize, That Championship Season is about a group of men who, after 25 years, get together again for a high-school basketball team reunion. After drinking and chumming, the circle of friends soon find long-hidden anger and resentment resurfacing which become muddled with their current mid-life problems. Soon their long-time friendships are collapsing before them.

Excellent performers in this drama include Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Robert Mitchum, Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach.

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5764/200pxthatchampionshipsefw0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is "Unhinged"
Post by: louisev on October 27, 2007, 08:07:14 pm
========= comment =========

one of many many lesser known horror films
Title: "V" is Victor Victoria
Post by: notBastet on October 27, 2007, 08:36:51 pm
on my "need to see" list

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/vic.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/190202_thumb.jpg)
Title: "W" is World According to Garp, The
Post by: Fran on October 27, 2007, 09:04:07 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/world_according_to_garp.jpg)
Title: Wildcard X: "T" is Tootsie
Post by: MaineWriter on October 27, 2007, 09:08:26 pm
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Title: "Y" is The Year of Living Dangerously
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 12:02:18 am
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9995/yoldusdvdbi2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/231/22709featpe6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/785/programme3799pq2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1126/54502824jh5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: "Z" is "Zapped"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 12:48:39 am
====comment =====


A teenager science-nerd gains telekinetic powers!

(http://www.geocities.com/whereforebaio/sbpics/zapped.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1981 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 08:25:39 am
As we work our way through the annals of movie history....

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Round 1981!
Title: "A" is Arthur
Post by: opinionista on October 28, 2007, 08:37:24 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/t00201pdygm.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/fondue_arthur2_wideweb__430x315.jpg)
Title: "B" is Body Heat
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 08:43:56 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/029.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/body_heat_ver1.jpg)
Title: "C" is Chariots of Fire
Post by: Fran on October 28, 2007, 09:21:49 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/45_chariots_20of_20fire.jpg)
Title: "D" is Devil and Max Devlin, The
Post by: opinionista on October 28, 2007, 11:35:38 am
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Title: "E" is Escape from New York
Post by: notBastet on October 28, 2007, 11:54:44 am
starring Kurt Russell
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Title: "F" is First Monday in October
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 12:08:53 pm
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Title: "G" is Gallipoli
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 12:52:07 pm
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7233/gallipoliver1wi9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "H" is Howling, The
Post by: opinionista on October 28, 2007, 12:59:22 pm
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Title: "I" is "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 01:36:21 pm
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Title: "J" is Just Before Dawn
Post by: notBastet on October 28, 2007, 02:07:29 pm
a horror movie I do not plan on seeing

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/180px-Dawnmovie.jpg)
Title: "K" is Knightriders
Post by: opinionista on October 28, 2007, 02:36:00 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Knightriders.jpg)
Title: "L" is Loch Ness Horror, The
Post by: Fran on October 28, 2007, 04:11:25 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/32m.jpg)    (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/lochfilm.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mommie Dearest
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 04:28:43 pm
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Title: "N" is Neighbors
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 04:46:11 pm
(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9039/neighborsver1ws8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "O" is "On Golden Pond"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 04:48:01 pm
(http://www.sullivanboutique.com/Anne/stores/1/images/dvds/Drama/on_golden_pond.gif)
Title: "P" is The Postman Always Rings Twice
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 04:55:36 pm
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Title: "Q" is Quartet
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 05:29:43 pm
A Merchant Ivory Production.  I don't remember seeing this one  :-\

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7820/200px484781020avx8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7008/quartetbt3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "R" is Raiders of the Lost Ark
Post by: notBastet on October 28, 2007, 05:38:33 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/Raiders.jpg)
Title: "S" is Stripes
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 05:49:27 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1800123116p.jpg)
Title: "T" is Time Bandits
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 05:57:26 pm
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/702/193511timebanditsposterhh3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1042/timebandits3wv9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/183/timebanditsju8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "U" is "The Unseen"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 05:59:29 pm
u
Title: "V" is Victory
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 06:02:20 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/victory.jpg)
Title: "W" White Lion, The
Post by: notBastet on October 28, 2007, 06:14:08 pm
Plot outline: "A college professor, his wife, and daughter go the the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region."

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/white20lion.jpg)
Title: "X" Wildcard: "R" is "Reds"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 06:16:46 pm
(http://www.fest21.com/files/images/REDS.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 06:29:30 pm
Described on IMDb as a "peculiar sex fantasy," with this comment from one poster:

Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid is a strange title for a film, but it works as a metaphor. The ticket is Richard Harris's penis, and the reason it is no longer valid is that he can no longer get an erection.


Okay......
Title: "Z" is Zorro, the Gay Blade
Post by: notBastet on October 28, 2007, 06:50:00 pm
George Hamilton got nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical).

Movie also got nominated for a Razzie award for Worst Musical Score.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/v32417fedbk.jpg)

=aside=
Not sure if there is anything offensive about this movie or not - slim pickings for Z, and I was under some time pressure!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1980 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 06:53:49 pm
Betty Boop says, "It's time for Round 1980!"

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Title: "A" is "Airplane!"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 07:26:04 pm
(http://www.homevideos.com/movies-covers/airplane.jpg)
Title: "B" is The Blues Brothers
Post by: MaineWriter on October 28, 2007, 08:06:57 pm
==comment==

another one of my all time favorite movies....

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/bluesbrothers.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/697847_DV_L_F.jpg)
Title: "C" is Caddyshack
Post by: Fran on October 28, 2007, 09:12:30 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/caddyshack.jpg)
Title: "D" is "Dressed to Kill"
Post by: louisev on October 28, 2007, 09:24:51 pm
(http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/DressedToKill.jpg)
Title: "E" is The Elephant Man
Post by: dot-matrix on October 28, 2007, 09:55:56 pm
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5080/61416317my7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "F" is Fame
Post by: Fran on October 28, 2007, 10:12:02 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Fame201980.jpg)

...and in time
and in time
we will all be stars!
Title: "G" is Gloria
Post by: Meryl on October 28, 2007, 10:29:02 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Gloria.jpg)
Title: "H" is "Hangar 18"
Post by: louisev on October 29, 2007, 12:11:03 am
(http://www.mst3ktemple.com/images/019-hangar18.jpg)
Title: "I" is Idolmaker, The
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 12:20:03 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/IdolmakerBigPic.jpg)

==synopsis==
Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Title: "J" is The Jazz Singer
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 01:40:49 am
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2474/jazzsingerxx1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "K" is Klondike Fever
Post by: Ellemeno on October 29, 2007, 04:07:08 am
(http://www.centenary.edu/news/2003/August/Labor-London-photos_Labor4420-a-W.jpg)
Title: "L" is Little Darlings
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 06:21:50 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/little_darlings.jpg)
Title: "M" is Melvin and Howard
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 06:40:33 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/melvin_and_howard.jpg)
Title: "N" is New Year's Evil
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 07:54:47 am
Per IMDb this is a real winner earning 3.4 stars out of 10  ::)
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9862/newyearsevil21981zu9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)New Year's Eve is on it's way and TV's most famous punk-rock lady icon Diane Sullivan is holding a late hour countdown celebration of music and partying. All is going well until Diane recieves a phone call from a odd sounding stranger announcing on live Television that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, a 'Naughty Girl' will be murdered (punished), and the killer leaves a threat saying she will be the one to die last. The studio crew takes precautions and highten security, but on the other side of America, a hospital nurse is found brutally butchered. Who could be behind these murders? A crazed fan, a religious psychotic, or perhaps it's someone much closer to Diane then the police (or audience) could have ever expected. Synopsis Written by Wallace Entertainment
Title: "O" is Ordinary People
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 08:25:13 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/7017-70.jpg)
Title: "P" is Private Benjamin
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 08:26:44 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/private_benjamin.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Qian zuo guai
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 09:17:50 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/34m.jpg)   (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/FromRichesToRags.jpg)

Title: Re: "S" is Sophie's Choice
Post by: moremojo on October 29, 2007, 10:39:54 am
==comment==

I was so upset after reading the book, I could never bring myself to see the movie.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/thechoice.jpg)
==aside==

This is an excellent film, a work that has grown in importance to me over time. While deeply upsetting, it also reaffirms humanity's best impulses through the prism of art. Meryl Streep's performance is outstanding, one of her best.

The original novel also served as basis for a critically lauded 2002 opera (by the same title) composed by Nicholas Maw.
Title: "R" is Raging Bull
Post by: notBastet on October 29, 2007, 10:47:45 am
on the 'need to see' list

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/large_12903.jpg)

DeNiro got an Oscar for Best Actor.  Interestingly enough, Joe Pesci got a BAFTA for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Role.
Title: "S" is Somewhere in Time
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 10:51:53 am
==starring==

Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/250px-02-S1-3.jpg)
Title: "T" is Tribute
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 12:19:51 pm
Based on the Broadway play
Starring:  Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick and Colleen Dewhurst

A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his cynical extranged son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.  A lot smaltzie, a little forced and over the top at times.  Seems folks either loved it or hated it.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/257/51fsy7qgqylss500dy4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is Urban Cowboy
Post by: notBastet on October 29, 2007, 12:22:21 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/196628Urban-Cowboy-Posters.jpg)
Title: "V" is Virus
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 12:33:59 pm
==comment==

A classic in the Italian zombie genre, with lots of gore.
Title: "W" is The Watcher in the Woods
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 12:37:30 pm
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/730/watcherinwoodslargexx3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4636/watcherinthewoodslz8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "X" is Xanadu
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 12:42:45 pm
(http://www.jerrydroberts.com/brokedowncinema/Poster/XanaduPoster.jpg)

Despite the new "X" rule, I had to post this one. 

From broadway.com:

"When it opened, Xanadu was panned by film critics and helped put the freeze on movie musicals in Hollywood for more than twenty years. The London Evening News called the film "the most dreadful, tasteless movie of the decade. Indeed, of all time." It went on to gross just $10 million and earn six 1981 Razzie Award nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Michael Beck), Worst Actress (Newton-John), Worst Screenplay and Worst Original Song, taking home Worst Director for Robert Greenwald. (Can't Stop the Music, the Village People movie, beat Xanadu for Worst Picture)..."

(http://www.broadway.com/site_images/541901.jpg)

Michael Beck and Olivia Newton-John

BTW, a Broadway adaptation opened in June.  God help us.  God help Broadway.
Title: "Y" is You Better Watch Out
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 12:47:56 pm
==from IMDb==

A psycho in a Santa suit gets to decide who's been naughty and who's been nice.

==aside==Paul

A real X movie! Thanks for posting!
Title: "Z" is Zappatore
Post by: notBastet on October 29, 2007, 12:53:41 pm
An Italian movie.

A digger breaks his back night and day to let his son study and become a lawyer. When the young man becomes one, he soon forgets his humble parents, goes to New York and associates with rich people. Written by Salvatore Santangelo (IMDb)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/C_2_ItemCatalogo_88_GroupMedia_imag.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1979 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 01:05:59 pm
Round 1979!

(http://sumagazine.syr.edu/fall06/universityplace/images/film.gif)

(Leslie, I hope you don't mind my announcing.)
Title: "A" is Alien
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 01:06:16 pm
(http://www.freewebs.com/mgutman/poster-wide.jpg)
(http://archive.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2003/11/01/alien/story.jpg)

I only saw "Alien" because "The Main Event" with Barbra and Ryan O'Neal was sold out.  "Alien" was truly disgusting, and I was white-knuckling my way through the whole thing.  YUK.

This was a tough choice, because of all the other "A" films this year:

All that Jazz
The Amityville Horror
Apocalypse Now
Title: "B" is Being There
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 01:11:41 pm
(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/4820/89287418xb4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3211/beingthere1979dvday5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "C" is China Syndrome, The
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 01:16:11 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/6593-70.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dracula
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 01:21:26 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Dracula.gif)

==aside==Paul

I don't mind at all...thanks for announcing the round!
Title: "E" is The Electric Horseman
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 01:24:32 pm
Big year for Jane Fonda  ;D

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8416/electrichorsemanver3qa0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: "F" is Force of One, A
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 02:31:55 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/200px-Force_of_one.jpg)
Title: "G" is Going In Style
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 02:38:55 pm
==comment==

With George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three septuagenarians turn to bank robbery to supplement their social security income.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/goinginstyle2.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hair
Post by: moremojo on October 29, 2007, 03:15:25 pm
==comment==

A breezy yet thought-provoking adaptation of the classic rock musical, which makes great use of New York location shooting. Directed by Milos Forman, this remains an underrated example of his skill and vision as a filmmaker.
Title: "I" is In-Laws, The
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 03:21:34 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/in_laws.jpg)
Title: "J" is Just You and Me, Kid
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 03:46:21 pm
==comment==

With George Burns and 14 year old Brooke Shields. An IMBb user commented that this movie has not been made available to the home theatrical market in any form!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Just-You-And-Me-Kid_sm.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kramer vs Kramer
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 03:47:06 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/P261244-1.jpg)
Title: "L" is Life of Brian
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 04:25:59 pm
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5052/lifeofbrianop0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "M" is My Brilliant Career
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 04:31:09 pm
==comment==

From Australia, with Judy Davis and Sam Neill

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/mybc.jpg)
Title: "N" is Norma Rae
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 04:36:52 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/9a91174f.jpg)
Title: "O" is Onion Field, The
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 04:38:16 pm
(http://images.blockbuster.com/is/amg/dvd/cov150/drt200/t216/t21629weqgi.jpg)

=aside= Leslie
I loved  "My Brilliant Career"!  Thanks for the memory.
Title: "P" is The Prisoner of Zenda
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 04:46:15 pm
==comment==

Not much in the way of good "P" movies in 1979; this seems to be the best of the bunch and it got pretty lousy reviews.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/prisoner_of_zenda.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quintet
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 04:55:02 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/quintet3a.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rose, The
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 05:02:50 pm
(http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/theroseteaser.jpg)
Title: "S" is The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 05:09:56 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/v71695jmedv.jpg)
Title: "T" is A Time to Die
Post by: Lumičre on October 29, 2007, 05:12:16 pm
==comment==

Synopsis (yahoo):
A man hunts down the six Nazi terrorists who murdered his wife. One by one he finds them and gets his revenge, starting with Von Osten, a vicious Nazi General and cold-blooded killer.
Title: "U" is Ultima noapte de dragoste
Post by: notBastet on October 29, 2007, 05:26:45 pm
"The Last Night of Love"

Filmed in Romania, one IMDb user had this to say, "Cmil Petrescu presents a love story. He is drafted and forced to leave the woman he loves behind. While on front, that's all he thinks about and he remembers every moment he spent with her. Practically he goes insane over her. A really deep and hard to watch film."

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/44892_1.jpg)
Title: "V" is The Villain
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 05:43:38 pm
==comment==

A "live action" Roadrunner cartoon, with Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Okay....
Title: "W" is The Warriors
Post by: opinionista on October 29, 2007, 05:46:11 pm
"Warriors, come out to play-i-ay"

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Movie-Poster-The-Warriors.jpg)
Title: "X" is The Main Event
Post by: southendmd on October 29, 2007, 05:52:44 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1b/Main_eventposter.jpg/200px-Main_eventposter.jpg)

(http://www.kingweb.net/barbraryan1.gif)

The opening scene is priceless:  it's a series of closeups of noses; they're all sniffing something (remember the period); then the closeup of Babs's schnoz!  She says, "There's an orgy going on in my nose."  Turns out, she's a perfume impresario, and she's launching the first unisex fragrance.  She says, "A man can give it to a woman; a woman can give it to a man; a woman can give it to a woman; a man can give it to a man.  Have I left anyone out?"

OK, I was 16 when I saw it...
Title: "Y" is Yanks
Post by: notBastet on October 29, 2007, 05:54:43 pm
a Richard Gere movie I did not know about until now

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/36_1.jpg)

also starring Vaness Redgrave and William Devane
Title: "Z" is "Zulu Dawn"
Post by: louisev on October 29, 2007, 06:15:29 pm
(http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/t-z/images/zulu.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1978 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 06:38:29 pm
Round 1978 is underway!

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Title: "A" is Animal House
Post by: MaineWriter on October 29, 2007, 06:39:31 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/John-Belushi---College-Poster-C1000.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/88075Animal-House-Posters.jpg)
Title: "B" is Big Wednesday
Post by: Lumičre on October 29, 2007, 06:55:53 pm
(http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/UnMercoled%C3%ACdaleoni.jpg)

==comment==
Synopsis:

BIG WEDNESDAY follows the lives of Matt (Jan-Michael Vincent), Jack (William Katt), and Leroy (Gary Busey), three young Californians who live to surf. Together, the boys ride the waves, throw beach parties, and, of course, get into scrapes. However, as the years go by, the trio must contend with the escalating war in Vietnam and embark on the painful road to maturity.
[yahoo]
Title: "C" is Cage aux folles, La
Post by: dot-matrix on October 29, 2007, 07:01:44 pm
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3264/cageauxfollesiimq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "D" is Deer Hunter, The
Post by: Fran on October 29, 2007, 10:57:58 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/thdeer_hunter.gif)
Title: "E" is Every Which Way But Loose
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 07:31:56 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/OSeverywhichwaybutloose.jpg)
Title: "F" is FM
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 07:54:08 am
==comment==

No static at all!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/13996-3S.jpg)
Title: "G" is Grease
Post by: memento on October 30, 2007, 09:03:52 am
(http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/00/10/09/001009_af_vo.jpg)
Title: "H" is Halloween
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 09:21:24 am
Given the season, I had to post this one:

(http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Brad/halloween-1.jpg)
Title: "I" is Ice Castles
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 09:40:02 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/ice_castles.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jaws 2
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 09:43:22 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/jaws2.jpg)
Title: "K" is King of the Gypsies
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 10:25:51 am
(http://www.matchflick.com/flickimages/7152.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Last Waltz
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 10:30:06 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/last_waltz.jpg)
Title: "M" is Midnight Express
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 10:30:35 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/midnight_express-1.jpg)
Title: "N" is The Norseman
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 11:44:27 am
==comment==

A movie featuring Lee Majors (AKA Six million dollars man). I think the whole point of the film is to show Lee Major's hotness.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/48921_1010_A.jpg)
Title: "O" is Oliver's Story
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 11:55:59 am
==comment==

Often used as an example as to why a sequel to BBM should never be made!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/olivers20story.jpg)
Title: "P" is Pretty Baby
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 11:59:05 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1023baby.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quan Jing
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 12:20:57 pm
English title:  "Spiritual Kung Fu"  with Jackie Chan.

(http://sovserv.ru/dc/media/images/a/4/2/93360_t.jpg)
Title: "R" is Revenge of the Pink Panther
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 12:29:31 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/revenge_of_the_pink_panther_ver2.jpg)
Title: "S" is Superman
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 12:32:02 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Superman1978.jpg)
Title: "T" is Thank God It's Friday
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 12:44:59 pm
(http://www.donna-tribute.com/site/tgifdvd.jpg)
Title: "U" is An Unmarried Woman
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 12:50:08 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/unmarried_woman.jpg)
Title: "V" is Vinterbřrn
Post by: dot-matrix on October 30, 2007, 01:18:07 pm
Danish Film, Winner @ Berlin International Film Festival: 1979

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1355/11146xm7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "W" is Word is Out
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 01:18:59 pm
(http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/3100/794241982718022/1600/z/479774/gse_multipart61202.jpg)

I almost posted "The Wiz", and then I came across this.  OMG, this was the first "gay" film I had ever seen.  I wonder how this documentary has held up over the years.
Title: Wildcard X: Days of Heaven
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 01:26:07 pm
==comment==

If you love this movie as much as I do, a brand new Criterion Collection DVD was released just last week!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/days_of_heaven_movie_image__2_.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/days_of_heaven_criterion_dvd.jpg)
Title: Re: "O" is Oliver's Story
Post by: moremojo on October 30, 2007, 01:50:42 pm
==comment==

Often used as an example as to why a sequel to BBM should never be made!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/olivers20story.jpg)
==aside==

The blurb on that poster offers a terrible sentiment!
Title: "Y" is Youngblood
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 02:18:40 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2479561010A.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zero to Sixty
Post by: dot-matrix on October 30, 2007, 02:23:44 pm
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1019/v20931gifumqe0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Joan Collin and Darren McGavin

A recently divorced man gets a job with an automobile repossession company after he finds that his own car has been repossessed because his ex-wife didn't make the payments.

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8379/darren92jb9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1977 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 02:30:09 pm
Round 1977!

(http://www.usdoj.gov/jmd/ps/blue_film_roll.jpg)
Title: "A" is Annie Hall
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 02:30:29 pm
(http://kitchen.apartmenttherapy.com/images/uploads/annielob.jpg)

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/190935~Annie-Hall-Posters.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bobby Deerfield
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 03:00:05 pm
==comment==

I remember seeing this in the theater...30 years ago!


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/bobby_deerfield.jpg)
Title: "C" is Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 03:14:49 pm
==comment==
One of my favorites.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Close-Encounters-Of-The-Third-Kind.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-.jpg)
Title: "D" is Deep, The
Post by: notBastet on October 30, 2007, 03:19:35 pm
"Is the treasure worth the terror?"

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/deep.jpg)

Nominated for Best Sound - Oscar, Cinematography - BAFTA, Best Original Song - Golden Globe.


=aside=
me too, Nat!
Title: "E" is Eraserhead
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 03:24:15 pm
==comment==

Directed by David Lynch

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/eraserhead.jpg)
Title: "F" is Fun with Dick and Jane
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 03:24:48 pm
(http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/Images/MoviePics/f/funwithdickandjane.jpg)

=aside= Mel
I loved The Deep.  Especially Donna Summer on the soundtrack.
Title: "G" is Goodbye Girl, The
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 03:30:58 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Goodbye_girl.jpg)
Title: "H" is High Anxiety
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 03:36:38 pm
==comment==

I just KNOW this movie inspired our resident physician and fellow game player to become a psychiatrist!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/high_anxiety.jpg)
Title: "I" is Island of Dr. Moreau, The
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 03:39:23 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/island_of_dr_moreau.jpg)
Title: "J" is Julia
Post by: notBastet on October 30, 2007, 03:48:35 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/julia.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kentucky Fried Movie, The
Post by: opinionista on October 30, 2007, 03:50:47 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/193548Kentucky-Fried-Movie-Posters.jpg)
Title: "L" is Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 04:11:26 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/200px-LookingforMrGoodbar.jpg)

=comment=
Probably why I don't like strobe lights....
Title: "M" is MacArthur
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 04:16:51 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/macarthur.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nasty Habits
Post by: dot-matrix on October 30, 2007, 04:29:41 pm
A Brillant spoof of Watergate set in a Phildelphia convent during the choosing of a new Mother Superior and nither candidate is going to let anything stand in her way.  First class performance all round from Glenda Jackson, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis and Anne Meira

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5257/v12547emosycd6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "O" is Outrageous
Post by: southendmd on October 30, 2007, 04:38:07 pm
(http://services.windowsmedia.com/dvdcover/cov150/drt500/t500/t50055rizp5.jpg)

==comment==
I just KNOW this movie inspired our resident physician and fellow game player to become a psychiatrist!

Haha!
Title: "P" is Pete's Dragon
Post by: notBastet on October 30, 2007, 04:43:05 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/petes_dragon_ver2_633.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/pete1.jpg)

I have very fond memories of this movie; I think I must've watched it a gazillion times on the Disney channel at my grandma's.
Title: Q is for Quel pomeriggio maledetto
Post by: oilgun on October 30, 2007, 05:14:52 pm
(AKA: The Perfect Killer , The Satanic Mechanic)
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/perfectk.gif)

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0073566/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0073566/)


Title: "R" is Roseland
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 06:08:46 pm
==comment==

Directed by James Ivory

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/v15531eufqb.jpg)

==aside==Oilgun

Welcome to the game!
Title: "S" is Saturday Night Fever
Post by: Meryl on October 30, 2007, 06:11:21 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Saturday_night_fever.jpg)
Title: "T" is Turning Point, The
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 06:27:59 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/TURNINGPOINT77.jpg)
Title: "U" is The Uncanny
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 07:24:35 pm
==comment==

There wasn't much to choose from in U movies in 1977!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/10m-1.jpg)
Title: "V" is "Veronica"
Post by: louisev on October 30, 2007, 07:27:01 pm
 
===== produced by the National Film Board of Canada - so it has to be good ======
Title: "W" is Which Way is Up?
Post by: memento on October 30, 2007, 08:15:45 pm
(http://images.blockbuster.com/is/amg/dvd/cov150/drt200/t282/t28209mdf7k.jpg)
Title: "X" Wildcard "S" is for "Star Wars"
Post by: louisev on October 30, 2007, 08:41:02 pm
(http://www.nerf-herders-anonymous.net/images/StarWarsPoster.jpg)

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/RSPOD/RS246~Cast-of-Star-Wars-Rolling-Stone-no-246-August-1977-Posters.jpg)
Title: "Y" is You Light Up My Life
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 08:54:02 pm
==comment==

Hated the song, never saw the movie. 'Nuff said.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1721191010A.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zangbo and the Zing Zing Bar
Post by: notBastet on October 30, 2007, 10:25:10 pm
9.8/10 on IMDb

out of India, in Hindi

that's all i got
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1976 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 30, 2007, 10:34:35 pm
Guess which round?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1976h1.gif)

Yes!!
Title: "A" is All the President's Men
Post by: memento on October 30, 2007, 10:38:30 pm
(http://www.shotsmag.co.uk/films_dvd/dvd/dec/B000CDINU4.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bound for Glory
Post by: Fran on October 30, 2007, 10:53:05 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/T_BoundForGlory.jpg)

=comment=
Randy Quaid is in this one, too.
Title: C is for Carrie!
Post by: oilgun on October 30, 2007, 11:21:42 pm

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Carrie.jpg)

How can I re-size the image to make it bigger?

To Mainwriter:  Thanks! You're the one who made me aware of this game!
Title: "D" is Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos
Post by: Ellemeno on October 30, 2007, 11:57:47 pm
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands has a great reputation, but I've never seen it.  It's Brazilian and stars Sonia Braga as Dona Flor.  Twenty five years after Dona Flor, at the age of 51, Sonia Braga played Samantha's lover Maria in three episodes of "Sex and the City."

(http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_01_img0147.jpg)
Title: E is for "The Enforcer"
Post by: Longhorn32 on October 31, 2007, 12:11:35 am
Clint!.......

Trapped by his image in 1976, Clint Eastwood resurrected his Dirty Harry character for a third go-round (out of a total of five) in this potboiler story in which the San Francisco detective takes on a group of revolutionary kids. Tyne Daly costars as a female cop who partners with the reluctant Harry Callahan, and she does very well by a role created merely to underscore and articulate the hero's various virtues. It's a dull package all around, but inside the wrapping are good performances by the two leads.

...sorry for the "D" pic....wasn't trying to steal your thunder. I didn't know the "d" meant you had marked the spot. Cheers!
Title: "F" is Front, The
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 12:45:21 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/front_ver3.jpg)
Title: "G" is THE GREAT SCOUT & CATHOUSE THURSDAY
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 02:15:19 am
Starring: Lee Marvin ...  Oliver Reed ...  Robert Culp ...  Elizabeth Ashley ...  Strother Martin ... Sylvia Miles ...  Kay Lenz


(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/138/648a1to6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "H" is Hawmps!
Post by: Ellemeno on October 31, 2007, 03:39:47 am
(http://www.stairstars.com/dyn/images/Hampton.jpg)
Title: "I" is I Will, I Will...For Now
Post by: memento on October 31, 2007, 05:16:09 am
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/49585.1020.A.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jackson County Jail
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 06:47:31 am
==comment==

with Yvette Mimeux and Tommy Lee Jones

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/v25311ymcdn.jpg)

==aside==Longhorn

Welcome to the game!

Oilgun...to resize a picture...in the box where it says [ IMG] (no spaces) add the word width= and a number (try 300), ie:

[ IMG width=300 ]

Sometimes these little pictures don't resize well, though, and come out all pixellated.
Title: "K" is King Kong
Post by: opinionista on October 31, 2007, 07:24:29 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/king-kong-poster03.jpg)
Title: "L" is Logan's Run
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 09:46:01 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/logans_run.jpg)
Title: "M" is Man Who Fell to Earth, The
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 09:54:24 am
(http://images.google.com/url?q=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c4/Man_who_fell_to_earth_ver1.jpg/200px-Man_who_fell_to_earth_ver1.jpg&usg=AFQjCNHKT51lSVzCfQtKTyCrltox9fHfKA)
Title: "N" is Network
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 10:12:31 am
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1829/dfmp0324network1976kw8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Memorable Quotes

Diana Christensen: Hi. I'm Diana Christensen, a racist lackey of the imperialist ruling circles.
Laureen Hobbs: I'm Laureen Hobbs, a badass commie nigger.
Diana Christensen: Sounds like the basis of a firm friendship.

Howard Beale: [shouting] You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, [shouting]  'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:

Diana Christensen: By tomorrow, he'll have a 50 share, maybe even a 60. Howard Beale is processed instant God, and right now, it looks like he may just go over bigger than Mary Tyler Moore.
Title: "O" is Omen, The
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 10:28:20 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/390px-The_Omen_movie.jpg)
Title: "P" is The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Post by: memento on October 31, 2007, 10:43:51 am
(http://www.ukquad.com/pinkpantherstrikesagain.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Queen Kong
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 10:47:21 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/queenk8.gif)

another interpretation of Queen Kong

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/barbie.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rocky
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 10:59:01 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/rocky_ver1.jpg)
Title: "S" is The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 11:12:48 am
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3048/sevenpercentsolutionwo5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "T" is Taxi Driver
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 11:19:01 am
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/taxi_driver_dvd_lce.jpg)
Title: U is for UNDER THE DOCTOR
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 11:38:42 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/UnderDr.jpg)

Now I can see it but it looks like crap, lol!  This title is a British Farce BTW, not porn.

Title: "V" is Vigilante Force
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 11:45:18 am
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3381/vigilanteforceiy4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "W" is Warrior Within, The
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 12:08:52 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/18m.jpg)
Title: "X" is Star is Born, A
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 12:09:47 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/star_is_born.jpg)

=aside=
yeah, I'm being greedy; it's okay though, it's in the rules
Title: "Y" is Yum-Yum Girls, The
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 12:19:48 pm
Hmm, not to many films this year starting with "Y".  IMDb comments state this is "erotica" and not porn, rather about a woman trying to become a model...
Title: Re: "X" is Star is Born, A
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 12:33:20 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/star_is_born.jpg)

=aside=
yeah, I'm being greedy; it's okay though, it's in the rules
What's in the rules?  I thought you had to wait another two letters before playing again? Also what's the deal with S replacing X?
Title: comment
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 12:38:10 pm
Leslie modified the rules and made the X a wild card.  You don't have to wait the obligatory two turns, and you can play any movie from that particular year.  (Rule was developed because no one like sorting through the all the Chinese X movies - at least I assume it more than just me that didn't like doing that.)
Title: Re: comment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 12:42:08 pm
Leslie modified the rules and made the X a wild card.  You don't have to wait the obligatory two turns, and you can play any movie from that particular year.  (Rule was developed because no one like sorting through the all the Chinese X movies - at least I assume it more than just me that didn't like doing that.)

Right. Wildcard X was Days of Heaven in round 1978; Stars Wars in Round 1977...

Oilgun, it gives you the chance to play your favorite movie from the year if it wasn't played on its appropriate letter. Hope that makes sense!

Leslie
Title: "Z" is Zebra Force
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 12:45:15 pm
==synopsis==

A group of Vietnam vets, tired of the depradations of the Mafia on their neighborhood, decide to take on the mob on their own terms--but by using a very different twist.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1975 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 12:49:33 pm
Let's keep rolling...

Round 1975!


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/20234256.jpg)
Title: "A" is Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 12:50:33 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/51/Adventure_of_sherlock_holmes_smarter_brother_xlg_movie_poster.jpg/200px-Adventure_of_sherlock_holmes_smarter_brother_xlg_movie_poster.jpg)
Title: "B" is Barry Lyndon
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 12:54:35 pm
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/9771/barry2ww8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "C" is Crazy Mama
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 12:56:49 pm
==synopsis==

Melba (Cloris Leachman), a widow in the 1950s, begins a wacky life of crime when she loses her Long Beach beauty parlor. She's joined by her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern), her pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl), and her daughter's boyfriend Shawn (Donny Most). They head for Arkansas in a stolen Cadillac and a wood-paneled station wagon with an old lady, a greaser and defecting sheriff Jim Bob (Stuart Whitman). Great '50s hits include "Black Slacks" and "Transfusion." Director Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs") had previously done "Caged Heat." Written by Demme's wife, Evelyn Purcell. With Jim Backus, Sally Kirkland, Dick Miller and director John Milius. Tisha Sterling (Ann Sothern's real-life daughter) plays Sothern's character as a young girl at the beginning of the film. It is also Dennis Quaid's film debut.

(from IMDb)
Title: "D" is Devil's Cleavage, The
Post by: moremojo on October 31, 2007, 01:08:59 pm
==comment==

Never seen by me, but this is our member Sashca1007's favorite movie by our friend George Kuchar.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0252374/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0252374/)
Title: "E" is for The Eiger Sanction
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 01:10:16 pm
Clint was busy in the seventies, lol!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/eiger_sanction.jpg)

Title: "F" is Funny Lady
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 01:14:09 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/200px-Funny_lady_movie_poster.jpg)
Title: "G" is Grey Gardens
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 01:19:11 pm
(http://kollegedaily.typepad.com/product_shop_nyc/images/graygardens)
Title: "H" is Hooray for Hollywood
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 01:24:33 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/89m.jpg)
Title: "I" is The Incredible Machine
Post by: Longhorn32 on October 31, 2007, 01:32:45 pm
ok, seriously. There are NO "I" movies. What I want to post is "I Will Fight No More....Forever." but it is a TV movie! So, here.

"The Incredible Machine"

Journey inside the human body, using advanced technology of microscopic photography and sound, including scenes of heat radiation, color x-rays and camera exploration of a living human heart. Nominated for Best Documentary.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/incredible-human-machine/index.html

No pic, but check out the link!
Title: "J" is Jaws
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 01:34:17 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/jsp5.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/jaws_robert_shaw_roy_scheider_richa.jpg)

=aside=
"Clint Eastwood was busy in the 70s..." hahahahaha   :D :o :D
Title: "K" is Keep Our Forests Pink
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 01:49:30 pm
(http://dfe.goldenagecartoons.com/images/title-cards/1975/keepourforestspink.jpg)

Not too many "K"s to choose from.  This is a Pink Panther short film.
Title: "L" is Lies My Father Told Me
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 01:53:59 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2543141010A.jpg)
Title: Re: "I" is The Incredible Machine
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 01:59:15 pm
ok, seriously. There are NO "I" movies. What I want to post is "I Will Fight No More....Forever." but it is a TV movie! So, here.

"The Incredible Machine"

Journey inside the human body, using advanced technology of microscopic photography and sound, including scenes of heat radiation, color x-rays and camera exploration of a living human heart. Nominated for Best Documentary.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/incredible-human-machine/index.html

No pic, but check out the link!

Ha ha ha, this isn't any worse than "I Want To Be An Engineer" which I posted a few rounds ago!

L
Title: "M" is..........Monty Python and The Holy Grail!!!
Post by: Longhorn32 on October 31, 2007, 02:01:03 pm
Monty Python and The Holy Grail!

Oh God, It's so funny......

Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant 3: Well, she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant 3: [meekly after a long pause] ... I got better.
Crowd: [shouts] Burn her anyway!

(http://www.rainbowreleasing.com/pix/monty.jpg)
(http://www.cyber-cinema.com/british/MontyPythonHolyGrailB_BRT.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nashville
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 02:02:24 pm
(http://www.nervepop.com/NerveBlog/Images/Entry/10003_nashposter.jpg)
Title: "O" is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 02:03:42 pm
==comment==

Personally, I loathe this movie, but it was a cultural landmark back in 1975.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/one_flew_over_the_cuckoos_nest_ver1.jpg)
Title: "P" is for Picnic at Hanging Rock
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 02:34:46 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/PF_937836_OEM_15MBPicnic-at-Hanging.jpg)

Fab Film!
Title: "Q" is Que la fete commence
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 02:40:23 pm
(http://filmsdefrance.com/que_la_fete_commence.jpg)

Or "Let Joy Reign Supreme"

(http://www.boomerangshop.com/dvdcover/ImageWeb/LetJoyReignSupreme1974986_f.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rocky Horror Picture Show, The
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 02:45:46 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/rockyhorrordec06.jpg)
Title: "S" is Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 02:51:07 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/38m.jpg)
Title: "T" is Thundercrack!
Post by: moremojo on October 31, 2007, 03:11:08 pm
==comment==

How could we not include this one? It has our very own Melinda, at her most beautiful, in a key role, and enshrines one of my very favorite film performances, that of the marvellous Marion Eaton as kooky Gert Hammond.
Title: "U" is Ups and Downs of a Handyman, The
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 03:15:51 pm
(http://www.britposters.com/images/the%20ups%20and%20downs%20of%20a%20handyman%20320x240.jpg)

And here's a ThunderCrack! poster:

(http://www.mitternachtskino.de/thundercrack.jpg)
Title: "V" is for Les vautours
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 03:16:33 pm
This is one of my favourite films from Québec.  Unfortunately I couldn't find anything about it except the imdb entry. :(

The vultures are a reference to those people who swoop down to grab what they can after the death of a relative.  In this case the deceased is the mother of a young man and the story is about how he has to deal with his greedy relatives.  It's a beautiful b&w drama that is sadly not available on DVD.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073855/
Title: "W" is White Line Fever
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 03:26:47 pm
==comment==

It is not about cocaine!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/white_line_fever.jpg)
Title: Wildcard "X": Dog Day Afternoon
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 03:46:24 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/DogDayAfternoonPacino01.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/dog_day_afternoon.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Yessongs
Post by: southendmd on October 31, 2007, 03:51:01 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zorro
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 04:32:09 pm
==comment==

Then 1975 spaghetti Western version!

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1974 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 04:36:34 pm
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Title: "A" is Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Post by: notBastet on October 31, 2007, 05:42:35 pm
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=comment=
Most of the release dates were in 1975, but the very first U.S. release was December 9, 1974, in Los Angeles.

=aside=
what the heck is a spaghetti western?
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 05:58:20 pm

=comment=
Most of the release dates were in 1975, but the very first U.S. release was December 9, 1974, in Los Angeles.

But its date on IMDb is 1974, and that's the one that counts.

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=aside=
what the heck is a spaghetti western?

a Western made in Italy. The first time I ever saw Clint Eastwood was in Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) in Italy...in Italian. The ultimate spaghetti Western!

Leslie
Title: "B" is Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 05:59:58 pm
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Title: "C" is Chinatown
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 06:03:26 pm
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Title: D is The Dynamite Brothers
Post by: Longhorn32 on October 31, 2007, 06:19:19 pm
hilarious.....


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Title: Re: Aside: Comment
Post by: moremojo on October 31, 2007, 06:39:08 pm
a Western made in Italy. The first time I ever saw Clint Eastwood was in Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) in Italy...in Italian. The ultimate spaghetti Western!
An Italian Western might be another way to put it. Many of the spaghetti Westerns, though produced and directed by Italians, were filmed in Spain (often exteriors were shot in that country, with the Cinecitta studio in Rome being used for many interior sequences); IMDb lists both Spain and Italy as filming locations for several of Leone's works, including Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo.

Though the Italians are the Europeans best known for working in the Western genre in Europe (and Leone is generally considered the greatest of these particular filmmakers), other countries which have contributed notable examples of the genre include France, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
Title: Re: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 06:42:38 pm
An Italian Western might be another way to put it. Many of the spaghetti Westerns, though produced and directed by Italians, were filmed in Spain (often exteriors were shot in that country, with the Cinecitta studio in Rome being used for many interior sequences); IMDb lists both Spain and Italy as filming locations for several of Leone's works, including Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo.

Though the Italians are the Europeans best known for working in the Western genre in Europe (and Leone is generally considered the greatest of these particular filmmakers), other countries which have contributed notable examples of the genre include France, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

Thanks, Scott, for expanding on this.

As an aside to the aside, they had a retrospective of Sergio Leone's films at the Venice Film Festival this year. And I think he received some sort of honorary award, too.

L
Title: "E" is Earthquake
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 07:10:23 pm
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Title: "F" is for FEMALE TROUBLE
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 07:13:36 pm
(natch!)

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Title: "G" is The Godfather Part 2
Post by: MaineWriter on October 31, 2007, 07:14:39 pm
==comment==

I think it is pretty common knowledge around these parts that I am a huge Godfather fan...

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Title: "H" is Harry and Tonto
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 07:16:29 pm
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Title: "I" is It's Alive
Post by: memento on October 31, 2007, 08:11:22 pm
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=comment=
Looks like a good Halloween movie.
Title: "J" is Juggernaut
Post by: dot-matrix on October 31, 2007, 08:51:51 pm
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Title: "K" is Klansman, The
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 09:21:18 pm
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Title: "L" is for Lenny
Post by: oilgun on October 31, 2007, 09:34:32 pm
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Title: "M" is Murder on the Orient Express
Post by: Ellemeno on October 31, 2007, 09:47:09 pm
For those who can't remember, this movie was a huge deal.  All those stars!  In an Agatha Christie story!  It was a lot of fun: All these quirky characters are on a moving train, when Monsieur Whomever is found dead.  Whodunnit?

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Albert Finney    ...   Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall    ...   Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard
Martin Balsam    ...   Signor Bianchi
Ingrid Bergman    ...   Greta Ohlsson
Jacqueline Bisset    ...   Countess Andrenyi
Jean-Pierre Cassel    ...   Pierre Paul Michel (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
Sean Connery    ...   Colonel Arbuthnot
John Gielgud    ...   Mr. Beddoes
Wendy Hiller    ...   Princess Dragomiroff
Anthony Perkins    ...   Hector Willard MacQueen
Vanessa Redgrave    ...   Mary Debenham
Rachel Roberts    ...   Hildegarde Schmidt
Richard Widmark    ...   Mr. Ratchett
Michael York    ...   Count Andrenyi
Title: "N" is Newman's Law
Post by: Fran on October 31, 2007, 11:00:43 pm
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Title: "O" is The Odessa File
Post by: memento on October 31, 2007, 11:37:03 pm
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Title: "P" is Parade
Post by: Meryl on November 01, 2007, 12:28:45 am
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Title: "Q" is A Quiet Day in Belfast
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 02:13:36 am
A brutally realistic drama dealing with the conflict between northern Irish "patriots" and British soldiers.

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Title: "R" is The Rehearsal
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 02:47:07 am
Okay, to me this is fascinating -

I found this on IMDb - written and directed by Jules Dassin, the cast includes (no foolin) Olympia Dukakis, Lillian Hellman, Melina Mercouri, Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier, and Maximilian Schell.  Lillian Hellman and Arthur Miller were in it??

The only info is one User Comment:
Shot in a warehouse in New York, the film tries to give a reconstruction of the vents in the Polytechnic School in Athens, Greece when 40 students were killed while protesting against the ruling junta. You will find some interesting prople participating in the movie such as Lawrence Olivier, Maximillian Shell and Arthur Miller. The film was never shown in cinemas as the junta fell a few days after the shooting was finished.
Title: "S" is The Sugarland Express
Post by: memento on November 01, 2007, 03:44:18 am
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Title: "T" is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 04:02:49 am
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Title: "U" is for UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Post by: oilgun on November 01, 2007, 06:48:59 am
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EDIT:  And here's an image for MaineWriter's "V" movie below

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Title: "V" is Vampira
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 06:55:49 am
==comment==

David Niven plays Dracula. According to IMDb, "a faulty blood transfusion turns Count Dracula's wife Vampira black." Okay....
Title: "W" is A Woman Under the Influence
Post by: opinionista on November 01, 2007, 07:47:06 am
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Title: "X" is The Conversation
Post by: memento on November 01, 2007, 08:46:21 am
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=comment=
Has been called a quiet masterpiece.
Title: "Y" is Young Frankenstein
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 09:03:02 am
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Title: "Z" is for ZANDY'S BRIDE
Post by: oilgun on November 01, 2007, 09:53:36 am
I've never heard of this one but it stars Gene Hackman and Liv Ullmann.
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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1973 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 09:59:28 am
For you and me, it's

Round 1973!


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note: This photo is by an artist named John Lund. You can find more of his "animal antics" photos at www.johnlund.com
Title: "A" is American Graffiti
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 10:00:16 am
==comment==

I graduated from high school in 1973, just 11 years after this movie was supposed to take place. I remember watching it (I was a freshman in college) and it looked like it was 50 years before my time, not 11. What a turbulent decade we had in the 60s!

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Title: Re: "P" is Parade
Post by: moremojo on November 01, 2007, 10:09:39 am
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I'm impressed, Meryl! Tati is one of the true greats, though hardly a household name, and Parade, his last film, is one of his most obscure works. In fact, this is the first time I've ever seen a poster for it. Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: "S" is The Sugarland Express
Post by: moremojo on November 01, 2007, 10:14:59 am
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This movie was anathema to my mom's side of the family, who were long-time residents of the real Sugar Land, Texas, and who took umbrage at the fact that hardly any (or any at all) footage was shot in the vicinity of the actual town. From reports, the movie makes Sugar Land seem like a border town--it's actually much closer to Louisiana than it is to Mexico.

I remember being driven as a child from Rosenberg to Sugar Land, and seeing a movie crew working out in a field beside the road. I've sometime fancied that I might have seen a scene from this movie being filmed then. I should check it out sometime (specially since no close family members now reside in Sugar Land).
Title: "B" is Badlands
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 10:54:13 am
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Title: "C" is Cleopatra Jones
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 11:04:31 am
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Title: "D" is for DON'T LOOK NOW
Post by: oilgun on November 01, 2007, 11:05:59 am
OMG! The famous love scene between the two leads has remained imprinted in my brain since I first saw it in 1973!

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Title: "E" is The Exorcist
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 11:16:41 am
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Title: "F" is Friends of Eddie Coyle, The
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 12:00:12 pm
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Title: "G" is Ganja & Hess
Post by: moremojo on November 01, 2007, 12:01:13 pm
==comment==

This rarely seen directorial effort by actor Bill Gunn is considered a milestone in African-American cinema, and one of the most important movies of the Seventies:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068619/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068619/)
Title: "H" is The Harrad Experiment
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 12:14:31 pm
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Title: "I" I Could Never Have Sex with Any Man Who Has So Little Regard for My Husband
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 12:18:57 pm
This is probably one of the longest film titles of the 70s.
Title: "J" is Jesus Christ Superstar
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 12:20:09 pm
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Title: "K" Is The Killing Kind
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 12:26:23 pm
Young Terry Lambert (John Savage) returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer (Ruth Roman) and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother (Ann Sothern), whose boarding house he resides in and who keeps bringing him glasses of chocolate milk. One of her boarders, Lori (Cindy Williams), becomes attracted to him. However, while he was serving his prison sentence, Terry developed an interest in rough, violent sex, and gory death. Now, one by one, some of the town's women pop up dead. Directed by Curtis Harrington

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Title: "L" is Live and Let Die
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 12:27:10 pm
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Title: "M" is The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 12:31:38 pm
==comment==

With Burt Reynolds

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Title: "N" is The Naked Ape
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 12:44:57 pm
Somewhat based on Desmond Morris's fascinating book of pop anthropology, this partially animated satirical docudrama produced by Playboy Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, traces the evolution of human kind and offers insight into the reasons why we behave the way we do. Though often dealing with sexuality, nothing in the film is terribly offensive or graphic. A prime example of mainstream experimental film-making from the early 70s featuring a very young Victoria Prinicpal ~ from cinema sirens

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Title: "O" is Optimists, The
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 12:58:18 pm
Starring Peter Sellers.

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Title: "P" is The Paper Chase
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 12:59:45 pm
==comment==

John Houseman won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. My uncle, who went to Harvard Law, said this movie brought back all sorts of memories, not all of them good!

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Title: "Q" is Qi lin zhang
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 01:19:36 pm
English Title : Fist of Unicorn

Per IMDb The most exciting kung fu picture ever directed by Bruce Lee

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Title: R is for Robin Hood!
Post by: Longhorn32 on November 01, 2007, 01:50:20 pm
I love love love love LOVE this movie! Two of the best disney songs ever - Oo-de-lally and Not in Nottingham!

Robin Hood and Little John
Walkin' through the forest
Laughin' back and forth
At what the other'ne has to say
Reminiscin', This-'n'-thattin'
Havin' such a good time
Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally
Golly, what a day


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Title: "S" is Sting, The
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 01:51:35 pm
(http://www.uwec.edu/activities/campusFilms/images/films/Sting.jpg)

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Title: "T" is A Touch of Class
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 01:55:08 pm
==comment==

Glenda Jackson won the Best Actress Oscar (her second) for her role in this movie.

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Title: "U" is U-Turn
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 01:57:18 pm
Never heard of it, but it stars David Selby (who played Quentin Collins on "Dark Shadows") and Maud Adams.

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Title: "V" is Vault of Horror, The
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 02:55:41 pm
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Title: "W" is Way We Were, The
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 03:00:39 pm
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Title: Wildcard "X": SSSSSSS
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 03:01:31 pm
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Title: "Y" is Your Three Minutes Are Up
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 03:02:22 pm
Younger BetterMostians might not know where the title phrase comes from.  In 1973 in the US, using old payphones required one to put in coins.  One dime would buy three minutes of talking.  At the end of the three minutes, you would hear...

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Title: "Z" is Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 03:13:22 pm
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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1972 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 03:17:38 pm
Let's All Get Comfy for

Round 1972!


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Title: "A" is Aguirre, Wrath of God
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 03:28:43 pm
==comment==

I had to play this, given the name! In German, it was Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

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Title: "B" is Ben
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 03:37:06 pm
Another in the genre of Sequel-to-a-great-love-story-after-the-first-love-is-gone, a la Oliver's Story and BBM2.

From IMDb:

Where 'WILLARD' ended... Ben begins. And this time, he's not alone! 

A lonely boy, played by Lee H. Montgomery, becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people. The authorities succeed in destroying the rats, leaving the boy in desperate tears ... until he discovers his friend Ben to be still alive!

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Title: "C" is Cabaret
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 03:50:07 pm
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Title: "D" is Deliverance
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 03:51:36 pm
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Title: "E" is The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 03:54:53 pm
A family project, I've always wanted to see.  Directed by father Paul Newman, starring daughter Nell Potts and mother Joanne Woodward.  The play by Paul Zindel won a Pulitzer Prize.

From IMDb:
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through. Ruth, epileptic and making her way through the rebellious phase of adolescence, seems doomed to make the same mistakes as her mother. Quiet Matilda, on the other hand, seeks refuge in her animals and her schoolwork. "Jesus, don't you hate the world, Matilda?" Beatrice asks her youngest daughter. The title of the film is also the subject of Matilda's science project at school and serves as a metaphor for the way life affects each of us differently -- how some are able to find opportunity in adversity and thrive and how some succumb when the burden becomes too heavy. This is the story of slowly drowning and grasping desperately for a lifeline only to find that there's none there and you must save yourself. "No, Mama," Matilda says, "I don't hate the world." (Nell Potts, who stars as Matilda, is the stage name of Eleanor Newman -- Joanne Woodward's real-life daughter. She also appeared as the young Rachel in *Rachel, Rachel*.)


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Title: "F" is Frenzy
Post by: opinionista on November 01, 2007, 04:17:00 pm
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Title: "G" is The Godfather
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 04:18:16 pm
The original movie poster:

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Another version:

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The Italian poster:

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Title: "H" is The Heartbreak Kid
Post by: memento on November 01, 2007, 04:35:50 pm
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Title: "I" is I want what I want
Post by: opinionista on November 01, 2007, 04:46:51 pm
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Title: "H" is The Heartbreak Kid - trivia
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 04:49:02 pm
We have the 2007 version of this movie posted in Round 2007. It is not getting nearly as good reviews as this one, the original, did.

Jeannie Berlin was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lia Kolodny. Three years later she would star in "Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York" (posted in Round 1975) which many predicted would be a career killing role and it seems that sadly, they were right.

L
Title: "J" is Joe Kidd
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 04:53:56 pm
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I had a big crush on him in high school  ::)
Title: "K" is Kansas City Bomber
Post by: southendmd on November 01, 2007, 04:56:13 pm
(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/39/MPW-19508)
Title: "L" is Lady Sings the Blues
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 05:17:16 pm
==comment==

Diana Ross, in her acting debut, was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Billie Holiday.

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Title: "M" is The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 05:23:53 pm
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Title: "N" is Napoleon and Samantha
Post by: opinionista on November 01, 2007, 05:42:12 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/200px-Napoleon_and_Samantha.jpg)
Title: "O" is Other, The
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 06:58:45 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/other.jpg)
Title: "P" is Pink Flamingos
Post by: MaineWriter on November 01, 2007, 07:02:46 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/pinkflamingos_dvd_flat.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quadroon
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 07:34:21 pm
a.k.a.: "Black Agony: The Color of Truth"
Cast: Kathrine McKee, Tim Kincaid, Robert Priest, Madelyn Sanders;
Directed by: Herbert Janneke Jr., Jack Weis

Average 3.5 stars out of 5 on MSN

According to MSN and IMDb:

"A story of love, lust, violence and murder on a sadistic southern plantation during the slave era. This sex-ploitation flick is set in seamy New Orleans in early 1835. It follows the attempts of a white Northern teacher to teach literacy to a group of mulatto prostitutes. Before long he falls in love with one of them and gets in plenty of trouble."
Title: "R" is "Running Scared"
Post by: louisev on November 01, 2007, 09:04:58 pm
==comment===

can't find any more information except one user said "Definitely watchable!"
Title: "S" is for SLEUTH
Post by: oilgun on November 01, 2007, 09:34:58 pm
The good one, lol!

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Title: "T" is The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Post by: dot-matrix on November 01, 2007, 10:42:53 pm
A Very Powerful Film with powerful performances
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8186/502771020ale1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is Under Milk Wood
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 10:58:29 pm
A film adaptation of a Dylan Thomas play about a peculiar Welsh village, starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter O'Toole. 

(http://dylan-thomas-books.com/shop/images/64.jpg)
Title: "V" is Valachi Papers, The
Post by: Fran on November 01, 2007, 11:57:14 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Valachi_DVD.jpg)
Title: "W" is What's Up Doc
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 01:54:07 am
(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/866/511hnd0kwmlss500uo7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Wildcard "X" is The Poseidon Adventure
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 01:56:48 am
(http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3808/poseidonadventureif1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Y" is Young Winston
Post by: opinionista on November 02, 2007, 07:05:28 am
A period piece about the life of British politician Winston Churchill until his first election to Parliament.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069528/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069528/)
Title: "Z" is Zee and Co.
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 07:34:46 am
==comment==

with Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, and Susannah York

synopsis: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/38m-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1971 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 07:36:37 am
As time marches on we are now at....

Round 1971!



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I just noticed...we are over 100 pages and over 1000 replies! Two milestones!
Title: "A" is Andromeda Strain, The
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 08:53:50 am
(http://www.gotterdammerung.org/film/collection/a/00000124.jpg)
Title: "B" is for The Boyfriend
Post by: oilgun on November 02, 2007, 09:13:14 am
Good ol'Twiggy!

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Title: "C" is for A Clockwork Orange
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 09:19:11 am
==comment==

I started to watch this once, on HBO, and got through about 5 minutes before I had to turn it off. I've never been back to it.

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Title: "D" is Diamonds Are Forever
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 09:21:59 am
(http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/library/eventsexh/images/bond-diamonds.jpg)

Great theme song by Shirley Bassey.
Title: "E" is Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 09:32:39 am
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9990/escapefromtheplanetofthrd0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: F is Fiddler on the Roof.
Post by: loneleeb3 on November 02, 2007, 09:42:45 am
Fiddler on the roof!

(http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/images/muze/dvd/sm/11/186611.jpg)
Title: "G" is The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 09:58:42 am
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==aside==loneleeb3

Welcome to the game!
Title: "H" is The Hellstrom Chronicle
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 09:58:58 am
I remember how much this film creeped me out at the time...

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5773/hellstromchroniclege1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "I" is The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
Post by: opinionista on November 02, 2007, 11:22:01 am
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Title: "J" is Johnny Got His Gun
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 11:26:17 am
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Title: "K" is Klute
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 11:33:33 am
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/7/70/Klute.png)
Title: "L" is The Last Picture Show
Post by: opinionista on November 02, 2007, 11:41:09 am
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Title: "M" is McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 11:45:18 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/mccabe_and_mrs_miller.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nicholas and Alexandra
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 11:50:26 am
(http://www.filmposterworld.co.uk/movieposters/nicholas.jpg)
Title: "O" is The Omega Man
Post by: opinionista on November 02, 2007, 11:53:18 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/The-Omega-Man-Poster-C10126240.jpg)
Title: "P" is Play Misty for Me
Post by: memento on November 02, 2007, 11:54:58 am
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005LC4R.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quest For Love
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 11:59:00 am
==comment==

starring Joan Collins. From IMDb:

After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet traveled into Space and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. Also in this other reality he is no longer a scientist but rather a well known author. He also finds that he is married to a beautiful woman who he instantly falls in love with but who his alternate self never cared for. He has some difficulty convincing anyone that he is not actually who they think he is. With the help of a physics professor who believes his story, he finally manages to convince his 'wife' that he is not the man she knew before. After a personal tragedy in this alternate world, he finds himself back in his own world and desperately trying to locate the woman he fell in love with in the other world. Little does she know, however, that her life depends on him finding her.

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Title: "R" is Robert Having His Nipple Pierced
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 12:00:15 pm
From IMDb:  "Robert Mapplethorpe gets his nipple pierced while his boyfriend lends his support in person. Patti Smith lends her support via voice over as she rambles on about her childhood, her transvestite brother, her breasts and Bob Dylan"

Boy, ahead of their time?
Title: "S" is Sunday Bloody Sunday
Post by: memento on November 02, 2007, 12:03:46 pm
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Title: "T" is THX-1138
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 12:05:48 pm
==comment==

George Lucas' directing debut

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Title: "U" is for Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide
Post by: oilgun on November 02, 2007, 12:12:07 pm
US Title:  A Few Hours of Sunlight

It's based on a Francoise Sagan novel and stars Gérard Depardieu way back when he was hot...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Soleil.jpg)

--ASIDE---

From IMDb:  "Robert Mapplethorpe gets his nipple pierced while his boyfriend lends his support in person. Patti Smith lends her support via voice over as she rambles on about her childhood, her transvestite brother, her breasts and Bob Dylan"

Boy, ahead of their time?


OMG! I actually saw that! (at a gay film fest in Amsterdam in 85)  Very acid-trippy feel to it with mylar balloons floating around while a "doctor" pierces Mapplethorpe's nipple. And that's about it, really.
Title: "V" is Vanishing Point
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 12:55:43 pm
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Title: "W" is Walkabout
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 12:58:41 pm
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Title: Wild Card "X" is Billy Jack
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 01:13:09 pm
I never saw this movie - never wanted to, but I remember the song that came from it, "One Tin Soldier."  And I remember Cher performing it on the "Sonny and Cher Show."  Found it on YouTube!  There's an animation that is very touching that goes with it.  (I'd forgotten about the few seconds of Christmas carol before and after the song, please bear with that.)

One Tin Soldier
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg84L84uop8[/youtube]
Title: Re: Wild Card "X" is Billy Jack
Post by: loneleeb3 on November 02, 2007, 01:36:43 pm
I never saw this movie - never wanted to, but I remember the song that came from it, "One Tin Soldier."  And I remember Cher performing it on the "Sonny and Cher Show."  Found it on YouTube!  There's an animation that is very touching that goes with it.  (I'd forgotten about the few seconds of Christmas carol before and after the song, please bear with that.)

One Tin Soldier
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg84L84uop8[/youtube]
I love that song. I remember singing it in the back of the stationwagon with my cousin!
Title: Y is You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It Or You'll Lose That Beat
Post by: Longhorn32 on November 02, 2007, 02:20:13 pm
...whew. "Starring" (Featuring?) Richard Pryor. This is actually the soundtrack cover, by Steely Dan.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61308FCGHVL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zodiac Killer, The
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 02:36:44 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/D47893.jpg)

AKA The Sex Killer
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1970 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 03:14:53 pm
Round 1970 is beginning....NOW!

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Title: "A" is The Adventurers
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 03:33:28 pm
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This is a very mature film, if you see it be sure to get the unsantized version released outside the US. 

Title: "B" is for BORSALINO
Post by: oilgun on November 02, 2007, 03:34:58 pm
Man, I would have loved to have a ménage ŕ trois with these two!

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Title: "C" is Catch-22
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 03:36:13 pm
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Title: "D" is Darling Lili
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 03:43:37 pm
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Title: "E" is End of the Road
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 04:14:01 pm
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Title: "F" is Feast of Friends
Post by: Lumičre on November 02, 2007, 04:14:32 pm
==comment==

Movie Facts
Genre: Documentary
Director: Paul Ferrara
Running Time: 50 minutes

This one deserves a picture:

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Title: "G" is Gimme Shelter
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 04:19:52 pm
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Title: "H" is House of Dark Shadows
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 04:24:34 pm
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Title: "I" is I Never Sang for My Father
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 04:31:24 pm
Melvyn Douglas and Gene Hackman.  Looking at Gene Hackman's list of film roles on IMDb, this looks like the first film he made where he was really the star carrying the film.

IMDb: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the wedding, the mother dies. Hackman's sister (who has been disowned by their father for marrying a Jewish man) advises him to live his own life, and not let himself be controlled by their father.

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Title: "J" is Joe
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 04:38:22 pm
==comment==

I have never heard of this morning, nor have I ever seen it. Susan Sarandon's movie debut...she was 20.

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Title: "K" is Kelly's Heros
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 05:30:44 pm
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Title: "L" is Let it Be
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 05:34:08 pm
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Title: "M" is M*A*S*H
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 05:37:20 pm
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Title: Re: "J" is Joe
Post by: moremojo on November 02, 2007, 06:17:47 pm
==comment==

I have never heard of this morning, nor have I ever seen it. Susan Sarandon's movie debut...she was 20.

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Very interesting movie, if a bit dated (okay, very dated--not necessarily a bad thing). Saw it on videocassette years ago, because my dad, who remembered the film fondly in large part due to Peter Boyle's memorable performance, wanted to see it again. Boyle is indeed quite good in it (plays an Archie Bunker-type character, with very dark results), and the film is an interesting time-capsule snapshot of the generation gap between parents and their young-adult children in the late 60's-early 70's.
Title: "N" is Ned Kelly
Post by: memento on November 02, 2007, 06:23:49 pm
(http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/images/NewNedKellyCD.gif)
Title: "O" is On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 06:24:54 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/61380.jpg)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rSA0Va-xTQ[/youtube]



Sandy, good find on Ned Kelly!
Title: "P" is Performance
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 06:32:38 pm
==comment==

Another one I haven't seen, but it sounds interesting. With Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. In real life, she apparently had affairs with three members of the Rolling Stones: Mick, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones.

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Title: "Q" is Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 06:39:14 pm
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Title: "R" is Ryan's Daughter
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 06:45:49 pm
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Title: "S" is Start The Revolution Without Me
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 07:47:31 pm
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Title: "T" is Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Post by: dot-matrix on November 02, 2007, 07:50:40 pm
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/979/tellmethatyoulovemejunilu7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "U" is Underground
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 08:17:47 pm
Starring Robert Goulet

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Title: "V" is "The Virgin and the Gypsy"
Post by: louisev on November 02, 2007, 09:18:34 pm
===based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence===
Title: "W" is Woodstock
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 09:20:58 pm
==comment==

Three words: Oh. My. God. I wasn't there. My cousin was. We watched the movie two years later to see what she was up to.

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Title: Wildcard "X": The Out-of-Towners
Post by: MaineWriter on November 02, 2007, 09:21:35 pm
==comment==

The story, in a nutshell, is that a couple is supposed to come to New York City for a job interview. Their plane gets diverted to Boston and the husband is determined to get to New York.  That's the gist of it.

We went and saw this movie as a family. We lived 30 miles outside of New York City. My father grew up in New York City! It is the only time in my life that I ever saw my father stand up in a theater and start screaming at a movie screen! He got so mad at these idiots from Ohio that he couldn't contain himself.

And that is why...this movie is the Wildcard X.

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Title: "Y" is You Can't Win 'Em All
Post by: Fran on November 02, 2007, 10:58:09 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zabriskie Point
Post by: Ellemeno on November 02, 2007, 11:54:09 pm
Original Music by
Jerry Garcia       
David Gilmour        (as Pink Floyd)
Nick Mason        (as Pink Floyd)
Roger Waters        (as Pink Floyd)
Richard Wright        (as Pink Floyd)

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1969 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 07:42:49 am
Moving on down the line...

Round 1969!


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Title: "A" is Alice's Resaurant
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 08:19:40 am
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Title: "B" is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 08:21:13 am
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Title: "C" is for CHE!
Post by: oilgun on November 03, 2007, 08:49:43 am
With Omar Shariff as Che and Jack Palance as Castro.

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Title: "D" is Downhill Racer
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 08:59:29 am
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Title: "E" is Easy Rider
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 09:07:00 am
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Title: "F" is Fellini Satyricon
Post by: memento on November 03, 2007, 09:34:34 am
(http://www.1worldfilms.com/Italy/satyricon.jpg)    (http://www.fundacion.telefonica.com/at/tem/tem050.jpg)

=comment=
"Fellini" is part of the title.
Title: "G" is for The Gay Deceivers
Post by: oilgun on November 03, 2007, 10:43:00 am
Plot Outline from IMDb:  Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

At 5.7 the IMDb rating is surprisingly high for such a horrible film.  Seeing it at an impressionable age really damaged me.

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Title: "H" is Hello, Dolly!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 10:43:58 am
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Title: "I" is If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Post by: Fran on November 03, 2007, 12:16:27 pm
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Title: "J" is John and Mary
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 03:43:41 pm
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Title: "K" is Keep on Rockin'
Post by: southendmd on November 03, 2007, 04:28:47 pm
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Title: "L" is Last Summer
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 04:35:13 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Last_Summer_Lobby_Card.jpg)

==comment==

I posted this and now I have to add a comment....

I have never seen this movie. In fact, I never knew it existed. But I read the book (it is written by Evan Hunter). I bought it at Kennedy Airport on my way to Italy (high school trip) in 1971. I remember being very disturbed by the book and asked my English teacher about it, and he said, "Yeah, well that's what you get for buying books at the airport."

I am not sure I even knew until today this movie existed. And it sounds like it was filmed within yards of my house (my house was on the creek where the Fire Island ferries docked). Amazing....

L
Title: "M" is Mackenna's Gold
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 06:37:57 pm
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Title: "N" is Nightmare in Wax
Post by: Fran on November 03, 2007, 07:11:43 pm
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Title: "O" is Oh What a Lovely War
Post by: memento on November 03, 2007, 07:49:23 pm
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Title: "P" is for La Piscine
Post by: oilgun on November 03, 2007, 08:00:59 pm
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You may have noticed that I'm a big fan of Delon, lol!

Here's an excellent review by an IMDb poster.  Excuse the length, but if you read it,  I guarantee you'll be putting this title in your Netflix queue/Ziplist (if they carry it, of course):

An epic psychological thriller of awesome glamour. You can see why it made a bundle in its original release, and it should be more famous today.

La Piscine is about a cloistered foursome, trapped in a beautiful mansion on the French Riviera. This is what you might call a volatile mix, straight out of pagan Arcadia. Delon is Delon, which is to say, the height of male beauty; Birkin is a leggy, enigmatic nymph; Maurice Ronet is virile and conniving; and Romy Schneider -- looking like Candace Bergen with swimmer's muscles -- well, she is the question mark, the one who seems to have more conscience, more soul, and more class than the others, despite ( or because of ) being just slightly over the hill.

The first hour of this film consists of little more than this elegant quartet lounging around by the pool, playing records, showing their skin, drinking whiskey, playing cards. This may seem uneventful or trite but just try it yourself -- try to write a script with nothing but small talk for almost 60 pages, without feeling pressured to drive the plot forward except through the most delicate foreshadowings ( like when Ronet suggests Romy is aging and about to let herself go ). This first hour is crucial for atmosphere and this is a rare film where you really feel like you live it along with the characters.

We seem to be heading into Antonioni territory, as Ronet and his daughter Birkin plan to leave and Delon and Schneider are left facing the hollowness and superficiality of their connection. But then a death occurs and we are suddenly in a cheap mystery novel. The film zigs, and then zags back again with a great ending that reminds me of Rohmer in its bleak conclusion: Romantic codependency is spiritual death.

All the actors are great. Birkin deserves more credit for her bizarre confection, an awkward, nerdy girl who barely seems to notice she has grown into a supermodel's body, and who is still trapped mentally at the age of 12. Another reviewer complains about this, but the movie makes it clear that Ronet has kept her extremely sheltered. Romy Schneider is sympathetic without being as perfect an icy blonde as Carroll Baker. But that's the point. Carroll Baker, as a female Delon, would have been his match while Romy -- who is beautiful but flawed, bearing some physical signs of alcoholism -- is at a disadvantage, always losing in the game of who needs who the most. Maurice Ronet plays a man who is confident and full of bonhomie on the outside, but whose grimacing smile reveals all kinds of suppressed malice.

That being said, this is Delon's movie all the way. Purple Noon is the sketch of what would become a full-blown portrait in this movie. This is one of the richest, most detailed portrayals of a soulless psychopath I've ever seen, up there with Robert Montgomery in Night Must Fall or Jude Law in the recent Sleuth remake. Except Delon is far cooler, more natural than either.

Even emotionally, with words, he is like a snake that is languid for hours until it strikes quickly and fatally. When he first feels an attraction for Jane Birkin, Schneider notices and says, "Should I get ready to pack my bags and move out?" and Delon says, without flinching at all or showing any expression, "Not yet, let's wait a little while and see." With any other actor, you would wonder why Romy doesn't smack the S.O.B. and take off. With Delon, you know why she stays.

What makes this character different in Delon's gallery of pretty vipers is that this one starts out so normal. He walks like a normal person, he talks like a normal person, he has self-doubt and jealousy like a normal person, he is charming and approachable, yet sometimes, just for a brief second, the mask will drop and you'll see the kaleidoscopic fires of hellish insanity. Delon doesn't even seem to be acting, it's as if his every cell is straining toward the camera lens. The greater the narcissist, the greater the movie star.
Title: "Q" is Qu'est-ce qui fait courir Jacky?
Post by: Ellemeno on November 03, 2007, 08:04:17 pm
A Polish/Belgian film.

IMDb: The life of Jacky Ickx: a famous Belgian car-racer. He talks about his job, his family and his hobby's[sic]
Title: "R" is Ring of Bright Water
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 08:26:57 pm
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Title: "S" is The Sterile Cuckoo
Post by: MaineWriter on November 03, 2007, 09:27:12 pm
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Title: "T" is Take the Money and Run
Post by: Fran on November 03, 2007, 10:31:48 pm
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Title: "U" is The Undefeated
Post by: dot-matrix on November 03, 2007, 10:58:22 pm
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Title: "V" is for La vie, l'amour, la mort
Post by: oilgun on November 03, 2007, 11:20:25 pm
From IMDb:  "Life, Love, Death" was made before the abolition of capital punishment in France. Its central message is the inhumanity of the guillotine.

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Title: "W" is Wild Bunch, The
Post by: southendmd on November 03, 2007, 11:34:05 pm
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Title: Wild Card "X" is Cactus Flower
Post by: Ellemeno on November 04, 2007, 12:59:57 am
IMDb: Walter Matthau is wonderful as the "philandering" dentist Dr. Julian Winston whose frequent fibs to girlfriend Goldie provide textbook proof of the dangers of lying. Goldie Hawn's touching kook Toni Simmons certainly deserved to win her Oscar. Ingrid Bergman's work as the stiff-as-starch nurse Stephanie is also touching to watch as she comes out of her shell, slowly and nervously.....With Goldie still plugging away, this film is an amazing link between the past and the present of movies, with over seventy years spanning Ingrid's first role and Goldie's most recent. Incredible.

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Title: "Y" is Young Billy Young
Post by: dot-matrix on November 04, 2007, 02:00:00 am
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Title: "Z" is Z
Post by: Ellemeno on November 04, 2007, 03:34:58 am
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I'm thinking the two turn rule suspension applies after the "X" as well as before?
Title: "A" is for The Anniversary (1968)
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 08:21:40 am
Sorry but I'm jumping the gun.  It's complete anarchy here this morning, lol!

I'm afraid 1968 was not a good year for movies starting with "A"...  This camp 'classic' is the best I could find although I think it's an absolutely awful film.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1969 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 08:23:09 am
Round 1968 is here...

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Title: "B" is Barbarella
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 08:24:39 am
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==comment==

I wonder if Jane Fonda looks back on this as a career high...or low?

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oilgun

Anarchy! LOL...it because of changing the clocks, I think...
Title: "C" is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Post by: opinionista on November 04, 2007, 08:43:12 am
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Title: Comment: Rules
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 09:01:36 am

I'm thinking the two turn rule suspension applies after the "X" as well as before?

Yes.
Title: "D" is for Diabolik
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 11:16:03 am
This plot summary on IMDb is pretty funny:
In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic European country for his own financial gain and amusement. He shares an extravagant underground lair (and a giant bed of money) with his curvaceous, superficial girlfriend...who uses her awesome powers of wig-wearing to help Diabolik kill innocent people and steal billions from the government. Nonetheless, Diabolik is the "hero" of the film because he must face off against bumbling cops and revenge-seeking mafiosos.
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Title: "E" is Eat Your Makeup
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 11:34:26 am
==comment==

John Waters' first 16mm film, about a deranged nanny who kidnaps young girls and forces them to 'model themselves to death' in front of her boyfriend and their crazed friends. It was never shown commercially. It stars Divine as "Jacqueline Kennedy" and was filmed in Waters' parents' back yard.
Title: "F" is The Fixer
Post by: memento on November 04, 2007, 11:40:14 am
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Title: "G" is The Green Berets
Post by: opinionista on November 04, 2007, 11:54:01 am
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Title: "H" is Hang 'Em High
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 12:05:27 pm
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Title: "I" is I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
Post by: southendmd on November 04, 2007, 12:41:34 pm
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Title: "J" is for Juanita Banana
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 12:49:16 pm
I have no idea if this image is related to the film but here goes...

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Title: "K" is The Killing of Sister George
Post by: Ellemeno on November 04, 2007, 12:58:08 pm
IMDb: "Sister George" is a BBC soap opera character who is "killed off" due to low ratings. The aging actress who portrays Sister George is a lesbian living with a childish middle-aged woman named Childie, who works in a factory when not playing with her doll collection. Conflict arises between the two lovers when the hard-nosed BBC female program director, who told George of her canceled part, also steals Childie away. As consolation for losing both her job and her lover, George is offered the voice part of a puppet cow in a new animated cartoon series.

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Title: "L" is The Love Bug
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 01:12:56 pm
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Title: "M" is Mini-skirt Mob, The
Post by: southendmd on November 04, 2007, 01:25:27 pm
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Title: "N" is The Night They Raided Minsky's
Post by: dot-matrix on November 04, 2007, 01:56:35 pm
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Narrator Rudy Vallee announces that he knows we are a "real high class audience," thus he has "some swell story to tell." Thus begins The Night They Raided Minsky's, set in the rarefied world of burlesque in the 1920s. Quaker girl Rachel Schpitendavel (Britt Ekland) comes to New York in hopes of securing work as a dancing interpreter of religious stories. She gets a job at Minsky's burlesque house, where the dance numbers are "Biblical" only when some gum-chewing stripper performs Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils. The many subplots leading up to Rachel's accidental invention of the striptease during a midnight Minsky's show involve many: top banana Chick Williams (Norman Wisdom) and womanizing straight-man Raymond Paine (Jason Robards Jr.); Billy Minsky (Elliot Gould), whose efforts to stage girlie shows at the National Winter Garden are looked down upon by Minsky Sr. (Joseph Wiseman), who holds the lease on the theater; gangster Trim Houlihan (Forrest Tucker), who intends to shut down Minsky's if he can't get a piece of the action; Ekland's preacher father Harry Andrews, who shows up in New York just in time to see his daughter bare all in front of a cheering audience; and Vance Fowler (Denhom Elliot), self-appointed protector of public morals, whom Paine hopes to embarrass by having Rachel perform her religious dance. A straightforward adaptation of Rowland Barber's novel The Night They Raided Minsky's would seem to be called for here, but novice director William Friedkin and film editor Ralph Rosenblum seem determined to turn the film into a kaleidoscope Hard Day's Night clone. Happily, producer Norman Lear is able to accommodate several nostalgic re-creations of such burlesque chestnuts as "Crazy House" and "Meet Me Round the Corner," as well as six delightful in-period songs penned by Bye Bye Birdie's Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, the best of which is the ribald "Perfect Gentleman." Bert Lahr makes his last appearance on screen in the role of washed-up funnyman Professor Spats; he died during production, and had to be extensively doubled throughout. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Title: "O" is Odd Couple, The
Post by: Fran on November 04, 2007, 02:17:14 pm
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Title: "P" is for Petulia
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 02:22:07 pm

For some reason, when I entered "The Party Movie" in Google, I got lots of porn but no images of the Peter Sellers movie, so i switched to Petulia.

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Title: "Q" is The Queen
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 02:25:38 pm
==comment==

A user comment from IMDb. Oilgun, our resident obscure movie expert...have you seen this one?

1968's "The Queen" is a slight but fascinating time capsule, probably one of, if not THE earliest in-depth glimpse at the drag queen subculture in its final days as a solidly underground phenomenon. This doesn't concentrate on professional female impersonators, who'd been a legitimate part of show biz for decades, but specifically on effeminate men whose cross-dressing was an active part of their social lives in the homosexual milieu, which as a North American whole was still trying to struggle along beneath the radar of vice laws. Taking place a couple years before the Stonewall riots, which engineered the gay rights movement, this documentary is strikingly non-politicized and thus warts-and-all candid, taking the viewer into this insular world of long ago in a manner that's never preachy and rarely poignant, but shows an amused affection for its marginalized subjects, rather than leering at them in the "Mondo" shock value style that was then the exploitive norm for this kind of subject matter.

That isn't to say that "The Queen" lacks a sleazy expo-zay appeal, just by the nature of the annual event it covers. It's the way downscale, transvestite answer to the 1967 Miss America Pageant. More of a glamour than a beauty contest, elected "empresses" from cities nationwide flock into New York, to vie for the title of that year's national reigning drag queen. Out of drag, they come in all shapes -- spindly teenagers and gawky nerds and big hairy trucker types and fat balding guys nearing middle age. Followed around with hand held 16mm cameras, the contestants get to know one another in the dilapidated hotel where they're billeted, swapping remarkably upbeat life stories and opinions on gender issues in the spirit of outcast camaraderie. One notable exception, focused on immediately as resentments begin to simmer, is the aloof Philadelphia representative, Richard, alias Miss Harlow, a very pretty blond lad whose rise to drag circuit stardom has been a little too rapid for most everyone's taste. His cause isn't helped by his sulky attitude.

In preparation, they're choreographed and groomed and grilled on rules of stage conduct, by a pair of established drag queen organizers who, with New Yawky know-it-all-ness, are as fiercely demanding as drill sergeants. Here's where the film's period is especially evident, inviting comparisons to later drag show docs like 1995's "Wigstock", with its wild and free-wheeling variety of bizarre drag performances. No such freedom of expression thirty years earlier, as the conventions of these fringe dwellers' burlesque are rigidly enforced, with the unquestioned conformity of regional folk dancing. In fact, it's written that the legendary Divine helped break this mass creative stranglehold, after violent opposition early in his stage career.

It's the transformation process on the big night that's really captivating, as the boys pluck away body hair, pile on make-up, pad and corset their figures, and fret over wigs and gowns. As we watch, this rather goofy looking bunch not only shed their maleness, but their individualism, as they turn into a small army of statuesque glamour girls. The look, an exaggerated version of the Ursula Andriss 60s Greek goddess in a towering bouffant and streams of diaphanous chiffon, is a fun one but utterly uniform, and one all but loses track of the different players. The pageant itself is an embarrassing disaster, clearly sucked dry of any spontaneity in the planning stages, in a grubby old theatre with a bored society crowd in trendy attendance, and a catatonic Andy Warhol chairing the panel of judges. The competitors themselves are merely paraded about, not even allowed to lip-sync girl songs like they'd do in the clubs back home -- they're simply gaudy mannequins. Entertainment, such as it is, is provided by talentless local transies doing drunken versions of dreary old show tunes, while a tired strip joint orchestra tries valiantly to match their ever-changing tempos and keys. The night is a catastrophe in the making.

Tempers start to flare when the five finalists are announced, and some of those left backstage go ballistic with unconcealed envy. This shameless poor sportsmanship is carried onto the stage, when the fourth runner-up, a certain Miss Crystal, storms off in a huff. The crown, of course, goes to the undeniably prettiest, the reviled Miss Harlow, to politely thunderous applause, and in rivers of mascara, he weeps over this greatest moment of his life. The magic is short-lived, though, when who should be waiting backstage but Miss Crystal, who tears into Harlow, mocking his shoddy make-up and ugly dress that wasn't even clean, and insisting Harlow was not the prettiest -- Crystal was! The organizers spring to Harlow's defence, diverting Crystal's rage, with accusations that the whole pageant was rigged and they'll be sorry. As Harlow sobs, the threats and insults fly back and forth, with increasing shrillness, until the theatre management shows up and unceremoniously tosses everyone out. So much for that year's pinnacle of appreciation for the American cross-dressing arts.

As cheerfully tasteless a finale this is, celebrating bitchy stereotypes while pulling out on a note of cheap hilarity, it's refreshingly free of judgment pro or con, making for the best sort of historical artefact, superficial in its mood and thus unbiased as an accurate documentation for future cultural study. If, on EBay or wherever, you can track down "The Queen", enjoy it in good conscience --your neighbourhood drag queen certainly would.
Title: "R" is Rosemary's Baby
Post by: Ellemeno on November 04, 2007, 02:31:02 pm
Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes
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The Dakota, where they lived in this scary, scary movie
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For a history of the Dakota
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota
Title: "S" is 2001: A Space Odyssey
Post by: opinionista on November 04, 2007, 02:58:50 pm
I'm not 100% sure if this movie can be played for the S , but here it is. Let me know, Leslie.

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Title: "S" is 2001: A Space Odyssey
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 03:09:43 pm
It's a movie worth playing so yes, I'll let it stand for the S.

Leslie
Title: "T" is The Thomas Crown Affair
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 03:16:41 pm
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==comment==

Note to Paul: apparently this movie has shots of vintage toll booths on the Mass Pike!
Title: "U" is Up Tight!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 04, 2007, 04:31:41 pm
A film written by Jules Dassin and Ruby Dee.  Who knew that they knew each other?  Ruby Dee seems to have had a very remarkable life.  Starring her and the very talented Roscoe Lee Browne, who passed away earlier this year.

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Roscoe Lee Browne
Title: "V" is Vengeance of She, The
Post by: Fran on November 04, 2007, 04:50:38 pm
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Title: "W" is Wild In The Streets
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 04:56:09 pm
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Title: Wildcard "X": The Producers
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 04:56:46 pm
==comment==

The original and the best!

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Title: "Y" is Yours, Mine and Ours
Post by: Fran on November 04, 2007, 04:59:13 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zorro, El
Post by: dot-matrix on November 04, 2007, 06:03:12 pm
There were four Zorro movies released in 1968

I Nippotti di Zorro... 1968... Italy Dean Reed
Zorro Il Cavaliere della Vendetta... 1968 Italy/Spain... Charles Quiney
El Zorro la Volpe... 1968... Italy George Ardisson

AND this one, a classic spaghetti western

El Zorro ... 1968 Italy ....Guido Zurli


Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1967 (Rules in first post!)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 06:09:31 pm
The sixties are still in full swing!


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Round 1967!

Title: "A" is Accident
Post by: memento on November 04, 2007, 06:53:58 pm
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Title: Comment Re: "Q" is The Queen
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 07:17:28 pm
==comment==

Oilgun, our resident obscure movie expert...have you seen this one?

1968's "The Queen" ...


No I've never seen this one but I googled it and it turns out it's available on Youtube!  Here's the first of 3 clips:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZcalBjHe-A[/youtube]
Title: "B" is for Belle de jour
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 07:24:18 pm
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful...

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Title: "C" is Camelot
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 07:48:08 pm
==comment==

starring Richard Harris, the man who would become Dumbledore I.

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Title: "D" is The Dirty Dozen
Post by: memento on November 04, 2007, 08:17:22 pm
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Title: "E" is Easy Come, Easy Go
Post by: Fran on November 04, 2007, 08:38:09 pm
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Title: "F" is for Festival!
Post by: oilgun on November 04, 2007, 10:16:37 pm
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Title: "G" is for The Graduate
Post by: MaineWriter on November 04, 2007, 10:26:32 pm
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Title: "H" is "Hotel"
Post by: louisev on November 04, 2007, 10:40:31 pm
===based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.===

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Title: "I" is In Cold Blood
Post by: memento on November 04, 2007, 11:10:29 pm
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Title: "J" is The Jackals
Post by: notBastet on November 04, 2007, 11:43:44 pm
IMDb tagline: "There was never a breed like these ruthless seven!"

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Title: "K" is The Karate Killers
Post by: Ellemeno on November 05, 2007, 02:29:43 am
Slim pickin's...

Starring
Robert Vaughn           ...   Napoleon Solo
David McCallum    ...   Illya Kuryakin

IMDb: U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist with his four daughters, all of whom live in different countries. Evil THRUSH agent Randolph also wants the formula, and is aided by his karate-chopping henchmen.
Title: "L" is The Long Duel
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 03:21:41 am
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Title: "M" is Monkeys, Go Home!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 07:21:09 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/monkeys.jpg)

==comment==

This comment from an IMDb user seems to say it all...

Speaking as someone who has made an extensive study of the live-action Disney films of the 1960s-1970s I can say with some authority that this is truly one of the worst films ever released by Disney; almost unwatchable. With the charming Dean Jones and Yvette Mimieux at the center of a romantic plot this film has its moments (along with a delightful Maurice Chevalier, in what is a small role though curiously first-billed), but it is constantly derailed by the need to add monkey antics to the mix. Bringing in trained animals is a constant source of mirth in Disney live action gimmick comedies; it works in a Bubblegum Pop/ College Comedy setting (see the Disney film "The Monkeys Uncle") but against the backdrop of an American desperately trying to save an olive farm in Provence the entire film just fights against itself for a hundred minutes. Supporting characters rage about for no apparent reason, constantly entering and exiting the plot with no apparent motivation; and we are supposed to believe (and the plot hinges) on the concept that the entire village would be outraged that a man would use trained monkeys to pick olives for a harvest that last but three days a year instead of hiring locals is a stretch even by Disney standards (and this is the studio that convinced us a boy could turn into a dog and a car could have a mind of its own).

This was released in the year following Walt Disney's death. One might wonder if he would have chucked the entire thing rather than release this to theatres under the Disney name. It is truly shocking that this film made it to DVD before many other, better-remembered titles from the era.
Title: "N" is The Night of the Generals
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 09:22:44 am
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Title: "O" is Oedipus the King
Post by: southendmd on November 05, 2007, 10:05:10 am
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Title: "P" is Point Blank
Post by: memento on November 05, 2007, 10:10:17 am
(http://filmjournal.net/clydefro/files/2007/05/point-blank-poster.JPG)
Title: "Q" is Quatermass and the Pit
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 10:31:37 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quatermass-2.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quatermass-1.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Quatermass-3.jpg)
Title: "R" is Rocket to the Moon
Post by: notBastet on November 05, 2007, 10:42:47 am
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/rocket20to20the20moon20320x240.jpg)

apparently retitled as "Those Fantastic Flying Fools" when released on VHS in US
Title: "S" is The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 11:07:02 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/poster20Roger20Corman20The20St20Val.jpg)
Title: "T" is To Sir, with Love
Post by: Ellemeno on November 05, 2007, 11:23:29 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/PF_936826_OEM_15MBTo-Sir-with-Love-.jpg)

Lulu, singing that beautiful song "To Sir, with Love"
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukONzCkxLkk[/youtube]
Title: "U" is Ulysses
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 12:17:37 pm
Description from IMDb:
Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a middle-aged Jew. Meanwhile, Bloom's day, illuminated by a funeral and an evening of drinking and revelry that stirs paternal feelings toward Stephen, ends with a rapprochement with Molly, his earthy wife. Written by {[email protected]}

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Title: "V" is Valley of the Dolls
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 12:25:49 pm
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Title: "W" is Wait Until Dark
Post by: Meryl on November 05, 2007, 12:41:01 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/WaitUntilDark.jpg)

The film ranked tenth on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments for its riveting climax.

I went to see this with some sorority sisters, and we screamed and grabbed each other so hard, I had a bruise on my arm afterwards.  ;D
Title: Wildcard "X" is Barefoot in the Park
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 12:45:26 pm
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Title: "Y" is You Only Live Twice
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 12:57:38 pm
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Title: "Z" is The Zap Sap
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 01:07:40 pm
==comment==

A Batfink cartoon! Hey, there wasn't much to choose from for Z titles in 1967!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round "I Can't Believe We Didn't Play That Movie!"
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 01:12:48 pm
To celebrate 40 rounds of ABCs at the Movies, I am announcing a very special round:

"I Can't Believe We Didn't Play That Movie!"

Here's your chance to play that special movie that got missed. Personal favorites, big winners, campy...whatever.

Rules are simple:

1) We'll do a countdown from A to Z, as usual.
2) Any movie from 1967 - 2007 can be played, IF IT HASN'T BEEN PLAYED BEFORE. Please check the archive if you aren't sure.
3) List the movie with its year, ie: "M" is Midnight Cowboy (1969)
4) The two-turn rule applies, as always.
5) Wildcard X is still in play for this round.

Have fun with this special round! Things will get back to "normal" with Round 1966.

Questions? PM me.

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: A is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Post by: Longhorn32 on November 05, 2007, 01:55:27 pm
I actually have seen this, and liked it....before Memneto, before The Matrix (and LOTR)...there was

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Priscilla_the_Queen.jpg)

And btw, this is pretty tough - finding one that hasn't been played - unless I am using the search engine wrong. Which I'm sure I am.
Title: "B" is Beau travail (1999)
Post by: moremojo on November 05, 2007, 02:47:25 pm
==comment==

Claire Denis's masterpiece, an adaptation of Melville's "Billy Budd"; perhaps the last great film to be released in the twentieth century:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209933/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209933/)
Title: "C" is Cruising (1980)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 02:48:32 pm
==comment==

Just released on DVD a few weeks ago

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/cruising_movie_image_al_pacino__1_.jpg)

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Title: "D" is Dead Poets Society (1989)
Post by: notBastet on November 05, 2007, 03:47:13 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/18462091.jpg)

Robert Sean Leonard is on "House" now, in case anyone didn't know.

my favorite scene is actually when they read a quote and then kick a soccer (?) ball while listening to classical music...  couldn't find an image of that one...
Title: "E" is Erogeny (1976)
Post by: moremojo on November 05, 2007, 04:09:18 pm
==comment==

Beautiful short from distinguished experimental filmmaker James Broughton; one of the great films of the 1970s:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074490/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074490/)
Title: "F" is The French Connection (1971)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 04:18:23 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/french2.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/french1.jpg)
Title: "G" is The Game (1997)
Post by: notBastet on November 05, 2007, 04:27:00 pm
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Title: "H" is A History of Violence (2005)
Post by: Meryl on November 05, 2007, 04:30:43 pm
From 2005:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/History_of_violence.jpg)

I apologize for not choosing Holes!  ;D
Title: "I" is The Illusionist (2006)
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 04:35:20 pm
Excellent movie, Brillantly done, especially Edward Norton's performance.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3237/405pxtheillusionistpostjy6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8923/theillusionist2cb9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8198/paulgiamatti3zx6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8143/jessicabiel2kz8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6679/illusionist1dx0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7910/illusionist1kq9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)




Title: "J" is Jabberwocky (1977)
Post by: moremojo on November 05, 2007, 04:56:24 pm
==comment==

Terry Gilliam's delightfully demented directorial debut (as single director on a feature, that is):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076221/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076221/)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/jabberwocky.gif)
Title: "K" is Kate and Leopold (2001)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 04:58:02 pm
==comment==

Okay, so it's not the greatest movie ever made and Meg Ryan wore some really ugly outfits (although I did like her dress at the end)...it had a few plot holes big enough to drive through and they played fast and loose with historical facts...but it had Hugh Jackman as royalty! What more could a movie goer want? Liev Schreiber wasn't bad either. It was the last time on the screen for Spalding Gray in a funny little cameo.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/leopold.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/kateandleopold2.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/196033Kate-Leopold-Posters.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 05:18:53 pm
Directed by Robert Redford and narrated by Jack Lemmon who also makes a small cameo

(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1322/a7010937357424uk0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9002/baggervance2kg8.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1760/charlizetheron9rr2.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8557/mattdamon1un6.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2434/charlizetheron4ux7.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8550/jmichaelmoncrief5zv4.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/290/baggervancekc0.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2228/baggervanceyo6.jpg)(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/5859/brucemcgill18xf2.jpg)
Title: "M" is My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Post by: southendmd on November 05, 2007, 05:22:54 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/73/MyBeautifulLaundrette_Poster.jpg/200px-MyBeautifulLaundrette_Poster.jpg)
(http://www.bergen-filmklubb.no/images/My_Beautiful_Laundrette.jpg)
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0ReR774c09UsMM:http://www.sugardeluxe.com/legionofdoom/wp-images/my-beautiful-laundrette.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nothing to Lose (1997)
Post by: notBastet on November 05, 2007, 06:24:54 pm
probably not the best 'N' movie of all time, but I thought it was pretty funny.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/9c_1.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/lose3.jpg)

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/00674902.jpg)

Title: "O" is Oliver! (1968)
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 06:26:19 pm
 Won Best Picture that year

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2286/oliverew3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "P" is Professional, The (1994)
Post by: Fran on November 05, 2007, 06:36:34 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1800227679p.jpg)

Twelve-year-old Natalie Portman's film debut:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/leon_pic3.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quinceańera (2006)
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 06:39:51 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quinceanera.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quinceanerajesse_garciawifebeater.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quinceanera-2.jpg)
Title: "R" is Raising Arizona (1987)
Post by: memento on November 05, 2007, 06:42:06 pm
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Title: "S" is Speed (1994)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 06:46:18 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Speed_movie_poster_Keanu_Reeves.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1d6026.jpg)
Title: "T" is Thelma and Louise (1991)
Post by: notBastet on November 05, 2007, 06:59:27 pm
won a gazillion awards, introduced Brad Pitt to the world (and to me)
introduced me to deep canyons, wide open spaces, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, thunderbirds
and, so much more...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/310c4e3c7053cfe5d02022fe4740b88c.jpg)(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/thelmalouise.jpg)(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/thelma-1.jpg)
Title: "U" is The Usual Suspects (1995)
Post by: memento on November 05, 2007, 06:59:46 pm
(http://www.wallpapers-cinema.com/wallpapers/policier/usual_suspects/usual_suspects_0.jpg)
Title: "V" is Virgin Suicides, The (1999)
Post by: Fran on November 05, 2007, 07:09:40 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/virgin_suicides_ver2.jpg)
Title: "W" is Wings of Desire (1987)
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 07:11:35 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/wings_of_desire.jpg)  (http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/wings_of_desire-2.jpg)
Title: "X" is Malcolm X (1992)
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 07:13:35 pm
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Title: "Y" is Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 07:30:06 pm
==comment==

Some folks here may remember rt...he is the one who made me aware of this movie. From Israel.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/yossi20and20jager20poster.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zardoz (1974)
Post by: louisev on November 05, 2007, 07:30:41 pm
"Z" is "Zardoz"  (1974)
(http://uashome.alaska.edu/~jndfg20/website/zardoz.gif)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round "I Can't Believe We Didn't Play That Movie!"
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 07:42:35 pm
Man this one went fast!  I think I only got 3 in, lol!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1966
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 07:50:37 pm
Yes, it was fast...and fun!

Thanks for participating. We may have future specialty rounds....but for now....

Back to our regularly scheduled feature: Round 1966!
Title: Comment: A Few Statistics
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 08:05:46 pm
In our specialty round, just concluded, there were 18 different years that had movies selected.

15 years had movies that were selected once
4 years had movies that were selected twice
and 1 year (1994) had three movies posted: Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; The Professional; and Speed.

Okay, back to Round 1966!

Title: "A" is Au hasard Balthasar
Post by: oilgun on November 05, 2007, 08:18:10 pm
Maybe if Ari from The Amazing Race had seen this Bresson film....

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/donkeymovie.jpg)
Title: "B" is A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Post by: memento on November 05, 2007, 08:26:07 pm
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/56/200px-Big_Hand_for_the_Little_Lady_.jpeg)
Title: "C" is Carry On Screaming
Post by: Fran on November 05, 2007, 09:19:19 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/carry20on20screaming20320x240.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
Post by: dot-matrix on November 05, 2007, 09:24:35 pm
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/9156/deadheatonamerrygorounduv6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "E" is The Endless Summer
Post by: MaineWriter on November 05, 2007, 09:30:46 pm
==comment==

How much do I love this movie? Endlessly....LOL....I saw it in the movie theater and have seen it numerous times since. It has everything...great music, surfboards, tan guys in 60s styles shorts ON the surfboards...please watch these YouTube videos...one, the trailer (rare, I had never seen it); the next one, one of the best scenes in the movie...when they find the perfect wave. So good...

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gq4XiVCcJ8[/youtube]


[youtube=425,350]
&NR=1[/youtube]


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/endlessummer_poster.gif)
Title: "F" is "The 'Fortune Cookie"
Post by: louisev on November 05, 2007, 09:35:38 pm
(http://www.posteritati.com/jpg/F2/FORTUNE%20COOKIE%20MFR.JPG)
Title: "G" is Georgy Girl
Post by: Ellemeno on November 05, 2007, 10:01:55 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/200px-Georgy_Girl_DVD_Cover.jpg)

The Seekers, singing "Georgy Girl" in the opening of the movie
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRat8E-yrxM[/youtube]
Title: "H" is Harper
Post by: Fran on November 05, 2007, 10:05:40 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/wsu_ms2002-1271221.jpg)     (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/WAR_D81671D.jpg)
Title: "I" is Is Paris Burning
Post by: Meryl on November 06, 2007, 12:38:31 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/IsParisBurning.jpg)
Title: "J" is Johnny Reno
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 02:30:55 am
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/9896/10979gk2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "K" is kaleidoscope
Post by: memento on November 06, 2007, 04:16:42 am
(http://www.divshare.com/img/2652126-e0b.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lord Love a Duck
Post by: oilgun on November 06, 2007, 08:59:16 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/lord_love_a_duck.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Lordduck.jpg)
Title: "M" is Morgan!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 09:27:15 am
==comment==

I was visiting a friend in New Jersey for Thanksgiving and this movie came on the TV. I can still remember the song David Warner sings, "Morgan is sad today, sadder than yesterday..."

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/morgan.jpg)
Title: "N" is Nevada Smith
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 10:00:28 am
(http://home.blarg.net/~dr_z/Movie/Posters/Cult/nevada.jpg)
(http://www.filmmusic.pl/images/covers/arty/nevada3.jpg)
Title: "O" is Our Man Flint
Post by: Fran on November 06, 2007, 10:20:19 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/OurManFlintDVDCover.jpg)
Title: "P" is Persona
Post by: Meryl on November 06, 2007, 11:10:49 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Persona.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Queen of Blood
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 11:21:55 am
I actually remember seeing this little gem at a Saturday afternoon matinee in Billings with about a hundred other kids! Surprisingly eerie little B movie.   8)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/205/queenofbloodhssmyy0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

From IMDb:
It's the year 1990 and scientists receive a distress call from an alien spaceship that has crash-landed on Mars. Dr Farraday (Basil Rathbone) decides to send a team of astronauts, including Allan Brenner (John Saxon) and Paul Grant (Dennis Hopper), on a rescue mission. On the planet, they discover just one survivor. This green-skinned alien woman is brought aboard, but when one man is attacked and drained of his blood, the survivors are soon racing home, before they too become victim to the bloodsucker!

Also Known As (AKA)
Blodets drottning Sweden
Flight to a Far Planet USA (working title)
Planet of Blood (undefined)
Planet of Terror (undefined)
Planet of Vampires (undefined)
Planeta sangriento Spain
Space Vampires USA (working title)
The Green Woman (undefined)

Title: "R" is Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 11:32:11 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/15/RatPfink'66.jpg/200px-RatPfink'66.jpg)

One of the stranger B movies of the year.  A parody of the very campy "Batman" TV series.
Title: "S" is Sand Pebbles, The
Post by: Fran on November 06, 2007, 11:57:34 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/SandPebbles.jpg)
Title: "T" is Torn Curtain
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 01:03:51 pm
==comment==

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. There is very interesting, long comment on the IMDb messsage board for this movie, talking about how it really was "the beginning of the end" for Alfred Hitchcock. Definitely worth reading.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/torn_curtain.jpg)
Title: "U" is Un homme et une femme
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 01:18:51 pm
AKA "A Man and a Woman" won the Oscar for best foreign language film, also best original screenplay.  Also won the palme d'or at Cannes (actually tied with "Signore e signori".)

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Title: "V" is A Vist with Truman Capote
Post by: oilgun on November 06, 2007, 01:50:17 pm
This a Maysles brothrers Doc

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From an IMDb poster:

This short film by the brilliant documentarians Albert and David Maysles captures Truman Capote at the very height of his career and influence during the aftermath of the publication of IN COLD BLOOD. We see Capote taking Alvin Dewey and his wife around New York City for the first time, Capote in his Long Island home chatting with a Newsweek reporter, as well as various book signings and functions centered on the book.

There is no doubt that Phillip Seymour Hoffman used this film extensively to arrive at his Capote performance. This short (30 mins.) film would make an excellent extra in a future deluxe DVD release of CAPOTE.

We get hints of his eventual downfall- he is clearly drunk in some scenes. The most poignant moment comes as he shows the Newsweek reporter letters from Perry Smith. He reads one out loud, and clutches the letter to his chest as if he is about to cry.

This film is available to viewing at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York and Beverly Hills.
Title: "W" is What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 01:52:27 pm
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Title: Wildcard X: The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 01:52:59 pm
==comment==

This is the first movie I ever remember having a crush on a character: the blond Russian sailor. Heck, I think I had a little bit of a crush on Alan Arkin, too. And the classic line, "E-mer-gency, e-mer-gency, everybody to get from street." I loved this movie and laughed and laughed. I wonder if it would seem as funny today?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/russians-are-coming-DVDcover.jpg)

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Title: "Y" is You're a Big Boy Now
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 01:57:00 pm
Trivia from IMDb: 

The film was Francis Ford Coppola's $800,000 master's thesis at U.C.L.A film school in 1966.

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Title: Re: "U" is Un homme et une femme
Post by: moremojo on November 06, 2007, 02:39:55 pm
AKA "A Man and a Woman" won the Oscar for best foreign language film, also best original screenplay.  Also won the palme d'or at Cannes (actually tied with "Signore e signori".)

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I've never seen this film, yet I can remember hearing the indelibly Sixties theme music from quite a while back. That tune's been in my head a lot lately, for some reason.

I came across a color still of this film just yesterday, in a general history of world cinema, that showed Aimée at perhaps her loveliest in a composition of great elegance and sensuality. I've also never seen Jacques Demy's 1961 debut feature Lola, also starring Aimée, which is considered one of the breakthroughs of the French New Wave.
 
Title: "Z" is Zontar: Thing From Venus
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 04:01:16 pm
Sorry but Z is a toughie  :-\  ;)

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1965
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 04:11:10 pm
Let's drive into Round 1965!

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Vintage 1965 Plymouth C Body Cars...anyone here (besides me) remember drive-ins?
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1966: DRIVE-INS
Post by: moremojo on November 06, 2007, 04:17:12 pm
==aside==

Yes, I remember drive-ins; they were in their last dying gasps when I was a child here in Texas. The last time I remember being at one was circa 1979, with my older cousins, at a drive-in in the Austin area, seeing some cheap exploitation movie (a la The Kentucky Fried Movie)--sometime thereafter, I believe that same drive-in went over to showing strictly porn, and I don't even think it physically exists anymore.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1965
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 04:22:44 pm
==aside==

I do!  The one in my home town operated up until 1982! I saw Star Wars there the first time.   One of the few left operating, with three screens  :D and a playground  :o , is about a 45 minute drive from us now.  Bob and I will go one or twice in the summertime because we can take the dogs AND kiss and cuddle in the front seat.  ;) It's always very busy no matter what the feature(s).

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Title: Drive ins
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 04:26:47 pm
==comment==

We have two drive ins here in Maine that are still operational on a seasonal basis. I haven't been in awhile. Growing up in NY, there was a very fancy one that was open year round; it had heaters you could hang on the car window along with the speakers.
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1965
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 04:29:54 pm
There's still a drive-in on Cape Cod, in Wellfleet.

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Title: "A" is Across the River
Post by: notBastet on November 06, 2007, 04:38:05 pm
plot keywords on IMDb include derelict, goat, and New York City

plot outline: A junk collector rescues a woman near his home across the lake from Manhattan who changes his life.

sorry no movie pic, but here's this instead

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Title: "B" is Beach Blanket Bingo
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 05:02:39 pm
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Title: "C" is Cat Ballou
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 05:20:49 pm
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Title: "D" is Doctor Zhivago
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 05:35:54 pm
I was tempted to post "Donald Duck Goes West" or "Dial P for Pink", but thought this was more appropriate.

(http://lean.bfi.org.uk/images/right/dr_zhivago.jpg)

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Title: "E" is Eleanor Roosevelt Story, The
Post by: Fran on November 06, 2007, 05:42:51 pm
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Title: "F" is Ferry Cross the Mersey
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 05:50:48 pm
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Title: "G" is Great Race, The
Post by: southendmd on November 06, 2007, 05:54:27 pm
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Title: "H" is Help!
Post by: Fran on November 06, 2007, 05:55:52 pm
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Title: "I" is The Ipcress File
Post by: memento on November 06, 2007, 06:05:19 pm
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Title: "J" is Je vous salut, Mafia!
Post by: oilgun on November 06, 2007, 06:43:31 pm
Apparently, it stars Jack Klugman (!)

An IMDb user comment:
Writer-director-producer Raoul Levy hit a home run with this moody, intelligent, very-well acted crime film. On the surface, the plot seems simple--mafia soldiers Henry Silva and Jack Klugman are on an assignment to kill a former mafia guy played by Eddie Constantine. But the story--and most of the film--is really about the relationship between Henry Silva's and Jack Klugman's characters, and both give brilliant performances. I would never have thought of this pair of actors together, but as well as I know each of their works, I saw only the two characters, real people, not the actors. Eddie Constantine is not in the film all that much--it's Klugman and Silva's movie. Raoul Levy is probably best known here in the US as the producer of five Bridget Bardot films and of the underrated THE DEFECTOR, the last movie of Montgomery Clift. The washed-out monochrome photography by Raoul Coutard, the brilliant jazz score by Hubert Rostaing, and Levy's intelligent, literate script all come together in a powerful film that will pack an unexpected wallop for those expecting just another euro-crime film. No wonder Henry Silva's european career took off right after this film. The existential plot could easily have been from a spaghetti western or a samurai film, and anyone who has ever considered those genres (and the euro-crime film) as metaphors for life and society should find a copy of this film as soon as possible. For me, one of the five best European-made crime films of the 1960's, and I've seen hundreds of them.
Title: "K" is King Rat
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 06:56:03 pm
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Title: "L" is Loved One, The
Post by: memento on November 06, 2007, 07:08:51 pm
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Title: "M" is My Blood Runs Cold
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 07:11:08 pm
Disturbed boy meets a girl he believes to be a long-dead ancestor
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Title: "N" is None But The Brave
Post by: MaineWriter on November 06, 2007, 07:16:44 pm
==comment==

Directed by and starring Frank Sinatra. The screenplay was written by John Twist, with two Japanese co-authors, based on a story by a Japanese author.

It is interesting reading about these WWII movies, which we seem to have a slew of in these most recent rounds. It makes sense: 1965 was 20 years after the end of WWII and many of the men who served in the war would have been in their forties. Probably enough time had passed that they were ready to remember--and reflect--on their wartime experiences, and movies such as this (and the other one I just played, King Rat) gave them a context to do so.

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Title: "O" is The Outlaws Is Coming
Post by: Ellemeno on November 06, 2007, 10:25:36 pm
The Three Stooges
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Title: "P" is A Patch of Blue
Post by: notBastet on November 06, 2007, 11:21:07 pm
'a patch of blue' refers to the sky, and the color the blind woman remembers from her childhood

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Title: "Q" is Quattro inesorabili, I
Post by: dot-matrix on November 06, 2007, 11:38:40 pm
Another Italian Spaghetti Western  ;D

Also Known As:
Cuatro implacables, Los (Spain)
The Relentless Four (USA)

From IMDb:
Starring Adam West of the painfully boring "Outlaws is Coming," with the three stooges  and TV-Batman fame.  This film has great camera work, suspenseful fights, an awesome music score, and an excellent story that is actually kind of original for a spaghetti western. The acting is funny in a couple of parts, but that just adds to the charm. This is, after all, a spaghetti western. If you're expecting a Gary Cooper or John Wayne movie, then stay away from this one and leave it to those of us who appreciate and understand the appeal of the Italian westerns.

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Title: "R" is Repulsion
Post by: oilgun on November 07, 2007, 12:37:13 am
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful...and psychotic  :o

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Title: "S" is The Sound of Music
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 12:43:21 am
couldn't not play this one...

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I still find Christopher Plummer absolutely to die for in this role...
Title: "T" is Thousand Clowns, A
Post by: Fran on November 07, 2007, 12:51:32 am
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Title: "U" is L'uomo dei cinque palloni
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 01:27:57 am
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Produced by Carlo Ponti
Title: "V" is Von Ryan's Express
Post by: dot-matrix on November 07, 2007, 05:08:56 am
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Title: "W" is What's New, Pussycat?
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 07:10:16 am
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Title: Wildcard X is The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 09:20:01 am
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Title: "Y" is Young Fury
Post by: oilgun on November 07, 2007, 11:19:26 am
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Title: "Z" is Zebra in the Kitchen
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 11:26:15 am
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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1964
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 11:32:07 am
We have movies galore in Round 1964!

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Title: "A" is The Americanization of Emily
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 11:35:11 am
Written by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Athur Hiller.

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Title: "B" is Becket
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 11:38:08 am
==comment==

Nominated for 12 Oscars; won one (Best Screenplay). As one IMDb commenter said, "Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole at the top of their game."

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Title: "C" is The Curse of the Living Corpse
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 12:26:16 pm
with Roy Scheider, of Jaws fame

IMDb plot outline: Relatives gather in an old house for the reading of a will, but the "dead" man comes back to life and starts killing.

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Title: "D" is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 12:34:20 pm
(http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/d/Q/bush_strangelove.jpg)

Hey, someone manipulated this poster.

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Title: "E" is Ensign Pulver
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 12:40:25 pm
==comment==

I remember this movie came on over and over again on Channel 5 (WNEW) in New York. I haven't seen it in years, though, and barely remember it. I found this comment from an IMDb poster interesting:

The only thing this film has going for it is catching all the great actors, at the start of their careers) that are in smaller roles as the sailors on board - James Farentino, a skinny James Coco, Larry Hagman, George Lindsay, Dick Gautier and even a young Jack Nicholson! OK Walter Matthau is worth watching in anything he does, but that is all. The rest of the film is another Josh Logan homo-erotic mess. Yes, it is. He seems to have spent more time on the scenes where the sailors get together and have fun dancing in their underwear, whacking each other on the butt, running around with no shirts and skimpy shorts and there is even a scene where one sailor, as they sit and listen to the radio, has one arm draped over another guys leg. The rest of the story is like the boat they are on - old, rusty and goes no where. The worst is Robert Walker (who should have kept the Jr after his name)who does his best to do a perfect Jack Lemmon impersonation and that gets irritating as you wonder why they didn't get Jack himself. He probably read the script.

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This is supposedly Jack Nicholson:

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Title: Aside
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 12:41:07 pm
=aside=

That's a nice Dr. Strangelove manip.

Leslie, when you're in the mood to do some stats: I bet Peter Sellers has had more movies played than any other actor...
Title: "F" is Father Goose
Post by: Fran on November 07, 2007, 12:53:03 pm
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Title: "G" is Goldfinger
Post by: memento on November 07, 2007, 12:59:20 pm
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Title: "H" is A Hard Day's Night
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 01:02:08 pm
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Title: "I" is The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 01:08:12 pm
==comment==

My sister loved this movie. Maybe I'll buy her the DVD for Christmas!

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Title: "J" is Journal d'une femme de chambre, Le
Post by: dot-matrix on November 07, 2007, 01:21:34 pm
Starring: Jeanne Moreau

Also Known As:
Diario di una cameriera, Il (Italy)
Diary of a Chambermaid (USA)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (UK)

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Title: "K" is Kiss Me, Stupid
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 01:24:16 pm
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I'm excited because this is a Billy Wilder film.  This means we're heading into fabulous movies of a different era!  Thanks again, Leslie, for starting this great game.
Title: "L" is Leather Boys, The
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 01:50:26 pm
(http://www.orbitmedia.co.uk/images/filmimages/Leatherboys.png)

(http://www.modculture.co.uk/images/visuals/vis28.gif)

One of the British Mod Cinema period.  I love the name Rita Tushingham.
Title: "M" is My Fair Lady
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 01:56:58 pm
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Title: "N" is The Night of the Iguana
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 01:57:49 pm
Written by Tennessee Williams, directed by John Huston.

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Title: "O" is Of Human Bondage
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 01:58:05 pm
This film was also done in 1934 (Bette Davis) and 1946.

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Title: "P" is The Pumpkin Eater
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 02:06:43 pm
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I couldn't decide between this or The Pawnbroker, so here's plot summaries for both.

The Pumpkin Eater:
The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking down in the middle of Harrods. After psychiatric care and the prospect of a new house in the country, she gets better; then, she is pregnant again, and this time Jake objects. Jo consents to an abortion and sterilization in the belief it will make her marriage happy again, but afterwards she learns ugly truths about Jake. She confronts him. "Why did you marry me?" and "What should we do?" become nearly unanswerable questions.  Written by {[email protected]}

Anne Bancroft was nominated for an Oscar.

The Pawnbroker:
This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a pawn shop, and a concentration camp survivor faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York ghetto Environment, Sol suffers flashbacks. The flashbacks juxtapose concentration camp treatment with ghetto neighborhood treatment. Although, the flashbacks suffer several historical inaccuracies, the point is well made. His internal conflicts between submitting to the same injustices he and his family suffered or resisting the injustice a peak at the end of the film  Written by Alexander Nicolas {[email protected]}

Rod Steiger was nominated for an Oscar.
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 02:09:45 pm

I'm excited because this is a Billy Wilder film.  This means we're heading into fabulous movies of a different era!  Thanks again, Leslie, for starting this great game.

Thanks for the thanks, Clarissa.

"The Fortune Cookie," played in Round 1966 is also a Billy Wilder film. If you haven't seen that, you should. It's very good.
Title: "Q" is Quick Before It Melts
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 02:12:04 pm
"Light romance in the Antarctic"

They throw all kinds of sexual innuendo into the wording - but she has both feet on the floor.   ::)

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Title: "R" is Ride the Wild Surf
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 02:12:24 pm
(http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/ridewildsurf.jpg)

(http://www.hollywoodteenmovies.com/RideTheWildSurfTransition.jpg)

With Fabian!
Title: "S" is Seven Days in May
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 02:13:38 pm
==comment==

Has anyone here seen this? Reading the description, it sounds great. I remember my father talking about it, but I was much too young for this type of movie in 1964.

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Title: "T" is The Truth About Spring
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 02:21:08 pm
"Kiss Her and She'll Make Your Head Swim...If She Doesn't Knock Off Your Block!"   ::)

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Title: "U" is Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 02:25:00 pm
(http://blogs.allocine.fr/blogsdatas/mdata/9/5/7/Z20040731193908660941759/img/les_parapluies_de_cherbourg_2_.jpg)

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Title: Re: "P" is The Pumpkin Eater
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 02:27:02 pm

The Pawnbroker:
This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a pawn shop, and a concentration camp survivor faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York ghetto Environment, Sol suffers flashbacks. The flashbacks juxtapose concentration camp treatment with ghetto neighborhood treatment. Although, the flashbacks suffer several historical inaccuracies, the point is well made. His internal conflicts between submitting to the same injustices he and his family suffered or resisting the injustice a peak at the end of the film  Written by Alexander Nicolas {[email protected]}

Rod Steiger was nominated for an Oscar.

And lost to Lee Marvin for Cat Ballou, if you can believe it. Another one of those Oscar travesties.

My mother saw this in the theater and was a wreck for days afterwards. I have seen bits and pieces, but never the whole thing. Another one to add to my list.

L
Title: "V" is Viva Las Vegas
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 02:28:18 pm
==comment==

with Elvis, of course!

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Title: "W" is The World of Henry Orient
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 02:29:12 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/8010312052972.jpg)

I saw this movie a couple of years ago on the strong recommendation of DryToast, my IMDb buddy who introduced me to Brokeback Mountain.  If you remember New York City in the early 1960s, seeing this film will bring it flooding back.  Lots of lovely views of the streets of New York back then.
Title: Wildcard X: That Man From Rio
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 02:30:37 pm
==comment==

They took all of the French classes from my school to see this movie in the theater, so it probably wasn't 1964...more like 1967. I can picture the scenes from this movie like it was yesterday, and even remember the last line, "Oh my, that sounds like quite an adventure!" (except it was said in French). Interesting trivia from IMDb: Unofficially, this movie was heavily influenced by the Belgian cartoonist, Hergé and the Tintin adventures which he authored. Many specific plot points can be traced directly to specific Tintin books, and the general pacing of the story and certain visuals are all clearly inspired by Hergé's work.

I had such a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo after seeing this...sigh.

It also has very interesting scenes of the city of Brasilia being constructed. A brand new city, being built from the ground up.

This movie gets a 10 in my book. If you haven't seen it, you should. It's great!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/JeanPaulBelmondo1.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/that_man_from_rio.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Yellow Rolls-Royce, The
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 02:56:28 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/20/YellowRR.jpg/200px-YellowRR.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zulu
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 02:59:34 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/1800138503p.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1963
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 03:02:39 pm
Time for another round!

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Title: Re: "Z" is Zulu
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 03:12:30 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/1800138503p.jpg)

My father's all time favorite movie, bar none!

I was just compiling the list for the archive and remembered that I saw "Father Goose" at Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas show, with the Rockettes!

L
Title: "A" is All the Way Home
Post by: dot-matrix on November 07, 2007, 04:10:43 pm
Starring: Robert Preston and Jean Simmons

From IMDb:
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life.

Based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel:  A Death in the Family by James Agee

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Title: "B" is Birds, The
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 04:20:01 pm
It was either this or "Bye Bye Birdie".

(http://difference.weblog.glam.ac.uk/images/birds.jpg)

This film really scared me as a kid.

Title: COMMENT Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1964
Post by: oilgun on November 07, 2007, 04:22:28 pm
1963!!  What happened to 1964? LOL!  Don't you people have jobs? ;-)

I can't believe no one posted The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964).  Probably my all time favourite film!  Oh well, you snooze, you lose...

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Title: Re: COMMENT Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1964
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 04:25:06 pm
1963!!  What happened to 1964? LOL!  Don't you people have jobs? ;-)


It was a very fast round...one of the fastest we have had in a while!

L
Title: Re: COMMENT Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1964
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 04:32:12 pm
I can't believe no one posted The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964).  Probably my all time favourite film!  Oh well, you snooze, you lose...

Oilgun, that's my fault.  I posted Unsinkable Molly Brown, because it was the only film I recognized on IMDb's list of "U"s for 1964.  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg wasn't on the list!  I much prefer that film, too.  I think I'll go back and change it...Debbie Reynolds out, Catherine Deneuve in.
Title: Re: COMMENT Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1964
Post by: moremojo on November 07, 2007, 04:51:52 pm
Oilgun, that's my fault.  I posted Unsinkable Molly Brown, because it was the only film I recognized on IMDb's list of "U"s for 1964.  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg wasn't on the list!  I much prefer that film, too.  I think I'll go back and change it...Debbie Reynolds out, Catherine Deneuve in.
IMDb lists it by its French title, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg...it would have shown up under the "P"s for 1964. This is still the only Jacques Demy film I've seen, but it's widely considered one of his best, and by some as his very best.
Title: "C" is The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 05:19:07 pm
Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Before Bill Bixby, there was Glenn Ford...

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Title: "D" is Dementia 13
Post by: memento on November 07, 2007, 05:52:41 pm
(http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/dementia13.jpg)

=comment=
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Title: "E" is 8 1/2
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 06:27:22 pm
==comment==

Listed as "Eight and a Half" as an alternate title on IMDb, so I am ruling that it counts for E. Would you guys have preferred "An Evening With the Royal Ballet"? LOL

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Title: "F" is From Russia With Love
Post by: southendmd on November 07, 2007, 06:40:14 pm
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/G/posters/dfmp_0056_from_russia_with_love_1963.jpg)

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Blofeld and cat (unnamed and uncredited)
Title: "G" is Gattopardo, Il
Post by: moremojo on November 07, 2007, 06:50:58 pm
==comment==

'The Leopard', in English translation. Luchino Visconti's sumptuous spectacle on the Risorgimento, adapted from the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, and including in its stellar cast such luminaries as Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057091/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057091/)

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Title: "H" is Hud
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 06:52:21 pm
==comment==

Paul Newman was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, but didn't win. Larry McMurtry wrote the novel upon which this is based, "Horseman, Pass By."

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Title: "I" is It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 07:17:59 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/its_a_mad_mad_mad_mad_world.jpg)
Starring:
Spencer Tracy    ...   Capt. C. G. Culpepper
Milton Berle    ...   J. Russell Finch
Sid Caesar    ...   Melville Crump, DDS
Buddy Hackett    ...   Benjy Benjamin
Ethel Merman    ...   Mrs. Marcus
Mickey Rooney    ...   Ding 'Dingy' Bell
Dick Shawn    ...   Sylvester Marcus
Phil Silvers    ...   Otto Meyer
Terry-Thomas    ...   Lt.Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne
Jonathan Winters    ...   Lennie Pike
Edie Adams    ...   Monica Crump
Dorothy Provine    ...   Emeline Marcus-Finch
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson    ...   Second cab driver
Jim Backus    ...   Tyler Fitzgerald
Joe E. Brown    ...   Union official
William Demarest    ...   Police Chief Aloysius aka Al
Selma Diamond    ...   Ginger Culpeper, Voice on Telephone (voice)
Peter Falk    ...   Third cab driver
Norman Fell    ...   Detective at Grogan's crash site
Stan Freberg    ...   Deputy sheriff
Leo Gorcey    ...   First cab driver
Sterling Holloway    ...   Fire Chief
Edward Everett Horton    ...   Mr. Dinckler
Buster Keaton    ...   Jimmy the Crook
Don Knotts    ...   Nervous Motorist
Zasu Pitts    ...   Gertie (switchboard operator)
Carl Reiner    ...   Tower controller at Rancho Conejo
Madlyn Rhue    ...   Secretary Schwartz
Joe DeRita    ...   Fireman (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine    ...   Fireman (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard    ...   Fireman (as The Three Stooges)
Jimmy Durante    ...   Smiler Grogan
Jack Benny    ...   Man in car in desert (uncredited)
Jerry Lewis    ...   Man who runs over hat (uncredited)
   
Title: "J" is Jason and the Argonauts
Post by: notBastet on November 07, 2007, 07:26:46 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/jasonargonauts.jpg)

you can watch the trailer at IMDb if ya want...
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0057197/#comment
Title: "K" is Kiss of the Vampire
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 07:31:08 pm
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Title: "L" is Lilies of the Field
Post by: dot-matrix on November 07, 2007, 08:30:08 pm
==comment==
This was one of my Mom's favorite films :D

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Title: "M" is Move Over, Darling
Post by: Ellemeno on November 07, 2007, 09:05:19 pm
(http://www.dorisday.net/assets/images/Move-Over-Darling-Ad1.jpg)
Title: "N" is The Nutty Professor
Post by: MaineWriter on November 07, 2007, 09:37:09 pm
==comment==

Can someone tell me? Did this movie have flubber in it? I know there was a Flubber movie but I thought the idea came from an earlier movie....was this is? My family is no help...LOL

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/144152The-Nutty-Professor-Posters.jpg)
Title: "O" is Objetivo: las estrellas
Post by: dot-matrix on November 07, 2007, 10:09:39 pm
From Spain

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Title: "P" is Papa's Delicate Condition
Post by: Fran on November 07, 2007, 11:02:48 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/papasDelicateCondition.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Qian jin zhi nu
Post by: Ellemeno on November 08, 2007, 12:07:20 am
AKA The Millionaire's Daughter
In Cantonese
Title: ==Comment ==Re: "N" is The Nutty Professor
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 12:42:34 am
==comment/reply==

==comment==

Can someone tell me? Did this movie have flubber in it? I know there was a Flubber movie but I thought the idea came from an earlier movie....was this is? My family is no help...LOL

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/144152The-Nutty-Professor-Posters.jpg)

Nope Leslie, this is not the flubber movie.  Flubber originated in 1961 in the Disney movie The Absent Minded Professor with Fred McMurray.  ;D

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Title: "R" is The Running Man
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 12:45:22 am
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Title: "S" is 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Post by: Meryl on November 08, 2007, 01:35:15 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/7_Faces_of_Doctor_Lao_.jpg)
Title: "T" is Tom Jones
Post by: Meryl on November 08, 2007, 01:35:33 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Tom_Jones_.jpg)

One of my all-time favorite films.  8)
Title: "U" is Under the Yum Yum Tree
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 03:45:15 am
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Title: "V" is The V.I.P.s
Post by: memento on November 08, 2007, 05:54:06 am
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Title: "W" is Who's Minding the Store?
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 05:55:43 am
==comment==

another Jerry Lewis comedy

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Title: Wildcard X: Bye Bye Birdie
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 05:56:09 am
==comment==

I saw this at the movie theater with my friend Lizabeth Marran and her family. Lizabeth had 5 brothers and sisters, and they all brought friends, so there were 14 of us in all (a mob scene). Her father bought us all the candy, popcorn, and soda we wanted, which amazed me because in my family, the rule was one small popcorn for all of us to share! I remember sitting there and thinking this movie was the funniest thing I had ever seen. I still think it is very, very funny. The songs are great: the opening "Going Steady," montage; "You Gotta Be Sincere" where the whole town faints; "Hymn for Ed Sullivan."...classic.


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Title: Re: ==Comment ==Re: "N" is The Nutty Professor
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 06:42:39 am
==comment/reply==

Nope Leslie, this is not the flubber movie.  Flubber originated in 1961 in the Disney movie The Absent Minded Professor with Fred McMurray.  ;D


Ah, that's right. Thanks, Dot.

Note to everyone: I am heading off on a business trip (leaving in about 5 minutes) so I won't around as much for the next few days. Fran and Memento will be keeping an eye on things. If we get to the end of a round, anyone can go ahead and put up the new round notice.

See you soon!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "Y" is The Yellow Canary
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 08:24:23 am
Tag Line: A canary is a soft yellow thing and that's what you are, a soft yellow thing. (!)

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Title: "Z" is Zlaté kapradí
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 09:06:13 am
English/International title: The Golden Fern

Adventure, Czechoslovakia, 1963, 108 min., black and white

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8002/65f54fa00e1088a2b13e2e9sw9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4195/180fullic2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Directed by Jiří Weiss   

Starring Vít Olmer, Daniela Smutná, Karla Chadim, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Zdenek Braunschläger,
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1962
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 09:07:50 am
Round 1962


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Where we you in 62 ?
Title: "A" is Advise & Consent
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 09:30:13 am
==comment==

Interesting comment on IMDb says this is the first movie to show a gay bar.



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Title: "B" is Birdman of Alcatrez
Post by: memento on November 08, 2007, 10:39:53 am
(http://www.mgm.com/mgm/uk_images/box-dvd/BIRDMAN_OF_ALCATRAZ_DVD_hires.jpg)
Title: "C" is Cape Fear
Post by: notBastet on November 08, 2007, 10:42:19 am
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The remake was 1991.
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fwiw, the greek title is: "2 gigantes sygrouontai"
Title: "D" is Dr. No
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 11:14:54 am
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/img_1.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/dotEmatrix/bond-drno.jpg)
Title: "E" is L'Eclisse
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 11:19:15 am
AKA: Eclipse
There goes my Alain Delon obsession again...Sigh!

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Title: "F" is Five Finger Exercise
Post by: Ellemeno on November 08, 2007, 11:46:20 am
Film version of a Peter Shaffer play.

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Title: "G" is Gypsy
Post by: Meryl on November 08, 2007, 12:24:51 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Gypsy_.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hell is for Heroes
Post by: notBastet on November 08, 2007, 12:46:12 pm
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/alleycats77/other/heroes2.jpg)

other options included How the West Was Won and Hatari (both with John Wayne), as well as an Oscar winning short film called The Hole, where "Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war."
Title: "I" is In Search of the Castaways
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 01:00:23 pm
As a child, I was a big fan of Hayley Mills and this movie provoked spasms of joy!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/castaw.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/castaw-2.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jules et Jim
Post by: Ellemeno on November 08, 2007, 01:10:43 pm
Directed by François Truffaut.  Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, and Henri Serre.

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Title: "K" is Kid Galahad
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 01:16:50 pm
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7685/kidgalahadjuliste2mu7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2055/kidgalahadjulistefl0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


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Title: "L" is Lawrence of Arabia
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 01:33:23 pm
(natch!)

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Title: "M" is Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The
Post by: Fran on November 08, 2007, 01:44:50 pm
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Title: "N" is No Man is an Island
Post by: southendmd on November 08, 2007, 01:48:26 pm
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/11/222311.jpg)
Title: "O" is Only Two Can Play
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 02:57:20 pm
==comment==

starring Peter Sellers

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Title: "P" is Pressure Point
Post by: Fran on November 08, 2007, 03:06:42 pm
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Title: "Q" is The Quare Fellow
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 05:15:07 pm
It was either this or the cartoon Quackodile Tears.

From Movie Mail:
Film Description
Based on the play by Brendan Behan, this is a no-holds barred protest against capital punishment. Shot entirely in a Dublin prison and on location, its a compelling combination of grim (one might say gallows!?) humour and stark cynicism, and a revealing study of the conscience and convictions of men.

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Title: "R" is Requiem for a Heavyweight
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 05:22:40 pm
==comment==

Written by Rod Serling, of Twilight Zone fame. It also features Muhammad Ali, then still known as Cassius Clay.


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Title: "S" is sweet bird of youth
Post by: memento on November 08, 2007, 06:24:56 pm
(http://www.classicfilmguide.com/image.php?id=25) (http://images.blockbuster.com/is/amg/dvd/cov150/drt700/t763/t76353bl6mz.jpg)
Title: "T" is To Kill a Mockingbird
Post by: moremojo on November 08, 2007, 06:35:45 pm
==comment==

Director Robert Mulligan's widely beloved classic, based on the novel by Harper Lee, and starring Gregory Peck and featuring Robert Duvall in his film debut:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/)

==aside==

Leslie or others please feel free to add illustrations for my post; this film is loved by so many, it would be a shame for the post to lack visual accompaniment.

=aside= Scott
I hope these are to your liking.
Sandy

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Title: "U" is The Underwater City
Post by: MaineWriter on November 08, 2007, 07:08:04 pm
==comment==

This from an IMDb commenter: This was one of the last science-fiction adventure relics from the 1950s to early 1960s before the JFK assassination changed the mood of this genre to something less innocent and more grim. Lovely Julie Adams portrays a psychologist who tests engineer William Lundigan to ascertain that he can lead a construction effort to build the world's first underwater metropolis. After completion, the couple plus several others, move down to the city, until it is discovered that it was built on a fault line, creating climactic chaos.

Julie Adams as the scientist:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/julieadams24.jpg)

This, I presume, is part of the "testing" process:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/julieadams14.jpg)

Julie Adams was also in The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Title: "V" is A Very Private Affair
Post by: dot-matrix on November 08, 2007, 07:28:57 pm
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2585/veryprivateaffairvn0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "W" is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
Post by: memento on November 08, 2007, 08:03:38 pm
(http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/ss5.jpg)
Title: Wildcard "X" is The Music Man
Post by: Fran on November 08, 2007, 09:48:24 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/music-man-DVDcover.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zatôichi monogatari
Post by: oilgun on November 08, 2007, 11:54:17 pm
IMDb Plot Outline:The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ichi-poster.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/zatoichi17xq.jpg)
Title: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1961
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 12:00:28 am


Happy 1961!
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/yurig.jpg)
Are we having fun?


YeS, wE aRe!
Title: "A" is The AbsentMinded Professor [sic]
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 12:10:59 am

Flubber!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/The-Absent-Minded-Professor-Poster-.jpg)(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/ABSENT20MINDED20PROF20JP.jpg)(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/ABSENT20MINDED20PROF20POL.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1961
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 12:42:32 am
I just noticed that Y was skipped.  I think the rules preclude me from playing it, since I played A.  Any takers?

Title: "Y" is Yosei Gorasu
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 01:17:33 am
A Japanese movie from director Ishiro Honda, this movie has been described as "Japan's answer to When Worlds Collide."                   

Here's the plot summary from IMDb (http://excite.imdb.com/title/tt0056709/):

In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all the orbiting ships are drawn into the planetoid. A later mission is sent to observe and the crew barely leaves before suffering the same fate. However Astronaut Tatsuo Kanai is left in a catatonic state due to his near death experience. The Earth's scientists then come up with a desperate plan to build giant rockets at the South Pole to move Earth out of Gorath's path before it is too late.



The next letter is "B".
Title: "B" is Breakfast at Tiffany's
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 01:52:37 am
==comment==

I know people love this movie, but I have always found it incredibly depressing.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/30403-Breakfast-One-S1FDC2Breakfast.jpg)
Title: "C" is The Children's Hour
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 02:44:41 am
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Title: "D" is The Devil at 4 O'Clock
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 03:20:00 am
Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra

IMDb: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/3506821010A.jpg)
Title: "E" is The Explosive Generation
Post by: memento on November 09, 2007, 03:56:30 am
(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/the_expolsive_generation.jpg)
Title: "F" is Flower Drum Song
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 04:31:20 am
I loved this movie when I was a kid  ;D

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5752/3132261020acj8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8344/2236671020aqi3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: 'G' is Guns Of Navarone
Post by: belbbmfan on November 09, 2007, 08:12:57 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/GunsofNavarone.jpg)
Title: "H" is The Hustler
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 10:00:25 am
==comment==

with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. It said on IMDb that Newman and Gleason did their own pool shots except one: (cue ball sends two object balls into the same pocket), performed by Willie Mosconi.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2007-01-09-newman-med.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/thehustler.jpg)
Title: "I" is The Innocents
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 10:23:22 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/theinnocents.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1961
Post by: oilgun on November 09, 2007, 10:36:56 am
I just noticed that Y was skipped.  I think the rules preclude me from playing it, since I played A.  Any takers?



That was my fault.  That's what happens when I play secretly at work.  Sorry about that!
Title: "J" is Judgment at Nuremberg
Post by: memento on November 09, 2007, 10:59:08 am
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Title: "K" is King of Kings
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 11:01:39 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/20070105234602-king-of-kings.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lover Come Back
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 11:05:16 am
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Randall.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/LoverComeBack-poster.jpg)

I keep noticing the weird innuendo and physical positioning of the stars in these posters. 
Title: "M" is The Misfits
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 11:05:57 am
This was the last completed film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. On the last day of filming, Clark Gable said, "Christ, I'm glad this picture's finished. She [Monroe] damn near gave me a heart attack." The next day, Gable suffered a massive heart attack; he died 11 days later.  Monroe died of a drug overdose a year later.
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5950/misfitstl1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8902/misfits60mh5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4800/sjff01img0326ds1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "N" is The Naked Edge
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 12:25:15 pm
==comment==

Gary Cooper's last movie (he died in May, 1961) and apparently, not very good.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/naked.jpg)
Title: "O" is One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Post by: notBastet on November 09, 2007, 12:36:27 pm
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Title: Re: "L" is Lover Come Back
Post by: moremojo on November 09, 2007, 12:49:28 pm
I keep noticing the weird innuendo and physical positioning of the stars in these posters.
Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has characterized this film and the other Doris Day/Rock Hudson outings (Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers) as "hypocritical".
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1961
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 12:52:50 pm
Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has characterized this film and the other Doris Day/Rock Hudson outings (Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers) as "hypocritical".

Well yeah.  Wouldn't we all?  :)
Title: "P" is Pocketful of Miracles
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 12:53:10 pm
Frank Capra's last movie, from a Damon Runyon story.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/16875.jpg)

Title: "Q" is Question 7
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 12:59:36 pm
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Title: "R" is A Raisin in the Sun
Post by: memento on November 09, 2007, 04:32:40 pm
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/raisin.jpg)
Title: "S" is Splendor in the Grass
Post by: Ellemeno on November 09, 2007, 04:37:40 pm
Directed by Elia KazanWarren Beatty's first movie.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/4234f.jpg)

Title: "T" is A Taste of Honey
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 05:53:49 pm
==comment==

Rita Tushingham's screen debut

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/519YB4M5F0L_SL210_.jpg)
Title: "U" is Ursula
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 05:59:38 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/28m.jpg)

From IMDb (http://us.vdc.imdb.com/title/tt0260486/maindetails):

Director:                   
Writer:

Genre:

Plot Outline:
     

Lloyd Michael Williams

Charles Beaumont (short story: Miss Gentilbelle)

Short / Horror

Young Ursula plays in a tree and ruins her fancy dress. Her elderly mother teaches her a cruel lesson about whether things can ever be mended; what Ursula learns about how to behave may not be what her mother intended.

=comment=
While doing some quick Internet "research" about this film, I learned that the writer, Charles Beaumont, was raised by an abusive mother who dressed him in girls' clothing, an experience he recounted in the story "Miss Gentilbelle" (1957), the story of a small boy whose mother's intense hatred of men drives her to dress and treat her son as a girl.  In the film, Ursula was apparently played by a boy.



Title: "V" is Victim
Post by: memento on November 09, 2007, 06:28:51 pm
(http://www.alanhoward.org.uk/bogardevictim.jpg)

From IMDB:

A plea for reform of England's anti-sodomy statutes, this film pits Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde), a married lawyer, against a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a young gay man (who is being blackmailed and later commits suicide)in Farr's car. After the suicide, Farr tracks down other gay men being extorted for money by the same blackmailer.The well-educated police Detective Inspector Harris (John Barrie) considers the sodomy law nothing more than an aid to blackmailers, and helps Farr in calling his blackmailer's bluff. The movie, far ahead of its time, ends with Farr and his wife coming to terms with his homosexuality after the public exposure he faces in the blackmailer's trial.
Title: "W" is West Side Story
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 06:36:34 pm
==comment==

Another one of my favorites...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/sjff_01_img0531.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/WestSideStory.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/west_side_story.jpg)
Title: Wildcard "X": The Parent Trap
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 06:37:19 pm
==comment==

The original, with Hayley Mills. She was so adorable!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/parent_trap61_jpgPar0001Image350.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/parenttrap2.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/190968The-Parent-Trap-Posters.jpg)
Title: "Y" is The Young Savages
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 06:42:13 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1013631020A.jpg)

=comment=
If anyone is having trouble finding larger images of movie posters, do a search at www.moviegoods.com. 
Title: "Z" is Za dvumya zaytsami
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 08:00:26 pm
Ukranian Film

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9697/45174ry7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Also Known As:
За двумя зайцами (Soviet Union: Russian title)
A Kiev Comedy
Chasing Two Hares

From IMDb:
In an Ukrainian town of Kiev, at the beginning of the 20th Century a young loser named Svirid Golokhvasty owned a barbershop, which was in a lamentable state, because most of his time the owner spent drinking, gambling, and chasing girls with his equally no good friends. After losing a really big sum of money and becoming a bankrupt, Golokhvasty decided to solve his financial problems by marrying an ugly but rich Pronya who falls for his "educated" speeches and snazzy outfits and use her money to pay his debts and to attract a beautiful and virtuous Galya (the short for Galina :)) who despises him and doesn't want to even look at him. Thus the chase for two hares begins, and as you may guess, it is more than difficult to chase two hares in the same time.

Oleg Borisov, one of the best Russian actors of his generation with the incredibly wide acting range is just superb in one of his earliest and rare comic roles. The movie that was made over forty years ago with the modest running time of 72 minutes is an excellent comedy. We watched it couple of days ago with the friends and were amazed how masterfully it was made and acted. All the jokes and quotes are still funny and sparkling after all these years.  Average 8.1 stars out of 10

Title: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1960
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 08:11:45 pm
Round 1960

(http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/1479/convertible2hd7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Cruising into the Sixties
Title: "A" is The Apartment
Post by: memento on November 09, 2007, 09:30:09 pm
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/180270.1020.A.jpg)
Title: "B" is BUtterfield 8
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 09:52:18 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/butterfield_eight.jpg)
Title: "C" is Cinderfella
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 10:05:59 pm
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1916/2823241020azw5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "L" is La Dolce Vita
Post by: oilgun on November 09, 2007, 10:12:16 pm
Damn you , paparazzi!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/DolceVita.jpg)
Title: "E" is Elmer Gantry
Post by: Fran on November 09, 2007, 10:13:17 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1011961020A.jpg)
Title: "F" is Flaming Star
Post by: dot-matrix on November 09, 2007, 10:26:38 pm
This film  was originally planned as a vehicle for Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, not Elvis Presley.

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8206/99db21f23a9583a669535eakp8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "G" is GI Blues
Post by: MaineWriter on November 09, 2007, 11:11:09 pm
==comment==

with Elvis, shortly after he was discharged from the Army

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fefo_gi_blues.jpg)

obligatory bare chest shot:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fefo_gi_blues_4_shower.jpg)

with Juliet Prowse, his co-star:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fefo_gi_blues2.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hand in Hand
Post by: Fran on November 10, 2007, 01:16:47 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1012861020A.jpg)

Plot Outline (from IMDb): 
A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become fast friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.
Title: "I" is Inherit the Wind
Post by: Lynne on November 10, 2007, 01:48:38 am
from Netflix:

Spencer Tracy (in one of his best roles) as lawyer Henry Drummond and Frederic March as Matthew Harrison Brady square off as opposing attorneys in this blistering courtroom drama about the famed 1930s "Scopes Monkey Trial," where a Tennessee teacher was taken to task for teaching Darwinism in the schoolroom. Song-and-dance man Gene Kelly co-stars as newspaper reporter H.L. Mencken.
Title: "J" is Jazz on a Summer's Day
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 02:25:04 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/jazzonasumersday.jpg)

From IMBD:
   
Although not released until 1960, this feature-length documentary captures all the highlights of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival -- opening with scenes of workers putting finishing touches on the stage shell and a jalopy carrying a Dixieland band through town. The musical numbers are intercut with Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay and white-sailed yachts over the bay during the 1958 America's Cup Trials. Reviewing what was reportedly more than 100,000 feet of exposed negative color stock, Bert Stern realized he was lacking audience shots. So in his studio, Stern set up chairs and benches over fake funeral grass, invited jazz critic Martin Williams and others to the studio -- and filmed their reactions as they looked at a rough cut.  
Title: "K" is Kidnapped
Post by: Ellemeno on November 10, 2007, 02:40:02 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/kidnapped.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lets Make Love
Post by: dot-matrix on November 10, 2007, 03:07:21 am
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2391/10238zq7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3501/10241uu9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "M" is The Magnificent Seven
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 03:47:43 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/magnificent-seven_420.jpg)
Title: "N" is Never On Sunday
Post by: MaineWriter on November 10, 2007, 10:06:43 am
==comment==

This is the description on IMDb: "An American scholar in Greece sets about improving a prostitute he's infatuated with." It sounds an awful lot like Pretty Woman, doesn't it?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/melina_never20on20sunday2.jpg)

 
Title: "O" is One Foot in Hell
Post by: Fran on November 10, 2007, 10:19:23 am
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Title: "P" is Psycho
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 10:39:34 am
(http://userpages.umbc.edu/~landon/13_Images_Movie/Psycho1.jpg)(http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/psycho_shower.jpg)
(http://www.pixeltale.com/images/3D/Psycho.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quai Notre Dame
Post by: MaineWriter on November 10, 2007, 11:23:11 am
==starring==

Anouk Aimée...and that's about all I can tell you about this movie!
Title: "R" is The Rookie
Post by: Fran on November 10, 2007, 12:28:38 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/3834051020A.jpg)
Title: "S" is Spartacus
Post by: dot-matrix on November 10, 2007, 01:01:49 pm
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3200/spartacusmx0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7736/spartacus1960referencevx5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9049/94835662ze6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: "T" is The Time Machine
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 01:41:24 pm
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Title: "U" is The Unforgiven
Post by: Ellemeno on November 10, 2007, 01:59:07 pm
Directed by John Huston.

IMDb: The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe.
Burt Lancaster    ...   Ben Zachary
Audrey Hepburn    ...   Rachel Zachary
Audie Murphy    ...   Cash Zachary
John Saxon    ...   Johnny Portugal
Charles Bickford    ...   Zeb Rawlins
Lillian Gish    ...   Mattilda Zachary
Doug McClure    ...   Andy Zachary

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/B00008PX7J01LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: "W" is Wild Ride, The
Post by: opinionista on November 10, 2007, 03:28:26 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/DVDWildRide.jpg)
Title: Wildcard "X" is The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Post by: dot-matrix on November 10, 2007, 03:41:50 pm
Another of my Mom's favorites.  I always watch when it's on Turner Classic Movies

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1719/97699867dg9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/2290/65487944ti7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Y" is Young Jesse James
Post by: Fran on November 10, 2007, 04:20:35 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/1011561020A.jpg)
Title: "V" is Visit to a Small Planet
Post by: Ellemeno on November 10, 2007, 06:01:19 pm
Written by Gore Vidal and starring Jerry Lewis as an alien named "Kreton." 

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/n18054.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zoo Baby
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 06:28:43 pm
From IMDB:

An animal-obsessed child, Pip, moves from his home in Nairobi to London to live with his aunt Julia, in order that he can attend Grammar School. Unaccustomed to the British niceties he encounters, Pip is more attracted to the Zoo and the Circus in his neighborhood. One day, playing truant from school, he journeys to the Zoo on his own to see a a rare animal that has just been moved there. Pip kidnaps the animal.
Title: Round 1959
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 06:33:37 pm
Feeling Fine in Round 1959

(http://oldfortyfives.com/images/1959Chrysler.jpg)
Title: "A" is Anatomy of a Murder
Post by: MaineWriter on November 10, 2007, 06:51:56 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/AnatomyMurder3.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/AnatomyMurder2.jpg)
Title: "B" is Ben-Hur
Post by: Ellemeno on November 10, 2007, 06:55:10 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/250242Ben-Hur-Posters.jpg)
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Ben-Hur_chariot_race.jpg)
Title: "C" is Cast a Long Shadow
Post by: dot-matrix on November 10, 2007, 07:38:43 pm
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9303/88432073gk4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3283/60751911wi0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "D" is Don't Give Up the Ship
Post by: Fran on November 10, 2007, 07:42:06 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2236161020A.jpg)
Title: "E" is Edge of Eternity
Post by: MaineWriter on November 10, 2007, 07:52:01 pm
==comment==

I couldn't find a movie poster for this one. According to an IMDb commenter, it has great scenes of the Grand Canyon.

==edit==

Thanks to Dot-Matrix, who found this for me!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/23909hq8.jpg)

Title: "F" is The Five Pennies
Post by: memento on November 10, 2007, 08:05:48 pm
(http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/12in1/Lpmikamitakeshi%20514_1.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gidget
Post by: dot-matrix on November 10, 2007, 08:18:44 pm
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4088/1439941020acp0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "H" is Hiroshima Mon Amour
Post by: MaineWriter on November 10, 2007, 11:41:16 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/monamour.jpg)
Title: "I" is It Started with a Kiss
Post by: Ellemeno on November 10, 2007, 11:48:54 pm
Besides stars Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds, this movie had Eva Gabor, Edgar Buchanan, Harry Morgan, Frances Bavier, and Richard Deacon, a veritable Who's Who of 1960s TV sit-com stars.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/v6231350he7.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1959
Post by: Ellemeno on November 11, 2007, 12:03:43 am
You know, now that I hang out with so many gay men, some of these movie posters seem to have a whole other sub-text to them:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/v6231350he7.jpg) <-- He's saying, "No thank you."

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4088/1439941020acp0.jpg) <-- They are saying, "Hey, if we put a woman on top, we can get away with putting our arms around each other."

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/hud.jpg) <-- "Seńor?"
Title: "J" is Jack the Ripper
Post by: Fran on November 11, 2007, 12:08:25 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Jack_the_Ripper_02_1959.jpg)
Title: "K" is The Killer Shrews
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 12:40:22 am
==comment==

I have gone from posting one of the best movies of all time...to this. This just illustrates the uneveness of movies in 1959!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/shrews.jpg)
Title: "L" is Libel
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 01:01:21 am
(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/9053/15631959lanocheesmienemlc0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "M" is The Mouse That Roared
Post by: Ellemeno on November 11, 2007, 01:04:42 am
Starring Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/200px-TheMouseThatRoared.jpg)
Title: "N" is North by Northwest
Post by: Meryl on November 11, 2007, 02:16:56 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Northbynorthwest.jpg)
Title: "O" is Operation Petticoat
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 03:10:09 am
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7182/petticoat3sizedxw6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "P" is Porgy and Bess
Post by: Ellemeno on November 11, 2007, 04:44:24 am
There were a surprising number to choose from, including Plan 9 from Outer Space, and one called Pull my Daisy that starred most of the really famous Beat Poets, but I had to go with George Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, and Ivan Dixon.  With Maya Angelou and Nichelle Nichols in uncredited parts.  Some of the songs from it are "Summertime," "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'," and "It Ain't Necessarily So."

The opening scene, with "Summertime"
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFZiQ1dEFT8[/youtube]

Sammy Davis Jr. singing "It Ain't Necessarily So"
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS9leq2btOY[/youtube]

"I Got Plenty a Nuthin'"
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrfTRoneqF4[/youtube]

Title: Les Quatre cents coups
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 10:16:05 am
==comment==

In English, "The Four Hundred Blows." Directed by Francois Truffaut, who won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/400Blows_Rep.jpg)
Title: "R" is Room at theTop
Post by: memento on November 11, 2007, 10:18:26 am
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/268414.1020.A.jpg)
Title: "S" is Suddenly, Last Summer
Post by: oilgun on November 11, 2007, 11:03:13 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/SLS-1.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/SLS-2.jpg)

PS: I'm over my pouting about missing the 1960 "P" for Purple Noon/Plein Soleil:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/pleinsoleil2.jpg)
Title: "T" is That Kind of Woman
Post by: Fran on November 11, 2007, 11:09:30 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2936691020A.jpg)
Title: "U" is Up Periscope
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 11:45:14 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Up_periscope_DVDbox2.jpg)
Title: Reminder: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 11:48:32 am

PS: I'm over my pouting about missing the 1969 "P" for Purple Noon/Plein Soleil:


That is why we have the wildcard X!

Oh, wait a minute...that was 10 rounds ago! LOL
Title: Re: Reminder: Comment
Post by: oilgun on November 11, 2007, 12:45:55 pm
That is why we have the wildcard X!

Oh, wait a minute...that was 10 rounds ago! LOL
I meant 1960, I changed it.  I also missed the wildcard X. It was not a good day
Title: "V" is Verboten!
Post by: oilgun on November 11, 2007, 01:30:17 pm
Directed by Sam Fuller.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/verboten1959dvdr.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Verboten.jpg)
Title: "W" is The World, the Flesh and the Devil
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 02:20:08 pm
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1232/worldfleshdevilzt2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Wildcard "X" is Journey to the Center of the Earth
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 02:23:30 pm
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/3278/dfmp607journeytothecentla0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/2329/jttcote1dv5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2835/3910431020agw5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3816/3910491020agk9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Y" is The Young Philadelphians
Post by: memento on November 11, 2007, 02:36:18 pm
 (http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/youngphilly.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zamach
Post by: oilgun on November 11, 2007, 02:39:30 pm
I was going to go with some Zorro rehash but I liked the poster for this one.

IMDb: Set in the occupied Warsaw, the film tells the story of the mission carried out by the student uderground resistance group to execute the hated SS General Franz Kutchera.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/zamach-1.jpg)
Title: Round 1958!
Post by: memento on November 11, 2007, 02:57:05 pm
Round 1958!
(http://www.suddenlysenior.com/Images/drivinart300.jpg)
Title: "A" is Auntie Mame
Post by: Fran on November 11, 2007, 04:27:59 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/182960Auntie-Mame-Posters.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bell Book and Candle
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 04:46:59 pm
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2741/7699ge5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7441/18230003xr4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/4517/copyofbellbookuy2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4118/adoooiv7.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/738/copyofkimcatoz8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9724/pfilm13458663610634ut9.jpg)
Title: "C" is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Post by: opinionista on November 11, 2007, 04:53:21 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/CatonaHotTinRoof236h.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/cat-on-a-hot-Tin-roof.jpg)
Title: "D" is The Defiant Ones
Post by: Fran on November 11, 2007, 05:05:40 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/defiant_ones.jpg)
Title: "E" is Enchanted Island
Post by: dot-matrix on November 11, 2007, 05:39:06 pm
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9835/2062201020ajx4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6173/3774511020arc3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "F" is The Fly
Post by: opinionista on November 11, 2007, 06:13:18 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/fly582.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gigi
Post by: memento on November 11, 2007, 08:26:16 pm
(http://www.movies2go.net/images/gigi.jpg)
Title: "H" is "Houseboat"
Post by: louisev on November 11, 2007, 08:55:19 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/Houseboat1.jpg)
Title: "I" is I Want to Live!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 08:56:51 pm
==comment==

Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Oscar (very well deserved, in my opinion) for her role as convicted murderess Barbara Graham. Based on a true story, there is a great deal of controversy about how "factual" the movie really is. Still, the final thirty minutes (an execution scene, sorry if that is a spoiler) will have your stomach in knots. I have seen this movie several times and every time I find it very disturbing--and thought provoking. Add it to your netflix queue if you haven't seen it.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/susanhayward.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Picture34.jpg)
Title: "J" is El Jefe
Post by: BelAir on November 11, 2007, 09:09:07 pm
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/BelAirChoice/eljefeposter.jpg)

an Argentine (Argentinian?) film
Title: "K" is King Creole
Post by: Ellemeno on November 11, 2007, 10:07:58 pm
Directed by Michael Curtiz from a Harold Robbins novel.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/aff_king_creole.jpg)
Title: "L" is The Long Hot Summer
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 10:30:46 pm
==comment==

with Paul Newman. Okay trivia question (and I don't know the answer)...we've seen Paul Newman in LOTS of movies in this game. What was his debut movie performance?

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/lhs20th.jpg)
Title: "M" is Marjorie Morningstar
Post by: Fran on November 11, 2007, 10:57:54 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2707241020A.jpg)
Title: "N" is A Night to Remember
Post by: BelAir on November 11, 2007, 11:18:21 pm
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/BelAirChoice/208d.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/BelAirChoice/ship.jpg)
Title: "O" is The Old Man and the Sea
Post by: MaineWriter on November 11, 2007, 11:23:11 pm
==comment==

starring Spencer Tracy

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/OLD20MAN20AND20SEA206SH.jpg)
Title: "P" is Paris Holiday
Post by: Fran on November 12, 2007, 12:24:31 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/3816901020A.jpg)
Title: "Q" is The Quiet American
Post by: oilgun on November 12, 2007, 12:44:21 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quietamerican1958.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/quietamerican_2.jpg)
Title: "R" is Run Silent, Run Deep
Post by: memento on November 12, 2007, 02:05:45 am
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/227562.1020.A.jpg)
Title: "S" is Separate Tables
Post by: Ellemeno on November 12, 2007, 02:12:36 am
Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Picture77.jpg)
Title: "T" is Ten North Frederick
Post by: dot-matrix on November 12, 2007, 02:14:35 am
(http://www.posteritati.com/jpg/T3/10%20NORTH%201SH.JPG)

Title: "U" is Up the Creek
Post by: oilgun on November 12, 2007, 08:35:11 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/utc.jpg)
Title: "V" is Vertigo
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 08:50:46 am
==comment==

Vertigo is going to be on AMC tomorrow night (Tuesday Nov 13) at 10:30 EST. It will be showing other times this month, too, on AMC.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/vertigo3.gif)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/vertigo.jpg)
Title: And now a word from our sponsor...
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 11:08:10 am
Hi everyone,

There is a very interesting article in yesterday's Sunday New York Times Magazine about the genre of Western movies. "How The Western Was Won" by A.O. Scott, film critic for the times. You can read it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/magazine/11west-t.html?pagewanted=all

There is also a video that goes with it.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled game. Next up, W, from 1958....

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "W" is Wir Wunderkinder
Post by: dot-matrix on November 12, 2007, 12:55:02 pm
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4464/17056911oc9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)  (http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3746/ww12vx6.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

 
From IMDb:
A highly atmospheric tapestry of comedy, drama and sweeping photography depicting life in postwar Germany.
Title: Wildcard "X" is Teacher's Pet
Post by: Fran on November 12, 2007, 01:12:06 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Teachers-Pet-Ad-new.jpg)
Title: "Y" is The Young Lions
Post by: opinionista on November 12, 2007, 03:41:58 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/young20lions.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zonga, The Diabolical Angel
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 04:00:20 pm
==comment==

A jungle thriller from Mexico
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1957
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 04:03:47 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/1957round.jpg)
Title: "A" is An Affair to Remember
Post by: Fran on November 12, 2007, 04:17:47 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/anaffairtoremember.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bridge on the River Kwai, The
Post by: opinionista on November 12, 2007, 04:54:29 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/Bridge_Over_River_Kwai.jpg)
Title: "C" is Chicago Confidential
Post by: Ellemeno on November 12, 2007, 04:58:09 pm
Starring Brian Keith (Unka Bee-ew on "Family Affair") and Beverly Garland (Fred MacMurray's wife on later "My Three Sons").  How promising they must have thought their movie careers would be in 1957...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/290605.jpg)
Title: "D" is Desk Set
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 05:21:11 pm
==comment==

starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/33106524_1f5e3b693d.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/f2_desk_set.jpg)
Title: "E" is Edge of the City
Post by: memento on November 12, 2007, 05:59:52 pm
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/3834041020A.jpg)
Title: "F" is Funny Face
Post by: oilgun on November 12, 2007, 06:51:28 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Funny_Face_1957.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/funnyface.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 06:54:08 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/600018.jpg)
Title: "H" is Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Post by: memento on November 12, 2007, 08:23:09 pm
(http://media.movieweb.com/news/dvd_boxart/hi/57/357.jpg)
Title: "I" is I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Post by: Ellemeno on November 12, 2007, 09:36:46 pm
Starring Michael Landon in his first big hit.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/teenwerewolf-still8.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jailhouse Rock
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 09:47:13 pm
I don't usually post YouTube videos but this movie deserves one. Look at those legs. I can see why people were swooning over Elvis.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc5sDt4ppnE[/youtube]

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/jailhouse-rock-4-sized.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kronos
Post by: oilgun on November 12, 2007, 10:02:56 pm
Slim pickings...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Kronos.jpg)


--Comment re: Jailhouse Rock---

Thanks for the great video!  Elvis was already a tub of lard when I came of age so it's nice to see those old clips of him in his prime.
Title: "L" is Love in the Afternoon
Post by: dot-matrix on November 12, 2007, 10:30:54 pm
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9825/83192644dv0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3126/loveintheafternoonjn2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

From IMDb:  Director Billy Wilder salutes his idol, Ernst Lubitsch, with this comedy about a middle-aged playboy fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.   This film works. Wilder's genius pulls it off. How many among us know of numerous life-long loves where the age difference between the lovers would appear prohibitive but proves to be only a minor obstacle to a lasting relationship. In my experience life imitates art. In this work it is the very difference in their ages and the differing circumstances of their lives that attract Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn's characters. It is the differences that are extra-normal that make this story so believable. He is attracted to her utterly captivating refined insouciance and she to his masculine-straight forward worldly charm. He is the best of the fantasies she has constructed from her father's (Maurice Chevalier's) detective business files, and she is precisely the down home girl with her wits about her who knows his world and his past and loves him anyway
Title: "M" is Man Afraid
Post by: Fran on November 12, 2007, 10:35:57 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/129971020A.jpg)
Title: "N" is Naked in the Sun
Post by: MaineWriter on November 12, 2007, 11:19:32 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/2648561010A.jpg)


I loved this comment from someone on IMDb:


My father was co-producer of this movie when I was in grade school. I still have still photos of the shoot and a copy of the original script. It was made by Empire Studios, the first motion picture studio in Florida in the early 50s, long before Disney and Universal Studios.

I went on location many times and was on site for the Major Dade massacre and the scenes where the guards are found dead on the settler's porch. I also was at the studios in Winter Park when much post production took place.

This was the second of three movies my father worked with R. John Hughs on in the 50s. As a grade "B" movie it wasn't so bad and was in color, which wasn't usual at that time. I've seen the movie for sell at a video store in the past and wished I had bought it.

The lead actor, James Craig, starred on a 15 minute TV detective series at the time and was a "B" list actor. Of course, Barton MacLane starred in movies as a supporting actor with the big names of the 30s to the 50s (John Wayne, etc.). MacLane also starred later in the 60s as the general on I Dream of Jeanie TV show.

Many of the extras in the movies were students at Boone and Edgewater High Schools in Orlando. I graduated from Edgewater. My father said he always got calls from the school's deans complaining about skipping while the movie was being shot in Orlo Bronson's cow pasture in St. Cloud, Florida. Bronson was a former Fla. State senator.

Several of the other actors were local aspiring actors and Rollins College theatre students. It wasn't Hollywood but it sure was exciting to see the movie being made.
Title: "O" is The One that Got Away
Post by: memento on November 12, 2007, 11:51:12 pm
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/347085.1020.A.jpg)

=aside= Fran
Thanks for the tip about moviegoods.com. Often they're the only ones who have any posters at all.
Title: "P" is The Pajama Game
Post by: Fran on November 13, 2007, 01:08:17 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/3264791020A.jpg)
Title: "Q" is The Quiet Gun
Post by: dot-matrix on November 13, 2007, 04:12:27 am
Solid 1950's B-Western

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2651/vvquietgun57dv7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6880/leevancleef16iu1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8196/b3a51mz8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9774/5movielobbyquietgunpa6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7656/27fc1bqu7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: "R" is Raintree County
Post by: Ellemeno on November 13, 2007, 04:38:54 am
(http://www.raintreecounty.com/images/RC57pait.jpg)
Title: "S" is The Sweet Smell of Success
Post by: memento on November 13, 2007, 05:52:54 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/143936Sweet-Smell-of-Success-Poster.jpg)
Title: "T" is 12 Angry Men
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 07:01:59 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/12AngryMen1957_PUB02.jpg)


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Title: "U" is Until They Sail
Post by: opinionista on November 13, 2007, 11:33:54 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/116505.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/bed.jpg)
Title: "V" is Voodoo Island
Post by: Fran on November 13, 2007, 12:03:52 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/2645651020A.jpg)
Title: "W" is Witness for the Prosecution
Post by: dot-matrix on November 13, 2007, 12:11:36 pm
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2489/witnessfortheprosecutiozj7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9606/2591621020avs8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


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Title: Wildcard X is 3:10 to Yuma
Post by: opinionista on November 13, 2007, 12:16:27 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/3426.jpg)
Title: "Y" is The Young Don't Cry
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 12:21:49 pm
==comment==

starring Sal Mineo

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/SalMineo.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zero Hour!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 13, 2007, 01:27:37 pm
Written by Arthur Hailey, starring Dana Andrews.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/3091741020A.jpg)

Thanks for moviegoods.com

Natali, great Wild Card X!
Title: Ding Ding Ding! Announcing Another Special Round! 2007 Redux!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 01:39:18 pm
In honor of 51 successful rounds of the ABCs at the Movies Game,

it is time for another special round!

2007 Redux!

We will play Round 2007 again (ie, movies from this year). Movies that have been released as well as movies that are due to be released before the end of the year may be played.

Movies played in the original 2007 Round may not be played again. As a quick reminder, here is the list:

Round 2007

Are We Done Yet?
Brave One, The
Control
Devil Came on Horseback, The
Eastern Promises
Fracture
Grindhouse
Heartbreak Kid, The
Invasion, The
Jane Austen Book Club, The
Khadak
Lookout, The
Meet the Robinsons
Number 23, The
Ocean's Thirteen
Pirates of the Carribbean at World's End
Quench
Ratatouille
Shrek 3
Teeth
Unbequeme, Der
Vacancy
Waitress
X-Day
Yella
Zodiac

After this round the regular game will resume with Round 1956.

PM me with questions. Have fun!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "A" is Alvin and the Chipmunks
Post by: southendmd on November 13, 2007, 02:16:20 pm
(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/07/05/chipmunks-poster.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bee Movie
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 02:20:57 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Bee_Movie_Promotion.png)
Title: "C" is Charlie Wilson's War
Post by: Meryl on November 13, 2007, 02:30:33 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Charliewilsonwarposter.jpg)
Title: "D" is Dan in Real Life
Post by: southendmd on November 13, 2007, 02:41:09 pm
(http://www.trailerdownload.net/createthumb.php?url=posters/Dan%20in%20Real%20Life/daninreallife.jpg&size=200&always=1)
Title: "E" is Enchanted
Post by: dot-matrix on November 13, 2007, 02:42:34 pm
(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9461/enchantedmu8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9793/enchantedtriowebga7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2483/enchantedlivexlargeqy5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: "F" is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 02:57:34 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fantastic-four-rise-of-the-silver-s.jpg)
Title: "G" is The Golden Compass
Post by: Ellemeno on November 13, 2007, 03:07:24 pm
(http://songphon.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/movie_goldencompass.jpg)
Title: "H" is Hairspray
Post by: southendmd on November 13, 2007, 04:06:24 pm
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61QzCwpt7mL.jpg)
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/new_line_cinema/hairspray/james_marsden/poster.jpg)
(http://whateves.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/hairspray2007prev.jpg)
Title: "I" is I'm Not There
Post by: Meryl on November 13, 2007, 04:08:02 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Im_Not_There.jpg)
Title: "J" is Jake's Closet
Post by: Fran on November 13, 2007, 05:01:29 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/JCPosterA22web.jpg)

From IMDb (http://us.vdc.imdb.com/title/tt0463536/):

Plot Outline:  Jake's Closet  takes you back through childhood in a suspenseful and deeply moving story that dives deep into the mind of a little boy under the stress of a fractured family.
Title: "K" is Knocked Up
Post by: opinionista on November 13, 2007, 05:05:53 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/knocked-up-poster-1.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lust, Caution
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 05:11:19 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/lust_caution_movie_poster.jpg)
Title: "M" is Mr. Woodcock
Post by: Ellemeno on November 13, 2007, 05:17:38 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Mr_Woodcock-Poster.jpg)
Title: "N" is No Reservations
Post by: opinionista on November 13, 2007, 05:32:41 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/noreservations.jpg)
Title: "O" is El Otro
Post by: Meryl on November 13, 2007, 07:08:12 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/ElOtro.jpg)
Title: "P" is The Perfect Holiday
Post by: Fran on November 13, 2007, 07:39:41 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/4040611020A.jpg)
Title: "Q" is QWERTY
Post by: oilgun on November 13, 2007, 08:16:23 pm
It's a short but I liked the image.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/QWERTY.jpg)


Wow, so far, this round makes 2007 look like a bad year for film.  Alvin and the Chipmunks & Mr. Woodcock!?   ;)



Title: "R" is Rendition
Post by: memento on November 13, 2007, 08:41:14 pm
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(http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/rendition.gif)
Title: "S" is The Simpsons Movie
Post by: dot-matrix on November 13, 2007, 10:01:51 pm
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8935/i2msimpsonsmovieposter2rm3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "T" is Transformers
Post by: Ellemeno on November 13, 2007, 10:52:12 pm
(http://chrisallensite.com/wordpress/images/poster_transformers_new2.jpg)
Title: "U" is Underdog
Post by: MaineWriter on November 13, 2007, 11:23:52 pm
==comment==

one of the bigger flops of the year

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Title: "V" is Vampire Diary
Post by: oilgun on November 13, 2007, 11:47:06 pm
Man, I spent way too much time just trying to find a V movie that had an image for posting.  This is the best I could come up with.  :-\

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Vamp.jpg)
Title: "W" is The World Unseen
Post by: BelAir on November 14, 2007, 12:16:59 am
based on a novel, set in South Africa, premiered at TIFF this year.

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/BelAirChoice/movies/n144839.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/BelAirChoice/movies/World20Unseen203.jpg)
Title: "X" is 3:10 to Yuma
Post by: Meryl on November 14, 2007, 01:23:43 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/310_to_Yuma_poster.jpg)
Title: "Y" is Year of the Dog
Post by: Ellemeno on November 14, 2007, 01:48:05 am
A Mike White movie I hadn't heard of.  I have liked the ones I've seen, The Good Girl, School of Rock, Orange County.

I think - except for a few exceptions - the title of this movie sums up 2007 in terms of its movies.  No offense to dogs implied.  :)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/year-of-the-dog--poster-0.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zoo
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 01:58:45 am
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2149/zoouz6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

From Movies.com:
This award winning documentary examines the shocking true story about a man who died as a result of having sex with a horse. Furthermore, the death exposed a secret retreat in the Pacific Northwest that catered to men who liked to participate in this unusual practice.

==comment==

 :o  There are more things in heaven and on earth.....
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1956
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 03:08:59 am
Round 1956

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/3298/sfm2056brylcreemposterswv8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

"A little dab'll do ya."
Title: "A" is And God Created Woman
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 06:48:30 am
==comment==

starring Brigitte Bardot and directed by Roger Vadim

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/078002311001_SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1056.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bus Stop
Post by: opinionista on November 14, 2007, 07:37:02 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/009_220-034Marilyn-Monroe-Bus-Stop-.jpg)
Title: "C" is Carousel
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 07:40:56 am
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3424/carousel1956ec7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/272/carousel4qx5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7321/defaultyc5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3663/1617821020aij8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: "D" is Don't Knock the Rock
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 07:49:41 am
==comment==

In the days before MTV, teenagers watched movies like this. I actually never saw one of these movies in the theater (I was just a little bit too young) but I saw plenty of them when they showed them on TV.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/CardDontKnockTheRock1.jpg)
Title: 'E' is Elena and her Men
Post by: belbbmfan on November 14, 2007, 07:54:04 am
This is a movie about 'an impovershed Polish princess sets out to find a wealthy husband in Paris of the 1880's.'

I like her name  ;)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/elena.jpg)
Title: "F" is Forbidden Planet
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 07:59:13 am
This is a CLASSIC!  ;D

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8774/forbiddenplanetver1va6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/421/robbyaltabg1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: "G" is Giant
Post by: memento on November 14, 2007, 08:12:37 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/2584351020A.jpg)

(http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img1044.jpg)

(http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/2926411020A.jpg)

=comment=
The inimitable James Dean.
Title: "H" is High Society
Post by: belbbmfan on November 14, 2007, 08:20:17 am
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/143906High-Society-Posters.jpg)
Title: "I" is Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 08:46:17 am
==aside==
Oops   ;)  "I" is out of order...but that's OK what's a little disorder among friends  ;D

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3161/invasionbodysnatchers2yu3.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "J" is Johnny Concho
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 08:49:17 am
==comment==

I had a choice between "Jungle Hell" with "Sabu, the Indian Boy," or "Johnny Concho" with Ol'Blue Eyes. I went with the latter.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/jc7ep.jpg)

==aside==

Dot, thanks for noticing the missing I. Now we're back in order!
Title: Re: "Z" is Zoo
Post by: oilgun on November 14, 2007, 09:26:58 am
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2149/zoouz6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

From Movies.com:
This award winning documentary examines the shocking true story about a man who died as a result of having sex with a horse. Furthermore, the death exposed a secret retreat in the Pacific Northwest that catered to men who liked to participate in this unusual practice.

==comment==

 :o  There are more things in heaven and on earth.....


You have to admit that it's a great poster!  I have the DVD of this and it's actually not bad or exploitative.  Almost lyrical really, lol!
Title: "K" is A Kiss Before Dying
Post by: memento on November 14, 2007, 09:29:32 am
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/61/200px-A_Kiss_Before_Dying_DVD_cover_1956.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lieutenant Wore Skirts, The
Post by: southendmd on November 14, 2007, 09:42:26 am
(http://filmforum.org/films/tashlin/lieutenant.jpg)

(http://www.britposters.com/images/the%20lieutenant%20wore%20skirts%20320x240.jpg)
Title: "M" is Moby Dick
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 09:48:59 am
==comment==

directed by John Huston, with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/moby_dick.jpg)
Title: "N" is The Naked Hills
Post by: Fran on November 14, 2007, 10:41:34 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/3862351020A.jpg)
Title: "O" is On the Threshold of Space
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 11:07:23 am
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5402/onthethresholdofspaceusgs1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1807/59497723mi3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "P" is The Proud Ones
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 11:14:14 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/a20the20proud20ones20robert20ryan20.jpg)

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Title: Intermission
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 12:05:16 pm
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/637/linebar4il8.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfDXlgmKFyU[/youtube]

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/637/linebar4il8.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Q" is Quincannon-Frontier Scout
Post by: southendmd on November 14, 2007, 01:16:50 pm
"A man with a mission! His heroic one-man stand held the Bozeman Trail against Cheyenne savagery and white man's treachery!" with Tony Martin and Peggy Castle. 

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5003/lcquincannonfrontierscody3.jpg)

(Poster courtesy of Dot-matrix)
Title: "R" is The Red Balloon
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 01:26:53 pm
==comment==

Lots of good R choices including Rodan, Rock Around the Clock and The Rainmaker, but I went with this wonderful film, which I remember seeing in French class, way back when....

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/redballoon_web2.gif)

Title: "S" is Somebody Up There Likes Me
Post by: Fran on November 14, 2007, 03:05:41 pm
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/Somebody_Up_There_021956.jpg)
Title: "T" is Tea and Sympathy
Post by: southendmd on November 14, 2007, 03:11:41 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5f/53_1.jpeg/200px-53_1.jpeg)

(http://www.theatermania.com/news/images/3832b.jpg)

From Wikipedia: 

"Tom Robinson Lee (John Kerr), a 17-year old student at a boy's prep school, is having difficulties fitting in with the other boys who like sports, talking about girls, and listening to pop music. He prefers classical music, reads books, can sew, plays theater, and generally seems to be more at ease in the company of women.

The other boys torment him for his "unmanly" qualities and call him "sister boy", and is treated ruthlessly by his father, Herb Lee (Edward Andrews), who believes a man should be manly. Only Al (Darryl Hickman), also a student at the prep school, treats Tom with any decency, perceiving that being different is not the same as being emasculate. This turbulance is noticed by Laura Reynolds (Deborah Kerr), the young wife of the House Master Bill Reynolds (Leif Erickson). She tries to build a connection with the young man, eventually even falling in love with him, presumably because of his similarity to her first husband John, who was killed in World War II.

The situation escalates when Tom visits the local prostitute to dispel the rumors about his sexuality, but is unable to have intercourse with her. This failure prompts him to attempt suicide and he also has to leave the school because of his visit with her. He and Laura eventually have sex, prompting Laura to leave her husband.

The film opens and closes ten years into the future, when the adult Tom, who is now a successful writer and also married, visits his college at a reunion."
Title: "U" is Uranium Boom
Post by: Ellemeno on November 14, 2007, 03:46:29 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/19896.jpg)

Great intermission, Dot, I dimly remember that song.  Paul, I never knew that was what Tea and Sympathy was about!
Title: "V" is The Violent Years
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 04:05:51 pm
==comment==

An Ed Wood movie. An IMDb commenter describes it thus:

The 1956 sociological study of a the serious, but rarely spoken about, problem of armed robbery of gas stations perpetrated by affluent young women in tight sweaters during the mid 1950's is one that should surely receive further serious study. The footage of the "criminal attack" on the innocent young man on lovers lane by the beautiful, but depraved, bandits is one that I found highly disturbing. The expose became even more shocking as the pulchritudinous quartet were enlisted into the service of a foreign power, and during a particularly nefarious mission to overturn chairs and tables and knock over books in a classroom, they almost succeeded in doing something terrible to our flag. Also, during the latter mission, policemen, guards, and members of the evil gang were shot during a ferocious gunfight. At the end, the leader of the gang is finally sentenced to the state penitentiary where she gives birth to an out-of-wedlock baby. She dies and the baby is rightfully made to serve out the remainder of her sentence. Meanwhile, the affluent, but self-absorbed, parents of the wayward gangster are given several severe talkings to by the same judge who sentenced their daughter, and they are told to attend church more frequently in the future. This shocking expose was written by Mr. Edward D. Wood, Jr. I for one definitely intend to give a great deal of thought to the problem of bad girls in tight sweaters.


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Title: "W" is Written on the Wind
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 04:08:41 pm
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9398/writtenonthewindjv7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

from filmsite.org:
Written on the Wind (1956) is generally regarded as the best of director Douglas Sirk's 1950s lush, vibrantly colorful melodramatic masterpieces. His absorbing, flamboyant, overwrought potboiler films were noted for their glossy and excessive style, soap opera-ish and brightly-colored film noirish characteristics, and exaggerated and overheated emotions. This film provides Sirk's clear commentary and critique of the underlying hollowness and shallowness of American society in the placid 1950s, and misfit lives stunted and corrupted by mental anguish, alcoholism, sexual frustration, and corruptible materialistic wealth. This vivid, gaudy and slightly campy Technicolor film, from a screenplay by George Zuckerman that was adapted from Robert Wilder's best-selling novel of the same name, centers on the frenzied dynamics within a self-destructing, filthy-rich (literally) Texas oil family named Hadley. The bourgeois, immoral, blood-poisoned, money-corrupted clan is composed of a tycoon patriarch (Keith), an alcoholic, profligate, insecure playboy heir (Stack), a lustful daughter (Malone), and their stable, responsible, less-wealthy family friend and boyhood playmate (Hudson) who supportively holds the family together. Dysfunctional tensions rise when the patriarch's booze-soaked son quickly courts and marries the company's respectable, sensible good-girl executive secretary (Bacall) and his self-pitying fears of impotency (sexual and otherwise) and jealousy - inflamed by his debauched and trashy sister - soon lead to the film's climactic shoot-out (shown in flashback in the film's opening). The film's tagline pronounced:

The story of a family's ugly secret and the stark moment that thrust their private lives into public view!

The film includes such sordid subjects as nymphomania, alcoholism, murderous jealousy and rage, phallic power and infertility, miscarriage, back-stabbing emotional blackmail, and illusory materialistic happiness.

Title: Wildcard X: The King and I
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 04:10:03 pm
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Title: "Y" is The Young Guns
Post by: Ellemeno on November 14, 2007, 04:13:20 pm
Starring Russ Tamblyn

IMDb: Russ Tamblyn might as well face it...he will be a Jet "till his last dying day." Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff, the knife-wielding, rocket-tempered, Baryshnikov-styled gang leader of the streetwise Jets in the musical film masterpiece West Side Story (1961).

Russ Tamblyn is also the father of Amber Tamblyn of "Joan of Arcadia" and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/19860.jpg)
Title: "Z" is Zarak
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 04:32:17 pm
from IMDb:
On the mountainous frontier between British India and Afghanistan, circa 1860s, Zarak Khan kisses Salma, the youngest wife of his father, Haji Khan. Outraged, his father orders Zarak to be flogged to death but spares his life at the urging of an elderly Mullah. Zarak now leaves his village and becomes a notorious outlaw, prompting the British to assign a Major Ingram to capture him. Zarak and Ingram have several encounters, developing a grudging respect for each other. When Ingram is captured by Ahmad, one of Zarak's rivals, Zarak risks his life to save the British officer.

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/7656/47671989ks4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1955
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 04:38:17 pm
Round 1955 is here....

Ready or not!


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Title: "A" is All that Heaven Allows
Post by: memento on November 14, 2007, 06:06:30 pm
(http://www.dvdheaven.co.kr/goods_image/All%20That%20Heaven%20Allows.jpg)
Title: "B" is Bad Day at Black Rock
Post by: moremojo on November 14, 2007, 06:19:55 pm
==comment==
Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's favorite film of those directed by John Sturges:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047849/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047849/)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/poster420bad20day20at20black20rock.jpg)

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Title: "C" is Captain Lightfoot
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 06:46:26 pm
==comment==
I don't think I have ever seen this one  ???


From IMDB
Classic Historical Romantic Drama
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.

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Title: "D" is Les Diaboliques
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 06:48:19 pm
==comment==

No, they didn't take me to see this movie in French class, but I have seen it and it is definitely worth watching...

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/title20Henri-Georges20Clouzot20Les2.jpg)

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Title: "E" is East of Eden
Post by: memento on November 14, 2007, 06:51:01 pm
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Title: "F" is Francis in the Navy
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 07:01:09 pm
I loved these movies on TV when I was a kid  ;D

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Title: "G" is The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Post by: Ellemeno on November 14, 2007, 07:19:55 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/the_girl_in_the_red_velvet_swing_dv.jpg)
Title: "H" is How To Be Very, Very Popular
Post by: MaineWriter on November 14, 2007, 08:10:57 pm
==comment==

From an IMDb commenter:

"How to Be Very, Very Popular" was anything but upon its release, and has not gained any stature since. In fact, its reputation has actually grown worse. It's infamous as the picture that Marilyn Monroe refused to do, leading to her celebrated walk-out on Fox. Sheree North, a practically unknown dancer-starlet, was quickly put into the role, coiffed and made up to look almost exactly like MM. The film, needless to say, bombed, and Sheree--strong armed into being a virtual Monroe clone--bore the brunt of most of it. Betty Grable (MM's co-star from "How to Marry a Millionaire") took advantage of the film's lack of success and used it as her chance to retire from the grind. In retrospect, the film really isn't all that bad--although it's obvious why Monroe balked at playing the North role; it's little more than window-dressing. Actually, had North been given the role from the get-go, and not encouraged to look and sound EXACTLY like a carbon copy MM, the picture might've been pulled off as a cute, harmless little comedy. The film was clearly a step down for a superstar of Monroe's stature, but could've been a nice, showy stepping stone for a rising starlet. Grable is her usual warm, bright self, but she's getting a bit old to be playing scantily-clad chorines. Next to the very young North, especially, she looks decidedly matronly. North isn't given much to work with (again, it's hard to comment on a performance which was basically conceived as a blurred copy of an original), but she does get to do a splendid, wild, rock and roll dance to "Shake, Rattle & Roll." Sadly, the film's complete failure relegated the promising North to the back burner; and she had much more musical and dramatic talent than Jayne Mansfield, whom Fox began to build up instead. So, if "How to Be Very, Very Popular" should show up on television one afternoon, sit back and enjoy it. It may not be great cinema, but it's an underrated little slice of mindless entertainment.

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Title: "I" is I Died a Thousand Times
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 08:22:23 pm
Taglines
"The Story Behind The Terrifying 60-Day Hunt For Desperado 'Mad-Dog' Earle!"

"The Million-Dollar Killer And The Dime-A-Dance Doll..."

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Title: "J" is Jupiter's Darling
Post by: oilgun on November 14, 2007, 10:09:40 pm
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Title: "K" is Killer's Kiss
Post by: Fran on November 14, 2007, 10:19:56 pm
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Title: "L" is The Lady Killers
Post by: dot-matrix on November 14, 2007, 10:42:04 pm
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Title: "M" is Marty
Post by: Meryl on November 15, 2007, 12:52:56 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Marty.jpg)

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An enormous sleeper hit, the film enjoyed national and international success, winning the 1955 Academy Award for Best Picture and becoming the first American film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marty and The Lost Weekend are the only two films to win both awards.
Title: "N" is The Night of the Hunter
Post by: Fran on November 15, 2007, 01:23:57 am
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Title: "O" is Oklahoma!
Post by: Meryl on November 15, 2007, 01:31:57 am
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Broadway cast album:

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And for the pleasure of our GameMistress, the London stage revival:

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Title: "P" is Picnic
Post by: dot-matrix on November 15, 2007, 01:40:28 am
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Title: "Q" is Queen Bee
Post by: Fran on November 15, 2007, 01:48:25 am
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Title: "R" is The Rose Tattoo
Post by: Ellemeno on November 15, 2007, 05:02:23 am
From IMDb: 

Time has not been kind to The Rose Tattoo, a 1955 release that garnered three Oscars, plus additional nominations. Originally written by Tennessee Williams as a play, the film's shortcomings now cancel out much that audiences might have found entertaining about it 47 years ago. The deficits include bad acting all around (with the exception of the star, Anna Magnani) and an uneven script by Williams (who among other things was apparently clueless about how an adolescent boy and girl, attracted to each other, might talk or behave).

Playing the role of the dim-witted but sexy truck driver who courts a grieving widow (Magnani), Burt Lancaster gives a highly exaggerated "comedy performance" that is occasionally embarrassing to watch. A great natural actor in his other films and noted for his controlled physicallity, Lancaster here gawks, bends, waves his arms, makes faces, cries (clownishly), and is generally ape-like, all the while failing to get inside the character he's portraying. (Leading American actors have always had a problem convincingly playing people less intelligent than themselves; see Lon Chaney, Jr. in Of Mice and Men or, more recently, Jack Nicholson in Prizzi's Honor for more examples of this.)

Under the direction of Daniel Mann (who also directed the play), and intended as a comedy-drama, almost everything in Rose Tattoo is either loud or overblown (though it may have been Williams' wish that it be played this way in a misguided attempt to heighten the humorous dimension of the story). The host of supporting characters are all portrayed as one-dimensional grotesques or harpies who telegraph their every thought or emotion by arm-waving, facial contortions, or semiphoring the kind of villainousness that went out in the early '30s. Nor does Mann seem to have fine control over the physical goings-on by cast members. In some scenes small groups of people rush back and forth like obedient cattle, too obviously responding to off-camera direction; and at the high school prom a male extra noticeably freezes for a second or two as he waits for Marisa Pavan and her sailor dance partner to leave the floor ahead of him.

Magnani, for whom the play was written (though she just appeared in the film, after she had mastered the rudiments of the English language), comes across as the only real human being among a slew of posturing marionettes. Her portrayal of a terribly put-upon Sicilian widow fighting off the knowledge of her dead husband's infidelity and desperately trying to maintain her dignity in the face of snide remarks and out-and-out insults is awe-inspiring. I doubt that her performance has ever been matched by any American actress before or after. (Only Vivien Leigh, a Brit, comes to mind as a mentally disintegrating Blanche du Bois in the film version of Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.) Williams, who was famously homosexual, understood and probably identified with vulnerable women. (Years before, his own sister, when a young woman, had been seriously mentally ill, "put away," and had undergone a lobotomy. It was no coincidence that her name was Rose.)

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Title: 'S' is The Seven Year Itch
Post by: belbbmfan on November 15, 2007, 07:37:00 am
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Title: "T" is The Tender Trap
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 07:55:40 am
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Title: "U" is Untamed
Post by: memento on November 15, 2007, 08:19:14 am
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From IMDB:

Scarlett O'Hara crosses the veldt: big, enjoyable hokum, 27 November 1999
7/10

Everyone works hard to make this grand-scaled hokum as enjoyable as possible. As a redheaded Irish spitfire, Susan Hayward finally gets her chance to play Scarlett O'Hara, but packs all her chiffons and crinolines [with matching shoes and stockings] in a covered wagon and sets off to cross the veldt with wise Agnes Moorehead and a cast of thousands [well, hundreds]. She's chasing Tyrone Power across South Africa, although he's something of a stiff, but she also loves hearty Richard Egan. The script stuffs in everything from a fancy dress ball to an emergency amputation. Henry King directs it all with some intensity, especially a harrowing and spectacular Zulu attack, and uses the wide screen well to capture the spaciousness of the land. Should be seen on the big screen [or at least in letterbox]
Title: "V" is The Virgin Queen
Post by: opinionista on November 15, 2007, 08:28:44 am
With Bette Davis in the role of Elizabeth

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Title: "W" is White Feather
Post by: Ellemeno on November 15, 2007, 08:50:29 am
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Title: Wildcard X: Mr. Roberts
Post by: memento on November 15, 2007, 08:53:49 am
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Title: "Y" is You're Never Too Young
Post by: dot-matrix on November 15, 2007, 11:35:21 am
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Title: "Z" is Zaczarowany rower
Post by: Fran on November 15, 2007, 12:16:48 pm
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Title: Ding Ding Ding! Announcing Another Special Round!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 12:17:42 pm
1955 was a special year for me (anyone guess why?)
so in recognition of successful completion of Round 1955,
I am announcing another special round! This one is a little different from the others,
so pay attention to the rules!
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This round: The Stars Come Out!

Guidelines:

1. Alphabetical order, as always.
2. Instead of playing a movie name, this time, play a MOVIE STAR'S NAME (last name, first name, except in the case of mono-named people, like Cher). Play this in the subject line, ie: "L" is Ledger, Heath
3. Then, in the text box, list a movie, the year it was made, and any images or facts you might want to include, that this star has been in. As usual, it has to be a movie that hasn't been played. Any movie from 1955 to the present may be used.
4. Wildcard X rule is in effect: any name can be played on the X round.

I'll go first with A as an example.

Questions? PM me. Have fun!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "A" is Ameche, Don
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 12:29:52 pm
==comment==

Don Ameche starred in Cocoon (1985), directed by Ron Howard.

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Title: "B" is Bardot, Brigitte
Post by: moremojo on November 15, 2007, 12:59:59 pm
==comment==

This beautiful, sexy movie star was in one of the finest films of 1963, Jean-Luc Godard's masterpiece Le Mépris:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057345/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057345/)

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Title: "C" is Chaney, Lon Jr
Post by: dot-matrix on November 15, 2007, 01:06:24 pm
Birth Name
Creighton Tull Chaney

Son of silent film horror and make up master Lon Chaney, probably most famous for playing the Wolfman in The Wolf Man (1941) but continued acting all the way up until his demise in 1973.  In the 50's & 60's he made a lot of westerns like this one

Apache Uprising (1966)

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Title: "D" is Dietrich, Marlene
Post by: Meryl on November 15, 2007, 01:10:44 pm
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Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 adventure film released by United Artists. It was directed by Michael Anderson and John Farrow (uncredited) and produced by Michael Todd.

The movie boasts a huge cast, with David Niven and Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno in the lead roles of Fogg and Passepartout.  Over 40 famous performers make cameo appearances, including Marlene Dietrich (as a saloon hostess), George Raft, and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Indeed, this film is credited with popularizing the term "cameo appearance".
Title: "E" is Egan, Richard "
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 01:24:36 pm
==comment==

Richard Egan starred in "A Summer Place" (1959) along with Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, and Dorothy McGuire

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Title: "F" is Peter Falk
Post by: opinionista on November 15, 2007, 01:26:06 pm
Best known for playing Columbo but he also made a few movies, for example, Next (2007) along with Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore.

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Title: "G" is Gyllenhaal, Jake
Post by: southendmd on November 15, 2007, 01:32:37 pm
(http://galleries.lycos.co.uk/d/16952-2/Jake-Gyllenhaal.jpg)

Need I say more?

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Donnie Darko was Jake's breakout role in 2001.
Title: "H" is Hope, Bob
Post by: dot-matrix on November 15, 2007, 01:46:40 pm
An Icon if there ever was one and one of Hollywood's great funny men.  Here's an example from 1966 that I actually saw in the theater

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number (1966)

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Title: "I" is Irons, Jeremy
Post by: Fran on November 15, 2007, 02:05:46 pm
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Jeremy Irons earned a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Claus Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990).

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Title: "J" is Jackman, Hugh
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 02:07:18 pm
==comment==

Hugh Jackman starred in The Prestige (2006) along with Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Michael Caine.

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Title: "K" is Kline, Kevin
Post by: southendmd on November 15, 2007, 02:48:52 pm
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/fox_searchlight/a_midsummer_night_s_dream/_group_photos/kevin_kline7.jpg)

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Kevin Kline played Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream  (1999).
Title: "L" is Ledger, Heath
Post by: opinionista on November 15, 2007, 02:49:42 pm
Heath starred in Casanova (2005) along with Sienna Miller.

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Title: "M" is Monroe, Marilyn
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 04:01:10 pm
==comment==

We've posted a couple of different Marilyn Monroe movies but not Some Like It Hot, from 1959, which is one of my favorites.

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Title: "N" is Nicholson, Jack
Post by: Ellemeno on November 15, 2007, 05:12:11 pm
Mr. Nicholson starred as The Joker in Batman (1989).

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Title: Re: "R" is The Red Balloon
Post by: oilgun on November 15, 2007, 05:12:35 pm
==comment==

Lots of good R choices including Rodan, Rock Around the Clock and The Rainmaker, but I went with this wonderful film, which I remember seeing in French class, way back when....

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Just got my Criterion Newsletter and The Red Balloon has been restored and is being re-released.  I'm sure a DVD will follow!

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http://www.janusfilms.com/redandwhite/index.html (http://www.janusfilms.com/redandwhite/index.html)

Excerpt: How many children first discovered cinema through Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon? Long unavailable except in bootlegs and tattered 16 mm prints, The Red Balloon is returning to theaters nationwide, accompanied by White Mane, Lamorisse's action-packed classic about a boy and a wild stallion, both newly restored for a new generation.


Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: The Stars Come Out Round
Post by: Ellemeno on November 15, 2007, 05:28:03 pm

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I studied French nearly every year from first grade through my time in grad school, and saw these two films just about every year.  I love them, especially Crin blanc about the wild horses in the Camargue and a boy who loved one of them.  Now I have a DD, and can't wait to get the DVD and show her.  Thanks Gil, for this meaningful (to me) news!

I'm also going to snarf that revolving .gif for my avatar for a while.  :)
Title: "O" is Ontkean, Michael
Post by: southendmd on November 15, 2007, 05:31:22 pm
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/f/f4/120px-Ontkean.jpg)

(http://images.usatoday.com/life/_photos/2006/02/07/inside-brokeback.jpg)

(http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/54/54_images/paglia_making.jpg)

Michael Ontkean starred in Making Love  (1982)
Title: "P" is Pacino, Al
Post by: memento on November 15, 2007, 05:32:18 pm
Al Pacino starred in Serpico in 1973.

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Title: "Q" is Quaid, Dennis
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 05:36:50 pm
==comment==

Good looking man with six-pack abs that starred in both Breaking Away (1979) and The Big Easy (1987).

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==aside==

I saw The Big Easy when I was pregnant and seriously thought about naming my son Remy...for about 24 hours.
Title: Re: "Q" is Quaid, Dennis
Post by: southendmd on November 15, 2007, 05:58:23 pm
Good looking man with six-pack abs that starred in both Breaking Away (1979) and The Big Easy (1987).

You talkin' about these abs?  From Cold Creek Manor  (2003).

(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper851/stills/3f6e679649673-17-1.gif)
Title: Re: "Q" is Quaid, Dennis
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 06:25:20 pm
You talkin' about these abs?  From Cold Creek Manor  (2003).

(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper851/stills/3f6e679649673-17-1.gif)

Gah. Thank you Paul. I was looking for an ab picture (quickly) and couldn't find one.

"Watch out for the gator, baby!"

L
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: The Stars Come Out Round
Post by: Longhorn32 on November 15, 2007, 07:13:32 pm


...btw, that is Stephen Dorff, not Dennis Quaid.

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Title: "R" is for Reeve, Christopher
Post by: Longhorn32 on November 15, 2007, 07:17:52 pm
Christopher Reeve starred in Superman II in 1978.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: The Stars Come Out Round
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 07:21:32 pm

...btw, that is Stephen Dorff, not Dennis Quaid.



Well, obviously, I like his abs too!

Never heard of Stephen Dorff before this...LOL
Title: "S" is Sarsgaard, Peter
Post by: oilgun on November 15, 2007, 07:53:33 pm
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Peter Sarsgaard was in The Dying Gaul (2005)

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Title: "T" is Lana Turner
Post by: opinionista on November 15, 2007, 08:30:49 pm
Lana Turner stared Madame X in 1966.

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Title: "U" is Umeki, Miyoshi
Post by: BelAir on November 15, 2007, 10:38:24 pm
She won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1957 for Sayonara, and she was apparently the first Asian actress to win an Academy Award.

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Title: "V" is Voight, Jon
Post by: MaineWriter on November 15, 2007, 10:50:07 pm
==comment==

Star of Midnight Cowboy (1969) with Dustin Hoffman

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Title: "W" is Woodard, Alfre
Post by: Ellemeno on November 15, 2007, 11:12:52 pm
Star of Passion Fish (1992) with Mary McDonnell, directed by one of my favorite directors, John Sayles.

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Title: Wildcard "X" is Brody, Adrien
Post by: Fran on November 16, 2007, 12:05:17 am
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Adrien Brody was awarded a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002).

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Title: "Y" is Yaffee, Steven
Post by: dot-matrix on November 16, 2007, 01:32:23 am
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Steven Yaffee is a young character actor who plays in a 2007 independent comedy from the Canadian Film Centre called
 
Song of Slomon
directed by Emmanuel Shirinian
written by Amy Cameron

Song of Slomon is the story of an conservative-orthodox Rabbi.  The soul of the Rabbi is invaded by a catchy, ubiquitous pop tune, which threatens to send him scrambling to the dance floor on the Sabbath or back to the safety of the Torah.

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Title: "Z" is Ziyi Zhang
Post by: Ellemeno on November 16, 2007, 01:52:43 am
Starred in Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

(Anyone remember that priceless Brokeback Geisha thread at IMDb?)

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: 1954
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 07:39:01 am
That special round was fun....

Now back to our regularly scheduled game

Round 1954!

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Title: "A" is The Adventures of Hadji Baba
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 08:38:56 am
==comment==

Filmed in Southern California, not the deserts of Arabia. Apparently it has a catchy title tune sung by Nat King Cole.

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Title: "B" is Barefoot Contessa, The
Post by: southendmd on November 16, 2007, 09:39:55 am
(http://home.comcast.net/~mgblog/pics/BarefootContessa11.jpg)

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Title: "C" is The Caine Mutiny
Post by: memento on November 16, 2007, 09:50:17 am
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Title: "D" is Dragnet
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 10:09:18 am
==comment==

with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday

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Title: "E" is Elephant Walk
Post by: southendmd on November 16, 2007, 10:13:04 am
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Title: "F" is French Cancan
Post by: Ellemeno on November 16, 2007, 02:38:19 pm
A film by Jean Renoir
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Title: "G" is The Gay Dog
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 02:52:25 pm
==comment==

The gay dog is a racing greyhound, owned by a man named Jim Gay. His wife, Sally Gay, is played by Petula Clark, who was 22 when this movie came out. I remember her as a singer in the 60s, with hits like "Downtown," and "Don't Sleep on the Subway."

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Title: "H" is The High and the Mighty
Post by: Meryl on November 16, 2007, 03:03:41 pm
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Title: "I" is An Inspector Calls
Post by: Lumičre on November 16, 2007, 03:09:07 pm
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==comment==
[IMDB]
Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them ?
Title: "J" is Johnny Guitar
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 03:21:31 pm
==comment==

This sounds like a doozie of a movie, but then I think Joan Crawford is a doozie anyway.

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Title: "K" is Knock on Wood
Post by: southendmd on November 16, 2007, 03:32:31 pm
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From IMDb:  "Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancée Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder."
Title: "L" is Living It Up
Post by: Meryl on November 16, 2007, 03:37:15 pm
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Title: "M" is Magnificient Obsession
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 03:50:52 pm
==comment==

Directed by Douglas Sirk, with Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in his breakthrough role.

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Title: "N" is New Faces
Post by: southendmd on November 16, 2007, 03:52:35 pm
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From IMDb: "A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit [New Faces of 1952] that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked..."

Includes skits written by Mel Brooks, performances by Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde, Carol Lawrence, and Alice Ghostley (the funny "Boston Beguine").  It also includes a bizarre song called "Fall River Hoedown" which is about Lizzie Borden: 

"Oh you can't chop your Momma up in Massachusetts
And then blame all the damage on the mice.
No you can't chop your Momma up in Massachusetts,
That kind of thing just isn't very nice."
Title: "O" is The Oily American
Post by: Lumičre on November 16, 2007, 03:59:20 pm
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==comment==

Cartoon Picture   

    *      Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
    *      Cartoon Characters:   Moe Hican, Butler, Moose.
    *      Directed By   Robert McKimson.

Title: "P" is Pushover
Post by: memento on November 16, 2007, 05:51:29 pm
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Title: "Q" is Quest for the Lost City
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 05:59:30 pm
==comment==

Where Dana and Ginger Lamb intrepid explorers or complete frauds? You tell me--I never heard of them until I looked up this movie. Apparently they went off to the jungles to discover a lost Mayan city and this movie documents their exploration. They also wrote a book. Some people believe it is all true; others say it is complete hogwash.

Whatever, it makes a good Q movie for this round!

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Title: "R" is Rails into Laramie
Post by: Fran on November 16, 2007, 06:01:40 pm
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Title: "S" is Salt of the Earth
Post by: Lumičre on November 16, 2007, 06:32:44 pm
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==comment==

Plot summary [imdb]:
Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds.
Title: "T" is Three Coins in the Fountain
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 06:35:19 pm
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Title: "U" is Untamed Heiress
Post by: Fran on November 16, 2007, 06:44:08 pm
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Title: "V" is Valley of the Kings
Post by: oilgun on November 16, 2007, 07:44:53 pm
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Title: "W" is The Weak and the Wicked.
Post by: Lumičre on November 16, 2007, 07:47:46 pm
==comment==

Starring: Glynis Johns and Diana Dors...

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[imdb]:
Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

Title: Wildcard "X": On the Waterfront
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 07:49:20 pm
==comment==

Won eight Oscars:  Best Actor in a Leading Role (Marlon Brando); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Eva Marie Saint); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Richard Day); Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Boris Kaufman); Best Director (Elia Kazan); Best Film Editing (Gene Milford); Best Picture (Sam Spiegel); and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Budd Schulberg). It was nominated for twelve in all, including three Best Supporting Actors! Leonard Bernstein did the music. #83 on the IMDb top 250 and #19 on the AFI top 100.

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Title: "Y" is Young at Heart
Post by: Fran on November 16, 2007, 10:05:11 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zero the Hero
Post by: southendmd on November 16, 2007, 10:25:46 pm
A film starring Casper the Ghost who befriends Zero the dog. (OK, it was the only "Z" in English.)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1953
Post by: MaineWriter on November 16, 2007, 10:41:14 pm
Round 1953

Keep playing folks, I 'll get a snazzy banner up in a while...LOL
Title: "A" is Arrowhead
Post by: BelAir on November 16, 2007, 11:48:01 pm
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Title: "B" is The Band Wagon
Post by: Fran on November 17, 2007, 12:02:44 am
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Title: "C" is Call Me Madam
Post by: Meryl on November 17, 2007, 01:47:34 am
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Title: "D" is Dangerous When Wet
Post by: MaineWriter on November 17, 2007, 08:38:33 am
==comment==

Esther Williams swims the English Channel, and does a water ballet with Tom and Jerry.

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Title: "E" is Escape from Fort Bravo
Post by: Fran on November 17, 2007, 02:02:26 pm
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Title: "F" is From Here to Eternity
Post by: memento on November 17, 2007, 06:09:17 pm
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=comment=
Probably one of the most famous scenes of all time.

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Title: "G" is Glen or Glenda
Post by: MaineWriter on November 17, 2007, 06:56:58 pm
==comment==

Directed by Ed Wood, Jr., this is a "documentary" on transvestitism. My favorite IMDb quote, "'Glen' finally comes out to his girlfriend at the end of the movie and she now understands why her angora sweaters were all stretched out of shape." Tim Burton's 1994 movie, "Ed Wood" tells the story of director Ed Wood's life in the fifties, when he made movies such as this and "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

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Title: "H" is House of Wax
Post by: Fran on November 17, 2007, 09:16:48 pm
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Title: "I" is I Confess
Post by: memento on November 17, 2007, 10:21:04 pm
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Title: "J" is Jeopardy
Post by: MaineWriter on November 17, 2007, 10:37:56 pm
==comment==

Directed by John Sturges and starring Barbara Stanwyck, this one apparently shows up on Turner Classic Movies. Just 69 minutes long, it sounds like a good, scary movie...

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Title: "K" is Kiss Me Kate
Post by: oilgun on November 17, 2007, 10:55:12 pm

Ten Things I Hate About You...

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Title: "L" is Law and Order
Post by: Fran on November 18, 2007, 01:34:09 am
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Title: "M" is Mogambo
Post by: Ellemeno on November 18, 2007, 07:24:09 am
Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly.  Directed by John Ford.

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Title: "N" is Never Let Me Go
Post by: MaineWriter on November 18, 2007, 09:06:59 am
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Title: "O" is One Girl's Confession
Post by: oilgun on November 18, 2007, 10:55:16 am
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Title: "P" is Peter Pan
Post by: Fran on November 18, 2007, 01:57:40 pm
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Title: "Q" is A Queen is Crowned
Post by: BelAir on November 18, 2007, 03:41:15 pm
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Title: "R" is Red River Shore
Post by: Lumičre on November 18, 2007, 03:49:19 pm


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Title: "S" is Stalag 17
Post by: memento on November 18, 2007, 05:02:12 pm
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Title: "T" is Trouble Along the Way
Post by: Fran on November 18, 2007, 05:22:28 pm
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Title: "U" is Ugetsu
Post by: oilgun on November 18, 2007, 05:52:57 pm
A Japanese classic

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Title: "V" is The Veils of Bagdad
Post by: MaineWriter on November 18, 2007, 06:08:47 pm
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Title: "W" is The War of the Worlds
Post by: Fran on November 18, 2007, 06:32:31 pm
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Title: Wildcard X: Le Salaire de la peur
Post by: MaineWriter on November 18, 2007, 06:46:20 pm
==comment==

In English, Wages of Fear. All right, I'll admit, I have never heard of this movie. But it shows up as #10 on the list of top movies for the decade (1950s) on IMDb. Commenters all rave about this, saying how great it is, even better than Les Diaboliques (same director). One commenter wrote, "No student of film should miss this. It would be like missing Citizen Kane or Dr. Strangelove or especially The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which it vaguely and strangely resembles. "La salaire de la peur" is, regardless of its flaws, one of the best ever made."

Apparently it is on a Criterion DVD. Another one to look for!

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Title: Re: Wildcard X: Le Salaire de la peur
Post by: oilgun on November 18, 2007, 07:18:08 pm
==comment==

In English, Wages of Fear. All right, I'll admit, I have never heard of this movie. But it shows up as #10 on the list of top movies for the decade (1950s) on IMDb. Commenters all rave about this, saying how great it is, even better than Les Diaboliques (same director). One commenter wrote, "No student of film should miss this. It would be like missing Citizen Kane or Dr. Strangelove or especially The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which it vaguely and strangely resembles. "La salaire de la peur" is, regardless of its flaws, one of the best ever made."

Apparently it is on a Criterion DVD. Another one to look for!

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I saw it when I was young and was really affected by it.  I have since bought the Criterion DVD and it truly is a masterpiece of suspense and nail-biting tension!  William Friedkin did a remake in 1977 called Sorcerer. It was his follow-up movie right after The Exorcist.  For some reason it basically bombed at the box office but it's quite underrated and also worth a look, maybe as a part of a bouble-bill with the original.

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Title: "Y" is Young Bess
Post by: Ellemeno on November 18, 2007, 07:34:45 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zipping Along
Post by: Fran on November 18, 2007, 09:46:04 pm
Zipping Along  is a seven-minute cartoon featuring the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg4cRvxpcPM[/youtube]

From IMDB:

"Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of moustraps.  They all manage to backfire on him, naturally."
-- Paul Penna


Title: Re: "Z" is Zipping Along
Post by: oilgun on November 18, 2007, 10:00:06 pm

From IMDB:

"Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of moustraps.  They all manage to backfire on him, naturally."
-- Paul Penna
Oh great, a Spoilert Alert would have been nice!    :laugh:
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1952
Post by: MaineWriter on November 18, 2007, 10:02:28 pm
Round 1952 has arrived....are you ready for it?
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1952
Post by: Ellemeno on November 18, 2007, 10:49:17 pm
Oh great, a Spoilert Alert would have been nice!    :laugh:


ROFL!  (ANd I don't ROFL at just anything!)  :)
Title: "A" is Angel Face
Post by: oilgun on November 18, 2007, 11:38:30 pm

ROFL!  (ANd I don't ROFL at just anything!)  :)

Glad you liked it!


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Title: "B" is Because You're Mine
Post by: Ellemeno on November 18, 2007, 11:45:13 pm
My mother used to serenade me with this song, when I was a child.  She sang it Mario Lanza-style:
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/200px-Because_youre_mine.jpg)[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6PZvj49IuM[/youtube]
Title: "C" is Come Back, Little Sheba
Post by: Meryl on November 18, 2007, 11:48:03 pm
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Title: "D" is Don't Bother to Knock
Post by: Fran on November 19, 2007, 01:02:55 am
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Oh great, a Spoilert Alert would have been nice!    :laugh:

:)
Title: "E" is Elle et moi
Post by: Ellemeno on November 19, 2007, 03:32:19 am
I like the spelling "Elle est moi," of course.  ;)

A French comedy, that's all's I know.
Title: "F" is 5 Fingers
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 07:18:33 am
==comment==

From and IMDb commenter: "Based on real events this effort from Joseph Mankiewicz is a lesson in tautness without histrionics. It is something of an intriguing watch knowing that the lead character really was selling top secret information to the Germans, yet they {thankfully} never acted on any of the info they bought. The film has a wonderful paced structure and is splendidly shot, and the direction somehow manages to give added feeling to the dastardly deeds unfolding on the screen. The trump card is James Mason as the cold hearted money mad Cicero, he manages to blend charm and sophistication into a character that we know is as low as a snakes belly, it's a special performance from Mason in what is a great spy story, with plenty of suspense and a corking ending to round it all off."

Apparently it shows up on the History Channel every now and then.

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Title: "G" is The Greatest Show on Earth
Post by: opinionista on November 19, 2007, 08:25:37 am
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Title: "H" is Hangman's Knot
Post by: Fran on November 19, 2007, 11:00:30 am
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Title: "I" is Ivanhoe
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 11:26:56 am
==comment==

One of MGMs few big hits in 1952, according to IMDb.

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Title: "J" is Jack and the Beanstalk
Post by: Meryl on November 19, 2007, 01:32:02 pm
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Title: "K" is Kansas City Confidential
Post by: Fran on November 19, 2007, 02:40:46 pm
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Title: "L" is Love Is Better Than Ever
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 02:53:16 pm
l==comment==

Another movie with Elizabeth Taylor, apparently looking gorgeous.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/LOVE20IS20BETTER20BEL.jpg)
Title: "M" is Marrying Kind, The
Post by: southendmd on November 19, 2007, 03:36:56 pm
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv700/v723/v72325uvsxw.jpg)

There were so many "M" movies to choose from:  Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair, The Merry Widow, Million Dollar Mermaid, Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, Moulin Rouge, but I went with the BBM reference (as in what Ennis isn't).
Title: "N" is Neighbours
Post by: oilgun on November 19, 2007, 04:03:55 pm
The award winning Canadian stop-motion animated short by the internationally reknowned Norman McLaren.  It was constantly being screened when I was in school.  It's actually quite good.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv51FR0t3Io[/youtube]
Title: "O" is One Minute To Zero
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 04:30:50 pm
==comment==

A Korean War movie, starring Robert Mitchum.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/MPW-14720.jpg)
Title: "P" is Pat and Mike
Post by: southendmd on November 19, 2007, 04:31:32 pm
(http://www.posteritati.com/jpg/P3/PAT%20AND%20MIKE%20TC.JPG)

Written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin.
Title: "Q" is The Quiet Man
Post by: Lumičre on November 19, 2007, 06:44:29 pm
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==comment==
[imdb]:
Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent.
Title: "R" is Road to Bali
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 06:52:36 pm
==comment==

The sixth Bing Crosby-Bob Hope "road" movie, the first one played in this game, and the only one ever filmed in Technicolor.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Road_To_Bali.jpg)
Title: "S" is Singin' in the Rain
Post by: Meryl on November 19, 2007, 07:38:39 pm
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=comment=

The movie is frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, topping the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list, and ranking fifth in its list of the greatest American films.  Donald O'Connor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical.
Title: Re: "S" is Singin' in the Rain
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 08:01:52 pm

=comment=

The movie is frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, topping the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list, and ranking fifth in its list of the greatest American films.  Donald O'Connor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical.

Number #72 on the IMDb list, in the Top Five on my personal favorites list AND....

it will be on Turner Classic Movies on Wed Nov 21 at 8 pm (EST). So for those of you who don't own the DVD, here's your chance to see an absolutely wonderful movie that has really withstood the test of time....

L
Title: "T" is Thunderbirds
Post by: oilgun on November 19, 2007, 08:34:37 pm
"The Fighting Thunderbirds,,,AND THE GALS WHO LOVE 'EM"!

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Title: "U" is Unter den tausend Laternen
Post by: Ellemeno on November 19, 2007, 09:18:30 pm
Under the Thousand Lanterns

From IMDb -

The plot: a young primadonna at a musical comedy stumbles upon murder - or is it murder? - and soon has to choose whether to blame the man she loves or to take the blame herself. Definitely worth a watch as moody yet slow moving crime story with some good music and singing. Fortunately no comedy involved to spoil the feeling of constant sadness and depression.



Oh yeah, I'd hate to spoil that feeling.... ;)

 :laugh:
Title: "V" is Viva Zapata!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 19, 2007, 09:46:57 pm
==comment==

starring Marlon Brando

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Title: "W" is Where's Charley?
Post by: Fran on November 20, 2007, 12:30:24 am
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Title: "X" is Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Post by: Ellemeno on November 20, 2007, 12:54:48 am
I'd always heard that Desi Arnaz/Ricky Ricardo was a Xavier Cugat wannabe, so I decided to take a peek at YouTube.  Here are Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban (as you've never seen him!) dancing, Xavier Cugat and his orchestra performing.  Watch Cyd, to me it looks like these are the very movements that Lucy imitates every time she sneaks herself into performing in one of Ricky's shows.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykivlKJQHWE[/youtube]
Title: Re: "X" is Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Post by: Meryl on November 20, 2007, 02:29:28 am
I'd always heard that Desi Arnaz/Ricky Ricardo was a Xavier Cugat wannabe, so I decided to take a peek at YouTube.  Here are Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban (as you've never seen him!) dancing, Xavier Cugat and his orchestra performing.  Watch Cyd, to me it looks like these are the very movements that Lucy imitates every time she sneaks herself into performing in one of Ricky's shows.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykivlKJQHWE[/youtube]

Wow, who knew Ricardo Montalban had a Gene Kelly phase?  He rooks mahvelous!  ;D
Title: "Y" is Yankee Buccaneer
Post by: dot-matrix on November 20, 2007, 02:57:50 am
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/576/20057301320113879857fa6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "Z" is Zombies of the Stratosphere
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 07:13:32 am
==comment==

A security agent tries to outwit evil Martians who want to blast Earth out of its orbit, so that they can replace it with Mars. The film features robots. (A strange title - there's not a zombie in sight. Interesting to note that the film features Leonard Nimoy, playing a good Martian.)


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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1951
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 07:40:26 am
Round 1951 is now available for your playing pleasure!

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Title: "A" is An American in Paris
Post by: memento on November 20, 2007, 07:51:35 am
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Title: "B" is Bedtime for Bonzo
Post by: southendmd on November 20, 2007, 09:47:52 am
(http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Bedtime-for-Bonzo-Poster-C10135426.jpeg)

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Title: "C" is Cry, the Beloved Country
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 10:10:53 am
==comment==

The famous story about apartheid. Filmed on location in South Africa, which was ruled by strict apartheid laws at the time. Stars Sidney Poitier and Canada Lee and producer/director Zoltan Korda cooked up a scheme where they told the South African immigration authorities that Poitier and Lee were not actors but were Korda's indentured servants; otherwise, the two black actors and the white director would not have been allowed to associate with each other while they were in the country.


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Title: "D" is The Day the Earth Stood Still
Post by: Fran on November 20, 2007, 12:08:44 pm
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Title: Re: "D" is The Day the Earth Stood Still
Post by: oilgun on November 20, 2007, 12:44:12 pm
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THe poster makes it look cheezy but what a wonderful gem of a  film with a serious and still timely message.  I was surprised at how well it still holds up today.
Title: "E" is The Enforcer
Post by: Lumičre on November 20, 2007, 01:26:44 pm
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Title: "F" is Flying Leathernecks
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 01:51:58 pm
==comment==

The story of the battle of Guadalcanal, with John Wayne

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Title: "G" is Groom Wore Spurs, The
Post by: southendmd on November 20, 2007, 02:03:04 pm
(http://www.cironestudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/GWS.jpg)
Title: "H" is His Kind of Woman
Post by: Meryl on November 20, 2007, 02:35:28 pm
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Title: "I" is Illicit Interlude
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 02:42:15 pm
==comment==

Directed by Ingmar Bergman. "Sommarlek" in Swedish.

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Title: "J" is Jim Thorpe--All American
Post by: southendmd on November 20, 2007, 03:19:38 pm
(http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/images/muze/dvd/sm/89/1248389.jpg)

(http://www.1966batfan.com/hubiekerns63.jpg)

Burt Lancaster plays a Native American football player.
Title: "K" is Kind Lady
Post by: Fran on November 20, 2007, 06:03:07 pm
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Title: "L" is The Lavender Hill Mob
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 06:11:26 pm
==comment==

Audrey Hepburn has a very small role. This is considered to be her film debut.

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Title: "M" is Model and the Marriage Broker, The
Post by: southendmd on November 20, 2007, 06:30:02 pm
(http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/192/430/86/t_MODEL_AND_THE_MARRIAGE_BROKER,_CRAIN.jpg)

(http://dvdtoile.com/ARTISTES/4/4573.jpg)
Jeanne Crain
Title: "N" is Nevada Badmen
Post by: Fran on November 20, 2007, 06:49:04 pm
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Title: "O" is Operation Pacific
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 07:00:57 pm
==comment==

Another John Wayne WWII film. This time he's a submarine commander.

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Title: "P" is Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Post by: Meryl on November 20, 2007, 07:06:24 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Flying_Dutchman.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Quebec
Post by: Lumičre on November 20, 2007, 07:19:00 pm

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i285/Lucise/Misc/a8d7b2ad.jpg)


==comment==
[imdb]: Story of a revolt against England in 1830s Canada.
Title: "R" is The Red Badge of Courage
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 07:46:32 pm
==comment==

Steven Crane's Civil War story, starring Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII.

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Title: "S" is A Streetcar Named Desire
Post by: Meryl on November 20, 2007, 08:29:04 pm
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Title: "T" is Texans Never Cry
Post by: oilgun on November 20, 2007, 09:06:41 pm
Or drink coffee...

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Title: "U" is Under the Gun
Post by: Fran on November 20, 2007, 09:31:13 pm
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Title: "V" is Vier im Jeep, Die
Post by: MaineWriter on November 20, 2007, 09:55:32 pm
==comment==

In English, Four in a Jeep. A fairly recent commentary from IMDb:

Recently, during a discussion of films made a few years after the end of WW2, I mentioned Four In A Jeep. No one had ever heard of it. I recall seeing it in the early 50s and being impressed by it--possibly because of the times--it was the Cold War, and I was very political then--leftie to the core. This storyline of 4 soldiers of different nations--former allies, patroling a conquered city was just my cup of tea. I found it or wanted to find it-- a plea for peace. The main story itself, trying to reunite 2 lovers torn apart by war and a difficult peace, was secondary to the 4 men themselves; especially the American (Ralph Meeker who was getting recognition in Hollywood,) and the Russian, Voroshenko. Because of the Cold War, they could have made Voroshenko the villain, instead he became for me the pivotal character torn between instinct (perhaps love) and duty. He and the American sergeant were pitted against each, but developed respect toward the other rather than hatred. I found this film to be a good companion piece to The Third Man--same period, many similar situations. Too bad it will probably be seen by so few--no DVD for this one--a real pity!


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Title: "W" is When Worlds Collide
Post by: Ellemeno on November 20, 2007, 11:07:16 pm
(http://www.morbidmonster.com/FineArt/Posters/WorldsCollide51.jpg)

I loved this book, and the movie has good reviews on IMDb: Astronomers discover two planets coming Earth's way that will destroy our planet. Time is needed to do the unthinkable: create a rocket ship that will fly 40 or so people to one of the planets passing by to keep the legacy of mankind alive. This is an innovative, thought-provoking science fiction film. Little action is in the movie. It could have focused on the despair and panic people would have endured with such news, but instead the film, deftly directed by Rudolph Mate, focuses on the group of scientists and people involved trying desperately to fight against their greatest enemy - time. Calendars have pages ripped off showing the urgency. Sure, the science and logic in some of the physics of the ship are a bit ludicrous, but everything is presented in a very believable manner. Acting leads Richard Derr and Barbara Rush do workmanlike jobs while supporting players Larry Keating, Hayden Rourke, John Hoyt and Frank Cady(Sam Drucker from Green Acres) really give the film some life. Most importantly the film has you thinking about its premise well after having seen it. What would our world do with such news? How would we determine who would go? What would they find once they got there? Many scenes in the film stand out: the flooded vision of New York City with skyscraper tips jutting out of the water and the last scene of a group of space pilgrims landing on a new home for humankind surveying their new world with wide-eyed optimism, hope, and fascination. This is a sci-fi gem; one not to be missed.

Title: "X" is The African Queen
Post by: Meryl on November 21, 2007, 01:05:51 am
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Title: "Y" is You're in the Navy Now
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2007, 02:30:22 am
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Title: "Z" is Ziggy Elman's Orchestra and the Sportsmen
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 08:16:59 am
==comment==

I couldn't find a picture from the movie, but here's a picture of Ziggy!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Ziggy20Elman.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1950
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 08:29:02 am
Round 1950....midpoint of the 20th Century

Have fun, everyone!


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PS, just a little advance warning...there will be a special round after this one!
Title: "A" is Annie Get Your Gun
Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2007, 09:10:15 am
(http://www.posterpalace.com/images/ak/anniegetgunos.jpg)

Betty Hutton replaced Judy Garland ("health problems") in the title role.  Also, Frank Morgan (the Wizard) was to costar, but died shortly after filming began.

Tough choice:  1950 also had All About Eve and Alberta Vacation (!) starring Bing Crosby.
Title: "B" is Brooklyn Buckaroos
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2007, 02:08:47 pm
I dedicate this answer to Mr. Heath Andrew Ledger, famed Brooklyn Buckaroo.

Starring Wally Brown.  Couldn't find an image.


(P.S. I just realized I did "W" and "Y" in the last round.  Sorry for not skipping two turns.)
Title: "C" is Cyrano de Bergerac
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 02:17:43 pm
==comment==

Jose Ferrer won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Cyrano.

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Title: "D" is D.O.A.
Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2007, 02:34:23 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e8/DOA1950.jpg/200px-DOA1950.jpg)

A poisoned man has a few hours to find out whodunnit.

[first lines]
Homicide Detective: Can I help you?
Frank Bigelow: I'd like to see the man in charge.
Homicide Detective: In here...
Frank Bigelow: I want to report a murder.
Homicide Captain: Sit down. Where was this murder committed?
Frank Bigelow: San Francisco, last night.
Homicide Captain: Who was murdered?
Frank Bigelow: I was.
Title: "E" is Enfants Terribles, Les
Post by: opinionista on November 21, 2007, 02:35:11 pm
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Title: "F" is Father of the Bride
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 02:41:51 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/fatherbride.jpg)


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/el051019003.jpg)
Title: "G" is Gunfighter, The
Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2007, 02:52:54 pm
(http://www.cironestudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/GF2.jpg)
Title: "H" is Harvey
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2007, 03:12:13 pm
Before Donnie Darko, there was

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Title: "I" is I Was A Shoplifter
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 03:32:40 pm
==comment==

Starring a 25 year old Tony Curtis as one of the hoodlums!

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Title: "J" is The Jackpot
Post by: opinionista on November 21, 2007, 03:46:44 pm
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Title: "K" is Key to the City
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2007, 03:50:29 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/keytothecity45182.jpg)

From IMDb:
At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. Standish is mayor of "Winona, Maine", and is equally proud of her education and dedication to the people who elected her. Thrown together, the two opposites attract and their escapades during the convention get each of them in hot water back home.
Title: "L" is Lady Without Passport, A
Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2007, 04:46:55 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/dd/A_Lady_Without_Passport_movie_poster.jpg/200px-A_Lady_Without_Passport_movie_poster.jpg)

...or much clothing, it seems.
Title: "M" is The Magnificent Yankee
Post by: MaineWriter on November 21, 2007, 05:46:31 pm
==comment==

A story about the life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., famous lawyer and judge and member of the Supreme Court for a long time. Adapted from a stage play, Louis Calhern was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Holmes.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/v33349tigxw.jpg)
Title: "N" is The Next Voice You Hear
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2007, 06:03:09 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/nextvoiceyouhear.jpg)

Starring James Whitmore and Nancy Davis.

Interesting bit from Nancy Davis (aka Nancy Reagan)'s IMDb trivia page: "Was already three months pregnant at the time of her marriage to Ronald Reagan. Both Reagans are famously pro-family-values."
Title: "O" is Orphée
Post by: oilgun on November 21, 2007, 10:33:12 pm
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Title: "P" is Perfect Strangers
Post by: Lumičre on November 22, 2007, 12:33:30 am
==comment==

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Starring: Ginger Rogers
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and


Dennis Morgan
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Title: "Q" is Quicksand
Post by: Fran on November 22, 2007, 01:49:02 am
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Title: "R" is Rashomon
Post by: Meryl on November 22, 2007, 03:31:24 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Rashomon.jpg)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, it stars Toshirō Mifune, Machiko Kyo and Masayuki Mori.  Rashomon can be said to have introduced Kurosawa and Japanese cinema to Western audiences, and is considered one of his masterpieces.

The film has an unusual narrative structure that reflects the impossibility of obtaining the truth about an event when there are conflicting witness accounts. In English and other languages, 'Rashomon' has become a byword for any situation in which the truth of an event is difficult to verify due to the conflicting accounts of different witnesses. In psychology, the film has lent its name to the 'Rashomon effect'.
Title: "S" is Storm Over Wyoming
Post by: oilgun on November 22, 2007, 06:29:24 am
Although there were other more well-known films like Stromboli, Stage Fright  & Sunset Blvd, I went with this sort of Brokeback reference

IMDb: Dave Saunders and his sidekick Chito, cowhands looking for work, arrive in Sundown Valley, Wyoming just in time to stop sheep ranch foreman Jess Rawlins from lynching cattleman Tug Caldwell.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/StormWYoming.jpg)

Title: "F" is Fracture (completely O/T)
Post by: oilgun on November 22, 2007, 07:25:18 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/fracture2007.jpg)

---Completely O/T Comment---

I spent the entire day in emerg yesterday, a full 8 hours! On my way to work I slipped & fell and broke my arm.  And man, it was so  painful I almost threw up!  The bone basically snapped in two creating a huge stomach-turning bump just above the wrist. Anyway, I took a cab to the nearest hospital and when they saw my arm, I was admitted almost immediately.  Basically, to go and wait in another room, lol!  They kept pumping me with morphine but the pain persisted, I was actually in tears at one point. 

There was talk of surgery to reset the bone but luckily the manual method was successful.  That part was surpringly painless because of the local anesthetic and fascinating to watch:  they put my fingers in finger braces hanging from an IV drip rack and then placed weights on my upper arm so I could actually watch my forearm slowly re-align itself.  Then the doctor put a wet plaster 'sandwich' & manually 'molded' my arm back in place while the plaster was drying.  Thank god for drugs! 

Despite how long it took I was impressed with the level of care I received, the doc was very caring and inspired confidence and everyone else was great.

I just thought I'd share...

My arm looked something like this (ewww!):
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/fracture.jpg)

Title: Re: "F" is Fracture (completely O/T)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 22, 2007, 08:15:38 am
Oilgun...what a day, and what an experience! Glad to hear the care was good and you are on the mend. Will you be taking some time off from work which means...more time to play the movie game? LOL...

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "T" is The Toast of New Orleans
Post by: MaineWriter on November 22, 2007, 08:36:34 am
==comment==

This is from an IMDb commenter: This is without a doubt the most consistently cheerful of Lanza's movies, and a real hoot. Mario's hitherto unknown comedic skills are a big surprise, and the supporting cast of J Carroll Naish and David Niven is wonderful. I wish I could say the same for co-star Kathryn Grayson, but her shrill coloratura, grating vibrato and minimal acting skills make her a poor match for Lanza.

This is the film that introduced Lanza's signature song, Be My Love. The scene in which the song is first sung (as a duet between Grayson and Lanza) is great fun to watch, with both singers trying to outdo the other. The Madama Butterfly Love Duet scene is even better, as Lanza throws caution to the wind and shows Grayson the true meaning of PASSION.

Were it not for Grayson, the movie would merit the highest evaluation. Despite this one casting flaw, Toast of New Orleans is an excellent vehicle for newcomers to opera. Like the man himself, Lanza's screen character's lusty ways and thorough lack of pretentiousness are a breath of fresh air, and he sings impressively throughout. Highlights include the Libiamo (much better than his commercial recording), a gorgeous Bayou Lullaby and the aforementioned Butterfly Love Duet.

Following this movie, Lanza would go on to star in The Great Caruso, the pinnacle of his movie career and the film that has influenced more singers than any other in cinematic history.

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Title: "F" is Fracture (completely O/T)
Post by: Fran on November 22, 2007, 10:36:23 am
Sorry to hear about your arm, oilgun.  :(  I'm hoping it's only a matter of time before your arm is as good as new.

Is your cast one of those neon colors?  :)
Title: Re: "F" is Fracture (completely O/T)
Post by: oilgun on November 22, 2007, 11:18:56 am
Sorry to hear about your arm, oilgun.  :(  I'm hoping it's only a matter of time before your arm is as good as new.

Is your cast one of those neon colors?  :)


thanks Fran & Leslie!  I don't have a full cast yet, because of the swelling they put it in a splint-type cast wrapped with tensor bandage.   I'll be getting a more permanent one tomorrow when i go to the fracture clinic where they'll make sure the bone has been reset correctly.  I'd like something in taupe or black if they have it, lol!  And I am taking the rest of the week off, I hardly slept last night from the pain.

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving, if you're American!
Title: Re: "F" is Fracture (completely O/T)
Post by: Fran on November 22, 2007, 11:52:33 am
I'd like something in taupe or black if they have it, lol! 

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving, if you're American!

What, no neon green for you?  :)

Pain in not good, especially if it keeps you from sleeping.  :(

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Title: "U" is Under My Skin
Post by: opinionista on November 22, 2007, 05:41:30 pm
==Comment==

According to Wikipedia:

Under My Skin is a 1950 American film directed by Jean Negulesco, starring John Garfield and Micheline Presle. It is based on the short story My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway about a jockey being threatened by a mobster after winning a race he had agreed to throw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_My_Skin_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_My_Skin_(film))

Ernest Hemingway
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Title: "V" is Vigilante Hideout
Post by: oilgun on November 22, 2007, 06:01:55 pm
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Let's get this awful decade over with!
Title: "W" is Wyoming Mail
Post by: Ellemeno on November 22, 2007, 10:30:51 pm
The film's poster:
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/14176_75X100.jpg)

Not the film's poster:
(http://www.getgreatdesign.com/4thread/DecCard.jpg)


Oh Gil, I'm sorry to read about your fracture.  Tell you what, it brought back my own broken arm of '85 to me.  Ugh.  I had a hard time sleeping for quite a while.  Let's hope your experience is very different.  I'm glad you're getting some good care.  Like Leslie said, I hope it means we'll get to see more of you here!


P.S.  I was so tired from all the prep, cooking, cleaning, hosting, cleaning, etc. that I fell asleep for half an hour with my laptop on my lap when I was searching for a W movie.  :)
Title: Wildcard "X" is All About Eve
Post by: Fran on November 23, 2007, 12:21:09 am
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Title: "Y" is Young Man With a Horn
Post by: oilgun on November 23, 2007, 06:56:04 am
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With Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall & Doris Day





Oh Gil, I'm sorry to read about your fracture.  Tell you what, it brought back my own broken arm of '85 to me.  Ugh.  I had a hard time sleeping for quite a while.  Let's hope your experience is very different.  I'm glad you're getting some good care.  Like Leslie said, I hope it means we'll get to see more of you here!
Thanks!  I have been around more but this decade is taking forever!

Title: "Z" is Lo Zappatore
Post by: MaineWriter on November 23, 2007, 08:29:54 am
==comment==

In English, "The Farmer" or "The Peasant." Filmed in Montesarchio, Italy.
Title: Another Special Round: Prizewinners!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 23, 2007, 08:50:46 am
Announcing Another Special Round: Prizewinners!

This is similar to "I Can't Believe We Didn't Play That Movie!" with a twist...every movie that gets played in this round must be a prizewinner. Any sort of prize will do, but it has to be something. When you play the movie, list the prize in a comment.

As always, unplayed movies only (anything from 1950 to the present). Please check the archive if you aren't sure if a movie has been played. It is up-to-date and I have added the movies from the special rounds to their respective years.

Wildcard X is still in effect for this round.

Have fun! PM me if you have questions.

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "A" is Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)
Post by: southendmd on November 23, 2007, 12:30:30 pm
(http://www.dvdplaza.fi/leffakanta/images/5552acb766a918c44aa959948f94196f.jpg)

Louis Malle's autobiographical gem about two boys with a secret in a French boarding school during WWII earned him numerous awards, including the Golden Lion in Venice.
Title: "B" is Big (1988)
Post by: Meryl on November 23, 2007, 01:37:32 pm
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The 1988 film "Big" won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture.  Tom Hanks won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical.
Title: "C" is Chicago (2002)
Post by: opinionista on November 23, 2007, 02:14:22 pm
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/chicagolegs.jpg)

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Won 6 Academy Awards, including best picture and best actress in a supporting role.
Title: "D" is The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2007, 05:02:47 pm
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~ Awards won ~
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Shelley Winters);  Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White.
Golden Globe: Best Film Promoting International Understanding (!)
WGA Award (Screen): Best Written American Drama
Title: "E" is English Patient, The (1996)
Post by: southendmd on November 23, 2007, 05:44:10 pm
(http://www.movieconnect.co.uk/Images/actors/e_p.jpg)

Won the BAFTA best film.
Title: "F" is Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 23, 2007, 06:07:48 pm
==comment==

Nominated for a ton of awards and won many, including the Silver Clod for Best Foreign Film at the Norwegian International Film Festival

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Title: "G" is La guerre du feu
Post by: oilgun on November 23, 2007, 10:19:42 pm
I remember LOVING this movie when it came out!  It actually won the Best Director and Best Film César Awards in 1981.


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AKA
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PS:  I'm on a computer at the hospital  :(  It turns out I need surgery after all.  I asked the doc what type of fracture I had and she said that the technical term is a really bad smashed up fracture  :D
Title: "H" is Howard's End (1992)
Post by: southendmd on November 23, 2007, 10:27:33 pm
(http://www.boomerangshop.com/dvdcover/ImageWeb/HowardsEnd19921294_f.jpg)
Won the best film BAFTA.

=aside= Gil
Good luck with your surgery. 
I hope your bones "only connect".
Do you have what we call a "Colle's fracture"?
Title: "I" is In This World (2002)
Post by: Meryl on November 24, 2007, 12:51:06 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/In_This_World.jpg)

In This World is a 2002 British docudrama directed by Michael Winterbottom. The film follows two young Afghan refugees, Jamal Udin Torabi and Enayatullah, as they leave a refugee camp in Pakistan for a better life in England. Since their journey is illegal, it is fraught with danger, and they must use back-channels, bribes, and smugglers to achieve their goal.  The film won the Golden Berlin Bear, the BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language, and the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in British Film.
Title: "J" is Jerry Maguire (1996)
Post by: Fran on November 24, 2007, 02:38:15 am
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Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Title: "K" is Kagemusha (1980)
Post by: Ellemeno on November 24, 2007, 04:21:30 am
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~ Awards ~
BAFTA: Best Costume Design; Best Direction (Akira Kurosawa)
Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm: Akira Kurosawa
César: Best Foreign Film (Akira Kurosawa)
Title: "L" is L.A. Confidential (1997)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 09:53:40 am
==comment==

Kim Basinger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

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Title: "M" is Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Post by: southendmd on November 24, 2007, 10:20:28 am
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MMPO/MonsoonWedding~Monsoon-Wedding-Posters.jpg)

Won the Golden Lion at Venice
Title: "N" is Naked Lunch
Post by: oilgun on November 24, 2007, 12:11:59 pm
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1991- Won Genies for Best Direction (Cronenberg),  Best Film , Art Direction, Sound, Supporting Actor (Monique Mercure)
Title: "O" is Old Yeller (1957)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 12:32:28 pm
==comment==

The first movie I ever saw in a movie theater! It won the Golden Laurel for Top General Entertainment.

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Title: "P" is The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Post by: opinionista on November 24, 2007, 12:34:39 pm
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Won a Bafta Award in 1985 for best picture, best actress and best special visual effects
Title: "Q" is Quigley Down Under (1990)
Post by: Fran on November 24, 2007, 03:40:26 pm
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Tim Chau won a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Foreign Feature.
Title: "R" is Rear Window (1954)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 04:21:22 pm
==comment==

Nominated for several Oscars and a BAFTA for best picture but didn't win; did win an Edgar from the Edgar Allen Poe awards for Best Picture.

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Title: "S" is Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Post by: southendmd on November 24, 2007, 04:27:50 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Heyes.jpg/800px-Heyes.jpg)

Won numerous Oscars including best picture, actress, actor, director and writer.
Title: "T" is Traffic (2000)
Post by: Fran on November 24, 2007, 05:29:28 pm
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Won four Oscars (best supporting actor, best director, best editing, best writing for a screenplay based on material previously produced or published), two BAFTAs, and numerous other awards.
Title: "U" is Der Untergang (2004)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 06:02:46 pm
==comment==

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film but didn't win; did win an Amanda and a Bambi for Best Picture. It tells the story of Hitler's last days in his bunker in Berlin, from the point of view of his secretary.

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Title: "V" is Videodrome
Post by: oilgun on November 24, 2007, 06:19:17 pm
I know, I seem to be on a Cronenberg kick.  (must be the hospital setting  :D )Why not, he's probably the coolest Canadian we have.  This one won a Genie for Best Direction in '83

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Title: "W" is Winterschläfer (1997)
Post by: Pipedream on November 24, 2007, 06:25:54 pm
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It won a couple of awards at different film festivals.  :)
Title: Wildcard X: Schindler's List (1993)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 06:43:22 pm
==comment==

Winner of seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. I have seen this movie once. I had to read the book twice, and listen to it on tape before I could steel myself to see it in the theater.

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Title: "Y" is You are Alone (2005)
Post by: southendmd on November 24, 2007, 07:11:46 pm
(http://www.talentedmanagers.com/wp-content/YOUAREALONEAMAZON.jpg)

Won the Chicago Indiefest Vision Award
Title: "Z" is Zuckerbaby (1985)
Post by: Pipedream on November 24, 2007, 07:14:45 pm
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Won the Ernst Lubitsch Award and a German Film Award in Gold as "Outstanding Feature Film".  :)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1949
Post by: MaineWriter on November 24, 2007, 07:21:52 pm
And back to our regularly scheduled game...Round 1949!

Title: "A" is Adam's Rib
Post by: Meryl on November 25, 2007, 12:30:49 am
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Title: "B" is The Big Steal
Post by: Fran on November 25, 2007, 01:00:12 am
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Title: "C" is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Post by: Ellemeno on November 25, 2007, 02:26:29 am
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Title: "D" is Down to the Sea in Ships
Post by: dot-matrix on November 25, 2007, 03:12:54 am
(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6451/demoniomarhv0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6712/lcd90hv2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "E" is Easy Living
Post by: Pipedream on November 25, 2007, 07:48:21 am
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Title: "F" is Flamingo Road
Post by: MaineWriter on November 25, 2007, 09:11:35 am
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Title: "G" is Give Us This Day
Post by: oilgun on November 25, 2007, 09:37:07 am
AKA: Christ in Concrete
I picked this title mainly because of the cool poster, then when I read the synopsis it appealed to my socialist leanings ;)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/christ.jpg)

A good article can be found here: http://www.henrysheehan.com/dvd/abc/christ.html (http://www.henrysheehan.com/dvd/abc/christ.html)

And one from IMDb:

Great film about Italian immigrants, 23 July 2004

Author: green4tom from Brooklyn, USA

Have I seen this film?! Only every time I teach an urban sociology class, when I show it to my students! I can only echo the previous commentator--what a great film! The best scene--and there are many--is during the Great Depression, when the five bricklayers decides that it is Julio, who starving mouths to feed, should get half a day's work. Then, through a store window, Geremio catches one of the other bricklayers panhandling. "Heaven has forgotten us!" his workfellow says. This film, whose story was written by an Italian socialist (DiDonato) and made by socialists in London (couldn't make it in New York--it was the McCarthy period, may he rest in pieces!) is, besides being dramatically and emotionally rich, is sociologically rich. It's a brilliant portrayal of the conflict between the individualist version of the American Dream among immigrants--and the sordid reality they face. When they face it collectively, they are great men and women, in all their splendor. When they face it individually, they become alienated from themselves and each other. Though the DVD is entitled CHRIST IN CONCRETE, it is actually the prequel to the story in the novel. The last horrific scene is the first chapter of the novel, which detail's the life of Geremio's widow, Annunziata, and their son Paul, after Geremio dies. All the actors are great--but I especially like Lea Padavini--who had to learn the part phonetically, because when they hired her, she didn't speak a word of English! I also highly recommend this film.


---Aside--

to southendmd:  I just realised what your screen name means, doctor!  :)  Yes, it is a Colle's fracture, an especially bad one apparently.  I had the surgery last night and they tell me it was successful and that I should have a nice wrist once it's healed up. (That's good, I need the variety :laugh:)   

Now I'm just waiting for the OK to leave.  I think I'll have a ceremony where I'll burn the shoes I was wearing when this whole thing happened!

Title: "H" is The Heiress
Post by: Meryl on November 25, 2007, 12:57:16 pm
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Title: "I" is I Was a Male War Bride
Post by: MaineWriter on November 25, 2007, 01:54:37 pm
==comment==

A classic "screwball" comedy

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Title: "J" is Jour de fęte
Post by: oilgun on November 25, 2007, 02:04:26 pm
Jacques Tati's first film

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/jourdefete.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Jour_de_fete.jpg)
Title: "K" is Kind Hearts and Coronets
Post by: Ellemeno on November 25, 2007, 02:26:32 pm
Before there was Tyler Perry, there was Eddie Murphy doing multiple parts in one movie.  And before Eddie Murphy, there was Peter Sellers.  But before Peter Sellers, there was...

Alec Guiness

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From The A.V. Club:  If the Ealing Studios classic Kind Hearts And Coronets isn't the blackest of black comedies, then it may well be the driest: It's loaded with devastating slights dropped into the most formal of British sentences. It's the story of a commoner who murders his way to the dukedom, all while comporting himself in such a gentlemanly fashion that it feels like he's merely ushering his rivals gently to their fate. This cognitive dissonance comes into play when he goes out bird-hunting with his next victim, but refuses to carry a shotgun, claiming that "my principles will not allow me to take a direct part in blood sports." The screenplay bristles with such sharp little ironies, but Kind Hearts remains memorable less for its caustic dialogue than for the cold-blooded matter-of-factness in which it's delivered.

While carrying out a diabolical revenge scheme, Dennis Price keeps a gentleman's countenance at all times, and his darker thoughts are mostly relegated to the voiceover narration. Though connected by blood to the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family, Price's mother was exiled from her birthright after marrying a peasant for love. After her death, Price vows to avenge her by ascending to the dukedom. In order to make this happen, he first has to get through the eight D'Ascoynes ahead of him on the family tree, so he quietly facilitates their deaths, using such means as poisoning, an explosive jar of caviar, and an arrow through a hot-air balloon. All the D'Ascoynes are played by Ealing's prize star Alec Guinness, including Lady Agatha, a rather broad-shouldered women's-rights activist.

As Philip Kemp's liner notes reveal, Kind Hearts And Coronets couldn't be further from Ealing's tradition of folksy, light-hearted comedies, and for that reason, it was treated coolly by the studio and American censors, who forced the filmmakers to tack on a thuddingly literal ending. Even still, the film proves just how little the production code could do to keep sinful content from the screen so long as it played by the rules; its scenes of sinister deviance and eroticism follow the letter of the code while ignoring its intent. For that and other reasons, it served as the model for all black comedies that followed.
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/46282
Title: "L" is A Letter to Three Wives
Post by: MaineWriter on November 25, 2007, 02:28:01 pm
==comment==

Won Oscars for best director and best writing. Nominated for best picture, but didn't win.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1949
Post by: Ellemeno on November 25, 2007, 02:42:47 pm
Hey Gil, I'm glad things are going as well as they can be. 

When I broke my arm, my stepmother sent me a small case of sardines in cans, and told me to eat a can every day, bones included, that it would help my arm heal.  I did it, and my arm healed well. 
Title: "M" is Ma & Pa Kettle
Post by: oilgun on November 25, 2007, 02:47:45 pm
Who can resist those wacky yokels.  Finding a decent image however, is not easy.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/MAPA.jpg)


--ASIDE--

Thanks Ellemeno, I'll try the sardine diet!  Just recently I found a brand that I can actually stomach, most of them make me literally gag.
Title: "N" is Not Wanted
Post by: Fran on November 25, 2007, 05:38:43 pm
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Title: "O" is On the Town
Post by: MaineWriter on November 25, 2007, 05:52:04 pm
==comment==

Won the Oscar for Best Music

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Title: "P" is Pinky
Post by: Ellemeno on November 25, 2007, 09:03:26 pm
Directed by Elia Kazan

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From IMDb:  Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in love with a young white doctor, Dr. Thomas Adams, who knows nothing about her black heritage. Pinky says that she will return to the North, but Granny Johnson convinces her to stay and treat an ailing white woman, Miss Em. Meanwhile, Dr. Canady, a black physician from another part of the state, visits Pinky and asks her to train some African American students, but she declines. Pinky nurses Miss Em but is resentful because she seems to feel that she is doing the same thing her grandmother did. Pinky and Miss Em slowly develop a mutual respect for one another. Mrs. Em leaves Pinky her property when she dies, but relatives of the deceased woman contest the new will in court. To raise money for the court fees, Pinky washes clothes by hand with her grandmother. The court rules in Pinky's favor and she keeps the land. Tom wants her to resume her life as a white woman and to marry him, but she refuses. Pinky decides to use the house and land for Miss Em's Clinic and Nursery School.

Title: "Q" is The Queen of Spades
Post by: Fran on November 25, 2007, 10:38:44 pm
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"The Queen of Spades  is a masterpiece that ranks right up there with the finest films of the period."
-- Martin Scorsese
Title: "R" is The Reckless Moment
Post by: oilgun on November 25, 2007, 10:59:18 pm
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This must be the movie that was remade as The Deep End. From IMDb:
After discovering the dead body of Bea Harper's lover, Bea's mother Lucia hides the body under the assumption that it was her daughter who killed the man. Martin Donnelly comes to blackmail Lucia on behalf of his partner Nagel and falls in love with Lucia instead. Nagel wants the money and Donnelly kills Nagel to protect Lucia, and then kills himself to end the impossible relationship with the married Lucia.

Title: "S" is She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Post by: MaineWriter on November 25, 2007, 11:11:23 pm
==comment==

Starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford who was born right here in Portland, ME.

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Title: "T" is Twelve O'Clock High
Post by: Meryl on November 26, 2007, 12:00:24 am
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Title: Comment: Le Salaire de la peur (1953)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 12:29:52 am
I played this movie back in the 1953 Round and up until that moment, I had never heard of it. It showed up on several "best" lists (which is what caught my eye) and after I played it, I read a bunch of reviews and commentaries. I was intrigued. So I made a trek to the obscure video store in Portland the other day and they had the Criterion Collection copy for rent and I watched it this evening and....

Oh. My. God.

All the reviews are correct. This is one nail biter of a film. I watched the whole thing and I am ready to turn around and watch it again (except it is 11:30 at night and I have to work tomorrow). But whatever...

If you like movies, you need to see this one. It was great. It has just shot onto my top ten list of all my life. It was THAT GOOD. Seriously.

Oh. My. God.

Here's the poster:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/Le_Salaire_de_la_peur.jpg)

Watch it. Enjoy.

L
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1949
Post by: Ellemeno on November 26, 2007, 01:45:53 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/twelveoclockhigh.jpg)


Change the "TWELVE" to "TWO" and that woulda been a good slogan for BBM.
Title: "U" is Ulilang kalapati
Post by: Ellemeno on November 26, 2007, 01:46:59 am
A film from the Phillipines starring Eddie Del Mar and Tita Duran.

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Tita Duran
Title: "V" is Vagabond Loafers
Post by: dot-matrix on November 26, 2007, 04:16:56 am
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Title: "W" is White Heat
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 07:54:41 am
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Title: Wildcard X: The Third Man
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 08:17:20 am
==comment==

I just re-watched this not too long ago...the scenes of post-war Vienna are really something to see. Won the BAFTA for Best British Film.

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Title: "Y" is Yes Sir That's My Baby
Post by: southendmd on November 26, 2007, 10:15:55 am
(http://www.officenaps.com/jan_29_2007/datewithsoul_yessirthatsmybaby.jpg)

(Couldn't find an image, but there's a popular song with the same name; don't know if it was featured in the film.)  Per IMDb:  At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about playing football.


=aside= Gil
Hope you're healing up well!
Paul
Title: "Z" is Zamba
Post by: oilgun on November 26, 2007, 11:08:39 am
Like the pounding beat of jungle drums !
The story of a boy raised by gorillas!

Starring Beau Bridges as Tommy.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Zamba-2.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ZambaPoster.jpg)
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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1948
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 11:11:20 am
Like sand through the hourglass, so go the movies of our lives....

Round 1948!


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Title: "A" is The Amazing Mr. X
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 11:17:54 am
==comment==

This was actually screened at the Castro Theater in SF not all that long ago.

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Title: "B" is The Bicycle Thief
Post by: memento on November 26, 2007, 12:43:22 pm
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Title: "C" is Come On, Cowboy!
Post by: Fran on November 26, 2007, 01:31:12 pm
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Title: "D" is The Dark Past
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 02:12:51 pm
==comment==

This sounds like an interesting, but completely forgotten movie, starring William Holden.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/200px-The_Dark_Past_movie_poster.jpg)
Title: "E" is Easter Parade
Post by: southendmd on November 26, 2007, 04:15:00 pm
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/259008.1010.A.jpg)
(http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/48/48_images/easterhead1.jpg)

Per IMDb, Gene Kelly was originally to star, but broke his leg, so MGM dragged Fred Astaire out of retirement.
Title: "F" is The Fuller Brush Man
Post by: Ellemeno on November 26, 2007, 04:22:41 pm
Starring Red Skelton

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Title: "G" is The Golden Eye
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 05:07:36 pm
==comment==

It has gold mines, the Lazy Y ranch, and....Charlie Chan!

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Title: "H" is Hamlet
Post by: oilgun on November 26, 2007, 05:18:44 pm

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Hamlet.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/hamlet-48.jpg)
Title: "I" is I Taw a Putty Tat
Post by: southendmd on November 26, 2007, 05:38:47 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/I_Taw_a_Putty_Tat1.JPG)

(http://www.petcaretips.net/tweety_Paw.jpg)

Especially funny when Tweety comes out of Sylvester's mouth, utters, "I forgot my widdew hat", goes back in to get it, and comes out again.
Title: "J" is Johnny Belinda
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 05:41:00 pm
==comment==

Jane Wyman won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a deaf-mute young woman living in rural Nova Scotia.

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Title: "K" is Key Largo
Post by: oilgun on November 26, 2007, 08:14:54 pm
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Title: "L" is A Letter to Three Wives
Post by: memento on November 26, 2007, 10:21:12 pm
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Title: Re: "L" is A Letter to Three Wives
Post by: oilgun on November 26, 2007, 10:26:49 pm
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/bytemover/1422131020A.jpg)
Oops!  That was in 1949 and was played in the last round :)
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 10:34:32 pm
Yes, thanks, Oilgun...

A Letter to Three Wives was 1949 and already played. I want to leave these posts because that is a fabulous picture...but, Memento, can you play another L movie?

Also, this highlights what I have discovered....various sites, including moviegoods.com, have really screwy dates. Everyone, please verify the date in IMDb, our Gold Standard.

Thanks!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "L" is Letter from an Unknown Woman
Post by: memento on November 26, 2007, 10:41:48 pm
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Title: "M" is Macbeth
Post by: MaineWriter on November 26, 2007, 10:49:29 pm
==comment==

In 1948, we had Hamlet and ... Macbeth...with Orson Welles

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Title: "N" is The Naked City
Post by: Fran on November 26, 2007, 11:41:11 pm
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Title: "O" is Oliver Twist
Post by: Meryl on November 27, 2007, 12:49:02 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/olivertwist.jpg)

Directed by David Lean. 

From dvdactive.com:  John Howard Davies, who incidentally went on to produce and direct some of Britain’s most popular comedy series such as Fawlty Towers, The Goodies and Mr.Bean, is a great little Oliver, giving his character a bit of a more vulnerable, er, twist to make him well and truly stand out. Davies is well supported by Robert Newton as Bill Sykes, Alec Guiness as Fagin, Kay Walsh as Nancy and Anthony Newley as the infamous Artful Dodger. A great performance all round from the cast.
Title: "P" is The Pirate
Post by: dot-matrix on November 27, 2007, 04:40:41 am
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4128/lcpiratese1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "Q" is Qeto da Kote
Post by: Ellemeno on November 27, 2007, 05:10:28 am
I chose this for one reason - it was made in Georgia (the one near/in Russia), and I have always loved Georgian last names.  Here is the cast list.  Isn't it beautiful?


Directors:
Vakhtang Tabliashvili
Shalva Gedevanishvili
Writers:
Victor Dolidze (opera)
Sergo Pashalishvili

Cast
  (in credits order)
   Medea Djaparidze    ...   Keto
   Bato Kraveishvili    ...   Kote
   Tamari Chavchavadze    ...   Khanuma
   Meri Davitashvili    ...   Qabato
   Shalva Gambashidze    ...   Makari
   Petre Amiranashvili    ...   Levan
   Tamari Tsitsishvili    ...   Nino
   Vaso Godziashvili    ...   Siko
   Giorgi Shavgulidze    ...   Niko
   Tsetsilia Tsutsunava    ...   Princess I
   Veriko Andjaparidze    ...   Princess II
   Sesilia Takaishvili    ...   Princess III
   Elisabed Cherqezishvili    ...   Granmother of Qeto
   Aleqsandre Jorjoliani    ...   Beshqeni (as Sandro Jorjoliani)
   Akaki Kvantaliani    ...   Bondo
   Giorgi Gelovani    ...   Tornike
   Zura Lejava    ...   Luarsabi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
   Leila Abashidze    ...   The girl with flowers
   Tsatsa Amirejibi      
   D. Chkheidze      
   M. Dedanishvili      
   Valerian Dolidze      
   M. Gegechkori      
   L. Kazaishvili      
   Andro Kobaladze      
   Otar Koberidze      
   D. Kutateladze      
   Kirile Macharadze       (as K. Macharadze)
   Edisher Magalashvili      
   M. Mgeladze    ...   Karachogeli
   Piotr Morskoy      
   V. Pirtskhalava      
   Irakli Qoqrashvili    ...   Karachogeli (as I. Qoqrashvili)
   G. Qoridze      
   Nino Ramishvili      
   Iliko Sukhishvili      
   Giorgi Tatishvili    ...   Karachogeli
   Aleqsandra Toidze    ...   Leading danser woman
   G. Tolordava      
   Yakov Tripolsky      
   Nato Vachnadze    ...   Dancing in the last scene
   Sergo Zaqariadze       (as Sergo Zakariadze)
Title: "R" is The Red Shoes
Post by: MaineWriter on November 27, 2007, 05:59:03 am
==comment==

I remember the first time I "stumbled" upon this movie on television. I knew nothing about the story and I was transfixed. It is available on a Criterion DVD. Here is their description:

A glorious Technicolor epic that influenced generations of filmmakers, artists, and aspiring ballerinas, The Red Shoes intricately weaves backstage life with the thrill of performance. A young ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her (Marius Goring), and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer (Anton Walbrook).

One of the special features on the DVD is a look at Martin Scorsese's collection of Red Shoes memorabilia. Who knew?

For anyone playing this game who hasn't seen this movie...add it to your "must see" list.

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Title: "S" is The Snake Pit
Post by: oilgun on November 27, 2007, 09:52:22 am
I was never a fan
of Olivia deHavilland
She was always the victim,
blindly trusting and painfully bland

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Title: "T" is Test Tube Babies
Post by: southendmd on November 27, 2007, 12:45:02 pm
(http://www.mania.com/content_pics/5130_thumb.jpg)

Bizarre poster, apparently a film about artificial insemination.

IMDb user comment:  "Proof that PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is far from the worst film ever made!!"
Title: "U is Unfaithfully Yours
Post by: MaineWriter on November 27, 2007, 12:55:27 pm
==comment==

Another movie available from the Criterion Collection. Here is their description:

In this pitch-black comedy from legendary writer-director Preston Sturges, Rex Harrison stars as Sir Alfred De Carter, a world-famous symphony conductor consumed with the suspicion that his wife is having an affair. During a concert, the jealous De Carter entertains elaborate visions of vengeance, set to three separate orchestral works. But when he attempts to put his murderous fantasies into action, nothing works out quite as planned. A brilliantly performed mixture of razor-sharp dialogue and uproarious slapstick, Unfaithfully Yours is a true classic from a grand master of screen comedy.

Remade in the 80s with Dudley Moore and not nearly as funny.

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Title: "V" is The Velvet Touch.
Post by: oilgun on November 27, 2007, 02:08:06 pm

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Title: "W" is Words and Music
Post by: southendmd on November 27, 2007, 02:21:54 pm
(http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/upload/images/Words_And_Music.jpg)

Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Title: Wildcard "X": The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Post by: MaineWriter on November 27, 2007, 02:45:50 pm
==comment==

I have never seen this, although it is scheduled to be on TCM on December 8 at 4:15 pm, so I may have a chance to fill this void in my viewing history. I had a hard time deciding between this and "Germania Anno Zero" for this wildcard but went with TSM because it was mentioned so many times in reviews and comments on Wages of Fear (my obsession of the week).

Directed by John Huston; starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston (John Huston's father). Won Oscars for Best Director, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actor. Nominated for Best Picture but didn't win.

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Title: "Y" is Yellow Sky
Post by: opinionista on November 27, 2007, 03:17:27 pm
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Title: "Z" is Ziddi
Post by: oilgun on November 27, 2007, 03:41:16 pm
From IMDb: Ashok Kumar introduced Dev as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in 'Ziddi'. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the 'evegreen' Dev Anand, who went on to star in over 110 movies, spanning from 1946 through to 2005.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1947
Post by: MaineWriter on November 27, 2007, 03:56:56 pm
Sixty years ago it was....Round 1947!

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1947
Post by: Ellemeno on November 27, 2007, 05:17:40 pm
(http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/upload/images/Words_And_Music.jpg)



Wow, that movie was so well-cast that, 59 years later, all those people (many dead, probably) still have star power.
Title: "A" is Angel and the Badman
Post by: southendmd on November 27, 2007, 06:00:13 pm
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Title: "B" is Black Narcissus
Post by: memento on November 27, 2007, 06:08:22 pm
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Title: "C" is Cry Wolf
Post by: dot-matrix on November 27, 2007, 11:11:53 pm
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4192/3872511020aoy8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: "D" is Dark Passage
Post by: oilgun on November 27, 2007, 11:37:04 pm
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Title: "E" is The Egg and I
Post by: memento on November 27, 2007, 11:54:42 pm
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Title: "F" is The Farmer's Daughter
Post by: dot-matrix on November 28, 2007, 12:57:41 am
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Title: "G" is Gentlemen's Agreement
Post by: Meryl on November 28, 2007, 01:13:33 am
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Title: "H" is Holiday Camp
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 07:50:34 am
==comment==

A British film about a family going on holiday...

from IMDb: Holiday Camp shows a fascinating look a life in the late 40s. After the depravation of the war years, the first holiday camp to open was guaranteed to be a success. The story starts with Joe Huggett (Jack Warner) and his family arriving at the camp, and in next to no time he is involved with card sharps, a murderer on the run and a young couple who have left home, when the girl discovered she is pregnant. This particular story line was very daring considering when the film was made. All in all a very interesting look at life after the war, and well worth seeing.

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Title: "I" is It Happened in Brooklyn
Post by: southendmd on November 28, 2007, 09:40:03 am
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Title: "J" is Johnny O'Clock
Post by: oilgun on November 28, 2007, 09:40:38 am
I met his cousin, Johnny Come-Lately

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Title: "K" is King of the Bandits
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 10:13:00 am
==comment==

Last of the Cisco Kid and Pancho movies; this one sounds tired and dull.

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Title: "L" is The Lady from Shanghai
Post by: Fran on November 28, 2007, 11:28:18 am
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Title: "M" is Monsieur Verdoux
Post by: memento on November 28, 2007, 11:37:55 am
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Title: "N" is Nightmare Alley
Post by: oilgun on November 28, 2007, 11:59:23 am
Is it just me or were the 40s so much better than the 50s cinematically?
This one looks like a winner, a Noir with carnies!

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Title: "O" is The Odd Man Out
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 01:03:33 pm
==comment==

James Mason called this his best performance of his career, and his favourite Carol Reed film. It is going to be on TCM TONIGHT (Wed Nov 28) at 8 pm EST.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/oddmanout1947dvdr.jpg)

==aside==oilgun

I agree, I think the 40s had better movies than the 50s, but the 50s did have a few great ones! I get the feeling you could see the effect that TV had on the movie industry in the fifties.
Title: "Q" is Quai des Orfevres
Post by: oilgun on November 28, 2007, 02:37:50 pm
Well, it seems nobody wants to take a "P" and I have to go out for while so I'll probably miss my "Q"!  Which means I'd have to Sulk again!  Anyway, just to get it out of my system, this is what I would have played, another Clouzot classic (in honour of Leslie)QUAI DES ORFčVRES:

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1947
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 02:46:26 pm
Speaking of "in honor of Leslie..."

I went to Videoport today to return the DVD my daughter left in the machine (!). While I was there, I rented "The Sorcerer" (remake of "Wages of Fear"). Turns out that Wednesday you get a free foreign movie rental with any regular movie rental, so I scooped up "Les Diaboliques." I also asked about "That Man From Rio," which they don't have, but he is going to try to get it. As the owner said, "We should have that one in stock."

I'll take your movie as the Q for this round, oilgun. Next up, P, followed by R.

Leslie
Title: "P" is Perils of Pauline, The
Post by: southendmd on November 28, 2007, 03:27:15 pm
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv700/v761/v76141qozjt.jpg)

Next up is "R"
Title: "R" is Railroaded
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 03:37:26 pm
==comment==

Another film-noir that gets good reviews.

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Title: "S" is Sinbad the Sailor
Post by: opinionista on November 28, 2007, 04:04:11 pm
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Title: "T" is That's My Gal
Post by: southendmd on November 28, 2007, 06:05:52 pm
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/1/1f/300px-Truecolor1.jpg)

1947 also had "That's My Man":  someone for everyone!
Title: "U" is Unconquered
Post by: Ellemeno on November 28, 2007, 06:16:38 pm
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Title: "V" is Variety Girl
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 06:24:26 pm
as a commenter on IMDb  says, "The demise of the studio system makes this kind of film impossible now. You couldn't possibly afford to pay all the talented people here what they would be worth on the open market. But when they're all working at Paramount studios at the time, such films are possible."

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Title: "W" is The Woman on the Beach
Post by: oilgun on November 28, 2007, 08:47:15 pm
Thanks for letting me have the "Q" out of turn!  That was very nice!

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--ASIDE--
A picture of my arm showing the clamps or whatever those things are...
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Title: Wildcard "X" is Miracle on 34th Street
Post by: Fran on November 28, 2007, 09:49:20 pm
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Title: Re: "W" is The Woman on the Beach
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 09:51:27 pm
Thanks for letting me have the "Q" out of turn!  That was very nice!

Ah, for a faithful movie player....anything is possible!


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--ASIDE--
A picture of my arm showing the clamps or whatever those things are...
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Ouch!

And that painful picture has given me an inspiration for special round which will be coming up after this one ends....stay tuned everybody!

Who is going to grab the Wildcard X? It is up for grabs?

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: Re: "W" is The Woman on the Beach
Post by: Fran on November 28, 2007, 09:53:37 pm
Who is going to grab the Wildcard X? It is up for grabs?

Leslie
GameMistress

No, it isn't.  :)

Next is "Y".
Title: Re: "W" is The Woman on the Beach
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 10:04:00 pm
No, it isn't.  :)

Next is "Y".

Hahaha, yes!

Miracle on 34th Street was 1947? I missed that one totally! Good play, Fran!

L
Title: "Y" is Yara
Post by: Ellemeno on November 28, 2007, 10:11:02 pm
A Turkish film with Adile Nasit in the cast.  This was her first film.  In the next 40 years, she became a legend of Turkish cinema, making 56 movies more movies.

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          Adile Nasit
Title: "Z" is Zwischen gestern und morgen
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 10:33:13 pm
==comment==

from IMDb:

Unexpectedly sensitive movie, structured in a series of flashbacks from different points-of-view, about the destinies of a series of residents of a large hotel in Nazi Germany and immediately after 1945. This is much less romantic than what Hollywood would have produced on the same subject, but the character of Nelly, the Jewish actress who's had to divorce her stage star non-Jewish husband, is extremely well-drawn and memorable in her dignity and elegance. Well-worth seeing.
Title: Ding Ding Ding! Announcing Another Special Round!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 28, 2007, 10:44:43 pm
Time for another special round, I think...

This one...

So Bad It's Good!

Yes, all those movies that were SO BAD they actually became good in your memory. Or, maybe they are still bad and will never become good. Whatever, this is your round to pick those movies the critics said were awful or you personally thought were awful. Here's your chance to scrape the bottom of the barrel and come up with those turkeys that should never have seen the light of day...

All the usual rules apply:

1) No previously played movies (check the archive, please!)
2) Any movie from 1947 to the present is fair game.
3) "Bad" is subjective...I am not going to be checking movie reviews but the idea is to come up with something that was either 1) panned by critics; 2) maybe was a good movie once but has not withstood the test of time; 3) you personally detested (even if the critics or other folks liked it). For any posting, give a little explanation of why it is BAD.

Questions yada yada yada...you know me, send me a message.

Leslie
GameMistress, now cracking her whip....
Title: "A" is Anaconda (1997)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 12:01:03 am
Man, this round is going to be tough! 
I tend to avoid bad movies and it seems unfair to pick one that I haven't watched.  I was first  going to go with The Astronaut's Wife which includes one of the few mediocre Johnny Depp performances I've seen.  And then I thought, what about Airport 1975?  But I actually liked that movie, Karen Black was so good in it, "I'm the flight attendant, I can't fly this plane!" (I'm paraphrasing).  Then I thought, there's always The Avengers with Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes, which was universally reviled, but I never saw it, so I went with this stinker, which I have seen.  It was good for a few laughs.


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This quote pretty much explains why I think it's bad:
www.qwipster.net/anaconda.htm (http://www.qwipster.net/anaconda.htm)

Either a terrible A-list movie or a great B-movie, depending on your point of view, Anaconda is by all accounts one of the schlockiest large budget releases to ever come from a major studio.  Even taken on its own terms though, it's a failure, as the anacondas featured in the film evoke absolutely no scares, and the only pleasures to be found come from the cheese factor, some laughable lines, and one hell of an over-the-top performance by scene-stealer Jon Voight (Mission: Impossible, Tomb Raider).  Although Voight does little to save Anaconda from collapsing from its own stupidity, at least he makes a knowingly bad film almost tolerable, with a tongue-in-cheek performance that lets you know that he's aware that he's in a crappy movie, and he's going to do whatever he can to entertain you in the interim.

Oh and the cherry on this pile of pooh?: Jennifer I-know-I-can't-act-but-they-keep-offering-me-these-roles-so-what-am-I-gonna-do-say-no? Lopez

 ;D

Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: So Bad It's Good!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 29, 2007, 02:20:54 am
Is everybody not posting a B for the same reason I'm not?  I'm waiting for C!  :)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: So Bad It's Good!
Post by: Meryl on November 29, 2007, 02:41:05 am
So am I!  ;D
Title: "B" is Bratz (aka Merry Christmas, Merly!) (2007)
Post by: Ellemeno on November 29, 2007, 02:54:42 am
As one IMDb user commented, "This film has put me off moving to America and/or having children."  I'm pretty sure I would hate it.

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Title: "C" is Crash (Thanks, Elle!) (2005)
Post by: Meryl on November 29, 2007, 03:18:18 am
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Crash.jpg)

In addition to the obvious reason any true Brokie has to dislike this film, this is the best description I've seen of why it deserves to be in this round: http://www.pajiba.com/2006-oscars.htm
Title: "D" is Demon Island (2002)
Post by: dot-matrix on November 29, 2007, 04:08:05 am
Demon Island, also called Pińata: Survival Island, is a 2002 horror film that stars Nicholas Brendon and Jaime Pressley It's the story of Teens/Sorority girls  trapped on an island who are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata

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Title: Aside: Note to Players
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 07:39:08 am
On the special rounds, please remember to add the year (in parens) after the movie title on the subject line. It makes it easier for the archivist!

Thanks,

Leslie
GM
Title: "E" is The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 10:48:09 am
I lost a lot of respect for Laura Linney, Campbell Scott and Tom Wilkinson after seeing this exploitational propaganda piece for the religious right.

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Some comments from IMDb users that I agree with:

Like most pictures dealing with the subject, this film actually treats demonic possession as real and thus depicts the practice of exorcism not only as viable but as a necessary tool against the forces of evil. This generally makes exorcism pictures propaganda material for a rather medieval method still covered by today's catholic doctrine. Now, it's not that I generally oppose the catholic faith, but this particular practice is despicable. While most pictures of this horror sub-genre go more for simple scares than philosophical discussion, this film takes a stance for exorcism by putting the conflict in a court room.
[...]
It is beyond me why such brilliant actors as Laura Linney, Campbell Scott (two of my absolute favorite actors) and Tom Wilkinson would have participated in this horribly, ill-conceived borefest. After all, they have been known to usually star in intelligent, independent-minded films. This is just a clumsy exploitation flick pandering to the religious right (who made this cheap movie a box office-success). It saddens me to think they did it for the money, but it saddens me even more to think that they actually believed this film to be a project of integrity.


and

This is properly one the most disgusting films ever made.

In the mid-70th a German girl was killed by a Catholic priest and her deeply religious parents. The murder took place in the form of an exorcism performed because of the girl's epilepsy and borderline personality.

I could have accepted the concept of plain horror movie based on that story, but to turn this sad event into a defence for cold religious fanatics that killed in the name of God - and for two of them even their own daughter - makes me wanna p***.


From http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404032/usercomments?filter=hate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404032/usercomments?filter=hate)



Title: "F" is Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Post by: Fran on November 29, 2007, 10:50:09 am
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Plot Outline (from IMDb):  The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.

=comment=
Fitzcarraldo  is rated 8.0/10 over at IMDb, so I'm obviously a minority opinion.  I hated it.  I saw it in a theater after a late dinner while on a double date, and all I could think of while watching it was how I'd rather be home sleeping.  I forced myself to stay awake during it, but I can remember nodding off and waking up with a jerk -- a couple of times.  Watching it was probably the longest 158 minutes of my life.  (I could have sworn it was a three-hour movie....) 
Title: "G" is Gigli (2003)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 10:52:28 am
==comment==

I will admit, I didn't see it...just relied on the reviews that said it was bad, bad, bad. Trivia from IMDb: Became the first film in the history of the Razzie Awards to "sweep" all the top categories. Including, Worst Picture, Worst Director - Martin Brest, Worst Actor - Ben Affleck, Worst Actress
Jennifer Lopez and Worst Screenplay - Written by Martin Brest. The film ("Gigli") also claimed a sixth Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.


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Title: "H" is House of Wax (2005)
Post by: opinionista on November 29, 2007, 11:04:14 am
=Comment=

Paris Hilton is in it. Enough said! (No, I haven't seen it and don't plan on seeing it either!)

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Title: "I" is Into the Blue (2005)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 12:29:50 pm
One of my favourite Guilty Pleasures!

This film is really only about eye candy, with both Jessica Alba and that gorgeous Paul Walker in bathing suits most of the time!  The story is silly in its implausibility but who cares when Paul Walker has no clothes on?  There's a scene that makes me laugh everytime I see it (i've watched this film numerous times!). A speedboat of bad guys is chasing a swimming (without fins!) Paul Walker who decides to hide at the bottom of the ocean.  You see him crouching on the ocean floor, without even a mask, looking up as the boat circles above, looking for him.  I don't know about you, but I've  been in the ocean and it's damn near impossible to swim to the bottom without fins, much less stand there immobile.  But hey, did I mention that Paul Walker spends the movie half naked?! 


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Title: "J" is Just Married (2003)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 12:41:40 pm
==comment==

I saw this rather awful movie on HBO, in which I had the pleasure of meeting Demi Moore's future husband. I wish we'd never been introduced!

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Title: "K" is The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
Post by: dot-matrix on November 29, 2007, 01:13:56 pm
==comment==
This movie is so awful that it's hilarious. I thought that the 1st was good, the 2nd one okay and the 3rd one a complete joke.


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Title: "L" is Last House on the Left (1972)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 01:38:36 pm
Probably the most unpleasant and disturbing film I've ever seen.  I saw it on the big screen the year it came out and it upset me to the point of feeling sick to my stomach (and I was 16!).  And not so much by the gore, although there is some, but by the realistic degradation, torture and violence.   I'm actually starting to feel sick just thinking about it now.  Not sure if that makes it a bad or a good film, but there you go. Ugh!

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from dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5349 (http://dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5349)

A loose retelling of Bergman’s ‘The Virgin Spring', ‘Last House on the Left’ tells the sorry tale of two teenage girls who, on a night out in the big, scary city, are kidnapped by a gang of four people, two of which are escaped convicts. It’s extremely low budget film making, its director Wes Craven has gone on to far bigger things since, but there is a certain effectiveness and creative energy at work here.[...] This is a film that tries to have some depth, and at times succeeds. It does raise questions about the way society sees violence as entertainment. The violent acts are presented, for the most part, in a realistic way and we, the audience, are shown that this is not entertaining at all; it is ugly and degrading.
Title: "M" is Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Post by: opinionista on November 29, 2007, 01:40:30 pm
==comment==
I still can't believe Ralph Fiennes actually signed up to do this movie.

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Title: "N" is National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 02:19:45 pm
==comment==

The first one was really funny, the second one was funny, the third one was mediocre by the time they came to number four (this one), it was just really really bad...I actually watched this...on HBO, I think...and I just said, "Why?"

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Title: "O" is One Hour Photo (2002)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 02:28:44 pm
This movie features one of the worst performances by a sentient being that I've had the misfortune of seeing.  I remember when I used to really like Robin Williams.  But then Mork & Mindy got cancelled  :laugh:

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I had to change my selection because The Order had already been played in the 2003 Round although I'm leaving the info because I love the poster:
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Sorry Heath, but even seeing your sexiness in priestly attire couldn't save this endlessly booooooooring movie.  It was so bad that I had to watch it in shifts.

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A great line from a disgruntled viewer on IMDb:

Badly written, badly edited, and (if I may be so bold) badly acted, "The Order" is the black hole of film - a movie so dense not even the slightest bit of entertainment could escape from its event horizon of suck.


==ASIDE==

I changed my "E" selection to something more well-known.
Title: "P" is Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Post by: Meryl on November 29, 2007, 02:29:25 pm
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Plan 9 from Outer Space is a science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. in 1958, and released in 1959. The film stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila "Vampira" Nurmi. The film also claims to posthumously star Bela Lugosi through use of archive footage and a brief scene of the actor shot by Wood just before Lugosi's death in 1956, although Lugosi's character is primarily portrayed by chiropractor Tom Mason.

By merit of its writing, unconvincing special effects (a hubcap serves as the UFO), and multiple production errors visible in the final version of the film, Plan 9 from Outer Space is sometimes regarded as a leading candidate for the title of "worst movie ever made", even according to the back of the videotape box! It has also earned Edward D. Wood, Jr. a posthumous Golden Turkey Award as the worst director ever.
Title: "Q" is Queen of Outer Space (1958)
Post by: southendmd on November 29, 2007, 03:30:11 pm
(http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/queen2.jpg)

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[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtqa-tHvBDQ[/youtube]



From IMDb:  "The Cheesecake from Venus!, 2 March 2002

Author: Bruce Cook ([email protected]) from Fayetteville, GA

The infamous so-bad-it's-good space opera from director Edward Bernds, the man who gave us several of the `Three Stooges' movies. Zsa Zsa Gabor (a former `Miss Hungary') plays one of the Venusian women who defies the evil Queen of Venus (Lauren Mitchell) and falls in love with one of the four Earth men who lands on their planet. The queen hates all males because her face (which she hides behind a mask) was scarred in a war the women once fought against the now-extinct Venusian men (an idea perhaps borrowed from `Abbott and Costello Go to Mars').

The captive Earth astronauts go nuts over the sexy dames, all of whom look just fine in their futuristic miniskirts. The mission commander is Eric Fleming (`Rawhide' and `The Conquest of Space'), and one of the crewmen is Paul Birch (`Not of this Earth').

The best thing you can say about this movie is that it gives the audience a look at numerous props from more worthy 1950s science fiction movies: the astronauts' uniforms and the Venusian women's outfits are all borrowed from `Forbidden Planet' (along with a few blasters). The spaceship is from `Flight to Mars' (from a design originally submitted but rejected for the `Destination Moon' rocket). The sets and monster spider are from `World Without End' (the latter of which was also directed by Bernds, though it's a much better movie).

Amazingly enough, it was filmed in color and CinemaScope, one of the few 1950s sci-fi films that can claim this honor. In 1987 it was beautifully spoofed in `Amazon Women on the Moon', right down to the borrowed `Forbidden Planet' uniforms (recreated for that film)."

=aside=
With thanks to Meryl for finding this gem.
Title: "R" is Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 04:12:18 pm
Propbably THE most overrated film of the 20th century!  :P

I saw it at the Toronto Film Fest and couldn't believe the audience gave it a standing ovation at the end!  And there I was, regretting that I hadn't gone to see that doumentary about the Ouagadougou Film Festival instead! (Real film, btw)  :-\

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Title: "S" is Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 04:20:44 pm
==comment==

When this movie came out, I had lots of friends saying it was great, so moving, a triumph, etc., so I actually hauled myself off and saw it in the theater. What a mistake! Completely implausible, totally ridiculous...things like: Julia Roberts learns to swim in the pool at the Y and then leaps overboard from a sailboat in a raging gale, hangs onto a buoy in the middle of Buzzard's Bay for the duration of said gale, and then swims to shore...all without drowning. THEN, she is able to take little rocks and with perfect aim, knock out all the streetlights along the boardwalk! (I may be mixing up some details here but who cares...I just remember it was all garbage.) I should have walked out of the theater but didn't and gave up two hours of my life that I will never get back. Sigh....

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A few IMDb comments of people who share my opinion:

This movie was probably about as silly as The Naked Gun (which was supposed to be). Case in point:

1. In order to fake her drowning Roberts is secretly taking swimming lessons at the YWCA. After her "death" the YWCA calls her husband at work to give their condolences. HELLO how did they get his work number?

2. Before she leaves town she drops her wedding ring in the toilet. Days or even weeks later her hubby finds it in the John. Does this mean the toilet was never flushed?

3. No explanation is given on how she is paying for her mothers care in the retirement home (since she did it behind her RICH husbands back).

4. Towards the end of this tiresome film Roberts suspects her husband is in the house. Instead of running for her life she runs to the kitchen instead to see if the cans are stacked neatly.


and

Nice hair and straight teeth can only take a thespian so far, even in material as dumb as this. Julia Roberts has always been a charismatic performer but unfortunately Sleeping With The Enemy was made during her initial dream run of enormously popular and profitable crap. Poor Julia lives in a Lovely Home with hubby Patrick, who has dark, smoldering features (good) and a vicious temper (bad). This can't go on, so Julia escapes in the best James Bond style and starts over in a new Lovely Home. Evil control-freak Patrick wants her back and will stop at nothing to fulfill his dream of invading her kitchen and obsessively re-stacking her cans. Spousal abuse isn't very entertaining, even when it's trivialized in a schlocky bit of fluff like this. Worst Scene: the music montage where Julia tries on hats to the strains of Brown-Eyed Girl...ugh.
Title: "T" is Twisted (2004)
Post by: memento on November 29, 2007, 09:43:44 pm
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Some of the comments from Rotten Tomatoes:

The direction is so ham-fisted you almost expect Porky the Pig to have a cameo.

This loopy movie is so screamingly awful it should hit your local video store's markdown bin sometime next month.

Twisted loses itself to its own insanity.

You've seen better mysteries on Murder She Wrote, you'll hear better dialogue in an Ed Wood flick, and you'll experience better sex scenes on a hot day at your local zoo.
Title: "U" is Universal Soldier (1992)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 10:10:00 pm
Finding a bad "U" that I had seen was tough going.  This the best I could do.  I mean it stars Jean-Claude van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, i think that alone is enough to make it eligible.  ;)

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Title: "V" is Valkyrie (2008)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 10:26:33 pm
==comment==

Okay, so I am going way out on a limb here...this movie hasn't even been finished yet, much less released, but I am betting it is going to be a dog. Tom Cruise has not had the Midas touch in a LONG time and I don't see why this movie should be any exception. If I am wrong, you can all come back and beat me up a year from now....

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Title: "W" is The Wicker Man (2006)
Post by: Meryl on November 29, 2007, 10:48:33 pm
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From pajiba.com:  Neil LaBute’s remake of The Wicker Man is a stupid, stupid movie. When an auteur as widely admired as LaBute makes a movie as clumsy and hackneyed as this, a critic may be persuaded to call it a genre deconstruction or a parody — it’s the critic’s Get out of Jail Free card for a director who has badly misstepped — but I’m going to go out on a limb and call the film what it is: genuinely idiotic. And it’s not just that it’s a terrible movie — that would be a big improvement. If a horror movie isn’t going to be great, the next best thing is for it to be terrible; at least then it can be cheesy fun. No, LaBute’s Wicker Man goes beyond mere badness into clumsy abuse of the most exhausted genre gimmicks (it’s got hideous twins speaking in unison, a dilapidated old barn where rotten boards suddenly collapse beneath our hero’s feet — at one point, he even wakes from a nightmare to find himself in — another nightmare!) and a creepy misogyny that should keep film-studies majors busy theorizing for decades.

There's more, if you really need to....http://www.pajiba.com/wicker-man-the.htm
Title: Wildcard "X" is The Family Stone (2005)
Post by: MaineWriter on November 29, 2007, 10:50:47 pm
==comments==

Words cannot describe how much I loathe this movie. It is another one that I was suckered into seeing in the theater because of good reviews...this time from the critics! I believe it was Roger Ebert who said this would be the next "Christmas classic" like "It's a Wonderful Life." Yeah, Roger...in which dysfunctional universe? This movie was full of horrible characters living horrible lives (disguised as upper middle class America) and behaving in horrible ways. I sat through the entire thing with my jaw hanging on my knees at just how bad it was. Even now, this revolting piece of trash sits at rottentomatoes.com with 53% rating. Those reviewers must have been paid off. That's the only way I can imagine this movie got a good review.

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I don't even like putting up a picture of these horrible characters! This awful movie has 405 comments at IMDb...208 give it one star! That should tell you something....
Title: "Y" is Yes, Giorgio (1982)
Post by: oilgun on November 29, 2007, 10:57:24 pm
No, Luciano!

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Title: "Z" is Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Post by: Meryl on November 30, 2007, 12:39:02 am
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From Wikipedia:  Zombie Holocaust, also known as Zombie 3 and Doctor Butcher, M.D., is a 1980 Italian zombie movie, directed by Marino Girolami. It is a film about zombies and cannibals clashing on a south-east Asian island, a perfect example of the cult flicks (along with Hell of the Living Dead, Le Notti del terrore) that came to existence after the masterpieces (The Beyond, Zombi II) of the Italian zombie craze were released. Like its infamous counterparts, Zombie Holocaust also has a thinner budget and weaker script than Lucio Fulci's movies.

Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: So Bad It's Good!
Post by: Pipedream on November 30, 2007, 05:42:31 am
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Thank you everybody for this glorious round! I have laughed so hard at some of your descriptions. What a cinematic chamber of horrors! And a special thanks goes to Leslie for the "V"! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Too bad, I saw this too late. Could have added one or two ghastly flicks as well...  ;D

Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: So Bad It's Good!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 07:27:21 am
Thank you, Anke! That was a fun round.

Note to all players: if you have any ideas for special rounds, please send them to me. I think as we go further back in history, and the movies become more obscure, the special rounds help to keep things lively!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: So Bad It's Good!
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 07:27:38 am
And without further ado, let's move on to....
Round 1946!


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Title: "A" is Angel on my Shoulder
Post by: oilgun on November 30, 2007, 08:59:30 am
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==COMMENT re:  Last Round==

That WAS a fun round!  The winner has to be the movie about the possessed pińata!  :laugh:  I'm dying to see that one!
Title: "B" is Belle et la Bete, La
Post by: southendmd on November 30, 2007, 09:03:20 am
Jean Cocteau's masterpiece.


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Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 09:07:30 am
Hi everyone,

As I was updating the archive, I found out that "Jaws: The Revenge" had already been played. Oops! So I changed my J movie from the last round, if anyone wants to look.

Leslie
GM
Title: Re: Aside: Comment
Post by: oilgun on November 30, 2007, 09:11:23 am
Hi everyone,

As I was updating the archive, I found out that "Jaws: The Revenge" had already been played. Oops! So I changed my J movie from the last round, if anyone wants to look.

Leslie
GM

I don't feel so bad now,  I had to change THREE of my selections for that very reason!
Title: "C" is Centennial Summer
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 09:35:21 am
==comment==

It was hard to find a picture, just like the movie itself is hard to find! I am posting a long comment from IMDb, which I thought was interesting.

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If remembered at all, "Centennial Summer" is generally dismissed as 20th-Century-Fox's failed attempt to copy "Meet Me in St. Louis."

I'd like to set the record straight, and urge Fox to release this neglected treasure on VHS, DVD, cable-TV, whatever, so today's movie-lovers can savor one of the most endearing, original, lovingly crafted musicals ever made.

This lavish Technicolored production is indeed a visual knockout, but what truly matters is so much more than its dazzling visuals. Set against the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, this exquisitely designed valentine to a bygone era focuses on a suburban middle-class family's troubles and turmoils, highlighted by Jerome Kern's final (and one of his finest) scores.

Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell are the daughters of railroad/laborer aspiring/inventor Walter Brennan and his understanding wife, the lovely Dorothy Gish in one of her rare film appearances. Their humdrum lives are sparked by the arrival of a glamorous Parisian relative (the dazzling Constance Bennett)and a dashing young French man (Cornel Wilde) in charge of setting up his country's exhibition at the Centennial.

That's the plot, and it's a more-than-sufficient frame for a charming, low-keyed, often surprisingly moving dramatization of a family in crisis. Ms. Crain & Ms. Darnell are heartbreakingly beautiful as the sibling rivals in romance; Otto Preminger's direction is subtle and refreshingly modest; and though none of Kern's songs became hits, the underrated score includes some of the loveliest ballads ever written--Listen closely to the melodic "The Right Romance," "In Love in Vain" and "All Through the Day." "Up with the Lark" is as captivating, tuneful, brilliantly photographed and sung a showstopper as one could wish for. And the rousing "Railroad Song," plus an unexpected diversion "Cinderella Sue" (performed by Avon Long and several black children, sans one iota of the racial condescension typical of films of its era) are two more rousing highlights.

The cast is uniformly superb (Ms. Crain's plaintive beauty and heartfelt sincerity set the screen aglow; William Eythe, a talented, appealing actor whose life and career were tragically short, adds a special poignancy as Ms. Darnell's spurned suitor), the production design exquisite, and the screenplay (based on a long-forgotten novel) will touch you in ways you wouldn't expect from a movie musical.

"Centennial Summer" deserves stature as one of the finest musicals of all time. That few people have even heard of it, much less seen it, is sad indeed. It deserves to be revived, re-evaluated and cherished for the work of art it most certainly is.

written by: sdiner82 ([email protected]) from New York City, USA
Title: "D" is Diary of a Chambermaid
Post by: memento on November 30, 2007, 09:56:51 am
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Title: "E" is Easy to Wed
Post by: southendmd on November 30, 2007, 10:16:41 am
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Starring a pre-I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Van Johnson and Esther Williams
Title: "F" is From This Day Forward
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 11:21:10 am
==comment==

from IMDb: A little-known slice of life from the postwar era. Mark Stevens plays a war veteran who is having problems adjusting to his return to civilian life. Set in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, with some pivotal scenes on a footbridge to Manhattan. Not filmed there, of course, but the movie has realistic touches. Not so real is the leading lady (Joan Fontaine is no Bronx housewife) and the characters are ridiculously de-ethnicized. But the movie is genuinely touching and is a kind of time capsule of the sentiments of its era.

I couldn't find a movie poster, but here is Joan Fontaine.

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A little bit of trivia...Mark Stevens played Olivia deHavilland's husband in "The Snake Pit" (played in the 1948 round). In real life, Olivia and Joan were sisters.
Title: "G" is Gilda
Post by: oilgun on November 30, 2007, 11:32:34 am
I was waiting for this one!  It's in my top ten favourites of all time!  Rita Hayworth is at her sultriest & Glenn Ford is at his sexiest (Yes, he was sexy once, lol!).  There is even a homoerotic undercurrent in the relationship between Glenn and George McCready.  The movie also makes a strong statement against misogyny,  to wit, Gilda's amazing Put The Blame on Mame number!  I LOVE this movie!

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Title: "H" is The Harvey Girls
Post by: dot-matrix on November 30, 2007, 12:37:31 pm
"I sent my picture into one of those Lonely Hearts Clubs and they sent it back, saying "We're NOT that lonely!" "

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Title: "I" is It's a Wonderful Life
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 12:48:47 pm
==comment==

In my memory, "It's A Wonderful Life," is not the iconic Christmas movie. In fact, I don't have any memory of IAWL from growing up...and now I know why! Here's a very interesting article on the history of IAWL and it's "rebirth" in 1974. I definitely recommend a quick read!

http://www.failuremag.com/arch_arts_its_a_wonderful_life.html


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Title: "J" is Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
Post by: southendmd on November 30, 2007, 01:17:55 pm
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From IMDb:  "JOHNNIE FEDORA AND ALICE BLUEBONNET fall in love while for sale in the window of a fancy shop. Quickly separated by different owners, Johnnie begins an almost impossible search for Alice throughout New York City.

This poignant little film, originally a segment of MAKE MINE MUSIC (1946), is full of charm & spunk. The Disney animators have achieved the seemingly impossible - making the viewers sincerely care about the romantic fate of a couple of hats. The Andrews Sisters make the perfect singing narrators."
Title: "K" is The Killers
Post by: oilgun on November 30, 2007, 04:59:46 pm
Alaways had a thing for Burt Lancaster.

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Title: "L" is Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 05:17:25 pm
==comment==

All these movies about readjusting after WWII...so very interesting.

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from IMDb:

Andy Hardy, newly discharged from the Army pays a surprise visit to his family. He soon announces he's going back to college where he can reunite with and propose to all American girl, Kay Wilson.

Mickey Rooney is joined by the rest of the Hardy family players and a capable supporting cast to create an enjoyable viewing experience. I like the way Andy has matured and of course, the entire movie portrays a way of life gone by, if it even ever existed...

I still don't believe how Andy could get all those pretty girls, but hey, Rooney himself did marry Ava Gardner didn't he? Lina Romay is "muy linda" as Isabel Gonsalez who inexplicably has the hots for Andy Hardy. I'm guessing she wanted to do more than just dance with him. What a lucky stiff! The joke is that Andy is so preoccupied by pretty Bonita Granville that he doesn't even notice lovely Lina. Statuesque Dorothy Ford was incredibly sexy as Coffy Smith. Picture a 6 foot tall Jane Russell and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Worth the price of admission is the dance scene with our pint sized Mickey paired up with gorgeous amazon Dorothy. The choreographer delightfully made use of the size disparity to create a wonderful dance number, enthusiastically performed by Mickey and Dorothy. It's great, I've never seen anything like it.

Nostalgic entertainment, worth seeing.
Title: "M" is A Matter of Life and Death
Post by: Meryl on November 30, 2007, 06:28:59 pm
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A Matter of Life and Death is a film by the British writer-director-producer team of Powell and Pressburger. The US title was Stairway to Heaven, which was derived from the film's most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking the other world and Earth. Reversing the convention of The Wizard of Oz, the supernatural scenes are in black-and-white, while the ones on Earth are in Technicolor.

In 2004, it was named the second greatest British film ever made by the magazine Total Film in a poll of 25 film critics.  It was beaten only by Get Carter.
Title: "N" is A Night in Casablanca
Post by: Fran on November 30, 2007, 06:39:44 pm
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Title: "O" is Of Human Bondage
Post by: oilgun on November 30, 2007, 07:48:12 pm
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Title: "P" is The Postman Always Rings Twice
Post by: memento on November 30, 2007, 07:52:22 pm
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Title: "Q" is Quiet Weekend
Post by: MaineWriter on November 30, 2007, 08:52:56 pm
==comment==

This sounds like it could be cute. Too bad it is probably not available anywhere!

From IMDb:

Based on a play. A group assembles in the run-down country cottage owned by one couple. Their son's mousy would-be girlfriend takes on his glamorous 'latest', a haggard clothes horse with a ridiculous 40s hairdo. She asks her hostess if the family dresses for dinner. No, she says, because we don't have it. We have supper - something, and cheese and biscuits. As the mother goes out, the girlfriend mutters "cheese and biscuits". Sounds like nothing, but it's a very funny moment. Everyone is somewhat obsessed by food, but it was just post-war, and shortages and rationing ruled people's lives. No wonder Dad and friend Adrian go poaching salmon, which gives Adrian courage to propose to the lady he admires. Plus there's the ghastly village hall concert and antics of obnoxious rich party-goers. Everyone acts their socks off, including the wasps at the picnic. The salmon just has to play dead. By the way, it ends happily.
Title: "R" is The Razor's Edge
Post by: Fran on December 01, 2007, 12:00:04 am
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Title: "S" is A Stolen Life
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 12:20:26 am
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In this romantic melodrama, Bette Davis plays twin sisters for the first time (she would do so again in 1964's Dead Ringer). Kate Bosworth (Davis) is a sincere, demure girl and talented artist. Her twin sister Pat (also Davis) is a flamboyant, man-hungry manipulator. Orphans, the girls' guardian is their cousin, Freddie Lindley (Charles Ruggles), with whom Kate elects to spend a summer on Martha's Vineyard. There, she meets Bill Emerson (Glenn Ford), a handsome engineer spending a summer vacation as a lighthouse inspector. Kate falls deeply in love with Bill, but when Pat shows up, he goes for the more exciting sister, eventually marrying her. Devastated, Kate throws herself into her art, but she becomes discouraged under the tutelage of an abusive master, Karnock (Dane Clark). A sailing accident gives Kate the chance to take her sister's place -- but can she fool Bill into believing that this sweet, innocent woman is his philandering, scheming wife? A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of an earlier picture by the same name that had been produced by Paramount only seven years earlier starring Elisabeth Bergner in the twins role, was nominated for a Best Special Effects Oscar. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
Title: "T" is The Time of Their Lives
Post by: Meryl on December 01, 2007, 01:12:31 am
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=aside=oilgun
I keep forgetting to say how sorry I am that you
broke your wrist!  Hope it's coming along all right.
(I wrote "brokie" your wrist at first)  ::)
Title: "U" is Under Nevada Skies
Post by: Fran on December 01, 2007, 01:47:19 am
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Title: "V" is The Virginian
Post by: Ellemeno on December 01, 2007, 03:48:55 am
Calling FRont-Ranger, the bookclub book was made into a movie in 1946!

From the novel by Owen Wister.

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Title: "W" is Wanted for Murder
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 04:20:17 am
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Excerpt from: www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=3818 (http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=3818)
Suspicion comes Victor's way early on, and much of the movie is the elaborate dance between the serial murderer and the law; in this respect, Wanted For Murder offers some early versions of motifs that will become familiar decades later in movies like Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs. As the copy on the back of the DVD case suggests, there are a number of parallels between this movie and Strangers on a Train: a killing at an amusement park; a murderer rowing his prospective victim to an island, where he intends to strangle her; a psycho killer with some serious issues concerning his father, now living with and protected by Mommy. But this film preceded Hitchcock's by five years, so issues of influence are unclear; though in a couple of shots, Eric Portman is shot so much like Robert Walker is in Hitchcock's movie that it's hard to imagine that Hitch hadn't seen this.
Title: Wildcard "X" is The Big Sleep
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 04:21:03 am
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Title: "Y" is The Yearling
Post by: dot-matrix on December 01, 2007, 05:21:09 am
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Title: "Z" is Ziegfeld Follies
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 08:54:46 am
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==aside==oilgun

Now it's my turn to pout! I wanted the Wildcard X to play...yes a B movie but not The Big Sleep! Who knew there were 3 such excellent B movies in 1946? Oh well, I should be flattered that people get up at 3:21 am to play my game, even if it means missing the wildcard turn!

Next up, Round 1945!
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1945
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 09:02:08 am
Let's go for a drive and play

Round 1945!

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==aside==

Anyone know what movie this picture is from? LOL!
Title: "A" is And Then There Were None
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 09:21:43 am
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From: http://einsiders.com/reviews/videorisks/andthentherewerenone.php# (http://einsiders.com/reviews/videorisks/andthentherewerenone.php#)
And Then There Were None (1945) - Payback is a Bitch, or so the old saying goes. While the good book says that vengeance belongs to the Man Upstairs, taking our own revenge is the stuff of good drama. Agatha Christie's novel "Ten Little Indians" has been filmed numerous times, but never better than as 1945s "And Then There Were None." One of the greatest whodunits ever filmed, "And Then There Were None" is a frisky, funny, scary film which proves that "payback IS a bitch!" Especially if you are the object of the vengeance.


===ASIDE===

That's Dana Andrews in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).  I don't know the woman's name.
Title: "B" is Brief Encounter
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 09:55:45 am
==comment==

This is a wonderful movie. Directed by David Lean.

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Title: "C" is Children of Paradise
Post by: memento on December 01, 2007, 10:37:54 am
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=comment=
Voted the "Best French Film in History" by the French Film Academy in 1990.

=aside= Leslie
The picture is from "The Best Years of Our Lives."
Title: Aside: Comment
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 10:48:36 am
==comment==memento, oilgun

Yes, that's "The Best Years of Our Lives." The woman in the photo is Teresa Wright. See, I managed to sneak my B movie in after all! LOL

Everyone--I am off to see historic houses in Paris Hill, Maine, with my mom, so I will be offline most of the day. I'll trust you all to hold down the movie fort while I am gone!

Have fun and see you all later,

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "D" is...
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 03:17:32 pm
==Comment==
A very low budget but wonderfuly satisfying Noir. 

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From:  www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s42ulmer.html (http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s42ulmer.html)
[...]
Besides, Detour has got what a lot of expensive movies don't -- a terrific, focused script that grabs our attention from the outset and doesn't let go. Neal and Savage are a great pair and obviously have rehearsed their scenes to perfection. Even the purple prose -- Shakespearean references, no less -- is sold with conviction. Roberts' sullen resignation to every indignity that comes along, and his unerring talent for expecting the worst from life, is perfectly conveyed by Neal. Savage is as shrill as a raw nerve and as jarring as fingernails on a chalkboard, and her Vera is a disheveled, unredeemed tramp. This at a time when the movies were selling us refined 'lost women' who dressed like movie stars. Vera intimidates the way real people do, with wheedling half-threats.
[...]
Title: "E" is The Enchanted Forest
Post by: Fran on December 01, 2007, 03:46:12 pm
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From movies.com:

A kindly old hermit who has lived in the California redwood forest for so long that he can commune with the birds and animals saves an infant after a train crash. He raises the child in the forest until the day comes when he reunites the boy with his mother and at the same time saves his beloved sylvan glade. An overlooked family gem from a minor studio.
Title: "F" is Fury in the Pacific
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 05:13:27 pm
==comment==

From the Internet Archive: Fury in the Pacific is a 1945 documentary short film about a pair of World War II battles in the Pacific: the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Angaur. It was co-produced by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marines, and directed by a series of combat cameraman — of whom nine became casualties of the battles they were filming. The film is especially noteworthy for its praise of the fighting abilities of Japanese soldiers (a rarity for American propaganda during World War II), and its fast-paced editing.

You can watch it here:

http://www.archive.org/details/FURY.IN.THE.PACIFIC

It is 20 minutes long.


Title: "G" is Girls of the Big House
Post by: oilgun on December 01, 2007, 05:44:36 pm
Slim pickings so when in doubt, go for the prison film  ;)

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Title: "H" is The House on 92nd Street
Post by: memento on December 01, 2007, 06:24:00 pm
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Title: "I" is I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Post by: MaineWriter on December 01, 2007, 07:12:24 pm
==comment==


"This film is dedicated to those grand old song writers of yesterday whose melodies are the folk songs of today. Their battle against the music pirates who robbed them of their just rewards, is the inspiration for this story."

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Title: "J" is Johnny Angel
Post by: Fran on December 01, 2007, 08:37:30 pm
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Title: Re: "V" is The Virginian
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 01, 2007, 10:04:14 pm
Calling FRont-Ranger, the bookclub book was made into a movie in 1946!

From the novel by Owen Wister.

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Actually the movie was made four times! And it was also a TV miniseries! But I still feel that there's another version out there that should be made--by CLint Eastwood or Ang Lee!!

Title: "K" is Kitty
Post by: Pipedream on December 02, 2007, 03:40:06 pm
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Title: "L" is Leave Her to Heaven
Post by: oilgun on December 02, 2007, 04:37:28 pm
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http://www.altfg.com/blog/film-festivals/leave-her-to-heaven-screening/ (http://www.altfg.com/blog/film-festivals/leave-her-to-heaven-screening/)

Excerpt:

Leave Her to Heaven, released in the year World War II ended, is an unusual film noir (hence the quotes in the above paragraph) for several reasons:

It focuses on the female character — stereotypical tough guys are (mercifully) nowhere to be found in the film
It isn’t in black and white. In fact, Leave Her to Heaven was shot in glorious, lush colors by the masterful Leon Shamroy
It has a rural setting
Crimes and assorted psychopathic acts are committed in the daytime
Making the film noir label even more misleading, Leave Her to Heaven is much more melodrama than crime story.
[...]
Whether one calls it film noir, women’s film, shameless potboiler, gaudy kitsch, or what-have-you, Leave Her to Heaven is one of the best Hollywood films of the 1940s — one that showed (inner) pitch-black shadows looming in even the brightest corners of the “safe for peace” post-World War II period.



Title: "M" is Manhunt of Mystery Island
Post by: Fran on December 02, 2007, 05:38:10 pm
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Title: "N" is No Buddy Atoll
Post by: MaineWriter on December 02, 2007, 05:56:20 pm
==comment==

This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music.

Mel Blanc does voice Private SNAFU in this one.

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Title: "O" is Out of this World
Post by: oilgun on December 02, 2007, 07:42:27 pm
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Title: "P" is The Port of Missing Mice
Post by: Fran on December 03, 2007, 12:40:28 am
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Title: "Q" is Quiet Please!
Post by: MaineWriter on December 03, 2007, 08:25:46 am
==comment==

A Tom & Jerry cartoon from Hanna Barbera, produced by Fred Quimby. It won the Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

You can watch it here!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD4q1BJk5JY[/youtube]
Title: "R" is Rhapsody in Blue
Post by: southendmd on December 03, 2007, 01:01:19 pm
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With Robert Alda as Gershwin, plus Oscar Levant and Al Jolson as themselves.
Title: "S" is Spellbound
Post by: Meryl on December 03, 2007, 01:59:37 pm
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Title: "T" is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Post by: MaineWriter on December 03, 2007, 02:22:25 pm
==comment==

Elia Kazan's directorial debut. James Dunn won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/A_Tree_Grows_in_Brooklyn_2.jpg)
Title: "U" is Under Western Skies
Post by: southendmd on December 03, 2007, 04:12:28 pm
"They're out to rock the Rockies"

(http://www.cironestudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/UnderWestSkies.jpg)
Title: "V" is Le Vampire
Post by: oilgun on December 03, 2007, 07:48:42 pm
A rather cool documentary about the Vampire Bat.  It's in French but some of the images are fascinating.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32bk5_le-vampire-jean-painleve-1945_tech (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32bk5_le-vampire-jean-painleve-1945_tech)

Title: "W" is Waterloo Road
Post by: MaineWriter on December 03, 2007, 09:00:47 pm
==comment==

Another WWII movie...I think I have actually seen this but I don't remember much about it.

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Title: Wildcard "X" is Mildred Pierce
Post by: MaineWriter on December 03, 2007, 09:01:21 pm
==comment==

Joan Crawford won the Best Actress Oscar....this movie is so much fun. I love to hiss and boo at Veda...


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(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/143714Mildred-Pierce-Posters.jpg)
Title: "Y" is You Came Along
Post by: oilgun on December 03, 2007, 09:13:31 pm
Screenplay by that b!tch, Ayn Rand  ;)

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Title: "Z" is Zombies on Broadway
Post by: Fran on December 04, 2007, 12:34:49 am
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/ffrraann/abc%20movies/zombies_on_broadway.jpg)
Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1944
Post by: dot-matrix on December 04, 2007, 04:41:48 am
Hollywood Goes to War
Round 1944


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Title: "A" is Abroad with Two Yanks
Post by: dot-matrix on December 04, 2007, 04:45:44 am
Cast: William Bendix, Helen Walker, Dennis O’Keefe, John Loder

from IMDb:
Biff and Jeff, two American G.I.'s on furlough in Australia during The Second World War, are enjoying their time the way most soldiers on leave do. When they meet the beautiful Joyce, however, they both fall head over heels for her, and start competing for her attentions. As their R&R time begins to run out, the schemes they each come up with to win her affection and foil the other's plans to do the same become more and more outrageous. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher {[email protected]}

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Title: "B" is Bathing Beauty
Post by: Ellemeno on December 04, 2007, 06:05:03 am
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Title: "C" is Cover Girl
Post by: opinionista on December 04, 2007, 07:09:27 am
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j120/nataligv_2006/197091Cover-Girl-Posters.jpg)

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Title: "D" is Double Indemnity
Post by: MaineWriter on December 04, 2007, 07:17:19 am
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Title: "E" is Experiment Perilous
Post by: dot-matrix on December 04, 2007, 12:49:08 pm
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2561/experimentperiliouslbsyq8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: "F" is Follow the Boys
Post by: southendmd on December 04, 2007, 12:50:27 pm
(http://www.posterpalace.com/images/ak/followtheboysos.jpg)

From IMDb:  During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.

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Marlene Dietrich (looking like Carmen Miranda!) and Orson Welles
Title: "G" is Gaslight
Post by: MaineWriter on December 04, 2007, 12:58:15 pm
==comment==

Ingrid Bergman was the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

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Title: "H" is Henry V
Post by: Meryl on December 04, 2007, 02:31:40 pm
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/HenryV.jpg)
Title: "I" is I'll Be Seeing You
Post by: southendmd on December 04, 2007, 02:34:16 pm
From IMDb:  "Ginger Rogers is a convict released from state penitentiary for a Christmas leave. On the train, she meets Sergeant Joseph Cotton who has been released from a mental hospital and she invites him home for dinner."  With Shirley Temple.  Sounds bizarre.

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Title: "J" is Jane Eyre
Post by: MaineWriter on December 04, 2007, 02:44:19 pm
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Title: "K" is Kismet
Post by: dot-matrix on December 04, 2007, 04:20:58 pm
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8374/11545ps2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Marlene Dietrich's elaborate hairsytles in this film are fascinating ::)
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Title: "L" is Lifeboat
Post by: southendmd on December 04, 2007, 04:23:09 pm
(http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/Lifeboat%20poster%20.jpg)

(http://www.jimusnr.com/lifeboat6.JPG)

(http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/40_image/life.jpg)

Gotta love Tallulah Bankhead!
Trivia from IMDb:  During filming, several of the crew members noted that actress Tallulah Bankhead was not wearing underwear. When advised of this situation, director Alfred Hitchcock observed, "I don't know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing."
Title: "M" is Meet Me in St. Louis
Post by: MaineWriter on December 04, 2007, 04:57:43 pm
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Title: "N" is National Velvet
Post by: Fran on December 04, 2007, 05:02:33 pm
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Title: "O" is Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Post by: southendmd on December 04, 2007, 05:31:41 pm
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) - If ever there was a 1940s equivalent of today's teen comedies, this was it! Featuring endearing performances by the adorable Diana Lynn and Gail Russell as naive young girls who travel to Europe on a cruise ship in 1923, the film is based on the real-life experiences of Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough. Great supporting performances by Charles Ruggles, Dorothy Gish, Beulah Bondi and others. (from freemoviesondvd.com)
Title: "P" is Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo
Post by: MaineWriter on December 04, 2007, 05:36:44 pm
==comment==

A Popeye cartoon. Bluto plays the zookeeper.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/popcat.jpg)
Title: "Q" is Qatil
Post by: oilgun on December 04, 2007, 09:17:06 pm
Name of the film: Qatil  Direction: K.L. Khan  (1944)
Production: Amit Pictures Music: K. Narayan Rao
Artiste 1: E. Bilimoria Artiste 2: Shantarin Artiste 3: Ali Category : Action
Language: Hindi 


Sorry it was either this or one of the Quinito animated films from Spain but a Google search gave me nothin', I tells ya, nothin'!
Title: "R" is Raiders of Ghost City
Post by: Fran on December 05, 2007, 01:43:17 am
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Title: "S" is Since You Went Away
Post by: Meryl on December 05, 2007, 02:32:40 am
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Title: "T" is Thirty Second's Over Tokoyo
Post by: dot-matrix on December 05, 2007, 04:47:09 am
(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/31/b70-15915)
Title: "U" is Up inArms
Post by: MaineWriter on December 05, 2007, 07:10:23 am
==comment==

from IMDb:

One of the funniest movies of all-time. Danny Kaye's first film. Catapulted him from a virtual unknown to an international super-star. Two songs co-authored by his wife, Sylvia Fine, did the trick for him: "The Lobby Number" and "Melody In 4-F." These two songs put Danny's virtuoso tongue-twisting genius on full display. Danny Kaye plays a hypochondriac who is drafted into the Army in World War II and ends up single-handedly capturing a platoon of Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific while winning the heart of beautiful songstress Dinah Shore. Now, 60 years later, the film remains thoroughly enjoyable, and no other entertainer has emerged who can equal Danny Kaye's extraordinary comedic talents. If I had to make a list of the 10 funniest films ever made, "Up In Arms" would surely be on that list.

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Title: "V" is Vigilantes of Dodge City
Post by: southendmd on December 05, 2007, 09:33:53 am
(http://www.cironestudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/VigilantDodge49.jpg)

With "Bobby Blake", a very young Robert Blake.
Title: "W" is The White Cliff's of Dover
Post by: dot-matrix on December 05, 2007, 12:49:24 pm
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3756/d6931mb6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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Title: Wildcard "X" IS Arsenic and Old Lace
Post by: dot-matrix on December 05, 2007, 12:57:44 pm
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/7384/arsenicandoldlacelq3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6307/arsenicoldlacedvdlargecf8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6061/arsenicsizedoh0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: "Y" is Yellow Rose of Texas, The
Post by: southendmd on December 05, 2007, 01:18:27 pm
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Title: "Z" is Zorro's Black Whip
Post by: Fran on December 05, 2007, 02:41:24 pm
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Title: Ding Ding Ding! Announcing Another Special Round!
Post by: MaineWriter on December 05, 2007, 02:55:42 pm
As we slog away through the depths of World War II, I thought it was time to lighten up the mood with another special round!

This one was suggested by Oilgun....

Guilty Pleasures


That guilty pleasure movie...the one you watch when you are feeling down, or silly,
or just want to escape into a memory of an old favorite.
The equivalent of a "comfort food" movie.

As always,

1) Unplayed movies only, please. (Check the archive!)
2) Anything from 1944 to 2007 can be played. Please include the movie year after the name, in parentheses.
3) Include a comment on why this movie is a guilty pleasure. What makes it special or memorable?

Questions...send me a message.

Have fun, everyone!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "A" is American Gigolo (1980)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 05, 2007, 03:28:04 pm
==comment==

Richard Gere as a guilty pleasure. Do I really need to give any more explanation?

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Title: "B" is Blade Runner (1982)
Post by: southendmd on December 05, 2007, 04:11:50 pm
Young Harrison Ford.  Love the soundtrack.


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Title: "C" is Coma (1978)
Post by: oilgun on December 05, 2007, 04:12:48 pm
I still LOVE this movie which like Alien has a strong feminist protagonist, played beautifully by Genevieve Bujold who is a favourite of mine.  Watch for a good cameo by a young Ed Harris and a not so good one by Tom Selleck. Elizabeth Ashley is a hoot as the nurse at the sinister Jefferson Institute.

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Excerpt from a review at From http://www.toptenreviews.com/scripts/eframe/url.htm?u=http%3A%2F%2Freviews.imdb.com%2FReviews%2F207%2F20760 (http://From http://www.toptenreviews.com/scripts/eframe/url.htm?u=http%3A%2F%2Freviews.imdb.com%2FReviews%2F207%2F20760)

The movie protagonist is Doctor Susan Wheeler (played by Genevieve Bujold), young doctor in big Boston hospital. During her practice, she begins noticing a strange pattern of young and healthy patients falling into unexplained coma during the routine surgeries. She begins to investigate, although everyone, including her boyfriend and colleague Doctor Marc Bellows (played by Michael Douglas), doesn't believe her claims about all those cases being connected. Actually, the cause of that phenomenon becomes even more sinister after Doctor Wheeler survives an attempt on her life. Finally motivated to push through the bitter end, she begins to reveal the shocking truth.
Title: "D" is Drumline (2002)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 05, 2007, 04:22:43 pm
==comment==

Nick Cannon was hot--and I never heard of Nick Cannon before this movie! It makes me want to go to a football game at a historically Black university just for the halftime show.

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Title: "E" is Enchanted April (1992)
Post by: Meryl on December 06, 2007, 02:11:41 am
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Four women in post-World War I England leave damp and rainy London to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal villa in Italy (Portofino). Two lonely housewives, who belong to the same church but have never spoken, become acquainted.  After seeing a newspaper ad for a villa for rent on the Italian Riviera, the women set about finding two other ladies to share expenses. Joined by a beautiful young socialite and an elderly dowager, the four find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings.

This is such a feel-good movie, and it's right up my alley.  I love anything British, and this is like a good Masterpiece Theater feature, with lovely locations and pretty costumes and a smart script and a marvelously sappy, happy ending for all.  It's like a mini-vacation, and I feel renewed at the end, just like the characters do.  Wonderful performances from everyone, particularly Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and Alfred Molina.
Title: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Post by: memento on December 06, 2007, 03:20:10 am
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Hugh Grant at his self-deprecating best.
Title: "G" is Gattaca (1997)
Post by: oilgun on December 06, 2007, 04:41:07 am
There is no gene for the human spirit - This dystopian film has been accused of being more style than substance but I disagree.  It certainly is beautifully stylish and gorgeously shot but it's a character driven film that is surprisingly affecting.   Ethan Hawke, as Vincent the 'in-valid', is at his most tortured and handsome and has great chemistry with both Jude Law, as the damaged Jerome whose identity he assumes, and Uma Thurman as his love interest Irene.  Plus it has Gore Vidal   and he's always a treat.  I watch this on a regular basis and my heart aches every time...

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Title: "H" is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Post by: opinionista on December 06, 2007, 07:33:18 am
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Title: "I" is Imitation of Life (1959)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 08:00:13 am
==comment==

A Douglas Sirk film, with Lana Turner, Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. This movie is so jaw-droppingly over the top, especially the funeral at the end, that you can't help but love it. Lana Turner's costumes are great, too.

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(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/060403.jpg)

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Title: "J" is Joy Ride (2001)
Post by: oilgun on December 06, 2007, 09:22:28 am
OK, I admit it, I have a thing for Paul Walker but this definitely is a high tension, joy ride of a movie!

An Excerpt from a decent review at http://www.solomonrothman.com/blog/2007/11/16/roadkill-joy-ride-2001-dvd-review-steve-zahn-paul-walker-leelee-sobieski/ (http://www.solomonrothman.com/blog/2007/11/16/roadkill-joy-ride-2001-dvd-review-steve-zahn-paul-walker-leelee-sobieski/)

This isn’t a scare a minute horror movie, or one that is filled with violence, blood and guts, it plays on tension, a good plot and doesn’t make that fatal mistake of taking itself too seriously. Everyone in the film understands the kind of movie they are making; it’s a teen horror that doesn’t rely on the usual cheap scares and over the top acting and instead pulls something out of the bag that is altogether very different. In my opinion it is better than Jeepers Creepers, which although everyone raves about was only actually any good for the first half of the movie until ‘The Creeper’ gets revealed wouldn’t you agree? Unlike that, Roadkill (or Joy Ride depending on how you want to refer to it) is consistently tense and fun throughout the films entirety. It never loses pace, and it never once becomes boring or tedious leaving the audience on the edge of their seats and desperate to catch a glimpse of the brilliantly unstable Rusty Nail.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/JOYRIDE-1.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/Joyride-2.jpg)
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With the obligatory Paul Walker skin shot, God bless him!
Title: 'K' is Kate and Leopold (2001)
Post by: belbbmfan on December 06, 2007, 11:41:40 am
I saw this movie for the first time on tv a couple of weeks ago. Good fun. Hugh was great!

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/1731.jpg)
Title: "L" is Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2007, 01:18:56 pm
The second-best on-screen kiss!

(http://www.methodshop.com/video/reviews/ladytramp/kiss.jpg)

(http://albums.mouseplanet.com/MPPromotional/lady1.jpg)

(The best, of course, is below:)
Title: "M" is Mrs. Reynolds Needs a Nurse (1963)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 01:33:31 pm
==comment==

Okay, so it is not really a "guilty pleasure" but it is a movie I've never forgotten. I saw this my sophomore year in college. The movie was conceived by Dolores Little, a faculty member at the University of Washington. In her words, "One of the things that came from examining curriculum was an interest in improving understanding about the needs of psychiatric patients. In working at Harborview I had been involved in helping a particularly difficult psychiatric patient and decided to write up the case and present it to a film company I knew of. The head of the education division came out to visit me and we ended up making ‘Mrs. Reynolds Needs a Nurse’ based on this case. The film was cast with personnel from Harborview and in fact I played the supervisor who ‘finally sees the light.’ Virginia Olcott, played the difficult ‘patient’ and someone who worked in the laundry room played her ‘husband.’

The film won Best Documentary at the Canadian Film Festival and the Chris Memorial Award and has been shown around the world.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/lnicoll/album%202/mrs-reynolds-film_poster.jpg)


You can watch it at the University of Washington website:

http://www.son.washington.edu/about/h_mrs-reynolds.asp
Title: 'N' is the Naked Gun (1991)
Post by: belbbmfan on December 06, 2007, 02:44:29 pm
okay, I'll admit, very silly, but funny too.

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/Belbbmfan/film_imagephp-1.jpg)
Title: "O" is O Fantasma (2000)
Post by: oilgun on December 06, 2007, 02:48:55 pm
Ok, this is definitely a very guilty pleasure.  I saw it at the Toronto InsideOut film Festival and was completely mesmerized by it.   Many people absolutely loath it and I have to admit that the second half is a bit hard to take.  That's when the protagonist having lost touch with reality creeps around the Lisbon city dump dressed in a rubber suit, eats garbage & small woodland animals & drinks black water.  The lead (non)actor's performance is so compelling throughout the film that I return to it on a regular basis.

“But one night Sérgio views the phantom of his dreams (Andre Barbosa), [a handsome man on a motorcycle], who awakens in him the obsession of love. Sérgio begins to spy on him, to go through his rubbish, to follow him, and eventually, he breaks into his house, pissing on his bed like a dog marking its territory...
Excerpt from http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/archives/online_features/superheros.php (http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/archives/online_features/superheros.php)


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Title: "P" is Planet of the Apes (1968)
Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2007, 02:54:36 pm
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare2/planetoftehapes/apes1shot7.jpg)

Dr. Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?
Dr. Zaius: His destiny.


(http://www.conelrad.com/conelrad100/images/pota_110404.gif)

Still gives me chills.
Title: Re: "P" is Planet of the Apes (1968)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 03:20:46 pm

Still gives me chills.

I remember seeing that in the Sayville Movie Theater and just about freaking out. I had no clue what the ending was going to be...I didn't read movie reviews in those days. Oh my, what an experience that was!

Folks, I am going to make a GameMistress executive decision and say we skip Q and go right to R. I just went through the Q movies and about the only thing we haven't played was "Quest for Camelot" (which was lousy, certainly not a guilty pleasure) or "Quo Vadis" (which I've never seen, so I can't call that a guilty pleasure). So....

Hope that's all right with everyone!

Leslie
GameMistress
Title: "R" is Reckless (1984)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 03:21:21 pm
==comment==

with Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah. Unfortunately, this is becoming a guilty pleasure only in my memory since it is not out on DVD and I haven't seen it in years. Quinn plays the boy "from the wrong side of the tracks" and Hannah is the cheerleader who wants to take some risks. As I recall, it had a couple of sizzling hot sex scenes (one in a pool, another in her parent's bedroom) and a great soundtrack. I would love to see this again and see what I think of it,  25 years later.

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Title: "Q" is Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
Post by: oilgun on December 06, 2007, 03:43:08 pm
Folks, I am going to make a GameMistress executive decision and say we skip Q and go right to R. I just went through the Q movies and about the only thing we haven't played was "Quest for Camelot" (which was lousy, certainly not a guilty pleasure) or "Quo Vadis" (which I've never seen, so I can't call that a guilty pleasure). So....


I have a "Q"! And it's a movie I've seen and it fits quite nicely in this round.

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Like most Cohen films, it bubbles with an extraordinary wildness of imagery and subtext, almost to the point of overflow. In many of the numerous pickup shots of the city, Cohen, for instance, deliberately notes the striking similarity of the architecture between the flying buttresses on the Chrysler Building and the design of Aztec temples. Cohen inserts all sorts of sardonic analogies between Aztec religion and modern culture: “The donor’s heart is ritually removed and presented to the gods – luckily these days all we have to do is take the water and drink the wine – that’s what I call being civilized,” David Carradine’s detective notes in one of his dry asides.
Excerpt from: http://www.moria.co.nz/horror/q.htm (http://www.moria.co.nz/horror/q.htm)



Title: "S" is Sixteen Candles (1984)
Post by: opinionista on December 06, 2007, 03:45:26 pm
I looove this movie!

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Title: Re: "Q" is Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 03:51:06 pm
I have a "Q"! And it's a movie I've seen and it fits quite nicely in this round.


I stand corrected! Thanks, oilgun! I figured we'd be sitting here for 3 days waiting for someone to post a Q. Thanks for jumping in!

Natali has S, next up, T.

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Title: "T" is Trouble with Harry, The (1955)
Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2007, 03:54:16 pm
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Hitchcock black humor.

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Shirley MacLaine's first film.

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Yes, that's the Beaver (Jerry Mathers)
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Title: "U" is Unfaithful (2002)
Post by: Fran on December 06, 2007, 03:57:53 pm
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=comment=
Often described as "softporn for housewifes," Unfaithful  has Diane Lane cheating on Richard Gere with some young French guy.  I love this movie.
Title: The Verdict (1982)
Post by: memento on December 06, 2007, 05:49:33 pm
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Paul Newman at his finest as an alcoholic lawyer.
Title: "W" is White Christmas (1954)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 06, 2007, 05:53:56 pm
==comment==

This was "my" Christmas movie growing up. I watched it every year, at least once, or multiple times if it was shown on TV multiple times. (No DVDs or videos in those days!) I always watched it with my friend Cathy and we usually sang along with all the songs

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Title: Wild Card "X" is Diva (1981)
Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2007, 06:16:19 pm
I've been trying to play this film since the game started.  Finally!  This was my first film obsession (can you guess the second?):  a film about obsession.  Gorgeous, stylish, suspenseful, moving, very  French.  I dragged all my college friends to see this one.  I still love it. 

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Title: "Y" is Yes (2004)
Post by: oilgun on December 06, 2007, 07:45:41 pm
The first thing to say about Sally Potter's "Yes" is that it is written in verse - rhymed iambic pentameter, to be precise. This curious feature may not, however, be the first thing you notice about the movie, given Ms. Potter's knack for enjambment and her cast's impressive ability to make highly artificial language sound like natural speech. The rhythms of their dialogue are at once odd and familiar, and the meter gives the picture a brisk momentum, making it feel like the expression of single, sustained impulse. "Yes" is not just a movie, in other words, it's a poem.
Excerpt From http://movies.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/movies/24yes.html (http://movies.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/movies/24yes.html)

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Title: "Z" is Zorba the Greek (1964)
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 07:30:58 am
==comment==

This isn't really a guilty pleasure...in fact, I think I've only seen it once. But I needed a Z movie to finish the round and I have seen this (as opposed to, say, Zombie Honeymoon!).

Thanks again to oilgun for suggesting this round. If anyone else has ideas, let me know.

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Title: Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1943
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 07:33:28 am
Let the cameras roll!

Round 1943!


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Title: "A" is Above Suspicion
Post by: memento on December 07, 2007, 09:10:25 am
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Title: "B" is Batman, The
Post by: southendmd on December 07, 2007, 09:59:46 am
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IMDb user comment:  The 1943 Batman Movie Serial, starring Lewis Wilson as the Batman and Lewis Croft as Robin, is definitely one of my favorites. The evil Dr. Daka, played with devilish delight by J. Carol Naish, has enlisted a number of 5th columnists to subvert American interests, on U.S. soil. Innocent Americans are transformed into mindless zombies in order to assist the sinister Daka and his evil minions. Despite every advantage, the Batman manages to stop Daka and save America from the "Doom of the Rising Sun!" Watch for Shirley Patterson as Bruce Wayne's love interest, Linda Page, who definitely makes a wonderful damsel in distress. William Austin plays Wayne's faithful butler, Alfred and provides comic relief. Batman creator, Bob Kane, even makes an appearance in the first chapter as a newsboy.

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Title: "C" is Corregidor
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 10:22:08 am
==comment==

It seems fitting to play this today, since the movie opens with a wedding that takes place in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Title: "D" is The Deerslayer
Post by: oilgun on December 07, 2007, 10:39:49 am
Stars Yvonne DiCarlo.
From an IMDb user:  Yvonne decorates the forest. Nicely.  :D

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Title: "E" is Edge of Darkness
Post by: southendmd on December 07, 2007, 11:56:11 am
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A well-regarded film about the Norwegian resistance.  Also starring Ruth Gordon.
Title: "F" is For Whom the Bell Tolls
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 12:13:43 pm
==comment==

Nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture, but only won one: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Katina Paxinou)


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Title: "G" is The Gang's All Here
Post by: oilgun on December 07, 2007, 12:49:22 pm
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===Comment===
I take back what I said about the forties being a better decade than the fifties for film.  The ratio of bad to good movies seems about the same, if not higher, in the forties.
Title: "H" is Heaven Can Wait
Post by: southendmd on December 07, 2007, 01:36:02 pm
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IMDb user comment:  Another Lubitsch masterpiece, Heaven Can Wait is in brilliant color. It is extremely well acted, charming, and in its own way, timeless. It takes place mainly around the turn of the century though it does transcend decades. It is the engaging story of wealthy would-be playboy Henry Van Cleeve, magnificently played by Don Ameche, whose heart is captured by Gene Tierney. Since he always had a bit of the rogue in him, and acted mischievously at times, upon death Henry goes directly to see Satan (played winningly by Laird Cregar) to accept his fate of eternal damnation. Thus, the story of his life is told to Satan via flashback in most ingenious fashion. I don't wish to give any more away. It is marvelous fare for the entire family. See it and revel in it.

(BTW, this has nothing to do with the Warren Beatty 1977 film, which was a remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan".)
Title: "I" is An Itch in Time
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 02:00:07 pm
==comment==

Another Looney Tunes cartoon, this one with Elmer Fudd having to give his dog a bath. For those who want to watch, it is available at YouTube (and now here!).

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-zA16E-_NY[/youtube]
Title: "J" is Journey into Fear
Post by: Meryl on December 07, 2007, 02:38:49 pm
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Title: "K" is Klondike Kate
Post by: oilgun on December 07, 2007, 04:22:48 pm
With Ann Savage and Tom Neal who would star again together in Detour 1945.

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Title: "L" is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 04:26:44 pm
==comment==

Another classic from "The Archers," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The synopsis from the Criterion Collection:

The passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military are dramatized in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s magnificent epic, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The film follows the exploits of pristine British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars, and a changing world. Vibrant and controversial, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is at once a romantic portrait of a career soldier and a pointed investigation into the nature of aging, friendship, and obsolescence.

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Title: "M" is Mr. Lucky
Post by: memento on December 07, 2007, 04:45:28 pm
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Title: "N" is No Time for Love
Post by: Meryl on December 07, 2007, 05:50:22 pm
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Starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert

The misadventures of a woman press photographer and an engineer who fall in love and find their careers conflict on an assignment.

Quote from screenplay:

    * Katherine Grant: Oh, you---you coward! Kissing a woman!
    * Jim Ryan: What am I supposed to kiss?
Title: "O" is The Ox-Bow Incident
Post by: MaineWriter on December 07, 2007, 05:57:54 pm
==comment==

Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar but didn't win. According to IMDb trivia, this is the last movie nominated for only one Oscar. Interesting!

Here's a comment from Win Martin at IMDb:

"The Ox-Bow Incident" joins films like "12 Angry Men" to become one of the great "moral" films. In it's short 75 minutes, it manages to deal with themes of death, justice, and vengeance with realism and gravity. It also remains surprisingly immediate; though the film was made in 1943, it seems barely dated. Henry Fonda's performance (his best, in my opinion) is just as grounded and natural as always, without some of the theatricality that was the style of the times. This was one of the rare Westerns to truly transcend the genre - to appeal to a wider and more demanding audience.

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Title: "P" is Phantom of the Opera
Post by: Fran on December 07, 2007, 06:34:29 pm
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A "User Comment" from IMDb:

"Can you do better than opera arias by Nelson Eddy and a classic performance by Claude Rains?  I think not."
Title: "Q" is Quelli della montagna
Post by: Ellemeno on December 08, 2007, 03:37:15 am
English translation "Those of the Mountain."

Let's enjoy some Italian names, which I love even more than Georgian ones:

Directed by
Aldo Vergano       
 
Writing credits
Alessandro Blasetti        screenplay &
Corrado Pavolini        screenplay &
Alberto Spaini        screenplay &
Aldo Vergano        screenplay &
Sergio Pugliese        dialogue

Gino Betrone        story (uncredited)
Raffaele Luciani        screenplay (uncredited)

Original Music by
Annibale Bizzelli       
 
Cinematography by
Arturo Climati       
Mario Craveri       
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Cerchio       
 
Production Design by
Vittorio Valentini       
 
Set Decoration by
Tullio Maciocchi       
 
Production Management
Piero Caserini    ....   production supervisor
Mario Costantini    ....   unit manager
Attilio Fattori    ....   production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vittorio Cottafavi    ....   assistant director
Nino Fatiganti    ....   assistant director
 
Sound Department
Giacomo Pitzorno    ....   sound (as Giacomo Pizzorno)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amleto Dessie    ....   camera operator (uncredited)
Ubaldo Marelli    ....   camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Franco Benedetti    ....   conductor: alpine choir
Nino Sanzogno    ....   conductor
 
Other crew
Alessandro Blasetti    ....   supervising director
Andrea Brazzola    ....   technical advisor (as Cap. Andrea Brazzola)
Vincenzo Genesi    ....   laboratories owner (as V. Genesi)
 
Thanks
Gino Betrone    ....   in memory of (as Cino Betrone)
 
Title: "R" is Riders of the Rio Grande
Post by: dot-matrix on December 08, 2007, 04:19:22 am
Riders of the Rio Grande was the last in Republic's Three Mesquiteers series

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Title: "S" is Shadow of a Doubt
Post by: oilgun on December 08, 2007, 07:32:19 am
From http://userpages.umbc.edu/~landon/Film%20Summaries/Summary_Shadow%20of%20a%20Doubt.htm (http://userpages.umbc.edu/~landon/Film%20Summaries/Summary_Shadow%20of%20a%20Doubt.htm)
Shadow of a Doubt was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite among his own films and was based on the case of the real-life "Merry Widow Murderer," Earle Leonard Nelson, a mass strangler of the 1920s. Hitchcock made this chiller all the more frightening by having his crafty homicidal maniac intrude into the tranquility of a warm, middle-class family living in a small town, revealing the dark underside of the American heartland. His characters are deeply developed, and he drew from Joseph Cotten one of the actor's most remarkable and fascinating performances.

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Title: "T" is They Came to Blow Up America
Post by: MaineWriter on December 08, 2007, 08:44:49 am
==comment==

from IMDb: Based on a true incident that occurred in 1942 when nine Nazi saboteurs were put ashore on the coast of Long Island, New York, by submarine, with orders to blow up various defense installations. They were caught, tried, and several were executed.


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Title: "U" is The Uninvited Pest
Post by: Fran on December 08, 2007, 11:31:06 am
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Title: "V" is The Volunteer
Post by: memento on December 08, 2007, 08:08:24 pm
Another film by The Archers.
From IMDB:
After a masterful performance as Othello in a London theater 'Ralph Richardson' is asked for an autograph by Fred, his dresser. A short while later, Fred has joined the Fleet Air Arm (Fly Navy) and has become a hero, rescuing a pilot from his burning plane. When Fred goes to Buckingham Palace it's Ralph's turn to ask for an autograph.
             
Ralph Richardson  ... Himself / Narrator (as Lt. Cmdr Ralph Richardson RNVR)
Pat McGrath  ...  Fred Davey
Anna Neagle 
Laurence Olivier ...  Himself - impersonating a fish outside restaurant window
Michael Powel ... Photographer outside Buckingham Palace
Herbert Wilcox
Tommy Woodrooffe ...Narrator of documentary seen on aircraft carrier


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Title: "W" is We've Never Been Licked
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2007, 01:49:17 am
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We've Never Been Licked is a World War II propaganda film produced by Walter Wanger and released by United Artists. Parts of the movie were shot on location at the Texas A&M University campus.

Army brat Brad Craig enters A&M with a chip on his shoulder which upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate. In the meantime, Craig unwittingly associates with Japanese spies (one played by William Frawley of I Love Lucy) bent on stealing a secret chemical compound developed in the A&M Chemistry Department. Craig is drummed out of the Corps for being a suspected accomplice to the spies, but he then bravely infiltrates the spy network to sabotage the Japanese war effort. Many A&M traditions are referenced in this film.
Title: Wildcard "X" is Le Corbeau
Post by: oilgun on December 09, 2007, 07:02:07 am
Description from Amazon: A mysterious writer of poison pen letters known only as Le Corbeau (The Raven) plagues a French provincial town, and unwittingly exposes the collective suspicion and rancor that was seething beneath the community's calm surface. Made during the Nazi Occupation of France, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press, the Catholic Church, and was banned after the liberation. Le Corbeau brilliantly captures the spirit of paranoid pettiness and self-loathing that turns an occupied French town into a twentieth-century Salem.

From an IMDb user: Clouzot has been called the French Hitchcock, but when Le Corbeau hit the screens in 1943 – released by a German production company during the Nazi occupation of France – he wasn't welcomed as warmly as the mischievous but harmless cherub across the Atlantic. its mordantly unflattering portrait of the French bourgeoisie was shunned as little short of treasonous.To be sure, Le Corbeau, like most of Clouzot's work (Diabolique, The Wages of Fear) seems to take Shakespeare's misanthropic Timon of Athens as inspiration for its outlook on humanity; it's certainly no tourist brochure for the French provinces

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Title: "Y" is Young and Willing
Post by: oilgun on December 09, 2007, 07:28:41 am
There are two user comments on IMDb, one is very positive and the other very negative.

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Title: "Z" is La Z