Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 1124593 times)

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"M" is Morgan!
« Reply #1190 on: November 06, 2007, 09:27:15 am »
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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..."

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"N" is Nevada Smith
« Reply #1191 on: November 06, 2007, 10:00:28 am »

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"O" is Our Man Flint
« Reply #1192 on: November 06, 2007, 10:20:19 am »

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"P" is Persona
« Reply #1193 on: November 06, 2007, 11:10:49 am »
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"Q" is Queen of Blood
« Reply #1194 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)



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)

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"R" is Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
« Reply #1195 on: November 06, 2007, 11:32:11 am »

One of the stranger B movies of the year.  A parody of the very campy "Batman" TV series.

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"S" is Sand Pebbles, The
« Reply #1196 on: November 06, 2007, 11:57:34 am »

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"T" is Torn Curtain
« Reply #1197 on: November 06, 2007, 01:03:51 pm »
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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.

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"U" is Un homme et une femme
« Reply #1198 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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"V" is A Vist with Truman Capote
« Reply #1199 on: November 06, 2007, 01:50:17 pm »
This a Maysles brothrers Doc





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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.