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Overly long and overly loud.
5 months 2 weeks ago
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Unlike any other John Ford movie I've ever seen.
5 months 3 weeks ago
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Sweet little short from MGM featuring thier most popular talent in that day. Starring Jackie Coogan with Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Lionel Barrymore (pre back injury and wheelchair), Marion Davies, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Jimmy Durante, and many more adult and child actors.

It's basically a Christmas Card from the studio to the audience. Good story and (obviously) excellent acting. I enjoyed it.
2 years 2 months ago
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This is spectacularly bad.
2 years 2 months ago
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Anyone who knows me knows that I just don't cry. I have never even cried during a movie (not even E.T.).

Well, we just saw Bohemian Rhapsody and I cried like I haven't cried in as long as I can remember. The memory of the first time I ever heard a Queen song (We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions) and the impact it made on me. The originality and largesse of Live AID. The magnitude and gravity of AIDS in the 80s. The power and magnificence that was the majesty of Freddy Mercury.

No. Purists will never be pleased. Honestly, if you want complete accuracy and every detail shown, there are several terrific documentaries that are available for streaming. For the rest of us, their is Bohemian Rhapsody.
2 years 3 months ago
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The music made me think of the soundtrack played for silent movies.
2 years 9 months ago
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Mostly a short regarding daredevils, I guess that poking fun at large women was modus operandi in those days. That scene was totally out of place in this silly old picture.
2 years 10 months ago
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Interesting view of a time long past.
3 years 1 month ago
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Overly long and drawn out, but it has some fantastic acting by Jimmy Stewart (at his mean and stodgy best). Best performances are from Sir Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine, and Hardy Krüger.

I have a question, though. Someone help me understand how spoiler. The only thing I could understand was that it had something to do with the camel.
3 years 1 month ago
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Why did I watch this crap movie? Oh yeah. Eion Bailey.
3 years 1 month ago
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I guess the giant never wakes up...
3 years 2 months ago
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Silly little frollick, but those with modern sensibilities be warned that there is a routine done in black face (as was common at the time). I'd like to say that it was done with good taste, but alas...
3 years 4 months ago
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Just a fantastic short. You really don't know what's going to happen. I highly recommend seeking it out.
3 years 6 months ago
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Even though I never saw Night Watch (which I hope to soon see), I enjoyed this film immensely. I just wish that I had seen it subtitled instead of dubbed.
3 years 6 months ago
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An interesting, and sometimes psychedelic, study of dance for film. The short features Dave Gould, Adaggio Dancers, Russian knife dancing, with a lot of slow motion to show the intricacy in each dance. Of course, it wouldn't be a golden age flick without casual racism and fat shaming.
3 years 7 months ago
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Not a bad movie, but not great either. Jay Morh's character is probably the worst and most selfish brother I've seen on screen. What line of work is he supposed to be in anyway?
3 years 7 months ago
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Gary Cooper nearly steals the film away from Ronald Colman and Vilma Bánky in his debut as a film lead. That was no small feat at the time and a sign of what was to come from Cooper.

Very good silent film that mirrors a true event in Salton Basin/Lake, California.
3 years 8 months ago
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The chemistry between Julia Roberts and George Clooney is always a win for me. Good escapist entertainment. It's not a fantastic movie, but it is a good film.
3 years 8 months ago
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The English title is Haute Cuisine.

Charming film.
3 years 8 months ago
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This is definitely Ethel Merman's movie. Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor are terrific, but Dan Dailey seems to be just going through the motions. I don't think they put much work into the syncing.
3 years 9 months ago
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A lovely film with great musical numbers. Aline MacMahon is a real pip.

Warner and Zanuck were correct (for once) when they moved Forgotten Man to the end. What an amazing, moving, and beautifully shot sequence. Etta Moten was a revelation. A fantastic tribute to the circumstances that WW1 vets found themselves in during The Depression. They were showing the effects of PTSD before anyone knew what it was.

I watch this every time it's on TCM and highly recommend it to everyone.
3 years 10 months ago
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Was it common in the 40s for people to think that a 5 year old is old enough to be left at home alone for several hours? I certainly know that things were different back then, but this appears insanely irresponsible. Perhaps this was the point, but I just want to ensure I'm not judging unfairly.
4 years ago
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