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#1099501
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Amadeus - Theatrical Cut Restoration 1080p (V2)
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AmbrosiaSaladSandwich said:

Handman said:

The old links are dead. Asking for anything in this thread is no longer helpful. Please go to the stickied MySpleen thread to ask for an invite, you will find this project there.

and how do we get to that?

Here is the thread you are looking for.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Post-in-this-thread-to-request-an-invite-to-MySpleenorg-you-MUST-read-the-first-post/id/8592

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#1099462
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Handman said:

Warbler said:

resis?

Missing one.

He said first letter of each paragraph, I have included them all.

The last line starts a new paragraph. The paragraph is only a single line, but it’s still another paragraph. I was confused at first too, but then realized it must include that as well if it’s to make any sense.

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#1098335
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Last movie seen
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It is very late. This is what I saw today.
Angel Face - Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons film noir. Otto Preminger directs. 3.5/5
Stagecoach - The film that made John Wayne a star and the western genre more than schlock. 4/5
Blow-Up - Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings. Photographs. 4/5
Camelot - Ran out of Gene Kelly musicals, this one with Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings (again) wasn’t so bad. Music wasn’t good (besides the catchy theme they kept repeating over and over again to the point you’re sick of hearing it), no dancing, but nice visuals, themes, and plot. 3/5

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#1098232
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I plan on watching The Yellow Submarine next, then Roman Polanski’s Repulsion then Fritz Lang’s M. Depending on how things go, I may watch TESB Revisited between any of those movies.

Let me know what you think of M.

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#1097976
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Crossfire - Another 1947 film about antisemitism, but not as good as 1947’s Best Picture winner Gentleman’s Agreement, I don’t think (that one wasn’t too good either). 2.5/5

The Defiant Ones - Sidney Poitier in the role that made him famous, alongside Tony Curtis. Lon Chaney Jr. makes a surprise appearance by not turning into a wolf. I wish there were more to this one, as it seems to be split into four main sections, with the third one not being very interesting. Still great to see. 3.5/5

To Sir, With Love - Another Sidney Poitier movie. I really enjoyed this one. A template for all teacher/student movies to follow, with some good lessons. Poitier is really playing an ideal, and I have no issues with that, I wanted to be him. 4/5

Summer Stock - Can’t end the day without a musical. This time, it’s Judy Garland’s final performance with MGM. Two things worth watching: Wow and wow.

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#1097742
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Dunkirk - I think this is the first movie I’ve mentioned here that I actually saw in the theater. Worth seeing. I thought it was weird that they got Vangelis to do the music. Worth seeing, I regret not finding a 75mm showing. 4(.5?)/5

Got home and made another dent in my DVR.

Once Upon a Honeymoon - Watched for Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers together. Forgettable. 2.5/5

The Pirate - I always seem to start musicals around midnight. Probably because the stories are simple and I can just relax. This one had great visuals, a weird pre-“Make Them Laugh” song with the same melody, but nothing extraordinary. I’d have to say this was the least engaging of the musicals I’ve seen in the past few days. Cover Girl had that one good number, and Brigadoon was just weird all around. This had none of that. Judy Garland was good in it, though. 3/5

I’ve got less than a week before I don’t have access to my DVR for awhile, and about twenty more movies to get through (before someone decides to erase them). I look forward to it.

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#1097739
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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It was similar here in my northern high school much more recently, though we didn’t have enough black students to take a whole table. The Asians usually all sat together, anyway, at least the ones who didn’t assimilate to the dominant nonthinking airhead culture. By the time I graduated, that was beginning to change. Might have reversed by now. Who knows.

The cultures everyone grows up with still depends heavily on race, and since people like being near people they can relate to, it leads to a lot of separation between the races. It’s unfortunate, but there’s not much you can really do about it. You see it a lot in college too, despite all the talk of integration and diversity. Cultural divides. I wish I could say “At least we’re not hostile about it”, but recent events in the nation have proven otherwise.

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#1097139
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Robert E. Lee doesn’t deserve this. He’s like the least awful Confederate figure you could honor, and he’s pretty fascinating. I don’t have to be a “white nationalist” to think that.

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#1096422
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Binge watching TCM lately.
Key Largo – This takes some time to build up, but it’s another fantastic Bogey and Bacall flick, and John Huston’s knack for examining the human spirit in a very pessimistic way works well here. Edward G. Robinson was absolutely horrendous in the best way possible. This appears to have been a major influence for The Hateful Eight.

Night of the Hunter – Speaking of being absolutely horrendous, Robert Mitchum here was terrifying. Can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said. Stylistically gorgeous, great tension, perfect characters. Best of the bunch tonight.

Brigadoon – Nice way to end the day. None of the numbers were all that special except “Almost Like Being in Love”. Can’t help but enjoy a nice colorful MGM musical anyway.

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