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RussellDoucetteof73

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I think the full title was "Killer Klowns from Outer Space."

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A few of my personal favorites include:
 "The Quiet Man", "Babes in Toyland" (or, "March of the Wooden Soldiers"), "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "The Hell Fighters", "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", "Jeremiah Johnson".
The first two, are movies I watch regularly during the holiday that corresponds with it.  The others I try to watch whenever they're on.
Another classic, that could never be made today, is "Blazing Saddles".


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Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Blade Runner
Vertigo 

Honorable Mention:

Gettysburg
My Cousin Vinny
Dark City
Saving Private Ryan
Animal House



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In on the Waterfront I love the scene where Brando is talking to innocent, naive Eva-Marie Sainte, and says "Johnny Friendly bought a piece of me".   She clearly doesn't understand what he means, and she says "bought a piece of you????", and Brando gives her this - why are you repeating what I'm saying look, and just says "yeah".  


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jim...how could i forget?  casablanca, maltese falcon and vertigo - great movies. 

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My father passed away in May of 1963... I was not quite 15 years old, and feeling very sad... In July of 1963 I decided to go to a movie just released- "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"...That movie was so funny, I roared throughout the whole show... It really lifted my spirits and made me feel a lot better... When Jimmy Durante "kicked the bucket"...Phil Silvers driving his 1940's convertible and being told by a little kid to go across the water, "it's not deep"... Of course, Phil Silvers and the car immediately sank to the bottom...Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hacket trying to fly a plane and not having the slightest idea what they were doing...Jonathan Winters riding an old bike in the desert and completely destroying a gas station owned by two mild meek guys on its first day of business...Spencer Tracy holding a phone to each ear and listening to his wife and his daughter yell at him for not having enough money to give them everything they ever wanted... But- the best was when Ethel Merman walks into the hospital ward at the end of the movie yelling "now hear this"- slips on a banana peel and lands squarely on her behind- while everyone in the ward laughs hysterically...THAT was a great movie- and I still get a kick out of it when its being shown on TV....KJF'66.

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Today, we were given the news of the loss of Dom Delouise.  This man made the "Cannon Ball Run" movies with Burt Reynolds into classics all their own.  Between Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, Dom became an icon of comedy.  He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Sorry, I did forget to mention "Gettysburg" as a favorite film.  As a Civil War buff, I enjoy anything that involves this era in our history and there are many films that have done so.  Some admiribly and some ficticiously.

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 "The Freshman" with Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, and Marlon Brando.

 "Smoke" with William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Forrest Whitaker, and Stockard Channing.

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Hi, All!

I happen to think Dustin Hoffman is one of the greatest actors of all time, and the range of characters he has played never ceases to amaze me.  His multiple ages (from teenager to 121yr old) played in "Little Big Man" was stunning, but of course, so was his femme fatale as Tootsie!  I will always remember "Plastics!" as the magic word of our generation, from The Graduate, and Ratso Rizzo from Midnight Cowboy was so off the beaten path and over the top... Then, I really think one of the best acting jobs of all time was his portrayal of Raymond, the idiot savant "Rain Man".... so many others: Papillion, Marathon Man, Kramer v. Kramer, Runaway Jury, the more recent Meet the Fokkers, and on and on.... I would always be up for viewing any one of those, again and again and.....! 

But, ever since I first read it at MC, and then later when I actually had to sell for a living, I have felt a deep emotional connection to Willie, and Dustin's TV rendition of him in Death of a Salesman was spot on, I thought.  I wish I had a DVR the last time that played... methinks I will someday have to buy a DVD of that one, fersure!

So, I vote for most anything with Mr. Hoffman, and would also like to nominate two others as quite memorable and entirely re-visitable: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the original movie version of M*A*S*H....








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  Even though I know the outcome (which I will not reveal), I enjoy rewatching "Cast Away" (Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt) about once every two years.  The scene in the rain near the end is the most poignant  scene in any movie I know.

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Whaaa? The part where she decides to stay with her husband rather than go off with him? That part?
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"Now, Voyager." A great script, wonderful acting by Betty Davis.
And what a theme and score!!  It's the classic example of the
greatness of the movies of the 1930s and 1940s.

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 That was not nice behavior.  You must stand in the back of the room for one hour, masticating soap.  After school, you must write "I will never reveal the plot of a movie again" 100 times, and say 50 Hail Marys.

  You have disappointed us.

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I've often wondered about what he did about the pretty girl he passed after dropping off the package he carried around the whole time.


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Watched "Doubt" last night. Great performances all around but Meryl Streep was amazing. For those of us who experienced Catholic school in the sixties, there are numerous moments that will resonate. The one that my wife found unbelievable was that the use of a ballpoint pen (instead of a fountain pen) was forbidden.




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