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Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
« Reply #1200 on: July 29, 2014, 03:28:35 AM »

Which reminds me!  I saw Beyond The Sea a few weeks ago on cable TV.  Kevin Spacey did a perfect Bobby Darin...


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« Reply #1201 on: July 29, 2014, 03:43:44 AM »

Which reminds me!  I saw Beyond The Sea a few weeks ago on cable TV.  Kevin Spacey did a perfect Bobby Darin...

He did indeed! What an amazing job he did on the vocals; I was really impressed. I love Kevin Spacey. I'll have to track that movie down, too, even if it means expanding the budget again for Netflix. My girls fell in love this summer with the Everly Brothers, and in anticipation of seeing "Jersey Boys" I have been playing them Frankie Valli/The Four Seasons. I'm positive they'd love Bobby Darin and "Beyond The Sea" as well.
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« Reply #1202 on: July 29, 2014, 04:50:00 AM »

You're prepping them well, Kathleen.  Well done!

Be sure to tell them about Bobby Darin before they see Beyond The Sea.  Prepare them for his family history which is somewhat surrealistically presented in the film.  He knew his life would be shortened because of his history of rheumatic fever as a child.  He packed so much into his 37 years...singing, acting and political activism.  A teen idol turned lounge singer...


Bobby Darin "Beyond the Sea"



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That was just a few months before his death.  He had to frequently go backstage to have oxygen administered to him in order to continue his set.
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Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
« Reply #1203 on: July 29, 2014, 10:20:54 AM »


In anticipation of Shark Week, the girls and I watched Open Water the other night:

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That was one tense movie!
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« Reply #1204 on: July 30, 2014, 01:02:51 AM »

You're prepping them well, Kathleen.  Well done!

Thanks! I try.  ;D

Be sure to tell them about Bobby Darin before they see Beyond The Sea.  Prepare them for his family history which is somewhat surrealistically presented in the film. 

Will do. I'll have to brush up on it myself.
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« Reply #1205 on: July 30, 2014, 01:03:45 AM »

That was one tense movie!

It sure was! I feel bad, because I unthinkingly gave away the ending to the kids just as the movie started.
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« Reply #1206 on: July 30, 2014, 01:12:29 AM »

It sure was! I feel bad, because I unthinkingly gave away the ending to the kids just as the movie started.



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« Reply #1207 on: July 30, 2014, 10:40:17 PM »

That's a good one! Blaaabbbermouth! Ralph can only take so much!!!
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« Reply #1208 on: July 31, 2014, 01:41:21 AM »


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Yep, that's pretty much how it happened!  ;)

Thanks for sharing that clip, Barry; it made me laugh out loud, and after a particularly trying day. I love Jackie Gleason's facial expressions -- priceless!
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« Reply #1209 on: July 31, 2014, 05:13:37 AM »

Yep, that's pretty much how it happened!  ;)

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Thanks for sharing that clip, Barry; it made me laugh out loud, and after a particularly trying day. I love Jackie Gleason's facial expressions -- priceless!

Check the time marks on the YouTube progress bar, Kathleen.  She was in the apartment for exactly three minutes until the alarm went off.  Just as Ralph predicted: "I'll bet you a million dollars she won't be in this apartment three minutes before she starts an argument.  Without a word from me!"      ;D
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Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
« Reply #1210 on: August 08, 2014, 09:22:55 PM »

'The Girl On A Motorcycle' (1968)



Alternatively titled 'Naked Under Leather' - I think that for a brief shining moment Marianne Faithfull was the British Bardot. Quite fetching and not a bad actor to boot. Better than Bardot.

This one rambles (on a motorcycle, of course), without much of a storyline, as is the case with many art films of the period. But it held my interest, wondering where the journey would end.

Faithfull's performance keeps it interesting. Too bad she got so messed up later on. She could have gone so much farther as an actor, I believe.

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Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
« Reply #1211 on: August 14, 2014, 01:37:28 AM »

12 Years a Slave. Tough movie. It deserves all the awards it got!
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Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
« Reply #1212 on: August 14, 2014, 06:52:13 AM »

'Girl On A Motorcycle' (great soundtrack by the way) is exactly the kind of film that would have turned up on British TV about 30 years ago when we only had three or four channels. Sure, it would have been tucked away in the schedules at about 2.00 a.m., but it would have got a screening.
 
Now we have about 500 channels it has, along with hundreds of others (especially foreign language films) completely vanished!

Is that progress? Another case of less is more? 
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