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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2014, 01:27:35 AM »

It used to be shown every summer in my hometown in this beautiful old classic theater.

Oh wow. I've never seen it in a theater but that's exactly the type of theater I would want to see it in. I'll have to keep my eyes open. There is an old theater in Salamanca, the Ray Evans theater (he wrote Silver Bells and is from there). It's mostly used for live performances but occasionally they show classic movies. I can't think of a better one for them to show this year.

There...I just "liked" them on Facebook so I'll know.
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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2014, 01:35:37 AM »

When I lived near Atlanta, we visited the Underground. It's a shopping and eating area that is at the level where the wounded in the movie are waiting at the rail station. Now it's 3-4 stories underground  (hence the name). There is still a few original street lamps there and one has a dent where a cannon ball hit it!
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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2014, 05:12:12 AM »

I saw Gone With The Wind on the BIG screen at the Loew's Paradise Theatre in The Bronx (before it went multiplex)...





That was a good name for that movie theater.  It had a very high ceiling with little lights in it that would flicker giving the impression of twinkling stars.  I took a girlfriend to see it.  She sat there mesmerized by the movie.  After all, it is a girl's movie...just like An Affair To Remember...


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I've read that Leslie Howard never read the novel and was completely unaware of the movie's plot.  He just learned his lines in the script and played his scenes.

I've also read that there were very few live extras in the scene where the wounded were being tended to at the rail station.  They were mostly in the foreground with dummies alongside.  They moved the dummies' arms with thin sticks to make them look like they were beckoning for help.  It was indeed a very impressive scene as the camera pulled back to reveal the great number of wounded soldiers and the tattered Confederate flag atop the flagpole...


Gone With The Wind (1939) Battle of Atlanta Injuries





My favorite scene was when Scarlett found her resolve...


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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2014, 05:56:04 AM »

I just pre-ordered this from Amazon...



The review that I read says that in BluRay you can tell the dummies from the real actors. I hope that's not true!
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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2014, 06:45:43 AM »

There are, of course, exceptions to the rule ('Godfather', 'Godfather Part 2') and I was expecting someone to quote 'Hey Jude' or 'Desolation Row' or 'Blonde on Blonde' or 'Gone With The Wind' but, as a rule, the above timings are not too far out, and much tedium would have been saved if an editing process had been in play in music and/or cinema over the years.

Less is more.
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« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2014, 02:32:11 PM »

I've also read that there were very few live extras in the scene where the wounded were being tended to at the rail station.  They were mostly in the foreground with dummies alongside.  They moved the dummies' arms with thin sticks to make them look like they were beckoning for help.  It was indeed a very impressive scene as the camera pulled back to reveal the great number of wounded soldiers and the tattered Confederate flag atop the flagpole...

I love that scene (with the camera pulling back and eventually showing the tattered Confederate flag). I always try to spot the dummies.

When I lived in Virginia back in the late 1990s and again in the early 2000s, some people actually had bumper stickers that read "Happiness Is a Yankee Heading North." Really?! As a native of NYS, that rankled.  ;)

There are, of course, exceptions to the rule ('Godfather', 'Godfather Part 2') and I was expecting someone to quote 'Hey Jude' or 'Desolation Row' or 'Blonde on Blonde' or 'Gone With The Wind' but, as a rule, the above timings are not too far out, and much tedium would have been saved if an editing process had been in play in music and/or cinema over the years.

Less is more.

I agree. Most movies today run 'way too long. A lot of them could use some serious editing.
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Re: Your Favourite TV Series
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2014, 03:31:28 PM »

I've been on vacation and my son talked me into watching 'Breaking Bad' on Netflix. Its good so far (only 5 episodes in).  I've also been watching 'Orange Is The New Black' about a girl who goes to prison.  Its also good.. Son says Dexter must be next.
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