Name that Movie 25 is up. Who will guess it correctly? We'll find out. Good Luck! By the way, I have to go pick up a neighbor whose car broke down in the snow so it might be a while before I can confirm any guesses.
The 1941 version of The Singing Detective. If there was such a thing, which there isn't.
Gold Diggers of 1933?
So close! Like the fictional movie you mention, this is also a movie, only real. And it was made in the twentieth century too! Damn you're good.
Marilyn, nope it's not that but you, unlike Bill, actually are very close.
The Broadway Melody?
Gold Diggers of 1935?
The Crazy Dancin' Scissor Girls of Aught Nine?
It's the early thirties. It's a musical. I'll be back in a few (have to take the little one to a friends. The stranded snow neighbor hasn't called back with a location yet).
Bill, I wish there was a movie with that name. Make it!
Bill-What about The Crazy Dancin' Scissor Girl With a Thirty Ought Six?
Fox, we should make a grindhouse double feature!! The "scissor girl" thing should probably just be a fake trailer, though.
Bill-I've also seen a movie where the girl's legs were the jaws of a crocodile.We could have that girl fight scissor girl. Although a "scissor fight" has it's heavy overtones.
Okay I'm back, Scissor Girl Obsessed Bill and Fox.Marilyn, it's none of those, sorry to say. Clue: There's more dancing than singing. And no numbers include wire hangers.
Oh my freakin' God! Bill's got two! Yes, it's Dancing Lady.
And I have to go again.God, a snow day is more work than a regular damn work day. Well, if you have kids that is. I suppose I could sell them for medical experiments but... nah! I'll keep 'em.
Wooot! I'm not going to tell anyone how I got that one! I'll just pretend I'm smart!! WOOO!!
CHEATER!!Jonathan-I thought a "snow day" was when you were snowed in so the kids couldn't do anything but just sit there??
Snow day, eh? We just got some pipsqueak snow here, but I stayed home anyway. I have the condo elections tonight, and I swear, I'd rather wrestle an alligator than ever attend another board meeting. I'm probably going to resign tonight, though, so it's almost over.
Fox, you're just mad that I was faster!Marilyn, you should resign. Why put yourself through this? I can't stand seeing you like this! But honestly, based on your past comments, I would say life's too short for that nonsense.
Bill-Are you going to see The Watchmen this Friday, or are you gonna wait it out a bit?
Friday or Saturday. I can't wait. I have a number of reasons for feeling skittish, but I know that I won't be able to hold out very long. What about you?
Thanks, Bill. It's such a shame because the first year I was on the board was really productive and congenial. Then the forces of darkness returned. It's hard to believe how infantile some people can be. Or how stupid.
Marilyn, Snow days here are a joke. We got about six inches, the roads are completely clear and have been for hours and yet for some reason, the county can't have school today. If you looked at the road in front of my house right now you'd guess it rained here about five hours ago. There's no sign of snow or ice on them. All it means is that we have to cart the kids around to various sledding hills until we want to scream.
It's hard to believe how infantile some people can be. Or how stupid.I used to think so, too, but boy, the evidence sure is overwhelming, isn't it?
Fox, Bill - My clue pretty much gave it away. I mean, if you type Dancing and Joan Crawford into Google it's the first thing that comes up. So Bill was faster. Marilyn, that board does sound like a hassle. After you resign will a helicopter transport you to Yorba Linda, California?
I'm def gonna see it. Very likely this weekend. I realized after a discussion with two friends this weekend who are obsessed with the graphic novel that I will be at an advantage of watching it w/o the book in my head. Reading Harry Knowles write-up on it, and hearing my friends anger over "a different ending", I am feeling a major backlash already brewing.It will be entertaining to stand back and watch what the reactions. I'm mainly interested in the film b/c I'm interested in Zach Snyder. As for your average movie fan, people who just want to go see a "comic-book action movie", I'm wondering if they are gonna be dissappointed. B/c, there's not a lot of action in the book, right???All of this is making me feel that Snyder is gonna have a mild-bomb on his hands.
Jonathan-I figured all the school your kids would need would be home-school discussions about the latest Cinema Styles post.
Marilyn, not that you're Nixon you understand. Or maybe you're the good, alternate reality Nixon.Is your picture up on Facebook? Just seeing what you look like would be incentive enough for me to join. Larry tried to get me to join with that too but it wasn't as enticing for some reason. I also want to know what Bill and Fox look like.
As for your average movie fan, people who just want to go see a "comic-book action movie", I'm wondering if they are gonna be dissappointed. B/c, there's not a lot of action in the book, right???That depends on what you mean by "a lot". There's a fair amount, but it's spread out of a very long comic. Watchmen isn't the kind of thing you can tear through in a couple of hours.From what I've heard, whatever trouble the film is going to run into (and I actually think it's going to do well) will be due to the fact that Snyder has apparently said, "So, you guys like dark comic book movies, do you? Well, fine, then take this!!" Which is appropriate, given the source material. And the violence is supposedly pretty extreme, the appropriateness of which is debatable. So we'll see. Good or bad, I have to see it ASAP. My life up until this point dictates that I do so.
Is it cold, Jonathan? We had one school closing this year due to dangerous temperatures.Yup, Bill, the evidence is overwhelming. In truth, there seem to be an awful lot of people around here with a screw or three loose.I wouldn't mind a trip to California, but not in a helicopter. Those things are dangerous! However, I may just go out for pizza.
Are you going to see The Watchmen this FridayFrom the ads, the entire movie looks to be shot in slow motion. I'm moving to see it with appropriate haste.
I also want to know what Bill and Fox look like.I look awesome. I'm guessing Bill does too.
You know how Sean Connery used to look? Well double that, and that's what I look like.Arbo, from what I've heard, the slow motion is not as relentless as the trailers make it appear. But who knows? I don't.
My entire life is in slow motion. Just one piece of shit drudgery moment after another. Anyway, Marilyn, it's like 31 degrees here. I'm not even wearing a coat when I go outside. Fox, I bet Bill looks awesome too. I actually do look awesome which is total actor's ego I know but I totally do.
So...Bill = This X 2.
Fox, that's it exactly. I should really make that my avatar or idiom or whatever you call those little pictures.
I should really make that my avatar or idiom or whatever you call those little pictures.Do you want me to take another picture of my cat. You could be the other eye. Or the nose. Or the mouth!Think about it. We'd be like the Ying/Yang of the blogging world. Or Romulus and Remus. Or the Olsen Twins.
Jonathan - Could we solve crimes together? I don't know which of us should be troubled genius and who should be practical man of action, but I know that I get to wear a cool hat.
So, in other words, Bill looks like a gorilla from Planet of the Apes? Stop tipping your barber, Bill. He's falling down on the job.
But Marilyn, after years of trial and error, that's the look that's most flattering to me! I try to look good. It's just so hard...
Well, I can safely say that nobody, not even you, looks good imitating a shag rug.
Fine. Next on my list of "Looks to Try" is the zoot suit. I'll let you know how that pans out.
Bill, these snow days really try my patience. Gone for two hours. Anyway, when we fight crime, I think we should both wear Zoot Suits and Fox can be the little rat weasel that we use for cheap information on the sly.
Fox can be the little rat weasel that we use for cheap information on the sly.You mean like Turk in the Daredevil comics??
Exactly like that. Fox, change your blogging name to Turk, thanks.
LOVE zoot suits. But you have to work it like Morris Day, or hang it up.
But I wanted to "work it" like a guy from the 1940s who pretends to be a tough-guy gangster, but is actually a pathetic sap.
I can never guess any of the clips you post, which is strange because I've discovered that I'm pretty good at playing "Name That Film" over at Flickr.On a side note, I don't care much about the Watchman movie but I do love Alan Moore! I love the way Moore is crapping all over the film in interviews. No writer but Moore would refuse money from a project that's bound to make someone filthy rich.
I used to admire Moore full stop, but now I only admire his work. Well, I do admire his stance on his work being adapted, and not accepting money, and all that. He's walking the walk in that regard, but lately the number of idiotic and asshole-ish things he says has skyrocketed. For instance, he believes that America supplied Germany with the munitions which they used to bomb England. This is not true, but he tossed it off in an interview as though he were pointing out that milk is white.
Just so everyone knows, I have never had any difficulty "working" a Zoot Suit. It's like second nature to me. Kimberly, a lot of Name that Films online have the stars in them and I always make sure my clips have not one principal player involved so they're usually pretty difficult. But I give clues so it can be figured out because I always want someone to win.I read Watchmen when it came out and can remember very little of it now. I'd like to see it eventually, and we all know what that means: DVD. Too many old and/or classic films to see in the theatre to waste a night on The Watchmen (apologies to everyone hyped up to see it).
Bill, I hadn't heard the Germans/Americans munitions thingy. That's a pretty remarkable statement to make, especially if made casually.
Here's the full quote:And as Londoners, when we had that little bit of bother on the 7th July, 2005 - after America had two big buildings blown up... Terrible shame, but we had a lot more than two buildings blown up during the '40s when America was providing most of the munitions to Hitler...Nice. It's from a recent interview he did with Wired magazine.http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/17-03/ff_moore_qa?currentPage=all
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/17-03/ff_moore_qa?currentPage=allOr that's the link, maybe...
There were some American businessmen and companies who continued to do business with Germany in the thirties with exports of rubber and steel (nuts, bolts, ball bearings, etc) including the Thyssen family and Prescott Bush but this fell far short of "we're selling grenades, bombs and artillery." That's munitions. It wasn't like we had "Lend/Lease" act set up for Germany as well. It's pretty well recorded we were in league with Britain. I'm sure he heard the Thyssen/Bush stories and it became "American was supplying Nazi Germany with bombs" in his mind. There's a lot of "connections" like that to be found on the internet. Unfortunately. Still, I like his put downs of Hollywood. Some of them are pretty hilarious.
Well, it's done. Our side lost the election, and I resigned. After the dust settles, it on to enjoying my freedom!
Sorry it went downhill on you. It's never nice to start something with great expectations only to leave disillusioned and annoyed. But I'm glad you'll have no more worries about it. Hooray for that at least.
Well, the good year apparently was an aberration. I'm still experiencing a little PTSD, but I'm sure to shake that off quickly. NOw I can start my new feminist film blog, "In Her Own Right"!
I like that title better than the feminazi title. I look forward to it. Maybe you could explore the unique view of feminism present in Dancing Lady in which the indication that a woman has fought for what she deserves is by wearing plastic dresses and riding merry-go-rounds. And then Clark Gable pats you on the ass.
Maybe you could even pun it with "In Her Own Write." Although maybe that's too much. And I think others have probably already done it. And yet I'm not just stopping this comment and abandoning it. Odd.
Jonathan - It's about feminism, not writing, but that's for nothing - :-).I was afraid of attracting the wrong element with the original title, though I'm a big fan of taking a slur and appropriating it (pisses the bigots off so nicely). The title came from the constant use of the term to describe women who are in the same line of work as their significant male other (e.g., Jacques Demy/Agnes Varda). As always, the man doing it is more important.
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