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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:31 PM

Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers ???

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

I've just requested "garlic" from the library. I can't find anything about Kannapolis, NC on IMDB. Anyone know anything about this?

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:59 PM

Since The Nutty Professor got a clarifying date ...

Which Ben-Hur? (There are three, dating from 1907, 1925 and 1959.) And I assume the D.O.A. in question is not the 1988 Dennis Quaid / Meg Ryan remake.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:40 PM

Ben-Hur 1959, DOA 1950

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:46 PM

: 5. The Court Jester (1956)

YES!! One of my all-time top ten.

: 22. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Another of my childhood favorites!

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE(Peter T Chattaway @ Dec 29 2004, 01:46 PM)
: 22. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Another of my childhood favorites!

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Actually, this one surprsed me. Not that it made the registry, but that it wasn't already there.


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Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:09 PM

It's not quite time for the new list of additions at the Library of Congress, but as I was looking around I discoverd:
Candidates for the National Film Registry: The Public Reviews

* Find out information on this ongoing film series at the Library of Congress' Mary Pickford Theater. Check out the film introductions-- Camille, Choose Me, Daughter of Shanghai, The Desert Song, Face Behind the Mask, Fang and Claw & Tiger Fangs, The Florentine Dagger, From Here to Eternity, King of the Khyber Rifles, My Sister Eileen (1942), My Sister Eileen (1953), Outcast and Legion of Terror, 1776, Those Three French Girls and A Damsel in Distress, Two-Lane Blacktop, The Wild One and Gimme Shelter, and With Williamson Beneath the Sea.

(there are links to introductions of each film here.)

Two-Lane Blacktop is worthy of this list?

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 03:18 PM

The class of 2005:
Baby Face (1933)
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975)
The Cameraman (1928)
Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (1940)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
The French Connection (1971)
Giant (1956)
H2O (1929)
Hands Up (1926)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
House of Usher (1960)
Imitation of Life (1934)
Jeffries-Johnson World's Championship Boxing Contest (1910)
Making of an American (1920)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mom and Dad (1944)
The Music Man (1962)
Power of the Press (1928)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906 (1906)
The Sting (1973)
A Time for Burning (1966)
Toy Story (1995)

The Library of Congress announcement with notes on each film

I'm really gonna have to see if "Commandment Keeping Church" is available.

Shouting out for Cool Hand Luke and for the absense of Two Lane Blacktop

Overall, I think this is an excellent class for the Registry.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 05:07 PM

I wish somebody would make a deal with LOC (and various copyright holders if needed) to make DVDs of some of the more obscure things they list. Commandment Keeping Church and Buffalo Creek Flood aren't even on IMDB (they'll probably have to add it now.) There are shorts and other rare films that if LOC is looking to preserve these, they really ought to be put out into the world to be seen.

The good news, A Time for Burning is in my library system, so I've got it on order, along with a KEaton collection that includes The Cameraman.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:37 PM

Watched A Time for Burning today. What a great choice for the Registry. Might be worth consideration of Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films. consider this a recommendation to add it to your queues.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(Darrel Manson @ Jan 14 2006, 04:37 PM) View Post

Watched A Time for Burning today. What a great choice for the Registry. Might be worth consideration of Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films. consider this a recommendation to add it to your queues.

Darrel,

Visited that movie's page at the IMDB and saw that it doesn't have a review. Would you consider adding one?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:56 PM

I'll have to see what I can come up with. I'm starting work on a study guide for use in churches to be sent to our regional Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Committee.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(GreetingsEarthling @ Jan 14 2006, 03:35 PM) View Post

Visited that movie's page at the IMDB and saw that it doesn't have a review. Would you consider adding one?
review posted. I'll submit it to IMDB -- it'll be cool being the only review available.


Any discussion probably warrants a thread for the film.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:27 PM

Antoher 25 titles added to the National Registry:

1) Applause (1929)

2) The Big Trail (1930)

3) Blazing Saddles (1974)

4) The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916-17)

5) Daughter of Shanghai (1937)

6) Drums of Winter (1988)

7) Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 (1939-56)

8) Fargo (1996)

9) Flesh and the Devil (1927)

10) Groundhog Day (1993)

11) Halloween (1978)

12) In the Street (1948/52)

13) The Last Command (1928)

14) Notorious (1946)

15) Red Dust (1932)

16) Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971-72)

17) Rocky (1976)

18) Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

19) Siege (1940)

20) St. Louis Blues (1929)

21) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

22) Tess of the Storm Country (1914)

23) Think of Me First as a Person (1960-75)

24) A Time Out of War (1954)

25) Traffic in Souls (1913)

Some commentary from Dave Kehr can be found here. Summary: A good year for the avant-garde, but a question mark as to the historical importance of Blazing Saddlessmile.gif.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:36 PM

Fargo kind of surprises me for the list. 1996 would mean it gets in on 1st year of eligibility. It's not that I don't think it's worthy, but so soon?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE(Darrel Manson @ Jan 2 2007, 03:36 PM) View Post
Fargo kind of surprises me for the list. 1996 would mean it gets in on 1st year of eligibility. It's not that I don't think it's worthy, but so soon?


Why is it worthy? I never "got" that movie.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Christian @ Jan 2 2007, 12:38 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Darrel Manson @ Jan 2 2007, 03:36 PM) View Post
Fargo kind of surprises me for the list. 1996 would mean it gets in on 1st year of eligibility. It's not that I don't think it's worthy, but so soon?


Why is it worthy? I never "got" that movie.

Are you worthy if you didn't get it? Actually, I take your point. It is certainly open to debate to what extent it fits the Registry criteria. Rocky I think certainly fits the criteria. I would even go with Blazing Saddles. (The announcement at the Library of Congress site, btw, has notes about each film). Certainly Fargo is no Willie Mays (in Cooperstown in his first year eligible).

This doesn't strike me as being as strong as recent lists. I wonder if there's been some turnover in the selection group.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE(Darrel Manson @ Dec 31 2005, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Shouting out for Cool Hand Luke and for the absense of Two Lane Blacktop


The National Film Registry hasn't heeded your shoutout, Darrel, but Criterion has. Maybe now I'll finally be able to see this film.

Edited by Christian, 18 September 2007 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:15 PM

Actually, my shout out was cheering the failure to add Two Lane Black Top to the list. Don't blame watching it on me.