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Good Old Movies

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by olguy, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. olguy

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    I'll let you decide what is old to you. Anyway, last night I watched Wake of the Red Witch from 1948. And I enjoyed it almost as much as I did as a 10 year old kid. But then it had Gail Russell in it. But the giant rubber octopus wasn't quite as impressive as it was back then.:lol:

    I watched via Netflix Instant. The Logitech Revue up-converts to 1080p so it looked pretty good. Even the 4:3 didn't bother me. My 82" uses about as much of my field of vision as did the movie screens back in the day, or maybe more so it was a fun experience watching John Wayne fight the rubber octopus and free the kid from the big clam, what ever it was made of.
     
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    +1......a good movie is as entertaining today as it was years ago in spite of it's lack of high tech special effects. A few days ago I watched "Them". It has a assemble of great character actors encluding the rubber ants and a pre "Gunsmoke" James Arness! Nothing wrong with reliving one's childhood. :)
     
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    I watched a recent showing of "Ben Hur" on TCM. I'd never seen the chariot race in it's entirety in one sitting.
     
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    I have always enjoyed the old classics but the other night I had the chance to watch the Road to Morocco with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope (1947) for the first time and really enjoyed it.
     
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    One of my favorite old movies is Buster Keaton's The General. The stunt work is phenomenal, and an amazing film over all. I actually saw it on Blu-Ray, it looked really good.
     
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    Buster Keaton on Blu-Ray ... who woulda thunk? :grin:
     
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    Yeah - I bet Blu-Ray really shows off Buster's many nuanced facial expressions! :D
     
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    Here is one site with various comparisons (Blu-Ray on the bottom on the comparison shots, then a bunch of Blu only captures.)
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare5/thegeneral.htm

    Seriously, it looks really good. Now, some of that could simply be restoration work but being film, I'd think there could be more resolution than a standard DVD could do.
     
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    Just saw Gail Russell in The Uninvited with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey from 1944. I have always like Gail Russel and this was one of her first movie. She died way too young at 36 in 1961.
     
  11. olguy

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    Yes she did. I read where the studio terminated her contract when she got caught DUI. Way different than today. Studios don't care what they do as long as they're relatively sober on set.
     

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