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by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 228
Views: 5828

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

So Melbourne will lockdown 5 million people due to having 0,02% of its population infected in the span of several weeks? You read these statistics like those numbers will freeze in place and not go up. And that's not the case. It's amazing how many people don't have the mathematical ability to gras...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

Well, to clear it up for you guys: 1) I've never been reticent about saying Westerns just aren't my thing. I've had to force myself to watch a lot of "classics", and not much enjoyed many of them (including Stagecoach and The Searchers). My one venture into Leone-land was Once Upon a Time ...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Charlie Daniels
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: R.I.P. Charlie Daniels

There aren't many entertainers who pivoted politically to such a degree. Uneasy Rider was a totally pro-counterculture song. A decade later, he was in far right field.

Screw all that. I loved The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Bon voyage, Charlie.
by Mister Tee
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

I've actually never seen The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but the music is implanted in my head because it was a top five radio hit when I was in high school. Indelible theme. His career of course had so much more to it, but that one credit alone would have put him in the books.
by Mister Tee
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Nick Cordero
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: R.I.P. Nick Cordero

For all the months I've been reading about him, I thought he was a Broadway actor I'd never seen (there are a lot of those). But now I see he was the guy in the Chazz Palminteri part in Bullets over Broadway. The loss is a bit more focused now. He TRULY struggled with this -- it's been months we've ...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 228
Views: 5828

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

This pandemic is just so bad, and the various things people have posted here point out how widespread the damage is. First and foremost is of course the health crisis. Right now, you can draw a line across a U.S. map from Southern California to North Carolina, and assume that anything from there sou...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: New Academy Members
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: New Academy Members

I actually know two (related) people on the new list; they, in turn, are related to a third person who's already a voter. They can form their own bloc! A shame we probably won't get a test of the impact till 2022, but the vast shift in numbers over the past half-decade should at the least wean Oscar...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carl Reiner
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: R.I.P. Carl Reiner

He would have so enjoyed Trump's defeat, I'm so sorry he didn't live to see it. Forever he'll be Alan Brady to me -- the way he said "Shut up, Mel" to Richard Deacon makes me laugh just to remember. The Dick van Dyke Show was the great sophisticated comedy show of my early teen years, and ...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6409
Views: 275515

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Murder By Contract (Irving Lerner, 1958) 9/10 Stylishly directed B-film was one of Scorsese's favorites. Shot in just seven days this low budget entry packs a wallop despite the derivative plot. A cool-headed, emotionless man (Vince Edwards) is stuck in a low paid job. Wanting to buy a house he dec...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Joel Schumacher
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: R.I.P. Joel Schumacher

I looked at this thread yesterday and contemplated posting, but didn't want to be the skunk at the garden party. Now, however, seeing that others have gladly played the role, I'll chime in. Schumacher was costume designer for, among other films, Blume in Love, The Last of Sheila, Sleeper, and Play I...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Stay Safe Everyone!
Replies: 228
Views: 5828

Re: Stay Safe Everyone!

Oscar Guy is correct, that the paradox of successful mitigation is it prevents deaths, leading people to conclude the crisis was overstated and we didn't need all that mitigation. In the same way no one ever totals the number of lives saved though foiled terror plots. mlrg. if your country has only ...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ian Holm
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: R.I.P. Ian Holm

First saw him in The Fixer, when I was 16 years old. What a extraordinary career -- The Homecoming, Chariots of Fire, Henry V, The Sweet Hereafter...plus so many populist films, from Alien through the Rings movies. Superb actor.

Personal favorite: his touchingly pathetic Dodgson in Dreamchild.
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: Coronavirus and the Emmys
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Coronavirus and the Emmys

This is a very different thread from the ones on the Oscars/Tonys, because, in the case of the Emmys, the sole question is whether there will be a ceremony and what format will be used. The Emmys will have a full roster of contenders, since its time-cutoff was around Memorial Day, every contender wa...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: Coronavirus and the Oscars
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: Coronavirus and the Oscars

Also, I disagree with your categorization that "The only films that wouldn't be in play under current circumstances would be those vying for Special Effects and nothing else." Look at last year's slate: I doubt that the teams behind Ford v. Ferrari, Joker, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Ho...
by Mister Tee
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: 93rd Academy Awards
Topic: Coronavirus and the Oscars
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: Coronavirus and the Oscars

It'll get pushed back again. They just keep moving goalposts. Tenet will open in mid-July...make that end of July...when that date gets closer, they'll move it again. Same with the Oscars. People continue in denial. Normal life --especially the part related to people congregating in large groups fo...

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