Maaan, I never thought I’d wish Malick would go back to taking 10 to 20 years between films, but here we are.
It was Haiti, and that was the first MAD trip! Bill Gaines would take the staff and Usual Gang of Idiots on a trip every year! A bit more: https://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2012/12/13/totally-mad-excerpt-what-were-the-mad-trips
Humorous anecdote re: Mad Magazine Editorial Staff & Ownership, though quick Google Search revealed nothing etc. Was sometime between the late 60s & early 80s, prolly mid 70s, Mad Magazine had only a single snail-mail subscriber in the Caribbean, think either Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic, who chose not to renew.…
Not even a question:
No mere mortal can wear sunglasses like these.
I’d say every member of The Clash qualifies as cool.
Seriously? This is a question?
It’s totally bizarre to me that someone would go on one of these shows and find it embarrassing that their family owned slaves, and even worse, want that fact covered up. How does that reflect badly on you? I have ancestors who owned slaves, including at least one who was a slave trader, a job even most slaveholders…
Far and away my favorite Hitchcock film alongside “Strangers On A Train”. I stumbled across it by accident on TCM years ago and spent the entire movie on the edge of the couch enthralled. This is my favorite period of Hitch, Hitch when he was immersing himself in American society while gleefully exploring its dark…
Stoker (from the guy who brought you Oldboy and the guy who was on Prison Break) is a great companion piece to Shadow of a Doubt. Also a great coming of age tale.
It is essentially a story about growing up.
Nice call. This was apparently Hitchcock’s favorite Hitchcock film, so you’re in good company!
I like Bohemia a lot. Genuine Pilsner taste
Exactly. I like Ken Jennings much more than I like this dweeb, but even he got boring after a while. Reinstate the 5-day limit or GTFO. Zero interest in this shit.
The beginning of Simpsons season 5 is:
Where I “see” Kubrick the most in this film is during shots of the escaped slaves amassed along with Spartacus’ army. There’s a sort of documentary quality about them that seems to share a lot in common with his photographs for Look, and his pre-1960 films.
Love this film. In terms of “mentorship” during its making, it’s worth pointing out the roll Polly Platt played in producing (Brooks was actually exec prod). Crowe’s talked a lot about how important she was in basically guiding him in learning how to make a film (and she basically forced the great László Kovács to…
If you think “not much of substance is heard from either side,” friend, you’re as cloistered and willfully ignorant as Ellis.
Occasionally I’m in an argument with someone, particularly online and i realise I just can’t explain empathy to people.
The fairest solution is to rotate restaurant selection among the four of them. While it might seem assholish of Emily to not like the food at the restaurants the group picks, it’s assholish of the group to never pick a place that will make Emily happy.