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Movies & Reviews



   Gram77  Your quizzies are different and really make me give my brain a workout. Got any more?
16 hours ago .




   Mike PHX  In honor of the late great Okie Jim Garner:
Him
Sidney Poitier
Bibi Anderson
Dennis Weaver
Bill Travers

Hint: It's not The Rockford Files
Yesterday at 11:40 EST .

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   Gram77  Something about Diablo.....Fight At Diablo???? Geez, this is pathetic, sorry Mike.
Yesterday at 18:15 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Duel. Duel at Diablo.
Yes, it's suddenly a ghost town here...
Not your fault, Rake.
Yesterday at 18:51 EST .

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   Rake King  Mike: have not seen one post from Susannah, only Rose of Texas has posted a movie comment, other than the old regulars of this wall. As most have commented, everyone is welcome. We'll see how it goes for a while.
18 hours ago .


   MeiDei  I think the "while" is up.
How about a compromise of sorts.. your quizzes: those that have seen the movie and found it memorable write a little blurb (review ) of a favorite scene, etc. That way for those who haven't seen it their curiosity might be motivational.
16 hours ago .




   HopeandGlory  OK! . . . it's time to get this wall moving again.

Hubby and I watched this movie today . . . Here are the list of Characters, can you name it?

John Wayne
John Carroll
Anna Lee
Paul Kelly
Gordon Jones

This one will be so easy for you guys . . . have at it!
Tuesday at 20:35 EST .



   Rake King  Since no one is responding, it is "Flying Tigers".
Yesterday at 05:16 EST .


   HopeandGlory  It sure is RK . . . and what great entertainment it was. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Yesterday at 18:31 EST .

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   Gram77  TV is rather blah tonight so I tuned in to a movie for TV. An actor appears in a scene and I'm thinking that he looks rather familiar and finally I realize it's Nick Nolte. He looks really bad and terribly old. Yet another actor that has made poor choices and has really messed up his life and career. So sad.
July 20 at 21:05 EST .

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   Surfhut  I used to see him at the grocery store when I lived in SoCal. He was always drunk with dirty, matted hair, wearing hospital scrubs. Sad, indeed.
July 21 at 06:54 EST .

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   Rake King  Nolte made a fool out of himself at an awards show where a tribute for Elia Kazan was taking place, and Nolte stood up and turned his back to the stage. Nolte later stated he did that in protest to Kazan's testimony before the U S Congress Unamerican Activities committee re some communists in Hollywood....60 YEARS AGO!, Kazan's legacy of great movie direction stands way above Nolte's talent and drunk life style.
July 21 at 20:53 EST .

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   Rake King  RIP James Garner at age 86. Maverick you will be missed, and thanks for the memories.
July 20 at 08:01 EST .

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   Gram77  NO matter what movie he was in, I really liked him. Loved Maverick a lot.
July 20 at 08:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  A fan here. He was married to the same woman since 1956 - amazing in that industry. He & his work will be missed.
July 20 at 09:07 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Mega Dittos Rake . . . RIP James Garner.
July 20 at 19:41 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Apropos of nothing....The font for screen names apparently is a sans-serif font...because of this one can read my screen name incorrectly. Written in lower case it is "iacta alea est". The first letter is a capital "i", but with this particular font it can be easily mistaken for an "L". And the phrase is Latin for "the die is cast", Julius Caesar's words when he crossed the Rubicon. That's what I get for trying to be clever.
July 19 at 21:30 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Iacta...I've been telling people that from the time you appeared. Hopefully this clears it up once and for all, "Lacta".
July 19 at 23:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  I thought it was alea iacta est - it's still The Die is Cast or has been cast. Wish I knew the Latin for - Let old wounds heal and fade from memory.
July 20 at 01:26 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I find my Latin wanting...I'm not sure which is the most correct of Caesar's quotes, but both have the gist.
But it also affirms for me that the folks who hang around here aren't very dumb. In fact, the opposite.
July 20 at 02:05 EST .

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   Rake King  A huge no-no in business is misspelling of ones name, I apologize for being guilty of this on Iacta's name. Not having grown up in the Catholc church, Latin is my very weakest language, and as a result I also were never good at the many sayings.
July 20 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  My Latin is very sketchy, it's been at least 40 years since the Latin Mass was commonplace so Latin is a dim memory. But we use Latin in every day words, i.e., Veritas = truth, Via, Veto & Vice are better known as is veni, vidi, veci. Found a Latin phrase for this wall & suggested viewing: "Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? - Have you seen any good movies lately?" : )

A made for TV movie that made me think was "The Normal Heart" with Julia Roberts who was very good in her role. A few queasy moments in the beginning but heartbreaking in the end as you get to know the characters & their ordeals.
AIDS is not a heartwarming subject & this movie addressed the condition, cause & effect - most appropriate today as the disease is again on the rise.
July 20 at 08:46 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Mei brings up an interesting pastime. Google is great at translations from and into any language. Try it; it's fun.
July 20 at 19:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Rake (and everyone else )...no need for apologies. My given name is Domenick...called Dom by parents, friends etc.....BUT all my teachers, or coaches, or new aquaintences, when first introduced would always say...."Dan! nice to meet you"..or "Don, how are you?"....I always had to say 'Domenick" before they got things right....so "Lacta" instead of "Iacta" is not a bother in any way.
July 21 at 15:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some comedian eons ago had a comedy routine "You can call me... or you can call me ... & on & on" that's all I remember. Does it ring a bell with anyone?
July 21 at 21:38 EST .

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   Rake King  Mei, here is your mystery comedian from Wikileaks:

Saluga's shtick as Ray J. Johnson is to become annoyed when addressed as "Mr. Johnson", exclaiming in a loud voice, "My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr." ultimately ending with, "but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
Tuesday at 11:00 EST .

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   Rake King  I might add, he became most popular when he was in an Anheuser-Busch beer ad.
Tuesday at 11:02 EST .

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   Mike PHX  What the hell? Again with this nonsense?
Rake has never professed to owning this wall. I've seen Hope and others (including myself ) post alternatives to trivia questions here. regarding movies. He's never had a problem with them as far as I could see.
But no one...no one...has been as prolific as Rake in posting here. If he wants to do movie trivia in all his posts, so be it. He's even adjusted the format to mix things up a little.
If you want to see more than trivia questions on this wall, then post them. No one is stopping you. Personally, current movie reviews would be welcomed by me. Or an appreciation for and critique of one of your favorite movies, old or new.
July 19 at 20:26 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, Mike, I am so pleased you have posted. Thank you so much.
July 20 at 08:34 EST .

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   Richdet  I was surprised to see that my name has been interjected into the latest controversy. I would prefer to be kept out of it, but given that I have been, I will add my two cents to say the only posting here that is making any sense, to me, is Lacta's. Maybe there does need to be a meeting of the minds among quiz participants about how to accommodate the "& Reviews" part of the wall title -- your call, certainly not mine. But, as Lacta says, no need for all this agita. Come on, people, we are all basically friends here. I trust no one posts here with the aim of making a poster or group of posters feel this bad.

I understand where Susannah is coming from in wanting to hear people's views on movies and/or tv shows in general. But I don't think that problem has to do with the quizzes. There probably just isn't that big a constituency at Lcom for those kinds of discussions. In other words, I don't believe the quizzes are crowding out conversations that would be going on were it not for the quizzes. It just seems an uphill climb, for whatever reason, to get that kind of "chat" going here, whichever Wall it appears on.

Final clarification: It is true that I got into a "spirited" discussion here months ago with RK and his grandson. That had to do with my offering unwanted (as it turned out ) corrections to quiz "solutions." I realized I was a bad fit for the quizzes, I said I would stop participating in them, and that's what I have done, aside from very occasional posts intended to supplement other people's posts. However, just because I have been a quiz critic, so to speak, does not mean I am a quiz opponent. As far as I know, with the possible exception of this post (! ), I have done nothing to rain on anyone's "fun" here for over five months now, so "include me out" of this rumble. Peace to all.
July 19 at 14:30 EST .

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   Richdet  Correction to second sentence: meant to say "but given that I haven't been."
July 19 at 15:01 EST .

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   Richdet  And yet another correction: I got Iacta's name wrong at least twice. Should be Iacta, not Lacta, as we are reminded in his/her posting above. I should certainly know better, having studied Latin for two years, one of those years with a very exacting priest. In his class a mistake like that would easily earn you a couple of dozen extra lines of translation! Shudder.
July 20 at 09:58 EST .

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   Rake King  Please understand I am not leaving, I am simply not doing quizzes to see that those who want a more traditional Movie Wall cam make their posts and banter. If I see it returning to low activity, I promise I will return to doing the quizzes, only on a more reduced schedule. How's
That?
July 19 at 08:03 EST .

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   Gerty  Good morning, Mr.RakeKing! I have always wanted to ask you a question. This seems as good a time as any.

How did you become interested in MovieLand? It seems so far from your family's business. The depth to which you research (and probably already know ) seems almost endless!

May we take advantage of this brief pause in the quizzes to learn a bit more about the King of Movies & Reviews?

I make no apologies for my unabashed intrusion on your privacy! :- )
July 19 at 10:47 EST .

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   NotaBene  Thank you Mr. Rake King for your answer. You have dedicated many hours to this wall and we appreciate it.
July 19 at 11:06 EST .

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   Rake King  Gerty as a young person, movies we a dime (two features ), so during the school year I went every Friday evening, and Sunday matinee. During summer vacation I went two nights and Sunday. Only interruption to that schedule came when we got out first TV, my Dad bought in 1949. What I am saying is I have a great love of the movies, and to this day I buy, rent, subscribe so I can continue the fantasy they provide. Like all of those poster/players who have played my quizzes "I Know" they also love movies, the players, writers and directors. What I found was that as I got older, I would watch old b/w movies from my younger days and they showered me with memories, so maybe it would do the same for others...thus was born my quizzes, and others have told us of their memories
too. I realize some of those memories are sad, but I try to stress to good ones. Technically, I have 27 sites I draw quiz info from....I could never remember all this myself, although some I do.

Some mistake my efforts to be a TCM of true facts that constantly need correction of errors. Those people miss the real meaning of my efforts. I am not perfect, I'm old and sometimes get things mixed up, and we are NOT playing for money, but for fun. The memories are what I'm about and there is no right or wrong answer..MEMORIES like my first date with Charlotte Walk at the Princess Theatre on Pestalozzi St. In south St Louis in 1949 at age 14. The movie was "Red River", with John Wayne and Monty Clift. I put my arm around her and then got up enough courage and kissed her. Charlotte passed away in 2007. We remained friends for more than 50 years, she married a fireman and had 3 children.

I hope this explanation tells you a lot about me and friends who hold a very special place in my heart, and that includes you all on The Connection. I am bending over backwards here to be fair to other posters, and I wouldn't think to do otherwise.
July 19 at 12:50 EST .

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   NotaBene  Please Rake King, do not abandon most us who enjoy your quizzes. If anybody wants to post a comment they are welcome to do it. You never stopped anybody from posting.

Do not let these selfish people win.
July 19 at 03:00 EST .

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