1006 The Story of Temple Drake

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1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#26 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 am

Domino, I love your post, but I also love this film. For me I think of this film more as a horror film than a drama, which is probably not
the intent of the studio. Which is why I can tolerate some of the over the top hokiness. What made you stick around through the seventy first minute? Surly you could’ve saved yourself some heavy sighing

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#27 Post by domino harvey » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 am

It’s funny you say that, as I can’t remember the last movie that so alluringly tempted me with turning it off, but I unfortunately have an internal policy of finishing films I start. Though perhaps this life choice is due for a reassessment!

And I know I am and will be in the minority on this one, but I appreciate the appreciation of my disparagement from two more tolerant of the film. As a thank you, let me remind you both that you like a movie with a scene of overblown bucolic squalor in which hoity-toity Hopkins, who for fifteen seconds inexplicably loves kids, is portentously told the poor cabin baby is kept in the woodbox “so’s the rats don’t get ‘im”

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#28 Post by knives » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:01 pm

In the book's defense it is actually really good, but the things that make it good would have to be cut out for such a short film. The main plot doesn't hold much if any weight.

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#29 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:51 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 am
And I know I am and will be in the minority on this one
I usually never agree with your dismissal of certain classic films (Borzage's Moonrise comes to mind) but I was really shocked when I saw this get the criterion treatment (although Criterion has released plenty of bad/mediocre films). I watched this last year along with a number of other pre-code films and found this one pretty forgettable (so much so that I don't even remember why didn't like it) especially in comparison to the other ones I watched so it's sad to see this one getting the attention..

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#30 Post by domino harvey » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:09 pm

I'm with you on this at least. Strange bedfellows, enemy of mine enemy, &c-- pick your platitude. It made me think of the Carroll Baker Something Wild, for obvious thematic reasons, but also because this is also a not particularly well-known or popular film that nevertheless someone at Criterion was passionate enough about to rescue and devote time and energy to and all I can think is that whoever is responsible has drastically different taste in movies than me

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#31 Post by swo17 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 pm

This is the first time since watching Something Wild that I remembered that Criterion released Something Wild

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#32 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:02 am

swo17 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 pm
This is the first time since watching Something Wild that I remembered that Criterion released Something Wild
I'm reminded of Something Wild every time I see The Strange One dvd on my shelf & think why oh why didn't think pick his better film. And now with The Story Of Temple Drake, I'll be thinking why oh why couldn't the pre-code have been Scarface.

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#33 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:14 am

I don't know if you saw, but at least Scarface will be getting a solo Blu-ray release from Universal on the 19th

Also, I like Imogen Sara Smith, but she's got her work cut out for her if her piece here really is an in-depth defense of Hopkins' performance. The ad copy already wrote a check this film can't cash with regards to Hopkins, and I don't think twenty minutes can even begin to reclaim her greasefire perf

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#34 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:38 am

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:14 am
I don't know if you saw, but at least Scarface will be getting a solo Blu-ray release from Universal on the 19th
That's why I mentioned it. I will be forever reminded that they came out in the same month & that Criterion picked the wrong one to release. I'm assuming the Universal blu will be bare bones & not a restoration, not to mention having that annoying menu selection.

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#35 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:44 am

Undoubtedly true on all fronts, though I thought it was mentioned that this was probably a Fox license and not a Universal one because they bought the rights to make Sanctuary? --And while the notion of Tony Richardson directing Lee Remick as Temple Drake and Yves Montand as someone called "Candy Man" makes me want to touch the plate, I know damn well it'll be hot and I shouldn't

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#36 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:02 pm

domino boos Temple Drake online

Drake gets booed in real life

COINCIDENCE???

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Re: 1006 The Story of Temple Drake

#37 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:45 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:02 pm
domino boos Temple Drake online

Drake gets booed in real life

COINCIDENCE???
In a temple? Maybe you should write a story about it & sell the film rights to Jordan Peele.

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#38 Post by Peter McM » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:04 pm

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domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:03 pm
I’m not sure if I learned it from this song, but it’s def why I remembered it
I learned it from this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPoBE-E8VOc

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