The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

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#1076 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm

carmilla mircalla wrote:When people constantly reference the "intern" is there some truth to that? what proof is there that an intern is in charge of posting the new releases for each month?
Loading/creating basic web-pages with production info is exactly the kind of boring administrative work that interns perform in most companies.

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#1077 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Clearly none of you saw that Anne Hathaway movie where she hires DeNiro to retweet pix of Eyes Without a Face for the Criterion Twitter

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#1078 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 pm

The climax of that film is Robert De Niro assembling a team to break into Anne Hathaway's mother's house to delete an email. Just feel the need to share this.

(It's a nice movie)

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#1079 Post by dustybooks » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:18 am

colinr0380 wrote:Do the newer editions of Silence of the Lambs retain the original theatrical font for the various location titles appearing in typewriter text on the screen (such as the opening "Woods near Quantico, Va" one), or are they still player generated? I remember the first DVD that MGM put out in the UK replaced those titles with just the standard player generated removable subtitles (though perhaps that was just MGM's standard practice for Region 2 discs, where they'd swap out location titles for ones in a particular European language. I remember Ronin having the same issue too, for example).
MGM did this in R1 as well; to my knowledge it's true of Silence plus Annie Hall (famously ruining a crucial gag) and I'm sure a great number of others.

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#1081 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:09 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Ulu Grosbard
Georgia? :wherestheprayingemoticon:

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#1082 Post by Big Ben » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:12 pm

I'd die of laughter if it was Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

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#1083 Post by knives » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:17 pm

It's release is still in print. My money is on either Dom's perfect suggestion or his last film.

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#1084 Post by dustysomers » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:26 pm

It's got to be Straight Time, right?

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#1085 Post by vidussoni » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:16 pm

Big Ben wrote:I'd die of laughter if it was Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Kino released that not too long ago.

I hope it's Straight Time.

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#1086 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:51 pm

Another possibility is The Miracle Worker; Grosbard was an assistant director on the film and there's already a phantom page for Arthur Penn. But Straight Time seems more likely to be the best guess.

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#1087 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:40 pm

AfterTheRain wrote:Another possibility is The Miracle Worker; Grosbard was an assistant director on the film and there's already a phantom page for Arthur Penn. But Straight Time seems more likely to be the best guess.
Actually, I bet you're right in the first part, and the Miracle Worker is a better film than any other Grosbard film lobbed out

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#1088 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 am

Straight Time is one of the absolute masterpieces of American crime cinema of the 70s and a film I reflect on a lot. It gets the attitude of blue collar natives of Los Angeles better than most Los Angeles set films, partly in thanks to Eddie Bunker ear for street dialogue. I don't know much about Grosband as a director beyond this film, but its worth mentioning he was the original director for the Broadway production of David Mamet's American Buffalo.

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#1090 Post by johnnysnatchclub7 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:33 pm

ELECTION has been long rumored. Would love to get CITIZEN RUTH, though.


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#1091 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:14 pm

Re: Ulu Grosbard. Straight Time goes up on FilmStruck on August 1.

Regarding an earlier pair of names (Tom Brown, Daniel Gray) , the short animated film Teeth, narrated by Richard Grant, will also be appearing on FilmStruck this month. I believe they are showing it in conjunction with How To Get Ahead In Advertising, so not sure whether that one is being rescued from OOP-land, with Teeth as a new supplement.

(Corrected title, which I had mis-remembered.)
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#1092 Post by Graphist » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:17 pm

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#1093 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:03 pm

The reviews for How To Get Ahead In Advertising have been generally horrible, and I purposely avoided picking it up in the twin-pack from Arrow when I bought Withnail & I, but it is already a spine in the Collection. and I suspect it will be re-added when Withnail & I gets brought back. Even Homer sometimes nods.

(Corrected the title, which I had mis-remembered.)
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#1094 Post by Ribs » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm

It's a great movie, which I may even prefer to Withnail & I. I don't really know where you've gotten the idea that it's got an especially poor reputation, though, or why on Earth you'd go out of your way to not see the movie. (Or having its title styled like that)

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#1095 Post by knives » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:38 pm

Probably from MichaelB who has made comments of that nature at least if you are going to limit yourself to this board. Before that I had heard only positive things about the film.

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#1096 Post by Fiery Angel » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Ribs wrote:It's a great movie, which I may even prefer to Withnail & I. I don't really know where you've gotten the idea that it's got an especially poor reputation, though, or why on Earth you'd go out of your way to not see the movie. (Or having its title styled like that)
He's just underlining the obvious pun in the title

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#1097 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm

When a film is described in various places as "sour", "mean-spirited", "bludgeoning", I don't particularly want it permanently attached to a film I did want in my collection -- unremovable, like a pus-filled second head. I didn't say I would never see it. I just didn't want to buy it in a form where I couldn't get rid of it easily if I hated it.

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#1098 Post by beamish13 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:36 pm

Ribs wrote:It's a great movie, which I may even prefer to Withnail & I. I don't really know where you've gotten the idea that it's got an especially poor reputation, though, or why on Earth you'd go out of your way to not see the movie. (Or having its title styled like that)

I prefer Advertising to Withnail, too. The opening monologue in the former is a bravura performance from Richard E. Grant, and one of my favourite scenes ever.

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#1099 Post by beamish13 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Regarding Ulu Grossbard, could it possibly be another film he made that WB owns, The Subject Was Roses? The play and film were breakouts for both Grossbard and Martin Sheen.

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