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Poncho Punch
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#1 Post by Poncho Punch » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:22 pm

Are the films he directed really that bad? Is there nothing redeemable about them?

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zedz
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#2 Post by zedz » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:34 pm

I've only seen Tough Guys Don't Dance and can remember hardly anything about it except that it was indeed tooth-achingly bad to the point of camp. i.e. probably worth tracking down.

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Jean-Luc Garbo
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#3 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:48 pm

How about Sontag's films?

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Polybius
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#4 Post by Polybius » Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:53 am

It's tangential, but I would really like to see a remake of The Naked and the Dead.

The story is too close to The Thin Red Line for that to happen anytime soon, I would venture to say.

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Fletch F. Fletch
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#5 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Thu May 18, 2006 10:03 am

the Super Happy Fun site have just reported that they now have two Mailer films available, Maidstone and Beyond the Law.

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