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A Movie A Day: A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959)
High hopes, he’s got high hopes! He’s got Apple pie in the sky hopes!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s movie: A HOLE IN THE HEAD. Yesterday was NEVER SO FEW with Sinatra, and we’re jumping back to the film he did before that one. Sinatra stars as a struggling hotel owner in Florida… a single father trying to keep his head above water while holding on to his kid… and dealing with a batshit crazy swinging surfer girl. Frank Capra was brought out of retirement, at Sinatra’s request, to helm this flick and you can feel his influence. There’s a lighthearted, effortless likability to this film. In any other director’s hands this would have been a really depressing movie, but there’s a sense of hope that overrides the desperation of the characters. What’s really spectacular about this film is the banter between Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson, who plays his brother (!!!). Their relationship is classic… Robinson is a successful businessman and doesn’t take his little brother seriously. Sinatra has a history of hitting him up for money in order to keep his hotel afloat. They bicker, they yell, they scream… but there’s an undeniable love there. Robinson isn’t a villain, he’s a concerned brother. When Sinatra is served with an eviction notice if he can’t come up with his back rent, he is forced to go once again to his brother for financial help, but it’s too much this time. Thelma Ritter (the great Thelma Ritter) plays Robinson’s wife and she convinces him to go out to visit his brother, so soon you have all these different characters at odds with each other under one roof. The core of the film is Sinatra’s relationship with his kid, Ally, played by Eddie Hodges (who later went on to play Huck Finn the year after doing his work in this flick). They’re great together. Hodges brings a lot of light, enthusiasm and charm to the film and makes it easy to buy that he’s Sinatra’s kid. Their duet of HIGH HOPES (which won the film an Oscar, by the way) is a great bit right smack dab in the middle of the flick. The movie’s not a musical at all, but it seems to fit perfectly that father and son would just sing at that particular moment in the film. I will say it's weird, though... look at the DVD art at the top of the article... they give Hodges brown hair and a darker complexion... He's about as ginger as you can get, pale and red-haired (looks great in Technicolor, by the way). What an odd choice to do that for the DVD art... Carolyn Jones deserves a special mention here. Her character, the swinging free as a bird surfer chick, is, on the surface, a despicable person. She’s almost like the snake trying to tempt Eve… in this case Eve is Sinatra who is doing all he can to keep his kid from being taken away from him by his well-meaning sister-in-law. She uses Sinatra’s loneliness and his hurt over losing his wife to tempt him into just letting his kid go and run off with her… no responsibilities, nothing but fun and take it as it comes mentality.

She encourages his worst traits and tries to stifle his best traits. What’s great about this performance is that Jones really doesn’t have an evil motive. This is how she lives, what works for her, so in some weird backwards-ass way she’s trying to help Sinatra. Jones (best known for later portraying Morticia Addams) really handles a very difficult character with a lot of talent. I really, really dug this flick. It actually made me really want to dig into more Capra. I’ve seen his big stuff, of course, but he made a shitload of movies and I haven’t seen a tenth of them. Here’s the schedule for the next seven days: Sunday, June 8th: SOME CAME RUNNING (1958) Monday, June 9th: RIO BRAVO (1959) Tuesday, June 10th: POINT BLANK (1967) Wednesday, June 11th: POCKET MONEY (1972) Thursday, June 12th: COOL HAND LUKE (1967) Friday, June 13th: THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) Saturday, June 14th: CLASH BY NIGHT (1952) If you haven’t checked out A HOLE IN THE HEAD and you are a softie at all, then you really should check it out. It’s a small film, but it’s one full of good humor and entertainment.

We have one more Sinatra flick before we move on and that’s tomorrow’s SOME CAME RUNNING. See you guys then! -Quint

Previous Movies: June 2nd: Harper
June 3rd: The Drowning Pool
June 4th: Papillon
June 5th: Gun Crazy
June 6th: Never So Few

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  • June 7, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

  • June 7, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Top 5 again

    by XxSoulFlyxX


  • June 7, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Boy, aint this cool news, huh??

    by moondoggy2u

    Yeesh, this site is really going down the tubes...

  • June 7, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    please stop

    by mansep

    Movie a Day, Gone, Script Girl... this site is seriously losing the plot. How about doing something worthwhile, like having more set reports, or interviews or script reviews ... wouldn't it be great if one of you AICNers became "embedded" on the set of a film and was able to post weekly updates. Please, just remmeber that when you post something it should be both "cool" and "news". Thinking up excuses to run more Amazon ads is not cool.

  • June 7, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    We're still doing all of the above. In the last 2 weeks I've been to Romania and LA and back home... I've done two set visits and one studio visit for a specific movie. I'm arranging a Mel Brooks interview right now and have completed 4 interviews for Hulk. My regular workload hasn't stopped.<BR><BR>If you don't like the movie a day thing, then don't read it. The response to the article so far, in talkback and email, has been overwhelmingly positive, so it's not going to stop any time soon. If it's not your thing, that's cool, but if you don't dig on it, then why come in and piss on everybody else who likes it?

  • June 7, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Doing AICN's work for them part 1

    by moondoggy2u

    Film School Rejects has released the new one sheet for The Spirit. It would seem that Miller is still under the impression that he is working on Sin City 2....<p>

  • June 7, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Arn't talkbackers supposed to be into... film?

    by hegele

    I guess all mansep and moondoggy2u really care about are leaked photos of robots and Megan Fox. I love this column. I love that Quint's getting back into cinema. I wanted to get A Hole in the Head but it hasn't come in yet, hopefully i'll be able to chime in tomorrow.

  • June 7, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Doing AICN's work for them part 2

    by moondoggy2u

    Another Watchmen video has been released over on Chud, guys and gals. Whaddya think? <p>

  • June 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Doing AICN's work for them part 3

    by moondoggy2u

    The Dark Knight has two new featurettes on their websites--about five minutes each.<p>

  • June 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Dangkok_Bangerous

    for Rio Bravo and Cool Hand Luke. Rio Bravo might be my favorite western of all time.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    The Asphalt Jungle...

    by rhcp2sweet

    is a great movie. Perfect example of how to properly do a heist film

  • June 7, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Actually, Danny, you're talking out of your ass

    by moondoggy2u

    I despise Spirit and think the entire idea of making into some sort of Sin City ripoff is a joke. <p>That said, are you telling me that in AICN there shouldn't be any threads involving Spirit, Watchmen, DArk Knight, John Faveur (or however it's spelled) interviews over the direction for Iron man 2, or any of the other myriad news stories that are out today?<p>Look, I don't mind this sort of movie-a-day stuff, but when combined with the Gone crap, Script girl garbage, and the total lack of anything involving news reports, well, all I have to say is that this site is becomming less about cool NEWS and more about cool EDITORIALS. <p>Sorry to rant guys, its just getting kind of annoying lately. Maybe I just need more coffee creamer...

  • June 7, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by mansep

    you're right... if i dont like it i shouldn't come in this TB just to be negative... but what with Gone and Scriptgirl is just seems this site is veering away6 from what made it great. I guess it's just a question of positioning. If things like this were in a separate column where people culd discuss film in general then I (and others.. i'm not alone) would have felt more comfortable with it... but by putting it in the "latest news" section it seems a bit off.. ... it's a shame that the first time any AICNer has directly replied to me is when i've been a negative prick. oh well.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I understand where you're coming from... In our defense, I posted two news stories this morning (not exactly regular for a Saturday, when the business is closed)... I saw the poster art come in. That's something we should post, definitely, but the Iron Man 2 interview is old (and I'm working on our own exclusive chat, not a link to someone else's set visit). As for Spirit, I posted an exclusive set visit report (got my own day on the set) and have had the first word on a lot of Spirit stuff since it has been in production. I agree it's an interesting project.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    For the record, Dickblood

    by moondoggy2u

    Just because a news article doesnt interest you or me doesn't mean it isn't newsworthy. And last time I checked, here at AICN, Spirit, Dark Knight, Watchmen, and Iron Man seem to generate a lot of interest with other people. Why, just take a look at other web sites to check out their leading stories. Every single one of them are posting the stuff I provided links to as their top articles. Its akin to reading about Hillary Clinton's concession speech on the covers of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Tribune, but on the cover of USA Today--puppies and what they mean to children.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I see what you're saying, but there is no other section... the layout of the page means all the news hits in the same place, with Coax getting its own sidebar. If we do any more sections where original stories run then we're in a big danger of overcomplicating the main page, which is what has hurt my ability to enjoy some other movie news sites. This is how we've posted articles like this since the beginning of the site, so I don't think it holds any water saying what we're doing now is veering away from what we've done before.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    true enough.... thanks Quint.

    by mansep

  • June 7, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Cool, Quint

    by moondoggy2u

    I understand that I'm just some nobody from a talkback thread, but whenever I see news about upcomming films on other websites, my first instinct is to fly to AICN and check out everyone's take on the subject, be it yours, Mori's, Harry's, and, of course, the really cool cats on these talkback threads. Its just kind of disconcerting to see all thse other topics out there, and upon my entrance to today's AICN page, teen tiger beat novels, script girl's tits, and reactions to classical films.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by The Funketeer

    You haven't seen Cool Hand Luke!?!?!? You should just quit this site right now. I'll forgive you Rio Bravo which is my favorite Wayne movie but how could you go all this time without seeing Cool Hand Luke?

  • June 7, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Uh, Dickblood, you couldn't be more off base

    by moondoggy2u

    Its obvious you don't know me from Adam, so we'll just leave it at that.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    C'mon, folks, leave Quint alone...

    by DoctorRatman

    He, Mori and a few others are the only ones still active in this newly-shriveling husk of Ain't It Crap News. I think that he's on the right track, reviewing the older stuff that so often gets overlooked in this chew-'em-up, spit-'em out society. His column allows those who haven't seen under appreciated flicks like 'Hole in the Head' and 'Asphalt Jungle' to see for themselves if these dusty boxes on the shelves of Wal-Mart's dollar bin are worth checking out.. Given a choice between Quint, Capone, & Mori up against 'Gone', I'm picking the guys. At least they know how to write intelligent, witty and coherant sentences...otherwise it's "Farewell and adieu to ye fair Spanish ladies, Farewell and adieu to ye ladies of Spain..."

  • June 7, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Well, that is a good point, Doc

    by moondoggy2u

    I really hate choosing the lesser of two weevils.

  • June 7, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Movie A Day is fine...

    by vadakinX

    It's about movies and there's nothing wrong with looking back at the classics. <p> What we have a problem with is crap like "Gone" for which there has still been no explanation. You have Mirajeff coming out, clearly hurt over how he has been treated and how the site has ended up, and the site is being filled with the stench of corporate pandering. <p> It's one thing to have links to Amazon...we realise that bills have to be paid and the links lead to movie deals more often than not. But it's another thing to pass off advertising as an article. <p> Either Harry or Merrick needs to come out and not only explain why the "Gone" chapters are being posted, but they also need to apologise. Every talkback is going to be dominated by this subject until something is done. <p> It's a new low for AICN and it may not survive.

  • June 7, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    AICN is dead...long live AICN

    by vadakinX

    Ain't It Corporate News :P

  • June 7, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Is Sinatra buggering that boy?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    sure looks like a freaky pic to me.

  • June 7, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    vadakinX, Paid for CORPORATE news,

    by EvilWizardGlick

    You can tell where the payola came from. Shows like Dirt and Nip/Tuck NEVER have talk backs, while drivel does. <p> Someone ain't ponying up the bucks, plain and simple.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Man the Gone talkback is 'gasp' GONE

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    dammit, that was funny shit. I know they said it was temporary but that was gold. AICN has actually crossed the boundary to Selloutsville.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Quint, what are your thoughts on this Gone crap?

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    it's really difficult to get any opinion on this sight about this. Please verify what you guys hope to achieve, otherwise the geeks will revolt.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    another Sinatra movie?

    by Prossor


  • June 7, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    check the Zohan talkback where I respond to your question.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Please disregard Quint, just got replied on Zohan

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I just needed answers, good to see someone give some.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Be prepared for one more Sinatra flick... and keep in mind that the order kind of flows from film to film... we're on a small Sinatra kick now, but we'll be to Rio Bravo in two days, so patience... and a little consideration. This one's actually a really sweet little movie... It's directed by Frank Capra, for god's sake! And it's not one that gets talked about much at all.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST

    wow, as I leave the room, Quint jumps in the window

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    or is it more like the NAMBLA episode of South Park?

  • June 7, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    By the way Quint, I just got Rio Bravo the other day

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I'll wait to watch it with you guys. Cool Hand Luke however has been in my blood for near 20 years.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    So Harry liked Gone huh?

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I got a bridge for sale ya know....

  • June 7, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    frank capra *VOMIT*

    by Prossor

    that preachy fuck? he should STFU for haveing the AUDACITY to say "movies should be a positive expression that thereis hope, love, mercy, justice and charity, it's the filmmakers job to emphasize the positive qualities of humanity" hear that kubrick? oh and by "we're on a Sinatra kick" you of course mean "I'm on a Sinatra kick". and fuck rio bravo too with that gimpy old cocksucker and every mugging asshole in that movie.

  • June 7, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I'm really excited for Rio Bravo. It's not only the first Western of the column, but it's the first title I have in High Def... and I've been meaning to watch it for years. That'll be a good one... Can't wait for Cool Hand, either. I've seen bits and pieces of the movie, but I've never watched it from beginning to end. That's going to be awesome as well.

  • June 7, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    The royal we, man. And I include anybody that might be following along, so not just me. You know the schedule for the next week, so if it's not your thing don't drop in... Although, maybe I'm just taking the bait because I get the feeling you're taking the piss with your posts just a little...

  • June 7, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Cool Hand Luke is fascinating

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Get ready dude, Newmans gonna rock your world.

  • June 7, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    i havent seen any of these movies

    by vadakinX

    So don't let anyone say that you suck and that you're not a real movie fan...because I'm worse. I only watch movies that were shot on IMAX cameras and I watch them on tiny portable TV's with a single, mono speaker in the back. I rock :P <p> Speaking of the Rat Pack though, I did catch the original Oceans 11 a few weeks back...wasn't a stellar film but it was a good distraction. I kept expecting everyone to break into song though.

  • June 7, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    by Prossor

    royal we, by that i take it you mean only you again... i'm sure there's the sinatra fan lurking about ecstatic at this, but i'm sure the majority would like some more variation like you stated all those impressive genres you'd touch on in your initial post. no i'm not taking the piss, maybe just a little fanatic isnce i like the idea of this column a lot. but the choices here are downright depressing, i'd give that effort a D+. btw point blank is ace, one of the best along with the killers of the toughest sumbitch actor ever mr. marvin.

  • June 7, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by The Funketeer

    You suck. You're not a real movie fan.

  • June 7, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by DoctorRatman

    "the toughest sumbitch actor ever mr. marvin." Lee kicked ass, but Robert Mitchum kicked even harder. Don't believe me? Check out his insane portrayal in Night of the Hunter, or his gumshoe in Farewell, My Lovely. Mitchum WAS Philip Marlowe. Check out that hammered 'I don't give a fuck' face. That wasn't an act, he was a bad mo-fo...

  • June 7, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    This is better than what they do at CHUD...

    by JackIsLost

    At least here we have AICN staff seeking out forgotten movies which may be worth a look, whereas at CHUD they have an entire series going basically telling you why the movies you like suck. They do this b/c the guys at CHUD suck. That's all.

  • June 8, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST


    by Thorstrongstone

    I will bash Gone all the live-long day, but I fucking love these articles. It is great, being introduced to new films by people who have good tastes; especially films that would not normally be talked about by hoi polloi.<br><br> Keep it up.

  • June 8, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Where did that thing go?

    by Napoleon Park

    It was mentioned here and the the Gone talkback that some comments about Gone and why it was being serialized here were posted in the "Mess with the Zohan" talkback. Well... that articles not on the front page, not on the cool news list, and a search for Sohan only results in an article from last February? Okay, so H likes a book and the idea of running a serialized novel on the site, that's cool. Someone expresses an opinion on it and the whole article gets taken down? That seems like an overreaction.

  • June 8, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Wow gone is GONE already, was that 24 hrs

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    or have we spooked em?

  • June 8, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST


    by chipps

    you say you are continuing with gone. Well let me tell you, it has become a major part of my exam time procrastination and I don't see no gone up there. So put it back up i'll knock the fucking teeth out of those haters who are forcing me to study. Jay and silent bob style. Sure, it's not that good, but it a distraction

  • June 8, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST


    by chipps

    oh yeah. and first

  • June 8, 2008, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Now Zohan's back and Gone is gone

    by Napoleon Park

    I'm confused or very tired.<p>Though those things aren;t mutually exclusive.

  • June 8, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    speed racer?

    by Prossor

    i havent seen that show in ages what are you talking about?

  • June 8, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by Prossor

    was indeed a tough sumbitch as well, however i will continue this on to the point blank tb about lee's breaking of the badass-o-meter

  • June 8, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Good Work

    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    I'm lovin this section Quint. Sadly, I haven't seen any of the films you've reviewed yet, and I think cool hand is about the only one you've announced that I have. But this column is sparking me to get out and check out these flicks. Papillion is first! Keep this column comin' until you runn out of DVDs!!

  • June 8, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Gone... GONE!?

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    With some of the best talk-back ever... oh well. It's actually probably a good thing that it's gone. I'm up too late.

  • June 8, 2008, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Time for Harry to pop up and make a statement or something

    by palimpsest

    It's his website and everything (though not if current rumours are to be believed) so he can post what the hell he likes. But there's something seriously amiss. Maybe just a series of misjudgments (did he really think that GONE serialisation was going to wash with anybody?), maybe a need to turn an additional buck. But too much of the site seems now to be devoted to hawking stuff: Harry's weekly DVD roundup serves little other purpose, for instance. He's almost abandoning reviewing movies altogether, merely giving them his stamp of approval. The ScriptGirl thing is just laughable and cynical at the same time; an energy drink commercial brought to you by two mainstays of geek culture - movie news of dubious provenance and unattainable breasts. So Harry - if you need a holiday, recuperation time, whatever - go do that thing and come back better. If you've lost interest in the site, or need to make more money, then that's fine too, but maybe a little upfront honesty about it would be useful. If you're selling up and moving on (hanging around as a salaried writer or otherwise) then tell us. It's OK, we'll understand. If you're working under a non-disclosure agreement, then a) WTF and b) get someone else to break the story. AICN's all about the love for the movies and the genre TV, and the range of opinions expressed by both the main contributors and the talkback regulars and the semi-occasional drop-ins like me are testament to that. Yeah, it's you're church, but we're the congregation. And we come here because the fellowship of the thing. But if you're gonna preach stuff we don't want to hear, we'll just go somewhere else. Hope that wasn't too much of a rant!

  • June 8, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by palimpsest

    I really should proof-read and copy-edit more assiduously. Ah well.

  • June 8, 2008, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by mulberry

    Always thought if I ever opened a tattoo/piercing parlour, I'd call it "A Hole in the Head". Similarly, my coffee bar would be called "Fashionably Latte". I hereby copyright both ideas in the slim prospect of me ever doing either.

  • June 8, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Wow, Quint.

    by Knuckleduster

    You're so diplomatic. Never lose your temper. I admire that. Gets me kinda wet...

  • June 8, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Quint! Mel Brooks interview?!

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • June 8, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    You'll enjoy Rio Bravo Quint

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Dean Martin steals the show.

  • June 8, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    GONE doesn't run on weekends?

    by BenBraddock

    We'll see tomorrow

  • June 8, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Are people actually complaining about Movie a Day?

    by rbatty024

    Quint's reviewing a classic This is the kind of content this site needs. I would imagine this is incredibly time consuming. It's a daily post about overlooked or important films. If you truly love movies how could you not like a column like this?

  • June 8, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    BenBraddock: It was supposed to.

    by themikejonas

    Chapter 3 appeared yesterday evening and garnered about 300 comments then got yanked without explanation well before its time.

  • June 8, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Gone chapter 3

    by unuseddraft

    Greatest talkback ever, or at least the greatest talkback I've been privy to.

  • June 8, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Chapter 3

    by Funketeer

    If I had to guess (and I don't have to but I will anyway), the publisher asked them to yank it. Who wants all those negative comments associated with their book? You gotta wonder if they ever visited the site before asking them to publish the book.

  • June 8, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    In case you missed the T-Rex w/broadsword...

    by Gwai Lo

  • June 8, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by unuseddraft

    Thanks for that. This should never be forgotten!

  • June 8, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    You want Frank Sinatra, you should've watched

    by kabong

    "Von Ryan's Express" on PBS.

  • June 8, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by br1947

    Gwai Lo, that is sheer brilliance. Now if Harry will just put that in the upper left 'animation of the week' slot, all can be forgiven from the horror that was GONE!

  • June 8, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by pr1c3y

    Will the "A Movie A Day" part of this site always be on movies from this period? I don't have nothing against it I just wish I had the movie to watch. I think it would be cool to do this with some 80's action movies or classic exploitation films.

  • June 8, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    unuseddraft: Chapter 2 was great as well

    by themikejonas

    with "Truck Fuck Girl," bleeding taints, getting "knocked black" and Michael Bay's semen...ah, good times...

  • June 8, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Now that GONE is gone I kind of miss it!

    by listo65

  • June 8, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Oh wait... no I dont

    by listo65

  • June 8, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Has everyone here GONE CRAZY?

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Oh jeez, I used the word GONE, I must be in on the conspiracy! You fucking screwballs

  • June 8, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST more gone

    by StrokerX

    lol....and here i wanted to see what happened. But at 500 pages for only the first book....i dunno bout all that shyte. Here today...gone today.

  • June 8, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by StrokerX

    t-rex with broadsword...good show!!

  • June 8, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Sam poofed,

    by Thorstrongstone

    "You ain't killin' the adventures of Quinn, Astrid, Truck-fuck girl, and Snake-Dick Slim that easily"<br><br> "Oh yeah?" asked the large man, "what if I do this?" With that, the large man ripped a loud, wet, horrible fart -a fart to end all farts, so ruthless and man that it melted the panties off of Astrid.<br><br> Needless to say, they got the fuck out of there.

  • June 8, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Um, mean, not man.

    by Thorstrongstone

    Baba Booey.

  • June 8, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Aw man,

    by Thorstrongstone

    I should have written: Needless to say, they were GONE.

  • June 8, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    t-rex with a broadsword...

    by monsterforge

  • June 8, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I reckon the MOVIE A DAY thing is great

    by palimpsest

    The idea that HARPER, PAPILLON or RIO BRAVO don't qualify for some geek lovin' is foolish in the extreme.

  • June 8, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mansep et al.

    by gringostar

    Once again I have to laugh at all the childish nonsense and whining that I see on this site. If you don't find something appealing don't read it... why is that so hard? Why do so many of you feel the need to bitch and moan about every little thing that this site tries to do. If you dislike AICN so much, erase your bookmark and fuck off. If you think you can do better, then start your own site. Quint, I happen to really enjoy your new column, keep up the good work!

  • June 8, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mansep et al.

    by gringostar

    Once again I have to laugh at all the childish nonsense and whining that I see on this site. If you don't find something appealing don't read it... why is that so hard? Why do so many of you feel the need to bitch and moan about every little thing that this site tries to do. If you dislike AICN so much, erase your bookmark and fuck off. If you think you can do better, then start your own site. Quint, I happen to really enjoy your new column, keep up the good work!

  • June 8, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah I really like the movie of the week also,

    by unuseddraft

  • June 8, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah I really like the movie of the week also,

    by unuseddraft

    I was gonna make a Gone joke, but accidently hitting the enter button really took me outta the mood.

  • June 8, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Not all the films will be all this early stuff. Unfortunately for the column, my knowledge of film covers most 80s cheese and 70s exploitation (thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse and my own personal thirst for horror and fine aged cheese), but there will be a few, like the horror hospital movie starring Shatner called Visiting Hours and a whole ton of Mario Bava movies. However, for the next couple of weeks you'll see a lot of '40s-'60s movies since I'm connecting them all through a common star, director, etc... which has me checking out a ton of noir, some gangster, some musicals and some sci-fi flicks.<BR><BR>I'm looking forward to getting to more varied material, too, but I am also loving getting caught up on these classics. At the end of the month, it looks like, I'll hit a run of '70s and '80s movies.

  • June 8, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by Mr.Meanie

    Best talkback ever. It really made me want to buy the book. Really!!!

  • June 8, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by Napoleon Park

    Actually you shouldn;t have corrected that typo - "A fart so man"... is a great macho image.<p>GONE, Gone, gone. RIP mangled in a truck girl.

  • June 8, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    No updates all day...

    by DoctorRatman

    ...= "I've got a bad feeling about this."

  • June 8, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I watched SPEED RACER yesterday....

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...and watched LEON THE PROFESSIONAL for the first time today. Not sure why I hadn't seen that Luc Besson movie yet, but I did, and never knew it was a ripoff of John Cassavetes' GLORIA. <p> I think I'm going to go watch SPEED RACER at ye ol mulitplex tomorrow again as it's the only true cinema masterpiece released this summer so far...

  • June 8, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Other CAPRA movies movie geeks should see..

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Two Capra films that take place in China...BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN and LOST HORIZON. Steven Spielberg and G. Lucas borrowed scenes from these two films for INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM.

  • June 8, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    It's "Hot apple pie..."

    by batzilla

    just saying... you forgot the word "Hot" in your lyric there so...

  • June 9, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint sounds good

    by pr1c3y

    P.s. Ironside is the bomb in visiting hours!

  • June 9, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    I liked it, too...

    by Lost_Horizon

    It's much better than his last film, the woefully mediocre "Pocketful of Miracles". Check out his autobiography, "The Name Above The Title", Mori. A bit self-serving, but a great read.

  • June 9, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I meant Quint

    by Lost_Horizon

    Sorry, you guys all look alike.

  • July 5, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST