Aug. 29, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST
which is brilliant. Not seen it for years, so will go back to it. Thanks, Quint, and keep the column up (if you know what I mean)...
Aug. 29, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST
Obama better fucking win. And Quint, you really are a fucking beast. I tried to adopt a director a week movie schedule and I only lasted one week. Freaking terrible.
Aug. 29, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST
The thing that always bugged meabout the original short story is we never heard Webster's closing argument that convinces Hell's most ruthless inmates to negate the contract. it was supposed to be left to the imagination since nothing actually said could measure up to what the reader could think up, but i always thought itwas a cop out.
Aug. 29, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST
Some ignorant hillbilly will kill him so your voting for Biden ( I don't endorse such things , it makes us look like primitive dipshits) but I have a feeling that it'll happen and be just some lonely pissed off wannabe klansman
Aug. 29, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST
I mean, the guy promises to show up on The Factor then chickens out. How can he be trusted to take on the bad guys in the world if he can't even take on one Irishman?
Aug. 29, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST
I hate a limited subject line.
Aug. 29, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST
It is a great movie and the creepy sneaks up on you. I saw it many years ago and thought it was well done.
Aug. 29, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
I'm pulling that classic out of my collection and watching it again tonite. You reminded me how great it was.
Aug. 29, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
i'm gonna buy it.
Aug. 29, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
doesn't look like William Shatner.
Aug. 29, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST
Then do Oh God You Devil.
Aug. 29, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST
in a post-Harbor film commissioned by the Navy about the attack at Pearl. I kid you not. It's a freaky and yet amazing little piece. Reasonably well balanced, too, all things considered! But the freakiest thing is watching that as a double-feature following Dev&DanWeb. (Fun mind-blowing followup: Clint Eastwood playing Walter Huston filming _The African Queen_ in _White Hunter, Black Heart_.)
Aug. 29, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST
Good genes, I guess. <p> P.S. JasonPratt, you're referring to John Huston filming The African Queen, right?
Aug. 29, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
Glad to have an excuse to go back to my own Val Lewton box set.
Aug. 29, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST
by Little Beavis
Hi, how are you?
Aug. 29, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST
This AMAD column is about the only interesting thing to come out of this site in years.
Aug. 29, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Peter finds a harp in a pawn shop and will give anything to be able to play it. "Mister Zero" makes that deal and the Monkees become the first Harp band to have a run of smash hits - a brilliant metaphor for their very existence as a TV-made pre-fab pop group.<p>When Mr. Zero tries to claim Peter's soul they challenge him in court and, unable to afford a lawyer, Mike argues the case in a way that brings tears to the Hangin' Judge and the jury of cutthroats, outlaws and pirates.<p>Not classic literature or art or anything, but a darn good episode of The Monkees if you like that sort of thing.
Aug. 29, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST
quint what a great choice and a classic film this was a fav as a kid it was always being played on british tv when i was younger loved think i'll have to go out and purchase myself a copy asap and cant wait to read your reviews of cat people etc great creepy black and white horror films simone simon looks fantastic in this film loving the movie of the day reviews long may they carry on
Aug. 29, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Devil and Daniel Mouse. I saw that once or twice as a kid. Of course there was the Simpons parody.
Aug. 29, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST
Yes, there was a 30 min short called The Devil and Daniel Mouse from Nevelanimation. It was kinda dark and a bit scary when it aired, especially because it was aimed at children. The music was pretty good too. This actually inspired Nevelanimation to do a feature lenght movie with big name rock stars called Rock and Rule.
Aug. 29, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST
by Tar Heel
Quint, I commend you on keeping up the pace of AMAD. But you're well into it now and can ditch the intro. If a newbie stumbles in, they'll figure it out.
Aug. 29, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST
....loved James Craig's G-rated curse,everytime something was going wrong for him..and that's pretty much all the time. And you've gotta love Simone, who was sort of the Jurassic-era Meg Tilly. And Herrmann, with this score and his "Citizen Kane" score was just beginning his legendary career. Terrific film, one of the all time greats.
Aug. 30, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST
It's by no means a scary movie, but like any morality play there's darkness in it and the way the flick was executed... well, it's just fucking creepy. Screaming pigs set my skin crawling...
Aug. 30, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
Wowzers! This was my introduction to Simone, and I do believe I'll have to be tracking down more of her movies. She had such a personality and charisma that shined in this. Her introduction at the fireplace was indeed creepy.
Aug. 30, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST
I should've realized he was too old to be still doing things later. The family resemblance is amazing, though.
Aug. 31, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST
Sept. 1, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST
Runner-up is Al Pacino (DEVIL'S ADVOCATE), over-the-top but fuckin' irresistible. Clarence Williams III (TALES FROM THE HOOD). Undiluted ham ("You want the shit?"), loved it. Houston was hardly subdued but knew how to negitate the role; he should have earned an Oscar nomination (love the concluding iris-in). His apprentice, Simone Simon, was smoking hot (should have challenged Rita Hayworth),