Nov. 24, 2008, 3:22 a.m. CST
Heh heh...Someone had to do it.<p> </p>Haven't seen this in donkey's years (wait, do donkeys live longer than humans?), but I remember being pleasantly surprised. Still, out of that double-bill, I'd say Act of Violence is the best. Make sure you get around to it eventually, Quint! (Unless you've already seen it). Ven Heflin was a really underrated and underused leading man. Anyone who's seen my FAVOURITE NOIR, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, can verify that!
Nov. 24, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST
Wish I had time and the money to invest in all these awesome old timey noir flicks! But I'm making a list, and one day I'll check them out.
Nov. 24, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST
They don't make ads like that anymore
Nov. 24, 2008, 8:19 a.m. CST
I propose that “A movie a day”, or as I like to think of it, “I have nothing going on in my life” be moved to a different section. It’s annoying to scroll through the “Latest News” and see that every other post is a review of some old movie you watched that you feel a need to share with everyone else. This is hardly “News”. I mean, how long are you going to keep this up? We get it, you’ve missed a lot of movies and now you’re spending upwards of 4 hours/day watching a reviewing them. I find it very sad.
Nov. 24, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST
Just pick up this, http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Classics-100-Movie-Pack/dp/B000K6GM4W for $26 you'll have 100 film noir flicks to go through.
Nov. 24, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST
Wonder if the chair he was sitting in was Corinthian leather. <br> <br> Seriously, thank you Quint for embarking on this daunting task. I've "Netflixed" quite a few of these on your recommendation alone, and so far they have all been excellent choices.
Nov. 24, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST
It may not be breaking news, but if you have never seen the film, it’s news to you. Even if it is a film you’ve seen many times it interesting to get the reaction of someone viewing it for the first time. To me that is part of the appeal of this kind of site, the sharing of opinions and outlook on a shared interest. May not always agree but the inaction can be entertaining. There are some days AMAD is the only article that I read in detail.
Nov. 24, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST
Have to agree with seppukudkurosawa about giving respect to Van Heflin. Besides the above-mentioned Noirs of Act of Violence (which Quint did review) and The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (only movie I can think of were Kirk Douglas is completely overshadowed) there is also The Prowler and several westerns (Shane, Gunman’s Walk and the original 3:10 to Yuma). <p> As for Ricardo Montalban and Mystery Street, I can’t believe you didn’t bring up one of my favorite lines, where the antagonist says that his family has been in Boston for about seven generations, Ricardo replies (and I am paraphrasing) “Well, my family has only been here for two.” Ricardo might of well have said "F-you, you Brahmin blueblood."
Nov. 24, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST
by Out of your element
I'll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares maelstrom and round perdition's flame before I let him taste this delicious coffee
Nov. 24, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST
I find this column utterly enjoyable. If it's a movie I know I'm going to have zero interest in, I skip it, but more often than not I thoroughly enjoy the column. I mean, basically, it's just you talking about film -- and isn't that what this site was predicated on? Oh, and I hope you dig The Hot Rock! An odd bit of ridiculousness from what I consider Redford's golden era. Great cast, too. Keep up the good work, and forget the nay-sayers!
Nov. 24, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST
...era of Law & Order. I saw this on TMC and expected a young Jerry Orbach to show up as Montalban's partner. I also used to think Bratt should have had a guest role on Enterprise as a younger Khan but then I realized how Enterprise SUCKED!
Nov. 24, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST
Given that only 12 people have commented on this I don't get the sense that it's worth his 4 hours/day he spends watching/reviewing movies. There's nothing wrong with wasting time this way, but I don't think it's the "Latest News" and it should be placed somewhere else. Like I stated above, it's enough already.