Dec. 24, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
This is indeed a wonderful film and I see it almost every year. Definitely high up my list of 'PLEASE DON'T RE-IMAGINE THIS FILM, SCUMBAGS!' Though I think the worst ever re-imagining prospect would be KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS with Eddie Murphy playing all the different Alec Guinness roles. If they ever made that, I think I would have to move to the Antarctic.
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST
It'll be a shame that it becomes more occasional, but you should deffo try and keep it up.
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST
*Sobs* I've loved this column the most out of everything on AICN and i'm very, very sad about this.<p>Quint, you've helped me to discover some movies I've never even heard of and have made my collection much richer (and me much poorer) because of this column.<p>I know we've got some AMADs left but I want to take the opportunity to thankyou for this column. You've been a star and certain people on AICN (*cough*Harry*cough*) could learn by the way you dedicated yourself and always got the column out without delays.<p>I salute you Quint. Live long and...watch many more movies.
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST
"A Movie Whenever..."
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST
cuz it would have been really low odds because I figured that was what you were going to announce Quint<P>I know I have really appciated what you have done for many of us through these columns, it's been fantastic and has encouraged me to visit some of the films in my own library I had nevr seen (The Day The Earth Stood Still, The 39 Steps, The Man Who Knew Too Much, some others) and be more willing to watch films on TCM that may or may not be good (took a chance the other night with THE 400 BLOWS-I thank YOU Quint)<P>I like Quint's Essentials, but it's really really close to the Robert Osborne/Rose McGowan TCM 'show' The Essentials (which he has hosted with others but is currently doing it with McGowan), Quint's Picks, is a little generic...hmmm<P>anyways NOTORIOUS is a fantastic film, a truly great film
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST
I like the idea of having a classics forum and perhaps one way to keep it showing up often but without regularity is to use it as a reference point. When someone announces that they want to do a High Noon remake by the director that did the 3:10 to Yuma remake, a column is done that reviews High Noon and both versions of 3:10 to Yuma. Have a discussion on context and what makes classics cool.
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST
Great job, Quint. AMAD has exposed me to many new movies and rekindled a desire to break out the unwatched classics in my own library. I knew it would be very hard to keep up such a grueling pace when life has a way of interfering, but I certainly hope this feature morphs into a similar ongoing column. I vote you go old school to compliment the nom de plume, and call it "Quint's Catch of the Day". Again, kudos!
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST
"Today we follow Danny Glover from Predator 2 to Lethal Weapon. The rest of the cast are all cunts and I wish they'd die but Danny Glover is great again. Mel Gibson annoys the fuck out of me and I wish he'd die, but he had some good chemistry with Danny Glover. Oh and I saw your comments in the talkback yesterday about Danny Glover not being a good actor. I know who you are and I have the power to find out where you live, you cunts. You fucking remember that. Tomorrow I take a look at Blindness. I hope some of you cunts catch blindness. Now fuck off."
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
I'll miss this column. I've learned lots thanks to you.
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:46 a.m. CST
a movie whenever i get around to it! AMENAT!! a movie every now and then! I feared this, but I didn't think it would be any less than a movie a week....oh well..LIFE IS CHANGE! Onward----->>!!
Dec. 24, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST
Most of us film fans rejoice over great cinema, not just space aliens and bloody monsters (ya bunch of ADD kids, darn ya!). All other internet "blogs" should aspire to this series. Was really hoping you would go a full 365 days, but oh well... Thanks for your commitment to the classy film redisovering cause!
Dec. 24, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST
Or, Quint's Chamber for Forgotten Films. Or "Everything Old is New Again"? Or "Quint's Fabulous Mine of Cinematic Gems"? Or something?<Br><Br>And, yes, this column has been the best thing running on the site. And the consistency has impressed me. Thanks, Quint!
Dec. 24, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST
This column became like a girlfriend to me. I got enlighted, depressed and it sure as hell cost me a lot of money. And now you are leaving ...like all of them before. You Maniac! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
Dec. 24, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST
I got lots of unwatched DVDs here and need a reason to catch up. But no, it's christmas and nobody would care about MY Movie A Day anyway ;)<br> I will miss yours. It was always an interesting read.
Dec. 24, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST
Harry never puts his DVD column up on time anyway, so why should you be any different. In all seriousness, I love the column and would still read it in whatever form it reappears in.
Dec. 24, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST
The trouble with Quint's Picks or Quint's Essentials is that some of the columns that I've found most interesting are ones in which you don't like the films much---especially when the flick in question is an established classic or at least carries a strong critical reputation. On the other hand, I certainly wouldn't want you to focus on the negative since you have spurred me to watch films I would not have tried or have never even heard of. As many others have said, my favorite things on this site are AMAD and Harry's DVD reviews. So---how about A Movie A Week, and if you have to miss, well, that's OK, look at Harry!
Dec. 24, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
I remember when I finally discovered Hitchcock. I couldn't stop watching his films. I kept going to the local video stores and trying to find as many as I could. NOTORIOUS is one of his finest. Glad you enjoyed it!
Dec. 24, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
It's either Bergman or Grace Kelly.
Dec. 24, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Um, they already did...Mission: Impossible 2?
Dec. 24, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST
Excellent work on A.M.A.D. The column has been the most diligent, the most thoughtful and the most passionate thing on AICN this past year. It's nice to watch someone find new enthusiasm for movies.<p>NOTORIOUS is my personal favorite of all of Hitchcock's films. I own only three Criterion Collection dvd's, and NOTORIOUS is one of them. (The others - THE THIRD MAN and NIGHTS OF CABIRIA) Nearly point for point, you described my feelings about the movie. The film is achingly passionate. The chemistry between the two leads is nothing less than fire. And the espionage dangers are genuinely tense.<p>The cast is fantastic. Claude Raines is indeed a man you pity and fear at the same time. Cary Grant was never better than in this one. I love how Hitchcock filmed Grant in silhouette throughout his entire introductory scene. And yes, who couldn't fall in love with Ingrid Bergman, even when she's playing a hussy? (And speaking of women, one would like to marry, let's also not forget Lana Turner in 1946's THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. Dear Lord, talk about a beauty!) Bergman gives solid acting in this one.<p>Cheers, Quint, to your work on this column! And Merry Christmas.
Dec. 24, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST
Thanks for doing such a column. It's nice to see some different things here on the site, and look forward to keep reading some more of the reviews when ever you can. And just a note, Quint's Essentials really isn't all that egotisical in the sense that all of these are coming from your DVD collection...and you're reviewing the ones (well, now) that are the best ones fit to be reviewed. Hence, an essential.
Dec. 24, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST
Have loved every minute of this.
Dec. 24, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST
by Tin Snoman
So sad to see it go...
Dec. 24, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
What a way to promote a movie. "This hot babe is in this movie! What's it about? What do you care? She's hot, so GO SEE IT!
Dec. 24, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST
Quint, I've loved this column. It's kept me coming back to AICN often to read your take on movies I adore and films I've yet to see. But I do request that before you pack it in that you finally do that review of WHITE HEAT you intended to do back on November 21. I had a hard on for a week waiting for your review of that movie, only for you to discover that you'd lent it to a friend. Totally harshed my mellow.
Dec. 24, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
it was so cool having all those different posters etc for each movie.
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST
Thanks for doing this column. Congratulations on such great work.
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST
Or is that too qitschy?
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST
I shall proudly. take over your AMAD assignment. It is one of the best features on the site, and I will make you and my fellow TB'ers proud.
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
"Casablanca? what the fuck? at least fucking get your TITLE in English? what shit-dicked queer made this? piano playing and whiny black and white bitches? don't EVER see this movie. Avatar will fuck your eyeballs in 1942."
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST
by barry convex
Er, I mean Quint's Vintage.
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
You got me all wrong. First-- I'm totally not part of the AVATAR EYE FUCKING crowd. And I barely ever drop the gay jokes. For some reason I've always been very Pro-Queer.
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST
That is pretty funny.
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST
...in my AMAD article for Rock Hudson's "THE GOLDEN BLADE." <P> "Its quite clear to the viewer that Rock Hudson, at this point in his life, is 100% shit dicked queer."
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST
She always looked like she had a pussy filled with baby powder. <p> If we're talking classic females, I'd go with either Natalie Wood or Audrey Hepburn-- two fine ass brunettes. I think Natalie in Love With The Proper Stranger is probably the most attractive the female specimen has ever appeared. I would take Natalie as my wife and have Audrey on the side as a fuck buddy. <p>MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
There you go, discussion over...
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST
I've seen this a couple of times on Bravo in Canada and you're in for a weird little film. To see Christopher Plummer play the heavy is like seeing Andy Griffith for the first time in one of his evil roles. Memorable moments are the "foot" scene and the "aquarium" scene. It brings to mind "Hold-up" with Kim Cattrall (inspired by a novel and remade as 'Quick Change' with Billy Murray, Randy Quaid and Geena Davis) and 'Murder By Decree' which is as dark as 'The Silent Partner' but Plummer plays the hero in it instead.
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST
Thanks for the great movie ideas! Go get some fresh air now! lol
Dec. 24, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST
....when Randy Quaid breaks down "Why won't this night eeeeeeeeeeeeeend?!!!!"
Dec. 24, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
how am i gonna learn about classic movies like Day of the Dolphin without AMAD. seriously i hope you get scurvy.
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST
by El Borak
that is the name.
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST
by El Borak
"it's bad luck just SEEING something like that!"
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST
...Day of the Dead shit. Hehehehe.
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST
I, for one, like Qunit's Essentials. I hope you enjoy the Inn of Sixth Happiness -- we actually named our daughter after Gladys Aylward (the main character).
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST
by a goonie
I guess it had to come to an end one day. I've been in awe of how you've kept this going for so long, so congrats on all the hard work. I try to watch a movie a day myself, but it doesn't always work out, and I'm not writing several hundred words on every one I see either. So everything you've done here has been very impressive. It's even helped me locate some movies I may have otherwise skimmed over at the video store (like Gun Crazy, which was pretty damn awesome). Also, it's great to hear that you saw and enjoyed Notorious. A great Hitchcock movie.<br><br>And did you notice how much Mission: Impossible 2 steals the plot and just adds action? I always think it's kind of funny that the movie ripped off a classic so blatantly and never admitted it. At least, I don't think anyone ever admitted to that. Strange stuff.<br><br>Anyways, you deserve to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Looking forward to more vintage film ruminations in the future.
Dec. 24, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST
by El Borak
i need to see it again.
Dec. 24, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST
Seriously, you've done a great job, Quint. And 'Quint Essentials' would be a fine name for your column.
Dec. 24, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST
QUINT'S ESSENTIALS <P> FEATURING DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD AS THIS WEEKS GUEST VIEWER
Dec. 24, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST
This line sorta reminded me of Harry's Indy IV review-- when he was shaking and crying and glee. Jesus fucking Christ that was disturbing/hilarious/tragic/uncomfortable/and diarrhea inducing all at once.
Dec. 24, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST
by The Eskimo
...I visit this site each day, (along with my e-mail and google news routine), I guess I will bid you all adieu...thanks Quint. Good while it lasted.
Dec. 24, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST
Quint: This column is a welcome change from the childish rants in the rest of the blog; there's no way that you could share this column with the rest of the gang there?
Dec. 24, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST
I really do appreciate all the kind words. This column has been the most rewarding thing I've ever contributed to this site and the response from day one has been amazing.<BR><BR>Danny, I might take you up on the offer at some point, so be careful what you wish for...<BR><BR>We have until January 7th continuing as is and after that I'll re-evaluate the titles I have left and see where we stand for the continuing vintage film discussion. Happy Holidays, everyone!
Dec. 24, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST
There goes one of my few joys on this site. <p> Glad you liked Notorious. I always loved the ending <SPOILER> You have to give credit to Hitch, who is one of the few people who can make a scene of people walking out of a house into a car and leaving into one of the most climatic and suspenseful things ever.
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST
From someone that has seen first hand the crazy hours you've put into this, the hurdles you've had to jump schedule wise to get them up on time even when you're flying around the world, or have an ocean of other coverage you had to do for the site (I still can't believe you pulled Comic Con and this article off at the same time)... I thank you for a fun, insightful and well thought out series of articles that I will continue to re-visit in the future as these movies float in front of my eyes in the future. Well done my friend.
Dec. 24, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST
I'll be here dude. But seriously...the column has been great. I usually read but rarely post because its the one TB I don't feel like raising hell in. That must mean something. <p> Have a good holiday people.
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST
by Luna Moth
Quint, this has been a great run, and I'm looking forward to reading your columns however they continue. Thanks for all your columns so far. I remember reading somewhere that that on again off again kiss was due to the length of single kisses being dictated by the Code. Hitch could have a lengthy "kiss" by having many little kisses. Pathetic constraint, but in the end, a great effect.
Dec. 25, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST
And set up some kind of reader poll, where we can vote on the next film you should pull from your shelf of unwatched DVD's, which you could watch and review whenever it fit.<p> Quint -- I have said it before and I'll say it again. You have managed to single handedly provide AICN with a huge library of classic film reviews. And your commitment to this pursuit was nothing short of astonishing.<p> This site will be diminished by the lack of a regular AMAD column, but I'm glad you're still going to be contributing. I do think your interviews are great.
Dec. 25, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST
But I understand. This column has been, hands down, the best thing that ever happened to AICN...and that's saying a lot. Way to go, and thanks, Quint, for so many hours of enjoyable reading you've given all of us.
Dec. 25, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST
...to continue it on a regular basis; obviously, someone you respect. This column is a great addition to the site, no reason to kill it off now. There is definitely a writer/reviewer out there who can continue A.M.A.D. with the same respect and gumption you put forth. Just find a willing and fitting participant. Hell, I'd be so lucky to have this assignment as my job. I watch TWO movies a day. Anyway Quint, I'll miss your reviews for real. It was a good run.
Dec. 25, 2008, 5 a.m. CST
You can't give up. Not now. Don't do it. Why not take the weekends off or something. But the fact is you made the site relevant again.<p> But if anything this has showed you is that you need the discipline to go forth and go on!
Dec. 25, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST
Great column, and I suspect it'll be good for everyone to get on a more flexible schedule (although mildly manic has been fun!)... How about something like 'Quint's Excavations' or 'Quint's Out of the Past'(my fave.) thereby avoiding the implication that every movie you choose to write about is going to be (or should be) a Notorious-level, literal essential? Great ending to Notorious as others have noted. It's especially worth noting that the chilling, closing door aspect of that final shot appears to have influenced the Godfather's great final shot. You're a great movie when other great movies imitate you! Thanks again for the series. (eleven hundred dvds went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, December the 24th, 2008.) 'Q
Dec. 25, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST
This section has been the best reason to read aicn for months. The fresh perspective on movies seen and the old school "danny Peary" like enthusiasm for movies I'd not seen has been a joy. Keep up the good work in whatever form.
Dec. 27, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
...Thanks for the passionate, insightful write up Quint. <P> AMAD ENDING?!!! Say it ain't so you salty dog!
Jan. 7, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST
good title for you to steal. "Have You Seen...?"