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Old 12-12-18, 08:29 AM
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Watched the "Balad of Buster Scugs" on Netflix, love it.
With getting the kids Red Dead Redemption for the xBox, I've gotten more into the western late 1800's/early 1900's thing. Another show I never watched on Directv is Hell on Wheels. Now that I've finished Trailer Park Boys (series, there's lots of one-offs and movies on Netflix now) I'll get back to Hell on Wheels and have the Ballad of Buster Scugs in my list to watch.
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I recently re-upped netflix to get my fix for gardening thru the colder months. Gives ideas to ponder and plan for next growing season
Monty Don's Italian Gardens
Monty Don's French Gardens
Big Dreams Small Spaces S3 - more Monty Don. I wish I had half of his knowledge about gardening & landscaping.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - A wonderful cooking show with host, Samin Nosrat. She is a gem.

Growing a Greener World - Youtubing this one. It's on at weird times on PBS that don't work for me. But also a very worthwhile gardening + some cooking show.
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With getting the kids Red Dead Redemption for the xBox, I've gotten more into the western late 1800's/early 1900's thing. Another show I never watched on Directv is Hell on Wheels. Now that I've finished Trailer Park Boys (series, there's lots of one-offs and movies on Netflix now) I'll get back to Hell on Wheels and have the Ballad of Buster Scugs in my list to watch.
You may like Deadwood, streaming available on Amazon Prime. It was one of my favorite TV shows which I originally saw on free DVDs from the library.
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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - A wonderful cooking show with host, Samin Nosrat. She is a gem.
Yeah, that was a very enjoyable show, too short. I hope she gets the opportunity to make a more expansive series. If you haven't seen it you might also like Ugly Delicious; similar depth of understanding of cuisine, but more edgy. Or, Somebody Feed Phil; similar wide-eyed, innocent enjoyment of food, but less depth.

Also, if you want to hear more from her, here's a great podcast interview (listen or download soon before it goes behind the paywall)
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Pre millennial. It's new to the kids. They bring theirs that I haven't seen and I bring mine that they haven't seen. And you still pay unless you want to search. I'm retired. I got 40 minutes . . . and good antivirus software that alerts on the sites. I knock down pages behind my browser sometimes when starting movies . . . And I always check for that. Some recent downloads of mine re-encoded from mp4 to vcd-mpg

Catch 22

Repo Man 1984

Blackhawk Down

Bonny & Clyde 1967

Breaking Away 1979

Deliverance 1972

Empire of the Sun

Full Metal Jacket

Good Morning, Vietnam

Klute 1971

Taxi Driver

The Big Lebowski - 1998

The Getaway 1972

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wonderland

Paper Moon

Emporer of the North

Cape Fear - 1991

Amazon Women on the Moon - 1987

The Blue Max

Bridge over the River Kwai

and so on . . .
Bridge on the River Kwai is the only B&W film as well as the only film you listed prior to the 60's. Bonnie and Clyde and The Blue Max, the only films from the 60's. Believe it or not there were lots of good films made back in the good old days, to include scads of foreign films.

You should look up the original Cape Fear 1962 B&W movie, less gore but Robert Mitchum is far more effective as the villain Max Cady, a man to seriously fear. Or perhaps see Night of the Hunter to again see Mitchum play a righteous villain in a gorgeous B&W film.
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Yeah, that was a very enjoyable show, too short. I hope she gets the opportunity to make a more expansive series. If you haven't seen it you might also like Ugly Delicious; similar depth of understanding of cuisine, but more edgy. Or, Somebody Feed Phil; similar wide-eyed, innocent enjoyment of food, but less depth.

Also, if you want to hear more from her, here's a great podcast interview (listen or download soon before it goes behind the paywall)
I'll check them out too. UD is in my "Other crap you might be interested in NF feed". Thanks. I can only stand so many hours in front of the boob tube though.

I heard her on NPR (Milk Street or America's Test Kitchen) recently. SFAH held my interest, unlike a lot of shows. E.g. I turned Black Panther off after ~20 min. I heard it was good, but what I saw was another CGI-overload snoozer. YMMV
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I'll check them out too. UD is in my "Other crap you might be interested in NF feed". Thanks. I can only stand so many hours in front of the boob tube though.

I heard her on NPR (Milk Street or America's Test Kitchen) recently. SFAH held my interest, unlike a lot of shows. E.g. I turned Black Panther off after ~20 min. I heard it was good, but what I saw was another CGI-overload snoozer. YMMV
The title is TV show, there's another thread for movies. But since you mentioned it, you can't rate a show unless you've seen it...all of it! And just fyi, CGI/special effects can get Oscars too.
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Bridge on the River Kwai is the only B&W film as well as the only film you listed prior to the 60's. Bonnie and Clyde and The Blue Max, the only films from the 60's. Believe it or not there were lots of good films made back in the good old days, to include scads of foreign films.

You should look up the original Cape Fear 1962 B&W movie, less gore but Robert Mitchum is far more effective as the villain Max Cady, a man to seriously fear. Or perhaps see Night of the Hunter to again see Mitchum play a righteous villain in a gorgeous B&W film.
I've always seen Bridge on the River Kwai in color since childhood and that's how it was downloaded.

And no way on Mitchum being better than DiNero in that Hitchcock piece. Man DiNero had the old hood down pat. That was practically "Ricky Gill", an old 3 time loser from my old neighborhood who I did a month of county time with back in 1970 when I was busted for pot. He was going to Huntsville for armed robbery. Banks. That was the movie that made me notice DiNero as a talent since he wasn't even from the region and did the part so well.

Btw, Al Lettieri does a pretty good hood in the original Getaway. Ernest Borgnine made an excellent bad guy as a railroad brakeman in Emperor of the North an adaption of an old Jack London. novel

I'm probably going to try to find The Last Picture Show next.

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(a) original Cape Fear is not (really) Hitchcock
(b) dinero is spanish for money, deniro is an italian actor
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I've always seen Bridge on the River Kwai in color since childhood and that's how it was downloaded.

And no way on Mitchum being better than DiNero in that Hitchcock piece. Man DiNero had the old hood down pat. That was practically "Ricky Gill", an old 3 time loser from my old neighborhood who I did a month of county time with back in 1970 when I was busted for pot. He was going to Huntsville for armed robbery. Banks. That was the movie that made me notice DiNero as a talent since he wasn't even from the region and did the part so well.
You are correct about Kwai being in color, my mistake. But I'm not wrong about Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear; interesting that you know that DeNiro is better, have you seen the original? And as already pointed out Cape Fear was never a Hitchcock movie, though I highly recommend that you do see if you can find genuine Hitchcock movies.

Sidenote, for more lessons in actors playing bad guys check out Jack Palance in Shane and Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death.
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(a) original Cape Fear is not (really) Hitchcock(b) dinero is spanish for money, deniro is an italian actor

Aside from the camera and editing work I can't remember where I got the idea that it was a Hitchcock movie but wherever it was I guess the style of the second one, which I had seen first, convinced me enough to assume that the original was one of his. It even gets mention in this blog focusing on Hitchcock's legacy.

CAPE FEAR (1962)

But you're right. It's not really his movie. "Hitchcockian" I guess is about the style so I stand corrected.

My apologies to DeNiro for the spelling butchery but his was a spot on depiction of a southern city old school "kicker" and I'll stand by my pick.


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You are correct about Kwai being in color, my mistake. But I'm not wrong about Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear; interesting that you know that DeNiro is better, have you seen the original? And as already pointed out Cape Fear was never a Hitchcock movie, though I highly recommend that you do see if you can find genuine Hitchcock movies.

Sidenote, for more lessons in actors playing bad guys check out Jack Palance in Shane and Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death.
Mitchum's character grimaced more whereas DeNiro's kind of smiled letting the knowledge of who he was and what his mission was do it's work. I was just struck by that as something that was familiar to me.

You know somebody doesn't have to be physically intimidating to you to be frightening. The less physically intimidating just might be crazier. They can be just out of prison, having become used to surviving in prison and not at all comfortable outside of prison, and wanting to use revenge on you for something as a vehicle to go back to prison. He knows where to find you but you don't know where to find him. He'll do anything and kill anybody to go back where he's actually more secure and you're "it". That theme is actually scary enough in itself.

I just thought DeNiro captured the essence of the type better although I've heard Mitchum was a for real guy somewhere. DeNiro seemed to have the method acting on it practiced and polished.

I thought Bruce Dern was pretty scary sometimes as far as that goes.

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The title is TV show, there's another thread for movies. But since you mentioned it, you can't rate a show unless you've seen it...all of it! And just fyi, CGI/special effects can get Oscars too.
This thread shouldn't be in Foo. It belongs in Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment.

Actually, it should just be merged with this one...

Rate the last TV series you watched

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I'm probably going to try to find The Last Picture Show next.
FWIW, Netflix has available now for your viewing pleasure two Orson Wells classics from the past:

The Third Man
and Touch of Evil.

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I thought Bruce Dern was pretty scary sometimes as far as that goes.
Without a doubt, especially in Black Sunday.
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Bruce Dern can go either way, aka "Silent Running", which makes him a great actor.
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I didn't even know there was a Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment forum!

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Mindhunter, anyone? It is a really well-done series on serial killers. Only one season out, though...but WHOA!
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An interesting HBO documentary about the highest end of the Art collecting, auction and profiling a few living artists.. centering around New York ..
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just binged ray donovan
A good flick must be savored, not gulped. You guys never learn.
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lol I read that as "just BING'ed ray donovan", as in "I googled 'ray donovan' at the microsoft-owned website bing.com"

I can't binge. More than 2 of the same show in a row and I tire of the premise and the writing. And of being awake.
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Mindhunter, anyone? It is a really well-done series on serial killers. Only one season out, though...but WHOA!
I was out in winter riding the bike 2 years ago. Riding through the next neighborhood I came across police and fire all blocking a bunch of roads. They were filming Mindhunter. Wish I could have snuck in there and rode past. Would have been cool seeing some guy in the background in the 1970's riding a 2014 Giant Escape.
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I was out in winter riding the bike 2 years ago. Riding through the next neighborhood I came across police and fire all blocking a bunch of roads. They were filming Mindhunter. Wish I could have snuck in there and rode past. Would have been cool seeing some guy in the background in the 1970's riding a 2014 Giant Escape.
So you're "that guy"?
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I was out in winter riding the bike 2 years ago. Riding through the next neighborhood I came across police and fire all blocking a bunch of roads. They were filming Mindhunter. Wish I could have snuck in there and rode past. Would have been cool seeing some guy in the background in the 1970's riding a 2014 Giant Escape.
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