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User Info: wetwillies

wetwillies
3 months ago#11
thesmark posted...
This was one of a number of films from this time period that took place and showed off post-WWII Germany as a rubble-filled hellscape (Decision Before Dawn comes to mind).

It's worth noting that this kind of movie actually has a genre name - Trümmerfilm, or rubble film - and a few major American examples also came out in 1948, Berlin Express, A Foreign Affair, and The Search.
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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#12
rockus posted...
I don't know. As someone who lived in a s***ty backwoods town for most of my life I don't have any trouble in believing Ida Lupino being an object of obsession for them there. I mean, if she was really the most compelling singer and beautiful woman she would be making it big in Chicago instead of singing in a bowling alley in the sticks. She's the bombshell of a small pond middle of nowhere, not L.A. or New York, or something.


That's the angle I was expecting the movie to take, but I don't think it does really. The camera itself even seems convinced that Lupino is the sexiest woman in the world, and likewise seems awfully convinced that her scratchy, feeble warbling is some special kind of magic. Men are getting into brawls over her and men and woman alike are interrupting their bowling games in order to crowd around and watch her sing. It all just seemed a bit much for me. There was a disconnect I couldn't entirely get over. Maybe I'm just a jerk.

I mean, sure, these are small town people, but they've presumably still seen Rita Hayworth in movies and heard Doris Day on the radio. It's not like Lupino is performing on an all-male prison planet. There are good looking girls who hang out at the bar. Celeste Holm is standing right there looking buxom in a sweater. The movie even sets up that Widmark's character brings a new girl to town every week. I just couldn't buy Lupino as some rare extraterrestrial creature the likes of which have never been seen or heard.

Man, I'm really being mean to Ida Lupino. I love her! She's great!
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rockus
3 months ago#13
*gets into a bar fight over Ida Lupino*
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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#14
Also, Jefty is a dumb name for a character. It’s impossible to be intimidating when your name is Jefty.
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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#15
Thanks for the links smark. Cry of the City and Road House might be free on YouTube, but they’re also on blu-ray with commentary from Eddie Muller (and Kim Morgan on the latter) for a reasonable price.
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rockus
3 months ago#16
Watch TCM has The Loves of Carmen up. I just DVR'd it not even thinking that it's also a 1948 film. It also still has Fort Apache up too for any TCM subscribers.

BigLargeHuge posted...
Also, Jefty is a dumb name for a character. It’s impossible to be intimidating when your name is Jefty.


Though I can imagine a guy named Jefty probably gets into a lot of fights.
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thesmark
3 months ago#17
BigLargeHuge posted...
Thanks for the links smark. Cry of the City and Road House might be free on YouTube, but they’re also on blu-ray with commentary from Eddie Muller (and Kim Morgan on the latter) for a reasonable price.

That's good to know. My definition of "hard to find" was not currently on streaming, not on Netflix DVD by mail and my library didn't have it.

Also, my local theater that shows classic films just released their schedule through September today; unfortunately nothing from 1948, but Meet Me in St. Louis and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp should be great on a big screen.
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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#18
rockus posted...
Watch TCM has The Loves of Carmen up. I just DVR'd it not even thinking that it's also a 1948 film.


Yeah, same.

I watched a bit of it and I dunno man. The movie wants me to believe that Rita Hayworth is the most beautiful woman in the world but I’m just not buying it.
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BigLargeHuge
3 months ago#19
Fun fact about The Loves of Carmen: the dance scenes in the movie were choreographed by Rita Hayworth’s father, Eduardo Cansino, who sexually abused Hayworth for most of her childhood.
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rockus
3 months ago#20
BigLargeHuge posted...
Fun fact


Going to stop you right there.
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