Saturday, May 24, 2008

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country

When I get the first opportunity I'm going to watch this film all the way thru. For right now I want to wet your appetites.

This Star Trek movie is the last that would feature most of the original crew. Especially Capt. Kirk in command of the USS Enterprise. We'd see him again in Star Trek Generations, for those of you who've seen the movie, you know what happened. For those of you who haven't well watch the film when you get the chance.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

D.W. Griffith's Birth of Nation 1915

This is a very controversial movie. I've yet to actually watch it. The duration of this video is supposed to be 3 hrs. In 1998 this film made the 100 Years, 100 Movies list but the list was revised in 2007 and Birth of a Nation didn't make this cut. Anyway I'm sure after you watch this film, you will have an opinion so have at it.

BTW, I have enabled comment moderation for the first time on this blog. When I posted last night, I got a comment right quick and it gave me some trouble. Such as spyware trouble and I don't want any more comments with links to anything other than safe websites that doesn't cause my brower to disappear unless I click on anything to send me to a spyware site. Beyond that just leave your impressions of this film, positive or negative anything resembling racism won't get published, guaranteed.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Those vids were provided by The combined duration of these vids is about 164 minutes just over two full hours.

I posted this earlier in April however I you want to see this movie in it's entirety but of less viewable quality go here.

Since this blog appreciates old films

This video had to have been from the late 1920s to early 1930s when they started attaching soundtracks to films is series of scenes from Broadway in New York City. The music goes from optimistic fanfare to more calm and serene then an ending cadence. And the sound surely some of it were dubbed the whistle of a policeman, the honk of a horn, or the bells of a streetcar. I wish that we can see similar films or vids of how a city would look in the modern day. It wouldn't matter if it was Chicago, New York or even Los Angeles.

Vid provided by TVDays.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Clint Eastwood aims to revive Dirty Harry in new movie

I bought the very first Dirty Harry film a couple or so years ago. I enjoyed it although I thought by maybe the third film it was starting to lose its punch. Though I have to imagine Dirty Harry Callahan as a 77 year old man. Dirty Harry being the same age as Clint Eastwood, the man who brought him to life. Daily News:

Clint Eastwood's gun-slingin', smack-talkin' tough guy, Dirty Harry, is rumored to be returning to the big screen, but - spoiler alert! - he may not live to see a sixth sequel.

Britain's The Sun newspaper reports that Eastwood, 77, wants his Dirty Harry character - immortalized in five movies - to go out in style.

The ruthless policeman, who uttered the infamous "make my day" line, was first seen in 1971 and made his last appearance in 1988's "The Dead Pool."

In March, Ain't It Cool News reported a rumor that 'Gran Torino,' Eastwood's lastest production for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, was indeed this sixth installment in the Dirty Harry series. 'Torino' is slated for a December release.

This should be interesting!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The first film appearance of The Three Stooges

In the 1930 film Soup to Nuts. In the early years of their act they were associated with Ted Healy. Curly isn't in this movie and Moe is not the dominant stooges with Shemp in Moe's role. And there was a mute fourth stooge whom we would never hear from again!

Here's more on The Three Stooges and here's a Wikipedia article on Soup to Nuts.

Oh I just have to admire how they made movies back then. It seems like the late 20s and early 30s made for an interesting time for filmmaking. Almost makes me long for some of the techniques that were used in that era. Of course we can never go backwards in time and use the buildings from that era that were torn down and the automobiles or the technologies that were used back then.