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The best movie George A. Romero ever made.

I often wonder how he went from this to that Mad Max with zombies known as Land of the Dead...
That first zombie scene is interesting in just how smart the zombie is. He's pretty quick moving, but more importantly smart -- he tries to open the door to the car, and then he goes and finds a brick and tries to bash the car window open!

The folks later in the film, and the zombie films to follow, are lucky the zombies weren't as smart as the first classic zombie in film history.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:32 PM
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That first zombie scene is interesting in just how smart the zombie is. He's pretty quick moving, but more importantly smart -- he tries to open the door to the car, and then he goes and finds a brick and tries to bash the car window open!

The folks later in the film, and the zombie films to follow, are lucky the zombies weren't as smart as the first classic zombie in film history.
That's what I love about Romero's zombies! They're not completely mindless like in other zombie movies because they are intelligent enough to pick up tools like the zombie breaking Barbara's car window with the brick, Helen's zombie daughter stabbing her to death with a garden shovel, the zombie using a tire iron to break into a truck, and of course Bub being able to figure out how to fire a handgun. The fact that they were capable of learning is what made them scarier.

And not just that but seeing some zombies go about their old routines like they did when still alive was pretty eerie. Like the old lady zombie in the Night of the Living Dead remake cuddling a babydoll like she's holding her own child or the zombie in Dawn of the Dead who was picking up coins in a fountain. The best example was seeing Bub do things like shave, read a book, and talk on the phone and even doing things like salute or use a handgun because he was in the military when he was still human.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:13 PM
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Wuthering Heights (1939)
9/10

Gothic tale of a boy adopted by a landed gentry English family. His great love is his step sister, but would she choose love with a landless penniless peasant, or choose a gentrified husband to retain the wealth and privilege of the aristocratic life? Must he leave her and gain a fortune before he can come back to her? Would she wait for a fortune that may never come? Could he love a woman that required him to wealthy?

Whoah, I didn't know what to expect from the film, it wasn't what I thought it was. It's a famous film that had simply fell through my fingers... not to mention I had confused this film with another film.

This film is very poetic, in most every way, particularly the dialogue which certainly comes from the book, and it's very fine poetic prose indeed. The film is filled with wisdom that comes through very human anguish and foolishness, the kind us mere humans seem incapable of rising above. The film doesn't hold any punches. The story seems a bit exaggerated, as stories making important points in less than 2 hours often do, but it's painfully spot on.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:42 AM
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the Chaneys

I haven't had much chance to see many movies with Chaney Sr., aside from Phantom of the Opera. The scene in the original (1925) where the girl rips the mask off the Phantom's face is certainly superior to any later remake.
Have you seen Spider Baby? I've heard that Lon Chaney, Jr. was drunk during much of the movie, but his performance is still wonderfuls.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:43 AM
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Brief description of the novel Wuthering Heights

Just a couple of manic-depressives.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:45 AM
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memories of Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath, besides being the only movie where Karloff played a vampire, was the movie that made me realize that I have an erotic fixation on vampires.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:45 AM
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Just a couple of manic-depressives.
What does this have to do with vintage horror movies?
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I haven't had much chance to see many movies with Chaney Sr., aside from Phantom of the Opera. The scene in the original (1925) where the girl rips the mask off the Phantom's face is certainly superior to any later remake.
Have you seen Spider Baby? I've heard that Lon Chaney, Jr. was drunk during much of the movie, but his performance is still wonderfuls.
You can post this as a new thread post in this forum, or in the General forum, or as a post in the Random Thoughts thread in the General forum.

I saw a Chaney Sr documentary that showed a ton of his performances, but no, I haven't seen any of his films, that I recall.

Chaney Jr's best acting ability is to elicit sympathy from audiences, which is gold. Otherwise, I don't think he's a particularly good actor. His best work was in At High Noon. I thought he was pretty usual in Spider Baby, kind of like a tired Larry Talbot.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:54 AM
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Hammer's version of The Mummy, made in 1959.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:29 AM
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where are the good movies?

I went through the whole list of vampire movies in Comcast Cable's "Halloween Moviethon", and didn't see one worth watching again. Bummer.
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