CoolPapaE: First off, watching both stories at least twice in the space of a week, I can almost smell cigarette smoke wafting everywhere in my imagination. I know it was a different time, from 1990 and back, but seeing the different situations where cigarettes are presented became nauseating. Everyone had to just smell horrible. … Continue reading Adams and Jefferson on Movies: The Exorcist and its true sequel, Legion (Part 2 – Extended Editions)
CoolPapaE: In all honesty, I have had a lopsided feeling about the theatrical releases of these films for a long time. Watching them with you today helped right the ship a little bit. For the longest time, the movie in my wheelhouse had been the awkward but well acted Exorcist III. The reasons included the … Continue reading Adams and Jefferson on Movies: The Exorcist and its true sequel, Legion (Part 1 – Theatrical Versions)
The Hustler - 1961 Director Robert Rossen Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Jake LaMotta, Michael Constantine Screenplay Sidney Carroll & Rossen based on The Hustler by Walter Tevis In an era where film was often an extension of the stage, The Hustler plays as exactly that. It is an exceptional meditation of … Continue reading The Hustler (****) / The Color Of Money (*****): Who owns this place?
The Changeling - 1980 Director Peter Medak Starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, John Colicos, Jean Marsh, Helen Burns, Madeleine Sherwood Screenplay Russell Hunter, William Gray, Diana Maddox It's hard for me to picture George C. Scott as a happy man. While I am sure many could agree with me on this sentiment, our reasons may differ. My mind's eye has forever … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: The Changeling house as haunted as the Man