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Taking a Chance on Love
26 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A heartfelt film, not the one for you realistic film goers,but a nice film non-the-less. At first watching, I gave this 70%, but toward the end I bumped it up to 80%.

While not my favorite, Note One was a bit of a stretch. But now we have another NOTE. Hence, Note II, the title. This stuff is really fiction. But let me say this, the last half hour redeems the beginning.

Truth they say, is stranger than fiction. Fact of the matter is, however, fiction is just that... a made up bunch of what usually never happens in real life.

The day that a columnist would research my tragic love life is the day I win the lottery, bigtime. Fat chance, Fat tire.

But we can all live vicariously through this film. Substituting the plot for our own lives, we can find substance.

Another TV type film, the son and father (King) relationship unfolds. Its a pretty bitter one until the son finds what he really wants in life at the end of the film.

This wild and woolly film is beyond the pale, unfortunately. It is beyond truth, it is into fiction. That being said, the movie as a whole is more than the sum of its parts.

I would recommend this film IF you are willing to watch it to the very end. Touching and insightful.

The Black Windmill
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If you like Caine you will love this one. Why the audience didn't like this one is beyond me. Caine's son is kidnapped and as he works for the British secret service he becomes involved in a ransom attempt on his son. The Brits won't pay up so its up to him to deliver the ransom and he tries but it is not so easy. This is a fast paced thriller which is well worth your time. Without Caine as a star this could have been just another movie about extortion.

Paper Moon
Paper Moon (1973)
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I loved this film. Sweet tale of a girl and her scam father, Ryan O'Neil and his real life daughter Tatum star in this story of hard times and laughs.

A must see, this has a lot of action adventure to it and just amusing comedy. In black and white too.

Suitable for ALL ages (except for some scenes).

SEE the trailer here PLEASE:



i love it i saw when i was like 10

Funny at times, and touching too, Paper Moon is one of my favorite movies of all time and a must-see.

A wondefrul trip during the depressed 1930's with con man Moses Pray and his new willing and much better Con lady,

Peter Bogdanovich's hand subtly guides us through this film's expertly balanced tones with honest characters and honest sentimentality, with an affect...

After seeing this film all I can say its a classic. The plot is well put together, there is more than enough suspense and emotion to keep things rolling...



1 Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was adapted from the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown, and the film was shot in black-and-white.

2 The film is set in Kansas and Missouri during the Great Depression. It stars the real-life father and daughter pairing of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, as on-screen father and daughter Moze and Addie.

3 The film was shot in the small towns of Hays, Kansas; McCracken, Kansas; Wilson, Kansas; and St. Joseph, Missouri.

4 Various changes were made in adapting the book to film. Addie's age was reduced from twelve to nine to accommodate young Tatum, several events from the book were combined for pacing issues, and the last third of the novel, when Moses and Addie graduate to the big leagues as con artists after going into partnership with a fake millionaire, was dropped.



Tatum O'Neal won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Addie. She is the youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards.

Co-star Madeline Kahn was also nominated for that award that year but lost to Tatum. The film itself was nominated for Best Sound (Richard Portman, Les Fresholtz) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Alvin Sargent).



Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Produced by Frank Marshall
Peter Bogdanovich
Screenplay by Alvin Sargent
Based on Addie Pray by
Joe David Brown
Starring Ryan O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
Cinematography László Kovács
Editing by Verna Fields



Ryan O'Neal as Moses "Moze" Pray
Tatum O'Neal as Addie Loggins
Madeline Kahn as Trixie Delight
John Hillerman as Deputy Hardin/Jess Hardin
P.J. Johnson as Imogene
Burton Gilliam as Floyd
James N. Harrell as The Minister
Noble Willingham as Mr. Robertson
Yvonne Harrison as The Widow Bates (Marie)
Randy Quaid as Leroy
Hugh Gillin as 2nd Deputy
Studio The Directors Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 9, 1973 (1973-05-09)

Running time 102 minutes

Country United States
Language English

Box office $30,933,743


Lawrence of Arabia
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Great study of Sir Lawrence teaching the native populations how to do battle to evict the British. Almost entirely a flashback except for the very beginning. SURELY, one of the very greatest films of ALL time, though you would never know it on RT!

Ranked 7th of AFI's greatest films EVER made.

Don't believe me or the hype? SEE this extended interviw with Stephen Speilberg and what he thought about Lawrence of Arabia:

SEE the trailer here:

[img][/img] The real Lawrence

One of the few Greatest films I have EVER seen. You should see it too, but mind you, it is quite long and can be slow paced except for the action scenes. Ranks with Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, The Music Man (1962) and Patton with me.

SEE the first 2:19 hours of the film here. Beware, the first 5 minutes are black screen, music only:

You may be able to see the last half of the film somewhere on

OR, watch the entire film in 26 installments here:

[img][/img] Peter O'Toole as Lawrence left, Omar Sharrif right

O'Toole is fantastic as a less than masculine physical speciman selling himself to the tribes. I rate this at 100%, but at 3 hours, this masterpiece would most likely fail to hold the attention of folks today due the fact of the pace and lack of today's special effects, but for my money worth watching more than once.

[img][/img] Omar Sharrif co-stars alongside O'Toole

By any measure an epic of vast proportions, the cinematography is outstanding. Can be tedious history for many however.

Co-stars abound such as Claude Rains (Casablanca), Jose Ferrer (Best Actor 1951), many others. Great soundtrack by Maurice Jarre elevates this sand dune WWI saga. Generally a must see for any student of film or those wanting to see what the word epic REALLY means.


"Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company, Horizon Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson.

The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed."--Wikipedia


NOTES and Curiosities:

1 Peter O'Toole as Thomas Edward "T. E." Lawrence. Albert Finney, at the time a virtual unknown, was Lean's first choice to play Lawrence, but Finney was not sure the film would be a success and turned it down. Marlon Brando was also offered the part, and Anthony Perkins and Montgomery Clift were briefly considered, before O'Toole was cast in the lead role as Lawrence.

[img][/img] Peter O'Toole and Anthony Quinn

RT Reviews:

Lean has outdone himself with the greatest film of the 20th century.

A magnificient film with a visual style.

An epic in every sense of the word, this is a majestic and sumptuous movie which will astound with its remarkably beautiful photography and Peter O'To...

Lawrence of Arabia is one of the best movies ever made.


Directed by David Lean
Produced by Sam Spiegel
Screenplay by Robert Bolt
Michael Wilson

Starring Peter O'Toole
Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif

Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography F.A. Young
Editing by Anne V. Coates

Studio Horizon Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release date(s) 10 December 1962 (1962-12-10)

Running time 216 minutes
Country United Kingdom

United States
Language English
Budget $15 million
Box office $70 million