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Good Old Films On TV Today

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bAzTNM#1    6

"Talking Pictures" is a great wee channel. Mum's being watching it all day as she can't move from a chair yet (legs done in). Most of the films that are on there are in your local Fopp. Must have a contract with them or something. Normally in the "BFI" section.

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BomberPat    100
2 hours ago, PowerButchi said:

Fopp?

Chain store that became an HMV offshoot about ten years ago; less focused on chart stuff than a proper HMV, it's where they tend to farm out their weirder or more niche products, so are good for old movies, world cinema, and "genre" music and vinyl. Used to have a reputation for great customer service and decent pricing. There's hardly any left now, though, but there's one around Covent Garden that's still pretty good.

 

Anyway, Cape Fear, brilliant. Another treat of sinister, evil Robert Mitchum. I agree that the original is better - in the remake, Max Cady is so obviously a deranged lunatic, whereas in the original you can see how he would be able ingratiate himself with people and get close to the family in the first place. He's a much more insidious character - De Niro's great in the remake, but borders on cartoonish villainy at times.

Fantastic score by Bernard Herrmann, too.

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Keith Houchen    190
1 hour ago, Devon Malcolm said:

There's a Fopp just off Market Street in Manchester, one of @Keith Houchen's favourite haunts, I believe.

Tis indeed, although I always overspend and come home with shitloads of old films and Jazz CDs.

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Carbomb    8

Fopp's great. Found many gems in there, often on some kind of deal. I went to the one in Covent Garden pretty frequently for years.

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Carbomb    8
5 minutes ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

A good Fopp on Rose Street in Edinburgh too. 

I don't want to know what dirty things you got up to in Scotland.

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stevieg1980    13
56 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

Isn't there one across from where the Hard Rock used to be in Nottingham too? (near the Clough statue)

It moved around two or three years ago. Some awesome looking barbecue place took over there and always smells amazing. 

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CavemanLynn    11

Lounging at the mother-in-laws earlier today, when Forbidden Planet popped up on the TV. I think it was one of the straggling BBC channels. At home, the missus would have forcibly changed channel, but I managed to keep it on long enough for her to leave it (yes, that's the level our relationship's at!). Great little film that ticks all my old sci fi boxes - known star in early role, villain with goatee, matte paintings galore, retro sexism just on the edge of good taste, and a great mix of overblown and drily witty dialogue. I'd been meaning to watch for yours. Glad I finally did! No man looks into the face of the gorgon and lives!

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I watched that a few months back and even though I love 1950s sci-fi, I couldn't really get into it. Some nice skimpy outfits on the women though.

Not much on tomorrow except Midnight Run at 21:00 on Sony Movie Channel, which would be Pick of the Day regardless of what else was on, so you'd better watch it or I'm gonna stick your head in the fucking toilet bowl and I'm gonna make it stay there.

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Forbidden Planet is one of my all-time favorites. It's one of those that I'll watch pretty much every time I catch it on TV, even though I've got it on video (I keep meaning to pick up either the DVD or BR from Fopp, depending on which is better for extras).

The Caveman is right in that it ticks all the boxes for a classic sci-fi movie. It's proper big screen, drive-in movie fodder. Massive, detailed sets with a hint of Googie styling, and the creepy-as-fuck-when-you're-a-kid footprints appearing from the invisible beast.

The electrified beast, when I first saw that clip on some documentary with Robin Williams gave me nightmares.

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