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Green Mansions (1959)
An embarrassing admission
Given that this poor old movie might be surpassed for "feyness" only by the likes of William Shatner's Incubus, I hesitate to reveal that I watched TMC's entire presentation of it, through to the bitter end. I suppose I should really be embarrassed, moreover, that the reason I hung on, was none other than the fact that SHE cavorts in that rather clingy sheath for the entire length of the film. At least one other fan, though, admits to a rather lascivious interest the other star, the one without his shirt, (re: the 2009 thread above), so I probably won't be chastised for my insensitivity to Green Mansions' preciocities, and frankly salacious attraction to the incarnation(s) of A. Hepburn starring in it. I must say I was quite rapt with the way that shift stretches tight over her haunches as she scrambles up the rocks, and with the not infrequent display of wedgies, both fore and aft. Especially because there are basically no titillating scenes from the rest of her career, one quick shot of her in a swim suit beside the pool in Two for the Road notwithstanding. And, although I do love a skinny girl, IMHO, she is just a little healthier-looking in Green Mansions, and surely, she was very young. To my lasting chagrin, though, it's 2012, I'm 67, and I've never even heard of this bloody film. Thank the great movie spirits though, as usual, at TMC, for revealing to us new sides, as it were, of this eternal cutie-pie.
The Great Escape (1963)
Many similarities with a movie called The Password is Courage
Last night I saw a black and white British movie, on TCM, made I think in 1961,called The Password is Courage. It was the "true" story of a Sgt Major Coward(!), played by Dirk Bogarde, and it too much like The Great Escape to avoid comment. Right down to the bellows in the hole, the cave-in, the fake passports and uniforms made from combed blankets, and the little bags of dirt in everyone's pants, the "Courage" movie would seem to have been among the "inspirations" for the McQueen version. My comment is not meant to denigrate The Great Escape in any way; please consider these lines to be a bit of trivia about the movie, which I hope will enrich everyone's experience in watching it.
Mission Kashmir (2000)
Mission Kashmir through a westerner's eyes
To an American, especially a post-9/11 American, the idea of a "terrorist musical" would seem outrageous and naive. It would be grossly unfair to make fun of this film in that way, though; MK defies classification in Hollywood genres. The diapason of themes in this movie is impressive and, to quote Roger Ebert, one actually cares what happens to these people, even the unholy maker-of-fatwas Hilal. A young man's flirtation with extremism is teated, as well as the little-understood Hindu-Moslem, and little-known Russian-Pathan dynamics. I loved the scenery and cinematography, and was very interested to hear about the symbolism from the other IMDb commenter's.
Lady Killers (1980)
Someone has NOT been doing his homework
The series, "Lady Killers", from 1980, (not to be confused with either the Alec Guiness or the Tom Hanks movie) is NOT about women victims, but about women MURDERESSES. Each episode is the story of a woman who commits a crime, is caught, tried and, usually, hanged. The series begins with lady murdurers from the 19th century, and poor Ruth Ellis figures in the ultimate installment. The name "Lady Killers" is a sort of double play on the title: the ladies were all killers, and the state finally kills THEM. I've been looking for a VHS or CD of it, but to no avail, and stumbled on this "review". I can only infer from its gross inaccuracy that is was written by someone who has not taken the trouble to peek at the series. Watch what you write, "reviewers",..., and watch what you BELIEVE, gentle readers.