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#6517 - 02/01/13 12:23 AM Not-so-current movies 2
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I just chanced upon a old movie I hadn't seen since I was a child, The Adventures of Don Juan, and what fun it was! I especially enjoyed Hollywood's idea of 16th-century Spanish pageantry, plus a fencing exhibition in addition to the usual sword fights, and the cleanest dungeon I've ever seen in a movie. And while I didn't appreciate it as a youngster, I have to say Errol Flynn looked mighty good in tights. Ha!

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#6537 - 02/05/13 03:43 PM Re: Not-so-current movies 2 [Re: Barbara]
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Oh, I watched that, on AMC! It wasn't played as camp, but there was more than a touch of self-parody in Errol Flynn's performance. I liked it too. grin

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#6851 - 04/09/13 07:24 PM Re: Not-so-current movies 2 [Re: Lorna]
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A few days ago I watched Compulsion again, the fictionalized story of Leopold and Loeb. And I wondered (again) why so much fuss has been made over this movie. Subject matter, maybe, but it's not really a very good movie. It picks up some when Orson Welles appears on the scene, but that's not until the second half of the film. I would love to have seen Roddy MacDowall playing Artie (he created the role on Broadway), but for some reason he wasn't cast in the movie while his co-star (Dean Stockwell) was. Stockwell has said the movie is a watered-down version of the play. I've never met anyone who actually saw the play.

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