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Can You Explain This?

The other night, we sat down to watch a DVD from Netflix. Can’t remember the title. While the beginning credits were rolling, the following thoughts rolled through my head: 352 more words


the ballina bank queue

Six inches of rain in four hours.

A massive black cloud is overhead, spitting lightning and collapsing into itself with roars of rumbling complaint. A nest of atmospheric fury is moored to the heights of  Mount Warning and its sisters. 814 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jules Dassin, director (1911-2008)
In celebration of Jules Dassin’s birthday today, TCM will spend part of the day featuring several of his films:
The Affairs of Martha… 69 more words

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Movie Quote of the Day - Thieves' Highway, 1949 (dir. Jules Dassin)

Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.
Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: You like to make tough, huh?
Rica: I am tough.

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Film Review: Brute Force (1947)

The 1947 prison drama Brute Force has a title that possesses a wide-range of applications. It forms the crux of the film’s thematic focus of the prison edifice, which despotic head guard Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn) views as an arena where might definitely makes right. 765 more words

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Movie Quote of the Day - Two Smart People, 1946 (dir. Jules Dassin)

Ace: There isn’t any kind of after for people like us. We’re a special kind of breed. We were born after the clock stopped. No yesterday, no tomorrow.

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"The Naked City" directed by Jules Dassin (1948)

A police investigation, concerning the murder of an attractive young girl in 1940’s Manhattan is the story depicted in this black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. 112 more words

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