Why don't people watch films?

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    He’s in another one. Rio Conchos. He’s a real bad guy right from the start.

    I’m used to him being a good guy in that tv show I used to watch.

    I like him better as a bad guy.
     
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    I enjoyed that one. Gary Cooper made good movies, not that he was a great actor but rather he had a magnetic persona which was always Gary Cooper. He had an interesting history, a cowboy and artist born in Montana with English born parents, raised on a ranch and studied in England. He was twice picked the best dressed man in America by a leading magazine. He was an "Aw-shucks" country boy that became one of the most sophisticated and smartest actors in Hollywood. He is truly an original.


    A different kind of role for Cooper was the romantic comedy, "Love in the Afternoon" made in the the 50's. Cooper is an older businessman in Paris playing opposite Audrey Hepburn. The movie would have been a disaster except for the distinctive style of subtle sophisticated slapstick of Billy Wider and performances by Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier and John McGiver.

    Wilder's first choice for the leading role was Cary Grant. He should have insisted on Grant because Gary Cooper at 56 was not right for a role as a suave playboy. I enjoyed movie and really liked the music.



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    Boone was good. Seen better westerns but it was pretty good.
     
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    Go to 1:50 in and see Boone take the soldiers seat on the stagecoach.



    What a jerk. LOL
     
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    If you like Boone you should take a look at Have Gun Will Travel, a 50’s TV Western that made him a nationwide star.


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    That’s the show I used to watch him in. Yes I like him but I like him better as a bad guy.

    Right now I’m watching Christopher Columbus 1949 film.

    Can you imagine it was the late 1400s

    The rich lived pretty well in the 1400s. Minus electricity, medicine, motor vehicles, television, internet. A lot has changed in 500 years but still people pretty much were the same back then.
     
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    Just about any age is good if you're in the 1%. The movie has an interesting sidebar:
    The Sea part of the movie was filmed in Barbabos.
    The replica of the Santa Maria broke its moorings during a squall in the West Indies and drifted for two nights and a day with crew on board before it was rescued. Then a fire broke out and the ship was burnt. It had to be completely rebuilt at a cost of £100,000 because scenes set on it had yet to be shot. Fredic March collapsed one day after shooting due to a heatstroke which delayed the production for days. A new subplot had to be added towards the end of shooting involving the romance between Columbus and the sister of his lieutenant. The Movie lost a lot of money.


    I've never like the Christopher Columbus tale. In fact, there are only a few sea fairing movies that I really enjoyed.

    Down to Sea in Ships (1949). It's a simple story of a Whaling ship captain, Lionel Barrymore who takes his grandson, Dean Stockwell on a whaling expedition in order to teach the young boy real life values such as honesty, courage, wisdom, fairness and hard work. However it is the First Mate, Richard Widmark who teaches him about life.



    Also, Master and Commander, 2003 and Das Boot, a 1981 German submarine warfare film.
     
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    I saw this good old movie where the rich kid got stuck on a fishing boat for 3 months and they made a man out of him.
     
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    Earlier today I saw a film critic tweet a review for a movie that either came out today or is coming out soon and it starred famous people and I was like “didn’t know about this! Can’t wait!” I have forgotten every single detail about this film. Nothing on Fandango rings a bell!

    I think it was maybe a thriller? Did I dream this? (I am not thinking of the Ben Affleck Netflix heist film which I thought was ok)
     
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    Captains Courageous, a novel by Rudyard Kipling made into a movie with Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, and Lionel Barrymore in 1937. It won several academy awards. A nice movie
     
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