Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-24-2014, 09:30 PM
Alpo's Avatar
Alpo Alpo is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: N/W Florida
Posts: 4,716
Likes: 1,372
Liked 4,036 Times in 1,744 Posts
Default Angels with Dirty Faces

Just got through watching it. It has a couple of things to recommend it.

First, it's got a GREAT basketball game. The Dead End Kids playing some other guys. Six of them against five of the other guys. Running and carrying the ball - hardly any dribbling by either team. Fouls right and left. Jimmy Cagney was reffing, and when the Kids would foul the other team, Cagney would foul the Kids.

Then, at the end. Jimmy's in the office, at the casino, with Bogey and the other guy. The other guy pulls a gun, and Jimmy shoots him. Bogey splits, and Jimmy shoots him twice through the office door. He dies on the casino floor, and all the casino security (aka "gangsters") run to the office. Jimmy locks the door, then runs to the desk. Takes a box of shells from the desk drawer and the corpse's gun, and leaves by the fire escape. The bad guys chase him and there is a running gunfight that takes ten or fifteen minutes. Cagney has two 38s, and he reloads AT LEAST four times.

What with the "do you like basketball" threads and the "they never reload in the movies" threads, I thought this one needed to be noted.
__________________
I always take precautions
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 03-25-2014, 01:08 AM
the ringo kid's Avatar
the ringo kid the ringo kid is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,737
Likes: 76,129
Liked 19,332 Times in 9,146 Posts
Default

Thats one of my top favorite Cagney movies. Youncan get it in one of the Warner Brothers Gangster Classics box sets. I think there are now five box sets?? I have three of them. All the ones I have are James Cagney, Bogie and Edw. G. Robinson movies--every one of them are great movies.

Cant beat Cagney in White Heat--though.
__________________
Confederate-American.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-25-2014, 01:18 AM
Alpo's Avatar
Alpo Alpo is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: N/W Florida
Posts: 4,716
Likes: 1,372
Liked 4,036 Times in 1,744 Posts
Default

Top of the world, Ma.

And Virginia Mayo. Hubba hubba.
__________________
I always take precautions
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 03-25-2014, 06:55 AM
mc5aw's Avatar
mc5aw mc5aw is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The free state of PA
Posts: 5,227
Likes: 5,723
Liked 8,494 Times in 2,774 Posts
Default

Remember when movies were defined by quality acting and screenwriting rather than special FX and billion dollar budgets?
__________________
I'm with the banned ...
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM
lrb1200's Avatar
lrb1200 lrb1200 is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 310
Likes: 164
Liked 717 Times in 181 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mc5aw View Post
Remember when movies were defined by quality acting and screenwriting rather than special FX and billion dollar budgets?
I know people that wouldn't consider watching a black and white movie.
Their loss!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 03-25-2014, 05:11 PM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is online now
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 16,351
Likes: 30,942
Liked 30,405 Times in 9,501 Posts
Default

Anyone who can't appreciate the dazzling artistry of the lighting and camera angles in movies like "Gaslight", "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" is really missing out. CGI is great, and good color cinematography can be stunning. But black-and-white can create a mood at least as well.

Without car chases and endless explosions.
__________________
I drew a lion in the sand.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 03-25-2014, 05:23 PM
QuickDrawMcGraw's Avatar
QuickDrawMcGraw QuickDrawMcGraw is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Marysville Wa.
Posts: 351
Likes: 406
Liked 491 Times in 161 Posts
Default

One of my favorites too.
Don't forget "Ann Sheridan" as well*
Just watched "Man of a Thousand Faces" last night
which I ordered from the library,
.. Jane Greer' was a Swell Dish also.

~ Don
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 03-25-2014, 06:46 PM
goldenlight goldenlight is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,157
Likes: 2,287
Liked 381 Times in 213 Posts
Angry

I have met people who have NEVER watched a single B&W movie. Not one.

It's impossible for me to even comprehend 'thinking' of that sort.

The golden age of Hollywood produced some of the greatest films EVER made, and MOST of them, the vast majority, are in B&W.

You just can't make a film nior movie, in color.

I remember watching the 'colorized' version of The Maltese Falcon. It was just ***** to watch. One of the greatest of the greats of the film nior genre, reduced to this, to try to attract more viewers.

In colorizing it, Ted Turned drove away all the people who loved the classic films, in their original B&W format.

Fortunately, the court of public opinion convinced Ted Turner to STOP colorizing B&W classic movies, and the movies that were done, where quietly withdrawn from circulation.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 03-25-2014, 07:26 PM
the ringo kid's Avatar
the ringo kid the ringo kid is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,737
Likes: 76,129
Liked 19,332 Times in 9,146 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpo View Post
Top of the world, Ma.

And Virginia Mayo. Hubba hubba.
"Good" ol Cody Jarrett:

__________________
Confederate-American.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 03-25-2014, 07:30 PM
the ringo kid's Avatar
the ringo kid the ringo kid is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,737
Likes: 76,129
Liked 19,332 Times in 9,146 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mc5aw View Post
Remember when movies were defined by quality acting and screenwriting rather than special FX and billion dollar budgets?
Which is why I mainly collect older movies with very rare exception.
__________________
Confederate-American.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Road Rat's Avatar
Road Rat Road Rat is offline
US Veteran
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,626
Likes: 3,116
Liked 1,975 Times in 868 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lrb1200 View Post
I know people that wouldn't consider watching a black and white movie.
Their loss!
I enjoy the old (1940's) black and white films. AND, the sound is so good I have to turn down the volume on my set . . .

Today's sound seems to be set up for some stereo system that my set doesn't have!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-25-2014, 07:37 PM
the ringo kid's Avatar
the ringo kid the ringo kid is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,737
Likes: 76,129
Liked 19,332 Times in 9,146 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenlight View Post
I have met people who have NEVER watched a single B&W movie. Not one.

It's impossible for me to even comprehend 'thinking' of that sort.

The golden age of Hollywood produced some of the greatest films EVER made, and MOST of them, the vast majority, are in B&W.

You just can't make a film noir movie, in color.

I remember watching the 'colorized' version of The Maltese Falcon. It was just ***** to watch. One of the greatest of the greats of the film nior genre, reduced to this, to try to attract more viewers.

In colorizing it, Ted Turned drove away all the people who loved the classic films, in their original B&W format.

Fortunately, the court of public opinion convinced Ted Turner to STOP colorizing B&W classic movies, and the movies that were done, where quietly withdrawn from circulation.
I remember several he ruined in the name of "preservation" Classics like: Sergeant York, Objective Burma, They Died With Their Boots On, Beau Geste, Allegheny Uprising, Mutiny on the Bounty, Sea Hawk, Twelve O'Clock High, Destination Tokyo, Back To Bataan, Bataan, Fort Apache, Stagecoach, Rio Grande, Charge of the Light Brigade, Desperate Journey, The Maltese Falcon and others. They started out looking bad--but actually improved toward the end. Luckily--Ted stopped ruining movies.
__________________
Confederate-American.

Last edited by the ringo kid; 03-25-2014 at 07:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 03-25-2014, 07:45 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is online now
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 21,723
Likes: 25,603
Liked 17,641 Times in 8,754 Posts
Default It's not 'background music'....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Road Rat View Post
I enjoy the old (1940's) black and white films. AND, the sound is so good I have to turn down the volume on my set . . .

Today's sound seems to be set up for some stereo system that my set doesn't have!!

Nowadays the soundtracks don't have background music as much as noise. I've spent a lot of time editing sound and video and can't hear what they are saying because there always has to be some concentration of noise in the background.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 03-25-2014, 10:35 PM
Alpo's Avatar
Alpo Alpo is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: N/W Florida
Posts: 4,716
Likes: 1,372
Liked 4,036 Times in 1,744 Posts
Default

Tonight I watched the first Charlie Chan I've ever seen. Charlie Chan in the Secret Service.

Now, I've seen parodies - skits on Carol Burnette or Sonny and Cher. Cartoons. There was a "Charlie Chan" character in Get Smart (Willie Woo?). But this is the first actual movie.

It was GOOD. The plot was kinda dumb, but the movie was well made. Well acted. I was impressed.
__________________
I always take precautions
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Frank237's Avatar
Frank237 Frank237 is offline
SWCA Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Craig, Montana
Posts: 2,950
Likes: 331
Liked 2,074 Times in 796 Posts
Default

Few weeks back TBS was running oscar winning films , many were Black & White.

I watched Errol Flynn along with a cast of classic characters in "Captain Blood". It was beautifully done. The B&W only made it better in my opinion.

Nothing wrong with black & white.
__________________
SWCA #2428
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 03-25-2014, 11:54 PM
Alpo's Avatar
Alpo Alpo is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: N/W Florida
Posts: 4,716
Likes: 1,372
Liked 4,036 Times in 1,744 Posts
Default

Was watching a Shirley Temple - I believe it was Curly Top. Colorized. Annoying.

Paused it. Took my TV remote and turned the color off.

So much better.
__________________
I always take precautions
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-26-2014, 06:57 AM
mc5aw's Avatar
mc5aw mc5aw is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The free state of PA
Posts: 5,227
Likes: 5,723
Liked 8,494 Times in 2,774 Posts
Default

Can anyone imagine colorized versions of classic horror movies? Not me. Leave Bela, Boris, and Lon in B&W where they belong.
__________________
I'm with the banned ...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 03-26-2014, 07:36 AM
islamoradamark islamoradamark is offline
SWCA Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: florida
Posts: 5,341
Likes: 2,463
Liked 1,738 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

the old B&W classic s like the one s mentioned above were truly great to watch that was real acting. I was watching one of these movies that was redone in color they could not even get the color right, bad job. just kind of ruined it for me.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-26-2014, 09:37 AM
Alpo's Avatar
Alpo Alpo is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: N/W Florida
Posts: 4,716
Likes: 1,372
Liked 4,036 Times in 1,744 Posts
Default

I wonder about colorizing Frankenstein.

As I understand it, a computer analyzes the different shades of grey in the black and white movie, and assigns the colors based on what IT thinks they should be.

But to get the right shade of "pale", Karloff's makeup was green. If they colorized it, I wonder what color he would be?
__________________
I always take precautions
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-26-2014, 08:14 PM
the ringo kid's Avatar
the ringo kid the ringo kid is offline
Member
Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with Dirty Faces  
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,737
Likes: 76,129
Liked 19,332 Times in 9,146 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mc5aw View Post
Can anyone imagine colorized versions of classic horror movies? Not me. Leave Bela, Boris, and Lon in B&W where they belong.
I saw The Wolfman w/ Lon Chaney Jr.--colorized. My copy is in glorious black & white.
__________________
Confederate-American.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Many Faces of Fitz red9 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 10 09-17-2017 12:51 PM
An old revolver shooter faces mortality Pondoro Reloading 38 09-10-2015 03:28 PM
Why do they cover their faces? feralmerril The Lounge 31 04-19-2014 03:33 PM
Why would LGS Lie to good customers faces. perfectcircle1 Ammo 49 02-09-2013 01:50 AM
Old Blue Angels with the New Angels bobcat The Lounge 15 04-23-2011 10:35 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:00 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)