Good Movies

OK…gonna take a really big left turn here…
A tribute to Hitchcock’s version of their other well known film - Vertigo.

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don’t forget The Producers :smiley:

and of course the finest “horror” movie ever made:

Young Frankenstein :slight_smile:
(prob also already mentioned above too)

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That’s very cool. I’m a big fan of then-and-now movie locations. I had no idea that was filmed there.

I live in the within blocks of some of my favorite NYC film shoots:
The Taking of Pelham 123
The Godfather 2
Mean Streets
Serpico
Taxi Driver
…to name a very few.

The 1990’s TV series, “NYPD BLUE” was shot right around the corner.

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New to me. I’d like to check it out but it is not available to stream and Blu-ray DVD versions are rather pricey.

Young Frankenstein is a Gas…
We just watched it again last weekend.

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I couldn’t agree more. Mel Brooks is another director whose films I have on discs.
His sense of humor and joke timing are classic.

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Fun fact…there is a very brief sequence in which one can view the Trade towers being built.
This was in the early 70’s.

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The original Taking of Pelham 123 is a strong recommendation as well. For that matter each of those you mentioned as neighborhood shoots are, And then there are the French Connection and Bullitt for chase scenes.

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Yep…Is it Bullitt that has the great jazz music in the restaurant scene?
I always get that score mixed up with a Clint Eastwood film. Clint is also a big jazz aficionado.

The French Connection had Don Ellis’ haunting music. Another fantastic film score that is remarkably appropriate for its time.

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Play Misty For Me may be the film you refer to.

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Orson Wells…his early films were favorites of mine.
But,…as time marched on, he became quite a good caricature of himself.
My favorite is the Tim Burton film “Ed Wood”, in which Vincent D’onofrio portrays him in a brief scene.
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Could be. That was another good jazz soundtrack. I’m terrible with remembering the names of pieces, but do recall that it had a flute, bass and drums playing a well known standard for that time. I own the track and can’t remember it.

A Song For Cathy

Based on your description this may be it, Lalo Schifrin’s A Song for Cathy.

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Ummmm, Does it looks like Anne Francis is being carried by a giant self-aware vibrator?

I wouldn’t know about such things.

This is great and on Netflix right now:

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And definitely not the only Eastwood Film with a jazz score. Top notch jazz is interspersed throughout all the Dirty Harry installments. I will say Play Misty for Me was the first Eastwood film that got me clued into the fact he’s a serious Jazzophile. The plot of the film and the accompanying score was no coincidence or product of happenstance.

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Play Misty For Me - Monterey Jazz Festival

That and the inclusion of the Monterey Jazz Festival sequence with Cannonball Adderley’s band (among others) of the day… A very 1970 feel to it and the documentary style, almost 16mm, very cool.

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“The Dig” is very good, but I thought the second half suffered a bit from the unnecessary distraction of the personal problems of the married couple on the team. That story line brought nothing to the film, IMO. I agree wholeheartedly re Fiennes’ performance. It was remarkable.