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Dellamorte's Dugout - Dre's blog
#71
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/153/T...-Gigowats.html

"Is a bolt of lightning."
"A what?"
"A bolt of lightning."
"Doc..."
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#72
Eight De Loreans, are you sure you didn't some how go back to 1982?
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#73
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/161/D...-PROLOGUE.html
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#74
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Originally Posted by Andre

I think there is a sense of staying contemporary, which is a challenge in and of itself. Ultimately, there is the fabric of pop culture, which spins its web and asks us to collect so much. And so seeing There Will Be Blood, or No Country or Juno, or Spider-Man 3 will likely take precedence over seeing Robert Altman's Images or California Split. That's why recent releases on a format become an event. It's an excuse to watch shit again. At the same time, 2008 has a currency, everything that's happened within the course of the reader's life has a certain greater currency, while everything after has a level of obscurity that is equal. Being into music from 1870 is similar to being into late 1920's-early 1930's musicals. It is beyond us. At the same time, that tends to be the most awesome stuff to be into, because it's survived the test of time.

Wow. You summed up exactly how I've been feeling as I've tried to watch more and more old films along with staying on top of the new ones. It's overwhelming, especially when you consider how much stuff there is out there. I mean, I've seen probably a dozen or so noirs in the last two months, and that's barely -- barely -- scratching the surface of that single genre. Patrick and I were talking about this a while ago -- the sheer volume of films out there, you're always going to be operating behind the curve. Eventually, you may be able to catch up, but the work that that requires is intimidating in and of itself.

I saw the Lubitsch Musicals set on the Criterion website and looked at it, not knowing who the guy was but having heard the name before. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

I'm excited to hear your thoughts on Homicide as you get into it. One of the greatest American broadcast tv series ever. Much different and rougher from "The Wire," but still amazing. "Three Men and Adena," for the longest time, was my pick as the single greatest hour of television ever.
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#75
Part 1 (of 4), THE LOVE PARADE:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/166/D...VE-PARADE.html
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#76
Part 2 (of 4), MONTE CARLO:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/171/D...NTE-CARLO.html
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#77
Really enjoying these, Andre, although I suppose they would make more sense after I see the movies. And The Band Wagon -- that's another one I should see post-haste.
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#78
Time for Dr. Jones Love, Dr. Jones:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/176/D...-Dr-Jones.html
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#79
I love that this blog is about film. I am seduced and I love it.

If I sound like a whorish cheerleader...so be it.

I love that this blog is about film.

And The Band Wagon is one of the most perfect things ever. It's entertainment.*



*my dear wish is that more people get that.
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#80
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/190/D...-1-of-437.html
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#81
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/192/D...an-Wilder.html

I love Dellamorte's Peanuts!
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#82
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Originally Posted by Andre Dellamorte
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Here we are folks
The dream we all dream of
Prince versus MJ in the World Series of Awesome

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/125/D...-Paradise.html

Late to the party with this one, but it's all agreeable. However, I must say that I recently listened to HIStory for the first time in 10 years, and it sounds a little ahead-of-its-time, insofar as I know what the fuck I'm talking about at all. In regards to the solid beats with the faintest wisps of music overlaid. Like Timbaland. Only much better. YEAH I WENT THERE.

Still catshit compared to Prince on a bad day.
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#83
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/196/D...st-Letter.html
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#84
I'd never thought of that image before, but now that you describe it, I want one.
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#85
Lubitsch, Golan, Trenchard-Smith:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/207/D...r-project.html
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#86
I love truly bizarre and terrible films, I really do. Not ironic or anything, they really give me great joy. That Baby Einstein story really makes me laugh because it seems to be the epitome of the standard "what were they thinking?" thought. I need to see The Apple.
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#87
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Originally Posted by Patrick Ripoll
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I love truly bizarre and terrible films, I really do. Not ironic or anything, they really give me great joy. That Baby Einstein story really makes me laugh because it seems to be the epitome of the standard "what were they thinking?" thought. I need to see The Apple.

I'm going to try and get to The Apple tonight. I could use some hideous musical numbers right now.
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#88
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/237/D...n-My-Mess.html
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#89
I liked where it was going, then I saw the Wire note and I clicked the fuck off of there, because my cable's been out for a week and I haven't been able to catch up.

Also, Get Back.
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#90
I didn't give away anything, if that makes you feel better, other than being hopeful/worried for Dukie.
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#91
Yeah, I'm just unbelievably paranoid at this point, since I was already spoiled once this season (by Newsweek, which made me so mad I wrote my first and probably only letter to a major publication) and this is the longest I've gone without knowing spoilers for shit in, well, maybe ever.
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#92
Be careful, I was gonna mention but didn't want to encourage that I heard the finale leaked. You got Ep.9 on lockdown before the final ep?
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#93
I haven't been able to catch up on the last four episodes - I've been busy the past couple of Sundays, and haven't been able to find the time to sit down and watch them. I had 6-8 on my DVR, hoping to get through them on my four-day, and then my satellite went to shit, so I missed 9. Since I get it through work, I have to get the IT guy to fix it and, despite my emphasis that "I do not want to miss The Wire," he hasn't gotten around to it yet.

I feel really bad about watching pirated episodes, (and yes, the finale is leaked -- looking at the link right now) but it's The Wire. If shit does not right itself by Sunday, I may have to.

I'll agree with you, though, greatest show of all time. Don't think what it's achieved will ever be matched, not for a while anyway.
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#94
On The Wire:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/249/D...for-Dukie.html
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#95
That was pretty great, Dre. I loved pretty much that whole middle section where you explain why the show had to do what it did with Dukie. And ending on "the Prezes" was really nice, too. Good writing.
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#96
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/313/D...-about-LA.html
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#97
http://chud.com/articles/blogs/323/D...16-Dances.html
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#98
The B-52's album is good, then? I didn't know it was produced by Byrne. They were on a podcast a little while back. The new single sounded pretty good, but as someone who only has a cursory knowledge of their old stuff, I couldn't tell whether or not it sounded "different."

I've been listening to a lot of early Van Morrison, and I agree with you on the bit about how music needs to come with a sex/makeout rating. Andrew and I basically determined that Morrison -- especially Astral Weeks and Moondance -- are love-makin' albums for nerds/white people.

And sorry to hear about your dad.
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#99
What kind of fucking music would you say Radiohead is? And I'm talking Kid A/Amnesiac Radiohead.
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Ex-girlfriend sex.
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http://chud.com/articles/blogs/330/D...A-Thought.html

Dre, wasn't Costner rumored in between Beatty and Carradine? What would that have done for the film's rep?
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Andrew and I basically determined that Morrison -- especially Astral Weeks and Moondance -- are love-makin' albums for nerds/white people.

....how, exactly, did you two determine that? (he asked, not really wanting to know...)
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We were just talking about Morrison. No big deal.
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http://chud.com/articles/blogs/338/D...Doves-Cry.html
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La Dolce Vita:

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/354/D...rro-World.html
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