Just watched Dive Bomber , a pre WW 2 movie with Fred McMurray in the lead. I didn’t know he did serious stuff. The movie must have been made with the co-operation of the U S Navy in the buildup to the war (it came out in 1941). Lots of flying, takeoffs and landings. Second line planes were used, with biplane fighters, and lumbering torpedo planes. I didn’t see any actual dive bombers. The great SDB Dauntless was in service at that time, but we didn’t see any. The plot was sort of contrived, but if you like watching old planes, it’s a great movie.
Solyent Green , a cult classic that I last saw on a Navy ship in 1973 or 4. Aside from the fact that the dates were wrong it still holds it’s own. 2022 seemed like a long way off in those days, but we have not ruined the earth yet. Co-star Edward G Robinson did a great job in his last movie role, and Charlton Heston, as usual, showed no special talent, just a so-so actor who knew how to keep working.
Mr Robinson, near the end of the movie, decided to “go home”. Running to the death center, and seeing how his friend (lover?) was turned into little green wafers brought us to the final, famous, last scene, when a wounded Heston yells out “Soylent Green is people”. Going home looked to be a pleasant experience, and Mr Robinson asked them to be sure to let him have the “full twenty minutes”. It looked a lot better than having your wheel chair pushed off a cliff.
I’ve been streaming the Oscar nominees.
Black Panther different
Bohemian Rhapsody loved
Ballad of Buster Scruggs WTH?
Isle of Dogs different
Which DVDs are you watching????
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