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Siskel and Ebert.

Over the last few days I've been watching episodes of Siskel and Eberts movie reviews. I watched the movie The Last Detail, and I really liked it. They reviewed movies from the early 70's and called it ' The Last Golden Era of American films'. Do you all agree?

by Anonymousreply 16September 17, 2023 7:54 AM

I think a lot of great films came out in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 1September 17, 2023 4:05 AM

Like what R1?

by Anonymousreply 2September 17, 2023 4:12 AM

Despite how obnoxious Nicholson's character was The Last Detail is a surprisingly good film. You also get to see Carol Kane nude.

by Anonymousreply 3September 17, 2023 4:17 AM

Yes, I loved her character. I cracked up when she told Bud, " well you got off to a shaky start, but then took to it like a duck to water'. Imagine JN, getting off to a shaky start with a whore!

by Anonymousreply 4September 17, 2023 4:24 AM

I think I'm going to watch The Conversation, with Gene Hackman and it looks like the actor who played Fredo in The Godfather ( can't remember his name). Has anyone ever watched that?

by Anonymousreply 5September 17, 2023 4:27 AM

John Cazale played Fredo. I didn’t see The Conversation.

by Anonymousreply 6September 17, 2023 4:35 AM

The Conversation of one of my favorite Coppola movies

by Anonymousreply 7September 17, 2023 4:37 AM

[quote]They reviewed movies from the early 70's and called it ' The Last Golden Era of American films'. Do you all agree?

OP, you have to keep in mind that the late '60s and the entire '70s was the exciting New Hollywood era, when Ebert and Siskel were both in their twenties and thirties, so of course they're going to be nostalgic for that period.

by Anonymousreply 8September 17, 2023 4:40 AM

I did think of that, but there is something gritty about the movies in that period. I guess it is nostalgia, though. I like watching the dynamic between the two of them.

by Anonymousreply 9September 17, 2023 4:42 AM

Wasn't Meryl Streep and John Cazale together at that time. Somebody told me that.

by Anonymousreply 10September 17, 2023 4:44 AM

Weren't ^^. I have to work on my Grammer.

by Anonymousreply 11September 17, 2023 4:49 AM

She nursed him as he died.

He co-started in 5 films from ‘72 until his death…all of them were nominated for Best Picture.

by Anonymousreply 12September 17, 2023 5:24 AM


by Anonymousreply 13September 17, 2023 5:25 AM

John Cazale had a look and an intensity about him. I always think of him as Fredo, but then I think of him in Dog Day Afternoon, which was one of my dad's favorite movies. I don't think I've watched him in anything else. I was going to watch The Conversation, but I can't get it. When my son wakes up I'll ask him to get it for me. Right now I'm watching Young Guns ll. I'm a little drunk so I think I can take it, lmao.

by Anonymousreply 14September 17, 2023 5:39 AM

They loved Woody Allen who described them as the Chicago morons

by Anonymousreply 15September 17, 2023 7:47 AM

Yes. I've often thought about the amazing movies I saw in college and graduate school, ca. 1970-73.

by Anonymousreply 16September 17, 2023 7:54 AM
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