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Posted: 12/31/2005 6:34:54 PM EDT
is on tonight at 2300 on TCM.

Just FYI in case anyone is interested.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:50:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:51:34 PM EDT
A classic! I love the way the dialog is done...the people talk over each other's sentences just like in real life.

The scene where the team spreads out on the ice and makes a "saucer" outline is one of the most pwerfull in sci-fi history.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:02:21 PM EDT
the overlapping dialogue is very cool and truly rare in films

though it was also used in Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:08:52 PM EDT
and M.A.S.H.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:11:18 PM EDT
Love it - and "Day the Earth Stood Still" as well as "Forbidden Planet"!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:16:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
is on tonight at 2300 on TCM.

Just FYI in case anyone is interested.



Thanks for the FYI.

I liked this old version a lot better than the "gore fest" remake.

The creature was played by James Arness, a decorated WWII Anzio combat veteran and one of my all time favorite actors.

At 6-foot-7-inch, Arness made a great monster.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:23:08 PM EDT
I like the comeraderie shown by the military guys. They tease the commanding officer but it is clear they have a lot of respect for him...and for each other.

That's a far cry from the way they depict military outfits today, like in Aliens...everybody bitching and moaning and the officer is a weakilng; the only competant guy is the tough black NCO
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:23:49 PM EDT
YAY!! Something on TV.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:26:56 PM EDT
"Standard Operating procedure, Well, thats just dandy".
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:30:54 PM EDT
Awesome movie. I also loved the John Carpenter remake. Oh and BTW I am drunk as shit by now...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:25:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Awesome movie. I also loved the John Carpenter remake. Oh and BTW I am drunk as shit by now...



You can't be that drunk. If you were, you would have posted "I am shrunk as dit by now".
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:25:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:26:05 PM EDT by justthefacts]
The thing from my other pants is a better flick
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:29:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Awesome movie. I also loved the John Carpenter remake. Oh and BTW I am drunk as shit by now...



You can't be that drunk. If you were, you would have posted "I am shrunk as dit by now".



I'm not as think as you drunk I am...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:30:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Awesome movie. I also loved the John Carpenter remake. Oh and BTW I am drunk as shit by now...



You can't be that drunk. If you were, you would have posted "I am shrunk as dit by now".



I'm not as think as you drunk I am...



.................occifer.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:58:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By justthefacts:
The thing from my other pants is a better flick



...and the thread went rapidly downhill from there...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:58:25 PM EDT
You man-apes really can't think much beyond your genitals, hmm?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:14:16 AM EDT
A true classic. The only part that I don't like is that they destroy the ship.

Great dialogue. Outstanding action, good story line and far more enjoyable that that ridiculous gorefest of Carpenter's.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:25:36 AM EDT
I watched it last night, it was pretty cool.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:37:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
You man-apes really can't think much beyond your genitals, hmm?



WTF?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:46:54 AM EDT
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