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Gerry
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« on: April 02, 2001, 01:41:28 PM »

Loved your Blob review.  It's been years since I saw it.  I'm going to have to try and see it again.  It embodies (emblobies?) everything that makes 50s scifi great.

Keep up the good work.
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Andrew
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2001, 06:08:22 PM »

Thank you - it was a review that just seemed to write itself.  Be careful though, too much praise and I'll start thinking I have evolved... ...until reading a Beggian review again.

"All the King's Men" had about twenty pages describing a car traveling down a road.  Warren was only a third tier disciple, Ken Begg is nearing the first tier.

Ken has mastered his inner Thetan without spending large amounts of cash.  Hammer that thesis to the church doors Youngman Begg, but you'll probably have to pay for them.

Boy, this post got weird really fast.

Andrew
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FLANGEPART
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2001, 06:44:14 PM »

When i went to the old southern theater down town on summer night, the Blob was on the Bill. It scared me so,i went out side, and waited till my friends came out to go home. I was about 11 i think. As i got older, i realise one part of that was the fact it could crawl under doors! Even an air hole in an armored box, and the thing could get you. And, unlike radiation,you could see the Blob. It wasen't an abstract...well, to a kid, if ya see what i mean. Boy, was i glad i could make a Phaser out of Leggos. Phasers trump Blobs cause they can disentigrate anything,ya see...look,its kid logic.Deal with it.
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Chadzilla
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2001, 07:17:31 PM »

The Criterion Disc of this movie is just a scrumptuous treat, it also shows just how smart the director, Irvin S Yearworth Jr, actually was (is).  One still in the disc shows an alternate death scene for Doc Hallen where the character is clearly engulfed by the blob and rapidly dissolving away before our very eyes (he's about  chin level with the window ledge and the hands look a tad larger than the head they're gripping).  Yearworth felt that this was way too much to be scary, misdirection was what was needed, not long lingering shots of writhing actors wrapped in red silicon (although they did do that with the theater projectionist).  

The misdirection approach works beautifully (i.e. Kate getting yanked down behind the table, the mechanic getting eaten under the car - both times the blob hidden beneath mundane day to day things - as well as that simple rolling motion under the blanket, an effect so classic they redid it to lesser effect in the louder, more graphic, but not nearly as scary, remake).  It should also be noted that Steve's reaction to Hallen's death (gasping is terror and averting his eyes, obviously telling himself in his mind that he did not see what he thought he saw) and his later inability to really describe the shapeless monster mass is simply great acting by McQueen.

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
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Thema
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2001, 01:54:15 AM »

Has anyone seen the remake? Man that movie sucks. I like the orginal though.
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Chadzilla
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2001, 11:47:20 AM »

I liked the remake mostly for the amped up attack scenes, but the original had a better story.  Too bad they couldn't have come up with a stronger story, but what do you expect from the director of Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Eraser, and Bless the Child?
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Gerry
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2001, 03:12:13 PM »

I think I just barely understood all that, Andrew.  Maybe...I'll go read it again.

It was a good review, but I wouldn't go hammering it into a church door though, or you're likely to get chased down an alley by a madder than hell pastor.
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Nigel
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2001, 03:37:23 PM »

I more prefer the remake, and for pure cheese check out Beware The Blob
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Mofo Rising
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2001, 11:54:33 PM »

Andrew wrote:
>
> Thank you - it was a review that just seemed to write
> itself.  Be careful though, too much praise and I'll start
> thinking I have evolved... ...until reading a Beggian review
> again.
>
> "All the King's Men" had about twenty pages describing a car
> traveling down a road.  Warren was only a third tier
> disciple, Ken Begg is nearing the first tier.
>
> Ken has mastered his inner Thetan without spending large
> amounts of cash.  Hammer that thesis to the church doors
> Youngman Begg, but you'll probably have to pay for them.
>
> Boy, this post got weird really fast.
>
> Andrew

You see what happens when you free associate to much?  You end up with posts like this and movies like GREASER'S PALACE.  (Wait, you have gotten over watching GREASER'S PALACE haven't you?  At least you didn't try and watch CAN HIERONYMOUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?.)
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