A Film I Saw Back In The Day That Haunted Me.. Still

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  1. Kalvin Mitnic

    Kalvin Mitnic Well-Known Member
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    Robt. Mitchum/Winters. EEEEEEEEWWWW!
    The Night of the Hunter. 1955


    Any you saw back then that 'stuck' in a frightening sense?
     
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    I have it in my collection
     
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    He sure did play the 'villain' very well, did Mr. Mitchum

    The Changeling with George C Scott .....:eek: .............. Good film though, very good !
     
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    The Night of the Hunter -- I don't remember that one, but it looks good. I may not have seen it, since we didn't have television until I was in high school, so there are still some good ones that I haven't seen.
     
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    The Savage is Loose with George C Scott and Trish Van Dervere freaked me out in 1974. Then, from what I can tell, was removed from circulation due to its dangerously transgressive theme.

    The story was about a family that was hopelessly marooned on a remote island, man wife and baby boy. When the boy hits puberty he starts eyeing his mother, as the only female in his world. What happens is the son then competes with his father for the mother. They end up trying to kill each other. The tension and emotions are just unbearable. The ending left me scarred for life.

    It was all of this scary, genuinely taboo subject matter, but treated so realistically, not exploitatively. It seemed like what could really happen back when people really did end up marooned on islands for the rest of their lives. It shook me profoundly.

    I have never met anyone else who has ever seen this movie!
     
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    I haven't seen that movie Augusta
    In fact I haven't seen a movie that has shocked me, the only reason I haven't, is because I check up on the
    film first. I want to know what I'm about to encounter.
     
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    I learned my lesson, believe me, Patsy! Nowadays I carefully read film reviews from trusted sources in order to avoid the vulgar, crude and violent films the best I can.

    Still, I didn't mean to imply that I would not want to have seen The Savage is Loose, as it was one of the most interesting movies I have ever seen and brought up a lot of questions - philosophical, moral, anthropological, even spiritual. I always wanted to discuss it with someone else but no one has ever seen it besides me, apparently! It haunts me because it was so powerful and the acting so amazing and the issues so real for anyone in that predicament. And I could never decide how their problem could have been properly solved; there was just no right answer.

    Anyway, thanks for your comment!
     
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    @Augusta Heathbourne - I love suspense movies, I like the feeling of alertness and being totally focused
    I haven't seen many good ones though
    We had a game show over here that was full of suspense, I was always on the edge of me seat but,
    because it was popular, it was only on a short while :rolleyes:
     
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    George C Scott married to Trish - I know of 3 films they made together
    The one you mention Augusta, 'The changeling' and a good version of 'Beauty and the Beast'
    'He' was the beast :p
     
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    I saw it and all of the Scott films. One lesser known was The Flim Flam Man. Another,
    They Might Be Giants (1971), a Sherlock spoof.

    You're right about 'Savage' a real off the wall film.
     
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    Psycho of course, still uncomfortable in showers. And The Exorcist.
     
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    The Night of the Hunter (1955) was on TV a few weeks ago. I still have a copy. I still can 'see' the sinking car scene
    and hear the theme...Leaning
     
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