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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 29/4/2012 6:11:52 PM   
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12. The 20th Century Fox Fanfare


Possibly the best film production company theme. Written by one of the all-time great composers, Alfred Newman, I've always loved it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Y7JHO4b_8

It was re-recorded by John Williams back in 1980 for use with The Empire Strikes Back - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcF67oBklIo - and it's perhaps because of that I can't listen to the fanfare these days without wanting to immediately start humming along to...


I swear the the way the door closes in the toilet in my local cinema sounds like the first drumroll of the fanfare.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 29/4/2012 6:15:15 PM   
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18. Sunday afternoons when I was a child.

Ok, a somewhat abstract inclusion here, less to do with any specific aspect of film but more my relationship and history with film. It's nostalgic and personal and there'll be a few more of this kind in the list. Basically, when I was younger my dad and I used to spend Sunday afternoons watching films. There rarely seemed to be time for doing so during the week, so it was Sunday afternoons that first started my love for films. More specifically it started my love for certain types of films. There were Disney shorts and Tom and Jerry/Looney Tunes but we also saw a lot of films that my Dad loved which I probably wouldn't have even bothered with. As such, Bob Hope comedies, the Rathbone Holmes films, the universal Monster series and, most importantly, Laurel and Hardy films became favourites of mine by the time I was about 6. My dad doesn't always have the best taste in film (he recently saw and loved Avatar!) but many of my fondest childhood memories are of these afternoons and I'm deeply appreciative of them.


This is where I got most of my back-catalogue of B&Ws and, of course, Johnny Cash.

Bad action films with mine I'm afraid.


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 30/4/2012 2:51:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

12. The 20th Century Fox Fanfare


Possibly the best film production company theme. Written by one of the all-time great composers, Alfred Newman, I've always loved it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Y7JHO4b_8

It was re-recorded by John Williams back in 1980 for use with The Empire Strikes Back - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcF67oBklIo - and it's perhaps because of that I can't listen to the fanfare these days without wanting to immediately start humming along to...


Yup completely relate this to the opening music of Star Wars. If I hear it before another film it doesn't seem right somehow.



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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 9:17:16 AM   
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I know exactly what you mean. Sounds weird without Star Wars.


23. Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson


Yes, Bruce's portrayal made the intelligent and capable doctor of the stories into an inefficient, bumbling buffoon but he was a loveable bumbling buffoon. There have been better version of the character on screen and many that are more true to the literary figure, but Bruce is who I immediately picture in the role whenever Dr. Watson is mentioned.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 9:25:21 AM   
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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 10:05:19 AM   
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curse of the Wererabbit is brilliant. As is that ending.

I personally like the box being worn with may contain nuts, but my favourite scene has to be where the bunny thinks he's been shot and is shooting up towards the light only to appear in the vacuum machine.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 10:08:39 AM   
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And that is what Jr is watching right now.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 10:17:36 AM   
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The Wrong Trousers was on when I left the house, I've got the Wallace & Gromit theme lodged in my head now .

Were-Rabbit is great and that final shot is brilliant.

I always expect Star Wars to start after the 20th Century Fox fanfare as well, it's become synonymous with the series in my eyes.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 2:00:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

I know exactly what you mean. Sounds weird without Star Wars.


23. Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson


Yes, Bruce's portrayal made the intelligent and capable doctor of the stories into an inefficient, bumbling buffoon but he was a loveable bumbling buffoon. There have been better version of the character on screen and many that are more true to the literary figure, but Bruce is who I immediately picture in the role whenever Dr. Watson is mentioned.


I've come to loathe that performance over the years to the point where it actually hurts the films now.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 1/5/2012 10:43:53 PM   
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24.





Sometimes Gimli, you can be right. Curse of the WereRabbit is fantastic.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 2/5/2012 1:52:29 AM   
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I'm glad that one went down well. There will be more Were-Rabbit to come.


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 1:51:00 AM   
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25.


If only he hadn't acted all smug and cocky perhaps poor old Wile would have finally caught that bastard Roadrunner.



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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 2:01:11 AM   
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26. The Acme Corporation


Guaranteed to fail at the worst possible moment (and yet still more efficient than just about anything you can buy these days) Acme is most famous for being Wile E Coyote retailer of choice. Selling just about everything you could ever wish for (Christmas Packaging Machines, Hitch-Hiker's Thumbs, Iron Carrots), this long-running gad helped provide laughs through some brilliant inventiveness. I remember once, at a museum, there was as Acme product on display. I think was was soap powder and how my little heart leapt at the thought that I too could by an Integrating Pistol or a Straitjacket Ejecting Bazooka, only to have my hopes dashed when the notes for the display mentioned that the cartoon Acme was entirely fictional.



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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 9:43:41 AM   
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2 great choices.

I always felt sorry for Wile E

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 9:59:10 AM   
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2 great choices.

I always felt sorry for Wile E


Agreed, on both counts.

It annoys me that Road Runner never got his comeuppance. Was it too much to ask that the smug little git ended up as road kill just once?

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 10:01:03 AM   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRzcCbjQ_5I

Have you never seen this?


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 10:06:00 AM   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRzcCbjQ_5I

Have you never seen this?



I have yes but that's cheating .

Probably the best thing McFarlane's written though.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 10:13:35 AM   
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Great choice, Wile E. and Road Runner are fantastic.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 10:15:41 AM   
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The Road Runner is not fantastic. The Road Runner is an unconscioniable evil little shit. 

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 10:34:13 AM   
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The Road Runner is not fantastic. The Road Runner is an unconscioniable evil little shit. 


This.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:24:11 AM   
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The Road Runner is not fantastic. The Road Runner is an unconscioniable evil little shit. 


That's what makes it such a good cartoon, no?


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:31:01 AM   
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The Road Runner is not fantastic. The Road Runner is an unconscioniable evil little shit. 


No - the unconscioniable evil little shit of the Looney Toons world is Tweety.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:32:50 AM   
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The Road Runner is not fantastic. The Road Runner is an unconscioniable evil little shit. 


No - the unconscioniable evil little shit of the Looney Toons world is Tweety.


Both bad, neither as bad as Bugs.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:46:01 AM   
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Nope, it's Roadrunner. He thripples at Wile E all the time in a really horrible away, and runs him down with lorries and trucks, and taunts him and as the Wile E cartoons are better than the Sylvester/Tweety that makes Road Runner the number 1 Looney Tunes smug bastard that needs a stamping.

I hate the little creep.


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:51:50 AM   
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Wile E really should just switch a different option for food. If he can buy bird seed by the bucket load you would have thought he could order some dog food or something. 

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:53:56 AM   
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There's a Tiny Toon Adventures episode where Montana Max shouts "Acme!" out of a window, and everyone tries to work out what it means. It's the best Kane spoof I've seen.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:55:26 AM   
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Wile E really should just switch a different option for food. If he can buy bird seed by the bucket load you would have thought he could order some dog food or something. 


The generally accepted view is that Acme are using him as an unpaid beta tester.

Tiny Toons Rick?! How do you even know that?


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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 11:58:53 AM   
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Tiny Toons Rick?! How do you even know that?

It's in my head somewhere. Not sure how it got there. When I saw Kane for the first time, I genuinely went: "Oh! That was what that episode of Tiny Toons was about!" Not sure that was what Welles had in mind.

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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 12:01:34 PM   
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RE: 3000 Really Rather Good Things About Cinema. - 10/5/2012 12:01:49 PM   
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Tiny Toons Rick?! How do you even know that?

It's in my head somewhere. Not sure how it got there. When I saw Kane for the first time, I genuinely went: "Oh! That was what that episode of Tiny Toons was about!" Not sure that was what Welles had in mind.


Tiny Toons > Citizen Kane


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