blufeld
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3:42 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #21

Isn't SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION an alternate title for NEVER GET AN INCH?  Or vice versa?  I saw it when was first released as NOTION.  I'm thinking it flopped (but when Paul Newman is trying to save Richard Jaeckel from drowning, and they get laughing, that was funny and sad.)
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2:13 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #22

Yeah, I think it's vice-versa. SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION was the original title, as with the novel. NEVER GIVE AN INCH was the (TV?) retitling. And that drowning/laughing scene with Jaeckel is incredible. Painful and simultaneously totally unbelievable and altogether too believable.

The one time I saw THE RULING CLASS, I was profoundly disappointed. Maybe I was expecting too much. I remember getting one laugh from A FINE MADNESS, thought it was too much a standard "the crazy guy is sane, it's the world that's crazy" story. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS also falls into that category, but with considerably more individuality. And with George C. Scott.
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11:49 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #23

I've always avoided THE RULING CLASS because of my irrational bias against fiction which uses rich guys when poor guys would do just as well.
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12:33 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #24

Say what?

I just realized Joanne Woodward was in A Fine Madness, as well as They Might be Giants. But she didn't seem to have much to do in Madness. My main recollection is Sean Connery did more running around than he ever did in a James Bond movie.
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12:55 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #25

I think Woodward was the wife in MADNESS, and Connery runs around with his not-wife.

An extra layer of shenanigans, to maximize possibilities.
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3:04 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #26

I've seen a picture of a topless Sue Ann Langdon, supposedly from A FINE MADNESS, but I don't remember seeing it in the movie.  European?  Or something else?  It's been years since I've seen it (the picture), maybe it wasn't from AFM.
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4:52 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #27

Maybe she did it between takes. The word is Langdon loved to pose topless.
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6:08 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #28

I worked with a guy who socialized with her and her husband. Said she was a sweet, churchy lady. (Hey, as Jane Russell once said, "Who said you can't be a Christian, and have tits?")
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12:19 AM - Jun 14, 2018 #29

I don't remember Sue Ane showing the goods in A FINE MADNESS. Then again, the only specific moment I remember from that movie was Clive Revill demonstrating a lobotomy on a plastic head and accidentally popping out its eyeball. I did laugh at that.

But I think -- I hope -- that I would remember Langdon flashage. 
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12:33 AM - Jun 14, 2018 #30

I saw it on TV so I wouldn't know. But googling hoping to find it I just came across a hot tub scene where she is barely covered.
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4:55 AM - Jun 21, 2018 #31

kcor wrote: This seems a likely place to ask this; I have a memory of Roy Kinnear on top of a truck speeding through a town and getting whopped by a giant shoe.

Looking his filmography I wonder if this took place in SMARTER BROTHER?

Of course if anyone knows outright it was something else or not Kinnear speak right up. Thanks, folks.
It is from SMARTER BROTHER. It's actually a carriage not a motor vehicle. They pass by a shoe store and pick up the huge shoe that's a store display in front, then they pass by a glove shop or something similar and do the same with a glove. Kinnear starts hitting Gene Wilder with the huge glove, and Wilder starts groin-kicking Kinnear with the huge shoe. That joke is one of the reasons I don't get all the criticism you hear about that film.
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11:42 AM - Jun 21, 2018 #32

Grant wrote:
kcor wrote: This seems a likely place to ask this; I have a memory of Roy Kinnear on top of a truck speeding through a town and getting whopped by a giant shoe.

Looking his filmography I wonder if this took place in SMARTER BROTHER?

Of course if anyone knows outright it was something else or not Kinnear speak right up. Thanks, folks.
It is from SMARTER BROTHER. [...]
Cool, Grant, thanks.

Kinnear was the perfect person for that sequence, either my remembered way or the elaborate way it was actually done. He could play a kind of exaggerated version of a person, just as a giant shoe is an exaggerated version of a shoe.

I don't have a general feel for SMARTER BROTHER being 'way the heck entertaining but I would watch it to see that part.
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3:40 AM - Aug 10, 2018 #33

The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977), with John Cleese (as a Holmes descendant) and Arthur Lowe as a deliriously stupid Dr. Watson.  Off the rails and horribly dated last act but Holmes/Watson interplay worth a look.

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3:52 AM - Aug 10, 2018 #34

Ah, yes ... "a la Monterrey, my dear Watson."
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7:49 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #35

Wich2 wrote: I worked with a guy who socialized with her and her husband. Said she was a sweet, churchy lady. (Hey, as Jane Russell once said, "Who said you can't be a Christian, and have tits?")
Bettie Page was a sweet, churchy lady, too.
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8:01 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #36

Page had some mental issues that made her not always sweet
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8:50 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #37

That's true.

Pretty lady, with some rough stuff in her life & makeup.
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3:01 AM - Aug 14, 2018 #38

There's the forgotten Hounds spoof with Cook and Moore as Holmes and Watson. 
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3:04 AM - Aug 14, 2018 #39

James, I think you meant either "justly forgotten" or "not nearly forgotten enough".

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