American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing by Tom Stempel

By Tom Stempel

" a different point of view on part a century of yank cinema -- from the audience's standpoint. Tom Stempel is going past the reviews reviewers, targeting the critiques of standard humans. He strains moving developments in style and flavor, analyzing and wondering the ability motion pictures have in American society. Stempel blends viewers reaction along with his personal observations and analyzes field place of work effects that establish the flicks humans really went to work out, not only these praised via the critics. warding off statistical precis, he offers the result of a survey on videos and moviegoing within the respondents' personal phrases -- phrases that shock, amuse, and worsen. The moviegoers reply: "Big undesirable aircraft, gigantic undesirable bike, and large undesirable Kelly McGillis." -- On best Gun "All i will remember have been the slave women and the Golden Calf series and the way it bought me excited. My mom and dad should have been very happy with my enthusiasm for the Bible." -- On why a seven-year-old boy stayed as much as watch the 10 Commandments "I discovered the high-quality paintings of seduction by means of staring at Faye Dunaway smolder." -- A woman's response to seeing Bonnie and Clyde "At age fifteen Jesus acknowledged he will be again, he simply did not say what he may glance like." -- On E.T. "Quasimodo is each 7th grader." -- On why The Hunchback of Notre Dame may still play good with middle-schoolers "A moronic, very 'Hollywoody' script, and a number of dancing teddy bears." -- On go back of the Jedi "I could not aid yet imagine how Mad journal may lampoon this." -- at the Exorcist

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Lyle and I both scammed on those two girls that day, but the girl Lyle was with was the most troublesome. She tried to get him beat up outside the theatre. The boyfriends waited with their girls in front of the box office for us three. Lyle’s date asked him for a cigarette, which he obliged. The girl took the cigarette from Lyle, and her hand brushed against his. Her boyfriend saw this and got in Lyle’s face and tried to pick a fight with him. It was all a messy relationship with those girls that day.

There was certainly both a carnal and a comic appeal, but I was much more taken with her partner in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Jane Russell, and not particularly because of Russell’s famous superstructure. Russell not only seemed a little more grown-up than Monroe, but she seemed smarter. Smart, older women have always appealed to me. Having revealed my preference, I can easily explain my crush on Paramount’s Audrey Hepburn, but how can I explain being infatuated with Fox’s Terry Moore?

As a kid, Al Gonzalez liked the parting of the Red Sea, and “when God wrote with fire, I thought his movie ranked as high up on my list as all those Godzilla movies. Well, I grew up and caught a few minutes of it on TV recently. I still think it’s great. It makes me laugh more than most comedies made today can. ” Alex Kuyumjian saw The Ten Commandments many times over the years and “seemed to have liked it better the last time I saw it. The effects of the water parting were really done quite well for how old the film was.

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