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quantumofire


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Posted Wed Sep 16th, 2009 5:40pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

I was just musing about nothing in particular when suddenly the film Sextette came into my thoughts. It started Mae West, well into her seventies playing the title role. All I remember about is that it started Timothy Dalton and Toni Curtis...and it made jaw drop, especially with the way she carried on with a bunch of college athletes. I saw it about over ten years ago on tv and never since. Is it still about?

http://quantumofire.blogspot.com/

Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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davemalley


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Posted Wed Sep 16th, 2009 8:26pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?url=search-alias%3Daps&.....ag=i0ce-21
its here on amazon only a click away.

people who use P.S are just showing they havent put enough thought into their writing before they started.

P.S cant get out of the habit myself

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quantumofire


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Posted Thu Sep 17th, 2009 8:40pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

Thank you, but have you seen the price!!!
Damn, I wish I hadn't taped over it all those years ago...
PS will they ever release the Night of the Demon DVD in the UK?
Or a little gem of a film called The Mask of Demitrios which stars the great Peter Lorre, in one the few roles where he doesn't play a villain?

http://quantumofire.blogspot.com/

Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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Nitro


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Posted Sun Sep 20th, 2009 9:22pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

Mae West rules. Her 'carrying on' was always perfect and made reasonable sense in accordance with her public persona she'd built a lifetime making.

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."

"He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of."

And of course the brilliantly concise: "A hard man is good to find."

Really? Wow.

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IdeaCollector


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 4:13am Post subject: So bad, it's good.

I actually have a great Mae West story told to me by the fantastic Rex Reed.

He signed onto a film early on b/c the loved the director and the storyline and Mae West was set to be in it. However during the first stages of prepping the piece, the director was fired and the storyline was change. Yet Rex stayed on. The new director was quite adamant about whom he wanted to write the key song of the movie *try as I might I can't remember who it was but I think it was one of the brothers Gibb* so he gave the performer a large sum of money and the performer basically disappeared.

Everyone was waiting around to shoot the big musical number and they waited for weeks upon weeks before the musician was tracked down. He brought his song in and Mae (who was to sing the song) came in to listen and the first lyrics were "Hollywood...is a groovy kind of town".

It sounded awful and Mae was none too thrilled. "Honey," she said angrily "Hollywood is a lot of things, but it ain't a groovy kind of town". She then stormed out.

So more money was handed to the musician to write another song and again he disappeared. This time shooting was stalled for a month before they managed to find him.

He walked in to play his new song and Mae came in and the opening lyrics to the new song were "Hollywood....is not a groovy kind of town". And after that the budget and time window was blown and the film was never made.

I used to be EternalStudent on these forums until the switch over. So don't get excited..I'm not someone new and exciting. I'm just me :P

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davemalley


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 9:01am Post subject: So bad, it's good.

love that story
the musician sounds like one of the great minds of our times.
looking carefully, you can see what he did with the two first lines.

lmao

people who use P.S are just showing they havent put enough thought into their writing before they started.

P.S cant get out of the habit myself

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Nitro


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 6:42pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

ROFLMAO!!

Yes, a great talent. I can certainly see why it would take tons of money and a great deal of time, all while stalling production, to change one very important little word.

Thanks for that story. I'm going to be laughing about it all day

Really? Wow.

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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 4:38pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

Talking of great songs, do you remember Kiss Kiss Kiss by Yoko Ono...it puts Donna Summer's Love to Love You in the shade.

http://quantumofire.blogspot.com/

Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 4:50pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

I don't know whether this is a 'So bad, it's good' or a 'It's bad beyond redemption'.

Personally I think it's bad beyond redemption but you may not agree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVgM7qeAlko

What mesmerised me the most was Patrick's insistence on singing the word 'Born' in the style of the Reverend Ian Paisley.


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 5:15pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

This is a tough one...I recall the song at the time but...perhaps it's the inane title that get's to me - Born to be Alive? I think Born to rigor mortis would have put it in the so bad, it's good section...the 80s have a lot to answer for, including the perm and the group Imagination.
Mind you, people didn't have to pretend to be kooky or weird then, they just were, without thinking about it.

http://quantumofire.blogspot.com/

Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 9:22pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

The group Imagination: Yes. I had forgotten just how bad.................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G64LgaaVrlQ&feature=related


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Nitro


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Posted Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 12:52am Post subject: So bad, it's good.

I've goofed horribly. Clearly my comprehension is off today. I think Plan 9 kind of belongs here, whereas AOTKT's might belong on the other one.

Never heard the Yoko Ono song. At first I thought you were referencing The Cure's Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me lol...and I was ready to rise to its defense rofl ( Today is Idiot Day for me )

Really? Wow.

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quantumofire


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Posted Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 5:19pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

Kiss Kiss Kiss was on the album Double Fantasy, the last one Lennon released before his untimely death. Half the songs were Lennon's (Starting over, Woman...) the other half were Yoko Ono's.
It was also the B-side of Lennon's single Starting Over.

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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IdeaCollector


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Posted Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 8:42pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

Glad you liked the story...Rex Reed tells it much better but he gets super excited about telling old Hollywood tales.

I used to be EternalStudent on these forums until the switch over. So don't get excited..I'm not someone new and exciting. I'm just me :P

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Nitro


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Posted Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 11:37pm Post subject: So bad, it's good.

I wasn't aware that Mr.Reed was even still ALIVE. I only remember as a kid seeing him do movie reviews on TV in the 80's. He's dropped off the TV radar since then ( at least for Peasantvision, which is all I watch LOL ).

Really? Wow.

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