Tip of the Iceberg – Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I said I’d be thinking of films I’ll wish I’d included long after this post is done and gone. Well, it only took until the end of the day. I didn’t intend to do a part two, but I feel that the following films really need to be part of this. This is it for this anniversary post, no more. Otherwise I’ll keep adding films for another ten years.

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A primal experience when you’re six years old. Not only did my mom allow me to see The Thing, but she saw it with me. She’d probably get arrested for child abuse today. But I survived, more or less. Still a great film, holds up well today.

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Saw this first at the Ziegfeld Theater. Coppola had a new sound system installed for the occasion. The helicopter attack – surreal.

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Steve McQueen, iconic and totally cool in a definitive role. Plus one of the greatest car chases.

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Game changers, for better or worse.

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Two films directed by Edgar Ulmer.

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Finally, of course, Peckinpah.

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As Randolph Scott says to Joel McCrae at the end of Ride the High Country, “See you later.” Until then, be safe. — Ted Hicks

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About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.
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7 Responses to Tip of the Iceberg – Part 2

  1. tainui says:

    TED: Q Who made “The Bridge on the River Kwai?” A: The pilot who dwopped the onions.

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  2. David M Fromm says:

    Still very nice !

  3. stmichaelcranford says:

    Thanks, Ted – a great selection – stay well –

    Msgr. Tim Shugrue

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  4. mitt72 says:

    Great list of films. Really enjoyed seeing the posters. Thanks, Ted.

  5. Ted Perry says:

    Thanks, Ted. The only film I have not seen and often loved is Black Cat. The first image reminds me so much of Robert Wise. He and I became fast friends and I often stayed at his place. He was one of the best human beings I ever met in Hollywood

    • Ted Hicks says:

      I think Robert Wise is vastly underrated. I mean, just look at his filmography. He did strong work across genres, much like Anthony Mann. I particularly value his work on the Val Lewton films, The Sand Pebbles, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and much more. I envy your spending time with him and getting to know him. Thanks!

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