Original "Ocean's Eleven" on TCM tomorrow (12/8)

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    TCM is showing the original "Ocean's Eleven" tomorrow, Saturday 12/8 (it starts at 6 PM here, I guess that'd be 8 PM on the east coast).

    It's followed by another Rat Pack crime flick, "Robin and the Seven Hoods".

    I've seen neither, so I will tune in, I thought maybe some other people here might be interested too.

    /Mike
     
  2. MikeAW

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    Though I admit I have no intention of seeing the remake, viewers will love the original. There is a sense of Style and Charisma in the performances in the original, and the music is good too!
     
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    I hated the original "Ocean's 11". Not very interested in the new one, but it can only be an improvement.
     
  4. RobertR

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    The original Ocean's 11 always seemed to me to be simply a filming of Rat Pack members having a good time around each other when they weren't doing their lounge act.
     
  5. MikeAW

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    That's just what it was and what they did !

    But it had no pretentions of being nothing more than that...that's what's so attractive about the film!
     
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    THANK YOU!!!

    Tivo Set!!
     
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    During the filming of the cemetary scene in Robin And The Seven Hoods is when Sinatra learned of the death of JFK. I love this movie and Peter Falk steals every scene he's in.
    The LD sports a good WS transfer with outstanding whites and blacks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the DVD retains this detail level.
    The scene with Dean, Frank and Bing singing You've Either Got Or You Haven't Got Class is a classic example of why P&S is a sin. There's no way to capture the three of them on screen when the film is cropped.
    -Gary
     
  8. Bob Cashill

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    Well, I just got through watching the original OCEAN'S 11 on TCM--or, I should say, most of it. Right after Cesar Romero made his pitch to the casino owners, I dozed off (heavy dinner)--and missed the ending!

    Anyone care to spoil it for me--please do!--or should I just wait for it to turn up on Turner again on 12/23?
     
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    I just saw it for the first time. I'm not really big on classic cinema. I don't have anything against it, it's just that I'm only twenty years old and haven't really been exposed to much cinema from before the 70s and 80s. This was my first "Rat Pack" movie.

    I loved it! Al, what didn't you like about it? I thought it was well-acted. The premise was nothing more than your run-of-the-mill heist movie, but it was well executed and kept the viewer's interest with just the right amount of twists and turns.

    I'm also so very glad to see that there's actually a cable channel out there that displays movies in their proper aspect ratio. This was the first time in years that I've watched a movie on television.
     
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    Oh, and Bob… I would definitely wait and catch it again. The ending was great!
     
  11. Bob Cashill

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    Thanks, Carl--I had seen the film, I just can't recall how it ended, so you wouldn't be spoiling it for me.
     
  12. Seth Paxton

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    I thought Sammy stood out as the best actor of the bunch.

    I also thought the film was very similar to the remake in style/feel. Not sure why people are calling the remake a needed improvement. I think they play very similarly (a good thing in this case).

    Can I get a spoiler on the ending though, I got distracted right near the end and missed exactly what had happened.

    Did they stash ALL the money with their buddy's body? When they realized he was being cremated they reacted like it was more than just his cut or whatever (which is what I thought had happened).

    I had missed the scenes just before this and wondered if the plan had been to hide the money with the body and then get it later.
     
  13. RobertR

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    Seth:
    The answer to your first spoiler question is yes.
    Hence the tone of the final scene! [​IMG]
     
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    The original is going to be released on DVD on Jan. 8 !
     
  15. Mark Cappelletty

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    Norman Fell is in this! Ha!
     

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