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Fail Safe alert

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hondo, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    On Turner Classic Movies. Still spooky with the black and white, no background music and the ending. Rod Serling directed a masterpiece.
  2. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    Great movie.
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    About a week ago they showed On The Beach with Gregory Peck. Same spooky quality of knowing you're doomed and there's nothing you can do about it.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    12 Angry Men was on the other day. I've always been a huge Fonda fan and I'd forgotten how good that film was.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I always thought this would be a great voice mail message:

    I'm told that what we will hear at this end... will be a high, shrill sound. That will be the ambassador's phone... melting from the heat of the fireball. When we hear that sound... the ambassador will be dead.
  6. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Missed the beginning but the DVR is set for when it's on again on Aug. 11.

    Watching Network now, but I feel a little old seeing that July is teen movie month on TCM with Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, et al. I know they are classic movies, but damn.
  7. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Rod Serling didn't direct it, Sidney Lumet did. Serling didn't write it, either, btw.

    Great movie, though.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Walter Bernstein wrote the screenplay.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Rod Serling did Seven Days in May.
    People are allowed a mistake, aren't they? At least my mistake didn't result in Moscow getting burnt to a cinder.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If only we could get a President like Henry Fonda's President or 7 Days In May's Jordan Lyman
  11. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I never did see the George Clooney live-tv remake -- was it any good?
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I've been reading "Kennedy and the Berlin Wall" for a week or two.
    (I'm a slow reader who has a 4-year-old)
    The book, by then-diplomat W.R. Smyser, is fascinating.
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