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Algren Documentary

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:02 pm

This just surfaced on YouTube. It looks like a new cut of the documentary on Algren with a possible release of Fall 2011 it would appear.


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Unread postby gemini » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:47 pm

That was great. I loved the” Robert Mitchum cool and Harpo Marx funny” comment at the end. A lot of pros and cons there but a real life review of him. I would like to see this documentary when it comes out. :cool:
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:52 pm

We have an accord, gemini! I'll be interested to see it too. I liked the "pet coyote" comment. :lol:
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby fireflydances » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:49 pm

It was indeed an interesting little clip. Was that Algren later on sitting on the bed? He was talking to a woman. It all went by too fast and even when I reviewed it, I wasn't sure.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:06 pm

firefly, my first thought was that it was him, but I too wasn't sure.
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby fireflydances » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:40 pm

DITHOT. Yeah, I watched it again. He is saying something like "de Beauvoir, de Beauvoir, de Beauvoir.....I'm tired of hearing about it. It wasn't even important when it was going on." Not a happy camper in terms of the lady.

Not so much a love story as a collision of forces story. I still like it as a movie however. All kinds of emotion. But when the other two (D & P) can find the time in the next five years? Geesh! He done gone and whet my appetite again, just like Rum Diary, and now I have to sit patient. :banghead:

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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby gemini » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:12 am

fireflydances wrote:It was indeed an interesting little clip. Was that Algren later on sitting on the bed? He was talking to a woman. It all went by too fast and even when I reviewed it, I wasn't sure.

I watched it twice and either he or Simone are in every still shot but that short movie clip seems to be of two other people talking about Simone. The man doesn’t look like Algren.
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby Liz » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:17 am

Great video find, DITHOT!

I love it. I need to watch it again. There are pics of him at the house on the lake and other places that we haven't seen. I, too, questioned if that was him on the bed talking about Simone de Beauvoir. But I’ve looked at it again, and it looks like him to me….just older and wider. :grin:

I'm looking forward to that documentary.

Firefly, I'm still in the midst of reading Babylon Nights, so I haven't even started on any tidbits yet. Daniel is cracking me up. :bigwink:
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby gemini » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:54 am

Liz said
I, too, questioned if that was him on the bed talking about Simone de Beauvoir. But I’ve looked at it again, and it looks like him to me….just older and wider. :grin:
You may be correct because he says her name several times and then says I am tired of hearing that, it wasn’t even important when it was going on. He seems very different there because he seemed slim in all his other photos and a bit heavy there. Wonder who was filming the scene?
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby Liz » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:02 am

And, gemini, I'm having a memory of reading that quote before coming from him: "it wasn't even important when it was going on."
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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby nebraska » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:45 am

I love those old black and white photos of Algren and his surroundings. The Art Shay books I bought, which have basically the same photos in them, gave me much more of a feel for Algren than reading Golden Arm, I think.

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Re: Algren Documentary

Unread postby RamblinRebel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:48 pm

Great find!! :thanks!: This new cut has me much more excited about seeing the documentary - it looks like it's really starting to come together for them! :cool:


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