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Re: This week's poll

Postby barfle » Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:12 am

I just did a quick peek, but two that I didn't see (although they might be there) are the amputation scene from Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte and the scene where Alan Arkin jumps out in Wait Until Dark. Both scared the bejezus out of me.

Then, there was the scene of the three piles of ashes in War of the Worlds. It gave me nightmares as a kid.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby Marye » Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:59 am

Concur Barfle...

The Haunting (1963) scared me as a kid (Shirley Jackson Novel - and if you are familiar with some nightmarish old stories you should remember the short story the Lottery - same author). But the Twightlight Zone, The Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents all TV shows long ago, frightened me the most.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby RC » Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:52 am

"Then, there was the scene of the three piles of ashes in [i]War of the Worlds{/i]. It gave me nightmares as a kid."

Oh jees, I'd forgotten all about that movie - gave me nightmares for months.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby barfle » Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:05 pm

Something else that gave me nightmares was a Tom and Jerry cartoon. I only saw it once, close to fifty years ago, so many of the details have been moved to the bit bucket.

As I recall, there were radio broadcasts to be on the lookout for a white mouse that was dangerous because it would explode. Jerry somehow got turned white, either by paint or milk or flour or something. Naturally, Tom thought Jerry was the explosive mouse, and the normal slapstick situations happen.

At the end of the movie, Tom has a white mouse (that looks a lot like Jerry) by the tail. Tom has decided that the mouse is Jerry, and kicks it. The mouse explodes, killing them both. The radio announces "The white mouse will not explode. The white mouse will NOT explode." Tom's body sits up, and in a very eerie voice says, "Dooooon't yooooouuuuuu beeeeliiieeeeeve iiiiit."

Rotten trick to pull on a little kid.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby RC » Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:06 pm

eeew!
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Re: This week's poll

Postby RC » Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:09 pm

I remember some movie about a house that harbors these little goblin looking creatures about two feet tall. They sneak out of the walls at night.

Only the woman of the house sees them. One night during a party, while she and her family and guests are sitting around the dining table, she thinks she just lost the napkin off her lap. When she reaches down to get it, theres the evil little sh*t under the table with her napkin.
She faints.

I just about wet my pants over those little things. I think I was about eightish.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:37 pm

Originally posted by RC:
theres the evil little sh*t under the table with her napkin.
ROFLMAO!!!!

Whew! I just spewed Halloween candy EVERYWHERE!
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Re: This week's poll

Postby dai bread » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:02 pm

If you want a scary movie, how about "Alien"? The first one. Even after the third viewing it's still edge-of-the-chair stuff.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:27 am

dai,
I second.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby Marye » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:41 am

dai, piq.... moi aussi...
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Re: This week's poll

Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:42 am

Darby O'gill and the Little People 1959 (Disney!) is still the scariest thing I remember seeing in film. The banshee death coach gave me nightmares (or maybe it was Sean Connery's singing?). I was much older when I first saw The Exorcist. Also a good fright. :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Re: This week's poll

Postby dai bread » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:36 pm

There can be only one result from this week's poll:

:D OperaTenor!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Re: This week's poll

Postby barfle » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:06 am

I'm anxiously awaiting the CD Jim Boydston at Carnegie Hall.

Until I get to hear him, I'll stay with Placido Domingo - a much fuller voice than Pavarotti.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby GreatCarouser » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:14 am

Originally posted by barfle:
I'm anxiously awaiting the CD Jim Boydston at Carnegie Hall.

Until I get to hear him, I'll stay with Placido Domingo - a much fuller voice than Pavarotti.
Fuller what? :D
As an aside, have we been time warped? Isn't this poll a retread of a very recent one?
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Re: This week's poll

Postby GreatCarouser » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:23 am

Besides, we all know Florence Foster Jenkins was the greatest tenor of the 20th century don't we?
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Re: This week's poll

Postby barfle » Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:26 pm

Originally posted by The Great Carouser:
Fuller what?
Ego? No.

Stomach? No.

When I listen to both of them, I find that Pavarotti's voice just isn't as rich and full as Domingo's.

Dunno about OT or GC's voices - haven't had a chance to hear either of them, but I'm anxiously awaiting the opportunity. Maybe SDO will play the Kennedy Center someday?
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Re: This week's poll

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:29 pm

I'm still miffed that I'll miss seeing OT's group this summer in the UK.
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Re: This week's poll

Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:35 am

Heifetz isn't even a choice? :roll: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Re: This week's poll

Postby lioness » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:12 pm

GC: i was very surprised at that! i guess we know who's picking 'other'!? ;)

i noticed Grofe isn't listed either. would he then be considered 19th century... or not considered at all?

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Re: This week's poll

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:16 pm

GC,
No Heifetz - No Vote.
How could they leave him off???
I'm with you!!!

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