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Well said, Clark!

ClarkKent_DC said:

You go, girl!

Or people have different tastes. I've seen Vertigo, and I didn't like it. Then again Roger Ebert lost me when he gave Under Siege 2 a thumbs up. (Gene Siskel gave it a thumbs up as well)

George Poague said:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/08/a_few_calm_words_about_the_...

Comment by Roger Ebert:

For years people have been telling me they just don't see what's so great about 'Citizen Kane.'" Now they tell me they just don't see what's so great about "Vertigo." My answer will remain the same: "You're insufficiently evolved as a moviegoer." Or, more simply, "You're wrong."

I'm ashamed of myself for finding this so funny.  (OK, not really, but I feel like I ought to be.  Does that count?)

George Poague said:

http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2012/08/sex-in-comic-top-100-stra...

The 100 most suggestive panels in vintage comics.

My favorite: "Robin! Thanks! Whew! My knees are still wobbly!"

George Poague said:

People apparently didn't want to see Jimmy Stewart playing a mentally ill person.

What about Harvey?

Regarding Harvey, Jimmy Stewart's character was an alcoholic, so this may have been the image contemporary audiences didn't like. He wasn't mentally ill. He just happened to know a giant invisible rabbit. At the end of the movie the head psychiatrist interacts with Harvey, so I believe the intent of the story was that Harvey was real. In a similar vein, when Tom Hanks (our modern equivalent of Stewart) played the hero hitman in "Road to Perdition", a family friend and movie fanatic was unhappy that he played the part of a killer. Paul Newman playing the mob boss apparently didn't bother her.

George Poague said:

I regard "Vertigo" as a great film. The greatest ever made? Don't think so. It's debatable whether it's even Hitchcock's greatest. I personally prefer "North by Northwest" for sheer entertainment, "Psycho" for scares, and "Marnie" for a psychological study.

But Hitchcock made several great films, and "Vertigo" is undeniably one of them. It was a box-office flop in 1958. People apparently didn't want to see Jimmy Stewart playing a mentally ill person.

Honestly, the plot and the acting. For me there was just something off with both of them. I did like Barbara Bel Geddes though. I haven't seen all of Hitchcock's film, but this was one of my least favorite of the ones I have seen.

Also, this could have just been overhyped by the time I saw it. I bar was so high that when I did see it I was just let down.

George Poague said:

Travis Herrick said: "I've seen Vertigo, and I didn't like it."

Why didn't you like it?

Yesterday, I cooked pork chops for lunch. My 6-year-old granddaughter got a whole one, put it on her fork, and began to eat it as if it were a popsicle. At least twice, she said "This is delicious."

Love it!

Last week, I was with my almost-four-year-old niece. We have a thing between us where we say "Gimme some pound cake!" and then we bump knuckles and say, "BOOM!" She had the idea for the first time to do "pound cake" with our heads. Before I could react, she head-butted me so hard it brought tears to my eyes. I asked, "Are you okay?" She said, "Yeah, I'm fine," while rubbing her forehead and smiling.

Uncle Jeff, however, had to lay down on the couch for a minute.

PowerBook Pete (aka Tim Cousar) said:

Yesterday, I cooked pork chops for lunch. My 6-year-old granddaughter got a whole one, put it on her fork, and began to eat it as if it were a popsicle. At least twice, she said "This is delicious."

http://nbclatino.com/2012/08/22/artist-portrays-superheroes-as-ille...

Superheroes portrayed as illegal alien status.  Eye-opening images.

I found a little mini poster for the old Vertigo series 100 Bullets. I have no idea where I got it, I assume from my LCS, but that was a nice surprise.

I am soooooo tempted to revive the Caption Contest right now ...

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