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GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis 23 hours ago. 14 Replies

Just a heads up that on Thursday March 23, TCM is showing Gojira at 8PM EST. I'm assuming that this is the original Japanese cut (subtitled hopefully) as there was no mention of Raymond Burr in the…Continue

Tags: tcm, godzilla, gojira

TIME BANDITS on TCM this Saturday! (8/13)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S. Ogilvie Aug 12, 2016. 2 Replies

This Saturday (8/13) on TCM…Continue

Tags: python, monty, tcm, bandits, time

Fan of Bronze: One REALLY Sexist Comic!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S. Ogilvie Jul 23, 2016. 52 Replies

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Down the Toy Aisle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Portelli May 16, 2016. 9 Replies

This morning I went to Target to look for the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Batgirl and Wonder Woman for my cousin's daughter. She and her little brother (my godson) are into super-heroes, LEGOs, Star Wars and…Continue

Tags: collecting, aisle, toy

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Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Evil Star: one of those kind of goofy Green Lantern villains. He was an alien menace like Sinestro but had a split personality like Star Sapphire, Doctor Polaris and the Invisible Destroyer! Never had any connection with him but he had some really…"
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Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I had recorded and watched the Orson Welles movie The Stranger , which showed earlier. When it was over, they said that their upcoming movies that day included Godzilla. I think they were confused. I'm going to watch Gojira on Tuesday…"
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Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"...TCM's host spoke as if they were showing the Burr version but it was GOJIRA that they showed . The line I mentioned referencing Nagasaki didn't show up before I fell asleep but there was even more explicit reference to " the atom…"
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I DVR'ed it but since I worked late yesterday and early today, I don't have the attention span to watch a subtitled movie! Hopefully Sunday!"
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"He took the role seriously."
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Having seen it tonight I have to say I like the Raymond Burr version.  His narration brought a lot drama to the film."
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Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"In the TCM horror grouping, I recommend the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and, in the Saturday wee hours, the great Wait Until Dark. In the horror grouping, I'm also recording Horror of Dracula and The Gorgon."
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The Baron replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I've read that they showed the American version in Japan at some point. I gather it got good laughs because there's sometimes a difference between what the Japanese say, and what Raymnd Burr's character is told they say."
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I have watched the Japanese and English versions back to back before. It make for a long movie watching experience, but it does kind of makes sense that way because the Raymond Burr version is told as a series of flashbacks. I may have forwarded…"
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Have to confess when I first saw Godzilla as a kid I never realized that the Raymond Burr scenes had been added later."
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Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"...I have never seen the full Burr/American cut but have seen GOJIRA , oddly enough ! Thank you . You know , I believe that , many years ago , American writers on Gojira considered speculation that the whole thing might be seen as a reflection of…"
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Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Looks like they are planning a long night of monster movies, they've got King Kong, Thing from Another World, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a few others."
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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Thanks!"
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Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I haven't seen the Raymond Burr version in many, many years and have never seen the original. I'm recording it. Thanks for the heads up."
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GOJIRA on TCM Thursay!

Just a heads up that on Thursday March 23, TCM is showing Gojira at 8PM EST. I'm assuming that this is the original Japanese cut (subtitled hopefully) as there was no mention of Raymond Burr in the credits!See More
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Philip Portelli's News Posts

Reflections #2--Why Norman Osborn?

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 3:36pm 18 Comments

What is Marvel's fascination with Norman Osborn, formerly the Green Goblin and the Iron Patriot? This resurrected villain has become the face of evil in the Marvel Universe some forty years after dying!  From his first…

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Reflections #1--Marvel's Missed Opportunity

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 6:56pm 13 Comments

This is my first Blog attempt and I've been thinking about it for a while now. I picked the title "Reflections" because you can see reflections in Gold, Silver, Bronze and the Brand New. Comics have always reflected pop culture, politics, social issues, current events and the world that they were created in. These are my opinions, my views and my conclusions. And I welcome comments and corrections.

With the relevation of the New Ultimate Spider-Man being half-Latino, half African…

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 11:28pm on August 24, 2010, Rich Steeves said…
Thanks! Walt Lloyd and I have the same birthday, after all!
At 3:03am on September 7, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Philip.
At 9:33pm on March 9, 2011, Figserello said…
Facebook?
At 9:33pm on September 13, 2011, Emerkeith Davyjack said…
...Hey , Philip , I thought for a sec that that avatar was the Chileian comics character Condorito...
At 9:48pm on September 13, 2011, Figserello said…
Hey Philipo - Facebook?
At 2:12am on May 31, 2012, Commander Benson said…

Phillip,

 

I did respond.  My impression about Pinkerton is the same as yours, and I did mention the items that support that impression.  However, as you probably read, the whole discussion really doesn't mean anything.  No amount of facts or evidence or intimations is going to sway those who want to believe Pinkerton was meant to be gay.

 

Nor does it matter.  We're not obliged to accept a determination that came later.  As far as you and I are concerned, Pinkerton was not gay, and it's as simple as that.

 

R,

Commander B

At 12:45am on June 16, 2012, Commander Benson said…

Phillip,

 

I just saw you left me a thumb's-up for my Captain Savage column, and I wanted to thank you for that and all the other times you've done the same thing for my previous articles.

 

Sometimes I wonder if anybody ever reads my stuff, so it's always nice when I get a comment or a "like". 

 

I also enjoy our occasional dialogues, like we just had on the Flash.  You certainly keep me on my toes.

 

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate it, friend.

 

Commander B

At 6:43am on June 17, 2012, Commander Benson said…

"Should you ever print your columns in book form, you have one guaranteed sale!"

 

Heh.  Don't let my wife hear you say that.  She already thinks I should be putting all this stuff in a book, instead of putting it out on the Internet for free.

 

She doesn't get that this whole five years of writing this column has been a training ground for me.  I've learnt how to sharpen my text, work out the repetetion (most of it, anyway), and a dozen other things.  That I've learnt along the way becomes especially apparent when I haul out an article like the Captain Savage one and re-run it as an archive entry.  I honest-to-God cringe at the way I wrote some of that stuff originally---the awkward sentence structures, the over-repeated phrases, and the like.  Fortunately, I have the luxury of polishing it up, along with adding any new information I've picked up since.

 

It's funny you mention my research, because the Good Mrs. Benson dings me on that, too.  I spend a great deal of time---especially on stuff like the two Ultraman articles---locating information and piecing together how things came about.  I spend a great amount of time on the art I attach, as well.  Not just appropriateness, but in terms of getting the panels level and the right size, and then playing with the contrast and brightness to give it good colour.

 

Now I do all that because I'm a perfectionist, but I'm gratified when somebody like yourself takes the time to comment or give me a thumb's-up.  It makes the work worthwhile.  I don't know how guys like Cap or Craig Shutt do it; it seems so effortless for them.  But I deeply appreciate knowing that my trouble hasn't gone unnoticed and I thank you for your kind words.

 

Commander B

 

 

At 6:24am on June 30, 2013, Richard Mantle said…
Not sure if this is the right way to do this but I really wanted to say that your excellent threads on thr JLA/JSA in the 60/70/80s inspired me to get volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the way of the trades and I am lovinng them!!. Not sure what feedback you recieve so just wanted you to know your work is appreciated!
At 1:53pm on July 24, 2013, Richard Mantle said…
I know they're not that inspiring but aren't we gonna get your virws on those last pre-crisis jla/jsa issues?

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