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Airbolt 
"teil mann, teil maschine"

somewhere

Posted - 23/03/2014 :  10:52:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know this is a real shot in the proverbial but I can vaguely remember a black and white film about a conspiracy. All I can remember about it is that the Hero returns to locations where he met people to find there are no such locations. For instance, if he met someone on the 11th floor, he finds that there is no 11th floor! The actor might be Gregory Peck or someone similar - vaguely that era.

Not much to go on but if you can recall a film where the conspirators had the resources to alter buildings and have people paid to say " I've lived here 25 years, there is no Mr Jablonsky and you are nutty ".....please let me know!

lemmycXVIIIon 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 23/03/2014 :  14:14:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mirage (1965) with Gregory Peck?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059448/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1
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Airbolt 
"teil mann, teil maschine"

somewhere

Posted - 23/03/2014 :  16:59:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THANK YOU!!!!!

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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 23/03/2014 :  21:14:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds good. On my list now.

Edit: Off my list now. 8/10.


Edited by - Sean on 24/03/2014 09:31:26
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Airbolt 
"teil mann, teil maschine"

somewhere

Posted - 26/03/2014 :  15:43:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What an unexpected pleasure. A film from 1965 that is in Black and White and could have been made in the 40's as a noirů.or a Hitchcock.

The odd jarring echo reminds you that it is the 60's. The effete lackey spouting "Hipster" phrases is a token to the period but the film wants to be back in the noir era.

It also finds itself wandering in tone. All manner of sidekicks menace Gregory Peck but they can come off clownish. The music becomes almost comedic. Then George Kennedy appears and does his psycho number and we are back to thriller land.

It's also suffers from longeurs when Peck and the mystery lady philosophise ( at length ) about what it is to be alive. There is also a fantastically theatrical turn by a psychiatrist.

Thankfully there are enough twists to keep this Hitchcock noir on the rails. Its a cousin of the much better known "Charade".

I remember this from the TV many years ago and the cinematic way that memories flash into Peck's amnesiac consciousness are what kept the film in my memory ( ironically! )
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lemmycXVIIIon 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 26/03/2014 :  16:12:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Airbolt

What an unexpected pleasure. A film from 1965 that is in Black and White and could have been made in the 40's as a noirů.or a Hitchcock.

The odd jarring echo reminds you that it is the 60's. The effete lackey spouting "Hipster" phrases is a token to the period but the film wants to be back in the noir era.

It also finds itself wandering in tone. All manner of sidekicks menace Gregory Peck but they can come off clownish. The music becomes almost comedic. Then George Kennedy appears and does his psycho number and we are back to thriller land.

It's also suffers from longeurs when Peck and the mystery lady philosophise ( at length ) about what it is to be alive. There is also a fantastically theatrical turn by a psychiatrist.

Thankfully there are enough twists to keep this Hitchcock noir on the rails. Its a cousin of the much better known "Charade".

I remember this from the TV many years ago and the cinematic way that memories flash into Peck's amnesiac consciousness are what kept the film in my memory ( ironically! )



It was remade 3 years later as Jigsaw as a TV movie but it was in fact given theatrical release. I have not seen this remake.
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BaftaBaby 
"Always entranced by cinema."

Posted - 26/03/2014 :  17:59:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by lemmycaution



It was remade 3 years later as Jigsaw as a TV movie but it was in fact given theatrical release. I have not seen this remake.



I did, if it's the 1968 version. Don't remember much, except it did take advantage of the hippie era by attempting to recreate the LSD experience. IMDB jogged my memory with the plot about corporate ambition leading to blackmail and murder. I don't specifically recall anything political - which, considering it was based on a Howard Fast novel - there should have been.

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Airbolt 
"teil mann, teil maschine"

somewhere

Posted - 28/03/2014 :  11:04:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure it gained anything - then again that's true of many remakes.
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