Wait Until Dark....anyone seen this one??

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  1. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    Has anyone on here seen the classic thriller Wait Until Dark (1967), starring Audrey Heburn (puts on one of her best performances) and Alan Arkin. It has one of the best jump scares I've ever seen put on film, the blackout sequence.....if u havent seen this one, you really need to. I personally think it is one of the best horror (or thriller..which ever you like...) films of the 60s.
     
  2. Angelman

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    Of course I've seen it! Classic. Saw this when I was a kid and maybe 2-3 years ago I showed it to the girlfriend. Great film.
     
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    OUTSTANDING FILM! Audrey Hepburn received her last Oscar nod for her performance. It is very suspenseful. For those on this site who are too young but may have seen Little Miss Sunshine and Alan Arkin's performance as the drug induced/porn addicted grandfather, check out Wait Until Dark to get a glimpse of Alan Arkin when he was much younger. He was also the father in Edward Scissorhands. Richard Crenna is also very good in Wait Until Dark (Crenna was the marine leader who saved Stallone and was his commander in First Blood).
     
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    I've had a copy of this sitting in my pile for ages! I really have to watch it!
     
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    Fantastic film, one that needs to be re-visited on DVD. Without a doubt one of the best thrillers of the 1960s.

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    Pushing kinda close to saying "have you seen The Exorcist?". Wait Until Dark is definitely a movie worthy of the praise, but so well known that most horror / thriller fans who are unaware of the film are either very new to the scene or have been living under a rock.

    Unless it was your intent to throw people for a spin by asking if anyone has seen an iconic classic as if it was actually an obscure film. In which case bravo, you've caught a bunch of us on your hook.
     
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    everybodies gotta discover the classics at one time or another. but yeah, thats a great film.
     
  8. broadwayrock

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    I always thought that the blackout sequence in Wait Until Dark influenced the tunnel scene in the Spanish film Tesis.
     
  9. vampyr789

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    yeah last night i was looking for a movie to watch...(i had been thinking about Audrey Hepburn) so i found Wait Until Dark and popped it in...in completely forgot how good it was and how much i loved it. :)

    lol, i didnt just discover it, i've had it for years, i just havent watched it in a while.
     
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    Great film! I actually saw a theatre production of this on stage way back in the 80s when I was a kid. The blackout sequence was really well done and scared the shit out of me!
     
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    I've never seen or heard of it, guess I'll have to check it out.
     
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    Bullshit. :D You just discovered it. It's cool, like dave13 said, you gotta discover the classics eventually.

    Which reminds me that I do not actually own this movie. That shocks even ME.

    ~Matt
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I have only seen the scenes as featured in "Terror in the Aisles" and the final 10 minutes on AMC a few years ago.
    I'm sure it's an intriguing movie...but not once was I actually afraid for our main character. She was just so darn cute I was certain no serious harm would be inflicted on her.
     
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    Did you wait until the credits finished? Because at the very end Alan Arkin rips through the body bag, miraculously still alive, and beheads her with a machete.
     
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    I did...but it was AMC and there were commercials all through it. I bet they snipped out the chocolate sauce (so to speak ;) )
     
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    I was joking :)
     
  17. vampyr789

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    are u kidding me, i seriously have had this for the past 2 years, and i was looking for something to watch, i just grabbed it b/c i hadnt seen it in a while!
     
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    LMAO :lol: Oh Audrey....

    ~Matt
     
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    I think it's great that you love this movie whether you've known it for years or just discovered it. I know lots of people a hell of a lot older than you are who won't even consider watching what they call an "old" movie.
     
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    It's a great picture and features one of the cinema's best remembered ''jump'' scenes.The director,Terrence Young,directed some of the early Bond films.I saw a filmed stage play of this on HBO ages ago,it starred Katharine Ross and Stacy Keach.Wish that was on DVD.
     

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