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Cacti in films

Post by Mike P » Sun May 15, 2016 12:53 pm

We watched The wild bunch for the first time in years last night and were amused to note that in one of the 'hiding behind a rock on a hillside scenes' there was a bright purple cactus flower to be seen beside the head of one of the actors. Too brief a shot to ID it but you do wonder if mr Peckinpah chose to include it.
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Re: Cacti in films

Post by habanerocat » Sun May 15, 2016 2:53 pm

Google throws up a few of the more common ones. But this is one that sticks in the memory.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090784/
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It's about a blind guy who has a collection of cacti. Lots of cactus in it.

Also remember an animated sequence made by Gordon Rowley, Cactus Polonaise (1963).

Unfortunately I have no idea where either can be downloaded.
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Re: Cacti in films

Post by habanerocat » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:16 pm

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I've no idea what it's about but it stars Harry Dean Stanton, yer man in the movie Paris, Texas.
I'll report back if it's any good.
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Re: Cacti in films

Post by habanerocat » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:17 pm

habanerocat wrote:Google throws up a few of the more common ones. But this is one that sticks in the memory.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090784/
Cactos Movie.jpg
It's about a blind guy who has a collection of cacti. Lots of cactus in it.

Unfortunately I have no idea where either can be downloaded.
I'd love to get a copy of this if anybody has it.......
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Post by Cactus Kid » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:18 pm

It can apparently be bought on DVD from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005KH2C? ... _amazon-21

Bit pricey though!!!
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Re: Cacti in films

Post by Mike P » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:29 pm

Harry Dean Stanton and Cacti must be a winner.
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Post by habanerocat » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:50 pm

Cactus Kid wrote:It can apparently be bought on DVD from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005KH2C? ... _amazon-21

Bit pricey though!!!
Thanks, I'd never of guessed it was still for sale. I haven't bought a DVD in years.

That's a Region 1 DVD by the way, so it won't play in European players. Just in case anybody was thinking of buying it.
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Post by Ali Baba » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:13 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Cactus Kid wrote:It can apparently be bought on DVD from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005KH2C? ... _amazon-21

Bit pricey though!!!
Thanks, I'd never of guessed it was still for sale. I haven't bought a DVD in years.

That's a Region 1 DVD by the way, so it won't play in European players. Just in case anybody was thinking of buying it.
Unless you have a multi region DVD player in which case it is no problem at all [emoji3]


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Re: Cacti in films

Post by daniel82 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:03 pm

[quote="habanerocat"]
It's about a blind guy who has a collection of cacti. [quote]

that sounds a bit risky
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Re: Cacti in films

Post by habanerocat » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:45 pm

daniel82 wrote:
habanerocat wrote: It's about a blind guy who has a collection of cacti.
that sounds a bit risky
That would be typical Paul Cox.
Just looked at his bio there. He died in 2016.

By the way, viewed Lucky the other night.
A few landscape shots of Cacti. Slow moving film but an enjoyable watch all the same.
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