Who Likes James Cagney?
Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:47 PM
hint tcm, hint
They play an awful lot of them, if you've been watching for a couple of years. Be sure to download and print the schedules for the month ahead (or take the "Now Playing" guide. I mark up my schedules like crazy, to try to get everything I've missed before. Things I never had a clue he'd made show up, often between 6 am and 4 pm, when the kiddies ought to be in school!
Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:36 PM
not a big guy, not a handsome stud, but he was a strong actor, with charisma, tough, who rarely took crap from anyone in films. he had that look, and a wicked smirk that said dude, dont mess with me.
cagney showed the world that 'size' dont matter. in the old days, he didnt even take crap from women. he pushed them around, slapped them, shoved things in their faces. im curious how that went over 60-70 years ago.
TCM should play more his obscure movies that arent widely played.
hint tcm, hint
Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:29 AM
And as far as James Cagney goes, he is one of my top favorites. I've yet to see a film of his where he wasn't anything less than brilliant.
Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:59 PM
> Best!!!! I LOVED him in White Heat and Angels with
> Dirty Faces, as well as The Bride Came C.O.D.
> Everything he starred in (that I've had the pleasure
> of viewing) was great!!!
[iCagney to me was best as a gangster. Roaring Twenties is a favorite, as with the one mention in the quote.I understand that he and Bogie didn't like each other very much. That may be some hollywood "urban lengend". Robinson is my fave of all, though.][/i]
Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:12 AM
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:20 PM
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:23 PM
> I alone in the thinking about his performances in
> Yankee Doodle Dandy and Man of 1000 faces, I thought
> he was too hammy and over dramatic, don't get me
> wrong but he tries too hard to fill up the screen.It
> also could be that I am 44 and am used to modern film
RTR, you have to bear in mind that in the two films you named Cagney was playing real actors of the past, from a time when "hammy" acting was pretty much the norm. In Man of 1000 Faces, for example, he was playing Lon Chaney, a silent film actor. I think Cagney was attempting to recreate something of the old-fashioned "big" acting style of the 1920s.
When I was a girl and first saw "Yankee Doodle Dandy," I laughed at the way Cagney danced, so stiff-legged, with his backside sticking out. Then I saw the real George M. Cohan in a film and, by golly, that's just the way Cohan danced! In addition, Cohan was an old-style showman, and did everything in a big way, and that's what Cagney was trying to convey.
Despite his very strong screen personality, Cagney was capable of subtle and nuanced performances, and he gave them to us many times.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:54 AM
> agent? please and thankyou
G - Men .
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