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#6521 film lover 293

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:22 PM

Wasn't Glenn Close the leading lady in "Barnum"?



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

Swithin--thanks for the "Wildcat' clip.  I see why Lucille Ball wore her voice out before 200 performances--looks like she was in every number & w/o vocal training & rest between shows--spelled disaster--don't know why she didn't foresee it.

 

speedracer5--Grayson's voice is OK, except when she's going for notes only dogs can hear--then, if it's a solo, I forward through it--if it's balanced by Howard Keel's voice, I just mute her voice, then turn the sound on for his.

I prefer Cy Coleman's early scores for the shows he did with Carolyn Leigh -- Wildcat and Little Me (also the lesser-known Seesaw) -- better than his mega-hits like Sweet Charity, Barnum, etc., though I do enjoy them as well.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Swithin--thanks for the "Wildcat' clip.  I see why Lucille Ball wore her voice out before 200 performances--looks like she was in every number & w/o vocal training & rest between shows--spelled disaster--don't know why she didn't foresee it.

 

speedracer5--Grayson's voice is OK, except when she's going for notes only dogs can hear--then, if it's a solo, I forward through it--if it's balanced by Howard Keel's voice, I just mute her voice, then turn the sound on for his.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

Ann Blyth would have been a good choice for Kiss Me Kate (1953), IMHO.  She was a soprano w/o the shrill quality Grayson had to her voice--She sang w/o dubbing in "The Great Caruso" (1950) (she got to sing as Caruso's wife), "The Student Prince" (1953), "Rose Marie" (1954), & "Kismet" (1955).


I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds Kathryn Grayson's singing excruciating to listen to. I always skip through her singing scenes in "Anchors Aweigh."
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:27 PM

I saw Keith Andes in the musical WILDCAT,during it's Philadelphia tryout, and really liked it and him. 

I never saw the show but have enjoyed the original cast album for years. Great score -- it "takes my fancy."

 


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

Ann Blyth would have been a good choice for Kiss Me Kate (1953), IMHO.  She was a soprano w/o the shrill quality Grayson had to her voice--She sang w/o dubbing in "The Great Caruso" (1950) (she got to sing as Caruso's wife), "The Student Prince" (1953), "Rose Marie" (1954), & "Kismet" (1955).


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:18 AM

I saw Keith Andes in the musical WILDCAT,during it's Philadelphia tryout, and really liked it and him.  I know he wasn't a big enough star, but I always wished he had done the film version of KISS ME KATE.  Of course, I also wish anyone, other than Kathryn Grayson had done the film, as well.

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

1. YES! Clifford Odets- who wrote CBN- was the worst. There are very few classic movies that I hate and nearly all of them were written by Odets. Not only Can Stanwyck and Monroe not save it; neither can Robert Ryan nor the smoking hot Keith Andes- who is gorgeous and interesting in his part...he never made it big and later killed himself.

 

2. Several posts below this, please check out my review of EASY LIVING, I watched it yesterday. Kinky movie.

I saw Keith Andes in the musical WILDCAT,during it's Philadelphia tryout, and really liked it and him.  I know he wasn't a big enough star, but I always wished he had done the film version of KISS ME KATE.  Of course, I also wish anyone, other than Kathryn Grayson had done the film, as well.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

1. I just finished watching Clash By Night.  I think I tried watching this movie once before and just couldn't get "into it." I'm sorry to report that the same happened again.  Even Barbara Stanwyck and a young Marilyn Monroe couldn't save this movie.  It was boring. 

 

2. I've moved on now to Easy Living, a Lucille Ball movie that I recorded.  It's got the icky Victor Mature (he's good in some of the movies I've seen him in, he's horribly unattractive to me though) so hopefully he won't ruin it for me.  It also co-stars Lizabeth Scott, so we'll see how this goes.

 

1. YES! Clifford Odets- who wrote CBN- was the worst. There are very few classic movies that I hate and nearly all of them were written by Odets. Not only Can Stanwyck and Monroe not save it; neither can Robert Ryan nor the smoking hot Keith Andes- who is gorgeous and interesting in his part...he never made it big and later killed himself.

 

2. Several posts below this, please check out my review of EASY LIVING, I watched it yesterday. Kinky movie.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:36 AM

I just finished watching Clash By Night.  I think I tried watching this movie once before and just couldn't get "into it." I'm sorry to report that the same happened again.  Even Barbara Stanwyck and a young Marilyn Monroe couldn't save this movie.  It was boring.  The one character's Chinese impression was beyond horrible and ugh.  I don't even want to talk about this movie anymore.  I was tempted to bail on it and go back to marathon watching I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  But I persevered and got through and that's about it.
 
I've moved on now to Easy Living, a Lucille Ball movie that I recorded.  It's got the icky Victor Mature (he's good in some of the movies I've seen him in, he's horribly unattractive to me though) so hopefully he won't ruin it for me.  It also co-stars Lizabeth Scott, so we'll see how this goes.


I really like Clash by Night even though Stanwyck seems a little too old for the part. Easy Living is n interesting story about pro football before it became whatever it is these days.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:06 AM

Sounds no worse than rice pudding--granted, I find rice pudding nauseating--the recipe is basic (sorry, the amounts are metric & temperature are/is in Centigrade--recipe is taken from a British webpage.

 

"100 grams cooked macaroni

2 eggs

2 tablespoons sugar

600 ml milk

Grated Nutmeg

Grated Lemon Rind

 

Pre-heat oven to 180 Degrees Centigrade.  Place cooked macaroni in well-buttered casserole dish.  Beat eggs & mix with sugar & milk.  Scatter grated nutmeg & grated lemon rind over mixture & carefully pour over macaroni.  Bake in oven for one hour until golden on top & the custard has set."

 

A sweet version of macaroni  & cheese--I'd try that over rice pudding.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:02 AM

"Cria Cuervos" (1976)  in case anyone is interested in the 45 she's playing.

 

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"Porque te vas" by Jeanette

 

 

 

Got a laugh at the beginning, I think this is the first movie TCM ever showed where a guy came and went at the same time.DevilSmiley.gif

 

 



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:07 AM

"That Hamilton Woman" (1941) had a quote that made me gag.....Macaroni pudding.  I had to look it up to see if it was for real.  Yuck, it is.

 

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...but it doesn't make me gag more than that snob Lady (yeah right) Frances.

 

[snip] ....

 

Well, if it was that Hamilton woman who concocted that dish, then no wonder they called her that.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:58 AM

"The Phantom Carriage" (1920)

 

This scene where David was chopping through the door with an axe....

 

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....was anyone expecting....

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:07 PM

eww... so is macaroni pudding essentially soggy pasta mixed with custard??

 

That sounds horrible!


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:28 PM

"That Hamilton Woman" (1941) had a quote that made me gag.....Macaroni pudding.  I had to look it up to see if it was for real.  Yuck, it is.

 

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...but it doesn't make me gag more than that snob Lady (yeah right) Frances.

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:26 PM

I hadn't seen the film since sometime in the '60s, when my mother and I laughed all through it; but I really loved seeing it, again, and really enjoyed it.  I have come to the conclusion, that Barbara Stanwyck has appeared in more watchable films than any other actress, by far!


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:10 PM

I just finished watching Clash By Night.  I think I tried watching this movie once before and just couldn't get "into it." I'm sorry to report that the same happened again.  Even Barbara Stanwyck and a young Marilyn Monroe couldn't save this movie.  It was boring.  The one character's Chinese impression was beyond horrible and ugh.  I don't even want to talk about this movie anymore.  I was tempted to bail on it and go back to marathon watching I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  But I persevered and got through and that's about it.

 

I've moved on now to Easy Living, a Lucille Ball movie that I recorded.  It's got the icky Victor Mature (he's good in some of the movies I've seen him in, he's horribly unattractive to me though) so hopefully he won't ruin it for me.  It also co-stars Lizabeth Scott, so we'll see how this goes.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

Yes, yes yes!

 

The silent version of BEN-HUR with Ramon Navarro is so much better the later version.

 

Thanks, y'all.  It's now first in my Classicflix queue.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:58 AM

SERIOUSLY: WATCH THE SILENT 1925 VERSION!

It is so much better. I've never appreciated the story at all until I saw the silent version.

Hopefully TCM'll show it again soon, but if not you can maybe netflix it or possibly watch it online, if you're in to that sort of thing.

 

Yes, yes yes!

 

The silent version of BEN-HUR with Ramon Novarro is so much better than the later version.

 

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(This photo is not from BEN-HUR.)


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