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    Movies on MST3K

    > I remember that one. > > "Oh, there goes the Hitler building!"-Tom Servo And the Mussolini Mall!
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    Mad Mad Mad Mad World not in top 100??

    > What a great movie!...after the 100 or so times I > have watched it...I still laugh at the greed these > people have to find the 350 G's under the "Big W"! > It is indeed in my opinion an "Essential"! I love the movie and still laugh but I've noticed that as I get older, I don't want to watch the whole movie. I think it's because I know the thing by heart. And it does seem to be getting longer every time I see it. The scene where Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney are trying to wake up Jim Backus is one of the best, I can't drink anything when it's on. And Paul Ford (one of the great character actors) trying to direct the plane down is great too.
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    Movies on MST3K

    > Girl in Gold Boots is one of my favorites. The bit > with Servo singing about LA. I can't quit laughing when the drugged out dancer talks about her "beautiful mind". BTW, isn't the Prince of Space the one with the Japanese shoe shine guy who battles aliens? I seem to recall the huge banner of Hitler hanging on the side of the building, creepy, since the movie was made in the 50's.
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    Who's That Young Hunk?

    What a great clip Benwhowell!! He he didn't say anything, I wouldn't have known who he was. Thanks. There is alot of interesting stuff on youtube.
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    Gone Without Fanfare

    Thanks for the info and picture of the Mauch twins. The Prince and Pauper was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Shame is, I can already hear the sounds of silence at the next Academy Awards sho.
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    Wash Post "Letter To The Academy"

    > They also failed to recognize Arthur Hill and > Elizabeth Allen. > > Anne They did forget them didn't they? I was so mad that Glen Ford wasn't given much recognition. Maybe if they would have shown him in Superman some of the young pups would have known who he was.
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    It's That Time Again-GWTW And The Oscars

    > Checking in as a diehard GWTW fan... > > Every time it's on, I vow not to watch AGAIN, Otterhere, I vow not to watch it either, but I do. And I know why I watch it, Clark Gable. He's so good looking in it. His clothes, his hair, the color, he never looked better.
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    And the Oscar goes to.....

    We didn't start watching until 6:45 PST and they where already in their seats and on the way to the first award. I have to say the only reason I watch any more is to see the memorial montage. I like to see the films that where chosen to celebrate a long career. But every year it's difficult to hear 3 hands clapping for an older actress/actor. Glen Ford deserved better. I haven't seen any of the films that where nominated so it didn't mean much to me. I would have loved to see Peter O'Toole win but not to be.
  9. > > This dependency business always really sends me > off. > > The Government made promises to the military > recruits > > and their families,.Why can't they honor them ? > > Message was edited by: > > ken123 SORRY about hitting the button too soon. Just wanted to say the keywords in your post Ken are "government made promises". I stopped believing in Santa and the tooth fairy when I was 5. I think I quit believing the speeches and promises not long after that.
  10. > This dependency business always really sends me off. > The Government made promises to the military recruits > and their families,.Why can't they honor them ? > Business always skims the best from the very cream of > the crop, be it health insurance, mail delivery, > loans,and so forth. When people, for whatever reason, > fall through the cracks, government needs to step in. > Without government help what you have is " Social > Darwinism ", or '"survival of the fittest ", an Anti > - Christ message if there ever was one. > > Message was edited by: > ken123
  11. > George Bush. > > Al George v2.0 is menacing alright, along with several other adjectives. If a writer where to write a story about him and his term in office, who would believe it? Our government quit caring about our citizens years ago. Everytime we send food, build a school or open a hospital overseas it's like slapping us in the face. How can we help others when we neglect ourselves? Anyway, a public official who is menacing in a different way is the mayor in Pleasantville. The whole book burning, idea suppression makes me sick to my stomach.
  12. >1999's "The Green Mile" Sam Rockwell as 'Wild Bill' Wharton and Doug >Hutchison as Percy Wetmore. two different kinds of menaces. > > vallo Sam Rockwell was a creepy creature in the Green Mile wasn't he? Hannibal Lecter is menacing (in every way) in Silence of the Lambs. And Richard Widmark would make me frightened.
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    Anna Nicole Smith dies...

    > I can't believe how much press time this story is > getting. I'm sorry what happened to Anna Nicole > Smith, but people with actual talent - like > scientists, artists, doctors, authors, inventors, > etc. don't even get a sentence. Movielover11, my thoughts also, except that I'm not particularly sorry she died. Just don't care. She literally made her bed. I heard her referred to as "Americas Rose" the other day. She ain't my rose!!. Maybe kudzu or poison oak, but no roses. Everytime I see something on the news about her, I tell my kids it's time for Lifestyles of the Stiff and Brainless.
  14. I'm hoping that someone knows of this movie. I only saw it once and that was over 35 years ago. The only thing I remember about it was a woman hit a man in the eye with her high heel shoe. I think the woman thought the man was trying to hurt her but he was actually trying to help her. It was in b&w and looked as if it where made in the 50's. The actor was a handsome guy also and I know I've seen him but just don't know who he is. I look forward to hearing from those of you with better memories than mine.
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    The Golden Globes

    > Julie: > > So you are one of the ones who have seen Hugh before > his American transformation? I loved him in > Blackadder... What a hunk of a chap! > > http://hughlaurie.net > > Danny Hugh is in the Annie Lennox video for Walking on Broken Glass....she leaves Hugh for John Malkovich. That's just wrong. And Hugh and Malkovich are in The Man in the Iron Mask. It's been awhile since I've seen it but I think Hugh is tastefully naked in Peters Friends.
  16. Casablanca is a favorite for so many reasons, but I really love We're No Angels. I find myself cheering on Adolph, the unseen snake!
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    What's this movie please

    Thanks to all who knew this. As soon as I saw Ralph Meeker I knew that was the actor. Thanks again.
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    "Harry Potter" star in the nude?

    > Gee it's winter in London, I hope he doesn't catch a > cold. My daughter is a huge Harry fan, but when we saw the pictures on the news last night all she could say was "it must be cold, those nipples look like darts"
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    What's this movie please

    > Is it a black & White film?? Could be 1930's " > Morocco (1930) with Marlene Dietrich and Gary > Cooper. > Try Here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0021156/ > > > vallo Thanks Vallo, but that's not it. I would know Gary Cooper anywhere. It was in B&W but we didn't have a color tv at the time so it could have been in color. The actor had a fuller face. I have to admit that I wasn't paying much attention to it until the shoe in the eye scene but I don't remember how it ended. Thanks for suggestion.
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    tcm magazine

    Barnes and Noble also has them if you need it before your subscription starts.
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    Titanic or A Night to Remember?

    > it was a terrible > calamity, but so was the Holocaust, the Hindenberg, > the Lindberg kidnapping, and 911, among so many > others. I could never figure out why Titanic is viewed as the only ship that ever sank. Hundreds of ships have sank with great loss of lives and fewer survivors than Titanic...Lusitania and the Empress of Ireland for example. It's one of those historical events that became a legend in much the same way Billy the Kid and the gunfight at the OK Corral and I'm not sure why. I don't get the whole Titanic is a shrine either. All three of the movies are good in their own way. My grandmother gave me a well read copy of A Night To Remember when I was about 7 and I like the book better than the movie. Second Officer Lightoller (Kenneth More) is the star of the picture, his efforts to rescue and keep alive the people on the overturned lifeboat where explored in ANTR more than in the other versions. The Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb version of Titanic always looked like it was made for $3 to me. I may have liked it more if it would have been completly fictional, but I still cry everytime I see it. Clifton Webb, accepting the boy he has found not to be his real son, is a tissue reaching scene, as is Barbara realizing that her son is going to die. To me Cameron's Titanic is a good movie for the most part. Still quite a bit of fiction and it is too long. I could have done without the Leo in chains scene and Cal chasing and shooting. Time wise it's not too long, just scene wise. I didn't really care that much for the "old" Rose portions of it either. I liked that it showed steerage and what it was like for them. They had so little to no voice in the inquiry and claims after. The scene where Rose is watching the little girl being trained by her mother to have the proper manners was a great scene. Rose realizes she was groomed to be some rich guys trophy wife and turns her back on it and her exploitive mother. The ship is the star of the movie and when I do watch it now I start at when it hits the iceberg.
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    TCM commercial

    FredCDobbs wrote: > is more oriented toward mentally disturbed young > people and drug addicts, in my opinion. I don?t want > that type people to start showing up here on this > board. What exactly is "that type"? It scares me when people are labeled as a "type". I have a feeling that I might be that type because I loved the promo, it's a great song. I also have a tattoo, got it 32 years ago. I also take care of my mother, my sister with Down's Syndrome, took care of my mother-in-law for 8 years until her death 4 years ago. I have 5 children who have never taken drugs, don't smoke and rarely have a drink. We openly discuss movies, music, education, religion, politics and the future. The kids friends think I'm cool. My husband and I both carefully planned for our future and retired at age 55 and 51 respectively (last year). We own our home, have no bills except our utility bills and we don't pay much for that thanks to solar and wind power. We don't drive that latest SUV because there is no reason we could find to be that pretentious. We donate money and time to various childhood, animal and health charitys. I was a hellraiser when I was a teenager but I turned out pretty damn good really. My father was an MD, so is my brother, who also happens to be gay. Maybe he is a type because he loves TCM also. I do know someone who fits in with your "type"casting....my other sister. She wouldn't watch TCM if she had to. She has spent most of the last 30 years in prison for drugs. She had every advantage as a child and was the good kid of the family. Stoneyburke wrote: > Fred, I admire you and what you have done in your > life, and have to say I am surprised at this. But of > course I respect your right to say it. Same with me, Fred, you have the right to say what you want. I just really hate the notion that TCM is so exclusive that anyone out of the norm is not welcomed to see it. My 2 cents.
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    What's on your top shelf?

    I'm in awe of some of the systems y'all have!!! I feel like a slacker, but I can still find what I'm looking for when I want a movie. My books on the other hand always go back in the same place they came from. Have 4 real top shelves that are double stacked and invading the 2nd shelves. 1st top shelf: Concerts like Clapton, The Who, Boz Skaggs, Meatloaf, music videos, Lots of drum videos, also comedy concerts like Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard and Rowan Atkinson, and about 15-20 musical films. 2nd top: comedies, Cary Grant, William Powell, anyone who makes us laugh like Princess Bride, The In Laws, Glen Ford, Harlow, Marie Dressler, Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Father Ted, Blackadder. 3rd: dramas, romance, Errol Flynn has a section here, war movies like Hell in the Pacific, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, Blackhawk Down, Paths of Glory. Lost Horizons and Goodbye Mr. Chips, Random Harvest, A Tale of Two Cities. 4th: This top shelf is actually a 6' tall bookcase from top to bottom with everything that Disney has sold for the last 22 years and WB toons, family movies. School House Rock, Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, etc. I still spend my Saturday mornings with Bugs, Daffy, and Porky.
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    my man godfrey in color

    I really dislike colorization. My Man Godfrey is such a wonderful movie that to see it in color would just be wrong, at least to me. I guess some people don't like B/W but I think it has a beauty about it. It seems to me that it would be much more difficult to light for a B/W film than a color film to bring out the shades and variations in grey. Some of the color films (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to me) are an assault on the eyes.My 2 cents. BTW I bought my copy of Godfrey at a dollar store about a year ago. I was paying for my candles and saw this box full of DVDs, set the candles down and went through the box. I bought Godfrey, the 39 Steps, a couple of Milton Berle shows and they are very lovely copys. I walked out paying less than $15 for everything.
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    You're all invited!!!

    Gary, great site. Thanks

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