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  1. Does anybody know any facial characteristics that differentiate between father and son? I can never tell them apart and have to hope the year of the movie is listed to try to figure it from there. Dad was born in 1898 (I think), but son was born in 1918, so they were both acting at the same time, and a difference of 20 years isn't that noticeable in two guys with such similar features (the premature white hair, chubby cheeks, etc). Watching Destination Tokyo and realized I didn't know which one it was. P. S. I wish they had played 'Gentleman's Agreement today, or is that going to be on Greg Peck's day?
  2. On the T.V. screen when they show the next 3 movies coming on, there's a girl in a pink, one-piece bathing suit, laying down. My T.V. cuts off her head, it only shows a little bit of her short, brunette, curly hair. Her legs are a little too chunky to be Liz Taylor, or Esther Williams (I think) and it drives me nuts every time I see it, which is at the end of every darn movie this month. Can anybody figure it out? My television set, altho only one year old is a flat screen, but is not a free standing screen, it has a frame around it.
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    Bring Back Five

    My last question got bogged down in personalities and the actual query got lost in translation. During breakfast yesterday two friends and I got into this discussion: Remember at the end of 'The Time Machine', (the original) Rod Taylor came back from the future and then returned with 2 books? Well we lengthened it to, instead of books, we would bring five movies. Below is our list, in chronological order: 1. 1776 - Stupid movie but we couldn't think of anything else to show the framing of the U.S. Constitution. 2. Dances with Wolves - Remind how crappy we were to the only true American people. 3. Edison, the Man - The story of Thomas A. Edison because it shows how many improvements he made for the American way of life. 4. Schindler's List - Again to prevent such things from happening again. 5. Crash - My choice of course, because I still think it's a good portrayal of today's warped thinking. I would have liked to add something with the plight of American/Japanese but couldn't think of anything altho I've seen a couple, and I didn't want to push just how dumb our government can be sometimes. What would you bring if you were going back to start a new world as he was?
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    Clean out inbox

    I have 5 or 6 messages in my inbox which I have read and when I finish reading I hit delete, but the message stays in my inbox listing. How do I create a folder to clean out these messages, or how do I whittle down the list? I've created folders on my MS Word, and back in the day when I was working of course, but it was and is, thru the 'file' pull down.
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    ken123; Yes, do explain, thanks
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    Name 2 of Your Favorite Comedic Westerns

    A movie named 'Two Rode Together' was more of a comedy-drama, but some of the situations, and the kibitzing between James Stewart and Richard Widmark are priceless - two great actors with just the right inflection in their voices, double take looks, ironic coments, and facial expressions make you laugh constantly in between the seious scenes, and there ARE a lot of laughs. Secondly I'd say just about any of the John Wayne/John Ford movies with their buddies, Harry Carey, Andrew McGlaughlin, Ward Bond etc. especially later when Patrick Wayne got old enough to always play the ridiculous rookie.
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    I think this film prepared her for 'Molly Brown', or vice-a-versa, because they were basically the same type of part, (start young and age). I think she was brilliant in both parts. The true mis-casting was Jimmy Stewart (altho I love him) and Carroll Baker, he was 'way too old for her, they could have had George Peppard play her husband and son with a little make-up, the dual role would have worked because once they were married, he was no longer in the movie, when the post-civil war resumed the story, both parents were already gone.
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    Clean out inbox

    Thank you again, my lifesaver, I finally did it!
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    Beach movies day

    My first reaction was "Nah" But on second thought, that might be fun for us 50's and 60's. Those were MY movies and I haven't seen them since they were in the theaters. Now that my second childhood is approaching. . .
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    Gotcha! But this time I did search, I just used the wrong keywords, and January was way before my time. Thanks again!
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    i'm sure many of you play the same game I do, by watching for mistakes on film, like the clock reading 9:00 and in a scene only a minute or two later the same clock reads something like 11:30. I always laugh when I catch one. Recently Bogie was making a drink, he took a tiny, small sip, and seconds later the glass was nearly empty. I believe the crew member is called 'script girl or boy'. It's their job to make sure these little things are kept in the proper timeline. I know there are some classic ones, anybody out there look for them? I hope I haven't missed this thread somewhere and repeated. I did a few weeks ago.
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    Katharine Hepburn, love her, love her not

    See, it's like this, been there, done that, lived that, as I said at my age you've seen a lot. About 15 years ago, I went to lunch with one of my co-workers, something was bothering me that day, and he and I had worked together for about 10 years at that point, and I started talking. I was still in the middle of a story when we got back, and we stood at my desk while I finished; in the meantime another old tmer came by and listened. As I finished, the second guy said "'wow', that's rough", at which the first said "that's nothing, her life story would keep General Hospital going for 20 years! Sounds funny but 'Long Day's Journey Through Night' was just too depressing. I DO agree about 'African Queen' tho, I've never been a fan of it. Funny thing is the day started out so bright with 'Quality Street', I'm glad I couldn't make it last night, I would never have gotten to sleep. Thanks for the '84', now that's a movie I've seen over and over, such a love story that never happened.
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    Jack Just want you to know that when I turn on my computer, I always read your posts first, because you always have good, solid and 'nice' things to say. It's appreciated when you never know what you're going to 'hear' on these boards. I'm a fan, but I don't expect everyone to agree with my choices.
  14. * * * CORRECTION * * * just saw the word 'book', but I'd also like to see a bio.
  15. I'm with you on Edna Mae, Jack. TCM has done a short 5 minute bio on her but she was so amazing I'm sure a whole hour could easily be done. I especially liked her in 'Drums Along the Mohawk' with the indians and the bed, but I never saw her in anything I didn't get a kick out of. (never end with a preposition!)
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    The Saddest Movie You Ever Watched

    Susanno; Thank you, I noticed the posts on the Hot Topics threads. That movie just burned itself into my memory, but I don't think I ever saw the beginning of it so I never really knew the name. I can handle parents losing children, I've done it myself, I lost my oldest daughter when she was 36, but the thought of those poor little kids being left alone after such a happy family life, and the oldest boy having to make such awful decisions is so heart wrenching. BTW Soc. Sec budgets don't allow much to buy DVDs but luckily my machine is both VHS and DVD so I can record from one to another, that's how I 'grow' my collections.
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    Goodbye Michael Douglas/Prince Charming?

    Susanno Prince Charmings' part? singing or dialog too? I have to pull out my DVD of it (mine not my granddaughters', I got her, her own!) and see if there is anything on, or in it about that.
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    Katharine Hepburn, love her, love her not

    lzcutter: Knew I couldn't make it thru last night, so I taped it this morning and just finished watching. Talk about your colossal dysfunctional families. An arrogant **** for a father, and a skinflint on top of it who bellows about his son the drunk, yet never has a scene without a drink in his hand. Two sons who think the world and their family owe them a living, and all topped off by a crazy druggie for a mother. And the dialog! ! ! Listen to the wacko who thinks she has to be forgiven BEFORE she can pray, while her husband walks around expounding as if he was on stage. Notwithstanding the caliber of acting (this things' only redeeming quality), didn't O'Neill ever hear of just one little smidgen of comic relief? Three solid hours of maudlin whining is not my cup of tea. BTW that washer woman he described was my mother and altho she was frugal, at least we got our nickel once in a while for ice cream or candy. Sorry kids, at my age I've seen it all in real life, don't need it in REEL life. I think I'd rather watch '12 Angry Men' again. P.S. From what Robert said, I guess I'm alone in this belief, I can't understand how this got all those accolades. I feel like Anne Bancrofts' angry diatribe about that book of poems in 13 Charring Cross Road (or what ever the number was).
  19. I've read about the H'wood 10, and I know Elia Kazan ratted people out, and I also know Marsha Hunt was screwed for 20 years. What other actors were blacklisted, our library doesn't have much on the subject. Robert Osbourne touched briefly on Garfield just before this movie; but I heard his daughter believes as his career slid to the dumps, his depression is what caused his heart attack. Also, does anyone realize Garfield never made a technicolor movie?
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    The Saddest Movie You Ever Watched

    This should probably go in the information pleae thread but the answer is the saddest movie I ever saw. I've only seen it twice, once as a little girl, with mom, and she was crying buckets when it ended, and later with my two daughters and we were all sobbing at the end. Cameron Mitchell was the frontier father living just outside of town with mom and 5/6(?) kids. Somehow mom and dad both die and oldest son, about 10 goes around town on Christmas eve and finds homes for all his brothers and sisters. At the end, he's walking away and you get the impression he never sees them again. You HAVE to get at least teary eyed as it closes if you're human at all. I juat spent 25 minutes on imdb and Wikipedia (or whatever), but can't find the name of rhe movie. How do you do that?
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    Katharine Hepburn, love her, love her not

    What a great day this has been. It started early this morning with 'Quality Street' and is still going on. I quit here to watch 'African Queen' again, and after 'Rooster', I'm going to settle down for 'Long Day's. . .' I remember seeing 'Quality Street' when I was about 12, and thought "What a stupid movie"; after today's showing, I say "What a delightful movie"! It was funny, sad, well acted and any more accolades I might think up. What a difference our thought processes can make over the years.
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    Alan Ladd films

    Wow, I was about sixteen at the tail end of Ladds' career, I saw him at the theater in 'Deep Six', and 'Man in a Net', and an 'oldies' night at our local drive-in showed 'Carpetbaggers'. I had to wait for T.V. to see 'Shane' and the rest of the few I've seen. I said 'wow' in the beginning because I never realized how many movies he made! As I read the posts in this thread, I've started a list, and I just realized why I didn't see more on TCM and AMC when it was a worthy channel. What's the TCMdb, and how do I get to it so I can vote. My only knowledge of 'Great Gatsby' is Redford's version, and of course the book. I'm going to have to start a 'manhunt' in my local video stores. Talk about handsome, and sexy, Alan Ladd certainly was!
  23. Okay . . . Cinemabuff and idb1, We got the guys looking at the guys - isn't it amazing how a woman can appreciate another womans' beauty, but you rarely hear a man say "Yes, he's got it all". Guess I ought to see 'Brokeback Mountain' and get a lesson in men's appreciation hierarchy.
  24. idb1 I'm very sorry I said what I did, there I am on another thread talking about how nobody should correct others, and I turn around and do it here. I truly apologize. My six year old granddaughter thinks Leonardo di... is cute so I know you're never too young to have an opinion, Thank you for yours. Sincerely.
  25. Most of you are mistaking 'handsome' for 'sexy'. 90% of the leading men were chosen for contracts because they were beautiful. (Jeffrey Hunter was chosen as Christ for 'King of Kings' because his face was so beautiful.) I'm talking about pure animal magnetism, Mitchum had it, and Bogie had it. Looking at their first few movies, their looks certainly didn't make them stand out as leading men, it was their attitude, posturing, and those eyes, when they looked out from the screen, (if you were a woman), they were looking straight at you! ! ! Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan have IT yoo, but they also have the looks that put them at the top.

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