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  1. Swithin

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    All Mine to Give Next: Beautiful feathers
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    Creepshow Next: Flanders
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "The Maypole Song" from The Wicker Man Next: Berries mentioned in the lyrics
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    Ever had a bad experience at a movie theater?

    Well, actually quite the opposite could have happened at Funny Girl, which was the second show I ever saw on Broadway. My friends and I, still in our teens, could not afford good seats for the show, which was at the Winter Garden Theater. We sat in box seats ($3), which were fairly low, but on the side, practically over the stage. During certain scenes, we said we could spit on Barbra Streisand if we wanted to. But we didn't want to.
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    Ever had a bad experience at a movie theater?

    During the very hot summer of 1968, I went to see Rosemary's Baby at the Criterion Theatre in Manhattan. During the anagram scene, someone up in the balcony shouted something that sounded like "The balcony is falling!" Everyone rushed out of the theater, a terrified mob. We waited outside with no explanations; then we all went back in. I never knew what really happened, but it was a terrifying incident which came during a terrifying moment in the film. I was a teenager at the time but never forgot how scary that was! Later that summer, Funny Girl opened at the venerable Criterion. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/528
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Irene Dunne was in I Remember Mama with Barbara O'Neil.
  7. Two hellishly enjoyable films on Friday, December 14: At 7 am, TCM throws its holiday party: ... and at 3:30 pm, TCM lights its Christmas tree:
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    A to Z of Characters

    Conover, Mr. -- Irving Bacon in The Happy Years
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    Esther and the King (1960) Next: West Coast of France
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    climate change and our eating habits

    I've heard that climate change is going to affect Saltine production.
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    First movie that comes to mind. --- geography

    Ryan's Daughter Next: Milan, Italy
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    I Just Watched...

    I watched the hugely enjoyable The Man Who Came to Dinner last night, for the umpteenth time. It has a lot in common with another Kaufman and Hart play/film, You Can't Take It with You, though I think that, despite its acclaim, You Can't Take It with You works better on stage than as a movie. Both of these works are great ensemble pieces, with a bunch of wacky characters weaving in and out of the scenes. Btw, I didn't intend to watch the whole movie last night, but, "Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and also had the feeling that you wanted to watch...?" I watched. Bette Davis is excellent as Maggie Cutler, Sheridan Whiteside's secretary. The role was played on Broadway by Edith Atwater, an actress who had a prolific career on stage and on television, but did not make many movies. Her husband, Kent Smith, was also a great theater actor, who had a good career in film which was equaled by his Broadway resume. The Man Who Came to Dinner, original Broadway production. From left, Monty Woolley, Edith Atwater, Carol Goodner, Theodore Newton.
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    Old jungle action movie

    There was an interesting comment in a Tarzan movie once. Tarzan was questioning two natives from different tribes. He didn't trust them. He asked each of them to do their tribe's dance, which would convince Tarzan that they were from the tribes that they claimed to be from. I thought that was pretty enlightened, on the part of Tarzan and the writers.
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    Old jungle action movie

    Your mention of natives' drumming throws me off. Did Burmese or Malaysian natives drum? Are you sure it wasn't Africa?
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    "Bohemian Rhapsody"(2018)

    I really want to see this film. I like Freddie Mercury, and I've always been partial to Zoroastrians.

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