Peggy24

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  1. Ack ~ I saw that movie, too! I can't remember the name of it, darn this Alzheimer's! Unfortunately, it seems to be a common practice with authors to "lift" portions of other books, movies, myths, etc., expand on them and incorporate them into their publications. While not actually plagiarism, it comes pretty close. When I was younger, I was enthralled by Stephen King. Not so much, now. I've come across many instances in reading other books and watching films that I'm sure he must also have seen! If only my memory would kick into gear to give credence to this statement! I have come to the conclusion that his only completely original (and in my estimation, best) work is "The Body" on which "Stand by Me" is based. In reading between the lines, this work seems to me to be totally autobiographical and therefore completely his own.
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    Underrated actresses

    Teresa Wright ~ what an actress! She could make you laugh, make you cry. She was wonderful. Geraldine Fitzgerald was also great ~ very independent ~ a precursor to today's woman. Both of them (I think) won awards, but didn't get enough work in film, if you ask me!
  3. Lady ~ There are so many wonderful movies out there, I don't know where to start. If I knew your age group and your friends' interests, I might be of more help. One good movie is Mrs. Miniver (WWII) ~ an award winner. Has everything, love story, war, woman alone, etc. Touches a lot of soft spots. Also good (though very old) is Frank Capra's It Happened One Night with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. For musicals, many to pick from. I especially like Judy Garland's films. However, an interesting contrast might be to pick a James Cagney gangster film (Roaring 20s is a good one), paired with Yankee Doodle Dandy ~ Cagney can dance like a bandit! Also good for those who like the supernatural "The Uninvited" with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey and "The Haunting" ~ but the cast members escape me at the moment. If you tell me more of what you like, and who you like, I can make more recommendations.
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    First Movie You Saw

    Mine was also a Disney ~ Peter Pan (1953). I must have been really small, 3 or 4 years old. I still smile when I think about it. My dad took me to see the film, but before we left, mom and dad had to tell my younger sister that dad was taking me to the dentist! She was such a crybaby then and is to this day, they had to make up something so she wouldn't want to tag along! Whew ~ what a relief when I found out that I was going to the movies and not the dentist!
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    Who's That Young Hunk?

    Woo-woo! Look at all that hair!!!!
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    The Private War of Major Benson

    I really enjoyed this movie, mostly because of Tim Hovey. What a little doll-baby! I just wanted to hug him to pieces. I almost skipped this film because I'm no big fan of Mr. Heston (too stiff and righteous for me), but I'm sure glad I didn't. What a shame ~ It's so sad that Tim Hovey came to the end that he did. I was curious about him too, but Songbird2, you saved me some research. I haven't had time with work today and trying to get some sleep last night to start looking around for info on him. Thanks for the mini-update (too bad it's such a sad ending).
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    cary grant film

    Hi, Danny ~ I just happened to see this thread ~ I have the exact same DVD as a single, also called The Amazing Adventure. I looked it up in the Leonard Maltin guide and he has it listed as The Amazing Adventure of Ernest Bliss (1936). So I guess you can take your pick of titles. Anyway, that 1 and Penny Serenade were at Walmart for $1 and being the Grant fan that I am, I had to get them. I pretty much agree with your choice of Grant titles, although believe it or not, I haven't seen some of them. I'm renting Only Angles Have Wings later in the month, so I will finally get to see it. Of course, you know my favorite's Notorious. I have already rented that one and was tempted to keep it! But I sent it back like a good girl. Also, I have a collection of Grant films that are all 1930s which my niece gave me for Christmas. I haven't had a chance to watch them all as yet, but I will eventually. I happened to see your post in another thread. Sorry if I upset you with my recommendations. I am just a crybaby and sometimes I need to watch a tearjerker and get it out. Anyway, I got a laugh out of Ziegfeld, when the strong man strokes the elephant's trunk. I really didn't expect that! Plus watching Wm Powell is always a treat, even if it's a sad movie. Hope all is well with you... take care. Your friend, Peggy.
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    unscientific poll RE: OSCARS

    > Two part question -- and please keep responses fairly > short > > 1. Do you plan on watching the Oscars? No, but I may sneak a peak at the red carpet, just for the fashions. > 2. If not, was there a time in your life when you > did watch them? I always watched them ~ but now it's gotten to the point where I say to myself "Who ARE these people?" I guess I'm just getting old.
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    It's unfortunate for some of us that this wonderful film is on so late...I won't be able to watch it tonight, but luckily, I purchased the DVD last week. This has to be one of the most touching movies I have ever seen. As soon as I hear the theme music, it reduces me to tears. My dad recommended this film many years ago. Thanks, Dad. I hope you'll be watching tonight.
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    Liberty Valance

    Yes, and that is why I really think that was what was in that hatbox. She had it with her when they went out to John Wayne's burned out home where the cacti were in bloom.
  11. For me, it would have to be Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear. I cannot watch that film to this day. He scares me to death. Lee Marvin comes a close second after watching Liberty Valance last night (good performance ~ boy did I absolutely detest his character and would have shot him myself). I haven't seen the Manchurian Candidate but I will have to catch it. Angela Lansbury looks like my mother in law, and from the sound of her character, my MIL could play it easily. It won't be a stretch for me to imagine her in the role!
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    Share your favorite love scene

    Notorious ~ After the wine cellar scene, outside in the garden. It's a Wonderful Life ~ The famous "telephone scene". I love the fact that her mother is highly offended by the whole thing! Witness ~ a more modern movie and not actually a love scene, but a flirting scene. In the barn, when Harrison Ford is trying to start the car and the radio is playing "Wonderful World"
  13. There are no movies about my profession. If there were, they would be boring as h***. However, I just finished work and I think a good candidate would be "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang!" I can't take it!
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    Liberty Valance

    Anne ~ I was puzzled about the hatbox, too, also puzzled by where that blooming cactus came from that was on the coffin. Maybe the cactus was in that hatbox, you think?
  15. Thank you, Holly! What a memory....There's no way I would ever have remembered the actors in that episode... I was too busy being terrified! Who played the serial killer, do you know? I can't see it being Kerr, he was much too small in stature.

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