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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Jones, Freddie - actor in films such as The Elephant Man, Far From the Madding Crowd, and the Young Sherlock Holmes
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    Gilda - question

    Disaster to our Wench (aka God sometimes punishes us by giving us what we ask for) Yes indeed that is the question . . . it's more than a love triangle, it's a quadrangle? Ballin asks Johnny when he's going to teach him to swim after he intimates that Johnny's been teaching Gilda to ?swim ?. . . hmmmph . . . Either that is a euphemism for sex or is it a euphemism for something more like lying/betraying . . . and why Johnny's slavish devotion to Macready, who?s obviously a creep of the First order (or make that 3rd Reich)? Johnny?s a walking raw nerve, is it only that he sees his chance at the big time . . . he is a study of contradictions, he'll cheat at cards and break the rules but he wants to punish Gilda for her lack of fidelity to Ballin . . he's a freudian mess. It?s so funny you should pick this topic because watching ?Gilda? today, I was thinking the same thing . . .I am dying to know what the background story is. . Obviously they were intimate back in New York, she was a dancer and I suspicion Johnny left her flat broke. . and yet it is made clear that she is the one who broke Johnny's heart . . . Why he is in Argentina, obviously he?s had scrape with the law, but they still can go back to America . . . why of all the gin joints in the world does she end up as arm candy for his boss? that's too much coincidence yes/no. . . Ballin strikes me as the kinda guy who likes to collect beautiful things and people. . Doesn?t want them to become shop worn . . . probably doesn?t sleep with Gilda. . that would be to messy for him . . .He likes to put people in situations, sit back and watch the sparks fly . . .he strikes me as the type that would like to watch. He?s so easy to despise, maybe too easy. How did Gilda end up once again in Johnny's life? Too much coincidence to say only fate. And I find it annoying, (but they probably had to do it back then). . So what if Gilda did sleep with those boy toys. . That they had to restore her virtue and say she didn't do all those things (they really mean she didn't do all those men) . . . now a days. .Johnny would just have to come to the realization that he couldn?t live without her and just get over himself. She was doing it all to spite him anyway. Anyway . . .love this movie, learn something new every time I watch it. Vidor had some really great material to work with here. Somehow these 2 people are just a little too tempestuous to have a happy-ever-after ending, but you still wish it for them. Disaster to the Wench! Love it, Love it!
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    this or that

    Day of the Jackal The Bad Seed or Village of the Dammed?
  4. uhhh . . I feel slightly nauseous.
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    "Tony Rome"?
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    "The Big House"
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    title please

    Dang Metzie . . I still wouldn't have gotten this cause my next guess was "Huckleberry Finn" . . . I am just a piker!
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    title please

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    *A to Z of Movies*

    "On the Town"
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    congrats . . your turn . .
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    1) stripper 2) squabble 3) perfume 4) War Effort 5) Bomb Shelter 6) Missing Sister 7) No Smoking Allowed 8) Secret Marriage 9) Practically all the Main Parts were played by Women
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    1) stripper 2) squabble 3) perfume 4) War Effort 5) Bomb Shelter 6) Missing Sister 7) No Smoking Allowed 8) Secret Marriage 9) Practically all the Main Parts were played by Women
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    ~*~Classic Film 21 Questions~*~

    1) stripper 2) squabble 3) perfume 4) War Effort 5) Bomb Shelter 6) Missing Sister 7) No Smoking Allowed 8) Secret Marriage 9) Practically all the Main Parts were played by Women
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    (the) Corsican Brothers (1942) but Cheech and Chong were funny too !

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