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  1. The color palette is one of my FAVORITE things about Vertigo. The GREEN! I didn't notice the yellow and blue until reading the original post here. But last night I had my eye on it. I love Judy's purple dress and floral bedroom. So different from all of the yellow, ochre, blue, green, and neutral shades up until that point in the film. Even her chenille bedspread with the flower basket design is deliberate. SKP
  2. I am one of the people that loves Vertigo. The first time I saw it was in a movie theatre when it was re-released in the early 1980's. I was about 17 years old, and while I was fascinated by the film, I didn't fully get WHY. I guess if you like symbolism in films and literature, which I do, you may connect more with the film. I love the color palette, the symbolism of Madeline/Judy and the color green. I can understand how people may find Scottie and Madeline/Judy creepy or unsympathetic. I find my sympathies with BOTH characters, and also with Midge. Watching the film last night for the 5th time, I found myself wondering what I would do if I suddenly saw someone who looked and moved like a loved one that I had lost. Not even necessarily a lover, but a friend, parent, child, family member, too. Would I want to talk to that doppelganger? Would being close to them bring back my deceased loved one in some way? Grief makes people do all sorts of things. SKP
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    How Can the TCM Message Boards Improve?

    You are right, I am missing out on some wonderful conversations. I really hate the new board set-up. Every once in a while, I decide to come back and read some threads. Why can't that be the reason that I don't visit often anymore? I understand that many people like the way the boards are set up. That's cool. I don't. I'll still visit from time to time. Sandy K
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    Anyone Going To See Roman Holiday?

    I wonder how they make money, too. Maybe it all works out because they show the films on days when the ticket sales for the regular offerings are slow...they always say the the movie theatres make all their money on concessions, so maybe.. Sandy K
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    Anyone Going To See Roman Holiday?

    Ha! Yes, he is more Zeppo than Groucho! Agreed, way more personality than George Raft! I do like Raft, but he's a little on the sleepy side. Sandy K
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    How Can the TCM Message Boards Improve?

    I want to be able to read the threads with the oldest post first, in chronological order. I know this was mentioned already. I just HATE the way it's formatted now. I joined the TCM message boards in 2001, and I used to check them every day. Since the new board setup was implemented a few years ago, I only come here maybe 6 times a year. I would post and read threads every day if they could go back to having the option of having thread replies and post in ascending or descending order. Sandy K
  7. As a fan of the book A Christmas Carol (and Dickens in general), I agree that the Alastair Sim version is the best one. It's the most faithful to the book in terms of storytelling, atmosphere and casting, IMO. However, the Muppet Christmas Carol is the best depiction of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come! And it's fun! I like Gene Lockhart's Bob Cratchit in the 1938 version. He's just so darn GENIAL. Sandy K
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    Anyone Going To See Roman Holiday?

    Hibi, there were only 5 people at the 2:00pm showing--myself, my 2 friends, and an elderly couple. Considering that in the Cleveland suburbs, it's showing 3 times at 2 movie theatres (one East side, one West side), I wasn't surprised. There was no signage in the theatre for the film. I heard about because I like TCM in facebook, and it showed up on my feed. Last year, my friend and I went to see the Christmas in Connecticut/1938 Christmas Carol Fathom event and there were about 25 people there. I wonder if there were just one showing and if it there were promos/signage in the individual theatres if they would be better attended. There is a cinema on Cleveland's near west side that shows a classic film once a month on a Sunday morning at 10am. I've seen Funny Face, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Meet Me in St. Louis, Sabrina, How to Marry a Millionaire, Mary Poppins in that series and the theatre is always about 3/4 full. I've also seen classics at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and they are always well attended. I love the Fathom/TCM events, so I hope they continue them, even if attendance is low. I think you should go tonight! Who knows when you will get a chance to see Roman Holiday on the big screen again? Sandy K
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    Anyone Going To See Roman Holiday?

    I went to see it on November 30. I hadn't seen the film in 20 years, so I didn't really remember much of it except for the Mouth of Truth sequence and the ending. I LOVED it. The difference between seeing a film on the big screen and on one's tv or monitor (or, God forbid, PHONE) is enormous. I felt like I was part of the experience of the film, as opposed to a passive viewer. I don't find Gregory Peck stiff at all. He's a subtle actor. I found the friendship between his character and Eddie Albert's photographer believable. This is the ONLY film where I find Eddie Albert sexy. My friend Cinemaven says it must be the beard. I concur! Audrey Hepburn is so young and fresh and beautiful. Sandy K
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    Favorite Film Books

    When I was a kid, I used to spend hours looking at/reading my parents' copy of Life Goes to the Movies. A big, coffee-table book with lots of photos. That was how I first became familiar with many stars of the studio era. Sandy K
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    method acting and the movies

    Method acting is simply an internal approach to the character. It grew out of a time (early 20th century) when most acting took an external approach--gesture, vocal technique, for example. Method acting does NOT mean that you believe you are the character. That way madness lies. Sandy K
  12. I agree with you. I think that she has some glamorous looks in Bombshell, since the film is sort of a spoof of her own movie star life. I suggested Libeled Lady and Wife vs. Secretary because I enjoy her performances in those films. The most glamorous stars of the 1930's are Joan Crawford and Kay Francis, IMO. Sandy K
  13. Have you watched any of Jean Harlow's films? I'm not sure if your screen name is inspired by the film HARLOW, or by Harlow herself. I second the suggestion of *Dinner at Eight*, and also recommend *Bombshell,* *Wife vs. Secretary*, and *Libeled Lady*. BTW, much of what is in the film Harlow is inaccurate. It was based on a biography of her by Irving Shulman. I read a LOT of film star bios and it is truly one of the worst that I have ever read. He writes things that he would have absolutely no way of knowing. There is an excellent biography of Jean Harlow by David Stenn, if you are interested in knowing more about her. Sandy K Edited by: sandykaypax on Feb 23, 2012 2:14 PM
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    E P. should have been Conrad Birdie

    To reply to gagman's query about Jesse Pearson: Pearson was in one of the subsequent professional companies of Bye Bye Birdie, but the role was originated on Broadway by Dick Gautier. Director/choreographer Gower Champion saw Dick Gautier performing in a New York nightclub and asked him to audition for the role of Birdie. Gautier is still alive and kicking, he is also an artist and has a website. Sadly, Jesse Pearson died at age 49. Sandy K
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    The Complete DECEMBER schedule

    *Margie* is being shown on Christmas Eve!!!! I have been waiting to see this film again for YEARS! Hooray! Sandy KI

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