Montserrat

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About Montserrat

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  • Birthday 05/01/1961

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    Brooklyn (from Montevideo,Uruguay)
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    Life-long passion for films of many kinds especially classics and and foreign films.
  1. Thanks TopBilled. Why doesn't TCM date their articles? They cannot be used as a guide otherwise, leading to confusion, as now. In addition, couldn't Burt Lancaster be again Star of the Month? I guess that I am pushing my luck!
  2. I've read that Joan Crawford's last film, "Trog" (1970), is also very bad but not as bad as Bette Davis' last film, WICKED STEPMOTHER (1989). Even though I have not seen it myself, according to the opinions written in Amazon by people who bought the DVD and other viewers, it seems to be indeed quite bad. However, as a fan of Bette Davis, I 'd like to see it. It is said to be bad mainly because, for reasons not entirely known, Bette Davis quit filming half-way into the making of the film and that caused the script to have to be edited and rewritten, which distorted the initial story. I am afraid that viewers who are not Bette Davis' fans would be left wondering why such a bad film would be shown but that could be fixed with a good introductory commentary by Robert Osborne. As posted by TopBilled before on this topic thread, "Robert Osborne has a personal involvement with the film (on some level) since he knew the director and it was he who suggested the casting of Bette for this film, (and of course, it was to be her last picture). " Even if the film it is not shown, it'd be good if Robert Osborne mentions about this film, possibly following a showing of "The Whales of August," (1987), the movie in which Bette Davis acted prior to this last film.
  3. Yes, the Production Co. is "Universal." There will be a tribute to Burt Lancaster in November (hopefully it will be November 2015!), according to this article http://www.tcm.com/t...-the-Month.html. If you look at the footnote, "The Midnight Man" (1974) will not be part of the films that will be shown in November, neither it will be shown on any other scheduled date as per TCM search engine. So the best would beto suggest the film. I just suggested it myself. You should do too and then there will be more chances that it will shown sometime in the futue.http://http://www.tcm.com/suggest-a-movie/index.html
  4. I just found out that "The Swimmer" will air on TCM in November as part of the tribute to Burt Lancaster as star of the month. Burt Lancaster's birthday is on November 2nd. There is an asterisc at the end of the article showing on this link that indicates that all the bolded films will show in November. The article does not show a date, though -- I hope that it will be this November 2015! http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/770437|0/Burt-Lancaster-Star-of-the-Month.html
  5. Thanks very much, slaytonf, for the post. I just googled the story. I´ll print it and read it. It´s only 10 pages long. http://www.loa.org/images/pdf/Cheever_Swimmer.pdf I think it´s better to read the story and then see the film. I hope that TCM shows the film by the end of the year and that I don´t miss it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stories_of_John_Cheever
  6. Thanks so much TopBilled for this informative reply. I requested ¨Wicked Stepmother¨ to be shown on TCM earlier today and I hope that it will be shown at some point in the near future. All fans of Bette Davis should see this film with the always good commentaries by Robert Osborne. I happen to have read Davis´ ¨This ´n That¨ memoirs and I infer from it and some other online readings, that the story of this comedy is a mockery of Davis towards her daughter´s ill intentions of wanting her mother to be portrayed in a film as she (her daughter) depicts her in her (daughter´s) unkind and undeserving book, which I don´t want to name because it is not worthwhile reading. My recommendation is that fans of Davis read her memoirs, ¨This ´n That.¨
  7. TopBilled replied on another thread I posted: no, it has ever shown on TCM.
  8. Thanks very much Top Billed. I´m Irma Monserrrat, either way is fine. Apologies for the confusion.
  9. Sdio, you will have to do some good research to find it. Here is a start: --The Top 100 Alien Invasion Films of All Time - Flickchart http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?genre=Alien+Invasion+Films&perpage=100 -- 50 Best SciFi Films featuring alien life forms http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000030012/ --Sci Fi Movies of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s http://www.imdb.com/list/ls053753438/ , -- The Best of MOSTLY 1950s and 1960s classic Horror and Sci-Fi movies http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003791925/ -- --List of science fiction films of the 1960s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_films_of_the_1960s Let me know how it goes. Best of luck!
  10. Has Wicked Stepmother, 1989, ever shown on TCM? No, it has ever shown on TCM. I was just told on another thread. It was Bette Davis´ last film and the year that she died from her battle against breast cancer. She dropped out from the part. She didn´t like the script and she didn´t give a good performance but who expected more when she was dying. As a fan of Davis, I´d like to see it.
  11. Further to my previous reply, Claudette Colbert , Deborah Kerr, Steve McQueen, Charles Laughton and Judy Holliday, are also among my preferred actors.
  12. Thank you so much for letting me know, Top Billed! And what a precise reply knowing that it has played seven times on TCM. I hope that TCM shows it again on November of this year, which is Burt Lancaster's birthday month (Nov. 2nd). You must also know if TCM ever shown "Wicked Stepmother," Bette Davis' last film, which she dropped out before it ended. I share with you my preference for "It Happened one Night" , " Rebecca" , Black Narcisus. I haven't seen I'd Clim bthe Highest Mountain, The Shop Around the Corner and some of your other favorites in their entirety, such as Citizen Cane, Crossfire and Lifeboat but they are on my list to watch. Robert Mitchum, Ingrid Bergman, Jack Lemmon, Richard Burton are also among my favorite actors.
  13. I've requested The Swimmer to show on TCM today. I don't think that it's part of TCM film library, I know it´s possible for TCM to get rent/buy the licenseas they did with other great films that had not initially shown on TCM such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." It´s said that Burt Lancaster is pitch-perfect in the lead and that it's based on a masterpiece 'short' story that I am intrigue to see it in the screen. Some prefer the film to the short story, others love the story. If you'd like to see the film, it will help that you request it.
  14. I apologize Neil for not having replied earlier. Your message came when I was still at work, where I usually have no time to respond to. Then Friday I went to the movies (boy, I did not enjoy ?Babel,? quite a depressing movie). Last night I watched the Golden Globes repeat in Bravo. Yes, I did see the homage to Warren Beatty. I?ve seen a thread saying he gave a long message which was rather disjointed? Yes, it was long and he kind of meandered through the speech, which did not seem to have been prepared. Did you watch? Anyway, as for the precious and long sought ?My Cousin Rachel,? yes, of course I watched!...with devotion.. and at the same time it aired, like you! except that I do not suffer from insomnia and I had to make a great effort to stay awake! I stayed up to be able to manually cut off the commercials from my VCR recording since I did not want to depend on the DVD recording my colleague said he?d do for me. BTW, the movie is 98 minutes long and I got almost 93, not bad. What about you? Did you record it? As for the movie itself, I loved the gothic setting, the music, the cinematography... that house!, those cliffs!, the costumes! It reminded me so much of Rebecca in terms of music and the setting, quite similar to Hitchcock?s style. Richard Burton is such an attractive character and Olivia de Havilland quite an ambivalent one. You were right that she does not overpower him at all. On the contrary, she has quite an imposing personality, a woman of her own mind! ... and he is crazy about her. I?d like to be on her shoes! There is one thing about the film that truly frustrates me, though, and that is the fact that the movie gives you mixed messages about Rachel?s true intentions with Philip and his deceased cousin Ambrose. You actually will never find out whether she is guilty or innocent. That is Philip?s final line of the movie ?were you innocent or guilty?? I?m going to sleep now. Good night and thank you for remembering to see this movie and for coming back to comment on it. Irma I?m editing to add that when seeing the movie somebody from the message boards of the imdb page for My Cousin Rachel contacted me saying he was watching and recording the movie and that triggered an exchange of messages between us two. He read Daphne Du Maurier novel. It?s interesting what he has to say. Check it out in www.imdb.com You also need to register like here.
  15. Tks. You should read the message I posted about AMC commercials under My Favorites thread titled the same. That message answers all the points you raised here.

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