FloydDBarber

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  1. If I remember correctly, Frankenstein did not have a background score. In the early 30's, when there was background music, it was just there and very primitive. The Bride had humor, stylistic set design, and a fast moving script. One thing I noticed in Frankenstein, which is no fault of the actor, is that Frankensteins' father (the Baron?) has this huge tumor on his neck. Once I noticed it it sort of gives me a weird feeling whenever I view the film. I guess there was no way to cover it up. Maybe I'm the only one who has noticed it.
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    ONE LIFE TO LIVE R.I. P.

    Now if we can only get rid or the trash shows (Springer and Maury Povich).
  3. I remember a ToTell the Truth spoof with all three claiming to be the real Errol Flynn. One of the imposters was Don Knotts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YZ2-7PXVKU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL2F381A8B7C181877 Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jan 9, 2012 3:23 PM
  4. If you want to see another side of William Schallart, check him out as the Admiral on Get Smart.
  5. I always thought Gary Cooper sounded like he was reading his lines. He never seemed to project very much emotion. The one movie I really liked was High Noon. And when I read about his womanizing I respected him even less. No one can be perfect, so I can't say I disliked him, he was not a favorite. I'm not a big Gable fan either.
  6. The entire charm of 1950's Sci Fi is the lack of a budget and the goofy aliens. This movie is a classic but not for young people with a short attention span. Todays movies have to have cuts every 15 seconds and 5 sub plots. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 28, 2011 12:16 PM
  7. I like the Man from Planet X because Sally Fields mother is in it and William Schallart is very young and is the bad guy.
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    Poll: Top 5 Favorite Actors!

    How could I forget Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. I would need a top 10.
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    Poll: Top 5 Favorite Actors!

    Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Dana Andrews, Jack Lemmon.
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    Any similarities?

    There is something about Frank Morgan and Frank Conroy that makes them similar to me. They both were about the same age with a similar "type" and both looked older than ther true age. Morgan played befuddled humorous types and Conroy was usually cast in roles that were not at all humorous. I like both of them and just noticed a similarity in appearance.
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    Paul Valentine

    I find a strange fascination for his character in Out of the Past. He looks lika a hulking giant but does not project pure evil. He does what he has to do for his boss. If it involves bumping someone off he will do it. Everything is matter of fact. His first encounter with Mitchum is more like old friends. He is nothing like the two arrogant, sarcastic hitmen in The Killers. Too bad he only appeared in a few movies. Maybe because of his size he was not leading man material.
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    William Mist

    Remember this character from Kiss Me Deadly? He was the owner of the modern art museum. He never gets one word of dialogue because he takes a bottle of sleeping pills before Mike Hammer can reach him for questioning. As great a movie as this is I have two questions. 1) Would a man who has ingested a bottle of sleeping pills still be alive? 2) Would he be snoring 10 seconds after he takes the sleeping pills? Would he be snoring at all? I love the movie. I own it on vhs and dvd, but there are a few screwy moments that make no sense. Maybe it is why I love the film because it is so surreal.
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    out of character

    I really like to see comedians in dramatic roles and dramatic actors in comedies. Jonathan Winters did very well in a Twilight Zone episode, Don Rickles has done a few dramatic roles. Robin Williams is great, when given a good script. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau also were great in almost everything. Any others come to mind?
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    CAGED

    I think she was in Man With the Golden Arm. Interesting movie with Arnold Stang in a serious role and Sinatra as a drummer.
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    CAGED

    thanks for the haircut
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    Spotlight Pass

    I am all for togetherness. Why should there be multiple passes anyway? Just make the really special events extra for those that can afford it. Since I will be retired, even the $299 pass is pricey when I tack on airfare and hotel. I know it may be a once in a lifetime event for me, but I like the idea of everyone being equal with that option of attending the special or formal events. But what do I know? I do attend some dance events with only one price but with options for special events. What I like about the approach is that everyone is together most of the time and you can pick and choose how you spend certain hours of the day. I am just posting based on my thought of what it would seem like with multiple choices for passes. Do you still get together as one group for many events? Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 21, 2011 2:32 PM Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 21, 2011 2:35 PM
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    goofy movies

    Now that there is a Jerry Lewis thread going, I thought I would make another post. I love goofy movies. The goofier the better. Bring on The Pink Panther, Casino Royale, Mr Bean, The Great Race, Luv, The Party, What's Up Tiger Lily. All those movies that may not have a lot of heavy content, but are really fun to watch. I can't mention them all. I am concentrating on those made in the 1960's or later. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 3, 2011 2:19 PM
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    Who's the coolest character in a movie ever?

    My favorite sidekick was Nick from Kiss Me Deadly. Va Va Voom, Pretty Pow.
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    If they had to choose a Jerry Lewis movie. . .

    Don't forget the Geisha Boy and the Disorderly Orderly. All were very funny. I saw the Ladies Man in 1961 when I was 11. I will never forget Miss Wellenmelon. The funniest scene for me was when Jerry pulled a single thread from the mobsters suit. Also The Count Basie Band appearing out of nowhere in the strange white room. Jerry had a knack for hiring the best character actors too.
  20. Were there any actors or actresses who did not seem unattainable and might have been exactly your type? Not Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe or Barbara Stanwick. I mean the perfect person for you. I think Cathy O'Donnell is as close to perfect for my personality type as anyone I have seen on film. I don't mean now that I am old, but maybe when I was 35 and she was in her prime. She was a bit older than some of the roles she portrayed. In They Live by Night she may have been 26 and her role was a girl of 18 or 19. Maybe I like the shy, innocent type and not the glamour queens. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 26, 2011 2:25 PM Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 26, 2011 2:29 PM
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    any actors or actresses who were exactly your type?

    I also used to like Sally Field, Susan Dey and Pam Dawber. The girl next door type for me. I don't know what to think of Natalie Wood after reading about her affair with Nicholas Ray when she was 17 and Ray was 44 and directing Rebel Without a Cause. And we say kids grow up too fast these days.
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    any actors or actresses who were exactly your type?

    I was meaning someone to date or marry. Someone who you think would be compatible with you based on their personality on screen.
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    Robert Osborne's Return

    My mother is 81 and exercises 3 times a week, I have a friend, over age 75, who plays on a seniors baseball team. He is the oldest player in the seniors division. I know a woman in her late 70's who swing dances once or twice a week. We are living in a time when people do not have to give up when they turn 65. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 15, 2011 11:14 AM
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    Robert Osborne's Return

    I have never found out why he has been gone for 4 or 5 months. Where I work we never have 4 month vacations. We even have to return ASAP from extended sick leave. And we get burned out all the time.
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    Joe E. Brown marathon

    No one gave it a second thought when Joe E Brown worked with Olivia de Havilland (as his love interest) when he was about 43 and she was still a teenager. His youthful appearance allowed him to portray characters much younger. I don't think age was ever mentioned in the films.

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