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  1. > {quote:title=Fedya wrote:}{quote} > Why would anybody want to come to an artifical nylon anyway? It's more socially acceptable than going to Nauga and hunting animals for their hydes.
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    How do you know you are old?

    > {quote:title=lavenderblue19 wrote:}{quote} > he sounds as if he is well off financially He gets a pension and owns a little strip mall. I suspect most of his income comes from his socking the vast majority of his paychecks into 30-year, 8% T-Bonds. (He bought the strip mall recently, mostly, I suspect, because real estate market is cheap and interest rates are now so low it doesn't pay to rollover T-Bonds.) > It would be interesting to see how enamoured she is with her life with him when he's 90 and she's 58! I doubt very much he'll live that long. > Just curious, does this young woman work? She writes romances, and she's trying to branch out into travel photography and travel writing. (So far, she's only managed to sell a couple of short articles to throwaways.)
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    How do you know you are old?

    > {quote:title=lavenderblue19 wrote:}{quote} > What would a 60 year old man, no matter how young he looks possibly have in common with a 25 year old? Sounds like he's a control freak and sounds creepy, like dating a daughter. But, to each his own. They can share philosophies of life, love, food, religion, and politics. Those count for far more than specific actors, singers, or writers. It's my experience people with a 20-30 year age difference usually have far more in common than people with a 10-20 difference. I know a couple 55 and 23. He traveled extensively, for business, most of his life and now that he's retired, he's uncomfortable staying home for more than a few weeks at a time. She loves to see new places but couldn't handle trips on her own. They're the perfect couple! The rigors of travel which would wear out a 25 year old guy are old hat to him (they recently returned from a month-long, 3-continent, 12-country trip using everything from first class airline to bareback mules). He provides the experience, she provides the sense of wonder. I admit it was a little disconcerting at first glance (he looks 70ish, she looks like jail bait), but once I got to know her, they seem perfect for each other. The BritCom May to December is about a couple 54 and 27. Your local PBS station might carry it from time to time. It's charming, and it shows what people with such age difference can share.
  4. Just an odd thought . . . A lot of what's on Underground is fairly new (post 1960). Surely there are a lot of actors, directors, writers, make-up artists, etc. who worked on those movies still around. It probably couldn't be done with every movie, but an intro by someone involved would be interesting. I imagine outros where they tell something funny, or harrowing, about one of the scenes. The main problem I see, as with all the OP's suggestions, is the cost.
  5. > {quote:title=Swithin wrote:}{quote} > I wanted to use it, it's my favorite silent film. But it is so tied up in legal issues, I thought part of the drill was to avoid such issues that don't have a reasonable chance of being shown, even as a premiere. But maybe if you use it, someone will notice and get the ball rolling! Rights issues do get sorted out from time to time (proven by the recent showing of Iron Petticoat). I wouldn't be happy to see a schedule full of movies which have rights issues, but one or two highlights what might be done (these are supposed to be dream schedules, after all). Who knows? Maybe someday the programmers will look at a list of movies suggested for rights mitigation, and they'll pick that one because they know there's viewer interest in it.
  6. > {quote:title=Fedya wrote:}{quote} > I'm thinking of using Abel Gance's *Napoleon* for my Silent Sunday Nights movie, but IMDb lists a whole bunch of running times. Anybody know what the proper one would be if TCM ever runs it? Since it hasn't been shown, there's no way of knowing which print TCM might get. When I've had movies in such situations, I took the weasel-way and picked whatever running time was the easiest fit for the schedule. YMMV
  7. Just 1 week left! Time to get it in gear and finish up those schedules! The competition is fierce (the schedules so far are all great), but you can do it! C'mon, y'all!
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    How do you know you are old?

    Wow, calvinme, those are bad. When I was 14, I could buy liquor (legal age was 18) because I looked older and was tall enough to pull it off. A few years later, wearing a fedora and using bluing to put a touch of gray in my temples, I passed for 50ish. In the service, several times I was picked for tasks or responsibilities because I looked more mature than others of my rank, who were generally 3-5 years older. That led to faster than average promotions. My hairline started seriously receding when I was mid-20s. Botched gall bladder surgery cut muscles in my stomach to give me a slight paunch many years before I earned it. My sister took me out to dinner on my 40th birthday. The waitress taking our drink orders asked to see my ID. I told her I was definitely over 21. She said she wanted to see if I was eligible for their senior citizen's discount. (My sister put her up to it.) I'm rather plain and nondescript. I've always thought I might have made a good spy or master thief because I could blend into a crowd if I wasn't so blasted tall.
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    Clever opening credits

    *The Lady Eve* and *The Pink Panther* are some of the best. The opening credits for *How to Stuff a Wild Bikini* are claymation, and the best part of the movie. *Bell, Book, and Candle* has the names beside tribal masks and totems. Why hasn't anyone mentioned the *Fahrenheit 451* credits?
  10. Don't worry too much about her. It's an utterly forgettable movie. Over the course of 20 or so years, I twice thought it couldn't be as flimsy as I remembered it. Both times I rewatched it and reaffirmed my opinion.
  11. > {quote:title=audreyforever wrote:}{quote} > I wish I could have participated this time but life's got in the way Glad to see you back! I was getting a little worried, not having seen you around lately. Would have loved to have a schedule from you, but it's great to know you're okay.
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    How do you know you are old?

    > {quote:title=heuriger wrote:}{quote} > When the clerk asks me for my ID. when I buy alcohol. It's when a clerk asks for your I.D. to see if you qualify for their senior citizen's discount.
  13. What's odd, for me, is I've been reviewing my collection of unused opening lines for stories, and one of the last ones I read before clicking over to this forum was "The cabinet came alive last Tuesday. The hinges squirmed under the old varnish, their screws becoming iridescent circles in brass wings before they broke free and fluttered towards the ceiling."
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    > {quote:title=Ollie_T wrote:}{quote} > desperate need for only about 200 more shelf-feet for my Final Movie Collection Solution. If you're handy, you might build some sliding shelves. For every linear foot of wall space, you get 4 to 6 feet of shelf space (times however many shelves you put into each slider). I'm in the planning phase for a cabinet to hold tools. The bottom will be drawers, but I'm hoping to have at least 10 sliding shelves. That'll give me 75 square feet of pegboard space.
  15. Great schedule! Thanks for entering! Your choosing North by Northwest shows how our eyes are opened when we sit down to create our own schedules. That's the beauty of the challenge. The fun and frustration which go along with it are bonuses. Four great schedules so far, and two are from --virgins-- first-time entrants. But, of course, I want a lot more! C'mon people, get busy! Only one full week and two weekends left! Note: We'll be out of town until Saturday, so I won't be answering PMs or bumping the thread to keep it off the 3rd page. Post any questions you may have here; I'm sure someone will try to help. Play nice til I get back!
  16. Rough Cut (1980) is close. It's hardly a classic (and rather an embarrassment to all the big names involved).
  17. What sets me on edge is movies set in Elizabethan times with everyone using thee and thou. The way people actually spoke back then was to call their superiors (nobles, boss, parents, etc.) you. Thee was used when addressing equals and those beneath you in station (friends, children, servants, inanimate objects, etc.). The reason most often given for replacing all instances of you in a script with thee is moviegoers believe it's how people spoke. Doing it right would sound fake to them and draw them out of the story. Heaven help the screenwriter trying to explain to a director a character should be calling a horse you (horses were thought to be noble beasts) and God thee (God was considered an intimate friend).
  18. > {quote:title=overeasy wrote:}{quote} > I think I'd like to record your week and play it back for the rest of my life on a continual loop. I've felt that way about some schedules, then the next one blows me away, and I want that one, too.
  19. > {quote:title=countessdelave wrote:}{quote} > It's terrific and I always learn something new from reading each schedule. How true! And when will be seeing yours?
  20. It's a no-win situation. If the characters use contractions, people will complain the dialogue sounds too modern. With no contractions, other people will say it's not realistic. Doing things period-correct is nearly impossible because the majority of people believe things which aren't true (mostly because of poorly researched movies), and everyone's a critic. When I started writing, the basic rule was contractions were only for dialogue. No literate writer used them in narrative.
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    > {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote} > Did he have any advice for dealing with snippy women? Always have 472 reasons why you have to leave immediately. >> She'd view it as a challenge to get you to watch the rest. > That's funny! She'll make a game of it at first, but once you know she's serious, it's best just to do whatever she says. You're going to eventually anyway, and you'll save yourself a world of grief by caving in quickly. For some reason, I'm reminded of a cat's poem. I Lick Your Nose I lick your nose. I lick your nose again. I drag my claws down your eyelids. Oh, you're up? Feed me. - Francesco Marciulano > How I have liked Audrey, thus far: > 1. Love in the Afternoon > 2. Charade > 3. Roman Holiday Have you seen Funny Face? It's one of our favorites. It shares a lot with Roman Holiday (chance meeting, different worlds, restraint to maintain the proprieties, and love growing out of mutual admiration and respect).
  22. Shameless bump because people shouldn't have to search several pages back when they want to ask a question or post their schedule. Hope you're all busy with your entry!
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > Other Flynn film I enjoyed include: > The Charge of The Light Brigade. > The Sea Hawk > Objective Burma I liked him in *Footsteps in the Dark* (1941). His comedic timing isn't perfect, but he does carry the movie.
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    > {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote} > Wow! And you still have that list. Very cool. Credit my dad. "The talk" consisted of telling me to save every letter from any woman, immediately write it down every time a woman mentioned liking or hating something, and flower shops would take standing orders for arrangements on birthdays and anniversaries and would ring you up a few days early to see if you wanted to spring for something special that year. It's easy to seem romantic if you get it down to a system. > I've seen eight of those films. I would be in trouble with her! She'd view it as a challenge to get you to watch the rest. Except the foreign ones, which I hadn't seen, they were all movies I already liked. I eventually saw the rest, and they're all good. The Borrowed Castle is Hungarian. We watched it with Russian subtitles. Since Cyrillic isn't my forte, she read it to me. It's the most paused, rewound, and replayed movie I've ever watched because she often broke down laughing and couldn't keep up.
  25. > {quote:title=lydecker wrote:}{quote} > Getting to do this again in 3 months or so?? No problem. I'm poised at the keyboard with my thinking cap on now. Supposedly great ideas have come to me during a hiatus, and I've worked out a day's schedule, thinking I'd use it for the next challenge. Unfortunately, they never seem to fit with an overall, week-long theme, my preferred method. YMMV

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