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  1. moviefan1951

    Movie Rambles

    Sorry if I missed those materials. I guess I was only thinking about the movies in the set that are complete.
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    SHANE (1953)

    > Now tell us how you really feel Frank! Ryker is certainly no hero. He wants these people out and he will bully them mercilessly. He does hold off on the guns for a time, but when he brings in Wilson he commits himself totally to the dark side, to evil. That is one way to look at it. But if "committing to guns" means falling to the "dark side, to evil", then we shouldn't forget that near the end of the movie, Joe Starrett has decided that the only way to stop Stryker is to kill him, and he's not going to do it in self-defense, either, he wants to go to find him and shoot him. And although I wouldn't want to defend Ryker, either, it is a fact that he offers Joe to buy his homestead and to pay any price that Joe thinks is reasonable.
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    SHANE (1953)

    _cinemafan wrote:_ One more thing, the shirt that Ryker's brother was wearing - what's it called? The one with the "placket" in front, all buttoned in place? _MG wrote:_ I'm not sure about the shirt, maybe someone else can fill us in. I believe the shirts you're referring to are known as "bib front", "Cavalry" or "shield front" shirts. Here are some examples:
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    Child Actor Performances

    Ana Torrent, *The Spirit of the Beehive*
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    Starlift (1951)

    I'm also looking forward to watching it. For anyone who might be interested, this movie is also getting a DVD release on Tuesday, as part of the latest Doris Day DVD boxset.
  6. patful, You can watch most of the "Fan Perspective" videos in the TCM Media Room: All 4 fans: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=236986 Rome: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=236980 Phillip: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=236985 Theresa: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=236984
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    New York V?rit? (Sort of)

    "New York, New York" - the town so nice, they named it twice! And I do think that the stock footage of NYC that has been accumulated through the last 100 years definitely represents an important part of our cinematic history.
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    Harvey-1950

    One could certainly say that Veta is the character with the most interesting arc in the story. Elwood doesn't change very much during the course of the movie. Harvey doesn't change. But Veta does change, and (to a much lesser extent perhaps) so does Dr. Chumley.
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    SHANE (1953)

    I think Wendy's definitely on to something. Progress is achieved when people move forward and learn to achieve consensus on issues on which they disagree. That is what is best for a community. Much of the conflict in *Shane* stems from the bad guys wanting to hold on to the ways of the past and relying on hired guns (like the Jack Palance character, Jack Wilson) when it would be much wiser to simply move forward and adapt to the new times, and be on good terms with everybody. Jack Palance plays the hired gun, Jack Wilson
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    New York V?rit? (Sort of)

    Glad you enjoyed it, Chip! Isn't New York a wonderful town?
  11. moviefan1951

    Movie Rambles

    You're only missing two movies, molo: After Tomorrow (1932) - Charles Farrell stars in a genuine precode with lots of racy language. At heart, though, it is a melodrama like so much of Borzage's work. Not well known probably due to its lack of exposure on TV or home video. Young America (1932) - Spencer Tracy in a very early role. Tracy plays a druggist whose wife wants to adopt a kid who is constantly getting in trouble. His last brush with the law involves stealing medicine from Tracy's drugstore.
  12. > ...we look forward to be viewed by all of you. We all have something to look forward to. B-)
  13. moviefan1951

    "Downtown"

    You're welcome! As you probably noticed, the wiki entry includes a list of shows and movies where the song has been used.
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    "Downtown"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GVE7lRZuFM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_(song)
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    New York V?rit? (Sort of)

    There is a _great_ article in today's New York Times about the gathering of all kinds of stock footage of NYC over the last century or so... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/05/nyregion/thecity/05stoc.html The stock footage, of course, being used for the backgrounds of many famous movies over the years:

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