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About speedracer5

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    Errol Flynn's girlfriend in a parallel universe,back in time
  • Birthday 06/22/1984

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    Forest Grove, Oregon
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    All things Classic Hollywood, classic television, my favorite show of all time: I LOVE LUCY, movies and television in general, old time radio shows, Disney, watching football, fantasy football, watching boxing, watching old school WWF Survivor Series, Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble (Macho King FTW!), antique stores, thrift shops, camping, road trips, traveling, discovering new beers and cocktails, reading, history, and learning in general. I just love learning!

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  1. I don't know who your cable/satellite provider is, but you may check On Demand to see if any of the films you recorded are on there. If you don't mind watching movies on your computer/phone/tablet, you could also utilize the Watch TCM app and see if the films you want to see are listed there. TCM usually puts *most* of the films they air on Watch TCM and they stay on there for about a week or so.
  2. I think Roman Scandals is on the WB Archive. I've seen it pop up on TCM occasionally. Lucille Ball plays one of the slave girls in that film.
  3. speedracer5

    I Just Watched...

    I love this movie, though I love musicals. I already owned the 1-disc version, but specifically got the 2-disc version because one of the special features is the PBS American Masters documentary about Judy Garland. I couldn't seem to catch this documentary on my local PBS station without being subjected to the hour long pledge drive breaks. I got the 2-disc just so I could watch the documentary without interruptions. I'm just curious, 50-cents or not, do you typically purchase films you have no interest in watching? I don't know how your library system is, but the library can be a great resource to "try out" films before purchasing them.
  4. While it's not The Adventures of Robin Hood, if you want to see Errol Flynn in a musical... He does a musical number in Thank Your Lucky Stars. In my opinion, Errol has one of the best numbers in the entire film.
  5. I've been to multiple showings. I always go to the Wednesday evening ones, because those are the showings that my husband can attend too. I've seen: Casablanca, Double Indemnity, Rear Window, Vertigo, White Christmas, Singin' in the Rain, Sunset Blvd, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, On the Waterfront, and probably some other ones too, all on the big screen. The particular theater I go to has leather reclining seats, so it's much like lounging in the living room and seeing a classic on the big screen.
  6. Ann Miller and Desi Arnaz do a pretty great dance in Too Many Girls (where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz met). While it might not be Ann's most memorable number, it's fun, especially when you consider that she's dancing with the future Ricky Ricardo.
  7. I have no idea where footage of the dance move is and honestly, I'm not even sure if that is true. It's what I read somewhere. It seems logical however, because the entire number appears to have been done in one take, except for that quick "jump" in the routine.
  8. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    It's boring. Very boring.
  9. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    A shortened version of the poster's name (Mother of Zeus) to whom he was replying to.
  10. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    To Kill a Mockingbird has been on the ALA's most frequently challenged books list for years. People dislike the language and the depiction of rape. Some school districts have even removed the book from their curriculums--which is a damn shame because TKAM was a great book. It was one of my favorite books that we were required to read in high school. Again, this is another case of a group of people trying to decide what is and is not appropriate for other people. I hope these kids who weren't able to read TKAM take it upon themselves to procure a copy and read it. As for the film, I'm not surprised. It is a depiction of the book and presumably follows the book's narrative fairly closely, I'm sure people have their panties in a twist about that too. All of these motions to ban this, ban that, all stem from a group of people who have nothing better to do than to worry about what everyone else is doing.
  11. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    Millennials were roughly born between 1982-1995 (I think that's the latest range I've seen). Someone born in 1982 is 36 years old. Someone born in 1995 is 23 and if they played their cards right, has already graduated from college. Honestly, I question the generation extending to the mid-90s. Technology changed lives so much between the mid-80s to the mid-90s, it's hard to find myself having anything in common with them. This latest group of college kids are not millennials. If you were a toddler in 2000, cannot remember 9/11 and don't know life without cell phones and the internet, you are not part of my generation. This group of the so-called "weak" are not Millennials. What is this current generation? Generation Z? I doubt that all college kids had to go to quiet rooms to reflect on the events. If they did, who cares? It's better that they're at school in a room reflecting on the day's events than out shooting people because they were mad. Plus, "they" are just a segment of the population that happened to be profiled on Fox News during the inauguration coverage. Fox News decided to perpetuate the idea that college kids were upset with the election results, so they honed in on college kids crying during the inauguration. They cherry picked their film clips and sound bytes in order to further their specific slant on the situation. Believe me, the college kids are not the only generations of people upset with the three ring circus in Washington right now.
  12. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    In my hometown, the old 1926 recently restored theater has shown GWTW a few times during their Wednesday Classic Film spotlights. I know for me, I couldn't sit in the original wooden (with a small cushion) chairs for 3.5 hours! But there are quite a few theaters, at least in my area that regularly show old movies. These events usually attract pretty decent crowds.
  13. speedracer5

    Should GWTW be banned fropm movie theaters?

    I don't know why you're making fun of the college kids, I know I wanted to block this event out myself. I still do. Democrats. Republicans. All of it. What a joke.

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