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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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    Portland, OR Metro Area (West Side)
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    Any and everything Classic Hollywood; reliving my nostalgic Nick-at-Nite days by watching a combination of Hulu, Amazon Prime, You Tube and my DVDs; my favorite TV show of all time--I LOVE LUCY; cooking; baking; trying new beers, wines and cocktails; antique stores; writing my blog; playing with Buddy--my yellow-sided Green Cheek Conure; traveling; sleeping; procrastinating; anything and everything that I like.

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  1. LIKE - It does give me the chance to catch up on some classics that I haven't yet seen. DISLIKE- There is only a finite group of films to choose from. The selections are pretty much the same every year. The only real mystery is what theme they'll use to present the films. DISLIKE- That is monopolizes the programming and stretches into more than one month DISLIKE- RO isn't around to present any of the selected films. He was the author of a book about the Oscars, so I felt that his role as Oscar and film historian made the presentations a little more interesting. LIKE- Occasionally they'll choose some films that I haven't seen or feature a performer that I am unfamiliar with.
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    Watch TCM app

    I agree with you! I would also prefer to use my Xbox One or PS4 to watch tcm, versus the computer. I even tried using the internet app on my tv, but I think watch TCM requires Flash or some other plugin that isn’t on my tv.
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    November 2019: Dennis Miller & Friends

    I don't know anything about Miller's politics, because I don't care. But I thought he was an odd choice on Saturday Night Live. I also recall him not being that great commentating on Monday Night Football. I do like most of his movie selections however. It would be interesting to hear his comments.
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    Patricia Neal as SOTM January 2020

    I really like Patricia Neal. She has a very unique voice and I think she brings a unique type of beauty to the screen. I especially thought she was excellent in A Face in the Crowd and The Breaking Point. She was even good in her small part in Breakfast at Tiffanys. I look forward to her spotlight, there are many films of hers that I haven't yet seen.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    I had The Muppet Movie on VHS. I cannot recall if I've ever upgraded to a DVD/Blu Ray. I'm not an obsessive Muppet fan, but I do enjoy this film--mostly for all the cameos. I also find the puppetry fascinating, especially Kermit riding the bicycle. I think the Muppets also made the only version of "A Christmas Carol" that I care to watch. (I'm honestly so sick of that story, I would be fine never seeing/hearing it again). "A frog and a bear. Seeing America."
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    Double Indemnity Query

    I thought that Steve was really rocking his shorts suit. "Oh may I?" "Sparkling Muscatel, one of the finest wines from Idaho."
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    Double Indemnity Query

    You should watch the film. That scene is from Steve Martin's send up of noir, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. As much as I love Barbara Stanwyck, Martin is wearing the wig better than she did. In the actual film, Double Indemnity, the two grocery store scenes are a couple of my favorite parts of the movie.
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    Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are 'not cinema'

    I think Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape. The names just refer to the areas of the world where the grapes originated. I think Gris is French and Grigio is Italian.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    After multiple viewings of the film, I've taken to the idea that Walter is less about Phyllis and more about showing his boss, Barton Keyes, that he doesn't always have the answer. He wanted to commit the perfect crime and watch Keyes try to figure it out. I took his narration/confession as Walter's "ha ha I showed you" type response.
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    Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are 'not cinema'

    Maybe some good ole Franzia box wine would do the trick. Flavored vapes were just banned in Oregon.
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    Noir Alley

    That’s a great idea too! I’ve always wanted to go to Palm Springs. I’ve only driven through there. $100 is also a great deal.
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    Noir Alley

    Did you have to buy your tix ahead of time? The shows I want to go to don’t seem to be on sale.
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    Ultra early 2019 Oscar tracking???

    I haven’t seen any of your best picture contenders, but I saw Renée Zellweger in “Judy,” she was fantastic!
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    Noir Alley

    Awesome! I am considering possibly San Francisco, Seattle or Hollywood next year. I would probably go with my husband. I'll have to see what hotels and flights would cost. I'd probably drive to Seattle or fly to either of the California locales. I don't see prices posted on the Noir City Film Festival page yet. There's something my husband also wants to do in Seattle next year--it'd be highly convenient if they were at the same time. But I doubt it. So many places I want to go, so much $$ that would have to be saved... Ugh! I also really want to visit San Diego and we're possibly planning Hawaii in a couple of years. EDDIE MULLER: If you're reading this... Portland, OR would be a great place to hold a Noir Festival. ::Wink:: ::Wink::

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