ValentineXavier

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About ValentineXavier

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    I got myself into a situation here that I can't get out of.
  • Birthday 11/13/1948

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    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Archaeology, Anthropology, experimental film, photography, other cultures. Barbeque, and of course, classic film.
  1. Other Smilebox Presentations?

    As I said just a couple of posts down, "I don't recall if ISZ was among them."
  2. 20th Century Vole Presents

    I'll have to moil that one over.
  3. TB, I think TCM has shown Madchen in Uniform. Arturo, I saw a film probably from the 90s, made in Mexico, doc, or semi doc, That was about a town in Mexico that had a lot of cross-dressing gay guys, who were well accepted by the town. Wish I could remember the town, or the name of the film. It would be great for a LGBT series. Also, I saw another doc, set in Burma, about the "Nats." Here's what the wiki says about them: Nats have human characteristics, wants, and needs. They are flawed, having desires considered derogatory and immoral in mainstream Buddhism. During a nat pwè, which is a festival during which nats are propitiated, nat kadaws (နတ်ကတော်, lit.: nat lady, i.e. mediums) dance and embody the nat's spirit in a trance. Historically, the nat kadaw profession was hereditary and passed from mother to daughter. Until the 1980s, few nat gadaws were male. Since the 1980s, transgendered gay men and transvestites have increasingly performed these roles.[7] The doc was about the transgendered "nat gadaws." It was very interesting. They were much respected by Burmese society. This would be a great film to show. Then there is Smoke Signals, a completely Native American produced film, which includes a modern 'contrary' woman. This would be a good one to show. Contraries do everything backwards, even driving a car, or riding a horse. They are also gay and well accepted in Indian society. I think that TCM showed Smoke Signals a few years ago. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120321/reference There is also a contrary male, who is an important character in The Little Big Man. Of course, this has run on TCM several times. ,
  4. Robert Mitchum & The Big Steal

    Finance, you should write that one up in 20th Century Vole.
  5. Other Smilebox Presentations?

    Geeze... please, someone help us out here. Find out when it was that TCM celebrated Cinerama, and give us a list of the films they showed. I'd do it myself, if I knew how. I think they showed ~ 6, and I guess some were musicals. I watched several.
  6. No Programming In Remembrance of D-Day?

    My dad served in the Army Air Corps too, in the Pacific. He enlisted and wanted to be a pilot. But, when they found out that he was colorblind, they wanted him to be a bombardier, because he could see through camouflage. He told me that he didn't think there would be too many jobs for bombardiers after the war. So, he became a mechanic. After the war, he studied engineering. Eventually, he became VP of operations for an oil company. I remember once, back in the mid 50s, some kid threw a firecracker in our back screen door, near where my dad was sitting. When it went off, he dove under the table so fast it was a blur! It was a built in reaction, from WWII. I DVRed H2's D-Day in color HD and will watch it soon.
  7. The Priggishness of the AutoCensor

    Perhaps we should try having a discussion of the John Waters film **** (Peck-er.)
  8. Programing Idea: "Mistaken Identity"

    Dargo, and KD, I never confuse those two. I prefer Christopher Lee. I think he's a much better actor. But, there is some resemblance, and they certainly made careers out of similar roles. I think that once one sees CL in The Wicker Man, they shouldn't confuse the two again.
  9. Hollywood's depictions of death on screen

    I can't remember the title, but there is a modern Hollywood film in which medical students take turns bringing each other to the edge of death, just for the thrill of it. Now, that's Hollywood!
  10. Other Smilebox Presentations?

    A year or so ago, TCM showed a lot of smilebox Cinerama. I don't recall if ISZ was among them. To me, the best thing about ISZ is Patrick McGoohan. But, since it was Howard Hughes' favorite film, I guess I'd rather see it frownboxed.
  11. Definitely a good one. When I heard Hitch proffer the term, his example was the wine bottle full of sand in Notorious.
  12. Format for movie titles?

    I use bold for film titles, italics for TV and song titles. When I abbreviate film titles, I use the same case as when spelling them out: GwtW. Makes the lesser know ones easier to interpret, IMO.
  13. Trying to recall TCM videos

    On my screen, Jezebel's was below yours. Does that mean you can show the posts oldest first? I know that a lot of us have been asking for that!

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