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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    > {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote} > Someone once described actor Thomas Mitchell as a man with "the face of a leprechaun, and the soul of a poet." Amen. I will drink to that. Cheers!!
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    That was a beautiful song! Brings a tear to me eye.
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    3 Word Critic

    THE VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED - don't get aboard next: DAS BOOT
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    True Appreciation for TCM

    thomas, I am very sorry to hear about your job loss and hope things will get better for you, very soon. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, I think it does certainly put another perspective on things that is much needed sometimes. Let us be thankful for what we have, not whiny about what we don't.
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    Favorite BIOPICS

    > {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote} > Still not sure 6 years later if she'd be the right actress for the role, partly because I'm afraid it will end up being one sex scene after another (Gwennie's not exactly shy about that). Oh, I'm sure some people would still go for THAT. The question is, who would be a better actress than Gwennie for this part?
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    Fun facts about your favorite stars

    Lauren looks so good in that photo, I am so happy she finally got an Oscar, even if it was honorary.
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    Favorite HATTIE MCDANIEL movies

    It was very sad that she was in a situation she couldn't win, it was only degrees of losing. And under the circumstances, I think she managed to do a lot while keeping her dignity in an era before the civil rights advances began to take hold.
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    Favorite HATTIE MCDANIEL movies

    It was very sad that she was in a situation she couldn't win, it was only degrees of losing. And under the circumstances, I think she managed to do a lot while keeping her dignity in an era before the civil rights advances began to take hold.
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    THEM! - ack! big ants! next: DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
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    "Saskatchewan" on Encore Westerns

    Does it show Saskatchewan in a bad light?
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    Flights of Fancy: the Films of Steven Spielberg

    He would not be too happy if he found out that TCM had been showing a P/S version of CE3K!!
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    Hollywood on Hollywood - films about the industry

    If one includes movie-making in general and not just Hollywood, it would seem a good idea to include the recent BEACHES OF AGNES, a sort of self-biographical rumination about life as a filmmaker by Agnes Varda, as well as her husband Jacques Demy (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG). It is really a love song to the art of making movies. It includes some references to the time Agnes and Jacques spent in Santa Monica where he was making MODEL SHOP, and even a brief interview with Harrison Ford, who they'd considered for the part. But the studio executive who knew him told him he didn't have a chance in the movie business, that he'd never get very far as an actor. Edited by: CalistogaSprings on Mar 16, 2010 1:04 AM
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    Dancing around the issue with KELLY & ASTAIRE

    Yes, I think both had a strong work ethic, they more or less had to. But I think, to put it in blunt terms, that GK could best represent the blue-collar kind of man, for Fred it had to be more or less a white-collar kind of guy, I realize those terms don't necessarily describe all of their characters ideally, but I think it hints at what one could sense from watching them in the movies. I'm not saying Gene couldn't look good or elegant in a tuxedo or something, but that sometimes it seemed like he was more comfortable doing a number that allowed him to dance in plain clothes, rather than fancy clothing.
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    GREMLINS - read instructions carefully! next: MATINEE
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    Greatest movie characters of all time

    > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > I think someone else already mentioned Harry Lime as a great character. I'd point out two other great characters Welles played, Cap. Hank Quinlan in *Touch of Evil*, and Michael O'Hara in *The Lady from Shanghai*. Kind of opposites, but both great characters. I think you could also include Mr. Arkadin among those iconic and somewhat larger-than-life characters Orson was so good at playing. I don't think he was a bad actor, but he has always struck me as more of a personality than a mere actor, for better or worse.

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