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    High Class Pornographic Films

    Perhaps Caligula (1979) would fit the bill. It was produced by the magazine Penthouse.
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    Oh, Cave Girl, if only! Since it is Xanax, I can't remember where I put it!
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    This is a recent (fairly) favorite of mine. I admit, with no embarrassment, that I saw it six times in the theater, as it descended from first-run houses to the "dollar" theater. Each time I took someone I knew would be intrigued. I know there are many out there who didn't appreciate Haynes' homage to Sirk, if it can be called that. But with the angles that would have been unexplorable in the '50's, I bought into it completely. Without giving too much away for those who might want to enjoy this for the first time, I will say things don't work out for Julianne Moore and Dennis Haysbert. With her marriage over, and him leaving town, there is a very moving farewell scene at the train station, while the Elmer Bernstein score (I believe his last) swells.
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    A few films that come to mind are Waterloo Bridge (1940), This Property is Condemned (1966), and I Want to Live! (1958). Guess there was only one way the last one could have ended and still be "true to life". On a more recent note, I'll add FAR from Heaven (2002). The endings, as they are, are probably one big reason these films are so memorable to me. But, can't help but wonder...what if?
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  6. Glad to see that the toolbar message has gone away. At the same time that popped up, I started to get a message, in red, telling me that the website was "unsafe" when I'd sign in. Thought it would go away when the toolbar issue was corrected. Still there, though. The actual wording I see is "! Website Not Secure". I only see this on my Ipad. Anyone else having this issue?
  7. In the film "Planet Terror", part of the wonderful Grindhouse double-feature, Cherry Darling, played by Rose McGowan, loses a leg in a zombie attack. No problem! It's replaced with an assault rifle.
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    Early Charles Buchinsky films

    I like him in This Property is Condemned, as JJ, the sometime beau of both Natalie Wood and her mother, Kate Reid. Sort of an early role, and not a lead, but his screen time is effective.
  9. I like Margaux Hemingway getting a bead on Chris Sarandon in the 1976 revenge flick "Lipstick"! Would've posted a pic, but gave up after several failed attempts.
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    Unbilled Film Performances

    I recently watched A Letter to Three Wives again and realized that the always wonderful Thelma Ritter appeared in an uncredited role. True, her film career was just beginning, but it was a great part with some hilarious dialogue. It had been so many years between viewings I’d forgotten she was in the cast. A pleasant surprise!
  11. Thank you, jakeem, for bringing this to our attention. It should be a fascinating documentary. Hedy spent her final years very near here. I remember when her shoplifting episode made the news. It was hard for me to reconcile it with the woman I was familiar with onscreen. Now, older and a little wiser, I only feel compassion for her.
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    "I'd love to see a biopic about..."

    I’d love to see a biopic about...Janis Joplin. Several have been in the development stages over the years, with some interesting talent attached. None have gotten off the drawing board. The most recent names I recall being mentioned were Amy Adams and Michelle Williams. Hopefully made with rights to the Joplin catalogue, I envision her journey from a Texas outcast to rock royalty being told against the tumultuous late-60’s landscape.
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    "I'd love to see a biopic about..."

    I'd like to see a biopic about "Wasp Woman" star Susan Cabot. Long after her career in films had faded, she was killed by her son, who might have been the product of an affair arranged by the CIA with King Hussein of Jordan. The boy, born a dwarf, had been treated with hormones from cadavers for his affliction. I had read, just around the release of the film "Grindhouse", that Rose McGowan was going to bring the story to the screen. I don't think it materialized, and now McGowan seems to have left her acting career behind her. Perhaps the story is too dark and unpleasant for a big screen treatment, but I continue to hope.
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    2017 The Essentials

    Thanks for the kind words. I think that's a great image of Tura, too! Don't know how long newbie status lasts! I've enjoyed the message boards for years, but don't join in the fun often enough. Lots of interesting ideas here. I agree with your thoughts regarding The Days of Wine and Roses. Lee Remick won me over for life there! Can't even imagine the film in color.
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    Spouses & Festival Passes

    i don't believe Spotlight passholders have seats reserved for them. The Spotlight line is given first entry to the theater. Regardless of pass level, it's best to queue up early to ensure a seat.
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    2017 The Essentials

    Hello, Victoria, and welcome! Yes, I heard Letterman's comment regarding The Days of Wine and Roses being filmed in color. Wonder how something like that gets by on the Essentials?
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    2018 TCM Festival Suggestions

    Yes, let's hear it for Teacher's Pet A wonderful choice SueSue! They could invite the fantastic Mamie Van Doren to introduce and reminisce. A dream pairing! As long as I'm dreaming, I'll share a few more I'd love to see. In no particular order... Night of the Iguana Sue Lyon A Summer Place Dodd Darin Come Back, Little Sheba Terry Moore All This, and Heaven, too June Lockhart The Carpetbaggers Carroll Baker The Best of Everything Diane Baker The Exorcist Ellen Burstyn (So right about her book, SueSue!) The Bad Seed Patty McCormack Splendor in the Grass Natasha Wagner Elephant Walk ??? I don't know who might appear with Elephant Walk! Any suggestions? I would just love seeing that one on the BIG SCREEN! I'll end my wish list with Valley of the Dolls! Paging Barbara Parkins!!! Pick up the pink Princess Phone!!!
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