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  1. TomJH

    I Just Watched...

    It's been a few years since I saw it. But Wayne is good and Gail Russell has a haunting quality. And I still remember Luther Adler at the end, calling out, "Rawls, Rawls . . ." It's the good snatches that I recall, I guess.
  2. TomJH

    I Just Watched...

    I always liked this one. Its final image is memorable.
  3. TomJH


    This is not left wing propaganda. Propaganda is what comes out of the White House on a daily basis. Traumatizing children by separating them from their parents had Trump crossing a moral line that offended a majority of Americans. His political opposition should throw images such as the Time cover up time and again, not only as a reminder to voters as to the kind of man now occupying the Oval Office, but as a warning to Trump of the political price he can pay if he goes too far. Even now we don't now how many of the 2300 children will be reunited with their parents. The paperwork is sketchy as to their whereabouts because there was no organization to the separation. And there's no sign that the White House gives a damn. Of course, there should be constant reminders of this black stain on American history so that, hopefully, no occupant of the White House (Trump included) will ever go there again. This isn't a left wing media thing, much as the WH (and Fox News) will undoubtedly try to paint it to be. TRUMP BROUGHT THIS ON HIMSELF!
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    Let this image of a crying child haunt Donald Trump politically. He's earned it.
  5. Ray Faiola said: Fields was rediscovered in the 70's during the pop explosion. But he has definitely receded over the past couple of decades. As have the Marx Bros and even, to a lesser degree, Laurel and Hardy. Believe it or not, it seems the only classic (and I mean pre-television) comedians that younger generations know are Abbott & Costello. I haven't seen any surveys on which comedy teams of the past are best known to younger generations today. I wouldn't have thought that Abbott and Costello were that well known though i don't know that for a fact. The one comedy team I think still is well known, though, is The Three Stooges. Ironic isn't it, that Moe Howard is better known today than most comics of the past and even grade "A" stars like Garbo, Dietrich or Gable. And certainly moreso than the great W. C. Fields.
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    Do you actually believe the crap you just wrote or are you just trolling again? Don Lemon on CNN said you don't thank an arsonist for throwing water on his own fire.
  7. TomJH

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I bet she didn't have this smile on her face when she got this news.
  8. TomJH


    No, Donald Trump’s separation of immigrant families was not Barack Obama’s policy Obama’s immigration policy specifically sought to avoid breaking up families. While some children were separated from their parents under Obama, this was relatively rare, and occurred at a far lower rate than under Trump, where the practice flows from a zero tolerance approach to illegal border-crossings.
  9. Yup, you got that right, Rich. I also think that Don Juan is an underrated film. You hear occasional positive references to other, better known Flynn swashbucklers like Captain Blood or Robin Hood, but relatively few for this one. I guess that's one of the reasons I like to promote its many virtues, as well.
  10. Wednesday 6pm Adventures of Don Juan An often tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler, with breathtaking costumes and sets filmed in beautiful Technicolor. It also has one of the great musical scores by Max Steiner. Errol Flynn gives a wryly humourous, nuanced performance as the world famous seducer getting a bit tired of the chase. The strong supporting cast includes Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas and old Flynn buddy Alan Hale in his final film with the swashbuckler. The final duel on a giant staircase is one of the best sequences of its kind.
  11. TomJH

    Best and Worst Fathers On Film

    A great Dad: Gary Cooper in Friendly Persuasion My mother always loved this performance because Coop's portrayal of Jess Birdwell reminded her so much of her father. My grandfather was a quiet, gentle man with a wry mischievous sense of humour. Just by a look on his face, without his saying anything, you had the feeling that he was on your side. Grandma tended to rule the roost most of the time but on those rare occasions in which Grandpa felt strongly about something, partially a moral issue, and looked her straight in the eye about it, Grandma had the sense to back down. There was a quiet strength about Grandpa. I adored the man. No wonder Mom saw so much of him in Cooper's wonderful portrayal.
  12. TomJH

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Any politician who heartlessly abuses children by separating them from their parents is evil.
  13. TomJH

    Best and Worst Fathers On Film

    So what's this got to do with Donna Reed then? Oh, wait, never mind.
  14. TomJH


    Maybe some will. Worth it for you then, is it, a government surrendering any semblance of humanity or morality by traumatizing innocent children? If this happened in a Third World nation you'd be spewing venom at the leader, wouldn't you? But when it's "your guy" who endorses it, you rationalize acceptance of a policy that will be a stain in American history. As well as a stain on those Trump followers who supported it.
  15. TomJH

    Best and Worst Fathers On Film

    Next thing you're going to be knocking Donna Reed as Mom!

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