Dargo

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    Drafting a Movie Concept Script

    Yeah, possibly. BUT fair warning here...my agent has strict orders to ONLY ink my name on any contract that's for the lead role. (...and so and if you might consider THAT, then what say we do lunch sometime at, oh I dunno, say some place in our old stompin' grounds, say, The Kettle there on the corner of Highland Ave. and Manhattan Beach Blvd to discuss this thing further?)
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    Drafting a Movie Concept Script

    Wow, Stephan! How weird is THAT?! You see, I understand THOSE were the almost the EXACT lines that Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond wrote in their FIRST draft for Jack Lemmon to say JUST before Joe E. Brown says "Well, nobody's perfect" at the end of that one movie of theirs!!! They would of course, and as we now know, slightly change Jack's lines just before they began to shoot that scene. (...betcha didn't know that, did ya!)
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    I Just Watched...

    Yeah, but how in the heck would playin' "I've Been Workin' On The Railroad" while watching Regis bite the dust have elicited a tear from the audience, CJ??? (...and besides, don't forget that whole contract thing I just mentioned here too!)
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    Joan Bennett for SOTM

    Well evidently Hume Cronyn once thought so anyway!
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    I Just Watched...

    You shouldn't blame DeMille for that, Rich. I believe Regis Toomey had that sort'a thing written into his contract. He dies...they play "Danny Boy". Didn't know Toomey had that much bargaining power, did ya. (...btw, Regis would also become independently wealthy in his later years by selling off his invention for a new type of ratcheted wrench set to the Sears Roebuck and Company...they in turn would rename it and include it into their Craftsman brand of hand tools from the original name of, yeah you guessed it, the "Socket Toomey" ratcheted wrench set, and with a memorable appearance by Richard Milhous Nixon once hawking it on television, before of course he sold it to Sears...betcha didn't know that either, did ya)
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    Old King Arthur Movies

    I don't think anyone has yet mentioned director John Boorman's attempt at telling this story in 1981's Excalibur. (...visually stunning if not a bit ponderous at times, it featured performances by many a young actor and actress at the time who would go on to lengthy cinematic careers such as Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren and Gabriel Byrne)
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    Old King Arthur Movies

    And THEN there's Kid Galahad starring Elvis as one of the knights of the...as one of the knights of...ummm... (...sorry, never mind...upon further reflection and despite its title, I think I've got the plot of that one wrong here)
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    That's a nice car!

    Sure, those are nice old Mopar muscle cars up there alright Sarge, but what movies were they in? Remember here, the originator of thread, slaytonf, pretty such started this thread with this in mind. Tell ya what, though. After just now checking in the IMCDb website for this vehicle, I found that a Plymouth Duster has somewhat of a featured role in the 2009 movie Adventureland. (...and if you haven't heard of that movie, I suggest you check it out...it's a great little 1980s period piece coming-of-age story that's well done)
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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    Actually here Sepia, I also don't ever recall saying that I was ever a big fan of hers "looks-wise" either, if that was what you meant. Remember here, I've stated many times that I've always had much more of a thing for the sultry brunette types, like Ava and Hedy. (...that whole bleached blonde thing like Lana would have done to herself early in her career in order to become known as a "sex goddess" and like so many actresses have done over the years, has never done much for me in this regard)
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    Joan Bennett for SOTM

    Funny you mentioned this Tiki. One of the questions on Jeopardy last night was something like: "It is said Hollywood tends to cast actresses during their careers in three primary roles: First Babes, then District Attorneys, and finally Driving......." (...and yeah, one of the contestants answered correctly with: "What is Miss Daisy?")
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    Old King Arthur Movies

    Yes, and didn't R.J. look ever so cute in that little pageboy wig with bang? (...well, I always thought he did anyway, so there!)
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    Tiffany Vasquez

    Hmmm...must've missed that one. So Tiffany had a kid recently you say? WELL then...CONGRATULATIONS there TIFFANY!!! (...wherever you are)
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    Tiffany Vasquez

    No worries in THIS regard here then! Nope, whenever the doctor checks MY "prostrate" I'm always fully conscious of it. (...now sure, I COULD be a little drowsy beforehand, but just the sound of him puttin' on those latex gloves usually snaps me RIGHT to attention!)
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    Joan Bennett for SOTM

    Maybe it's just me or maybe because of the colorization done on his lobby card for this film, but the way Joan looks in it makes her almost look like Kim Hunter more than herself. (...anybody else seein' this at all?)
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    Drafting a Movie Concept Script

    First here CG, welcome back! I, for one, have missed your presences around here anyway. Secondly, gotta say what an imaginative way you've used here to dispel certain rumors as to, well, YOU know. (...and thirdly, I'd suggest you send this script outline of yours here to David Lynch, as I believe only HE could do justice to it in cinematic form)
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    Phantom of the Backlots

    Looking at the present satellite map of this location, I think I can see where those old railroad tracks might have lain, Don. And while looking at it, I also noticed the studio and your home on Huron Avenue lies very close of Ballona Creek, and which got me to thinking of the Baldwin Hills Dam disaster in 1963. Although I might be wrong here, I believe when that dam broke, most of the water that was suddenly released ended up in Ballona Creek and then flowed to the ocean. I bring this up because I'll bet you especially remember this disaster which killed five people, and because of how close this all took place to your location of the L.A. basin.
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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    Well, NOT to turn this discussion away from the topic of this film, but MY opinion about "Tail Gunner" Joe was that while he definitely WAS a political opportunist, he was ALSO dumb enough to actually believe the crap that spouted from his mouth. (...and like so many of his ilk, the ideologues of the world, have been even before HE came along and have been since)
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    Tiffany Vasquez

    I dunno, MissW. Why ask ME?! Maybe 'cause she's all ready for Norman, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, to come over and spend the night with her??? (...and make her "ooh" some more?)
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    New Poll: Favorite Male Screen Star

    Yep, U certainly did, alright!
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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    What you've described here Sarge is an "action" that Welch takes during the film, and in some regards is an old acting trick of using some prop in order to elicit the feeling from an audience that the character is doing some real life action anyone would make and thus making it more believable. Your example here also says nothing about how Welch delivers his lines throughout the picture. (...and as you may recall, that was my primary reservation about his performance in this film)
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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    You must have me confused with someone else around here, Sepia. I don't recall ever previously saying that I was a big fan of Lana's. I've never considered her acting skills to be all that such-a-much, and although in the right role she could be pretty effective. Just don't think this role would have been one of them. Hibi's above comments: "Lana was a bit too old for the role (pushing 40), though she did have experience testifying in court that would've helped her performance! She had that old MGM glamour aura too that was wrong for the part. I think the film worked out better with Remick", would be some of the reasons I feel this way. Remick's ability to effectively portray the character's "earthiness" for want of a better word, would be something I just don't feel Lana could have pulled off quite as well. (...and also remember by the time this movie was made, Lana just two years prior was already starting to play the more matronly roles in films, and such as her role in 1957's Peyton Place)
  22. Boyer and de Havilland 30-some years after starring together in 1941's Hold Back the Dawn (...and still lookin' pretty good there, I'd say)
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    New Poll: Favorite Male Screen Star

    Hey Tom! Second row. First one on the left. Bottom row. Second over from the far right. (...betcha these are your least favorite roles of Lon's, right?!)
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    New Poll: Favorite Male Screen Star

    Sure I do, Sarge. When one's a teenager and a fellow motorcyclist and watches Mr. Parks here riding around the country on that Harley Sportster of his in the anthology TV series "Then Back Bronson" back in the late-'60s, it makes quite a lasting impression upon a young person. (...btw, in regard to TV actors who never quite broke into the movie A-list, I'll add the name of David Janssen here)
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    You and me both, Sepia. (...up 'til now the only "Gummo" I had ever heard of was one of Minnie's boys who dropped out of the act early on)

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