ChristineHoard

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    Noir Alley

    SPOILERS: Except he got away with it. He should have/could have called the cops and didn't because he didn't want his wife to find out but, of course, he had to tell her. Now he'll have to deal with her wrath and distrust. At least Walter Neff was a single guy so it was only his own life he upended.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Yes, and his opponent has been on the frontlines of this travesty.
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    JFK and LBJ

    LBJ likely would have won re-election in '68 and we might have been spared Richard Nixon. If anyone wants to start a Vietnam thread, fine with me as the widow of a veteran who served in 1965-66 (Army). As an aside, I watched Anthony Bourdain on PBS last night ("Parts Unknown") when he went to Laos and they are still searching for and finding a s***load of dangerous unexploded bombs from Nixon's "secret war" there. The consequences of our mis-adventures in Southeast Asia don't seem to ever end.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    WHAT?!? Did something wake Ted Cruz up from his slumbers? 😁
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    He's not the only one angry. I'm angry, too. There's a lot to be angry about.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    Tearjerker alert: Smilin' Through on Monday night with Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer and Fredric March.
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    Barbara Stanwyck's son

    She earned it. She's one of the all-time greats.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Or Hell.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    It's OK, not great, but if you like Hank Williams' tunes, it's worth your while.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    If you want to help and can't be there physically, you can go to the SLATE.COM website and, on the right side of the screen under the Immigration heading, see "How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border."
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    Noir Alley

    Yes, he lets Joan know that he's not into a serious relationship. She's the one who can't let go.
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    Men You Love to Hate in the Movies!

    Basil Rathbone in ANNA KARENINA is so cruel to Greta Garbo. I just hate him in that movie. He's also pretty despicable in TOWER OF LONDON although quite fiendishly entertaining. This flick needs to be on TCM again; it's got Basil, Boris & Vincent. Horror heaven.
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    Noir Alley

    Do you buy her in LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE? Of course, this is later in her career but I like her performance as she b u t t s heads with Jodie Foster's character.
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    Extra Credit Credits Question

    I can see one of two scenarios if Roderick Jaynes had won: either one or both of the Coens would have accepted it on his behalf or the presenters would have said, "Rodrerick couldn't be with us tonight and we accept this award on his behalf." 😊
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    I Just Watched...

    No, I haven't seen "Feel My Pulse." Thanks for the info; I am a fan of Powell and it's interesting the villain roles he played in silents including "The Last Command." I guess he had that look. He's one of my favorites.
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    I Just Watched...

    Yes, do try to see The Last Command. In addition to Jannings' performance, you'll see William Powell and he's not playing the nicest guy in the world.
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    Whoever it's for, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sort of like the early pix of Marlene Dietrich in her manly suits that can have appeal to everyone. Anyone can fantasize whatever they want. It's only fitting that they did a couple of films together. Gary Cooper was always good looking but had an ethereal beauty when he was starting out in silents and very early talkies.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Lots of drama and drinking in NO DOWN PAYMENT and recommended for anyone interesting in '50's overwrought storytelling about suburban life. This will be my third viewing but it isn't on the TCM schedule very often so I plan on watching again. Great cast, too!
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    One of those dramas that elevated Rock above any limiting "beefcake" descriptions, acting-wise, along with SECONDS and GIANT. That aside, I still love his comedies with Doris Day.
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    I Just Watched...

    GREAT ANN SHERIDAN POSTER!
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    I Just Watched...

    LawrenceA, congratulations on seeing every available Oscar-nominated performance.
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    Extra Credit Credits Question

    I like to check out all the credits, too. In the old classic film era, a lot of credits weren't listed that are listed today like who provided the catering. One of my pet peeves is when I watch a movie or TV show and the credits are reduced to tiny print and fast-forwarded while some other programming is being promoted. Show the credits the way God intended, programmers! At least TCM respects credits. As for favorite credits, I like the goofy AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN credits.
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    Movies You Want to End Differently

    Two horror films where I would like to change the endings and make them happier, although the filmed endings pack a wallop: the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE MIST.
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    Noir Alley

    I like Eddie Muller. He is informative and doesn't seem to be too full of himself to me. I like the commercial for the two noir showings where he has a cocktail in one hand, a coffee cup in the other hand and then he pours the drink into the coffee cup at the end of the commercial. I don't have a problem with the wine club commercials; I just wish they would show some new ones. The sound can be muted if the commercials are that irritating to some viewers.
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    Noir Alley

    Sure wish I could remember where I read about that scene in THE FLY (maybe an old issue of SCARLET STREET which always had inside info). It was quite some time ago; just one of those things that stuck with me. Yes, I know about the wooden leg which is why I said in some post a while back, they must have had to use a double in TROUBLE IN PARADISE in the scene where he's running up and down the stairs. The TCM web site had mentioned a biography recently published. I may get it; he had quite the movie career in addition to his war service. I'm so glad we recognize and appreciate his considerable talents here on the Boards.

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