CaveGirl

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  1. Spence, I share your belief that these films are the cream of the crop!
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    Kings of the B's

    Yes, they are taking auditions for the Robert Bardo biopic.
  3. You give a great example of a magnificent performance by Russell, so mine will not be as impressive, but I do think DeNiro's attempt to portray Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull" with his weight metamorphosis and boxing skills learned was impressive. Thanks for an interesting topic!
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    Modern-ish art forgery film?

    You are so right about Umberto Eco, Sgt. Markoff. If he had written a book about Vermeer, it would not be made into some steamy soap opera, with bogus plot points, like the Chevalier book. When we went to the giant Vermeer exhibition at the Washington National Gallery, we got to see the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and being that there were like over twenty out of thirty-five attributed and extant Vermeer's at the time, it was noted that Johannes used his wife, relatives and daughters as models, not the kitchen maid [or whatever Scarlet was supposed to be!]...which was so obvious due to their similar facial physiognomies. I am wondering though if there is still a connection to Vermeer for the OP's question, as the tale seems a bit like a version of the Han van Meegeren story. He was the man who was arrested for supposedly trying to pass his works off as Vermeers. He later went to court, sometime in the first half of the 1900's, and actually painted what he called a Vermeer style work in court, due to being charged with another crime involving removal of national art treasures from the country. Don't know whether his story has been made into a movie or not.
  5. Thanks so much Arpirose! Dale certainly had a unique and revolutionary style. I bought the cd "King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale and the DelTones" last year so I'll be playing it tonight in his memory.
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    Phillip Marlowe/Raymond Chandler

    My favorite fictional writer is James McLeod. He tends to repeat his plot lines often but I still find his work very amusing, as he doggedly hunts down the criminal element in society, Sgt. Markoff. He does like a pastiche of Chandler's work with a touch of Spillane thrown in for good measure.
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    Where’s Ben?

    Yeah, but can you do Brando with his Shakespearean accent from "Julius Caesar"? I know, I know...you only do Julius Marx.
  8. CaveGirl

    Stalker Movies

    I also find that not much has changed since Sir James Frazer wrote "The Golden Bough" in terms of the behaviour of earthlings, Sgt. Markoff.
  9. CaveGirl

    Stalker Movies

    Doesn't it hurt your teeth to hold on to that bone so long?
  10. What would films be without such characters? Of all the sidekicks in films, the one I will watch in any film, is the inimitable Arthur Hunnicutt, who brings rural accents to any scene or situation. This man is so hilarious on screen, that I often watch the other players as he regales them with stories, which sound like he is a victim of Munchausen's syndrome. I get the feeling sometimes that he is just ad-libbing parts of his lines, since the other players look perplexed and also quite amused as he takes over the bit and steals scenes consistently. He was so entertaining in films like The Big Sky, The French Line and The Kettles in the Ozarks, a role he was born to play. Born in 1910 in Gravelly, Arkansas, he always looked elderly, and was still acting in things on tv like TZ episodes in his later years. I'll leave it up to you to mention other sidekicks you admire, and second bananas, and my favorite in the latter is Donald O'Connor.
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    What are you reading

    Frankly I'm not far enough in reading to answer your questions, Sarge. I will say, from what I'm reading this is way more difficult to decipher than Colonna's "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" since maybe it is untranslatable. At least Colonna had some fun mixing up languages when he invented words, which could be solved with some intense study.
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    Sidekicks and Second Bananas

    Love him! Wasn't he in "The Searchers"?
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    Sidekicks and Second Bananas

    Thanks! I saw an amusing clip of him recently, in which Merv had Totie Fields on the show also, and liked to have both Arthur and Totie sit next to each other on the couch, showing they looked the same height, and then have both stand up, and Arthur looked about two feet taller.
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    Stalker Movies

    And of course, I didn't mean to be someone who doesn't get that you are making a generalization which has a lot of truth to it, Sarge...that I should be taking personally. Your historic view of such matches, and how women often choose their spouses is dead on. Thanks for a scholarly overview!
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    Stalker Movies

    You are so right, lavenderblue, and I'd forgotten that film though it was so great. Stamp is a true stalker, since he thinks he can win over Eggar, just by force of will, now that he has some money, and when her life is ended, he just goes on to another possible victim, like many stalkers in real life do. I too read the book after seeing the film, and the book is excellent also. Thank you!
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    Stalker Movies

    Maybe they mean that Norman was stalking the birds to stuff?
  17. CaveGirl

    Groovy Movies!

    Any movie with Martin Mull is a winner, MR!
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    Stalker Movies

    Thank you for your insights on this topic. I so agree that mayhaps an online stalker can be even more dangerous than someone offline. One would hope that any website that has posters, would have the integrity to protect posters from having to deal with posters who continually harass others. I Knowing how long it would take for one to get any results from administration on a poster who is being a constant problem, one would hope that the site would give posters a Block button to just eliminate the threat immediately with no need for further argumentation on the site.
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    Where’s Ben?

    Why not just join a Pro-Androgen Party and then your hair will fall out all on its own, Dargo? Oh, was that a TIC comment? Never mind...
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    Where’s Ben?

    I'm glad I've never heard Brando yell out "STELLA!!!!" with a nasaly [sp?] voice.
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    Groovy Movies!

    Far out, JC!
  22. CaveGirl

    Stalker Movies

    Yes, the internet has stalkers too who one would expect each website to protect. Thanks for the info!
  23. CaveGirl

    Stalker Movies

    Love that song and I could qualify since I CAN cook! Actually I love Una, as she was hilarious in BOF with her little shrieking sounds and how she glides around rooms, but she is also a great actress being from the Abbey Theatre and all. I still think Dargo would not be dating her though, since he tends to be somewhat superficial in spite of all his other fine qualities, and only likes girls like Ava and Yvonne Craig, ya know. I think your song picking is superlative, but not as sure about your matchmaking skills. Speaking of fun laughs in music, my favorite album is the "Louie Louie" compilation with Black Flag and even the USC Marching Band versions, so I shall look of the Ukelele Orchestra title. Name your two out of three, before considering consummation. P.S. Yes, to the Britney query.
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    What are you reading

    I'm reading that book by Jerry Lewis about his relationship with Dean Martin called "Dean and Me: A Love Story" and Jerry's true affection for Dean Martin really comes out in this very unusual book. It's like Jerry saw Dean as an older brother who would help him grown into maturity himself and is a great read. I'm also reading "The Secret Confession of Jack the Ripper" [debatable?] and a book on the history of the Voynich Manuscript.
  25. CaveGirl

    I Just Watched...

    You rang, daddio?

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