CaveGirl

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  1. CaveGirl

    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Both are such good movies! Reading "All the King's Men" in college, was so interesting. I remember after seeing the film that I thought Andy Griffith would also have been fabulous as the Huey Long based character, but I did love Broderick Crawford in the role. I always wished I could have seen footage of Broderick and his mommy, Helen Broderick together in a film. I would not have ever pictured her as his mother. Thanks as usual for your sage updates, TB!
  2. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    I have no idea. I know in my world, I would give thanks to anyone who is civil to patrons who continually report them. I think it is always above board to be kind to one's detractors.
  3. CaveGirl

    lazy slackers

    I love squirrels, from the Latin word "sciurus", and let's not forget the "sciura" either! My piano teacher made me learn how to feed her squirrels, when she was on vacation. She said "You just put a nut in your palm and then put your hand forward and...they will come" and this was way before that "Field of Dreams" movie. My favorite squirrels though are flying ones like Rocket J. Squirrel.
  4. CaveGirl

    I Just Watched...

    I remember reading about three books on Lucky Lindy when I was twelve, and though Jimmy was a bit long in the tooth by the time he played him, it was a fine movie though the number of sandwiches in the plane he brought were incorrect. What I would really like to see is a later bio-flick on Lindbergh detailing his double life in Munich when he worked for Pan American I think, and his hidden family life there.
  5. CaveGirl

    lazy slackers

    Now a Kitsch Christmas though, can use all the same elements but in a different way and be inspiring. Like I would put the Baby Jesus in the sleigh, but dress him up in a Martian spacesuit, as if he has come to save this world too, after saving Mars. And then Santa could be on the ground at a cocktail party with Frosty, who is serving cold beer and the elves could be riding away on the reindeer, with the Grinch as the bouncer at the holiday party door. A drunken Gingerbread Man would be lying on the lawn, in disarray also. I would also have invited John Malkovich to be all the patrons at the party, and the backdrop for the setting would be the New Jersey turnpike.
  6. CaveGirl

    TCM has a new owner

    Well, no...but I have seen all the films of Grant Williams about that many times. Does that count?
  7. CaveGirl

    Misleading Titles

    Actually it is Gerald Kookson. By the way, have you ever seen that sci-fi movie based on an Aesop's Fable about the dog who just refuses to give up his bone? You'd like it, as it stars Rinty's grandson but I can't remember who played the head the bone came from sadly. I apologize if it bothers you that I find Markoff so ginchy and am smitten with him for being the utmost. Being the shy, retiring wallflower that I am, I know I am not woman enough for him but I still enjoy basking in the warm glow of his brilliance. Only a man who has had a woman smitten would of course understand the signs, which explains why you are mayhaps not attuned to such posted admiration. Thanks for your always fascinating repartee, Detective Jimmy!
  8. CaveGirl

    TCM has a new owner

    I guess I've seen all the movies I ever needed to see anyway, after watching "The Day of the Nightmare", "The House That Screamed" and "Mars Needs Women" over the weekend, so no big deal!
  9. CaveGirl

    TCM has a new owner

    I will worry about that when the last of my daily de liqueur is sampled, Dar!
  10. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    For anyone's edification, I can't see if my posts are posting anymore, since they first have to be approved by a Moderator, due to someone who has reported me so many times. I also can't message anyone either, since my messaging ability was removed also due to complaints. One would think also, if someone finds my posts so deleterious and foul, they would not be continually posting in my threads. I would think, just for their own integrity that they would not want to be associated with that they find so unethical, but perhaps they have a hidden agenda. It would seem they would just put me on Ignore.Any theories, Eric since you are so good at analyzing such motives in others?
  11. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Too bad Elvis Costello doesn't have some numbers in it too.
  12. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Looking forward to the Hal David bioflick with Burt too!
  13. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Define "gay"?
  14. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Rooney is Olivier's favorite actor as I recall...
  15. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    What's actually "inexcusable" is that amongst all your other talents, you never mentioned your innate ability to read the minds of females, as you do in reading any of mine or any other "OP's" thoughts in delineating what they actually mean in their posts. I'll leave it up to you to determine what is "not gay enough" from now on, Eric. Thanks!
  16. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    I totally agree with Rosebette!
  17. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    But The Mick can play anyone, Sepia! He would have been great as Mozart also I bet...haha.
  18. CaveGirl

    Noir Lit 101

    Often the original source material for a great noir movie, is even better than the resulting movie, being more hardcore and fatalistic than the famous film.Take for example one of my favorite writers, Dorothy Hughes. Born in 1904, her tightly patterned work, like the novel "In a Lonely Place" was tamed down for the screen, by not using her subtle killer's POV or other bits. Much of this POV tactic influenced the novels of Jim Thompson like his "The Killer Inside Me". Hughes also penned "Ride the Pink Horse" which is a fine read before or after seeing the movie. She named as her own personal influences, Faulkner but it is obvious that her ability to bring spellbinding suspense amidst paranoia was a talent all her own. Who would you add to any Noir Lit 101 fundamental reading list?
  19. For some who dig the strange, the unusual and the somewhat weird, Michael Weldon's tome, "The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film" is their bible. My copy is dog-eared from way too much usage and consultations. Weldon said that his original concept for the book and his earlier ventures into a weekly crib sheet for upcoming tv showings of off the wall films, was based on them being of the fields of horror films, electronic gadget-filled, sci-fi, biker, exploitation, musclemen,3-D, 1960's beach and Mexican schlock movie combinations with some Grade Z monstrosities thrown in for good measure. He thought he had coined the term "Psychotronic" until he realized he'd stolen it from the film "The Psychotronic Man". Having watched the movie host, Ghoulardi as a kid in Cleveland Weldon became somewhat addicted to the offbeat films. His book is a compendium of such films, some laughable, some serious with Grade-A effects, but all strangely beautiful in their own mutated ways. I have many personal favorites which are listed below, some of which I might never have sought out without reading about them in Weldon's book. "White Pongo" [1945] PRC "Alphaville" [1965] Jean-Luc Godard "The Horrible Dr. Hichcock" [1962] with Barbara Steele married to a necrophiliac! "The Brute Man" [1946] featuring Rondo Hatton "Murder in the Zoo" [1933] Lionel Atwill winner! "Captive Wild Women" [1943] always great to see Acquanetta "Maniac" [1934] Dwain Esper "Daughters of Darkness" [1971] Delphine Seyrig "Pickup" [1951] another Hugo Haas specialty with Beverly Michaels "The Hypnotic Eye" [1959] w/ bit by the real great imposter, Fred Demara "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" [1936] with film's greatest ham, Tod Slaughter "Lord Love a Duck" [1966] Axelrod and Tuesday Weld, who could ask for more? "Mill of the Stone Women" [1960] from "Flemish Tales" w/ Wolfgang Preiss "The Naked Kiss" [1964] small town perversity by Sam Fuller "Invasion of the Bee Girls" [1973] w/ Victoria Vetri "Judex" [1963] Georges Franju classic "Macumba Love" [1960] blood, lust, voodoo and Ziva Rodann "Witchfinder General" [1968] Michael Reeves directs Vincent Price in his least hammy role! "Equinox" [1967] Fritz Leiber and a necromiconic book! "Color Me Blood Red" [1965] H.G. Lewis, need I say more? "Deranged" [1974] Eddie Gein as portrayed by Robert Blossom "Glen or Glenda" [1953] Ed Wood, Junior [what was Senior like I wonder?] Lastly, I would not have known about "Let Me Die a Woman" without this book. I could go on and on, but those are a few faves. What are yours?
  20. CaveGirl

    lazy slackers

    Here's my holiday beef. It is bad enough when the homeowner covers all bases and has Santa and reindeer on the roof and the Nativity scene in the front yard, but what makes it ludicrous is when the figures are of different sizes, like Santa is like 12-feet tall and Joseph and Mary are 2-feet high and look like they are pygmies. When I was in high school a friend, stole the baby Jesus out of the local college manger and left a ransom note, saying "If you want the kid back, it will take some big bucks!" thinking it was really funny. And it was...but then became a big local story on the news and our high school nuns, said "What kind of awful fellow would have done such a thing?" not knowing it was actually one of their young lady students. We all were sworn to secrecy and had to go out at midnight and put the baby back in the manger so as not to get arrested. But at least that manger scene had proper sized figures, except for Round John Virgin, who was rotund and mentioned in the song "Silent Night".
  21. CaveGirl

    Sine Qua Non Films

    And "Bring'em Back Olive" is the color of a nail polish I named!
  22. CaveGirl

    Noir Lit 101

    Love that movie and book. That's where I learned to drink wood alcohol when I need a pick-me-up! Never dated a geek, but I've known a few.
  23. CaveGirl

    Noir Lit 101

    I've often thought that myself, Sgt. Markoff but have bowed to the general consensus of usage. Great exegesis of the issue. Thank you for giving a valid and alternative viewpoint on the subject of whether the term is a misnomer. It's kind of like when it was said that there are no pornographic books, but only well written ones and not well written ones. The nonexistent concept of noir in literature falls into the same theoretical categorization probably.
  24. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    This "influenza" Groucho style remark, reminds me of the old joke, "Why do Siamese twins never learn anything?" Everything you say to them goes in one ear and out the other, in one ear and out the other. Apologies to my favorite "Freaks" performers, the Hilton Twins.
  25. CaveGirl

    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Ah shucks, Sgt. Markoff, I only hate "some" men, you know, the really annoying ones that even men hate too! My mother once warned me, she said "If other men hate a guy, you can bet that guy is a real nincompoop and lower echelon male that one should always stay away from, since other men know the score on such jerks." I have not renounced all worldy goods yet, as I need some money to keep my place nice with down-filled chenille couches and chairs so decent and intelligent men have somewhere to rest, while I serve them snacks and libation.

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