LornaHansonForbes

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About LornaHansonForbes

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    Gardening, macrame, lies, deception, blackmail, the Dark Arts, the Nekronomicon, Olympic Shade-Throwing, innapropriate humor, bad taste.
    Fightin' for that lousy buck everyone sneers at but slugs to get.

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  1. LornaHansonForbes

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    terrible shame, he was never able to rise. (AS A STAR!)
  2. LornaHansonForbes

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    welcome back...!? seems like you've been MIA of late....or am i wrong? and also, in the CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE dept., DARGO made the SIXTH SENSE reference right after me.
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    If anyone wants to watch an extraordinarily stupid, mid 80s British Syfy Golan-Globus produced wreck of a movie, LIFEFORCE was on TCM underground last night. Its....really something. Just a profoundly confounding movie...It also has a real penchant for telling us about major events that happened in as opposed to showing them. In spite of the fact that it obviously had a budget. And a relatively competent director....?Although Tobe Hooper is reaching into the same bag of tricks he used in some of his earlier efforts (They try to copy the score for “poltergeist”, and it totally does not fit the action and tone of the film.) It’s worth noting the Patrick Stewart has a small role and he looks exactly the same as he does now. I guess theres supposed to be a twist at the end. But by the time they got to it I totally did not care.
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    for some reason one of the photos from TOMORROW THE WORLD removed itself.... wrecked the joke but...
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    it was apparently a SUPERMOON the other night, and I have been SUPERMOODY of late, and my HULU knows me, so it loaded up TOMORROW: THE WORLD! (1944) right after ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST and I watched it for the ninth (or so) time and cackled like WITCH HAZEL from start to end. if my LIFE DEPENDED ON IT I COULD NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH A STRAIGHT FACE FOR LONGER THAN A MINUTE AND A HALF. i love it SO. i apologize for an earlier mis-statement where I claimed PRISCILLA LANE was in the love-interest part, she's not. It's BETTY FIELD, sporting what HAS to be the MOST AGGRESSIVE PERM I have seen in a forties film. Betty, Honey, you're not wearing that hair, that hair is wearing you... it's worth noting that the two juvenile leads besides SKIPPY HOMIER are really great- very likeable and natural- although both REALLY a little hard to buy: but in the end, IT'S SKIPPY WHO WINS MY HEART: makeover time! He reminds me quite a bit of my younger self, minus the whole "Master Race" thing and plus an argyle sweater vest and some clear nail polish. i wish like anything they had turned this into a MAISIE/ MEXICAN SPITFIRE/ ANDY HARDY sort of film series as we see EMIL THE WUNDERNAZI assimilate to life in the GOOD OLE U ESS OF A. a HALLOWEEN installment where he sports a red satin devil costume would be too too divine. The only way I could love this movie more is if he wore a tiny little monocle.
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    REDRUM! REDRUM! DANNY ISN'T HERE MRS. TORRANCE.
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    again, i thank you for pointing this out IN RE: ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST i am stealing it and making it a minor plot point in a novel-within-a-story that I am working on (and am terrifyingly close to finishing, whether i like it or not.) again, the irony of someone devoting (and risking) their life in order to protect the rights of others...to deny the rights of others is just so delicious. I mean, sure, you could stay in your own country and take care of your damned looney family and just grow peanuts or beans, or even jack the price of salt up on your neighbors and make a profit, but no- you go fullspeed tilt at that racist windwill, you go Dream that Impossible (and morally repugnant) Dream, you Racist Don Quixote. CHARGE ON! (AND MAKE SURE TO NOT WEAR A HELMET WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, HELMETS ARE FOR NORTHERN AGGRESSORS!) I swear to God, white people are my people, but I am totally missing that "desire to suppress" set of chromosones in my DNA strand. Must be recessive.
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    I saw this for the first time yesterday (TCM on HULU) and I liked it, but the hyper-critic in me had one big issue with it, which was that it lacked a central character. I think it would have been a stronger movie had it settled on making MARCH, BLYTH or O'BRIEN the main character instead of it's being a genuine ensemble film where it seemed as if everyone got 1/3 screen time, almost a pre-Altman-style movie; I guess they felt odd about making a villain the main character, but the mid-to-late-40's were by this time rife with successful films where a villain was the lead, so i think they should've embraced it. FREDRIC MARCH was really impressive (as a real silver-plated SOB), reminded me a bit of his later work in INHERIT THE WIND where he just lets all the vanity go...speaking of, I get the feeling he did this movie for the chance to make his wife center stage at the end, her triumphant walk up the steps at the finale of the movie was a DeHavilland in THE HEIRESS-type moment, but again, nice as it was, it just highlighted for me how the film seemed to suffer from a lack of a protagonist (an occasional character gets THE last scene?) thank you for pointing that out about DALL's character!!! I did not realize he was specifically going to fight FOR the cause of slavery in BRAZIL, that (in and of itself) could be a pretty funny concept for a movie: some sort of halfassed DON QUIXOTE warrior-for-hire for the cause of the rights of people to oppress others. what a Prince. again, the film could've spent more time on the genteel, decaying cotton plantation family....i get the feeling they made the HUBBARDS seem downright functional by comparison. There was also an interesting subplot about a lynching that i felt didn't get fully explored...a as hypercritical as i can be, i can also be a little obtuse: why was this movie called ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST? did they explain it (as they do in THE LITTLE FOXES) and I missed it?
  9. LornaHansonForbes

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    there's a moment onscreen in TOMORROW THE WORLD! where I swear to God, you can literally see FREDRIC MARCH wonder to himself "can they ask for an Oscar back?"
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    i genuinely hope you will be once you see it... the various reactions of the actors to the young performer playing the NAZI YOUTH are what makes it. Clearly FREDERIC MARCH and PRISCILLA LANE (?) thought they were signing on for something SERIOUS. AGNES MOOREHEAD (professional that she was) totally rolls with it and it's GREAT.
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    It's just a theory I have, might be completely wrong...
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    i hope you won't be disappointed. from a personal standpoint, I have seen this film five or six times and it keeps getting funnier every single time i see it. i wish like anything it had become an ANDY HARDY-like film series about EMILE THE NAZI YOUTH and his WACKY misadventures in Small Town Back Lot, USA. Like, even in the context of TODAY I still find it funny.
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    OMG, YES!!!!! TOMORROW: THE WORLD!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!! SERIOUSLY, THE FUNNIEST COMEDY OF THE 1940'S, HANDS DOWN.
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    JEREMY BRETT (?) who played FREDDIE (and was a friend of AUDREY'S) actually had a great singing voice and agreed to be dubbed in his part and I honestly think it was to make AUDREY feel better.
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    i'VE ONLY WAtched the deleted SHOW ME scene once, and it kind of broke my heart, because you can SENSE how much AUDREY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SING THE PART, and she's tryin her heart out and all too... but it's just out of her range. nowadays, I'm sure they'd just mix in someone else singing the high notes and autotune the Hell out of it...

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