terrya

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About terrya

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  • Birthday 04/10/1956

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    Movies (duh), reading, theater, travel.
  1. TCM Underground

    I just wanted to give a thank you to the powers that be at TCM for the TCM Underground. Often, they'll show some unusual films I've not seen before. Kudos to the TCM Underground
  2. The Celluoid Closet

    I have never seen this excellent documentary on TCM. I wish TCM would consider showing it sometime. It's a excellent look at how we've been portrayed in films from the silent era until today (well, in the 1990's when it was made).
  3. Who is your favourite British actress?

    Dame Maggie Smith. She could do a movie reading from the London phone book and I'd go and see it.
  4. Mel Gibson, because after his movie debut, we've found out that he's a sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic pig.
  5. I have seen it before, but I'm so glad the powers that be at TCM have included it as part of "The Essentials". Because it most definitely is an essential to see.
  6. And the Oscar goes to...

    "Crash" winning Best Picture over "Brokeback Mountain". I REALLY questioned that one. But, well, I'm not a voting member of the Academy, so what do I know?
  7. Darkest Movie of All Time

    "The Road". It's a great film, but oh man, is it bleak.
  8. Great Movie Performances By Child Actors

    Patty McCormack. "The Bad Seed". I loved her performance.
  9. Yeah, I'm doing it in chronological order. Thank goodness for TCM and Netflix. One thing: the 1932 winner "Cavalcade". It's not on dvd, according to Netflix. I've got the list in a Word document, I'm highlighting the ones I've seen. I'm kind of torn about re-seeing the films I've already seen, like "It Happened One Night", "The Apartment", etc. But I imagine I will.
  10. Wow! I'm not nearly as ambitious as you. I am embarking on seeing all of the Best Picture winners. I've seen "Wings", "The Broadway Melody", "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Cimarron" so far.
  11. Being a relative newbie here, I'm not sure if this subject has been mentioned. If so, I apologize in advance. But we all know that a film score can truly enhance a movie. The music can accentuate the emotions conveyed in a film. That score can make a film a more special experience. My favorite film composer was John Barry. He composed some of the most memorable scores I've heard in movies. From the truly magnificent score he composed for my favorite film, "The Lion in Winter", through "Born Free", "Out of Africa", "Chaplin", and the music to many of the James Bond themes, Barry was a master at composing. Of course there was Bernard Herrmann. The Hitchcock films, "Psycho", "North by Northwest", and my favorite of the Hitchcock scores, "Vertigo". Some of the most beautiful music ever composed on film is in "Vertigo". In my opinion. There are some decent film composers today. Alexandre Desplat (who composed the music for "The King's Speech", among others) is a fine composer. Who are some of your favorites?
  12. Bus Stop

    *I* am not sure it qualifies as an "Essential" (it's a good movie and one of Marilyn Monroe's best films), but what the hell, I don't decide those things at TCM.
  13. This is a absolutely superb documentary about Harvey Milk, champion of our community. I thank TCM for airing it. I'll definitely be watching (and recording) this.
  14. "Brokeback Mountain" Starring....

    Swithin, I've always thought it was a gay love story.
  15. Are Paul Newman movies classics?

    Sure there are Paul Newman movies that can be called classics. "The Hustler". "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

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