AndreaDoria

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    Double Indemnity Query

    The thing that bothers me after my 20th viewing is Barton Keyes talking about the woman he loved and almost married -- until he found out she dyed her hair and had a mentally ill person in the family. Jerk.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    Never underestimate the power of a really hot ankle bracelet.
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    'Pillow Talk': THR's 1959 Review

    I never get tired of it. The plot moves along at a quick rom-com pace that builds nicely. Doris's clothes are the period's perfection. The set decorations are a treat in themselves. The housekeeper is a hoot. The scene in the diner where Doris is sobbing and everyone thinks her friend, played by Tony Randall, is the cad who upset her -- absolutely hilarious. The part where telephone-Rock Hudson tries to convince her that Texas-Rock Hudson is gay -- is hilarious in a dozen different ways. You can see how much all the leads love and enjoy working with each other.
  4. Kim Novak must really be suffering for her art, sitting on her heels like that.
  5. There's a great scene in "A New Leaf," where Walter Matthau is talking to his blind date, who is a bit too forward. She is going on about freedom and starts to take her bikini top off when he screams, "Don't let them out!" Ma Kettle was usually braless, why haven't you guys posted her picture?
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    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    I love watching Laurence Harvey and Elizabeth Taylor together in BUtterfield 8, because they were both so beautiful. I just have to suspend disbelief about things like men going out with Liz a few times and then dumping her and the ridiculous chase scene at the end where he is chasing her in her red convertible and every few minutes she turns halfway around in her seat to look back at his car while they're going 100 miles and hour. Foolish kids.
  7. No, my mistake. I looked back and it was Mozart who Miss Wonderly mentioned, asking if I would quit listening to him, and I mixed them up. My brain only remembering "some composer." I haven't heard anything bad about either one. Sorry Beethoven, didn't mean to start gossip about you. I'm not a big cancel culture person, people can go to all the Woody Allen movies they want and watch all the Cosby reruns they like. There's just a point where I give someone up if the sight of their face starts to make me shudder a little bit. That's both of those men, for me.
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    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    "Howard's End," is in my top five favorite movies as well as, "A Passage to India" so I don't understand why I never saw this! With Judy Davis & Rupert Graves, it has to be good. I just saw The Goldfinch at the movies. Ebert hated it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it the lowest score I've ever seen it give anything. Maybe it's because I read the book first, but I loved it.
  9. While I agree that most pedophiles have a long list of victims, I'm sure they aren't all exactly alike. Woody's movies are often about men obssessed with women who are taboo in some way, a sister-in-law, a very young woman, a best friend's girl friend. If Woody did abuse Dylan it may have been a case of this sort of obssession more than typical pedophilia. I'm not worried about people like Beethoven. Dead people can't benefit from my money. With someone alive and well and able to profit from me I just make my own judgment call. Here's a few facts that helped sway me against him:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/02/woody-allen-sex-abuse-10-facts
  10. Dylan Farrow, Woody's adopted daughter claimed, at the time and now that she's grown up, that Woody Allen molested her. https://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/an-open-letter-from-dylan-farrow/ She sounds credible to me. Now, his new movie starring Jude Law is about a man who has an affair with a fifteen year-old. Which sort of seems like Allen thumbing his nose at his critics and believing his fans will forgive anything. I agree with ignoring the private life of actors, directors and producers up to a point. I don't care if they have affairs or don't bathe on the weekends, but I draw the line at pedophiles and would feel complicit if I spent my money to make them richer.
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    I Just Watched...

    A few nights ago I discovered a whole sting of "B" movies on YouTube starring Beverly Michaels. They're awful, but I can't look away. My first one was Wicked Woman which begins with a song by someone who sounds like he's imitating Frankie Lane. Beverly gets off the bus and you can tell right away that she's wicked because she smokes on the street and she walks. real. slow. The whole time I felt like I was watching a Carol Burnett parody and wished I had someone to laugh with me. They're fun!
  12. I think maybe some people (maybe only a few) might like the silent films better if they didn't start with the big action movies, but tried the quiet dramas like Lillian Gish in, "The Wind" or Gloria Swanson in, "Sadie Thompson." There's something about them that involves me very deeply, almost as though I'm dreaming the movie and I tend to completely forget that it's silent. Maybe it's because I have to watch it more closely that I tend to get really lost in the character. I cry over Sadie Thompson every time and I rarely cry at movies at all. The silent version of "Stella Dallas," is another tear jerker but then so is the later Barbara Stanwyck version. As for being dated, I love that part. It's like stepping into a time warp.
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    I Just Watched...

    Thanks Shutoo. I watched "The Chaperone," on the PBS site last week and really liked it. I was happy to find the film was less about Louise Brooks than I had expected because I really didn't think the actress captured her very well. Elizabeth Montgomery, however, was wonderful. She was so underused in "Downton Abbey," it was nice to see her in a full roll.
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    Which stars deserve a primetime spotlight?

    Someone mentioned Richard Farnsworth in another thread reminding me of how wonderful I think he is.
  15. I was curious to see that, too, after watching Michael's tribute to his father. Those tributes are one of my favorite things about TCM. The one to Ingrid Bergman by one of my favorites, Patricia Clarkson, even made me see Ingrid through her eyes for a while.

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