NickAndNora34

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  1. Childhood Favorites

    I'm interested to know which films/shows were your favorites as a child/teenager. I can honestly recall being obsessed with My Fair Lady (1964) and Sound of Music (1965). I would force my friends to reenact some of the musical numbers with me in my basement, which I guess I'll credit to the reason why my friends rarely came over haha. (I jest, I jest, my brother lived in the same house as me I think I learned every line of music and dialogue from Sound of Music by the time I was 5 years old. I'd like to think I learned how to speak with an English accent from the wonderful Julie Andrews (as a result of watching this dad-gum movie all the time). What are some movies you all remember loving?
  2. What Are You Watching Now?

    I've never even seen this movie. It's on my list to try watching at least parts of it in 2018, but who knows if that will actually come to fruition.
  3. I Just Watched...

    I have never seen Me and My Gal, although I would like to, as I have recently become a fan of Joan Bennett's. I have seen After Office Hours as TCM has shown it before, and I really liked it. Clark Gable and Constance Bennett made a good team, I think.
  4. I Just Watched...

    THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017) Highly fictionalized movie musical about the life of circus giant, P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Keala Settle, & Zendaya, with music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the team behind La La Land and Broadway's new smash hit, Dear Evan Hansen). Upon listening/seeing the music performed in context, my previous opinion that the music was not up to par was shattered. No, it's not Stephen Sondheim caliber by any means, but it was enjoyable and told the stories it was attempting to do, in my opinion. Hugh Jackman was great, and so were the rest of the cast. It was nice to hear Michelle Williams sing again, since many people don't know that she was in the 2014 Broadway revival of Cabaret. I was impressed by the cinematography and the wardrobe, and I'm glad I always try to go into movies with an open mind. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I was pleasantly surprised. SCORE: 3.5/5
  5. Your fav. character players???

    Wow, I forgot all about him! I do really enjoy him as the cop in Arsenic and Old Lace (one of my favorite movies of all time) who has written a play about his mother, Peaches LaTour. Cracks me up.
  6. Singin' With No Pain

    Bill Lee also dubbed Ben Wright's voice (Roger) in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.
  7. Singin' With No Pain

    What are some movie musicals that are either your favorites or are pretty dang near flawless (in your opinion)? There are some that I think are just a touch unbearable, like Jesus Christ Superstar (Norman Jewison). I personally think both The Music Man (1962) and My Fair Lady (1964) would have to be my votes. These two I can watch over and over, regardless of the time of day or my mood. When I first was introduced to Music Man, I watched it approximately 4 times in a week.
  8. What Are You Watching Now?

    My Man Godfrey (1936) I have seen this one before, and can easily say that it is one of my favorite films of all time. William Powell and Carole Lombard play fantastically well off each other (she easily gives Myrna Loy a run for her money, in my opinion). Gail Patrick is great as usual as the spoiled and uptight sister. Alice Brady and Eugene Pallette are wonderful as Lombard's and Gail Patrick's parents.
  9. Your fav. character players???

    Hermione Gingold. She was fantastic as the Mayor's Wife (Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn) in The Music Man (1962). Never fails to make me chuckle. Here she is with Shirley Jones.
  10. I Just Watched...

    THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982) This is a Don Bluth animated movie; I am a fan of his Anastasia and The Pebble and the Penguin and this was next on my list. It centers around a widow mouse named Mrs. Brisby (I don't believe you ever hear her first name) who has 4 children: 1 of whom is very sick and can't be moved, which proves difficult when the frost is over (spring has sprung) on the farm where they live and the farmer is going to start plowing the field. Brisby has a talk with the "Great Owl" (and lives to tell the tale, no less), who tells her to seek help from the rats in the rosebush (who just so happen to have escaped a testing facility in which they have become extremely intelligent after being test subjects). A cute movie overall. I think Hermione Baddeley's "Auntie Shrew" was hysterically dramatic, and Dom DeLuise was endearing as the clumsy raven, Jeremy. Score: 3/5
  11. The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    These are some Peter Pan (Disney) reference photos.
  12. The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    Some Kathryn Beaumont Alice in Wonderland (Disney) live action reference photos. I think these are really cool.
  13. A Very Unholy Holly Golightly

    I would watch a film like that in a heartbeat, simply to see Audrey portraying a villainous character for once. It would certainly be a change of pace. If this were true, I think she would absolutely be one of the most terrifying evil characters, simply due to the overall positive connotations I (and the general public) associate her with.
  14. The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    Agnes Moorehead as a child
  15. The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    Margaret Kerry, Disney's live action Tinkerbell model for "Peter Pan" (1953)
  16. I Just Watched...

    I saw this back when it first was released in theaters, and the clown (Pennywise) scared me so much that I had to sleep with the lights on for a week. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to "scary" movies (unless they were made in the 50s, then I can handle them).
  17. The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    This photo of sisters Constance, Joan, and Barbara Bennett as young children.
  18. What Are You Watching Now?

    Just finished this movie. I'll give it the fantastic score of 1/5. I would not even show this movie to kids, for which this movie is intended. There are only so many movies about ants that can be made and actually be worth watching (Them! and A Bug's Life).
  19. Share your thots on Eartha Kitt Day

    I believe it is a slang word commonly used among millenials. If I were you, I'd look at Urban Dictionary. I don't know if I care to outline it here on the boards, unless I can do so diplomatically. Here goes: The "Roxanne" that The Police sang about would have some of these qualities, I believe.
  20. Your Favorite Films From Years Ending in 8

    I was really close to including Beetlejuice for my 1988 choice as I really enjoy it, but decided to go with something else instead. I love the "Day-O" dinner scene, it cracks me up every time.
  21. Your Favorite Films From Years Ending in 8

    1928: *I haven't actually seen anything from 1928, oops* 1938: Bringing up Baby 1948: Sorry Wrong Number 1958: Auntie Mame 1968: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1978: Death on the Nile 1988: Rain Man 1998: The Big Lebowski 2008: Changeling
  22. What Are You Watching Now?

    The Ant Bully (an animated movie from the 2000s): has to do with a bullied boy named Lucas who takes his frustration out on ants (who speak English and have a form of government, as well as a knowledge of right & wrong). He is shrunk by the ant colony, and the Queen (Meryl Streep) orders Julia Roberts to basically adopt him as her child and teach him the ways of being an ant (in lieu of killing him, which I personally would have done after hearing him whine about wanting to go home, etc.). Okay, I wouldn't have killed him. But I have low hopes for this movie. I wonder how much they paid Meryl and Julia for this. The only person I'm not surprised about being in this film, is Nicolas Cage.
  23. I Just Watched...

    The only one I can remember having actually seen is Carefree (1938). Although, upon doing some more research, I believe I can confirm that I've also seen Swing Time and Shall We Dance. The Astaire-Rogers movies seem to blur together after a while, or at least that's the way it appears to me.
  24. Singin' With No Pain

    I've noticed this. One fun fact: Actor Dana Andrews was a trained opera singer, but in the movie musical State Fair (1945) his voice was dubbed since the studio didn't know of his talent. " He later explained that he didn't correct their mistake because he felt the singer dubbing him probably needed the money." (quote from imdb.com)
  25. Singin' With No Pain

    RE: Debbie Reynolds. What is up with that? It's kind of like "inception" or something. A voice within a voice within a voice. I always found it funny that Debbie was in a movie that involved dubbing voices, and her character of Kathy Selden supposedly dubbed Lina Lamont's speaking and singing voices, but Debbie's speaking and singing voices were dubbed for Jean Hagen.... it's kind of confusing if you think about it long enough. I don't know if people were supposed to not notice that Debbie's Lina-singing and Lina-speaking voices sounded nothing like her "Good Morning" speaking & singing voices.

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