Princess of Tap

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    I'm shocked at how familiar his face is to me. He's not an actor, or director, or anybody who works at a Hollywood studio. It's Hollywood's blue pencil censorship- boy Will Hays, who was a distinguished former US Postmaster General. I'm impressed.
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    Favorite Foreign Top Ten Lists

    I love Dragnet Girl - - are they showing it on TCM? I saw it at a film festival in Paris. I was halfway into it before I realized it was a silent movie.LOL For all the people who think Ozu only made family dramas, they ought to see that one. It could have easily been a 1933 Warner Brothers gangster movie.
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    Walt Disney
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    Box Office Poison

    I can say Fatty Arbuckle.
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    name the movie

    Hint#3 - - the director of the Beauty and the Beast wrote the dialogue for this movie.
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    Retro Trivia

    Lav, Andy Williams is my favorite male singer. Thank you for answering that so well. Those are truly beautiful songs and Charade was a great movie too. Lav, it's all yours--
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    Do You Know Me?

    Mysteries are my hobby and the Charlie Chan movie series is one of the best thanks to number one son Keye Luke. I remember reading somewhere that he was an artist.
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    The Director's Cut

    Lawrence-- Truffaut made 27 movies. I've only seen 10 of them. Roger Ebert was so vehemently strong in his opinion about Truffaut, that I knew I could find at least three examples of a woman killing a man in the 10 films that I had seen. Ebert never made a statement without evidence. The female star of each of these films kills at least one man during the movie: Jeanne Moreau in The Bride Wore Black-- one of her greatest film roles, Nelly Benedetti in The Soft Skin and Truffaut's last cinematic discovery, Fanny Ardant in The Woman Next Door. Among Truffaut's films the best relationship I could find between a man and a woman was in The Green Room. Truffaut stars himself as a man who hires an artist to make a wax replica of his dead wife. That's as good as it gets for Truffaut. Lawrence, the films you have seen are good examples of Truffaut's Cinema, but unfortunately I don't believe a woman killed a man in any of those movies. I particularly liked Catherine Deneuve in The Last Metro; it reminded me more of a Hitchcock movie then the last film he made, which was meant to be an example of a Hitchcock movie, Confidentially Yours. Lawrence, it's your turn--
  9. So many children who were acting on television and in the movies when they were young, grew up with problems because they never had an ordinary childhood. They were required to act as adults and perform as adults when they were still children. To make matters worse-- and many of them had parents who stole their money, or forced to work in show business when they didn't want to do it. No doubt some of them were sexually molested-- no doubt a certain percentage of all children have been sexually molested. No doubt a certain percentage of all children have been deprived of a decent childhood as well. But the real problem with the child star is that they simply are not allowed to be children. Some of them find it extremely difficult to adjust after they grow up because they're not successful in acting anymore. Others find it hard to fit in with people their own age because they grew up in such a different environment.
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    The Director's Cut

    Yes, Lawrence - - Now, I would invite you to answer, at least, one of the original questions--
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    Why Wayne Over Cooper?

    Sadly that Macho Wayne attitude has infected a whole generation of American men. Hopefully we're moving away from that kind of thinking for men or women.
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    Why Wayne Over Cooper?

    I never could figure out why John Wayne was butting into this issue about High Noon anyway. The way I heard it was that he attacked Carl Foreman for trying to manipulate Gary Cooper and ruin Coop's career with commie red stuff. Like Wayne thought Cooper was so mentally challenged that he needed Marion Morrison to be his legal guardian or something.
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    Trivia game

    Hint: this bilingual actress has appeared with William Holden, Richard Widmark, and Anthony Quinn--that's just to name a few.
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    Retro Trivia

    Fra--Ironically Be True to Yourself is the one song I listed that I actually sing myself and have for years. I checked this up a couple of months ago - - Burt Bacharach didn't conduct or arrange the recording. I think it was Johnny Mann with the Johnny Mann Singers. But it sounded like a Bachrach arrangement to me. Next: Andy Williams scored big with Movie themes written by Henry Mancini. The first one that he sang at the Academy Awards was Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffanys; it won the Oscar for best song. Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics. And afterwards, it became Andy's theme song. After Moon River, Mancini followed up with another movie theme, which was a big hit for Andy. And believe it or not, Mancini had a third big hit for Andy which was also a movie theme. There was a fourth one too, but it wasn't that big of a hit. For this question you can just give me 2 and 3--four can be extra credit. Don't forget to identify the lyricists.
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    The Director's Cut

    Hint#2-- This French film director idolized Alfred Hitchcock.
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    Don't Knock the Rock

    This rock and roll artist leaned toward a pop jazz.. He had a big hit record about one of the biggest Hollywood movies of the late 1960's. The song wasn't in the movie- - the artist had it composed for him after seeing the movie. We need the artist, the song, the composers, and of course the movie.
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    Why Wayne Over Cooper?

    I can remember vividly when Jimmy Stewart broke down at the Academy Awards when he came to receive an honorary Oscar for Gary Cooper. That's when the public realized that Gary Cooper was dying. The TV viewing audience was shocked to see Stewart in such a state. Cooper and Stewart were also friends, although Stewart's closest friendship was with Henry Fonda. Fonda and Stewart were at opposite ends of the political spectrum. There were always rumors that Stewart was the political operative for J. Edgar Hoover in Hollywood. That sounds like something that he probably would have done.
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    General Trivia

    Good work Stãr - - with an able assist from Kid. Nice Shot, thank you Kid! Star, it's your turn--
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    Robert Mitchum and his peers.

    Of all these actors, William Holden has always been my favorite. A particular favorite movie of mine was Alvarez Kelly. It was Widmark and Holden playing adversaries during the Civil War. Widmark plays the Confederate General trying to get the beef for his troops from Cattle Man Holden. It's too much fun seeing them fighting against each other. They were so good together; I bet the audience never noticed how drunk Holden was during most of the movie. Reports were: they had a to tie him on the horse to keep him on it. I loved Richard Widmark's southern accent - - I think it was one of his most colorful portrayals. I don't know why Richard Widmark never reached the high level of stardom as say,Lancaster, Heston, Curtis or Holden. I don't know if it was a studio thing, a sex appeal thing or just one of those things. I thought he had sex appeal LOL
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    General Trivia

    Movie stars have been discovered at drug stores and other odd places. But this movie star was discovered at a ski resort. Well kind of - - the person wasn't actually there, but a photo of the person was on display. A Golden Age movie star saw the photo and voilà-- that person got a Hollywood movie contract and became a major movie star. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Please give us the name of the old movie star, the new movie star and the ski resort.
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    Your Favourite Performances from 1930 to present are...

    I think you can be objective about that. It doesn't really matter to other people, but I like Fred Astaire and everything he's ever done. But we still have to be objective and compare him to other actors fairly even if they aren't one of our favorites. But if one of your favorite actors/actresses has two or three movies the same year and they're excellent--there's no reason not to list them.
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    Your Favourite Performances from 1930 to present are...

    1939 Best Supporting Actress *1) Hattie McDaniel - - Gone with the Wind* 2)Tie -- Margaret Hamilton - - The Wizard of Oz -- Olivia de Havilland - - Gone with the Wind 3) Marjorie Main - - Another Thin Man 4) Geraldine Fitzgerald - - Dark Victory 5) Edna May Oliver - - The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 6) Mary Boland- - The Women 1939 Best Supporting Actor *1) Bela Lugosi - - The Son of Frankenstein* 2) Charles Laughton - - The Hunchback of Notre Dame 3) Lionel Atwill - - The Son of Frankenstein 4) Bert Lahr - - The Wizard of Oz 5) Thomas Mitchell - - Gone with the Wind 6) Victor Jory - - Gone with the Wind 7) Victor McLaglen - - Gunga Din
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    Your Favourite Performances from 1930 to present are...

    GPF-- My answer would be closer to I've seen all these movies for the last 46 years. As you watch a movie and do study and research about it, the director, the actors, the set design, the writers, etc, and then let's let us never forget people like Edith Head-- over the decades, you may change your opinion or improve your opinion or lower your opinion. Of course, lately I've been able to see more movies because of DVDs in the last time 10 years or so. I would say I've already seen all these movies a number of times, except for the Robert Donat movies which I only recently saw on DVD two or three years ago. It's important that you review movies that you saw when you were a child or a teenager or in your twenties. Because with maturity and more knowledge of Cinema you might change your opinion. And then again you might not.
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    Your Favourite Performances from 1930 to present are...

    1939 - - Best Actress: (Ranked according to number--number one is number one) *1) Vivien Leigh- - Gone with the Wind* 2) Bette Davis - - Dark Victory 3) Judy Garland - - The Wizard of Oz 4) Greta Garbo - - Ninotchka 5) Jean Arthur - - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 6) Greer Garson - - Goodbye Mr. Chips 7) Ginger Rogers - - The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939 - - Best Actor: *1) Robert Donat-- Goodbye Mr. Chips* 2) Charles Laughton - - The Hunchback of Notre Dame 3) James Stewart - - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 4) Ray Bolger - - The Wizard of Oz 5) Clark Gable-- Gone with the Wind 6) Basil Rathbone - - The Son of Frankenstein 7) Melvyn Douglas - - Ninotchka
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    The Director's Cut

    Hint: This well-known French film director's last movie was a homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Reminder: After you identify the director, please name at least one of his films, according to the criteria in the question.

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