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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    Throughout the years in the movies, there have been many, many examples of actors who became a major component in a film's success due to their youth, beauty and charm. And most of them have gone on to become genuine stars, too. It can be said of these actors that "The camera loved them." And they, in turn, responded without restraint to the camera. Whether they could act or not was never that important. Because what they brought to the camera - in terms of their over-all presence - was always an indelible ingredient of any film that they chose to inhabit. And, here is just one early example:
  2. Sometimes, when you are watching a movie, you are faced with a fact that you cannot really believe. Some of them are bad, some are outstandingly bad. But on Monday, I was faced with one that I really didn't want to believe. In the truly bad screen version of "On Your Toes", which had almost nothing to do with the famous Broadway musical hit, beginning actor, Edddie Albert, who could barely dance, was forced to dance opposite famed ballerina, Vera Zorina, in the muscial's famed ballet, "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue". It was so painful to watch. I felt sorry for Vera Zorina. I felt sorry for Eddie Albert. And I knew that, for me, I had inadvertently stumbled into REALLY BAD MOVIEMAKING. INSANE MOVIEMAKING. It could not get any lower. Has anybody here had a similar experience?
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    I Just Watched...

    I love this film. It is one of my favorites. If I remember correctly, here, it was called "The Easy Life". Vittorio Gassman was a knockout. It's a far cry from his Hollywood flick, "Rhapsody".
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    I agree.
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    I Just Watched...

    Maybe somebody can give us the answer.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Brother Rat" - William Keighley - 1938 - starring Wayne Morris, Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, Priscilla Lane, Jane Wyman and Jane Bryan - big-screen adaptation of the well-received Broadway hit - it's nothing new, really - military cadets at the Virginia Military Institute devoting their time - to breaking the rules and getting off on the system - it's too bad they're so unappreciative of the school and its' standards - how they manage to graduate is a mystery - one of the cadets is married and his wife is secretly having a baby - this same cadet is unable to carry through on the big baseball game - it isn' t that funny, but it is lively - everybody seems locked into a farcical timetable that rolls recklessly along - but the cast is very attractive and very winning - whatever their failings, you do hope that they pull through - even the young husband, who has no idea how his wife got pregnant - yes, it is that kind of movie - one big question, though - how did Wayne Morris avoid becoming a major move star - he is so attractive - one of the cadets, William Tracy, plays Misto Bottome, who must know many of the cadets' darkest secrets - he is so willing to "put out" -
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    I Just Watched...

    I agree, the ultimate art-house flick. The lead actors cannot be forgotten. Nor the visual style or the music.
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    I Just Watched...

    I wish that I had seen all of the Comedies and Proverbs and the six Moral Tales. I am most familiar with "My Night at Maud's" and "Claire's Knee".
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    I Just Watched...

    "Il Posto" is one of cinema's greatest films. The lead actor, Sandro Panseri, is unforgettable.
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    I Just Watched...

    Rohmer's dry wit - and talkativeness - is fascinating. But it's an acquired taste, isn't it?
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    I Just Watched...

    That ending could never be forgotten. Years later, in his "People" magazine confessional, he admitted that Ingrid Bergman wanted to have an affair with him, but that he couldn't or wouldn't follow through on her obvious interest in him.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Shirley Temple did have a second career in Hollywood - late teens, early twenties, I presume.
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    Memorable Music!

    Bronski Beat and Marc Almond - "I Feel Love"/"Johnny Remember Me" - listen to second version first -
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    I Just Watched...

    Superb romantic film that is based on a novel by Francoise Sagan and is directed stunningly by Anatole Litvak. The performances by the three principals are all excellent. But you do feel that the age-inappropriate romance between Bergman and Perkins is doomed. The ending, in which Bergman is stranded in front of her mirror, is absolutely right. The name of the novel is "Aimez-vous Brahms?"
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    His derriere is so - inviting!
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    No Words

    Below, John David Carson as the gorgeous young man who saves us from the giant ants in "Empire of the Ants" (1977) - unfortunately, not fast enough, the star, Joan Collins, gets eaten by a giant ant (?!) -
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    Keir Dullea -
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    Magic Moments

    Keir Dullea in "David and Lisa" -
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    Magic Moments

    Martin Potter in "Fellini Satyricon" -
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I will always remember Edward Albert from "Butterflies Are Free", the film which should have made him a movie star.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    He was very appealing. So was his son.
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    I Just Watched...

    Terrific thriller, thanks for reminding me about this one.
  23. rayban

    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I like him, but how did he manage to survive "On Your Toes"?
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    I Just Watched...

    The idea of Gina Lollobrigida and Rock Hudson not being able to have sex had its' comic moments.

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