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    She looks a bit like Thelma Lou's cousin from the Andy Griffith show in the later picture. The one who comes to visit and they had to get a date for her to the dance. She was a great character actress. Is this the same person?
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    Actually, I think the guys who weren't so pretty in their youth became better looking as they aged and I found them more attractive than the pretty boys. i mean, who wouldn't like Gregory Peck's face in that moment when Edmund Gwynn hands him his umbrella in Keys to the Kingdom? He's beautiful in that scene, but I also began to like looking at actors who weren't so perfect as they aged. Edward G. Robinson, even, in a couple of movies later on (the one where he's dreaming of the girl in the painting in the window, and also as the father with Margaret O'Brien). His face is very likeable to me in those movies and he was not a pin-up (or was he to some???). I guess my tastes have changed as I've aged, along with the actors I liked. And the role is critical. I never warmed to the bad guys, no matter how good looking they were. If the character of the character was flawed, they just didn't seem attractive to me. I remember a commercial that aired during the day years and years ago - there was an actor (who knows who it was) who was so good looking in this commercial, especially his mouth. Later on, my father in law, who was a shift worker, even mentioned him one night at dinner and we both mentioned the guys mouth at the same time and laughed at each other. Never knew who he was or what happened to him. But he was so handsome and his mouth so beautiful that I still remember. Can't remember what the guy was selling, maybe coffee.
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    What Are You Watching Now?

    Let's see. "Impact" - one of those lesser movies I love. I am watching "People will talk" with Cary Grant, and before that "Risen," which was great. I'll be watching that again. Last week my granddaughter practically forced me to watch "The martian," which was good. She had to promise me she'd watch "I remember Mama" before i would agree to watch it :^)
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    Help on a Classic Short

    Wasn't the narrator Errol Flynn? It was sort of a mini documentary, but not the real deal, and I remember something about research, but....maybe a helicopter picked him up and took him to the coast to board the ship. I remember him saying something about "not everybody gets to go this way..." or something like that and he ran across the grass to get on the 'copter. I'm not a huge Flynn fan, but I really liked the guy in that.
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    honolulu moon

    Does anyone know the movie, and especially the singer, who sang a song i thought was "Honolulu Moon?" She's in a nightclub in Hawaii. I only got to see part of the song and had to go. It was really beautiful, a little romantically haunting. I've googled and youtubed to no avail. It played on TCM not too long ago (summer)?
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    Psychologically, this is a necessary development and separation of self. Which is necessary because if it didn't happen no one would ever move out.
  7. Each case is individual, but in the eighties when I was working with these cases, it was the third marriage that tended to work. That was the point where people allowed themselves to think "....gee, maybe it has something to do with me and the way I think."
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    The first use. . . .

    can someone clarify - in "Now, Voyager," in the scene where Bette Davis runs from the tea party room after being teased by her niece, the niece says "...we always rag on Aunt Charlotte..." It sure sounds like it to me. I also remember watching the introduction to "All the president's men" and whoever it was said it was the first time that both sides of a phone conversation had been used and it was noted, etc., but that had happened in several earlier movies, like in "Shadow on the Wall," when Ann Southern calls the county law library, and another one i can't remember right now. Unless there was some other technical detail I'm missing... '
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    Dreams and the Paranormal

    earth is the lowest level of purgatory.
  10. I know he said he would return "...if I think I still look okay," but I always wanted to tell him - it's not about the looks, it's about the voice. He has a great voice.
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    The Overplayed and the Underplayed

    I would automatically watch this because I watch anything with Spring Byington and Edmund Gwynn. They're both jewels and I've liked them in just about everything they've been in. Gwynn was wonderful in "The Devil and Miss Jones." He played that wonderfully unlikable character so perfectly I actually felt sorry for him in the movie. Byington is always good. She was a charming actress, so homey and comfortable (but never in a predictable way exactly). I've never heard of Louisa! Thanks!
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    The Overplayed and the Underplayed

    I just love these kind of obscure movies - definitely not the 4 star movies. But I fall in love with some aspect of them and watch them again and again. Like, "Shadow on the wall." And I wonder when I'm going to see another one like it - that I never heard of before and is going to grab me. TCM sometimes shows them, sometimes a few times in a year or two, and then there's the longggg wait. One of them was "Scream in the dark" (I think that's the title). I wish I was knowledgeable enough to explain why I like them so much, but it's a combination of the quality of that wonderful black and white, a script I enjoy, and actors who are believable. As a diagnosed insomniac, I use some of these films to go to sleep by (and I don't mean they're boring to me!) (because I know every moment of them) and they aren't too musical. I love....aggg! The name just went out of my head - Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman as doctors at the mental health hospital! I love that movie, but the music overwhelms some of the scenes, over and over. It's beautiful music, though, just too loud compared to the vocal levels (there's probably an industry explanatory name for that very thing). I wish I could see it without some of the background music. (Even Gigi Perreau doesn't wake me up screaming anymore, as long as I have medication :^) What's your favorite obscure film that you absolutely love (and maybe nobody else quite gets it like you do)?
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    Do you remember that great line in the remake of "Heaven can wait' where in response to Dyan Cannon's line "Miss Logan, I am sorry if I've said anything that's hurt you," Julie Christie says "That's all right. I don't know you well enough for you to hurt me." I think lots of people have forgotten this bit of wisdom when they're on the internet.
  14. I understand this completely. I married a Hispanic (they called themselves Mexican, so I do too). So my son and granddaughter carry on those genes. My daughter in law has a genetic disease, so my son was genetically tested too, in support of her decision and the recommendation that she do so (which is very difficult to do after years of searching for the reasons for problems). (Genetic issues mean, unless you are very, very wealthy, that there's nothing you can do). I'll tell you something, theoretically, my mother's family can be traced to 100BC (theoretically). Gad, I hate it. When my son reported on his ancestry, it was a huge relief. I mean, I thought for the first time with any real clarity "I am an American." It was easy to pick out the parts I was responsible for, and those that were my ex's, with a couple of smatterings here and there that were some what mysterious! It was great. Everybody should do this. But be prepared for surprises. If you have any biases at all....you may be in for a shock. Which will be very good for you in the long run. In the 70's, before it was popular and was mostly considered bunk, my mom and I did a study on near death experiences (NDE). She was getting older and had no faith and was probably trying to educate herself from the bottom up. Many NDE'ers report a silver cord that runs (as they are hovering near the ceiling after death) from each one of us to the other. As my son reported on his ancestry I remembered this and said to him "we are all connected." He agreed, but i meant it in more ways than he knew. It just takes time to get to know a host and once they are familiar to us, they're the one we want to see. TCM might be wise to avoid focusing so much of it's "spokesman" duties on one individual in the future, avoiding the feelings of loss Mr. Osborne has evoked with his absence, God bless him. I remember when Ben M. started, they flip flopped from one to the other (it seemed at the time) and I kinda liked him. I would think "young punk" when comparing him to R.O., but I was smiling when I thought it. They were almost as entertaining as the movies, by their different styles. Tiffany V. hasn't had much of an opportunity to do this or I missed seeing it. The more I see her, the more I like her. She has a good voice for the job. And just in case anyone is thinking that being able to trace your family back that far is something wonderful, it ain't. There's no legacy there. The reason is because they're the greediest, most blood-thirsty, narcissistic bunch of yahoos ever. (That's yahoos in the western sense (which rhymes with 'hay-yoos).
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    Regardless of who may or may not be reading whatever is written, I agree with AndreaDoria completely. Especially when someone's thoughtful response leads to my changing my mind on an actor's work in a particular movie or in a movie I can't seem to sit through. I'll probably give it another chance if I read something intriguing enough. Because I watch movies - I don't analyze them as I'm watching them and I like it when someone points out something I missed. It's, as always, all in the way it's handled. I tend to completely disregard comments that are rude. Usually, I don't finish reading them because I'm looking for something else entirely, but not necessarily agreeing with my point of view. Anyone who's raised a teenager knows when to quit listening. So - I've always enjoyed the beauty of Robert Osborne's work - he was there at the time when the actors we love were working . He has that great knack of seeming to impart some little secret about a movie and the actors, and he only shares one or two at a time. Then a couple of years later he would give us a little bit more introducing it again. I don't mind either Ben M. or Tiffany, but we all know they weren't adults during that period or even alive yet. It's that connection to the past that I miss now. Also, he's very respectful at all times. I notice the younger hosts tend to talk about themselves or interject bits about themselves, little asides that are not so great. When Osborne did this it was from personal memory (as far as I an remember, correct me someone, if that's not true). You know, your Uncle Bob sure can't tell the family stories as great as grandpa could because he was only 5 when it occurred. That sort of thing. (my complaint for the day!)

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