VivLeighFan

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    Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day

    Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon would also be excellent on a rainy day.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Tombstone Next: a bowling alley
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Rebel Without a Cause Next: waiting in a long line
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) next: a character is cleary a feminist
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Matilda next: looking through someone else's belongings
  6. If you don't know off the top of your head, you can find out at imdb.com. I was born on May 28 and these are the people I share a birthday with.... Carey Mulligan (actress, The Great Gatsby) Ian Fleming (wrote the Bond novels) Laura Bailey (voice actress, Fruits Basket) Carroll Baker (actress, Baby Doll) Martha Vickers (actress, The Big Sleep) We Geminis are quite a talented group of people, if I may say so myself!
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    Who do you share a birthday with?

    Reviving this thread in case anyone would like to add to it.
  8. Barbara Payton (November 16, 1927-May 8, 1967) Whether you've seen her movies or not, at some point you have come across the name of Barbara Payton. When this blonde, blue-eyed beauty traveled to Hollywood from her hometown of Cloquet, Minnesota, she seemed destined for success. She was undeniably stunning on the silver screen and she even got to star alongside some of Hollywood's leading tough guys such as James Cagney and Gregory Peck. However, the films that should have made her a household name were instead overshadowed by the joyless and often scandalous affairs of her personal life. Barbara Payton was a real-life femme fatale who caused inconsolable pain for not only herself but for those around her, mainly Tom Neal and Franchot Tone who often physically fought for her affections. Ultimately, she lost custody of her only son, John, and the film industry shut thier doors in her once-beautiful face. Barbara then found herself in the unforgiving world of prostitution, alcohol abuse, and trouble with the law. When she failed to stop her drinking habits, she moved back in with her parents in San Diego. I think at this point Barbara truly wanted to turn her life around and get back on her own two feet again. She probably could have found happiness pursuing her other talents like cooking and interior design. It is impossible to change one's past but one's future can change for the better. But sadly, the pain was far too deep. Not even her parents could help bring back the vivacious young woman she once was. Barbara Lee Redfield, better known as Barbara Payton, died alone on the bathroom floor of thier home at only 39 years old. I know that she brought most of her sadness on herself, but the core of the problem was that she was a troubled woman who desperately needed help. You can read more about her life in John O'Dowd's book "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story". It's available on Amazon. Films Barbara apppeared in that I recommend: Trapped (1949) Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) Only the Valiant (1951) Bride of the Gorilla (1951) Four-Sided Triangle (1953) Drums in the Deep South (1951)
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Castle in the Sky Next: dirty cop(s)
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    Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    Or how about this?: "Vertigo" (1958) Jane "Scottie" Ferguson (Ida Lupino), an ex-detective with an extreme fear of heights, becomes obsessed with Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak) a mysterious young woman she has been hired to follow.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Gaslight Next: a family-owned restaurant
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Snake Pit Next: a gazebo
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Cluny Brown next: passing notes during class
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    re: Forum Update 10/17/2017

    That sad emoji offends me the most. If a friend told me thier aunt died, am I supposed send them that sad face to show that I care??? I admit I do use emojis occasionally, but only for happy comments. If they must have this things on screen, at least make them smaller and less obnoxious please.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Next: a psychological horror film
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    A Clara Bow biopic in the works?!

    Yeah, I just read about that. Vivien Leigh is my all-time favorite actress and I would love to see her story on the small screen. I'd watch it religiously!
  17. http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/clara-bow-biopic-it-girl-movie-1201702971/ Excellent news, I think! Let's just hope they don't make the same mistakes as that Liz &Dick movie with Lindsay Lohan. I would prefer an actress who is relatively unknown to play Clara AND can speak in the Brooklyn accent she was known for.
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    A Clara Bow biopic in the works?!

    Yeah, I just read about that. Vivien Leigh is my all-time favorite actress and I would love to see her story on the small screen. I'd watch it religiously!
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Prince of Egypt Next: a friendly conversation turns sour
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Goonies Next: a comedy starring Miss Vivien Leigh
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    I'll Cry Tomorrow Next: a fight or argument erupts at a funeral
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    It (2017) Next: a purple dress
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    A Clara Bow biopic in the works?!

    I hope they show just how revolutionary Clara Bow's film performances were. The Roaring 20s came after a time when anything sexual was extremely taboo. Then Clara Bow and all the other flappers of that era came along and those ideals were mostly forgotten. What people today don't realize is that if there was no Clara Bow, there would be no Monroe, no Mansfield, and no Jolie.
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    Name 10 Facts About This Actor

    1. During the making of Singin' in the Rain, her dancing was heavily criticized by co-star Gene Kelly who was known to be a bit of a tyrant on set. Fred Estaire found her one day, crying after hours of rehearsal, and offered to help her.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Clueless ("Honey, you baked.") Next: a character's physical attractiveness leaves another speechless

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