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  1. It would have to be a Fred and Ginger.....so my pick would be Shall we Dance. If it couldn't be a Fred and Ginger, I'd need Gordon MacRae's voice, and my favorite there is The Best Things in Life are Free--or maybe Tea for Two! That's one hard decision.
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    Fiesta (1947) Williams/Charisse/Montalban

    I always enjoy this movie and I'd love to see it on TCM more often. I read E. Williams autobiography and she told how awful the filming process was in Mexico and how she and Ricardo were always in a good mood despite it--I can imagine that! The dance with Montalban, Charisse and Ann Miller is great so I'm glad it got into the That's Entertainment series. My favorite scene is when Montalban hears his composition being played on the radio and he starts playing with it. I think it's him playing the piano--I think I heard or read that he played but I'm not 100% sure.
  3. I caught the January showing of Happy Go Lovely and loved it. I think it's a gem that's sadly forgotten. There are some wonderful musical numbers and David Niven is a delight.
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    new years eve scenes

    Another fan of Bachelor Mother's new years eve scene. Probably my favorite, Ginger is wonderful and so is David Niven. I like to see him get goofy. The new year scene is very sweet, I think they work very well together.
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    Silver Screen's Operatunities

    Thanks for the info on James Melton and Marion Bell. It's interesting to see how careers of singers like these develop and change.
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    Silver Screen's Operatunities

    Wow, a free dress rehearsal--I'm not a New Yorker but I'd travel for that if I had the time--that's neat. Where I live opera is scarce and it's one of my favorite music styles, the other being music of the 30's 40's and 50's. Movies that include opera make it possible for me to enjoy seeing opera more often. I always enjoy watching the operatic musicals. There's a sequence in (I think) Zeigfield Follies of La Traviata that I especially enjoy although I regret that I can't remember the names of the singers. I also think the Madame Butterfly sequence in Toast of New Orleans is good in that it captures the essence of the Love Duet. Another is the Tchaikovsky sequence at the end of Maytime with MacDonald and Eddy. Being another opera fan and classic movie fan, these movies are perfect . As much as I like stage opera it's nice to have it in a movie setting sometimes.
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    Who's the favorite of young fans?

    I'm 22 and I've grown up with the classics. Modern stuff has just never done much for me excluding Star Wars (the original 3), Disney, and a few others. Having no living grandparents I very much feel a connection to them through "old" movies. My grandfather introduced me to Fred and Ginger and the backstage musicals and my grandmother introduced me to Jeanette and Nelson. Needless to say they are some of my favorites. Other favorites are Myrna Loy and William Powell, Alan Jones (love that voice), Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Abbott and Costello, Buster Keaton, David Niven, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Dick Powell, and many others. I feel so lucky to have been introduced to these movies and stars and I feel a responsibility to keep them alive for generations to come because unfortunately I think there are less and less young people paying attention to these classics and these stars; so it's very reassuring to read all the posts about younger people enjoying these treasures!
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    guest programmers

    I wrote to TCM about a year ago concerning this very topic. I think it would be so neat for viewers to be guest programmers. I have never recieved any kind of reply. What's neat about the viewers is that they have done independent "research" etc. and are very knowledgable about the movies and I think they could provide interesting commentary.
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    Disney

    I really like Robin Hood also. If you watch Maid Marion dancing, she looks/moves just like Snow White, I think that's really interesting to watch.
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    30's Links

    I'm always on the lookout for stuff, and one of the best sights I've found is reelclassics.com it has tons of links to all sorts of things.
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    Disney

    If classic movies make up 90% of what I watch, the other 10% is Disney. I'm a huge Disney fan especially of classic Disney. I find the classic animation so beautiful. The older Disney movies tend to be quieter with nice music and that's why I like them so much. My favorites are Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty (I love Bill Shirley's voice-prince philip and singing voice for Freddy in My Fair Lady) Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book, ALL the princess movies, Mary Poppins. Although I prefer the older ones, I also like Toy Story (especially Toy Story 2) , Bugs Life, and Nemo. Of course Pooh!!! Disney movies are so touching, there's not a one where I'm not in tears for some reason or another.....so they will always remain among my favorites!
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    YEAH! 31 days of oscar is finished!

    I too am glad "31 days" is over. It's my least favorite month for TCM. I come to TCM to watch movies that aren't readily available, and that's not the case during "31 days". Also, I love TCM because they are all about classic movies, not modern day movies. They show alot more modern films during this time and that's why I don't tune in as much during "31 days of oscar". So yeah, it's over and J.MacDonald and N.Eddy are stars of the month, so I'm happy.
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    Odd Question

    I love the AFI's 100 years at the movies short. I've seen it a few times and every time, I don't have a tape in the VCR ready to record. I'm so determined to record it, that I leave a blank tape in the VCR and when I'm able, I go to TCM when I know a movie is finishing in hopes that they'll show it. I've inquired about it before but have had no response, and I've looked for it under AFI products with no luck. Good luck in catching it!
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    Addicting films

    I'm one of the worst for wanting to watch one movie over and over. Some of my favorites to view time and time again are:Step Lively, The Gay Divorcee, Tea for Two (can anyone tire of Gordon MacRae?), Call Me Madam, The Court Jester, The Thin Man, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Bringing Up Baby, Holiday to name a few. They always lift my spirits and relax me. I never tire of them because they are truly entertaining--just for the sake of entertainment. Nothing really profound, just entertainment. They provide an escape to what I consider to be a more peaceful time. I like the comedy they provide; in these, a corny joke can really be funny because of the character, and jokes don't have to be on the more sophisticated level on which they seem to be today. These films (and others) are a pleasure to watch over and over.
  15. Oh gosh...Fred Astaire for his dancing and heart-felt singing, Allan Jones for his singing, Bill Shirley for HIS singing (voice of Freddy in My Fair Lady and Prince Philip in Sleeping Beauty). Gregory Peck for his natural-ness (if that's a word) Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. oh yeah..and Donald O'Connor Message was edited by: mbmuva

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