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  1. Border Patrol Agent Psycho We'd better find some way to cage these agents. I mean we're just allowing them to come and go as they please. Sure some of them are good, but some of them are murderers, rapists, serial killers.......... 😎
  2. Charlton Heston as Moses in "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS". Many of Chuck's personal appearances and some movie roles post-TTC gave the distinct impression he really thought he parted the Red Sea and anyone who dared would have to pry that staff from his cold dead hands.
  3. That's one remake that'll never be made. No one (except filmophiles & Broadway hounds) under 40 knows who the hell George M. Cohan was, nor would they care even if they were told. Unlike something that's pretty timeless & generic like "A STAR IS BORN", which, I'm sure, will be remade at least 1/2 dozen times over after we are all long gone and probably show up in some future Martian cinema starring two synths.
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    lust for life

    Kirk was made to play VanGogh. Any scenery chewing was more than on the menu in this case. As a matter of fact, judging by Kirk's usual 'enthusiasm' for a role, I'm surprised he didn't chew off his own ear! I'm pretty sure he chewed off Tony Curtis' arm in "THE VIKINGS". 😋
  5. What a fabulous topic! At first I went through a laundry list of actors & actresses and some of their more renowned roles, casting off one after another when I had to admit that a particular role of theirs could possibly have been pulled off by someone else. Until it came like a bolt: JAMES CAGNEY in "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" It is simply impossible to separate him from that role and plunk in anyone else. His style of dance was already reminiscent of Cohan's as was his Irish energy & patriotic enthusiasm a match, I'm sure, for Cohan's as well.
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    Subversion

    "A horse is just a horse" was my rather shabby analogy to the old med school axiom of 'not looking for zebras when it's really just a plain horse'. Although I will admit that the majority of films really do have hidden (or sometimes blatant) agendas/sub-texts. I always find it somewhat of a challenge to figure out what really was motivating the director or screenwriter or what they were trying to convey in a subliminal way. Especially if a seemingly total non sequitur is interjected - then my wheels truly begin to spin. And, CaveGirl, if your assessment of Mr. Ed's psychosis is correct, I think he'd best spend more time on his vet's hay couch reflecting on his true relationship with Wilbur.
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    Subversion

    Sometimes a horse is just a horse as the saying goes. I'm also getting a sense that there may be more Freudian than Jungian respondents on this thread so far.
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    Film Watching Preparation List

    If I were somehow forced to sit through any movie with Jack Black, I'd stuff in ear plugs and don a blackout eye mask. Of course, that'd pretty much rule out hearing any other dialog or seeing anything else in the film, but the trade off would be worth it.
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    The History Guy on Stars in World War I

    Hey, cinecrazydc...thanks so much for this. Perhaps some others here were already aware of the military backgrounds of the four famous actors mentioned in this clip, but I was not. Extremely fascinating facts revealed about their war experiences and how they impacted their individual lives and careers. One error, however, in The History Guy's narrative involved Herbert Marshall. He stated that Marshall starred with Marlene Dietrich in "THE LETTER". Marshall's costar was Bette Davis in that film. I saw that others on YouTube noted this error also. Thanks again for posting this. I love learning backstories about almost anything or anyone connected w/film.
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    CLASSIC LAST LINES

    "WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? KNOW WHAT I MEAN?"
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    Dawson City: Frozen Time

    To sum up all my feelings I've previously shared about this film and the subject matter in general - and not to get too existential about it - but to me film is a living thing. Old or young, bright, bold and healthy or haltingly fragile and barely recognizable, a film has a tale and memories to pass along to all of us. It deserves to be honored, treasured and its historical significance preserved for those who come after.
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    CLASSIC LAST LINES

    Maybe this should be saved for the next Trump Whopper:
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    Barbara Eden (1931-2018)...?

    Off-Barbara Eden's-alleged-death-topic: What made Mary Tyler Moore's character of Mary Richards so culturally important was unlike previous female sitcom leads, she not only left home to live on her own in the big city of Minneapolis; she was dedicated to her career and advancing herself, and her main goal in life was not to get married - unlike even her friend and semi-career oriented co-star, Rhoda. Even Marlo Thomas' "That Girl"'s dream sequence in each opening title montage was her in a wedding dress. Mary was independent, dated a number of men, took The Pill and openly (albeit subtly suggested by the writers) had - GASP! - sex. Shoot, Mary (Richards) dated Walter Cronkite....and....who knows if "that's the way it was" with Walter, too!😉
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    DAWSON CITY and FRAGMENTS...

    Posting a link here to mr.6666's original post and my follow-up post on "DAWSON CITY, FROZEN IN TIME": http://forums.tcm.com/topic/48504-tcm-premieres/?page=50&tab=comments#comment-1874704 I'd like to add that perhaps the most compelling aspect of this documentary was the incredible 'life' of these historically valuable films and photographs and the nothing-less-than-miraculous discovery or unearthing, as it was, of these practically "preserved in amber" gems. The painstaking labor of love by Bill Morrison, the editor & director, is evidenced by his dedication to detail and precise arranging of clips, from already severely compromised nitrate films, to descriptively sync with the narrative. I agree that the score was a bit somber, until I realized it was probably meant to convey a sense of sadness, doom and grief lamenting the journey taken by these films from actual filming, canning, release in U.S. theaters, final destination to moving-picture purveyors in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, and the ultimate regrettable fate of thousands of them - and the rebirth of a precious few.

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