Wayne

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  • Birthday 12/02/1966

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  1. Bert Lahr --- in a Tarantino film!! (Kind of.)
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    Pinocchio 1976

    The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio (1971) --- softcore porn that played the drive-in circuit in the late '70s. I still remember the promotional tagline "It's Not His Nose That Grows." SMH.
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    should tcm consider airing TV fare?

    I think these made-for-TV biopics would be appropriate on TCM: Bud and Lou (1978) NBC --- Harvey Korman and Buddy Hackett star as Abbott and Costello Rainbow (1978) NBC --- Andrea McArdle stars as Judy Garland Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) ABC --- Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis portray younger and older Judy; plus Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey, Sonja Smits, Dwayne Adams, and Al Waxman starring as Vincente Minnelli, Roger Edens, Kay Thompson, Mickey Rooney, and Louis B. Mayer (respectively) Mae West (1982) ABC --- Ann Jillian stars as Mae The Ann Jillian Story (1988) NBC --- Ann portrays herself (no kidding) My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985) CBS --- Duncan Regehr stars as Errol; plus Hal Linden, Lee Purcell, and Stefan Gierasch as Jack L. Warner, Olivia de Havilland, and Michael Curtiz (respectively) Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984) ABC --- Jeff Goldblum and Melody Anderson star as Kovacs and Edie Adams The Three Stooges (2000) ABC --- Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Handler, Michael Chiklis, John Kassir, Laurence Coy, Peter Callan, and Marton Csokas star as Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe, Curly-Joe, and Ted Healy (respectively) Grace Kelly (1983) ABC --- Cheryl Ladd stars as Grace The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) HBO --- Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, John Lithgow, Sonia Aquino, and Stanley Tucci star as Sellers, Britt Ekland, Blake Edwards, Sophia Loren, and Stanley Kubrick (respectively) Martin and Lewis (2002) CBS --- Jeremy Northam and Sean Hayes star as Dean and Jerry Gleason (2002) CBS --- Brad Garrett and Michael Chieffo star as the Great One and Art Carney
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    what fruit spelled backwards is a name?

    3 Stooges foil Emil Sitka.
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    what fruit spelled backwards is a name?

    Lime = Emil. However, the one you have pictured here spells/spelled his name Emile. Emile Meyer, the chaplain in Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957) and the cattle baron in Stevens' Shane (1953).
  6. The Jolson Story (1946). Larry Parks and William Demarest, both Oscar nominated. The pic may demonstrate why TCM doesn't show it more often. Or it could simply be that it's a Columbia picture.
  7. In 1972, Buena Vista Pictures re-released Disney's Song of the South (1946). I was about 5 and saw it at the old Arcade Theater in downtown Paducah, Ky. My first movie theater experience.
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    Great moments in cinema.

    "NOW Tarzan make war!" Tarzan Triumphs (1943). When RKO and producer Sol Lesser acquired MGM's distinguished Tarzan franchise in the early '40s, they trimmed the budgets and refashioned the series as a string of solid B programmers aimed at the Saturday matinee crowd. Their first entry in the series, Tarzan Triumphs, is one of their best -- a jungle allegory of American isolationism during WWII, with Tarzan cast in the role of the staunch isolationist . . . that is, until the Nazis kidnap Boy (Johnny Sheffield). Wartime audiences are said to have stood and cheered when Weissmuller uttered this classic line. The War Department was cheering too --- at the debut of their newest propaganda tool.
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    Films that seem too long

    Ray, you're gonna hurt Aquanetta's feelings.
  10. The summer of '75. The older kids were digging Jaws, but eight-year-old me was obsessed with Disney's new comedy team --- Don Knotts and Tim Conway in The Apple Dumpling Gang.
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    Discussing Elvis Presley...as an actor.

    He gave an excellent dramatic performance in his 2nd film Loving You (1957).
  12. STILL LOVE: Bugs and the Looney Tunes gang Popeye, the Sailor (Fleischers) Characters in the classic Disney features Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids OUTGREW: Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and other Disney shorts Scooby Doo
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    " The Green Pastures ", Sunday

    Sounds like you're reading that straight out of an NAACP pamphlet. I prefer to think for myself and reject such inflexible and inalterable language which allows no room for interpretation. I too am occasionally offended by racist themes and portrayals in older Hollywood films, but I can find nothing hateful about the musical comedy number Abraham in Holiday Inn.
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    " The Green Pastures ", Sunday

    Later, you said that it was degrading, insensitive, insulting, and offensive. I couldn't disagree more. The song isn't one of Irving Berlin's best, and the lyrics don't rank among his most clever efforts, but it's actually a pretty tame song. Bing, Marjorie, and Co. are praising the U.S. President who abolished slavery, so it makes sense to me that the performers are dressed like African Americans and celebrate Abe's birth with a joyous song. I think it would have been better to have actual African Americans performing the song, but storywise, given the time period in which the film takes place, it made more sense for this inn (patronized and staffed by whites) to feature whites performing in blackface. I'm inferring that you think grinning, mugging, "shucking," and "jiving" are negative racial stereotypes. It's a joyful song, so that should explain the grinning. Mugging may be artistically offensive (a cheap gag), but I've never understood why it's supposed to be racially offensive since there are performers, both white and black, who are guilty of mugging on camera. I don't see much difference between white mugging and black mugging. I think the "shucking and jiving" is actually a genuine attempt to mimic a dance style that was created and made popular by African Americans in the late Nineteenth Century. I don't think I would be promoting a negative racial stereotype if I attempted to break dance in public, especially if I wanted to pay tribute to a dance form created and made popular by African Americans. And I love the verse Louise Beavers sings to the actors playing her children in the film. She is teaching her kids about the emancipation of African Americans that Abe Lincoln helped make possible. How is this a negative portrayal of blacks? I'll bet in 1942, there were theaters in the South that excised Louise's verse from the film (or possibly excised the entire Abraham number) because of its sympathetic portrayal of African Americans and the fact that it celebrates the liberation of blacks.
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    A Night to Remember and tcm forgets

    Hi, NipkowDisc. Just a guess --- TCM has probably aired ANTR in honor of Titanic's April anniversary at some time in the past (2012 was the 100th anniversary, so possibly then?), but they probably can't arrange to do this every year.

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