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  1. Wayne

    Titles that have never been used

    Courtesy of Art Fern: Tugboat Annie Gets Her Poopdeck Swabbed.
  2. Wayne

    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    Unfortunately, the treasure and what was left of the Big W (one small stump from one of the trees) were bulldozed and destroyed when the property at Rancho Palos Verdes was redeveloped about 5 years ago.
  3. Howard Hawks remade Ball of Fire (1941) as the 1948 Danny Kaye musical A Song is Born.
  4. Frank Capra remade his 1935 racetrack comedy Broadway Bill (which had starred Warner Baxter) as a 1950 musical, Riding High, starring Bing Crosby.
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    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    Santa Rosita Beach State Park
  6. "You will believe a man can be made of straw."
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    Barbara Eden (1931-2018)...?

    3 hours ago, CaveGirl said: My best friend thinks Perry Como is still alive.
  8. Psychotic killer Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes) scores with the cute blind girl (Emily Watson) in 2002's Red Dragon. Psychotic gangster Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) has a hot wife (Virginia Mayo) in White Heat (1949). Suicidal senator Brig Anderson (Don Murray) has a pretty wife in Advise and Consent (1962), and both of the troubled cowboys in Brokeback Mountain (2005) have hot wives.
  9. An American Carol (2008), directed by David Zucker; starring Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Jon Voight, and James Woods.
  10. Wayne

    Share your unpopular opinions here!

    My unpopular opinions: I love, love, love me some blackface. While I'm glad the practice has ended, I think blackface scenes in old movies are very entertaining and not racist. Adam's Rib (1949) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) are both ruined for me by the same movie goof --- visible fly wires in scenes where Spencer Tracy and Patricia Neal (respectively) are lifted into the air by other characters. Seeing the wires ruins the illusion for me and completely takes me out of the movie(s). Similarly, bad looping by Marlene Dietrich in her final scene in Witness for the Prosecution (1957) ruins the whole movie for me. The fact that her "Ducky" character is obviously looped is another distraction that ruins the film. Likewise with Tony Curtis's character in Some Like it Hot (1959). Every time his "Josephine" character speaks (in "her" Eve Arden voice), it's looped, it's obvious, and it ruins the film for me.
  11. Wayne

    Neil Simon (1927 - 2018)

    Woo-hoo! Elaine Joyce is single again! Oh yeah . . . R.I.P., Neil.
  12. Wayne

    Now, that's the way to die!

    I think it takes a lot of guts to kill off your comic relief. Probably the most shocking and brutal death scene I remember from childhood is Frank McHugh's lifeless body being thrown from a gangster's car in The Roaring Twenties (1939). McHugh plays James Cagney's best pal, a lighthearted bootlegger whom everyone loves. When Cagney runs afoul of rival gangster Paul Kelly, Kelly's boys murder McHugh (offscreen) to send a message to Cagney. The sight of McHugh's face and eyes frozen in terror as he lay on the sidewalk says it all --- he was brutally beaten to death, not shot quickly. It's almost like seeing the body of an innocent little child who's just been savagely murdered. It didn't exactly traumatize me as kid, but 40 years later, I still remember the shock I felt when I first saw this movie. It's almost as disturbing as a death scene I saw much later --- comic relief Slim Pickens being slaughtered (by an 18-wheeler) by a nasty gang of hookers and thugs in 1975's White Line Fever. Another instance from the Golden Age of the comedy relief being murdered is Charles Winninger, the town drunk/sheriff, in Destry Rides Again (1939).
  13. Ray Liotta as Sacha? "When they found Ugarte in the meat truck, he was frozen so stiff it took them three days to thaw him out for the autopsy."
  14. I agree. It takes only a glance at the first 10 recipients to see how far (in the wrong direction) the Kennedy Center Honors have come: 1978 – Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Rubinstein 1979 – Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, and Tennessee Williams I like Cher, LOVE Reba (but she's not old enough for this honor), have never heard of the saxophonist, and only know Philip Glass for his horrible score for 1931's Dracula. And the creators of the musical Hamilton? They wrote one play that hasn't even had time . . . to stand the test of time. I think the Kennedy Center is running out of living artistic giants to honor.
  15. Wayne

    Classic film senior quote ideas

    From 1941's The Wolf Man: "All astronomers are amateurs. When it comes to the heavens, there's only one professional."

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