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38 minutes ago, Swithin said:

I love the novel and was afraid for the movie. I remember going to see it at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. But I discovered that even when Lean changed something that's in the novel, he remained faithful to the spirit of the novel. I remember wanting to stand up and cheer when Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft) is leaving on the train, which will take her to the ship. Professor Godbole (Alec Guinness) bows to her as the train passes him. That gesture was amazing. It captures the relationship between them in one gesture, a gesture which wasn't in the book.  

YES. I think the ending in the film is better than the ending in the novel...

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29 minutes ago, rayban said:

It's amazing, isn't it, that so much of E.M. Forster has arrived on the scene.

What did you think of the major change in the screen version of "Where Angels Fear To Tread"?

That Philip Herriton is more obviously a homosexual young man than he is in E.M. Forster's terrific book.

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I havent seen this. When did it come out?

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I don't know either of these books.

But I do agree that Rickie Elliot was a homosexual.

"The Longest Journey" would make a very interesting movie.

Because its' undercurrents are so fascinating.

It reminds me of Christopher Isherwood's "The World In The Evening".

Another detailed study of a married man who is, surely, gay.

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17 minutes ago, Hibi said:

 

I havent seen this. When did it come out?

Hibi, as an art house film, it arrived here in 1992.

It was directed by Charles Sturridge, who directed the tv adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited".

It is available on a DVD.

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20 minutes ago, rayban said:

Hibi, as an art house film, it arrived here in 1992.

It was directed by Charles Sturridge, who directed the tv adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited".

It is available on a DVD.

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Somehow I missed it.

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19 minutes ago, Hibi said:

Somehow I missed it.

Well, you can rent or buy the DVD.

Philip travels to Italy and all hell breaks loose -

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1 hour ago, Hibi said:

Thanks. Isnt that Rupert something?

Yes, Rupert Graves.

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My own top five candidates for *Oscars biggest snubs are>

Spencer Tracy losing Best Actor in 1958's "Old Man and the Sea"

Chaplin & Garbo never winning an acting statuette

1998's "Saving Private Ryan" stunningly losing BP to *"Shakespeare in Love"

Hitchcock never winning

& I don't include "Kane" losing, because it lost to another magnificent film *"How Green Was My Valley"

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I think Edward G. Robinson's never being nominated is the biggest disgrace of the Academy's history.

And I know he didn't care, but Robert Mitchum seldom being nominated for many of his great performances should also have the members of the Academy lower their heads down in shame.

SHAKESPEARE beating SAVING PRIVATE RYAN for Best Picture was a joke (and a bad one at that).

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37 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

I think Edward G. Robinson's never being nominated is the biggest disgrace of the Academy's history.

At least Robinson knew he had been voted an honorary Oscar before he died. His "Double Indemnity" co-star Fred MacMurray was never nominated, either.

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49 minutes ago, jakeem said:

At least Robinson knew he had been voted an honorary Oscar before he died. His "Double Indemnity" co-star Fred MacMurray was never nominated, either.

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Ya KNOW what killed Fred's chances for a nomination in that flick, doncha?!

(...he says the word "Baby" one too many times) ;)

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9 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Ya KNOW what killed Fred's chances for a nomination in that flick, doncha?!

(...he says the word "Baby" one too many times) ;)

Interesting. That word probably helped Richard Roundtree become a star!

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Never even nominated.... EVER:

Edward G. Robinson

Rita Hayworth

Glenn Ford

Marion Davies

Ida Lupino

Hugh Grant

Marilyn Monroe

John Barrymore

Myrna Loy

Gina Lollobrigida

Dirk Bogarde

Ann Sheridan

John Gilbert

Jeanette MacDonald

Kim Novak

Betty Hutton

Buster Keaton

Harold Lloyd

Betty Grable

Fred MacMurray

W.C. Fields

June Allyson

Robert Taylor

Jean Harlow

Ramon Novarro

Alice Faye

Alan Ladd

Colleen Moore

Dick Powell

Bebe Daniels

Lon Chaney

Kay Francis

Van Johnson

Lucille Ball

Jacqueline Bisset

Dana Andrews

Lizabeth Scott

Bob Hope

Constance Bennett

Mae West

Joan Bennett

Clara Bow

William Haines

Jeanne Moreau

Mario Lanza

Jane Russell

Tyrone Power

Errol Flynn

Veronica Lake

Joel McCrea

Joseph Cotten

Robert Cummings

Pola Negri

Eddie Cantor

Norma Talmadge

Ben Affleck

and many more

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Interesting. That word probably helped Richard Roundtree become a star!

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Yeah, I suppose so.

BUT, I don't recall Mr. Roundtree here ever gettin' an Oscar nomination EITHER, right?!

Gotcha THERE, didn't I, jakeem! ;)

(...♪ "Who's the cat that won't cop-out, but when ya's talkin' Oscars was always left out?...SHAFT...ya damn right" ♪)

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13 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Yeah, I suppose so.

BUT, I don't recall Mr. Roundtree here ever gettin' an Oscar nomination EITHER, right?!

Gotcha THERE, didn't I, jakeem! ;)

(...♪ "Who's the cat that won't cop-out, but when ya's talkin' Oscars was always left out?...SHAFT...ya damn right" ♪)

That song did well at the Oscars, though! 

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1 minute ago, jakeem said:

That song did pretty well at the Oscars, though! 

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Yes, I agree. One of the most memorable Best Song winners of all time.

BUT, would this not now prompt the question:

Were either Fred OR Eddie G. ever in a movie which was nominated, let alone won, the Oscar for Best Song? ;)

(...I'll accept Best Score here as a compromise)

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10 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Yes, I agree. One of the most memorable Best Song winners of all time.

BUT, would this not now prompt the question:

Were either Fred OR Eddie G. ever in a movie which was nominated, let alone won, the Oscar for Best Song? ;)

(...I'll accept Best Score here as a compromise)

Edward G. Robinson was in A Hole in the Head, which won Best Song of 1959."High Hopes".

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

At least Robinson knew he had been voted an honorary Oscar before he died. His "Double Indemnity" co-star Fred MacMurray was never nominated, either.

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Sadly for Robinson, it was too little too late. And yes Fred MacMurray is another fine actor who was overlooked by his peers. 

 

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13 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Edward G. Robinson was in A Hole in the Head, which won Best Song of 1959."High Hopes".

DING DING DING DING DING!!!

We have a winner here, ladies and gentlemen!

I knew if anybody around here would know, it would be you, Lawrence.

Thanks and good job, oh Cinemaphile Extraordinaire.

(...although you win absolutely nothin' for this, of course);)

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Some actors who got nominated but never won: Deborah Kerr, Peter O'Toole, Warren Beatty, Miriam Hopkins, Marlene Dietrich, Richard Burton, Harrison Ford, Woody Allen, Margaret Sullavan, Ava Gardner, James Mason, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Glenn Close, Carole Lombard, William Powell, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Cary Grant, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Montgomery, Melina Mercouri, Marcello Mastroianni, Liv Ullmann, Ralph Richardson, Betty Compson, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Irene Dunne, Annette Bening, Marsha Mason, Lily Tomlin, Kirk Douglas, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Eleanor Parker, Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, Merle Oberon, Lew Ayres, Lillian Gish, John Garfield, Bessie Love, Candice Bergen, Jill Clayburgh, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles, Albert Finney, Judy Davis, Cicely Tyson, Julie Harris, James Dean, Rock Hudson, James Garner, Elliott Gould, Ruth Chatterton, Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve, Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, Elisabeth Bergner, Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Ann Harding, Nancy Carroll, James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner, and many more.

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There will always be work that goes unrecognized.  Of course, that's what makes talking about it so much fun. I would have liked to have seen Columbus receives a Best Original Screenplay nomination.  But the film was in the same vein as Lady Bird, so that may have been a factor.   

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19 hours ago, rayban said:

Yes, Rupert Graves.

 

YES! Thought so. I used to get him and the other Rupert (Everett) mixed up due to their same first names......

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2 minutes ago, Hibi said:

 

YES! Thought so. I used to get him and the other Rupert (Everett) mixed up due to their same first names......

I recall they were both in The Madness of King George, and were both excellent. That is one of my favorite movies.

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7 minutes ago, Thenryb said:

I recall they were both in The Madness of King George, and were both excellent. That is one of my favorite movies.

2 Ruperts for the price of one! I like that name. Sounds like a poet/artist type........

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