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December Star of the Month: BARBARA STANWYCK

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When playing the game of Mystery Date, I actually preferred the "dud" to the bowler, the skier, and the prep. What can I say? I like men who work with their hands.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}I thought she may have been addressing the males on these boards.

You must have been wishfully thinking "stud".

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*OH THANK GOD! THEY FINALLY SCRAPPED THAT GAWDAWFUL STANWYCK "TRIBUTE" NARRATED* in a dry, stilted monotone with utterly no inflection, emotion or interest *BY JENNIFER JASON LEIGH* as though she was reading a third grade book report on something she found none too interesting.

 

Thank you, TCM, thank you Laura Dern.

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Dec 1, 2012 8:55 AM

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How come a timely thread about the great Barbara Stanwyck has slid to the bottom of page 2? A thread about her would be worthwhile anytime, but especially now, since she's STAR of the MONTH !

 

Barbara Stanwyck !

Barbara Stanwyck !

Guaranteed to make

her fans stick !

 

( Hey, I challenge anyone to come up with a good rhyme for "Stanwyck".)

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So they've filmed a new Stanwyck tribute? I havent seen it yet........

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You must not be watching TCM much, since I'm surprised the typical posters haven't started a threat about this tribute being shown too often! :)

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No, I havent! Thanks to the constant repeats. I did watch during Baby Peggy night, but they didnt run it....

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> {quote:title=AddisonDeWitless wrote:}{quote}*OH THANK GOD! THEY FINALLY SCRAPPED THAT GAWDAWFUL STANWYCK "TRIBUTE" NARRATED* in a dry, stilted monotone with utterly no inflection, emotion or interest *BY JENNIFER JASON LEIGH* as though she was reading a third grade book report on something she found none too interesting.

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Well, I like Laura Dern, and I like that tribute. But I like Jennifer Jason Leigh even more, and I never thought that "Word of Mouth" short she did about Barbara Stanwyck was any of those things you said. I didn't really notice if she "narrated in a dry stilted monotone with utterly no inflection, emotion, or interest...". It's true that she sounds fairly low-key in her narration, but so what? You can tell she's a true fan of Stanwyck's, and she gives some great examples of the depth and variety of Stanwyck's work.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is one of the best actresses around today.

 

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I'd love to see the 8:00PM film starring Stanwyck

 

 

 

But I'm afraid I'll be stuck in traffic on the Van Wyck. (That's an expressway in NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There---I came up with a good rhyme for Stanwyck

 

Edited by: finance on Dec 5, 2012 5:28 PM

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The one they talk about on Seinfeld? It really exists? (I thought it was made up!) ****.

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LOL.

 

It really does exist. I looked it up. I thought you were pulling my leg...........

 

Edited by: Hibi on Dec 5, 2012 5:15 PM

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*I'd love to see the 8:00PM film starring Stanwyck*

 

*But I'm afraid I'll be stuck in traffic on the Van Wyck. (That's an expressway in NYC)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*There---I came up with a good rhymew for Stanwyck*

 

 

 

 

 

 

...The movie casting that should have been: Stanwyck in *Dragonwyck* (1946).

 

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038492/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

 

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Who knows?? Maybe she did! (I assume she visited the Big Apple from time to time.......)

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I'm very much looking forward to *Ladies of Leisure*. The line-up this month includes a lot of her films I haven't seen, and this is one of them.

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It's been so long since seeing the film, it will be like watching it for the first time for me.

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I have loved old movies since I was 7. Really. My mother told me that I should "really

check out this movie" -- It was "The Philadelphia Story" and I have been hooked ever since then.

Even so, I never really developed an appreciation for Barbara Stanwyck until I saw some

of her pre-code films. I am a super fan now and think she is one of the greats. I agree

with whoever said she is better than Bette Davis (who I also love.) She can do anything!!

 

Lydecker

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