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  1. But it shows even those with a brain the size of a walnut can LEARN from past mistakes. (more than I can say for some people)
  2. Ammonite Movie description: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever. Ugh why do modern films feel the need to embellish an already fascinating story with a salacious romantic angle?
  3. There is a cache of classic movies I've kept for "watching later" and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is one of them. (I'll be sad once I've seen every great classic movie) I've heard the story centers on cultural tradition, different generations which is a universal theme. I understand this same story has been successfully done in every culture- Asian, African, European, etc. kind of like Romeo & Juliet, universal themed. So an update may be successful. But, I'm sure I'll love the original best & make sure I see it first!
  4. Wow-thanks for alerting us! I disliked Mae West many years thinking she was a stupid floozy. Once I started actually seeing her films, I realized her humor was actually pretty good natured. Definitely a feminist. She played by men's rules and still prevailed. Now of course, I understand the brilliance of her writing & love her & her films. She has quite a fascinating childhood that absolutely contributed to her eccentric personality. Should be an interesting Masters. (some of you may recall I was locked in her mausoleum for private reverence/contemplation)
  5. Sounds grueling, not fun. I always marvel at the TCM posters here who follow guidelines for movie watching. Sometimes I get in a groove, like seeing a bunch of Anna Magnani or Elia Kazan movies. But most often driven by mood like Kathy Najimy's character in THE FISHER KING: "I want a Katherine Hepburn-y, Ethel Merman-y kind of movie, something that will make me laugh. I gotta laugh tonight"
  6. Not so sure about that one. I think I recorded off TCM last year. A new version maybe?
  7. Like The COTTON CLUB, TEXASVILLE & LILAC TIME? All premieres that have been cancelled numerous times. Tease. Thanks for the AT A Glance link, I've bookmarked it. I really appreciate both of you for doing all this work. I've spent the isolation sorting all my TCM DVD recordings & found so many duplicates-flibbertyjibbet- which is why I like premieres. (and sometimes I just don't spot them on the schedule)
  8. Last night was a fave '72's GARGOYLES starring Cornell Wilde, Jennifer Salt & football star Bernie Casey. At times the Gargoyles rubber suits look like a cross of Creature from the Black Lagoon & the Witch's flying monkeys: In several shots the zipper is clearly visible. The entire "look what I found" aspect reminds me of MST3K favorite (Arizona) Werewolf 1996. My favorite scene as a kid-I'd wait for it- is the first time you see 2 Gargoyles together in the cave. The Bernie Casey lead gargoyle whispers instructions to the underling, then pats his fanny as he sends him off on "assignment". It finally makes sense- Bernie Casey was a former football player.
  9. Could you possibly post these posts a bit earlier? I compile my list and set the DVR near the end of the previous month & have missed a few good premieres. I'm sifting through June right now. I find your list way easier to understand than Ohio's grid. Sorry, nothing personal Ohio-it's me, I have a tough time with grids.
  10. Ah-HA! So George Stevens is the common factor with these movies....I've never enjoyed any of those comedies. Thanks for pointing this out, kingrat.
  11. Very unpopular opinions: I dislike John Ford's direction. There are very few of his films I'd ever watch twice. I absolutely despised DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, actually found it distasteful.
  12. Heh I tuned in just in time to catch Kim Novak taking her top off & thought wow- perfect timing. After watching another 10 minutes I started wondering what the fuss over this movie was about-obviously the fuss was about how bad a movie it is. Kim's naked back turned out to be the highlight.
  13. Thanks for doing this N&N. I'm enjoying your personal insights, especially since the later Disney stuff can be such a mixed bag.
  14. I just watched a Ginger Rogers double feature recorded last month on TCM First movie was 1940's LUCKY PARTNERS: Ginger was in typical form as a no nonsense gal working in her mother's storefront bookstore. Spring Byington played her ditzy but insightful Mother perfectly, they even share some resemblance. Ginger's engaged to Jack Carson who's all business. Ronald Coleman's character moves into a storefront opposite the bookstore & casually wishes Ginger good luck in passing. She receives a gorgeous gown by chance when home delivering some books and immediately credits Colman. Then Ginger asks Colman to go halfsies on a sweepstakes ticket, thinking they're a lucky pair. Colman agrees, but only if she take an elaborate platonic vacation with him if they win. Naturally, no one likes this scenario, but they go along with it. Screwball hilarity should follow but instead the movie comes to an awkward thud. I'm not sure why this misfires, all the performances are good. Something about the dialogue just falls flat. I was never quite convinced Ginger was her typical smart, wisecracking nice girl...she often came across as dull & callous, especially to Carson. I've never liked Colman, but he did a fine job as a suave rich guy as always. Like I said, it must have been the dialogue. Next was 5th AVENUE GIRL '39. I had seen this several times before but in comparison to the first movie, this print looked awful, like a Xerox copy. Too bad because it's a great movie-just as silly a premise as Lucky Partners, but somehow this one gels perfectly. Ginger is her typical wisecracking Depression era girl, having a 5¢ apple for dinner in the Park. She meets wealthy Walter Connolly who has left the house in disgust that no one in his self absorbed family remembered his birthday. He & Ginger exchange some banter & he offers her a job to play "the other woman" just to jolt his wife, son & daughter into noticing him. This time it works-screwball hilarity ensues. Maybe Ginger does better with a better leading actor like Connolly. All the supporting actors are excellent - especially fave Franklin Pangborn having more screen time & zingers than usual. This was the first time I noticed Tim Holt of MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS playing the spoiled son & Veree Teasdale Menjou playing the unfaithful but repentant wife. A great fun screwball comedy that deserves restoration! Funny note-Jack Carson stands out in a bit role in 5th Ave Girl as a sailor singing to his girl on a park bench.
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