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Everything posted by montgomery4me

  1. Thanks everyone for the info! I think I am going to send myself a little stocking stuffer! I gotta have some crazy Tallulah-****-Bette kitsch. Monty
  2. Oh yeah... The Heiress staircase scene at the end is wonderful, with her carrying the lantern up the stairs. Good one!
  3. I was just searching for something on Amazon and along came this movie from 1965 with Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Donald Sutherland. Has anyone scene this and is it worth shipping all the way to Germany even for the "kitsch" factor? Thanks, Monty
  4. I was just thinking that... and in Dark Victory when she says good bye to the dogs and also I think it was on the staircase when she talks about the warmth of the sun when she can no longer see it And, although it is the front porch, the opening scene of The letter... it was stairs and had a railing ; - )
  5. I wrote about it the other day but happily add it here. Bette Davis' close up in The Little Foxes while her husband is struggling up the stairs for his life in the background. Davis doesn't blink the entire time and is mesmerising. Every thought is on her face.
  6. SPOILER WARNING, SPOILER WARNING, SPOILER WARNING, SPOILER WARNING... ONLY READ IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ENDING OF THIS FILM They just played the original here a few days ago and I have a question about "codes". The final scene of Leigh remake had the trucks coming, etc, etc... and I am wondering, was suicide not allowed to be shown on film then? Also, did the original end the same way? Thanks, Monty P.S. - did I warn about the spoiler enough?
  7. I have to add one that is not spoken but written: In Miracle on 34th Street when Maureen O'hara gets Kris's employment card. Written under Date of Birth is ... "as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth." and every time I see that I think it is such a wonderful little tidbit into the character of Kris Kringle and also how inane the HR department must have been at Macy's to hire a man who wrote that and named his 8 reindeer as his dependents! Also in All About Eve, when Margo confronts Lloyd and Bill about Eve being her understudy and doing the audition with Monroe's charac
  8. I just love these little tidbits of life.... thanks everyone for commenting! Monty
  9. Oh yes, that is The Heiress with De Haviland and Clift.
  10. Hi Larry, I was hoping you would reply with some inside info. Thanks. I will check your thread again and see if I find more. Dortmund is great. They have the world's largest man made xmas tree here and about 300 stands selling everything imaginable. The season is in full swing here and I am beginning my third month of my German language course. 3 1/2 more to go and I will be able to say I know the language (I hope). It is intense, 4 hours a day, five days a week. Monty
  11. Great thread....just a few that pop into mind.... Rear Window - When Thelma Ritter's character talks about how she thinks the murderer must have cut up the body of his wife while James Stewart is trying to eat breakfast.... she says "of course, the bathtub, the only way to clean up all the blood." or something like that and Stewart chokes on his coffee. The Little Foxes - When Regina's husband is struggling up the stairs for his medicine and there is a close up of Bette Davis listening to him struggle and she doesn't blink the entire sequence... it is GREAT acting. Shows how incredi
  12. I watched Designing Woman today and realized just how fun Dolores Grey was. I hopped over to IMDB and saw she did just a few films but, as they put it, "lived the high life for most of her time on earth.". She was so much fun to watch in this movie and in The Opposite Sex. I wish she had a longer career in Hollywood. Anyone know or remember some good stories about this woman? Thanks, Monty
  13. ... not a Ben fan. Pesonally I don't think his personality could draw in a younger audience any more than a cardboard box could encourage me to watch Classic Sports Network.
  14. Not to be specific but,,,,, Doris Day's a$$ in Pillow Talk when she dances with the young kid in the beginning of the movie Barbra Streisand's cleavage in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, during the banquet dream sequence. Marie Dressler in Dinner at 8 .... okay not really but I always liked how she talked about her younger days in the beginning of the movie and you could imagine her that way.
  15. This movie is why I own a cat!
  16. I agree with you on that one, she did do a wonderful job... I always choke up at the end when she lets it all go at the casket... Did anyone else ever confuse the actress who played the daughter with Natalie Wood? I did the first time I saw it. Although the original is a better film overall, this is great for curling up on the sofa and munching on some popcorn. Lana trying to become an actress so late in life is a little far fetched... sorta like Barbra in the first 30 minutes of Yentl.
  17. I've always wondered.... what is a "bippy" anyway?
  18. Hi Red River, Thanks for the kind words! The move has been very positive and interesting. I am now in a german language course. The class is every weekday from 8am to 1pm for six months. It is challenging but I need that. I can relate to your comments and you are correct, any major move does come with uncertainty and I had that in spades but the support from the government, the locals and many of my partners' friends has been superb. This is a very welcoming and open country. It is funny how a simple thing like TCM and access to classic films and the actors and artists behind
  19. Oh Jack, that was my quip of the day and made me laugh out loud. They have been pushing the movie quite a bit here and there is nonstop Helen Mirren Oscar nom. talk in the British press I read on line but it is not yet on the screens in my area. Thanks, I look forward to your thoughts ... and please, call me Monty
  20. Hi Jack, Is this in response to my inquiry regarding The Queen by Stephen Frears with Helen Mirren? Monty
  21. Sorry to pull away, once again, from the Hayden topic but I am so curious about the comments regarding The Grifters and the ending scene. I could watch it again and again only because of the amazing acting done by Anjelica Huston. That performance and in particular those last 8 minutes or so, are just amazing. The symbolic way she moves her body when she cries and the ride in the elevator, oh, magnificent!!!! I guess it's the hidden thespian in me. I like these types of scenes because I really do watch films for the acting. Back on topic, I am just getting to know Sterling Hayden on fi
  22. They don't show this series here in Germany.... can someone tell me the story about the Old Lady and the Luncheon? I am dying of curiousity....
  23. Has anyone seen "The Queen" yet? It does not open here until mid October and I am very curious about any opinions on the film. No spoilers please... thanks!
  24. Hey Jud... looks like we moved to Germany around the same time. Since posting this I did find out that TCM.co.uk has a lisiting section and you can choose Germany. When you do this you get a PDF file of all the movies and times listed for the month. Use the drop down box on the left navigation bar for Download Other Listings, Germany, GO. http://tcmonline.co.uk/listings/ I am not sure why but I seem to see a pattern of playing the great classics in the middle of the night and early morning and then playing the stuff from the 60's and such during prime time evenings. Also, I have
  25. They are playing The Thin Man series here this week and I am laughing at how much Nick Charles loved the drink. I have seen the movies a few times before but seeing it in a series, such as this, I am humored by Mr. Charles? need for alcohol, his being out and out drunk, stumbling, waking up at 6pm, etc.etc. I can?t imagine them trying to do this movie today. I can?t think of a witty, harmless alcoholic as the lead of any movie today save Jack Sparrow, fantasy character. They would turn it into some hopeless, depressing Leaving Las Vegas situation instead of an amusing take on the societ
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