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LuckyDan

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  1. 50 years ago this month, after Peter Green had left the band, the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac moved into this home in Alton and recorded the album Kiln House, with cover art by the bassists's wife and future band member Christine Perfect McVie.
  2. Can't believe nobody has beaten me to this one, though the film has been mentioned here. He's the character everyone talks about but is only on screen once. And memorably. Edit: woops! Well more than once but this is his first appearance (if I recall, and my memory is obviously failing me) Can't find his full second scene but here is his bon mot and exit.
  3. I must have misunderstood the point of the documentary because I thought it was a collection of crackpot interpretations of The Shining, none to be taken seriously. I always enjoy the movie when I see it, but it never made any sense to me, and I'm not sure it was ever really meant to.
  4. My new favorite guitar player, Alexandra Whittingham , a classical player, here playing a popular favorite. https://youtu.be/M2NIfqE4H1o
  5. I found this little article interesting, though it's more an explainer on semi-automatics. https://www.wearethemighty.com/entertainment/how-hollywood-gunfire-looks-real Then there's this, which is helpful in getting specifics on the gun models used in certain movies and TV shows. Lots of entries on Bonanza. http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Main_Page And my favorite source for general reference, Cracked magazine. https://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2532-i-teach-famous-actors-to-shoot-guns-and-hopefully-not-die.html You should study up and w
  6. Didn't dig it. It had some nice imagery but I was really looking forward to a more fetching young Joan Bennett. Good sound for the times. I wouldn't have guessed it was a 20s piece.
  7. I did see a post from mid October where he said his PC tower was making an odd noise and that if it crashed he may be off for a few days. Maybe it crashed and he decided he liked not being tied to the pc all the time.
  8. I'm reading through his posts now, hearing Bogart's voice as I enjoy his wit and insights. He would occasionally discuss his past and decribe his experiences as they related to whatever topic he was addressing. Like most here, I've always found him interesting, entertaining and informative. I PMd with him on occasion and was often tempted to ask more specific questions about his life and times, but didn't want to seem presumptuous. Until we know differently, I'm assuming he's met a lovely young senorita and now has far more constructive things to do with his time. Till we meet again, o
  9. I'd forgotten his singing but I just read he guest hosted for Johnny 58 times, and was a relative of Adlai Stevenson.
  10. Starting in a few minutes on Antenna TV. McLean Stevenson and Eddie Murphy, recorded January 1,1982.
  11. Oh well. Havent posted a video on the new boards. Anyway, yeah, Bedtime for Sniffles. Great cartoon.
  12. Good points, Liam, about the ages of the two leads. I suppose I could have worded my objection more carefully about Barbara and Robert looking past their prime and tired, respectively. Barbara's character was supposed to be thought of as a straying wife, at least in her husband's jealous eye. Of course she wasn't but I would have chosen a younger leading lady to give some credibility to the idea. As for Taylor, well, I guess I'm just not a big fan of his acting.
  13. According to wiki, production moved to Burbank in May 1972, and went to the 60 minute format in September 1980. I'm looking forward to the broadcasts. It will be interesting to see how well the humor has held up since the 70s.
  14. Didn't care much for the story which came off like a TZ episode badly in need of editing, but I liked the TV look of the production, low budget but clean and some nice black and white tones. I love Barbara but she was past her prime as a female lead. For that matter Taylor looked a little tired, himself. Vic Mizzy scores are always fun and sort of tongue in cheek but he seemed short on motifs here. Maybe because the script itself was limited. But I'm a sven fan and enjoyed seeing it in that venue.
  15. Thank you for your thoughts, Speed. I remember his turn with Lucy! It was probably my introduction to him. He was an acquired taste for me. It took a few viewings of Kane before i got how good it really is. Sad his 100th wasn't well commemorated.
  16. Just saw this item on Twitter and thought I'd check the boards for thoughts on Orson. I didn't see a thread going, which surprised me, but I thought I'd share. I'm a great admirer of his work, especially Kane and Touch of Evil. I was surprised that F for Fake made the list, but not his Othello. He struggled for funding of his films in his later career, but Peter Bogdanovich quoted Orson as saying something like, oh how they will love me after I'm gone. Thoughts on Mr. Welles? blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/05/06/orson-welles-at-100-here-are-10-essential-movies/?mod=e2tw
  17. It was only a few years ago that I saw Joan's playboy photos, in which she is blonde! But I adored her even before i saw those. I noticed the censor after I posted, too, but decided I didn't give a **** about it.
  18. Reading all this makes me think of the people who choose to enforce the speed limit by driving 55 in the fast lane. And tattlers in school. Always spoiling fun. And in the name of fairness. Fred, I hope youre not guilt ridden at having robbed these filmmakers of what is very likely a substantial pittance.
  19. I've been doing the same, and havent found any other source for Lewis's apocryphal story. I can only guess that he was conflating a memory of how some other actor had been discovered with Babe Hardy. Being the insufferable jerk that he is, the interviewer probably chose not to correct him for fear of having to deal with the backlash Lewis would surely have given him.
  20. I still enjoy it, and had great fun watching the Svengoolie airing. I like the look of the movie - very colorful. Joan Staley is a very appealing leading lady. There are a wealth of memorable sight gags and lines. The malfunctioning elevator, the microphone that feedsback during Luther's hilarious picnic speech, with the "Atta boy, Luther!" refrain. I even got goosebumps during the scene when Luther slowly climbs the staircase to the organ loft, helped along by the ominous score. And that's another part that makes it worthwhile, Vic Mizzy's signature orchestral style. The music is almost a
  21. LuckyDan

    A New Leaf

    I love the Evans cut. I always wondered why Elaine May didn't make more movies. I know now it was because she made crap. And was a pain to deal with if you were the one writing the checks. I take the ending to mean that Mathau's character found immortality through the naming of the new leaf for him and so, dam it to hell, he had to save the woman who brought this new richness to him. Not one to over-analyze. Just to enjoy.
  22. whats this space for ...

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