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Posts posted by SueSueApplegate

  1. I am quick to agree, WILLKANE, that Brynner, Burton and Harris were higher on the savoir faire scale, but sometimes I just have to check out the double-wide.




    I thought Presnell never sounded better on film.

  2. Paint Your Wagon obviously does not have the cohesion that

    Seven Brides does, but I find much to love in it.


    One of the pinnacle songs, Harve Presnell's "They Call the Wind Maria,"

    is a rousing plea for a simple change in the weather and a lament about

    lost love, but it is emotionally stirring. Presnell is on his pipes here. Can't deny it.


    As for Lee Marvin "speaking" his song, why are there no complaints about

    Rex Harrison talking the chalk in My Fair Lady? Harrison was the perfect man for the part. Marvin simply met the demands of his character like Harrison did with verve and alacrity, while embodying ambivalent human need for change and divining impetus for the plot. The need to roam may be found in every

    trailer park in America and in every wagon headed West, but the ability

    to carry a tune is not always a gift given to every restless alcholic,

    onscreen or off


    As a whole, PTW does lack drive, but it does allow the frontier spirit

    to bubble. And its production period allowed the social theme of the

    film to coalesce with the times.


    I can dance to it, and I give it at least a 6. Just for the catering on location.

  3. Carne Tremula is translated Live Flesh and is also about

    social misfits finding acceptance but might be more accurately translated

    as Trembling Flesh, but Atame! (Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down)is the more obvious choice with the less than desirable translation.


    Thanks for the great questions! :)

  4. Gals: Alice Drummond, Florence "1st Woman Wawyer in Texas" Bates,

    Thelma "Queen of the Scene" Ritter, Edna Mae Oliver, Fay Bainter,

    Ellen Corby, Anna Lee, Jane Darwell, Beulah Bondi.


    Guys: Lewis Stone, Harry Davenport, Sam Leven, Thomas Mitchell,

    Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Leo G. Carroll.

  5. I was just rereading Mr. Morrow's bio on imdb and didn't realize that

    the man who was his first director on "Combat" (Boris Sagal) died within

    the same year as Morrow in almost the same way. Uncanny.


    I feel he had such power in the roles he played. Oft times when people

    are typecast in the movies as well as in real life, as his IMDB bio indicates,

    and forced to replay some of the same scenarios, we lose touch with the idea that there are so many avenues of change we can enact ourselves.


    I feel that he might have made a great character on M*A*S*H*

    or evinced a Marvinesque take on The Thin Red Line.

  6. > 1. Which classic movie did you fall asleep on even

    > though it was said to be a timeless classic?

    Love Finds Andy Hardy



    > 2. Which classic movie would you like to co-star

    > in?

    > Out of the Past (Tourneur- Kathy first half: good, second half: bad)

    One of Jane Greer's greatest.


    > 3. If your house was on fire and you could only save

    > 1 DVD, which movie would you save?

    Toss up : Brief Encounter or The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    (I guess I have commitment problems.)

    > 4. Which classic film really grew on you after

    > initially disliking the film?

    Yankee Doodle Dandy


    > 5. Which classic film line is your favorite?

    How vivid! (Auntie Mame)




    > 6. Which classic film had the most ridiculous

    > title?

    A Girl, A Guy and a Gob


    > 7. Which classic film had the best cast with lots of

    > well-known stars?

    Alice in Wonderland, The Great Escape


    > 8. Which classic film is most underated?

    Saratoga Trunk, Torch Singer


    > 9. Which classic film is way too long and should be

    > shortened?

    The English Patient (sorry, not" classic" enough.)

    Razor's Edge ( I enjoyed it, but it was too LLLLLooooonnnnnggg.)


    > 10. Which classic film is too overated?

    High Noon (I felt Kelly made it too "pat" because of the age difference.)





    > 11. If you could produce a classic film, what

    > actors/actresses would you cast and what would the

    > film be about? Robert Mitchum, , Ingrid

    Bergman, , S.Z. Sakall, Florence Bates,

    Lee Marvin, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Warner Oland.

    A film noir about two lovers struggling to thwart

    uranium smugglers aboard a cruise liner bound from

    the Orient for San Francisco as they realize their love for each other

    while fending off the other scene-stealers.




    > 12. If you had to do a love scene with a classic

    > actor/actress, who would it be?

    Robert Mitchum/Gary Cooper toss up

  7. I find the whole topic intriguing. Didn't mean to imply Cardiff was my only

    concern as far as great cinematographers are concerned.


    I just hope that I can view it some day. I'm even more intrigued about it now

    than before your post with the Variety review.


    I enjoy a wide range of films, actors, actresses, and cinematographers,

    and I enjoy reading about all these different points of view concerning film.

    Thanks for locating the info.

  8. Great insight, mythoughts and twister!

    Great shots, danthemoviefan!


    I hope that we keep on remembering Vic Morrow as a solid performer in his own right, and that a horrifying event like TZ never recurs just to secure the

    film in the can at the expense of well-rehearsed "special effects," cost overruns,

    and illegal labor practices.

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