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  1. Sue Sue: I can't get on to Silver Screen Oasis so I wonder if you could copy and reprint his response to me if he gave one regarding Terry Wilson? I guess I said the wrong thing earlier, Thank you.
  2. . I have to agree with you about the Colonel Thursday speech, and his glorification. I hated him also, and really thought the end should have been when they talked about the 'famous' painting (if you look closely and quickly, you'll see John Waynes' very, very fast frown), and instead of going into the speech, he should have just put his hat on, and walked out, then introduced the family. It wasn't necessary for him to say anything about the Colonel, although his speech was about the common foot soldier and cavalry, not the leaders. Anne
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    Harry Carey

    You know I love both Harry Carey's - Sr., and Jr. I'm surprised you didn't mention how John Wayne held his arm at the end of *The Searchers* in honor of Harry, Sr. I have to say this though, as far a William S. Hart goes, it's hard to believe he was such a beloved western star by kids. His face is so scary to me, that if I had seen him on a large screen, I probably would have burst out crying from fright, like I did at the witch in *Wizard of Oz*. __________________________ *Anne*
  4. . Are you thinking of *The Piano*? That's the movie where Holly Hunter never utters a word because she wants her piano. _______________________________ *Anne*
  5. *Hi to Rohanaka, Jack F., and Miss G:* Here I am sticking my nose and it's two cents in, but. . . . I think Miss G is the only one who knows I adore Randolph Scott, I've seen a lot of his movies 3 and 4 times if not more, and I love to talk about him whenever I can, especially to a new fan. My absolute favorite of his movies is *Ride Lonesome*, for a couple of reasons. Just as he is kind and gentle with Mrs. Mims, he is equally so with Karen Steele, not at first, but after a while you see what a fine, warm, and good gentleman he is. Talk about an expressive face!!! Another reason is Pernell Roberts. *Ride Lonesome* showed me what a really good actor he was, even after his time on Bonanza. In this, like Randy, he is stuck with a dope for a traveling companion, and the exasperation he entertains throughout the movie is a joy to behold. I often find myself giggling at his expressions. Randy's story is unbelievably sad and listening to him tell it makes you feel like you're overhearing a close friend confide his innermost secrets. You definitely are not wasting your time if you watch Randolph Scott movies. ______________________________ *Anne*
  6. *Fans of Barbara Stanwyck*, Toss a DVD or a tape into your recorder, or set your Tivo to see this one starting on the hour. I've been hoping it would come on for ages and I'm on my way to get comfy and enjoy it. ________________________________ *Anne*
  7. I DVR'd the movie and just finished watching it. It truly was a poignant, touching, and very realistic film. Calling the film 'sad' isn't quite correct because most of the film was truthful in that having an older relative living with you is hard, especially when there are teens around because the generations are so far apart, they have trouble coming together, unless the older person has kept up with the times. However, the very end of the movie is heart wrenchingly sad. Leaving her standing there at the train station, alone, knowing she is doomed to living the rest of her days in a home broke my heart. Remember, the homes for the aged at the time, were also for the mentally challenged. She did NOT have a cheerful future to look forward to. I was happy though that they ran into that kind hotel manager who gave them such a great final day together, which I think added to the sad ending. As it is, there but for the grace of Social Security go I. I receive just enough to live and pay my bills as long as I don't go over my budget. For me, dinner out is going to the local Denny's. I can't honestly say if I want to see the movie again because I'm still very depressed from it. At this point, I don't even feel like giving my opinion about the acting or direction, but I will at a later time. _____________________________ *Anne*
  8. Brannaugh is truly a great actor, but I've never seen him in comedy, and both men have to have that ability to lighten the mood now and then. The other reason for my choices is that Emma wants to give the show a whole new look, so I think making the players a little younger might help in that respect. I forgot before, but since Emma doesn't mind looking like McPhee, perhaps she would be good as HIggins mother. My problem is I like to know my actors, and having MFL filled with a lot of strange English actors would spoil it for me somewhat. I'm funny that way. _______________________________ *Anne*
  9. Wow, you guys really have me confused between *Wake of the Red Witch* and *Reap the Wild Wind.* I keep reminding myself that *Reap* is in color with the Duke, Ray Milland, Susan Hayward, and Paulette Goddard, and *Wake* is the Duke, Gail Russell, and Raymond Massey, in B&W. Then somehow *Wuthering Heights* got into the mix, and completely threw me for a loop. Actually I'm kidding, although I think *Reap* is the better picture, but lousy ending. I agree with whoever it is that likes to know as much as they can about the individual characters. To me it helps understand the plot of the story, and all of you have the gift of being able to put it all in words, which I don't. I can break down the story line, but not the people. In any case, I had a few laughs at myself in reading your posts, because I had to keep back tracking to see which movie you were talking about every now and then. Anyway, keep the juices flowing because you're all fun to read. ________________________________ *Anne*
  10. *Hey, Sandy!* I'm doing a little thievery here, but what would anyone think of adorable Colin Firth, and the lovely lady who played Emmaline in the first *Nanny Mc Phee*, Kelly MacDonald? Colin can do it all . . . comedy, drama, stern, and slaphappy, while Miss MacDonald (who I really know nothing about, but loved her as Emmaline), seems like the perfect choice for Eliza. She looks to be the right age, and she just strikes me as being capable of several different roles. Colin would be the perfect age for the professor, and I know he could be the snobby, uptight mule that HIggins is, and in conjunction, I believe Hugh Grant would fit like a glove as Colonel Pickering, because of his naughty little boy attitude, and he's good lookin enough for Eliza to find him attractive during Higgins tirades. ____________________________ *Anne*
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    Tim Holt

    Well, there you go again. Two people with different impressions about the same guy. Isn't it odd that his height should look different to both of us? No biggie, but you're right about Ladd, he was paranoid about his height, but I think he was only something like 5'4", which would make him shorter than most of the women who were starring at that time. ____________________________________ *Anne*
  12. *My Favorite Films:* I apologize profusely for my grave mistake. Normally I check my dates but I admit I did not this time, but let me explain why. I have heard so many times, from different reviewers, and critics that Gable won his Oscar for *It Happened One Night* because they didn't think he was going to get it for *GWTW*. Which is truly dumb since there is a 5 year gap involved. I wonder how the rumor got started. But truly, that is what I was basing my post info on, and again I am sorry for the goof, and feel properly chastised. ________________________________ *Anne*
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    Tim Holt

    I like Tim Holt quite a bit. I rely on my Western channel on Encore for western movies because TCM barely shows 5 westerns in a month unless they have a special day for some Western star. But getting back to Tim, I think he was a fine western star except for his size. Alan Ladd and Audie Murphy were both Tim's height, but their carriage and builds made them seem larger. I hate it, but I have to laugh every time Henry Fonda is introducing his two brothers Ward Bond and Tim Holt in *My Darling Clementine*, and Tim has to literally step out from in back of Bond to be seen for the introduction. One thing he and Audie have in common is they both remind me of cute, cuddly teddy bear cubs, whereas Alan Ladd is more mature looking. I know Tim made quite a few westerns, but it's hard for me to see him as a big hero type. I really prefer him in contemporary movies. _____________________ *Anne*
  14. Color does not pertain to classic. *Gone With The Wind* was 100% color, and *The Wizard of Oz* was 75% in color, and a third example was *The Women* 90% B&W, 10% color - all three movies were released in 1939. Color was very expensive in the early years which is why most studios stayed with the B&W, but sometimes circumstances required the special use of color. Although released in '39, those movies most likely took quite some time to film and edit, and I assume production started some time in '36 or '37. *It Happened One Night*, another true classic, was also released in '39 in 100% B&W. I feel safe in calling all of these movies true classics because they have all made their mark, and held up to the test of time. They are all still being purchased on DVD, and watched by each new generation that comes along. Therefore, seeing a movie being televised in color, doesn't necessarily make it a post 1960 movie or even 1950, remember Liz Taylor and the Pi? ____________________ Anne
  15. Hey Miss Goddess: I'll take the guy who's doing the talking if you don't mind. What is the horse on the far left doing, is he playing hide and seek with the camera with that blanket? Cute. _______ Anne
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