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MovieGal53

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  1. The responses to my original post have been thought provoking. I want to re-watch Dark Passage keeping in mind the underlying theme of "help thy neighbor." Since this film is classic film noir I truly want to develop some sort of appreciation for it. Being a fan of Bogart and Bacall it always bothered me that I had so little regard for Dark Passage. Hopefully, at some point, I will see what you all see. *mrroberts,* You said it best, CONFLICT is Bogarts most underrated, unappreciated, unknown film. TCM aired it not too long ago and thankfully I still have it on my DVR. It is THE difinition of true film noir. The film keeps its pace with heighted suspense until the end of the film. Why Bogie was never recognized for his work in this film I will never know.
  2. lavenderblue, My mistake, I meant to say that he would look younger. My fingers where typing faster then my brain. lol I can't say that this is a favorite of mine but the lighting of the film was exceptional. It conveyed the "closed in" feeling of the Parry. My Favorite Bogart film will aways be CONFLICT. Suspense at it's best.
  3. It has been awhile since I last saw this film but, as always, it's interesting to say the least. The plot seemed extremely far fetched. How did Bacall know that Parry was in the bushes and WHY did she stop to help? Supposedly because her father was unjustly accused of murder but the angle of Irene suddenly coming to Parry's rescue with lodging and support was extremely unbelievable. So was Bogart looking like the invisable man for awhile. Also, after surgery, I did not think he looked younger then his previous self which we saw in the photo. On the contrary, he looked about the same age. The one bright spot in this film was Agnes Moorehead. Loved how she became the focus in the confrontation scene between her and Bogart. She has always been underrated as far as I'm concerned and deserves to be SOTM. (please, TCM)
  4. Thanks Fred and all who responded to my question. I haven't been on the message board in awhile. My laptop took a tumble and stopped working. Thankfully, it could be repaired so here I am. In my neck of the woods TCM wasn't in letterbox last night. Robert's intro's were broadcast as a small little square with black all way round . Once I hit the picture size on the remote he was in glorious 16:9. Not stretched but perfect proportion. Ben's intro's also come in this way as well on my cable system. . I wait for the day when TCM is fully HD. Hopefully it will be in our lifetime.
  5. Are they being broadcast in true HD now instead of upconverting? The reason I ask is because Mr. Osborne was in porportion to my HD tv as opposed to previous intro's/exits that were 4:3 ratio.
  6. Many thanks for the information! I'm glad to know that it is on DVD. Edited by: MovieGal53 on Jul 11, 2012 11:55 PM
  7. In which she is makling a banana split while blindfolded. Thanks in advance.
  8. wouldbestar, You're welcome! Isn't Youtube great?
  9. Terrence, The woman in yellow is indeed Vera Ellen and the clip is from WHITE CHRISTMAS. I love the video as well and applaud the person who did the editing. If you haven't seen it already you might also enjoy another video I posted about a month ago in this thread called "Rita Hayworth Stayin Alive." The editing is equally amazing.
  10. You are very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.
  11. I came across another great video on YouTube. The editing is amazing. Enjoy! Tribute to some of the most amazing dancers that ever lived! Edited by: MovieGal53 on May 25, 2012 9:58 PM
  12. {font:Verdana}Dargo2, I owe you an apology. My response came quick and I should have known better then to assume the intent in your post. Please forgive my hastiness.{font}
  13. Lori3, This site came into existence so that classic film fans could talk about their favorite classic actor or actress. Your post was a sincere tribute to Mr. Garfield on the anniversary of his death. I admire your devotion. Part of him will always remain alive because of his films and TCM.
  14. " Thanks so much for responding, and not to slight Ms. Bittman in the least, but she is not the person I have in mind. I'll try to post a particular announcement by the woman I'm trying to place, so we're all on the same page." If you're referring to the female voice over for the Monthly Movie News it's Stephanie March. She played Alexandra Cabot on Law & Order.
  15. Eugenia, I enjoyed this very much! Thanks for sharing the link.
  16. For me it would be Gene Kelly, Gene Kelly, Gene Kelly! He was so handsome. No disrespect to Mr. Kelly but he had a great rear end! Plus those thighs! My, oh my...
  17. I understand what you're saying and ask doen't this happen in life? We will present ourselves one way and it will be misinterpreted by the person in our company especially when we don't know that person very well.
  18. > {quote:title=casablancalover wrote: > > }{quote}My only quibble is the denouement (for the couple) after their marriage, As a writer, I can see the plot-progression, (with the symbol of the Cottage for Newlyweds only) but more could have been made of what Mrs Minite sees and not the wedding night melodrama played out. How do you see the night of enchantment? Given the history of Oliver, it is a problem that Laura cannot see his underlying pain that her affection is alleviating. > > Someone talk me down.. At that moment in the film it wasn't about what Mrs. Minite saw but rather what Oliver and Laura where feeling. Laura couldn't know the help she was to Oliver because of her own insecurities. How could she see his underlying pain when she was dealing with her own? The pain of knowing, her entire life, that she was unattractive. This pain becomes even more acute on the night when she wants to be most attractive to her new husband and fears she never will be.
  19. I came across this video on Youtube and had to share it with the forum. Miss Rita Hayworth at her finest along with a few friends! Enjoy!
  20. While watching Ben talk about how much Paul Newman hated his performance in The Sliver Chalice Easter afternoon I noticed in the background on the floor of his new set was a dog bed with a food and water bowl in front of if. I know this has absolutely nothing to do with classic film but I had to comment on how cute I thought it was. Ben, you're okay.
  21. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}. > I still think, however, that this does not account for her dislikable personality. It's a tad insulting to lesbians - "Oh, she was a lesbian all along, that explains why she was such a b*tch." > Even if she was unhappy with her musician husband, she needn't have been so self-centred and pretentious. > misswonderly, this is not what I meant and if my post came across that way I apologize. I was just trying to point out the reasons for Amy's standoffish nature. Amy was a spoiled brat plain and simple which had nothing to do with her sexual preferrence.
  22. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}I think that's what the screen writers were trying to tell people in the audience who knew about those things back then. She wasn't sure herself, so she got married and tried a man and that didn't work out, so she told him she was leaving and might travel around Europe with a female friend of hers. Those were the old days. Exactly Fred, very well put. Thankfully the old days are gone and people are free to be who they truly are not just in films but in life. *lavenderblue19,* Bacall's character was definately there to get in between Day and Douglas. Romantic suspense is what I call it. lol All in all Young Man with the Horn is a good film worth seeing.
  23. *Izcutter* the qoute you highlighted wasn't mine. It belongs to BunnyWhit and when I included it in my response it wasn't highligted as being hers. I'm not opposed to having a SOTM in one week. But...thanks for responding anyway.
  24. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote}. > > The programming staff opted to not to have to disrupt the Star of the Month entries during the week of the Festival and the following week of Spring Break films, so they programmed the SOTM entries the first week of the month. And I am very grateful for this option. I would rather have one week of Doris Day films then none at all. **BunnyWhit wrote**:But did you like it? Did you like the movies of the Star of the Month all in one week? Star of the Week? I just thought it might be an interesting exercise to hear people weigh in, just in case TCM is considering doing this more often or even regularly. Good reasons aside, I didn't care for it. I like my star of the month to be doled out over the weeks, like delicious morsels of Old-Hollywood-flavored candy too rich to nibble all at once. I like to anticipate and savor, not gobble. How about you? Yes, I enjoyed the films all in one week and I hope that the programming staff will utilize this opiton again if there is a busy month. I would rather see a deserving star being honored in one week rather then not at all.
  25. I checked the program guide and that does seem to be the reason. Gidget, Beach Blanket,...spring break stuff. Thanks for the respose, Hibi
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