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Posts posted by MovieGal53


    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. :D



  2. > {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.

  3. > {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.

  4. > {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.


    Does anyone know why Miss Day's 28 films are being shown over the course of this week instead of being spread out through the month?




    Being a huge fan of Miss Day's I'm not complaining just curious why TCM chose to air them all in one week.




    Suspense and horror without blood and guts! The only element that would have made this viewing more perfect would have been a rip roaring thunderstorm in my neck of the woods. Nonetheless I throughly enjoyed it.



    What we saw from Ms. Lupino was a woman, carrying the weight of the world in regard to her sisters, being pushed to her limit. I have never seen such a cold blooded look as when Ellen came down the stairs and acted out her plan. Ellen Creed could give Mrs. Danvers a run for her money.



    Ladies In Retirement should be shown every Halloween. (hint, hint, TCM)








  7. Swithin,



    It sounds like a wonderful evening! I am so glad to hear that Robert is doing well. Thank you so much for sharing your night with us.




    PS I love Elaine Stritch. To me, she is THE definition of "dame".


    For anyone who thinks these four guys had no talent or couldn't sing on their own please listen to their acappella version of Riu Chiu which you will find on YouTube. It's a spanish Christmas Carol and their voices blend beautifully.




    Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike may have not played the instruments on their first two albums but made up for this fact with their third album Headquarters. On this album and the two that followed they did all of the vocals and played most of the instruments. Yes, they may have had help but what recording artist doesn't.




    Michael Nesmith wrote a total of 13 songs for the band, Davy Jones wrote 3 and Peter Tork wrote 3.




    Mickey Dolenz played the drums and did percusion on Headquarters. Also on Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD, and The Birds, The Bee's & The Monkees.




    Sorry for sounding defensive but I have been a fan since 1966 when I turned their show on for the first time. My dream was to one day see them in person which I did in 1986. I can assure you that they all sang and played their own instruments.




    It's going to sound corny and some of you will probably laugh but The Monkees were a HUGE part of my young life. With Davy's death it feels as if part of my youth died too.




    I'll get off of my soapbox now. RIP Davy



  9. JonnyGeetar,




    I thank TCM as well for airing this film. To me a person takes away different things from a film depending on age and where they are in life at that particular moment. I have seen The Song of Bernadette a few times thoughout my life but the one thing that remains constant each time is the strong and unwavering depiction of faith. (which I lack most of the time) :|





    To address your points:




    The film would not have had the same feel if filmed in color. The dire circumstances of the Subirous family could not have been conveyed in glorious technicolor. Black and white was the only way to bring forth the bleekness that surrounded Lourdes.





    There was a discussion not too long ago here on the boards about the magic of sets and lighting and how they play a large part in portraying the overall feel of the film. To me, the sets had to seem small given the gradure of the visitation.





    I have to differ with you about the supporting actors. The facial expressions were of most importance in this film. A look can convey a thousand words. Case in point, Sister Marie Terese's face when she came to the realization that Bernadette was going through unbearable suffering portrayed expertly by Gladys Cooper. Shock, humiliation, sorrow...all there on her face. That is the measure of a great actor.





    It was well documeted that Bernadette saw The Virgin Mary. In order to depict the visitation properly the audience had to see what Bernadette saw. BTW, I had read long ago that Linda Darnell played The Virgin Mary sans billing. Would love to know if this is true.





    I share your sarcasm about everyone sounding French. At one point I swear Ann Revere sounded like she had just stepped off a Brooklyn street! I had to chuckle at that. lol





    Jennifer Jones was magnificent as Bernadette. This film was autobiograpical so I'm sure Ms Jones wanted to take great care in portraying the Saint correctly. The scene to which you refer when Bernadette sees The Blessed Virgin for the first time. How could it have been protrayed any other way when Bernadette herself wasn't aware of who was before her? To me Ms. Jones gave a luminnescent, understated, sensitive, bittersweet performance as Bernadette. Well deserving of an Oscar.





    And lastly, thank you for starting this thread. It makes for good discussion.





  10. > {quote:title=jamesjazzguitar wrote:}{quote}A lot of gals had a lot of moxie (e.g. Ida Lupino), but they didn't have careers to match their talent. Read about Durbin on the Fans of Durbin thread. Look at how quickly the career of Greer Garson went south after the war, etc.... Again, I don't question Lombard's talent, but I do have my doubts that one can control things out of their control, which is why I'll stick with 'we'll never know'.


    I respect what you say. :)

  11. > {quote:title=jamesjazzguitar wrote:}{quote}

    > My view is that Lombard was the top female comic actress of the studio movie era (with Jean Arthur second). She was indeed very funny and beautiful. She was also a fine actress in drama but I don't feel any of her dramas were great movies.



    > Had she not died young I wonder what type of movies she would of made. With WWII the type of comedies she made in the 30s were no longer being made. Arthur made some very good comedies in the early 40s but as the 40s moved on this ended.



    > I don't question if Lombard had the talent to make the type of movies Davis or Stanwyck made in the 40s, or say, Crawford's post WWII Warner period, but, like Crawford she would of had to found a studio willing to make those type of films with her. Of course Olivia DeHavilland best period was post WWII but she had to get out from under Warner to make that happen.

    > Again, I don't question Lombard's talent but it would of taken more than that for her to make the type of movies that would of made her more than just the finest comic actress of her generation.>>>





















    Her performance in Vigil In The Night was strong and powerful and great in its own way. Lombard would have adapted well to the transition. She was terribly underrated as a dramatic actress after being dubbed "The Queen of the Screwball Comedies". By having that genre out of the way more options would have been open to her.




    Sadly, we'll never know how her career would have progressed. From what I have read about Lombard she had a lot of moxie. There's not a doubt in my mind that she would have found a studio who was willing to back her and take her into the next phase in film.

  12. Thanks for the picture Eugenia. I love this film so. AMC was in it's glory days when I first saw *In Name Only*. They aired it during Chirstmas time and because of this I have always associated the film with that time of year.




    Kaye Francis played her part well and deserves kudo's for instilling such dislike for the character in the audience. My gosh I wanted to wring her neck!




    I'm happy to say that Amazon dropped the price to 20 dollars and change....I couldn't resist anymore. It will arrive by the end of the week!

  13. Eugenia,



    When Lombard was SOTM a couple of years ago TCM showed some of her early work and I was in my glory. I just wish more of those films were available on DVD.



    As you, I have most of her late 30's work. The only title missing from that collection is *In Name* *Only*. Hopefully it will come down in price a litte and then I will grab it.

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