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Bronxgirl48

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About Bronxgirl48

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    The French Riviera (in my dreams)
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    Vintage movies (especially mysteries, horror, "soft" sci-fi, and the so-bad-they're good turkeys in every genre, which fill me with unparalleled delight and are my particular passion), interior decorating, education, Jewelry Television (heaven help me!), The Cote D'Azur, Provence, Lake Como, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Catalina Island, the Hudson River Valley, antiquarian stuff (old books, ancient coins, The British Museum, mummies, etc.), Jean Shepherd, Sherlock Holmes, Ealing Studios, Charlie Chan (Warner Oland and Sidney Toler), Alastair Sim as Scrooge, Robert Newton as Long John Silver, "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh", The Honeymooners, Margaret Rutherford, Don Ameche, Jacques Tati, Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich in "Knight Without Armour", Val Lewton, Billy Wilder, Picasso, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", The Twilight Zone, Hawaiian Eye, Tony Randall in "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao", Alan Young in "The Time Machine", "Jason and the Argonauts", "Atlantis - The Lost Continent", Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham, German Expressionism, Fritz Lang, Hitchcock, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Antonioni, "My Dinner With Andre", Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in "Pride and Prejudice", "La Dolce Vita", "Amacord", "I Know Where I'm Going", "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn", "The Uninvited", Buster Keaton, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, pre-epic David Lean, Patrick McGoohan, Nancy Drew, Spin and Marty, Lassie, Soupy Sales (Pookie, Black Tooth, White Fang!), Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, "Dog Day Afternoon", "Twelve Angry Men", "Mean Streets", Father Ted, Paddy Chayevsky, hamburgers and french fries, Wisconsin bratwurst, meatloaf, short ribs, pot roast, old-school recipes full of fat and cholesterol (even though I try to eat healthy), "Goodbye, Columbus", "Crossing Delancey", "84 Charing Cross Road, Whit Stillman's "Metropolitan", time-travel, the pumpernickel bagels from Whole Foods, A Charlie Brown Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, diamonds and gemstones, YouTube's Rudy Valentino "All I Wanna Do Is Touch You" video, "Robot Monster", "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Local Hero" (favorite moment is Victor's song, and it's on YouTube!), "Bananas", "Love and Death" ("Did you say....wheat?").

    I'm always on the quest for a good pizza.

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  1. Oh you are so welcome, Toto! I think it's on YouTube!
  2. If you enjoy Gothic romance, Toto, I think you will like MY COUSIN RACHEL. While I think Burton is at his best in cynical modern roles, in this film he is youthfully innocent, impassioned, ardent, and determined to solve the "mystery" that is his cousin Rachel, fascinatingly played by Olivia de Havilland in what I believe is one of her best performances ever! A masterpiece of shading and subtlety! Great actress.
  3. We must not forget Max Steiner's superb score, in all its permutations (much like he accomplished with JEZEBEL), for LIFE WITH FATHER. Adds immeasurably to the pleasure of this movie.
  4. What I really love is that opening breakfast scene (brilliantly scripted) which lays out the many sides of Powell's character.
  5. Yes TikiSoo, you must see LIFE WITH FATHER immediately! It might not be how you would want to "remember" William Powell (as the ostensibly "staid" and "stuffy" head of a 19th century family) but Bill himself coveted the role of Clarence Day, was thrilled when he got it, received an Oscar nomination but unfortunately was passed over when his good friend Ronald Colman won the top prize playing a schizophrenic Shakespearean actor in A DOUBLE LIFE. Not to take anything away from Colman but that kind of emotionally tortured character was a slam dunk for any award in post-WWII Hollywood....
  6. Oh I haven't seen that one in ages. I love mermaid movies. (Remember MIRANDA? Charming, sophisticated, very British. Glynis Johns plays the mermaid, and Margaret Rutherford is her "nurse")
  7. I beg to differ, lydecker! Powell actually IS sophisticated in this movie -- Mr. Day appreciates fine cuisine and can order in French, displays a physically passionate and youthfully ardent nature towards Vinnie (remember when he sweeps her up in his arms and says "We'll go on a holiday, just the two of us, without the children!", and has excellent taste in jewelry. I don't think there's anything really fuddy-duddy about this character when you scratch the surface. Yes, he's blunt, tempermental, somewhat quirky, and definitely overbearing, but....also a true gentleman.
  8. Richard is brilliantly subtle and chilling in his last film, 1984. A noteworthy performance.
  9. A worthy group! Especially Louis Calhern!
  10. I forgot about J. Carroll Naish! We have good taste, Allhallowsday!
  11. Oh yes! Joseph's crowing achievement in my book -- TOUCH OF EVIL
  12. So wonderful in LIFE WITH FATHER. I think it's his best role. One of my favorite actors.
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