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  1. Gore Vidal is BRILLIANT. I love his novels and for film fans Myra Breckinridge and Myron are pure delight (be warned though, you can't be at all prudish and like the books.) Vidal's autobiography Palimpsest is one of the great books of the last ten years.
  2. Gore Vidal is BRILLIANT. I love his novels and for film fans Myra Breckinridge and Myron are pure delight (be warned though, you can't be at all prudish and like the books.) Vidal's autobiography Palimpsest is one of the great books of the last ten years.
  3. What makes a film a classic is certainly not the year it was released - half the movies shown on TCM would not be considered classics though if not for their nostalgic quality. Terminator and Elvis movies are right up there with many of the movies shown from the 30's and 40's in terms of their lack of quality, but nevertheless having plenty of popular appeal. But I must admit, I'd rather watch mediocre movies from the "golden" era, rather than bad movies from the 80's and 90's.
  4. I say turn off the sound for a moment and then watch the great movie (thousands of times before?- well, that's why they're classics.) I wouldn't necessarily assume that a celebrity is ignorant of film history. Like non-celebrity film buffs - they may know more than you think.
  5. It is surprising, especially since so many of her films play often on TCM. The Hucksters, Eternity, Mogambo, Black Narcisuss, Separate Tables, etc are on often. Why not now!
  6. Oh, yes forgot about (someone mentions it here) Splendor in the Grass. Still touched by that ending whenever I see it. and of course Imitation of Life. Maybe its manipulation, but it sure is effective if you allow it to be.
  7. Re: All Mine to Give... Hmmm - I've been wanting to see this movie, but hadn't gotten to it. Please warn of spoilers in the future, folks, if you're going to spill the bean on plot detail. I had the impression from what I'd read that this was a warm and nostalgic family movie. Sounds like a boo hoo fest! Sad movies...Old Yeller, The Yearling, The Day of the Dolphin, (or any other "animal dies and characters learn lessons from it" movies) maudlin but maybe effective for some...Miracle in the Rain pretty sad but not as sad as the original source...West Side Story
  8. This has happened to me too. I thought maybe my comments were deemed to dumb to post!
  9. Many of the noirs are well known and seen often but... Pushover (Fred MacMurray and Kim Novak) which TCM showed earlier this year is another good one rarely seen. I also like Tight Spot with Ginger Rogers, Brian Keith and Edward G. Robinson. Wish this Columbia picture from 1955 would turn up. Then there's 99 River Street (John Payne and Evelyn Keyes) unusual cast and story Too Late for Tears (Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea) is one I liked and haven't seen in years. Has it ever been on TCM?
  10. I wish TCM would bring back their Darkness After Dawn, that musical train thing for the M-G-M musicals and even the "...so always look for the silver lining,try to find the sunny side of life" - Chet Baker singing
  11. I agree with Fred on this one. I've wondered about all the acclaim too. The nice visuals aside, I thought not enough was going on to be involved with it emotionally. Once was enought for me.
  12. Yep. Bartlett - you're right again!
  13. Am I the only one who wishes that the daily trivia quiz qustions were more often about films as opposed to say "At what age did William Castle first appear on stage?" or "How many brothers does Rosalind Russell have?" I mean for film lovers there are ten zillion challenging questions without them being this lame. I also wonder how some people's names are on the trivia quiz twice in one day if one can only take it once in one day. Do some people actually try again ALREAY KNOWING THE CORRECT ANSWERS FROM THEIR FIRST TRY? What gives? Just wondering.
  14. I thought maybe you were referring to "Show People". That's a fun, silent movie about the busines.Marion Davies stars.
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