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About filmnoirguy

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  1. I suppose movies from this century would be too recent but I'll mention a couple anyway: Frida (2002) Bio-pic of painter Frida Kahlo (Selma Hayek) and her husband considered the greatest Mexican painter of the 20th Century Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). Big Eyes (2014) Bio-pic of American painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) who in the 1950s painted children with large doe eyes. And one from the late 20th Century: Basquiat (1996) Bio-pic of Jean-Michael's (Jeffrey Wright) rise from graffiti artist to neo-Expressionist painter in the New York art world. David Bowie plays Andy
  2. I believe you're referring to another Doris Day musical 1949's My Dream Is Yours in which she plays a record hostess who answered phone requests (rather than 1952's I'll See You in My Dreams, where she played composer Gus Kahn's wife). Doris certainly had her share of "Dream" titles in the movies!
  3. Okay, I believe you did correct yourself. It was not John Hurt but William Hurt who starred in Broadcast News. Of the three leads, I think Albert Brooks was robbed of a Supporting Oscar win. And, of course, Geena Davis won her Supporting Oscar for another favorite of mine, The Accidental Tourist.
  4. I'm assuming the Barbara Stanwyck movie you're referring to is 1945's Christmas in Connecticut?
  5. Whale also directed the 1936 musical Show Boat.
  6. The guy looks like Yves Montand who starred with Monroe in 1960's Let's Make Love. Another of her films I don't especially care for.
  7. The baby in Jane Greer's arms is none other than Jeff Bridges making his film debut.
  8. That was Diana Lynn who was a child prodigy as a concert pianist by the age of 12. She made her film debut playing the piano in They Shall Have Music and There's Magic In Music. Paramount put her under contract and she supported Ginger Rogers in The Major and the Minor. After The Miracle of Morgan's Creek she appeared in two Henry Aldrich films and two My Friend Irma films along with one of the last Martin & Lewis movies, You're Never Too Young. During the 1950s she played Spencer Tracy's daughter in The People Against O'Hara, Ronald Reagan's leading lady in Bedtime for Bonzo and co-st
  9. The Fan (1949) Based on Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners "Lady Windemere's Fan" involving marital indiscretion in Victoria England. Starring Jeanne Crain, George Sanders.
  10. I have the Blu-ray of Sunset Blvd that includes the original Morgue scene where bodies under sheets are talking to each other. Wilder changed it after a sneak preview because the audience laughed and he didn't mean for it to be funny. And thank God he did! It also has the deleted (or changed) "Paramount" song which, personally, I like even better as "Buttons and Bows" in 1950 was too closely associated with Bob Hope's The Paleface (1948). In fact, it won the Best Song Oscar.
  11. Once again, I'd like to watch Thelma Ritter as Ellen McNulty steal the show in 1951's The Mating Season. She received her second Supporting Oscar nod (6 noms, no wins) and was billed fourth behind Gene Tierney, John Lund and Miriam Hopkins. Directed by Michell Leisen for Paramount.
  12. Tarantino told Bill Maher on his show last Friday that he would be doing one more movie. Talk about pressure! Maybe he should quit with Once Upon a Time....while he's at the top of his game.
  13. 50 year old Cary Grant turned down the role of Linus Larabee in 1954's Sabrina because he felt he would look too old opposite 25 year old Audrey Hepburn and 36 year old William Holden. So 55 year old Humphrey Bogart accepted the role. Apparently Grant changed his mind when he starred with Audrey in 1963's Charade.
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