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Everything posted by rayallen

  1. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}The "Super Bowl" was named by Lamar Hunt, original owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, when he saw his young son playing with a "super ball", and got the idea. Good thing he wasn't playing with a Mr. Potato Head.
  2. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}I suspect that willbefree was just having fun, and that she is fully aware that *Double Indemnity* is a fictional story. I suspect I already suspected that, and I suspect I was just having some fun back. I suspect.
  3. > {quote:title=willbefree25 wrote:}{quote}Ooooh, I forgot about Mrs. Dietrichson. That anklet! Poor Fred, he didn't stand a chance. > > BUT, if he didn't take the time to record his story in the dictographmachinethingy, he could have easily made it to Tijuana. Then again, we wouldn't have had the movie, so.......... > > Did they extradite from Tijuana in 1944? You know, it's fiction...
  4. And a little something called "*My Favorite Wife*".
  5. > {quote:title=markfp2 wrote:}{quote}There's no such thing as a silly question. Although, there's no guarantee that you won't get silly answers. The "roarless" lion was indeed on MGM pictures during the silent era. I know, because I've seen dozens of them. Maybe they should have followed it with a card that said "ROAR!"on it. Subtitles for the lion! That's pretty good! I thank you for the response. I didn't understand why they would have the lion in the roaring motion if we weren't able to hear it.
  6. I feel this should be obvious, maybe someone knows. I was watching an MGM silent the other night on TCM. The opening credits were preceded by the famous "roaring" lion. I say "roaring" in quotes, because of course, being a silent movie there was no roar. Did TCM or a later distributor add the MGM lion opening, or did they really use it during the silent era? I ask because I don't know why they would use the iconic roar if there was no accompanying sound.
  7. Maybe one day we'll just all refer to ourselves as "people". Of course, we may have to wait for an alien invasion for that to happen.
  8. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}ps - Otis, baby, right you are, I'd be very surprised if the term "Yanks", referring to Americans, was still in common use, if indeed it ever was. I suspect maybe Canadians employ the word occasionally, as a joke, just as perhaps Americans sometimes call Canadians "Canucks". Now, I don't know about other Canadians, but I rarely use the word, and do not think of myself as a "Canuck", any more than an American thinks of him/herself as a "Yank". Sometimes I use the word just for fun - maybe I was yanking your chain. :| misswonderly, If it means anyth
  9. Well, let's see. *The Ladykillers* and *The Entertainer* are airing on TCM during the Super Bowl, so I'll be watching the game. I will add, even if a movie I wanted to see was on TCM, I'd record it and watch the game anyway.
  10. *Boardwalk Empire* won for television, and *The Help* for a motion picture.
  11. > {quote:title=MovieGal53 wrote:}{quote}Thoughts of Gene Kelly's thighs are giving me the vapors! > > :x > Bette Davis eyes, Gene Kelly's thighs, Katharine Hepburn's sighs... (Anybody else?)
  12. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Despite a thin voice, Astaire was a very stylish singer. Kelly's singing was merely functional. Irving Berlin felt the same way. (Not about Gene Kelly, but about Fred Astaire.)
  13. I don't think TCM is going to have Silent Sunday Nights during February, as it coincides with *31 Days of Oscar.*
  14. Warren William passed away in 1948, 2 years after Mohr debuted as Lone Wolf, so it's possible Mr. William was not in great health in 1946.
  15. Well, I enjoyed *Back to the Future*. I didn't see *Out of Africa* or *The Color Purple*. Others I like include: *Cocoon*; *Mask*; *Enemy Mine* and maybe my favorite, *Lost in America*.
  16. According to a discussion on Imdb: Jente mi -- my girl (the J is pronounced like a Y).
  17. I agree, Sepiatone, with your point. I always dislike when a thread (especially one which has potential) deteriorates and gets locked when it strays off course. Too bad a thread can't stay on topic. Do you suppose this one will be next? ?:|
  18. > {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote}Rayallen, two of the four movies you mentioned are NOT post '60's. And there are several really good "post '60's" films. Yes, you are correct...I read it as "post 1960"...or movies in the 1960's or later.
  19. Fred, I want to say I kind of agree with you, as a matter of fact if I had to choose between watching only B&W or color movies from here on out, I'd definitely choose the former, but I can't say I dislike *all* movies post 1960. My favorites, as a whole, a certainly from the 50's and before (and in black and white), but I also love *Planet of the Apes*, *The Natural*, *A Christmas Story* and *The Odd Couple* to name a few. So, I do mostly agree, I just can't eliminate all from 1960 and up.
  20. When my local carrier went digital, we required a converter box to get all the channels. TCM was among those that were no longer available without it. We have a box on the main set, but the other television doesn't, and I can't get TCM (and others like TLC, SyFy, etc.) on the second set. Edited by: rayallen on Jan 9, 2012 7:44 PM
  21. > {quote:title=Bolesroor wrote:}{quote}SO many! Yes! But, just to add one or two to the list, when Buster Keaton as the Cameraman hops on the fire truck with his camera in hand assuming he's on his way to a fire (where he can get a great photo)...Well, if you haven't seen the film I won't give the scene away, but the truck isn't on the way to a fire. Also, in The Odd Couple: Felix: "It's not spaghetti, it's linguini". Oscar: (Throws the plate against the wall), "Now, it's garbage".
  22. > {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote} > > > > > > > Good list, people. Keep 'em comin'! Although *You've Got Mail* is a bit of a stretch I think... > > > > > > > Sepiatone Really? That's interesting to me, as I thought people knew it was a remake of *The Shop Around the Corner*...It was even mentioned when it came out that it was. (Just me...?) ?:|
  23. *In the Good Old Summertime* was a remake of *The Shop Around the Corner*, set in a music store rather than a gift store. It was then remade again as *You've Got Mail*.
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