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Everything posted by path40a

  1. Yes, both were TCM premieres, as mentioned here: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=7824237 I've noticed before that Mr. Osborne doesn't always point out this fact.
  2. Sounds a little like All That Heaven Allows (1955) with Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.
  3. I'll concur with filmlover and Larry: a thread about Hedy, Garbo, or any other classic movie star is fine and welcome. But perhaps you could keep the continuous chat room banter, which is frequently off-topic and even personal, to yourselves by using the Private Messaging function provided. You could respond (to this post) by saying that 'we' could just skip over the Hedy thread, but this behavior has multiplied like a virus to infect other (more serious?) threads such that I find myself having to skip over half a dozen threads or more in the General Discussions folder, a few more in Hot Top
  4. Sidney Lumet was honored last October 11th, with a brand new Robert Osborne Private Screenings interview and an evening of his films (many of which are mentioned in this thread): http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=72011&start=0#7761396
  5. Sounds like The Sheepman with Glenn Ford (not John Wayne) and Shirley MacLaine: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=other_reviews&item=209
  6. Plenty more TCM premieres in the coming week (August 17-23; see my website), but don't forget Richard Dix's The Whistler (1944) tonight or Joseph Cotten's Love Letters (1945) tomorrow night. Several more on Thursday (Carole Lombard), in addition to the ones we already know and love Friday is Bela Lugosi, which includes Island of the Lost Souls (1933) followed by Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) On Saturday, you can see an Audrey Hepburn (Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier - Billy Wilder) film not often shown, Love in the Afternoon (1957) Sunday, you owe it to yourself to check out The Rack
  7. You are most welcome, cinemabuff!
  8. I think it's a very good film (though I won't use the 'C' word) for a couple of reasons: it's the original (bum manager helps a bunch of losers become champions; it might also be the only good one of this type;-) and it captures SO WELL the actual kids (and adults) I grew up with and/or come across as I coach youth softball now. Kids are crude and cruel! At the time, before John Hughes, it was a rarity to find a movie about little boys (mostly, or ballplayers and their parents) that was so real. I was just such a lad myself, though 15 at the time it came out, and I spent my own hard earned
  9. This is an oft asked question and, though I usually answer it the same way, it makes me ponder "what is best (how does one define that word)?". We've discussed it in several terms, "who was the most influential?", "who's your favorite?", and "who's the best?" etc.. One can speak of the best in terms of their unique or signature style. One can discuss best as the most copied, or the one(s) who helped to define the language of film with their innovations or specific techniques. There are also the storytellers, those which captivate, inspire, or evoke other strong emotions; many were write
  10. I too have a technical question, like moira's, but it involves a film's Sound. Now it's pretty easy (for me), while watching an early sound era film to determine whether it has good sound quality or not (and I'm not talking about the cracks and pops one hears which may be due to the age of the print either): the actors' dialogue is easily heard, the background sounds are realistic without a hollow studio sound stage 'echo' (e.g. outdoor scenes don't sound like they were dubbed indoors), etc.. However, once this particular part of film-making was 'mastered', and excepting Special sound
  11. Brad, I'm not sure the OP was going for what movie made you cry (e.g. as in tearjerker), but what movie(s) make you sad. For instance, It's a Wonderful Life (1946) has the same affect on me, I tear up during that scene everytime (and I've seen it so many times) too, but they are tears of joy, not sadness. OTOH, profoundly sad films which have made me cry include Come Back, Little Sheba (surprisingly not yet mentioned in this thread) and Life is Beautiful.
  12. I'll echo Lynn's sentiments: my favorite Ford Western is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; favorite non-Western is The Grapes of Wrath.
  13. You might find this similar thread amusing: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=78110&start=15#7783542
  14. Now you've gone and done it, you've officially made me feel like an old man. If that cute little Quinn Cummings (from The Goodbye Girl (1977)) is 39 years old, OMG! Thanks mongo;-) I needed that ... not!
  15. If anyone watched tonight's Essential (Written on the Wind (1956)) intro, if not the movie, they finally saw a more animated Ms. Haskell, who was excited about this film. In fact, she passionately defended it, not allowing Robert Osborne to use the word 'kitsch' (which I too think is apt, for most Douglas Sirk films) to describe it. Whether you agree with her opinions or not, it was a more interesting discussion this evening than most of this season's Essential airings. For those who missed it, you won't get another chance to see it given this month's Summer Under the Stars format (Sunday i
  16. Having just read your post in "Hot Topics" called Editing, I thought I'd provide you with this link: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=1107&start=30#25066 which discusses Movie Blunders. You can find another one started just this past January, if you use the search function for "bloopers". I mentioned once before (recently) that opening a new thread before searching for an existing one with the same subject matter makes it more difficult to find the discussions already present on these boards. If you start a 'new' topic that's been discussed
  17. TCMWebAdmin et al, would it be possible for you to host a chat room as aside to these boards? It appears that many (newer?) participants here have a desperate need for this type of service. Thread after thread has been 'hijacked' by off-topic (mostly personal, and frequently late night) discussions that, not only seem out of place on these classic movie forums but, make it nearly impossible to discuss classic film related subjects. For example, last night, almost four pages of OT 'content' was added to one thread between relevant posts. A chat room would give those who like to rant
  18. Sounds like The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) with Glenn Ford and Jeanne Crain: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=other_reviews&item=156
  19. I just received my September Now Playing Guide and wanted to say again: it's going to be a great month! William Holden is SOTM (Wednesday nights), September 15th is 24 hours of short films from great directors (including some from contemporary directors and lots of TCM premieres), designer Tom Ford is the Guest Programmer (9/25), 16 foreign films will be shown on Tuesday nights to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Janus Films, and Thursday nights will feature classic Dick Cavett interviews (except for 9/7 when an all new interview with Mel Brooks will kick things off). Also, the back
  20. Yes, congratulations. You were so close with your earlier guess - Rififi - but I didn't want to give it away. Let's retire this thread in favor of the original, O.K.? As your reward for getting this one, why don't you begin another series of clues in the other, original thread (since I just 'won' that one, and don't have time for another just now, I think it's O.K. for me to deem you my proxy;-)
  21. No, and no SCRATCH THAT, TRY THIS: Clue #19 - the film received an Academy Award nomination, and only ONE in its cast ever has Message was edited by: path40a
  22. Friday is the great Kate's turn for her fourth annual Summer Under the Stars salute, and it's a pretty good lineup: All About Me (1993) is a good interview that gives you a sense of the actress Little Women (1933) was only her fourth film; she gives one of the best performances as Jo March in any of these movies based on the Louisa May Alcott book Quality Street (1937) is a delightful little curio which (like the above features a terrific supporting cast) gives one a feel for the prim and proper days of dating in the 19th century Stage Door (1937) is one of those terrific (mostly female
  23. Lots of TCM premieres in the coming week (see my website for details). Day by day highlights include: Claire Trevor (today!) in Key Largo (1948), but I'm looking forward to seeing the Ida Lupino directed Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) per mongo's recommendation and the fact that it's about tennis! Jane Powell (Wednesday) in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), also see Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter sing the Aba Daba Honeymoon song in Two Weeks With Love (1950). John Garfield (Thursday) in Force of Evil (1948) and many other great movies that day Katharine Hepburn
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