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  1. Unfortunately, it's not Peter Finch singing on the soundtrack (sorry, Lorna). He's dubbed by a guy named Jerry Whitman. It's probably just as well with Liv not singing either. I do love that the woman dubbing pregnant Olivia sounds a little out of breath in "The Things I Will Not Miss" number. Very realistic for someone in her condition dancing around a library. Only James Shigeta, Sally Kellerman and Bobby Van do their own singing in the movie.
  2. That's a really good one. I especially like that the letters are addressed to "James." This is where having left the party should come in handy; no more emails or regular mailings begging me for money.
  3. If you'd like to discuss a particular movie, perhaps you might want to start a thread on the Films and Filmmakers board or on one of the genre boards. I think your idea sounds nice in theory, but a board for each classic film (which would start lots of debating when movies might be left out, or which films should be classified as "classic") might be unwieldy.
  4. That's very kind of you to say, Azure. If there's a board I won't leave at TCM, it's this one (that's why I winked) as I do love a challenge. Now, Off Topic Chit-Chat's another matter entirely!
  5. For the past 10 years, we've lived in IA, and participated in the evil caucuses in both 2008 and 2016. As we live in one of the larger cities here, Bernie did very well in our district, receiving an equal number of delegates as HRC. However, we are an anomaly, as the larger rural population skews much more conservative (hence the election of Joni Ernst to replace long time Dem. Senator Tom Harkin). Considering the massive head start HRC had in money, name recognition and, of course, having the backing of super delegates before a single vote was cast, it's amazing how strong a showing Bernie
  6. Just what is Bernie trying to accomplish anyway? Better men than him have tried before to play ball with the entrenched power players and have failed: Thanks to HIGHWAY for posting the following in the other thread; needs to be seen here as well:
  7. I do believe you've done it again, Azure. Well done. The synopsis at imdb fits like a glove, down to the pranks. Think I'll retire from playing for awhile.
  8. He may not have a (D) after his name, but Bernie represents traditional Democratic values more than any DINOs in the current party leadership. If someone like Elizabeth Warren (who turned out to be a big disappointment) had stepped up to the plate, he probably wouldn't have run at all. A big part of the problem is that the Democrats have turned their backs on their base in favor of their big corporate donors. Remember this quote from Chuck Schumer: "For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, an
  9. I believe you hit on it in your question; it's Summer Stock (1950) starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. It's set in New England, rather than the Midwest, but otherwise this sounds like the film you're looking for.
  10. It's kinda like the chicken and the egg conundrum. Who abandoned whom anyway? If the Dems are to unify, it must be a two-way street. So far, the DNC seems reluctant to admit any missteps in both the primary process and general election. Instead, they seem to be pointing fingers everywhere (Comey! The Russians! Bernie Bros!) but at themselves. Unification where one faction of the party is expected to submit meekly to the powerful establishment leadership simply won't work. If it feels too much like being in an abusive relationship, then why stay? Yeah, I left the Dems after alm
  11. Yet somehow, they couldn't manage to program even one movie beginning with "E" Seems a shame, especially considering John Hurt passed away earlier this month, and they could have played The Elephant Man.
  12. Thank goodness that mystery is solved! Great work, Azure. I actually watched 3 Joan movies today, none of which was Montana Moon, because I really was curious. Never would have guessed that was it.
  13. You're right. The scene in the clip is from a sound film; both Our Dancing Daughters and Our Modern Maidens have only sound effects but no dialogue, which would eliminate those two possibilities. It's probably something from the early thirties.
  14. It has to be Dead End (1937) starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids. You described that scene very well. Great movie.
  15. There are plenty here of different faiths (or no faith) and cultures, Tiki, but that doesn't necessarily relate to celebrating the holidays, it seems. Maybe people don't want to feel left out, or they find comfort in continuing the traditions they experienced in their youth. We've been in a constant state of upheaval since moving from OH 9 years ago and haven't settled down enough to bother with trees, presents, decorations and other niceties. The one tradition we do indulge in is having a good meal and settling down to watch football (like on Thanksgiving) but other than that, it's jus
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