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  1. I see a vague parallel between *Harvey* and another movie that was released that same year, the Disney version of *Peter Pan*. Both deal with a sort of "alternate reality" with fantastic things going on that the majority of people can't really see. Or maybe they've just forgotten they can see them, like Wendy's father at the end of *Peter Pan*, where he sees Hook's ship and is immediately reminded of something that seems to have happened a long, long time ago. So whether it's Harvey or Peter Pan, there is a common theme of benign forces that most people are unable or unwilling to acknowledge them, partly because they want to conform to society and they're afraid they might not be taken seriously otherwise, or they think they're being "smart" and "practical". They don't realize what they might be missing out on. A similar theme was also expressed a decade and a half later, in *Mary Poppins*.
  2. > {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote} > I took it to mean Shane is dead. He climbs cemetery hill and then he disappears below > the hill; he's beneath the ground. Despite the victory, there is a darkness over the land. > Shane is not to come back. Not bad. And there is at least one tombstone nearby (that I could see).
  3. > {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote} > > I also loved the "super hero" aspect of Shane. Shane arrives wearing his "costume" > but then he attempts to become a regular man only to realize he must return to who > he really is, so he puts his "costume" back on. This is very "Batman" to me. As > Bronxie so aptly wrote, Shane is a mythical figure. I like that. > There is definitely something mythical about Shane. And who can dislike a Western where the good guy wears the white hat and the bad guy wears the black hat? > Do you want my take on the final shot? > I'm sure we're all dying to know what you made of that final shot.
  4. "Meet Shane" http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=178947
  5. thank you for the recommendations, LZ! I'm looking those up on amazon even as we type.
  6. And you don't know how to spell, either?
  7. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > Given Wayne's size, he was always careful not to cast someone of equal physical size in the supporting role. He was fairly tall, wasn't he?
  8. > {quote:title=musicalnovelty wrote:}{quote} > The Fred Astaire movie in which he sings and dances to "Puttin' on the Ritz" is "Blue Skies" (1945). > Ooopsie! My bad, musicalnovelty! I still get those two mixed up!
  9. > {quote:title=georgiegirl wrote:}{quote} > No one is exempt from playing baseball and maybe that, too, is is allure. Men, women and children of all ages can relate to it on a personal level, because who of us hasn't picked up a bat, even if it is a Wiffle, and stood there and attempted to hit that ball and run the bases? From Grandma to the toddler in the family, everyone has given it a go. > Another great point, georgiegirl. There's really no sport I'd rather play, except perhaps soccer. B-)
  10. Well, _that's_ the spirit!
  11. > {quote:title=weAponX wrote:}{quote} > "Scottie's car is a white 1956 De Sota Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe. Madeleine's is a green 1957 Jaguar Mk. VIII. Midge's is a gray 1956 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe." Thank you _so much_ for looking that up, weAponX! B-) I thought both cars were really cool.
  12. Anyone know which car Jimmy Stewart drove in *Vertigo* ?
  13. > {quote:title=moviefan1951 wrote:}{quote} > They're showing the trailer for "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" just now!! It's gonna be on next Thursday! B-) > > One of the greatest westerns, ever!! B-)
  14. Murder is always murder, I guess - but a $50 gold piece must have gone a very long way back then.
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