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Everything posted by mandog917

  1. Westerns would be great! I'd definitely take that course. Yee-haw!
  2. A Horror course would be great! Lots of movie history there. A while back I saw the 1910 version of Frankenstein on YouTube. I'd love to learn more about the early days of horror.
  3. Vampyr was awesome! The ending really creeped me out. They used to show the Spanish version of Dracula on TV once in a while but I haven't seen it in years. I'm pretty sure TCM has played it. Serials would be cool! I suggested that on the survey and on a previous survey. Adventures of Captain Marvel starring Tom Tyler is my favorite.
  4. Yes, a big thank you to Dr. Ament and Dr. Edwards and everyone involved. My mom was a dancer in the 1950s and later an instructor and did some choreography. If fact, she spent some time as a June Taylor dancer. That's the story, anyway. So, growing up in the '60s we watched a lot of older musicals on TV and went to see a lot of them in the movies. The first one I remember at a theater was The Music Man and I still watch that movie when it's on TV. I really learned a lot in this course and have a better appreciation for musicals. I was fascinated with all the history and how and why musica
  5. I last saw this movie about 40 years ago. I knew it was patriotic but don't remember and probably didn't notice the portraits, all the flags, the ships, and so on. Also, the bringing nationalities together through dialogue. As patriotic as a 4th of July parade is, I think this scene is more effective. More direct hitting and not as spread out as a parade. Off topic but when Cohan meets FDR, I couldn't help thinking of the Seinfeld episodes where George Costanza is talking to Steinbrenner. ?
  6. Four musicals that stop my remote if I'm channel surfing are, The Wizard of Oz - just one of my favorite movies of all time. The Music Man - I love the story and lots of songs that I've been singing (in private, lol) my whole life. Mary Poppins - fun from start to finish. The Blues Brothers - one word to describe it.....cool! And, the songs are right down my alley. My mom took us to see The Music Man and Mary Poppins in the theater when we were kids and I saw The Blues Brothers on the big screen as well. I missed The Wizard of Oz by a couple of years. Or decades.
  7. I loved the course but was wondering about The Three Stooges. Other than the cameo in It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World and the remaking of an old gag in Have Rocket, Will Travel, I don't recall any Three Stooges lesson. Maybe because I grew up in the '60s, when I think of slapstick the first act I think of is The Stooges since they were a big part of TV at the time. Again, I loved the course and thanks! James
  8. Westerns would be great! I became a big fan later in life, too. Matinee cowboys, the side kicks, scenery, good topic.
  9. 1. The verbal slapstick of Fields is usually under the breath while The Marx Brothers are in your face. I think Charlie Chase is somewhere between. Fields is more believable in that he is just trying to get through the day and his quiet antics usually keep him out of trouble. If the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, acted in real life like they did on screen, I think they'd regularly get slapped, poked in the eyes, and hit on the head with rolling pins. I think Charlie Chase is somewhere between. I think I have all the Fields and Marx movies on DVD and always liked Charlie Chase. Hilarious s
  10. I don't know if it's the funniest movie ever made but a friend of mine was in the hospital after an operation. We were visiting him and Million Dollar Legs came on TV. He made us turn it off because he wasn't allowed to laugh and the movie was killing him!
  11. I'm enjoying Buck Rogers but I think the three Flash Gordon serials were way better. To me they had more cool stuff going on - like the Clay People coming out of the cave walls. Whoa! I see TCM is showing Ace Drummond after Buck Rogers is done. Looking forward to that!!
  12. I hadn't seen Blondie in years so I broke down and bought a DVD set. It was inexpensive. But yeah, I'd love to see Blondie back on TV. A series that I saw once shown on TCM and haven't seen since is The Great Gildersleeve films. I would love to see them shown again.
  13. Two that scared me as a kid were House on Haunted Hill and The Ghost an Mr. Chicken - which made me laugh as well. As an adult, the first time I saw The Haunting I got the willies. But, I think my favorite scary movie is The Bride of Frankenstein. It's not really scary but still tops my list.
  14. I've become a huge fan of the serials and have bought quite a few over the past few years.I just finished watching, for the second time, The Adventures of Captain Marvel - one of my favorites. I'm thrilled to see Buck Rogers now on TCM. I hope they show others in the future.
  15. I'm loving Saturdays with Tarzan! What fun movies. When I was a little kid I thought Tarzan was for real. I told my mom that I wanted to go to the jungle and hang out with him and she crushed me by telling me he wasn't for real. But now II want to go hang out with Jane.
  16. I really enjoyed the first two chapters of Buck Rogers followed by Tarzan. I read that Star Trek used some devices in the Buck Rogers serial like the transporter. Sure enough, there it was. After Tarzan I caught an Abbott & Costello movie and napped a little through a Francis the Talking Mule film on another channel. Saturday TV hasn't been this cool in years. I did enjoy the Bowery Boys. I'd buy a DVD set if it came out. I've seen bootleg sets on eBay but not interested in that.
  17. I'd have to go with the Matinee Western heroes like William Boyd, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, and so on. My favorite was Lash LaRue and his sidekick Al Fuzzy St. John. They were some fun Westerns to watch growing up and just as much fun now.
  18. W. C. Fields and the Marx Brothers have been favorites of mine for as long as I can remember. Also Harold Lloyd. Later I got into Joe E. Brown. All of his early movies make me laugh and I thought he was hilarious in Some Like It Hot.
  19. The top of my list would be... Hedy Lamarr Maureen O'Sullivan Clara Bow
  20. Witness for the Prosecution - I thought I had it figured out until the very end. I was wrong.
  21. Bela Lugosi, his roles had more of an impact on me. As a kid I always tried to imitate his voice and mannerisms. In fact, I still try today.
  22. Thank you, I'd like to take a crack at the game, I finally got logged in but I'm having trouble getting my posts accepted, been trying off and on for hours. Maybe someone else would like to take my turn. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  23. I have to go with John because of the three his presence seems to command my attention the most.
  24. I would love to see a month devoted to Joe E. Brown. I believe TCM showed a few of his movies on his birthday but I missed it. Second and third choices would be Susan Hayward and Hedy Lamarr.
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