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Everything posted by ElusivePimpernel

  1. > {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote} > Another Pappy masterpiece! It really is one of his best movies. I was watching a documentary about the making of "The Searchers" just the other day, and I was impressed when one of the people who knew Ford well mentioned that all of his accomplishments as a filmmaker didn't mean nearly as much to him as his accomplishments in the U.S. Navy - this man was a real patriot.
  2. > {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote} > To quote Burl Ives as Big Daddy, there is a powerful and obnoxious odor of MENDACITY in this room. > "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"? Great movie - but not a western.
  3. > {quote:title=rayallen wrote:}{quote} > Elvis Presley made quite a few movies. Not to great reviews, but still pretty fun. I think at least one of them ("Jailhouse Rock") got good reviews. Or am I mistaken?
  4. > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote} > They must had Tide back in those days. > I thought they washed everything in the Nile? But the exit music was probably a nice touch, since the end credits didn't run for over 5 minutes back then.
  5. This is a fascinating article from the L.A. Times which contains a few interviews with the folks who actually worked inside Area 51. Needless to say, Area 51 has been a subject of much fascination for both conspiracy theorists and fans of sci-fi B movies, so I thought there might be some interest in it: http://www.latimes.com/la-mag-april052009-backstory,0,786384.story The Road to Area 51 After decades of denying the facility's existence, five former insiders speak out by Annie Jacobsen Area 51. It's the most famous military institution in the world that doesn't officially exist.
  6. > {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote} > Among the special features is an interesting full-length audio commentary by film historia F.X. Feeney. There is also an interesting 45-minute documentary on the making of the film I've a question about the documentary. Was it made around the time of the movie's release, or is it a recently-made documentary?
  7. Well I'd agree it's probably nowhere near as good a movie as the 1936 version, but I'm sure it is nonetheless a fascinating example of the transition from silents to talkies.
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  9. > {quote:title=voltron wrote:}{quote} > Bring Jesus to Tcm > > > > That might be kind of a tall order, unless you're talking about movies about Jesus. But that is one seriously cute emoticon. :x
  10. Sounds like a great event! I'm not a huge fan of the movie, but I'm delighted to hear Arlene Dahl is keeping pretty busy lately. Last I heard of her, she was being honored at the Noir City festival, in January. It's great that she's so eager to show up for all her fans. B-)
  11. Do you intend for the discussion to be limited to singers and actors of the "classic" era? Or can we bring up contemporary examples as well?
  12. > {quote:title=ChipHeartsMovies wrote:}{quote} > It's like the night before Christmas! In a way, it might be more exciting. Christmas happens every year. This event, on the other hand, was 15 years in the making.
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  14. This is a link to a thread in another movie-related forum discussing this event: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3282
  15. That is interesting, indeed, I believe that noir festival in question has been mentioned in the Film Noir & Gangster forum. I did take a look at the thread in that other site, and, unfortunately, I do not believe the good gentleman in question appreciated your congratulatory remark. All the same, best wishes to him and the folks at the Roxie Theater. May their festival be a huge success and a fun event for noir fans to attend! B-)
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  17. > {quote:title=eebyo wrote:}{quote} > About your host . . . I can't find an "I [heart] Robert Osborne" thread on here, and that may be further testament to my poor navigation skills (see above), so I'll just goose protocol a bit and make this my "[heart]" post. > If there is no such thread, eebyo, there _definitely_ ought to be. Bob Osborne is a big part of what makes TCM such a classy channel, and I can't imagine TCM without him. He's definitely earned my gratitude many times over. :x
  18. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > I hope it's nothing serious---and maybe it's a good thing if you > don't get to see my talk about GWTW---it will doubtless make may fans of > the movie sick. > No, it simply isn't possible, MissG. Anything you have to say about *GWTW* will only enhance the pleasure of watching it for TCM viewers. I have no doubt it will be a _wonderful_ intro. B-) > 22 1/2 hours and counting until the kick-off! It's an exciting countdown!
  19. > {quote:title=markfp2 wrote:}{quote} > Seriously, while I can understand him leaving the business, I can't believe that in this day and age of almost unlimited information, none of us can track him down. Even if the poor man died, you would think that it would be on some movie database someplace. We should come up with a prize for the person who tracks down Henry. What kind of prize did you have in mind? I really do want to find more about this actor. All this elusiveness is... irresistible!
  20. > {quote:title=georgiegirl wrote:}{quote} > How about Gone With the Wind ? Let's not forget it was based on a novel aimed at woman, or so I believe. Gable didn't even want the part of Rhett in fear he couldn't live up to womens' ideal of him. Some people have described *Gone with the Wind* as a four-hour soap set in the South. I'm inclined to agree with that description, which of course doesn't prevent me from enjoying it for all of its cinematic bravado and superb performances from a world-class cast, and ravishingly beautiful cinematography in glorious technicolor!
  21. First of all, I apologize if this is the wrong section of the forums to bring up this movie. I understand it is mostly silent but that some sound sections were added at the last minute. In any event, I guess it started out as a silent and retains much of the characteristics of silents. I'm very excited to see this on the schedule for next week, this one has been very hard to find for a very long time, and this showing on TCM should be a wonderful opportunity for those of us who'd really like to watch and/or record this one. Has anyone here seen it before?
  22. Any TCM viewers out in SoCal attending this festival? They've got such great noirs!! B-)
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