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About MarianStarrett

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  1. I can't imagine what a thrill it must be to watch a special anniversary screening of *Gone with the Wind*. Perhaps with a bit of luck I can be there for the 75th anniversary.
  2. Chris, I recently started a thread on miscegenation in movies, in the General Discussion section. Just thought I'd mention it, if you want to comment a bit more on that element as it is shown in this movie. Oh, and just thinking about it in the context of Westerns reminded me of the one where Robert Taylor played a Native-American.
  3. I had never even heard of "The Halliday Brand". Was it directed by someone famous?
  4. How long did it take them to send you the coupon?
  5. > {quote:title=casablancalover wrote:}{quote} > My favorites: Henry Mancini, The Pink Panther, and Michael .... > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjxDqlvZgL0 > > Message was edited by: casablancalover-because Michael gets her excited. He's got a nice voice, although I really like Fran Jeffries in the movie... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WlcDBwIfVE But no matter who sings it, it's a great song. :x
  6. > {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote} > > > > They had 18 twonkettes and the family went on to star in their own reality show. ROFL!
  7. > {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote} > Cinemaven- > > I just loved your comments on GWTW. You really cut to the core of things. I have never thought of Scarlett as heartbreaking, soulful, or simply sad, but your notes actually made me see her VERY differently. She is described as willful and selfish so much that I forget that she was deeply in love.with a man who was dead inside. You tapped into the pain and heartache, and made me see her sad soul, "willing to live on crumbs". I'm definitely going to try to keep some of those observations next time I watch *GWTW*, bec
  8. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > So, did the little "Twonky" ever actually play a television show?? He cleaned dishes > marvelously well. > Alas, the Twonky seems to have never played a single TV show - didn't even get plugged in. I would love to have a Twonky that would wash the dishes, but not one that would tell me what to do or to keep me from drinking as much coffee as I would like. (SPOILER ALERT) (SPOILER ALERT) P.S. There is actually one tiny moment where a scene from a Western movie is seen on one of the TVs in the movie, but it
  9. > {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote} > * Those eyes of Vivien Leighs are amazing. Oh yeah...Bette Davis eyes prevail, but Vivien Leighs eyes (and eybrows) are sublime. They can be soft and happy, sexy, girlish and a cold steely-eyed b1tch. I love all the looks she offers us. And that smile...so flirtatious. She is absolutely beautiful. Yeah, Hedy Lamarrs my girl, but Vivien Leigh is in the role of the century and it fits her like a glove. > I love all of those physical attributes of Miss Leigh, as well. However I would also add her voice, which is at different times flirtati
  10. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > I want my own TWONKY!!!!!!! > > Did anyone catch this adorable movie??? > I recorded it but haven't watched it all the way through yet. Some of the scenes looked very interesting, and I think I could use a Twonky myself.
  11. > {quote:title=redriver wrote:}{quote} > That duel scene is unforgettable. Tense and exciting. The high point of the movie for me. It's a good thing Connors didn't have his rapid fire rifle! It's definitely one of the best and most memorable duels I've ever seen. And yet, amazingly, Wyler almost manages to top it with the final duel between Maj. Terrill and Rufus Hannassey. Not to spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but it just seems the perfect way to end the movie. It speaks volumes about all those feuds in the Old West that seemed to go on for generations. It is eloqu
  12. But Connors did know that the duel guns were one-shots, and so in theory I assume that Peck would have been totally within his right to fire at him, whether or not Connors had cheated. Perhaps anti-violence would be too broad a term for the philosophy that Peck brings into the West, where every man seemed to be trying to be as macho as they could. Maybe it would be better to refer to his attitude as using the least violence possible, and to try to not make a show of it, when possible.
  13. Good point, but wouldn't you say the ending of the movie also inherently rejects the _widespread_ use of violence to settle old scores? (instead of the two old men having a bunch of their men killing each other, they finally agree to going mano a mano in the end). And doesn't Gregory Peck also reject violence in some way when he refuses to kill Burl Ives' son when he duels him?
  14. After way too long a while, I finally caught up with my recording of "The Magic Box", which I'd been saving since the day it premiered on TCM earlier this year. What a charming movie! I'm sure some who saw it have already written about it at length, all I can say is that Robert Donat was magnificent as the British inventor, William Friese-Greene. Of course equally brilliant were Margaret Johnston and Maria Schell as his two wives. The movie also has a bunch of great cameos by a lot of the British actors who were around at the time, the best cameos being those of Laurence Olivier as a const
  15. > {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote} > Maybe I can get Mr. Williams back on the shelves here too, although my library is rather quirky and might already have some of his books. I am excited to see if I can find his autobiographies. I'll let you know what I come up with.... Mr. Williams definitely sounds enticing, I should check that out as well.
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