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About misswonderly3

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  1. ....don't it? (perhaps we can all treat ourselves to a nice doUghnUt after the steamed kale dinner.)
  2. Mr. TopBilled says: It's interesting that you mention her. I was thinking about her yesterday when I read misswonderly's posts. I remember when I started here years ago, I received some private messages from HollywoodGolightly. I think she lived in the Seattle area, because she talked about the weather there and that her favorite director was Tim Burton. She felt bullied and stopped posting about a year or two later. I think she was a very sensitive soul. Looking back on it now, I bet she private messaged me in the early days and took me under her wing because she felt I wa
  3. I would like to clearly state here that I am not questioning TopBilled's intelligence. He writes well and clearly knows much about classic movies (and, I've little doubt, not-so-classic movies as well.) I am merely questioning his interpretation of the Norman Bates character in Psycho. And I am not the only poster here to be doing so.
  4. Thank you, thank you ! Just what I was saying , but you said it better !
  5. The only thing that's scary about looking at Norman as a trans individual is that it's apparently possible to be so profoundly wrong in interpreting a movie. To suggest that anyone who doesn't think Norman Bates is "trans" is a homophobe or transphobe is just ridiculous. Pompous and consdescending too.
  6. Nah, it doesn't contain any of that stuff. And nobody except perhaps you is thinking Norman Bates is "supposed to be transitioning to a woman". How can someone who claims to be so educated in film studies possibly think that?
  7. Right, and we should all prefer steamed kale to fish and chips, because it's healthier. Very virtuous.
  8. Cleary a nostalgia for those AnteBellum plantations that were dependent on slavery is most definitely a huge part of Gone with the Wind. However, I do agree with your suggestion that some of the appeal of GWTW lies in other aspects of the story, as I pointed out in an earlier comment I posted on this thread and am repeating here ( full disclosure; I actually thought I made one or two legitimate points in the post below, and was mildly miffed that nobody seemed to notice the post at all. sniff. )
  9. Oh, please. Silly pretentious drivel. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a mentally ill young man who misses his mommy is just a mentally ill young man who misses his mommy.
  10. I feel I should know what "memory-holing" means - but I don't. I can take a guess, but I was wondering if you could spell it out for me. What's "memory-holing" ?
  11. It's very concerning how rabidly angry Twitter mobs seem to have so much power. They can get people fired, ruin the lives of anyone they deem to be out-of-step with their own self-righteous views, and, apparently, get an entire television channel (a non-commercial one at that !) extinguished. I loathe those people who seem to spend half their lives posting angry nasty Twitter comments, often without even looking into the details of whatever they're so furious about.
  12. I'm actually not a big fan of Gone with the Wind, not because it is "problematic" in its depiction of Black people and slavery (although I don't deny it is), but just because I don't much like big fat epic movies that go on and on. It's just not my favourite classic movie. That's not to say I don't recognize the reasons why it is regarded as a great film today, despite its undeniable racist undertones. All that said, I'm responding to your post because it looks as though you're assuming the reason both the book and the film were (and still are) popular is because they romanticize the
  13. I enjoyed Pepe le Moko. Also Eddie's commentary(s) around it. I'm not sure I'd classify it as a "noir" per sec, but we all know that noir is more a style than a genre, and I definitely don't want to get into yet another debate about what exactly is defined as "noir". I was entertained by it, amused by many of the characters, impressed by the "Casbah" setting (most of which was probably a set, I doubt they actually went to Algiers to film it, but that's ok.) I liked Jean Gabin...in fact, I liked all the actors in this French film. Especially someone by the name of "Lucas Gridoux", who
  14. Speaking of the wonderful Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter is airing tomorrow (Thursday March 25th) on TCM at 10:30 ( in the morning.) If anyone here hasn't seen it, try to make a point of watching it or recording it tomorrow. It's an absolutely perfect film in its way, and Trevor Howard is partly why. (By the way, it's not a noir. No way, no how.)
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