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Everything posted by misswonderly3

  1. I'm pretty sure it's not a look-alike, but the real thing. I "googled" "Gene Kelly and Coronet ice cream" and it looks like it's really Gene endorsing this ice cream. Regarding the word "adult", especially when applied to a product (ice cream or anything else), I've always thought it had a naughty ring to it -- pornographic ice cream ? ! Certainly when you see the word "adult" in front of a movie description, you think of all kinds of "bad" things --mainly sex ! But other vices too.
  2. Neither of you noted that it appears to be none other than Gene Kelly endorsing this "adult" ice cream. Wonder if he danced after eating it?
  3. lav,  is your pm box full?   would it be possible to clear it for one little pm?   ( I have this problem too,  my pm box is at 99%)

  4. Hey , Bronxgirl ! Apropos of our earlier conversation here re. men who are or are not attractive, what d'ya think of Joel McCrea ? I know he wasn't in any noirs to speak of (unless you count Foreign Correspondent, but that's a stretch), but he was a cutie ! I think so, anyway. He had a nice face, and a very charming way about him.
  5. txfilmfan, you've brought up a sore point. It always bothers me when Eddie Muller, at the end of his Noir Alley "outro" , invites viewers to comment on either Twitter or Facebook. I don't "do" Twitter or Facebook, and don't intend to. It definitely feels like a slight to those of us who like to post our ideas about movies on this forum, which after all is the home discussion page for Turner Classic Movies, and Eddie's program is part of Turner Classic Movies. He never even mentions this forum's existence. And yet, I suspect that the noir fans who do choose to discuss Noir Al
  6. Walk a Crooked Mile is one I'd never seen before, so that alone was a bonus for me. I understand why Eddie thought it was noir enough for Noir Alley: the visuals were quite noirish, lots of dark urban streets, criss-crossing shadows, etc. I do think it was a bit too long. SPOILERS By the time the guys figured out it was NOT the handerchief-carrying woman and her Austrian lover, I'd kind of had enough. I'd kept thinking it was that white-haired professor type, the one they kept coming back to. He just seemed like he was putting on an act, plus, usually the secret bad guy
  7. Sepia, I do believe Vautrin did acknowledge the allusion to the Joni Mitchell song. Viz: Anyway, regardless, I'm sure we can all agree it's a great song, and thank you for posting it.
  8. Maybe that's what I was thinking of...that cover. Also, ice cream just seems like something Prince would have sung about. Maybe not an entire song dedicated to it, but mentioned somewhere in the lyrics. Here's that cover. The ice cream cone eater is a bit hard to find, she's * leaning over that grey stone structure (whatever it is.) At least, it looks like she's gpt an ice cream cone. Hard to tell for sure, but seems to be, and it would fit right in with the artwork of that cover. * Edit: maybe I should say "he"...hard to tell, and doesn't really matter, given that
  9. Sepia, I'm so glad to realize there are other people who call a carbonated drink "pop" ! I've always called it pop; I figured "soda" was the American term, I always hear it called "soda" in American movies and tv shows. But then, Detroit is fairly close to where I live (SW Ontario), so I'm thinking it's more a regional thing than a national one. And yes, exactly, a "soda" is what you describe, ice cream with POP poured over it. Recently I've noticed Canadians use the American terms more and more, words and phrases that I remember as being specifically "Canadian" when I w
  10. LsDoorMat, thanks for such a considered response to my post. I just want to address some of your observations about Born to Kill. Your wondering "how did that get past the code" around some of those issues that come up in the film can partly be answered by the fact that film makers, (whether director or writer ) were fully aware of the code, and became adept at finding ways to get around it. They did this mostly by implying activities that were banned by the censors, rather than directly showing them. Promiscuity? who knows for sure? They could always argue that the couple are
  11. Vautrin, you know your music. Do you know if Prince did a song that mentioned ice cream? For some reason I think he did, even though a brief search did not find any such thing.
  12. Ah, yes, ice cream floats. I'm a purist, I would just go with root beer and vanilla ice cream. I'm sorry, SweetSue, everyone has the right to their own ice cream preferences, but I do not like cookie ice cream-- that is, ice cream with bits of cookie in it, or, even worse, cookie dough ! But I know those options are very popular with many people. Floats are pretty easy to make at home, which is nice. They're so old-fashioned, I suspect they're not always available at some of the newer, bigger, more corporate type ice cream outlets. Probably you could get one at an old-school "ice c
  13. I imagine Bette spent a lot more time smoking cigarettes than eating ice cream. ( for one thing, ice cream is messier and more awkward to use as a "bit of business".) Ice cream update: the other day my husband and I went on a drive to a beach area and got ice cream cones at one of those beach food stands ( I love them, they always make me feel like I'm in an Archie comic.) I ordered pistachio, a flavour I hadn't had in years. This was because I was reminded of it by a post here by lavenderblue, who mentioned that pistachio was one of her favourite flavours. My husband or
  14. It's maybe getting a bit late to still be discussing Possessed, but I did want to make 3 more comments about it. I'll try and be brief ( I know, I know....) 1) To be honest, I'm a bit miffed that no one here responded at all to my observation about one reason why Joan's character would be so obsessed with Van's. It's made as clear as was possible for a mainstream 1947 film that Louise (Joan) and David had been "intimate"; to put it bluntly, had had sex. Possibly over the entire summer. this would be a big deal for a "respectable" woman like Louise. She was a nurse (ie, relat
  15. Well, I'm assuming you are familiar with that expression (maybe not, one would have to be a certain age to remember this) : "Real men don't eat quiche." a term from the '70s, I believe.
  16. But then again, she said she likes Lawrence Tierney (albeit she also finds him scary), and he's a bit of a lantern jaw. At least, I always thought so. Oh, maybe not. It's just that he always looks to me as though his face is carved out of rock.
  17. John Hamm is certainly a handsome man. As for that other, er, attribute, I haven't heard. ( but I believe you if you've heard that rumour.) However, it is definitely implied about John Hamm's character Don Draper in "Mad Men".
  18. I take it you're speaking for George. Well, Hibs, we all know that regardless of how handsome (or not) George Brent may have been, the effect is entirely spoiled by his rear end.
  19. Apparently George S .Kaufman belonged to that club too. (I'm surprised that part of your post got past the OTTOCensor.)
  20. Wha....? !"Burt's not your cup of tea " ? ! ! Burt Lancaster has to be the single most handsome ( and attractive ) male actor in all of Hollywood moviedom. He's got it all; those wonderful bedroom eyes, perfect classic features yet not boring-looking, and charisma, screen presence, whatever you want to call it. All that, plus a great voice, very sexy. Oh, and a fine actor, too. Burt Lancaster is the Platonic ideal of male beauty.
  21. The Hard Way . Dennis Morgan is adorable. What a cutie.
  22. What? Jimmy Stewart blubbery -lipped ? ! And I was just about to mention that I think ol' Jimmy is kind of sexy ...sometimes. I mean, that scene near the end of The Shop Around the Corner, where he gets all husky-voiced with Margaret Sullivan. And in a lot of his later films - some of the Anthony Mann westerns-- he's pretty cool, low-key sexy. I agree that most early James Stewart ,he's a bit too drawly and "now, see here, " etc. He got better as he got older (except for the aforementioned Shop Around the Corner, when he was still relatively young.) looks good to me.
  23. Bronxgirl, thanks for getting back to me re. actors you think are attractive. I do apologize (hey, I'm Canadian !) for not responding to your post above sooner, didn't have a chance to go on this site til today. Well, if I've never said it before, I'll say it now: I love the way you write. You have a breezy but very literate, hugely entertaining style that often makes me laugh out loud (literally.) I know you sometimes take breaks from this website....maybe that's why I never noticed til now how much fun your posts are. Anyway....We agree that it's Bugs' wit (he w
  24. Right, their whole romance or relationship or whatever it was all happens off-screen, before the film begins. All we get of that is that scene at Van's cottage where he's playing the piano, and a few minutes later breaks up with her. As I said earlier, I think that a woman having a sexual relationship with a man she's not married to would have been a big deal for the woman back then (unless she was a call girl or woman of the night, as they were called). For someone like Joan's character, a respectable nurse, sleeping with a man like that might have been tantamount in her mind
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