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misswonderly3

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  1. faceinthecrowd, I'm just curious -how come you didn't list A Face in the Crowd as one of your favourites? It is a very good movie, and I have to assume you think so to, based on your chosen messageboard name. Or is that just a coincidence, you chose that name because it's also associated with - the idea of everyman?
  2. finance, completely OT: I bet the Habs will get hammered again by the Flyers tonight.
  3. I think you're right. She went right on into the 60s and 70s - On Golden Pond (1981) and others. Edited by: misswonderly on May 20, 2010 10:45 AM
  4. konway87 wrote: *What is so great about The Browning Version is that there is not even a single note of music (except for the song at Church) throughout the movie* I could be wrong about this, it's a long time since I saw The Browning Version , but it seems to me at the end of the film you hear Beethoven's Egmont Overture. It's a most inspiring, even triumphant piece of music. Can anyone tell me if I'm right about this?
  5. aargh, finance, you're right. hibi was asking specifically about *Paramount* ladies. I should have read the post more carefully. Hibi, I apologize.
  6. How about...Bette Davis in Now, Voyager and Mr. Skeffinton, also Beyond the Forest (although admittedly that one was at the end of the 40s) Katharine Hepburn (yes!) in Woman of the Year, State of the Union Myrna Loy in The Best Years of Our Lives (more in-depth than most "wife" roles) Ida Lupino in High Sierra (ok, very early 40s), The Hard Way, Road House Barbara Stanwyk in Double Indemnity, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Joan Crawford in A Woman's Face, Mildred Pierce ...but you know what? I think you're right, because with all these great actresses, many
  7. Do you mean "good woman" as in virtuous, righteous, etc. or do you mean "good" roles for women, as in juicy parts featuring characters with depth and an intelligent script? Edited by: misswonderly on May 19, 2010 12:26 PM
  8. Ann Sheridan was in Angels with Dirty Faces directed by Michael Curtiz
  9. MovieProfessor, thank you for an enlightening and beautifully written account of Anthony Asquith. You really do live up to your name. I especially l liked the way you put Asquith's preference for drama: *"In cinematic terms, he really wasn?t a great filmmaker, but a director who at times could present a very highly polished sort of wordy film that beautifully amplified the spoken word as well as tremendous, intense dramatic content. "* That's it, so many of his films were based on plays. He liked to turn plays into films. A few weeks ago, I posted a little thread about Mother's Day a
  10. GatsbyGirl, you're a girl after my own heart! Guess what - *I* don't like Spencer Tracy either!! Now I'm really going to open that can of worms: He's always so darned virtuous! Yes, he had a sense of humour about it, and yes, sometimes he played a troubled man or even a bad guy (examples: "Fury" I like him in that -and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hide .) I dunno, I don't want to get everybody started again. I'll just say that there's something about him that irks me, he seems smug and smirky a lot of the time . And he had the kind of face that looked old even when he was young. Of course, that wor
  11. I don't know why I'm jumping into this again, but anyway: just wanted to address your comments about how KathArine Hepburn was unique in her independence and refusing to always go with "the system". Fair enough, I give her full credit for that. But she was definitely not the only one. Several other female stars,of equal talent and appeal come to mind: Bette Davis, famous for her battles with the studios on various issues, Ida Lupino, a very intelligent actress who ended up directing, and Rosalind Russell, who played "career" women at a time when it was very unusual . I'm just saying Kate
  12. Gene Tierney was in Leave Her to Heaven with Cornel Wilde
  13. I don't think anyone was "bashing" Katharine Hepburn. The person who wrote the original post was very mild-mannered, and I believe that I was quite careful to mention good things about her, and films of hers' that I liked. Oh, by the way, I forgot Holiday -good one. I don't use any of the cyberspace devices you mention, and I love old movies and classic actors. Even the ones I don't care for, like Miss Hepburn, I still enjoy catching them on TCM.
  14. I've seen it. It's a quiet, sad little movie. It reminds me a little of Mildred Pierce -only because there are two daughters, one demanding and discontented, the other quiet and well, nice. Yet it's the meaner daughter who gets the mother's love and attention. I never saw the young girl who played the younger daughter in anything else. She was sweet. Don't know if this can be ordered -Amazon, maybe?? It seems to be undeservedly obscure.
  15. Clark Gable was in *The Misfits* directed by John Huston
  16. Jack and Tikisoo: you both make very strong arguments in favour of Kate. I might have come on a little too strong in my dislike of her, but it's only because I've never encountered anyone else who feels the same way that I do about her. My parents loved her, especially my mother. I'm guessing that the pic FredCDobbs posted was from Sylvia Scarlett, an unusual, even daring film for its time in which Katherine Hepburn disguises herself as a boy throughout much of the story. I do admire her for that, and I think she did a good job. Other Hepburn films I like: Bringing Up Baby (maybe becau
  17. Gatsbygirl!! at last! Someone else who doesn't like Katherine Hepburn! I absolutely know what you mean! (Sorry about all the exclamation marks, but I've been wanting someone to raise the K.H. question for a while.) I 've always wondered why this actress has been elevated to such legendary heights. As I've said before, I would think she was ok if people would just stop talking about her like she's God's gift to the movies. It's just that she's over-rated. My problem(s) with her can be summed up like this: 1) her voice -her accent is extremely irritating 2) she 's not that versatile; sh
  18. Martin Scorsese directed Mean Streets with Harvey Keitel
  19. Martin Scorsese directed Mean Streets with Harvey Keitel
  20. In the few weeks I've been reading and posting on these here TCM messageboards, I've seen little mention of Robert Mitchum. Talking about Out of the Past is an excuse to bring him up! One of the best actors, noir or otherwise, of his era. And there's a thread in the *Film Noir and Gangster* forum called "Sexy Noir Gals". Well, I nominate Mitch as #1 sexy noir guy! (incidentally, you're right, Valentine, a lot of Out of the Past is dark visually as well as psychologically)
  21. Your story about FLICK, and the L and I running together, creating awkwardness, was very funny. I've seen Mystery a few times. Aren't the title graphics by Edward Gorey? And as I recall, didn't Vincent Price himself used to do the introductions?
  22. I was afraid people would misunderstand it when I used the word "sunny". Naturally I did not mean the film is "sunny" in its outlook. I agree, Valentine, it's quite the opposite. It is one of the darkest of a genre that more or less specializes in dark (we don't call it film noir for nothing, right?) No, I meant the word "sunny" not metaphorically, but quite literally. There are all those scenes with Mitchum in the mountains, fresh air, rivers, sunny skies. I love Out of the Past, and the "nature" setting is necessary in the context of the story, and all that. Oh, and let's not forget t
  23. Thanks, arturo, I'll try ordering it from my local movie-ordering-outlet. Otto Preminger!
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