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misswonderly3

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  1. I bet it's *Where Danger Lives* ( and about the other one, I was right about Charles Cobourn, anyway.)
  2. ...and aren't they delightful? Do we really care if Fred and Ginger met through coincidence? No!
  3. Just want to clarify something: if you read the earlier post I wrote on this thread, I said that some critics found both Ladd and Lake "wooden". I went on to state that I personally did not find this to be so at all. I'm always intrigued when people speak of the use of coincidence in novels and films as a negative thing. If Charles Dickens had worried about his use of coincidence, we wouldn't have half of his great books (some of which were made into movies.) If you are a good storyteller, this isn't a lazy shortcut or anything of the sort, but rather a tool to be skilfully employed to fu
  4. hope so. although I like the Flyers. Personally, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.
  5. All those couples are heavyweight noir actors, no doubt. Mitchum and Greer are my favourites. Love Out of the Past, even though it's a bit too sunny for me. I bet Jane Greer never needed botox. (offttopic: I see the Habs were slaughtered by PHiladelphia yesterday) Edited by: misswonderly on May 17, 2010 10:06 AM
  6. finance, sometimes I wonder if you just pretend you have computer issues so that your post appears twice, and we'll really get the point. (joking). Ladd and Lake are fun for me to watch, but not necessarily my favourites. Name me two noir stars (male and female) whom you think do a great job. Dont worry, I'm not trying to be the villain from the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
  7. I dunno...looks a bit like Stewart Granger! (with Charles Cobourn in the background) wrong? well anyway I gave it a shot (no pun intended)
  8. People back than seemed to look older than people now. In The Blue Dahlia, which TCM aired last night, one of the characters said he was 57 . He looked more like 77 to me. Amazing what that Botox can do...
  9. Glad somebody else remembers good old Elwy. You're right, it would be worth TCM's time and effort to research some of the Elwy Yost/TVO interviews and special features from the 70s and 80s, maybe part of the 90s -I forget when he retired. He did some great interviews though -he was charmingly enthusiastic, almost boyish sometimes, but very knowledgable. " Saturday Night at the Movies" showed some real gems. Did you know that the guy who wrote the screenplay for Speed (the out of control bus movie with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, I forget what year) is Elwy Yost's son?
  10. What an adventure! You must have some great memories of that trip with your dad. I'd love to go on such a trip now, but I suspect a lot of the atmospheric scenery, interesting old cafes and diners and gas stations etc., are most likiely gone now. You had the privilege of seeing those things when they were still around, although of course, like all childhood memories, you probably didn't realize they weren't going to be around forever. ...Cool photograph, too.
  11. and yet the first time I saw Sunset Boulevard I thought she was ancient
  12. I've never seen a star's physical appearance change as much as Holden's did from Golden Boy to Sunset Boulevarde. He's actually more attractive as he gets older (until you get to The Wild Bunch ). AT least, however, he never resembled a troll.
  13. finance, I don't mind if you "troll" me. I just go and consume some sardines, and then I feel fine. The only troll I ever had a problem with was the one in The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
  14. You're right, Paul Newman is, if possible, even handsomer than William Holden, and definitely a more appropriate age. Still, I like William Holden so much I can overlook that. He's still believable . If you want to see a really young-looking William Holden, he's down-right baby-faced in 1939's ( ? ) Golden Boy. Of course, that was 15 or 16 years before Picnic, putting him at about 35 or so for the hero's age. But hey, he's William Holden! Edited by: misswonderly on May 16, 2010 2:40 PM
  15. calm, checked your link. Looks interesting, but pretty technical. What do you mean, "Canada is always 5 years behind the US" ??!! C'est pas vrai! I'd say. in some ways we're 5 years...oh, never mind.
  16. finance, are you talking about the dialogue between the two "L"s in The Blue Dahlia, or This Gun for Hire ? Because if it's the former, "I think you're wrong". How can you resist lines like "You're what every guy is looking for. It's Finding you that's the trick" or something like that. (not the exact words, I know.) Or are you referring to the two of them in This Gun for Hire? That film's good, but didn't 'work" for me as much as Dahlia . I do recall the scene in the railway warehouse with the cat. A charming scene, probably partly because of the cat, and partly because you realize even
  17. Mais, que'ce que vous dites!? Les Quebecois, ils ont beaucoup de cinema. Ils n'ont pas besoin de TCM. Sorry, just having fun trying to remember my 1st year university French. Holly, I'd wondered about the Commonwealth thing, too. It kind of makes sense. Oh well, I'll take my elusive movies as I find them. Thanks for your advice on some options. Edited by: misswonderly on May 16, 2010 12:01 PM
  18. Holly, for what it's worth, I edited my post and added a clip of the dance scene.
  19. I would have to list Picnic as one of my personal favourite movies. Novak is perfect as the yearning young woman who "doesn't just want to be pretty!" The little sister is good too, and how about that Rosalind Russell, who imbues her potentially unsympathetic role with genuine pathos, as well as humour. But the icing on the picnic cake is William Holden. I agree with an earlier poster who observed that the dance he and Novak perform together is ..well, just perfect. Here' the lovely tune, Moonglow, from that sweet and gentle scene: Edited by: misswonderly on May 16, 2010 11:
  20. "I'm still big! It's the pictures (on the bathroom wall) that got small!"
  21. lzcutter, you beat me to it. I was so enamoured of The Blue Dahlia and Alec and Bob's discussion of it, I'd resolved to post a thread about it too. I agree with everything you said, but I still can't resist adding my own two cents worth. 1) Although Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake have both been cited as limited, even "wooden" actors, (one of my noir books says they're "mask-like"), I don't find that to be so. Well maybe "limited" as to the kind of role they might play, but certainly not "wooden". I enjoy their scenes together, in this and in their two other notable noir films, The Glass Key
  22. But how do you know Norman isn't watching you though a picture in the wall?
  23. I actually do not have anything helpful to suggest. I just wanted to let you know that I have wondered about the same thing. It's always nice, if you post something, to get an answer of some kind from someone. So I'm just saying, "I hear you", and I hope you get a solution to the problem.
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