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Everything posted by misswonderly3

  1. In my neck of the woods ( ha ! always wanted to use that expression!), there's a frozen pizza company, they're made right here in my town. It's called "Dr. Oetker's Pizza", and they're delicious. My husband, son and I often get some ( okay, three, one each ...but they're "personal size") to watch when we have a movie night. They're really good. also, they offer many flavours, including several vegetarian options. My son's a vegetarian, so that's nice for him. Pizza, whether cooked from frozen or delivery from a pizzeria, is ideal for a movie night. Maybe I'll try and find
  2. Well, I live in Ontario, Canada, and I can assure you that my cable company does not offer any such station. You're fortunate to have access to that other television channel that airs so many noirs. I've never heard that TCM is somehow working with or co-operating with or adjusting their programming with another television station. Maybe it has something to do with where you live. If I were you, I'd just enjoy the accessibility you have to another tv station that shows classic film noirs.
  3. Tom,  is your private message mailbox full?  I tried to send you a pm, but it said you were unavailable to receive pms.

  4. ElCid, I was not advocating for people to "not be permitted to respond to it ( someone's post) without having to write a new post". I regret that my comments came across that way to you. However, the whole reason why I started this thread was because some people DO use the emojis to mock someone's post. You say: "Those of us who use sad, laugh or confused are not "mocking" a poster, but indicating our response to what they posted." And yes, that's the original intention of making those emojis available here, and that is the way most people use them. And of course I unde
  5. Vautrin, you're one of the few people here who, as far as I can tell, never uses the emoticons, for any reason. I've always really liked that about you.
  6. I dislike the "Off-Topic" forum, with a few exceptions, it always seems to be full of anger and contention and bad feeling. I rarely go on it. I'm sorry the moderator (s) deemed it necessary to move my thread here, I think it has at least as much relevance on the "General Discussions" forum. Because I don't want to be involved in "Off-Topic" discussions ( unless it's about cats or strawberry ice cream), I'm not going to participate on my own thread here. Well, hopefully, anyway.
  7. Speaking of Dargo, I haven't seen the Dargster around for a while. Maybe he's just busy playing tennis or riding his motorcycle.
  8. Of course The Philadelphia Story is the better film. What a cast, how can you go wrong with Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart ? And even Katharine Hepburn, whom I sometimes find annoying, is perfect as Tracy Lord. I do agree that the music in High Society is pretty darn good, it's the main thing that version of the story has going for it. And in fact, that song, "True Love". is very beautiful and even moving. But so far as everything else goes, The Philadelphia Story wins, hands down. ps: It's of interest to note that George Harrison, no slouch when it came to judging timeless
  9. Exactly. That is precisely my point, that the "haha" emoticon is often used to ridicule. And I don't believe that was the intention , when it was included in the "emoji" array. The intent of this thread is to say that I don't think it's polite or helpful to use the emojis in that way. I know a lot of people will say, "Hey, we have the right to use those emoticons any way we want" and I'm not suggesting anything as extreme as removing the emoticons , or even punishing those who use them in that disrespectful way. I'm not big on "punishing" anyway-- people can hardly be suspen
  10. I can remember a time when this website did not have emoticons at all. Of course, that was ages ago. This Website has to keep up with the times, and years ago they did a board update that included the option to post an emoji on a poster's comments. We have a lot fewer here than many social websites do, but perhaps we have more than enough. Let's see, I think there are 5: "Thanks", "HaHa" "Confused" "Sad" and of course, "Like". For a while I resisted using them, but it's just too hard to do that. Still, I try to use them for positive reasons. It seems to me that in the a
  11. I think you were specifically referring to me, since no one else on this thread seemed to notice or mind the abrupt change of subject. There I go, what?
  12. Cigarjoe, I know you mentioned The Big Sleep in your original post here, but I'd just like to draw attention to Elisha Cook's performance in it. He only has one scene (I think? two at the most), but you really remember him in it. It's the bit where Marlowe speaks with Cook's character- "Harry Jones"- about arranging for Agnes to meet with Marlowe, she's got some information she wants to sell to him. Jonesy says he and Agnes are engaged. It's kind of funny, Agnes being such an obnoxious character, but also quite a memorable one. Anyway, the part where Cook really shines is when
  13. I was not complaining. Speaking of reading the whole thread, I'm not sure you actually read my posts about the sudden veering off-topic. This is what I said: "I'm really confused. It's like I missed something. How did Patti Smith and Bob Dylan get mixed into this thread? I'm a huge fan of both, but I'm not sure what the connection is to this thread, even when people go off-topic on a thread there's usually some tangential subject that somehow relates to the original topic. I don't mind, I just don't know where it came from." Clearly not so much "complaining" as trying to fi
  14. O-kaay, but that might be too much of a stretch for my dull November day brain to make. And it probably doesn't help that I'm not familiar with that song, or even Jim Stafford. Actually, knowing Thompson's style, I suspect he just kind of went with a stream -of-consciousness thing, he was thinking about music he liked and one thing led to another. Fair enough, and after all, this is his thread, so he can do what he likes. ( which, yes, he could do even if it weren't his thread.)
  15. I'm fine with detours, Thompson, as I'm sure you can tell from the Noir Alley thread. It's just, your post below.... ...seemed to come out of nowhere to me. Maybe if you'd connected the dots between "Hard Rain" and Patti Smith / and Badlands, I would have gotten what was going on. Even roads with detours usually have signs pointing the way. 😎
  16. You posted a "sad" emoticon on my comment about Elisha Cook Jr. being in Shane. Since there seemed no other reason to be "sad" about my post, I figured you , like me, were remembering that Cook's character of Frank Torrey was a sad figure. I was simply noting that Shane was another film in which Elisha Cook Jr. makes an appearance. It was not on the list Cigarjoe posted in his O.P. I'm not sure how my observation of the film was "out of the norm" - in any case, I'm not talking so much about the film itself, just Cook's role in it. Whenever people start a thread about an acto
  17. Mr. TB, are you sad because Cook's character in Shane gets killed ? I agree, it's a sad scene in the film. Torrey has no idea what he's in for when he sets out for the town that day.
  18. I'm really confused. It's like I missed something. How did Patti Smith and Bob Dylan get mixed into this thread? I'm a huge fan of both, but I'm not sure what the connection is to this thread, even when people go off-topic on a thread there's usually some tangential subject that somehow relates to the original topic. I don't mind, I just don't know where it came from.
  19. Mr. Cook also makes an appearance in the famous Western "Shane". He plays an ex-Confederate soldier who like all the other farmer/settlers in the area, just wants to make a simple living from the land. I remember the other farmers tease him about being from the South. He's a sad character who meets an undeserved end in this classic Western.
  20. Although you didn't say anything, I feel I should explain why, if I'm such an advocate for Joel McCrea as Star of the Month, I was unaware that he did indeed receive Star of the Month programming in May 2012. I'll just say a close family member was admitted to hospital at that time, and died a few weeks later. So as I recall, my attention and my energy were directed elsewhere in the spring and summer of 2012. Nobody was demanding that information from me, and I apologize to anyone who thinks it was unnecessary or too personal. But I do remember I was preoccupied at that time, a
  21. One more thing I've always thought about Conflict: it definitely has a spooky vibe to it. It feels a little like a ghost story. Yes, we the audience know that all the eerie effects suggesting that Bogart's wife is haunting him are contrived, mainly by Sydney Greenstreet. But still, those scenes have a ghostly feel to me. I always thought Bogart's character would be freaked out not so much by the idea of his wife still being alive as by the idea that she was indeed dead and was haunting him. Of course we know it's not so, nor does the film ever pretend that's what it's about. But stil
  22. So, looks like this weekend's Noir Alley offering is 5 Steps to Danger. I don't think I've ever seen this one, so any work featured on Noir Alley I haven't already seen is always a bonus. ( although recently there've been quite a few of them, including the foreign films. ) I'm not sure about the "Commie threat" theme, I often find that American films from the 1950s on that topic can be a bit proselytizing -ish and over-the-top. A major exception is Pickup on South Street, but in that film the Commie spy thing is more a McGuffin than anything else, it's really about Skip McCoy and
  23. Well, again, I don't want to derail the thread topic, and Kent Smith does deserve some attention ( god knows he hardly ever gets it) but I just can't resist the desire to post some of the silly rhymes I wrote all those years ago ( like, 2011 or thereabouts) in my JOEL McCREA thread. Ahem. JOEL McCREA, JOEL McCREA, Star of the Month, without delay ! JOEL McCREA, JOEL McCREA, Star of the Month, we'll all go "YAY!" and my finest moment, JOEL McCREA, JOEL McCREA, I wouldn't have minded a roll in the hay.
  24. Glad you appreciate JOEL McCREA, lilypond. However, I would never have thought of him as "bland", and certainly not in any way similar to Kent Smith, who truly was bland ( although I kind of like him anyway.) The reason I wrote Joel McCrea's name in caps is because years ago, I started a thread here advocating for JOEL McCREA to be Star of the Month. I kept it up for a while, often writing silly doggerel rhymes to make my point, ( Because "McCREA" rhymes with so many words, it was fun.) I know this thread is about Kent Smith, and I don't want to derail it, but I'll just sa
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