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misswonderly3

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  1. I love Vincent Price ! He always makes everything he's in more entertaining. Although he was in in a lot of serious roles, I almost think of him as a comedian, maybe because he always looks like he's having a good time, whoever he's playing, even in his horror films. Any movie with Vincent Price in it has my attention.
  2. I'm actually hard put to think of actors whom I used to dislike but have since changed my mind about them. I guess the main one who comes to mind is Eleanor Parker. Unfortunately, the first two films I ever saw her in, she was cast as a nervous, clingy, somewhat "whiney" character: Between Two Worlds, in which she plays the wife of Paul Henreid, a musician who has decided to end his life due to his belief that he can no longer play the piano -- this is not really a spoiler, it happens quite early on in the film. Eleanor seems to have a worried look on her face throughout the entire movie.
  3. Thank you, LsDoorMat, for praising Nicholas Cage ! I almost said "poor old Nicholas Cage", because this actor is so disrespected now. He seems to have become a bit of a laughing stock, especially with smug media types. I don't care what poor artistic choices he's made in recent years, he deserves better than the mockery he often receives now if only because of all the good work he's done in the past. And even in his "stinkers", I find him entertaining, even if the movie itself isn't so much. Some of his really good films from former days: Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Red Rock
  4. The other evening I watched The Big Combo (which I own on a very cheap and cheesey and probably semi-illegal boxed set.) I think Eddie Muller may have mentioned this one in passing, but I'm not sure if he's ever shown it on Noir Alley. (Anyone who knows otherwise, please feel free to enlighten me.) Directed by Joseph Lewis and shot by noir stalwart John Alton, The Big Combo deserves to be better-known. I mean, for one thing, it stars the wonderful actor Richard Conte, who was in so many good films, many noirs. Conte had the ability to play, equally well, sympathetic protagonists and
  5. REM have a very mordant, dark sound sometimes that really lends itself to noir. Here's a track from what some consider their best album, "Automatic for the People":
  6. The other evening I watched The Big Combo (which I own on a very cheap and cheesey and probably semi-illegal boxed set.) I think Eddie Muller may have mentioned this one in passing, but I'm not sure if he's ever shown it on Noir Alley. (Anyone who knows otherwise, please feel free to enlighten me.) I love this somewhat obscure noir. It deserves to be better-known. I mean, for one thing, it stars the wonderful actor Richard Conte, who was in so many good films, many noirs. Conte had the ability to play, equally well, sympathetic protagonists and nasty villains. In The Big Combo he p
  7. Lorna, I've seen this opinion from you before...you don't like Rod Steiger. But I believe the reason you give for disliking him is his hammy acting. I don't deny that he's often quite porcine, but I like that in an actor. Hammy actors are fun. And your disapproval of hammy acting seems a bit unexpected, given your fondness for Joan Crawford. Maybe it's just male hammy actors who annoy you?
  8. Can I use the reference to Man On the Moon to post the eponymous song here? I realize it's a bit off-topic, but it's such a good song. Ah, the days of REM.
  9. Polly, I hope you don't 'mind, but I went on your "Profile" page to see what comment you'd posted on this thread. I just did it because I am sympathetic to the feeling of posting something that gets no response, which is what you seemed to be wondering about. Anyway, your profile page shows no posts whatsoever by you on this thread. It does show something you posted on another thread with a slightly similar title, so maybe that's the thread you were thinking about ? Here's a link to that thread:
  10. I can see Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell in the rejected group, but what the frig's wrong with Will Smith?
  11. I think, if we're going to have a thread about actors we don't like, or for that matter, one about actors we do like, it's more fun and interesting and engaging for us to say why we like or don't like a particular actor. It's too easy and not particularly interesting to say, "I don't like Actor X. I don't really know why, he just annoys me." That doesn't tell me anything about either the actor or the poster who doesn't like them. If you say, "I don't like Actor X because they have annoying mannerisms, it feels contrived to me" or whatever, that gives us some reason to understand why
  12. wikipedia:Bloviation is a style of empty, pompous, political speech which originated in Ohio and was used by US President Warren G. Harding, who described it as "the art of speaking for as long as the occasion warrants, and saying nothing".[1] His opponent, William Gibbs McAdoo, described "the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea." If someone was passive-aggressively referring to me being guilty of this behaviour, they were using the word inaccurately and clearly just wanted to be insulting. While sometimes my posts on these boa
  13. I get the feeling from many of the posts I've read here dissing actors that often the posters have not seen much of the work of the actor they're dissing.
  14. Right. As I said. I kind of wonder if you read my post thoroughly. I get the feeling you might just want to argue about this, and I've no desire to argue, especially as there's nothing for you and I to argue about. There always seems to be a "you must be on this side or the other" stand in these kinds of discussions, and I'm on neither, I recognize both "sides" have a point. If I wanted to engage in these kinds of conversations, I'd be on wretched Twitter. Anyway, please re-read what I've bolded in my own comment below, and you will see that I completely acknowledge what you say.
  15. I'm surprised nobody's as yet mentioned Katharine Hepburn. I've never been a big fan, although I won't let the fact that I sometimes find her irritating stop me from watching a movie she's in, if it's a movie I want to see. She has an annoying, "Oh my dear, I'm too, too, wonderful" quality about her. I guess I'm as bad as the same as everybody else here when it comes to actors I don't like- sometimes it's just an indefinable something about them that rubs you the wrong way. Katharine Hepburn just always struck me as someone who really fancied herself. Still, she's been in many fi
  16. Ok. No need to use block caps. I'm a huge fan of Woody Allen's work. I should also note that I'm not particularly "woke" or PC or whatever the going term is. However, having seen I think all of Allen's films over the years, I have noticed that there are almost no Black people or in fact any non-white people in his movies. Very few, and they tend to be maids, etc. And I suspect my friend TikiSoo was joking when she said "Maybe because there are so few people of colour in NYC ?" I realize a filmmaker tends to make films that reflect the world they live in (ok, scratch that, not
  17. I agree, GGGerald. It's really noticable how few Black people Allen has in his films, it's always kind of bothered me a little.
  18. Dargs, I'd been posting kind of heavily on this thread, maybe inappropriately so, for a while. So I thought it behooved me to take a bit of a break from it. Also, I took time off to watch a movie. Not "The Searchers", which you may be aware TCM was airing tonight. No, something from my own DVD collection: "The Big Combo".
  19. Dargo, sorry, I did not recognize the pic, and therefore was confused as to what you were talking about. The reason I did not recognize the pic is because I've never seen an Abbott and Costello movie. (I know, how can I call myself a movie fan?) So, I didn't know what you were referring to.
  20. Interesting, because both of these men are more known for their work as directors than as actors. And as directors, they're both outstanding.
  21. Whoa ! These newbies like to come on strong ! I'll pass on most of the people you dis, but can't stay quiet about Frank Sinatra or James Stewart. Frank, "punkish"? What the hell does that even mean? As for James Stewart, he was only like that ( "aw shucks") in his early films. He developed into a very fine actor, one of the best of Hollywood's greats. Check him out in any of his work with Hitchcock or Anthony Mann-- there's no "aw shucks" persona, I assure you. (Also, I love Jean Arthur, and one of the reasons why is her voice. However, since I know there are some who don'
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