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Everything posted by DownGoesFrazier

  1. This was Hitchcock's personal favorite of all his movies.
  2. Not repulsed, but she wouldn't exactly get a high Q rating. Such characters were Agnes' stock-in-trade. One that immediately comes to mind is her character in "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte".
  3. and for a non-musical Minnelli film, how about "The Bad and the Beautiful"?
  4. Nobody is mentioning "The Shop Around the Corner", which is my favorite Lubitsch film, and the best romantic comedy ever.
  5. I also agree with you that "The Philadelphia Story" and "Some Like it Hot" are overrated. I am one of the few people who enjoyed the "High Society" remake more than "The Philadelphia Story", and even though I am a huge Billy Wilder fan ("The Apartment", "Double Indemnity", and "Witness for the Prosecution" are all in my all-time top ten), I feel that "Some Like it Hot" is not all that great.
  6. At the risk of exposing myself to target practice, I would have to say that "Gone With the Wind", "Casablanca", and "Citizen Kane" are all overrated. So is "The Godfather".
  7. The inference I drew after reading Crowe's interviews with Wilder is that, in looking back, Wilder thought that perhaps he should have retired after "The Apartment". He feels that that was his most perfect film, and he really wasn't very satisfied with anything he did after that. If he had retired after "The Apartment", he would have gone out on a very high note.
  8. The young Gleason made absolutely no impression in the several small parts he was given in '40s movies. I'm sure nobody envisioned that he would become such a big, and versatile, star. Some later movies, such as "Requiem for a Heavyweight", also showed dramatic talent. I particularly liked him in "Gigot", in which he was mute through the entire movie.
  9. Oops! I forgot about my favorite romantic comedy of all, "The Shop Around the Corner".
  10. Agreed. It's the only time I have found Glenn Ford to be really funny. Being paired with Debbie didn't hurt.
  11. Only three perfect 10s---Out of my top 20, these are far and away the top three: "The Apartment", "Double Indemnity", and "Rear Window".
  12. I would say "The Awful Truth", or "Lover Come Back".
  13. But I though this was supposed to be most romantic couple in ROMANTIC COMEDIES? It would have to be Hudson & Day, or Grant & Dunne.
  14. I'm sure you've heard Rita's comment about her difficult love life: paraphrasing, ""they all think they are going to bed with Gilda, but they wake up with me".
  15. Has Lancaster ever played more effectively against type?........ One thing that struck me was the great b&w cinematography of nighttime Broadway, circa 1950s. Never seen any better.
  16. Speaking of Fred and Ginger, I particularly liked the two of them dancing to "Let's Face the Music and Dance", in "Follow the Fleet".
  17. I obviously wasn't very convincing. You included just about everything EXCEPT "The Awful Truth".
  18. Adding to my list---Bing Crosby singing "Temptation" and "Going Hollywood" from "Going Hollywood".......Ann Miller singing and dancing "Too Darn Hot" from "Kiss Me Kate".
  19. Excellent list! I would put "The Awful Truth" at #1 because of the added significance that it was the movie that really made Grant a star. Incidentally, the five or so minute portion of this movie which partly involved playing "hide the hat" with the dog is the funniest movie segment of all time, in my humble opinion.
  20. Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity", Jane Greer in "Out of the Past", and Claire Trevor in "Born to Kill".
  21. Yes! I remember turning on a movie (forget which one),watching it for an hour thinking it was Lauren Bacall, and then realizing that it was Lisabeth Scott. They must also be sound alikes....Also, how about Audrey Hepburn and Jean Simmons? They don't really look that much alike, but I believe Simmons was considered a poor man's Audrey. Thay are the same type.
  22. Agree with you on "Dancing in the Dark", but the expression, "the dancers rock" is rarely used to describe Astaire and Charisse! I guess there's always a first time.
  23. JUst off the top of my head----Sinatra singing, "There's a Small Hotel" to Rita Hayworth in "Pal Joey", Astaire and Rogers dancing tiogether for the first time to "The Carioca" in "Flying Down to Rio", Astaire, Buchanan, et al singing "That's Entertainment" in "The Bandwagon", Lena Horne singing "Love" in "Ziegfeld Follies", the cast singing and talking "Too Marvelous for Words" in "Ready, Willing, and Able", Bob Hope and friend singing "Thanks for the Memories" in "The Big Broadcast of 1938" .
  24. I agree with you that "The Locket" is a great movie, but don't pair it with "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers". The latter is a much better known movie, one reason being that it was Kirk Douglas' film debut.
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