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Everything posted by sineast

  1. Oh yes, I adore the ladies and I love being romantic, but I'm afraid I must draw the line at ****. Sorry girls.
  2. Soft Corinthian leather, sir? Well, we don't have anything like that in our bro line at this time. Hmmmm. Let me talk to Dr. Van Nostrand about that. I'll get back to you. Good day, sir.
  3. Excuse me sir. I think you might be interested in our new specialized personal support garment, the senior bro.
  4. It's amusing when Bogie calls on her toward the end of the film, and she says something along the line of 'You're being fresh,' and he replies 'Just informal.' She played a similar character, minus the fact of being a double murderess, in Since You Went Away as a society woman who has a way with high-class, understated snarkiness, bedeviling poor mom Claudette Colbert and good guy Joseph Cotten for most of the picture, until they tell her off. I don't think she ever topped her ro
  5. Yeah, I think I'll go with Dark Passage. Haven't seen it in a while. It's always good to fill in the general impression with the details from a new viewing. And you have to be prepared for that subjective camera. What I consider the least interesting movies in the SH series are being shown in the late night/early morning slots, so I won't have to get up too early to see them. I believe the better ones start with +House of Fear+ at 9:45 a.m. If I start training now, I'll be able to get up that early by the day after Christmas, or Boxing Day in the UK. People are just beginning to
  6. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > > A good idea. For a gal who spends so much time in front of a HDTV monitor, I watch remarkably few television programs - it's usually movies either on TCM or DVD or blu-ray. When it comes to actual TV, I generally won't watch much more than SNL and the Letterman show, if that. > > > Well, I know remarkably little about Don Knotts movies, although I have been meaning to watch The Incredible Mr. Limpet for the longest time (don't ask - something about the cover art on the DVD somehow makes it seem very appealing)
  7. I presumed most people have watched AG, since it's been in reruns since forever, but it's not a good idea to presume too much. Well, I've already mentioned The Reluctant Astronaut, +The Ghost and Mr. Chicken+, both classics of the existential, why are we really here genre. I'll just add one more of the same type, How to Frame A ****. All three are remarkable life-altering cinematic experiences. With a title like Rambles, one assumes the topics of discussion will be rather free-floating and subject to change. I originally thought it would be a discussion of the Led Zep
  8. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Good heavens, now you're making me sleepy... and also I have to sheepishly admit the reference escapes me at the moment. > > Oh, please remind me, what is the movie we're supposed to be discussing right now? I wouldn't want TCMWebAdmin to say the conversation has gone off-topic. Goodness gracious, it's Seinfeld all over again. Remember a little old school TV program called The Andy Griffith Show? And a town drunk by the name of Otis Campbell, played by Hal Smith? It should be coming back now. The photo that sta
  9. Your eyes are heavy...you are getting sleepy...relax Otis...and tell me... where is the still?...it was in the old Rimshaw place...but where is it now?...Concentrate...you know where the still is now, don't you Otis? ...is it in Mount Pilot or right here in Mayberry?...don't worry, you can tell your old pal Barn...show me where it is and we can have a little snort together...Now, if you don't tell old Barn I'll show The Reluctant Astronaut again...all the way through...Think Otis, where is the still?
  10. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Yeah, I'd almost forgotten Dix had already given road rage a bad name before there was even an interstate system in America. > Ohhhh... how could I forget? > > Silly me. I shouldn't really forget that kind of thing, for I am still master of my domain, queen of the castle... yadda yadda yadda. Thought I might have to pull out the old 'you been living in a cave?' line. Hard to miss that show. Good to know you're remote-control worthy. NTTAWWT.
  11. Well, a guy whose reply to his agent saying Be there at ten is Make it eleven, can't be all bad. Old Dixie, with his cynical take and constant wisecracks, is a somewhat older, plainer-looking version of good buddy Joe Gillis, who was much more even tempered, and Joe had to put up with a truly strange kind of woman. Unfortunately, that mostly charming personality is undermined by his obvious anger management issues, aka his over the top temper temper problem. Ran a stop sign and sideswiped Joseph
  12. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > > Wow, I had no idea they'd had to go into so much detail - marital detail - in their contracts. I guess the old studio bosses really didn't think there were any boundaries they should observe when it came to dealing with their talent, directors or stars alike. > > If this was a movie from Columbia, does that mean that was Harry Cohen's idea? I don't know the particulars about this specific contract, but it sounds like something that Ray may have asked for, or demanded, before the picture started. That's just a
  13. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=sineast wrote:}{quote} > > I forgot about the Big Heat beverage burn. Those caffe lattes can really sting. > > I'll go with casual too, Brando over Menjou, though some of those 1940s suits are pretty sharp, as long as you leave out the wild paisley ties (and suspenders). And thank goodness mens' hats have long been out of style. > > Well, the good old-fashioned suit at least has never gone out of fashion. > > Overall, I still like the looks of the 40s a lot better when it's all in
  14. I forgot about the Big Heat beverage burn. Those caffe lattes can really sting. I'll go with casual too, Brando over Menjou, though some of those 1940s suits are pretty sharp, as long as you leave out the wild paisley ties (and suspenders). And thank goodness mens' hats have long been out of style. Who wants to wear headgear with a big old sweatband? George Hamilton to star in new autobiographical picture, Brown Like Me. But seriously, Gorgeous George is a lot easier to take since
  15. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Oh, I agree completely. Things were quite different when our dear Gloria's career was in her prime. And a lot of things have changed, but at least the way it was done at the time remains endlessly entertaining, because sometimes you just have to know how to read between the lines. > > And speaking of Miss Grahame, I saw another clip of her in another recent release, called My One and Only, which is based on George Hamilton's childhood. She appears during a scene where the young kids are out at the drive-in, watching The Big He
  16. In the course of sixty years, mores change, and things that were once considered sub rosa can now be examined without their original stigma. This allows us to now see what formerly was considered beyond the ken of proper subject matter for consideration in 1950.
  17. I believe Ray was sly in giving the key to most, if not all, that occurs in the movie in the very name of Bogart's character, Dixon Steele. He is a repressed homosexual, living in a time and place where he cannot allow his true sexual identity to be discovered. Paranoia often goes with the repressed personality, and this no doubt accounts for many of his temper tantrums and outbursts. He must keep his secret at all costs, and this means he is continually on guard, even when the situati
  18. Maybe a DVD/VCR combo would be a good Christmas present. The problem is I'd never find the time to watch most of the movies I recorded, and I'd have a stack of unwatched videos to go with a stack of unread books and not-listened-to-enough CDs. I'll just wait for Love Letters to show up again. I would like to see it, but I won't get the vapors if I don't. Thanks for the offer though.
  19. I just have a VCR which I haven't even bothered to hook up because I wouldn't use it very often anyway.
  20. No I didn't. I'll try to catch it next time it's on TCM.
  21. Holly, I'm guessing that the earlier the decade, the more movies have been lost. That is a shame, but I don't have enough time for the good ones that remain, so I'd probably never have time to see the lost ones anyway. I would like to see Love Letters again, since it's been a while since the last time I saw it. It's hard to mess up a solid script, though some directors would add more to it visually than others. And when you're stuck with a dog of a screenplay, the visual aspect can only do so much. First things first.
  22. I'm sure it's been mentioned many times before, but what we now consider classic movies were probably a small part of the production of any one year. 1945 probably had as large a share of routine movies that don't merit much attention as any other year. Maybe one of the advantages of having fewer films produced now is that there is more opportunity to see the good ones, and having to wade through fewer stinkers. O, Brother, etc had its share of violence, but it was rather cartoonish in comparison with No Country. And I enjoyed them both, even if they came from opposite ends of the sp
  23. As they say in the real estate game, location, etc. People who don't live near a big city, or in a college town, etc. will probably not get as wide a selection of films as those that do. In many areas all you get is the usual studio fare, with very little independent or foreign film opportunities. No modern films can quite capture the WWII era like those old blacks and whites from that period. I too saw No Country For Old Men a few weeks ago on either IFC or Sundance. Very good flick. There might have been some plot holes, but most movies have some. One possible mitigating circumstan
  24. It's been many moons since I last saw Love Letters and it was a fine production, but it was a production that reflected the culture of its time, so it would be a little naive to expect that a movie sixty years later could duplicate it. Contemporary pictures will, to whatever extent, reflect this time, just as Love Letters reflected 1945. That's the way of the movie world. With so much info out there about what is playing at the twelveplex today, it should be fairly simple to avoid pictures you are pretty sure you won't like and to attend those that you might find entertaining. One ca
  25. All the way back to Chuck Noll. I especially enjoy it when the Steelers beat up on the Cowboys. From the way they played last night on third and short, they need the Bus back again. To be objective for a moment, I don't think they will repeat. The offense seems a bit weak. Time will tell. Franco Salute Thread. Gotta go.
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