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Everything posted by sineast

  1. Yep, I remember ole Zach a bit. What North By Northwest is to TCM, The Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman was to Zach. Didn't he have his "wife" in a big cardboard box or something, that he would poke with a stick? When he turned up on WNEW-FM that was a head scratcher at the time. I don't remember listening to him, but I do remember listening to Alison Steele, The Nightbird.
  2. Webb Pierce singing In the Jailhouse Now, which had a brief revival after appearing in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6A2yKicntE
  3. Oh yes, I adore the ladies and I love being romantic, but I'm afraid I must draw the line at ****. Sorry girls.
  4. In her book Flesh and Fantasy, Penny Stallings has a short section taking a playful approach to this topic: Wear a Funny Nose: Lee Marvin, Cat Ballou and Jose Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac. If You're a Good Girl, Play a Bad Girl: Donna Reed, From Her to Eternity and Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry. If You're a Bon Vivant: Play a Lush Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend ...or a Nerd, David Niven, Separate Tables.
  5. An iconoclastic bloke like the former Johnny Silver would likely point out that before there was Christmas, there was Saturnalia, and before that the celebration of the Winter Solstice, which is today, December 21st. John Lennon performing Happy Xmas (War is Over) Happy Holidays.
  6. That was just what the ad said. You know how they are. Every new movie is the greatest thing since...the previous one. That's one thing that hasn't changed much since the studio era. I'm still looking forward to the movie though.
  7. Well, well, it seems the good doctor will get a makeover and a definite upgrade in the looks department. I'll set the preliminary Hunkometer to an 8. Naturally, actors from different eras have to be judged differently, so I'll give Nigel a -1 on the H. However, on the Pip Pip, Cheerio, and All that Rot Ratings, he's way ahead of Law. Saw a TV ad for the new SH. It's a spectacular entertainment and one of the top ten of the year. All doubt is erased.
  8. Lady in a Cage: Joan Planned It Next: Caged
  9. 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.
  10. We got eight inches of snow yesterday, and today everything is cozy and quiet. Have to see if it stays till Christmas. Gene Autry with an early sighting of you know who, Here Comes Santa Claus...right down Santa Claus Lane.
  11. No doubt Downey is a very talented actor, though in general I can take him or leave him. It will be interesting to see how he plays this role and how Holmes is presented. And don't forget the good doctor. Interested to see how he comes out. We'll know soon enough.
  12. Excuse me sir. I think you might be interested in our new specialized personal support garment, the senior bro.
  13. Charles Dickens was too busy being dead during the second half of TYOOL 1870 to do much writing. Fortunately for Tiny Tim, he had completed +A Christmas Carol+ many years before.
  14. Led Zeppelin singing that other Tangerine song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDpZfXcfMkk
  15. To balance all the nice, there has to be something just a tad naughty. Eartha Kitt, who passed away this year, performing her classic Santa Baby. Even sugar daddies like dig Santa man.
  16. Berlin Alexanderplatz: Deutschland uber Uhren Next: Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven
  17. All Quiet on the Western Front: Lepidopterology is fatal Next: Kameradschaft
  18. It will be interesting to see what kind of Holmes emerges in this film. I might even put up with all the hassles just to see. Rathbone usually did fairly well when fisticuffs were called for, which thankfully was not too often. However this version turns out, at least it seems to have led to the TCM tie-in and the reason for Holmes for Christmas. Every once in a while, branding pays off. I imagine there will be a few chuckles along the way if drugs come up anywhere in the movie. Good !&%#, Sherlock.
  19. Listen,The Snow is Falling a moving little number by Yoko Ono. It was the B side on the John Lennon single Happy Xmas (War is Over).
  20. Hey kid...great news...that Sid Farkus...he's done it again...you remember the little problem we were having with David O.?...well it's all over...Mr. Selznick has seen the error of his ways and is bowing out as...well whatever he thought he was in our project...and Sid came up with the solution.. So easy I wonder why I didn't tumble to it...You know these Hollywood producer types...they're always looking for new talent, if you get my drift...well Selznick is no different...so old
  21. I think the PBS station here just wound up with the last episodes from 1994. I don't know when they started, so they might have shown the whole set. I've seen them in a hit and run fashion over the years. Seems that Brett as Holmes wasn't wound so tight in the earlier ones, but that may be my misremembering.
  22. Rock. Paper. Scissors. Red Hot. Chili Peppers. Snow ((Hey Oh)).
  23. Well, not being a mental health professional, I'm going to cut Brett/Holmes some slack. The episodes I have seen were from the later part of the series. English eccentricity might be part of the explanation, and it wasn't a full time thing, but there were moments when Holmes seemed ready for a room at Bedlam. I've read that Brett became very obsessed with the role, and it sure looks that way. In contrast to Brett's Holmes, I think Watson comes across much as he does in the short stories and novels. The series is still a good addition to the Sherlock filmography.
  24. Probably could have posted this a month ago, but it's more appropriate now. Der Bingle singles It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas....sure it's Christmas once more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXmP-hT9Zw
  25. One of the local PBS stations has been running the Jeremy Brett series for a while. They are well-done with high production values and that ye olde Victorian atmosphere, though there is a certain "house style" look that seems to pervade the episodes I've seen. Then there is Brett's semi-bipolar interprertation of Holmes. It's a little surprising at first, though one gets used to it after a while, sort of a reverse twin to the Bruce characterization of Watson, though not as far off. And they're hawking the complete DVD collection of 41 episodes. Definitely worth watching.
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