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Everything posted by hepclassic

  1. Cool. Please let me know when you do re-watch and find what exactly doesn't fit for you. Story not flowing is a good thing to note. I've only seen the trailer.
  2. Yes, I mean those. I've only seen Morning Glory (1933), and I just got it on DVD. Do you mind me asking why you loathe Christopher Strong (1933)? I've never seen it, and outside of my favorable bias towards Katharine Hepburn, I haven't exactly read a negative review.
  3. I have, and it's a good debut. Though its Katharine Hepburn's only supporting role, the film is really John Barrymore. His portrayal as a shell-shocked WWI veteran really touched me, particularly when he tries to win back Billie Burke. She made two more before the Production Code- have you seen those?
  4. Janus Films, to my memory, distributed Black Narcissus (1947), Hamlet (1948), and I believe Women In Love (1969). Am I correct in my thinking?
  5. I have been catching up on this thread, and I for one, encourage the OP to keep at it. It would be nice to look at Norma Shearer's life and see through scandals mentioned and see a woman who did all she could do for her work, to preserve Irving Thalberg's memory, and directly and indirectly discover talent. Mary, I still want to send you my CFU blog post on the making of Marie Antoinette. Would it be easier if I posted it here?
  6. Warner Archives- thank you for putting on DVD films I've always wanted to own. 

  7. Hello...it's me. 

  8. I still want to see this realized! I've messaged those here, but c'mon. Let's get a presence going!
  9. Interesting topic. I think it's great that you want to do a documentary about her. As much as her legacy is profound, not much is done or known about her. I wonder what impressions her children and grandchildren have of her. The only images of who she was when she was older: At the peak of her career, she produced Marie Antoinette (1938) and her producing was never credited, let me know if you want the story. I saved it from my Classic Film Union days.
  10. Thanks to local tv with more classic tv, I've been watching Night Court more, and I thought the show was funny. I thought his character was played wonderfully. It is sad to see him go, but then I am thinking about Selma Diamond who died three years younger and the actor following Selma who died near the same age. Is it a Night Court curse? I don't know- I'm just sad because 65 seems young, but I didn't have a mortality moment in a bar last night thinking about Harry Anderson if I didn't feel like he didn't contribute to my life somehow. Rest In Peace.
  11. The real irony is that Ryan Murphy could down the line, do a Feud around Olivia and Joan Fontaine. Because that's a different layer of Hollywood ageism/sexism, and Old Hollywood screwing people over psychologically.
  12. This is good to know. If only Olivia had someone to talk to. If feuds are about pain, what pain is she expressing with her feud with Ryan Murphy? Pain over her relationship to Joan? Pain of her survivorship of her contemporaries and her BFF?
  13. I agree, Hibi. I think this is the article, if not I will keep looking. https://scarletthefilmmagazine.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/joan-fontaine-the-lioness-in-winter/
  14. I will have to look it up- but I read an article recently about Joan Fontaine's professional friendship with an author whom she wanted him to look up her favorite performance as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion In Winter in Europe, and he asked her about her feelings towards Olivia (this was in 2011), and she said that she "loves [her] sister, even though [they] don't talk." The blog post I think was from two years ago. I will try to find it.
  15. I've read No Bed Of Roses, and this is just my take on it- the pain comes from their mother pitting them against each other. Joan's high IQ picked up on that, and Olivia really didn't refute outside of the "No Shred of Truth" thing, and this came up during the first trial by the defendant- "If there is something to disprove, why isn't the plantifff disproving it?" In my heart of hearts, I believe the guilt and pain may come from not being in communication with her in the final days of Joan's life. I think they resolved their feud ages ago, and only maintained it to the public to maintain
  16. I don't believe Joan Fontaine wouldn't have passed away without making peace with Olivia. I worry about Olivia's health though, because even if she is publicly pursuing this until she can't, what is her life right now? Her BFF, Robert Osbourne can't call her on Sundays anymore because he's passed. Her only sister Joan can't be her scapegoat for whatever reason (I've always suspected the feud was kept up to keep them both public regardless of private scruples), because it's going to be five years. She is secluded in Paris because of her age, and I don't know what her rela
  17. She's contesting the decision and possibly bringing it to the CA Supreme Court. My GIF choices also makes me think that maybe the series brought up pain from her abusive relationship with her sister, Joan Fontaine.
  18. I wonder if the recent decision regarding Olivia De Havilland's Feud case was Joan's revenge. 

    1. hepclassic


      Love to them both still- because I am not their mother. 

  19. I just read about the decision, as I have been tracking the case since the beginning. I talked to one of my friends about this, and my friend said: "You know, maybe what she saw of herself she didn't really like seeing, and given her age, she is concerned about her legacy." I thought a lot about what my friend said reading the news today. My thoughts on the case when I've seen clips of Feud and do want to watch it, since its up my alley anyway (Bette Davis wanted Susan Sarandon to portray her and that was my hook-in, so to speak and Joan Crawford's grandson did approve of how Feud was go
  20. So sad to hear! I hope the brain tumor isn't just metastasized from the breast cancer. I just hope her family is doing okay. If they have their grandmother/mother's strength, they will come through.
  21. loving the deals at TCM Shop. 

  22. I think in the case of Natalie Wood the full recalling of what took place on the boat after many years gives me individual cause to question the predisposed innocent until proven guilty white Americans are prone to thinking about themselves, and white American men are prone to thinking about themselves. And regarding my point about cops, its more systemic than it is individual, like sexual violence towards women is also systemic than it is individual. I think right now in Hollywood there are a lot of unearthed stories about Hollywood's past getting credence whether the victim is still al
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