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  1. :x Very best wishes for Mr. Osborne's R&R and quality time away well spent to reclaim optimum health. Do look forward to many more lovely evenings with Robert and TCM's terrific film repertoire. Thank you everyone! ~Kate
  2. http://www.oscars.org/video/watch/ga_2010_18_brownlow.html http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=8440750 oops, sorry- my boo-boo
  3. And may the road to Killruddery rise up to meet him and his books forever be in print!
  4. Congratulations to Kevin Brownlow for the much deserved Oscar recognizing his work in film preservation and thank goodness for whatever sparked the dogged devotion in his heart for silent film. As historian, archivist, author, filmmaker, documentarian and often humble docent, Mr. Brownlow is forever the ambassador for the appreciation and pure enjoyment of the precious films and culture of the silent era. Bravo! http://www.oscars.org/awards/governors/2010/brownlow.html
  5. Thank you TCM! THE HOODLUM- what a delightful film!
  6. The Barretts of Wimpole Street is another one to look forward to, those Brits, sparkling humour when I can understand them, oh dear. The one character that was more frightening than Haddo to me, was Ivan-the Gatekeeper, played by Charles Puffy in Mockery -now that guy was a true threat, a real life nightmare, bothered me for days.
  7. Oddly, Paul Wegener reminds me of Klaus Maria Brandauer, esp. in profile but Charles Laughton or Lionel Atwill could be a very sinister Oliver Haddo, more psychopathic, truer to Maugham's story. Too bad there wasn't an alternate ending where Margaret wakes in recovery, the surgery unsuccessful and it was all a dream........great film nevertheless. Haven't seen Rembrandt yet, think I've got it on a Criterion collection.
  8. "I just never could get the image of Wegener as Haddo out of my mind in making my way through the novel." Here's Maugham's Haddo, Velasquez's portrait of Del Borro, Wegener is definitely a variation of the theme and carries off the pomposity in a strangely seductive way. Better to read the book first, Steve, I agree. Elegant Alice Terry was a little long in the tooth for her role but still did a splendid job esp. the scene where she goes to meet Haddo at his home dressed (I think) all in red, tip to toe, deep scarlet, blush blush -so 1920's. Robert Israel's scoring for that sequence i
  9. Looking forward to reading Powell's memoirs, thanks. W. Somerset Maugham's THE MAGICIAN can be read online, a very different creepy story. Ingram's adaptation seemed more of a parody at times but he was exactly true to the characters, esp. Suzie and Arthur. Haddo is described in Chapter three: http://www.online-literature.com/maugham/the-magician/
  10. TOP TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE WATCHED TCM?S PREMIERE OF _THE MAGICIAN_ It?s fun to boo and hiss a villain the night before a new work week. A chance to hear why Robert Israel would be the Meryl Streep of awards if there was an Oscar for Restored Silent Film Score. There is the first authentic footage of an actual leprechaun moonlighting as an actor. Classical music buffs could play Name That Tune. Learning that Hell is indeed very hot and where there is a never ending conga line reminiscent of cousin Connie?s wedding last summer. This beautiful gothic pre-cod
  11. ...a treat for me to see this for the first time and Bette sure is at home at the sea, in her element and radiant. Prefer a nefarious Glenn Ford in 3:10 to Yuma, to this goofy Andy Kaufman look-a-like, oh dear. Good double work with Bette's stand-in Sally Sage though, pictured here:
  12. Great thread, great recommendations, thanks! Just read the Charles Higham book on Bette Davis which rings true at times and sounds like an authorized bio considering his access to special collections, letters, medical records and interviews with George Brent and others. It's the author's prologue describing his 1963 meeting with Ms. Davis that makes this book a keeper for me although some of the content is kind of campy and absurd. But a better collection of rare photos in a filmography format is *BETTE DAVIS- A Biography In Photographs* by Christopher Nickens. A STOLEN LIFE (1946) wit
  13. *HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSTER KEATON!* *"His footprints were never asked for, yet no one has ever filled his shoes."* ~Hedda Hopper in her 1952 book _From Under My Hat_ referring to D.W. Griffith and Grauman's Theatre in Hollywood. Add Keaton, Chaplin and Barthelmess to that elite group of omissions, mon Dieu! However, the wonderful American artist Al Hirschfeld remembered Mr. Keaton in 1975: And the CBC archives: ...and thanks to TCM Guest Programmer Richard Lewis for his pure enthusiasm for Buster Keaton and his appreciation of the wonderful Eleanor Keaton, an
  14. Lavender in _SUDS_ (1920) The day was too long for poor, tired, old Lavender - "It is the finish - - I sell 'im for glue!" The glue factory --- the inglorious end of old horses after years of faithful service -- ~ and _WHITE MANE_ (1952) and _THE MISFITS_ (1961)
  15. As an aside, the eternal Julia Child could tell us that Robert Osborne's book _80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards_ plus one pound of butter is equal to the weight of the actual Oscar statuette, eight and a half pounds, which shows the divine order of our universe. Lots of great quotes throughout the book may provide leads for source material. Also, John Bengston wrote two superb books on early Hollywood: http://www.amazon.com/John-Bengtson/e/B001JPC1HU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 And all of Kevin Brownlow's books: Message was edited by: Kate
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