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  1. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > Not so. It was meant to be funny because it was indeed pejorative, which is the same point AZHoffman made in his original post on this thread. No, ein schwartzer coinsidered funny because it's flippant and nominally an "in" joke: something that, on its surface, only those conversant in Yiddish should understand. The real joke is, then, that everybody understands it, because the context provides an instant window on its Yiddishness. The subject -- in this case, African-Americans -- is irrelevant. It works exactly the same way when a ch
  2. > {quote:title=CrazyLegs wrote:}{quote} > My wife insists that she hears the words "Christ Killer" on the Word of Mouth bumpers that are played between features.....she says it is the first words spoken. I do not know if she is correct as I do not understand what is being said....could you clarify the script of those bumpers? Thanks Now we know the truth: Grace Kelly was murdered on orders of the Vatican. Calling Robert Langdon...
  3. ...CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER RELUCTANTLY CHANGES NAME TO 'ARNOLD DARK CORNER." > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote} > I hope his "schvartzes" remark didn't damage his career. It's spelled schwartzer (pronounced "sh-VARHR-tzah").
  4. > {quote:title=jeffreylucas wrote:}{quote} > Hello, trying to get an answer to the name of a classic movie. I cannot give you actor names but can give description of the movie. The setting that i can remember clearly is there is a man and women hiding from guards in museum. They are trying to steal a gem that is protected by a security system that rings and bell and calls the chief when ever it goes off. It has nothing to do with gems. When she discovers that her art-forger father (Hugh Griffith) has sold one of his forgeries, the "Cellini Venus," to a prominent Paris museum,
  5. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Mayer himself would have a little more than a decade after Thalberg's death to run the studio single-handedly, before he was booted by Nick Schenck. Except that he didn't. Under pressure from Schenck to hire a head of production, Dore Schary moved over from RKO, where he'd run that studio's operation for several years. Schary sought to modernize not only the stuidio's product, putting films in to development that were far more adult and timey than the Andy Hardy-centric fare favored by Mayer, but also the company's personnel, for
  6. > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote} > Speaking about Mary Hatch, are some librarians calm during the day and after going home, they let their hair down and become a "girls gone wild" at night? > > Here is an article about Hollywoods stereotyping of librarians. According to it, Donna Reed is known as "the old maid" librarian. > > http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/v1n1/image.html In this alternative reality, Mary changed her name to Alma Burke, moved to Hawaii and became a prostitute.
  7. It's obviously Potter: Scrooge was a miser, no more, no less, but that every man's right. There's nothing in Dickens that says he was anything other than an honest -- if extraordinarily hard-nosed -- businessman. He never cheated anyone, wasn't a liar, certainly not a robber or killer. Potter, by contrast, was a conniver and, when presented with the (for him) good fortune to find the Building & Loan's money courtesy of Uncle Billy's incompetence, he seizes upon it as the means by which he can exact revenge on George, destroy the the institution the Baileys built, and cement his iro
  8. > {quote:title=RayFaiola wrote:}{quote} > That was INVADERS FROM MARS with Jimmy Hunt. It was made in color but a lot of stations used to run B&W prints in the 60's. In the mid-70's color prints were struck that included an extended scene in the observatory that was filmed almost a year after production had otherwise ceased. Those color prints were, and remain, pretty problematic. When the production company made their first print run in 1953, the laboratory producing the Supercinecolor release prints was sued by Techniciolor for violating its patents by using that firm's pro
  9. > {quote:title=kingrat wrote:}{quote} > Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 EST (11:00 PST) TCM will show SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC with music by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams took some of the music he'd composed for the film and formed it into his seventh symphony, the Sinfonia Antarctica. Those who love great film music will want to be sure and catch this film. The title of William's symphony is actually (and deliberately) mispelled: "Sinfonia Antartica," omitting the first "c." It should also be noted that Williams's first name, Ralph, is pronounced "
  10. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > The guy is 77 years old. He looks like he is 45 or 50. I would say he is very healthy and in good condition. No, Osborne shows every day of his seventy-seven years, and looks as though he should be playing Alfred the Butler in a "Batman" movie. He has lost too much weight; his complexion is sallow and cheeks are sunken, the male equivalent of those Beverly Hills matrons who starve themselves to fit into ghastly leopard-print spandex and won't admit to themselves that they're no longer teenagers.
  11. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > When I heard he was going to be a guest programmer, I immediately thought of his delightful and poignant turn as Zorro's dad. Hopkins played the old, exiled Zorro, but he was Antonio Banderas's character's mentor, not his father. It's Elena, Catherine Zeta-Jones's character, who's his child.
  12. She's not really a Brewster, but the son of a sea cook!
  13. > {quote:title=overeasy wrote:}{quote} >Did they do folly later on? That's Foley (except that it wasn't called that way back in the mid-1930s).
  14. > {quote:title=MovieProfessor wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote: > > > {quote:title=MovieProfessor wrote:}{quote} > > > But then, nobody can really pinpoint just when the whole idea of creating a film version of the Robert Heinlein classic Scifi novel will get finally made. > > > > Let us hope if it ever does get made, it will be better than some previous adaptations of Robert Heinlein novels. > > Strange . . . That none of the film adaptions of a Heinlien novel have been considered so memorable in terms of having bec
  15. > {quote:title=mrroberts wrote:}{quote} > I did not know that Widmark was considered for the role of Quegg, I did know that Bogie really wanted the role and that good ol' Harry Cohn low balled him on the pay for playing the part. I think the only legitimate critisism of Bogart in the role of Quegg is his age. 55 was a little old to be playing that part. But Hollywood has always done that with male actors, very seldom with actresses. I love The Caine Mutiny and wouldn't change a thing about the movie, but Widmark would have been a great Quegg, and think of the boost for his career. I
  16. > {quote:title=michele31415 wrote:}{quote} > Hmm, I think you're on to something. Turns out the movie I thought was "All Through the Night" was in fact "Saboteur", which I now know because it was just on last night. It's entirely possible I had the wrong star in mind. The skimpy plot synopses I've been able to find on the web seem to suggest that "Keeper of the Flame" may be it. I'll definitely be watching for this one. Thanks! The description does sound like KEEPER OF THE FLAME, though in that scene it's both Steven O'Malley (Tracy) and Christine Forrest (Katharing Hepburn) wh
  17. I think both book and film work as well as they do is because DeGaulle was so widely despised outside France that one secretly roots for the Jackal to succeed. Without that guilty pleasure, the story's foregone conclusion would be something of a bore.
  18. > {quote:title=johnm_001 wrote:}{quote} > I love her! I love her films. Thank you TCM for making her Star of the Month. I've stated on these boards, more than once, that I hate the '54 version of A Star is Born, that Dial M for Murder is in my top 5 favorite Hitchcock films and that I dislike The Philadelphia Story, and LOVE High Society. One of the extremely few MGM musicals that I like. I also love everything about High Noon, and think she completely deserved her Country Girl Oscar. Although I would agree that the Oscars get it wrong, far more than they have ever gotten it right
  19. ...DOES SHE MAKE 12 SOUNDS? He resembles John Mills, but they never made a film together.
  20. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > You are a poster after my own heart! I adore Billy Wilder. Though, I am, first and foremost, one of Pappy's girls around here. As in Pappy Ford?
  21. > {quote:title=MovieProfessor wrote:}{quote} > Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950. I must confess that this movie is probably my favorite of all movie comebacks for obvious reasons. Its funny that I just mentioned a great movie and performance about Hollywood and now heres still another! But this one truly cuts deep into the dark, foreboding core of Hollywood and everything about the movie business. Director/writer Billy Wilder probably never made a film so provocative about the business he knew and lived with. Just about every film buff knows this movie and how it has for so ma
  22. > {quote:title=JonnyGeetar wrote:}{quote} >One of my biggest beefs with "Barefoot Countessa" was the scene where Ava Gardner's character testifies for her father in the Spanish Court, and all we see is her lips moving as Bogart talks in voice-over about what a "brilliant performance it was, the best scene any actress ever played." (and i'm paraphrasing that, but that's more or less what he says.) > > Okay, um, if it was such a brilliant performance, could we have heard some of it??! Gardner was a solid actress (basing that on "Night of the Iguana" and not much else) and if I we
  23. No, I think you're right on the money about Kelly. One is often so staggered by her beauty that one often forgets that she was -- to use a term that one critic applied, unfairly, to another actress of about a decade earlier -- one of Hollywood's more "queenly horrors," self-conscious, posturing and fake. It begs a comparison with another legendarily beautiful actress, Ingrid Bergman (not the one referred to above). Kelly was always as cold as ice, where Bergman was warmth and sunshine. In the end, you may admire Kelly, but you love Bergman. And, by all means, quit that smoking. It'
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