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  1. > {quote:title=johnm_001 wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=kikidee wrote:}{quote}I will forever believe that The Big Kahuna was hotter than Moondoggie, and that Kim Novak was insane to pick William Holden in Picnic (though I found out Paul Newman played the William Holden role on Broadway, and suddenly that entire story made WAY more sense.) RIP Cliff Robertson. > > > > Edited by: kikidee on Sep 12, 2011 7:58 PM > > > Actually, Paul Newman played the Cliff Robertson role on Broadway. Ralph Meeker and Janice Rule played the two leads. Originally yes, but Ne
  2. I will forever believe that The Big Kahuna was hotter than Moondoggie, and that Kim Novak was insane to pick William Holden in Picnic (though I found out Paul Newman played the William Holden role on Broadway, and suddenly that entire story made WAY more sense.) RIP Cliff Robertson. Edited by: kikidee on Sep 12, 2011 7:58 PM
  3. Honestly, I find the older I get, the more I feel bad for her, because I do respect her as an actress. My first exposure to the persona of Joan Crawford was the movie Mommie Dearest. I, like most people, thought, what an awful person! I was a child with functioning parents, so she seemed terrifying. But now that I'm a grown woman, I've seen and enjoyed many of her films. I've also known people with problems, and I think she clearly had a significant amount of trauma in her life. The drinking, the obsession with cleanliness, the rages, the neediness, the frequent adultery. These are all
  4. Watched and enjoyed this last night. A couple of comments: 1. Am I the only one who could not stop humming "Single Ladies" while watching this? I think not. If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it Clark Gable. 2. I'm confused by Ben Mankiewicz's commentary after the film. He said that this movie had to be changed to please the British Film Board because of it's light treatment of adultery. Adultery? Neither of them were married. He was divorced and didn't want to get married again. This was brought up several times. The controversy was that they were, in the lingo of the
  5. It's called "Always Spring" by a band named I'm From Barcelona.
  6. *Wouldn't it be interesting if Spike Lee remade BIRTH OF A NATION?* That's a movie that I didn't realize until a few moments ago that I've always wanted to see.
  7. I think this thread just shows the great range of tastes there are on these boards. I thought Crash was wonderful and entertaining. I recently rewatched Philadelphia and thought Tom Hanks was great in it, as well as Forrest Gump. I think Dances With Wolves was a decent film, but I don't think it held a candle to Goodfellas, so I'll always consider that a travesty. I didn't really care for The Departed, and didn't get why it won so much acclaim. It seemed like an Apology Oscar to me.
  8. I think it's hard to like Sir Hugh when all I can think of is that he was basically acting like her pimp. On the other hand, I think it was really great that they recognized that he's a jerk with no redeeming value, and he gets the girl anyway! Even the Prince wonders why she would waste time on a bum like him. That was different, and I love it when 40's movies zig when you expect them to zag.
  9. I'm so glad I was up early enough to see this this morning. I agree that the method of revenge was very slick and "Twilight Zone" in tone. I thought the surprise ending was just perfect and satisfying.
  10. I just finished watching this for the first time. Have you ever had the urge to take a movie over? I had that urge. There were so many things wrong, and yet so many thing right with Dragonwyck. Problems were obviously that it was ALL over the place. Why did so many interesting characters disappear half-way through the movie? It had no idea what story it was trying to tell. However, among those many, many plot points, were some real gems. Vincent Price started out as creepy, but at the end I found him to be very tragic. I suddenly found I wanted to know a lot more about him than an
  11. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > From what I hear it is not the traditional Alice in Wonderland story that we are all familiar with, but the story of Alice returning to Wonderland Yes, the upcoming Tim Burton extravaganza is not Alice In Wonderland, it's a riff on Alice in Wonderland. Like Wicked is a riff on the Wizard of Oz. Keep that in mind before carting any kids to it! Not to mention that Tim Burton LOVES the macabre, so there will surely be something that creeps out the little ones. However, having said that, a lot of the Pixar movies are rated PG (Finding Nemo
  12. > {quote:title=fxreyman wrote:}{quote} > Elia Kazan was a great director. No doubt about that. What he did before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1952 he has said in later years to have been, "a horrible, immoral thing that I did, I did out of my own true self." Eh, that's selective quoting. Look at it again like this: "I'd had every good reason to believe the party should be driven out of its many hiding places and into the light of scrutiny, but I'd never said anything because it would be called 'red-baiting.' (...) The `horrible, immoral thing' that I did
  13. Sorry for double posting, but I didn't realize I couldn't edit my post! Anyway, I happened to look up the New York Times review of the movie that was written when it was released, and I thought it was interesting that I got more out of it now than they got out of it then. They saw a resolved ending. I saw an ending where the Johnny is alone in the end because he chose his career over people. He doesn't really learn his lesson. He's dismissive of his wife, until she leaves him. He's dismissive of Pauline, until she leaves him. He's dismissive of the lady upstairs (I forget the characters
  14. I saw this last night. I'm glad I watched it despite the horrendous title. It sounds like a teen B movie, but it was really a very good mid-life crisis movie. I could see it easily being made today.
  15. Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902) And I'm proud to say that a classful of 3rd graders can now also say that is the oldest film they've ever seen. Hey, they wanted to see it after I read the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a children's book where Georges Melies is an important character, to them. As a classic film fan, how could I say no?
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