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SansFin

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  1. Is it permitted to speak of movies less than ten years old? I suppose I have to just risk it. I did the book and repeating movie thing with Prisoner some weeks ago. I found as many overlaps with it as with Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets That is: while I was reading the same scene was playing and I could see structure of scene being used intact. Most significant change I noticed was: in book Scabbers was found in Hagrid's hut and in movie Hargrid had found Scabbers and kept him for Ron. All other changes I saw were justified or required by print-into-images translation. It is bette
  2. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > Could it be that these women, save for Hallie, marry as a security measure more than love? I do not think those women married for security more than for love. That those men represented security made it easier for women to fall in love with them. It is like: "Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?"
  3. > {quote:title=talkietime wrote:}{quote} > That routine would become a chore for me. Most time on my job is spent sitting with nothing to do. Watching classic movies is better than watching plain television.
  4. > {quote:title=markfp2 wrote:}{quote} > How are you choosing the order you're watching them in? Are you trying to watch a specific number a day/week or just watching them when you're in the mood? With so many films to watch, I can see where you might reach a saturation point and need to take a break from it for a few days. I have tried many orders. Best seemed to be to sort list by type - comedy, mystery, crime etc. - then by last letter of director's name then by date total - 1939 = 19+39 = 22 - and choose every seventh title. It produced very varied mix. That carried me through Ap
  5. I like Film Noir very much but I do not seek out movies just because they are that. I tend to find they are either excellent or lousy with no middle ground. I can not recall a single so-so film noir. That may be because either they draw me into dark underworld or they seem very superficial.
  6. If I stay with my schedule I will watch movie number one thousand next week. This is in addition to movies new to me I have watched on TCM during this time. I think it would be nice to have one thousandth movie be special but I am past all ones I know. I wish I had thought of some things sooner. It was not until end of July I realized I should be marking DVDs I want to watch again and those I really like. Watching so many each day has led to some confusion. It is almost like those in Vole thread. At end of day I seem to remember John Wayne fighting Martians while Doris Day in blackfac
  7. I believe Harry Potter books are very well constructed in plot, pacing and other technical issues. They do not seem special to me on word-and-sentence level of writing. That may be why they work so well in being made into movies. Their structure is what is important and that can be translated from print to visual. I am currently doing thing where I put movie in DVD player on repeat and have it on while I read. There are instances where I am reading exact passage being shown in movie. It is easy to see how they moved from one medium to other. They were able to reproduce structure very well.
  8. > {quote:title=LoveFilmNoir wrote:}{quote} > 7.) If a film is in the public domain, who has the right to get it out of there, or is this even possible at all? I do not believe it is possible to remove a film from public domain unless it can be proven in court it should not have been given that status. There is the niche problem I find interesting. A film may be in public domain while its source material may still be copyrighted. When the copyright on a film expires the film moves into public domain. Anyone with a print of the film may sell it, distribute it, copy it, license it
  9. > {quote:title=rohanaka wrote:}{quote} > One of us would probably backhand the dragon and possibly slit its throat without thinking when it tried to interrupt us. > > Ha.. well.. at least it would still be dead. (there is more than one way to kill those rotten dragons, ha) It has not even the remotest connection to any film but - When my esso was in hospital he was working on a scene for his novel. The nurse went into his room and found him having an argument with a dragon. He told her he was a writer and showed her a tape recorder he was using to dictate the scenes.
  10. > {quote:title=rohanaka wrote:}{quote} > For me and my money.. it is WAY more rewarding (in a relationship) to tackle the dragon as a TEAM. The QT has HIS strengths.. and he brings them to the table.. and I have mine.. and I bring those to the table.. and then it's "DRAGON WATCH YOUR BACK" We are one team working together.. and that is a beautiful thing. I believe it is a matter of where you are in your life. My first husband was very much my knight in shining armor. He was military pilot and so very handsome in his uniform. No dragon could have stood against him. It was grand unt
  11. I wait for credits to roll but not because I want to see name of the caterer's therapist's dry-cleaner. I wait because by time they end there is no crowd to push and shove.
  12. *Kagemusha* is a masterpiece everyone should know. *The Last Metro* is excellent. *Sonezaki shinju* is too little known. It is very touching. *Rough Cut* is movie I want to like more than I do. There is nothing wrong with it. The stars are wonderful. Script is better than book. Still there seems to be no magic in it. It is dull and lifeless.
  13. I guess this means I am also a schlub since I am very much liking this week's programming.
  14. Not all movies were filmed in widescreen format. There are many ratios. I am sure others can list most common ones. Also not all movies are available in original format. What TCM shows depends on what a film's owners can or will make available. Edited by: SansFin on Sep 9, 2010 6:46 AM
  15. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > It is beautiful the way everyone moved from "Wake Of The Red Witch" to "Wuthering Heights" so seamlessly. They are different versions of the same story. Ralls is Heathcliff. Angelique is Catherine. He rose from obscurity. They fell in love despite the difference in their stations in life. They were separated because of Sidneye/Hindley's persecution. They met just in time to declare their love for each other before death took them. She died before him. He was reunited with her after death. Sidneye is also Edgar Linton. He found a p
  16. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > (Don't you hate it when people don't get your jokes?) Always. It makes me feel very stupid. What about Mortimer Snerd and Charlie McCarthy? They should at least have walk-ons.
  17. You give me far too much credit. I was doing a rift on 'splintered' with a actor named 'wood'. I do not know how to spell the first name of actor who played Frodo in *The Lord of the Rings* so I went with Woody Allen. I do like *Sleeper* but it was far from my mind. Edited by: SansFin on Sep 5, 2010 9:44 PM
  18. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > *Love is a Many-Splintered Thing* Did Woody Allen have a cameo? Edited by: SansFin on Sep 5, 2010 8:04 PM
  19. > {quote:title=Poinciana wrote:}{quote} > A tall man with a deep voice talking to me may as well be mouthing the words. If he is tall, dark and handsome with a deep voice who cares what he is saying?
  20. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > This thread is just bobbin' along... :0
  21. He is a extra and wants more work. It is standard practice that extras keep their faces hidden as much as possible so they can be in many scenes without audience wondering why same ones are in so many different places.
  22. Most English I learned early in life was England-English rather than American-English. I have hearing loss in voice range. I can follow most old movies from England but need Closed Captioning to understand modern England-English movies and television shows. It is not only change in accents but also new idioms.
  23. Robert Alda Robert Ames Robert Anderson Robert Arden Robert Armstrong Robert Arthur Robert August Robert Barrat Robert Beatty Robert Benchley Robert Blake Robert Bloch Robert 'Bobby' Burns Robert Bray Robert Carradine Robert Clarke Robert Colbert Robert Coote Robert Culp Robert Cummings Robert De Niro Robert Donat Robert DoQui Robert Douglas Robert Drivas Robert Duvall Robert Forster Robert Francis Robert Fuller Robert Gentile Robert Goulet Robert Harron Robert Horton Robert Hutton Robert Ivers Robert Keith Robert Klein Robert Lansing Robert Livingston Ro
  24. Not an actor but very dear to my heart - Robert Osborne.
  25. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > I have many areas of ignorance when it comes to movies Many times if I say: "He's the tan one." people know who I mean. I consider him one of my guilty pleasures. I must say I did not like him very much in his serious roles. I love him as camp parody of ideal Southern-California playboy. *Love at First Bite* (1979) is first movie I love him in. I can not comment on your ignorance of things. I have not seen it. You are one I have learned very much from. I am very happy you and others like you are on this board. I am a one who is ignor
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