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SansFin

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  1. It is hard for me to distinguish Eastwood as director. I believe his power over movies grew so that in his later movies he was as much director as person whose name appears in credits.
  2. I have heard that in *The Quiet Man* there was a scene where Father is talking to his bookie. It was cut for time reasons. I would like to have seen that scene even if it did make the movie longer. I read that 200 times as much film was shot for *2001* than what made it into the final cut. Most were assuredly multiple takes and different angles but there must also have been many scenes deleted. It would be nice to have a contest where entrants are given all footage shot for a movie and they make versions for showing at fifteen minutes, ninety minutes, two hours and whatever they f
  3. I am owed small present. I have been thinking of asking for Don't Mind if I Do by George Hamilton. Has anyone read it or can tell me if it is good?
  4. > {quote:title=wouldbestar wrote:}{quote} > Have we forgotten that until about 400 years or so ago women were not allowed on stage? That touches on one of my peeves. Every time they cast a woman as Lady Macbeth or Ophelia they are showing disrespect for Shakespeare who wrote those parts for young men. Difference between effeminate man and testosterone-laden actress is small but it is definitely present and ruins modern performances.
  5. I am sorry to have to tell you it was fine on our DirecTV. I did not see the problem when watching it so I checked recording. Both times the suitcase was opened - in his office and in his apartment - there was no freezing. I hope they play it again soon so you can make a good recording.
  6. It is very possible she is not funny. She makes me laugh but I have been known to laugh at many things that are not truly funny.
  7. I have to wonder if some of humor is because men are clueless about women's clothes. Men's clothes are very simple. They look upon women's clothes as mysterious oddities. Idea of man putting on longline which hooks in back and dress which zips up back is funny in itself. Can you say contortions? I think men in drag has always been staple of British humor. For Americans it must be extreme to be funny. One imponderable of the world is why it is a+ bra but pair+ of panties.
  8. > {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote} > Just a quick question about your Pratchett readings and then I'll let it go--what books have you read? I am sorry to say I do not remember them. I asked at library for fantasy humor and they gave me list of authors and titles I might like. I checked out several each week. After reading a few of Prachett's I crossed his name off list.
  9. traceyk65: I beleive you are referring to Bosom Buddies Poinciana: If I remember correctly that was in *Love Crazy*
  10. > {quote:title=AngiLaLa wrote:}{quote} > It is from a poem called "The Market Street El". I don't know what the significance is though. Thank you very much for researching it. *The Thomas Crown Affair* was released in 1968 and The Market Street El was written in 2009 so movie lines were used in poem and not the other way around.
  11. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > How do you feel about a book you have read and loved being made into a film? I know many books I think would make great movies but I do not look for movies made from books I like. I believe that may be because I do not think any movie can be more than synopsis of good book. Also I find all movies are very different from their books. I see this even in *2001* where Clarke and Kubrick wrote both screenplay and book. When I see movie made from book I love I look for scenes which 'made' book for me. If they are not present I find it har
  12. "A woman can put on a flannel shirt, blue jeans, and cowboy boots and go anywhere without anyone saying a thing, but if a man, just once, runs to the store wearing his blue chiffon, they talk about him forever." This makes man-dressing-as-woman more open to comedy than woman-dressing-as-man.
  13. It seemed clear to me that attempt to frame her was completely last-minute opportunity. He was so meticulous in every detail he would surely have thought of latch key if he had planned it in advance. It was by his attention to detail that led him to have letter with man's finerprints on it: he had thought of way to protect himself if man went to police instead of commiting murder for him. I can not see him being so careful and exact in so many ways and yet completely forgetting important detail like key. I have always wondered about four words in *The Thomas Crown Affair* They are sitting
  14. *Catcher in the Rye Whiskey Mountain* She was only a moonshiner's daughter but he loved her still.
  15. > {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote} > Watt-Evans is better than Pratchett? I like him better. I can not say he is better. Watt-Evans is more that you can picture yourself in that situation. Pratchett seems to me more like stringer-together-of-gags. Is very personal choice which one likes more. Christopher Moore is another great fantasy-humor writer. I love Practical Demonkeeping Have you read Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Jones and Froud? Remember the Victorian photograph of fairies which many thought was real? This book is supposed diary of that little girl. It i
  16. It is *A Feather in Her Hat* The original schedule was: 5:30 AM Now Playing October (2010) C-0 mins, 16 Thursday 6:00 AM Lover Come Back (1931) When the man she loves marries another, a stenographer marries her boorish boss. Cast: Constance Cummings, Jack Mulhall, Betty Bronson. Dir: Erle C. Kenton. BW-68 mins, 7:15 AM Night Is Young, The (1935) A European nobleman falls for a ballerina. Cast: Evelyn Laye, Ramon Novarro, Una Merkel. Dir: Dudley Murphy. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC Now it says: 5:30 AM Now Playing October (2010) C-25 mins, , CC 16 Thursday 6:00 AM Feather in
  17. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > SansFin, of course nobody thinks you're odd because of what you read. I believe it may be only fair if people on this forum think I am odd since all who know me in real life already think so. Ragnarok has to do with destruction of Atlantis. It posits advanced civilization destroyed by comet. Do not admire me for reading textbooks. They are not by choice. My schooling was long ago and in other countries. I can not be qualified here until I pass courses. I thought it would be easy but many things are new or have changed in years
  18. I can think of none I would care to spend day with. It is different matter if it was spending night - - -
  19. I believe you will think me odd. I recently finished: The Misenchanted Sword by Watt-Evans Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel by Donnelly Wheels Within Wheels by Wilson I read those because I love fiction which is either funny or provokes odd thoughts. Watt-Evans has mastered fantasy humor. This is one of his best works. I think it would make great movie. I like him much better than Prachet (sp?). Donnelly writes in same style and on same topics as in Chariots of the Gods I do not believe what is written but it is fascinating to see progression of ideas. Wilson has many popular b
  20. It makes me sound very pedestrian but my favorite Lee Remick movie is *Telefon* Her performance is not as intense as in many movies but there is good tension in story and I like Remick/Bronson pairing.
  21. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote} > No, but when I'm there for more than 2 hours, and don't exercise at all, someone might get suspicious. There are advanced yoga positions which are actually quite comfortable. If you can find one that is easy for you to maintain and if you can look as if you are meditating while in it I believe no one will bother you. They even might think you are very superior in your dedication to the art.
  22. > {quote:title=MyFavoriteFilms wrote:}{quote} > But the best deal was at a nearby discount store called Big Lots...I scooped up a new copy of PRIDE OF THE YANKEES and THE PETRIFIED FOREST...those were about three dollars each. I am sorry. In my post I said Best-Buy when I meant Big Lots. Big Lots here only had very recent movies. There is notice in advertising that selection varies by store. Price also seems to vary. They had big sign saying $5 but many had stickers saying $9 and some said $3. There was one movie I thought would be nice but it had sticker saying $14.99. I took
  23. I know my feeling of romance are far outside norm. First scene I think of when thinking romance is scene in *Tovarich* where she makes him state formal apology and slaps him and then falls into his arms. It shows so many things I can not begin to count. It recalls he was dashing officer when she first fell into love with him. It shows social divide was bridged by love. It is playful beyond belief. It shows she still finds comfort and security in his arms. Only kiss I find truly romantic is in *The Thomas Crown Affair* when they stop playing chess. It is not kiss itself which is romantic.
  24. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > > I am a bit less in awe, knowing that you are using a computer and a database. I know of many classic movies but I could never hope to keep in my head enough titles to make list of more than two or three. I would be in awe of anyone who could connect more than four or five without having lists of titles. *Mourning Becomes Electa Glide in Blue Hawaii* Robert Blake investigates Michael Redgrave's suicide note but Rosalind Russell wanting to make him her new love interest and Elvis Presley's singing drives him back to safe,
  25. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote} > I will repeat. That scene in DESIGNING WOMAN beginning with when Dolores Gray dumps the ravioli into Peck's lap has got to be one of the funniest film scenes ever. I believe it is so perfect because you know you would want to do same thing in that situation but you wonder if you would dare. We identify with her and share her victory.
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