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Everything posted by jamesjazzguitar

  1. Bates. Next: Wilder, Grey, Woolf
  2. Ian MacDonald was in High Noon, with Otto Kruger
  3. 6. As noted other actresses were offer the part but declined. When Bette Davis was asked to play the role she said: "I was delighted with this part because it was a change of pace... I was always challenged by a new type of person to play".
  4. Claude Rains was in Casablanca with Joy Page.
  5. I'm glad someone laughed at this since it is a joke. Fox is covering the impeachment trial. Just not 24 \ 7 like CNN and MSNBC.
  6. As far as career film legacy, for me Collins is clearly the most esteemed regular actor of the Perry Mason show. Of course there is the role in Citizen Kane, one of the bigger secondary character roles (and I would say the most important one as it relates to the fall of Kane). His other films for Welles were The Magnificent Ambersons and Touch of Evil many years later. But he provided fine support in a host of other films: The Big Street, The Human Comedy, Roughly Speaking, Leave Her to Heaven, Crack-Up, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer,
  7. Neera Tanden is anti-Sanders. Sounds like a perfect candidate for Office of Management and Budget since Sander's can't balance his own checking account!
  8. It is a movie about a jazz musician staring Sammy Davis Jr.
  9. Approximately how many total episodes where there in the 8 years of the series? 19 total for Tragg sounds "low". Note that in the books Tragg and Mason are very close, work together and really respect each other. E.g. Tragg lets Mason do things that the police can't do. The books also featured Sergeant Holcomb, who really disliked Mason, was always threating him and trying to show him up (but of course failing). Holcomb is kind of a dummy. Holcomb was only in two episodes of the original T.V. series.
  10. With regards to your blanket statement of: Regardless, the goal of the GOPers is singular - suppress the votes of non-whites and Democrats. Period! Would you say this does NOT apply to S.C.? Or are S.C. GOP state politicians so stupid that they will make changes that may suppress more GOP voters than Dem ones?
  11. Clearly "why" and "what's the point" type questions are from the POV of the consumer and not the artists involved. As for film to me the most creative aspect is the screenplay: most books cover 100s of hours of potential film scenes, but a film is only a few hours. Therefor related to the book the screenwriters have to decide: what characters are cutout, which supporting characters are emphasized or downsized, what scenes are included or not (or minimized), etc... This is where all the major decisions are made. I would hope most screenwriters don't use an original s
  12. What's the point???? What's the point with such a question. They are NOT remaking a film but instead using the original novel by Baum to make their own film So that is the point: for new artists to use high quality source material to provide their own vision to the viewing public. I have to assume those complaining have never attempted to create any artistic work. Those that do understand the above POV. Should I not play a song because someone has played it before?
  13. No so called classic is being touched. In fact so called remakes, bring attention to original versions. Really what harm is caused to an original version when a new adaptation is done? NONE! ALSO, movie makers have made new adaptation since the beginning of film making. I.e. new adaptations are NOT something that is recent. E.g. Huston's The Maltese Falcon was the 3rd try by Warner Bros; The Strawberry Blonde the second attempt, etc....
  14. You're correct about The Little Foxes. Of course I'm sure you're aware about the issues on the set and debate about her make-up in that film. But yea, Bette had the chops to pay an older women and mother. While a Garson \ Pidgeon pairing would have "worked" I don't think it would have as well as Davis \ Rains.
  15. So in GOP lead S.C. they expanded voting. Are there plans now to remove some of those changes that made it more "wide-open"?
  16. In 1944 Bette would have been too young for the part of the wife with a son that is also getting married. Greer Garson would have been a better choice. Of course like Mr. Skeffington, the screenplay could have had Bette as a younger married women in a flashback scenes, and then aged her for the her scenes as a 40 plus women who want more than just being married.
  17. You got it! Just found this one this week when I was looking at spin offs related to the Burke's Law trivia. Really enjoy watching Andy Griffith on ME-TV but I didn't know that the character was first on the Danny Thomas show. Of course there were many spinoffs from Andy Griffith related to the town of Maybury. Your turn!
  18. The Strawberry Blonde (1941).
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