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Everything posted by jamesjazzguitar

  1. Yea, but we all know Bette wasn't really sorry! As for finding this on You Tube: I'm learning how to search the site to get what I want; E.g. Here I put in David and Hopkins Old Acquaintance" and just a lot of clips from parts of the film, or the full film, but not the one I wanted. So I added "Sha" and up this came with Shaking Scene. I.e. the key was that "Sha", took me right to that scene!
  2. The issue I have with AOC comments was this part "who has no remorse over calling women & using abusive language towards women". Isn't everyone be treated equally? I.e. one shouldn't use abusive language towards anyone. Thus I would have preferred her to say 'name calling or using abusive language towards any member of Congress'. To me this makes a strong point.
  3. Correct. I revised my posted and added could-have-been, based on what is said about Carter in the book Film Noir (Ward \ Silver).
  4. Please remind me of why that was done (Wood for Wayne). Of course we know why with Bette and Olivia. I can understand Natalie for George Raft,,,,,,
  5. It all depends on how one defines turning-point; Note that GWTW and the role of Melanie did NOT lead to better roles for Olivia from Jack Warner. In fact he deliberately cast her as a secondary actress in The Private Lives of Elizabeth to keep-her-in-her-place (making her play second fiddle as a love interest to Flynn and her friend Davis). Farmed her out to United Artist for Raffles and then cast her as yet just another love interest in a Flynn, male dominated action film, Santa Fe Trail. Her only leading role (i.e. actress having the lead part and billing and not a male actor) was My Love Come Back (which was quickly forgotten by the public). Warner than loaned Olivia out to Paramount for Hold Back the Dawn, a well rounded and solid role for any actress, where Olivia was nominated for Best Actress, in a film that was also nominated for Best Picture. This cemented that GWTW wasn't just a fluke but that Olivia was one of the best actresses in Hollywood. RKO clearly took notice since they took the risk of signing her for Government Girl, which, had she lost her lawsuit, RKO couldn't have released without paying Jack Warner for her services. The only other leading role Olivia was given by Warner was in Princess O'Rourke. After Olivia won her lawsuit, Paramount quickly signed her to a limited contract. They knew from Hold Back the Dawn that they had leading lady. Something Jack Warner never figured out. So I view Hold Back the Dawn as Olivia career turning-point.
  6. I've seen it before. I would rather they had shown two films instead of just that one; Hold Back the Dawn and It's Love I'm After.
  7. I would add Agnes of God as another religious cult film.
  8. It will be interesting what Eddie Muller has to say about this film, and the overall career of could-have-been-queen-of-the-B noirs, Janis Carter.
  9. Interesting. I wonder how long these "usage laws" run for. E.g. are they like copy write laws that have exasperation dates (unless one revises them)? How faithful does one have to be? E.g. would one need permission to make My Fair Gent? (which one could say would be more faithful to the original play given Higgins and his preferences, then My Fair Lady). NOTE: don't expect answers but thanks for getting me thinking about this overall topic!
  10. Wendy Hiller was in the play version in England, which is why she was chosen for the role in the film. It is my understanding all of the play versions were faithful to the original Shaw ending UNTIL the 1938 film. Now I'm curious: what ending do play versions use today? E.g. In England are most faithful (them being stickers and all) but in America since the film versions are now the IT versions, most plays now follows the film ending?
  11. Nehemiah Persoff: Just saw him on Adam-12. Fine actor that I have enjoyed for decades. Great to see he is still with us.
  12. I agree with you about most (vast majority) of TCM viewers being adults. (most of us don't have children at home, we have grandchildren now, ha ha).
  13. How does the My Fair Lady play version end? E.g. the one with Julie Andrews? But I do see your point; that most likely the My Fair Lady play 'stole' the ending from the Pygmalion film. (since we have discussed how the Shaw play ended and that neither film version follows the Shaw play ending).
  14. Note that the people requesting such commentary before certain films are shown always site children. I.e. that young minds need such commentary. That all views are NOT discerning ADULTS as you claim. While that doesn't change my POV (which is that commentary isn't necessary, and if parents believe it is for their children they can provide it), note that the above reasoning is the same one that has been used by conservatives for over a century to support actual government imposed censorship; e.g. the Production code, words that can't be said on over-the-air TV, showing of nudity, etc....
  15. One of my favorite Olivia films is It's Love I'm After. This film showed that Olivia could do comedy and it was a break for Howard and Davis, since the other two films they did (which are first rate), were dramas.
  16. Calling My Fair Lady a "remake" isn't debatable at all, but just non factual. My Fair Lady is a musical adaptation of the Shaw play, Pygmalion, as well as a movie version of the play , My Fair Lady that was a major hit on Broadway. I.e. any so called links between the two films, Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, pale in comparison to any links between either of the plays. E.g. Producers, director, screenwriters could have made the film My Fair Lady without ever seeing the film, Pygmalion. That would NOT be possible with either of the plays (especially the play My Fair Lady). PS: I know you're aware of this, but sadly others just love to call everything "remakes"!
  17. Trump will end his term in 2020 breaking this record. I can already hear the nut jobs; fake news, fake new, fake news,,,,
  18. TCM should show It's Love I'm After, In This Our Live, and Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte this way we have some Bette with our day of Olivia.
  19. FYI: I received this month's 'TCM insider' survey and it wasn't about GWTW or other films and if TCM should show these films with some type of commentary.
  20. Only a very, very small group of people are asking that the film GWTW be 'banned' (which isn't the case anyhow because an actual 'ban' would have to be down by a government agency). I disagree with this small minority of people. No films should be 'banned' (including those directed by Leni Eiefenstahl). Now if a film needs some type of 'commentary',,,,, that is another subject. But again that is 100% up to the privately owned content provided companies.
  21. I believe you're referring to Bewitched (1945). Thaxter is good in this MGM suspense film.
  22. Sorry Joe you have this 100% upside down. The doofus didn't want people to wear masks. But the doofus isn't responsible for virus coming to the USA. It would have come even if Clinton was President but there would be MORE people wearing masks under Clinton and a lot sooner and consistently. I.e. she would have been responsible for wearing masks because she would have addressed the situation correctly and maturely (which clearly the doofus did not).
  23. Not understanding the "they want to see both boards completed". E.g. who are 'they' (the fans of the show, like you and I), or these celebrities? Anyhow are you saying that generally celebrities are not very good players and therefore the boards are not completed? E.g. does it really take longer to complete a board when questions are answered incorrect (I know it does if no one buzzes in at all!).
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