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About cjrogan2003

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  1. Did you miss the OTHER thing I added: no vinyl records?
  2. Well, maybe "Jailhouse Rock" could pass as a video, but certainly NOT "Singin' in the Rain" or "Gotta Dance". WHY do you consider them videos? They don't even LOOK like videos? Do you wanna know what one looks like?
  3. It would definitely be the '80s. That's when music videos became an artform, and lots of memorable movies came out. Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful...oh yeah. The '30s and '40s were extremely mediocre as there was NO television, NO vinyl records, NO cassettes, NO CDs, NO music videos and NO good looking girls! gwtwbooklover, you are an IDIOT. "Singin' in the Rain" is NOT a video.
  4. I'd like to reveal myself again through this post, since I am constantly re-inventing myself. I'm a fan of the following type of music: 75% of what's from the '80s, and this includes just about EVERY new wave song ever made. Synthesizers are better than acoustic. Simon LeBon is Mickey Rooney, Phil Collins is my Gene Kelly, Madonna is my Marilyn Monroe, Billy Idol is my Cary Grant, is my and Debbie Gibson is my Grace Kelly. And the thing is they are living legends. To me, big band/swing, crooners and any of that '50s stuff is the same thing as rap, country, disco and just about anything from the '90s. In other words, IT SUCKS.
  5. Uh, Rhonda, I think you don't know what a music video is. Its a short promotional clip --- usually intended for television --- produced by a record label to promote a single. The first time these started appearing were in the late '60s when the Beatles made promotional films that were shown on Ed Sullivan. In 1975, Queen made an elaborate video for their classic "Bohemian Rhapsody", considered by most to be the first modern music video. And six years after that, MTV hit the airwaves. Because of this, NO Hollywood musical number is a bona fide music video unless it was shown as a stand alone item, which very few of them were. And they were not made by a record label, and they are not promoting a single. Besides, I think those musical numbers look too elaborate to be videos. Videos are subtle and have a look all their own. Just about the only thing that videos and numbers have in common is that they are both lip synched.
  6. I agree, Slappy. If anyone wants to understand why I feel this way, go to this Web site. I swear that what you read here will NEVER be found in any history book or documentary: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/fdr.htm
  7. Most of the movies that you guys on TCM seem to regard as classics are obscure B-movies that are long forgotten. My least favorite are those Warner musical shorts that feature hideously mediocre songs that the songwriters KNEW wouldn't be hits and (rightfully so) were forgotten within a year of their release. I cannot bear to listen to any M.K. Jerome/Jack Scholl composition sung by no-hit wonders in 67-year-old musical shorts that are better off locked up in vaults where they belong. "Swinging Through the Kitchen Door" is one of the top 5 worst songs of all time. I try desperately to chase it out of my head, and I feel like strangling everyone of those waitresses when I start thinking about it; its THAT bad. Why did I even LIKE those shorts anyway? Probably because they were in Technicolor. I've learned that just because its in color doesn't mean its always GOOD. In the past year, I have waisted my money buying lame, obscure movies JUST BECAUSE they were in color. I'll give you one example: Loretta Young's "Ramona", from 1936, may be very beautiful and okay to watch once, but I couldn't watch it again and I haven't in about nine months. However, THAT film is vastly superior to any of those Warner musical shorts. Also, when I use to like "Blood and Sand" and any of the other Tyrone Power or Carmen Miranda movies with a Spanish theme to them, I would get constantly reminded of those movies by my mother when I'd talk about Spain or Mexico. I'm like, "I don't have to be reminded of that everytime I think of Hispanic culture". And I WILL watch them again, but ONLY if I'm in the right mood. Finally: movies from from 1946-1967 had far more class and sophistication than anything before ever did. They are the real classics.
  8. The reason why I said that I detest FDR because of his admiration for one of the century's worst dictators, Josef Stalin. And its a known fact that he handed Eastern Europe to Stalin at Yalta! And yes, he did fund the production of at least one movie: Mission to Moscow, a sack of lies.
  9. Because I got tired of it after 15 times of watching it. And besides, I'm not that big into swing music anyway. As I've noted before, I like the artists from 1946 on, from Frankie Laine to Johnnie Ray to Elvis to the Beatles to Twisted Sister to Rick Astley to Mariah Carey.
  10. I like black and white, but that time period (1933-1945) is just not of my taste, mostly becuase of who the leader of the country was. BTW, do you know who Rick Astley is? I'll tell you if you don't know.
  11. Nothing, but I can picture Mickey Rooney and the gang leading the way and singing WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT, NO! WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT! WE'VE GOT THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE, THERE AIN'T NO WAY WE'LL LOSE IT...
  12. I'd like to refute my comment about "Swinging Through the Kitchen Door". I hate it, and if that musical short comes on, I want to go out and burn every copy of that print left.
  13. Judy Garland is my favorite actress and one of my favorite singers. The Judy that I like most of all is the Judy of the '50s and '60s, where her voice matured to a husky contralto and gave her best performance (IMO) on "The Man That Got Away". Unfortunately, there is one thing about Judy that I cannot stand: these E! Entertainment revisionist nuts that blame her (prescription) drug addiction on MGM and Louis B. Mayer. On VH1 recently, there was a show called "Child Star Babylon". Judy Garland was included. First, they showed a picture of her as Dorothy, and then the narrator added that she was a "living zombie" (!) and then showed a picture of her that was not very attractive looking taken some 25 years later, and, of course, MGM was blamed for all her problems. Man, I HATE that!
  14. ...and Meet Me in St. Louis, another one of my top 10 favorites.
  15. In my first "clean" post, I noted how I didn't like musicals that suffer from bland numbers that weren't pop hits and haven't stood up after all these years. If you've ever seen the musical short "Swing Time in the Movies", you'll know what I'm talking about. One particular song, "Swingin' Through the Kitchen Door" is one such. Why do they write these stupid and forgettable songs that are never going to find their way onto LPs? Is it okay that the only 1930s and 1940s movies I really like are "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind"? And is it okay that I am not a fan of black and white films?
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