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  1. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > I only have one question - Beaver Canal? How do you think baby beavers come into this world, C-sections?
  2. I think you only need to post the same thread in one forum (pick one). Anything more is overkill and suggests that you're more interested in getting noticed than you are in soliciting opinions about your rather pointless opinion.
  3. I think you only need to post the same thread in one forum (pick one). Anything more is overkill and suggests that you're more interested in getting noticed than you are in soliciting opinions about your rather pointless opinion.
  4. The Japanese didn't need to get to the plunger; they merely had to cut the wires leading to it, and those stretched for hundreds of feet, making it easy. A bigger problem is that, according to the late World War II historian Stephen Ambrose, wires -- those for communication or demolition -- are the first things that get cut -- accidentally -- in battle, By opening fire, Warden threatened his whole operation, as any of the explosions, even if if they weren't direct hits, might very well have made it impossible to blow up the bridge. The same lack of understanding of this simple fact made
  5. > {quote:title=RayFaiola wrote:}{quote} > As for Hugo Friedhofer, in addition to being a fine composer he was a superb orchestrator. He worked for Erich Korngold and Max Steiner at Warner Bros. until 1943, after which he worked for Fox and Edward Small and then went under contract to Columbia Pictures (1946) as a composer. Several loan-outs to Goldwyn followed. Friedhofer's career followed an odd trajectory. Working as an orchestrator in the late 1930s he got the occasional composing job, often for 'additional music," always uncredited, he landed the assignment to score (and rece
  6. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > Several people have commented about this before, because it doesn't make any sense. It makes perfect sense: Shears and Joyce weren't in uniform, and were, therefore, subject to be treated as spies if captured by the Japanese. That the Japanese would execute them is a foregone conclusion, but Warden's concern was that they'd be tortured first. Beyond the details they might reveal about the operation of Colonel Green's secret commando unit, Warden viewed that as a fate far worse than death, and felt that killing them with mortar fire would
  7. My god, I went to school with these guys! Ric Menello was one of my best friends in college. Why hasn't he told me about this?! And, yes, Ric always seemed like the second coming of Dom deLuise. Now that Dom is gone and Ric is well into middle-age, he's apparently primed and ready to co-star in the next Burt Reynolds movie.
  8. > {quote:title=Shortwave8669 wrote:}{quote} > Thank God for the men who served, fought, and died in uniform. Does that include the Germans, Japanese and Italians? The North Koreans and NVA?
  9. > {quote:title=MovieProfessor wrote:}{quote} > It was in 1933, in the small city of Camden, New Jersey, the first drive-in theater was established in America! A wealthy chemical engineer, by the name of Richard M. Holligshead had for several years been experimenting with outdoor presentations of movies in of all places, the driveway of his home. Over a period of time, Holligshead moved his idea to a wider area. He did everything from creating different size screens, speaker systems and even various ramps to accommodate all sorts of automobiles. After about two years from 1931 to 193
  10. I think that Ritter may be the most entertaining actor who ever lived. The only actress who actually reminds me of her (though not as good or talented) is Shirley Booth.
  11. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > The reason I had the impression that Mitchum was a racist was because of something Tony Curtis said in a TCM interview a few months back. He said that Mitchum had been approached about one of the two lead roles in The Defiant Ones, and that Mitchum had refused the role because it would have meant working closely with a black actor (Sidney Poitier, of course). !!! Outrageous! If Mitch did say that I'm so disillusioned, I don't know how I'll be able to handle watching him anymore. I don't usually judge actors on their personal lives. I don'
  12. > {quote:title=sfpcc1 wrote:}{quote} > Did anyone see Nazty Nussiance? It was kind of interesting to see Hitler lampooned 25 years before The Producers, although the comedy wasn't all that funny. I'd rank it somewhere below Abbot And Costello and slightly below The Bowery Boys. The island girl was very cute. She sort of looked like a teenage Shirley Temple. The Three Stooges did it at least three times during the War (prompted, in no small part, by Moe's resemblance to Hitler, and Curly's passing resemblance to Mussolini), and much more agreeably than the lame NAZTY NUISANCE. W
  13. > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote} > So in other words, this version of "Robin Hood" robs from the patrons and gives to the poor. No, it robs from those patrons and gives to the rich (Crowe, Ridley Scott, Universal Studios).
  14. Sorry, but the "curse" of THE CONQUEROR, with its cast and crew exposed to radioactive soil from atomic bomb tests, has first dibs on Wayne's demise. What would be far more plausible is a suggestion that everybody associated with a leaden piece of jingoistic claptrap like THE GREEN BERETS died of acute embarrassment for having been in it, around it or even seen it.
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