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About hoytereden

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  1. There are dry senses of humor but MB's is arid. If he was any lower-keyed he'd be snoring! Honestly, a little enthusiasm would not be out of place especially with this genre of films. Maybe he's doing his best Ned Sparks impression?
  2. Darn! Second time I've missed recording Manhattan Monkey Business. Anybody out there with a copy? My own fault too since I recorded all the Nurse themed movies the prior evening (my time zone) and didn't bother to check today's schedule. Double Darn!!!!
  3. It's shown on TCM but not that often. Criterion also has a 50% off sale, usually in September, so it may go on sale in the next week or so if they follow their past schedules. Their disc looks great and has some terrific extras on it like an interview with Harriet Anderssonn.
  4. I've been a collector, off and on, for close to 50 years but there were long periods, mainly in my 20s and 30s, when my hobby was apparently in a dormant stage and I had zero interest but I started again about 15-20 years ago. When I was young I collected horror and Sci-Fi paper and had some nice items, some of which I sold, such as The Mummy's Curse half-sheet and a Earth vs The Flying Saucers 1 sheet. When I resumed collecting my interests had changed so I started collecting lobby cards from the early to mid '30s. Can't afford the famous titles but I do have some nice cards like The Painted
  5. I was just amazed how most of the beautiful women in this film were madly in love with Marcel Dalio! ?:| Must have been his money. :^0 He spent most of the film fending them off and fiddleing with his music boxes! The other cutie; the maid Lissette, spent her time avoiding her husband so she could flirt with a scrawny little poacher! What was wrong with these women?!
  6. Fortunately, I've seen the film quite a few times so it wasn't spoiled for me. Marcel Dalio was a big star in France but appeared in a number of American films, as well. Maybe best remembered as the flustered Roulette dealer in *Casablanca*. I would like to know if the country estate shown in the film still stands today? Anyway, a great film showing the life style and follies of the bourgeoisie in their twilight prior to the outbreak of WWII.
  7. Good news! We got the uncut version of *The Brain That Wouldn't Die.* I debated weather or not to record it since the last time It was shown on TCM it was the widely circulated edited version. Glad I resisted the urge not to record. *The Thing That Couldn't Die* was a film I hadn't seen since I was a teen (a very long time ago). Good fun and, as FlyBack said, the film is definitely worth seeing. Robin Hughes is quite good as the title character. He was also memorable for playing Satan in one the best remembered Twilight Zone episodes-*The Howling Man*. That episode's climax with him escapi
  8. I'm hoping this time we'll get the silent version of *Blackmail*.
  9. *Underwater!* was underwhelming due to the fact that a P&S print was used and not the SuperScope*.* That was bad enough but add the fact that the colors were, at times, just a notch better than B&W and would suddenly burst into brighter than bright! Ouch! Tough to watch.
  10. I was watching *That's Entertainment! III* the other night and just marveling anew at the beauty of the Esther Williams' numbers and, of course, the beauty of Esther herself! I first noticed her many years ago in *A Guy Named Joe* and have been a fan since. RIP Esther.
  11. *Life of the Party* is another one of those early '30s films that was originally filmed in color but only exists in B&W copies today. Too bad. Still a fun film.
  12. I read somewhere that the incoherent speech you hear after Jett's fall wasn't James Dean at all but dubbed in by Dennis Hopper. Seems they needed some post-filming dialogue added and, by that time, Dean had died. They made it mumbled so it wouldn't be too obvious it wasn't Dean. Anyway, that's what I read. More intriguing is that George Stevens wanted and offered the part to Alan Ladd. They had enjoyed a great success together with *Shane* and Stevens thought Ladd would be convincing as both the young and older Jett Rink. Ladd's wife, Sue Carol, who was also his agent, advised him not to t
  13. One of a handful (or less) horror films that MGM did during that genre's golden age of the early-mid '30s, showed what that studio could do when they bothered. Maybe they thought it was beneath them to emulate Universal's forte but *Mark of the Vampire* has it all. Acting, sets, atmosphere, and, of course, stars. Too bad that the Production Code forced cuts to the film and the 60 min run time is just too short. The ending, as been mentioned, was the same as the silent original and had nothing to do with the cuts.
  14. I don't blame anybody really but I was disappointed and a little more disappointed that, with the numerous posts here, that someone; anyone, at TCM doesn't post something on the site or in an email concerning it. It wouldn't take much effort and would make me feel that at least they're paying attention to their viewers. Just good old-fashioned customer service.
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