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slaytonf

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  1. Too many! Too fast! What a fine actress. And a fine lady. A champion of human dignity, propriety, and probity. As TomJH says above, she made one of the absolute greatest moments in cinema. It's acting, it's a story, a performance, but coming from her, is so honest, so true, it stabs me to the heart every time I see it:
  2. I'd have to see the scene, but it has potential for greatness.
  3. Just got my annual Girl Scout Cookies. Guess they won't last the night. . . . .
  4. Others in the past have commented that last minute copyright issues are responsible.
  5. That's sure stupid. But is it great?
  6. Brilliant. And now I will confuse matters even more. I have no interest in knowing the title of this movie.
  7. It is available to watch on YouTube.
  8. One of the most wanton acts of mayhem on screen. I almost have to shield my eyes when I watch it, so brazen and offensive it is. I know it is illustrative of the soulless evil of Altabani, but surely such excesses are unnecessary and there only for crude shock value. If a movie needs to rely on that for appeal, then I say it is a lost cause. It helps some to learn they used run-down cars, but still the psychic toll is heavy. And now, to learn a Lancia was thrown into the pit as well. . .the horror! the horror!
  9. Maybe it's this: https://www.reverseimagesearch.com/
  10. First, all movies didn't have a long description before. Now, you can get an expanded description by clicking on the Synopsis link in the movie's database page. You can find it by going to the TCM.com home page, clicking on the Menu icon in the upper left corner and clicking on the Month Schedule. In it you can then click on the title to get to the movie's page.
  11. (we'll never know. gosh, now that's going to haunt me.)
  12. You just have to keep an eye on the schedule. Go to the TCM.com homepage, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner and look for the Month Schedule icon. Open it and then you can search for the title. Check once a month.
  13. A lot of stupid things are said in movies. Some are great. I don't know if it's that they are so stupid they are great, or if they are great because they are stupid, or despite they are stupid. My favorite, and one of my favorite lines of any comes in The Big Combo (1955), a sadly overlooked film noir (which I don't make the mistake of underestimating), with Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, and Richard Conte. Lt. Diamond (Wilde) comes home only to find the stripper he's used for sex and information has been mistakenly murdered in his place while waiting for him in his darkened apartment. Diamo
  14. The soldiers' uniforms look WWIish, and either French or German.
  15. Don't forget to take the TCMLand tour, free for Newbies. Included are stops by the Robert Osbourne Memorial Coliseum, where movies are daily sacrificed to ravaging critics, the Martin Scorsese Triumphal Arch (note how film reels--now obsolete--are ingeniously integrated into the structure of the architrave), and the TCM Wine Club vineyards, where Backlot volunteers lovingly tend the future movie-related vintages.
  16. In the album Miles Ahead, Miles Davis and Gil Evans' collaboration produced a sound unique in music. To me it's a fusion of the big band sound of the likes of Stan Kenton and Miles' own cool jazz. The soundest and coolest of these is a tune called "New Rhumba": It's sharp, clean, incisive. I imagine a slick, modern, mod tale, likely set in the 60s era of closely tailored suits, Givenchy, knife-edge style cars, and Jet-set travel; that follows a character or characters who move easily between different worlds of high finance, or society, the art milieux, or sleeve-rolled worki
  17. TCM has always shown equally degrading pictures. I remember one in which Judy Garland appeared in blackface (Everybody Sing, 1938): And in the movie Female (1933), Ruth Chatterton plays the capable president of a successful car company who delivers it into the hands of a man and retires into housewifehood just because he talks disrespectfully to her.
  18. Miriam Hopkins, Star of the Month, I don't think has been ever so honored. But the recognition, or its repetition is long overdue. One of the brightest lights in my movie star firmament, she radiated an earthy unashamed sensuality paired paradoxically with a refinement that came from a patrician upbringing. We start off this Thursday with a trio of movies she made with Ernst Lubitsch, which are three of her best. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) is a romantic comedy set in the world of the aristocracy and military of early 20th century central Europe, a theme he exploited repeatedly. Nikola
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