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Everything posted by Dargo

  1. LOL (...gotta say I like this new guy Thompson here, folks)
  2. After seeing the title of your thread RM, I thought you might be in town here for a little visit... Everything You Need to Know About the Four Vortexes - Red Sedona (...but instead discovered you were talkin' about that weird as all hell Connery flick, and of which I recall our friend SansFin likes a lot for some reason too)
  3. LOL And the reason you didn't include a pix of Jim Nabors as Gomer exclaiming this was WHY again, Nip?! Here, allow me...
  4. Actually Hoganman, if you think about it, Fred MacMurray is really "the bad guy" in that movie. (...according to Jose Ferrer during the little congratulatory party the officers held after the trial)
  5. Just want to mention here that these two exceptional actors would both star a year later in the taut drama The Slender Thread. (...and one of my favorites of Mr. Poitier's...and of Miss Bancroft's, for that matter)
  6. Hey, all I know about this is that even as big a jerk as Alan Brady was, he kept the same three writers on HIS show for five seasons. (...but other than that.....)
  7. Nope Lorna, I didn't think that was you. Nope, and 'cause I've never thought you might look like Regis Toomey. (...and which I think that guy looks like, although I doubt that is him)
  8. Yes, to some extent the idea of a film's popularity is important to some degree in these regards, but I still think this aspect should never be an overriding decider of its "greatness factor". There have been many many films released throughout the many many years which have topped the list of box office receipts each of those various years, but which quality-wise were lesser in both artistically or in any sort of groundbreaking manner. And thus no, I do not believe popularity is more important than what I've given it credit for. In regard to this "having to take a history class" to un
  9. Good answer to MM's query here, TB. And in fact, Welles' masterpiece was NOT a money maker for RKO when IT was first released, and as you may know. And so, therein lies the false premise to MM's apparent use of box office returns or the popularity or lack thereof in regards to quantifying ANY motion picture ever made and its becoming known as a "classic" and/or a "great" and/or noteworthy film. (...kind'a reminds me of a certain guy who recently, like in the past four years, would always point to the ratings of some news networks of which he'd then negatively comment upon if wh
  10. Yep, Sepia. Both the naratives and the visual style of noir are present in every one of these westerns. In particular, I remember the first time I watched Station West and Blood on the Moon years ago and being struck by how "noir" these oaters seemed. It also might especially seemed so to me because both of these film's leads are icons of classic film noir, Dick Powell and Robert Mitchum, respectively. (...I suggest you record these two in particular...they're two of my favorite "western noirs"...I think you'll like them too)
  11. While perhaps not "playing against type" (which does seem the subject topic in TB's thread here) I have to say the following might be one of the bravest performances in any film I've ever seen... Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives. (...and in a manner of speaking, with Mr. Russell being a non-professional actor but still holding his own in this film against some great professional actors, I believe makes his performance especially brave)
  12. WHAT?! No love for Walter here as the drunk bar patron in Earthquake ??? (...I'll bet it's the clothes, ain't it)
  13. And a pretty good courtroom drama all in all, which contains Claude Rains' penultimate big screen role. (...Rains' small role as King Herod in The Greatest Story Ever Told two years later would be the great actor's last)
  14. So, are you saying here Ari that some of the scenes that were left on the editing room floor and that they're gonna recreate with animation in Orson flick will contain ballons, a Korean kid and dogs that can fly airplanes??? And maybe even a scene in which Agnes Moorehead yells, "SQUIRREL!" ? (...hey, I'd be, ahem, up for that, dude...and especially because I've always found The Magnificent Ambersons kind'a boring otherwise)
  15. And thus now answering the question, "What did you do in the war, Daddy?" posed by little Dennis Mitchell.
  16. HEY now Dude! I can be "charming"! Well, when I HAVE to be, anyway. And I was born in 1952 and towards the end of that era you're talkin' about here. IN FACT, I'd even go as far to say that I'M probably more "charming" than my FATHER ever was, and HE was born in 1920, and thus making him of that generation you seem so fond of here! Although I must admit, I usually strive for "witty" much more than "charming". (...you'll now have to be the judge if I've been at all successful here)
  17. True, Tom couldn't read, but POMPEY could. And thus unbeknownst to Tom, Pompey had actually had the deed to the ranch written in HIS name, and thus HE actually owned the ranch...lock, stock and barrel! THAT'S right! Pompey was a hell of a lot smarter than anyone in Shinbone knew!!! (...the preceding was brought to you courtesy of Black History Month 2021...and about a century and a half after Pompey had made his killing in the Shinbone real estate market)
  18. I always have to chuckle whenever I see someone come on here and say something like, "All I see is movies from 80s being shown [on TCM]". And primarily because almost without fail after turning on my TV and hitting the Guide button on my cable remote control and then scrolling down to channel 237 to see what's on TCM at the time, it almost inevitably or at least many more than not is showing movies that star Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford and many many others who worked for the major movie studios back in the day, and none of whom as I recall ever made an awful l
  19. "60 is the new 50." The above often heard comment regarding the idea of "ageing" in today's world is actually what I find myself quite often thinking about while watching an old classic film and not so much anymore that those in the cast are no longer with us. I've noticed cases within many classic movies where the character's age is mentioned and where it's implied that the character being over the age of 60 considers themself or is considered by others in the movie as being "old". (...and when you consider the thought that modern day actors such as Harrison Ford who is in his
  20. OH and btw, and regarding MM here... MUCH too phony looking, what with that damn bleached blonde hair and usually with way too much makeup on that puss of hers too. Sans all that makeup, and she isn't such-a-much lookin' at all. Just look at those early pictures of her taken when she was still "Norma Jean". She's pretty much just your pleasant looking girl-next-door type. (...to say nothing about that breathless little "baby talk" voice she had....YUCK!!!)
  21. First here, Liz Taylor always seemed to me to be in both looks and personally as "too delicate" for want of a better description here. Secondly, sure, Gene Tierney had that sexy as all hell little overbite, but in my view again, she also came across as just a bit "too delicate". Goddard was an attractive lady to be sure and maybe a "9", and while Jane Russell certainly could never be called "too delicate" and exuded an earthiness about her in all of her films, sorry, that strange looking nose of hers has always turned me off a bit. Aaaah, but now Ava, she had it all. Classic beautifu
  22. Hey CJ! Nobody ever said Georgie here couldn't dance, ya know. (...nope, they just said he couldn't ACT!!!)
  23. ...."on a steeek"! (...in of course the interests of properly quoting Mr. Dunham's act here, cinecrazy)
  24. Yeah, I remember this too, Sepia. (...did you also try whistling along to the tune whenever it came on the radio back then?...I did)
  25. Jeopardy! guest host Ken Jennings did in fact respond to the contestant's comment about his being very impressed with TBOTRK by telling the contestant that Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is his own favorite classic movie, and then advised him to seek that one out.
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