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Everything posted by Sepiatone

  1. Well, now. Seeing Andy Devine in swim trunks would for sure make ME turn green! Sepiatone
  2. Dang! I just renewed my fear of flying... Sepiatone
  3. Yeah, what misswonderly said! Many kids today might view Harryhausen's "claymation" as hokey or cheezy, but you gotta admire the immense amount of work that goes into it. Now-a-days, "stop action" means that slight pause when a character flies in the air higher than humanly possible, then continues in slo-mo while the camera does a 360 around the scene. Another action/fantasy cliche. Fantasy/fiction movies always meant to me that "the gloves are off". Anything goes. For instance, many oldsters, like me, might not like what's become of vampires today. Pouf type twinks broodi
  4. A creature Godzilla hasn't fought? Steve Segal! Sepiatone Edited by: Sepiatone on Mar 17, 2012 12:17 PM
  5. Buddy Holly Ritchie Valens The "Big Bopper Patsy Cline
  6. Many people, here and elsewhere, have mentioned Garfield as one of the "first" method actors. I mentioned him here because he never GAVE the impression he was a "method" actor. A natural style? Can't argue there. But let's not start jumping on the "trash James Dean" bandwagon. I always thought Dean was pretty good. In just three pictures you saw the growth of his abilities. Certainly you might agree that what he did in *Giant* was far more advanced than what you saw in *East of Eden* . The adoration he still recieves however, might be due more to his untimely and tragic death. W
  7. Now, WHAT did I say about using the word "best" in these forums? Tsk, Tsk! I'll thow in Bob Steele to the list. That little guy sure could pull off the tough guy act. Almost as good as Cagney could. Sepiatone
  8. *The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. Twilliker* was quite striking, too. Sepiatone
  9. I would presume that if what I asserted were the case, of course the Father wouldn't be mentioned. Of course, I also mentioned I was taking shots in the dark. Sepiatone
  10. The only "enjoyable" part of this celluliod shambles is the part where the words "The End" show up! Sepiatone
  11. I think Geminigirl is on to something. The sexual past of Blanche. And quite possibly a Father/daughter history of sexual abuse that had a profound effect on Blanche when the abuse ended when Blanche got "too old" for Daddy's tastes. Her attention towards much younger boys possibly a way of "getting back" at Daddy. The loss of Belle Reve to pay off debts didn't seem to phase Stella a bit. Why such a reaction from Blanche? Not having an education in psycology, I'm only taking shots in the dark. And who is DeHavilland to remark about unladylike behaviour? After all the free time sh
  12. Well. AndyM (AndyM! AndyM!), as I was born in 1951, All those you mentioned didn't float into my perimeter of awareness until the '60's anyway, and by that time I was bitten by the Lewis bug. What's funny also is when you see all the old films of Lewis doing his schtick on stage with Dean, you also see the band cracking up and hear the Copa audience laughing it up. So it might seem NObody was "sophisticated" back then! Then there's the films of people mobbing their hotel as if they were the Beatles. It's not the people who have changed, it's the entertainer. An aging Lewis had t
  13. I'm with Yancey. Like him or not, Lewis did contribute a lot to comedy and moviemaking in general. Lewis seems to be the "dirty little secret" many people try to hide. Likely many who used to love going to Lewis movies as kids try to pretend that at one time they never did, denying their devotion like Peter denying Jesus. Sure, when I was a kid, Lewis movies were eagerly anticipated. We couldn't WAIT for the next one. As we got older, it seemed our tastes in comedy got "sophisticated", and now we're ashamed to admit we once regarded those flicks so highly. I'm the same way with t
  14. The extent and reasons for Blanche's mental problems always seemed ambiguous to me. Certainly not the result of the south losing the Civil War some 80 years earlier, or Stella would be near as daft. Her aversion to light, the constant referrence to days gone by, and hints at what kind of "trouble" she got into before landing in Stan and Stella's laps give hints that what's behind it all is something far too dark and twisted for movie audiences at the time to deal with head on. As it is based on the Tennessee Williams play which I never saw, being familiar with Williams at all gives the
  15. Then you must have LOVED *For Your Consideration...* Sepiatone
  16. I'll try to look for it again, but on the list of free movies shown on "Encore on Demand" that my cable service has, there was a movie listed that had an interesting title. When I clicked further to read the summary, it read like the same plot for *Front Page* , which of course was the plot of *His Girl Friday* . Only the one I'm referring to takes place in the 2000's, and concerns television reporters. I'm still not convinced this Cruise/Beyonce thing is for real. First off, it doesn't sound like an Eastwood type vehichle. Second, if the idea was to appeal to a younger, "multi-ple
  17. I had MeTV (or was it MyTV) here in the Detroit area on my WOW service, but they dropped it for some reason. Too bad, as I was really getting back into them ole *Route 66* reruns! Nickelodeon used to show the types of programs you mentioned back in the early(for THIS area)cable days...'82 or so...this is even before TVland. I think your idea of "Turner Classic Television" is a good one. Hope the message board administrators are paying attention, and forwarding this. I have the same frustration with radio. A local "oldies" station used to play songs from the mid '50's to the e
  18. I recently saw Junior in the movie *Ghost Story* and was struck by the same thing. While Sr.'s swashbucklers are fun to watch and somewhat quaint, he didn't seem to have much range. But maybe that's because he wasn't given the opportunity. There is one correlation in all entertaiment entities, be it movies, music, television or radio. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Another might be, "Obsolete don't equal broke!". When Sr.'s swashbuckle appeal waned, studio heads probably refused to see him doig anything else, so they just let him fade. For all we know Sr. COULD have been a solid all
  19. I missed that part, too. But my money's on Bette. Spencer usually was the kind of guy to take the fall for the one he loves. Me? I'd let the be-yotch FRY! Sepiatone
  20. Then it seems that what you're going to watch is going to be limited, because the newer the movie, the better the chance that most of the cast were trained in "The Method". Nothing wrong intristically with method acting. There ARE those trained in "The Method" who are so good at it you can't really tell. Like Garfield. Then there are those who make it obvious. Like Dean. A true story you might like concerns two different actors. Lawrence Olivier, who was "classically" trained, and Dustin Hoffman, trained in "The Method"(don't ask why I use quotations. Don't really know myse
  21. Starting a good discussion here, James. Personally, I see more of the "technical" fitting in a discussion of guitar playing rather than movie critique. Of course, it all depends on why one likes a particular movie. Myself, I don't often judge movies on technical merit unless the technical flaws are way too obvious. But even so, I look at whether or not those flaws distract heavily from the story. There's also the possibility that what one sees as a "flaw" might well be the "artistic intent" of the director. I got a lot of that when I was a photography "hobbyist". I once shot a pic of my
  22. Good example, Fred. Lead by example. Hope it works. James, I also belong to a guitar player forum, and it's been noted that even with guitarists that everyone ELSE thinks is the "best", those guitarists disagree. Even after 20 years, you must have realized that once you start to think you've learned all you can, you wind up learning something else. Sepiatone
  23. Picture this: Catherine O'Hara (talk about underappreciated!) as Joan with exagerrated boufant wig and a dress stretched over actual football shoulder pads, and Groucho like eyebrows swiped over her eyes. Fodor as Garfield zinging rapid fire jabs mostly at the Crawford persona..."I ran into Bronc Nagurski on the way here. He says he wants his shoulder pads back"..."By the way, I think you dropped your eyebrow pencil" as he holds up a "prop" pencil the size of a Duraflame log... And that's only a small part of it! Sepiatone
  24. I've noticed that many threads on these forums inquire about members' opinions on the "best". Who's the "best" this, what was the "best" that, etc., etc. And ivariably, little arguements would ensue. Because what one might consider the "best" anything differs sharply from what another might think. Perhaps we should consider simply asking for our "favorite" whatnot. MY thinking the score for *The Wizard of Oz* is the "best" might find disagreement with someone who thinks the score in *The Twonky* was better. And in THESE forums, there's BOUND to be someone who would think any score
  25. We might could tie two threads together here by my asking if anyone has ever seen, and remembers the "send-up" of *Humoresque* done on SCTV? It was a vehicle for showcasing their musical guest Eugine Fodor, a fine violinist taking on the Garfield part. Hilarious! Almost (and a BIG almost) as good as Carol Burnett's classic "Went With The Wind", the funniest movie parody of all! Sepiatone
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