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About Lori3

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  1. Island of Dr. Moreau is the worst movie. It is so bad the the "guys" that did MST3K, did their "thing" with their "Rifftrax" and it is hysterical. Marlon Brando made some very good films, and some very bad ones, but I guess that can be said about a lot of other actors too. Lori
  2. There are IMHO a few good choices, but I don't agree with "The Matrix" choice or "3:10 to Yuma" either. I am disappointed for the most part. Lori
  3. I was just kind of dealing with the shooting at the Oregon mall, which I live about 5 miles from, and shop there frequently. Now this horrible tragic event, with all those innocent little children lost and the adults too. This old world is getting sicker and sicker. I am and will continue to pray for all involved in this awful school shooting. What I hold on to is, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted." I think our nation is brokenhearted right now. Lori
  4. misswonderly, when I read the contest instructions and posted here last month there was no mention of a "thematic link." I don't subscribe to "Now Playing" either. I will keep searching for his (Eddie's essays) or rationales for his choices. I posted your choices and thought they were very good. Really everyone has good film noir films listed. It was nice of him to post his reply on the FNF Facebook page, I thought though. Lori
  5. Hi. I just got a response from Eddie Muller himself regarding his "essay" on his "film noir" choices that will be aired on January 17th when he co-hosts with Robert O. His response was on the FNF Facebook page. Here is what he wrote:" Lori, this is Eddie. TCM asked me to write that (brief) essay, which I did, but I actually have no idea where or when it's going to show up. I wasn't clear whether it would be printed in the NOW SHOWING guide sent to subscribers or posted on the website. Sorry I can't be of more help." I thought it was very nice of Eddie Muller himself to answer my request. I left him a message thanking him for answering me, said I would try to find his (essays) here,and how people on the message boards liked his choices and were looking forward to January 17th. I also told him I was particularly happy with one of his choices. (I know he knows about my petition, but FNF can't sign, against their policy or something, that is OK). Any way I thought it was very nice of Eddie to take the time and answer my request. If I do find his essays I will for sure post here, or if any you guys find it please post on this thread. OK? Thanks Lori
  6. Peace on earth, someday for all of us. Lori
  7. Excuse me! I never heard of the term "blackballed" before. Sorry. Lori
  8. finance, if by "blackballed" you mean "blacklisted," no Muni was never called to testify before HUAC and was not accused of Communist activity. Maybe by "blackballed" you mean the studio heads would not hire him. that might be true because of his difficult behavior on sets and his wife. I can't imagine being a director of a film, and having the lead actor not listen to you but instead take his direction from his wife! I know too that John Huston blamed Muni solely for making a "mess" of the film "Juarez" because he insisted that his brother in-law be brought in and work on the "screenplay. Lori
  9. Arturo, I do remember reading that Muni refused the lead in "The Sea Wolf" which worked out fine as far as I am concerned because I can't imagine anyone else in that role than Edward G. He was marvelous as that sadistic sea captain. Muni did find that magic again late in his career, getting a Tony for "Inherit the Wind" and being nominated for best actor in his last film "The Last Angry Man." Trivia: Muni had to leave the play Inherit the Wind due to severe eye pain, he had to have his left eye removed due to a tumor, and therefore in his last film he had a glass eye. He also was an extremely shy man, painfully shy at times. Lori
  10. I heard that too aimalac. It fact I heard or read that James Cagney had to "slap him down" when they were filming "Angel with Dirty Faces." I also heard John Barymore could be difficult, Glen Ford accused a lot of his co-stars of trying to "steal scenes" and I guess Bette Davis was no walk in the park either. Lori
  11. willbefree, I think I must be missing something here. Let me make it clear, I like you willbefree and wish you an your future husband all the happiest in the world. That is I like you has long as you make no kind of negative remarks about my favorite.. OK? LOL Maybe we should all take a deep breath and smile. Lori
  12. Oh Tom you make me laugh, "brings out the Moe Howard in me." I know what you mean though. I know Muni was not part of the Group theater, but I guess he was a Method actor in some peoples minds. He however, at least from my readings, kind of got in wrong in that he "became" the character he was portraying and lost himself in the roles. Which from my understanding is not the goal of the Method actor. It is more to find something in the character that you can identify with, understand or maybe have experienced in your past. Also the Method actor uses his or her past emotions to help "flesh out" or make more real the character. I remember reading that Abraham Polonsky said, Garfield came to him during the filming of Force of Evil and said, "I just don't understand this character of mine." Polonsky said, just think of him as one the mugs or bad boys you have played over the years, but this character has a college education. I guess that did for Garfield, he understood the character, but not from his own life since he never even graduated from high school. I think maybe he thought back to all the educated and intellectuals who were in the Group theater with him and used that memory to make the character real. It is a shame that Muni got caught up in believing he was the greatest because at the beginning of his films career he was so natural, and that is what a good actor needs to be, natural. No acting should be seen, unless the actor is "hamming it up" to play with the character and the audience, then it works. Lori
  13. Well willbefree thank you for your words of encouargement. I think maybe I just keep hearing the words of my parents in my ears. "If you can't say anythink nice about someone don't say anything at all." However, like I mentioned these kind of threads are kind of fun to me and interesting to read the opinions of others. Oh and yes Hibi, I know what you mean. LOL Lori
  14. Tom, I think we agree. Paul Muni, was a great actor in some of his roles, but became a little or a lot too "ham like" in other roles. Some of Paul Muni's films do not always “transfer” well to today’s audience. Being a great actor does not mean one needs to “chew up” the scenery as some thought it did during Muni’s popular time or in the 50’s. To me, some of the “big” acting of the 50’s was just the “flavor” of the month. Being a great actor to me means, the actor portrays the character in such a “natural” way that the character becomes believable. Really, one see’s no acting in their acting. That at least is my opinion. Muni did display this ability early in his career, but fame, his press his wife or someone moved him in the wrong direction and a good part of his films and performances are viewed as very dated and do not appeal to today’s audience. He was very good in “The Good Earth” but I guess Luise Rainer did not enjoy working with him, again because of his wife’s present on the set. Kind of sad, because he did have the talent, he just moved in the wrong direction and I think maybe as I noted believed his "press." Many actors though of his time, saw him a one of the greats. Lori Edited by: Lori3 on Dec 11, 2012 1:09 PM
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