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Everything posted by Lori3

  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 r
  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 "
  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 a
  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"
  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 a
  15. I like these kinds of threads, they are fun, but they do run the risk of offending someone, especially when one of their favorites is listed as not “sexy.” For this reason I resisted for awhile to share my list, but then gave in. That being said, I apologize if I offended anyone with my “list.” In regards to Doris Day not being sexy, I am not a man so I would imagine that has something do with my statement. I freely admit she was very lovely in appearance, and had a lovely figure and was a wonderful actress. If some of you find her sexy, that is great. We all have our different tastes and tha
  16. Sepiatone, I too am a Paul Muni admirer. Although for awhile he was the “actor’s actor” he started to believe his own press and that was his downfall. Also to me some of his work seems dated and does not transfer well to today’s classic movie fans. I think he was probably very difficult to work with and that did cause his career to take a nose dive. I think as an actor he probably was better suited to the stage. I had a professor in college who saw him in “Inherit the Wind” and he was still talking about Muni’s performance in the late 1980’s. As I also noted he might have done better
  17. Some one mentioned Robert Young earlier and I agree. I would also add Tab Hunter and Troy Donahue, those two were about as exciting and sexy as an egg white omelet. For women, again already mentioned and I would agree June Allyson, and I would add Sandra Dee as well and of course Doris Day. I asked my husband this question and he said, when he sees "Bette Davis" it is like taking a cold shower. Lori
  18. I have always really liked Paul Muni and I think he was a wonderful actor. I first discovered him years ago when I caught his "I was a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" in which he was outstanding. I started renting more of his films and read a biography about him. He came from a strong theatrical background (Yiddish theater) and was a respected stage and screen actor. I think he might of done better if he did less "biographical films" and maybe more contemporary films, e.g. Scarface which again he was outstanding. He was the "main star" at Warner Bros studio for years, and what he want
  19. Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends. I think maybe TCM should air "The Diary of Anne Frank." What a beautiful soul that young girl had, and "Gentlemen's Agreement" although many question why the "holocaust" was not even mentioned in that film, and many people wanted Gregory Peck's character to end up with Celeste Holm's character. Never understood all this hate towards the Jewish people. Especially from Christians, when our Lord and Savior was a Jew! Lori
  20. I don't think the fact that John Dall was "gay" was not the reason he wasn't a "bigger" star. His co-star in "Rope" was "gay" at least from what I have read and he was a fairly big star. I think maybe it is that John Dall did not have "luck" on his side, and maybe made some bad decisions. In the films he did appear in he did show he had the talent. However, if it is not in the "cards" or you don't get those lucky breaks you will not be a "star." I am sure there are thousands of actors who were very talented but it was just not in the cards, not in their destiny to become a "st
  21. I don't think any actor has portrayed the 20th President of the United States, James Garfield? Sorry, I couldn't help myself, especially since Jacob Julius Garfinkle took the name Garfield because it was the name of a President. Lori Edited by: Lori3 on Dec 7, 2012 7:45 PM
  22. I meant to thank you a while ago for posting this photo mongo. Thank You. Any time you post any photo with my favorite John Garfield in it I am grateful. He is so damn forgotten and underated IMHO. He has been on my mind a lot with the revival of Golden Boy opening on Broadway. I guess it is a "hit." To me, John Garfield is the true "Golden Boy" even though he didn't get to play the part till 1952. Then on May 21, 1952 God called him home. I guess some other "big guns" are in the photo as well, e.g. Lancaster and Huston,and they deserve their iconic status, but so does Garfield,
  23. Thanks too Swithin. I have been reading about the revival Golden Boy and it sound like it will be a hit. If it is still playing next September when I am in New York I would love to see it. Very cool that this revival is at the same theater the play opened back in 1937. Phoebe Brand was in the documentary that TCM did on John Garfield in 2003 with his daughter narrating it. Is Phoebe Brand still alive? During Garfield's HUAC testimony he got questioned hard about the "left leanings" of the Group theater and it's possible Communist ties. Julie Garfield notified her father's "fa
  24. Vertigo2, I was wondering if you read or plan on reading James Cain's recently published (lost I guess) novel "The Cocktail Waitress?" I am wondering too if it will be made into a movie? Lori
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