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Everything posted by AddisonDeWitless

  1. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} ...I do have to agree with you that the focus here, as of late, is more about "pushing the envelope" than discussions about films and TCM. > But lzcutter, no offence, but I've noticed that both you and kyle, while the two of you will often participate on a thread like this, one which is a discussion about the TCM message board itself, neither of you, as far as I can tell, actually post very often on actual theads discussing movies. I'm not talking about the "joking" threads, but about interesting
  2. Don't put it past me. (none of us is getting any younger.)
  3. all right: below are three rounds of the first annual FRAU-OFF between Claudette Colbert and Mary Astor to see quien es mas matronly. fellow posters: scroll down a few to view the models and cast your votes.
  7. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Now that the Sprockster is on hiatus, we DO need someone to step up. Yes, but I don't think *I'm* that person. I don't know the original aspect ratio of everything ever released by heart; hell, I don't even know what "aspect ratio" even is, and for the longest time, I thought it was Cashiers du Cinema . I thought there was one "G" in Gregg Toland and I thought Mary Astor died in 1964. And I STILL get Van Heflin and Van Johnson mixed up. No, I am not man enough to step in to the vacancy left by Herr Sprocket. Is anyone?
  8. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > Dotherty, as the original poster, you may be feeling disappointed. Sorry. > > > > > > I think it's "Dothery" and she's a pretty cool chick, I don't think she minds. ps- I am so turning in to Sprocket Man.
  9. "think whatever you want to think, Honey, I got mine." Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Jun 18, 2013 2:11 PM
  10. One also gets the impression that Mary wouldn't give half a rat'sass whether you found her sexy or not- which of course is one of the reasons so many of us love Bette Davis as well.
  11. ...and it's always a little head-scratching when TCM is showing a film as part of a salute to someone, and then in the in and/or outroes the host proceeds to talk extenseively about some other facet of the film (costar, director, studio etc.) rather than *the reason they're ostensiblly showing the thing in the first place.* It's like: why bother?
  12. I really like Mary Astor for a lot of reasons: first and foremost: she was a great actress whose primary concern no matter what the film seems to be *not* "do I look good?" or "how I can steal this scene?" or "are they lighting me right?" *but: "what is the truest representation of the character I can put out there and how do I make it inn-teresting?"* Even in film where her role is not that good ( A Kiss Before Dying ) or at the stage of her career when no one was going to mistake her for Ava Gardner ( Little Women, Act of Violence, The Maltese Falcon, The Great Lie and- if I may- an obs
  13. (gas on the fire here:) I am 99.9% positive that Osborne gave *the exact same info* about Lewis Stone in Scaramouche the last time it aired in prime time, which was possibly (?) when it was featured during Stewart Granger's (rather inexplicable selection as) SOTM. I didn't watch it this time around, but *I distinctly remember* Lewis Stone and his presence in both versions of the story was the sole focus in the outro the one time I did sit thru Scaramouche. (which was enough for me) Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Jun 18, 2013 11:39 AM Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Jun
  14. and also also, not to get all "Sprocket Man" on everybody, but the protagonist's last name in Dark Passage is "Parry" not "Perry." from dictionary.com: *Parry:* 1. to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert. 2. *to turn aside; evade or dodge:* to parry an embarrassing question. verb (used without object) 3. to parry a thrust, blow, etc. noun 4. an act or instance of parrying, as in fencing. 5. a defensive [movement|http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/movement] in fencing.
  15. > {quote:title=TomJH wrote:}{quote}*NoraCharles wrote about In a Lonely Place:* > > > By the way, NoraCharles, thanks for providing the interesting piece of trivia about the newspaper photo of Vincent Perry pre-surgery in Dark Passage being director Delmer Daves. > Actually, Nora pointed out that Daves' photo was used as the photo for Bacall's character's father in the newspaper article: According to imdb.com: "There is an 8x10 photo shown in the film of [Humphrey Bogart|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000007/]'s character before his face surgery. The actor's face
  16. see: this is what happens when someone brings up The Fountainhead. It's like that giant, uncontrollable Shake-a-Pudding monster in Sleeper. I feel like Woody Allen attempting to whack the fast-growing blob into submission with a broom in the background while everyone in the next room is having their erudite discussion in the fore. For the record, I imdb'd Delmer Daves and was surprised that he- apparently- wrote Love Affair (at least per that site and wikipedia...I always thought that was a Leo McCarey work entirely) he wrote and directed Hollywood Canteen and Destination Tokyo- two big,
  17. The Fountainhead has Reefer Madness beat when it comes to larfs, but I stress that is my personal taste. anyhoos... Back to Dark Passage, I'm curious what those of you who like it think of Dead Reckoning (also 1947?) with Humphrey Bogart paired (for the only time?) with Lizabeth Scott. To me, it seems a companion piece to Dark Passage in that both seem at times presciently conscious of the fact that they are noirs well before (I think) the term was coined. It's a film I *loved* as a kid, but on re-watching it recently, found it to be almost a gentle send-up, bordering on par
  18. Oh no. Here she goes on The Fountainhead...
  19. well, 1.From my brief time in HOLLYWOOD, and 2. From 34 years of living (such as it's been), I will tell you this: The HonestToGod *truth* is exponentially nuttier than any lie, tale, stretch, exagerration or "my cousin who is am EMT/State Trooper told me" story anyone could EVER concieve. F'rill. Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Jun 16, 2013 3:47 PM
  20. (Thanks to Dobbsey for steering me in the right direction) It's a leetle late to bring it up, but TCM ran La Imitaccion du la Vie this week and I watched most of it for the first time in what seemed like a pretty good while. Still, I deliberately had to turn it off about 15-20 minutes before the ending for two reasons: 1. That ending is a downer. I know it was meant to be, and it's effective, but it's a downer and I couldn't take it (personally) right now. Props in large part for this to Juanita Moore who is *just so damn moving in this film.* 2. On the flip side: Sandra Dee is
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