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Everything posted by AddisonDeWitless

  1. ah, Humoresque... "Lousy" maybe wasn't the mot just, but the film does frustrate me so MUCH (as does EVERYTHING that the screenwriter Clifford Odets EVER had a hand in.) He was the most heavyhanded screenwriter of the classic era. No one in Humoresque sounds genuine, it's all one, two, repartee; (or in the case of Oscar Levant, set-up, and: schtick!) It's also a shameless retread of plot elements from Golden Boy and I effin hate Golden Boy. Humoresque is a gorgeous film and a well-directed film. Crawford looks amazing and- again- it really is her best performance. The suicide scene is
  2. Finally, Joan is getting one of those 4-movie "Greatest Legend" DVDs that TCM's been shilling ever since the home DVD market went straight to you-know-where. You get four films (and bonuses?) for one low price. Bette has one. Liz has one. Kate has one. Now Joan. What I have been really hoping the DVD would include for FOR OVER A YEAR NOW: Flamingo Road, Possessed, and maybe Sudden Fear! (although I get that there are dubious rights issues on that one) Sadie McKee, Rain, Harriet Craig, Esther Costello, Torch Song - BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: ANYTHING BUT Mildred Pierce and/or Humoresque
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