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  1. A most satisfying ending . . . "Amelie" (2001)
  2. Zod, General -- Terence Stamp in "Superman" (1978)
  3. "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) Next: starting from scratch (pulling up from one's bootstraps)
  4. Vera Lewis was in "Moontide" (1942) with Jean Gabin
  5. Something to do with marriage/wedding
  6. "Music Box" (1989) (sorry I messed up a few spaces back) Next: auction
  7. Barrett, Oliver Is this what you mean, finance?
  8. Your facts and mine seem to be in conflict. Best to check these things out before typing snarkily. I have the film on DVD and there's a credit for Harryhausen. I invite you to re-screen the film for yourself. Or, check out the third paragraph: http://www.renewtheaters.org/blog/2010/special-effects-stop-motion-animation-and-ray-harryhausen/ Or, perhaps YOU are not referring to the 1959 film. Edited by: dpompper on Apr 16, 2013 7:57 AM Edited by: dpompper on Apr 16, 2013 7:58 AM
  9. It is one of my favorites. Definitely a top 10. If I had one last film to watch before "the big one" (whatever it may be), it most likely would be "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir." You have good taste, thatagirl!
  10. I've never seen a photo of John Gielgud young! Thanks, mongo.
  11. <" Journey to the Center of the Earth" is one of my all time favorite movies> I'm right there with ya, joe. I grew up with it and still can watch it over and over. (Although, I confess that I FF through Pat's singing near the beginning. I think my local TV channel must've cut that part out on the 4 o'clock movie screening when I was a kid. When I watched the DVD for the first time, I said: "What???")
  12. I watched this for the first time about a year ago. I'd ordered "My Cousin Rachel" from someone who'd made a bootleg. S/he threw in some extra bootlegs (I think) because the quality was so bad. I remember thinking: "I've seen that actress (Glynis Johns) somewhere before . . ." Then I got it. She played the grandmother in "While You Were Sleeping." Even though she had aged a lot, her charm is timeless. For the life of me, I cannot remember the end of "Miranda" -- probably because it was late and I fell asleep (typical for me). I'm inspired now to check it out again.
  13. Sure. From IMDb . . . NSW: "An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119778/?ref_=sr_1 HA: "Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208196/?ref_=sr_1 These are really short descriptions and don't do either film justice. Not just "chick flicks" because they're smart. Male characters are central figures, too. HA has a cool twist that I won't go into because it'll spoil it for you. NSW has a terrific Brazilian music soundtrack. You'll see some of the same actors in both; friends of the director. They're the kind of films that remind me of the old days . . . wandering into the video store on a rainy Sunday afternoon saying "Sheesh, I've seen EVERYTHING. I really want to see something DIFFERENT that'll entertain that's well acted and well directed. Hmm. I've never heard of these. I'll give 'em a try."
  14. Primarily, I am not a Helen Mirren fan (although I do recognize that many like her and she's won several awards) and I suspected that the screenplay gave Alma significant attention because Helen wouldn't play a small role. Also, I suspected that it would be too soap opera-y for my taste. Finally, I'm not the target audience -- not someone who wants to see Scarlett Jo in the shower. I'd prefer to watch Hitchcock's films over and over . . . and listen/watch any special features on the DVD (hopefully by people qualified to comment on filmmaking, behind-the-scenes drama, etc.) All to say that if others want to see it, I think that's terrific. As I said, I'm grateful for anything that gets young viewers to watch Hitchcock and other classic films.
  15. "Next Stop Wonderland" (1998) "Happy Accidents" (2000) Two indie romances by the same director. Small stories, very good acting, good direction. I've watched both many times.
  16. You're right, Addy. I feel strongly about it. Totally unfair that someone with "the name" gets the gig over folks who truly are qualified. Edited by: dpompper on Apr 14, 2013 12:13 PM
  17. Wasn't interested when it was in theaters this past fall and we talked about it on here . . . even less interested in seeing it now. What I like is that viewing it MIGHT attract young viewers to Hitchcock's films.
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