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LadyE

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  1. On the subject of the earlier poster that you had shown, I love how in the late 40s and 50s most film posters tried to oversell the "sex" they could not put on film...it's wonderfully misleading
  2. Here's another Douglas Sirk lover! I went as far as to buying two DVD sets from the french amazon site with his best films and a ton of extras in them (meaningful interviews with Sirk and others who worked with him, documentaries...), and hacked my computer so that it was region-free (there I said it). The French really love Douglas Sirk, those DVD sets are really something, TCM...take a note on the French on how to produce box sets with meaningful extras! I am surprised nobody mentioned *A time to Love and a Time to Die (1958).* Has anybody seen it? Never seen it shown on TCM, but it is o
  3. > {quote:title=Terrence1 wrote:}{quote} > I miss the gems that I've never heard of, or little-known movies that I want to see again. > > > > > > > > Terrence. > My thoughts exactly, but I kind of welcome the month off Being the obssessive compulsive that I am, it's nice not to feel the pressure to scan the TCM guide for those hidden gems at least two months a year (the other one is Summer under the Stars ).
  4. That's too bad...I have not seen TCM lately with the whole Oscar thing, February is a rest month for my DVR...I have seen those films way too many times to care to see them again.
  5. RIP John Kerr....I love Tea and Sympathy, what a wonderful film! Deborah Kerr was flawless as always and John provided the right amount of vulnerability to make his character completely adorable, then it's Vincent Minnelli and technicolor...
  6. > Oh, TCM Underground isn't on next week because TCM will officially be in 31 Days of Oscar mode (now there's blandness for you - I wish TCM would do 31 Days of No Oscar.) I agree with what a few posters said before. It's not that bad, new viewers need to get into the classics and there is a lot to discover still within each month. As Andy mentioned, we are kind of spoiled. Agreed there is much more to uncover, but hey, I think TCM is like the intel chips, they realease things at the pace they want to release them to make it sustainable. If they do it all at once, their business model goes
  7. Filmgoddess opened a thread noting that two of the great left us on a day like today, January 20, Barbara Stanwyck, in 1990 and Audrey Hepburn in 1993. Just wanted to note it in this thread since it's appropriate. Incidentally, Audrey was interviewed the day Stanwyck passed and this is what she had to say: "I do think that a monument has left this industry, and she was so versatile, Barbara Stanwyck. A lovely lady, I knew her very little, but admired her a great deal." Audrey and Barbara, two classy ladies and two film legends that will live on forever. God bless them!
  8. Thank you EugeniaH! It has been a real pleasure to participate in this thread so far and other threads that were also really interesting to me. I'm relatively new to these Boards and I am not nearly as knowledgeable and articulate as some posters, so I'm out of my league on other threads, but classic films are very dear to my heart and it's always great to discuss with people in these Boards who share the same enthusiasm . I can tell you as a long admirer of Classic films, my "discovery" of Stanwyck about two years ago made quite an impact on me, as you can see, and compelled me to watch her
  9. Thank you guys! Glad that you enjoyed it! I think probably factors 1 and 3 are the heavier ones for sure. In any case, as someone said earlier in this thread, who cares who won what? What's important is the legacy and the work left behind for us to enjoy! I've been trying to find Time Out's Film Guide for 1994 and 1995. To celebrate the Film Centenary, Time Out Magazine – London Edition did a survey amongst an impressive list of director’s and film critics and asked to provide a list of their top 10 films, directors and actors, which they assembled to create a list of top 100 films, top
  10. > {quote:title=AddisonDeWitless wrote: > }{quote} > I think it's more that Stanwyck, like the similarly Oscarless Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, was pretty much a free-lance artist *without a powerful studio to back her up.* Thus she was not seen as an asset to many and was doubtlessly resented by others. The four actresses she lost Oscars to were all under contract to a big studio or producer- MGM, RKO, Selznick, Warner's... > > Barbara didn't have that big-studio push that it took/takes to put you in the winner's circle. > Since the 31 Days of Oscars are approaching
  11. Hahaha, Andy, I meant that the effect they were looking for towards the audience was to wish nothing happens to her even though she is hateful...I forgot to add that key word...effect on the audience And yeah, I agree, the biggest letdown of SWN is to see Lancaster play such a bland character...could have, should have, would have...been a noir...Like I said, to me is as if she really never worked with Lancaster or Bogart.
  12. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Apparently, Hayward has never been SOTM, while certain others have been SOTM more than once That's blasphemy! I think in the past they honored stars that were part of TCM's archive for obvious reasons, $$$, but now that TCM is doing so well financially, they should open up more and start honoring stars from other studios...
  13. > {quote:title=EugeniaH wrote:}{quote} I had mentioned somewhere that Robert Mitchum may have been better in the Lancaster role; even though Lancaster's character was supposed to be weak, I think he underplayed it too much. > > . > SWN was a missed opportunity having such a great leading man like Lancaster, same as with Bogart in the Two Mrs. Carroll...to me is as if they had never worked together really because both Lancaster and Bogart were so miscast/not-their-best in those films I think that in addition to James Stewart and Cary Grant, the only big name she did not
  14. I guess the problem with SWN Andy is that they started off with the 22 minute radio program and they had to create a background story from there. They could have come up with a better story with more layers for sure, but I still find the film suspenseful and very elegantly done. Lancaster is a really weak and completely unsympathetic character but in a way as Hibi mentioned, both characters are really not "listening" to each other...there are traces of goodness in them. But I agree with EugeniaH, he underplayed his character too much to the point of disappearing and it would have been nic
  15. > {quote:title=EugeniaH wrote:}{quote} > > Thanks, L.E. I need to take a break from the boards for a bit but couldn't resist responding to your post. Here's my take on these films: > > > > Thanks for stopping by, EugeniaH! I certainly know what you mean about needing to break from Boards for a while, it is addictive and it takes quite a bit of time. I agree with your assessment of Stanwyck's performance in Sorry, Wrong Number....I was expecting over the top (a lot of people had told me so) and I thought it was really fine, layered and in crescendo.
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