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CaveGirl

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  1. I think it's true, Hibi. Bedtalk usually is...
  2. Firstly, Dargo you cut me to the quick implying I've never seen The Caine Mutiny. After wasting my youth watching so many films and enjoying seeing Bogie as Queeg with the steel balls revolving around in his mitts. Really now...I'm so hurt by your allegation. But enough of that, I don't think we really disagree this is just a semantic point. I'm saying that Fred usually played the morally based guy who just is waylaid by externals in previous films, but in TA he is wholeheartedly evil at core with no redeeming characteristics. He reminds me a bit of one of my favorite other heels in fi
  3. "Dreaded ignore function"??? What am I missing here that I did not get in my TCM tutorial? As for unsung heroes, well...this goes on in every field. Anyone reading a book about Tesla finds out that the preponderance of ideas from Edison being utilized and discussed in his time, was not because they were better than Tesla but because Tommy-boy had more influential friends in powerful positions like Henry Ford and we could go into the whole conspiracy theory thingie, about how does one person get acclaim and power and another just as worthy, does not. This certainly goes for the ente
  4. The Wienie King in The Palm Beach Story. He's just so cute! Also W.C. Fields in It's a Gift. Poor baby, he's always being treated so poorly. No wonder he has to mutter all those nasty comments under his breath.
  5. The Pink Floyd thing and it's groovy, man. Could Roger Waters have been watching the film...nah. Honestly I thought it would be stupid but I will say the first half of the album actually kind of really seems to fit the happenings on screen. I remember that "Money" bit was fab. But at a certain point it seems to let down so not a complete success. Oh, forgot another reason I am boycotting the showing. Witches are in it. Now we all know these days that this is a satanic connection, and it would be wrong to support Satan in any of his doings, and that is why I am also giving up al
  6. Woody Woodpecker, Spaceballs...Nazis! This is definitely my kind of thread. I will say I think it is untoward to vote any film as the worst ever made without having a true contribution from at least a thousand TCM contributors. I mean, who can forget "They Saved Hitler's Brain". Can't remember if that title was followed by an exclamation point or not... Of course any movie with Nazis in it is of interest to me. I think I liked that snivelly little worm, Martin Kosleck the most and he could always play a great Nazi, who would have done credit to Mengele. For some reason inep
  7. That fast, huh? You're revealing something about what you think is normal foreplay and afterplay, TGM. Thanks for being so open and honest!
  8. Old Yeller The story of Bessie Smith based on her song classic, High Yeller which also inspired High Sierra when she played there with Duke Ellington on tour. In Old Yeller, Bessie is friends with a white man named Travis and adopts his poor undernourished son, kind of like Steve Martin's scenario in The Jerk. Unfortunately before sonnie can grow up, Bessie steps on a rusty nail and then is bitten by a miscegenated raccoon which is part albino and part not, and comes down with the hydrophobia. Which kills her..after some tongue lolling and excessive salivation. She leaves n
  9. Well, John I'm sure you will enjoy "Thriller" as I bought the boxed set when it came out and totally dug them. "Pigeons from Hell" is excellent as are all the others. I think one called "Terror in Teakwood" is also a standout. I agree that Gillian was Scottie's third chance at love. Too bad he had to be related to Elsa after the marriage though as you just know she was intercepting all his phone calls.
  10. Yeah yeah yeah, greatman! How would she have time for that when it was a day off for the UCLA football team.
  11. Great candids! What a cute shot of the great Judy Holliday. Thanks!
  12. Okay, obrien but don't say I didn't warn you. And as for you Dobbsy, if it was supposed to be set there, wouldn't they have hired the Marx Brothers to play the Dorothy companions. Let's see...Harpo as the Scarecrow, Chico as the Tin Woodman and Groucho as the Lion with Gummo as the Wizard. Either that or they should have hired Sig Arno, Martin Kosleck and Ivan Triesault with Stroheim as the Big Cheese in Oz. If Baum hadn't looked at his second set of encyclopedia books, it would have been called The Wizard of AN.
  13. Okay, obrien but don't say I didn't warn you. And as for you Dobbsy, if it was supposed to be set there, wouldn't they have hired the Marx Brothers to play the Dorothy companions. Let's see...Harpo as the Scarecrow, Chico as the Tin Woodman and Groucho as the Lion with Gummo as the Wizard. Either that or they should have hired Sig Arno, Martin Kosleck and Ivan Triesault with Stroheim as the Big Cheese in Oz. If Baum hadn't looked at his second set of encyclopedia books, it would have been called The Wizard of AN.
  14. Hey Mister Dobbs, Don't you get a kick out of old films in which they pronounce Los Angeles as: Los Angle-EEEES.
  15. Don't want to beat you up Dargo on the Fred thing, but I may have been coming from a bit of a different place. I'm sure all film fans are familiar with early Fred and his somewhat pedestrian roles. Being the pleasant guy he seemed on screen he was relegated to such even up to "The Egg and I". But for me, even though he did play a dark part in "Double Indemnity" I did not see that as casting him in a truly different mold from his pleasant persona of those years. In DI he is still sort of the common man, and turns out to be the typical noir loser who gets led around by the nose by a female a
  16. I know I know, and I'd make some nasty comment by Mark Twain about "man" with a double "n" but I don't want to look like a hater. Why you grinned makes me wonder if this means you won't be showing up at the protest at Ciro's?
  17. Sorry, never believed Fred as a cad in any of the old films. Not till TA!
  18. Hello all true film lovers! I just feel as my contribution to humanity that I must take a firm stand against all this ballyhoo on TCM advertising the upcoming showing of TWOO in 3-D at ahem, some unmentionable Chinese Theatre. Now I have nothing against 3-D as I get out my stereopticon all the time and look at pics of Teddy Roosevelt on tour but I must protest at this abomination, as there are so many valid reasons to blackball this event. To whit, just who thought it was a good idea to remove Sid Grauman's name totally from the Chinese Theatre? That's a bit like calling the Eiffel
  19. Character Actors I've always been way more into the background players in films, who give the atmosphere believability. Without them, where would the film be? Just like a good hamburger needs a bun, a pickle and some condiments a film needs a supporting cast to make it live. Herewith are some of my favorite and a bit unsung heroes, who have not as yet even made it to a TCM short that praises character actors, and I would like to hear about some of your faves. In the shall we say elderly man category, I've always loved the wonderful Harry Davenport, also H.B. Warner, Henry Steph
  20. Thank you, Arturo! Yes, when I first heard this blip about "his wife, Joan Crawford" I winced. All I could think was...TCM should hire some people who don't have to research something like that, but would just know the exact names of Joan's hubbies, as any film buff would be aware. But yes...they totally changed the clip and now it does not have the "wife" bit. But then I saw it again last nite and some inserts do have the old clip. Funny, ain't it? They must have missed pulling a few of the original clips with the mistake.
  21. Being that I trust your judgment, I shall look for that one, Miss Wonderly as I do tend to focus so often on only the old films. I personally have seen Anderson films I liked, but can't see he's a fave so this will be interesting. Merci!
  22. Even though I tend to watch this film for George MacReady, I can never look at Everett Sloane without remembering how he never looked happy again in films, after he has his nose job. Uh, I mean rhinoplasty! Yes, he was so joyful in "Citizen Kane". Think of the scene where he talks about seeing the woman all in white with the parasol. His face lights up and I really like his looks AND original nose. Then he went and got it miniaturized and I guess it put him over the edge and he never could look in a mirror again. Sad but true!
  23. I like directors who can see something different in an actor, and use them in offbeat roles. I think it was the great Robert Siodmak who put Gene Kelly in the role of the loser hubby in "Christmas Holiday" which is also a great Somerset Maughm book. Gene was stunning in the film as a charming bum. But as it usually is, he did not want to be cast as such again, and we are all the poorer. Another great casting call, was putting Fred MacMurray in "The Apartment". Billy Wilder was brilliant in this move, as Fred's natural charm and wholesomeness came through as smarm and phoniness.
  24. Hi, Arturo! I have a high estimation of anyone with the name Arturo, as I love Arturo Benedetti Michaelangeli. But I digress...do you feel that citizens of the US often seem to have a very high estimation of themselves, to the detriment of those of other nations? I will have to admit in seeing some posts here that there might occasionally be a rather myopic view of being only appreciative of films that have easily assimilated information...aka, American films that are ostensibly catering to American audiences. I've met the type of people who won't watch a film with subtitles, a
  25. I've always thought that John Stamos looked like Glenn Ford. But that's where the resemblance ends...
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