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Everything posted by CaveGirl

  1. Dargo, of course I knew that you knew that I knew that you knew that and we were just joshing the rest of the folks here to see if they would fall for it. And thanks for mentioning Glenn Corbett as he was a cutie and much more attractive than John Gavin who was a bit stiff in my not so humble opinion AND not a former football player, not that I'm into that or dating men with money. He married [Gavin] that lady who was in "Shock Corridor" but I can't think of her name. They both looked a bit like mannequins. What else am I thinking? Your turn...and I'm not thinking about if Jackie S
  2. Thanks, lavenderblue for the "Bitter Rice" info! Dargo, your very boastful comments about not dating for money, remind me of W.C. Fields describing his family as being poor but dishonest. Bragging about not dating for money, is beneath you. Unless of course you dated Christina Onassis.
  3. Dargo, Dargo, Dargo!!! You have lost your mind trying to come up with Jack Oakie puns. Pat Breslin was not the cross-dresser in "Homicidal" she was Warren's sister. Jean Arless was the chick, playing both Emily [?] AND Warren. Now how could you forget that! Hopefully not because you have homicidal tendencies yourself.
  4. Okey,-dokey, Dargo! As for you being not-punctual, are you also non-punked as in "Tillie's Punctured Romance"?
  5. Well now, sfpcc2 I would think the Videodrome Channel could show "Salo" or "The 120 Days of Sodom" or whatever it is called, as it quite comfortably fits in with their most admired programming aims. Surely you have that channel in your cable or satellite line-up...hmmm?
  6. But my dear Dargo, I never kid. Think of me as sort of the female version of Zachary Scott. Not Lizbeth, Zachary. He was so much more dastardly. Killing with humor though is better than killing with other things, as in that erstwhile Sci-Fi classic, "Liquid Sky". And stop rolling on the floor as it is putting creases in your freshly pressed pantaloons.
  7. I love Patricia Breslin and who can forget her in the amazing Castle bizarro-world film, "Homicidal"? That Helga story and the bit about sex changes in some Swedish clinic, kind of like Christine Jorgensen, topped even Hitchcock. I know, I know...it was B-rubbish but what fun-filled B-rubbish.
  8. Dear Kid-Dabb, Your suggestions only bring to mind a comment made by Sian Phillips, when asked why she was so good as the most diabolical Livia in the BBC production of "I, Claudius". She said "I was taught by nuns..." I too was taught by nuns so can pass on all your most wonderful suggestions, which of course I've seen even if under duress. Now if they ever make a movie about the nun we had in first grade who was sent to an insane asylum, I'd watch that! I would have to say that I can watch "Black Narcissus" over and over but that might be due to Jack Cardiff. Audrey i
  9. Dargo2... Waiting, waiting. This is like waiting for Godot. You aren't he, are you? I'd say I'd like you at my Beckett/call but then I'd be one pun up on you. C'mon, give it your best shot!
  10. "Noir" being a French word is as important in determining origins as certain food in the US being called French Fries to the typical Parisian's mystification. I do see the Italian connection though. We all know what noir is based on...Venetian blinds. Venice is in Italy, and venetian blinds are visible in any good noir film, so discussion closed. Yet if you are creating something of which you know not till it's done of what it is, which is the noir basis, then you can't really take credit for it. Kind of like even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes, even if he were not
  11. Thank you, mister 6666 for most sound sentiments and if you had one less 666, I would be contacting you for some Faustian favors! Thanks also, jamesjazzguitar for your insights. I believe there is a form of narcissism so rampant in show biz from time immemorial, that the respect the writer of what made them famous seems to get completely obscured over time. Now...if you are brilliant like Chaplin and can write, direct, act in and also even write your own theme music, which is actually quite melodious, like "Limelight"...then you deserve all the praise there is to bestow. I will adm
  12. Thank you both kingrat [good movie!] and lzcutter for your help. As for you, Dargo2...very funny and though Grouch, being the first choice by Margaret Mitchell to play Rhett Butler has always been one of my favorites, I am less into Chicolin than I am my all-time heartthrob, Jack Oakie as Napolini in "TGD". I triple dog dare you to top that one!
  13. I think "Vertigo" is Hitchcock's paean to the non-existence of a belief still being paramount if you refuse to deny it. C'mon, Scottie was hanging on the edge of a rapidly being destroyed gutter when last we saw him. The film is about what happens between when he looks down and sees the dead cop on the ground...and when he falls himself. Being that Scottie is a passionless soul, with no real love affairs to think back of in his death throes or to reflect upon...he dreams about the elusive Madeleine, who does not exist, as he falls to his death. Why Madeleine? Well, maybe Scott
  14. One must remember in trying to figure out anything in a Tennessee Williams' story, that well...all female figures are based on male figures ostensibly if there is an erotic element being discussed, being that this is what Tennessee knew in his personal life, hence he used that knowledge and just changed the character's sex in the tale. I should know...my brother's schoolmate was the last lover of Tennessee Williams, though we don't talk about it much at grade school reunions...
  15. As a film one cannot deny the talents of its director. As tribute to demagoguery, one cannot deny its inherent manipulatory stance. Great visuals with a less than admirable message. Who can deny that Calvin Klein's ads totally usurped the visuals filmed by Leni of the males participating in the Olympics in Berlin in the 1930's. All those intensely eroticized close-up shots of muscles and flexing that she initiated apparently inspired many modern ad campaigns. I love films by Busby Berkeley but I hear to get them he was a horrible tyrant on set. Now I'm conflicted, should I
  16. Has TCM ever shown any Pasolini films like "Mamma Roma" with the great Anna Magnani? I realize they would be hard pressed to show Pasolini's "Salo" but the surprisingly reverent "The Gospel According to Saint Matthew" would seem to be a natural. It was great to see TCM showing "Tristana" by Bunuel recently, and I'm sure "Los Olvidados" has not been seen here or "El" which inspired part of a very fab film which is being currently discussed all over these boards. I guess if TCM does not play much Bunuel, one could always go to the networks and get the advertisers and sponsors for Odo
  17. I know we are at a film forum devoted to a love of films, but I often find it disconcerting that so little appreciation is given the authors of much of the source material. Without ?D?entre Les Morts? by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac where would Hitchcock have been with "Vertigo". Without Chandler and Hammett, Humphrey would not have had such great roles under his belt. Recently the TCM bit about "Giant" goes on and on about Liz being the first feminist in movies, yet the movie critic female seems to have no semblance of appreciation of the author, Edna Ferber who gave Liz thi
  18. Speaking of nuns, the concept of Sister Bertrille being able to fly due to her enormous habit, and I don't mean of taking too much LSD was a bit farfetched. But then it might have also seemed farfetched that Sister Sourire, the Singing Nun would dump the convent after having a million-seller with the happy and jolly "Dominque" and committed suicide. Life does dole out some strange twists which can seem inconceivable. Best nun's tale, not the "Nuns Story" but probably "Black Narcissus" with the mad nun, in red.
  19. Thanks, markbeckuaf! I've often wondered about the controversy surrounding the artistic merits of Langdon. Did his career suffer because of his own proclivities or is it true that his image was partially ruined by the statements of Frank Capra? What counts would be what's on film, which is why a reairing of his oeuvre would be in order methinks, and no I'm not related to him but I do find his stuff kind of fascinating.
  20. I think it is all totally believable and since life actually imitates art, I would think a relative as charming as Charlie would be accepted into most families without a doubt, hence the title. Speaking of trivial parts or actors or whatever, to me it is often the character actors in small, bit parts that make the film. As was once said "There are no small roles, just small actors" and all one must do to prove this is to watch a film like "Arthur" in which Sir John Gielgud steals the show as the butler from the star, Dudley Moore. I've always admired the British actors as they are no
  21. Uh, hello darling! That was a paragraph but I shall try to be less lengthy in content next time. Thanks for the sage advice...note how I have immediately acquiesced and broken this down into three distinct paragraphs? Merci and a bientot! Edited by: CaveGirl on Sep 5, 2013 4:02 PM
  22. This is fascinating reading. I started watching and then got a phone call and got distracted and then it was late and I was tired and decided to watch it later, and I seem to think I heard the commentator saying something about Mister Steven Spielberg. Anyone know what said commentator was saying about Spielberg, as it is by his position on said director that I shall make my decision as whether it is a noteworthy piece of viewing or not. I shall always remember the honorary dinner for Akira Kurosawa, organized I believe partly by Spielberg, wherein Akira regaled the audience with
  23. please! I love the silents. I've waited a million years to see "Way Down East" which is one of the few desired films I had never seen in its entirety. The incredible ice on the eyelashes scene has haunted me since I saw a clip of it when I was 16 and watching a David Wark tribute. I used to own an 8mm film of "Tolable David" and have to say that Richard Barthelmess was even more handsome adn touching in WDE than in the former. I congratulate TCM for showing such classic cinema firsts in their entirety and how can one not love anything by Billy Bitzer. No other network would even think of s
  24. Also, pardonnez-moi for the lack of clarity due to the parentheses in my post being removed ostensibly, by the site. I shall remember next time to write without them, as it did make my post look a bit confusing. Is there anything else about this site I need to know right now, before I make any more egregious mistakes?
  25. Hi all, please be indulgent as this is my first post to the TCM site. I am troubled [not enough to be suicidal but it does upset my movie trivia sensibilities!] by things I've noticed in the recent September and just arrived November 2013 "Now Playing" Guides by TCM. In the September issue on Page 44, we see a photo of a woman and next to it the typical TCM seemingly movie connection, which states "Rich and Strange" [1931]. I may be wrong but this lovely lady appears to be Billie Dove and I had not thought she was anywhere in that movie, but tell me if she is please! Next, I just received my n
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