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Everything posted by kimbo3200

  1. gingerrogers25 ~ I go to a really small school - Allegheny College - it's way out in the northwestern part of PA. There are a lot of schools in Florida, New York, and California that have great film programs. I know friends of mine that are going to schools in those states that are doing film (mostly Film Production) and they have great programs. NYU also has a great film school. I live near the city, and my friend was accepted into a film program at NYU when we were in high school. I went in with her to see the films, and they were pretty good (she didn't end up going there though). New York
  2. loveoldmovies04~ I think the 1940 movie version of Pride and Prejudice was altered a little bit for the screen. They changed a few things, but I thought that it kept the storyline well. Obviously, they couldn't fit everything into 2 hours of screen time, that's why the A&E version is probably much more precise in following the book. I'll have to check that one out. And also to you - I know your question about colleges wasn't directed towards me, but I'm in college and I went through the whole process of trying to find ones with Film Studies and Film Production. Film Studies is not a ver
  3. Hey everyone~ I just turned 18 (well, a few months ago, actually) and I have loved classic movies ever since 9th grade. It's a weird story how I came to love them: I read Pride and Prejudice over the summer for my English class freshman year. I went to Blockbuster to watch the movie, and in front of me were two choices: one black and white movie and one A&E version that was like 5 hours long. The black and white one was only 2 hours long, but it was made in 1940. 1940! I didn't even know movies were made back then! (honestly)! I was even kinda scared of black and white movies because I h
  4. I checked on imdb.com and it does not even list it as being available on video. I know this film (or I am pretty sure at least) has shown up on FMC (Fox Movie Channel).
  5. I agree with everything people have said so far. I too really enjoy Greer Garson and Maureen O'Hara and I think they were both very beautiful as well. For the latter one, it is hard to be tough and attractive at the same time, as someone mentioned before, and Maureen O'Hara made it look so easy. I have also admired Barbara Stanwyck. I think she was incredibly talented and could play almost any role, and she too was beautiful.
  6. tflight9 ~ thanks for the information on the magazine. I am going to send for a sample copy (you said they did that, right?) That would be so cool to write for them! I have written about old movies, but always for school projects, so it was about the era in itself, but I would love to try writing about one person, that sounds like fun. Anyway, thanks for the information!
  7. jf51381 ~ I've always wanted to write a fiction book on old movies (if that is what you were talking about in your post) and actually, I'm trying to now, but...that's cool. Anyway, I won't be home until mid-December, but I really wanted to see The Big Heat with Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. I've wanted to see that movie for such a long time and I love both of those stars! I think that one is on the 16th of Dec. and I think the other movie is The Woman in the Window (?) or it's one with Edward G. Robinson and one of the Bennett sisters. I forget. Anyway, I hope I can get there that day, bec
  8. Whoever mentioned Rose Marie, that's a good one - I completely forgot about her! I love The Dick Van Dyke Show, and I just checked, and she was working in 1929. She made a short in which she sang, and she was only about 6 years old!
  9. I almost flipped out when I saw this post! I am in college all the way in Northwest PA, but I live near NYC. Before I read the dates, I thought I wouldn't be able to see any of these! Thank goodness for Winter Break, though. I absolutely love film noir, and seeing some of these films on the big screen will be amazing! I can't wait to see some of these! Thanks for sharing the info!
  10. Wow, pgm80s, I agree with you on a lot of those. Mine are also in no particular order: 1. The Innocents (1961) 2. Gun Crazy (1949) 3. The Quiet Man (1952) 4. The More the Merrier (1943) 5. The Thin Man series (esp. the first three) (1934-1947) 6. McLintock! (1963) 7. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 8. I See a Dark Stranger (1946) 9. The Parent Trap (1960) 10. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  11. My favorites are: Strangers on a Train ~ 1950 Notorious ~ 1946 Jamaica Inn ~ 1939 Rebecca ~ 1940 North by Northwest ~ 1959 Rear Window ~ 1954 Dial M for Murder ~ 1954 I really want to see I Confess as well
  12. I just read something about Myrna Loy not being worthy of a month devoted to her. She was one of the top stars. As fairiegoth524 mentioned, she was even QUEEN of Hollywood in 1938(not sure of year) with Clark Gable! Just being Queen to his King shows how legendary she is! She played in so many great movies (The Thin Man and The Best Years of Our Lives, and many more). She had a lengthy career and worked with so many great actors that I can't see how she can been seen as not influential. She was definetely a talented and MAJOR star.
  13. William Powell and Myrna Loy John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ...and there's probably more
  14. As I just mentioned in another thread, Sin in Soft Focus is one of my favorites about this pre-code period. I like how it only focuses on those 4 years or so (roughly from 1930 until 1934 and a little after, and it goes in order. When I was reading it, I felt like I was living in the period. It also had tons of great pictures. Complicated Women was also a great book, and the way it was written made it feel so entertaining. I can't wait to read Dangerous Men!
  15. Sin in Soft Focus is an amazing book on pre-codes. Very informative and it has great pictures. Complicated Women was a very good read - it read more like a novel than a non-fiction book to me for some reason - it was entertaining. I've used all of those for papers on the pre-Code period, and they are all great. I want to read Dangerous Men - I didn't know it had come out yet.
  16. I'm not watching it, but what parts were edited out?
  17. I loved John Ford and Frank Capra's films. John Ford, in my opinion, made the best westerns and Frank Capra's movies were so touching and funny.
  18. I think this topic is interesting. It's hard to decide too. Probably Cary Grant, and then I would just stare at him, because I would be in total awe. And I'm choosing a girl too - Myrna Loy - because she seemed so interesting.
  19. I'm still a teenager, and I guess I love old movies because they are truly entertaining. The reality craze that is going around - that's not entertainment to me. Movies today try to have a 'real' edge to them (one that just came to mind was based on a real story - Monster), and for some reason, that really doesn't entertain me. I like to know that I'm watching a movie, and with the classics, you know it. Most of the time, things are over the top, but that's what I love about them - it gets your mind off things for a while.
  20. I agree with the documentary request. I remember seeing some, but a little more would be great. For those of you who are talking about pre-code movies (which, by the way, the code came about in June-July 1934), the documentary TCM aired, I believe, during the Pre-Code month they had a while back, will be on again. Complicated Women is the name of this documentary, and it will be on again soon: Fri. Nov. 5 at 3:45 am (EST), actually that's early Sat. morning. I missed it the first time, and I can't wait to see it now.
  21. Are you talking about a documentary on TCM? Because a few months ago (it was probably more like a year ago) the Theme of the Month for TCM was pre-code films. They showed a lot of them like one night a week. There was a new documentary that they showed called Complicated Women, which was about pre-code women. At that time, I wasn't interested in pre-codes either, and now I absolutely love them, and I'm mad that I missed out on that entire month. Actually, that documentary (the name of it was taken I believe from an awesome book by Mick LaSalle of the same title) is going to be on soon. I
  22. I totally agree with gagman66 and silentfan66 on the topic of silents. As I have said on other threads, I am not the biggest fan of the silents, but I really do respect them for what they are. They really are true classics, examples of early filmmaking at its greatest. If it weren't for silents, were would sound be, let alone color? I think you should always respect the predecessors of any medium, and the silents tell us so much about the history of movies. They truly are fascinating pieces of history. And I don't think TCM shows a lot of them. Granted, next month they will be airing large bl
  23. This is a really good question, because I want to be a film historian too. I'm in college now, and studying for a degree in Film Studies, which I think would be closest to Film History (Film Studies has to do with film criticism, history,etc.). But I guess you would have to study hard, as mentioned, and somehow find a job with a company that uses them. I tend to think of the occupation as more of a self-employed one, only because there aren't many companies that are looking for film historians. It is such a tough field to break into.
  24. Has anyone here ever been to the site www.reelclassics.com? It's a great site with a lot of info and contests, but it hasn't been updated in over 3 months. I was just wondering if anyone somehow knew about that. I know the woman who ran the site used to update it like everyday or something, so it's kinda weird. I keep going back to it and its the same thing. Just wondering.
  25. I totally agree with what classicsfan1119 said about wanting to meet Mr. Osborne. I totally would love to, and when he retires (which he never ever should!) it will be a sad day. Sometimes, if I have seen the movie, I really will just watch the beginning and end for his comments.
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