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About ressydm

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  1. I'm not thrilled with Spielberg being the director. What is wrong with a Puerto Rican director? They are out there. And the film industry now is still struggling with the "whites only" being the majority. Whose fault is that? There are plenty of talented Hispanic, Puerto Rican people who are actors who do not catch a break because of this systemic bias. But some got through. They had to change their names though. Too "ethnic". Ah. Still the news of today. But for every one that did, hundreds did not. And all I want to see in Puerto Rican roles that specifically are Puerto Rican, a
  2. Wow, that's insulting. TCM is not about snobbery. Every day there is somebody new that discovers TCM. TCM doesn't talk down to people but you sure do. I learn something new each time I see a film being introduced by TCM. I don't see it as talking down to me but helpful information. And I know I am not the only person watching or having access to TCM so I don't assume everyone knows everything when watching TCM or watching any other channel. Loving and discussing films is not an elitist task. As you say, back to the film. You're talking about a movie made in 1961, at a time where
  3. As far as the latest remake of A Star is Born, it looks good. I don't know how one can judge "worse than awful" unless they got an advance copy of the completed film to make a true assessment. It definitely is a character film, and I am intrigued to see how Gaga carries it. She seems a natural. As far as Cooper, I am holding off on any further assessment, he is also the director, and something he had been fighting to get done for several years, this is his pet project and I hope he and Gaga deliver on this in their own way and knock it out of the park. To think, Elvis was supposed to play
  4. Attended the 50th Anniversary at Radio City Music Hall where Rita Moreno and George Chakiris were there to talk about the movie and introduce the showing of the film as it had been restored. Thus, I have zero need to see this film on the big screen. What got me was Natalie, though a very popular film star, should have never been Maria. I wish they had cast an unknown talented girl of Puerto Rican origin. And as some have suggested, since Ms. Wood was very popular a big star, it would bring young people to come to see the film. Hollywood decisions, go figure. Rita and George were incredib
  5. If anyone is interested in learning about film history or another's take or point of view on it, I highly recommend this one. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2044056/ If you have Amazon Prime, you can view it there or buy it there.
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