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  1. Fred, Your Crime Doctor plot is something like the Magnificent Obsession plot. You know, playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) kills Helen Phillips' (Jane Wyman's) husband (right). Lickety-split, blinds Helen Phillips (right...right). Bob spends a bunch of time training to fix Helen (yeah...okay). I wonder why one movie plot is believable and the other movie plot is preposterous? I won't name names. Rusty
  2. Hello, I was very disappointed Mr. Vidal didn't show up to introduce the TCM broadcast of Hamlet (1948)(broadcast right after That Hamilton Woman...1941). Particularly, after Gore Vidal said Olivier did a bad job turning Shakespeare's play into a movie. However, I'm glad he picked That Hamilton Woman after noting (in so many words) Laurence Olivier was an idiot. Okay, Gore Vidal did not call Laurence Olivier an idiot...jeez. I think Vidal called Laurence Olivier a simpleton...right? Anyway, I thought it was funny he picked a movie starring the guy he singled out as a moron...no, no, n
  3. Hatchet Man was broadcast several years ago on TCM and I did not record the movie because...well, because I did not record television broadcasts back then and I thought TCM would broadcast Hatchet Man again...because it is a very interesting movie and a very good performance by Edward G. Robinson and worth the effort on the part of TCM programming department to acquire the rights to Hatchet Man and broadcast Hatchet Man and I can record Hatchet Man and after recording...I don't care if TCM broadcasts the item ever again. Run on sentences seem to be a thing right now (this forum). So, I thoug
  4. I looked at the TCM movie clip for "Written On The Wind". Very distinctive radiator grille. The yellow sports car in "Written On The Wind" is an Allard model J2. Rusty
  5. wordmaster, Thank you for the information. I am sending this message from my work computer. My work computer runs Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 5.0 and whatever ActiveX stuff goes with IE5.0. You know what would happen if I tried to view streaming video on my work computer? Start video...hear the electronic equivalent of a death rattle...my computer would shudder and...good bye "Clone". By the way, "Clone" is the name on the computer. Top shelf equipment...eh? So, I will have to view the car clip on my home computer. My home computer is two years old and probably obsolete, b
  6. augy55, "sturner-6" on IMDB identifies the yellow sports car in "Written On The Wind" as an Allard model J2, or J2X. Less than 100 of each Allard model produced, very successful on the race track. I am calling it a tentative identification--I have no problem finding pictures of the Allard J2 and J2X on the internet, but I have not found a picture of the "Written On The Wind" yellow sports car. I don't remember enough details of the "yellow sports car" for a mental comparison. Too much of a strain...you know. I will keep looking. BTW: The same guy identifies the red sport
  7. augy55, I was led over to your thread by way of an inglis message in that other thing (thread). Anyway...what a great question! I watched the movie a couple of days ago and I thought the yellow sports car was one heck of a nice ride. My memory is not so great...if I remember correctly, the car's sheet metal was molded around the spare tire. Considering the unusual car body, the car may be a mix of custom and stock. Specifically, a custom body on a stock auto chassis. Cars customized for a particular movie are not unusual. By now, you have probably noticed, I don't have an answe
  8. I watched a strange musical moment last night. Lizabeth Scott serenades Humphrey Bogart in "Dead Reckoning" (1947). Well, sort of "serenades"--Ms. Scott is about 1/8 second late lip-synching the voice...enough to be noticed. A few seconds into the song, my wife and I left the room in search of food. When I was sure the music thing was over, I remarked, "time to go back to the movie". Pretty good movie, other than the pretty bad musical interlude. Note that IMDB has Lizabeth Scott performs the song and dubbed by "unknown". My wife mentioned Lauren Bacall as a possible candidate for "un
  9. Hello, The reason I have a question mark after Mr. Langdon's name is: 1) This is a "favorites" forum, I have not watched Mr. Langdon in any movie, so I have no opinion of Harry Langdon. I want your opinion: 1) Has anybody watched any Harry Langdon comedies? 2) Has anybody who has watched Harry Langdon comedies, did you like Harry Langdon's comedies? I understand, he was pretty popular...way back when. The reason I am posting this message is: 1) I was flipping through a DVD catalog and a section of the catalog was devoted to Harry Langdon (including his picture). The picture
  10. helenwheels, Thank you for the reply. I am wondering why I never thought of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" as an opera. Maybe, I associate opera with Mozart, Verdi, Puccini...even Gilbert and Sullivan. Not "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg". My negative opinion is presentation, not music--so, next time it is broadcast, I will 'check out' "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"...with opera in mind. Mom is usually right. Quote: "I just think that the French do cinema so well." Oh, I agree! One of the reasons I signed up with Netflix was access to French films. I had seen a few--"Forbidden
  11. Oh yeah...watching "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in the theater? Why I had to sit through the whole thing? I went to the movie with mom. Rusty
  12. filmlover, Quote: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (I am spelling that wrong, I think). It just doesn't get to me. " My mother really likes "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (she has mentioned how much she enjoys the movie many, many times). I almost always understand her opinion about a show biz thing--movie, stage play, performer. Her positive opinion of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"? I do not understand. I have watched "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" one and one-half times. The first time was thirty-five years ago at a theater that showed a lot of 'vintage' films. I did not enjoy it at
  13. Geniebeanie, That story has to be true...who could make that up!? Thank you for sharing. Your story motivated me to 'fill out' my one "Rocky Horror" experience. In case you missed the beginning--"It was the coldest night since forever". We drove the few miles downtown through the carbon dioxide precipitation. Got a seat just before midnight. By the time "Rocky Horror" started not one seat was empty! At that time, I had not heard much about the midnight show phenomena, so I did not know what to expect. Most of the rest of the audience was prepared with costumes and props. Let
  14. john32404, I like your musical notations. I laughed. One question. Quote: "Rocky Horror Picture Show" - hate hate hate this film..." Why? why? why? I am not much of a fan (strike that...not a fan) of "Rocky Horror Picture Show". I was interested if there was one thing you hated, or just the "Rocky Horror" cult thing? BTW: My single viewing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" was one of those midnight shows, theater in Boulder, Colorado, the coldest night since time began. Well, after the show, I could say I had the "Rocky Horror" experience...I guess. Rusty
  15. lzcutter, Is it not also true (I read the Maltin article) that safety film is safe only so far as relatively non-flammable? I have heard that the breakdown rate of safety film sometimes exceeds nitrate. As a chemist (I am), the subject piqued my interest...particularly the randomness of film destruction mentioned by L. Maltin. I am wondering, "what is the mechanism?". I think I will look into it further. Thanks for the post. Rusty
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