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Everything posted by batongal

  1. Tom Cruise playing a paraplegic in Born on the Fourth of July. Willem DaFoe also plays one.
  2. I say keep it simple, "Made it Ma! Top of the world!" - Jimmy Cagney - White Heat
  3. Wow he looks just like Grandad! Yes it was believed Sean and a female co-worker were on motorbikes and captured by the Viet Cong. They think they were both held captive for a year and possibly killed by the Khmer Rouge. No one knows for sure really sad.
  4. Dec. 2016 theater was showing From Here to Eternity on the big screen. It was myself and 8 other people all over the age of 70. ?
  5. Rye Playland in NY sets the back drop for the Tom Hanks film Big it's where he finds the mystical Zoltar machine.
  6. I was 6 years old when my parents took me with them to see Patton. I was bored as hell but I remember being entertained by all of the cursing George C. Scott did. Which was rather tame by today's standards lots of bastards and son of a ****es. ?
  7. Achieved cult status, Tommy Wiseau's The Room. An absolute bomb.
  8. My faves: Dimitri Tiomkin for Red River, the Guns of Navarrone and theme from I Confess John Williams for Shindler's List, Harry Potter and without question Suo Gan from Empire of the Sun.
  9. I pick Sinatra all the way for singing and I guess acting. Eternity is one of my top favorite films but I have to admit I still scratch my head over the winning of an Oscar. It must have been the actor he was supporting that made Frank look better than he actually was. ? My favorite songs are Fly me to the Moon and My Way.
  10. Don't be afraid lol. Their are plenty comedic moments within the movie. It portrays real life how one minute everything is great and next boom! gotcha sucker. It doesn't get real sad till close to the end and that caught me off guard. Don't like how they ended the movie though all tied up in a pretty Hollywood bow.
  11. The first time I saw it I was shocked that it went in a totally different direction. I completely bawled my eyes out and was more shocked at how that scene got me. Maybe it was the little girl how precious she is in the angel scene, reminding me of my own kids and how much you hurt when they hurt. Watching Grant and Dunne sit their with ridiculous pride on their faces over the littlest things a child does, so true and convincing. I have to sit down and watch every time it's on.
  12. Penny Serenade when he's pleading his custody case to the judge ?? that is some grade A acting. Became a fan after that.
  13. My rewatches: A Tree Grows in Bklyn Penny Serenade Razor's Edge From Here to Eternity Lifeboat It happened one Night Streetcar Named Desire Sunset Blvd. Stagecoach The best Yrs of our Lives
  14. The biopic I would like has been on hold for years but I get it. Difficult to do on a complete enigma.
  15. Love Lifeboat and enjoy Ms. Bankheads performance. When Gus says, "Hi ya babe" the way she replies, "hi Toots" then gives up her Cartier to bait a fish, now that's class.
  16. "Holy jumpin' catfish, you'd drive a guy crazy" Gable to Colbert in It Happened One Night
  17. I must be the only one here that doesn't find him fragile or ethereal, in fact masculinity is one of his most perceptible qualities probably why both men and women loved him. I don't really believe his bi/homosexuality is what caused his unhappiness. I listen to what his close friends and family have said and everything points to the fact that he was unsure, unfulfilled and disillusioned by his career. The thing he loved most killed him.
  18. Regarding Raintree County for the record Liz Taylor's character was not part black she THINKS that she is part black, but 3/4 way through the film her nursemaid tells Clifts character that she was present for her birth and her mom was indeed white. This is something that grated on Liz's character but more so was the letter she wrote to her mom telling of her dad's infidelity with a slave in which it is suspected Taylor's mother shoots them both and sets fire to the mansion...this is why Liz goes crazy.
  19. I know I'm late to the game but he is my most favorite actor. Seen everything except Freud and refuse to see the Defector. My favorite film is Eternity (cry everytime he plays that damn bugle) second to Red River and the Search and love the Misfits. The Big Lift has some actual gems at Clift's capability as comedic romantic if you can get through the annoying military part it's a film worth seeing. Saw Raintree the other night on Thirteen in HD was amazing. Could actually see the clarity in those gorgeous green eyes. (Note to self pop in dvd next time it plays in HD) My heart breaks just a
  20. Would have been 96 today. Sad he's not featured in TCM Birthday tribute.
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