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Everything posted by VivLeighFan

  1. Mine is Veda Pierce from Mildred Pierce because her relationship with her mother reminds me of my rekationship with my mother. I can be downright cruel to her at times but at the same time I need her more than anything. If I lost her, I don't know what I'd do. That's why Mildred Pierce is such an impressive film because it's a true representation of how far a parent would go to protect thier child even if they are spoiled brats.
  2. I don't think she was a terrible actress though. Her acting abilities were decent at best but her range was very limited. Did she ever star in a movie where she wasn't a pampered rich girl?
  3. 2. Audrey Hepburn won the Academy Award for her performance in Roman Holiday.
  4. Romeo & Juliet (1968) I think it counts because Balthazar mistakenly thought Juliet was actually dead and Friar Lawrence's letter never gets to Romeo. Next: the author of the book the movie was based on HATED it
  5. I'm dying to watch this movie! Its looks and sounds so good. I hope TCM will show it soon.
  6. Right now they are: 1. Vivien Leigh 2. Greta Garbo 3. Clara Bow (I wish TCM would show more of her movies)
  7. If you want to know about the Dark Side of Hollywood, I suggest reading the book Coreyography, written by Corey Feldman, detailing his struggle with drug addiction and sexual abuse during his career as a child actor in 80s Hollywood. Unless you were more interested in golden era of Hollywood stories.
  8. Now, Voyager Next: a group of strangers have to work together to achieve a common goal
  9. Maria Falconetti (remembered only for her role as Joan of Arc in The Passion of Joan of Arc) Next: never studied acting
  10. My older brother who is 24 refuses to watch black and white films unless it's 12 Angry Men or To Kill a Mockingbird. Most likely he was forced to watch them for school and ended up liking them. But I'm thinking, "Why stop there?". If he liked those two films, then surely there must be other B&Ws he'd like. But no. He won't consider it. I just don't get it! Why should the age of something immediately turn people off? They just have a slower pace, that's all! My brother likes movies that teach important messages about life. This thread reminds that I should teach my 9 year old cousin to appreciate classic cinema before it's too late. I have the Shirley Temple movie The Little Princess so I might show her that. What I Would Recommend: For teenagers: Some Like it Hot, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, How to Marry a Millionaire Anything that stars Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn b/c of how popluar they are. For adults: Films that discuss topics that are in the news today like racial prejudice, immigration, or religion. Inherit the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 12 Angry Men
  11. Clara Bow and Lillian Gish are my favorites. I watched "It" on Youtube and I've loved her ever since. She was a natural. My favorite Gish films so far are Broken Blossoms, Orphans of the Storm, and The Night of the Hunter. I really want to see the movie she did with Bette Davis during her later years. I also like Lupe Velez, Alla Nazimova, and Leatrice Joy.
  12. Do you have an opinion about a movie/actor/director/etc. that isn't often shared by the majority of people? If so, share that opinion here. The purpose of this thread is not to criticize others but to start interesting discussions about cinema. My unpopular opinion is that Elizabeth Taylor is a very overrated actress. It's not that I don't like her as a person but as an actress I think she is very wooden. I haven't seen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? or Butterfield 8 but I did see her in Reflections of a Golden Eye and bits and pieces of her in other films. Her Southern accent was TERRIBLE in RGE. It sounded like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch. As if her voice wasn't annoying already! However, I did like enjoy her early performance as Helen in Jane Eyre (1943), which I now consider to be one of my favorite films. In conclusion, I think Elizabeth Taylor was a wonderful person but as an actress she was not good at all.
  13. Yeah, there's that movie. The title alone is a good enough reason to watch it on a rainy day. Thanks for sharing.
  14. It's raining cats and dogs outside. You're at home alone. What do you do? Watch movies, of course! Key Largo (1948) and 12 Angry Men (1957) are probably among the best to watch on this occasion because they both give you that sense of isolation and the rain would make great background noise. Other movies I think would be good are Citizen Kane (1941), Psycho (1960), The Letter (1940), and Waterloo Bridge (1940).
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