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VivLeighFan

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  1. IMDb says that Laraine Day never smoked in her movies or in real life because of her Mormon faith. I've heard that Grace Kelly refused to smoke in her movies but for some reason she did in Rear Window. I wonder why.
  2. I've been to Worldmark in Indio, California lots of times and they have TCM on demand and TV. The rooms also have DVD players so you can play your own movies.
  3. Harrison Ford is an actor who points quite a lot in his movies as well and he and Glenn have the same surname. Well that's a weird coincidence.
  4. She did an amazing job in Rashomon. I love that shot of her just sitting in the forest with her white veil. It's very beautiful.
  5. Piper Laurie as Carrie's mother in Carrie (1976) definitely qualifies as a worst
  6. We'll never know Lillian's side of the story for obvious reasons but this sounds like what most likely happened. It's true that actors and actresses cannot afford to be very picky early on in their careers. Stardom is not achieved instaneously. Heck, Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone were both in pornos when they were first starting out.
  7. https://mb.ntd.com/trustees-vote-to-remove-actress-name-from-school-theater_325897.html The reason is because Lillian starred in The Birth of a Nation, the most racist film ever made and I don't blame them. I'm a black person myself and I personally like Lillian Gish especially for her performances in Broken Blossoms and Orphans of the Storm but I am aware and disappointed that she starred in that film. It's extremely sad that one of the most influential films is also the most racist.
  8. My family are frequent moviegoers and usually have a good time but every once in a while... I recently went to see the new Mission Impossible movie with my family and a woman brought a toddler who was making all kinds of noise throughout the viewing. I had already seen the movie with my father and knew there was one utterance of the f-word so I immediately got worried. A full-on fight broke out when my family went to see the newest Spiderman movie when apparently someone kept kicking another person's seat and they started arguing. My brother and father immediately jumped to break it up. The people just let themslves be escorted out afterwards. No one was hurt. Fortunately it was near the end of the movie. And there was this one time when my father and I were walking out of the theater when someone threw their drink over our heads in anger at someone else. My brother told me that once when he went to a movie theater the movie stopped playing for some reason and he had to leave without finishing it. He doesn't remember what movie it was. I've always loved going to the movies and even want to work at one someday but also I have begun to understand why some people prefer to watch movies in the comfort and familarity of their own homes.
  9. I think it's safe to assume that TCM will include her in the next TCM Remembers tribute since they did for Prince and David Bowie who also didn't act primarily and the first Blues Brothers movie is regarded as a classic though I could be wrong.
  10. Spirited Away Next: former friends/allies/lovers turn against each other
  11. I actually saw this woman not too long ago in a documentary called Side by Side at my film class. She talked briefly about the famous cut in Lawrence of Arabia. Very sad.
  12. Peter Finch and Murray Head in Sunday Bloody Sunday. Unforgettable!
  13. That moment in the film noir Phantom Lady when Elisha Cook Jr. is playing the drums while Ella Raines watches.
  14. Wouldn't Stagecoach be so much better if Dallas (Claire Trevor) got together with Lucy (Louise Platt) instead of brutish John Wayne (John Wayne)? They actually had decent character development and seemed to learn from each other.
  15. Crap, then I guess Wikipedia lied to me. Glad to know somebody acknowledged her during her final days.
  16. Helen Chandler (February 1, 1906 - April 30, 1965) 52 years after her early death at fifty-nine, ardent horror fans remember Helen Chandler as the fragile beauty Mina Howard in the Universal horror film "Dracula" (1931) who is seduced by the famous vampire himself. Although Helen was not impressed by the role she is most famous for, it continues to be a reminder of the talented young woman she was during her short time on this earth. Originally born in Charleston, South Carolina, Helen Chandler rose up to become one of the most popular actresses in the Big Apple, and starred in numerous Broadway productions with big names like John Barrymore and Basil Sydney. Like many actresses during the 1920s, Helen decided to make the transition to the growing art form of film. Her first movie role was in the silent film The Music Master in 1927 and then later the film version of Outward Bound starring Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in 1931. That same year in 1931, Helen Chandler starred in the Universal production of "Dracula", the role she detested in favor of Alice in "Alice in Wonderland". The film became one of the most successful motion pictures at that time, however, her performance failed to grab audiences' attention. She continued to act in stage, film, and radio productions but by the late 1930s her alcoholism was rampant and as a result her acting career declined. In 1950, Helen suffered severe injuries in an apartment fire resulting in body disfigurement but miraculously, she survived. Her alcoholism continued after the accident. The stage starlet's life ended sadly on April 30, 1965 after going into cardiac arrest during stomach surgery in Hollywood, California. No one came to claim her remains. Helen Chandler was cremated in accordance with her wishes, and is interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory in a section not open to vistors. She may be gone, but her haunting performance in Dracula will continue to charm horror movie fans around the world.
  17. I would have loved to see her in a Hitchcock film! I'm sure Hitch would find some way to make use of her athleticism.
  18. This Above All (1942) Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway (Joan Fontaine) shocks her family by coming out as bisexual and enlisting in the WAAFs. She then meets and becomes romantically involved with the depressed widow of a fallen soldier (Claire Trevor) who hates the war.
  19. Noooo!!!!! This is terrible! I loved her so much in Gun Crazy which has become one of my favorite film noirs and movies in general! I think she was one of the Top 10 best femme fetales in film! The studio totally failed her by not seeing her potential. RIP Peggy.
  20. Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon would also be excellent on a rainy day.
  21. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) next: a character is cleary a feminist
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