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  1. I have been searching for Robert Montgomery DVD's. Seems to be only two: Mr. and Mrs. Smith and They were expendable. He had a sizeable catalogue of work. Does anyone know where I cna find any?
  2. How old was that reporter! Thank god for Bacall. One of the few greats left. I bet she could neutralize that reporter with one raised eyebrow! God, I miss those greats.
  3. This is what I think. Every era has great movies. I agree that there were great movies made with Jean Harlow, Louise Brooks, Chaplin, Garbo, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Piper Laurie, Paul Newman, Taylor, Burton, Hackman, Pacino. I think every era has their greats. Just watched Casablanca again this weekend. There is nothing better. Then I watched Random Hearts...how great is that. But then I think of movies of the 60's 70's and so on and I have my favorites there two. For pure escapism..give me the 30's and 40's...for drama..some 40's 50's then start throwing in the social issues...60's and 70's.
  4. Sorry, I had a few more thoughts and a cup of coffee and I put on my glasses so I can see what I am typing...now.. Movies seem to formulaic today. If Scary Movie worked..lets do Scary Movie 2, 3, 4 etc. Next, the studios must, MUST make the money on the opening weekend. That is the make or break time. Occasionally there will be a movie that is MADE to cross age and gender demographics, but not very many. There is no studio system that nurtured the stars or the directors or their movies. Can't afford it. We all know this. So, that is why it takes an exceptional movie to get me
  5. First to stony a big AMEN. Show BUSINESS. I am a 54 year old woman who grew up on a variety of old movies. My parents, god rest 'em loved the movies and we saw westerns, musicals, comedies, and ugh...Biblical Epics. Then came the '60's and the especially the movies of the '70's. They had some weight...gravitas... I am not in the golden demographic that writers and producers target. I hate that THEY think WE don't think...or have some disposable income for a good film. Few actors today will bring me to a theater. Pacino...not lately...DeNiro..another meet the Fockers?...Michael Doug
  6. I had to reply to this...There was a small movie made a few years back. Not a classic. It may have been Walter Matthau's last...directed by his son...Piper Laurie...Sissy Spacek...'The Grassharp". I LOVE this movie. It was from a Truman Capote novella. "Love is a chain of love" Piper Laurie was so fragile but incredibly strong. Okay, can you tell I love it. It is right there with To Kill a Mockingbird. Another I need to see twice a year.."The Bishop's Wife' Then..."The Quiet Man" Maybe also...."This Property is Condemned"...Redford and Natalie Wood Okay and any Thin Man Movie
  7. I too am having the same problem. Also, my message did not post and when I clicked on General Discussion...the page could not be displayed...
  8. I have a couple: "I'd love to kiss ya' but I just washed my hair"..Bette Davis. "That would be a major blunder Major Folly"...James Earl Jones...Swashbuckler 'Hold on to your seats, It's going to be a bumpy night"...B. Davis.. "You now how to whistle, just put your lips together and blow"....Lauren Bacall to Humphrey Bogart "We'll always have Paris"...Bogart "I am shocked, shocked to learn that gambling is going on here"...Claude Raines "Don't get out of the boat'...Frederick Forrester in Apocalyse Now and of course..."We are going to need a bigger boat"...Roy Sche
  9. I have a couple: "I'd love to kiss ya' but I just washed my hair"..Bette Davis. "That would be a major blunder Major Folly"...James Earl Jones...Swashbuckler 'Hold on to your seats, It's going to be a bumpy night"...B. Davis.. "You now how to whistle, just put your lips together and blow"....Lauren Bacall to Humphrey Bogart "We'll always have Paris"...Bogart "I am shocked, shocked to learn that gambling is going on here"...Claude Raines "Don't get out of the boat'...Frederick Forrester in Apocalyse Now and of course..."We are going to need a bigger boat"...Roy Sche
  10. I have been able to find and get really hard to find movies, obscure movies, British movies and movies no one has ever heard about at moviehunter.com. They won't take email inquiries but they do have a toll free number. As I understand they get movies for people IN THE MOVIE Business and they have never disappointed me. I bet they can get your movie. Worth a free call. Good luck
  11. I too love William Powell. The Thin Man movies were just so witty and smart. Myrna Loy was an angel. Her voice was like no other. I have some Old Time Radio plays with him doing the Thin Man, just great. Just a bit a trivia. When Paul Newman was do research for his character in The Sting...He watched endless hours of William Powell movies. Having just seen it (The Sting) again, I can see the influence.
  12. I was just reading a few of the who turned down what and looking back...didn't the right people get the part in the end? George Raft would not have inspired a Woody Allen homage years later...only Bogart. Cary Grant would have been terrible as the self pitying James Mason character in A Star is Born. I know they had to coax Tracy to do The Old Man and the Sea, but who else? Maybe I am writing revisionist history here but...those movies would not be our favorites today if some stars made different choices. Does that sound like Forrest Gump reasoning???
  13. I agree that color can get in the way of the story. Some of the 'cinemascope' movies were just too much color. Anyone who has seen the movie Beau Gest with Gary Cooper, Robert Preston and Ray Milland will 'get' why some movies should only be done in black and white. From the story point of view, it condenses it and defines it. But visually, this movie in particular, just shimmers in b&w. The shifting sands, the desert, the heat all have a silvery magical look. I read once that Martin Scorcese could tell you which year a film was made by the smell of the chemicals used. I just go by tha
  14. Yes, Homicide! Yes, The Wire! No backing off the reality there. As a kid who was sick a lot, I saw a lot of movies. And while my mother loved Gene Kelly, my dad was a Mitchum /Tracy man. I liked Kelly in his dramatic roles and didn't get Mitchum when he tried lighter fair. Guess I am suspicious of people with no crap in their lives. So therefore, I did love Gable and the Misfits is one of my all time favorites. Were there enough emotional saddlebags to go around in THAT movie? Even Thelma Ritter made you feel her greatness. And yes, great faces are made naturally! It is called l
  15. Stars of August Robert Shaw was born in August and died in August. How about the little films he made before Jaws. "The Luck of Ginger Coffey" "The Hireling" "Man for All Seasons' and the oh so maligned Swashbuckler.
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