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About noirkitty

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  • Birthday 11/12/1964

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  1. Men can show their softer side and still be masculine. Robert Preston is very talented, he grabs your attention. Both of the clips his performances drew me in and kept my attention on him. I have never seen any of his other movies but I know he would not disappoint.
  2. Looks back to the time of Vaudeville and the innocence of kids and the pushy stage mom. Going forward, the girl in the balloons and Baby June singing let me entertain you signifying the coming of burlesque. Rosalind Russell entrance takes your attention of the kids and onto her. She knows her way around the stage and how to make her daughters successful. The line I can do tricks is very risque but when the child sings it seems rather innocent.
  3. During the 1950's women were being depicted as feminine but Calamity Jane is shown as a tomboy who can handle anything. She is comfortable wearing pants and not dresses but in the end she has to become softer to get her man. After this musicals, Doris Day expanded her range with dramatic roles with some music scenes such as The man who knew too much. I prefer her in her movies with Rock Hudson. She had great chemistry with him. Her sunny personality fits this role, it makes the movie delightful.
  4. I think the segue way illustrates how much she loves Joe and he is her life. She's content taking care of him and the way she hugs his shirt shows how much in love she is with Joe. I think if she was singing about her child it would be different. It would be more of love for her child and keeping it safe. It's still about love but more of a mothering instinct to have a safe world for her child. Cabin in the sky shows the African American society in a positive life, showing love and faith something that everyday Americans felt. America was trying to be more integrated and show that Af
  5. In response to question 1, The camera following Betty Garret chasing Frank Sinatra from the hallway into the stadium will lead to a musical scene. The closeup shots of Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett hand movements in the astrology section of it's fate is very interesting the choreography of his sequence. Question 2: The moment that Betty Garrett yells stop to Frank Sinatra signifies the start of the music.
  6. My first film of Judy Garland was the wizard of Oz. I was amazed by her voice while singing Somewhere over the Rainbow. It just drew me into the movie. Watching these clips shows her talent as a performer and dancer. She compliments Fred Astaire in A Couple of Swells and she in sync with Gene Kelly in Me ad my Gal. A Star is Born seems like it was made for her. The way she sings The man who got away makes feel her pain. A very good film.
  7. The portraits of American historical figures on the wall as Cohan is climbing the stairs to see Roosevelt. The valet taking to Cohan about the Grand Old Flag. The scenes of flags in the parade. How FDR talks about Irish American pride for their country waving the flag. George M. Cohan talking about how his father fought in the civil war and how he inherited that spirit from him. I think if it opened with the parade scene it would be more of just the life of George M Cohan whereas with him talking with the President was more of inspiring Americans to be positive during the war.
  8. The lubitsch touch, sexy& comedic. The scene about the extra garter, the lady pulls up her dress and the camera focuses on the legs to show that she has both garters on. The fancy hotel setting shows the Maurice Chevalier is a well dressed playboy. I think the background music added tension to the scene when the husband grabs the gun and approaches Maurice Chevalier. I anticipate the charming playboy in light hearted romps in upcoming musicals of the depression era.
  9. In the first clip, Nelson Eddy shows his feelings by singing to Jeanette MacDonald, She tries to be coy by ignoring him but you can see her enjoying his serenade. I've not seen them in any other movie but always heard about their wonderful duets. I think the studios focused more on Jeanette MacDonald. I think in the production code era, couples had to be more restraint no overt sexy scenes but more of polite romantic feelings.
  10. Yes I believe it shows a lightheartedness with William Powell joking about money as if it was a heavy weight. Anna Held seems to be childlike with not a care in the world. Interested in the beauty of the orchids and nothing else. The musicals theme is to show a pollyanna view of the world and not the gloominess of the depression. If the movie was filmed in the pre-code era it would have skimpier outfits and show Ziegfeld as a ladies man.
  11. This was difficult since I mostly watch TCM but I think Hitchcock would have love working with the creators of Sherlock on PBS. There is a mixture of comedy and suspense and that the update of a modern Sherlock is very well done. You have his quirks, intelligence and solving of mysteries with today's technology.
  12. I thought this movie was very suspenseful and like the comedic touches in it. Cummings and Lane were believable as a young naive couple confronting Nazi spies. I would have like to see how Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck interpret the roles.
  13. The 39 steps and The Lady Vanishes were remade for PBS Masterpiece Mystery. A Murder She wrote episode had a murder committed in Bates Motel while Jessica Fletcher was visiting the studio lot. The A&E show Bates Motel a prequel for Psycho.
  14. Frenzy differs in that the opening scene focuses on the Thames river and not of a screaming girl. In the lodger the crowd is aware of the dead girl but in Frenzy the crowd at first is focused on the politician. The Hitchcock touches I see is the soaring musical score, the camera movements over London and into the bridge on the Thames river. The overhead shot of the crowd of people listening to the politician. Hitchcock opens Frenzy as if it's a travel film about London, then next thing you know there is a body in the river. Typical Hitchcock showing that evil lurks in safe areas.
  15. The opening scene shows the character has multiple identities and is a thief from the amount of cash that's emptied from her purse. She neatly packs her new life while tossing away her old life. The music seems serious and reflective as she is packing but becomes livelier and radiant when she rinses her dark hair and becomes a blond. Yes, he comes out of the hotel room looks at the audience as if the scene is some kind of joke. Could it be while the character is changing ids the name of one is Marion as in Psycho. He seems to want to follow the girl and peek into her room.
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