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johnm001

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  1. Her name is Ann-Margret. Not Margaret. Her first and middle names. Ann-Margret Olsson, and married name, Ann-Margret Smith. I have been in her company on several occasions, and she is as beautiful a soul and she looks. Such a lovely woman, and the recent death of dear Roger, who was also a kind soul, makes me sad. BYE BYE BIRDIE is such a fun movie. The cast is superb, and Onna White's staging of every musical number is sheer perfection. I love the chemistry that she and Julie Andrews share in OUR SONS, and wished they had worked together, again.
  2. This movie was fantastic, imo. I had no interest in it, whatsoever, but I loved it!
  3. He was also meant to star in Sondheim's COMPANY. In fact, the score was written for him.. He was originally interested in directing it, when it was just going to be a play. When the musical score was written he agreed to do the lead role of Bobby, but then changed his mind. When he walked away from it, they begged Dean Jones to do it, because they needed a name. The show was already being publicized with Perkins Jones did the out of town tryouts, and opened with the show, but left almost right after the opening. I was always so happy that I got to see the show in its first week. Not a
  4. I place it as well as FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT in his top 10.
  5. I'm a 3D addict, but am just seeing your post. Is there a link to where I would need to add my signature. I wouldn't even think of buying the film in 2D.
  6. WHERE EAGLES DARE was filmed in Werfen, Austria part of Salzburg province. It is the exact same location where the opening segment of the number, Do, Re, Mi was filmed for THE SOUND OF MUSIC. In fact, you see the castle, behind Maria and the kids while they are having their picnic. Both EAGLES and CROSSBOW are fine films, though I feel they show EAGLES quite a lot.
  7. When did John Gavin die?! Also, your last comment certainly proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  8. Almost immediately found this. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/bing-crosby-records-in-music/3528/
  9. I'm pretty sure those "records" are only by more recent standards, rock era-onward. Bing is the biggest star, of all media, ever. He has had more chart hits than anyone, by far, in recorded history. As a movie star, only Clark Gable and John Wayne have sold more movie tickets. Not only that, you are going by the rock-era American charts. Elvis tops the UK charts, not The Beatles.
  10. I can't (won't) watch a movie about child abuse. Movies, regardless of the genre, have to have some modicum of entertainment, for me. There is simply NOTHING entertaining about child abuse, no matter how well it is otherwise made. The subject matter is the only completely abhorrent film topic, to me.
  11. Except, Christ's "passion" is what the film is about, not his life. Nothing about it was gratuitous. While I feel it does accurately represent what actually happened, it does become rather tedious, after a while. Exhausting, even. Of course, that was precisely Mr. Gibson's intent. I never, ever wanted to see it again.
  12. Is that picture even from PASSION OF THE CHRIST? It doesn't seem to be. I didn't like it, because too much of the exact same thing is boring to me. I do like THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, though. CALIGULA is just a lousy movie. Nothing to like. So is I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, and even though it was such a big hit with the midnight crowd, PINK FLAMINGOS doesn't hold a candle to FEMALE TROUBLE, in the wit department. SALO, THE NIGHT PORTER AND EL TOPO have moments, but SUSPIRIA is better than all of them.
  13. Nothing about its narrative grabs me. It's a finely crafted film, to be sure, It just does nothing for me. I dislike Wells. I find everything about his performances, obvious, and fairly ponderous. Of course, I'm not implying others should love the film or him, just saying I don't. GONE WITH THE WIND still impresses, all these years later. Remarkable performances from most of the cast, and for my money, a cinematic masterpiece.
  14. Bing was, by far, the biggest movie star of the three. He is the only one to be Number 1 Box Office star, multiple years. In movies, I enjoy all three.
  15. I don't like CITIZEN KANE, but I feel that while there may be films as good as GONE WITH THE WIND, none are better.
  16. Oh, how I agree with you!!! I absolutely detest movies that are laden with songs, rather than a well-composed orchestral score. My favorite music is film scores. I simply have no time for films that sound like a jukebox.
  17. and just where is BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN? Have then burned it? Saw it when it was in theaters; and, while I know it had several television airings, I haven't seen it in decades!
  18. I would add Ernest Lehman's screenplay and Robert Wise's always adept and tasteful direction. Without both, WEST SIDE STORY could be just another in a long-line of disappointing screen adaptations of a Broadway musical.
  19. Not a remake, but Japan's desire to cash-in on the great success of BEAST.
  20. What makes TCM great isn't their 4 millionth showing of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, but their showing of FACE OF FIRE.
  21. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the best film of 1991. This live-action remake, seems to me, to be completely unnecessary. II may see it, one day, or I may not. Doesn't seem all that important, to me,
  22. Saw her in the Jones Beach production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, where a boat with Nazi flags went searching for the family as they hid in the cemetery.
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