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  1. P.S. Make certain that your DVD player can play PAL DVDs before buying it from Germany!
  2. You are looking for Dinner For One, which is regularly shown on European television on New Year's Eve. For more information, do a search at www.imdb.com You can buy it on DVD from Amazon's German website: www.amazon.de
  3. The endings of these two films, which I saw first-run in the movie theatres, crushed me. I have see both subsequently via video and they still find them wrenching: DANCES WITH WOLVES-- a visually remarkable film --- and when you realize that this coda is not only about the personal loss of the characters in the film, but the end of a civilization, the emotions are overwhelming. THE TREE OF THE WOODEN CLOGS (Italian with subtitles) --- one of those films you either love or hate. I love it! A simple, brooding, even plodding film that captures life among Italian peasants in the late 19th cent
  4. One of my all time favorite voices is that of Mason Adams. He began many years ago in radio and occasionally we see him on TV. He has been a spokesman for SMUCKERS jams for many years. I also love the following: Charles Laughton, Geraldine Fitzgerald,Barbara Stanwyck, Audrey Hepburn, Suzanne Pleshette, Flora Robson, Jessica Walter and Ruth Roman. Among the men I love James Earl Jones, Brock Peters, Paul Robeson,Sir Ralph Richardson, Robert Donat and Oliver Reed. RG
  5. I never thought that Kate Hepburn ever played anyone but Kate Hepburn. Of course that's all right if you like her. I don't: she's too chiseled, too patrician and too cold for my tastes. I loved her in the African Queen and the Lion in Winter because that just what those parts called for. RG
  6. Hi Alix, Keep in mind that when Theda Bara was "vamping around" America had not yet intered WWI. We were still very provincial and isolated and the more liberal European influence was not yet being reflected in our films or culture. Think about the women in Griffith or Ince films, their dress and demeanor, and then think about Bara. She was the antithesis of the wholesome American woman, very sexualized and aggressive. And not a virgin.... It would have been scandalous the way she dressed and sexually behaved. Even the brazen way she would look a man in the eyes would have been consi
  7. Even though I loved her as a person and actress, Judy Holiday's voice was like chalk on a blackboard. RG
  8. Believe it or not, when she truly smiles (and that wasn't too often) Bette Davis has one of the greatest and warming of smiles. Check out Old Acquaintance and (made for TV) White Mama. See if you don't agree. Reginna
  9. From reading my first few posts you might get the impression that Gene Kelly was my favorite dancer. From reading my last few posts you might get the impression that Fred Astaire was my favorite dancer. I love Gene Kelly's intimate dancing. And I loved the way he expressed his heart-felt love to his (on-screen) lovers. But he also had a dark side. He had a bad temper. He was notorious for having temper outbursts on the sets of his pitures. He would publicly insult and humiliate the people he worked with. He caused some of his leading ladies to burst into tears. And he wasn't always gent
  10. Could it be The Lisbon Story? This 1946 British musical starred Patricia Burke and opera singer Richard Tauber. The plot concerned a cabaret singer who teams up with an atomic scientist to catch a Nazi spy. There was a song in it called "Never Say Goodbye."
  11. Hello Mongo - I apologize for being so rude in my lack of response to all of the trouble you all took in answering my questions - Sunday morning I woke up with a roaring inner ear infection that has spread like hot lava down through my jaw - oh the PAIN!!! I am on heavy doses of antibiotics and tylenol and it seems to SLOWLY be making a dent. I wanted to make sure to get back here and thank you - I felt SO RUDE! In a few days I'll be up and running and look forward to looking at the messages you posted with a clearer eye (and unclogged ear)! Thank you! Madge
  12. Thats the one!! Thanks a lot, thats been killing me for months.
  13. Thats the one!! Thanks a lot, thats been killing me for months.
  14. From a few books I read (on the history of dance), I discovered that sexuality is a major component (sometimes the primary component) in just about every form of dance. Many dances which we now considerd to be very conservative and non-sexual were, at one time, considered to be very sensual and risque. Latin dances are very suggestive of the sexual act. But a slow, intimate, waltz can also seem like a form of love-making. On one survay, the respondants said that dancing together with their partner was the second most intimate thing that they did together. (Sex was the number one intimate thin
  15. i am searching for a short film with the theme of a DINNER FOR TWO, where an old lady expects visitors at Christmas but they never come. so she pretends the visitors are there and the butler plays along.
  16. that looks familiar but i went on imdb and it doesn't have any on england i remember there were a few going to differnet regions of england i wish i could know what its name was...?? And i wish the shorts would be added to the schedule
  17. I saw a silent film many years ago on TCM. I dont quite remember the whole movie, I just remember a young boy who is supposed to be taken care of by his older brother, gets lost in Coney Island and has a big adventure trying to make his way back home. The boy collects bottles on the beach, trying to make money. Im afraid that is all i can remember, if anyone can help me out i would greatly appriciate it. Thanks!
  18. I saw a silent film many years ago on TCM. I dont quite remember the whole movie, I just remember a young boy who is supposed to be taken care of by his older brother, gets lost in Coney Island and has a big adventure trying to make his way back home. The boy collects bottles on the beach, trying to make money. Im afraid that is all i can remember, if anyone can help me out i would greatly appriciate it. Thanks!
  19. Wow, gijon 123, you are really passionate about this subject. Okay we see that Astaire is your favorite but trying to prove that he was BETTER? No ma'am, that's not what the post was asking. I wrote earlier that we should not try to compare them but embrace them both for what they had to offer to the film musical. Saying that you don't need sex, you'd be just fine dancing with Fred Astaire, what is that about? We all know Gene was better looking and his body was much more muscular but please lets respect him, he wanted to be known as an inovated, intelligent, deticated dancer and choreographer
  20. Gene Kelly all the way, I love that Irish grin of his, you can be so frustrated with one of his characters in his movies but everything's okay after he smiles. Definately one of the Top ten best smiles. Cary Grant also had a charming smile.
  21. i agree that it is hard to rate a star who only has 2 available films. she also kind of disappeared from the film industry. while many other actors if not went on to talking movie careers, atleast stayed active in the spotlight. she just kind of retired and enjoyed time to herself. i love her tons anyways.
  22. I've got many favorites - most of them already mentioned here, but I didn't see my all time favorite (I might have missed it): Joseph Cotten
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