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Everything posted by nodgnoc

  1. Eleanor Powell - Her smile lights up a room. Her dancing is absolute perfection and I find it exhilarating. I can't take my eyes off of her. A lot of her dances are on YouTube and I'd be embarrassed to admit how many times I've watched them, and I'll continue to do so. She's the greatest anti-depressant I've ever had. She's gorgeous, mesmerizing, and glorious.
  2. I know I shouldn't do this, but what the hell. In my view "Strict adherence to fundamentalist religious dogma (of all stripes) is the root of all evil on this planet". The human population would be carrying around a whole lot less shame, guilt, paranoia, superstition, stupidity, and hate if the world were freed from the chains of religion. I'm an atheist and damn proud of it. Let the diatribe begin. Bob C.
  3. I first became aware of Yma back in the late 70's when I went over to a friends house, smoked some killer weed, while he (a true music aficionado) put an LP of hers on the hi-fi. It was a transporting and transcendent evening listening to Yma and her unbelievably wide ranging voice while we sat there transfixed, eating popcorn and doing shots of Wild Turkey. What a great evening. I've been a fan of Yma's ever since. Bob C.
  4. I agree that the film is good, but this is a title that TCM ought to put under wraps for about a year as it seems to be scheduled every other month. I haven't watched it for a couple of years because I've just had my fill of it. Along with a few other TCM favorites which get repeated and repeated and repeated. We all know which ones they are. Bob C.
  5. I found the film mediocre at best, but Ellen Parker was absolutely radiant. What a stunningingly beautiful woman. It's too bad she didn't have a longer career. I'm going to put in a request for another showing so I can tape it. Yeah, I REALLY was blown away by her. Bob C.
  6. Kyle, Yes, I'll be around. Let it get messy. We can take it and dish it out with the best of them. The Aim of an Argument ... should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) Bob C.
  7. Hey Ask, you remind me of a good George Carlin quote"Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!?. Hello Kyle in Hollywood. You are of course correct about the bankruptcy act. It's a bankers wet dream. I must admit this thread is a little more interesting than the usual "What's your favorite Katherine Hepburn movie?".BS, which is why I go on long sabbaticals from this forum. Bob C.
  8. All of you Bush (i.e: the village idiot) apologists please read carefully: Everything that is psoted by myself & the Celluloid kid regarding Bush's resume is 100% verifiable to anyone who cares to do some real time research. Of course I realize that you right wing wackos really don't bother with facts because it might interfere with your ludicrous dogma, so please feel free to turn your attention back to ' Faux news' and get even stupider than you already are. And boy, is that ever monumentally STUPID ! Bob C.
  9. George W. Bush's Resume Past work experience: Ran for congress and lost. Produced a Hollywood slasher B movie. Bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas, company went bankrupt shortly after he sold all his stock. Bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using tax-payer money. With father's help (name and money) was elected Governor of Texas. Accomplishments: Changed pollution laws for power and oil companies and made Texas the most polluted state in the Union. Replaced Los Angeles with Houston as the most smog-ri
  10. Laurel & Hardy are good for a few hours, but after that, it becomes repetitive and tiresome. 24 hours straight is MUCH too long. Personally I would just as soon TCM drop their "summer under the stars" programming. It too has become old and stale. While I'm on a roll, "The Essentials" can leave without a tear being shed by me. There are no more essential films to see. None. They've done them all. Now they just keep repeating themselves. If they were to introduce some foreign films into the essentials category I wouldn't be writing this. There's plenty of great foreign films that could be vi
  11. Without question for me it's 2001 A Space Odyssey. For the first time viewer, the final 20 minutes are a transcendent experience. Even with repeated viewing's (I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've seen it) it still excites and startles the senses. A film I will never, ever grow tired of watching.
  12. Cyd Charisse is one of the most gorgeous creatures that's ever walked on the planet. For me, any argument ends there.
  13. I would really like to see TCM (or anyone for that matter) show Monte Hellman's early 70's classic Two Lane Blacktop. I don't know whatever became of that film. As good as Warren Oates was in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, he was even better in this.
  14. The luminescent and extraordinarily charismatic Gong Li. For the uninitiated, watch Raise the Red Lantern and you will be transfixed by her hypnotic face. Isabelle Adjani (who I wish would make more english speaking films) is a distant second.
  15. I'd like to be a member of the Wild Bunch and die in a hail of balletic slow motion bullets.
  16. Wallace Beery. Not only his voice was grating though. Everything about that tub of lard annoyed me. By far, my least favorite actor ever. Victor McLaglen (who ruined every film he was ever in with his drunken buffoon act) is a close second.
  17. I just saw this Friday night and was bored to death. Every airplane/airport clich? in the book. This film was LAME from beginning to end. It's difficult to believe this movie was nominated for 1 Oscar much less 6. A complete waste of celluloid. Island in the Sky was a little better but not much. They could have easily left these 2 turkeys on the shelf and let them deteriorate to ashes. it would have been a mercy killing.
  18. Without question The Gorgeous Virginia Bruce. It will never happen because she was relegated to the 'B' list on the MGM lot and she never rose any higher. TCM should have most (if not all) of her films and I've petitioned them on her behalf, but I doubt anything will ever come of it. Many times TCM will devote a day long tribute to a star on their birthday. To my knowledge, that's never happened with Virginia. What a crock. It's true that she didn't make many memorable films, but she made them memorable (for me anyway) merely by her luminous presence. What can I say, I'm completely enchanted b
  19. Osmond movies ?? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES !!
  20. No it isn't, but the major problem with it is that's it's usually so poorly done that it's almost asexual. When it's done well, it can be very erotic. Brian DePalma is one of the few directors who know how to direct sex scenes. Would I have liked to see Lana Turner in a sex scene? Absolutely !! The production code she worked under was so constrictive as to be ridiculous. And I think people today are ****. They have nothing on the absolute prudes who ran the censorship office. It amazes me that film makers allowed themselves to be pushed around like they were. Separate beds, short kisses, almos
  21. She isn't 'classic', but the best actress today is Cate Blanchett. She's extraordinary. Nobody even comes close to her. Acting ability in SPADES.
  22. I'm with xxmass on this one. I've never understood the fascination with her at all. She was a mediocre actress, only marginally attractive, and I think the urban legend that's engulfs her is rather absurd given her limited abilities. I don't get it. Never have, never will.
  23. Barbara Bel Geddes seems to have been missed in this topic. She died on Aug. 8th. As I never watched the TV series Dallas that she costarrred in for so long, I only know her from her films in the late 40's thru the 50's. I always thought Barbara was quite luminous. If I was Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, I never would have bothered with Kim Novak. I would have gladly rushed into Barbara's arms and stayed there quite contentedly. I have a desktop wallpaper of her made from a collage of her pictures that I display quite regularly. I really liked her and hope that she rests in peace.
  24. Most everyone has been mentioned that I would name except one: Virginia Bruce. I've brought her name up in a previous topic. She's magnificent. This woman speaks to me like few others ever did. I've got a crush on her the size of the Grand Canyon.
  25. TCM desperately needs to replace all four of their intros. I'm sick to death of all of them, with the possible exception of the 'big band' one shown during the day. I see that one the least, but even it's beginning to wear out its' welcome.
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