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About movieman1957

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  1. While watching Judy in Bells Are Ringing I was doing some reading on her and it mentioned an album. This song was the most interesting. With one exception I enjoyed the whole thing. She was involved with and collaborated with jazz musician Gerry Mulligan.
  2. Judy Holliday - (I think I posted it muted.)
  3. Unique and driven. A host of early 70's shows also were big hits like Baretta, Medical Center, The Streets of San Francisco, Welcome Back, Kotter, Room 222, Love American Style, and some others.
  4. Cloud Nine owes a huge debt to Jeff Lynne. It was the best sounding album Harrison had made, for my take, since Material World. I think some might consider it over-produced or at least close but I think it is richer than a lot of the previous albums. My CD doesn't give any writer's credits but it does give a special thanks to John, Paul, and Ringo. I am with you on how good the songs are. It is the best overall collection in some time. All Things Must Pass is still my favorite. On your notes on Ringo I didn't have anything after Goodnight Vienna until Choose Love as the reviews were
  5. I never liked the way the album sounded. I always thought it too thin. It is certainly different from the way "Material World" and "Extra Texture" sounded. I think that put me off on the album.
  6. One of my favorite old threads. We had some All Stars here. We ran the gamut of films too. It was great fun. If anyone wants to read some deep discussions on films this is the place. We also had a great discussion on Harvey that went on for over a week. Don't remember if it was here or another thread but if anyone can find it take the time to read it.
  7. Rey! I remember we used to congratulate folks when they reached a milestone of another thousand posts. So you should be too. I remember those conversations fondly as well. Quite a few of the ones you mentioned play on Facebook and we spent time at Silver Screen Oasis. (I recall you were there for a short time.) I got out of the habit of coming here. At times there was talk other than movies or going over the same ground. And some of them moved on. It felt different. I check in more now. I occasionally talk about music, look through the Westerns thread, check in on Bronxgirl's thread
  8. I always liked Press To Play better than most everyone. It is certainly an improvement over Pipes of Peace. Most everyone didn't like Talk, More Talk but even with the electronic drums I still think it as an interesting tune.
  9. This is a good one. Perkins' performance, at times, is a little too on the high end of things. His character is too sure of himself for being new at the job. I think part of that is to contrast Fonda's weary and well worn (tired?) life as a former sheriff showing it is not all it may seem. Fonda's relationship with Betsy Palmer is a highlight too. Taking her at face value and not letting her past get in the way of enjoying her company. (Palmer too easily expects his leaving.) John McIntire is another highlight. I don't know if the Stewart/Mann relationship was gone by now but I think Fon
  10. I have the album with the booklet. Never could quite bring myself to buying the CD. I always liked "Get On The Right Thing" and "Little Lamb Dragonfly." Except for "My Love" the rest of it is pretty uninspired.
  11. A fine collection with one or two that could have been left out. "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier" is a little too redundant for my taste. The song "Imagine" is a perfect example of lyrics shining over what is really a quite ordinary tune. The music is much more compelling on most of the others you mention. "Oh My Love" reminds me some of "Julia" in its nature more than the instrumentation. "Gimme Some Truth" along with "How Do You Sleep" share some production qualities. I agree with your thought on Nicky Hopkins playing on "Jealous Guy" and "Crippled Inside" though I don't care much for the song
  12. I own the original vinyl and have a CD. It has a few good tracks but only a few.
  13. Ram is a good album. Have always thought so even when critics didn't think much of it. Too Many People is the best tune on it. The album is typical McCartney because of all the different styles he writes in. I really like Dear Boy. The harmonies and counter melodies in the vocals are painstakingly well done. Ram On is kind of fun in a simple way. The Back Seat of My Car rings the most Beatle-esque to me. I was never a big fan of Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. It was just a song on its way to the next one. I agree it is better than McCartney and certainly better than Red Rose Speedway, tho
  14. The problem with Mr. Moonlight (one of The Beatles least popular songs) is the organ. It is too much in the foreground and has such a lame solo that it makes the tune, for me, more annoying than bad. John does a good vocal on a not very good song.
  15. These Christmas movies, all 1200* of them, must in some way contribute to what ultimately might be a disappointing Christmas for viewers. Perfect people in perfect towns, where snow falls dramatically at the kiss, where every house is decorated by Better Homes and Gardens, and where all big city residents who were crazy enough to go to the big city all go home to the country where they find themselves and live in perfect harmony. (A lot of this is figured just passing this while channel surfing.) By the time the viewers own Christmas shows up, how can it compete? I realize these are very
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