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About movieman1957

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  • Birthday 10/16/1957

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    Classical music, history, biographies

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  1. Is Scott still around? Happy Birthday! Hope all is well.
  2. We must have a similar library as I have all three. I enjoyed "The Quick and The Dead" as you did. A straight forward filming. It looks like a made-for-cable work but as long as they focus on the principals it is fine. The byplay between Elliott and Conti is often fun. Clearly each knows their strengths and weaknesses and at first a grudging respect comes between them. Later reality sets in and in the end a friendship comes. They have both had a bit of an education. Conagher is my favorite of the three. I think Elliott's portrayal is quite moving. Working with his wife helps. I find her
  3. Laurel and Hardy. No one particular film. But that lead to the Marx Brothers. It branched into other comedies. Ultimately a teenaged time viewing of It's A Wonderful Life set me on a long journey of all kinds of films.
  4. Oh good, familiar people. Hi all. I will have to check back more ofen.
  5. Me either. My mother had several albums and I particularly enjoyed their movie themes albums.
  6. A fine comedy to enjoy is "As Time Goes By" with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. It is about a couple who had an affair during the Korean War and meet 38 years later after having their own lives in between. I am also very fond of police dramas. "Lewis", "Endeavour", "Foyle's War". Old standards like "Cracker" and "Prime Suspect" are not to be missed. For something with more of an edge "Wire In The Blood" is a first rate series. The more recent "Unforgotten" is pretty good as well.
  7. I recently saw Knives Out (2019) and The Cheat (1915) and was struck that our availability to movies through all kinds of sources (this time Amazon for both) allows us to watch films made 104 years apart. As much as I enjoy TCM I am glad there are other outlets as well.
  8. I thought TCM had signed a long term deal to show all the Roach films. For some time we were getting the Charley Chase shorts, Todd/Pitts/Kelly shorts and L&H but I must have misunderstood as I haven't seen much of any of them in some time. There are quite a few of L&H's silent shorts on Amazon Prime.
  9. Probably George Stevens could have made it work with most anyone but by design or accident that casting was right. Ladd was only 7 years older than Clift but seems older. (To me this helps the underlying feelings between Shane and Marian.). Jean, as much as I love her, was probably closest to being miscast because of her age relative to the others. A big name cast may have not had the same effect. Use of the landscape, cinematography, and the music all help to make it a pretty poweful film.
  10. Completely agree. I always loved the lyric "if they ever drop the bomb you said I'll find you in the flames." Almost absurd but so telling about how deep a love would be. Only to compare their current state in the next sentence. (Scissor's Cut.) I really like "That's All I've Got To Say." More fine Jimmy Webb songs. My favorite Garfunkel album.
  11. I always enjoyed Garfunkel's solo albums. Scissors Cut ranks highest of the early ones. Oddly enough, maybe, on Watermark "Wonderful World is the one I don't care for. It doesn't fit. I think Breakaway is a good listen as well. I think Webb is an interesting songwriter. He has a gift for both interesting lyrics and music.
  12. I am a sucker for British police dramas. I quit trying to figure who did it years ago and just enjoy the writing and acting. The most recent one is "Unforgotten." It is about a team of detectives who handle cases that involve newly discovered murders that happened longs ago. It stars the always wonderful Nicola Walker. Three seasons of six episodes. Getting ready to start the third season. Available on Amazon Prime. Season 2 of "Jack Ryan" is pretty compelling if you can accept that they could do what they are doing. Also, revisited "Wire In The Blood." Acorn hosts this one.
  13. While working from home until probably Memorial Day among some other things I am going through the 104 symphonies of Haydn, I am through the first 20. Relatively short and pleasant they don't come near his later works. Nothing particularly memorable but always enjoyable. Scattered among the symphonies comes light piano music of David Tolk, Wayne Gratz, Stanton Lanier, and Jim Brickman. Some other light jazz makes a perfect atmosphere to work.
  14. I think Mr. Bean is a great character for sketches but found the first Bean movie to not be very enjoyable. He is quite fun but in small doses.
  15. And it is all told in a short time. No wasted characters or dialogue or unneeded background. No action needed. The argument of what is right is enough to keep it all dramatic and moving.
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