Jump to content
 
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

LaraKathleen

Members
  • Content Count

    13
  • Joined

  • Last visited

    Never

About LaraKathleen

  • Rank
    Member
  1. My eldest grandmother was born in 1920 so she was in her 20's when a lot of the Cary Grant's were coming out and every time I go to her house I watch movies with her on her TV while we make dinner and set the table for the family dinners. My other grandmother has a large collection of films she taped off of things and I love going through them and watching them. She always seems to have a new one to recommend.
  2. I'm still a teenager and my favorites are usually musicals. I love Gigi and Singin' in the Rain, Guys and Dolls. American in Paris. One of my other favorites is Jimmy Stewart's Harvey. I also enjoy Citizen Kane. Honestly, it's hard for me to really pick a favorite because i enjoy so many different types of films. The only thing i really don't like is westerns. Beyond that I enjoy just about anything. I watch more old movies than anything else. One of the things I love most about being an old movie fan is it gives me a real connection to both my grandmothers who grew up with these movies.
  3. I personally like DVDs, though a lot of movies are not yet released and i go on Amazon to buy them and realize I can't. But the quality of DVDs is so much better than that of VHS. The recording speed seems to make less of a difference on DVDs. I do though have a VCR/DVD combo so I can watch some of the movies I have only on VHS. I also like this because I can still tape things off of TV. I also enjoy the special features that are sometimes put on DVDs. My citizen Kane and my Casablanca DVDs both have documentaries on them about the making of the films and my Bringing up Baby DVD has the T
  4. *SPOILER* If you're going to talk about changing the audiences' mind on the characters i.e. redemption, you have to talk about Citizen Kane. I know Kane really isn't redeemed, but Welles did do a great job of changing your mind about him. Seeing the sled causes you to feel sorry for him. I really liked that ending.
  5. I personally love Casablanca, especially where they walk off and Rick says "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." The end of Harvey is also really good, I like the way Elwood lets Harvey leave, but Harvey decides to stay with Elwood. It really shows the bonds of friendship. But I think my all time favorite is Roman Holiday just because it is so against the book. You really expect Hepburn to come running back to Peck as he's about to walk out the door, but she doesn't, and it makes it very unique. It also though really makes it a holiday and shows something
  6. The movies can be repeated, yes. Whether that one specifically will be repeated, I do not know. If you search for the movie on the Turner site it will give you when they will be playing it next.
  7. One thing, Rocky Horror picture show as a musical, in the sense like Singin' in the Rain is a musical, really isn't all that great. But to see people do imitations of the time warp is pretty funny. But my least favorite musical ever is Two Tickets To Broadway with Janet Leigh. There is a song called petroleum-yum-yum-yum. I watched with my sister, we were sitting there thinking how bad this was. Funny Face isn't bad, but Audrey Hepburn can't sing, and I sit there throughout the whole film cringing because of her voice.
  8. I was reading an article that talked about the everyman throne. People like Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Henry Fonda who succeeded in playing all sorts of roles throughout their careers. My personal favorite is Jimmy Stewart, just because his characters are always so believable, especially Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. So what do you guys think, which actor or actress has been able to play the most different types of roles?
  9. I got to agree with Cary Grant, the only way you could tell he got older was by the color of his hair. Gene Wilder as also aged amazingly well.I read his autobiography, which is a great book, you all should read it, and he didn't look all that different. Many of the female actresses have also aged wonderfully. Audrey Hepburn is most certainlty one. Older pictures of her want to make you sit there and say, "how can she look that good at that age?" Lauren Bacall as also aged really really well. She doesn't look as old as you would expect her to since she was in so many films with Bogey.
  10. Plastics is always a fun one, just because people who have never seen The Graduate also wonder what in the world you are talking about. Also Cary Grant's "You remind me of a man. What man? A man with a power. What power? The power of who do. Who do? You do." My sister and I like to recite that with each other. Jimmy Stewart in Harvey-"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" -- she always called me Elwood -- "In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.
  11. Mine would be Jimmy Stewart in Philadelphia Story. The whole C.K. Dexter Haven thing is just plain funny. But I also love William Powell and Myrna Loy in all the Thin Man films. They just play drunk so well of each other.
© 2021 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
×
×
  • Create New...