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Posts posted by Nightbird311

  1. Ben Vereen was always a very talented man, but movies were never his forte.  Aside from “Funny Lady,” the only other movie I remember him in is Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz.”  I’m not sure TCM has ever shown that film.  Come to think of it, I think he was one of the dancers in Fosse’s “Sweet Charity.”  It’s too bad he didn’t get to transfer his stage performance as Judas when it came time to do a movie version of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

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  2. Here’s some long (and strange) titles from Italian director Lina Wertmuller:

    ”Too Much Romance...It’s Time for Stuffed Peppers”

    ”The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics”

    ”Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil”

    ”A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit”

    Plus, the original title of her 1974 hit “Swept Away” was “Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August”

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  3. Hi.  I’m new around here—well, not new to reading all the interesting reviews and comments, but new to posting myself.  This seemed like a good topic to jump into, as I know we all like giving our opinions on things we think are overrated (a word I don’t like and try not to use, as it usually just means “a movie most people like but you happen not to”).

    Anyway, a classic that I really dislike is “How Green was My Valley,” and believe me I’ve watched 3 or 4 times, hoping that this time I will finally understand what is supposed to be so great about it.  The funny thing is, it’s a type of movie I generally like very much.  I love period dramas and films about families, and I generally like most John Ford films.  But, this one just leaves me cold; it starts out OK, but after about 30 minutes my eyes gradually start to glaze over.

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