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Everything posted by FredCDobbs

  1. Thank you for being so honest. Maybe you and I are cousins. I occasionally have a strong impulse to steal a horse. Maybe it's genetic.
  2. I don't know about your ancestors, but mine came over by boat long after 1620, and mine landed more toward the South. I think they were pretty much rogues and poor share-cropping farmers, with substantial numbres of sinners and horse thieves among them. 1/16 of my ancesters walked over, freezing along the way, from North East Asia and then on down into the US area, about 12,000 years ago.
  3. Hmm.... sounds like the 2nd replay of the same dialogue, spoken differently, is what happened in "The Conversaion", except the person killed was not the girl, but her father. A bugging expert records those conversations, and goes mad trying to interpret their true meaning, based on the different way the same dialogue was spoken differently the second time he listened to it. First time: "He would have KILLED us if he had a chance.". Emplying the father would have killed the girl and the boyfriend. Second time: "He would have killed US if he had a chance." Emplying the boyfriend and gir
  4. By the way..... to start, I asked "What would this guy look like in 10 to 15 years?" I decided on Lewis Stone, but countless searches turned up nothing, then I let my brain go through a whole series of naurual algorithms. My brain does this automatically. Face, hair, nose, age at time of photo, approximate year of photo, approximate year 10 to 15 years later, and I came up with H.B. Warner. Then I searched for the photo, and there it was on page 2.
  5. I don't know how accurate it is, but it seems to tell a lot about how difficult it was in those old days to ride a sailing ship to the New World.... and then try to build homes and raise food before winter arrives at Plymouth. I think we should give as much credit to our brave ancestors as we do to our brave WW II soldiers.
  6. Leave it open for anyone, or do another one yourself.
  7. H.B. WARNER Newspaper photo page link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1922-01-22/ed-1/seq-70/#date1=1836&sort=relevance&rows=20&words=B+H+Warner&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=2&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=h+b+warner&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=2
  8. Do you mean if I come to a fork in the road, take it?
  9. I thought the title of the film was really good, especially since it was two older men who were talking about modern times.
  10. I generally like the film, and I've seen it at least 3 times, because it is so unusual with some unusual and interesting stuff in it. But I don't like the unsolved mysteries or vague endings. Generally, the old classics left us with no unsolved mysteries. But this film is like cutting the last 5 minutes off of every famous old classic film. This film suddenly ended in a way that would be exactly like cutting GONE WITH THE WIND right after Scarlet says, "But where will I go, what will I do??" (go directly to fade out and theme music).
  11. This was an old French import Art-Theater film that was popular with us younger folks back in the early '60s, like LA DOLCE VITA, and other foreign films. It was a "French Classic" art film for a long time. I never got to see it, but people talked about it for years. The title is kinda catchy.
  12. Yeah, where were the women? Every time I've been to Texas there have been lots of women of all ages. And kids too.
  13. The film wasn't "resolved" at all. That is a big problem for me and one reason I don't like new films. So did he kill the girl or smell dog poo on his boot? Did the cops coming to the accident find him and arrest him? Or did the Coens plan for a Part 2 film that they never made? So how did it end? Well, it didn't end at all. It was like in the old days when an old worn out film broke in a theater, 5 minutes from the end and the projectionist couldn't repair it. It was like cutting off the last 5 minute of Gone With the Wind or the last 5 minutes of Treasure of the Sierra Madre. One of
  14. Notice with Sally Field on TCM..... NO CLOSE-UPS OF HER FACE. All wide shots. She "looks great" only becaue there are no close ups.
  15. In Hollywood, there are more pretty young women who can also act, and fewer handsome young men who can act. I think maybe more young girls from around the US are still going out to Hollywood in larger number than young men, just like they used to do in the old days. There have been dozens of movies made about this phenomenon..... like North Eastern farm girls going to New York to become singers, dancers, or actresses on Broadway. How this relates to my business in California was that we had far more men applying for the magazine jobs, since all the magazines were man-oriented, such as cars
  16. The photo is a joke. Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to 6 year olds here. The "market" determines whether an old Bette Davis gets work or not. Personally, I do not want to see ANY Bette Davis movie after ALL ABOUT EVE. I want to remember Bette as being young as pretty, not old and haggered. Her acting got bad too. When she was old, she tried to act like she was young, and that was a turn-off for me. Both of her "twins" movies looked silly. An old Bette Davis, to me, looked like an old nobody, while a young Betty Davis was a MOVIE STAR!
  17. I'm not in the mood to argue about it. It was explained to me by a top Los Angeles Executive when I worked for a major company out there. He also said that the company had several women in every department making more money than the men in the departments. Therefore, the company won all the EEOC lawsuits that some of the women filed. He said that basically, this was done within a normal annual salary budget, so that it did not cost the company more to pay the women more. What the company did was pay the men less. I.E. the men were paid lower "women's salaries", and a few of the women were paid
  18. It's not sexism at all. It is supply and demand. It doesn't matter which gender has more unemployed workers, but whichever one does, then they get their salaries bidded down. "Ok, do I hear a bid for $4.5 million??? Ok, 8 bids. Now do I hear a bid for $3.5 million??? Ok, 6 bids. Now do I hear a bid for $2 million??? Ok, 2 bids. Now do I hear a bid for $1 million??? Ok, 1 bid! SOLD, THE PART IS FILLED FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS $."
  19. I think the problem is that there are far more beautiful actresses in Hollywood than there are handsome male actors. Therefore, the actresses are "bidded down" in salary. In other words, if a well known beautiful girl demans $5 million for the job, and the studio can find a similar one for $1 million, although maybe she is not as famous, they will go with the $1 million actress and save $4 million dollars on their budget. With fewer male actors in Hollywood, it is more difficult to bid them down that much. This is just like the "secretary pool" in New York. Far more girls are looking f
  20. It looks to me like the lady's first name is signed May It looks like May Orlova.
  22. This just in..... Hill*billy Union Demands More Movie Roles for Hill*billies:
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