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Everything posted by YourManGodfrey

  1. I thought of a few more: Frank Morgan Frank McHugh (he was in every other film produced in Hollywood from 1932 to 1935) Allen Jenkins (he was in the films McHugh wasn’t in and all of the films McHugh was in)
  2. Disraeli (1929) I have finally seen both of Arliss’ 1929/1930 Oscar-winning/nominated performances. I think I’ve now seen 4 of his films, and in my expert opinion, he was a step ahead of most of the actors of his era. He’s really enjoyable to watch.
  3. The Lost Patrol (1934) Come on and watch this, you swines! It’s a shame Karloff is really only remembered for his horror roles. He’s good in this, Scarface, The Public Defender, etc. It started slow, but definitely picked up about halfway through.
  4. I forgot that he was honored last year. I shouldn’t have, because I watched a handful of his films; I really liked The Quatermass Experiment.
  5. I don’t know which actors have been honored outside of last year, so I apologize if some of them have already been honored. Harold Lloyd John Gilbert Victor McLaglen Boris Karloff Vincent Price Robert Ryan Brian Donlevy David Niven
  6. Mr. Blanding’s is one of my favorite Cary Grant performances. The well digging was hilarious.
  7. Sorry, I thought you were mocking my take on it. The last two films that I’ve been blown away by have been Burt Lancaster films; Atlantic City and Seven Days in May. He’s quickly becoming one of my favorite actors.
  8. Seven Days in May (1964) This is the first time I’ve seen this movie and it has instantly become one of my all-time favorites. Every single actor put in a great performance. If I was forced to choose, I’d give the best performance to March. I rarely come across films that make my jaw drop, but this one did.
  9. Ivanhoe (1952) with Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, and George Sanders I'm a sucker for medieval films in technicolor and I really enjoyed this one. There's a lot of star power in this film, but the two performances that impressed me the most were by Sanders and Guy Rolfe as Prince John. Some of the timing during the combat scenes was comical, as some of the actors were left standing still for an extra second or two, while they waited to be killed. That doesn't detract from the film at all, though.
  10. I don't want to get into some pointless argument, but why are you lobbing all of these accusations at me? I watched a film and I didn't care for the ending. Why is it such a big deal? Additionally, some of us may not have a couple hours at a time all of the time. When I have time to watch a film in one sitting, I watch it in one sitting.
  11. I should have worded that better. I liked the very ending, but I didn't like the climatic action scenes at the end. I really enjoyed Saboteur. I thought the final 'dangling scene' was better than North by Northwest's.
  12. Pygmalion (1938) with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller Outside of the performances by Howard and Hiller, I got very bored after the first forty minutes. I rank Howard as one of the finest actors of the 1930s, but I struggled to get through this one. However, 1938 is one of the years that I've seen very few films, so I'm happy to add another. North by Northwest (1959) with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint I started this awhile ago, but never got around to finishing it. I think it's one of Cary Grant finest performances. The light comedic touches throughout make this a great film, bu
  13. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) with Paul Muni Muni overacts, but he’s also damn good, so it doesn’t bother me. I’ve wanted to see this for a while now and kept missing it. It lived up to expectations. Fury (1936) with Spencer Tracy Apart from the final scene, this movie is incredible. Tracy’s performance is one of the best I’ve seen. The Harder They Fall (1956) with Humphrey Bogart and Rod Steiger I really liked Bogart’s final film, but it’s also depressing knowing that this was it. I can’t name another Steiger film I’ve seen, but he turns in a
  14. I missed Bullets or Ballots and then didn’t finish it before it left TCM another time. It really caught my attention, so that’s the one film I’m targeting.
  15. I was coming into this thread to say Cocktail. It has awful reviews, but I’ve always enjoyed watching it.
  16. Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) with Paul Muni and Lillian Gish I’m aware that this was a propaganda film, but I was also bored out of my mind and did not find myself wanting to join up and fight the Germans. The only redeeming quality is that I was able to tick off a lesser-known Paul Muni and Lillian Gish film.
  17. That’s another film that I wasn’t going to watch, watched it right before it expired on TCM, and loved it.
  18. Atlantic City (1980) with Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon I generally loathe films from this era and had no intention of watching this until I started reading the accompanying article that TCM provides. In fact, I read it twice. Sometimes I decide to ignore the essential films that you’re supposed to watch and just pick something that catches my eye. The film is over an hour and 40 minutes, but felt like an hour, because the story and acting pulled me in. I can see why Lancaster and Sarandon received Oscar nominations for their performances.
  19. Anna Christie (1930) with Great Garbo I loved this film and it’s probably now in my top 5 favorite pre-codes. When Garbo walks through the door in her first scene, I actually said to myself, “Wow, that’s Greta Garbo!” I thought her performance was good for an early talkie, but Marion, Bickford, and Dressler were a step above her.
  20. Born to Kill (1947) with Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney I haven’t decided if I like this film or not. At some points, I thought it was fantastic, and at others, I was disappointed. There are some plot holes that bothered me, but Trevor and Tierney make up for it with their crazy characters. I thought the ending was the best part of the film.
  21. Road to Morocco (1942) with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope This is both my first Crosby film and Hope film. Sometimes I’ll see an image of an actor and tell myself that I don’t like them, which I did with Hope. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoy his acting. It’s not one of my all-time favorites, but I’ll seek out the other Road to... films now.
  22. Those are two that I need to see. I’m a big fan of Keaton and I’ve seen a good chunk of his shorts and a few of his features. I just started to get into Lloyd’s shorts recently and I like them a lot, too. I recommend Max Linder’s films if you haven’t seen them. He was a huge influence on Chaplin.
  23. Pandora’s Box (1929) with Louise Brooks I think I’m finally beginning to appreciate silent films as a whole now, instead of just comedies, because there is no way I would have been able to sit through over two hours of this kind of film before. I’m still relatively new to silents, so I did lose the plot a few times, but it was an enjoyable film to watch. I didn’t know a lot about Louise Brooks’ acting before I watched, but I was surprised by her subtlety. Her simple smirks and looks really completed the film.
  24. Why Be Good? (1929) with Colleen Moore I’ve now seen a grand total of one Colleen Moore film and I’m now a Colleen Moore fan. I haven’t seen nearly as many silent films as talkies, but this is one of my favorites. I don’t find the story itself that entertaining, but the film flew by thanks to Moore’s performance.
  25. Cimarron (1931) Lawrence of Arabia (two-disc exclusive edition) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Yankee Doodle Dandy (two-disc) I’ve wanted to see Yankee Doodle Dandy for a while now and I’ve never actually finished Lawrence of Arabia, so I’m happy to finally have them.
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