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About pktrekgirl

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  1. I quite like Dana Andrews. Some of my favorite of his films are: The Best Years Of Our Lives Laura Boomerang Where the Sidewalk Ends Crash Dive (co-starring w/Tyrone Power) The Iron Curtain Elephant Walk My Foolish Heart Madison Avenue
  2. Hehe... Just goes to show, there is something for everyone. I don't like that pale color of green used on the new one. Looks so washed out - especially in the middle of the screen where it...well, washes out.
  3. Yes, Jeffrey. Of course I've seen that video before. But of course, there are tons of Star Trek related you tubes - some serious, some funny, etc. I've seen them all, more than likely. Here is another of my favorite opening credits sequences. And just as a point of interest, this show was how I was introduced to at least 3 classic film stars...before I was a classic film fan: Jane Wyman, Cesar Romero, and earlier in the series, Mel Ferrer. Started watching this show 'cus I was an old Dark Shadows fan (once again, Scifi/fantasy), and followed David Selby to this show: Falcon Crest:
  4. Well, my other big passion besides classic film (indeed, it pre-dates classic film) is scifi TV. And there are a ton of great themes/opening credits to some of these shows. My personal favorites (and keep in mind that this does not reflect my relative feelings about the shows themselves, only the credits/theme and how it fits the content of the show): 1. *Stargate Atlantis*: 2. *Babylon 5:* (this YouTube is long because this show featured a massive intergalactic war which stretched over several seasons, so they changed the credits every year to reflect the growing hostilities...but all 5 years credits were great): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3fTDKJqyQo My favorite of the 5 seasons credits is season 4's: 3. *Farscape*: 4. *Stargate SG-1*: 5. *Star Trek Voyager:* 6. *Star Trek Deep Space Nine:* 7. *Firefly:* 8. *Battlestar Galactica:* And yes, to answer your question: I watched all these shows and am the biggest nerd-girl ever.
  5. I hated the postcard rack, so I'm glad it's gone. I hated the guy's voice and what he says, I hated the music, and I hated some of the postcards shown. I liked "One Reel Wonders" and I like this new one though. So I'm good with the new one. I actually miss the buildings in the rating info bits much more than I will ever miss these postcards.
  6. Some of my favorites: *John Ford/John Wayne* - that one is a given, I think. *Alfred Hitchcock/James Stewart* - the Hitchcock films he made were among my favorite James Stewart movies *Frank Capra/James Stewart* - the Capra films he made make up the rest of my favorite James Stewart movies *Michael Curtiz/Errol Flynn* - Bring on the Empty Horses! *Douglas Sirk/Rock Hudson* - I love all of those movies they did together *John Huston/Humphrey Bogart* - with the exception of Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) and To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks) all of Bogies best movies were with Huston.
  7. pktrekgirl

    Van Dine Shorts

    Well, while I agree with you about the Van Dine shorts being fun and in need of better 'advance notice' on the schedule, I take issue with the 'travelogues' not being interesting. I actually COLLECT those FitzPatrick Travel Talks. I am an avid traveler myself (been all over the world - traveling is even more of a passion for me than film!) and I look forward to those Travel Talks because I enjoy seeing how some of the places I've been in the past 10 or 20 years looked 50 + years ago. My point is that, while I agree with you about the Van Dine Shorts, don't assume that because YOU don't like the Travel Talks, they are uninteresting to all.
  8. I'd consider His Girl Friday to be a romantic comedy, for sure.
  9. Yes. He was adorable. Utterly charming and elegant, yet with stunningly perfect comedic timing. All I have to do to bring a smile to my face is to picture Cary Grant walking into that bathroom when he doesn't believe there is a leopard in there in Bringing Up Baby. Perfect comedic timing. Brilliant.
  10. In truth, I like her movies from the late 80's and early 90s. Stuff like Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sister Act. And she was really good in Ghost. I'm not sure if she is doing movies now. I think she is busy with The View.
  11. Glad you posted! I was hoping that you would! Your list is quite interesting. I probably should have included Brahms on my original list of favorites, and Schubert too, for that matter. Thought about going back to add Schubert, but was too lazy to do so, in the end. I have quite a few recordings as well. I would say Mozart is the most often-seen composer in my collection...although I have alot of Rachmaninov (including many different performers interpretations of the 2nd and 3rd piano concerto and Rhapsody on a Theme from Paganini - I tend to do that with many of my favorite compositions), Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Dvorak, etc. And I try to grab at least a few of the works from pretty much all of the major classical composers for my iPod as I have the opportunity and cash. For example, I have tons of alternative interpretations of Mozart's Requiem. Or the Beethoven symphonies - Von Karajan, Klemperer, Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra...you name it. But my favorite single CD in all of classical music is Carlos Kleiber and the Vienna Philharmonic's Beethoven's 5th and 7th. IMO, this is an absolutely FLAWLESS recording. I mean, by the time I heard this recording, I'd only heard the 5th about a gazillion times in my life (in addition to enduring that ghastly rock rendition that was around when we were kids), and it had kinda ceased doing anything new for me on repeat listenings. But when I heard THIS recording, my heart practically stopped. If I had to pick one recording to take to a desert island, this would be it. Even though Beethoven is only about 4th on my list overall of favorite composers. Needless to say, I have pretty much all the available recordings of Kleiber/**** Philharmoniker - too bad they didn't put out that many. I'd buy them all. I guess that's why I like collecting alternative interpretations though. Makes it much more interesting, IMO. Ermm...and sorry to hear about so many deaths of people you know lately. How terrible. Hope you are okay..... But we can talk about music later. No need to respond to me now if you don't feel up to it. I'll just watch this thread when I pop in here....or we can email. Still miss Dan though. Listen to him alot and can't stop missing him.
  12. *Modern Stars:* Denzel Washington - fabulous actor AND breathtakingly handsome. Morgan Freeman Whoopie Goldberg Gregory Hines (I used to LOVE to watch him dance - White Nights in particular was a great movie!) *Classic Stars:* Sidney Poitier Hattie McDaniel If any of these folks are in a film, that automatically makes it worth watching, as far as I'm concerned. Never seen a sub-par performance from any of them.
  13. As an Atlantan myself, I have a theory about that, but no point in airing our dirty laundry in public.
  14. Well, I see a few people are 'coming clean' with a list of "A List" type films they have not yet seen. So what the heck - I'm game. I mean, with well over 10,000 classic films out there, you can't see all of them, right? And even some big ones are likely to fall through the cracks - at least for a while. Anyway, here are some films I'm embarrassed not to have seen yet: The Man With the Golden Arm - just terrible of me since I am a Frank Sinatra fan and this is by all accounts one of his best films. My Darling Clementine - I'm not a huge fan of westerns unless they have Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn or John Wayne in them (or James Garner - love those two Support Your Local....films!). And I'm even LESS of a Henry Fonda fan. So, while I actually own this one on DVD, I've just never gotten around to watching it. The Grapes of Wrath - told you I wasn't a big Henry Fonda fan. Alexander's Ragtime Band - I love Tyrone Power and have seen a ton of his films, but the mood has not yet struck me to put this one into my DVD player. The Barkleys of Broadway - can't believe I've not gotten around to watching this Astaire & Rogers film. The Little Foxes - one of the few pre-1950 Bette Davis films that I've not seen La Dolce Vita - yes, I know it is a Fellini masterpiece. But it is also 3 hours long, and thus far, I've not been able to pump myself up to read subtitles for 3 hours. Even if the payoff IS Marcello Mastroianni. Films that I've seen large parts of, but have never actually sat down and 'officially' watched all the way through, all in one sitting: An American In Paris - I'm WAY embarrassed about this one! The Americanization of Emily - and this, despite the fact that on Private Screenings, James Garner says this was one of his favorite films to make....and I LOVE James Garner. They Were Expendable - mostly cus it's a way long movie. Paths of Glory - well, unfortunately, the part I've seen of this film is like the last 40 minutes. And since the ending of this one is important, and I already know how it ends, I kinda have never seen the point of sitting down to watch the whole thing. One day I'll accidentally catch the beginning, I hope.
  15. Me too. My tradition of watching Yankee Doodle Dandy on July 4th is by far my favorite one. I simply never tire of this wonderful film. However, I guess I don't have many holiday-related traditions related to one specific film. I try to watch Christmas in Connecticut (and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) sometime during the holiday season, but the rest of my traditions are more vague. I like to watch a vampire movie of some type on Halloween (anything from Dracula to a modern vampire film like The Lost Boys or Underworld - different one each year)...and I celebrate some stars' birthdays and/or anniversary of their death each year with one of their films (again, different one each year). But Yankee Doodle Dandy is really the only film that I always watch on a particular date each year. For me, this movie mades the holiday special, and helps me keep in mind the reason for the celebration!
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