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Everything posted by pktrekgirl

  1. Wow! Even more great photos posted in this thread! I really need to sit down and go through it - tons of good stuff for me to use, and I'm not even taking advantage of it. Lovely photos ladies! I salute your ability to constantly come up with new ones!
  2. Good picks. I've not seen the 1968 version of The Charge of The Light Brigade on TCM - I'd very much like to see that film as I am a big fan of the Errol Flynn version from the late 1930's.
  3. Bummer...no. I missed that. I turned it off after Robert Osbourne's closing remarks. But based on what he said, it sounded like the cast got put through the paces...and really could do everything they were shown doing in the film!
  4. I watched this film for the first time the other night when it aired, and I really loved it. Robert Taylor was great, and so were all the women, I thought. I also thought it was interesting - Robert Osbourne said that they had a week or so of 'classes' for those women so that they all learned how to shoot and change a wagon wheel, etc. They really learned how do do all that stuff, apparently, for the film! Certainly made it more authentic!
  5. In musicals, I prefer Judy Garland. But some of my favorite romantic comedies ever made are the films Doris Day made with Rock Hudson. She doesn't sing, but those are great films!
  6. Here are a few films I'd love to see: *William Powell films I really want to see:* The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) The Baroness and the Butler (1938) *Barbara Stanwyck films I really want to see:* The Moonlighter (1953) Always Goodbye (1938) The Great Man's Lady (1942) *Ronald Colman films I really want to see:* The Sporting Venus (1925) - I've seen a copy of it in someone's collection, so I know it exists. *Kay Francis films I really want to see:* The White Angel (1936) Play Girl (1941) Between Us Girls (1942) Reached
  7. *Hi there, Beda! I appreciated your comments on Elizabeth and I quite agree. She was a pro and had tons of charisma, even when the movie wasn't the greatest you always enjoyed watching HER. In fact, I think she always sold her own talents short and can sound quite hard on herself in interviews.* *My favorite ET movies include:* *The Sandpiper* *Butterfield 8* *National Velvet* *Cat on a Hot Tin Roof* *Suddenly, Last Summer* *Elephant Walk* *A Place in the Sun* *Giant (I think she's the best thing in the movie)* *Jane Eyre (a small, unbilled role but she's so striking in it!)*
  8. Well, I wouldn't screen any of the ones you might expect. I wouldn't screen Casablanca, for example, even though I still regard it as the best film ever made. Any idiot can see Casablanca any time they like - they don't need a special movie house screening to do that. In truth, I think I'd screen either My Man Godfrey or It Happened One Night. I think that both of these films are fine ways to get those unfamiliar with classic film into the fold. Both are hilariously funny...and I personally think that the best way to draw in new fans is with the laughs. My Man Godfrey is a sligh
  9. Well, I'm not sure we are gonna end up with an accurate picture by arbitrarily putting them in 'categories' rather than just letting us vote on the top 10 from the first round or whatever. There are several in group 1, for example, who I think are much more beautiful than anyone in group 3. However, for what it's worth, here are my votes in the assigned categories.: 1) Ingrid Bergman (Honorable mentions to Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor - this was by far the most competitive category) 2) Gene Tierney 3) Rita Hayworth
  10. *A second Tyrone Power box set comes out on July 29th. It features ten films:* *Luck of the Irish* *Johnny Apollo* *Day-Time Wife* *Cafe Metropole* *Girls' Dormitory* *I'll Never Forget You* *That Wonderful Urge* *Love Is News* *This Above All* *Second Honeymoon* Are you SERIOUS? They are seriously releasing all of these as a boxed set? You are not putting me on in a effort to get me to faint from hyperventilation??? If this is the case, FOX has indeed done well by Tyrone Power. I'd have to do an inventory of my holdings (I own everything they've released)...but with th
  11. I have always liked Elizabeth Taylor and think she gets entirely too much undeserved grief. Despite her money and fame, she has not had an easy life and has experienced alot of loss, not to mention bouts of ill health. And I think she should be given alot more credit and be subject to alot fewer comments from the peanut gallery about things like her weight or her marriages. She was a breathtakingly beautiful woman in her day, and made alot of very enjoyable movies. Personally, I think she did a fine job in almost all of her films - even if the script was lame, Liz gave it her best.
  12. Good thread topic which I must have missed on my last visit. Although it is tough to talk about Georgia. There are no really great films set here. ......unless you count that annoying little diddy called *Gone With the Wind*. Well, that and that very minor Buster Keaton project called *The General*.
  13. I think we are very fortunate that WB has released all the films they have on DVD. It is great that they are preserving them...and just as great that they are releasing them, oftentimes after some nice restoration work! I do admire 20th Century Fox, however - they have made some good efforts as well. They have done pretty well with their Studio Classics line and their Fox Film Noir Line in particular. And I'm quite pleased that they have been making strides with some of their bigger stars - the Tyrone Power boxed set that came out last year, for example, was long overdue and eagerly ant
  14. Not too crazy about this idea for myself, but there is the possibility that if it is decently cast and written and is a hit, it will revive interest in the 1952 version. No one can do a better job in this film than Gary Cooper...but a good chunk of the younger audience will never know this unless they actually see High Noon (1952). And the only way they'll see it is if they want to compare it to the remake, which will be as well publicized as 3:10 to Yuma. Clearly a mixed bag...but we'll see what happens.
  15. Miss G, Do you have any pictures of him in THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER? I loved him in that. Probably that, RUSSIA HOUSE, and MEDICINE MAN are my favorite of his 'modern' films.
  16. I would post something, but after looking at those photos I have absolutely nothing coherent to say. Other than this: WHOA BABY!!!!! The man is in his 70's and is still totally spongeworthy.
  17. Well, I've not seen Juggernaut yet, so I recorded it. Sounds like it's not so great...but I'll likely watch it anyway, if for no other reason than to drool over Omar Sharif. Always an activity worth my time. As for Major Dundee...well, we gotta cut 'em some slack. It's a Charlton Heston film...so I'm okay with it, even if it is terrible. At least this week.
  18. Well, Fred, it may be that they were intending to salute only 'oriental' people...but if Rush Hour 2 was the best they could come up with using that criteria, then I propose that they expand their criteria to include Central Asia...and play a decent movie instead. Not that they would have had to do that to find a decent movie. But you see my point.
  19. I agree, kimpunkrock. There are quite literally TONS of Asian films to pick from - why they picked this piece of trash is beyond me. Asian or not, this is hardly a 'classic' by any stretch of the imagination. And since this is, after all, Turner CLASSIC movies, it's an embarrassment to have this one on there. I can only imagine poor Robert Osbourne, trying to think up something nice to say about it. Yeah. Good luck with that. In a tribute like this, I'm okay with a few newer films...but I STILL think they should be CLASSIC films - or ones that are destined to become classics in all
  20. *Fogelberg was hard for me too. I really admired his talent, his songwriting and he played everything but drums. He crafted a song so well and through so many genres. I always loved the line form "Beggar's Game" - "The candles glistened and the water gleamed. She drew a bath and the windows steamed. She looked like every woman ever dreamed in the heart of a lonely man."* *So many great songs. (I'd like to see your avatar sometime. I know where there is a collection.)* *Springsteen, I at least plan on investigating him on a lyric level. I'm sorry but I just don't enjoy his singing style. T
  21. *I'm still discovering all that silent film has to offer. I LO-ooove Busby Berkeley, gangster and noir, pre codes....I've tried, god knows I've tried to like Westerns, but I just cannot do it. Sadly it's the same with a lot of war movies-it just doesn't do it for me. Casablanca, Streetcar Named Desire, Rear Window. And yes, I watch Ten Commandments every Easter-with lines like "You there, come here", I simply cannot miss it. I love the Thin Man series. Pretty much anything with Errol Flynn. GODZILLA!!!* Just a couple of things: I'm trying to warm up to westerns too, but am finding it r
  22. Hi Movieman, *Classic Rock - (Beatles, Moody Blues, Fogelberg)* *Classical. (Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky)* *Jazz - (Rippingtons, Ken Navarro, Fourplay)* *Pop - (Andy Williams, etc.)* *Contemporary Christian.* *Some people are trying to convert me to Bruce Springsteen. So far no luck.* Okay..l.so you gain huge points for included Dan Fogelberg (and yes - I've been in mourning since December - one of the toughest celebrity deaths I've dealt with in recent years and I'm still totally bummed about it and get all teary-ended when I play any of his music - of which I have ALOT.
  23. Hi Frank, *knew you were a Spencer fan but I was surprised to see you list Inherit the Wind amongst your very favorites. Inherit the Wind is in my top ten for all-time favorite films. Do you like Fury?* Actually, Fury is one of the few that I've not seen. But more than likely I will like it. I really love Spencer Tracy - his 'matter-of-fact' way of acting really appeals to me. *I've never Tortilla Flat but you just made me laugh.* Heh. Well, you know me - I calls 'em as I sees 'em. But yeah...I find Spencer Tracy's character to be incredibly annoying in Tortilla Flat.
  24. Wow! I had no idea it was Gregory Peck's birthday! So sorry I missed it as I love him! He was a great actor and an all around cool guy, by all accounts! Happy Birthday Gregory Peck!
  25. Hi Frank, *Inherit the Wind* surprised you, huh? Well, I love Spencer Tracy and this is one of my favorite of his films. I love him in all the ones with Kate and also the two Father of the Bride flicks...but Inherit the Wind is one compelling film! And his character is super-cool. This one, Boy's Town, and Bad Day At Black Rock, combined with the ones already mentioned are probably my favorite of Spencer Tracy's films. Although I have seen most of his films and there is only one so far that I dislike - Tortilla Flat, which is one of the most annoying movies ever made, IMO. I love Spen
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