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Everything posted by pktrekgirl

  1. My favorite genres would probably be a) romantic comedies, dramas (including, but certainly not limited to, more 'pure' romance films), c) gangster films, d) silent comedy; and e) suspense (though not really horror as much 'true' suspense and noir. My favorite romantic comedies are things like *Ball of Fire, My Man Godfrey, It Happened One Night*, and *My Favorite Wife*....and of course I love all of those Rock Hudson/Doris Day romantic comedies. Those are great. My favorite dramas are things like *Casablanca, Doctor Zhivago, Gone With the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives, Captain B
  2. I like George Clooney as an actor. He was great in his earlier stuff - like ER...and I have enjoyed all of his films that I've seen - The '*Oceans*' films. *Solaris, Syriana, The Perfect Storm, O' Brother Where Art Thou?*, and a few others. As for his films not making money...well, it's pretty hard for a film to make money in the short run these days, unless it is a) a major blockbuster special effects extravaganza like LOTR, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Spiderman, Star Wars, The Matrix, etc; or has several major stars in it from which to draw fan support. Alot of people rarely go
  3. I couldn't care less about how Ingrid Bergman ran her personal life. Further, it is my experience that judging someone is easy if you are not them and do not live in their skin - especially when it comes to matters of the heart, such as in this case. Lord knows - if we disliked every single actor or actress who did something we disagreed with or found distasteful, whether personally or professionally, most of us would be left with a pretty short list of actors and actresses to love. These were, after all, human beings - and everyone has their flaws and weakness. Everyone makes mistakes.
  4. Well, how about you let 'most people' confirm for that for themselves, instead of speaking for them out of turn? You don't know what 'most people' think any more than I do, unless, of course, you have conducted a statistically sound poll of...well, everyone on earth. This is why *I* kept my remarks confined to discussion of my own personal opinions rather than projecting my opinions on a bunch of unknown 'most people' as if that alone would bring credibility to my view. You think Nazimova overacted - I think Garbo overacted. My opinion is not any more 'correct' than yours, nor is
  5. I believe it was one they have already shown. It was really interesting. I can't remember what was to come after it as I left for work before the documentary was over. But hopefully they screened some Brando films. It's always nice for the fans of an actor if they screen some films for the actor's birthday. I always love that when they do it for Valentino, for example. Tons of fun!
  6. Well, can I be exceedingly greedy and say 'both'? I could use the still for photoshop projects and I could use the animated gif for an avatar on another board. If you can get me an animated gif that was 140x140, that would be awesome! The still can be much larger - as large as you can get it as my objective for it will be inclusion in another desktop. I really love that scene! It's one of my favorites in that film!
  7. MrsCooper, Can you get a photo of Gary dancing with his coat jacket in PRIDE OF THE YANKEES? I'd love a photo of that.
  8. Another great house is Laurence Olivier's house in SLEUTH. Forgot about that one yesterday!
  9. > {quote:title=ILoveRayMilland wrote:}{quote} > I have no opinion on Garbo (haven't seen enough). Although I never get why people think she is beautiful. Please enlighten me if anybody can! I mean I like the Swedish ladies! Ingrid is the most beautiful person to ever walk this Earth! > > But I do get what your saying about different people having different tastes. > For instance I don't really like Cooper, Bogart, Stewart, or Fonda. (those certain dislikes can get you into A LOT of trouble.) But that's is alright. People get upset when other people BASH their favorites. I
  10. I saw that documentary also, while I was getting ready for work. I'm not the biggest fan of Brando, but I do appreciate his work and can understand why others really love him. I think that documentary was very good, because it showed him as the talented...yet very flawed individual that he was. I thought it was a very balanced piece. And I loved all the interviewees. Cool seeing Johnny Depp! Well done!
  11. Thanks very much for your kind reply! Very much appreciated! Downloading the schedule now!
  12. Yeah...I've never heard the charges that Errol Flynn killed anyone....and I've read pretty much every book written about the man in English. Maybe you are thinking of the rape trial? I don't even bother defending that one, because no one forced that girl to sneak onto his boat for that party and lie about her age....and it was pretty apparent that she saw her proximity to Flynn and his stardom and 'deep pockets' as an opportunity to grab her 5 minutes of fame...and perhaps a stack of money. What did she say after he was acquitted? "Well (*shrug*), there was no harm done." A gi
  13. Wow...I never really noticed how much Elizabeth looked like her father until this thread. Great photos! Thanks!
  14. Well, I don't think that anyone should be 'required' to like any actor or actress - no matter how famous or popular. And I frankly find it absurd that people take offense to others not liking their favorites for one reason or another. Each of us has different backgrounds and temperaments...and can therefore 'connect' to one actor/actress or another...while not connecting to other actors/actresses that other fans enjoy. And the same goes for the type of characters various actors/actresses typically play. It shouldn't be taken personally - it's simply a matter of personal preference.
  15. I heard Robert Osbourne's pitch about this on TCM last night. Can anyone give me a link? I can't find it anywhere on the TCM site and I'd like more information. I'm thinking of going and would like the schedule and directions to the venue, etc. Thanks for any assistance!
  16. ACK! I can't even imagine it. No more than I can imagine Fred Astaire playing the lead in YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. No...the right man for the job got BOTH of those jobs.
  17. Well, the obvious ones for me - Gary Cooper - from charges of being 'stiff'...and also from nasty remarks about his affair with Patricia Neal. Rudolph Valentino - from charges of being a bad actor Errol Flynn - from charges that he was a) gay, and a Nazi sympathizer.
  18. Barbara Stanwyck's house in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT. Rex Harrison's house in MY FAIR LADY. TARA! Ingrid Bergman's house in GASLIGHT.
  19. If I want to beat the blues, I watch something upbeat. Top choices - My Man Godfrey - my favorite William Powell film and probably among my favorite films ever. Cary Grant comedies - particularly some of the ones from the late 1930's and 1940's, like The Awful Truth, My Favorite Wife, or Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House. My favorite James Cagney picture - Yankee Doodle Dandy. If I want to just cry and get it over with, I will watch something like Doctor Zhivago...or maybe a newer film like The English Patient or The Bridges of Madison County.
  20. I am still hopeful that we will see these. Maybe that might be optimistic, but WB is no Paramount, and their commitment to releasing classic film is commendable, given some of the other studio's lackluster interest. It might not be as soon as we'd like...but that they are doing any of this stuff at all is great, IMO....because it's not like they make tons of money off of this stuff. And after all, that is what they are business to do.
  21. That might be it, Fred. Or I was thinking that maybe someone did a bad job of editing, and edited out some dialog that would make the thing make sense. As it stands, whenever I watch that film I have this sense of "You can't get there from here".
  22. I think there are alot of really beautiful stars. Certainly Garbo, Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, Hedy Lamarr, and Lauren Bacall where among the most beautiful though.
  23. The Big Sleep. I've seen this film about 5 times and I still can't connect all the dots. I've even TiVo'd it and backed it up to rewatch parts to try and get it. Nope. No luck. I was really happy when I heard Robert Osbourne say that he doesn't get it either. Made me feel alot better.
  24. All I can say is that I'm really glad I am building my private film collection. I'll watch TCM for as long as it stays a true classic film channel that is commercial free. But if the 'creep' that has been in evidence for the past couple of years continues on path for a couple of more years...or if they start showing commercials...well, that will be it for me. Already there have been days here and there where only one or two movies from before 1960 have been shown. And all those films like LOTR? Anyone who wants to see those films already has them on DVD....and will shortly have t
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