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According to my dad, who made me look it up after telling me the name of the song....

 

The name of the song is *Gaudeamus Igitur*. It is a students' drinking song. Many Western nations use it for graduation ceremonies, probably because they don't understand the lighthearted references to sex and death in the song. Brahms stole the melody and used it in one of his famous works.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Brevitate_Vitae

 

http://www.newfoundations.com/Gaudeamus.html

 

Thanks a lot, Dad, for forcing me to guess answers to things I don't have a clue about, never letting me get an answer right, and for making life generally difficult. I guess I know a lot of useless information because of him, but man, I would love it if he would just answer the question sometimes.....

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Mystery solved!

 

I would love it if he would just answer the question sometimes

 

HA!! I have the opposite dad...a five million word dissertation on the simple "yes or no" answer...lots of extra details and a complete run down of all facts related and non-related. (This is perhaps an explanation in genetics for those who have seen me ramble on and on here as to "where in the world did she get her gift o' gab??"

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> {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote}

> According to my dad, who made me look it up after telling me the name of the song....

>

> The name of the song is *Gaudeamus Igitur*. It is a students' drinking song. Many Western nations use it for graduation ceremonies, probably because they don't understand the lighthearted references to sex and death in the song. Brahms stole the melody and used it in one of his famous works.

>

 

I'm glad your Dad helped us figure it out, give him a hug for us when you have a chance ;)

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Coming up today at 11:30 on TCM!

 

*The Big Sleep* (1946)

Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-116 mins, TV-PG

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Showing tonight B-)

 

*Gentlemen Prefer Blondes* (1953)

Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.

Cast: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-91 mins, TV-G

 

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Coming up on TCM this Monday, Dec. 22nd - a Howard Hawks documentary, and 3 of Hawks' best! B-)

 

*The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks* (1973)

Film clips and an exclusive interview capture the career of Hollywood's most efficient director of Westerns and screwball comedies.

Cast: Howard Hawks, John Wayne, Cary Grant. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-55 mins, TV-PG

 

*To Have And Have Not* (1944)

A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-100 mins, TV-G

 

*Twentieth Century* (1934)

A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.

Cast: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-91 mins, TV-PG

 

*Bringing Up Baby* (1938)

A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.

Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-102 mins, TV-G

 

It all starts at 7am ET/ 4am PT

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Coming up Friday, Jan. 16 @ 4:15am ET:

 

*The Big Sleep* (1946)

Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.

Cast: Lauren Bacall , Humphrey Bogart , John Ridgely , Martha Vickers Dir: Howard Hawks BW-116 mins, TV-PG

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>Gosh that's almost as hard for me as picking one of the 7 dwarfs. I'd have to say it's a tie I guess between the S.Z. Sakall character and Oskar Homolka's.

 

Film Fatale, it is funny that you made this remark since Snow White was used as source material/inspiration for Ball of Fire.

 

I saw the Hawks documentary you referred to and I did enjoy hearing him talk about his work in his own words. I had always suspected that he was a leaned to machismo/mythical male side, given the difference in treatment in his male and female characters and it was confirmed when he complimented a female scriptwriter by saying 'she was great to work with; she wrote like a man'.

 

As great as John Wayne and John Ford were as a pair, I think Hawks might have gotten Wayne's best performance out of him in Red River.

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> {quote:title=OneSharpDame wrote:}{quote}

> >Gosh that's almost as hard for me as picking one of the 7 dwarfs. I'd have to say it's a tie I guess between the S.Z. Sakall character and Oskar Homolka's.

>

> Film Fatale, it is funny that you made this remark since Snow White was used as source material/inspiration for Ball of Fire.

 

Now that you mention it, yes, I think I heard or read that somewhere before. It might even have been right here in the forums.

 

> I saw the Hawks documentary you referred to and I did enjoy hearing him talk about his work in his own words. I had always suspected that he was a leaned to machismo/mythical male side, given the difference in treatment in his male and female characters and it was confirmed when he complimented a female scriptwriter by saying 'she was great to work with; she wrote like a man'.

 

It's an interesting thing he'd say that. To me, the best writer would be one who can write equally credible and compelling male and female characters, but that's just imho. ;)

 

>

> As great as John Wayne and John Ford were as a pair, I think Hawks might have gotten Wayne's best performance out of him in Red River.

 

It is a terrific performance. I'll admit that for some strange reason, I found his haircut just a little bit distracting because I wasn't used to seeing him with slightly longish hair. Yes, that's a pretty small quibble considering what a great, well-acted movie it is - but for some reason it just looked weird to me at times. I'm sure it won't seem so out of place in future viewings.

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I thnk I have heard of this guy, he's the one leonardo di caprio played in 'the aviator', isn't he? he was hanging around with kate hepburn and ava gardener. he must have been very handsome (or rich) hee hee

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Anita,

OneSharpDame is correct. Howard Hughes is credited as director of *Hell's Angels* and *The Outlaw*; to make matters more confusing, it is generally acknowledged that Howard Hawks directed much of *The Outlaw*.

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Showing today at 8am ET as part of the Cary Grant birthday tribute:

 

*Only Angels Have Wings* (1939)

A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.

Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth Dir: Howard Hawks BW-121 mins, TV-PG

 

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Coming up tomorrow at 10pm ET as part of "Katharine Hepburn" night:

 

*Bringing Up Baby* (1938)

A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.

Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Walter Catlett Dir: Howard Hawks BW-102 mins, TV-G

 

Re-issue trailer:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=26327

 

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Howard Hawks is one of the great american directors because his movies simply defined america. My favorite is Only Angles Have Wings.

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> {quote:title=DAVIDMERCIEZ wrote:}{quote}

> I brought this up in another forum: Does anyone remember TCM playing CEILING ZERO? Why is this Cagney/O'Brien movie never shown?

 

I started a thread about this some months ago:

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=7980914

 

There does seem to be some kind of legal trouble that prevents TCM from licensing it for broadcasting.

 

Your best bet might be to try to find the old VHS copy that was released in the 90s.

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The screenwriter Hawks was referring to was:

 

Leigh Brackett

 

Leigh Brackett's first novel, "No Good from a Corpse", published in 1944, was a hard-boiled mystery novel in the tradition of Raymond Chandler. Hawks was so impressed by this novel that he had his secretary call in "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write the script for "The Big Sleep". The film, starring Humphrey Bogart and written by Leigh Brackett, William Faulkner, and Jules Furthman, is considered one of the best movies ever made in the genre.

 

She went on to write several more screenplays for Hawks:

 

"Rio Bravo"

"Hatari!"

"El Dorado"

"Rio Lobo"

 

and a very big, blockbuster,

 

"The Empire Strikes Back"

 

George Lucas asked Brackett to write the screenplay based on his story outline. Brackett wrote a finished first draft which was delivered to Lucas shortly before Brackett's death from cancer on March 18, 1978. The screenplay was revised for filming by Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, and both Brackett and Kasdan (though not Lucas) were given credit for the final script. Nice touch.

 

Fxreyman

 

(Rey Nowlin)

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> {quote:title=rohanaka wrote:}{quote}

> Rio Bravo, El Dorado, I Was a Male War Bride, Ball of Fire (obviously), His Girl Friday, Only Angels Have Wings (although I did not know this was the name of this film until a few weeks ago) Bringing Up Baby (though I probably would say this is my least favorite among those I've seen)

>

 

I was looking to see if "OAHW" had been discussed here in the Hawks' thread, and realize that you had posted in here earlier as well.

 

Good to know you know the name of the film now.

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There are some "Angels" fans here for sure, Route66. I know there was some discussion before, but I can't remember what thread it was on..... The movie is growing on me the more I see it. Right from the beginning with the spectacular air shots and crash, it is a movie that moves. The snappy patter is hard not to like. When it was on th other day, I was thinking about posting some of my favorite lines here on the boards, but then there were just too many to pick from..... :)

 

I like your name by the way. It's jaunty...

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The more fans, the better, I say! ;)

 

Here's a movie poster from *OAHW* for all the fans to enjoy!

 

OnlyAngelsHaveWings.jpg

 

*Thanks, Film Fatale. Good to know its not my imagination.*

 

You're welcome! B-)

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