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5 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Tuesday, August 17

Gloria Grahame SUTS

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8 p.m.  The Big Heat (1953).  One of Grahame’s very best.

Definitely one of her better films. 

Funny how I only knew her as Ado Annie from OKLAHOMA! for so many years, then I started seeing a lot of her other movies, this one, IN A LONELY PLACE,  SUDDEN FEAR to name a few, and I began to see her in a whole new light. 

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Wednesday, August 18

Robert Redford SUTS

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1 a.m.  The Last Castle (2001).  With James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo.  I still haven’t seen this one.

I have. It wasn't my cup of tea.

But that's just my two cents. Not exactly the biggest fan of Robert Redford, but I do like James Gandolfini (though basically he's Tony Soprano  as a warden rather than a gangster in this flick).

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We d., 8-18

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"How do you market a quirky romantic comedy about a non-glamorous, flawed yuppie couple with uninteresting jobs who live in Salt Lake City? Actually, romantic comedy is probably too deceptive a classification for this sardonic tale of a couple's courtship and breakup, presented in flashbacks and narrated by Charles (John Heard), the jilted lover. ....
 
As good as Heard and Hurt are in their scenes together, they are occasionally upstaged by some of the supporting players. Peter Riegert as Sam, Charles' unemployed, skirt-chasing roommate, has a merciless wit and charm that steals many a scene with his deadpan zingers. Gloria Grahame is also unpredictably funny and pathetic as Charles' mentally unbalanced mother, proving that underneath her screen image as a film noir femme fatale was a gifted comedienne struggling to break out........
 
 
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don't remember seeing THIS before........
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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

We d., 8-18

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"How do you market a quirky romantic comedy about a non-glamorous, flawed yuppie couple with uninteresting jobs who live in Salt Lake City? Actually, romantic comedy is probably too deceptive a classification for this sardonic tale of a couple's courtship and breakup, presented in flashbacks and narrated by Charles (John Heard), the jilted lover. ....
 
As good as Heard and Hurt are in their scenes together, they are occasionally upstaged by some of the supporting players. Peter Riegert as Sam, Charles' unemployed, skirt-chasing roommate, has a merciless wit and charm that steals many a scene with his deadpan zingers. Gloria Grahame is also unpredictably funny and pathetic as Charles' mentally unbalanced mother, proving that underneath her screen image as a film noir femme fatale was a gifted comedienne struggling to break out........
 
 
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don't remember seeing THIS before........
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AKA  Head Over Heels

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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Saturday, August 21

Katharine Hepburn SUTS

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10:30 a.m.  Alice Adams (1935).  With Fred MacMurray.

Love, love LOVE this one with Katharine Hepburn. Definitely one of her best pre-Grant, pre-Tracy films (along with LITTLE WOMEN). Nice to see Fred MacMurray as a charmer rather than the creeps he played in THE CAINE MUTINY and THE APARTMENT.

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late Sun., 8-22                                                                          unusual but great role for Power......

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"Power is superb and unsettling here-his manicured, elegant, leading-man good looks counterbalance his character's ruthlessness and, later, his hollow-eyed despair. The movie was deeply important to him. He had bought the rights to Gresham's novel, and then had to persuade a reluctant Darryl Zanuck and 20th Century Fox to go ahead with the film......
, it stands as a bold example of a mainstream work that doesn't talk down to its audience, that trusts viewers to follow it down some very dark pathways.............
 
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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Monday, August 23

Eve Arden SUTS

Originally Stage Door (1937) was in the 6 a.m. slot but that has been replaced by Pan-Americana (1945).  Today I’ll go with …

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8 p.m.   Our Miss Brooks (1956).

Too bad, I like STAGE DOOR, but maybe the programmers figured it was too close after Katharine Hepburn just had her day.

I do like OUR MISS BROOKS. Eve Arden is always a joy to watch.

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12 hours ago, mr6666 said:

late Sun., 8-22                                                                          unusual but great role for Power......

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"Power is superb and unsettling here-his manicured, elegant, leading-man good looks counterbalance his character's ruthlessness and, later, his hollow-eyed despair. The movie was deeply important to him. He had bought the rights to Gresham's novel, and then had to persuade a reluctant Darryl Zanuck and 20th Century Fox to go ahead with the film......
, it stands as a bold example of a mainstream work that doesn't talk down to its audience, that trusts viewers to follow it down some very dark pathways.............
 

The irony of Tyrone’s life still amazes me. Even his fans abandoned him; most rejected this dark performance. He was never even acknowledged for his talent. Now many years later, he finally gets his due. I hope he’s smiling down f Heaven!

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9 hours ago, King Rat said:

We're fortunate to have Nightmare Alley and Abandon Ship along with some of the more familiar Tyrone Power films.

I’m so glad TCM chose Abandon Ship too. Tyrone jumped right into this role; allowing himself to look like hell, exhausted and disheveled, playing a basically good man making horrific decisions. Another role that should have led to at least a nomination. He was just starting to show his deep intelligent side

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