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Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Postby Fossy » September 11th, 2016, 5:34 pm

The Major and The Minor (1942)

I revisited this movie yesterday. I suppose I am a fan of Ginger Rogers. I have 70 of her movies. Having failed to make a success of finding work in New York City Ginger has decided to return home. However the fares have increased in price, so she pretends to be a little girl, and then the fun starts. The major wants to go to war, but he is stuck in military school for boys. The boys have a roster to be her escort, and they reckon she is a bit of alright. The major`s fiancee has connections in Washington DC and is able to keep him at the school.Of course Ginger takes Ray Milland (the major) away from his fiancée, and ends up with him.

The first time I saw this movie it brought me to tears, and it did again this time.

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Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Postby Fossy » September 17th, 2016, 4:52 am

The Lost Weekend (1945)

The story of a weekend in the life of an alcoholic. I watched this a couple of years ago and I hated it. Nothing has changed, this is the horror story to end all horror stories. Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein are pussy cat shows compared to this. This show was nominated for 19 awards, winning 16, including four Oscars.

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Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Postby movieman1957 » September 17th, 2016, 9:16 pm

I like The Major and The Minor as well. I know some get creeped out over the "age difference" but I like the way Ginger plays the role. I haven't seen The Lost Weekend in forever. I thought it pretty good. It is not one I have revisited but should again just to see if my opinion would be different. Did you hate it because of the story line and subject or that you thought it a lousy film? Just want to make sure I understand your point.
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Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Postby Fossy » September 18th, 2016, 5:21 pm

I enjoyed The Major and The Minor. The age difference was less noticeable than in other movies. The difference was actually only six years. Also in this movie was Diana Lynn. I first saw Diana in the movie in the movie The Hard Boiled Canary. My wife of 54 years had died only a couple of years earlier. As a young girl she was the image of Diana Lynn. I was so shocked that I was unable to speak for a couple of hours.

The Lost Weekend was obviously a great movie.Winning 16 of 19 award nominations proves this.The story line and subject of the movie bring out what goes through the mind of an alcoholic. I think that, in the past, I considered alcoholics to be idiots and could not understand why they did not just stop. This movie brings home that that just cannot help themselves.


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