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by halcarter
July 18th, 2008, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Women of the 1940's
Replies: 48
Views: 8113

Your question, Hollis, for me anyway, is not in the least shallow. It may masquerade as shallow. Just as I could easily have been dismissed as a mere crying little boy, who was in fact, when separated from his Mom in pedestrian traffic (and her so beautifully coiffed and attired in her fur coat and ...
by halcarter
July 17th, 2008, 6:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love
Replies: 306
Views: 39231

Yes, energy is the word. Mr. Cagney was wide-open, full-time, energy with purpose. He could keep the accelerator to the floor and remain fully in control. I truly admire that in his performances. I have trouble with anything frenetic. An example of what I mean comes from the same One-Two-Three. I am...
by halcarter
May 5th, 2008, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Agree, or disagree? Or should we even care?
Replies: 37
Views: 32139

Essential like air and water...sure

If some know-all process was developed to determine what separated “essential “movies from all other movies, I bet this list would include a lot of movies TCM does not have the rights to.

My opinion: The term “Essentials “, as employed by TCM, is an inexcusable exercise in chauvinism.
by halcarter
April 18th, 2008, 3:46 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: How do you categorize musicals?
Replies: 15
Views: 4415

I have always been impressed with the cleverly turned phrase. So much I often compliment people on their use of words and phrases. Perhaps lacking in the skill myself causes me to be enthralled with good conversationlists. So for me, Ollie, if the songs (words and music) are good I can sit through a...
by halcarter
April 18th, 2008, 2:43 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Lonely are the Brave (1962)
Replies: 5
Views: 2404

So glad I recorded it; just watched it this afternoon. The quintessential western romance. A cowboy and his horse. Still the kid in me, I suppose. The story was important. Both to society and to the individual. But, message aside, "Whiskey" gave about as good of a performance by a horse I've ever wa...
by halcarter
April 7th, 2008, 10:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The death of Chet and Connie
Replies: 24
Views: 7880

I hope it wasn't something I said.


(I do like the new drawing....good work)
by halcarter
April 7th, 2008, 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Web Browsers - what are you using and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 5317

Hollis, Over the years, I believe I have tried most programs that are an alternative to Microsoft's Windows programs. Eventually, just as you did with your latest browser reversal, I go back to Gates. Fought it forever. Quicktime over Media Player, three or four different browsers trying to get away...
by halcarter
April 6th, 2008, 7:49 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What TV Miniseries Stands Out For You?
Replies: 25
Views: 5226

Movieman1957 wrote: Another good BBC series is "House of Cards." Ian Richardson may play one of the nastiest characters in a civilized role ever. He's so slick and slimy while being ever so charming. Perfect description. I think we all could name actors we "love to hate"...the late Mr. Richardson wa...
by halcarter
April 5th, 2008, 4:56 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love
Replies: 306
Views: 39231

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by halcarter
April 5th, 2008, 4:08 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Classic with no theater release?
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Classic with no theater release?

A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975) Material: Eugene O’Neill’s highly respected play Accomplished actors: Jason Robards, Jr, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders Awards: 5 Emmy nominations, 1 win (Ed Flanders) My Opinion: This movie length production is classic in every respect. My Question: Does the fact th...
by halcarter
April 5th, 2008, 11:16 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1540
Views: 207414

Not directly related to films, a book I recently read by Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time might be enjoyed by others, who, like myself, have always been fascinated by our country's dust bowl history. A time that spurred so much good writing and thus movies based on the theme. Obviously, Steinbeck's...
by halcarter
April 5th, 2008, 9:45 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The Trial (1963) NEW PRINT!
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Enjoyed The Trial ...I love it when something far exceeds what I expected. I recorded it because I sensed, from what I had read of it, that it was a film I should see. That caused its viewing to begin with one strike against it. Of the things I liked about it (which were several), was Perkins, (neve...
by halcarter
April 4th, 2008, 10:03 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: JOHNNY GUITAR. What a joke!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 7136

jbd1,
Along the same line, I wrote in a Rosemary Clooney thread that Red Garters "was camp before camp slide into everyone's lexicon".
If I've a problem with the word it most likely would be its over use these days.

A case of the more a word is used, the less it says.

hal
by halcarter
April 4th, 2008, 9:37 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Gunsmoke or Bonanza...discuss
Replies: 310
Views: 87623

jdb1 wrote: On Bonanza, once you kissed a Cartwright, you were a goner. Thank you, I knew the story once but it all seems so foggy now having not been a regular watcher of the show. But, as in so many other instances I have found the message board stirs up all manner of things to suddenly get curiou...
by halcarter
April 4th, 2008, 8:47 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Gunsmoke or Bonanza...discuss
Replies: 310
Views: 87623

Gunsmoke for me. I was of an age where Matt wasn't the only one interested in Kitty.

Were Adam, Hoss and Little Joe all offspring of the same woman or was Mr Cartwright a widower three times over?

hal