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by sugarpuss
August 13th, 2007, 3:19 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The first 10 days of stars
Replies: 24
Views: 4694

I agree with a lot of the posters in this thread: this years SUTS isn't that great. But then, it's hard for me not to compare it to last years selection, which I thought was magnificent! In comparison, I haven't recorded that many movies so far. I am looking forward to: Ernest Borgnine ( Season of P...
by sugarpuss
August 13th, 2007, 2:55 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Discovering A Hollywood Star As An Extra
Replies: 19
Views: 3857

MissGoddess, I bought This Gun For Hire awhile ago and I LOVED it and afterwards, I wanted to see more of the Ladd/Lake pairing but that's their only movie on dvd. What a shame! Universal really should think about releasing a Ladd/Lake box set since they own all the pre-50 Paramount library now. The...
by sugarpuss
August 12th, 2007, 4:21 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Discovering A Hollywood Star As An Extra
Replies: 19
Views: 3857

I AGREE! I agree so much with you Anne, I felt I had to use all caps. I get a kick out of TCM including Citizen Kane though. I'm sure there's a lot of confusions, since you don't think Alan Ladd = Citizen Kane. I do feel it's a bit insulting that they couldn't even include one movie with Veronica La...
by sugarpuss
August 6th, 2007, 2:02 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Ernest Borgnine Under the Stars
Replies: 14
Views: 2585

Okay, I'll say it. I loved him in The Poseidon Adventure . He totally made the movie for me. I might get 'ding-ed' a few notches down for admitting this, but I did! This is one of the SUTS days that I'm most looking forward to. I try not to watch Marty too much, because I always find that scene of B...
by sugarpuss
August 6th, 2007, 1:51 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Elmer Gantry
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

This is one of my favorite movies ever. This is also the movie that turned me into a HUGE Arthur Kennedy fan. Of all his movies I've seen (and I've seen a lot), this is the one role that I thought he was absolutely perfect in, predating his journalist role in Lawrence of Arabia . His portryal of Jim...
by sugarpuss
August 1st, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Musical numbers dancing - in general
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Gone too far?

My life is so much richer for her smoke-breathing Louise Brooks' amazon, with legs stretched to Hollywood Boulevard. The sight of her would knock anyone's hat off. No, it doesn't move the plot along; but lordy, I'm so thankful for it. My goodness, all you have to do is mention "Cyd Charisse" and al...
by sugarpuss
July 17th, 2007, 12:17 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Stanwyck and Davis - Big Competitors
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Ah, I forgot Old Acquaintances , June Bride and The Man Who Came to Dinner . I should refrain from late-night typing! I agree with you that Barbara was too classy to play the roles that both Joan and Bette did in their later years--she turned down Mary Astor's role in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte . DeH...
by sugarpuss
July 17th, 2007, 3:41 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Stanwyck and Davis - Big Competitors
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

I think Robert Osborne said after Annie Oakley that Barbara had contracts at four different studios in the 30's. At some point, she probably went independent though. I don't think Bette and Babs were interchangeable. There's no way I could see Bette doing Ball of Fire , The Lady Eve , Meet John Doe ...
by sugarpuss
July 15th, 2007, 2:06 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Current Horror Movies
Replies: 15
Views: 5143

Hubby and I were just lamenting about this current trend in horror films the other day. I don't usually watch horror films, but my husband loves them. He calls this newest crop of films like Saw, Hostel, Captivity, etc., "torture porn." I don't know if he made up that phrase himself or if he got it...
by sugarpuss
July 14th, 2007, 3:16 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Current Horror Movies
Replies: 15
Views: 5143

Current Horror Movies

I'm not sure if this is the right place to rant about this, but here goes. I went out to dinner tonight with some friends--this was mainly last minute and by default, because they wanted to see the new Harry Potter movie (I didn't) and since it was sold out, decided to get something to eat instead. ...
by sugarpuss
July 11th, 2007, 2:10 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Why I prefer SSO over TCM
Replies: 16
Views: 3867

Re: us? OLDER? Nahhhhh

Larry, I was in a record store (boy, that dates me!) and overheard two young ladies talking about Paul McCartney. One said, "Did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?" The other one said, "No, what was the name of the band? I thought he was just in Wings". I stumbled out of the store....
by sugarpuss
July 11th, 2007, 2:01 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Back from Eternity (1955)
Replies: 9
Views: 2213

I saw this version yesterday for the first time, although I've seen the original many times before. I've been on a Robert Ryan kick as of late, so that was a big plus as well. And I have to say that I enjoyed it more mainly because of the longer opening sequences. In the original, I always felt the ...
by sugarpuss
July 7th, 2007, 6:45 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: DuBarry Was a Lady
Replies: 28
Views: 6786

Re: Red Gene

Their duet, "Madame, I Love Your Crêpe Suzettes" is certainly a lively moment in the mostly dull film. The other lively moment is Gene's dance number, where he hops underneath the dancers on his hands! That's the only reason I watch this movie. After that dance number, I'm done. I always thought th...
by sugarpuss
July 7th, 2007, 6:39 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Trog (1970)
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Trog (1970)

Sugarpuss, having sadly witnessed the very end of Ms Crawford's career by actually buying tickets to the " evidence " as it was released, the best solace I can give you is to urge you to track-down & watch Joan in '67's Berserk , just as soon as you possibly can; you'll be amazed, watching this one...
by sugarpuss
July 7th, 2007, 6:28 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: What's the consensus on . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

I have to say I LOVE the Jeanette MacDonald promo. I get the exact opposite response from it, than you did Anne. If anything, I love the look of wonder and amazement on Jeanette's face after she hears the dog howl--it's as though she's just heard the best thing ever. It's a very sweet and fitting tr...