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by fxreyman
June 26th, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Mini Series. More to come?
Replies: 20
Views: 5368

Re: Mini Series. More to come?

Well I just saw this earlier today.... Spielberg and Hanks are again reuniting to produce another WWII mini series for HBO entitled: Masters of the Air It is going to be about the B-17 bomber raids over Germany. A story told so well in Twelve O'Clock High and Command Decision. Here is a press releas...
by fxreyman
June 26th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Mini Series. More to come?
Replies: 20
Views: 5368

Re: Mini Series. More to come?

With the surprising (at least to critics) success of "The Bible" and also that of "The Hatfields and The McCoys" are we ready for a revival (pardon the pun) of the miniseries? Have you seen any of either? Do you like limited series television over weekly shows? If so, what would...
by fxreyman
June 25th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LISTS
Replies: 546
Views: 90059

Re: LISTS

Hi ChiO, I must say as white bread as my list is, yours is very eclectic. I have seen many of them, but I guess when you get right down to it, the films I chose are films I grew up with. Being born in 1960, and having come of age in the mid to late 70's, many of these films were being broadcast on t...
by fxreyman
June 24th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LISTS
Replies: 546
Views: 90059

Re: LISTS

Okay List fans, here is my next list. My favorite films from the 1960's. By year, in alphabetical order. Favorite film for each year is bolded. 1960 The Alamo Elmer Gantry From the Terrace The Gallant Hours The Grass is Greener Inherit the Wind The Magnificent Seven Sink the Bismarck! Spartacus The ...
by fxreyman
June 20th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Chicago, Chicago, That Toddlin' Town . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: Chicago, Chicago, That Toddlin' Town . . .

That was really nice of you Anne to relate how you originally "hated" the city but now have found out all of these nuggets of information about the city and are looking forward to visiting some of what the city has to offer this summer. I lived in the Chicago suburbs from July 1975 until D...
by fxreyman
June 20th, 2013, 5:35 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Debbie Reynolds...
Replies: 62
Views: 45172

Re: Debbie Reynolds...

Hi Fxreyman, Firstly, my empathy for your wife. Also, although I have never met or seen Debbie Reynolds, I can tell you her son, Todd, is a first class "a--hole" with rude manners and no redeeming features. I had an incident with him in 1998 at his mother's casino in Las Vegas and after t...
by fxreyman
June 20th, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Debbie Reynolds...
Replies: 62
Views: 45172

Re: Debbie Reynolds...

Unfortunately not every old-style, or classic actor or actress is always that nice to be around. My wife was in the Philadelphia airport a few years back and because she has trouble walking she asked to be transferred by one of those four wheeled flat vehicles with the seats on the back. Well it cam...
by fxreyman
April 29th, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

Wow Wendy, I would have never thought you would actually make any type of list. Nice going!!! I understand how difficult making such a list for you was. I am sorry if I may have caused you to prepare such a list with my continuing to goad you into making such a list especially if you were not ready ...
by fxreyman
April 29th, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

I wish Frank would come over too! Maybe we Texan ladies could get our ropes around his neck over here where it's closer quarters... That's probably why he's staying away... They just plain move too fast for me in the torture thread! By the time I've come up with something to write, they are long go...
by fxreyman
April 29th, 2013, 9:59 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Citizen Kane
Replies: 75
Views: 55487

Re: Citizen Kane

I am one of those movie fans who at one time may have thought that Kane was the greatest film of all time, but ever since FrankGrimes and I have been discussing films over on the message boards I have been convinced by him that there really are no great films. Only favorite films. Or in the case of ...
by fxreyman
April 29th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

Rita Hayworth wrote:Rey, I have been enjoying reading your posts on this thread and I find your taste in films is excellent indeed!


Thank you. I really do appreciate that. I have been enjoying writing here recently. Just need additional time.
by fxreyman
April 29th, 2013, 9:33 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

Rey, I just had to laugh that I posted 3 years ago saying I'd think about it, and I still haven't done it. Making an essentials list is the equivalent of getting all my dvd's into some sort of order in my TV cabinet. There are so many to choose from and organizing my brain is the difficult task. I ...
by fxreyman
April 28th, 2013, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

I guess I was right when I said it would take me a while to come up with my list of Essentials. I still haven't done it. See you in 3 years! Wendy, do you have a movie collection? If you do then I would think it might not take as long as you'd think it would to come up with an essential list. Lets ...
by fxreyman
April 27th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

That's cool that you have the two lists to compare, Rey . I know my own choices have changed over time, at least in terms of favorites after, say, the first five or so. If I were to compare a list made when I was 20 to now, it would be quite different. The earlier list would have more 1930s movies,...
by fxreyman
April 27th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!
Replies: 75
Views: 95150

Re: Choo-choo-choose Your Own Essentials!

CarrieLiz I see an opening and I'm going to take it. The question of personal essentials is something I've been pondering. If one had to build their own film library again from scratch, what would they reach for first? We may love and want to keep hundreds of movies, but what would be our own basic...