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by movieman1957
May 18th, 2007, 11:47 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Favorite or least favorite TV Cop Show
Replies: 31
Views: 6826

MissGodess:

"Inspector Morse" is one of my favorites too. I've only seen 6 or 7 out of the 33 but I think they are quite good. I've even seen the one new story for Inspector Lewis.

If you haven't seen the "Cracker" or "Prime Suspect" series you should check those out.
by movieman1957
May 18th, 2007, 8:01 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Over Fifty
Replies: 16
Views: 3831

I'm less bothered about advertising being targeted toward me than I am programming. I always thought it strange that my generation (I'll be 50 in October - gag) and older are the ones with the money, yet we seem to be the least sought after. We are a big part of the population. This factor may, howe...
by movieman1957
May 17th, 2007, 2:44 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 67148

An early film of interest is "Call of The Wild" with Clark Gable. They were reported to be in love. A woman even claims to be a child of an affair. (I think she is in a documentary on Gable.) I haven't seen it in years but some find the chemistry to almost confirm the affair. The late, great Alan Sh...
by movieman1957
May 17th, 2007, 11:05 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Things have really gone downhill in a hurry!
Replies: 29
Views: 6448

Larry and Moira:

Thanks for your kind words.
by movieman1957
May 17th, 2007, 9:18 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Things have really gone downhill in a hurry!
Replies: 29
Views: 6448

Nancy: I'm not sure we've met but let me tell you that there are no idiots here much less token ones. (If anything I actually feel as if I already have that job.) Hollis: You are quite wonderfully correct. I still visit the other board once in awhile and for the most part there seems to be little go...
by movieman1957
May 17th, 2007, 9:01 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: "White Heat" (1949)
Replies: 23
Views: 6176

All of you have made me want to dig out my Cagney books.

As far as other roles are concerned there are several I enjoy. One is "the Man of A Thousand Faces" where he plays Lon Chaney. "One, Two, Three", a Billy Wilder comedy. I even liked hiw two westerns made in the mid 50's.
by movieman1957
May 16th, 2007, 3:42 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Shenandoah
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

This is a fine movie. Stewart shows quite a range. He's playful, he's funny (especially when he's giving McClure advice about being a husband) but he's all business when he's looking for his son. The pain he experiences through this ordeal seems real enough. Philip Alford (Jem in "To Kill A Mockingb...
by movieman1957
May 16th, 2007, 11:34 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Liberty Valance
Replies: 45
Views: 12034

It always seemed to me as if there had been an "understanding" between Tom and Hallie. Never very open but there. If I remember right the scene where Stoddard and Hallie talk about her learning to read seems to upset Tom a little. It's as if that were the first hint of jealousy. Frankly, I'm not sur...
by movieman1957
May 15th, 2007, 12:29 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: reading up on movies before buying
Replies: 12
Views: 3821

I ony by a DVD after I've seen it and would enjoy it enough to get my money's worth.

If I'm looking for ideas on films the people here and TCM is usually where I look.
by movieman1957
May 15th, 2007, 12:23 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Orson Welles films, et.al.
Replies: 20
Views: 4100

Anne: I saw your reply to Sandy in the other thread so I though I'd take a stab at the significance of "Rosebud." To me, and possibly me alone, "Rosebud" is his childhood. Yeah, it's a sled but it represents, for him, a simpler time, a simpler life. He had neither when he was an adult. It was all co...
by movieman1957
May 15th, 2007, 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hagel Mulls '08 Run
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

"Blessed are the peacemakers."

Too bad the Islamic fundamentalists don't share that same belief.
by movieman1957
May 15th, 2007, 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hagel Mulls '08 Run
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

ken123 wrote: Sounds as if the New Democrats are closer to the GOP than I would have thought. Bush gets " messages " from " God ". :roll:
Christians often "get messages" from God. This is usually achieved through prayer.
by movieman1957
May 15th, 2007, 8:05 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: group views, maybe?
Replies: 3
Views: 11393

I think it's a great idea too. Do we do it overnight or allow a couple of days to get it done?
by movieman1957
May 14th, 2007, 3:06 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: This week on Turner
Replies: 39
Views: 8205

THe week of May 13th:

The 15th is Laurence Olivier's birthday and there is a day long tribute.
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.jsp?s ... =EST&cid=N

The 17th is Frank Capra films through the daytime.
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.jsp?s ... =EST&cid=N
by movieman1957
May 14th, 2007, 3:00 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Mel Brooks
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

My kids love Mel Brooks and enjoyed "Silent Movie." The only problem with it is parts of it are so time stamped. Once I explained to them what "Pong" was and who "Marcel Marceau" is it moved along nicely. That also may be part of the problem with "High Anxiety." Is it enjoyable on a grand basis of y...