The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
- Audrey Hepburn

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by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 2:41 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Irene Dunne
Replies: 15
Views: 19685

There's a scene where she tries to justify buying their son a new suit. By the time she's done she's convinced Powell he'll almost make money on the deal. Her life's dedication after Powell himself is to get him baptized once she's found out he managed to get this far on life without benefit of bapt...
by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 2:33 pm
Forum: Westerns
Replies: 69
Views: 46779

Ford was big on dance scenes (as I'm sure you know.) Nearly all of his westerns had them. They were a real sense of community for him. I always liked the dance scene in "My Darling Clementine." Fonda couldn't look more uncomfortable but it's what he'll do for Clementine. What a guy!
by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 10:52 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2720
Views: 326859

This would have been an interesting book to read. Being from the Baltimore area this game has a legendary and historic place in our history. It was the game that put the NFL on the map. It may not have been the greatest game literally ever played but as it was the first overtime championship game an...
by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 8:59 am
Forum: Westerns
Replies: 69
Views: 46779

This film is so steeped in the Cavalry tradition. One of my favorite scenes is when Fonda comes to Bond's quarters to take his daughter home. He pulls rank on Agar and Bond dresses down Fonda on the proper conduct he should show as Fonda is in his home. The scene is very methodical, in its way polit...
by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 8:53 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Jack Benny
Replies: 22
Views: 6773

Like John I'm more a fan of his radio and TV work. In those formats I thought he was a riot. I've seen 'To Be or Not To Be" and "George Washington...." while enjoyable I didn't think they were great. Maybe by radio and TV time he had his character worked out. He certainly was ldeally ...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: My Lost Love
Replies: 10
Views: 4869

Me too. I can't quite explain it either. Maybe it is that WE are not in everything over there. We each had our own favorites but there was more to cross into. Maybe it's becasue we are here and here is where we now talk to our favorite people. Maybe this is the more interesting place to talk. I don'...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 12:32 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: The "Jumping the Shark" Phenemonon
Replies: 14
Views: 3762

"Khartoum" also has the intro music. If memory serves me also "The Alamo" with John Wayne, "Ben Hur". I think they went primarily with epic pictures. That would certainly account for Lean's influence.
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 9889

Keaton is my favorite. For me there is a certain shyness to him in addition to him being flat out funny. Sometimes it is that "stone face" that adds to his humor. He is a gifted athlete as well that makes his comedy graceful and natural. Chaplin is graceful as well but it seems too choreog...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 10:38 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Movie Palaces, Cinemas and Theaters of Yesterday and Today
Replies: 35
Views: 32440

Like Jon, I live in the Baltimore area. The Senator is a great theater to watch a movie. The lobby area still has that old theater look to it . It's decorated with movie posters. The theater itself has one huge screen. It does have a modern sound system but lovely art-deco type lights and drapes. It...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 10:30 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 62264

One that may be coming around is "Becket" with Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. It played here in Baltimore this past weekend. I didn't get to go but wanted anyone who might be interested to know that it's out there. It has been restored.
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 10:12 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Refugee Gallery of Characters
Replies: 58
Views: 13865

Also born on April 23: Writer, cinematographer, producer, director - Ronald Neame I watched "Tunes of Glory" last week and there was an interview with Neame from a couple of years ago. It was quite interesting and he seemed like a reall...
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:48 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Old TV Westerns
Replies: 73
Views: 14034

Re: Western lover

Bonanza was never the same without Pernell Roberts. What was it about westerns on TV that never allowed the stars to have more than one set of clothes? I'm speaking mainly of "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke." The Cartwrights owned most of Nevada but they couldn't get another pair of pan...
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:39 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Out of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Just got to watch it. Would have enjoyed more scenes with Mitchum and Douglas. Mitchum was very good. As long as I've been watching movies I don't know much about Greer. Lovely and no good all at the same time. Rhonda Fleming's part was almost too small to have noticed. But then how can you not noti...
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:31 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Command Decision
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

I think it's one of Gable's top performances. Good solid acting from everyone.
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Roman Holiday
Replies: 20
Views: 21483

What I find so wonderful about Audrey is her poise. It's not just her being a princess it is her "presence" in the movie. She seems so comfortable in everything. She's just a delight from beginning to end.

Best selection for "Essentials" so far this year.

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