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by movieman1957
April 26th, 2007, 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cinemalover: Confessions of a Video Junkie
Replies: 1199
Views: 117541

Chris:

My kids love "Robin Hood: Men In Tights." And it that pun laced humor that they find so funny. They enjoy the song and frequently sing it. What am I to make of my teenage daughter who loves both "Roman Holiday" and this one?
by movieman1957
April 26th, 2007, 11:19 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: What about Cary Grant ?
Replies: 35
Views: 8487

Along with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., I think he was the best dressed man in Hollywood. Very few could wear a suit like Grant.
by movieman1957
April 26th, 2007, 8:21 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: My Daling Clementine
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

I think the DVD had a good idea in showing the way Zanuck released it and the way Ford wanted it released. Good commentary too.
by movieman1957
April 26th, 2007, 8:19 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Gunfighter - 1950
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: Welcome MikeBSG!

Did Millard Mitchell ever give a less than good performance in his brief Hollywood career? Happily his role as the compassionate lawman in The Gunfighter fit him like a worn glove. I also like Richard Jaeckel as the young tough who challenges Peck in this film. I don't know what Mitchell did for a ...
by movieman1957
April 25th, 2007, 11:08 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love
Replies: 306
Views: 34502

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by movieman1957
April 25th, 2007, 9:11 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Replies: 7
Views: 12398

No argument from me. It seems to be everything that is Flynn. He's brave, charming, funny, very athletic all wrapped up in a beautiful color film. Anytime you can throw in Olivia it only helps. I would follow closely with "Captain Blood" and then maybe one of his westerns.
by movieman1957
April 25th, 2007, 9:07 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: July 2007 TCM schedule is up
Replies: 15
Views: 4856

Looks like a very nice schedule. A few more new films. With Randolph Scott (cue chorus*) some people around here are going to be very happy even if it doesn't include all his late great westerns. Another busy month for the DVR.

*been wanting to do that for some time now.
by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 2:41 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Irene Dunne
Replies: 15
Views: 20199

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
Topic: FORT APACHE
Replies: 69
Views: 48656

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: 2721
Views: 365978

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
Topic: FORT APACHE
Replies: 69
Views: 48656

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: 7222

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 suited for the ...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: My Lost Love
Replies: 10
Views: 5158

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: 4080

"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: 10635

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 choreographed alm...