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by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 10:38 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Movie Palaces, Cinemas and Theaters of Yesterday and Today
Replies: 35
Views: 33358

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: 64407

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: 14838

Also born on April 23: Writer, cinematographer, producer, director - Ronald Neame http://www.genarians.com/images/Neame%20pic%2022.jpg 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 really nice man...
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:48 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Old TV Westerns
Replies: 73
Views: 15517

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 pants for Ben or a new ...
by movieman1957
April 22nd, 2007, 2:39 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Out of the Past
Replies: 14
Views: 2876

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: 1371

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: 22086

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.
by movieman1957
April 21st, 2007, 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hey, jdb!
Replies: 29
Views: 6725

Does he wear sweater vests with a too long tee shirt? (Oh nice!)
by movieman1957
April 21st, 2007, 10:07 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Screwball Comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 8226

Re: Screwballs!

I'd have to list the Preston Sturges films THE LADY EVE and PALM BEACH STORY at the top, followed closely by Hawks' BRINGING UP BABY and Mitchell Leisen's MIDNIGHT starring the wonderful Claudette Colbert. Another "Midnight" fan. Great. Now if somebody will show it so I can get a decent copy or be ...
by movieman1957
April 20th, 2007, 3:11 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Old TV Westerns
Replies: 73
Views: 15517

Thanks Ben. I've been trying to remember Dr. Loveless' real name ever since "cinemalover" strated talking about WWW a few weeks ago. He was one of those great bad guys who seem all the more bad because he was so well educated and are cultured. Do you think they relied too much on him (i.e. he was on...
by movieman1957
April 20th, 2007, 2:50 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actors?
Replies: 64
Views: 10961

Walter Brennan : An actor of unbelievable range and skill, IMO not given all the accolades he deserved (despite all those Oscars) because of the types of roles he played. I can't think of any others who could have done it better than he. Judith: I watched "Come and Get It" last night with your belo...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tax $$$ Time
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

mrsl wrote: This is something a friend and I were talking about. Why do you have to put postage on government papers (your IRS return), going to a government office, when it is a mandatory annual mailing?

Anne
Different agencies. The Post Office isn' really part of the federal government.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 3:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actors?
Replies: 64
Views: 10961

Spencer Tracy: I always thought he looked like the wisest man ever on screen. Charming and intimidating. John Wayne: Rugged, strong, business-like, charming and at times funny. Jimmy Stewart: Exceedingly likeable. Tough guy in his westerns. Passionate. Henry Fonda: Determined, serious and humble. Ja...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 2:53 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What is Your All - Time Favorite TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 9237

John:

Did you see where BBC America will no longer show Benny Hill as they say it no longer reflects current English society (or something like that.) Next thing they won't be showing "As Time Goes By" because Geoffrey Palmer is too laid back.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 2:31 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actresses?
Replies: 21
Views: 5967

Jean Arthur: I think "You Can't Take It With You" was my first. She's lovely, funny and a flirt. And I like her voice. Claudette Colbert: Always a lady. She can be funny or wonderfully serious. And she had the same hairstyle for 25 years. Katharine Hepburn: see Judith's remarks. Irene Dunne: see "Th...