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by movieman1957
April 24th, 2007, 8:53 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Jack Benny
Replies: 22
Views: 8011

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: 5664

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: 4676

"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: 11942

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...
by movieman1957
April 23rd, 2007, 10:38 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Movie Palaces, Cinemas and Theaters of Yesterday and Today
Replies: 35
Views: 34946

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: 68092

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: 16538

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: 18268

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: 3475

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: 1497

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: 22986

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: 7681

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: 9485

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: 18268

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: 12837

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...