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by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 6:00 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM Underground: Yea or Nay? Maybe It Depends
Replies: 40
Views: 11307

I'm anxious to see the Todd Haynes/ Dylan movie too. (Big fan of both.) It will be interesting to see all the various actors playing Dylan. (I really enjoy the work of Christian Bale.) If anyone can pull that off, it is Haynes.
And Todd Solondz too...in "Palindromes."
by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 5:47 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 44988

When in Rome...

What about "Roman Holiday?" Audrey got her hair cut, bought sandals and a gelato-all for under $1.50!
by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 5:06 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Least favorite TV Series
Replies: 24
Views: 6680

I watched a couple of episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and was (painfully) unable to understand the appeal. I was reminded of the scene from "Annie Hall" where Tony Roberts is choosing types of "canned laughter" to follow lines in his hit TV show. This show was one of the reasons why I stopped ...
by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 4:46 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM Underground: Yea or Nay? Maybe It Depends
Replies: 40
Views: 11307

"When I Paint My Masterpiece"

Speaking of Bob Dylan, I'd LOVE to see his "Renaldo And Clara-"the four hour version!
by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 2:51 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM Underground: Yea or Nay? Maybe It Depends
Replies: 40
Views: 11307

Shock the monkey...

I think TCM Underground is just as important (and, unfortunately flawed) as The Essentials. I would love to see John Waters as host...and I would like to see a broader horizon of "underground" films. What about Alejandro Jodorowsky's "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain." And documentaries. Frederick Wi...
by benwhowell
May 9th, 2007, 1:34 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Frank Borzage - Forgotten Greatness ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5508

"I left it there with a girl named Irene..."

Don't forget the fun "Stage Door Canteen-"with the "once in a lifetime" cast!
by benwhowell
May 4th, 2007, 11:50 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: The Polls Are Closed. Here are the Results! The Winner Is...
Replies: 36
Views: 14136

Hollywood Babble On
by benwhowell
May 3rd, 2007, 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 96016

The Empress Of The Blues

St. Louis Blues
by benwhowell
May 3rd, 2007, 4:13 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TV Themes
Replies: 55
Views: 11619

I always loved the melancholy theme song from "The Bob Newhart Show." And the music of Earle Hagen-from "The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" to "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."
by benwhowell
May 3rd, 2007, 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Honoring Mother's Day: Favorite film and TV mothers
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

Hello, Muddah...

I love seeing Joanne Woodward in roles as a mother or mother figure ("Mr. And Mrs. Bridge," "Philadelphia," "Sybil") and Patricia Neal ("The Homecoming: A Christmas Story") because both of them remind me of my mother. My favorite TV moms are Sada Thompson as Kate Lawrence on "family" and Frances Con...
by benwhowell
May 2nd, 2007, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 96016

Today I'm listening to the "'40's oldies" station on AOL Radio. Last weekend I played Beck's "The Information," The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and a "Sunday Morning Jazz" 3 disc CD compilation. I recently picked up Macy Gray's "Big," but I haven't played it yet. Anxious to get Lucinda Williams'"West."...
by benwhowell
May 2nd, 2007, 1:13 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Marlon Brando
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

"How 'bout cuttin' the re-bop!"

I enjoyed part one...although it was a bit repetitive and some of the comments from the actors who were "inspired" by Brando's method were a little too "diefying" and felt like filler that could have been edited for a more comfortable and tight running time. I was moved by the usage of Brando's scre...
by benwhowell
May 1st, 2007, 5:58 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'
Replies: 79
Views: 16514

Molly Ringwald

I love "Valley Girl" too. Great '80's soundtrack. I love Molly Ringwald too..."Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty In Pink." A couple of my favorite performances from Molly are in "Fresh Horses" and artist Cindy Sherman's dark comedy/thriller "Office Killer-"also with Carol Kane... Would love to have seen ...
by benwhowell
May 1st, 2007, 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dinner with Andre
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Sandy, I think that was Bronxgirl48 on TCM. Check in genre/cult movies.
by benwhowell
May 1st, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Carrie Fisher as Co - Hostess of The Essentials
Replies: 12
Views: 3059

Disposable DVD player...

Marco, I can't imagine where the closest Target would be to Manhattan...but I bought a Polaroid DVD player last night, at Target, for $22! For that price, you wouldn't even have to concern yourself with taking it back to San Francisco...I'm sure you'll find lots of movies to add to your collection d...