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by benwhowell
May 1st, 2007, 12:53 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cinematographers and their Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

"Long Time Gone"

Another interesting cinematographer is Floyd Crosby. He won an Oscar for his first film, "Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas."(1931) This was F.W. Murnau's last film. He worked on many documentaries in the '30's/'40's-including pilot training films during his stint in the military. He worked on "High N...
by benwhowell
May 1st, 2007, 12:17 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: "Call Her Savage" (1932)
Replies: 25
Views: 8831

WHY is this movie not on DVD? I've gotta see it! Unfortunately, I do not have the Fox Movie Channel. Thanks, Joe, for recommending it... I read that the Museum Of Modern Art has a fully restored print. I have this giant Museum Of Modern Art book...can't wait to get home and see what is written about...
by benwhowell
April 30th, 2007, 4:53 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Carrie Fisher as Co - Hostess of The Essentials
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

I don't think that "Essential" has aired yet?
It wasn't "Breakfast At Tiffany's," Marco-she loved that more than Robert O. BTW, are you in Manhattan? Did you remember to pack a DVD player?
by benwhowell
April 30th, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Scared Straight! What Film Really Spooked You?
Replies: 41
Views: 10075

Re: "I see dead people..."

That's cool, John. I had the same reaction to "Mystery Train." I had already left Memphis when Jim Jarmusch went there to film that movie. It has several scenes filmed in(and around) some of my favorite "haunts." Steve Buscemi's barber shop is on Lamar Avenue-the street I lived on from birth til 9 y...
by benwhowell
April 30th, 2007, 1:21 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Black Narcissus (1947)
Replies: 14
Views: 3051

A masterpiece! It is like a wonderful hallucinogenic experience. Sort of like David Lean meets David Lynch. Superb Technicolor cinematography and art direction...in that amazing palace with all those exotic birds and that frightening wind. It's constantly examining the "underneath" of "perfection." ...
by benwhowell
April 27th, 2007, 2:35 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Not yet on DVD but should be
Replies: 18
Views: 6260

William Castle

Hey, metsfan
Yeah, those rare DVDs of "I Saw What You Did" are going for $63 and up on Amazon.com!
I'd love to see a DVD double feature of "I Saw What You Did" and "Let's Kill Uncle-"with Mary Badham and Pat Cardi (the guy who created MovieFone.)
by benwhowell
April 27th, 2007, 12:59 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1540
Views: 212082

Hi, Sandy I started reading it last saturday because I had some spare time, but, as usual-when I finally sit down and get too relaxed, I got very sleepy... I only made it through chapter one and had to take a nap. (Haven't had the time to get back to it since...no plans this weekend so I should be a...
by benwhowell
April 27th, 2007, 12:43 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 21
Views: 5025

Thanks, Mr. Arkadin! That was far out, man! A great friday song. I wish I had that saxophonist's shirt. :) Sesame Street is one phenomenal show. Isn't it still on the air? I think that may have been a little boy on the fire escape(?) That reminds me of pleading with my mother (in the early '70's) to...
by benwhowell
April 27th, 2007, 12:11 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM - Message Board
Replies: 52
Views: 10963

I didn't have any problems yesterday....And I was a little disappointed to "discover" Cinemagic and that "fight" thread. They should have locked that right away...
by benwhowell
April 26th, 2007, 5:45 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Scared Straight! What Film Really Spooked You?
Replies: 41
Views: 10075

"I see dead people..."

I suppose there are many movies that give me a quick "fright," but I'm more "frightened" by psychological thrillers. One of my favorites is "The Sixth Sense." I get "shivers" throughout this movie because the ghosts are more, uh, probable and thought provoking...I "feel" their anquish in suffering s...
by benwhowell
April 26th, 2007, 12:05 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Michael Curtiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

He did run the gamut! Is there another director who worked with Bette Davis and Elvis Presley? Another one I love is "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" from 1960...with a fantastic supporting cast-Buster Keaton, Judy Canova, John Carradine,Josephine Hutchinson, Sterling Holloway, Harry Dean Stanto...
by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 4:32 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Help: Need an answer ASAP
Replies: 1
Views: 10023

Mi's father was her swim coach who inspired her to swim the English Channel when she was a young woman...
by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 4:25 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 21
Views: 5025

"I wish I had a Laughing Place..."

From the Walt Disney vaults...
by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The TCM Refugees' Couple
Replies: 36
Views: 6655

Coming soon...

Klondike, that would be a great film title!
"Sins Of The Handroids"
by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 3:59 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1540
Views: 212082

Turn the page...

Thanks, Sandy (via Lynn) and feaito, for the suggestions. I love James Kirkwood and Myrna Loy.
Great avatar, feaito! Fabulous photo of Myrna.
I just started a novel-"The Secret Life Of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. I love Southern Gothic.
Anxious to read "Heyday" by Kurt Anderson. Anyone read it?