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by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 3:35 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Jean Pierre Jeunet...how influential is the guy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Pardon my French...

Bonjour, Rusty I think Jeunet's sense of style is influential. Style is just as important as subject matter, IMHO. He did get his start in TV commericals and animation-a coupla venues European filmmakers excel at, n'est-ce pas? Check out "Delicatessen" and "Alien: Resurrection." Au revoir... Check o...
by benwhowell
April 24th, 2007, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The TCM Refugees' Couple
Replies: 36
Views: 6655

I discovered our "couple's" bio... He is Dr. William "Bill" Williams-plastic surgeon. She is Barbara "Barb" Williams- wife, model, Garden Club president and gossip columnist for The Long Island Ledger. Barb lost her hand in a Macy's revolving door accident. Later that night, Barb's best friend, Rhod...
by benwhowell
April 23rd, 2007, 2:27 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Michael Curtiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Raining cats and...dogs?

I love the story of Curtiz asking a prop man for a "poodle" to appear in a scene in "Casablanca." The prop man searched for a poodle-while the entire crew waited. He found one and presented it to Curtiz, who screamed, "A poodle! A poodle of water!."
by benwhowell
April 23rd, 2007, 2:17 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 21
Views: 5025

Everybody Comes To Rick's

As Time Goes By...
by benwhowell
April 23rd, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: My Lost Love
Replies: 10
Views: 5525

Out with the old?

The TCM boards do have a different "feel" and it is a little depressing. I've been a member for a year...it was comforting to see so many long term members. Internet communities are usually pretty fickle and the novelty soon wears off...especially when they are "spammed" to the point of exhaustion. ...
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 4:01 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Old TV Westerns
Replies: 73
Views: 17474

"The Little Wizard"

I don't think so. I wish he'd had more episodes! His episodes were the best ones. BTW, his middle name was Quixote. (I read that on IMDb.)
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 3:22 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cinematographers and their Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Medium Cool

Looking forward to "Bound For Glory" this sunday on TCM-with the cinematography of Haskell Wexler. He won an Oscar for it. He also did "The Best Man," "In The Heat Of The Night," "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" (Another Oscar win for b & w.) He apprenticed as ...
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 2:59 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Old TV Westerns
Replies: 73
Views: 17474

James T. West and Artemus Gordon

My family never missed "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke." I don't have the Western channel, but TV Land has both those shows. I wish they had "The Big Valley" and "The Wild Wild West-"an exciting and strange sci fi/spy/western. It had a lot of great guest stars...Agnes Moorehead even won an Emmy for her epis...
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 12:44 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: 1--2--3--
Replies: 76
Views: 52687

Giant
James Dean
Elizabeth Taylor
Chill Wills
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 12:39 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cinematographers and their Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Conrad Hall is one my favorites too. He also did "Cool Hand Luke," "Fat City," "The Day Of The Locust" and "American Beauty" (Oscar win.) A couple of my favorites are "In Cold Blood-"a memorable scene from that movie involves Robert Blake sitting in front of a window as rain pours down outside. Hall...
by benwhowell
April 20th, 2007, 12:23 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actresses?
Replies: 21
Views: 6530

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."

I'm so glad to see Marilyn Monroe on a coupla lists...She's always been one of my favorites. I would have to add "Niagara" and "The Seven Year Itch" to the ones mentioned as my favorites. She is "just elegant" in "The Seven Year Itch-"showing us her comic ability to play (yet another) "dizzy blonde-...
by benwhowell
April 19th, 2007, 5:38 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cinematographers and their Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

"Low-Key Howe"

James Wong Howe was a master cinematographer-from silents to '75's "Funny Lady." He developed a method to make "blue eyes" register well in film close ups (initially for Mary Miles Minter) by using black velvet as a frame for the camera lens to peek through...other "stars" requested he photograph th...
by benwhowell
April 19th, 2007, 2:29 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: 1--2--3--
Replies: 76
Views: 52687

Stingaree

William Wellman

Andy Devine

Richard Dix
by benwhowell
April 19th, 2007, 1:44 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actresses?
Replies: 21
Views: 6530

Too difficult for me to pick "favorites"

Here are five actresses I can't get enough of...and five of their stand-out film appearances... Joan Blondell "Three On a Match" "Night Nurse" "Dames" "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" "The Blue Veil" (one more) "Opening Night" Agnes Moorehead "The Magnificent Ambersons" "Dark Passage" "Johnny Belinda" "Ca...
by benwhowell
April 19th, 2007, 12:43 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: 1--2--3--
Replies: 76
Views: 52687

Show Boat

Irene Dunne

Hattie McDaniel

James Whale