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by benwhowell
January 9th, 2008, 2:53 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Mad Love (1935)/The Beast With Five Fingers (1948)
Replies: 29
Views: 25066

"Walking through the crowd..."

Lorre was a fascinating man and a master at "complex characterization-"as Dewey pointed out. Thanks for pointing out "The Face Behind The Mask," Judith and Dewey. It's one of my favorite performances and much too under-rated and under-appreciated. Robert Florey began his career making "experimental"...
by benwhowell
January 9th, 2008, 2:29 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Tokyo Drifter (1966) showing Monday January 14th at 1am, TCM
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Thanks, Ciao! Patsy, for your "riff" on "Tokyo Drifter" and Suzuki. It's the only Suzuki film I've seen...and it is a treat for the senses! I really love the way that the "theme" song is heard throughout the film in various ways-for great "familiar" effect. I don't recall Tarantino "singling out" Su...
by benwhowell
January 1st, 2008, 3:10 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Choose the Best Movie of All Time: Results
Replies: 23
Views: 29398

"Hey, Mr. Cunningham."

For me, there is no other movie that has found such a profound resting spot in my heart and mind and soul than "To Kill a Mockingbird." The "passions" of all the people (in front of and behind the camera) responsible for bringing us this "ode" to the beauty (and horror) of the American south in the ...
by benwhowell
January 1st, 2008, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

The host with the most...

KUDOS to TCM for taking out the old year with Fred and Ginger...and bringing in the new year with "That's Entertainment!"
And spending extra time with Robert O. :)
Happy New Year, Everyone!!
Always, Ben
by benwhowell
December 27th, 2007, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OHMIGOSH! Look what I found under my tree!
Replies: 15
Views: 3387

Where were you in '63?

I was thrilled to "receive" season one of "American Dreams." I didn't watch this show until the final season. (My faves are always cancelled!) I found it to be quite a thought-provoking nostalgic look at the tumultuous early '60's-through the eyes of a family (and all their friends, etc.) in Philade...
by benwhowell
December 23rd, 2007, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: favorite Christmas Variety shows
Replies: 14
Views: 3438

Merry Kitschmas

I really miss all the "variety" shows of the '70's-especially the Christmas episodes. I was exicited to see the DVD release "The Sonny & Cher Christmas Collection" a couple of years ago. Talk about a groovy Christmas. I've decided that my "theme" next year will be "A Groovy Christmas." I wish I coul...
by benwhowell
December 15th, 2007, 8:22 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Holiday Promo
Replies: 13
Views: 2901

The $1,000,000 Question

I always love TCM's "promos" and I always have to stop what I'm doing to watch this current (retro) holiday one airing. It's so cool to see "baby" Billy Barty and I LOVE the song too. (I keep hoping I'll find it on one of my Christmas compilation CDs with "re-mixes" of "classic" Cristmas songs. Ther...
by benwhowell
December 15th, 2007, 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are you? Posters MIA
Replies: 75
Views: 11567

Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow

Season's Greetings, Everyone!! I've missed you all. Thanks for the "MIA" query, Sandy. :D My "little shop of horrors" was sold-cutting off my "high speed digital" internet connection. I remained at the shop with the new owner to help her get established. She turned out to be quite the psycho...and c...
by benwhowell
October 8th, 2007, 3:56 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Hey, Ben . . . . !
Replies: 12
Views: 16605

Thanks, Nando! "Freaks" is one of my faves too.
Johnny Eck was also a very handsome man and interesting "celebrity."
He climbed to the top of the Washington Monument on his hands...among other things.
by benwhowell
October 8th, 2007, 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tricks Or Treats
Replies: 25
Views: 4780

Festivus...

"CROOKJACK" sounds like fun, klondike. My brother and sister-in-law and neice and nephew (both in college now) do not "celebrate" traditional holidays. They invent their own! I remember calling them last year on the day after Christmas. I asked my brother about their Christmas. He said they didn't r...
by benwhowell
October 8th, 2007, 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tricks Or Treats
Replies: 25
Views: 4780

"It's a wonderful night for eyebrows."

Mike, that reminds me of an episode of "King Of The Hill" with Sally Field voicing an anti-Halloween character "persuading the youth" of (fictional) Arlen, TX to spend Halloween in her "Judgement-type House" . ("Hilloween" 1997.) Dale Gribble had a great line in that episode-explaining his costume-"...
by benwhowell
October 5th, 2007, 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tricks Or Treats
Replies: 25
Views: 4780

No flies were actually harmed...

Well, I guess I won't be posting that "snuff movie" I had lined up... :evil:
How 'bout "The Cobweb Hotel" instead?
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by benwhowell
October 5th, 2007, 3:10 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Night of the Iguana
Replies: 28
Views: 6878

"You used to drink bergen, too."

I love "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" I've always admired Mike Nichols for tackling "provocative" books/plays that seem difficult to adapt for the screen. He rarely disappoints and "...Virginia Woolf?" was his directorial debut and his best. Edward Albee is another favorite playwright. He is a ma...
by benwhowell
October 5th, 2007, 12:09 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The old days of TCM
Replies: 27
Views: 5170

Tricks Or Treats

A TERRIFIC Jacques Tourneur line-up on TCM tonight! "Curse Of The Demon" http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/dirtboy_bucket/cat-people-c.jpg http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/dirtboy_bucket/9f913e5d.jpg And "The Leopard Man" TCM may have many "repeats," but, as a lover of ALL movies, I s...
by benwhowell
October 4th, 2007, 2:46 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Night of the Iguana
Replies: 28
Views: 6878

Dark Shadows

MissG, I totally agree with you about Huston's "beatific lack of judgement toward any of the characters." That was a trait he exhibited in all his movies. One of the reasons why he's one of my favorite directors. I'm a big Tennesse Williams fan-especially his "crazy and pervy" characterizations and ...