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by knitwit45
July 31st, 2007, 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hi
Replies: 69
Views: 16249

Good Mommies

Hi Carol.
What a lovely day you gave your daughter. I'm sure she will always remember it. Thanks for sharing, it's really nice to read a positive note, and it certainly brightened my day.

Nancy
by knitwit45
July 25th, 2007, 9:06 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

I got to read the last book with no interruptions, save for letting the dog out and in and out (that's my weekend job, let the dog in, let the dog out) Anyway, it is a great book, lots of resolution, tidying up loose ends, etc. I am rather desolate that there will be no more books to anticipate, but...
by knitwit45
July 20th, 2007, 3:25 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Best Acceptance Speech
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Best Acceptance Speech

Looking at Mongo/Joe's spotlight on Geraldine Page reminded me of another awards evening, and the best acceptance speech I have ever heard. Barbara Stanwyck won an Emmy for the best female lead performance (or however they were wording it at that time) in The Thornbirds. She accepted the award grace...
by knitwit45
July 20th, 2007, 11:04 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Mike, I was on a flight to Chicago, and was sitting across the aisle from a young man around 10 who was reading the scecond book. When he looked up, I asked him if the book was good, and he launched into a 5 minute discourse on muggles and wizards and BertieBotts everyflavor jelly beans. His mom loo...
by knitwit45
July 20th, 2007, 8:37 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

The films are actually pretty true to the books. The first time you see the Hogwart's Express, and the school itself, is pure magic. I love the fantasy of the stories, and how they take reality, and twist it just enough for you to say, "OH!". Maybe Harry is an acquired taste, but to be honest..I'm j...
by knitwit45
July 19th, 2007, 2:52 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Love the books. I may be charged with murder if someone gives away the ending to the last book before I get to read it. I won't be attending any launch events, but will be waiting anxiously for the book to arrive. I am of the camp that Snape is a good guy, working undercover for Dumbledore, and also...
by knitwit45
July 18th, 2007, 2:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Let's talk about sweat!
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Aw, shoot, you took all the shine out of it :lol:
by knitwit45
July 18th, 2007, 12:58 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: BBC Suggestions
Replies: 421
Views: 82181

What a great time the audience and she must have had. Thanks, Chris!
by knitwit45
July 18th, 2007, 11:31 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Let's talk about sweat!
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Sweatin' to the Oldies...

Do any of you manly men out there remember the quote from Orson Welles, when he was married to the lovely Rita? A photographer was doing some studio shots of her, and asked an assistant to wipe the sweat from her face. Mr. Welles replied, "Miss Hayworth does not sweat. Miss Hayworth glows."
by knitwit45
July 18th, 2007, 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Slaughter of the Romanovs....
Replies: 17
Views: 4342

Good Morning Larry! Thanks for all the info on Nell. She may have been tough in her later years, but when you think about what she had to survive, and her courage in thumbing her nose at authority figures to "get-er-done", it seems a little more understandable. I certainly would love to have met her...
by knitwit45
July 17th, 2007, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Slaughter of the Romanovs....
Replies: 17
Views: 4342

Larry, didn't you once say that Nell left Russia in 1914? and that her ex-husband actually escaped the slaughter? Or am I, as usual, fuzzy around the edges. Which of her husbands was the one she nursed thru a long period of time?
by knitwit45
July 17th, 2007, 3:00 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: BBC Suggestions
Replies: 421
Views: 82181

an oldie, but the absolute best of the the BritComs is "As Time Goes By" Dame Judi Dench is simply superb, and the storyline is very close to my heart.

If you haven't seen it, try it out
by knitwit45
July 17th, 2007, 2:46 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: The "New" Miss Marple
Replies: 8
Views: 2324

Foyle's War isn't over yet!

Mike, I stumbled into a message forum thru pbs.org, and the posters there are as knowledgeable about "Mystery" as all of you are about classic films and stars. (I think several of our posters participate over there, also). Anyway, there is one more season (according to the boards) of Foyle's War . I...
by knitwit45
July 10th, 2007, 8:47 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Only in the movies...
Replies: 30
Views: 5827

Re: The brass-carpeted West

Only in the movies are shooters never seen to save and pocket the spent shells or cartridges ("brass") after target practice to be reloaded with powder, primer and slugs to be used again. . Just watched "Nevada Smith", and Brian Keith tells Steve McQueen to "Pick up that brass!". Thought of you, cm...
by knitwit45
July 10th, 2007, 8:32 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Screened Out: Monday, June 4th
Replies: 75
Views: 14393

Turnabout

Tracey,
Per Judith's recommendation, I found a copy of "Turnabout" at abebooks.com. Several copies were available. Shipping was really fast, now I just need to find the time to read it!

Nancy