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by Garbomaniac
May 22nd, 2007, 1:07 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: The films of John Wayne
Replies: 16
Views: 3835

Being a guy, I like guy films, but with human characteristics. Wayne never seemed to display human characteristics. He was always Wayne, the tough guy, the man, the guy who belts the other guy. Give me John Garfield, a guy who could fight, but you knew what was going on inside, or the sophisticates:...
by Garbomaniac
May 20th, 2007, 10:53 pm
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Name change
Replies: 23
Views: 24356

It is the funniest thing, but I was amost going to start a new thread asking why this forum was called the plasticage! Well, I guess I don't have to think about that one anymore. I like the new name. It's classy, and makes a whole lot more sense.
by Garbomaniac
May 17th, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12865

Fantastic pic, MG! And, NO, Sandy, you are not alone. I really like Norma in The Women. I just agree that her part was one of the least interesting. However, she was the pivotal point on which they all revolved; therefore, I guess being the "good" character she had to be a little dull. Almost everyo...
by Garbomaniac
May 17th, 2007, 1:15 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: It Happened One Night
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Well, BHF, you could be right, but I always thought that it felt the code and bent a little in that direction. Still racy, but understated. And, that is a very insightful judgment you passed on the code, MG. I had never thought of it that way, but if we had gone the way of European films, nudity, se...
by Garbomaniac
May 17th, 2007, 12:57 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cagney's Best Leading Lady
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Olivia was one of the best to play opposite Cagney. She held her own, and kept him in his place. You could understand why he loved her all those years in Strawberry Blonde. I liked Ann with him, too, but one of my favorites was Joan Leslie. She seemed to soften him a little. I thought they were grea...
by Garbomaniac
May 17th, 2007, 12:21 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: How About the Marx Brothers
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

CoffeeDan wrote:Trivium: Frequent Stooges director Del Lord was one of the original Keystone Kops.
Wow! What a great piece of info, and that explains a lot of their schtick!
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 11:27 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Red-Headed Woman vs. Baby Face
Replies: 18
Views: 6014

Red-Headed Woman vs. Baby Face

Well, personally I love Jean Harlow, but Stanwyck's performance is just as, or more, powerful than Jean's. Jean was so coquettish, "Can you see through this?" Two girls climbing the ladder of "success."
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 11:25 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: It Happened One Night
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

It Happened One Night

"The overt lustiness barred by the 1934 Production Code was transmuted into clever banter and the romance conveyed an ideal Depression-era fantasy." "The Great Depression, as is usually the case in times of crisis, initiated a religious revival and a revival of conservative beliefs which would take ...
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 11:19 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Svengali (1931)
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

Hi, Judith! I agree completely. And, I love your avitar! I looks just like you! :wink:
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 8:39 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Inquiring minds want to know! Is it Frankie or Drac for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8049

It is a toss up for me. I would take either one at anytime. Frankenstein, as has been said, has always been a draw for me. I have the Frankenstein trilogy on VHS and watch them every Halloween followed by Young Frakenstein, by Mel Brooks! As for Dracula, there is only one, Bela. Anything he does as ...
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 8:32 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Romantic Leading Men
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Oh, yeah! I forgot about Boyer! Algiers with Hedy, the close ups, the passion, the struggle! Losing your life for love! Now, that's romance! Or, is is craziness?
by Garbomaniac
May 16th, 2007, 8:27 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best Romantic Duos
Replies: 60
Views: 46590

:wink:

No! I was speaking about the General!
by Garbomaniac
May 15th, 2007, 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 91257

Ha! Me, too! And, they are "divine." I always wanted speakers throughout my house, but couldn't ever afford it or figure out how to do it. This solves the problem!
by Garbomaniac
May 15th, 2007, 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 91257

On Cable TV, I have the music channels, and since I have three TVs throughout the house, I can have the same music playing everywhere! I bounce back and forth among the Easy Listening, Big Band and Swing, Singers and Old Standards, Classic R&B, Smooth Jazz, Light Classical, and Classical Masterpiece...
by Garbomaniac
May 15th, 2007, 1:22 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Romantic Leading Men
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Ronald Coleman was without a doubt romance personified. He didn't even need a leading lady to ooze romance. His romance was with life. He romanced the intellect, the soul, the arts, the imagination, and the ethereal! He was magic to watch on screen, and when he had a woman in his arms, he was an edu...