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- 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:...
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.
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...
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...
- 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...
- May 16th, 2007, 11:27 pm
- Forum: Silents & PreCodes
- Topic: Red-Headed Woman vs. Baby Face
- Replies: 18
- Views: 6014
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."
"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 ...
- 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 ...
- 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...
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...