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by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks for letting me join!
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Hi Mark ... Splendid to see you here ... I just joined up myself ... :P

You're one of my favorites Mark ... I'm looking forward to chatting with you around the oasis ... So dive in, the mirage is fine ...

Benji ...

by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 12:56 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Universal Horror?
Replies: 27
Views: 9279

No ones mentioned "Werewolf Of London" which is good fun. Spring Byington steals all her scenes in this one interspucing her intoxicating brand of civil wit. The make-up on Henry Hull I actually like better than both Lon Chaney Jr's "Wolf-Man" and Fredric March's 'Mr. Hyde' ... I also thought the de...
by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Replies: 3199
Views: 278808

Thanks for the wake-up. And WoW thank you so much for the link to "Girl Don't Come" by Sandie Shaw. I haven't heard that in ages and ages. Such an unpretentious record, and though I still can't discipher some of the lyrics, I've always loved that poppy gem from that golden age of poppy melodies ... ...
by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 10:42 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Grapes of Wrath
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Perhaps it's because none of us really want to see people suffer like that. No one in the film ever succeeds. They exist merely fighting for survival. Piling all the contents they possess into that rickety old truck which somehow made it to California only to discover thousands of other people in de...
by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 1:55 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Elmer Gantry
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

I enjoyed seeing Patti Page in a film ... A rarity ... Shirley Jones did well winning her Oscar without singing anything but I thought she was a bit over the top. I have to give credit to Burt Lancaster whom I thought was exceptional and very deserving, but I really didn't like the characters much. ...
by precoder
August 5th, 2007, 12:59 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Dangerous (1935)
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

Dangerous (1935)

... And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to: Bette Davis for "Dangerous" (Warners 1935), the classic melodramatic soap-opera that solidified her tempermentally aggressive femme fatale persona forever. Following her equally triumphant showing in "Of Human Bondage"; dispute still rages as to whether sh...
by precoder
August 4th, 2007, 6:45 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Joan Crawford
Replies: 43
Views: 7028

Joan Crawford had a great face. Her profile conjures up images of Aphrodite painted on ancient grecian urns, and the frontal view, with those gigantic eyes and stern lip-line project an elegance and dignity on screen. Even in her later films she was photogenic, eye-brows and all ... But for me, Craw...
by precoder
August 4th, 2007, 12:55 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Replies: 58
Views: 44132

Aside from their association with Florenz Ziegfeld, what did Marilyn Miller and Olive Thomas have in common ?
by precoder
August 4th, 2007, 12:25 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Universal Horror?
Replies: 27
Views: 9279

"Bride Of Frankenstein" for me hands-down. It's a very exciting, aimfully paced, humorous and chill-filled monster romp with Ernest Thesiger foppishly stealing scenes. The accompanying score from Franz Waxman contributes greatly and that explosive electric hair on Elsa is just unforgettable not to m...
by precoder
August 4th, 2007, 11:52 am
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Citizen Kane
Replies: 75
Views: 57179

"Citizen Kane" is very good ... but the best? That would be **wait ~ better not go there** 8) There are indeed multiple groundbreaking qualities in the film and it's quite the masterpiece in its own right, but less than the greatest for me, so I voted appropriately. I've admitted turning the volume ...
by precoder
August 3rd, 2007, 11:50 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12930

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence were an ornery pair themselves. They bickered just like that. It's a matter of record that their arguments over scene details were loud and boisterous. He insulted her singing in his Bitter Sweet , and she his playwriting and songwriting. The stock market had just c...
by precoder
August 3rd, 2007, 6:56 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 148206

aw nertz ... Good puzzle though. I had a list of people. I never considered Max ...

Show's where I am (?) ... :oops:
by precoder
August 3rd, 2007, 6:28 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best ( Forgotten ) Comedy Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 3825

movieman, I'm glad you got to see those. I didn't know they were made either. I found them on ebay on VHS a few years back Vols 1 & 2 (about nine of them total) ... After Thelma's tragic and mysterious death, Hal Roach tried to continue with those making a couple having Patsy teamed with Pert Kelton...
by precoder
August 3rd, 2007, 4:11 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Ernest Borgnine Under the Stars
Replies: 14
Views: 2734

"Marty" was the movie I saw that forever changed my perception of Borgnine from *what do they see in this guy?* to *Oh yeah, I get it ** light goes on in head ** that's what* ...

Anne Baxter convinced me in "All About Eve" ...
by precoder
August 3rd, 2007, 4:01 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Old Dark House (1932)
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Gloria Stuart is an actress one doesn't see around much unless you watch Shirley Temple movies. Her showing in Whales "The Invisible Man" disappointed me but IMO she's actually quite good in this really odd spookfest ...

Boo !