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by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 9:06 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

This is a movie that is totally lost on kids. None of the sub-plots would appeal to kids even today. IN fact this movie would most likely come and go with little or no attention given it at all today. Did you notice the brain-numbing effect that television had on his kids? WoW. In the Neil Postman ...
by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 8:38 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best ( Forgotten ) Comedy Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

Re: Best ( Forgotten ) Comedy Teams

How about Patsy Kelly & Thelma Todd ? :lol: Those were Hal Roach/Gus Meins shorts and the first couple made were Thelma with Zasu Pitts. I think those are funny and they were definately a compatible team. I've always gotten a kick of Patsy Kelly's loud-mouth wise-cracks whatever the role. But those...
by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 8:14 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Musical numbers dancing - in general
Replies: 13
Views: 3664

Re: Gone too far?

Moraldo Rubini wrote:My life is so much richer for her smoke-breathing Louise Brooks' amazon, with legs stretched to Hollywood Boulevard. The sight of her would knock anyone's hat off.
... Check out the white-hot fire-breathing Gwen Verdon explosion in "Damn Yankees" hip-punching the shoes off Tab Hunter ...
by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 7:44 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

I'm not a big fan of the Stooges myself. That particular brand of obnoxious slapstick never appealed to me, even as a reckless kid. The Marx Brothers are somewhat of an enigma to me right now. I sorta find them too schticky, predictable and overplay their routines somewhat. I've only seen four of th...
by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 7:14 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 147765

Hello Judith ... Thanks for the puzzle ...

BTW my name is Benji and I'm happy to be meeting you ... :wink:

Okay here's my best guess ...

Are you Ingrid Bergman ?
by precoder
August 2nd, 2007, 12:39 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

I've got a ton of these old fan magazines. Here's a couple Norma portraits by Earl Christy ... From April 1930 ... http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h271/precoder/magazine-photoplay-normashearer2.jpg http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h271/precoder/magazine-photoplay-normashearer3.jpg ... And from Ap...
by precoder
August 1st, 2007, 10:56 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

I have to find *something* good about them. Or failing that, at least interesting or marginally redeeming about them....like maybe they learn a lesson by the end of the film...or even get their just deserts. Or even that we come to understand WHY they are the way they are, even if they are disagree...
by precoder
August 1st, 2007, 10:08 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 147765

YaY ... And I'm glad this game came back ...

And Yowza ... We have a new winner ... It is Frances Langford, one of my favorite singers ... One of the best too ...

Over to Judith ... :D :D :D
by precoder
August 1st, 2007, 12:02 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 147765

Why did you guys stop playing ? I just the whole thread ... Fun game ... May I ? Do you know me ? I was born in Florida. I had a tonsillectomy when I was young which I feared would ruin my chances of becoming a great singer. But I redirected my focus from opera to popular contralto and forged on. Ru...
by precoder
July 31st, 2007, 11:19 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

Sorry about that Jeffrey ... Just very busy lately ... Everyday is a full day anymore ...

Let's just say I've been trying to find a movie board I'm a little more comfortable posting at if you know what I mean ... I like this place a lot ...
by precoder
July 31st, 2007, 10:19 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

I REALLY disliked Private Lives . I saw absolutely NOTHING likable about any of the four main characters, and the constant bickering that took up about 95% of the movie got tedious - especially when it was interspersed with physical violence. By the end of this film, I couldn't have possibly cared ...
by precoder
July 30th, 2007, 1:15 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Svengali (1931)
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Compelling, expressionistic and fantastic describe "Svengali" (Vitaphone 1931), perhaps the best film adaptation of G.L. du Maurier's 1896 novel, "Trilby" ... John Barrymore is Maestro Svengali, professeur de chant, pianiste virtuose, who lives among the artisans in Parisian rooftops and attempts to...
by precoder
July 30th, 2007, 12:37 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

The reviews posted at IMDb are a fascinating read. Many loved it giving it maximum accolades with nine and ten stars and others simply hated it assigning just one star and calling it the most boring film they'd ever seen ... How interesting ... I too first saw this movie as a youngster on television...
by precoder
July 29th, 2007, 3:31 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

"The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit" (20th Century Fox 1956) is an all too real domestic melodrama about the day-to-day struggles of the modern madison avenue nine-to-fiver, trying to provide for his family as honestly as he can without totally losing his composure. Adapted from a novel by Sloan Wilso...