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by intothenitrate
January 27th, 2013, 9:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Mary Astor
Replies: 113
Views: 22872

Re: Mary Astor

I love Mary in Palm Beach Story , but I have yet to love the film itself. Watching Joel MacRae playing wall-to-wall petulance is a little wearing on me. Maybe it's because I don't watch him with the same agenda as you ladies. Second favorite in that zany romp is Rudy Vallee. His is a very studied, m...
by intothenitrate
January 27th, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Mary Astor
Replies: 113
Views: 22872

Re: Mary Astor

Mary Astor is one of my top screen crushes. I just can't get enough of her. Sometimes that's a problem because she seems to play supporting roles more often than leading ones. I love Behind Office Doors because it's all about Mary. As you say Maven, the story itself is a little shopworn, but she mak...
by intothenitrate
January 23rd, 2013, 11:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: George Raft
Replies: 982
Views: 130710

Re: George Raft

I wonder if George Raft liked chocolate. But then again, who doesn't?
by intothenitrate
January 23rd, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: George Raft
Replies: 982
Views: 130710

Re: George Raft

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Good travels at a snail's pace." Let's be confident that our heartfelt conversations in this little corner of the world are moving things forward in the right direction.
by intothenitrate
January 23rd, 2013, 10:23 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I'm a big Jobyna booster myself, and have a lot of her films with Harold Lloyd. She has an interesting relationship with the camera lens. Sometimes she looks like an ordinary, somewhat plain girl, and then BAM, the light and the camera catch her just right and she transforms into a luminous beauty.
by intothenitrate
January 22nd, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: This week on SVENGOOLIE...
Replies: 849
Views: 132913

Re: This week on SVENGOOLIE...

moirafinnie wrote: The Black Cat (1934) is scheduled for next week on Svengoolie.


I don't get Svengoolie, but I'll definitely watch my copy in solidarity.
by intothenitrate
January 22nd, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I haven't watched Polly of the Circus lately, but I'll give it another look soon. To my eye, it isn't too far into the thirties when the ravages of alcoholism start to affect her looks and verve. But my love of Marion is so firmly cemented by The Patsy , I'll stick with her through any picture. The ...
by intothenitrate
January 22nd, 2013, 9:00 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

My story is similar to yours, JF. I've seen the photos and heard the names, but have very little sense of (most of) these starlets as performers. I watched a you-tube copy of The Flapper with Olive Thomas and wished that we had more of her to enjoy. Number six isn't Theda Bera, is it? Sort of on the...
by intothenitrate
January 15th, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: This week on SVENGOOLIE...
Replies: 849
Views: 132913

Re: This week on SVENGOOLIE...

They really did "pull out all the stops" on the production, and Lugosi's performance is no exception. When he delivers the lines (containing the words) " HALF MEN, HALF BEASTS...THINGS," there is a searing pain in his voice and body. It goes way beyond melodrama.
by intothenitrate
January 14th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: GENE TIERNEY - Beautiful.
Replies: 38
Views: 10175

Re: GENE TIERNEY - Beautiful.

I've always wanted to see her in Tobacco Road.
by intothenitrate
January 14th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: This week on SVENGOOLIE...
Replies: 849
Views: 132913

Re: This week on SVENGOOLIE...

I don't get Svengoolie in my neck of the woods, but I did recently pick up the Criterion edition of Island of Lost Souls on DVD. The image quality is just incrementally better than the bootleg I acquired a few years ago, but the sound quality is superbly improved. I also really enjoyed the extras on...
by intothenitrate
January 9th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I have a Garbo documentary that describes her first days at MGM. Apparently, there were more than a few skeptics about Mayer's new "find" from his recent European tour. It wasn't until a certain cinematographer -- I don't recall his name -- put just the right lighting on her that they real...
by intothenitrate
January 8th, 2013, 11:44 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched Crime and Punishment (1935) the other day, the Peter Lorre vehicle with Marian Marsh in the female lead. There are a couple of points in the film where Von Sternberg photographs Marsh with the trademark Dietrich lighting, and I thought "Wow, she looked like Dietrich for a second there...
by intothenitrate
January 2nd, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 383369

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

The documentary "Discovering the It Girl" is also included on the Kino release of IT . It's the one narrated by Courtney Love. Is that the one you're talking about CCF? What makes that documentary uplifting for me -- and to your point -- is that they end it with a comment by her son. He re...
by intothenitrate
December 31st, 2012, 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 65
Views: 14069

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year, you lovely people.

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