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by clore
September 24th, 2013, 12:49 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Randolph Scott - Tribute
Replies: 111
Views: 73880

Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

CORONER CREEK will be out on DVD in December in a set with three other Scott westerns: http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=454237&SESSID=eee5136372ee189896f1117020ee53ac It almost plays like a dry run for the later Columbia film THE MAN FROM LARAMIE. In both the protagonist is on a vengeance trail that...
by clore
September 8th, 2013, 1:26 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!
Replies: 109
Views: 101180

Re: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!

Are there any Bette Davis or Dana Andrews fans out there? Most definitely - I'm a fan of both but it's Mr. Andrews of whom I'd like to speak today. I've never gotten to see ENCHANTED ISLAND in color and I've not seen it since the late 60s. If you could nab that late RKO entry, it would be appreciat...
by clore
September 7th, 2013, 10:03 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!
Replies: 109
Views: 101180

Re: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!

Thank you so much for being here. Since you're a John Cromwell fan, then perhaps you've done some legwork on this already. Is there a legal reason that has kept VILLAGE TALE off the screen? I've had TCM since the year 2000 and I've been looking for it. Granted I may have missed it, but if it aired, ...
by clore
August 27th, 2013, 7:07 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37712

Re: The Best Marlowe

The book itself sounds interesting, I'm always down for something that looks at the genre. It's the review that I find problematic but now I simply have to discover if the "errors" made were on the part of the reviewer or the author.
by clore
August 26th, 2013, 7:49 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37712

Re: The Best Marlowe

I was providing the benefit of doubt on the details -- in so doing I interpreted the use of "PI" as "a private individual who investigates the circumstances relating to a crime or a supposed crime, with or without authorization or licensure" and, therefore, a broader term than "a licensed private i...
by clore
August 26th, 2013, 1:19 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37712

Re: The Best Marlowe

ChiO wrote:Interesting book review (and musings) on the PI in literature and film noir is found here.
It's interesting for the number of errors that it contains, such as calling Bogart a PI in IN A LONELY PLACE and saying that there's a PI in REAR WINDOW.
by clore
August 24th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 365435

Julie Harris

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87. Harris died at her West Chatham, Mass. home of congestive heart failu...
by clore
August 19th, 2013, 9:34 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 156179

Re: Noir Films

JackFavell wrote:Oh Lordy, my mouth is watering... another Gun Crazy type movie? and it's got Felix Bressart in it? I'm there.
I'm there just because it's directed by Eddie Cahn, my favorite "B" movie helmer.
by clore
August 15th, 2013, 1:26 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37712

Re: The Best Marlowe

Obviously, we have differing perspectives. I don't think it's really fair to compare Altman's Marlowe to the book (or Hawk's film) as he is intentionally placed in a modern world of disillusionment in the post-Kennedy/60’s era. OK, that's fair enough. But Altman (or anyone), could have done that wi...
by clore
August 14th, 2013, 10:10 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37712

Re: The Best Marlowe

I watched THE LONG GOODBYE yesterday for the first time since it was released. Truth be told, I didn't like it then. It has nothing to do with the supposedly convoluted story (it really isn't), it's not that they move Marlowe up to the present day or that Gould was cast as Marlowe. It commits the wo...
by clore
August 9th, 2013, 10:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Silver Screen Oasis Is Now Back
Replies: 22
Views: 20366

Re: The Silver Screen Oasis Is Now Back

Yes, my thanks also to all and I'll add that the Facebook page was fun.
by clore
July 10th, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 365435

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Just a quick note to mention that actor Vic Lundin passed away on June 29 at age 83. He played Friday in the wonderful 1964 film Robinson Crusoe on Mars and was also the first credited Klingon to appear on a Star Trek episode according to his IMDb bio page.
by clore
July 10th, 2013, 7:08 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 156179

New York Confidential

The credits come on and one is really set up for something good. Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Anne Bancroft, Onslow Stevens, Marilyn Maxwell, J. Carroll Naish, Barry Kelley, Tom Powers, Mike Mazurki, Celia Lovsky... The film starts with location footage and the stentorian tones of a narrator s...
by clore
June 22nd, 2013, 8:33 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 156179

Re: Noir Films

I too love Double indemnity. It really is perfect. I was never a Fred MacMurray fan but he was so good as Walter Neff. But I wonder if he was first choice - he had never done anything like this before. Inspired casting. Dick Powell lobbied for the part, but couldn't convince the powers-that-be that...
by clore
June 21st, 2013, 12:29 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 156179

Re: Noir Films

I wonder who sponsored the show. Pontiac? I only saw a few of them when it originally aired, but as we owned a Pontiac, I would have noticed if they were the sponsor. Probably just a case of "promotional consideration provided by..." I do recall Pontiac sponsoring Our Man Higgins and the Victor Bor...