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by benwhowell
July 3rd, 2008, 7:20 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: For fans of music. Well, loud, raucous rock and roll that is
Replies: 2
Views: 940

There goes the neighborhood...

Thanks for your cool "link," Bryce! "Exile On Main Street" is my fave Stones' album...and I was totally unaware of this interesting cover from Pussy Galore... I recently read an article (somewhere) with some guy choosing his favorite top ten albums to drive his neighbors crazy. I...
by benwhowell
July 3rd, 2008, 3:06 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Patrica Neal, gutsy lady.
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

I'm glad you mentioned Patricia's role in "Breakfast At Tiffany's," Stu. It is a "small part," but she steals the scenes as "a very stylish girl." I wonder if this part was written specifically for her? (As you know, that character does not exist in the novella.) Anothe...
by benwhowell
June 4th, 2008, 12:28 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Showboat 1936-1951, which is best.
Replies: 52
Views: 13966

Judy's cover totally worked for me...as a symbolic manifestation.
She did tote quite a few emotional barges...
by benwhowell
May 30th, 2008, 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 423
Views: 40700

I became an immediate fan of Lucinda Williams with the first listen to "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road." I'm still playing that CD. She really put her heart and soul into that "nostalgic" look back at her poignant and free wheelin' past. I'm from her neck of the woods so it wasn't a...
by benwhowell
May 30th, 2008, 5:38 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Was Gone With The Wind really their best film
Replies: 24
Views: 3086

Not to hijack the thread, but...

Hi, Larry!
Welcome home... :)
by benwhowell
May 30th, 2008, 1:19 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: 100 Years of Mel.
Replies: 23
Views: 2428

Thanks for creating this thread, Bryce.
I saw that picture in some magazine and thought it was a wonderful tribute...I cut it out and placed it in a magnetic frame. It has been on my refrigerator since...
by benwhowell
May 30th, 2008, 1:08 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Was Gone With The Wind really their best film
Replies: 24
Views: 3086

I totally agree, John...I much prefer Olivia in "The Snake Pit" and (dare I say it) "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte." :twisted:
by benwhowell
May 30th, 2008, 12:56 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: "Haxan"
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

"Haxan"

CHECK IT OUT ON IFC TONIGHT! Just like the witches in "Haxan," Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen tossed many clever ingredients into his pot and brought forth this provocative 1922 silent feature filmlook at witchcraft in the Middle Ages. I don't know why this film doesn't have a large...
by benwhowell
May 29th, 2008, 2:17 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Was Gone With The Wind really their best film
Replies: 24
Views: 3086

IMHO

I never got around to reading the novel, but I've seen the movie several times and each time (despite knowing what's about to happen) it feels like I'm seeing it for the first time...because there's just SO MUCH to see and hear and feel. It isn't my all-time favorite movie, but it is truly an amazin...
by benwhowell
May 27th, 2008, 8:40 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: My So-Called Life..."Go, now, go!"
Replies: 0
Views: 639

My So-Called Life..."Go, now, go!"

I caught a couple of episodes back in the '90's...after ABC like cancelled it and MTV like had the totally great idea of buying the rights to show it like several times a day... I finally got around to buying last year's DVD release-including all 19 episodes-and went on a marathon viewing binge/emot...
by benwhowell
May 27th, 2008, 2:16 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Showboat 1936-1951, which is best.
Replies: 52
Views: 13966

I've yet to see the '51 version, but I can't see the '36 version enough. James Whale was a whale of a genre-bender and did a marvelous job bringing this musical to the screen...depicting the lives of vagabond "show" people (on stage and off) and the horrors of extreme prejudice. I really l...
by benwhowell
May 17th, 2008, 3:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Our Visiting Guest Star Author in June
Replies: 8
Views: 4493

"I Can't Wait To Be Forgotten" is a great title! Sounds like a really fascinating read. I'd also like to know more about that "portrait" of Kay you included in your original post, Moira... What an exquisite image of an "independent woman ahead of her time." Reminds me o...
by benwhowell
April 10th, 2008, 3:12 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

"Five cents, please..."

Another life-long Peanuts fan here. I'm anxious to read the Schulz bio. I saw a documentary (on PBS) recently-which included interviews with friends and family...including the woman who inspired "The Little Red-Haired Girl." (I guess she and Schulz were "dating" when she married ...
by benwhowell
April 10th, 2008, 2:18 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: We're Talkin' Hitch!
Replies: 25
Views: 5264

Where's Hitchcock

Hitchcock is probably my favorite director-for consistently turning out one "classic" after the other for decades! It would be impossible for me to choose one favorite. I've seen many of his movies several times and still never get my "fill." His basic "recipe" of suspe...
by benwhowell
April 2nd, 2008, 2:09 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Jennifer Jones
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Blondes have more fun

I think she's terrific in "Beat The Devil." And she seems quite comfortable in her part of that wonderful ensemble. Huston had great insight with his "unconventional" casting. I wish Truman Capote would have written a book about the making of "Beat The Devil." What a &q...

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