The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
- Audrey Hepburn

Search found 25 matches

by jdb1
August 25th, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 41270

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

I enjoy Powell the boy soprano, although some of his singing can be a bit too gooey for me. I really like the mature, hard-bitten Powell better. Considering his career as a successful movie and TV mogul, I imagine the tougher guy is a lot more like the real guy. He made the transition gracefully, an...
by jdb1
August 24th, 2014, 11:27 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 41270

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

Just finished watching Gladys George in "Madame X." I surprised myself when I remembered that I'd never seen this version before. I loved it; I thought George was terrific, and everyone else was wonderful as well. This was a very good soap opera; not the highest-end production, but certain...
by jdb1
August 24th, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Truly Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 20
Views: 14249

Re: Truly Guilty Pleasures

I don't even like to think of the countless hours I've spent in front of the TV over the years watching completely idiotic fare. Oh me.. just the thought of counting those countless hours... I am sure I would have to crawl in a hole and never show my face in the light of day again, ha. :roll: No, N...
by jdb1
August 23rd, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charles Laughton
Replies: 22
Views: 17306

Re: Charles Laughton

Laughton was not only a remarkable actor, but a remarkable movie star. There aren't very many leading actors of his stature and caliber who could make such a lasting impression on audiences for so long without being "pretty." His lack of conventional good looks didn't stop him from playing...
by jdb1
August 23rd, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Storm Clouds in our Future?
Replies: 16
Views: 13657

Re: Storm Clouds in our Future?

“start 2015 a more streamlined, nimble and efficient company focused on driving programming, monetization and innovation, in a culture that emphasizes and rewards continuous improvement," Oh, dear. Words like "streamlined," "driving," "rewards," and especially &quo...
by jdb1
August 22nd, 2014, 11:51 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Truly Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 20
Views: 14249

Re: Truly Guilty Pleasures

Now, now, rohanka, no need to apologize. Whatever floats our boats in the privacy of our own TV viewing space . . . I don't even like to think of the countless hours I've spent in front of the TV over the years watching completely idiotic fare. Somehow, somewhere, in there were things that got to me...
by jdb1
August 22nd, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Truly Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 20
Views: 14249

Re: Truly Guilty Pleasures

Well, Moira, I agree with you about the domestic House Hunters -- those people are for the most part insufferable, but I watch them anyway. When I look about my crumbling, underheated, overpriced NYC apartment, I think -- get real you House Hunting ninnies, it's just a house, not a religious calling...
by jdb1
August 22nd, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2935293

Re: *CANDIDS*

Thanks for the photo of Diana Sands, an actress not well remembered these days. I saw her in a Broadway play almost 50 years ago, and have never forgotten it. She was one of those performers who have that intangible stage presence that makes you focus all of your attention on her and forget about ev...
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Truly Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 20
Views: 14249

Re: Truly Guilty Pleasures

Well, Moira, I'm with you on everything but "The Waltons," which just never captured my interest. I still look in on "Little House," which is so lachrymose and obvious, but somehow I can bear it where I couldn't stand any other such mawkishness. Maybe because Michael Landon was m...
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 9:53 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Replies: 67
Views: 33131

Re: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Zounds! Lost my avatar.

There it is again. Stay with us, Stan.
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 9:50 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Replies: 67
Views: 33131

Re: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

I've always sensed in Tracy's Hyde a hint of reluctance in pursuing his degeneracies. Sort of like the dismay of Lon Chaney's Larry Talbot at the prospect of being a werewolf. This may be due to Tracy's discomfit with digging into such a character, but there's a desperation in his Mr. Hyde that isn'...
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Replies: 67
Views: 33131

Re: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Thank you. I love Oliver, too, but haven't found a small enough photo of both of them that I want for an avatar. Still looking.
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 12:45 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2935293

Re: *CANDIDS*

Hey, Joe -- I have a copy of "The Bad Seed" that I watch frequently. Little Patty McC is just amazing. I think she was 9 years old when she made the movie. She had played the part on Broadway beginning at just 7 years old. It's remarkable. I think she gave one of the most self-possessed, s...
by jdb1
August 21st, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Replies: 67
Views: 33131

Re: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

I don't suppose that it would have bothered American audiences much, if at all. But, English/British audiences must, surely, have noticed the fact that neither Fredric March or Spencer Tracy are overly bothered about adopting an English/British accent for their respective portrayals of Jekyll and H...
by jdb1
August 18th, 2014, 11:17 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 41270

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

So tomorrow we get a full day of Paul Newman. Don't know that I'm going to watch much on the schedule -- been there, done that, yes he's a hunk, yes those eyes are sooo blue, etc. However, I will give attention to "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which was a departure for Newman, and which he...

Go to advanced search