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by Ollie
February 13th, 2010, 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greed & War
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Greed & War

MrsL, you're far more gentle with those politicians (and their electorate supporters) than I am. I keep wondering why we can't find some mad Russian general to nuke WashDC when the politicians, expensive bureaucrats and all their lobbyists are in town - force us to start over from scratch. Honestly,...
by Ollie
February 13th, 2010, 7:52 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TO ALL CANADIANS
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: TO ALL CANADIANS

I've been a long-time visitor to Vancouver, often for months at a time. When I look east from downtown, I see lush green forests, and to the west, the sparkling blue Pacific. An extraordinary set of vistas. Downtown has two great pedestrian turista areas, too, and make for a great walking tour betwe...
by Ollie
February 12th, 2010, 6:55 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: I want my, I want my, I want my Meg Ramsey!
Replies: 1
Views: 522

I want my, I want my, I want my Meg Ramsey!

I received CineMaven's MEG RAMSEY Webisode #2, and enjoyed this little guitar-buying spree so much. CM's the director, producer and writer, and she's tricked Lindsey Wilson into the "on screen talent" and doing the music for it, as well. I mean, SURELY CM has to trick everyone! ha ha... So...
by Ollie
February 10th, 2010, 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 363363

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

We have universally enjoyed Stazione Termini more than Indiscretions , and from the first viewing. I am surprised that this isn't hands-down the more favored version because of the richer number of characters. I understand that, in centuries gone by (I'm thinking "Caveman with heap-big club, ba...
by Ollie
February 9th, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2018584

Re: *CANDIDS*

Tuesday, TCM broadcast one of my favorite 'dialog' films, BACHELOR & THE BOBBY SOXER, and that Shirley Temple photo reminds me that she could probably STILL exasperate Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Ray Collins and Rudy Vallee. And Ginger - boy, I wish that hair-style was never available. I'd much rathe...
by Ollie
February 9th, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 204656

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

MichJ, I think the UNIVERSAL HORROR is being included on all of the recent Universal Monster Anniversary or Special Edition BONUS disks. DRAC, FRANK & MUMMY all have 75th Anniv versions which I picked up, and the Bonus Disk of each is mostly the Universal Horror documentary, plus a 10-20 min spe...
by Ollie
February 9th, 2010, 7:32 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ronald Colman
Replies: 148
Views: 13701

Re: Ronald Colman

If anyone ever did anything for mustaches, it was Ronald Colman. Tom Selleck can get a great vote during the '80s, but Colman and his mustache were always great together.
by Ollie
February 9th, 2010, 7:30 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The 7th Cross
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: The 7th Cross

I did get a good copy of this - just in case.
by Ollie
February 8th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: James Craig
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: James Craig

Thanks for adding John Carroll into this - I keep forgetting him although I enjoy his performance in a lot of films. Like Craig, he does well in a rascal-ish role, and I didn't realize that Carroll was the lead actor in so many films. B-movies, yes, but still... another interesting actor that I've u...
by Ollie
February 7th, 2010, 7:11 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: James Craig
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: James Craig

James Craig's IMDB biog says "high blood pressure" kept him from the draft and his Age 41 death due to heart failure. As for my sister, Godzilla, no, she's not suffering. Not compared to Tokyo and every other city she flattens. Actually, "Godzilla" is not her real name. And besid...
by Ollie
February 7th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2018584

Re: *CANDIDS*

Klon, I was thinking the same thing. "Joe Maross" - absolutely never rings a bell, but the face was on a kajillion episodes. I've always hoped those guys made enough for their worthy contributions.
by Ollie
February 7th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: James Craig
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: James Craig

He's one of those pencil-thin mustache guys. The Boston Blackie kind, as Jimmy Buffett once sang (although I don't think Chester Morris sported one, and he played BB more often than any other performer. Hmmm...) Robert Taylor. John Hodiak. James Craig. Warner Baxter (Crime Doctor). Warren William (P...
by Ollie
February 6th, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: It's official - we're collecting Musicals
Replies: 22
Views: 2339

Re: It's official - we're collecting Musicals

I find Astaire and Bing to be off-putting. Their faces are not appealing to me. I think that's why I don't like them. I can understand others who criticize a personality, therefore. Bing's Bob Hope films are fun for me, however, and in THE PRINCESS & THE PIRATE (Hope and Virginia Mayo), Bing's l...
by Ollie
February 6th, 2010, 9:15 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: MURNAU, BORZAGE AND FORD AT FOX
Replies: 83
Views: 5964

Re: MURNAU, BORZAGE AND FORD AT FOX

This was a surprise to my collection. Completely unexpected, completely unfamiliar with the vast amount of work I'd see, the quality of stories, of characters AND shot-selection and staging. Complete surprise. My 'other query' about my Musicals Collection tastes (and lack thereof) brings up the ques...
by Ollie
February 6th, 2010, 9:06 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 204656

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

The Warners Archive version is listed at "127 minutes", by the way. Just checked on that for you.

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