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by traceyk
October 10th, 2008, 9:45 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 298076

traceyk, :o I must respectfully disagree. I thought Billie Dove was amazingly good in A NOTORIOUS AFFAIR (1930), and had a very lovely speaking voice. I was enchanted with her voice graceful movements and gestures. In-fact the the film left me screaming for more Billie Dove, and several people on t...
by traceyk
October 6th, 2008, 9:00 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Least favorite TV Series
Replies: 24
Views: 4669

Another type of sitcom I don't get--those shows of the late 70's and early 80's that featured precocious children like Diff'rent Strokes, Webster, Punky Brewster and Silver Spoons. Complete tripe and unfunny to boot. And may they never be forgiven for those "very special episodes..."
by traceyk
October 6th, 2008, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 489199

Saw two modern movies recently-- The Other Bolelyn Girl and The Women. Natalie Portman gives a very intense performance (and surprisingly good) as Anne Bolelyn in a movie that's basically about sex. And power. And really nice dresses. Not sure how historically accurate it was--but it was pretty ente...
by traceyk
October 6th, 2008, 8:12 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Roles that kick started flagging careers
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Lana Turner in Peyton Place
Marlene Dietrich in Destry Rides Again

One that should've and didn't:
Bette Davis in All About Eve
by traceyk
October 6th, 2008, 8:02 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 298076

Finally got around to watching all the movies I'd DVR'd. A couple of them made me go Hmmm, though: A Notorious Affair and Secrets . I watched the first for Kay Francis, who was amazingly butch in her role as the Countess and the second because I'd never seen PIckford in a talkie. Neither film worked...
by traceyk
October 6th, 2008, 7:25 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Carole Lombard October Star of the Month
Replies: 34
Views: 4393

Everybody seems to have sung Carole's praises quite thoroughly, so I'll just say I'm looking forward to seeing Lady By Choice and No Man Of Her Own especially. Someone mentioned Garson Kanin earlier. He wrote a book (several in fact) but this book is called Hollywood and is a fictionalized (maybe) a...
by traceyk
September 19th, 2008, 7:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Robert Donat
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

I forgot to mention Knight Without Armour, a film Donat made with Marlene Dietrich During the making of this movie, he was having serious asthma trouble and the producers wanted to ditch him, but Dietrich wouldn't let them. According to her daughter, she helped him practice a technique that allowed...
by traceyk
September 19th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Sean Connery, Scotland's finest actor
Replies: 3
Views: 986

I really can't be objective about Sean Connery. He rates as probably my top sexiest man ever. He can do more with one raised eyebrow than all the current Hollywood toy boys put together. I agree that he is terrific in his 80's and 90's films. One of my favorite performances is in a kind of silly mov...
by traceyk
September 6th, 2008, 1:17 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: ENOUGH!!!
Replies: 614
Views: 39618

Re: speeches

I am a Canadian but I have always had an interest in American politic's. I watched the convention.I liked Michelle's speech and his on the Thursday was very powerful . I liked what he had to say and he seems very refreshing after seeing George Bush talk over the years .I am in no position to judge ...
by traceyk
September 6th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ghosts
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

That does sound like it was a lovely house, the style of architecture from that time is truly beautiful Synnove, it was a lovely house. It was run down when we bought it, but we did a lot of work--re-finished floors, gutted (down to the latticework) the kitchen and bathrooms and so on. Unfortunatel...
by traceyk
September 6th, 2008, 12:52 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Pauline Kael.
Replies: 9
Views: 10397

I have 5001 Nights and refer to it quite often, because Kael was (at least for me) pretty well on the mark for most films. The fact that she hated The Lion in Winter (one of my faves) almost made me toss the book aside, though. :) And even if you don't agree with her, you;re right--she is an interes...
by traceyk
September 1st, 2008, 1:26 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: ENOUGH!!!
Replies: 614
Views: 39618

One thing I find interesting about this election is that regardless of who wins, it will make history. If the Republicans win, we have our first woman VP and if the Dems win, we'll have the first (partially) Black President. I wonderif that was in the back of McCain's mind when he picked Palin, beca...
by traceyk
September 1st, 2008, 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 489199

Not a classic in the TCM sense, but I watched The Bank Job Friday night and would like to recommend it for any fans of heist films out there. The movie is well paced and the tension is kept at a high level, once things get going. At one point I found myself talking to the TV--"Get out you idiot...
by traceyk
September 1st, 2008, 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bob Dylan
Replies: 22
Views: 2972

Bob Dylan--lyrics are genius, singing puts me in mind of a donkey's bray. But a very sensitive, perceptive, articulate donkey...

And speaking of geniuses (not donkeys) Thank you Dewey for the Yankovic video! I needed the laugh. I wonder how long it took him to come up with all the palindromes?
by traceyk
September 1st, 2008, 12:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Would you like to have seen a sequel to some of your favs
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Exactly, Chaplinfan. It's almost blasphemous. And especially sad, when you think what they might have done with it.

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