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

Search found 918 matches

by Ollie
February 2nd, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: It's official - we're collecting Musicals
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

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

I know that, for every 'genre' I claim to love or hate, I've got almost as many exceptions as rules. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - why do I enjoy Donald O'Connor's wild MAKE 'EM LAUGH when I can't enjoy SHOWBOAT? Why can I 'excuse' the whole GOOD MORNING routine - rolling over a couch by 3 people correctly ...
by Ollie
February 1st, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The whiny thread
Replies: 992
Views: 85447

Re: The whiny thread

Yeouch! That sounds terrible. I wish I felt like hearing more details, but I'm in agony over this. I know sympathy pains don't help one bit. Uh, you can do what I do - I blame MissG or CineMaven all the time. (No, it really doesn't help me, by the way. They usually don't even know I've done it - whi...
by Ollie
February 1st, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: It's official - we're collecting Musicals
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

It's official - we're collecting Musicals

Well, for decades, I've barred the door against the OKLAHOMAs and SHOWBOATS, the SEVEN BRIDES and those other musicals, but as we've added more from the '30s and '40s to our collection, Wifey and I have been debating our great enjoyment of those early musicals, but somewhere about 1960, they sort of...
by Ollie
February 1st, 2010, 3:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Kay Francis
Replies: 23
Views: 2645

Re: Kay Francis

I hate all of you for my whole Kay Francis Thing. I've started getting more and more of these - how could I ever explain to Hedy, Tierney, Myrna about yet another Kay film? I mean, in the afterlife, they MIGHT grill me about it! Just how often can I insist, "No no, I'm watching Herbert Marshall...
by Ollie
January 31st, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2926896

Re: *CANDIDS*

I was complaining about Jay C. Flippen's face and rugged characters never matching his name - using that excuse for hardly ever remembering one for the other! But Percy Helton is just about the opposite - an almost perfect name for his often hellion-esque characters, often little demons of delight. ...
by Ollie
January 31st, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2720
Views: 284206

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

I just saw that Errol Morris' frequent film-editor, 39-year-old Karen Schmeer, has been killed by a speeding robbery-getaway car in Manhattan. Grrr. Thieves were robbing a CVS Pharmacy, hopped in a car and took off, killing Schmeer at an intersection.
by Ollie
January 31st, 2010, 1:31 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: A Small Trove of Character Gems!
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: A Small Trove of Character Gems!

Klon, have you watched the BURKE'S LAW? These are like Columbo+LoveBoat, with 2, 3 sometimes 4 guest-stars in the episodes. This is a police-whodunit, usually with the guest-stars being the bad guy. PERRY MASON is my preferred series but BURKE'S has the considerably larger menu of guest stars, and t...
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Billy Wilder
Replies: 52
Views: 4339

Re: Billy Wilder

I'm just the opposite on those two films. Gary Cooper is just too old and Audrey's teen-princess is just too much. But I enjoy the Bogart-Hepburn duo.
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 5:25 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2926896

Re: *CANDIDS*

"Git yer tickets, git yer tickets... can't see the show without a ticket... git yer tickets, git yer tickets..."

I can almost hear the sidewalk hawkers calling.
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 9:44 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Billy Wilder
Replies: 52
Views: 4339

Re: Billy Wilder

This dissection of the music, as well as comments on editing, makes me consider that, as much as we can be students of him, HE was a great student himself of films and audiences. A lot of great writing here again. Thanks, everyone. It's fun watching these again just to see (or refute) your points. &...
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: TO EACH HIS OWN
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: TO EACH HIS OWN

Listen. Stop. You cannot get me to admit I'm collecting Olivia films. Not now, not ever. Just because I have most of them, that has NOTHING TO DO with any need in me to collect her films. I'm still suffering from Kay Francis Collection-itis. So don't start on me about Olivia and giving me reasons to...
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 9:35 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 298074

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

Six years ago, my wife started working with local film-festivals to bring in "unknown to them" British films, and we found oddball distributors that had prints. And soon thereafter, there were DVDs released of these. GREEN FOR DANGER, for example. A lot of the Powell & Pressburger work...
by Ollie
January 27th, 2010, 9:25 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2720
Views: 284206

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

I too noticed his departure from BONANZA and, while the show had a limited appeal to me at that young age, it lost just about all of it soon thereafter. I never quite equated its demotion purely to "Adam's" departure, but I think missing his great range of expressions was indeed critical f...
by Ollie
January 26th, 2010, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Round the World Weather Report
Replies: 1869
Views: 121415

Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

I want to hook Fernando up with a café tour, too! I've seen TV's eating in Santiago, and the one in Austin. The one in Austin was just absurd, stupid and uninspired - I hope it's because a few producer-turnips fell off the truck and rolled into the first signs they saw. And Fernando's told me he had...
by Ollie
January 26th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 3225

Re: Olivia and Joan......

Last year (Page 1), Moraldo wrote that he'd "never see a John Payne picture" and I agree - I enjoy many of his films (CROOKED WAY, KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL) but "see them for John?" Nope. I just like them. He's fine in those and other films, but "nebbish" in that same D...

Go to advanced search