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by Ollie
January 24th, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2931161

Re: *CANDIDS*

That's a great laughing face from John Wayne, as if he's about ready to REALLY explode. Marvin Kaplan - another favorite. He and the recently deceased Arnold Stang were a favorite part of the MAD MAD WORLD scene at the desert service station. In the credits of that film, I see they list BOB HOPE as ...
by Ollie
January 24th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950) on TCM Jan 21
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950) on TCM Jan 21

"Based on this highly scientific..." Y'know we REALLY need some flash-warning, some huge red- or blue-light and a siren when we open messages that are going to force me to explode coffee, drinks, etc. across the desk, keyboard, screen, wall, etc. Darn... ANOTHER cleaning needed... I was go...
by Ollie
January 23rd, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: HOPE FOR HAITI
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: HOPE FOR HAITI

Agree on so many of these well-stated points. Last night (Friday), my wife, our band's keyboard player and our drummer's wife joined about 15 other local women-musicians for a Haiti charity event in a club, raising money for a Haitian women's center. They raised about $14,000 and did a funds-transmi...
by Ollie
January 23rd, 2010, 4:15 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 45124

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

"He WISHES he'd gone to Stephens College" might be your father's comment! ha ha... hmmm, this brings me back to the Alcatraz snickers. "Escaped From Stephens College" or "Escape INTO Stephens College"... Jay C. Flippen is another favorite that is easily recognized, but ...
by Ollie
January 23rd, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950) on TCM Jan 21
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950) on TCM Jan 21

Sam Scar, it is! I'll definitely try to collect his stuff! I really did like EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ, and all of the others. I did get good copies, in case someone needs a fill-in. I'd hate to think that, as we're being sent to Alcatraz ourselves, that we'd have not received the proper Hollywood indoctr...
by Ollie
January 23rd, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 298196

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

I have GOT to trick Fernando into telling us the Spanish equivalent of "dipsomaniac boss" sometime. He's so comfortable with English idioms but I often wonder how different they might be from the Spanish equivalent's literal translation. For example, in English, an employee's employer, man...
by Ollie
January 23rd, 2010, 8:15 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Universal's Vault Series
Replies: 32
Views: 21128

Re: Universal's Vault Series

Well, if they make their art impossible to see OR share, they ARE doing one thing: making it completely forgotten. They can assure Zero Interest and Zero Revenue in this tactic. This is VERY angering to me because none of the filmmakers created these to be forgotten. (OK OK, Corman and many others c...
by Ollie
January 21st, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 45124

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

Wendy, you're right - Spencer Charters had a relatively brief career (ending with his death in 1943, and 1944's release of ARSENIC & OLD LACE was his last credit). He's got so many "uncredited" roles but they almost all have names to them - that's pretty good. I wonder how much those c...
by Ollie
January 21st, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The whiny thread
Replies: 992
Views: 85484

Re: The whiny thread

Brenda, how's the post-accident affects doing? Were you feeling comfortable - at least emotionally - quickly or did you have some winding-down time to do? Hope all is well. Our TimeWarner Basic has removed three more channels in the past two weeks - ABC-Family (occasionally some soapy drippy films a...
by Ollie
January 21st, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 45124

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

(I'm going to resurrect this thread as part of J. Carrol Naish's birthday tribute, thanks to Mongo's included pix over on CANDIDS.) I counted up 51 of his films and TV shows that we have on our shelves. Then I discovered we have 71 with Nestor Paiva! Honestly, I could not argue that either would mak...
by Ollie
January 21st, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2931161

Re: *CANDIDS*

Wendy, as Jerry Seinfeld once said, "Not that it's a BAD thing... no indeedy!" And the great thing about these favorite supporting actors - they could pop up anywhere and improve any scene, any time.
by Ollie
January 21st, 2010, 6:11 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2931161

Re: *CANDIDS*

J. Carrol Naish - we have 51 DVDs with him in films and TV episodes. How did I get so many? I'd hate to think he might be the most frequently-represented actor on our shelves, but he might be. How did this happen? Little J. Carrol Naish? I've thought if some studio would release all of Franklin Pang...
by Ollie
January 20th, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: THE GOLDEN GLOBES
Replies: 23
Views: 1799

Re: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

(I have such a venomous dislike for the filmmakers of DREAMGIRLS. I can't understand why they love a story of Motown, but reject the music and betray it with Broadway music numbers instead.)
by Ollie
January 20th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2931161

Re: *CANDIDS*

Norma Varden! Another face that now I know the name for! Thanks! I'm ashamed to confess that I never placed her as the Murder Victim in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, one of my favorite films, but I'm more familiar with her constant appearances in American '60s TV. She has a lot of credited roles, but...
by Ollie
January 19th, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2720
Views: 284366

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Sad times. I saw them in my first year in Montreal, completely in love with their music. (Bring a hankie if you watch this, by the way. TCM REMEMBERS, indeed.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Enc8KEzdYY "...and my love for you is like a sinking ship, and my heart is on that ship out in the ocea...

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