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Postby kingrat » March 13th, 2013, 12:09 pm

Christy, thanks for the link. Buried deep in the release in a discussion of corporate sponsors is a mention of "Bonhams, a festival partner that will provide film-related exhibit items, conduct an on-site valuation session for passholders and co-present a slate of British films as part of the festival lineup."

I checked the list of films and did not see any British films listed . . . yet. This is something to look forward to.

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Postby Rita Hayworth » March 13th, 2013, 12:14 pm

Sue Sue Applegate wrote:UPDATE:

Mel Brooks is slated to talk about his comedy The Twelve Chairs (1970). Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Marvin Kaplan and Barrie Chase will reunite to celebrate the 50th anniversary screening of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), which will be presented in 70mm at Arclight's Cinerama Dome. Polly Bergen will attend a screening of J. Lee Thompson's Cape Fear (1962), while Coleen Gray is set to appear at a screening of Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956). Theodore Bikel will be on hand for a presentation of The African Queen (1951). And Norman Lloyd will chat about his long professional association with Alfred Hitchcock at a screening of the director's delightfully droll thriller The Lady Vanishes (1938). In addition, the festival's tribute to Max Von Sydow will now include a newly added screening of Three Days of the Condor (1975), along with the previously announced screening of Ingmar Bergman's classic The Seventh Seal (1957).




I love The Twelve Chairs ... I wished I was there hearing him talking about it ... and seeing those Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Stars as well. Man, this would be a hoot to see it. That is one of my all time Comedy Films and i seen it more times than I seen my favorite Rita Hayworth Movie ... Gilda.

Thanks for sharing this piece of information Sue Sue.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 13th, 2013, 12:24 pm

Thanks, Kingme.

And Kingrat, there is a screening of The Ladykillers with Alec Guinness!
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Postby kingrat » March 13th, 2013, 12:56 pm

Yes, and The Lady Vanishes is British, too. Duh. I just got excited at the thought of some less familiar titles coming our way. We're up to 41 titles, so there won't be too many additions.

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Postby JackFavell » March 13th, 2013, 5:02 pm

Anyone know anything about I AM SUZANNE?

I love that they are doing a Clara Bow film, but it would be nice to see one just a little less known. Not to complain!

Marvin Kaplan I would go cross country to see.

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Postby Rita Hayworth » March 13th, 2013, 8:25 pm

I AM SUZANNE 1933 MOVIE

http://www.ovguide.com/i-am-suzanne-9202a8c04000641f800000000a22373e

You can watch online here for free! ... see link above.

From Wikipedia ...
I Am Suzanne! is a 1933 American romance film set in Paris and dealing with puppeteers. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee and starred Leslie Banks, Lilian Harvey and Gene Raymond. It featured the Yale Puppeteers.

Cast
Lilian Harvey - Suzanne
Gene Raymond - Tony Malatini
Leslie Banks - Adolphe 'Baron' Herring
Georgia Caine - Mama
Murray Kinnell - Luigi Malatini
Geneva Mitchell - Fifi
Halliwell Hobbes - Dr. Lorenzo
Edward Keane - Manager
Lionel Belmore - Satan

I seen this couple of times on the Campus of University of Washington ... in my hometown of Seattle and they often play obscure (probably not the right word) films of the past and I enjoyed it. Lillian Harvey is sensational as Suzanne and Georgia Caine as Mama was good. Hopes this helps.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 14th, 2013, 12:34 am

Agreed, David. I keep wondering who the interview will be with. Maureen O'Hara is scheduled to be at the John Wayne Birthplace in Winterset, Iowa, in May. I hope she swings by LA beforehand.

I would also love to see Sidney Poitier have an interview with a couple of screenings. Rita Moreno, an EGOT, has a new bio out and spills all her beans about the affair with Marlon. Could it be she?
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 15th, 2013, 11:09 am

RICHARD ZANUCK DOCUMENTARY...
TCM to Examine Life and Career of Oscar®-Winning Producer Richard D. Zanuck
In New Original Documentary Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking - 14 March 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of Oscar®-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck this spring with the premiere of a new original documentary Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck. Written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau (TCM's A Night at the Movies documentaries) and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, this 90-minute special will have its world premiere at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place April 25-28 in Hollywood. Then, on Wednesday, May 8, TCM will present the world television premiere of the documentary, followed by three of Zanuck's acclaimed films: the Academy Award®-winning Driving Miss Daisy (1989), the blockbuster fantasy Cocoon (1985) and the powerful crime drama Compulsion (1959), the movie that launched Zanuck's producing career.
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Postby kingrat » March 15th, 2013, 11:56 am

Has anyone seen Scarecrow, the Jerry Schatzberg road movie starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino? Schatzberg will be introducing it at the festival.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 15th, 2013, 2:50 pm

I haven't yet. Chime in folks!

It's supposed to be Gene Hackman's personal favorite film performance of all his roles.
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Postby JackFavell » March 15th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Scarecrow has always been on my 'to see' list, but I've never seen it anywhere... it's not available on Netflix, nor anywhere else I've looked. It's right in my wheelhouse, at least it sounds like it from everything I've ever read about it.

I just saw it listed at Amazon, but I hate to pay extra money to stream movies that I can only see for 24 hours... this may be one exception.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 16th, 2013, 4:52 pm

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From Jefferson City, Missouri, screenwriter William Rose had the ability to live and adapt to two cultures after he had enlisted in Canada's Black Watch during WWII while America was still neutral. After WWII, Rose decided to stay on in England and spent part of his demobilization money studying screenwriting to prepare for a career as a writer, forming a working association with director Alexander Mackendrick, and marrying a lovely English girl.

He wrote well-received comedies on both sides of the "big pond," crafting the popular Genevieve (1953) with
Kay Kendall, Kenneth More, and Dinah Sheridan, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming(1966), and The Ladykillers(1955), starring Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, and Herbert Lom,and is also credited, along with the Coen brothers, for 2004's remake of the same name. Rumor has it that Rose crafted The Ladykillers after he had dreamt of the story. A heartfelt "thank you" to William Rose for bringing these films into our entertainment realm, however they were devised.
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Mastering British and American comedy, no small feat, ultimately led Rose to win the Oscar for his screenplay of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner(1967)...
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... as well as a BAFTA for The Ladykillers (1955). Other nominations include Touch and Go(1955), High and Dry (1954), Decision Against Time (1957), The Flim-Flam Man (1967), and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
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Also screened at this year's festival in the Cinerama Dome...

The Old Lady (Mrs. Wilberforce) in The Ladykillers (1955) was played by Katie Johnson, who was initially turned down for the role because of her age, but was eventually rehired by director Alexander Mackendrick, after the younger woman he had chosen for the role died from a heart attack. During the course of events, a gang of thieves, pretending to be musicians, live in the rooming house of the Old Lady, and when it becomes necessary to murder Mrs. Wilburforce, the ensuing events don't run as smoothly as the gang hopes they will.

Essentials, Jr. Host and Saturday Night Live's Not-Shy-Go-To-Guy Bill Hader introduces the classic film The Ladykillers(1955), as well as Shane(1953), at this season's TCMFF 2013. Aren't we lucky?
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Postby JackFavell » March 16th, 2013, 5:44 pm

I always liked The Flim Flam Man. I can see the same mind creating that and The Ladykillers, which is an ingenious story and a perfect movie! I cannot even imagine the film without Katie Johnson, who will always be Mrs. Wilberforce to me.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 16th, 2013, 8:08 pm

Me, too. That look of sweet innocence that belies the steely reserve was adorable.
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Postby JackFavell » March 17th, 2013, 9:01 am

The key scene for me in the movie now, and I always wait for it, is Mrs. Lopsided delicately picking up her heavy mallet and whanging the life out of her water pipes briskly to get the water started for her cup of tea, then absent mindedly getting the kettle to put under the faucet just as the water comes gushing out. That action shows how tough the old lady is and also how vested in the goodness of old traditions. Her life has been the same for years, and it has made her tough, living on her own there by the tracks.

She reminds me of my mother in law, who, despite major illnesses and a rotator cuff injury that can't be fixed, can scrape the peel off 5 lemons at Christmastime with a rasp that no longer has any cutting edges at all to it, and yet insists that she is helpless at all times. :D


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