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by movieman1957
August 12th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: CENTENNIAL
Replies: 7
Views: 11696

Re: CENTENNIAL

A couple of months ago I stumbled on a Richard Chamberlain interview on The Academy of American Television. They talked for a bit about Centennial and he fond memories of it but couldn’t remember Robert Conrad’s name. It is funny to think even after what must have been 25 years you would forget some...
by movieman1957
August 12th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Happy Anniversary, SSO!
Replies: 33
Views: 41949

Re: Happy Anniversary, SSO!

It couldn’t have been a previous version. Jeff worked very hard on getting this updated. We faced two choices: find a way to make the update work or find a way to archive it so that we wouldn’t lose the whole thing. Luckily it finally worked. Some of these things may be lost but we can still post. I...
by movieman1957
July 30th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 344778

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Plenty have been left out since this thread died but maybe there is some catching up to do. Ironic in a way that a comment on Olivia de Havilland’s passing should (unfortunately) follow one of her sister, Joan Fontaine. I always thought that Olivia was a somewhat delicate lady. At least that was her...
by movieman1957
July 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Talk About Modern Films
Topic: What recent films have you seen?
Replies: 81
Views: 115400

Re: What recent films have you seen?

One thing I can't get any fun out of is Super Hero/DC Comic films. Watched "Wonder Woman" (2017?) last weekend. I thought it had a bit of a twist when it shows we are dealing in a WW1 setting. Before a plane crash about 15 minutes in we have no idea when it is set. Somehow there is an island of Amaz...
by movieman1957
May 26th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 391157

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

The Cheat (1915) - This film really blew me out of the water. Sessue Hayakawa was a revelation, so restrained, and oh so magnetic. It's a shame he didn't get a chance to be a regular leading man (as opposed to the villain or the doomed lover) due to stupid miscegenation laws. The plot involves Haya...
by movieman1957
April 10th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Randolph Scott - Tribute
Replies: 111
Views: 72415

Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Going back almost 13 years now I am surprised the "Hangman's Knot" is mentioned only in passing. Our Man of the Thread stars with Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Claude Jarman, Jr., and Ray Teal. A band of Confederate soldiers attacks an Army gold shipment and find out at the end of it that the war was over...
by movieman1957
March 8th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Tales from the TCM Classic Film Festival
Topic: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog
Replies: 1190
Views: 313666

Re: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog

Christy:

Thanks for sharing this information here. It is nice to have some company.
by movieman1957
February 19th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Comedy - Romantic and Otherwise
Replies: 80
Views: 64835

Re: Comedy - Romantic and Otherwise

What Did You Do In The War, Daddy? is a robust and, at times, very funny comedy. At other times it lulls some as it really is a bit too long. The story involves a WWII American army unit capturing a small Italian town where the soldiers there will gladly surrender the next day after they have had th...
by movieman1957
February 12th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 147090

Re: Noir Films

Woman On The Run is a drama starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe. Her husband witnesses a murder and then he goes on the run for fear of becoming a target himself. Ann, along with the police, look for him. Ann enlists an eager O'Keefe to find him. Ann is a smart aleck the whole way through and m...
by movieman1957
January 18th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Morse prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 16765

Re: Morse prequel

You are very welcome. That is a game I play on most all of the British police dramas. There is a crowd that seemed to migrate through them all. I also am quite fond of Foyle's War. Would love to have a voice like Michael Kitchen.
by movieman1957
December 31st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Morse prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 16765

Re: Morse prequel

The series is as good as always. It is tough to find the earlier episodes unless you are streaming one of the British apps but if you can follow it it is worth it.

Maybe in retirement one could watch all three series in order. Assuming .you live long enough to do it.
by movieman1957
December 26th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Westerns
Replies: 906
Views: 149363

Re: Westerns

The Hateful Eight. A long slow dialogue laden western that tries to be too clever and winds up being too dull for my taste. What is essentially a premise that is as old as westerns itself just takes too long to get where it is going. Characters are vivid enough. We learn a lot about them but not alw...
by movieman1957
November 29th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Talk About Modern Films
Topic: What recent films have you seen?
Replies: 81
Views: 115400

Re: What recent films have you seen?

There is no place dedicated to documentaries but here I will talk a little about "They Shall Not Grow Old." A documentary, mostly, about the British soldier in World War 1. It is a marvel of modern technology brought to the static century old film that is only known about the war. Taken from countle...
by movieman1957
November 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Talk About Modern Films
Topic: What recent films have you seen?
Replies: 81
Views: 115400

Re: What recent films have you seen?

How is this for pulling up an old thread? The Foreigner. This is really a Jackie Chan movie that is only partly a Jackie Chan movie. Jackie is a little older now and while he still has some moves they are in keeping with a man his age and the character he plays. The plot centers on his finding out w...
by movieman1957
October 19th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Domestic CAT: Feline at its finest!
Replies: 1325
Views: 197829

Re: The Domestic CAT: Feline at its finest!

If it only took hair to make another cat I would have a herd.