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by Gary J.
July 16th, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Alan Ladd
Replies: 36
Views: 9464

Re: Alan Ladd

Don't get me wrong - when I say that Ladd projects 'a wooden blandness' on screen, this is not a knock. I find him rather one dimensional, but it works really well for him - especially in his many noir and detective films he made. I've always enjoyed HELL ON FRISCO BAY (55) where Ladd's ex-cop seeks...
by Gary J.
July 14th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: jean arthur - any other fans?
Replies: 44
Views: 36554

Re: jean arthur - any other fans?

It's a terrific Howard Hawks film - part of a run of exceptional movies he made starting with BRINGING UP BABY up through RED RIVER.
He and Grant made a great creative team.
by Gary J.
July 14th, 2011, 7:37 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Alan Ladd
Replies: 36
Views: 9464

Re: Alan Ladd

Turner could definitely play 'flirtatious' but she was much too modern looking in order to play a 20's flapper. Allyson did have that look and made many films set in that era ( GOOD NEWS, GLENN MILLER STORY ) and she would had been fine if she could drop her 'sweetness level' for the role. I believe...
by Gary J.
July 13th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM Race and Hollywood: Arab Images on Film
Replies: 27
Views: 5904

Re: TCM Race and Hollywood: Arab Images on Film

All it means is that THE LOST PATROL is in the heavy rotation list on TCM this year.
It feels like it has aired once a month since January.
by Gary J.
July 12th, 2011, 8:13 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: News Of The World & Phone Hacking Scandal
Replies: 45
Views: 6950

Re: News Of The World goes under

You English are so lucky. Why can't we get media scandals here across the pond?
We could use a little house cleaning in the information distribution department.
by Gary J.
July 10th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: FRANK BORZAGE
Replies: 165
Views: 24325

Re: FRANK BORZAGE

I was going to add the Seinfield caveat concerning 'filmed plays'.

"Not that it's a bad thing...."

I never heard of HEAT LIGHTNING but I hope their cacti set is more convincing than in PF
by Gary J.
July 10th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 605818

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

It's a rather straightforward political thriller. Lancaster is a powerful, respected U.S. General who feels that the sitting President is weak on defense so he secretly plots a military coup. His trusted aide (Douglas) is kept in the dark about these events but slowly uncovers disturbing evidence an...
by Gary J.
July 10th, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 386489

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

No problem....
(You read comments on YouTube??)
by Gary J.
July 10th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: FRANK BORZAGE
Replies: 165
Views: 24325

Re: FRANK BORZAGE

THE PETRIFIED FOREST is set in a lonely Arizona desert cafe where all the characters converge, talk and get gunned down.

It's practically the definition of a filmed play.
by Gary J.
July 10th, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 386489

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

I never heard of that. You may be thinking of the Field's segment from TALES OF MANHATTAN (1942) which was cut from the original release and eventually restored on video.
by Gary J.
July 8th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: News Of The World & Phone Hacking Scandal
Replies: 45
Views: 6950

Re: News Of The World goes under

stuart.uk wrote: I wasn’t sure Murdoch was known in the U.S.


Rupert Murdoch is very well known here in the states thanks to a nasty, sorid, propagandized little reality show he has on the air
called FOX NEWS.
Or as his friend Keith Olbermann calls it, FOX NOISE.
(That always cracks me up)
by Gary J.
July 8th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: FRANK BORZAGE
Replies: 165
Views: 24325

Re: FRANK BORZAGE

I always felt that Pickford remade SECRETS because she admired Talmadge's scene of the besieged cabin and the death of their baby.

Howard Hawks always said that a good movie can be made from 3 or 4 good scenes.
Or in this case, one great scene.
by Gary J.
July 8th, 2011, 11:52 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: News Of The World & Phone Hacking Scandal
Replies: 45
Views: 6950

Re: News Of The World goes under

stuart.uk wrote: I'd always thought the newspapers had that much power, they could almost get away with printing anything.


I'm sure Murdoch always believed that also.
by Gary J.
July 6th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Stan and Ollie
Replies: 202
Views: 74164

Re: Stan and Ollie

Lemme guess.......Stan signed the book with a big 'X'.
by Gary J.
July 3rd, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Hemingway on Film
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: Hemingway on Film

I could comment on these films as 'films' but not in relation to Hemingway since I am not a student of his writing (That would had been my dad). From what I have read through the years, however, it seems that FOR WHOM BELLS TOLL, SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO and SUN ALSO RISES best represent Hemingway's phi...