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by Gary J.
December 11th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Historic Hollywood Sites
Replies: 129
Views: 75110

Re: Historic Hollywood Sites

In the photo looking toward Hollywood you can see the freeways starting to cut a swathe through the neighborhoods.
by Gary J.
December 2nd, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 520104

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I caught up with THE DESCENDANTS last week and it was every bit as entertaining as I had heard. No small feat considering the cast spends half of the films running time trekking back and forth to the hospital where their wife and mother lies in a coma. It's an emotional roller coaster but it is neve...
by Gary J.
December 1st, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Raoul Walsh
Replies: 233
Views: 26959

Re: Raoul Walsh

Originally, Cagney wasn't too keen on making WHITE HEAT and I believed turned it down as being a B movie pot-boiler - which is exactly what the film is. But once the powers-to-be convinced Cagney that he needed this role, Jimmy said, "Fine, but we make this guy an over-the-top, psychotic head c...
by Gary J.
November 2nd, 2011, 10:25 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: A Face In The Crowd
Replies: 40
Views: 6484

Re: A Face In The Crowd

They always mention comics like Milton Berle and Jackie Gleason as being the first big stars of early television, but for a time no one was bigger than Arthur Godfrey. He had a quiet, unassuming demeanor that allowed him to be welcomed into everyone's living room. He was everyone's favorite Uncle. S...
by Gary J.
November 2nd, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 520104

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Regardless of one's comedy tastes, nobody plays a jackass better than Will Ferrell.
by Gary J.
November 2nd, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 3085336

Re: *CANDIDS*

mongoII wrote:Unfortunately the image didn't come with a date. I'd say late 1940's early '50's. She did look fine.


I'm looking at her hair. It's more flowing and youthful.
I'd say this is her MGM years - pre-war Hawaii.
by Gary J.
October 30th, 2011, 4:56 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Follow The Fleet over or underrated
Replies: 6
Views: 2039

Re: Follow The Fleet over or underrated

Of all of the film series to have come out of Hollywood I find the Astaire-Rogers series to be the most calculated in regard to their commercial feasibility. Two templates appeared at the very beginning that would dictate how their films would be produced throughout the Thirties. From their accident...
by Gary J.
October 30th, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 520104

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

And that is what makes it one of their most romantic movies they made together.....(along with SWINGTIME).
by Gary J.
October 29th, 2011, 9:37 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: John Wayne's THE ALAMO (1960) going going gone
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: John Wayne's THE ALAMO (1960) going going gone

Well, it looks like you've saved the posters.
by Gary J.
October 29th, 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 199
Views: 67542

Re: Buster Keaton

Gee.....I've never used pity towards a filmmaker before in order to get through a comedy.

I should try that on Adam Sandler.
by Gary J.
October 28th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Orson Welles: The Eye of a Poet
Replies: 149
Views: 77995

Re: Orson Welles: The Eye of a Poet

I take it that you are not a big fan of Mr. Powell?......or is that opening up a can of worms?
by Gary J.
October 28th, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Stan and Ollie
Replies: 202
Views: 69758

Re: Stan and Ollie

They've been talking this up on other blog sites and I've yet to read about any real complaints about the quality.....just the usual nit-picking here and there. I have the British Universal set and these copies sound similar to that. If you've been waiting for L&H on Region 1 this is the set to ...
by Gary J.
October 27th, 2011, 11:05 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: What's Up Doc - a homage to how many?
Replies: 20
Views: 18821

Re: What's Up Doc - a homage to how many?

It's very British comedy. Think Python in any of their costumed sketches (The Spanish Inquisition...etc).
Rowan Atkinson grew up in that milieu. Which is why I cannot see Ryan O'Neal engaging in that type of frantic
verbal jousting if that indeed was what the pilot was aiming for.
by Gary J.
October 26th, 2011, 7:36 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: What's Up Doc - a homage to how many?
Replies: 20
Views: 18821

Re: What's Up Doc - a homage to how many?

Nothing came of it.....just another failed pilot. And it looks like you were one of the few to had actually seen it. In which case IMDb needs you to preserve your memory online as it seems only one other person has chimed in. I say hold out for top dollar.... I did read that some think it was an att...
by Gary J.
October 26th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Dracula
Replies: 36
Views: 27003

Re: Dracula

....He was busy being a rock star??

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