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by Gary J.
October 16th, 2011, 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 502394

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

A better question would be which top actress over shadowed George Brent completely on screen time after time?
by Gary J.
October 14th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: How Green Was My Valley
Replies: 44
Views: 29206

Re: How Green Was My Valley

Ford, for all of his authoritarian posturing, was always a company man. He worked within the studio system to achieve the ends he wanted. That said, this film and those made for FOX during this time were as much the by product of Darryl Zanuck as Ford. Ford was never interested in being like a DeMil...
by Gary J.
October 14th, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2999878

Re: *CANDIDS*

kingrat wrote:Mongo, I think Richard Basehart deserves some credit for keeping his eyes as high as he does!


Especially since that ball of yarn disguised as decolletage was starting to unravel....
by Gary J.
October 12th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: East Side West Side (1949)
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: East Side West Side (1949)

In the book about the Freed Unit (MGM's Greatest Musicals) the debate about whether or not to use Gardner's real voice or the dubbed tracks yo-yo'ed back and forth throughout post-production until the final days when music won out over film performance - but it was very close.
by Gary J.
October 12th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 199
Views: 65976

Re: Buster Keaton

Or to put it another way.....

THE CAMERAMAN was mostly Keaton with some minor interference from MGM.
SPEAK EASILY was mostly MGM with some minor interference from Keaton.

Either way Kingrat is right, it is heartbreaking.
by Gary J.
October 12th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: WHAT MUSICALS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 446
Views: 87287

Re: WHAT MUSICALS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

It wouldn't be the last time that Hollywood would pair up Astaire with a lovely young starlet who couldn't dance if her life depended on it. But sometimes those pairings become Astaire's most interesting films because he could concentrate on his solo work with numbers that interested him. In this ca...
by Gary J.
October 12th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 502394

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I don't know that is overly deep but there is ample time devoted to his faith. Not only discovering it but how it affected the way he spent his last years. Also how his Beatles' life took him through the rest of it. I would call it more of an "affectionate portrait" by Scorsese as he does...
by Gary J.
October 11th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: East Side West Side (1949)
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: East Side West Side (1949)

I agree with Moira concerning Gardner. Her work in the 40's mostly showcased her look, while in the 50's she developed the ability to convey a vulnerability underneath the facade of her beauty. Ava has always been given credit for allowing Sinatra to achieve those cathartic, emotionally draining bal...
by Gary J.
October 6th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Anatole Litvak
Replies: 54
Views: 8935

Re: Anatole Litvak

It's a charmer, with well-done special effects, You didn't find the climatic earthquake silly? After a few shots of stock footage the entire quake scene is Bette in her one room flat being rocked back and forth as grips dropped ceiling debris from above. I didn't know it was possible to avoid a col...
by Gary J.
October 6th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2999878

Re: *CANDIDS*

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CAROLE LOMBARD (1908 - 1942)

Where did Carole get such modern looking specs? They look like what Sophia Loren has been wearing these past two decades.
by Gary J.
October 6th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM Tribute to Nicholas Ray
Replies: 32
Views: 5329

Re: TCM Tribute to Nicholas Ray

I believe you mean WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN (73) . If you want to find this you'll have to troll the film societies of the larger metropolis areas. In fact, I read where it recently played in NY this past month. Like all of Rays work the last decade of his life, this film was rarely seen and never eve...
by Gary J.
October 1st, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Wayne, Lest We Forget
Replies: 367
Views: 83401

Re: John Wayne, Lest We Forget

Wasn't STAGECOACH one of the films cited by Welles that he studied before he started KANE?
by Gary J.
October 1st, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Wayne, Lest We Forget
Replies: 367
Views: 83401

Re: John Wayne, Lest We Forget

Also, the opening close up on Wayne in RIO BRAVO is pretty effective when he kicks away the spittoon and looks down at Martin with disgust.
by Gary J.
September 30th, 2011, 12:40 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 199
Views: 65976

Re: Buster Keaton

What?? You people don't own this stuff??....
by Gary J.
September 30th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 2999878

Re: *CANDIDS*

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt8/MovieJoe/silver/bronze/000aaablondellj.jpg A celebration of Joan Blondell's birthday on the set of "Adventure" with Clark Gable, today's birthday gal Greer Garson, Lina Romay and director Victor Fleming Blondell is the main reason to watch this film,...

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