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by Gary J.
August 11th, 2011, 10:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Ford
Replies: 853
Views: 124212

Re: John Ford

I stopped writing letters when I would continually mail out my laptops and never get them back.
by Gary J.
August 11th, 2011, 10:16 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 3209990

Re: *CANDIDS*

There is this high level of fascination about Ben Johnson that permeates this newsgroup, which amuses me to no end even as I scratch my head....
by Gary J.
August 10th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: MacKenna's Gold (1969): A Fool and His Money
Replies: 14
Views: 6337

Re: MacKenna's Gold (1969): A Fool and His Money

THE STALKING MOON is not bad. I must tip my stetson to those filmmakers who didn't abandon the western at that time. No one was abandoning westerns during the sixties. They were still abundant on both the small and big screen. The quality was fluctuating as the violence level got amped up and the o...
by Gary J.
August 10th, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: *CANDIDS*
Replies: 14682
Views: 3209990

Re: *CANDIDS*

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt8/MovieJoe/silver/bronze/000andrews.jpg The Andrews sisters (Patty, Maxine & Larverne) lost in traffic (dig those automobiles) No wonder they're in a traffic jam....all of the other drivers have left their cars and gone to lunch. This is from Universal's 194...
by Gary J.
August 8th, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic
Replies: 22
Views: 20332

Re: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic

I'm not sure myself what I meant by 'factitious' since i have no idea what that means.

I meant to say facetious....
by Gary J.
August 8th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic
Replies: 22
Views: 20332

Re: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic

I always felt that sequence ran way too long to be effective. I was being facetious with my earlier comment about "the rules of film noir" but I will, never the less, stand by it. Hollywood films as a rule became darker during and after WWII. Censorship eased because Hollywood was doing th...
by Gary J.
August 7th, 2011, 2:26 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: MacKenna's Gold (1969): A Fool and His Money
Replies: 14
Views: 6337

Re: MacKenna's Gold (1969): A Fool and His Money

This is one of those films that got etched into my memory banks as a young lad seeing it on the big screen with my dad. As a large family of 7 we attended movies sporadically as an entire clan together (generally at the drive-in) but quite frequently in smaller groups. Us kids were carpooled, along ...
by Gary J.
August 7th, 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 545538

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

It is the better movie but watching the two films back to back is an interesting exercise in changing styles in film-making. A decade separates the same team, same studio and the same subject manner. The first film is done in the classic Hollywood studio style while the second apes the European New ...
by Gary J.
August 6th, 2011, 1:28 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic
Replies: 22
Views: 20332

Re: Double Indemnity - 1944 Film Noir Classic

The odd pairing of MacMurray and Stanwyck that Kingme talks about was Wilder's topper with putting this classic together. We've all read about how he had to work on MacMurray to convince him that taking this role was a good career move, but it was also the first time that Stanwyck played an unadulte...
by Gary J.
August 5th, 2011, 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Good News Thread
Replies: 664
Views: 44120

Re: The Good News Thread

MichiganJ wrote:Juno is on it's way to Jupitor. Should be there July 4, 2016. NASA still rocks.


And now they think they've found water on Mars.
by Gary J.
August 5th, 2011, 11:54 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Ford
Replies: 853
Views: 124212

Re: John Ford

They did ask you.
It was sent by mail but the celebrity stamp they used was undervalued and the letter was returned to sender.
by Gary J.
August 4th, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: August 2011 TCM Schedule
Replies: 61
Views: 10229

Re: August 2011 TCM Schedule

I was bowled over when Ben M. said in the intro that Bette had wanted John Wayne for the role of Pres. She thought Fonda was too icy and remote to play Pres. She felt that she needed to push against someone stronger and bolder than she, and Wayne would have been perfect. On giving it some thought, ...
by Gary J.
August 4th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ronald Colman
Replies: 148
Views: 20500

Re: Ronald Colman

I'm with Wendy and Moira, THE UNHOLY GARDEN is an unmitigated, rarely-seen, modern day classic (give or take 70 years....). Hecht and MacArthur are geniuses. No expense was spared with on location shooting in North Africa. The casting was brilliant. Ronald Coleman as a suave thief??.....What an insp...
by Gary J.
August 4th, 2011, 11:25 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ronald Colman
Replies: 148
Views: 20500

Re: Ronald Colman

.....Then you've basically seen the entire gist of the film.
by Gary J.
August 4th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 199
Views: 70546

Re: Buster Keaton

JackFavell wrote:I'm Patty's sister. I mean Patricia's. :D


Then why I am speaking for your family?
Your sister is more knowledgeable than I am on all things Keaton.
I'm merely a fan and admirer of Buster. Your sis is a scholar of him.

(And I guess I can stop calling you 'Jack' young lady)

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