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by JackFavell
September 5th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 613745

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Masha, I've seen a few of the Sherlock Holmes series and feel they capture the good humoredness of the Rathbone/Bruce movies, while staying more within a Conan Doyle framework. I too like Watson quite a bit in these, and feel the same about Ronald Howard's looks, sadly. :D I haven't seen them for a ...
by JackFavell
September 5th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The September 2014 Schedule for TCM
Replies: 52
Views: 38680

Re: The September 2014 Schedule for TCM

Jut for the record, Paul Newman, while technically not jewish, had a jewish father and felt himself to be a jew. Yeah, it surprised me too. Is there a cuter pooch in cinema than that nice little doggie in OBSESSION? Man's best friend indeed, and worth ten of Sally Gray's character. :D I really enjoy...
by JackFavell
September 1st, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 613745

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I knew you were going to lose it Maven when Arthur Hill was mentioned! I think he's quite good looking, and he made a generally favorable impression on me in A Little Romance, as the step dad who actually cares about his wife's kid. I really like him. He could be Samuel S. Hinds son, dontcha think? ...
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To Dream of Dogs
Replies: 1418
Views: 136900

Re: To Dream of Dogs

Sugar has good taste!

Lily doesn't watch much TV, but she WAS upset on Lee Tracy day... something about Tracy's voice made her bark every time he said something. :D
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 6:48 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Favourite Time Travel Yarns
Replies: 33
Views: 25716

Re: Favourite Time Travel Yarns

Oooh, I thought of two more! Les Visiteurs , a fairly recent french film about a knight and his lackey who are sent forward in time by a senile old wizard. They encounter modern day problems and their own descendants, who cause more complications. Roman Scandals - I know, it's a reach! But I like it...
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 5:54 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Favourite Time Travel Yarns
Replies: 33
Views: 25716

Re: Favourite Time Travel Yarns

Oh well, I guess It Happened Tomorrow doesn't really fit then. That's OK, I'm sure I can come up with another time travel film.

Galaxy Quest? :D
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 613745

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

You know I'm on board for this picture... Anthony Quinn AND Ingrid Bergman? Wow. I can't believe I don't know about it. Despite the reservations, your review makes me want to see this film, Maven. I know exactly what you mean about Bergman, the most sensual and emotive of actresses. She's like a Str...
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 5:14 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 54994

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

I loved your take on Betty Grable, JF. She definitely grows on me though I find some of the Fox musicals blur together for me. The Dolly Sisters (1945) was one that always stood out, in part because of the surreal costumes times two, not to mention all the loopy plot and songs. I always find someth...
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 54994

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

I had a blast yesterday hanging out with Betty Grable. Betty used to confound me... I never really knew why she became a star, aside from a stubborn resoluteness that kept her plugging away in Hollywood for ten years when a lesser woman would have quit. Well, yesterday, I found out the "something ab...
by JackFavell
August 31st, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Favourite Time Travel Yarns
Replies: 33
Views: 25716

Re: Favourite Time Travel Yarns

PT - Quantum Leap was my very favorite show for the few years it was on. It was like a throwback to the great early TV era. Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell were just great, and some of the storylines got really complex and serious - best were the tie-ins with other episodes, like the Vietnam era one...
by JackFavell
August 28th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 54994

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

Me too, KR! Me too. Stone - I think William Talman gave Neville Brand a run for his money in The Hitchhiker on Wednesday morning. I had never seen the 1953 Edmond O'Brien/Frank Lovejoy film before and it was excellent... Ida Lupino brought out strong, slightly ambiguous performances in the cast. I l...
by JackFavell
August 28th, 2014, 6:30 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Erich von Stroheim is 125 Years Young Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 3992

Re: Erich von Stroheim is 125 Years Young Today!

Thanks Joe! Judging from the reviews here at the SSO, I suspect Flamarion will be a big hit with me. :D So many classic film directors felt the need to embellish or completely hide their backgrounds - I'm thinking this was almost a pre-requisite for becoming a great director or at least a big presen...
by JackFavell
August 27th, 2014, 9:06 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Favourite Time Travel Yarns
Replies: 33
Views: 25716

Re: Favourite Time Travel Yarns

Time After Time (1979) with Mary Steenburgen and a very appealing Malcolm MacDowell as H.G. Wells. One of my favorite romances as a teen, along with Somewhere in Time. An interesting thriller/love story combination has Well's traveling forward through time in order to solve one of the 19th century'...
by JackFavell
August 27th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM
Replies: 82
Views: 54994

Re: Summer Under the Stars August 2014 Schedule on TCM

Hey, Kingrat! How to Marry a Millionaire is pure guilty pleasure. A movie I can't pass up when it's on. I saw I Wake Up Screaming fairly recently and fell for it, hook, line and sinker. No couple looks better in black and white than Betty Grable and Victor Mature...they contrast so perfectly that it...
by JackFavell
August 27th, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Ford
Replies: 853
Views: 131321

Re: John Ford

Wow! LOOK what I missed here! Some great great conversation.... from Tinker to Goddess to Maven. A triple play for sure! :D

I have to read over the illuminating comments again just to wrap my head around it all! Thanks guys for giving me so much to think about.