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by Moraldo Rubini
April 29th, 2007, 9:49 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63076

Always the last to know...

Kyle, it's so early. Shouldn't you go back to bed? Well, at least I'm catching up with the longer termed TCMers. If the DeMille doc is a few years old, it begs the question: What is Mr. Brownlow's latest project? I wonder what he's working on now? Thanks for the info. I'm trying not to look too much...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 29th, 2007, 2:20 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63076

Wings

What a chilling tale regarding seeing the flames of Lombard's plane. As I recall, that flight was a last minute decision, and that her mother took the train -- isn't that right? Terrible, terrible... I'm bleery-eyed, but content, having just gotten in from seeing Cecil B. De Mille – American Epic , ...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 9:34 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63076

On the Brownlow

Just got in from seeing Kevin Brownlow receive the Mel Novikoff Award . Mel Novikoff was the ultimate film fan and supporter. He owned San Francisco's Surf Theatre (see the Dark Houses of Light ), was behind restoring of The Castro (where this Award was presented today). His love for cinema is match...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 11:42 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Lil' Bitty Tear Let Me Down.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

Ugly Bug Ball

I think I first became aware of Burl Ives when he was featured in Walt Disney 's Summer Magic . His character, Osh Popham, was a generous rascal, who was always up to something; much to the disappoval of his pragmatic wife, played by Una Merkel . (Decades later, I would connect that this is the same...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 3:23 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Not yet on DVD but should be
Replies: 18
Views: 5572

Alphabet Soup

A igle à deux têtes B ig Parade C rowd D amals E nfants terribles G irl Crazy H it The Deck I diot's Delight J ohnnie Guitar L etty Lynton M atter of Life and Death N apoléon O ne Special Day (Una Giornata particolare) P irate Q uo Vadis R osalie S ophie's Choice T horoughbreds Don't Cry U p in Cen...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 2:30 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cagney's Best Leading Lady
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

You Are What You Eat

But no one could take a grapefruit like Mae Clark ! I'm still waiting to see The Bride Came C.O.D. , which I believe is due out on DVD soon. I'm interested to see the interplay of Cagney with Bette Davis . And I've only seen part of The Strawberry Blonde , but I can't imagine Olivia DeHavilland as a...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 2:18 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Cinematographers and their Craft
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

G. W. Bitzer

I'm familiar with some of Billy Bitzer's work with D. W. Griffths. Is he the one who "invented" the closeup? I wonder how much influence paintings had on cinematic framing. Did cinematographers/directors learn to compose long shots by looking at landscapes and genre scenes? Painting change...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 28th, 2007, 2:10 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Barbara Stanwyck Centennial @ B.A.M.
Replies: 24
Views: 6113

Hot Dog!

I think hot dogs at Yankee Stadium are $4.50. I thought that was steep! Good thing they give me a stomach ache so I don't eat them.

That can't be, can it? $4.50 is such a deal! The hot dogs at the Giants games are $8.00. They're great though and have a lot of delicious fixin's...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 27th, 2007, 8:14 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM - Message Board
Replies: 52
Views: 8768

Killed the Cat, they say...

So I'm curious if any of you can get in ther today. I never had a problem yesterday nor today. I didn't try to post anything, but I was able to get on the board, go into various forums, read posts, and I deleted some PMs... I wonder why it was no problem for me?
by Moraldo Rubini
April 27th, 2007, 12:35 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: I Wake Up Screaming
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

I Scream, You Scream...

It's a swell noir movie. Great casting; and I believe the only time I've seen Laird Cregar. He's wonderfully creepy. I'm hankering to see Hangover Square . It's funny to hear "Over the Rainbow" popping up on the soundtrack throughout the picture. Love the gratuitous bathing suit scene that...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 27th, 2007, 12:25 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 338623

Rate this

Oh my! I just read in this morning's paper that he was released from the hospital. So I expected him to trudge on for a few more years. Does this close the door on the era of 1960's studios?
by Moraldo Rubini
April 26th, 2007, 6:23 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63076

Perverts Guide to Cinema

Has anyone heard of The Perverts Guide to Cinema ? I'm heading back to New York, so checked to see what was going on at MoMa and found that they're showing a series based on this movie by Sophie Fiennes. The series will include screenings of Duck Soup , The Birds , Wild at Heart , Dr. Strangelove, o...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 26th, 2007, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: A day of Essentials
Replies: 9
Views: 13869

Smokin'

Anne & Moira on smoking: Boy, Anne, if you thought they were human chimneys in those flicks, you should've seen Ben Gazzara puffing away in The Young Doctors, which followed these films. He and Fredric March smoked like fiends, even in the allegedly "sterile" conditions of the patholog...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 26th, 2007, 5:59 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: TCM - Message Board
Replies: 52
Views: 8768

Board

Seems to working fine for me...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 26th, 2007, 12:19 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Movies made from Books?
Replies: 50
Views: 47246

Turning pages

I'm not sure if I've ever read a book because I enjoyed the movie first. But I've attended movies because I was curious as to how they would bring it to the screen. One of my biggest transfer disappointments was John Irving's masterpiece, A Prayer For Owen Meany , which was brought to the screen as ...

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