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by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 2:41 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63315

The Ghost On Dangerous Ground

I bought the cd of the soundtrack to Ghost and Mrs. Muir about six months ago. Wow. It's now one of my all-time favorites. If it'd been vinyl, it would have been well worn by now. I too have my eye out for this film now. I haven't seen it since I was a teenager, and I don't think really it captivate...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 12:57 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Can you name that song?
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Adios

In the Paris flashback of Casablanca, Rick and Ilsa dance to Eddie Woods and Enric Madriguera's hit song Adios. There are many great recordings of this including Glenn Miller's 1941 version and Pérez Prado 1962 twist on the song, featuring the great vocals of Rosemary Clooney.
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 12:20 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63315

Make Mine Music

Here's the schedule for the upcoming Bernard Herrmann Film Festival at San Francisco's Castro Theatre. June 1 Double-feature: Vertigo with Brian DePalma 's twist on the Hitchcock classic, Obsession . June 2 A Ray Harryhausen triple feature with: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Mysterious Island Jason and t...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 11:52 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Movie Producers
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

To continue with your analogy, I believe the architect would be the screenwriter. The producer is the guy who hires the architect and says "I would like a house based on the Arts and Crafts aesthetic but with an Italian Renaissance loggia in front." Then he goes on to hire the contractor, ...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 1:34 am
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63315

On the Road Again

Thanks for the tempting invite, Lynn! It looks like work is sending me to New York for most of May (though I will be in Anaheim May 23). I might be spending more time at New York's Film Forum than at any west coast theatres! I certainly hope to be back in San Francisco the first week of June, as tha...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 1:03 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Movie Producers
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

The Producers

I can get the answer started. The reason you don't already know is probably because there are so many grey areas to the roles. And there are different producers: Executive Producer, Associate Producer, etc. The role has changed with time, but has always varied to some degree. Some producers are basi...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 25th, 2007, 12:52 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: July 2007 TCM schedule is up
Replies: 15
Views: 4576

Merrymen

And there's a Merry Day featuring:

Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)
The Merry Wives Of Reno (1934)
The Merry Widow (1934)
Merry Andrew
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 8:17 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Coming to a Theatre Near You!
Replies: 77
Views: 63315

Stanwyck Question and a Moment of Silents

It's great seeing these events happening around the country. Lynn, what's the Salome Jens connection with Barbara Stanwyck and [presumably] Fritz Lang's Clash by Night ? ~~~~~~~~~~ I've received preliminary word on this summer's Silent Film Festival (July 13-15, San Francisco). So far we know they'l...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 7:07 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Three Cheers for Cheeta!
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Three Cheers for Cheeta!

Last month [on that other Board] I announced the 75th birthday of Cheeta. Yes, Tarzan's Cheeta. Still alive, well and living the retired life in Palm Springs. Today's San Francisco Chronicle had a follow-up to the story: In Palm Springs, 80 well-wishers, including Diane Weissmuller of San Francisco,...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 2:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Jean Pierre Jeunet...how influential is the guy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

The Gnome Mobile

Travelocity's ad campaign with the travelling gnome popping up all over the world came soon after Amélie 's huge success. I considered it a "rip-off"; though a fun one. Jeunet's aesthetic in La Cité Des Enfants Perdus could be derivative of other gloomy fantasies ( Brazil ?), but it was th...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 2:45 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Guest Programmer Contest
Replies: 27
Views: 5856

Judity and Marco sitting in a tree...

We are one, Judith. I love the idea of programming the evening, but have no interest in being on-camera...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 11:55 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Irene Dunne
Replies: 15
Views: 19946

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth is not only my favorite Irene Dunne comedy, it's one of my favorite all-time comedies. She is as sparkling as champagne in this romp with Cary Grant. I'm also a fan of Theodora Goes Wild , though it's been years since I've seen it. I really think she was swell. The scope of her role...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 11:10 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 135762

First Brennan

Judith said of Walter Brennan:
I was the recipient of a "first" from my peers, and I hold a record in that regard that has yet to be broken.


What was the "first"? Was it the first Best Supporting Oscar? And that he won three times?
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 10:30 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 343568

In the line of duty

Like Michael Smuin (who also died yesterday. See http://plasticage.net/refugees/viewtopic.php?t=281 ), David Halberstam died while working on his latest project. Halberstam was just a few miles from a long-sought interview for a book he was planning about a legendary 1958 football game. He was being...
by Moraldo Rubini
April 24th, 2007, 8:30 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Barbara Stanwyck Centennial @ B.A.M.
Replies: 24
Views: 6148

Coming to a Theatre Near You

Miss Goddess, please join us over in the Coming to a Theatre Near You thread that was started for wonderful announcements like your Barbara Stanwyck BAM event. Lynn has promised to make a similar announcement regarding the upcoming Barbara Stanwyck festivities on the Left Coast too. I fantasized tha...