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by srowley75
October 1st, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director
Replies: 111
Views: 11236

Re: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

Thanks for this contest. It's already been a lot of fun - interesting and, at the same time, a trifle maddening. I was quite surprised at some of the names that scored so high and others that either barely made the cut or else didn't at all.
by srowley75
October 1st, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: EPICS you would like to see on TCM
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: EPICS you would like to see on TCM

The most recent edition of Abel Gance's Napoleon.
by srowley75
September 30th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Robert O taking a break
Replies: 35
Views: 7323

Re: Robert O taking a break

Might anyone have caught how Cher did during her guest programmer segments? I was hoping to catch these but (again) forgot to TiVo them, especially as she was hosting a personal favorite, Hobson's Choice. I've been impressed with Cher's classic movie knowledge in several interviews - I'd even heard ...
by srowley75
September 18th, 2011, 9:19 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director
Replies: 111
Views: 11236

Re: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

I forgot Marcel Carne in my "runners-up." :( I've also grown to like Sacha Guitry quite a lot.

I almost feel as though I shouldn't participate. There are certain directors whom I'd probably have named if I'd seen more of their work.
by srowley75
September 17th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director
Replies: 111
Views: 11236

Re: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

Oh, #&%*#!!...I'm just going to list 15 favorites and have done with it. At this point, it's like splitting hairs over who is better. And this 1001 project I'm still working on has made this all the more difficult. 1. Ernst Lubitsch 2. Preston Sturges 3. Stanley Kubrick 4. Yasujiro Ozu 5. Akira Kuro...
by srowley75
September 16th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director
Replies: 111
Views: 11236

Re: NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

I must break from the maddening process of narrowing down my choices to comment on the brilliance of JackFavell's posts. I think Sally Brown could write the great American novel in the amount of time it's taking me to come up with my list.
by srowley75
September 7th, 2011, 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Addictive website for movie lovers and list makers
Replies: 0
Views: 1422

Addictive website for movie lovers and list makers

www.icheckmovies.com For the movie nerd (as I am), a fun site for keeping track of the movies you've seen and haven't seen, especially if you enjoy collecting "to see" lists (as I do) and checking off what you've watched. There are a ton of lists to peruse, from the infamous "1001 Before You Die" to...
by srowley75
September 2nd, 2011, 11:13 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?
Replies: 623
Views: 115767

Re: What Horror and Sc-Fi films have you seen lately?

Just bought my ticket for this year's Columbus "Shock Around the Clock" 24-hour horror marathon. Everything else aside, I think it'll be fun just to get to see the movies with an audience. This year, the films are said to include The Bride of Frankenstein, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Goke: Body Sna...
by srowley75
September 2nd, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 658399

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

By the way, I do appreciate the offers from those who said they'd help with the Jean Gabins I missed. I'll keep you mind if I need anything - as it is right now, with school starting again (and a thesis plus numerous projects due this year), I have almost no time for movie-watching. But thank you al...
by srowley75
September 2nd, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 658399

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Hi Alison, Shanghai Express may be my favorite Dietrich film (it's between it and Scarlet Empress). It's about as perfect as classic Hollywood movies get. If I were scheduling my own marathon of the most entertaining classics, this one would surely be included. I'd suggest you see it ASAP. Criterion...
by srowley75
September 1st, 2011, 6:08 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Della Street Fights Alligator!
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Re: Della Street Fights Alligator!

Oh, my. I must see this. Thank you, KR.
by srowley75
August 18th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 658399

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Finished Stand In (1937) last night. Pretty good little satire on Hollywood with Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell, who are both very funny. Blondell still had that pizazz that made her a star in the early 1930s. Whoever wrote the script really seemed to have a bee in their bonnet about Shirley Temple...
by srowley75
August 17th, 2011, 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 658399

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I know you wont have the time now, but don't miss Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz ; you'll never forget it. A couple that I haven't seen mentioned that I'd highly recommend: Fear of Fear (1975)--think Cassavetes with a touch of humor Satan's Brew (1976--one of the darkest and funniest of the Fas...
by srowley75
August 17th, 2011, 5:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 658399

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL is one of the most emotional films I've ever seen. Fassbinder , for me, doesn't create the distance or detachment from the characters that Sirk does. Sirk is a reporter; Fassbinder is a participant. His films seem an odd mix of melodrama and realism. I know he idolized Sirk,...
by srowley75
August 17th, 2011, 5:30 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: The Warner Archive
Replies: 239
Views: 80343

Re: The Warner Archive

MichiganJ wrote:New Archive Releases (all remastered)

House of Women (1962)

And from Sony on Demand

The Queens (1966)
Ooooh! These two sound very promising.