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by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 10:11 am
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 86188

Exquisite Buster caricature, Danny! You should do more in this style, too. I don't know how you do it, but you really capture the "spark" in each personality, whether in true portrait or cartoon...
by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 10:04 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Robert Mitchum
Replies: 33
Views: 9052

Just adore Robert Mitchum, too, Anne. He's soooo cooool. Almost always says just the right thing (tosses it off with this wonderful wryness), or if he doesn't, never looks foolish. In love scenes he also lets a kind of vulnerability show--just as a flicker in those mopey eyes. Usually I go for the s...
by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes make the man - Or Child
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Don't you miss the lovely dresses little girls used to wear? Puffed sleeves, pinafores, lacey little yokes. And the cute sailor suits and striped shirts on the boys...
by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 9:53 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Man In The Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Replies: 9
Views: 2957

The sexism in the movie is fascinating; startling for the modern viewer, but the movie is a realistic depiction of women in the 1950s, right down to the praise Jennifer Jones receives at the end for accepting what happened when her husband was overseas. I don't say she should not have accepted it, b...
by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 9:41 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Yolanda and the Thief
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

You're not alone, Marco. Though Yolanda is by no means one of my faves, I find it rather fascinating. Maybe because FA is a kind of guardian angel to me. ; } I am crazy about the harp number. It's not the greatest song--and it doesn't even make sense for him to suddenly woo her the way he does--but ...
by Ayres
August 8th, 2007, 9:34 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ann Codeé
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

This doesn't really answer your question, Marco, but I just wanted to comment on how good I think she is in Daddy Long Legs. (She plays the proprietress of the orphanage where Leslie Caron's character grew up.) The scenes she plays with Fred Astaire (telling him about Caron and about the fabric they...
by Ayres
July 16th, 2007, 2:15 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Do you have any 'special occasion' films?
Replies: 14
Views: 3335

I made a point of showing my family "Let's Say it With Firecrackers" (Astaire tap number from Holiday Inn) on the Fourth. My brother and his girlfriend, who'd never seen it before (!) were gratifyingly impressed.
by Ayres
June 21st, 2007, 4:29 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Shane
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

I've been on this Alan Ladd "kick" lately. I think it's because he so often plays the man who loves the girl but doesn't get her, so he gets to make with the yearnful looks (another theme in Shane ), and he's good at those. Loved him in Whispering Smith, so I promptly checked out This Gun for Hire. ...
by Ayres
June 20th, 2007, 12:57 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Want an avatar? Request one here!
Replies: 90
Views: 68437

Movie photo website

Does anyone know the website with the fabulous movie star photos? Other than Doctor Macro, I mean. I cannot remember the name or URL of it, though it may have the words "classic" and "cinema" in the title.

Help!
by Ayres
June 15th, 2007, 7:49 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: That's Entertainment! sequences
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

Warm thanks to Jack and everyone who helped compile all this! It will be a great reference.

Love,
Chris
by Ayres
June 6th, 2007, 7:37 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Overwrought writing
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Thanks for the validation, kids. As Ninotchka would say, after "being punished:"

"I feel better!"
by Ayres
June 6th, 2007, 7:07 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Dan Dailey: Likable, Talented, or...Not?
Replies: 43
Views: 34659

I've always liked Dan Dailey. I think he's a very good actor, a wonderful dancer, and usually likeable--though he has a interesting dark streak at times. I think he was a troubled guy, but I remember reading that he and Betty Grable got along famously and they definitely interacted well onscreen. I ...
by Ayres
June 5th, 2007, 7:34 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Overwrought writing
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Overwrought writing

I was always hesitant to mention this on the TCM forum, as I didn’t want to offend any of the network’s employees (or endanger some slim chance of future employment), in case they might be lurking there. And then there's the fact that Mama said, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anyth...
by Ayres
May 22nd, 2007, 11:49 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Bing Crosby
Replies: 21
Views: 6886

When Sinatra sings "You're Sensational" in HS I need a cold shower.

And I adore the song "That's Jazz," as I think it expresses what I've always thought: that rock 'n' roll was just an extension of jazz innovation.
by Ayres
May 8th, 2007, 12:31 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Could it Ever be Hip to be Square?
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

If you don't mind my chiming in here about "My Three Sons" (well, after all, we are talking about squares), I'd like to make an observation. I recall watching the show avidly when I was a kid, but only in color, and only from the point in time that Ernie (Barry Livingston) became a character on the ...