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by otterhere
February 11th, 2009, 1:42 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Summer and Smoke"
Replies: 2
Views: 745

"Summer and Smoke"

Seeing a thread on "Sweet Bird of Youth" reminded me, does anyone happen to know if the ending was as depicted in the film, or was that a made-for-Hollywood happy ending? Seems logical to me she'd overdose on the sleeping pills, but then we get this rather incongruous taking up with the salemans in ...
by otterhere
February 11th, 2009, 1:40 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Ernest Borgnine interview
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Wasn't he adorable??? What a nice guy... He'll always be "Marty" to me, although he did a great job of being scary in "From Here," as the bully!!!
by otterhere
February 11th, 2009, 1:34 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Room At the Top (1959)
Replies: 20
Views: 3395

As I stated in the other thread (which I shouldn't have started; sorry), I loved this film... Funny that she was considered so "old"; what was she supposed to be; 35, LOL? And the actress was maybe 38 at the time... But please see my question and give me your take... I'm wondering just how "realisti...
by otterhere
February 11th, 2009, 1:19 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Replies: 23
Views: 6979

Oh, I would disagree... I think "sainted son" is a pretty well-known syndrome; did you have a brother, LOL? Also, "Daddy's girl" isn't a cliche for nothing... But aside from maybe actually preferring Neely over Francie, I think a lot of Katie's "harshness" was her fear that Francie was too much like...
by otterhere
February 11th, 2009, 8:12 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Jules et Jim"
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Thanks; good to be here (again)! Actually, the film -- which I watched on tape (still using a VCR; Luddite!!!) -- ended prematurely; not sure if this was my fault, although I checked my VCR clock and it was accurate, or if the TCM clock got messed up again (this happened once before), but fortunatel...
by otterhere
February 10th, 2009, 2:54 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Jules et Jim"
Replies: 4
Views: 871

"Jules et Jim"

I'm kind of new to this site (or "new again") and don't see a foreign film category; bah, humbug... But I loved this one, once I got past all the silly Boheimian antics; I'm such a conservative curmudgeon, I always find myself wondering what they live on, food stamps, Medicaid, etc., LOL... Other fo...
by otterhere
February 10th, 2009, 2:27 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Replies: 23
Views: 6979

"Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

My goodness; I can't believe there isn't a thread running about this amazing movie! I was reluctant to watch it (the 1945 version with Peggy Ann Garner) because I so loved the book, but what a great film!!! I don't cry at most movies -- almost never unless there's an animal in it (cry buckets over "...
by otterhere
April 8th, 2008, 9:00 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Tomorrow"
Replies: 1
Views: 874

"Tomorrow"

(Not sure I'm posting in the right place nor if a thread is already going on this; haven't had time to "learn" this site; apologies if redundant, but...) I LOVED "Tomorrow" with Robert Duvall. Caught me broadside, as I hadn't noted it on my To See list and just happened to surf across it while check...
by otterhere
March 28th, 2008, 7:11 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Coming here for a Rest Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 22240

Ah, mrsl; I kept looking for you over on TCM -- in vain!!! Yes, it'll take me awhile to find my way around here (thanks for the helpful hints on navigating) and also to break my addiction to TCM since I do, at times, love a debate, but "oasis" sounds inviting at this point... Thanks, all!!!
by otterhere
March 27th, 2008, 10:17 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Coming here for a Rest Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 22240

Thanks, Chris. I guess I would number among those who have posted here, then gone back to TCM. I'd have to say that, in my case, it's more a "comfort level" thing. I'm used to that board, its format, and how it operates; it seems easier to 'read through" somehow? Plus, I consult the schedule there a...
by otterhere
March 27th, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Coming here for a Rest Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 22240

Coming here for a Rest Cure

You know; that respite from the everyday, workaday world or -- as it's known technically "life stressors"? Think Natalie Wood in SITG or Bette Davis in NV... Me, I'm dragging myself up out of the kiddie pool on TCM and settling into a nice chaise lounge to chat with the grownups; ahhh. Pour me anoth...
by otterhere
February 7th, 2008, 11:18 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Now Stop That!
Replies: 8
Views: 13455

I have to say, I'm equally appalled at their choice of movies/stars when they DO deign to stick to the subject... All modern; fie!!! I dunno, but seems to me TCM would wrest control from these whippersnappers and redirect them to appropriate sites for discussing modern/current movies (or having virt...
by otterhere
February 7th, 2008, 10:58 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Now Stop That!
Replies: 8
Views: 13455

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Well, this is my first attempt to join a discussion on this board (other than my introduction -- it's a reintroduction, to some of you), and I'm totally confused... I assume this thread refers to someone "talkin' smack" on the other board (TCM)??? I tell you what, I've decided it's not worth my fing...
by otterhere
February 4th, 2008, 2:30 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Home at Last
Replies: 19
Views: 21253

Home at Last

Just wanted to say "hey"... I'm a classic movie refugee from The Other Site... Nice to see old friends listed here and know there's still a home.