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Gone With or Without fanfare

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby The Ingenue » May 7th, 2013, 6:30 pm

It is beautiful. One of the most touching I've seen.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby RedRiver » May 8th, 2013, 12:36 pm

A true artist. A man whose very name is synonymous with his craft. When I was growing up, seeing these amazing masterpieces for the first time, special effects geeks spoke his name with reverence. If it wasn't Harryhausen, it wasn't serious! I adore the "monster on the loose" films, as he calls them. His mythology based projects are wondrous. And as Moira pointed out, these creatures have life. They're not just pictures. They're characters in the story.

I met Mr. H at the Chicago Film Festival. We had just watched a screening of "Jason" in an unfortunately small theatre. He said to me, "You're probably too young to have seen this on a big screen." I assured him that was not the case! My family was enthralled by this head spinning tale on its first release. I was honored to tell that story! Another thing amused me about our meeting. I'm a shade over six feet tall. Yet, I literally looked up to this gentle giant. I thought, "Lord! You look like Talos The Bronze Man!"

Sinbad and Jason had their vessels, taking them to worlds beyond imagination. If film fantasy is a ship, Ray Harryhausen was her captain.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby clore » May 8th, 2013, 2:14 pm

"Perseus and Andromeda will be happy together. Have fine sons... rule wisely... And to perpetuate the story of his courage, I command that from henceforth, he will be set among the stars and constellations. He, Perseus, the lovely Andromeda, the noble Pegasus, and even the vain Cassiopeia. Let the stars be named after then forever. As long as man shall walk the Earth and search the night sky in wonder, they will remember the courage of Perseus forever. Even if we, the gods, are abandoned or forgotten, the stars will never fade. Never. They will burn till the end of the time."

Neither will the artistry of Ray Harryhausen ever fade.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby mrsl » May 8th, 2013, 4:32 pm

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Jeanne Cooper.

I don't know much about what she has done lately, although I know she had a part in one of the soap operas for quite a while, though I don't know which, I do know However, that she graced probably every single western TV show in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Usually as a saloon girl or a wife who's either faithful and widowed eventually, or cheating with some gambler and planning her husband's demise. (usually the latter)

Rest in peace Ms. Cooper.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby kingrat » May 8th, 2013, 4:50 pm

Jeanne Cooper played Katherine (Kay) Chancellor on The Young and the Restless, beginning only a few weeks after the show began. As some of you know, in real life Jeanne Cooper was the mother of Corbin Bernsen.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby kingrat » May 8th, 2013, 6:24 pm

More bad news. Director, writer, and actor Bryan Forbes (1926-2013) has died. He is survived by his wife of 58 years (!), Nanette Newman.

Fedya posted a note on the TCM City board. TCM had already planned to show an evening of his films in July, but now it will be a memorial tribute.

Mr. Forbes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis many years ago, but the disease went into remission, which he credited to "a gluten-free diet and a loving wife."

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Maricatrin » May 8th, 2013, 7:37 pm

moirafinnie wrote:Here is the TCM Remembers Ray Harryhausen spot, beautifully made by Scott McGee:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X--o7RByIDs[/youtube]


Oh thank you for posting it...

My favorite of his films remains the first I ever saw, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. It was one of my younger brother's favorite movies of all time, and I can't count how many times we saw it ... I also can't begin to imagine a childhood spent without Mr. Harryhausen. God bless him.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby RedRiver » May 9th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Unlike "Jason," I have not had the pleasure of seeing Sinbad's adventure on a big screen. That must be awe inspiring! This seems to be considered the pinnacle of the man's work. Being partial to monsters wreaking havoc, my favorites are THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. The stories are the same in both films, but with thrills like that, who needs story?

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » May 9th, 2013, 1:57 pm

RedRiver wrote:The stories are the same in both films, but with thrills like that, who needs story?


Amen!

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Lzcutter » May 10th, 2013, 10:38 pm

Scott did a beautiful job on that TCM Remembers..
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby RedRiver » May 11th, 2013, 2:11 pm

I don't have TCM. But I hope they have monsters and Argonauts galore this weekend!

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » May 22nd, 2013, 10:35 pm

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/s ... ies-534934

So strange. Was watching Steve Forrest on TCM this afternoon in BEDEVILLED and wondered what ever happened to him.

Never a big star like brother Dana but a solid, reliable actor. Particularly remember him for his role as Robert Taylor's incorruptible cop brother in Roy Rowland's ROGUE COP.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby movieman1957 » May 23rd, 2013, 7:50 am

Strange that the article didn't mention being Dana's brother.

I remember also that he was in the first "Gunsmoke" movie, "Return To Dodge" in 1987. He played a character that was the same as one he had done back in 1969. They used clips from the show to show the back story in the movie. After 20 years he still looked pretty good and was still pretty nasty.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » May 23rd, 2013, 10:24 am

Steve Forrest is always a favorite of mine ... a true Television Star ... I don't recall him in many movies - but I do enjoyed his work in Television. He's a real trooper and very easy actor for me to understand. That's why I like him so much!

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » May 23rd, 2013, 12:58 pm

Refreshing, too, to see that both brothers enjoyed long, enduring marriages. A rarity in Tinseltown.


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