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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 12:30

I'm a filmmaker, and I LOVE old movies. Hitchcock movies - "Vertigo" , "Psycho"! I love "Singin' in the Rain". What are your favorites?



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Posted on Sun, Jul 29, 2012 03:36

Cool! I'm a pretty big movie buff too. As far as old fims, I love Rear Window, Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Sorry, Wrong Number... as well as many other black and white films. As far as the 70s particularly... I like Duel, When a Stranger Calls etc.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 17:42

Quoting Voyager54:

~Pat~...I was making a comment about KH after you wrote  about Katherine Hepburn.



Ah.  Gotcha.



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Posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2012 10:09

"The Seven Year Itch" is the one of my favourites.



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Posted on Sat, Jun 16, 2012 11:03

Calamity Jane  was one of my favs as well as the King and I.

 

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 09:03

The original Night Of The Living Dead.

"They're coming to get you Barbara!"



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Posted on Sat, Jun 09, 2012 21:01

Quoting Voyager54:

~Pat~>..I could have fallen hard for her had I lived during the period when she was young...It's an era I wished I had lived in...the mid 30's theru the 40's...very glamourous for the women and macho for the men with the war and all. I think during her period with Howard Hughes seems the most interesting.



Okay, V.  Which post of mine are you referring to?

 

V, you gotta start posting responses to the person who posted the response you are responding to.

 

Which means, friend, you gotta stop hitting on simply "Add a comment" and instead hit on "Reply."

 

Because it's getting kinda hard now to figure out just who and what's posts you are responding to when you don't do to what I just sugggested you do.

 

Oh, my.  I hope that's clear.

 

OkAY!???????



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Posted on Sat, Jun 09, 2012 20:55

Quoting Voyager54:

~Pat~...Asta...a wired haired terrier...I wanted that dog so bad, but it was the mid 50's  and we were living in an apartment in Buffalo and my dad was away at Purdue for his PhD and so no pets...so my mom got me a stuffed toy Asta...I wish I still had that.  Cute breed though.



When I was about that age I had a "hard-stuffed" dog toy, roughly 8" by 12" that looked mostly like a German Shepherd.

 

I called him "Rover."

 

But his personality was most definitely inspired by "Asta."  I just adored that terrier to the max.

 

Our own family dog at the time was an 8 to 9 year old Scottish Terrier who was so entirely devoted to protecting me that I still can barely believe the stories of his heroism toward me.

 

As for stuffed animals....my most favorite was a 2 foot tall rabbit called "Ginky."  [Have I said this before-----LOLOL?????]

When I was living in Greenwich Village, with Ginky, who was by then roughly 26 years old, one day I went Ito dust Ginky and I was appalled to find a zillion cockroaches coming out of him everywhere and running all over me.

 

Naturally, I screamed my ass off, ran out of my apartment, got someone to help me....yada, yada, yada.

 

Upshot?  I had to put Ginky out in the trash because there was no way I could kill all the roaches or roach eggs living in him at this point. 

 

Yup, I cried my eyes out.  But....I think Ginky gave up the ghost long before I had to put his body out in the trash.  And I think he was happy to do so.  He was one swell rabbit indeed. 

 

 



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Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 20:05

Quoting Voyager54:

~Pat~...Asta...a wired haired terrier...I wanted that dog so bad, but it was the mid 50's  and we were living in an apartment in Buffalo and my dad was away at Purdue for his PhD and so no pets...so my mom got me a stuffed toy Asta...I wish I still had that.  Cute breed though.


Asta was MAHHHVAHLUS!!!!

A wire-haired terrier [did I write that correctly??].  You don't see many of them any more these days.  I suspect they are quite stubborn and troublesome to train.  Whoever trained Asta must have been brilliant.  I wish I had that talent.  My dog Maggie, with her terrior temperment could use such a trainer--or rather I could use such a trainer.  My dog is fine.  It's me who needs work.   LOLOL

 

 

 



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Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 20:04

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~Pat~...I love all of those. I think I watch old movies because, I really think I should have been alive back then. Maybe it's the cars...or the hats. And I always had a thing for Katherine Hepburn, I always loved that snobby Connecticut style of hers. Gotta love an old yet no so old "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"...anyway, my TV runs almost exclusively on TCM channel.



Ah, yes, Katherine Hepburn.  But, V, the marvelous thing about the real KH, was that she was NOT a snob at all in real life. 

 

She simply didn't suffer fools well.  And fools in her book came from all levels and walks of life.  As did down to earth, smart, worthwhile-knowing people. 

 

I'm only guessing, obviously, but I'm willing to bet she would have liked you enormously. V.  She would have liked you enough to bother arguing with you about everything.  LOLOLOL



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Posted on Sat, Jun 02, 2012 20:56

Quoting Diana3316:

My ALL time favorite movie is The Piano with Holly Hunter!  Gone with the Wind, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and of course Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Oh....and almost forgot The Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis.  I think I love the musical scores as much as the cinema photography.



"The Piano" was brilliant.  As is, in my opinion, Holly Hunter.  I wish she'd come back into movies.  All her performances--even the ones she hates [such as "Miss Firecracker," which she thought she overacted terribly, and which I thought was brilliant acting--I think it called for the kind of Al Pacino, stealing-the-scenery, kind of acting she gave it]...even the ones she hates, I think are marvelous.



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Posted on Sat, Jun 02, 2012 20:48

Quoting Voyager54:

~Film~ Just about anything with William Powell and Myrna Loy, for example The Thin Man series.

I enjoyed Niagra with Joel Mcrea and Marilyn Monroe...I have a steady diet of TCM and AMC.



Oh, Gawd--how could I have forgotten The Thin Man series.  Brilliant stuff indeed.  Of course, today, it couldn't be made.  Far too much drinking by the hero portrayed by William Powell.  All of that would be far too poliltically incorrect.

Oh, and let's not forget ASTA the dog from the Thin Man.  A toast and 3 cheers to that marvelous dog. 

BTW, I think the reincarnation of Myrna Loy is Debra Messing.  In the now derfunct tv comedy "Will & Grace," she always reminded me of Myrna Loy.  Her looks and her comic timing.  In her current series, "Smash," not many comic moments, but I still see shades of Myrna Loy. 



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Posted on Sat, Jun 02, 2012 20:41

Quoting SundanceWoman:

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, inside Daisy Clover, Gypsy Rose Lee, What's the name of the one where the half black young woman wants to portray herself as white, her mother is a maid, I forget but it was a good movie.  I think today's movies should take some cues from those of days gone by, they sure seemed more exciting and real. 



I think you're talking about "Imitation of Life." Here's what Wikipedia has to say about that movie.

"Imitation of Life is a 1959 American film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal Pictures, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin and features Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda and Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson. Gospel music star Mahalia Jackson appears as a church choir soloist. The film is an adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel of the same name. It is the second film adaptation of the novel. The first film was released in 1934."

It was a most moving film indeed--despite the talentless [in my opinion] Lana Turner being a major player.  Actually, she wasn't all that bad in thiws film. 



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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 21:00

Quoting Filmgirl26:

I'm a filmmaker, and I LOVE old movies. Hitchcock movies - "Vertigo" , "Psycho"! I love "Singin' in the Rain". What are your favorites?



"Singing In the Rain certainly qualifies.  By the way, that title song was actually written in 1928 [29?]

But, best of the best, which happen to not be musicals:  "His Gal Friday," the Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant version of "Front Page."  Also, any and all Katherine Hepburn/Cary Grant screwball comedies from the late 30s and all through the 40's--[such as "Bringing Up Baby] and, including, of course,--though not with Katherine Hepburn-- the inestimable "Arsenic & Old Lace."  [Another movie taken from a Broadway show.] Then with Katherine Hepburn, "Bringing Up Baby."

And, it goes without saying, the brilliant Caludette Colbert/Clark Gable flick, "It Happened One Night." 

Need I go on?  There are so many.  I just love them all.

Oh!  Let's not forget Jimmy Stewart's "Harvey."  Marvelous, wondrous flicks all.  And so many more, I dare not start to list them lest I go on forever. 

 



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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 18:39

My ALL time favorite movie is The Piano with Holly Hunter!  Gone with the Wind, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and of course Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Oh....and almost forgot The Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis.  I think I love the musical scores as much as the cinema photography.



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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 17:34

The Day the Earth Stood Still (original), The African Queen, Casablanca, Frankinstein and all the old monster movies, Charlie Chan movies, Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind.... that's all I can think of off the top of my head.... ;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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