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Quote from: Karl Henning on March 19, 2023, 09:43:08 PMAnother one which, years ago, the ladies were watching, and I chanced to join in: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's * edgy and whip-smart A Letter to Three Wives.
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 19, 2023, 06:50:50 PMAnd Messala is such a rat. Even allowing for the fact that I held next to no hope that the erstwhile dearest friends might be reconciled.
QuoteFor Me and My Gal is a 1942 American musical film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly – in his film debut – and George Murphy, and featuring Martha Eggerth and Ben Blue. The film was written by Richard Sherman, Fred F. Finklehoffe and Sid Silvers, based on a story by Howard Emmett Rogers inspired by a true story about vaudeville actors Harry Palmer and Jo Hayden, when Palmer was drafted into World War I. The film was a production of the Arthur Freed unit at MGM. (Source)
Quote from: SonicMan46 on March 20, 2023, 07:44:33 AMCruise now at 60 y/o looks pretty good!
Quote from: SonicMan46 on March 20, 2023, 07:44:33 AMWell, got some Amazon credit and picked up a couple of physical discs at half price, the first one a 4K and the second an old musical (DVD-R > BD):Top Gun: Maverick (2022) w/ Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, et al - streamed this film as a rental a few months ago and really enjoyed (more that the 1986 original) - nice review HERE - the story is good and the action scenes outstanding; listening on headphones almost gave me a 'surround sound' effect; and Cruise now at 60 y/o looks pretty good! Ratings: 96%, Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3/10, IMDB.For Me and My Gal (1942) w/ Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy et al - short synopsis below; the song & dance routines esp. w/ Judy are the main features of this film for me; reviews mixed, e.g. 2 1/2*/4* both in Leonard Maltin & VideoHound; 100%, RottenTomatoes & 7/10, IMDB - but made early in WW II so the patriotic emphasis is obvious. Recommended to Garland fans and seeing Kelly in his film debut. Dave
Quote from: DavidW on March 20, 2023, 08:32:57 AMHis painting on the other hand...
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on March 20, 2023, 02:53:40 PMOr were you referring to Dorian Gray (Just occurred to me)? PD
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on March 20, 2023, 02:53:40 PMWould love to see Maverick; heard good things about it.His painting? Not certain what you mean. Or were you referring to Dorian Gray (Just occurred to me)? PD
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 20, 2023, 03:16:27 PMYou caught on before I did!
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 20, 2023, 08:38:08 PMLeave Her to Heaven (1945) Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, dir. Jn Stahl. I knew absolutely nothing of this before watching it. on Wikipedia, it's encapsulated as a psychological thriller film noir melodrama. Some men marry the wrong woman, but find out too late. Quite intense, and strewn with enough "downer factor" that I don't think the missus would enjoy watching it. It is pretty good, though. Both in genre, and in being set mostly in New England, I suppose this has set me up to watch 1957's Peyton Place next ....
Quote from: SonicMan46 on March 21, 2023, 07:38:03 AMLast year, upgraded to the Criterion BD when their half-price sale was on
Quote from: Brian on March 21, 2023, 08:32:14 AMSpeaking of which, the sale is on again today (March 21)!
Quote from: Karl Henning on February 12, 2023, 08:15:17 AMBetween this and Jungle Book, I've always loved Sterling Holloway's voice. As a result I got a huge charge out of his appearance on The Twilight Zone.
Quote from: VonStupp on February 12, 2023, 08:18:09 AMIt is certainly a singular-sounding voice. I will have to check out his Twilight Zone episode.VS
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 22, 2023, 01:50:30 PMI've reached the top and had to stop and that's what's been botherin' me. You've obliquely led me to revisit Jungle Book.
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 23, 2023, 12:00:34 PMI have fond memories of this, even as I realize that I've only watched it for the first time today. As a boy, I had a record with "Bare Necessities," "I Wanna Be Like You" (which in hindsight must have been my entrée to scat) and quite a bit of dialogue. I think the feature wonderful and fun. I don't expect that as a boy I picked up at all on the vulture quartet being a reference to the Beatles. A day or two before I actually watched it, I read a review on the Interwebs (I don't recall where) which found pedantic fault with it. I'll pause a bit to let the idea of a "Disney-enthusiast pedant" cure a spell, and I'll smile at the thought of myself (not exactly an enthusiast at my age) watching it with greater tolerance than the reviewer.
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