Stage Door -- Alice Adams was sweet and a great performance but overall, I liked Stage Door.
Bringing Up Baby -- My two all-time favorite Hepburn movies and I have to choose between the two! But BUB makes me laugh harder so BUB it is.
Adam's Rib -- My other two all-time favorites Woman of the Year is the first Tracy/Hepburn movie I ever saw and I fell in love with them... But I like the story of Adam's Rib -- plus she looked really hot in that film clip they showed at the party.
The African Queen -- IMO a lot better performance than the one in Summertime. She looked gorgeous in color though
Long Day's Journey into Night -- without a doubt! Amazing.
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
Firstly, I must say, while I find this fun, I fail to see a real point in comparing them as they're all fantastic. But again! fun is fun, so lets have some...
Stage Door. Alice Adams, at various points, makes me want to cry. Stage Door doesnt do that, and I personally find that, while a smaller part, Terry Randall is just so comPLETEly fascinating. A really interesting person...and very much (as La Cava told Kate) the human question mark. Are riddles not entirely addictive?
Oooo..a very hard one. The Philadelphia Story. While Bringing Up Baby was widly hilarious, and provided laugh after laugh, The Philadelphia Story is just so beautiful to watch. It never, ever, gets old. Everything about is brilliant. Better word: Perfect. It's just perfect. And I think, ultimately, the diologue is a bit more sophisticated that Bringing Up Baby (being a "screwball comedy", I guess)...which I like.
Adam's Rib. Love the script. Love Kate & Spence here. Also, with Woman Of The Year...I personally find Tess Harding quite hard to watch. I say that because she can be so selfish, and the way she treats Sam is really quite horrible. I mean, she does come around and see the error of her ways, and try to fix it...which is great, but I just find it a little less infectious than Adam's Rib. Both films are brilliant though.
The African Queen. Because I haven't seen Summertime yet. I really must get onto it... Also, The African Queen is just so awesome. One of my all time favorites.
Long Day's Journey Into Night. To be honest, out of sheer laziness I nearly picked Suddenly, Last Summer. It's just so much shorter. lol. But I think the story of Long Day's Journey is better. Performances better. And I think that it generally is a better movie. Although they are both amazing.
Again, ALL of these are great movies. Not that I really should speak for Summertime, since I havent seen it. But let's face it, I'd love it, right? But nevertheless, those are my choices.
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Yes, Shane, you are right -- you WILL love Summertime. Superb photography and another achingly beautiful performance from Kate.
I've ordered it! SUMMERTIME! YAY! Well actually, my momma did. For my birthday this month. YAY Also ordered The Rainmaker, and State Of The Union. It's so darn hard to get Kate's films here. I have to do it through amazon.com. And it costs a lot of money in New Zealand currency.
Btw...did everyone see that they are releasing Olly Olly Oxen Free on DVD?
ooh Thanks Shane ! I have olly Olly oxen free in video tape but the quality is very bad and it's in french ... so .... But with postal fees it must cost an arm and a leg. I have the same problem for State of union, I only find it in USA with amazon.com and order it from France expensive ! ; Fortunately I found The rainmaker, cheap in a french website Fnac (it's an international store, maybe a fnac exist near your country ).
"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. " Katharine Hepburn
The link I gave *should* take you to the new DVD on amazon being released on the 17th oct. But maybe I screwed up. Just search for Kate on amazon under DVD. You'll find it. I think it's on the first page.
(PS: I just noticed, that if we abbreviate Olly Olly Oxen Free it comes to OOOF ... hahahahahaha, ok. Not funny Shane)
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Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5