Yah, Harriet Craig rocked. I didn't feel quite the same about Craig's Wife though...inferior cast. That being said, I had guests over when I watched it...so I may not have paid that close attention to it. Maybe I'll have to see it again.
You Belong To Me just didn't quite work as a romantic comedy, but I didn't hate it. For me, I need to be convinced that the man and the woman in the story are not just mad about each other but that they're interesting to the point where you actually care what happens them, even if they don't get together in the end. Point one is obvious -- point two not so much. The movie is not what I would consider a romantic comedy, although it was clearly advertised that way. The principal actor (Fonda) was such an uninteresting person and a constant pain in the ass -- without being adorable even, can you believe that? Is that Susan Vance I hear?
Seriously, I also thought it was downright offensive. If I remember correctly the damage had been done and Stanwyck's character had already downgraded herself in the movie, something I did NOT want to see her do or even consider. I did like how they wrapped up the whole film, though.
"As a human being, I don't suppose I have any real individuality. I'm the people I've met; I'm a mixture of everything I've ever read or seen. I'm everyone I've ever loved."
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Jul 23, 2008 23:47:30 GMT -5
Yuh, but it's Missy and Hank and I could watch them until the cows come home. I don't really think we need to analyze it with film theory or whatchamacallitwhosawhassiz. Missy is A DOCTOR and Hank has antlers and it's a fun time.... even though, yes, he does display some major trust issues in the film, good grief.
Post by CrazyForKate on Jan 25, 2010 13:53:39 GMT -5
Thanks for the link. The ones I know...
Dark Victory- YES Dr Jekyll- could be interesting...and fun to see KH play a whore for once Edward My Son- No. No. No. The Great Lie- Meh. GWTW- Don't think so. How Green Was My Valley- it's a smallish part (I think...I always mix up the characters)...but she would have suited it. (Angharad's the sister, right? Those of you who have read the book in the last decade...unlike me?) Little Women (as Aunt March)- YES Madame Curie- Maybe... The Millionairess- Of course. Mourning Becomes Electra- Yes. Night of the Iguana- Yes Of Human Bondage- No Ship of Fools- Sure.
It must take a lot of strength to turn down so many movies. I know, some of them she didn't turn down, but many she did. I'd be like "YOU WANT ME?! YAY!"
I don't think this has to be taken very seriously, but I was watching a documentary on my 'The Mummy' (1932 version) dvd a couple of days ago and there was something in it that Katharine Hepburn may have been asked to screen-test for the role of Zita Johann in this film.
I'll give you the text (first it talks about Zita Johann and then they say): "She was a very headstrong woman in the Katharine Hepburn mould. And the irony of that is that Katharine Hepburn, had she not left for the East Coast when she did (I guess this was after making A Bill of Divorcement?), would have screen-tested for The Mummy."
Would have been a really weird choice, I think. I really can't see Kate in this part. What do you think?
She was a woman of all generations and all seasons. - Karen Kramer
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