Post by HollywoodHepcat on Nov 27, 2005 13:41:15 GMT -5
Wow! I can't wait till the day when I can say that! So far, I've only seen 38.
As far as the SOG is concerned. It has its moments, as all KathnSpence movies do, but I found myself totally depressed at the end of it. There are some "Awww. Oh. My. God. Awwwwwwww!!" moments that I won't spoil. I save that movie for when I feel the need for a good cry, though. From what I understand, it wasn't even the original ending?
Karina: SOG is a much better film than most people think. It's a sad romance between people who are opposites and come from very different backgrounds and Kate and Spence play their roles well. This was the first film Elia Kazan directed. His notion of film making and the MGM method of film making did not mesh. He bitched that they didn't allow him to film on location, he bitched about Walter Plunkett's costumes (which are gorgeous and authentic to the time period) and he bitched that Spencer looked "too fat" to play a cattleman in the New Mexico territory -- basically he didn't like making a film the MGM way. Some of the bad rap on this film came from his pen and his mouth but the reality is, he was not the right director for this film nor was he the correct director for Kate and Spencer who loathed the Method which was the acting background with which Kazan was familiar. MGM wasn't happy with the result but released it anyway after having it sit for two years. Truth is -- it's an interesting story about two people in love who have differing wants, needs, and a vision of their life together and it was rather daring in the way it presented the wife's affair and the birth of the child and the price she paid for that infidelity. This wasn't the type of film that MGM usually made. Spencer Tracy wanted to make this film which is one of the reasons it saw the light of day. This film like KOTF is serious -- not the romantic comedy battle of the sexes which came to be the standard plot device of Tracy-Hepburn films but it is a good film in which we get to see them address a serious issue and play together beautifully in a very bittersweet love story.
I hope that everyone has the opportunity to see this film and appreciate not only ST and Kate's performances but also those of Melvyn Douglas, Harry Carey, Edgar Buchanan and Robert Walker.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move!
Thanks for the review Sherry - look more forward to seeing this now if I ever get the chance.
Now that my daughter's subscribed to a certain pay satellite package available in the region (unlike her poor parents ), I'm hoping she'll eventually be able to record most of the remaining not-yet-seen KH films for me
Nice review Sherry I liked the movie. The sets were beautiful even though I can drive 10 minutes out of my town and see the same thing ;D It has a surprising plot for that day, I think. And leave it to Kate to bring an issue like that to the screen. -- not that I'm solely crediting her but you get my drift.
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
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