Yes, I have to say I do love this movie. OH MY GOD BOY GEORGE IS ON MY TELEVISION SCREEN SHOOT ME, SHOOT ME NOW
But anyway, yes. It was SUCH a refreshing role. Totally unique among her filmographie. Spoiler alert by the way, if any of you actually haven't seen this (which I assume not to be the case)
I didn't like the fella. What WAS his name? Robert...Taylor! Not Mitchum (anyone here seen Night Of The Hunter - Loved Mitchum in that) but Taylor. What a repulsive man. But then I guess that works. I just found him a bad egg. He looked...wrong. Evil. Sickening. But again, it worked wonders. And the whole...horse pushingness of the cliff etc. OH that was the bit I screamed during. What a horror. I thought she was going to go to be honest.
It was at that moment I realized that I have never seen a Kate film where she dies at the end. Is there one? If so, it's not one that I have seen. And it was during that horse pushingness of the cliff thing that I realized that, and had the fleeting thought that this might be the film in which it happens, and then yay ho she lived. But yes. It got me rather heated. I don't know that I could have handled seeing her die that way. Least of all at the perils of Robert...Taylor. Not Mitchum.
Least of all at the perils of Robert...Taylor. Not Mitchum.
When I read that back I thought for a second that I had written "least of all at the penis of", and it took on a rather different tone. At this, I screamed. I seem to be screaming a lot lately. Starting with the GIANT spider that was on my looking glass the other day. Jeez.
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Post by HollywoodHepcat on Jun 9, 2007 23:26:34 GMT -5
Awww, I ilke Bob Taylor. In fact, I HAVE A HUGE, ENORMOUS CRUSH ON BOB TAYLOR. Just don't tell Stany, capeesh?
But anyways. Death by cliff/foam rock I could not have handled. [But her little squeals were adorable. All that screaming in the john didn't really help, though. It was more "Aeiiii!" than "AHHHHOMGAHMANDON'TPUSHMEOFFATHISCLIFFF!"]
I actually called my Nonnie at the end of my first viewing of KOTF and sobbing I screamed "Kate's Dead!" My Nonnie was freaking out until I told her, "No no no, not KATE, but in KOTF." She was so mad haha.
pps, I think we're the most awesome group of people on the web.
But of course.
Shane, the almost-death on the cliff had the same effect on me. I was truly afraid for her character and was ready to reach through the screen and pitch Taylor off that cliff if the bastard killed our Katie.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine 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