hey dreamer .. i saw "transamerica" when it was first released in movie theatres here in the states ... and i felt it was a well written, deeply felt, nuanced treatment of a complex subject. i'd recommend it too.
today i watched a large section of WOMAN OF THE YEAR while unpacking ... i'm finally in my permanent new home in philadelphia. its beginning to feel like home. ...
"What would you have me do? Give out, give up, give in?"
Post by gottamatch on Jul 22, 2009 22:25:32 GMT -5
I haven't seen Transamerica but I hear Huffman is awesome.
Yesterday I watched "Take The Lead" with Antonio Banderas. A feel good 'street kids' / 'dance saves the day' movie. It's awesome to me that it was based on a true story!
I also watched "Lady in the Dark" with Ginger Rogers. Some awesome person uploaded it on YouTube. It was a beautiful film (costumes were spectacular in dream sequences) with a beautiful Ginger in her acting prime. I must provide the YouTube profile page of this person because they have uploaded MANY old films that aren't available on DVD as far as I'm aware. Lots of Carole Lombard films, Doris Day, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers films etc...
Speaking of Antonio Banderas - was watching Imagine Argentina the other day. In the 70s many people disproving the regime - suddenly disapperead. His character is at times psychic - experiencing what the disappeared sees or feels
Another film that I saw was - Hunt for Justice aka The Louise Arbour Story - how Louise Arbour, Chief War Crimes Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal - tries to bring those responsible for genocide and massacre in the former Yugoslavia to justice.
BUT I haven't only watched so serious films - have also watched Suddenly Naked - the most hilarious comedy (actually drama). There are plenty of parallels to The Graduate - only this time with the view from her angle - if you can .... watch it. It is hilarious - heartfelt and funny.
Bought this one about a month ago and have watched it a several times - trying to find answers.
Beloved Infidel with Deborah Kerr and Gregory Peck. It is the love story of Sheilah Graham and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Loved it. Sheilah is sympathetic as can be - although it is hard to believe that someone in the league with Edda Hopper and Louella Parsons could be that sympathetically. But on the other hand when has Kerr - like Kate - ever played an unsympathetic part.
The score is fantastic - its by the composer Franz Waxman who also wrote the music for WOTY and TPS.
Near the end of the film - Scott reads from his unfinished script - according to the film - about him and Sheilah, their love story. While he reads - Sheilah/Kerr watches him - wow that woman could speak volumes with her eyes.
But back to topic. Sheilah is called Kathleen Moore and he is Monroe Stahr. Sounds familiar? It is characters from the film The Last Tycon - a film about Irvin Thalberg. It can't get any more complicated can it. I have seen The Last Tycon. Kathleen Moore is supposed to be Graham but Monroe Stahr (Robert De Niro) is Thalberg. So got a bit confused.
Did the friend who finished the book The Last Tycon for him switch Fitzgerald's part into Thalberg or is the reading part in Beloved Infidel just made up? Or is there just a chapter about them in the book about Thalberg? Or was he so embarrassed about his relationship that he used another character as himself?
Maybe someone can help me explain!!
"The time to make up your mind about people is never." ~ Tracy Lord
Post by gottamatch on Jul 28, 2009 18:13:47 GMT -5
I watched that trailer for Beloved Infidel. It looks awesome! I'll definately have to watch that one soon. There are loads on my list.
I found that page. Okay everyone, if you haven't already got this YouTube Channel listed in your favourites or subscriptions, do so NOW! They have uploaded lots of old movies that are hard to find or imposible to find! Happy watching;
Today I watched a Tom Arnold comedy called "Carpool". Funny 1990s film.
I also watched (1956) Forever, Darling which is a Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz film. I think you have to be a Lucille fan to enjoy it. It also heavily co-stars James Mason, so being a Mason fan would help. It can't compare to the Arnaz's 1953 film The Long Long Trailer in which they both sizzle with excitement and vitality. This film looses it's spark from the start, naming Desi 'Larry'. He plays a scientist, which is about as believable as Cary Grant being one in "Monkey Business" (I actually love that movie by the way). I Love Lucy (or "the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" as it was then called) ended in 1960 and this was '56 but the pair have clearly lost some magic since ...Trailer. All in all, a movie in which Ball & Arnaz fans will enjoy simply because they are in it.
Have watched two memorable and one good laugh since last
The Notebook - a true heartfelt film. James Gardner reads to Gena Rowlands. A sweet love story - it is his attempt to bring back his love for a couple of minutes from the darkness (dementia) she lives in.
The Reader - wowa long time since I have seen a film switching from romance to reality that fast. I will try not to put in to many spoilers - but that is some film. A teenager boy falls in love with a woman in her 40s (played by Kate Winslet) - she asks him to read to her - so they meet and each time before they love - he reads to her. One day she is promoted - but instead of staying she disappears. He sees her years after but does not reveal her secret even though it might could have helped her or brought them back together. The film is very honest in it's description - what love can do to a person. The impact a person can have. Despite everything around. But the film is also disturbing - one could easily feel sympathy towards the woman - the way her story is displayed.
Both films moved me - so should I see any of these again - briiiing me a towel
The last one is MadMoney - now if you want to have a good laugh - this ones did it to me - with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton. Keaton is married to Ted Danson (Sam Bar) and they are broke - so where to find a job - haha - at the Federal Reserve where they destroy old money. The rest I will leave to your imagination
"The time to make up your mind about people is never." ~ Tracy Lord
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