well, funny ya'll should bring this up again. last night, in the midst of my Hepburn-ness marathon; i decided that i was going to see this movie; its my duty.. all of ours really, even though im not so much looking foward to it; whats done is done; im takin the high road people; and it looks like sum of you are already there sippin on some scotch and soda; HI !
you have made a new convert to that web site, kiddo. i've never visited before ... its a riot! i see why you like 'em there .. similar .. um ... rhythm to the observations !
Heee. ;D I stumbled upon the site when browsing TWoP [of which I will be employed.... someday! it's either recapper or street urchin...] and it was like achieving total enlightenment. I used to think I was all alone in the way I....look at things sort of cock-eyed?.... but, no! It was such a reaffirmation of my LIFE, let me tell you. There was even a time when I mused starting my own fug blog for old movie stars, but I suspected the demand for that sort of thing was low [as in, no demand really at all]. Meh.... this isn't a thread about me, so here ends this paragraph.
As a Barbra Streisand fan, and arguably the biggest of her fans in Australia (let's not forget, although we all adore Kate, some of us are also huge fans of other stars), I just wanted to put my two cents in to say that What's Up Doc? is considered some of not only Ms Streisand and Mr Bogdanovich's best work, but is now known as one of the best 70s comedies. Now somewhat a classic itself.
Not only that but I just wanted everyone to know - to avoid confusion, the movie has nothing whatsoever to do with Bringing Up Baby so I don't know where anyone got the idea it was a remake The storyline isn't alike at all, not similar in any way...
The two films may be mentioned together in passing because they are both of the genre 'Screwball Comedy', but that's all they have in common.
Sidenote about What's Up Doc?: In the film, Barbra's character calls Ryan O'Neil's character "Steve" the whole way through, even though his character's name is 'Howard' just because her character likes the name better. In Betty Bacall's first movie, she calls Bogie's character "Steve" the whole way through even though his name in To Have and Have Not was 'Harry'... how funny is that! What's with the name 'Steve'!?
I've actually never seen the original but I have seen the second musical remake (yes, shoot me, im the only person in the universe that LOVED it), The Opposite Sex. Remember I haven't seen the original, so I can only go from the June Allyson musical remake..
I just rented The Women and was very disapointed. I found it very slow, totally underrated, literally. I don't know what your 'ratings' are all over the world, but in Australia it was "PG" for Parental Guidence. In my opinion it really should have been "M", especially considering there was a scene with drug use. Speaking of that scene, why the heck did it have to be in The Women? Innapropriate much? I was totally turned off as soon as I saw that scene, in fact, I could say it ruined the whole film for me. Oh, and the daughter had an eating disorder and smoked.. I understand they were trying to update it to be relevant to "2009", but get real. I was miffed when Meg Ryan's character learns her 12 year old daughter is counting calories and simply replies 'since when are you counting calories' and that's that. It never gets addressed again in the entire movie. That didn't bother anyone else? That kinda annoyed me lol
I thoroughly enjoyed Bette Midler's cameo as a big fan of her work, but they could have added many more dimensions to her small but significant character.
I actually like Meg Ryan although I'm not sure she was right for this part.
I don't know why movie makers have this stupid need to remake classics. The Star Wars / Star Trek movies I understand because there's such a huge market for them. Why don't they understand it just doesn't work pretty much every other time. A remake needs to be either better or completely different. Well, this one was different, I'll give it that, just not a very good movie.
I had to watch it twice because I fell asleep the first time. That was annoying lol
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