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by Big Magilla
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, flipp!
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Yes, indeed, have a good one.
by Big Magilla
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: The People
Topic: 100 Great Lead Actress Performances
Replies: 11
Views: 761

I haven't seen Edward, My Son in years, but I do recall liking Kerr a lot while not liking Spencer Tracy at all. Interestingly I looked up the original Variety review and was surprised to find they highly praised both the screenplay and Tracy's performance, adding that Kerr and Ian Hunter were very...
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Universal Classics
Replies: 4
Views: 405

I hate to complain, we get so few "classic" films on DVD, but this Carole Lombard collection is a huge disappontment. Only two of the six films in the set, Hands Across the Table with Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy and The Princess Comes Across with MacMurray and a slew of great character actors,...
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: WGA's 101 Greatest Scripts
Replies: 11
Views: 641

What can I say? It was done in conjunction with Premiere Magazine, which ought to tell you something.
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Brokeback Mountain
Replies: 367
Views: 14623

When I went to movies with my family in the late 50s and 60s, we always knew what time the picture began and that's when we arrived. I worked as an usher, candy attendant and occasional doorman during my last two years in high school and my first two years in college in the early 60s when most peop...
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: WGA's 101 Greatest Scripts
Replies: 11
Views: 641

1. CASABLANCA Screenplay by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch. Based on the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison 2. THE GODFATHER Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo 3. CHINATOWN Written by Robert Towne 4. CIT...
by Big Magilla
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Brokeback Mountain
Replies: 367
Views: 14623

The area I live in has a sizeable Filipino population. When the latest cineplex opened here with 14 theatres, effectively closing down the two smaller ones (six and eight each and no stadium seating), they devoted one screen to showing Filipino films. It lasted about a month.
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Gene Pitney
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Yeah, you did say Johnnie, sorry.
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Gene Pitney
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Actually, it's Johnnie, Not Johnny, Ray. If you've really never heard him, I'm sure you can track down his songs. "Cry" is probably downloadable off some website. If you've never seen him, you can always check out There's No Business Like Show Business, in which he does a souldful rendition of If Y...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: New Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 594

I agree the rule is more apt to affect the song category than the score category, but it could happen in the not too distant future that the majority of films rely on pre-recorded music for their backgrounds. Another sad note in the decline of the premier art form of the 20th Century, but we're in ...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Brokeback Mountain
Replies: 367
Views: 14623

Bogdanovich is only four years older than me, but this article seems written by someone at least ten years older. He was only one and two respectively when Citizen Kane and How Green Was My Valley were released, and since his parents didn't take him to the movies until he was five, references to th...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Gene Pitney
Replies: 11
Views: 647

For my brother, who is as passionate about popular music as I am about movies, Gene Pitney was more than the missing link between Elvis and the Beatles. He sang his songs incessantly, especially Town Without Pity, perfectly mimicking Pitney when he was in his mid-teens, and still does a mean imitat...
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Brokeback Mountain
Replies: 367
Views: 14623

I watched it on DVD last night. It has the opposite effect of Lost in Translation, growing richer the second time you see it. The Randy Quaid suit is unprecedented and seems to have no merit on the face of it. He's a big boy, been around the block more than a few times, and he signed a contract wit...
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: 100 Great Lead Actress Performances
Replies: 11
Views: 761

I went in and made a few corrections such as Lillian Gish in The Wind instead of Broken Blossoms (thanks, Okri, you were right), Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage insead of Jezebel, Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry instead of Milliion Dollar Baby and corecting a few omiss'ons, most notably Julie chriwt...
by Big Magilla
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: VCR Alert
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

FYI, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, Pinky and Wake Island are all available on DVD. Laugh, Clown, Laugh is part of Warners' excellent TCM Archives Lon Chaney Collection which also inclues The Unknown and a photo reconstruction of the lost London After Midnight. I haven't seen Play It As It Lays in ages, but ...

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