Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, Rear Window, Sex Kittens Go to College, Matrix, Star Wars, Watchmen, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Too Hot To Handle, Coppola's Dracula, Spirits Of The Dead - Histoires Extraordinaires, Shanghai Express, Jean Cocteau's Orpheé, The Scarlet Empress, Viva Marie (Bardot), Paris Je T'aime, Herzog's Nosferatu, The Party (Peter Sellers), Pink Panther, Batman, Lord of the Rings, Vampyros Lesbos, Elvira, Sleepy Hollow, Tron, Sleeping Beauty, Cat People, Perversion Story - Una sull'altra, The Whip and The Body, Danger Diabolik, All The Colours of the Dark, The Wild One, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Don't Bother to Knock, In This Our Life (Bette Davis & Olivia de Havilland), Documentaries - JFK, RFK, MLK, WWII, Nazis, antiquity, Greek, Egyptian, and Roman mythology, Cleopatra, The Renaissance (rebirth) and the Medici's, Live Music Concert DVD's
Who are your favorite stars?
The 3 "M's" (Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Mamie Van Doren), Soledad Miranda, Lana Turner, Brigitte Bardot, Monica Bellucci, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marisa Mell, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Daliah Lavi, Olga Kurylenko, Edwige Fenech, Daniel Day-Lewis, María Casares, Clive Owen, Brad Pitt, Peter Sellers, Marlene Dietrich, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Megan Fox, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Bela Lugosi, Bruce Lee blah blah blah etc...
Who are your favorite directors?
Hitchcock, Joseph von Sternberg, Coppola, Burton, Franco, Tarantino, Rodriguez, Fellini, Jean Cocteau, Spielberg, David Lynch, Mario Bava, Jean Rollin, Sergio Martino, Russ Meyer, Scorsese, blah blah etc...
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I'm currently a university student studying philosophy, Film Studies, and English Literature. As Lord Byron wrote in Don Juan, I am a bachelor of the arts. I love it ALL - music, film, art, art history, history, technology, antiquity, humanism vs. scholasticism, Romanticism vs. The Enlightenment, Plato vs. Aristotle, East meets West, ascetics and sybarites, Mystical Marriage of Joseph Campbell, subjective and objective transcendental unity of apperception of Immanuel Kant, Bruce Lee - "empty your mind, be like water my friend", Oriental Philosophy, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscianism, sci-fi, cyberpunk, the 60's, T. Rex - glam and goth, veganism, Bowie and Pop, Ziggy and Iggy, vampires, werewolves, witches and harlots, NIN, Weimer culture, Warhol, Dali, Caravaggio, Franz von Stuck, Félicien Rops, Saul Williams, Queens of the Stone Age, Gottfried Helnwein, fascist fashion, Huxley, Orwell, photography - Chad Michael Ward, U2, Anton Corbijn, Marilyn Manson, burlesque and Dita von Teese, belly dancing and Rachel Brice, Billy Corgan, fairy tales - Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, Pushkin - electric, bass, acosutic guitar, piano, poetry - Baudelaire, Dante, Byron, Shelley. The Doors and Jim Morrison, Gothic Victorian Literature - Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Gaston Leroux - polymaths like Sherlock Holmes and Van Helsing... all those orbiting the realm of the ordinary, Alan Moore etc...
"Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers used to do their dance scenes in one continuous shot. No CGI, no body-doubles. It's why I love the classics! Like you said, people had talent, they were triple threats."
Isn't that the truth! Thank you for your friendship, time and wonderful clip of a VERY classic moment with Fred & Ginger! I'll show you Dancing With The Stars!!!
I really like mystery books just like you, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Gaston Leroux, Agatha Christie, J.D. Karr and more. And I'm just waiting to take Marlene's book from the library, as soon as it will be back there. I think it's the same book you've quoted, it's like ABC, is it the book you meant?
Thank you for the friend request! Since the advent of an ipod, to which I downloaded the entire studio career of Iggy and The Stooges, I have a revived love of the Stooges and the New York Dolls! I see you are also a fan. I remember, being that old that is, the day I walked into a record( yes, record) shop and without any prior knowledge, just on the reccomendation of the store employee , buying Ziggy Stardust on the day of it's release. Bowie has a somewhat checkered career with me, but my love for his earliest material is always strong and the Stooges are now in my top ten bands( like The Doors) and I enjoy even more than ever before!I also love Spirits Of the Dead since I saw it at the drive-in! We are indeed friends!
I love the Gothic Victorian literature as well! I'm currently in the process of writing a research paper about the famous authors of this period and how the majority of them were under the influence of opiates when they wrote their classic tales and poetry...
I watched SARATOGA again last night for the first time in years and still found it very depressing. It is so sad to watch Harlow, clearly weak and listless, playing each scene when you know how sick she is. And every time I saw her double Mary Dees’ back turned to the camera, all I […]
Embarrassed to say but I just watched Frank Borzage’s Man’s Castle for the first time this week. Wow, what a movie! Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young are both excellent but the way the movie plows headlong into the plight of desperate people during the despression is remarkable. There are some obvious hard cuts in the movie […]
Every now and then I stop back in to look at some of the updated comments and I’m surprised, and gladdened, to see that there still are comments! Now, I no longer get paid to post here so this is just a “Hi, how are you?” to everyone who still comments here (so don’t freak […]