Thank you for adding me as a friend. I always enjoy talking old movies, and especially Westerns lately, due to the book I am working on. I see you listed Raoul Walsh up above, and he was a close acqaintence with my family. Any writing and/or publishing tips are always welcome! :) Take care, Kristine
Hi Mr. Druxman!: i ought to tell you i've had a recent interest in Randolph Scott, whose films i aim to see more of in order. i consider him a very underrated actor and Excellent Western star who could hold his own with The King of Cowboys, John Wayne. Him and the duke starred in THE SPOILERS and PITTSBURGH with Marlene Dietrich. And they engage in what i consider the greatest two-man saloon fight in history in the former film. What better way to have a "greatest Saloon fight" than with two Icons of the Western film?; if John Wayne is the King of Westerns, then Randolph Scott would be Prince. Then Gary Cooper and Joel McCrea and James Stewart the Knights. And so on. :-)
Happy New Year, Mr. Druxman! i take it you're a fan of Orson Welles. He definitely was great in CITIZEN KANE, THE THIRD MAN, TOUCH OF EVIL, and even in the radio series THE SHADOW back in the 30s. Even in his 20s, the man had an undeniable talent and ambitions in picture making.but unfortunately he was also vainglorious, one of the things that brought him down.
Merry christmas, Mr. Druxman! I think it's very creative how you've done one-act plays of Classic hollywood greats! I've been wanting to read them, but the public libraries over here in miami, florida just don't have them. Well, i've been checking out the Gangster picture/crime drama, starting with ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, which i enjoyed a great deal and find it one of Cagney's best. I have many more to see, like those with Eddy G. Robinson, and of course, Humphrey Bogart.
how's Holiday Season in good ol' Austin? here it's going wonderfully. just got out of school, and with a darn good vacation ahead of me! i plan to watch all the classics i can muster, and of course, spend time with my family and enjoy Christmas for what it is! : ) !
it's nonetheless a very insiteful book. i learned a few things i didn't know, such as the film BROKEN ARROW spawning the genre of "being sympathetic towards the native american", and i didn't know MRS. MINIVER had a sequel!
Gosh, you're an author too! What a website this is! Meeting such interesting people such as yourself! By the way, i checked out SINGIN' IN THE RAIN today, considering it's a favorite of yours and an all-time classic. I'll watch it tommorow after i've finished my confounded science homework!
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