My name is Tiffany Brannan. I don't think I have ever seen you online while I have been here. It is nice to meet you!
By the way, I would like to invite you to join my blogathon, "The Great Breening Blogathon:" https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/extra-the-great-breening-blogathon/. It is celebrating the life and work of Joseph Breen, the enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code between 1934 and 1954. As we honor his birthday, which is on October 14, we will be discussing and analyzing the Code era, breening films from other eras, and writing about our own ideas for classic movies. One doesn't have to agree with the Code and Mr. Breen to enjoy that! I hope you will do me the honor of joining. We could really use your talent!
Thanks for the warm welcome and acceptance into this select group of afficianados. It's wounnerful, absolutely wunnerful to know a place to go for answers to some nagging, persistent questions about the glorious years of film's heyday in the valley.
Also, I like your tasteful choice for an avatar!
"One-Eyed Jacks" has always intrigued me for the character relationships and recently the fact of Brando taking over the director's chair midway through the filming brought with it a clearer understanding of the entire presentation. Evidently he made the crew wait for seven days on location in order to have waves in the background while the recuperation was taking place. The investors were livid.
But one line that I've borrowed on occasion had to have been Brando's own improvisation or writing. It is said during the gunfight with Carl Malden in the barroom scene, "Get up, you worthless tub o' guts." It matches the one in "Mutiny on the Bounty" where he has mercifully set the cruel captain off in a longboat with his supportive crew members, "You can thank whatever remarkable pig god you pray to..." Can't recall the last words but the delivery was venomous.
Ah well, time for a show. "Rake" on Netflix is a pretty good glimpse into the Aussie legal system. The lead is quite a cad, derelict & broke, without which the show just possibly wouldn't have been even considered.
Howdy there Dave: Regarding THE NORTH STAR, I know that it's the film where Dana Andrews gets to do some singing of his own while strumming to a mandolin. He sings an Aaron Copland song along with some children. A great, underrated actor and a true Southern Gentleman in the same vein of Randolph Scott.
By the way, those videos of Buffalo Bill and Gary Cooper (my favorite actor) are good ones. The one of Bill Cody himself is a historic treasure for anyone who loves the history of this Country or the Old west as much as I do. And Coop ''singing'' to a bewildered Jack Benny is a delight.
Just the other day i saw a great Dick Tracy picture from 1947 called DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME, with Boris Karloff playing the titular villain. I realize what an underrated actor he was, underplaying his Gruesome character (a bank robber who resembles a corpse) with just the right amount of sinister deviousness and a sly smile every now and then. he was to horror films what Errol Flynn was to Adventure/swashbuckler pictures: typecast in the genre, but doing it better than most and being overlooked as a performer. i look forward to seeing more of his films, i can understand your appeal towards him.
Regarding Facebook, it's nice to interact with others in a safe, decent manner, especially if it's with family members. I simply don't care much for it. But you can be sure that i will always care much for this community of devoted vintage film fans. I like to think of these comments as little letters, though i love the idea of writing and sending letters like in the old days instead of simply posting them online. happy trails!
Howdy Dave: don't be surprised if i take rather long to respond or post anything. i always use the internet ona ny computer at my local library more often than not. this is, after all, the only social network i have, simply because we all share our love for classic films and the bygone times they were made in. i don't care a hair's breadth about Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or anything else. despite my seventeen years of life, i consider myself an old soul. i will never let go of the old fashioned traditions and moralistic ideals that constitute a good christian life. a good day and blessings to you and yours.
howdy Dave: it's Alexander. and it sure has been a while. just dropping by to say hello and a happy new year. i quite appreciated your collage of classic western stars. all of them are my favorites, particularly Gary Cooper. he is my favorite actor and for me the prototypical movie Cowboy/man of few words action hero. more so than John Wayne believe it or not. Randolph Scott is another grand favorite of mine. he's basically the Southern version of Gary Cooper. the only great westerners of the studio era you left out were Gregory Peck and Joel McCrea. but i do like that you added Errol Flynn. my favorite action star of the movies and the only non-american to gain prominence in western films.
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