" 10. The Stepford Wives (1975)- psychological science fiction thriller directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Katherine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman and Tina Louise.
Joanna Eberhart (Katherine Ross), a young mother…"
" 5. White Zombie (1932)- Pre-Code atmospheric psychological/horror film starring Bela Lugosi, Robert Frazer, Madge Bellaby, Joseph Cawthorn.
A young American couple celebrate their wedding in a castle on the Island of Haiti. A…"
" 3. Svengali (1931)-Pre-Code Warner Bros supernatural/horror movie directed by Archie Mayo, starring John Barrymore, Marian March, Bramwell Fletcher, Donald Crisp.
Wide-eyed, evil, perverse and scheming, musical…"
" 5. Scrooge (1951) - British b/w drama- Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner, Michael Hordern, Mervyn Johns, George Cole.
The great morality tale, set in Victorian London, adapted from the novel, A Christmas Carol by…"
" Here's one I've been longing to post!
34. Joan the Woman (1916)- tremendous silent epic ten-reeler directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar.
Remarkable and sweeping portrayal of the life and sacrifice of…"
Ace in the Hole, The Searchers, Some like it Hot, JFK, Night at the Opera, Mr Deeds Goes to Town 1936, I'm Alright Jack, Arsenic and Old Lace, Papillion, The Great Escape, The Godfather Trilogy, How the West Was Won, Duck Soup, Top Hat, My Fair Lady, High Society, Young Frankenstein, The Big Sleep,
Who are your favorite stars?
Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, John Mills, Tom Hanks, Burt Lancaster, Steve McQueen, Peter Sellers, Bette Davis, Maggie Smih, Richard Attenborough, Paul Newman, Edward G Robinson, Orson Welles, James Cagney, Marlon Brando.
Who are your favorite directors?
David Lean, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Howard Hawkes, Sam Peckinpah, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Oliver Stone, Orson Welles, Leslie Norman, Frank Capra, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Coen Brothers, Preston Sturges, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Steven Spielburg.
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
One of my greatest pleasures is losing myself in a super movie. I can't help myself, whether it's a silent movie of yesteryear right up to the latest blockbusters, so long it's a quality production, I'll love it.. But I honestly believe the young guns of today need to learn a tremendous lot from the past masters.
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Yes, its a fabulous thing that there's a place like this to share our love of classic movies and movie stars. Like you say, where people are respectful and great friendships are forged. I love Rosie's game that I can learn so much about particular films, old and new. So many on my wish list! Its great that youtube seems to be getting a lot of full length classic movies too.
George Harrison: Living In the Material World (2011) by Marty is dead center what I like. Thanks more than you could know.
Just last night and today I was teaching another player of Rosie's Game the story of the progression of events of 3 hearts that lead the house band for George's All Things Must Pass ran to Miami, sublimating Eric's forbidden love for the Zelda Fitzgerald Emotional Stability award winner for our times, Patti Harrison -- singing and playing until Eric's vioce metaphoricly bleed the blues.
"Have you ever loved a woman? [I have, but] .... all my love's in vain."
Blues rock for the gods.
Anyway, I love this stuff. I have a CD subscription service through which, right before I wrote this note of appreciation, I arranged to have a copy of the DVD sent to me as a rental as soon as it's released in that format -- won't be long. It's called Netflix, and that's how I found and saw "Croupier", for example.
John, I want to see everything Marty does for the rest of his life. And my interest in the storm around the brilliant George Harrison as the Beatles imploded will never cease to fascinate me. I can't thank you enough.
I just finished watching the film Croupier that you let me know about during the gambling scene round of Rosie's game. I really enjoyed it and want to thank you for letting me know about this film. It turned out to be even better than my expectations.
And there was a special element in the film that I really got a kick out of -- the Hemingway quote from A Farewell to Arms: "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." I'm a big Hemingway fan and now I've pulled my copy of Farewell to Arms to reread as soon as I finish an old favorite by Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness in it's original setting, a collection of three Conrad novellas entitled Youth (1903).
Thanks my friend for spinning me off into Jack / Jake's world in Croupier. It's quite a ride.
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 […]