- Mar 28, 2016
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That's one of things I learned from Eddie and I started imagining her in that role.Mildred Pierce. Short term memory makes me watch this again. So beautifully shot. And the lighting on her Crawford's face could not be more flattering. The dialogue is crisp and fast. Some of it goes by so fast you miss the joke or reference (did everyone get the one about canary feathers for Beragon?). And Eve Arden is great; every line and delivery for her. I remember thinking previously no child could be as rottenly materialistic as Veda, but influencers in social media and in our me me me culture have taught me otherwise.
Eddie did spoil the presentation a bit for me by revealing Barbara Stanwyck wanted the role. Crawford did a fine job (very underplayed and non-hysterical for her), but I would so love to have seen Stanwyck's version.
I see you edited your post with that question in bold. What are you talking about? Man, I just wanted to talk about Noir Alley movies coming up that you're not excited about and wondered "why". I know my bedside manner in some of my posts can be rough at times, but, I didn't mean anything by it. I was genuinely interested as to why you weren't excited about them. That's it, if you don't want to do so that's fine too.Seriously?
Did I say something to offend you, Robert?
One of my favorite scenes in "Mildred Pierce" is when that beat cop stopped her from jumping into the water. I really enjoyed the dialogue exchange between them, especially from him to her.Eddie's comments on Mildred Pierce were fine but nothing new information-wise for me. Always been a favorite, and I watched up to Mildred's interrogation before I finished my lunch and then sped to the concluding comments.
They're interesting titles, but the only one I haven't seen is Bodyguard. According to IMDB, it was cut to 62 minutes. I wonder if the Director's Cut was ever shown.Which of the following have you already seen that you can formulate such an opinion?
05-16-20: The Crimson Kimono (1959)
05-23-20: Cornered (1945)
05-30-20: A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
06-06-20: The Underworld Story (1950)
06-13-20: Murder by Contract (1958)
06-20-20: Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
06-27-20: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
07-04-20: The Sign of the Ram (1948)
07-11-20: Bodyguard (1948)
07-18-20: Three Strangers (1946)
07-25-20: The Breaking Point (1950)
I just got done watching the "Bodyguard" (1948) with its 62 minute runtime. I can see where some cuts took place in the movie. Still, it's not a bad RKO "B" movie directed by Richard Fleischer from a story co-written by Robert Altman which was his first credit. I think this was Priscilla Lane's last screen appearance.So that's what we'll see. Since I don't own the DVD, I'm looking forward to this screening. BTW, I haven't seen The Sign of the Ram in ages, so I'll probably watch that one as well.
Well, I guess there isn't anybody that has seen this movie.Has anybody seen this movie as it came up in a conversation that I had with some family members? This 1960 movie never received a disc release of any kind and appears to be a fine movie. An interesting cast to say the least. By the way, this movie is a sequel for "Knock on Any Door". Both movies are derived from novels written by Willard Motley.
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I haven't seen it but I've always wanted to. In the days decades ago when I used to frequent re-run houses, this film was never shown. I've have Ella Fitzgerald's songs from this film on CD.Has anybody seen this movie as it came up in a conversation that I had with some family members? This 1960 movie never received a disc release of any kind and appears to be a fine movie. An interesting cast to say the least. By the way, this movie is a sequel for "Knock on Any Door". Both movies are derived from novels written by Willard Motley.
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