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The Major And The Minor coming from Arrow

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Astairefan, Jun 14, 2019.

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  1. Astairefan

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    And I'd also add in Roxie Hart and Bachelor Mother at least!
     
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    Will Krupp

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    Hahahah. I DO agree with you that Ginger's screen persona is delightful throughout the entirety of the 1930's, including her Berkeley films, the Fred Astaire films and, of course, in STAGE DOOR, VIVACIOUS LADY, and BACHELOR MOTHER. But you'll have to send me to the firing squad for the post-Oscar stuff.
     
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    :lol: We all hate to see our darlings trashed whether it's a movie or an actor. I know it's hard to believe that not everybody shares our adoration. I adore June Allyson and am mystified by the haters. How could you not love the adorable Junebug? It's un-American! Still, many don't (and don't tell anyone but some of them lurk around here). I just scratch my head and feel sorry for them. I even have a friend who, are you ready for this, positively can't stand Barbara Stanwyck. They even get mad at me if I bring up the name! It takes all kinds.
     
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    My mother hates Barbara Stanwyck. Doesn't even know why, she just does.
     
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    Whoa, you've now crossed the line. or at least your mother did.;)
     
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    I think you need a smiley in there somewhere! Some people will think you're being serious!
     
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    Thomas: I don't lurk! I come right out and declare my lack of enthusiasm for June Allyson! :) But, and this is the issue, I don't sneer at her and maintain she has no merit because I'm aware that might cause offence.
     
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    So you're the one! On to my enemies list you go! ;) But perhaps we need to turn this around back to The Major And The Minor. While I won't be upgrading to the blu, I do have the DVD in my collection. You might ask why considering my lack of enthusiasm for both the film and Ms. Rogers. The answer is Diana Lynn who tucks the film in her little pocket and walks away with it. She pretty much does the same thing for Miracle Of Morgan's Creek, another much loved "comedy" that I'm less than wild about.

    Ironically, Diana Lynn is also in the Martin & Lewis remake of The Major And The Minor albeit in a different role.
     
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    I LOVE Diana Lynn in both The Major and the Minor, and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. My lack of enthusiasm for Lewis is insurmountable. I will watch Allyson, albeit begrudgingly.
    Ginger beer, ginger ale, ginger tea, pickled ginger, gingerbread, ginger snaps...my taste buds prefer all these to a junebug.
     
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    With the release news of The Major and the Minor, 2019 has marked another great year for soon-to-be-released Billy Wilder films on BD, including:

    The Front Page
    Hold Back the Dawn*
    A Foreign Affair*

    Of Billy Wilder's 21 Oscar nominations as writer, director and producer all are now available on BD; yet, with the exception of "Ball of Fire" (1941)*
    Just one more to go and the list will be complete.
    Will it be Kino or will it be Arrow?:)

    *Oscar Nomination for Best Screenplay
     
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    I find that using emojis does really undercut the use of hyperbole, or irony or sarcasm. In 'The Thin Man' thread I did evince the hope that the film would be edited to remove all that drinking. Such comments are best un-emojied.
    Is emoji the right term for a smiley? I'm getting more and more out of touch with the modern world....
     
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    Don't you DARE ever change, Anthony!
     
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    I'm a big Ginger fan. She was absolutely gorgeous. A definite upgrade for me. It's just a fun movie. And yes, Diana Lynn was great in it too. I found myself just staring at her the whole time she was on screen.
     
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    Couldn’t agree more.

    The argument goes that in written form, there are few equivalents for the facial cues and voice inflections that one would detect in direct conversation, so it’s only polite to use emojis to clarify the humourous or tongue-in-cheek intent.

    The thing is that with proper in-person deadpan delivery, you wouldn’t know to look at them.

    As for losing touch with the modern world - from the little I’ve sampled of it, it’s way overrated.

    ...and to make this post somewhat related to the topic, has anyone here seen Ginger Rogers in Tom, Dick & Harry? I thought it was a quirky delight of a film and Ginger edible.
     
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    Delighted that you replied with an emoji and nothing else. Very droll, Rodney.
     
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