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Topic 5 of 73: Favorite non-Austen movies

Wed, Dec 4, 1996 (12:15) | Zimei Sun (Zimei)

Ok, how about favorite non-Austen movies ?

I'll start with my list:

Amadeus: superb script/performance, devine music. Mozart rules (along with Jane Austen :)

Cinema Paradiso: never fails to bring tears in my eyes at the end.

Dr. Zhivago: Best epic movie IMO.

Bizet's Carmen: Placido Domingo/Julia Mignenes. Ms
Mignenes may have a small voice for stage but she can do no wrong in
front of the camera. Shot entirely on location in the beautiful Andalusian Spain.

La Traviata: Placido Dominto/Teresa Stratas; This
Zeffirelli production along with Rosi's Carmen are the best movie adpations of
operas, IMHO.

Impromptu: Hugh Grant/Judy Davis, Chopin & George Sand story.

When Sally met Henry: wonderful character studies; great script

Valmont: I prefer this version to Dangerous Liaisons; it's so refreshing and different, and ... fun (despite the sad ending) and having the dashing Colin as Valmont doesn't hurt either.

The Bear: Simply the best animal movie for adults (may be a
little too deep for kids)

The Sound of Music: Need I say more ?
My Fair Lady: (see The Sound of Music)

I own tapes of all of the above and have watched them many times.

While I'm on the subject:

Favorite TV Sitcom: Frasier (used to be Murphy Brown, but it started
to deteriorate mid last season;
Runner-ups: Seinfield, Mad About You

Favorite TV Series: Start Track: The Next Generation


203 responses total.

 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 1 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (20:01) * 6 lines 
 
Favorite movies: My Fair Lady
Marty
All About Eve

and probably a lot of others if I think about it too long.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 2 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (20:14) * 19 lines 
 
Year of Living Dangerously -- deliscious Mel!

Music Box -- Jessica Lange, very good very powerful.

Raiders of the Lost Ark -- just for fun

L.A. Story -- Alas poor Yurik!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- a little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men!

Mr. North -- do do that voodoo!

More recently:

Once Were Warriors -- NZ's best!

Fargo -- I live in Mpls.

And lots of others I can't think of at the moment.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 3 of 203: Johanne Dagenais  (JohanneD) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (22:23) * 13 lines 
 
Old stuff :

anything with Errol Flynn/Laurence Olivier/Branagh, Twelve angry man, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Les parapluies de Cherbourg, Farenheit 451, most of Depardieu's especially Cyrano, Boys from Brazil, Great Escape

All time favorite from the past : a Brit-comedy with the two boys who played in Oliver (60's) and blow a bomb at the end + music from CSNY and BeeGee's. Saw it when I was around 10 and never saw it again, anybody know the title and particulars

and recently :

Eat drink man woman
French Kiss
Les Misérables du XXème siècle
Emma, oups... does'nt count



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 4 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (22:31) * 2 lines 
 
Eat Drink Man Woman was a great movie. I really enjoyed the interactions in
this movie.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 5 of 203: Johanne Dagenais  (JohanneD) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (22:57) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, Absolutely. You rarely see this quality with such simplicity. Forgot to mention anything with Rowan Atkinson.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 6 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (02:36) * 7 lines 
 
Too many to name, but of course, that won't stop me from trying!

Old MGM musicals: Singing in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Anything with Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant: It's a Wonderful Life, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace
Hitchcock: Rear Window (added points for Stewart!), North by Northwest (added points for Grant!)
Other Movies: the Star Wars movies, Amadeus, Bull Durham, The Lion in Winter
and of course Casablanca!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 7 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (03:50) * 9 lines 
 
Hannah and Her Sisters
Field of Dreams
The Razor's Edge
Harvey
Casablanca
The Player
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
North by Northwest



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 8 of 203: Linda   (Linda409) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (08:20) * 9 lines 
 
Not in order of preference. Not an complete list.

Seven Days In May
Twelve Angry Men
Inherit The Wind
Stage Door
The Sound Of Music

Linda


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 9 of 203: Kim Davis  (Kim) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (08:48) * 1 lines 
 
I suppose my all time favorite movie is Gone With the Wind. I also love Tombstone . I watch anything with Bette Davis; she is my favorite actress. Ialso enjoy movies with Joan Fontaine and Gene Tierney.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 10 of 203: Johanne Dagenais  (JohanneD) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (15:51) * 2 lines 
 
But the way, att. Caroline regarding Rupert Everett and my interest in Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, anybody ever see Bayardo San Roman's Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987) ? Great movie starring also Ornella Mutti (?spell). You can really feel the heat.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 11 of 203: Pat    (PatK) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (19:41) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 12 of 203: Pat    (PatK) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (19:50) * 15 lines 
 
The Bishop's Wife, Affair to Remember (just about anything with Cary Grant)
Moonstruck
The Bridges of Madison County
The American President
Bambi
Tim
Shirley Valentine
Sabrina (old version though I do like the new one too)
Sleepless in Seatle
The Shoes of the Fisherman
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Gentleman's Agreement
A Walk In The Clouds

Not a favorite necessarily but a fun movie to watch : The Ref with Dennis Leary


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 13 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (21:29) * 1 lines 
 
Moonstruck!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 14 of 203: michalene smith  (mich) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (22:36) * 10 lines 
 
Just a few that come to mind

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
An Affair to remember
King & I
Sleepless in Seatle
I remember Mama




 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 15 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (22:57) * 12 lines 
 
I like so many movies/actors: old and new

Jimmy Stewart-"It's a Wonderful Life" Rear Window ect.ect.
Gregory Peck-"To Kill A Mockingbird" ect.
Carey Grant-"An Affair To Remember" Bishop's Wife {remake of this}Denzel Washington is the Angel.
Charles Laughton-"Les Miserables" ect.
Gary Cooper-"Saratoga Trunk"1945
Clark Gable-"The Misfits"ect.
Montgomery Clift-"The Heiress"1949
There is more "Gaslight", Moonstruck,Bridges of Madison County any Audrey Hepburn, K. Hepburn & Spencer Tracey, The King and I ect.ect.ect. I know I watch to many movies.The list goes on forever.




 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 16 of 203: Jake  (fen) * Fri, Dec  6, 1996 (08:28) * 9 lines 
 
Almost any British film with: Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, etc.), Peter Sellers; Richard Burton; the old "Carry on" comedies; etc.

Medicine Man (Sean Connery)
Carmen (flamenco dancers version)
Black Orpheus
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
A Passage to India

of course I periodically see a film like Space Jam just for R & R.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 17 of 203: Hilary Talbot  (Hilary) * Mon, Dec  9, 1996 (17:58) * 6 lines 
 
Moonstruck and Hannah and her Sisters also, Amy.
Oh Lucky man
Bliss
The year my voice broke
Ordinary people



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 18 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (17:12) * 5 lines 
 
I concur on GWTW, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Mr. Smith.

Other movies I particularly love include Goodbye, Mr. Chips, a lovely film about love, family, education, and war; Auntie Mame, a warning to all of the Babbitty elements of the world; Spartacus; The Odd Couple; and Don't Start the Revolution Without Me...

A crappy movie that I like, mainly becuase I'm in it, in utero, is Alex and the Gypsy, with Jack Lemmon. During the Greek picnic scene, it features my pregnant mother as an extra, one of my father's friends telling fortunes with coffee grounds, and my parents, uncle, and godfather as the Greek band...the song they play was written by my father for me, even though I wan't quite born yet...;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 19 of 203: Kathleen Grant  (Kaffeine) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (17:26) * 3 lines 
 
"and Don't Start the Revolution Without Me... "

Kali - If you mean the Gene Wilder/Donald Sutherland film, I'll know we're long lost twins!! I was going to mention that one, but figured nobody had ever heard of it. Its one of my favorites! Along similar lines, have you seen "The Producers" or "The Twelve Chairs"? Very funny!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 20 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (17:49) * 1 lines 
 
Okay, Kaff...then it's official: we're long lost twins...born how many years and miles apart? I was born on June 23, 1975 in Lodi, CA...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 21 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (18:48) * 1 lines 
 
"The Producers!" One of my all-time favorites! How could I have overlooked this on my list?! I love the scene in Zero Mostel's office when Gene Wilder gets hysterical and needs his blankie! And "Springtime for Hitler!" I'll be humming it the rest of the day now...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 22 of 203: Kathleen Grant  (Kaffeine) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (20:10) * 4 lines 
 
The blankie scene! If you can play .wav files, try this:
http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~mgros/brooks/producer%20Folder/BLANKET.WAV

:)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 23 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Tue, Dec 10, 1996 (23:53) * 1 lines 
 
Kaff: "But I thought it was a costume ball!"


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 24 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (08:43) * 5 lines 
 
How about favorite movie characters and character types. HC is quite right about my loving geeks.

I have a thing for the eccentric brilliant geeky academic types: Ian Malcolm the mathmatician in Jurassic Park; Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady; Doc Brown in Back to the Future; Prof Falken in WarGames; even Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver.

Amy


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 25 of 203: Saskia  (saskia) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (10:46) * 1 lines 
 
The tapes getting gray on my video-player are (besides P&P2): Impromptu (about Chopin and George Sand), Groundhog Day (about becoming a good person, I think) and Clueless (clueless! not really an Austen-movie, but I thought it a very nice version of Emma).


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 26 of 203: Hilary Talbot  (Hilary) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (14:09) * 1 lines 
 
Did I mention 'A company of Strangers' -thats a great film.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 27 of 203: Carolyn Esau  (Carolyn) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (16:01) * 15 lines 
 
To Sir with Love
Disney's Beauty & the Beast
Disney's Lady & the Tramp
Strictly Ballroom
Stripes
True Lies
Star Wars trilogy
Long Walk Home
Late for Dinner
Raiders of the Lost Ark & IJ & the Last Crusade
Pretty Woman
The Fugitive
The Cowboys

Favorite television show: Remember WENN on AMC (this show has some of the best writing on television)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 28 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (16:04) * 1 lines 
 
Sleuth


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 29 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (16:27) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, and the Bond Films...Dr. No is the first and best...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 30 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (16:31) * 1 lines 
 
And Enchanted April and The Party, starring Peter Sellars...oh, and Stage Door, with young Katharine Hepburn and Lucille Ball...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 31 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (16:39) * 3 lines 
 
Annie Hall.

I can't believe nobody has mentioned it.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 32 of 203: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (19:29) * 11 lines 
 
Fresh Horses (city-rural culture clash - I am sure I must have been there and met those people).

While you were Sleeping

Probably any 'chick flick' that gets good critical reviews and a few that did not.

Cousins

Teen movies like Breakfast Club, American Grafitti, Sixteen Candles, Clueless.

Moonstruck (where Cher almost marries Mr. Collins)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 33 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (19:44) * 5 lines 
 
Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Waynes World.
Dave.
Groundhog Day.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 34 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (19:50) * 2 lines 
 
I love Groundhog Day.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 35 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (20:27) * 2 lines 
 
I enjoyed Groundhog Day, too, Amy & Terry (and all). I managed to watch it several times one week last winter -- it must have been on several times in the same week on HBO, or whatever. Anyway, I may have even watched it through from beginning to end -- unusual for me, being a channel surfer of the 1st degree. Bill Murray actually showed more dramatic flair than usual.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 36 of 203: Pat King  (PatK) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (07:35) * 5 lines 
 
I too like Groundhog Day, Dave, While You Were Sleeping (saw it again last night),To Sir With Love -- I guess I have a lot more favorites than I first
listed.
Carolyn -- saw that you listed Late For Dinner -- can't say it's my favorite but enjoyed it (love Brian Wimmer - have since he played Boonie on China Beach - another favorite).

Speaking of TV shows (as some have also listed): China Beach, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek TNG, Voyager, DS9, Babylon 5, NYPD Blue, ER, Touched By an Angel, Murder She Wrote, Grace Under Fire, Cybil (though I don't get to watch it as much as I'd like), MASH.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 37 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (08:06) * 6 lines 
 
I am happy to say that the net has diminished my TV watching, which never occupied a lot of time.

In past years, I had adopted just one regular network show to watch each week. It has ranged from Hill Street Blues to Northern Exposure. I don't have one currently.

Amy



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 38 of 203: Jane  (jane) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (09:31) * 3 lines 
 
Amy,
I am like you in sticking with only about one show at a time, and Northern Exposure was it. Previously, I watched thirtysomething, and right now I watch NOTHING having weaned myself from E.R. It is more logistical rather than being a strong feeling about TV quality--like many of our group, I suspect that a diversion like this that is very flexible as to timing works best (and I don't like programming my VCR---if I am going to watch a show, I want to do it when everyone else is. Come to think of it, w
en I put in a P&P tape, chances are someone else I sort of know is doing the same thing!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 39 of 203: Myretta    (mrobens) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (09:37) * 4 lines 
 
]In past years, I had adopted just one regular network show to watch each week. It has ranged from
Hill Street Blues to Northern Exposure. I don't have one currently.

Not even X-Files, Amy?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 40 of 203: Joan, too  (jwinsor) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (19:56) * 2 lines 
 
X-files is mine, but I hate that they moved it to Sunday! I often tape it and watch it on Friday anyway. If they think they can jerk around my schedule, they have another think coming! [grin]



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 41 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:18) * 2 lines 
 
St. Elsewhere,Northern Exsposure,China Beach, and L.A.Law {this all started bcause of Hill Street Blues} Love Groundhog Day,When Harry Met Sally {Bill Crystal is so talented},Love Tom Hanks. The movie I saw the most at a theater was "Hard Days Night" 28 times.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 42 of 203: Karen Bowdre  (Karen) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:26) * 9 lines 
 
A Room with a View
Enchanted April
Lady Hawke
A Walk in the Clouds
Speed
The Rock
Glory
To Sir with Love



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 43 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:30) * 1 lines 
 
Donna, do you have something going with the Beatles?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 44 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:48) * 1 lines 
 
The Beatles are wonderful...seen HELP!, Donna? ;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 45 of 203: Mary C. Fox  (MaryC) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (23:51) * 1 lines 
 
Admirable lists so far. I tend to like anything with Paul Newman, Harrison Ford, Robert Redford, Sean Connery and Michael Keaton (presently). In former years, the old Errol Flynn movies were fascinating. All time favorite in the adventure category (seen on the giant screen no less) was "Hunt for Red October". But then, there were also those 'Star Wars' movies... I see the problem here; once you get started you can just go on and on. Bye!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 46 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (00:53) * 1 lines 
 
I grew up on the Beatles Terry, their music is classic. My first non-classic piano lessons was "Yesterday". HDN 28 times when I was a teenager. I did see HELP!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 47 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (01:10) * 1 lines 
 
Donna, I'm right there with you- my all time favs! The Beatles and Mozart!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 48 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (07:03) * 2 lines 
 
We have a Beatles topic in the music conference, in case you
ever wander over there. I'm a big Beatles fan too.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 49 of 203: Lisa Cerulli  (lisaC) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (11:54) * 7 lines 
 
A Room with a View
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Speed
A Walk in the Clouds
Groundhog Day
Rocky I,II,II,IV,V
Jane Eyre (with William Hurt, I rented it last night and thought it was brilliant. If only Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle played the lead roles it would have been heaven.)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 50 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (16:41) * 1 lines 
 
Groundhog Day keeps building up momentum.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 51 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (16:55) * 1 lines 
 
It's a deeoozy!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 52 of 203: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (18:03) * 1 lines 
 
I watched Groundhog Day 40 times - loved the way it took Bill Murry all the way form total jerk to real sweetheart (with a small detour into suicidal).


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 53 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (01:38) * 1 lines 
 
Ok, Ok, I'll come out as another "Groundhog Day" fan! Love when he finally has everything figured out and has to make the rounds... changing the tire... doing the Heimlich... saving the ungrateful kid falling out of the tree "you never say thank you! I'll be here tomorrow!"...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 54 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (07:18) * 4 lines 
 
I woke up today and turned on my notebook computer and the folks in
the Austen conference were talking about groundhog day. This has been
happening to me for the last three days. It's like I'm reliving the same day
over and over again.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 55 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (19:10) * 6 lines 
 
Hey Terry, it's deja vu all over again (to quote Yogi Berra). But maybe you are implying that us Austen folks are obsessive or compulsive? In that case, I agree 100%.

Is there anything you would like to (re)say about the movie Groundhog Day?

(By the way, have you finished P&P2 tapes yet? What do you think?)



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 56 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (20:22) * 4 lines 
 
The tapes are great. 2 down and 1 more to go.

Groundhog Day is such a fantasy, it's intriguing to think
how it would be to get another chance at some things in life.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 57 of 203: Johanne Dagenais  (JohanneD) * Sat, Dec 14, 1996 (23:50) * 3 lines 
 
Count me in for Groundhog Day and To Sir with love. Who can forget Lulu's song?

GD : Fascinating concept, like Back to the future.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 58 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (15:49) * 3 lines 
 
Ah! Back to the Future...I'm still waiting for fusion technology to save the world.

Oh, and did I mention Dangerous Liaisons? Another great film...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 59 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (19:20) * 1 lines 
 
I need to add the early Mel Brooks movies to my list: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Twelve Chairs...funny, funny stuff...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 60 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (19:27) * 3 lines 
 
Mel Brooks was on PBS with Sid Caesar and about 12 other
comedy greats from the early days of tv. Great, spontaneous
discussion of early tv.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 61 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (19:41) * 1 lines 
 
Ah, Sid Caesar...a true genius...and yes, Mel Brooks is hilarious! I liked History of the World Part 1... and Blazing Saddles was tres hilar...Sheriff Bart!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 62 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (19:49) * 1 lines 
 
Hey Kal! "rarr rarr!" (authentic frontiersman gibberish)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 63 of 203: Arnessa M. Garrett  (Arnessa) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (21:36) * 13 lines 
 
Yes, Amy! I like geeks, too, in movies... I loved War Games, I'd
have to say it's my favorite movie of all time. Don't ask me why.
What about Matthew Broderick, a geek-lover's dream date?

I also liked the Star Wars trilogy. Luke Skywalker, another geek who
makes good. Hmmm...

And I like anything with Cary Grant, too. What about, "It Happened
One Night?"

Oh, and The Philadephia Story, and Imitation of Life and I guess that's
all. I don't see movies that often.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 64 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Sun, Dec 15, 1996 (21:46) * 2 lines 
 
Arnessa, we'll still have to watch the Razors Edge together, even if nobody else wants to.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 65 of 203: Mika-Petri Lauronen  (Mixu) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (08:45) * 12 lines 
 
Some of the non-mentioned films I'd like to add to the list
(OK, at least I didn't see them on the list...)

Citizen Kane (and also The Touch of Evil. Very cinematic movies).
Three Colours - trilogy - and practically all by Kiezslowsky (Oh, those
Polish names...)
The Dark Crystal
The Chinese Ghost Story - the "almost perfect" movie for me. The perfect one
hasn't been made yet.
I LOVE to watch E.T. once a decade. Or at least have loved for this two
decades (and two times) I've seen it.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 66 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (11:24) * 1 lines 
 
A few others, Now Voyager,Bye Bye Birdie, Life with Father,Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Music Man, Labyrinth and anything with William Powell,Grease, West Side Story,LifeBoat,anything Abbot and Costello and Chritmas Story{about the Red Rider bb gun}. ET and Close Encounters.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 67 of 203: Jane   (jane) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (14:51) * 3 lines 
 
Perhaps these were mentioned early on in the list, but if not here are a couple of relatively recent movies that are great for people who like wit, conversation and the process of courtship/relationships (hey, that sounds like all of us):
The Brothers McMullen
Barcelona


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 68 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (15:31) * 2 lines 
 
The Brothers McMullen is remarkable, I think, Jane. Did you know it was made for $25,000?



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 69 of 203: Jane Amara  (jane) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (17:24) * 1 lines 
 
Amy, I didn't know about the super-low budget, and almost can't believe it. I want to see the newer movie by that writer, although I can't remember the name.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 70 of 203: Inko  (Inko) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (17:47) * 4 lines 
 
Some of my favorites have already been mentioned but here goes:
Now Voyager, Anatomy of a Murder, Inherit the Wind, Citizen Kane, The Third Man, In Which we Serve, Brief Encounter (first, original one), Goodbye Mr. Chips (original with Robert Donat), all the Ealing comedies, especially The Lavendar Hill Mob, Whisky Galore (aka Tight Little Island), The Titfield Thunderbolt, The Man in the White Suit, Passport to Pimlico, and Kind Hearts and Coronets. All Audrey Hepburn movies, Cary Grant movies, and most of David Lean's films - especially Lawrence of
rabia and Dr. Zhivago. There are so many, it's hard to think of all of them, but this will do for now.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 71 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (17:58) * 1 lines 
 
Someone else has seen Passport to Pimlico!!! I saw most of it once, and have been wanting to see it again, but it is not findable.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 72 of 203: Jane   (jane) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (18:54) * 1 lines 
 
Inko, A few years ago I saw Lawrence of Arabia on a really big screen after they had freshened it up. I got it into my head that I had to go to the desert. I was obsessed. Luckily I had a break between jobs shortly after, and was able to go to Egypt. The other movie that inspired a vacation was Milagro Beanfield War, and so I went to New Mexico, including the town where it was filmed, on my honeymoon. Impressionable, aren't I?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 73 of 203: Inko  (Inko) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (20:17) * 3 lines 
 
Ann, I've seen Passport to Pimlico several times. About 10-15 years ago, when we first got a Beta VCR, our local PBS aired the Ealing comedies at 2 p.m in the afternoon and we got most of them on tape. Alas, we no longer have a workable Beta machine, otherwise I'd volunteer to copy it for you.

Jane, maybe on your next vacation you should go to England and visit Lacock, Lyme Park, etc.! I visited Lacock last summer and it's a lovely village, even if the street is really paved over and there are cars parked in front of the buildings.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 74 of 203: Mary Schmidt Krawczyk  (MSK) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (22:09) * 4 lines 
 
Of those that were mentioned, two of my favorites are A Room with a View and Strictly Ballroom. Also, somewhat recent (last couple years) movies I have enjoyed include Smoke, Fargo, and two movies which I suppose might be considered childrens' movies but I would recommend to adults - The Little Princess (most recent version) and the absolutely lovely The Secret of Roan Inish. John Sayles made that, I also enjoyed his more recent movie about some quirky characters and a murder mystery in a Texas border t
wn, but I can't think of the name of it...
Also, an unbelievably amazing movie which I recently saw on video is last year's
Les Miserables. The movie was long, but never seemed like it, I would have popped it right in and watched it again. It's set during World War II and not really an adaptation. It's hard to describe, but wonderful.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 75 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Mon, Dec 16, 1996 (22:12) * 1 lines 
 
Mary--Lone Star


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 76 of 203: Arnessa   (Arnessa) * Tue, Dec 17, 1996 (21:50) * 1 lines 
 
OK, Amy, I'm up for The Razor's Edge whenever you are. Are there geeks galore?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 77 of 203: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Tue, Dec 17, 1996 (21:55) * 1 lines 
 
No geeks in Razor's Edge, Arnessa. When? I have a copy. So just me know when you locate it and we'll watch it at the same time and talk after. This will be fun. It's another story in which I identify with a male character. But Larry is nothing like Mr Bennet. Just a searcher.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 78 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Wed, Dec 18, 1996 (23:26) * 1 lines 
 
MSK, happy you enjoyed Les misérables of the XXth century. Belmondo and Boujenah at their best. The biggest budget film ever made in France. Well worth it. Any other Euro films ?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 79 of 203: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (14:40) * 20 lines 
 
Let's see...
Sixteen Candles
Uncle Buck
Clueless
Dead Man Walking
Antonia's Line
The Crow
ET
Sound of Music
Trainspotting
Le Confessional
Heavenly Creatures
Pulp Fiction
Pretty Woman
Bond films
Romeo & Juliet (the new version)
Muriel's Wedding
Seven

But my all-time fave is definitely S&S!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 80 of 203: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (14:53) * 4 lines 
 
Oh my, I forgot one of my very fave...

In the Name of the Father
Circle of Friends


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 81 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (15:42) * 3 lines 
 
Another good movie, although very dark, is The Professional.

Jean Reno has an incredible face; his eyes show so much even though he seems to be repressing all emotion. I happened across this movie while channel surfing and something about his eyes just caught me. Natalie Portman was also very good as the girl.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 82 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (20:57) * 1 lines 
 
An odd sort of movie, but I liked Leaving Las Vegas.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 83 of 203: Caroline   (Carolineevans) * Sat, Dec 21, 1996 (10:46) * 5 lines 
 
Anyone for

Le Zebre
2001
Barry Lyndon?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 84 of 203: Mary Schmidt Krawczyk  (MSK) * Mon, Dec 23, 1996 (15:04) * 3 lines 
 
Johanne -
One of my other favorite European movies is Europa, Europa. I also liked White a lot (of the three colors trilogy). I didn't like Blue as well, although my husband did very much. We haven't seen Red yet. My husband is from Poland, so we tend to see a lot of Polish movies or movies by Polish directors. Oh, and I also really like The Double life of Veronique.
Mary


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 85 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Dec 27, 1996 (20:18) * 5 lines 
 
To be honest, I'll have to brush up on others european movies (read continental), things not featuring Depardieu, Deneuve, Thierry L'Hermitte or other more comedy/commercial type. Le Zebre was quite interesting, ever read the book Caroline? Can borrow it from me anytime.

Anything with Philippe Noiret I usualy enjoy. Anyone saw Il Postino lately? Will be renting your suggestions MSK, keep you posted;-) Saw Queen Margot last night, bloody and rendered me speachless for a while.

Kathleen, The Professional - great movie - this guy has real potential and did'nt do too bad in Mission Impossible, smale part but well rendered. Taking his place in the Hollywood sun. He can play both or should I say all : the good, the bad and the ugly (with his rugged(sp?) but endearing face)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 86 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Fri, Dec 27, 1996 (22:14) * 14 lines 
 
Il Postino was terrific.

I rented four movies over the holidays. Henry and June, Strange Days,
a Paul Newman feel good movie filmed in a small Minnesota town (I forget the
name now), and another movie that is not worth mentioning. Henry and June
was about the Paris days of Henry Miller and Anais (ah nay eees) Nin. What
a life these people had, to spend all their time going from one erotic
encounter to another and making a living writing about these encounters.
Strange Days was a feel bad movie, about the chaos in LA and the eve of
the year 2000 when cerebral cortex devices that recreate real events in the
mind take the place of drugs, are outlawed and dealt on the streets. The
Paul Newman movie was great, he leads a disheveled life but the encounters and
scenes in the small Minnesota town are great. A feel bad movie from the great
North is Fargo.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 87 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (00:11) * 1 lines 
 
Nobody's Fool--Newman movie with Melenie Griffith and Bruce Willis in interesting cameos. One of the last appearences of Jessica Tandy.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 88 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (00:54) * 1 lines 
 
What movies are folks thinking about going to see that they haven't seen yet?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 89 of 203: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (01:07) * 1 lines 
 
Movies I want to see: The Preacher's Wife because the Bishop's wife is one of my xmas favorites


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 90 of 203: Amy  (Amy) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (01:30) * 1 lines 
 
I still haven't seen the English Patient. And I better not wait too much longer. It can't be kept in Bloomington for too much longer. Seems like it has been on for 5 or 6 weeks?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 91 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (01:59) * 1 lines 
 
Same here Amy. I need to see it before it leaves the Village.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 92 of 203: Caroline Evans  (Carolineevans) * Sat, Dec 28, 1996 (22:29) * 3 lines 
 
Ditto. But the chances of it being shown within one hour's drive of where I live are less than 50-50. Any news of a video version yet?
I spent Boxing day watching "Les Miserables" and was enchanted. Loved M.Eiffel Tower and the whole letter-writing thing.Capital, Capital!
Johanne, I'd love to borrow "Le Zebre". E-mail me, would you?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 93 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (11:23) * 6 lines 
 
[resp 82] Johanne: " . . . The Professional - great movie - this guy has real potential and didn't do too bad in Mission Impossible, small part
but well rendered. Taking his place in the Hollywood sun. He can play both or should I say all : the good, the bad and the ugly
(with his rugged(sp?) but endearing face)

I agree -- Jean Reno's eyes and world weary face catch my attention every time he is onscreen. He had a very small part (as Kevin Kline's policeman friend) in French Kiss, and I look forward to seeing him in more films.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 94 of 203: Salma Wahdy  (Tay) * Thu, Jan  2, 1997 (15:37) * 4 lines 
 
I just rewatched "It's A Wonderful Life" sometime ago, and its just so sweet! Jame Stewart is his best in this movie, and Donna Reed so pretty!
I also saw "The Sound of Music". Have all those songs memorize, me and my sises (there's five of us against our one lone brother) sing it all the time at the top of our voices "Eidelweis" "Do Re Me" "The Hills are Alive . . . with the Sound of Music . . ." Oooh! Just wonderful! Wonderful!
The Wiz of Oz is so cute, always been my favourite.
Well, these are all classics, and I'm sure you've all seen them plenty of times! Just couldn't resist speaking about them, since I just rewatched them all last week!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 95 of 203: Mary Schmidt Krawczyk  (MSK) * Thu, Jan  9, 1997 (20:37) * 2 lines 
 
Has anyone seen the Spanish film "Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown"?
Very funny. If you want to see Antonio Banderas before he was known at all in the U.S., rent it. He's very shy and sweet in this movie, not the action hero he seems to have been turned into here. Well, maybe not - I haven't seen Evita yet. Wonder how he'll be in that...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 96 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan  9, 1997 (22:18) * 2 lines 
 
And kaf has the ultimate Banderas site, it's killer!



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 97 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Thu, Jan  9, 1997 (23:59) * 1 lines 
 
He even sings in Evita!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 98 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Fri, Jan 10, 1997 (00:00) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 99 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Tue, Jan 14, 1997 (06:25) * 5 lines 
 
How could I forget: THe Blues Bros. and the Monty Python Movies...Nih!

Also, I concur with Amy2 on LA Story...

Wallace and Gromit Trilogy...Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A CLose SHave (Wallace's sheep washing/shearing machine would be an asset to any 4-H program...)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 100 of 203: Mika-Petri Lauronen  (Mixu) * Wed, Jan 15, 1997 (10:04) * 8 lines 
 
Kali, I think I'm in love ;0)...

The Blues Brothers is my favourite musical (next one is, surprise, surprise,
TRHPS). I've been a total fan of Monthy Python since their 1st appearance on
Finnish tv a couple of years ago (unbelievable, isn't it?), and Wallace & Gromit
is another of my great loves.

Yes, I've been turned into a newt...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 101 of 203: Anna  (Anna) * Wed, Jan 15, 1997 (16:30) * 3 lines 
 
]Yes, I've been turned into a newt...

Got Better?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 102 of 203: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Thu, Jan 16, 1997 (15:20) * 2 lines 
 
Kali, I saw that Wallace and Grommit about sheep the other day and really loved it!
Has Leslie Howard been mentioned here? Above all 'Pimpernel Smith', the film I fore many years considered to contain the best LOOK ever. Does anybody remember. The professor and the girl are looking at the photo he always carries with him, a picture of the perfect woman, Aphrodite ! Then suddenly, he tears it appart and the girl quite startles "Why did you do that?-"Oh she has gone so dim lately, hm, just marble...and he looks at her.Oohh.His eyes.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 103 of 203: Inko  (Inko) * Thu, Jan 16, 1997 (16:50) * 1 lines 
 
Ann2, I remember seeing "Pimpernil Smith" and loving it, but haven't seen it for years. I'll have to see if I can rent it somewhere and rewatch it. I also liked Leslie Howard - remember "Intermezzo" with Ingrid Bergman in her first movie?? Of course, you should in Sweden!;-)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 104 of 203: Linda Yelton  (DaRcYfAn) * Thu, Jan 16, 1997 (21:43) * 16 lines 
 
I would like to add my favorites:
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Skylark (sequel to above)
American President
Bridges of Madison County
Little Women (June Allison, Elizabeth Taylor version)
Meet Me in St. Louis
Wizard Of Oz (My daughter just said "No one ever gets tired of watching it)
Nell (Liam Neeson - shoved to 2nd place after P&P 2)
The Good Earth (a very oldie)
Funny Girl
That's all I can think of for now......
Linda In Georgia



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 105 of 203: Anna  (Anna) * Fri, Jan 17, 1997 (04:00) * 1 lines 
 
Blues Brothers and Monty Python; yes indeed. I also really enjoyed a couple of Python 'spin-offs'; "Yellowbeard" and "A Fish Called Wanda". They both had a really strong woman character, which the early Python lacked. Mrs Beard (Madeline Kahn) in particular; hysterically funny, super cool...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 106 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Jan 17, 1997 (08:23) * 2 lines 
 
I don't know if anyone put this up yet so I will. Pythonline http://www.pythonline.com
I just happen to be shopping at Walmart and found a Yahoo! mag.Fill with many useful sites. There also is a great interview with Robin Williams. He loves the internet. http://www.yil.com this is the complete list of the tear-out sheet from the mag. I hope they work.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 107 of 203: Anna  (Anna) * Fri, Jan 17, 1997 (20:30) * 1 lines 
 
thanks Donna, I think I'll just pop over to Python to take a look now...


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 108 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (00:13) * 3 lines 
 
Ah yes...Leslie Howard...Ashley Wilkes. Sigh.

Folks, I'm so glad there are other Blues Brothers fans out there...maybe you guys will understand my strange affection for Elwood? ;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 109 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (00:38) * 6 lines 
 
Kali: maybe you guys will understand my strange affection for Elwood? ;)

I am trying my dear...;-) Rrrrrubber Biiiiiiscuit!





 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 110 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (02:32) * 1 lines 
 
No, just some dry white toast, please...;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 111 of 203: Anna  (Anna) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (17:26) * 3 lines 
 
]maybe you guys will understand my strange affection for Elwood? ;)

Elwood I can comprehend. Jake, now there I think Princess Leia had a point ;-)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 112 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (18:09) * 3 lines 
 
No kidding...she should've given him the bazooka treatment whilst she had him groveling in the mud...

So, you also have a soft spot for Elwood? ;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 113 of 203: Inko  (Inko) * Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (20:10) * 1 lines 
 
Has anyone seen "Shine" yet? I just got back from seeing it - fantastic acting and cinemaphotography, and, of course, beautiful music. Another intense film where I'd happily have strangled the father if he'd still been alive by the end!;-)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 114 of 203: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Sun, Jan 19, 1997 (09:17) * 6 lines 
 
//Ah yes...Leslie Howard...Ashley Wilkes. Sigh. //
Kali, you surprise me! I would never have guessed you were an 'Ashley woman'
More inclined to Rhett I thought.

//Folks, I'm so glad there are other Blues Brothers fans ..//
This film I taped two days ago. Shall enjoy it more, now I know that you think highly of it.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 115 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Jan 19, 1997 (18:02) * 3 lines 
 
I guess I'm both, Ann2...I need someone like Rhett to beat me over the head with reality every once in awhile, but Ashley is such a dear...;)

And the Blues Brothers is such fun! It will grow on you, even if it is incredibly silly.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 116 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan 19, 1997 (19:39) * 1 lines 
 
Teh Golden Globes are on tonight with some movie awards.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 117 of 203: Linda Yelton  (DaRcYfAn) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (08:48) * 2 lines 
 
Did you hear when they announced the Best Movie "English Patient" that the Director thanked Colin????? (He thanked others too...I only remember Colin).
Linda In Ga.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 118 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (09:52) * 1 lines 
 
I know Linda. I was happy that he mentioned his name,too.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 119 of 203: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (12:53) * 1 lines 
 
I must add my favorite comedy; ''The Court Jester'' with Danny Kaye. Once you see this movie, you'll recognise that every ''sword'' film since has stolen something from this little gem.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 120 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (13:29) * 1 lines 
 
Oh Mari! "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle, the flagon with the dragon is the brew that is true!" LOL! One of my favorites too! :-)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 121 of 203: Joan, too  (jwinsor) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (22:04) * 3 lines 
 
The vessel with the pestle has the pellet with the poison; the flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true!

And I cannot believe that nobody (myself included) has yet mentioned Fantasia!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 122 of 203: Anna  (Anna) * Mon, Jan 20, 1997 (22:24) * 3 lines 
 
] Fantasia!

and also Allegro non Troppo !


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 123 of 203: Jane   (jane) * Tue, Jan 21, 1997 (13:46) * 1 lines 
 
Fantasia. I can't tell you how many times I have watched it, in bits and pieces, with my 2 year old. That and Babe are her 2 videos that I really like.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 124 of 203: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Tue, Jan 21, 1997 (18:30) * 1 lines 
 
But ladies, dont't forget, that before they broke the chalice with the picture of the palace, it was the Flagon with the dragon had the pellet with the poison, and the chalice from the palace had the brew that is true!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 125 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Tue, Jan 21, 1997 (19:19) * 1 lines 
 
Oooh, Fantasia! The "night on Bald Mountain" segment is my favorite...the animation is a sharp visual conception of the piece (I love Mussorgsky!). I'm also in love with the "Ave Maria"segment, which is juxtaposed to it.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 126 of 203: Jane   (jane) * Wed, Jan 22, 1997 (14:51) * 1 lines 
 
Kali, Night on Bald Mountain is very disturbing! Scary and violent. I think it is beautifully done, though, and the Ave Maria is a great antidote.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 127 of 203: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Wed, Jan 22, 1997 (17:47) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, my kids (aged 2, 4-1/2, 4-1/2) will make me promise to skip this part before they agree to a viewing of this video.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 128 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Wed, Jan 22, 1997 (22:52) * 5 lines 
 
I think it's supposed to be disturbing, Jane! ;-P

But that's why it's so enthralling...it's stimulating, magnetic, and seamless. Perfectly and symmetrically horrible!

Mari, I'm certain that it will become their favorite part in ten years! ;)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 129 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Wed, Jan 22, 1997 (23:23) * 5 lines 
 
Mari, you made my day. ROTFLOL re 120 and 124... talk about watching Errol Flynn in a different light...

Mentionned the Wallace and Gromit trilogy which my 2 1/2 asks for almost every night, sometimes instead of her bedtime story.

Nobody ever mention my fav US python-like : This is Spinal Tap. Stonehenge replica with dwarfs dancing around it is absolutely hilarious.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 130 of 203: Mika-Petri Lauronen  (Mixu) * Thu, Jan 23, 1997 (07:50) * 18 lines 
 
Fantasia... how could I forget it? I am waiting for the Fantasia II,
although I fear it will be too computer-generated, because that is
what bothers Disney cartoons nowadays (IMHO). I think they'd forgotten
the story and concentrated too much on the visual side (although that
would be an advantage in case of Fantasia). And one of the best things
in Fantasia is its hand-made feeling... ah, those fairies, dancing
hippos and daemons!

Another excellent cartoon is Don Bluth's (former chief animator in
Disney, but got out) classic "The Secret of NIMH", which is based
on the story"Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" by Robert O'Brien.
An excellent example of a Disney-style cartoon that doesn't put on
the brakes - it is really scary at times (I love the Owl).
I recommend both the book and the movie to everyone.
Couldn't remember any links, but try Yahoo or Alta Vista or...
BTW, I heard (not confirmed info) that the world's critics (or
some critics association) selected the "Secret of NIMH" as the
best cartoon movie in the 80's.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 131 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Tue, Jan 28, 1997 (22:59) * 2 lines 
 
Favorite movies(too many to name, but as usual I'll try): above all Casablanca, GWTW, anything with Cary Grant(especially His Girl Friday and Bringing Up Baby with Katherine Hepburn), Vertigo, Now Voyager, The Maltese Falcon, The Razor's Edge, Laura, Midnight, Gaslight, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina(anything then with Audrey Hepburn), Hard Day's Night, Age of Innocence, the Sea Hawk, the Heiress, A Man and a Woman, Umbrellas of Cherburg, Cyrano, Top Hat, The Bandwagon, Singing in the Rain
Rebecca, Citizen Kane, the Third Man, Summertime, the lady Eve.....


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 132 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Jan 28, 1997 (23:46) * 1 lines 
 
Cassandra, a lot of my favorites are there too! ;-) Re A Hard Day's Night..are you a big Beatles fan? I got the Anthology videos for Xmas and am having a great time going through them...Eight Days a Week! ;-)


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 133 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (02:34) * 3 lines 
 
I LOVE His Girl Friday...Roz is a goddess!
---
I'm also fond of Kate Hepburn...faves are Morning Glory ("My stage name is Lovelace, Eva Lovelace...") and Stage Door...lots of great young actresses in that one!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 134 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (13:38) * 2 lines 
 
Cheryl-I absolutley adore the Beatles-I saw the anthology on TV. Fantastic. And, I was lucky enough to see Paul in concert a few years ago. And, yes with Linda.a Actually, I have an even sronger connection to the Beatles. My Mother was supposed to marry Ringo. She sent him a box of candy and a lipstick-covered offer of marriage, but according to her-it got lost in the mail. That would have been interesting-Cassandra Star. And-I read that you love MGM musicals, too. I'm a complete fanatic-Singing in the R
in, the Bandwagon, Gigi-I can watch them for hours.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 135 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (13:43) * 1 lines 
 
I love HIS Girl Friday-ROZ is a Goddess! Kali-I'm starting to think that we were separated at birth. I love RR! Have you seen her in the Women? And Kate Hepburn, one of my idols. I really enjoyed her autobiography. I love all of those movies you listed. Stage Door-Yes great cast, KH, Ginger Rogers, Lucy, and even a young Anne Miller. Have you seen Alice Adams or Summertime?(great shots of Venice in that one)


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 Response 136 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (13:50) * 3 lines 
 
Oh Cass! A kindred spirit! Did you know that there is almost 5 hours more of the Anthology in the videos that was not shown on TV? Yes indeedy! I saw Paul in concert too, yes, we are on a first name basis, and it was wonderful...a life-long dream! *sigh*

MGM musicals-- the BEST! ;-)


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 Response 137 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (13:53) * 3 lines 
 
Oh Cass! A kindred spirit! Did you know that there is almost 5 hours more of the Anthology in the videos that was not shown on TV? Yes indeedy! I saw Paul in concert too, yes, we are on a first name basis, and it was wonderful...a life-long dream! *sigh*

MGM musicals-- the BEST! ;-)


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 Response 138 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (13:55) * 1 lines 
 
I hate when that happens! :-(


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 Response 139 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Thu, Jan 30, 1997 (18:07) * 3 lines 
 
Oh Sister! I'm going to have to rush out and buy the video set. You can never have too much of John, George, Paul & Ringo! And, do you like Help? That's really a showcase for DAD, I mean Ringo.

And-Yes MGM musicals are the BEST. THAT's Entertainment!!!!They don't make em' like that anymore. TO have danced with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. Sigh.


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 Response 140 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (01:34) * 3 lines 
 
Cass: TO have danced with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. Sigh.

And now they are making Fred dance with a vaccuum! Sacriledge! Blasphemy!


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 Response 141 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (07:59) * 1 lines 
 
Forrest Gump started this treand.


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 Response 142 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (10:35) * 1 lines 
 
How about that "Groundhog Day". Everytime I try to rent it is gone.


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 Response 143 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (14:34) * 1 lines 
 
Donna, I love Groundhog Day as well...perhaps the time of year has something to do with the scarcity of the video? ;-)


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 Response 144 of 203: Myretta  (mrobens) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (14:38) * 1 lines 
 
Cheryl - are you still around? Why aren't you reading???


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 Response 145 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (15:10) * 1 lines 
 
I did Sister dear! Check your mailbox! ;-)


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 Response 146 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Jan 31, 1997 (22:05) * 1 lines 
 
Donna, is it happening to you? are you going to videostore at the same day and time over and over an over again?


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 Response 147 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (11:14) * 1 lines 
 
Oh my! That must be it. Oh my! That must be it, be it, be it,be it, be it (echo)


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 Response 148 of 203: Anne3  (Anne3) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (11:14) * 1 lines 
 
What about the Astaire/Rogers pictures? Any other fanatics out there? I have them all except The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle, and some books about them. Also some of Fred's solo flicks, like Royal Wedding, though he & Ginger were utterly perfecto together whatever he said about it himself. My top fave at the moment is Swing Time, and the highlight of that is the "Never Gonna Dance" sequence. That is what entertainment in heaven will be like.


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 Response 149 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (11:36) * 3 lines 
 
Anne3, I LOVE the Fred and Ginger movies! I have so many favorite dances that that it is hard to narrow them down, but I shall just mention the "Pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again" dance in Swing Time, the "Isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain" from Top Hat, the "They Can't take that away from me" from The Barkley's of Broadway...

My favorite solo Fred dance is "Stepping out" in Easter Parade...for the moment, anyway! ;-)


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 Response 150 of 203: Anne3  (Anne3) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (11:56) * 1 lines 
 
And what about the "Night and Day" number in The Gay Divorcee? I love the end, when he gently lowers her down and she gazes up at him in speechless wonder . . . "who is this man I've been dancing with, who suddenly turned into a god . . ."


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 Response 151 of 203: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (12:00) * 5 lines 
 
After watching and enjoying Valmont this month, a movie I had previously avoided because I had not enjoyed Dangerous Liaisons at all, I decided to rewatch the Glen Close-John Malkivich movie.

Last night, I saw Dangerous Liaisons through 'new eyes'. It is a powerful movie. The maliciousness of the central characters and the ending death and destruction had really caught me by surprize the first time. Maybe I was expecting romantic comedy. Valmont was more fun and would be more pleasant to 'rewatch' - prettier, sweeter, less obsessed by revenge and destruction - but I believe Dangerous Liaisons was the be
ter movie.



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 Response 152 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (13:35) * 1 lines 
 
I'm partial to the "Drum Crazy" number from Easter Parade.


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 Response 153 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (14:03) * 4 lines 
 
Anne, Cheryl-I absolutely adore Fred Astaire. I too have all of his movies and many books about his art and life. My dance teacher used to call me Ginger, because that's all I talked about. FRed, Fred, Fred!!! You can imagine how much I enjoyed that one. It's hard picking my favorite Astaire dance-but I guess I love Night and Day from the Gay Divorcee-the chase-surrender aspects. The moment she slaps him and he staggers, spinning in the dance. Sigh. Oh, but I also love the playful Isn't it a wonderful day
to be caught in the rain, Smoke gets in your Eyes, Change Partners, and the exhuberant-They all Laughed from Shall we Dance when he lifts her onto the piano, lifts her down and spins her around, before ever so gently and gracefully depositing her back there.

I also love Gene Kelly. I wanted to be Leslie Caron, gliding with him along the Seine in An American in Paris.


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 Response 154 of 203: Amy  (Amy) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (16:16) * 2 lines 
 
I love Astaire's and Kelly's smoothness. But I have a liking for the stiff springy raucous dancing style of Cagney as George M. Cohan or Brenner as The King. I saw part of the King and I last night and marveled at the way Yul hopped around as if on tight coiled springs in "Shall We Dance?" Some of you have mentioned you saw him in the role on stage in his later years. Could he still bounce?



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 Response 155 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sat, Feb  1, 1997 (16:44) * 3 lines 
 
Amy-I love Cagney too-the Cohan strut-Wow! And who didn't want to be Deborah Kerr, being spun around and around by Brenner in the King and I? Have any of you seen the movie Love Me or Leave me, with Doris day and Cagney? I really like that one-it has some great dramatic scenes and one of the few movies that, for me, successfully re-creates the 1920s era. Great songs too!

Just to get back to Astaire-Do you also like some of his later, non-Rogers films, namely the Bandwagon and Funny Face? I really love FF-It has everything Astaire, Hepburn, Paris and Gershwin!


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 Response 156 of 203: Susan Christie  (Susan) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (01:10) * 6 lines 
 
#151 I believe Dangerous Liaisons was the better movie.

I agree, even though I did enjoy Valmont also. They're just very different.

Someone else mentioned Late for Dinner. Excellent movie I highly recommend.
Funny and very loving.


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 Response 157 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (01:22) * 7 lines 
 
Cass: Just to get back to Astaire-Do you also like some of his later, non-Rogers films

Of his Non-Rogers films, I think that Bandwagon is my favorite...I love the dance in Central Park with Cyd Charis...what a romantic dance and Cyd is a Goddess!

Easter Parade is my other fave non-Ginger...I'm with Ann as to being very fond of the Drum Crazy number, and it's just plain funny! When Fred is auditioning Judy Garland...LOL!

I like Funny Face, but not as well...Audrey Hepburn is lovely to look at, but she can't sing or dance! :-(


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 Response 158 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (01:34) * 7 lines 
 
Ok, now on to my other idol...Gene Kelly! :-)

My favorite is (of course!) Singing in the Rain...fave dance is Moses Supposes with Donald O'Conner, they just look like they're having so much fun! I'm also very fond of the Gotta Dance sequence, especially the part with the Goddess Cyd...the sexiest dance ever! (Of course that the actual Singin in the Rain number is a fave goes without saying, right?)

I also like Summer Stock, the dance with the newspaper...and everything in An American in Paris...as Amy said, the Our Love is Here to Stay dance is so lovely! *sigh*

And also everything else that Gene ever did! :-)


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 Response 159 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (02:31) * 5 lines 
 
"I also like Summer Stock, the dance with the newspaper"

Oh Yes!!!!!

What that man could do with a piece of newspaper and a squeeky floor!


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 Response 160 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (04:05) * 1 lines 
 
I love Yule in The King and I...and I ADORE the Beatles...but everybody knew that already...;)


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 Response 161 of 203: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (04:05) * 3 lines 
 
I love Yule in The King and I...and I ADORE the Beatles...but everybody knew that already...;)

Oh yeah...and I saw Evita and I liked it. Forgive me...


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 Response 162 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (09:02) * 3 lines 
 
Regarding Yul Brenner, he had an important pulminary disease (emphysema I think) and had a lot of difficulty breathing. He convinced the producers he was capable of doing it and felt strongly in doing the dance sequence himself. So when came time to film the dance, he would take a needed brake to inhale oxygen (from bottle and mask) between takes.

You could never have guessed it by watching him hop around, would you... saw that on Biography


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 Response 163 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (13:53) * 5 lines 
 
Cheryl-I agree that Audrey is no Ginger Rogers. Still, I think she held her own with him in the Funny Face dance when he spins her around the chair. It's simple, but elegant-doesn't push her capabilities too far. I love the movie-two of my favorite stars together.

And Oh sister-the dancing in the dark dance from the Bandwagon. YES!Yes! Fred in that white suit and those beige and white shoes. And-Cyd looking ever so lovely in that simple white dress. My favorite moment is when the music builds and he lifts her off the bench and the very end-when they spin up the stairs. Pure Astaire! I also like the Girl Hunt Ballet-Cyd in that red sequined dress-she is magnificent.

Oh-and I also love Easter Parade. The look on Judy's face when he dips her ever so gently and then hollers-lunch. That's priceless. Love Drum crazy-too-but my fav Astaire solo has to be Fancy Free from Top Hat when he wakes Ginger up.


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 Response 164 of 203: Amy  (Amy) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (14:05) * 6 lines 
 
] It's simple, but elegant-doesn't push her capabilities too far
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I adore Audrey, but you have to admit she was lucky so many people thought she was so great they bent over backward to accomodate her shortcomings. Like Moon River, written for her for Breakfast at Tiffany's, especially for her one-octave range?

Hey, I should add BatT to the fave movies thread. Holly Golightly is a fellow ladie eccentric.



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 Response 165 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (14:10) * 4 lines 
 
I forgot Gene Kelly-As I said, I've dreamt about being Leslie Caron, dancing along the Seine to Our Love is Here To say. And the Ameican in Paris Ballet-Breathtaking. I also love On the Town(especially the dance on the Empire State Building) and of course Singing in the Rain. I like his Fit as a Fiddle with Donald and of course Good Morning. My absolute fav-the romantic, whimsical you were meant for me with Debbie Reynolds. Gene's really at his best here. Sigh.


Have any of you seen Roman Holiday with Hepburn and drop-dead goregeous Greg Peck( I don't know why but Jeremy reminds me of a young Gregoru Peck). It's every bit as a romantic as an Astaire/Kelly movie. I love the end-the tears in her eyes when she looks back at Peck.


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 Response 166 of 203: Susan Christie  (Susan) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (16:06) * 1 lines 
 
Speaking of Leslie Caron, how about the movie Gigi? It's one of my favorites.


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 Response 167 of 203: Inko  (Inko) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (16:15) * 3 lines 
 
I love reading all your posts, and agree with them. I have a difficult time deciding which is my favorite between FA and GK, and loved all the movies everyone has mentioned.

And Roman Holiday--oh yes, one of my all time favorite movies. I can rewatch that over and over again. Just love it. Also Gigi, but Roman Holiday is still No. 1 with me.


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 Response 168 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Sun, Feb  2, 1997 (19:44) * 1 lines 
 
Susan-Gigi is another of my all-time favorite films.(and yes-I am a movie-maniac) The scene that I remember most fondly is Louis Joudan's Rex-Harrison like rendition of the title song set in the Tuileries Garden. And-then it's replayed again when Gaston decides to marry her-all of those wonderful, atmospheric shots of Paris at night. I like the line too-Bad table manners have broken up more households than infedelity.


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 Response 169 of 203: Susan Christie  (Susan) * Mon, Feb  3, 1997 (02:08) * 3 lines 
 
Yes, Cassandra, I love that Garden scene also; he's finally become aware how
much he loves her. I enjoyed the entire soundtrack and just thought Leslie Caron
was delightful. I got the biggest kick out of her "education."


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 Response 170 of 203: Henry Churchyard (mhc) * Wed, Feb  5, 1997 (19:01) * 6 lines 
 
moved from topic 167 HAMLET

Wed, Feb 5, 1997 (09:33) | Laura McCarthy (LauraMM)

Everyone must see this movie. It is incredible. Kenneth Branagh, I think outdoes himself everytime.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 171 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Wed, Feb  5, 1997 (21:56) * 1 lines 
 
I just caught part of the recent "Othello" w/ Branagh as Iago. Very intense, very good in that part as well.


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 Response 172 of 203: kathleen  (elder) * Wed, Feb  5, 1997 (21:58) * 4 lines 
 
[an interrupted submission -- drat!!]

I meant to add that this was on cable tv tonight (Wed), and Branagh was looking ever so fine.



 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 173 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Wed, Feb  5, 1997 (22:27) * 4 lines 
 
kathleen: and Branagh was looking ever so fine.

Hie thee over to the Branagh Drooling Topic! ;-)



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 Response 174 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Wed, Feb  5, 1997 (22:28) * 1 lines 
 
You can rent Othello.


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 Response 175 of 203: Elaine  (Elaine) * Fri, Feb  7, 1997 (10:02) * 2 lines 
 
Not enough can be said about Hamlet. It was most certainly a mesmerizing movie. You're barely conscious of the passage of 4 hours. Close-ups make you feel as thought you're in the middle of the action, not more than 5 inches away. You can see and feel every twitch, wince, freckle and fear. Branagh's eyes frequently fill with tears;at first, there is nothing more than a feeling of tears and then, just an impression of tears, slowly they build, as does his emotions, and then you are in the midst of a te
pest. All parts were wonderfully cast and scenes painstakingly set.


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 Response 176 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Fri, Feb  7, 1997 (11:13) * 1 lines 
 
I thought the soliloquy was interesting. It almost wasn't a soliloquy. It seemed almost intentionally aimed at Claudius, who was hiding behind the mirror. It was quite interesting. Usually you see that scene only from Hamlet's perspective, here you saw it more from Claudius'. There was the standing question throughout: Did Hamlet know he was talking to his Uncle, or was it, from his standpoint, a pure soliloquy?


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 Response 177 of 203: Mari Topitzes  (Mari) * Fri, Feb  7, 1997 (12:32) * 1 lines 
 
Ladies, I am dying to see this movie, but the hassle of getting (and paying) for a baby-sitter usually limits my movie theater experiences to three or four times a year. Since the end is no secret to me, please discuss all the best scenes freely; I prefer to have you excite my anticipation. I am finally going to see TEP with one of my sisters and my mom tonight! Hurrah!


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 Response 178 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Feb  7, 1997 (13:48) * 1 lines 
 
I cannot wait for Hamlet to get here! I am all anticipation...tell me more about it! ;-)


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 Response 179 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Feb  7, 1997 (16:07) * 1 lines 
 
Mari, how I know the feeling, good on you dear. Just cannot bring myself to trust a 13-14 year old (at 15 they don't babysit anymore cause to busy doing other stuff) of which you know practically zilch


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 Response 180 of 203: Cassandra  (cassandra) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (17:24) * 1 lines 
 
Does anyone like Grease with John Travolta? Grease had a big impact on my life-I can't count the number of times I've seen it. My sister and I acted it out and played the record continuously. We would alternate between Rizzo and Sandy.


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 Response 181 of 203: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (17:43) * 1 lines 
 
I have to watch it at least once a year. Pure magic.


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 Response 182 of 203: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (08:19) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Grease 5 times in the theatre, and still have the album somewhere, gathering dust. My friends and I would "perform" the musical in the basement. Yeah, I guess you could say it affected me.... :-)


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 Response 183 of 203: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (21:24) * 7 lines 
 
HELP! Anybody! Pleaase, HELP!

While i was tring to come up with a chicken-house-robbery-justification, I suddenly remembered an old movie my mom and I used to watch (my dateless Sat. nights). I think it was Anthony Hopkins(or not) playing a younger man having a fling with a married, neglected lady (why do I want to say Ingrid Bergman?). Things move along, the man finds out (or gets suspicious or warned or...), resolves to mend his ways, Mrs. breaks it off with the young guy (this is where the crying comes in - so verry hard to break
ff this wonderful, loving
relationship), things get much better for Mr. and Mrs., then ends when hubby sinks back into old ways. So beautiful in its symmetry.

I came to the conclusion that it has precious little to do with the chicken theives, but can anybody relieve my suffering and fill in the blanks?


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 Response 184 of 203: Katy Kendall  (kendall) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (15:34) * 1 lines 
 
I can think oof two justifications for it. for one thing, it gave Mr. Woodhouse his great "First six hens and now Miss Taylor" line. For another, it avoided the necessity of throwing in a brand new circumstance (the hen house robbery) after the central couple have come to their agreement to marry. This way poultry house robberies were old news and needed little attention to distract from the upcoming weddings.


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 Response 185 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (00:45) * 1 lines 
 
The irony at the end would be if it were Mr. Knightley's chichens that were being taken. Also, it ended as it started.


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 Response 186 of 203: Amy  (Amy) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (00:47) * 2 lines 
 
Donna, where have you been? And what are you doing up so late? I have not talked to you in ages, dear.



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 Response 187 of 203: Donna  (Donna) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (01:00) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, I have been here. To much coffee today,Amy.


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 Response 188 of 203: Carl W. Goss  (lasalle) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (11:04) * 6 lines 
 
I sort of liked that movie "Fargo" that came out a while back. Interesting
for the triple metaphores. (1)The centrifugal forces that pull people apart, such as the greed that motivated the staged kidnapping and how it rapidly flew out of control, coupled with the (2) centripetal forces pulling people together, such as in the case of the pregnant sheriff investigating the case and the closeness of her family. All this set against (3) a blank, white, souless universe, totally indifferent to whatever good or or whatever evil takes place in it. Kind of depressing and the violenc
is shocking. Nevertheless it was riveting. Got my attention.

It was supposedly based on a true story. Anyone know if the true story was
ever published?


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 Response 189 of 203: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (11:20) * 6 lines 
 
"It was supposedly based on a true story. Anyone know if the true story was ever published?"

Actually, I heard Michael Medved, the critic on some TV show saying that Fargo wasn't actually based on any real events - he was using the film as an illustration to a point he was making about the blurring of truth by the entertainment industry. I was surprised by that, to say the least!

I also enjoyed Fargo - I just love those Cohen brothers! Raising Arizona is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's sort of a flip side of Fargo: set in a hot, arid landscape, involves a kidnapping, but has a redemptive message at the end.....



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 Response 190 of 203: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (11:43) * 1 lines 
 
Raizing Arizona, the song still rings in my mind : on a lighter side, no dark violence which is now so common aka Trainspotting


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 Response 191 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (12:05) * 1 lines 
 
If Fargo is based on a true story, it is only in the sense that someone might have been murdered once in Brainerd. I live in Minneapolis (where much of Fargo was filmed), and the papers all did stories on how the movie is not based on a true story.


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 Response 192 of 203: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (12:31) * 1 lines 
 
I liked Fargo very much...yah, sure, you betcha...;-)


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 Response 193 of 203: Anne  (Anne3) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (13:08) * 1 lines 
 
I also liked Fargo, but one aspect of it bothered me a lot. I felt that we were being asked to laugh at a lot of good people for no reason other than they talked funny and were always friendly. I read somewhere that the Coen brothers grew up in Minnesota and hated it for its banality, and I couldn't help thinking that they were getting their own back with Fargo.


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 Response 194 of 203: Ann  (Ann) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (13:45) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Fargo in a Minneapolis theater, and we probably laughed harder than people in other parts of the country. The Coen brothers did grow up a few miles from where I am right now, in Saint Louis Park, MN (Minneapolis suburb).


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 Response 195 of 203: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (14:52) * 6 lines 
 
Anne3: I felt that we were being asked to laugh at a lot of good people for no
reason other than they talked funny...

Speaking as a southerner, I totally understand that statement! Still, I never felt that the laughter was mean-spirited (or at least mine wasn't); it seemed almost a necessary ingredient in such a dark film.

Johanne - Speaking of Raising Arizona music, I had the Ode to Joy as the recessional at my wedding (not the main theme, but the kazoo music that plays intermittently in the film) because I love it so much! Well, and because I figured I'd need a laugh to break up those wedding day jitters......


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 Response 196 of 203: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (14:36) * 2 lines 
 
As usual I'm a day late and a dollar short! Ditto to almost all of the above (except the Groundhog Day stuff...it left me stangely unaffected). I know I will be incapable of making an actual list of my "favorites" since I'm an indiscriminate addict, but I was absolutely blown away by Wings of Desire--saw it years ago (88) in London, all alone, no one to share it with, wandered around in a daze afterwards. On the other hand, the movie Arthur has the best lines for quoting in day to day situations (I cra
k myself up all the time that way). So you have my two extremes, I guess. Of course my list always starts with Born Free because it was made near where I was born. Let me think some more and get back to you (of course, there's no one here anymore, you all went to another party somewhere else!)


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 Response 197 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (21:18) * 2 lines 
 
That's ok, we'll start a new party. And the other partygoers know they're welcome here
anytime.


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 Response 198 of 203: aubrey  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (12:29) * 4 lines 
 
Hey! You're here! I thought I was all alone! So, I spent most of last night making notes about all the TV stuff I wanted to say (see my voluminous comments in that conference, topic "favorite shows"); maybe I'll try to sort out some thoughts for this section tonight. In the meantime, I meant to mention Peter Greenaway as the most amazingly painterly moviemaker ever--at the same time I saw WoD in London, I was also totally blown away by Drowning By Numbers--Whew!! Now thhat's a rich and satisfying vie
ing experience. He can be grossout at times (CookThiefWifeLover has some unwatchable portions) but visually, they are so rich you almost can't even take it in. So I wanted to introduce a possible topic: Amazing Movie Moments--NOT really cool scenes that make thhe movie special, or great dialogue or a line thhat is eminently quotable (do I have to many rules here?) but those millimicor seconds on the screen that just blow you away. I have three off the top of my head: (1) Brideshead Revisited--the blo
de guy has demanded that Ben Cross (?)(Jeremy Irons? this was a long time ago and my memory is poor) race to his side to aid and succor, but when Ben/Jeremy shows up it turns out the injury in question was grossly exaggerated...and the look of mingled exasperation and adoration that Ben/Jeremy shoots down just makes my heart explode just to think of it (2) Broadcast News--when Albert Brooks reveals his love for Holly Hunter, her flinch in response punches me in the gut every time I remember it (3) All
hat Jazz--one of the dream sequences, Anne Reinking does this amazing leap (ok, let's call it a grande jete, shall we), doffs her top hat and blows a kiss, well, I wish I could freeze frame that into a poster. Anyone else have any?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 199 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 10, 1997 (22:13) * 2 lines 
 
Hey, this could be a new *topic*. Should I create it in the movie conference?
Or would you like to create it?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 200 of 203: aubrey  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (12:10) * 2 lines 
 
If I try to create it, we'll have computers crashing from here to Zanzibar. I am having terrible trouble with my ("my"???it belongs to the dept!)computer today but I could sure try next week, or you could go right ahead with my blessing...do you have any movie moments (ONSCREEN I mean, this IS a G-rated show!)? The Sony theatre near me starts its movies with a great collection of clips that illustrate their various "rules" ie, no smoking is accompanied by Frankenstein lighting his thumb and Inspector Cl
useau throwing a bomb to his sidekick, etc. It's so entertaining--do they have that at all the Sony's?


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 201 of 203: aubrey  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 14, 1997 (08:55) * 1 lines 
 
re your message in the tv topic about how easy it is to html (and yes, tho I know it doesn't, for me it always means HoT MeaL) etc--I'm sure starting a new topic is easy (I read through that most excellent intro for newcomers) and I'll get right on it!


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 202 of 203: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jun  7, 1997 (08:51) * 9 lines 
 
I saw it last night. It was ok. I was kind of tired
because it was the 12:15 show at the Great Hills. And
I had just come from aerobics, swimming and dancing. It
was a little too pat. Spielberg is ready to go on to
something totally new and different, I think this one
has run it's course. Well, I guess that up to Michael
Crichton, what's he up to next? Anyone know?

I'm talking about the Lost World.


 Topic 5 of 73 [movies]: Favorite non-Austen movies
 Response 203 of 203: ace  (semtex) * Mon, Aug  4, 1997 (16:08) * 3 lines 
 
there have been some great movies made over the years, in all genres. some of my favorites are: CITY LIGHTS, with charlie chaplin; BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1908)with lillian gish; FIVE EASY PIECES, a great one for jack nicholson;
IT'S A MAD, MAD WORLD with a large crew, including jonathan winters, spencer tracy, ethel merman, phil silvers, louie nye and spouse, milton berle, terry thomas, and so on; SCHINDLER'S LIST, the best by speilberg so far; THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, with anthony quinn and gregory peck; BLADE RUNNER; THE SHINING; ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, with deniro, woods, et al; THE UNTOUCHABLES, with sean connery and co; SLING BLADE, from this year; DAS BOOT; FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE;
THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR; and one or two others that do not come to mind now.

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