I'd kiss ya, but I just washed my hair...

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 14, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    Recently, for some inexplicable reason, I seem to have become highly interested in many classic films and actors/actresses. The romanticized Tinsel Town Hollywood, so to speak. Actresses like Bette Davis, Kathryn Hepburn stick out to me for some reason - well, probably because they were phenomenal women with amazing talent.

    Movies seemed to be all together different from this era. People had talent... for one. But I don't know, the stories seemed to be written better too.









    Does anyone have a favorite classic movie? Or a favorite actor/actress from that era?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 14, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    They don't make them like that anymore! Kathrine Hepburn is one of my all time favorites...especially when she was together with Spencer Tracy, a great duo.

    She's also holds the record for having won the most Best Actress Oscars...
  • gjoseph

    Posts: 250

    Feb 14, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    I love Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn in "Bringing Up Baby" it's such a classic =)

    Other favorites are "The Graduate", and "Psycho"


  • NickoftheNort...

    Posts: 1416

    Feb 14, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    I'm currently enjoying Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. It's a well-done film (even if some of the events are semi-predictable due to later films, such as the War of the Roses). It reminds me of the suggestion that it's not what the film is about, but how it is about it (its subject matter) that counts.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 14, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    "...maybe his name is Butler"

    "You have a point, an idiotic point..."

    icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 14, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    Some of the greatest classic movies can't be duplicated today - we don't have the people or the writers. I like Lana Turner movies - notice how she often gets into an argument with another woman - steps away - suddenly turns quickly and delivers her line with power and poison!

    Or - how about Joan Crawford saying, "I oughta slap your face!" in some of her movies.

    Or Gloria Swanson saying, "Get out - get out now before I call my servant!"

    Love old classic movies.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    BostonVballMovies seemed to be all together different from this era. People had talent... for one. But I don't know, the stories seemed to be written better too.


    Are you sure you're not channeling Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (in the same scene JockBod is citing):





  • farfle

    Posts: 105

    Feb 15, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    Ah, Bette Davis...a source of countless memorable moments on film. Nick, once you're done with Baby Jane (a truly marvelous film) be sure to check out some of her others, especially The Letter (the opening scene alone makes it a classic).
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Glad you posted Bringing Up Baby, here's my favorite line, where Grant says he "just went gay, all of a sudden." Then he says he's waiting for a bus on 42nd Street (NYC), which was slang for gay cruising back then. Supposedly Grant improvised both lines.


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    If you like the glamorous ladies of Hollywood when it still had class, you will love, LOVE Charles Busch.


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    Audry Hepburn and Carry Grant
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidWhy,,, If I didn't know any better... I'd say that Vespa has been painted JUNGLE RED !

    Oh gawd, my late partner used that line all the time! He was very jealous, and anytime he thought a guy was after me, he'd hold his open hand in front of his face, and say to me "Jungle Red!!" LOL!!!!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIf you like the glamorous ladies of Hollywood when it still had class, you will love, LOVE Charles Busch.




    <3

    There was a seconds long full frontal in the movers scene, I replayed it a billion times! LOL You'll see a blooper farther on though when the blanket is pulled away the second time, they'll be wearing groin cups. Meh!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 9:16 AM GMT
    Great posts guys!! I have seen Psycho and What Ever Happened To Baby Jane - both incredible films.

    Next on my list is Breakfast at Tiffany's and Bringing Up Baby. No doubt Casablanca and Gone With The Wind will be sure to follow. People are in shock when they hear I haven't seen them icon_redface.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 15, 2009 9:35 AM GMT
    Wild, because I have been on a similar kick... but mostly into the classic sci-fi from the seventies...
    Silent Running (genius)
    Soylent Green (amazing)
    and just picked up a copy of West World.

    I will also be re-watching Breakfast at Tiffany's sometime this weekend.