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  1. Nick91

    Classic Disney short films

    These used to be some of my favourites: Mickey's Polo Team (1936) Modern Inventions (1937) Clock Cleaners (1937) Boat Builders (1938) Mickey's Trailer (1938) Donald's Cousin Gus (1939) The Autograph Hound (1939) The Ugly Duckling (1939) The Riveter (1940) Pluto's Dream House (1940) The Plastics...
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    Classic Disney short films

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Walt_Disney_Animation_Studios_short_films I used to watch a lot of these on VHS and television when I was a kid. Especially the ones made in the 1930s and 1940s. In this thread, feel free to post mini-reviews of various shorts (most should be on Youtube and...
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    Review Spencer Tracy

    Haha, I can't quite wrap my head around Shatner being Tracy's natural successor. They had two very different styles of acting; Tracy was very natural and subtle in the films I've seen of him. But to Shatner's credit, one of my favourite films of the 60s starred him (The Intruder, directed by...
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    Review Spencer Tracy

    Wow, that's petty of Spencer if true. At the same time, a lot of people have a hard time coming to terms with aging, especially in how it relates to your profession. There's also a lot of ego involved with these big Hollywood stars, whether they admit it or not. Shatner himself is said to have...
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    Review Spencer Tracy

    The Tracy-Kramer collaboration in the 1960s was great. Had Spence not been in ill health, I could see him continuing to excel in various "elderly man" roles in the following decade. Not many leading men of his generation pulled off that type of role as well. Curiously, Kramer's directing career...
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    Review Virginia McLaurin: 109 y.o.

    A belated happy birthday to Mrs. McLaurin. Really happy for her to have been lucky enough to live such a long life. Having said that, there is a public record that states her birth year as 1917, so she might be a few years younger than claimed. Reaching the 110 milestone, age-wise, is becoming...
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    Review Brad Pitt

    This is a thread for anything related to American film star Brad Pitt (born 1963). Pre-fame days in the 60s, 70s & early-80s 1987 appearance in the TV series Dallas His first leading role was in the American-Yugoslavian film The Dark Side of the Sun in 1988. It was filmed in Montenegro &...
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    Review Now Voyager (1942)

    Thanks, Omega. It's nice to see that there is still some level of activity here, although we could always use more members.
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    Review Now Voyager (1942)

    I saw it a while ago, and thought it was pretty boring. I mean, it starts off promising when we're introduced to the tyrant mother, the doctor, and a withdrawn Bette Davis. But the scenes at the ship, and later when Bette meets the little girl just seem to go on forever. Not to mention, the two...
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    Fun The Last Movie That You Watched?

    God's Step Children (1938) 1/5 To keep with the theme of my previously reviewed film here (Lost Boundaries), I decided to watch this film as I noticed it was on Youtube. It was directed by the noted African-American Oscar Micheaux and had an all-black cast. Since blacks generally didn't have...
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    Fun Your Favourite Films?

    How come Salzmank's poll on Charlie Chan films were moved to this all-encompassing thread?
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    Review Photo's of celebrities

    RC Cola ad from 1942 with Hollywood actress Loretta Young. I suddenly feel very thirsty. Queen Rania of Jordan Actress Amanda Seyfried Corinne Diacre, the manager of Ligue 2 football team Clermont Foot.
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    Fun The Last Movie That You Watched?

    Lost Boundaries (1949) 4.5/5 [Sorry, no title card image this time] A touching story based on real-life events about an African-American couple who both are light-skinned enough to pass as white (caucasian). A daring theme to make a movie about during this era in Hollywood, although as I have...
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    Fun Post photo's you yourself have taken.

    The fallen sign ll. And no, I don't go around knocking down the signs in order to capture it on camera! Here are some pictures that I took of a lake right outside my house. Unfortunately, I think they would look much better from a higher altitude, but there are no mountains/really tall...
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    Fun Physical Exercise

    I think there is enough scientific research to suggest that there is generally a correlation between some level of physical activity and good health. Naturally, there are exceptions: For example, there have been cases throughout the years of professional athletes suddenly collapsing from...
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    Fun FILM GENERAL: Anything To Do With Films

    Cameron Douglas (Michael's son & Kirk's grandson). Exhibit A: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Adam_%26_Eve :emoji_innocent:
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    Fun Your Favourite Films?

    I've only seen two Charlie Chan films so far, and only one of them is among the poll options. Rather than voting at the moment, I'll just give my thoughts on each of them. Although, it was a while ago that I saw them. Charlie Chan in Egypt Charlie Chan at the Circus Disclaimer (25 September...
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    Fun Solved Queries!

    I have an account there but haven't posted anything since 20 February. If you want me to contact John Carter, I can do that on your behalf. Edit: PM sent to him. Edit 2: His response is that he's sent an email to you, so you might find your answer in there.
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    Fun Have The Last Two Decades Lacked Character?

    Not entirely related to Hux's BTTF reference, but some thoughts about this topic in general: Whenever I see a colour film/photo from the 1950s or earlier, it feels much more "modern" than a black-and-white one from the same time period. So, it could be that our perception is sometimes affected...
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    Fun The Last Movie That You Watched?

    Amos (1985) (3.5/5) Those of you who have seen seen interviews with Kirk Douglas are probably aware of the fact that he played Randle McMurphy in the Broadway version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in the 1960s. When his son Michael became the owner of the rights to the script, Kirk was...
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