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by Precious Doll
Sat May 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Alvin Sargent
Replies: 4
Views: 137

R.I.P. Alvin Sargent

2 time Oscar winning screenwriter for Julia & Ordinary People. He was also nominated for Paper Moon:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 92-1166270
by Precious Doll
Sat May 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 356

Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

Whilst one cannot deny the D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) is problematic in the extreme I really do not understand why they simply couldn't remove stills from the film and replace them with the stills on display from other films that Lillian Gish appeared in. And to change the name of a th...
by Precious Doll
Wed May 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1951
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Best Cinematography 1951

Impressive B&W line-up - I went with A Place in the Sun. The colour line-up is also good - went for When Worlds Collide. Omissions (some of which are not eligible) for a strong year include, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Miss Our, The River, Diary of a Country Priest, Westward the Women &...
by Precious Doll
Thu May 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1952
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Best Cinematography 1952

The B&W line-up is pretty good (I voted for Sudden Fear). The colour line-up less so - I went with The Quiet Man which I think leaves the rest in the dust. Notable omissions (some not eligible) include Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, Rancho Notorious, Moulin Rouge, Umberto D, High Noon, Forbidden Game...
by Precious Doll
Wed May 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Anémone
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: R.I.P. Anémone

I've managed to find a good obituary on Anémone in English: https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/news/2019-05-01-french-acting-treasure-dies-at-68-news-story-by-richard-mowe-1 I'm also going to take the passing of Anémone to plug one of her last films called Rosalie Blum (2016) which for some bizarre reason...
by Precious Doll
Wed May 01, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

Reza wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:There is no such thing as a 'good death'.


Going to sleep as usual but not waking up would be a "good" way to go.


To some degree, but not for the loved ones left behind. Not being able to say goodbye etc but on the other hand one is spared prolonged suffering and decline.
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Anémone
Replies: 1
Views: 108

R.I.P. Anémone

French actress best known for Death in a French Garden, The Grand Highway and more recently Rosalie Blum:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anémone
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

While I pretty much concur with the view that John Singleton's career generally nose-dived after Boyz n the Hood, his 1995 film Higher Learning is not without it merits. It probably punched too high but it was still a pretty impressive piece and is I think his best post Boyz film that really deserve...
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

John Singleton's career was the most extreme example of starting at the top and making his way to the bottom that I can think in Hollywood, at least in recent decades. I wonder if there is now going to be some effort to re-evaluate some of his less successful work. The youngest Best Director nomine...
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

John Singleton's career was the most extreme example of starting at the top and making his way to the bottom that I can think in Hollywood, at least in recent decades. I wonder if there is now going to be some effort to re-evaluate some of his less successful work. The youngest Best Director nomine...
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

Three who might've been Oscar nominees had they lived longer: Jean Vigo, 29; F.W. Murnau, 42; Richard Boleslawski, 47; all of whom were at career peaks when they died in the 1930s. Singleton is one of the saddest. He seemed like someone with such a bright future when he earned his first and only no...
by Precious Doll
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6245
Views: 263732

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

My last viewings for the next couple of weeks because I'm going on holidays to 'Wake in Fright' country and will spend my time on the internet (whenever I'm lucky enough to be getting internet access) or reading. Tremors (2019) Jayro Bustamante 6/10 Sybil (2007) Joseph Sargent 4/10 My Masterpiece (2...
by Precious Doll
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1953
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Best Cinematography 1953

Only From Here to Eternity, Roman Holiday & Shane are appropriate nominees, but to be fair I've only ever seen Beneath the 12 Mile Reef on a faded VHS years ago and it no doubt did not do the film justice to what was probably its best feature. I voted for From Here to Eternity & Shane, both ...
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 41631

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Thanks for that.

If only I could have seen into the future I would have purchased a couple of video tapes of it when it was released in Australia in 1980s for a nice big profit on eBay now.
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 41631

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Song of the South hasn't been available for years -- I know from a long period of trying to rent/buy a copy. I finally was able to see it in pieces on YouTube sometime in the past 2-3 years; people periodically post it there, and it stays up till Disney catches it and has it removed. Mister Tee, Wa...

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