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  1. tomc

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    Just finished reading her autobiography. Amazing woman, amazing life. Arguably, one of the most famous women on Earth 100 years ago.

    After watching Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, and reading her autobiography, I felt the need to watch her silents.

    Male and Female, 1919 - OK. Worth watching for the scene in the lion's den, which she did and not a stunt double. Major cajones! This is why DeMille called her "young fellow" - she's 20 in this film.

    Beyond the Rocks, 1922 - melodrama. Notable mostly in that it's the only on film pairing of Swanson & Rudolph Valentino.

    Teddy at the Throttle, 1917 - typical Keystone / Mack Sennet two-reeler.

    Zaza, 1923 - plays a French chanteuse.
    The Love of Sunya, 1924 - romance. Both are OK.

    Manhandled, 1924 & Stage Struck, 1925 - light romantic comedies. Her best silents IMO.

    The Trespasser, 1929 - her first talkie. Brilliant performance. Shows off her singing chops too.

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    Kiss Me Kate, 1953

    It's a musical about a former husband and wife acting team putting on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. As you'd expect, they eventually fall back in love by the time the movie is over.

    I don't typically watch musicals, or movies much later than the early 40s. But, I made an exception for this one for three simple reasons.

    1. Kathryn Grayson
    2. Kathryn Grayson as a blonde.
    3. Kathryn Grayson, as Kate in Shrew, getting a good spanking!

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    Music by Cole Porter, Choreography by Hermes Pan, Cinematography by Charles Rosher, yada yada - an all star lineup - and very nice work by Texas' own Ann Miller, including her jazzy rendition of Too Darn Hot.

    Highly recommended...T
     
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    One of my favs because it has one of my favs in it: Ann Miller. Imagine this in 1953! Guys eyes must have popped out. Ann must have been one of the reasons for the baby boom.

    Its too darn hot! :)
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    One of the interesting things about this movie is the cameo of other silent film actors in it including Buster Keaton as they play bridge together. William Holden is also terrific.
     
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    Yes, in addition to the bridge contingent, several minor bits by other Swanson silent film contemporaries - Gertrude Astor, Julia Faye, Creighton Hale, etc...T
     
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    She's great. Until I was reading the IMDB entry on this film recently, I did not know she was born in Texas. Growing up in NYC, I remember Ann Miller as a much more mature lady on Broadway (Sugar Babies w/ Mickey Rooney!); still had nice legs though. In Kiss Me Kate, she is a young hottie! Too Darn Hot is perfect for her. Her rendition of Tom, Dick & Harry is deliciously naughty. I didn't realize until recentlythat one of the dancers in that scene is a young Bob Fosse!

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    The Eagle, 1925
    Rudolph Valentino at the height of his fame.
    Vilma Banky, super lovely. Alas, her heavy Hungarian did her in with the advent of talkies.

    More or less, Zorro or Robin Hood with a Russian vibe.

    If you've seen the video for Queen's Under Pressure, there's a clip from this picture in it.

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    Saw Dream Horse this weekend and all 4 of us thought it was a great, feel good movie. Based on a true story, about a small town in England, and a gal that decides she wants to go horse racing. Gets a lot of the little town involved in the funding.

    Good for the whole family.
     
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    Tom Clancy story about John Kelly/Clark. It was pretty boring. Nothing new. Seen it all before. It did start well but then it's the same old path of the soldier being ****ed by some DC suit.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049, several times lately as it is re-running in my neck of the woods.

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