what’s the best opening of a classic movie? and that includes credits. First that came to my mind was Bette Davis in The Letter, and Edmond O’Brien in D.O.A. but after thinking about it, my personal favorite is this sequence:
feel free to treat this like an open thread and leave your thoughts on Burt & on what you think are his best movies
talk about whatever you saw this week, or anything, really… if you need a kickstart then name an actor/actress you will watch in absolutely anything. Loretta and Tyrone are 2 of mine.
welcome to combo Vintage celebrity ad / open thread. In honor of TCM’s October Vincent Price spotlight:
“He’s clearly discovered Smirnoff” …
“There’s Vincent, and then there’s Smirnoff” …
“The greatest name in Horror” …
as seen on the tumblr
now, you are free to talk about something good and classic movie/tv/music-related you enjoyed this week, even if it was so bad it would’ve benefitted from some smirnoff…
I give you this shiny new space to do with as you please, with the following suggestions: name something good and classic movie/tv/music-related you enjoyed this week, be it a movie you saw or finally found a copy of after years of searching, something you read or were disappointed by. Should you fail to have thoughts on any of those topics, feel free to comment on the Mickey image randomly picked from my tumblr, or comment upon the very idea of an open thread.
Speakeasy is currently on a holiday break, so it’s a good time to bring back the open thread: what were your “classic” discoveries in 2012? Continue reading
If money or even reality is no obstacle, what is the one movie related item you would most want to own?
It can be anything: a weapon, a car, the Millenium Falcon, Tara or Xanadu, to a priceless real-world piece of memorabilia like a prop, a poster or costume. Only one! Go.
Kicking off a regular series of open discussion posts, with this totally pointless and possibly ridiculous but nonetheless fun speculation on who could play the classic stars, inspired by reading about Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.
Gillian Anderson as Joan Crawford (I’ve heard this one for years, so I’m totally not original but still, this has to be one of the closest resemblances ever and a big missed opportunity, if “they” never make this bio-pic)
Alison Mack (Smallville) as Norma Shearer
Eliza Dushku as Faith Domergue (shoulda been in the Aviator)
Speaking of which, am I crazy to think that Jim Carrey would’ve made a better Howard Hughes?
I’m blank for Warren William. James Woods may match him in spirit, Eric Balfour has a little of the mustache and possibly the rogueishness going on. But good luck finding anyone who compares to William, or George Sanders for that matter.
Who could Catherine Zeta Jones play best?
Finally, check out this uncanny replica of Valentino, That’s actually actor Eduardo Ballerini, who in 2003 did a short film on the silent star.
Ok, tag, you’re it; add your own ideas and/or quibbles or violent disagreements with the above, down below…