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  1. But did they smear bbq meat all over their faces?
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    Double Indemnity

    I really enjoyed DI, but Neff's behavior was maddening sometimes. It's frustrating to see smart people doing dumb stuff. Like the scene where Keyes was telling Neff about the time he almost proposed to a woman, but then his gut told him to check her background. Why didn't this anecdote make Neff pause and think?
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    Double Indemnity

    I love that one too. I didn't understand until you pointed this out, so thank you. I liked these two. When asked whether he makes breakfast, Neff says "Well, I squeeze a grapefruit now and again." And how does Neff spell his name? "Two "F"s, like in Philadelphia, if you know the story." (and I love how Phyllis was like, huh?)
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    All About Eve

    Also, the Hepburn-Tracy relationship was platonic? That changes so many things...
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    All About Eve

    Speaking of LGBTQ in this era, did anyone read Amy's article?
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    All About Eve

    Totally. AAE made me consider smoking. It looked so cool.
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    All About Eve

    I watched All About Eve with the commentary last night, and strangely they didn't explain the rear projection at all. A few interesting things I learned is that Joe Mankiewicz hated that because of All About Eve, an actual Sarah Siddons Award was created. Celeste Holm, the actress who played Karen, actually received the award one year, which rankled Joe. One of the commentators was Ken Geist, who wrote a Mankiewicz biography. I wanted to find out more about Geist, and in my Googling, I found out that Geist said Eve Harrington was originally conceived as a lesbian. Joe Mankiewicz's son, Tom Mankiewicz, was another commentator and his insights about his parents were fascinating. He said he saw his father in Bill and his mother in Margo. His mother was Rose Stradner, mostly known as a theater actress in Austria. When she married Joe Mankiewicz, she came to Hollywood and became a homemaker. It was her understudy who ended up with a successful career in Hollywood - sound familiar? Tom said his father had many affairs (for example, Joe had an affair with Judy Garland during his marriage with Rose) and Tom said he saw his parents during the fight scene between Bill and Margo on the bed on stage. Lastly (most importantly), the third commentator was Celest Holm. While she shared very little, my favorite trivia came from her. She said that she painted the eggplant herself! She was bored waiting around set sometimes, so in between takes, she actually painted that still life of bananas and eggplant. She sounded really proud of the painting LOL.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    so your dog is also a tiny sociopath?
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    Maybe, but aren't a lot of pop culture cats orange? Garfield, Heathcliff, Ripley's cat in space, Sandra Bullock's "pet" in The Heat, just off the top of my head.
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    All About Eve

    Maybe I'm misinterpreting the posts here, but I don't think Margo plans to give up acting when she gets married. In the Cub Room, where she announces her upcoming wedding, she declares "no more make believe, off stage or on" and describes her plans to play "grown up women" in future plays. Speak of "modern interpretations," I see Margo as a kind of Liz Lemon. Successful career, husband and kids, and delicious sandwiches from NJ.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    I love that all the cats’ expressions say “imma murder you human”
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    Episode 194.5 - Minisode 194.5

    It was fine from iTunes
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    All About Eve

    No, being a good liar doesn't makes you a great stage actress, but I was poking fun at Eve that she was always "on" when she was around Margo and the group.
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    All About Eve

    Well yeah, her whole persona was an "act"
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    All About Eve

    LOL, is it because you recently watched The Back-up Plan?
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