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  1. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    RIGHT!? That actually blew my mind! Also then how do they explain Katharine's relationship with Howard Hughes? Didn't they have a long affair? Was that all for the press too!?
  2. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    "...and a three-way with Ava Gardner and Lana Turner" God damn am I jealous.
  3. taylorannephoto

    Your Updated AFI List

    A game I thought might be fun would be to talk about movies that have come out since 2007 that you think deserve to be on the AFI 100 Greatest American Movies list, especially now that we are now past another AFI anniversary with no updates from them. And to add to the trouble of picking some, what would you take out to put in your nomination? AND to add even more trouble, try sticking to the same qualifications that AFI seems to be leaning to - Did it win any Oscars? Is it in the Library of Congress? Remember, these have to be American productions (I believe they do accept co-productions). To start I would actually remove The French Connection and add in Get Out. I would also remove Platoon and add The Hurt Locker.
  4. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I was about to say that same thing. It would have been totally used as anti-LGBT propaganda.
  5. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    Fair enough! And I wanted to again make it clear that I completely understand what you had been saying in your own argument.
  6. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I appreciate that. It became frustrating that it took someone else saying the exact same thing I was trying to say for you to say that it was a good point, albeit recognizably worded differently, that I was kinda throwing my hands up in the air in confusion lol.
  7. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    Yeah because I certainly wasn't talking about context of the character throughout the whole movie that entire time...
  8. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    Agreed. It was so jarring it actually kind of makes me mad because now I legit can't remember what they were talking about during that scene because I was focusing on that the whole time.
  9. taylorannephoto

    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    I know I'm not even talking about the movie anymore but I love animals so much I'll talk about them all the time lol.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    My Oliver acts more like a dog! Did they switch bodies maybe? Cause Oliver will bring me toys to play fetch with all day long if he could. My aunt was watching him while I was at the beach and we talked on the phone for a bit and she was legit like "Oh my god he just brought me a stick like he wants me to throw it!" I told her to throw it and he immediately ran and brought it back and she had a fit lol.
  11. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    Exactly! I don't think I worded my posts correctly in that sense, because when I say she "made her choice" it was purely to stop putting herself in these lead roles that were meant for women 20 years younger than her. Declaring no more make believe then to me means she's accepted herself as she is and doesn't have to continue acting like something she's not. On stage or off.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    Ms Bennet for sure has resting bitch face. She's also a bitch but you can definitely see it all over her face lol.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    Omg well Kitty Pryde should meet Ms. Kitty Bennet
  14. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    Then you're just not listening to what I'm saying in response because you keep saying the same thing without further acknowledgement that IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE ALTERED AT ALL IN A "MODERN" CONTEXT FOR IT TO MAKE SENSE WHY SHE WANTS TO GET MARRIED. I never said anything about man vs woman bringing this up, and even acknowledged that I understand the frustrations because I too look for those kinds of things in movies, but I personally disagree about THIS specific movie being put into that mindset. The monologue in the car shows the inner struggle she had as an unmarried woman of 40 with her own career in 1950 who is very much in love with a man but also wants her stardom, but later at the dinner she has solved that inner conflict and it makes sense why she makes the decision she does. Even in a modern 2018 movie, if you take the EXACT same scenes it would still make sense to me. I don't want it to be spelled out because that does nothing for the character.
  15. taylorannephoto

    Episode 194.5 - Minisode 194.5

    I listen via iTunes so it may be the same as Stitcher which is promising.
  16. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I know exactly what you meant, and I still think that's wildly unrealistic. If a movie in 2018 had some girl spell out that she's getting married for herself I would roll my eyes so hard they probably would fall out of their sockets. I think it's more fucked up to question any woman's motive to marry if it's not specifically spelled out to be a terrible relationship. So my point is that even watching this movie from 1950 I do not question Margo's desire in 2018 because this is a realistic character with realistic desires and troubles.
  17. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I think that's a wildly unrealistic conversation though. Women don't actually say "Well, I'm doing this for me," when it comes to marriage unless specifically asked. So, if Karen had added to her surprise that she didn't think Margo would actually want to get married then we could get such a specific line, but I believe it's all there in between the lines that she's actually saying. By that point in the movie we've already gotten to know Margo and she's already had her "being a woman" monologue in the car, so we know that this is something she is battling with. And even if this was created now I would still be able to see those nuances to this conversation. I don't need her to say anything point blank because I know for a fact that Margo Channing doesn't do a thing like that if she doesn't want to do it.
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    Episode 194.5 - Minisode 194.5

    Has this issue been fixed at all? I've been holding off on listening to the episode cause I usually listen when I don't really have the opportunity to sit and skip ahead and I really don't want to sit with 2 full minutes of ear blowing static.
  19. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I still disagree about some parts of this. I don't think getting married suddenly defined her, which is what a lot of the issues surrounding women's roles in movies seems to reflect, but rather Margo suddenly came to realize who she really was and what was important to her, which was Bill and her's love for each other. She had already been with this man for years but society's and the business's view on married women kept her from taking things to the next step. When she announces their upcoming nuptials, Karen seems shocked that she is settling down and Margo talks about this being the next stage of her life. Well, she's already 40 at this point so it's not like she was truly throwing away things that meant something to her just because she was expected to get married. In my opinion, she was just now more comfortable with being herself, and she herself wanted to be with Bill for the rest of her life. That is just as feminist as if she had told them all she never needed a man and was only going to act until the day she died. Because she got to decide on that without anyone else's thoughts in mind (obviously Bill would have a say in that marriage part, but it doesn't look like he is forcing her into it). Obviously in that era they wanted women to be seen as housewives, so believe me I get this frustration that everyone is sharing, but I just don't think that Margo's ending is anti-feminist. She still is granted a choice and she makes it. That's the most feminist thing about this whole movie.
  20. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I think this is why I loved it so much. It's easy to chalk it up as "women be crazy" but there's so much more depth to this story than anything I've seen in a long time (especially from that era). Even with Eve, I'm reluctant to just completely chalk her up as a 100% evil villain because of the things we now know about what women have had to do in order to feel like they can make it in acting. She makes those choices herself of course, but did she make these choices because she is a bad person or was it because she truly felt that was the only way she could get somewhere? Either way she didn't make the right choices and while she certainly became the "It" girl we saw in that ending that her time was already coming to an end (at least in appearances) and she was left alone and vulnerable to someone abusive like Addison and a younger woman that ended up being just like her. This story has so many layers to it that I want to keep peeling at and dissecting, and that makes me overly excited.
  21. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    But to be fair, we never actually see Margo's performances of this play either. Everything we see is post the performances. I also found it funny that we never got to see Miss Cresswell act either. It's just assumed that she couldn't hold a candle to Eve and would be subjected to TV, but we get a glimpse that she's nothing to throw away when she goes from being disgusted by Max to infatuated with him in a heartbeat. (Which, at first I thought that's where Eve was getting the ideas to sleep with Bill and Lloyd but then we find out her con had been going on for far longer than when she met Miss Cresswell and Addison.)
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    I can't figure out why he was left behind at all! Orange tabbys are universally beloved! Black cats are the ones that have the hardest time getting adopted and left behind (which is why I'm so protective of my own), so it may have had more meaning if Oliver had been a black cat? But then again the animation may have looked more flat if he was one solid dark color.
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    Musical Mondays Week 45 Oliver & Company

    This is my Oliver! Named as such because we found him abandoned by his litter and he was basically a little street rat (Aladdin was also a name we considered). We got him exactly 2 years ago and he went from looking like he was days away from dying to this beautiful perfect healthy little asshole.
  24. taylorannephoto

    All About Eve

    I know, but I still say yes. They sound like two people who fought and stayed together anyway, and like I said I think that the Eve business was probably their worst fight. If they can get back together after that then I think they're golden.
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