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#41 Susan*

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:54 PM

When I was a kid, I was such a huge fan of F&G. Then once in a while they would run a color movie musical where Fred appeared without Ginger and I'd be devastated. I watched so many old movies on TV when I was little. I didn't have great taste but I had very strong opinions. Local TV would run things in a series too, sometimes loosely related. But some weeks would be Elvis weeks or Frankie and Annette beach movies. So it was good news when it was F&G or Marx Bros week.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:01 AM

AFI Movies Currently On-sale on iTunes (in HD)!

Some Like it Hot - 7.99 (Totally worth it, btw)
Sullivan's Travels - 4.99 (I just bought it!)
Apocalypse Now - 7.99 (The horror...)

And, from the 1998 list, The Third Man continues to be 7.99 (which I bought based on all of your recommendations :) )
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

View PostCameron H., on 13 June 2018 - 06:01 AM, said:

AFI Movies Currently On-sale on iTunes (in HD)!

Some Like it Hot - 7.99 (Totally worth it, btw)
Sullivan's Travels - 4.99 (I just bought it!)
Apocalypse Now - 7.99 (The horror...)

And, from the 1998 list, The Third Man continues to be 7.99 (which I bought based on all of your recommendations :)/> )


I might be the only person who wasn’t delighted by Some Like it Hot. >__<

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:58 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 13 June 2018 - 05:45 PM, said:



I might be the only person who wasn’t delighted by Some Like it Hot. >__<


Really? Is it Tony Curtis? If so, I get it. However, I will not sit idly by and let you besmirch Jack Lemmon.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:59 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 13 June 2018 - 05:45 PM, said:

I might be the only person who wasn’t delighted by Some Like it Hot. >__<

I find it a bit heartbreaking to watch Marilyn in that, but I have a soft spot for the movie.

I didn't care for Sullivan's Travels but I'm willing to try again because maybe I was too young when I saw it.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:22 AM

 Susan*, on 13 June 2018 - 06:59 PM, said:

I find it a bit heartbreaking to watch Marilyn in that, but I have a soft spot for the movie.

I didn't care for Sullivan's Travels but I'm willing to try again because maybe I was too young when I saw it.

I remember Sullivan's Travels, and all the Preston Sturges movies I've seen being well made but not charming me the way I think they intend to. I've run into this problem with, I think, just about every romantic comedy pre-1950s save His Girl Friday. So, I think that's just a personal thing.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:14 AM

 Cameron H., on 13 June 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

Really? Is it Tony Curtis? If so, I get it. However, I will not sit idly by and let you besmirch Jack Lemmon.

Tony Curtis nearly ruins the movie for me, but Jack Lemmon is so delightful he outweighs that.
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

View PostCam Bert, on 15 June 2018 - 06:14 AM, said:

Tony Curtis nearly ruins the movie for me, but Jack Lemmon is so delightful he outweighs that.

I loved Tony Curtis in it when I first saw it and then I saw his disparaging remarks towards Marilyn during their press tours and that soured me from him in general. I get that she was in the midst of her personal struggles and it was affecting others' work but at least have a bit of empathy and don't compare kissing her to kissing Hitler...
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