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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  The song "I Think I Love You" was sung in what movie by Jerry O'Connel?
Yesterday at 11:16 EST .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  What is the name of the ball used for the tie-breaker in "Blackball"?
Yesterday at 10:59 EST .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Not for the emotionally faint of heart, 'The Magdalene Sisters' is a pointed look at the lives of four Irish girls who were each raised in a strictly Roman Catholic manner. In what particular setting does the story unfold?
Yesterday at 19:43 EST .



   Gram77  I have a guess. Does this take place (or was this place real ) in Dublin. This rings a bell for me and I don't know why. Laundries also come to mind. Can't wait to see the entire answer.
Yesterday at 11:51 EST .


   MeiDei  It's been up long enough - Answer: An asylum
The four girls, Margaret, Rose, Bernadette and Crispina, have each been admitted to Magdalene Asylum, a place for 'fallen' young women. The film depicts the cruel treatment these young women are forced to endure, the friendships they are able to achieve and the means of their eventual departures from the asylum. This is a stark but important film document!
Yesterday at 14:59 EST .


   Gram77  I think the things I was remembering was from a movie Judi Dench was in several years ago. Can't remember that title either but do you know if that movie was based on that very difficult life these girls were forced to endure?
Yesterday at 15:25 EST .


   MeiDei  I don't know Gram, but you can read about the 'laundries' here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_
Laundries_in_Ireland
23 hours ago .


   MeiDei  ooooops........see here about Judi/Philomenia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philomena_
(film
)
23 hours ago .


   Gram77  This is it! My next move is to check out the laundries. Thanks for the referrals.
20 hours ago .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Which movie had Hugh Jackman sticking his claws into you as Wolverine aka Logan?
March 25 at 20:11 EST .



   MeiDei  X-Men
Monday at 06:53 EST .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Which 2000 movie won the 'Best Picture' Oscar?
March 25 at 20:09 EST .



   MeiDei  Gladiator
Monday at 06:52 EST .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Building on Storm's scandals .. do you recognize this man?
   March 25 at 18:01 EST .



   Mike PHX  Fatty Arbuckle. A pretty sordid tale that happened at the St Francis Hotel in San Francisco and ended his career. Unfortunately, it seems he was innocent of this particular deed.
But boy, did those silent stars know how to party.
March 25 at 19:05 EST .


   MeiDei  You got it!
March 25 at 20:04 EST .


   MeiDei  Many were the guests & parties at Hearst Castle- if walls could talk! Here's some background via Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearst_Cas
tle
March 25 at 20:27 EST .


   Mike PHX  Speaking of Hearst...I'm sure everyone here knows what Rosebud means, and all that.
March 25 at 21:52 EST .


   MeiDei  Give a refresher course, it's quiet here.
March 25 at 22:27 EST .


   Mike PHX  Well..Orson Welles knew that WR Hearst had a mistress. Marion Davies. He was just like Citizen Kane.
Kane died with Rosebud on his lips.
March 25 at 23:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  Go ahead, Mike. Rosebud was a what?
Anyone else visited San Simeon? Gorgeous place. I recommend a terrific book about WR Hearst, his profligacies and his eccentricities. "Citizen Hearst" by W. A. Swanberg.
March 26 at 05:42 EST .


   Mike PHX  OK, at the risk of being banned...
Somehow Welles found out that "Rosebud" was what Hearst called Marion Davies' ...err...lady part.
That's why Citizen Kane didn't do so well at the box office initially. Hearst was POd and had the critics of all his papers to either pan the movie or ignore it.
Sunday at 13:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mike, you make me smile.
Monday at 05:28 EST .




   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  What movie is about a wild horse [based on a novel]?
March 19 at 20:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  hint - rhymes w/bicker
March 20 at 16:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Flika
March 21 at 20:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mary O'Hara wrote those books, apparently intended for children. They were "My Friend Flicka", "Thunderhead" and "Green Grass of Wyoming". Those stories remain favorites for me. In the book (I haven't seen the movie ), Ken's dad explains to him that the word "flicka" means "little girl" in Swedish. There was a series of early forties films based on these books. Roddy McDowell played Ken. For the 2006 movie "Flicka", O'Hara's teenaged Ken is changed to a girl.
March 22 at 05:21 EST .

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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
   March 18 at 23:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  He wasn't the only one to serve under Patton, one of Ava's [Gardiner] husbands did, can you guess who?
March 19 at 16:58 EST .

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   StormCnter  You must mean Mickey Rooney, Mei. Artie Shaw didn't serve, I think, and Frank Sinatra was 4-F.
March 21 at 07:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes & it gets ticklish here, one source said he served as a gunner w/Patton's forces but Wiki says he was a late comer to the war and was a radio operator/entertainer. Hate when that happens.
March 21 at 08:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  He did win a medal (maybe a Bronze Star? ) and I don't think you get medals for singing and dancing, Mei.
March 21 at 10:49 EST .

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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  In the role that he was born to play, Jack Black practically soars as a washed-up loser, booted out of his own hard rock band, who seizes for himself a second lease on life by posing as a substitute teacher. Yes, I speak of 'School of Rock', one of the sleeper films of 2003. What is the name of Jack Black's excitable and rather unprincipled character in this risible cinematic treat?
   March 18 at 04:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  Dewey Finn

"Richard Linklater expertly directs this film that features largely a cast of pre-teens, many of them with little to no acting experience (but with plenty of musical talent ). Somehow, he manages to bring out their hidden acting talents, meshing them with Jack Black, who seems almost constantly energized. Also appearing are Joan Cusack, the stiff but sympathetic school principal, and Sarah Silverman, Dewey Finn's nemesis. Both are very good"!
March 19 at 20:09 EST .

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   MeiDei posted on Jokes  A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to the town of Miltown Malbay, in County Clare, to get
him to paint their likenesses.
One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude. This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, and she was willing to pay up to $10,000.
Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife. They talked much about the Rightness and Wrongness of it. It was hard to make the decision but finally his wife agreed, on one condition.
In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus," he said "The wife says it's okay. "I'll paint you in the nude all right; but I have to at least leave me socks on, so I have a place to wipe me brushes"
Gotta love the Irish................
HAPPY ST. PADDY DAY!
March 17 at 14:35 EST .

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