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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  1988 movie (twist )
This is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Here Dr Watson is the ace detective and has been using an actor to play the part Holmes. Holmes is a drunken actor and gets on Watson's nerves. When Watson tries to go it alone, he doesn't have much success, so he is forced to let Holmes take all the credit once more. Movie - actors?

   Yesterday at 17:29 EST .

   GO3  Michael Caine and Alan Rickman.
Yesterday at 22:30 EST .

   MeiDei  Michael Caine yes, but not Alan. (I see why you'd think so )
Yesterday at 23:51 EST .

   GO3  Oops. Ben Kingsley.
Yesterday at 01:48 EST .

   MeiDei  Yes on Ben, the movie is "Without a Clue" can see it on:
23 hours ago .

   MeiDei  For some reason I can't open the link to watch, suggesting I shut down & try again later ... so disappointing as the comments say it's a funny movie. Even tried a different link - no luck w/Google Chrome today, I keep having to log out & log back in to post on this site - but nowhere else.
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Finally! I was able to watch this one, full screen ..... it was worth it!
3 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  At the risk of running "Rebecca" into the ground, I came across a 1979 version starring Jeremy Brett --- I'll post only the first of several continuous you tube sessions (the rest follow in order without having to resubmit the next in series ). I have to say that this is my favorite version among the two already discussed. What say you?

Yesterday at 15:05 EST .

   MeiDei  well I tested it & it didn't go to the next installment so if you're interested either ask here or hit the upper left side of the frame to go to you tube directly & search for the next one on the right side bar. Funny how sometimes these work and then don't.
Yesterday at 15:19 EST .

   HopeandGlory  I think this one is with Joanna David as Rebecca.
Yesterday at 15:56 EST .

   MeiDei  Yes it is, Anna Massey is Mrs. Danvers - excellent casting. i just hit the title &episode in the upper left corner (rather than the arrow ) and the series proceeds automatically. IMHO Jeremy Brett always exceeded in whatever role he had.
Yesterday at 17:37 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  As written in IMDb:
"Given his aristocratic bearing, perfect diction and resounding bass voice, it's not hard to believe that he was an experienced Shakespearean stage actor. It's quite rather harder to believe that he was born in Brooklyn, not London, but that's where he was from. An extremely well-educated man--Phi Beta Kappa, a Master's degree in French and a Ph.D in theater- starred in many stage, big & small screen productions." Can you name him?

   Saturday at 09:13 EST .

   MeiDei  My apologies to Arnold Moss - I should have included his appearances in some well known films as well as including a clip of him speaking - what resonance.
21 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Just watched the ad for the movie "The Mountain Between Us" - it opens 10/6, here's the trailer:

Saturday at 08:21 EST .

   Gram77  Just bought the book.
Saturday at 08:56 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  Here are the costumes for Rebecca that were up for consideration - thankfully they didn't pass.

Friday at 21:01 EST .

   MeiDei  One of JF's screen tests immediately followed the above. I looked for a compilation of screen tests - they come in set - for sale.
Friday at 21:04 EST .

   MeiDei  Found Vivien's screen test here:
Friday at 22:49 EST .

   Richdet  Thank you for posting the Leigh screen test. All the more so because YouTube shows the Joan Fontaine test immediately after, so you can compare. Couple of observations:

Interesting that Larry O participated in Vivien's (initial? ) test, but apparently not Joan's. She is fed lines off camera by some anonymous person, but still manages to be way more effective than Leigh, who seems basically okay/competent in the part. Fontaine seems to "get" her character at a deeper level, all on her own.

That said, I noticed a remark on YouTube that Fontaine keenly felt Olivier's annoyance at her casting all during the movie, and Hitchcock fed that insecurity. So on some level, the absent Vivien Leigh loomed over the production much like "Rebecca," and Hitchcock functioned as Mrs. Danvers, reminding Fontaine that Larry was not happy with her. Looked at that way, wiley Hitchcock fostered an atmosphere that helped Fontaine relate to her character's situation, certainly enhancing her work.
Saturday at 09:30 EST .

   MeiDei  A few times during Viv's screen test I saw the makings of Scarlett O'Hara emerge.
Saturday at 10:59 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2009 drama
Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. Is there anywhere he can turn?

   Friday at 09:54 EST .

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   Gram77  I think that is Danny Divito on the right. Don't know the other fella or the movie. Sounds like it would be good though.
Friday at 11:11 EST .

   MeiDei  That is Danny. I got turned off because of the main character's shortcomings, I couldn't find anything commendable about him, but critics called it a comedy and raved about it. I watched the PBS version of "Rebecca" w/Charles Dance & Diana Rigg instead : )
Friday at 11:32 EST .

   MeiDei  ...and Amelia Fox as the 2nd Mrs. de Winter.
Friday at 14:26 EST .

   MeiDei  Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, in "Solitary Man"
Friday at 23:07 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  John Wayne & friends celebrate America
September 22 at 09:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  How many patriots could you name?
Friday at 20:04 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Main Page The Lobby  Space X CRS-12: Falcon 9 launch & landing, 14 August 2017 nice!

September 21 at 21:23 EST .

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   MeiDei posted on Music  The theme from The Godfather
September 21 at 18:04 EST .

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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  1950 acton/adventure movie,

During the 1880s in India, a young orphan is employed by Mahbub Ali, an English spy who masquerades as a horse trader. He meets a Tibetan lama and agrees to help him find a sacred river. When it is discovered that he has British ancestry in his blood, from his father, he is sent to school. During summer break Ali is convinced that the boy has the makings of a great spy because of his familiarity with Indian life & his ability to pass as an Indian child. He is put in the care of a special tutor where he quickly learns techniques to master. Now educated and trained, he has a lot of responsibility thrust upon him as a spy for the British in an attempt to thwart revolution & an invasion of India backed by the Russians.

   September 21 at 17:45 EST .

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   Gram77  This took some time but I think this is Kim with Dean Stockwell and Errol Flynn.
September 21 at 21:08 EST .

 1 person like this.

   MeiDei  Right you are. The fellow in the middle is Cecil Kellaway. I watched this one earlier today - not a bad movie.
September 21 at 21:48 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  The last of the one word titles w/one letter changed:
September 21 at 17:09 EST .

   1 person like this.

   GO3  Grease
September 21 at 23:08 EST .

   MeiDei  Well done GO3.
hint: #3 Will Smith & Kevin James
#5 Tom Hanks
September 22 at 00:05 EST .

   StormCnter  "Hitch" and "Big"
September 22 at 05:44 EST .

   MeiDei  Finished off nicely by Storm.
Friday at 10:06 EST .

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