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  Shelby, you're right. When great old films are remade, it very
often seems as though the remakes just don't stand up. I'm trying to
think of an example, but my memory fails. Oh, well....


I can't say that I have been a big Jennifer Jones fan, but I remember
seeing Sister Carrie years ago on TV and I liked it. I think I read
the Dreiser novel in school.


Take care!


-JoAnn Smiley Happy





Hi JoAnn,




 





       
 It was those movies that I mentioned where JENNIFER JONES
was at her best.  Although she won the academy award for
the film GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE where she played the teacher.  


 





       I
probably liked that film only because she reminded
me of Miss Ethel Royster, who taught generations of Children, at
"Asbury Park High", where I attended high
school.   Miss Royster was my favorite teacher, and no
one could figure out how old she was, but she brought Ancient
History alive, and she was also my "Home Room" Teacher!





 





    
The name of the other movie I
saw was "CARRIE".  I think "SISTER
CARRIE" was the name of the book, and it was LAURENCE
OLIVIER who made that movie a winner in my eyes!!




 





    
 LANA TURNER, RITA HAYWORTH, were those glamerous film
stars we loved to see.  However, when it came to
acting I enjoyed  BETTE DAVIS & JOAN CRAWFORD,
VIVIAN LEIGH, INGRID BERGMAN.    I’m sure there
were others too, that I’m not including at the
moment!   
 
 I had better get
ready to go out now.  Talk to you later!   Shelby



 

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  Hi JoAnn,




  




     
 That is coincidental, for it's the Original 'GOODBYE MR
CHIPS' that I was speaking about.  I love the originals far
better than the remakes on most films!   Don't
you??   


 




     
INGRID BERGMAN was naturally beautiful in those years, as was
JENNIFER JONES.  Do you remember the movie PORTRAIT OF
JENNIE, with JENNIFER JONES, and JOSEPH COTTON?   Then
there was DUEL IN THE SUN, which was my biggest turn on movie,
with JENNIFER JONES, GREGORY PECK and JOSEPH
COTTON.  Gregory Peck was handsome then, and I
cried at the end of both those movies!


 




     Then
there was 1952, WILLIAM WEILER's "CARRIE" with 
JENNIFER JONES and the great LAURENCE OLIVIER, and he was
excellent in that role!   Shelby


 





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Portrait of Jennie (1948)


  
"Portrait Of Jennie" continues to be my
all-time favorite romance story, ... For me, as with others,
this movie was a haunting one: a film that moves me ...

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Carrie by William Wyler on DVD starring
Laurence Olivier, Jennifer
...
Fine screen adaptation of Theodore
Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" stars
Jennifer Jones as the small town girl who moves
to the big city with dreams of fame and ...



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  Shelby, you're right. When great old films are remade, it very
often seems as though the remakes just don't stand up. I'm trying to
think of an example, but my memory fails. Oh, well....


I can't say that I have been a big Jennifer Jones fan, but I remember
seeing Sister Carrie years ago on TV and I liked it. I think I read
the Dreiser novel in school.


Take care!


-JoAnn Smiley Happy

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  Hi Shelby, I just saw "Goodbye Mr. Chips" - the
original. It was great. And, last night on Turner Classic Movies, they
were featuring Ingrid Bergman and they showed Casablanca and
Intermezzo - great ones!


Thanks again for your suggestions!


JoAnn Smiley Happy




  Hi JoAnn,




  




     
 That is coincidental, for it's the Original 'GOODBYE MR
CHIPS' that I was speaking about.  I love the originals far
better than the remakes on most films!   Don't
you??   


 




     
INGRID BERGMAN was naturally beautiful in those years, as was
JENNIFER JONES.  Do you remember the movie PORTRAIT OF
JENNIE, with JENNIFER JONES, and JOSEPH COTTON?   Then
there was DUEL IN THE SUN, which was my biggest turn on movie,
with JENNIFER JONES, GREGORY PECK and JOSEPH
COTTON.  Gregory Peck was handsome then, and I
cried at the end of both those movies!


 




     Then
there was 1952, WILLIAM WEILER's "CARRIE" with 
JENNIFER JONES and the great LAURENCE OLIVIER, and he was
excellent in that role!   Shelby


 





www.imdb.com/title/tt0040705/">
Portrait of Jennie (1948)


  
"Portrait Of Jennie" continues to be my
all-time favorite romance story, ... For me, as with others,
this movie was a haunting one: a film that moves me ...

www.imdb.com/title/tt0040705/ - 54k


 



www.moviesunlimited.com/musite/product.asp?sku=D62034">

Carrie by William Wyler on DVD starring
Laurence Olivier, Jennifer
...
Fine screen adaptation of Theodore
Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" stars
Jennifer Jones as the small town girl who moves
to the big city with dreams of fame and ...



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  Hi Again JoAnn,


 




    I’m
glad to warn, but I have to say, that, even though those
movies were twisted, if my memory serves me
right, I do not remember them to be sensually
graphic, or perhaps that wasn’t why I liked them, or
remembered them.  I think it was because they were so offbeat!


 




  Now, on to other small
movies that I enjoyed.  Remember GOODBYE MR CHIPS, now that
is an oldier but goodie.  Then too, in a previous post,
I forgot to add, NOTES TO A SCANDEL, you see I love JUDI
DENCH. 


 


 
    Then too,
there was an ANTHONY HOPKINS FILM called REMAINS OF THE DAY, and I
thought this movie was soooo well acted, because the acting was oh
soooo subtile, but so very effective!


 




   Then there was a
liittle known MICHAEL DOUGLAS film called FALLING DOWN, and I
thought his acting was terrific in that movie, yet it wasn’t
very popular, nor expensive to make!


 




    Then there
were futuristic which  I enjoyed 1984,, GATTACA and "THE
TIME MACHINE!   Now, do you consider those small
movies?  Shelby


  Hi Shelby, I just saw "Goodbye Mr. Chips" - the
original. It was great. And, last night on Turner Classic Movies, they
were featuring Ingrid Bergman and they showed Casablanca and
Intermezzo - great ones!


Thanks again for your suggestions!


JoAnn Smiley Happy

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Hi Shelby , thanks for the warning about those movies! It's good
to know these things rather than be surprised (or shocked).  -JoAnn  Smiley Happy


 


 


 




  Hi Again JoAnn,


 




    I’m
glad to warn, but I have to say, that, even though those
movies were twisted, if my memory serves me
right, I do not remember them to be sensually
graphic, or perhaps that wasn’t why I liked them, or
remembered them.  I think it was because they were so offbeat!


 




  Now, on to other small
movies that I enjoyed.  Remember GOODBYE MR CHIPS, now that
is an oldier but goodie.  Then too, in a previous post,
I forgot to add, NOTES TO A SCANDEL, you see I love JUDI
DENCH. 


 


 
    Then too,
there was an ANTHONY HOPKINS FILM called REMAINS OF THE DAY, and I
thought this movie was soooo well acted, because the acting was oh
soooo subtile, but so very effective!


 




   Then there was a
liittle known MICHAEL DOUGLAS film called FALLING DOWN, and I
thought his acting was terrific in that movie, yet it wasn’t
very popular, nor expensive to make!


 




    Then there
were futuristic which  I enjoyed 1984,, GATTACA and "THE
TIME MACHINE!   Now, do you consider those small
movies?  Shelby

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  Hi JoAnn,


 





   THE SECRETARY,
just  like EATING RAUL is a sick sexual movie, and JAMES
SPADER is very good as his Secretary’s VERY
strange and dominent employer!!!    So you
might want to put that on your Cult Movie list too. 


 





      
As I mentioned, one has to be really broad minded to enjoy
these.   Plus, one can see they are not very expensive
movies to produce, for they are not well made.  It's
their rather twisted plots that add most the interest.  Shelby


Hi Shelby , thanks for the warning about those movies! It's good
to know these things rather than be surprised (or shocked).  -JoAnn  Smiley Happy


 


 


 

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Hi Shelby,   I haven't seen Eating Raul, but will have to
see if I can find it. Thank you!


Harold and Maude is a good old one - they've been showing it on HBO
lately, believe it or not. Love that Cat Stevens music. Thanks
for the recommendations.  


I'm glad you liked the photos of our doggies.


-JoAnn Smiley Happy


 





  Hi JoAnn,


 





   THE SECRETARY,
just  like EATING RAUL is a sick sexual movie, and JAMES
SPADER is very good as his Secretary’s VERY
strange and dominent employer!!!    So you
might want to put that on your Cult Movie list too. 


 





      
As I mentioned, one has to be really broad minded to enjoy
these.   Plus, one can see they are not very expensive
movies to produce, for they are not well made.  It's
their rather twisted plots that add most the interest.  Shelby

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  Hi JoAnn,




  




     I
loved viewing the photos on your profile, because I love animals
too, but can't have dogs or cats where I live.  So those
here adopted this one outside cat, and we all sneak food to
it.  One can find food next to the building or under
cars!  I've snuck in Hamsters!




  




    Unfortunately
our one Art Film Theater, is no longer showing those wonderful
little Films.   I saw LITTLE VOICE on TV, and
absolutely loved it, like you did! 


 I also
remember enjoying Cult movies on TV like:  HAROLD
AND MAUDE, THE SECRETARY, and EATING RAUL, which were well known
Cult films!   One has to be broad minded, or don't see
these fun, sick movies!   So I guess I am
that!.   Shelby


 


 

www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/">
Harold and Maude (1971)


  
 


Directed by Hal Ashby. With Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort,
Vivian Pickles. Young, rich, and obsessed with death,
Harold finds himself changed forever when he
meets ...

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www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/">
Secretary (2002)




 
 

Directed by Steven Shainberg.
With James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies. A young
woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as
a ...


www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/ - 59k -


 








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Eating Raoul
(1982)
  
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Raoul (1982) ...



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Hi Shelby,   I haven't seen Eating Raul, but will have to
see if I can find it. Thank you!


Harold and Maude is a good old one - they've been showing it on HBO
lately, believe it or not. Love that Cat Stevens music. Thanks
for the recommendations.  


I'm glad you liked the photos of our doggies.


-JoAnn Smiley Happy


 

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Shelby, I agree! Those movies you mentioned are great ones,
especially "Little Voice." Loved it.


If you live in a city with a lot of art film houses, you get to see
these, but if not, you have to wait for them to come to cable.


JoAnn




  Hi JoAnn,




  




     I
loved viewing the photos on your profile, because I love animals
too, but can't have dogs or cats where I live.  So those
here adopted this one outside cat, and we all sneak food to
it.  One can find food next to the building or under
cars!  I've snuck in Hamsters!




  




    Unfortunately
our one Art Film Theater, is no longer showing those wonderful
little Films.   I saw LITTLE VOICE on TV, and
absolutely loved it, like you did! 


 I also
remember enjoying Cult movies on TV like:  HAROLD
AND MAUDE, THE SECRETARY, and EATING RAUL, which were well known
Cult films!   One has to be broad minded, or don't see
these fun, sick movies!   So I guess I am
that!.   Shelby


 


 

www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/">
Harold and Maude (1971)


  
 


Directed by Hal Ashby. With Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort,
Vivian Pickles. Young, rich, and obsessed with death,
Harold finds himself changed forever when he
meets ...

www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/ - 55k


 







www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/">
Secretary (2002)




 
 

Directed by Steven Shainberg.
With James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies. A young
woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as
a ...


www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/ - 59k -


 








www.imdb.com/title/tt0083869/">



Eating Raoul
(1982)
  
Movie Connections:. Referenced in Film
Geek (2005) more ... Discuss this title with other
users on IMDb message board for Eating
Raoul (1982) ...



www.imdb.com/title/tt0083869/ -
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  Hi Tim,



 




   I too want to thank
you for starting this great new topic!   Many times I
see smaller movies, and I enjoy those much more than block
busters!  Many don’t remember but MY BIG FAT GREEK
WEDDING started off as a small movie, and then took this country
by storm, even though it had mixed reviews from the Critics! 



 




   Year ago I remember
seeing ANTHONY QUINN, GUILIETTA MASINA and RICHARD BASEHART
 in FELLINI’s LA STRADA, which became one of my
Favorite smaller films!    I
do  prefer most foreign films including this one, in
it’s original language!  



 




   Then there was the
British film  "LITTLE VOICE, with JANE HORROCKS, BRENDA
BLETHYN, and MICHAEL CAINE which was very good very
touching!   I also loved the movie CALENDAR GIRLS, and
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.  What movies they were!!!  WOW.



 




     Another
movie I enjoyed in it’s ORIGINAL LANGUAGE was the very
Original  1978 Version of  "LA CAGE AUX
FOLLES" for it was much more touching due
to better acting or directing than the newer
version!!  


Shelby 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 


 


Shelby, I agree! Those movies you mentioned are great ones,
especially "Little Voice." Loved it.


If you live in a city with a lot of art film houses, you get to see
these, but if not, you have to wait for them to come to cable.


JoAnn

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