*LeRoy, and OMG, The Bad Seed is one of the best films of the 50's.
Sadly, I no longer have cable. No TCM for me. Sniff. Props on this post, though.
The Bad Seed caused me to have many nightmares when I was a little girl.
But the Wizard Of Oz scared me to death too so I guess I'm no great judge of scary movies.
i was thinkin about 'the bad seed' during that earlier post that it's mark mitchell posted of the woman in the couture.. i was hearing patty mccormick's voice in my head saying ' gimme those shoes.. gimme those SHOES ! '
1)I'm not a Ted Turner fan, but he has one helluva classic movies channel.
2)Norma Shearer is both wonderful AND awful...maybe it's the eye thing.
3)The Bad Seed ROCKS! And the DVD is great 'cause you get commentary from the Bad Seed herself, Patty McCormack and ultimate fan Charles Busch.
4)The Wizard of Oz IS scary. I would say they should have given the best supporting actress Oscar to Margaret Hamilton that year, but there's about 10 actresses in The Women who deserve it as well...PLUS, Hattie McDaniel is pretty fucking amazing in GWTW and manages to make a stereotype come to life.
Finally. A Freaky Friday post I can relate to...all that talk about water bottles, parking and traffic was starting to get to me...
I *love* Norma Shearer - I've always found the squint kind of human and charming in such a beautiful face. The costumes are by Adrian. They used to call the white satin sheaths he designed for Norma Shearer 'Norma's nightgowns' - she wore one in most of her films once he started doing her costuming, and always (visibly) without underwear.
Dave Kehr's review of it is the best thing he's written in weeks.
Going home, watching Divorcee and mixing up some martinis sounds sooooo good right now...only four more hours of work left.
You should post all the damn time.
I'm still waiting for UPS to deliver my copy. The TCM Documentary is worth the price alone.
Three on a Match is brutally awesome.
Carollani, you have a Hannah Montana sticker on your Razr...please don't force me to use the tired line involving the "Canadian" kettle...
and gay is the new black.
Female with Ruth Chatterton is fascinating too.
Hollywood fun fact: Lionel Barrymore, better known as mean Mr. Potter in "It's a Wonderful Life," won an Oscar for his intense overacting as the lawyer in "A Free Soul."
@12 - no, black is the new gay.
Gay was the new black last week.
I thought bitch was the new black.
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