"The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" ... Bogart, Shakespeare, The Maltese Falcon, Those Great Movies

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Can You Describe A Movie In One Short Phrase?

In this game, you must describe each movie in a short phrase, no longer than 6 words (I just picked that number out of the air).  All are classics with their remakes ... some are not exactly remakes but films about the same story.  You don't have to judge which is better, but you can if you want to.  It should be a little challenging and interesting to see what you can say in a few words ...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Fredric March and Fredric March
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Spencer Tracy and Spencer Tracy
Mutiny on the Bounty
Clark Gable and Charles Laughton
Mutiny on the Bounty
Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard

The Fly
David Hedison
The Fly
Jeff Goldblum
The Thing From Another World
James Arness
The Thing
Kurt Russell
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas
Wyatt Earp
Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid
Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blogathon For The Cure ... What Happened To His Moustache!?

Bette of Bette's Classic Movie Blog,  http://www.bettesmovieblog.blogspot.com/ is sponsoring a blogathon for a group called Movember, striving for the education and research of prostate and other cancers in men.  Every November, men grow moustaches in support of the cause, and Bette decided to advertise this worthy venture with a blogathon about classic stars with moustaches.  Click on her link above to find other participants and more information about Movember.  Also, click on this link if you would like to make a donation for the cause:  http://us.movember.com/donate/   I wanted to participate, and decided to try to find pictures of famous moustached stars without their moustaches ... some still look great, others not so much.  See what you think ...

George Brent -- doesn't need a moustache to look great!

Love this one -- somebody managed to make handsome, distinguished
 Basil Rathbone look terrible with no moustache and a bad toupee in
"Tower of London" ...  Plus, we get a bonus pic of Boris without hair!

Errol Flynn in "The Prince and the Pauper" ...
well, really, does he ever look less than gorgeous?

John Barrymore, the Great Profile doesn't need his moustache to look great!

William Powell in "Love Crazy" ... much better with a moustache ...
However, it would be a definite handicap here!

Clark Gable in "Night Nurse" ... still imposing without the
 lip brush ... boy, Barbara Stanwyck isn't afraid of anybody!

Vincent Price in "The Mad Magician" ... he may be crazy,
but he is just as distinguished and handsome ...
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ... what a cutie, with or without!

I tried and failed to find a picture of David Niven without a moustache, even in his very young years ... I think he must have been born with it!

ADDENDUM:  OOPS!  FlickChick reminded me of David Niven in Wuthering Heights, sans moustache!  So here he is, looking a little stunned (maybe he just got it waxed off), but just as handsome as ever!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That Special Day When Turkeys Hope Your Family Serves Ham ...

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!  Here are a couple of funnies to get you into the spirit ...

Yuck, yuck, yuck ...

Boy, I LOVE Maxine!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ClassicBecky Nests In Her Treehouse

Now isn't this more elegant than typing on a keyboard in
sweatshirt and pajama pants?  Slower, but more elegant!

To my Faithful Readers:  I take my pen in hand to tell you that I am back from my offline adventures, happy to be rejoining all of you in cyberland.  I couldn't help but think of a favorite movie, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.  I don't look like anything like Cary Grant (thank heaven, since I'm a girl), and I don't have Mr. Blandings' apparently unlimited financial resources, but my experience has been similar.  I've spent the last couple of weeks selling a house, moving and making a new nest for myself.  It has been a move with some unusual complications (that really means it has been the lowest pit of hell), but I can at last say over and out to all the twists and turns in selling my house and finding my new apartment. I love it!  I'm up on the top floor of the building and feel like I'm living in the treetops.  Tall ceilings and huge windows -- it's just my style!  I sure look forward to doing some writing, and I will be lurking around your blogs and commenting on all of your work ...  one of my favorite occupations.  I'm glad to be reconnected while I finish feathering my new nest.