Samstag, 31. März 2012
Donnerstag, 29. März 2012
First we have The Razor's Edge (1946) which I just happenstance to see a few weeks ago. Irene was kind of enough to post about this film and let me know how good it was. I saw it for myself and she was right, it was amazing. Loaded with an all-star cast in Gene, Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Lucile Watson, Herbert Marshall, Elsa Lanchester and John Payne. Gene's character Isabel is not an easy person to like. She is quite mean and does some questionable things. But Gene delivers a solid performance. I can't wait to see this film again.
So there you have it, my little post on the sadly small amount of Gene Tierney films I have seen. Maybe by next year this time, I will come back and will have watched a few more.
Mittwoch, 28. März 2012
|~ Henry (Don Ameche) reporting to His Excellency (Laird Cregar) ~|
|~ I am really a bit uneasy with her hairstyle here.. ~|
|~ Eugene Pallette and Marjorie Main as loving Martha's parents. (gee.. I love this cast!) ~|
|~ gorgeous in Technicolor.. ~|
Mittwoch, 21. März 2012
|~ Dean Martin and Gene Tierney ~|
The film is based on the very successful play by Lillian Hellman. If you watch out you might spot in this film Joe Grey in a bar as an uncredited extra. He was a good friend of (and for a long time a double for) Dean Martin. They appeared together in about 16 films. Joe Grey also was a friend of Frank Sinatra - together they appeared in 10 of Sinatra's films.
|~ Dean Martin and Yvette Mimieux ~|
|~ Frank Silvera and Gene Tierney ~|
|~ Dean Martin, Wendy Hiller (like me he loves her!! ..) - and Geraldine Page ~|
|~ Geraldine Page and Dean Martin.|
this is from an amazingly done scene - it's all in the looks.. ~
Montag, 19. März 2012
I had written a nice little post about Gene Tierney. Well just some facts about her and for whatever reason Blogger was acting crappy and showed everything I wrote in highlights. I tried to edit it and it kept coming up as the same horrid typeface. Irked me big time. And I was getting tired and cranky because it wouldn't let me do what I wanted to do. So I said forget it and just thought about winging it. Just doing a post on why I love Gene Tierney. So here goes. Now while I may not have seen a lot of her movies, the ones I have seen, she is amazing. And I'm not just talking about her physical beauty, which is stunning to say the least. But her acting ability was never given a fair shake I think. To those who think Gene can't act, I say check her out in The Razor's Edge (which I finally saw for the very first time a few weeks ago) or Leave Her To Heaven (which I think is the first time I saw Gene in a film...back during the AMC days when I was watching and recording everything on VHS). Oh and let's not forget about The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. This may be my favorite performance of Gene. She is determined and very witty. I love her in this film. I know some classic film and star fans may not put Gene in the upper tier rankings with Bette, Katharine, Ingrid or others but I do think she can be mentioned in the company of those aforementioned women. Well I will talk about her. And let everyone know she is one of my favorites. Ok, that's my little post about Gene. Like I said nothing too fancy just something I wanted to say. Thanks for listening. And on with the show!
Freitag, 9. März 2012
Donnerstag, 8. März 2012
Mittwoch, 7. März 2012
|~ just a marvellous cast - here in the 1918 party scene:|
Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, Herbert Marshall, Clifton Webb, Anne Baxter and Lucile Watson as Isabel's mother~
|~ Best supporting actress 1947: Anne Baxter in THE RAZOR'S EDGE ~|
Another very moving scene is done by Clifton Webb - who is of course as snobbish as ever - but in the end he has a scene in which you really can feel sorry for his character..
Donnerstag, 1. März 2012
|~ making a few calls -next in line here: Don Ameche ~|
|~ going through the script - though THE SHOW is pretty much ad-lib.. ~|
|~ getting ready to go - with a little help of Vincent Price ~|
|~ waiting for her cue.. - and looking just fabulous! ~|
|~ Gene Tierney, Ladies & Gentlemen!! ~|