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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Contributing Editor: MARKMYWORD


CONTRIBUTIONS: 3 Performers: Harold Lloyd, Mary Pickford, George C. Scott; 1 Behind the Scenes Operator: Don't Know...F.W. MURNAU?; 1 Favorites List: MarkMyWord's FAVORITE FILMS BY DECADE;

E-MAIL CONTACT: mark.my.word@diamondnet.us

WEB SITE: I don't have one, but it sounds like fun.


BIRTHDAY: October 17


INTERESTS: History, trivia, barefoot hiking, sports and (what else?) MOVIES!

All About Eve (1950)WHAT MAKES A MOVIE A CLASSIC: A classic film is one that can stand the test of time, providing entertainment and enlightenment generations after it was filmed. Its appeal must be more than mere historical significance or trivia associated with it. A classic film may also be an outstanding example of what made a particular cinematic era tick.

MOVIE MEMORABILIA: I have very little memorabilia so far. My prize possession would be a circa 1935 German cigarette card of Greta Garbo.

PERFORMERS MET: Mickey Carroll, one of the original Munchkins.

Grand Hotel (1932)FAVORITE MOVIES: All About Eve (1950), The Godfather (1972), Grand Hotel (1932), 12 Angry Men (1957), Duck Soup (1933), etc.

FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES: ACTORS: Harold Lloyd, The Marx Brothers, Melvyn Douglas, Clark Gable, George C. Scott, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Wayne (modern: Gene Hackman, David Straithorn)
ACTRESSES: Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn (modern: Judi Dench, Gwyneth Paltrow, Audrey Tatou)

TESTIMONY: One reason I love classic movies is that they capture a long-past time, place and state of mind probably better than any other means. They are also comforting, like old friends who never change, even when some of their ideals are out of style.

*Contributed by: "MarkMyWord" Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 / 21:55:23 PST

 Movie stills displayed: All About Eve (1950), Grand Hotel (1932)

Updated: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 / 09:38:52 PST