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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Contributing Editor: MISKA

Judy Garland
CONTRIBUTIONS: 2 Performers: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly
1 Favorites List: Miska's TEN FILMS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE


LOCATION: Florida, U.S.A.

BIRTHDAY: October 26


INTERESTS: Playing piano, classic movies (!), singing, acting, surfing the Net, dancing (whenever I'm inspired to do so by a Gene Kelly movie!), and of course the normal 'teenage' stuff :-)

MOVIE MEMORABILIA: A few books and posters :-)

FAVORITE MOVIES: I'll try to keep this as short as I can: All Rodgers and Hammerstein films, West Side Story (1961), Guys and Dolls (1955), The Music Man (1962), The Wizard of Oz (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939)All Judy Garland films {except for The Pirate 1948)}, Annie Get Your Gun (1950) (but I love it more for the music than anything else), Casablanca (1942), Gone with the Wind (1939), On the Waterfront (1954), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Little Women {the one with June Allyson (1949)}, Cleopatra (1963), Ben-Hur (1959), Spartacus (1960), The Ten Commandments (1956), Anastasia (1956), Singin' in the Rain (1952), On the Town (1949), Gypsy (1962), Can-Can (1960), The Robe (1953), To Have and Have Not (1944), The African Queen (1951), It Happened One Night (1934), My Fair Lady (1964), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Roman Holiday (1953)....

Singin' in the Rain (1952)FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES: Judy Garland (I simply adore her!), Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Jones, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Deborah Kerr, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Mickey Rooney, Rex Harrison, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Burton, Marlon Brando, and a few Broadway stars: Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Robert Preston.

TESTIMONY: There are two types of people: People who watch movies, and people who feel movies. To properly appreciate a classic movie, you really have to feel it. At their best, there's a depth and power in them that modern movies just don't have. And at their very worst, they're harmless, enjoyable, entertainment. The ones that are most revered today have stood the test of time and of countless generations, and it's up to us to make sure that they're around for countless more generations. As long as people love to watch great movies, these movies will endure. Oh, maybe not in the very foreground, but they'll be there.

*Contributed by: "Miska" Date: Wed, May 9 2001 / 14:21:53 PST

This contributor is represented by a photo of Judy Garland.

Movie stills displayed: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Updated: Sat, Sept 17 2005