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Many Thanks Liam

Postby Lindus Edwards on Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:13 pm

Your posts in this section of the forum come as a breath of fresh air. The Tinsley story had me in stitches.
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Thank you Lindus

Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:55 am

Thank you Lindus. I
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Palomino on Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:20 am

Ok, Ok, I'm Inn a state of happiness to the sixth degree now, but can you tell us , did "This old man" play checkers/draughts?

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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:27 am

Yes indeed, Pal - Chinese Chequers of course. :!:

Regards - Liam.
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Palomino on Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:53 am

LOL, ha,ha,ha, I guess all old men play checkers of one form or another.
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:05 pm

A lovely old movie indeed with Robert Donat. As a collector of movies (over 7,000 to date) I certainly have that one.
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Famous Movies

Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:18 pm

Lindus, Do you have Citizen Kane, one of my favourites:

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Postby kiwinurse on Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:10 pm

The inn of the sixth happiness was my favourite movie when growing up, it touched me deeply
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Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:40 pm

Yes, Jan - a very moving film, especially the ending.
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:18 pm

Yes Liam, I have the movie "Citizen Kane" which is a great favourite of mine. I rated it in the top ten greatest movies of all time in a competition once. I think Orson Welles co-wrote the screenplay with Mankiewicz (unsure of correct spelling).
Gladys Aylward (played by Ingrid Bergman) touched the hearts of all who knew her. Robert Donat, who played the Mandarin, in the movie "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" was one of my all-time favourite actors.
We must initiate a movie trivia section here :lol:
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Postby kiwinurse on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:33 pm

Has anyone seen the latest New Zealand movies, King Kong, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,or the Worlds Fastest Indian
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Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:53 pm

Yes Lindus, I fully agree. :)
Another favourite of mine is James Cagney in White Heat.
"Top of the world Ma! , Top of the world!"

Jan, I'm afraid I haven't seen any of those films you mentioned, but then I do not go to the cinema very often these days.
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:03 pm

Who could ever forget that final scene when "Cody" gets blown up? What a movie. One of the greatest gangster movies ever.
But "Angels with Dirty Faces" with Cagney again will take some beating.
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Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:14 pm

Yes, Cagney was one of the alltime Hollywood greats.
Your mentioning of Robert Donat brings back memories, I believe he was already a sick man when he played the part of the Mandarin, and died not long afterwards. I particularly remember him for his portrayal of Richard Hannay in the 39 Steps. A much better film than the later versions I think.
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Re: Many Thanks Liam

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:31 pm

Yes, Robert Donat looked very ill in his final movie "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness." I believe he died shortly after it was made.
He only made about twenty movies but they were of a high standard with wonderful story lines (unlike most modern movies which depend upon special effects) taken from classics such as "The Count of Monte Cristo."
Donat's portrayal of Richard Hannay was far superior to Kenneth Moore's or Robert Powell's.
In the Robert Powell version I thought the bridge scene looked absurd (they used the magnificent 4th Bridge in the Alfred Hitchcock version as you would know).
I loved Robert Donat in "Goodbye Mr Chips" and the memorable scene when he bids farewell to the students.
Hollywood does not have the great script writers these days and this is clearly evidenced in so many movies nowadays.
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