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Posted: 2/1/08 at 4:30am
I recorded this a day or two ago but, for some reason, it cut off and we didn't see the last few minutes.

If you're familiar with the movie, does it end with Charlotte and Jerry in the library, by the window? It looks like they were going to kiss, but we dunno.

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re: NOW, VOYAGER#2
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:23am
Nothing much. Only one of the most famous lines in film history, accompanied by one of the most famous music scores in film history... in one of the most famous endings in film history.

"Jerry don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-KGiwGn1d8

(...and next time, use the TCM Thread!)
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#2
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:23am
Yeah--but I think they step out onto the balcony for a smoke...

"Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars"

EDIT: You beat me to it! LOL

And how good is Gladys Cooper?


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re: NOW, VOYAGER#3
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:26am
I love how romantic that ending was, "back in the day." It makes me cringe a little now, when he lights two cigarettes and hands her one...

...as if to say, "Here, my darling, have cancer with me."

Heavy sigh.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#4
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:30am
Any time you cut off Bette, whether accidentally or not, it is grounds for a revocation of your gay card.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#5
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:34am
"Dora, I suspect you're a treasure!"

(One of my favorite lines EVER!)
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#6
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:34am
I know--I also think it's weird watching people offer cigarettes at parties like a drink...Have a petit four and a Pall Mall!

But who doesn't love those huge lighters and silver cigarette cases?

Plus it's sexy for a man to light a woman's cigarette I think..especially if it's Crawford or Dietrich--strong women who tend to dominate their men.

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re: NOW, VOYAGER#7
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:35am
Gladys is so brilliant!!! My favorite performance in that film, and that's saying a LOT.

I wonder what the mondern-day equivalent of that last "romantic" gesture would be, if they dared to do a remake. Sharing needles??? It's just kinda awkwardly, anachronistically gross. But in such a kind and loving way.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#8
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:37am
That double lighting thing he does is one of the most famous bits in film.
And I read he completely improvised it. Not that it's so amazing that he came up with it, but that something so random and inconsequential can become so influential.
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Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:39am
Well, he does it twice in the film. So, maybe once it was improvised.

And yes, I agree it's romantic and a classic. I'm just having fun with how "dated" it is.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#10
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:42am
Hm, best12--the spaghetti scene from LADY AND THE TRAMP is pretty famous too

Now men and women seem to fight each other alot--like in screwball comedies.

Or have a baby together...or enter a dance contest

And if you had cut off Bette while she was still alive, you'd lose alot more than your gay card.

I loved Jan Hooks' impression: "Wallace BEERY sent me a dead owl."
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#11
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:45am
"the spaghetti scene from LADY AND THE TRAMP is pretty famous too"

Are you gonna tell me that was improvised too?

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re: NOW, VOYAGER#12
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:47am
"Homer, most cartoons aren't done live. It puts a terrible strain on the animator's wrist."

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re: NOW, VOYAGER#13
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:48am
LOL!

Here, lildogs, share a meatball with me.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#14
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:53am
This is not the first time I've been asked that.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#15
Posted: 2/1/08 at 9:58am
Yes, but did they light it first?
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#16
Posted: 2/1/08 at 10:11am
You can't have an open flame near poppers...geez this thread degenerates fast!

Poor Charlotte.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#17
Posted: 2/1/08 at 10:25am
Henreid may have improvised the lighting of the cigarettes on set, but it is also specifically mentioned in the novel that he does this for her.

A very interesting book, by the way. It was recently republished. Some significant changes.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#18
Posted: 2/1/08 at 10:31am
My tape of Citizen Kane ended abruptly. What's this about his rosebud?
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#19
Posted: 2/1/08 at 10:33am
It's not the rosebud you're accustomed to seeing. Though they both burn in the end.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#20
Posted: 2/1/08 at 10:40am
"lildogs...I suspect you're a treasure!"
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#21
Posted: 2/1/08 at 11:21am
we watched this on TCM last night. Steve had never seen it (and yes I revoc ked his gay card for a week).

It truly is magical watching it with someone who has never seen it.

I love that movie.....
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#22
Posted: 2/1/08 at 11:54am
One of Gladys Cooper's nicest moments is when BD comes home and tells her that she is not going to control her life. BD is offscreen and Gladys is seen from the back slowly tapping her finger against the bedpost. Very nice touch.

And any moment of the "treasure" Mary Wickes; "what next, Queen Elizabeth?"

Once Mom dies, Dora vanishes. I'd have thought Charlotte would offer her a job at the clinic.
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#23
Posted: 2/1/08 at 11:59am
ANY Mary Wickes moment....now that's fflagg's here, can we talk about Thelma Ritter?
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re: NOW, VOYAGER#24
Posted: 2/1/08 at 1:02pm
I also love Claude Raines in this movie - the man was an amazing character actor. Did he ever do a bad movie? From his varied roles in Casablanca, Robin Hood, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington he showed he was one of the most versatile actors at the time.
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