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Top Five Best Actors: (Regardless of era)

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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 04:46:23 GMT
Lector says:
D,S, Ok, hang loose with the goose, buddy...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 05:01:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jan 2012 05:02:55 GMT
Lector says:
Ian, Hi. I know what 'his' game is all about. 'He's' a bit of a hit-'n'- run merchant. But that won't do him any good against me. As for you re. "brigand" accusations etc - just watch yer back, eh?! ;-) P.s. I watched the Western; 'Open Range' earlier. Bob Duvall and Kevin Costner were briliant in it. Michael Gambon too. Hang loose with the goose.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 19:44:09 GMT
whom me?
hehe, im more a middle child so i know ur talking bout that guy who is suing everyone...A-hole--big time--dont lose sleep...ooops too late?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 19:46:12 GMT
Also, we both UK and USA both have 4gotten (i have) other nationalities--russian, polish, and chinese--whom dominate some movies--there are movies out there that will boggle the mind - ck out philippines film pls

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 19:47:25 GMT
oooops wrong blog--u know---war movies Apoc-Now is my all time movie i cant watch platoon is boring cause u know what is gonna happen. and the longest day then must be the best with Sean Connery et al.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 01:22:50 GMT
Lector says:
D.S, That's a good point you make there, about certain foreign actors being absent from people's lists. The very talented Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in 'Downfall' should warrant a mention here. Catherine Deneuve too.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 04:43:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2012 05:02:21 GMT
I wonder if that Cat. Den. is not the most beautiful European woman/or Human woman (what other kind is there..hmmm ..4 later) whom has Ever existed--so im biased her favor..i love liza Minnelli but she will only be remembered for her stage performances in the Paladium, yes? (i hve thm on utube(Im 53 yrs ol' and spkng like a pixie hair cut teenager):)...that brings up M Monroe who has a *French video special on *utube narrated BY *Catherine Deneuve--o'course..have to see it and ON UTUBE, THE bio of vivien leigh--nooo best actress list wud OMIT VIVIEN LEIGH pls, Lord, say it aint so--I really really love her--SHE was the consummate mentally ill who surpassed herself--exceeded herself frequently--witness her disposal of any interviewer who Dared cross her--see the bio on utube.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 05:10:45 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Well now Lec and DS now DS do not be afraid to speak out. As regards especially The bedford Incident - marvellous film with a number of famous abnd not so famous americans and foreign actors such as eric portman and martin balsam. This was a very fine film with littlr fault to find anywhere. However it was based on an icident for real which happened during the cold war in the 1960's. I have it here in my Library also believe it was one Donald Sutherlands earliest films. Wonderful film ,cast and acted - Widmark I believve also had a part in bringing the incident to the-screen. We are now on the roller coaster ;-)

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 05:15:27 GMT
I. Buchan says:
small addition perhaps the Bedford Incident could well be termed as a film good enough to be considered worthy for inclusion in the greatest war film

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 18:08:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2012 18:14:18 GMT
eeet eees fun here, no worries, mate as ..say, but ck ou LBuchan and Lector (Hannibal?)

ck out *Vivien Leigh bio*..Im OLD -- not ISH either --OLDDD
--its on ** -- if u need help locating IT just ask any "average" teen to do it for you

You are both God Sent for discussion of movies--Im just actress obsessed while most men...well... are acTOR not acTRESS obsessed much joy, fortune, n health to youse guys

BTW, in USA we use UK men for their voices/accents sound..naughty..*need a job?* Apply from afar..a green card Would Auto.. follow


In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 20:29:55 GMT

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 20:47:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2012 23:09:20 GMT
Hi - sorry have not replied to earlier postings,have been in hospital since Jan 17th.See no reason in plowing through over 200 ,postings so will just comment on the ones outstanding -:
Best War Films....The Longest Day & Battle of Britain
Watched on TV ....Puccini's Opera "TOSCA" - Brilliant
also documentry on the above explaining the music and instruments used to coincide with the scene,included extracts from the opera.Both are a must for all opera lovers.
The Chosen People -: I suggest that R.E.D. reads Romans chapters 9,10 & 11;which if he understands what he reads (very doubtful) he will realise that THE JEWS have always been and always will be GODs' CHOSEN PEOPLE.
Hope you got your biography on INGRED BERGMAN who heads my list of Best Actresses together with Margaret Lockwood,Julie Roberts,plus two from TV -: Penelope Keith and ?? will post my No5 later......Marylyn Monroe is my number5

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 21:10:03 GMT
Am I, myself, sane. Well, I can't speak for myself...but I had thot so. ARE YOU?

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 21:11:31 GMT
its ok mr rhg s-b. Sanity can be a problem on a blog--trolls stroll un restricted. So, I'll just avert my gaze when u speak to me from now on:)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 22:05:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2012 22:17:42 GMT
Lector says:
RHGSB, Sorry to hear that you've been in hospital. Are you ok now?

Two big film choices there, Ronald. I could quite easily watch either anyday.

Re. 'As Time Goes By' The Life of Ingrid Bergman', 1986, biography; Yes, collected it from my local library on Tuesday. It's quite a chunky one though, isn't it?! Only got 200 odd pages to go! But then I do like to take my time reading, only really being able to concentrate and enjoy reading in a very low-noise environment. The photo's in it are ok, but I'd liked to have seen more, especially of her in various films. I was interested to read about the making of Casablanca, 'though the author, Lawrence Leamer doesn't go into it in any great detail, he does give the distinct impression that Bogie was a little in awe of her, as she was the first big star he'd played opposite. It would seem that according to Bogie's publicist on Casablanca, Bob William, "...he was kind of smitten with her" - which is completely understandable of course! Apparentlly she like-wise could be star-struck herself though. Also, to make things more difficult, Michael Curtiz, the Director, wouldn't tell her which guy she would end up with either, Victor or Rick, which must have made it even more difficult for her to play the part. I watched her in 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness', 1958, only a little while before Christmas. That one is another particular favourite of mine too. Where are all the great actors these days like Curt Jurgens though? You just don't see that type (Vincent Price is another). Of course that film was the last the marvelous Robert Donat ever made, wasn't it? Who could ever forget him in the wonderful classics; 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' and 'The 39 Steps'?. Anyway, yes, a really enjoyable read so far.

I'm, not very knowledgable about opera, but I could listen to the great Pavarotti any day. I must admit to only really discovering him when he sang for the World Cup, Italia '90, which I watched while in Edinburgh while on short holiday break that Summer. I particularly like the passion of Puccini's operas. Although I'm a big fan of Placido Domingo and Jose Carerras, I do really miss the one and only and truly GREAT Pav' though...

Well I hope you recover soon, Ronald.

Re. 'the mentally disturbed one'. I notice that when I challenge him to answer a question that he doesn't want to answer (for fear of exposing his true nature any further any more that he already has), he just suddenly disappears into the bush. He'll pop up again very soon, thinking his little 'smoke grenade' has concealed his previous conduct - it hasn't! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:03:40 GMT
I most definately am sane - but judging by you childish last post i questioned whether you are,or are you just fooling about??

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:10:56 GMT
I entirely agree with you.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:20:31 GMT
Suit yourself -as I will ignore your childish postings.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:32:16 GMT
Thanks for you kind message,am on the mend but have to have a couple of weeks rest after the operation.
Did i mention to you that Time/Warner were planning a sequal to Casablanca;the script was written but they decided against filming.The script however was published in book form,appropiatly named "As Time Goes By" - an excellent book,part of which is based on fact (circa WW2) won't say any more or it will spoil it for you.Let me know if you need further details etc....................R

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:26:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2012 00:28:48 GMT
Lector says:
Ronald, Hi again. Well it's good to know that you are on the mend.

Yes, you did mention about the sequel to Casablanca. I'm afraid that l always cringe a bit when sequels are mentioned, as I hate the possibility that if they are rubbish they might kind of almost contaminate the original story, if you see what I mean? But as you are a huge fan, and like the book of the same name yourself, I hope to get to read it sometime. So yes please, I'd appreciate the details. Thanks.

Also, I'm fascinated by the real-life stories of the other cast members in Casablanca, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Trudy Berliner, Dina Smirnova and Madelaine LeBeau in particular. I like the way the author of the I. Bergman book, L. Leamer, mentions in relation to the film on page 81, para 2, about; "Each one of these roles, then, was touched with a vraisemblance unusual in Hollywood films. It was as if in Gone With the Wind Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable had lived through the Civil War and the black actors had themselves once been slaves." Very well put indeed by him, I thought.

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Lector.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:31:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2012 00:36:13 GMT
Lector says:
Ronald, I know exactly what you are saying, but if you read his reviews THEY are actually quite coherent - believe it or not! ;-) I could almost believe it was a different person entirely - which it might well be anyway! ;-)

Well I'm off to read a bit more of the book before I get some sack-time.

Ni, night.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:43:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2012 00:44:25 GMT
Hi Lector .....The sequal is appropiatly named "As Time Goes By",
written by Michael Walsh,ISBN No..0 316 64804 3
Published in UK 1998 by Little,Brown & Co.
You will i'm certain,enjoy it.As i mentioned before,part of it is based on fact (circa WW2").Will say no more about it as i don't want to spoil it for you.I rate it a 5 Star read.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 01:28:08 GMT
lets bury hatchett u meant someone not a grudge match person.:)

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 01:30:12 GMT
oh well, im out of my depth, so you'all keep talking...ty again.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 05:14:56 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Hello DS- THANK YOU! and without reading any following posts subsequent to yours. I take your comments as a compliment and not a 'complaint' ;-) . Vivien Leigh was very famous and well known 'in her time' and although rarely mentioned nowadays was in her time one of the most beautiful and feminine of all women. Without diving into her colourful personal life Lady Olivier was a complex person and a very fine actress who was rewarded with a couple Oscars. All this I'm sure you know and therefore there will be little point in my continuance in her subjectively. Thank you for the offer of the position and Green Card however as I feel I am possibly the ' father of the house' in this Forum as well as a couple others there may be little point although still looking young ;-) You are possibly looking into a mirror of a Typically Very English Accent you will find that I have anything but that Typically English Voice - indeed you will find instead a very deep, gravelly Scots Highland accent even though I have spent 75% of my life very happily in England. On these forums is where I find the most nationalistic and angry people of whom very few would repeat the same face to face. Whether in other countries or other parts of England and the UK mostly people are nice and well mannered - then you come to forums and some just degenerate to neanderthal actions and bragging. You seem to be a rather nice man /young man. We will always keep learning until the day we die therefore all of us should think along those lines and NOT ONE OF US' can claim to know everything. Lec may have the English Accent that you seek and he is a Gentleman - wellllllll to most of us ( EH LEC) take care David and keep healthy IB
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