Classic Film : Your First CFB Thread

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Time for a replay ?

I vote for Dub, btw.

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OK.


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When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.


The following contains some of the facts about the early days of JeffersonCody's time on the CFB .


If memory serves, it was JOAN CRAWFORD has a new fan in South Africa Diz.

Going off topic. Do you remember when I called you a c*cksucker Diz? You were a little frosty about it, but you took it reasonably well. In my defence, I soon apologised, and you, somewhat reluctantlybut manfully, accepted. But it was a while before you spoke to me again, and our online relationship was never quite the same. I'm guessing I have never been your favorite poster or, for that matter, anybody's favorite poster (smile emoticon), but you have chatted to me from time to time. I also called rollotreadaway a c........r. It was in the days when clore2 and I were still *very good friends, and he persuaded me to apologise as rollo was "a real gentleman". I sent rollo a PM, in which I humbly and sincerely apologised and told him, truthfully, that I was drunk at the time. He accepted my apology gracefully like the gentleman he is. Good man rollo.

clore2 and I fell out after he posted a tongue-in-cheek comment about wanting to see Claude Rains' and Humphrey's Bogart "beautiful friendship" at the end of CASABLANCA on a thread about "sex scenes we would have liked to see in classic films" if there wasn't such a stringent censorship code in the old days.

I, jokingly, replied to him that "you gay gays" may have liked to see that, but I would have liked to see Ingrid Bergman's beautiful naked bottom going up and down as she straddled Humphrey Bogard in a passionate love scene.

From that day on clore2 ignored me (and only ever addresssed me directly one more time). Being the sensitive, somewhat naive soul I am, I was deeply hurt, and puzzled as to why someone who I had spoken to via PM many times a day just about every day for a year or more would suddenly start ignoring me. Then I remembered a horribly homophobic joke he had once told me in a PM - shocking me rigid (I had said nothing about my distaste and shock to him, though), and realized it was my totally tongue-in-cheek comment about "you gay guys" that had caused him to start ignoring me. Not for a moment had aI ever thought clore2 was gay, and I wouldn't have cared if he was.

I wrote a long, heartfelt "open" letter in which I apologised to him profusely and begged him to forgive me as I was missing our chats and friendship. I also told him I considered him "my spiritual guide' to the films of the classic era. As he was ignoring my PMs, I posted the letter on the boards.

UK poster and compulsive iMDB reviewer Spike, after reading the letter on the board, replied, saying "you do wear your heart on your sleeve Cochise".

Clore2, however, remained unmoved and while we don't trade insults or anything like that, we have only ever have spoken to each other directly once since then. He posted about a western - the title of which now escapes me, saying it was a "black and white" movie. I jumped up and pointed out that it was in fact shot in color, and said that his famous "steel trap" memory had let him down in this instance. He replied, rather testily and briefly, that I was right about the oater being in color. I no longer remember the reason he gave for the memory lapse - perhaps it had something to do with being half-asleep when he watched in the wee, early hours of the morning. That was the last time we ever spoke.

Sorry for rambling on Dis, but hopefully my vivid recollections of days of yore on the CFB are of interest to some of the newer poster around here during our last days on the boards.

I have always thought you were a pretty good guy Diz. But I guess the "rude", "crude", vulgar" South African with his unfiltered, unedited, often carnally tinted comments and frequent use of profanity must have been one heck of a culture shock to many of the more refined older American folk on the CFB. What can I say? I'm ridiculously sensitive, I grew up in a repressed and less sheltered world than most of you, and I saw acts of cruelty I can never forget. I suppose the scars run deep. But I like to think that although I am capable of going off the rails on accasion I am a pretty balanced guy with a compassionate heart and oodls of empathy. I do realize now that perhaps the CFB was not ready for the full "adult dose' that is me.

I'm kind of unfiltered and outspoken in real life too, but my handful of close friends - whose children and animals adore me, my unbelievably strong, totally amazing and incredibly loving 80-year-old mother (still independent, still in remarkably good physical nick, still driving and still living alone, but battling with short term memory loss and a few other age related issues - the mountain is staring to fall, and it is breaking my heart), my stoic, lovely, long suffering longtime partner - the kindest, most gentle, most generous, most uncomplaing woman I have ever known, my beautiful daughter, my 85-year-old aunt (sister of my late father - a big woman, her knees are giving up and she now battles to walk, even with her walker, but she remains as sharp as a razor mentally) and the many African immigrants and refugees who have been pouring into our neighbourhood for years now have come to love and respect and accept me for who I am. And they are all in awe of my passion and love for the movies. If I recommend a film to any of them them, they make a point of watching it, no questions asked. Of course, the secret is that I very seldom recommend a film to a person based on my personal taste. Instead I try to work out what their tastes are and recommend accordingly.

Be well Diz.

regards - Grant (the poster formerly known as Jefferson Cody)

The Dude Abides

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Hehehe, those recollections on your interactions with Clore cracked me up no end. Love the little, semi-suggestive coda made with a twinkle in the eye. You have a fine way of drawing together humour and humanity.

That's all, folks!

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There was one time you really made me laugh--when you told another poster that I was 95-years-old, to which I replied "In that case, my Mother is in The Guinness Book of World Records!"


Mice work in mysterious ways.
No, dear. That's God.

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(smile emoticon) You do deliver some good lines Diz. Your recall of that little moment in time had me laughing out loud.

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hi Diz

Mine was a post enquiring where i could get a copy of the 1961 TENDER IS THE NIGHT . No joy then but I got it about a year later - Jan 2006 accordingto imdb records. Aside from the discussions, the recommendations and the banter this site has been invaluable in tracking down obscure movies if it were not for imdb I would never had found my holy grail BIRDS IN PERU (thanks to melvelvit for the subbed version)

Tell mama, Tell mama all....

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I remember years ago, timshel, having a discussion with you here about Tender, a movie I adore and prefer to the Fitzgerald novel. To refresh your memory, that was when I was edward-miller-1 here (I later became rafaelstorm,, to escape the trolls). I have such fond memories of my interactions with you, Mike O'Sullivan, and Dr. Miklos Rosza!

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Oh Hi - I remember your name - you're not the Jill St John fanboy are you ?

Tell mama, Tell mama all....

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...you're not the Jill St John fanboy are you?


If you were being facetious, the answer is yes. I've often ranted here about what a no-talent the latest Mrs. Wagner is. She's at the top of my list of the "worst actresses in film history," followed by the likes of Carol Lynley, Candice Bergen, Theresa Russell, Veronica Lake, and Lois Chiles. Jill always gives me the impression of reading her lines off cue cards.
Does that refresh your memory?

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Oh I remember it well I recommended HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS to you!

I like all those you mention!!!!

I think my favourite mutual interest though was Anna Mae Wong (Anna May Wong's stunt double) Remember her? Nice to catch up again!

Tell mama, Tell mama all....

And I have to thankyou for.....

Looking For Mr Goodbar. Nearly impossible to find but you led me in the right direction. Even if it's just as difficult to watch now as in the 70s.


"He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior."

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my pleasure - a seminal(in every sense of the word) 70s movie ! Here's hoping we get a criterion release in our lifetime if they can sort out the music rights

Tell mama, Tell mama all....

It took me a long time to launch a thread...

Several months, but then again, I lurked for three weeks before ever posting on the IMDb in June 1999.

My first thread was about Edmond O'Brien and I only chose that because there had been then-recent threads on Van Heflin and Arthur Kennedy which went well, so I figured I'd take the guy Kennedy replaced in Lawrence of Arabia and appeared with him in Fantastic Voyage.

It gave me the chance to mention a lot of crime/noir titles and a few westerns, so it was easy enough to dash off and still have a lot of room for responses. That was one thing I learned through observation - leave the forum some room to respond. Some OPs can exhaust a subject on their own.



It ain't easy being green, or anything else, other than to be me

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That was one thing I learned through observation - leave the forum some room to respond. Some OPs can exhaust a subject on their own.


Very true. I also try to include a question so there's something for people to answer.




Mice work in mysterious ways.
No, dear. That's God.

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Who remembers their first thread on CFB?

It was in July 2004, a Paulette Goddard appreciation thread. Loved her so back then, and still do, very much indeed. It was nice to realize than many others liked her, as well.


Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop


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Haven't a clue!

When I first joined I was going through a Cary Grant phase, trying to see as many of his films as I could, more than likely it was something to do with him.



Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

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Have no idea, my memory doesn't work that way. I couldn't tell you most threads I started one year ago let alone 8 or 9. I probably looked at the forum when I first joined IMDb in 2005 but I don't believe I ever posted until 2008; I suddenly had a LOT more free time after July of that year and started posting more and watching more films. I dimly recall a thread about classic adventure films - Errol Flynn and the like - in which Strel was a big participant, but I couldn't tell you whether I started it or any details. I think that thread may have helped contribute to my watching more of that stuff over the last decade though and making the realization that Hollywood made a LOT of Arabian Nights & pirate movies from the mid-40s through the 50s.

Here's to the fools who dream

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Hee. I asked about Kelly's Heroes' classic status and I only got one post back, from Addison, who posted the laugh icon and then said he hadn't seen it and is it any good?!



The Spikeopath - Hospital Number 217

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Used to post here years ago as a silly teenager, had the username BogartHanksPresleyDelon back then. Very clever, I know. Had some good times nevertheless, learned a lot. Was the thing I most looked forward to when I got home from school in the afternoons. I'll definitely miss it.


Can't remember what my first thread was, didn't really start that many.



There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.

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BogartHanksPresleyDelon


I remember you! I used to post under the name zeldafan. Hope all is well!!

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I remember you as well, same to you!



There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.

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BogartHanksPresleyDelon


Howzit girl, I remember you well. And you weren't "a silly teenager", you were sort of sweet, sincere and serious - one of the nicest young posters we have had on the CFB over the years, and a movie fan. What's not to like.

If memory serves you left your part of Europe (Sweden, Scandanavia, Switzerland or Finland? - can't remember anymore) and went off to Ireland wnen you were about 18 or 19?

How are you doing now, and have you retained your passion for movies?



Grant (the poster formerly known as Jefferson Cody)

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You were always so good to me here. I vividly remember our Tom Berenger discussion, was loads of fun.

Yep, Sweden it was, and still is.

I'm doing fine. Ah yes, will always love films, even if I'm not as "obsessed" with it like when I was younger.

Hope you're doing well, where will you go to for film discussions after IMDb shuts down the message boards?






There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.

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Hope you're doing well, where will you go to for film discussions after IMDb shuts down the message boards?


I am well thanks - turned 57 today, so it's been a fun day; and the big party is tomorrow night. I'm not looking for another message board, but I will be posting film articles on certain South African websites. And I'll never stop surfing the IMDB and rating films *. Might start doing IMDB reviews for some of the newer films I feel passionate about. I haven't been that active on the forums for the last couple of years - the boards of been going downhill for a while. But seeing as days are few until the shutdown, I'm spending a bit more time than usual here. While my life is busy, I'm as "obsessed" with films as ever. There have been so many good movis in the last few months. Saw the wonderful, Oscar-nominated 20th CENTURY WOMEN - with Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann today. Hope you have seen the musical romantic charmer LA LA LAND. It's a delight, and pays explicit homage to many of the films from the classic era.

If you read my recent thread you would have seen that I to put the ratings for over 9,500 films back on my account - so that will take a while. Here's my old account, which I accidently locked myself out of.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur20231458/


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Happy belated birthday!


Sounds good, last year was a great year for films. I'll be checking out your reviews. I have seen La La Land, loved it, and will definitely see 20th Century Women in the near future. Annette Bening is a goddess.


Moonlight was the one that stayed with the longest after seeing it. Still think about it daily. What was your favorite film of last year?


Holy cow, that's a lot of ratings. Man it sucks that you can't access your old account. I came close to not being able to access my account a few months back but then it sort of just worked itself out. Still don't know what happened, haha.






There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.

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It was either CLASSICAL VS. MODERN NARRATIVE STORY-TELLING

or MOMENTS THAT TOUCH YOUR HEART

probably in 2002. Wish I could remember which. I do remember that both provoked a profusion of thoughtful comments back in the day that made me fall in love with so many people on this board who love films in the same way that I do.

I thank all of those who were here then but are gone now, and those who are still here posting with such passion about this medium that we all love. It's been a good journey for me. Thank you.



The time of the singing of the birds has come.

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I, like so many of us, have no idea what my first thread was. I rarely post as I so enjoy reading and learning from other posters. However, it was likely on the Silent Board requesting favorites of regular posters on that board. I do remember getting only a few replies, but those replies generated a good sized list of films for me to track down. The thoughtful replies really inured me to IMDB.

But here on the classic board I lurked for quite a while occasionally commenting in a thread concerning a certain movie or actor, before becoming a regular poster on the "What movies did you see last week Lite" thread. It was a weekly thrill to me to learn what others were watching, where they found the film, and what they thought of it. That's the thread where I learned about Film Noir, "B" films, Pre-Code era films, and so much else. The posts were required to be brief and to the point versus long dirges which was perfect for me since, at that time, I had very little time to devote to IMDB. Sadly, that thread was eventually taken over by a serious jackass and I did not return to IMDB for around three years.

And now, of course, IMDB is leaving me, or rather, us.




They say hindsight is 2020....the election I can hardly wait for, dump the twitter twerp.

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In 2004, I posted a "Citizen Kane is over-rated" thread and included quotes from Ingmar Bergman and made, I believe, some substantive criticism.

I was immediately attacked, called a troll by "Dereck" (sp?), told to go back to FG and watch Police Academy, etc. However, several people including Trpdean, tele, and De witt, showed up said that CFB shouldn't be so hostile to Newbies, etc.

So I stuck around.

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I don't remember the subject, but do remember that I was immediately noticed as a newbie, and trolled into insanity, until I learned more about trolling, and how to ignore.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

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Probably a rant about McCReady..

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I can't remember my first, but I'll tell you which among the threads I started has the fondest memories for me.
Under an earlier user name I started a thread for everyone to compose at least one limerick about a classic film. Some posters (me, mattgarth, others) composed many, but it seems like just about everyone came up with at least one. So it was a long thread where everyone made up something fun for everyone.

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It's funny ... so many of the greatest and most fun threads have had matt-garth participating them or OPing.


He recently had another poetry / rhyme thread going.

Paging back .... Will edit with the link if'n when I locate it.

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Found it ... hidden among the Garth Games


Garth PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITY

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000010/nest/264963659?d=264963659#264963659


Found it ... hidden among the Garth Games

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The first post I remember making was on a challenge where you name films that have a certain object in them.

One challenge was to name a film with a turtle in it. So I said Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Some know-it-all from CFB needed to tell me the movie showed tortoises and NOT turtles. Yeesh.

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My first threads were always about something upcoming, or about an interview here or there. Just 'heads up' posts.

My favorite of the threads I started was the LOST HORIZONS (1973) TCM alert.

Ooh, the comments! The film you love & hate at the same time. Good times.

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