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#2517 - 08/16/09 08:28 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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I caught most of one of Jon's favorite movies, The Talented Mr. Ripley. It's even better on second viewing.

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#2518 - 01/08/10 07:27 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Revolutionary Road -- further evidence of Leonardo DiCaprio's ineptness as an actor.

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#2519 - 08/02/10 04:56 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Recently I caught the last half of B.F.'s Daughter on TCM, which I don't remember seeing before. It was sort of a soap opera set during WWII. But I saw something odd I'd never noticed before in a Barbara Stanwyck movie. Her head was too big for her body. At least two sizes too big.

I couldn't find a picture from that movie for illustration. It's not noticeable when she wears suits and dresses with shoulder padding, but in a strapless gown, her body is nicely proportioned but too small to match her head. Strange.

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#2520 - 08/02/10 05:27 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Did she have an eating disorder? I googled Stanwyck bulemia anorexia but got no pertinent hits.

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#2521 - 08/02/10 08:37 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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How's this for padded shoulders?



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#2522 - 08/03/10 09:34 AM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Ha! Only linebackers have that much padding.

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#2523 - 08/03/10 08:56 PM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Oh gosh. That makes me think of Carol Burnett's version of Scarlett O'Hara.

I don't think Barbara Stanwyck had an eating disorder. She didn't have that starved, skeletal look of someone like Calista Flockhart. Googling bulemia and anorexia probably couldn't turn up anything because they hadn't been named yet during Stanwyck's time, had they?

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#2524 - 08/04/10 12:49 AM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Bulemia wasn't identified and named until sometime in the 1970s, I think. But anorexia nervosa has been around for a long time. It was first described (and named) back in 1870-something, by Sir William Gull.

Does anyone recognize that name?

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#2525 - 08/04/10 04:23 AM Re: Not-so-current movies
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One of the candidates for Jack the Ripper, I think. Was he Queen Victoria's physician?

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#2526 - 08/04/10 11:02 AM Re: Not-so-current movies
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Yes and yes! But Dr. Gull couldn't have been Jack the Ripper. At the time of the murders, he was 70 years old and recovering from a stroke. He couldn't have managed it physically.

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