Saturday, August 18, 2007


Russian children toy stores have appeared strange Chinese dolls looking like a girl-doll but if fully undressed there can be something found that better would suit for a boy-doll.

People demand to band those dolls from being sold on the territory of Russia and claim that it maybe done on purpose by some evil forces from outside of Russia in order to form a bad perception of female/male orientation from the early age.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Joan crawford is Harriet Craig

Joan Crawford was Letty Lynton ,Sadie McKee, Mildred Pierce,Daisy Kenyon but I have a feeling that Harriet Craig might be the character that close to herself the most.

Harriet is a woman who leaves a successful career to enjoy domestic bliss with electrical engineer Walter. A thoroughly selfish woman who prizes her house and her possessions . She's one of those women who is going to “have it all”--but in her own special way.

Harriet Craig is the third film version of George Kelly's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Craig's Wife. “Directed by Vincent Sherman, **Who just directed her previous film The Damned Don't Cry . Sherman was the first, but not the last, to see the similarities between Harriet Craig and Joan Crawford. As he recalled in his 1996 autobiography, Studio Affairs, "I realized that in many ways, she was the embodiment of Harriet her obsessive attitude toward her home; her distrust of men [because she had been abandoned by her father] and her desire to control; her power of manipulation; and her concept of the proper way for a man to behave toward his wife."

Crawford's performance in Harriet Craig earned her some of her best reviews since Mildred Pierce. the New York Herald Tribune agreed."The film gives authentic movie star Joan Crawford an opportunity to command the camera's attention through an authentic star role. She remains, as always, a stylish performer in her clear and forceful characterization....Her vehicle may be somewhat laborious but it is steady enough to carry Miss Crawford's act”*

Friday, August 10, 2007

Freedom2006 and Anytime score hit over the globe

After almost 2 years Freedom2006 still going strong with 45,652 hits and Anytime became the group biggest hit with 90,376 hist total(13565 first release+ 76,811 re release)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Summer under the star at TCM

TCM Special Summer under the stars Kick off today with Elizabeth Taylor. It's a part of TCM festival every august. Also in line up this week included Peter O' tool (8/2) , Joan Crawford (8/3) , William Holden (8/4) ,

Here is some of my pick for the first half of the month..

1 Wednesday
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) ****
  • Place in the Sun, A (1951) ****
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) ***1/2
3 Friday
  • Mildred Pierce (1945) *****
  • Possessed (1947) ****
  • Flamingo Road (1949)***1/2
  • Harriet Craig (19500 (N/A)
  • Autumn Leaves (1956) ****
  • Caretakers, The (1963) (N/A)
  • Trog (1970) (N?A)
5 Sunday
  • Anatomy Of A Murder (19590 (N/A)
  • Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952) **
6 Monday
  • Two For The Seesaw (1962) (N/A)
  • Out of the Past (1947) *** 1/2
7 Tuesday
  • His Kind Of Woman (1951) (N/A)
  • Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) ***
  • Outlaw, The (1943) (N/A)
  • Macao (1952) (N/A)
8 Wednesday
  • Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946)***1/2
9 Thursday
  • Thin Man, The (1934)***
  • After The Thin Man (1936)
  • Another Thin Man (1939)
  • Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)
  • Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945)
  • Song Of The Thin Man (1947)
  • Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer, The (1947)**
  • Ambassador's Daughter, The (1956)***
10 Friday
  • Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)***
11 Saturday
  • Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960)
  • It's A Great Feeling (1949)**
  • Lover Come Back (1961)***
  • That Touch of Mink (1962)**1/2
  • Tea For Two (1950)
  • Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)***
12 Sunday
  • Citizen Kane (1941)****
  • Shane (1953)***
13 Monday
  • Good News (1947)
  • Three Musketeers, The (1948)**1/2
  • Little Women (1949)***
  • Opposite Sex, The (1956)
14 Tuesday
  • From Here To Eternity (1953)****