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Edwin Drood on Ebay .. [Nov. 22nd, 2005|09:53 am]
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vincentgrave
[Current Mood |crushedcrushed]
[Current Music |Cars honking outside]

Ok, I'm a junkie for Ebay anyway - BUT has anyone seen the 8 Lobby Cards posted on Ebay for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'? And how MUCH they're being bid for?!!

I'm really choked up as,
A. I LOVE John Jasper and the whole darn movie
B. He looks so cute (and tortured) in all of these cards. What a collectors item!!

I wish I had money. Like a truckload of it. I'd make wax effigys of all my heroes, including Claude in my own theatre house.

*sigh*
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Happy B-day to the Claude-meister... [Nov. 10th, 2005|09:02 am]
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vincentgrave
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Phantom of Carnegie Hall - Fred Allen & Claude Rains]

Yeah, well I figure someone would post a b-day greeting today for CR - this is what happens when you're at work, bored out of your skull :))

For such a festive occasion I attempted to mix around Claude Rains name and got 'Clad in Areas' (minus the u). I don't think he would have been amused :)

Scorpios rock.
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The TCM Schedule [Nov. 5th, 2005|01:00 pm]
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claudin
[Current Mood |sicksick]
[Current Music |The Who-Bald Headed Woman]

Here are the list of films TCM is playing on November 10th. Nothing spectacular. But, at least they acknowledged it. So kudos to TCM, anyhoo.



9:45 am
Four Daughters (1938)


A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician. Claude Rains, John Garfield, Priscilla Lane. Director: Michael Curtiz. BW-90m, TV-G


11:15 am
They Made Me A Criminal (1939)


A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring. John Garfield, Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson. Director: Busby Berkeley. BW-92m, TV-PG


1:00 pm
Now, Voyager (1942)


A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man. Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Director: Irving Rapper. BW-118m, TV-G


3:00 pm
Mr. Skeffington (1944)


A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives. Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Director: Vincent Sherman. BW-146m, TV-G


5:30 pm
Deception (1946)


A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover. Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Director: Irving Rapper. BW-112m, TV-PG
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Animating a short film - which Claude do I use?! [Nov. 4th, 2005|01:44 pm]
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vincentgrave
[Current Mood |confusedconfused]
[Current Music |Rob Zombie]

A few my animation alumni grad friends and I are putting together several short films (most likely in clay stop motion)and for one 'Hollywood' type short - I've conned them into throw Claude Rains for kicks.

But I really don't feel like doing the most 'recognizable' characters like Louis Renault or the Invisible Man. I'm trying to hint to design at least Alexander Hollenius cuz he's a hoot or John Jasper, but again, I love all his characters and my buddies aren't going to waste time on designing a character they're not familiar with.

Anyone have suggestions?
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Toga!Toga!Toga! [Nov. 3rd, 2005|04:49 am]
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ladyloxley
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Oingo Boingo-Weird Science]

Any excuse to help me to get over a few rough days at work,hm?

Just a little Caesar and Cleopatra cuteness :DCollapse )
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Notorious - for your viewing pleasure [Oct. 25th, 2005|03:10 pm]
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vincentgrave

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Hey, I hope this turned out ok - if not, I apologize.  Using

Photobucket for the first time.  Plus, Claude Rains in his jammies

:)
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Lost World? Yea or Nay? [Oct. 24th, 2005|07:50 pm]
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fishcracker
Okay, so while we're on the subject of Claude Rain's later movies....

What does anybody think of The Lost World? I haven't seen it yet, but somehow I managed to record the trailer for it during one of my many Turner Classic Movies taping binges, and instantly had that geeky Oh WOW that looks AWESOME feeling.

I figure it's got to be pretty decent, as features such great actors as Jill St. John, Michael Rennie, Fernando Lamas, and the always-wonderful Richard Hadyn. And I will admit that Irwin Allen films have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. (Iguanas with rubber fins fill me with glee.)

But at the same time, I greatly fear Allen's tendency to shoehorn funny-cute chimpanzees into his adventure movies! Please tell me (or rather, warn me) if Lost World has anything to do with that...stupid...ape....
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Battle of the Worlds [Oct. 24th, 2005|07:48 pm]
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claudin
[Current Mood |sillysilly]
[Current Music |Geek USA-The Smashing Pumpkins]

Good choice, sandwichian63 .  That is a great Claude film. I'd watch BOTW as a later Claude film selection even over "Lawrence of Arabia".

Everyone should buy a copy. It's cheap (public domain) and worth every penny (and then some!).

Wal-Mart had DVD's of "Pied Piper of Hamelin" at checkout for 88 cents.

Fork over that dollar, get some change back and get to see Claude dancing on a table.

Now, that's entertainment!

 

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CR in White Banners .. [Oct. 24th, 2005|03:12 pm]
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vincentgrave
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |Cars and taxis honking outside..]

Ok, I'm going to babble on like a fangirl BUT ..

I just saw White Banners on my lunch break for the first time and, well - WOW.

I equally enjoy the baddies and the goodies that CR plays, but Paul Ward is just about the most adorable character ever. I know this is sort of more a Fay Bainter movie/role -but he is so eccentric, his hair is NEVER properly combed, and he's about as sweet as they get (close second to 'Maximus' in the Clairvoyant).

Also, I just about fell over laughing when Professor Ward gets caught in the midst of a student snowball fight on his way to class (heh heh, nice galoshes too). Poor old Claude really got nailed good :)))

Okay, I'll stop now. It wasn't on a scale like 'Deception' but it was terrific anyway.
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My favorite films [Oct. 23rd, 2005|09:58 pm]
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sandwichian63
Hi,

Nice to see a Claude Rains Community. Just wanted to add my two cents worth. My favorite Claude performances come from the far ends of his career. Number one belongs to "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head" I think the sensitivity he shows in the performance is the best feature. The film is advertised as a "horror" film but nothing could be further from the truth. Paul Verin is a sensitive man that wants nothing more than the love of his wife and daughter and to bring some peace to the world. Rains brings his special and unique ability to make us feel for his character as he is driven to a terrible act by Lionel Atwill.

My second choice is "Battle of the Worlds" Claude's Professor Benson is simply a hoot. He's an egotistical insufferable pain in the a** and Claude appears to enjoy every minute of it.

Special mention should also go to Caesar and Cleopatra
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