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August 21, 2005

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Great post, great points. I remember when it was a big deal to the media that Jane Fonda and her peers had turned 40 and were STILL SEXY. Now 50 is the new 40 as, I guess, as plastic surgery gets X-Treme and computers become ever more able to erase the signs of age.

I, too, finally saw Sunset Boulevard a few years ago on big screen at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Amazing! and it's interesting that when you see those old, beautifully written films on big screen, it actually allows you to hear the dialogue...I think when you watch them on t.v., you're distracted by stuff around you in the house and you miss something (nevermind that you obviously miss the panoramic vision of the director and cinematographer as well...)

p.s. I laughed out loud at the proposal for your new blog title.

That's a very interesting point that the silent stars was being mocked at the time when so many of the audience probably still remembered enjoying those movies. For a modern equivalent, have you ever watched the TV show, The Surreal Life, where former stars now humilate themselves just to get back on TV? Most of them were never big stars, but it is a little sad when someone who was fairly successful with his own TV, like Bronson Pinchot, is stuck doing this crap.

I always liked the line (and I'll paraphrase here since I don't have my DVD handy):

"Quiet -- you'll wake the monkey."

Add "Straight Man/Gay Blog" to my list of favorites.

When is the HGTV show airing? I must TiVo it.

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