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Author Topic: Thu., 1/8 Steve Blais  (Read 1927 times)

magus

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Thu., 1/8 Steve Blais
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:13:46 AM »
THEME:   H, A, N, and D in various order found in phrases
   
GOOD ONES:    
Winter coat   HOAR   
Non-PC purchase   IMAC    [loved this one]
Pen pal?   CELL MATE [used recently but a goody]   
Piano on a piano?   SOFT [Italian direction to play softly = piano]   
   
BTW:   
Perhaps I am being too literal, but the theme clue says secret, but mixed is not secret.   
   
Spanish demonstrative   ESO [use "Eso Beso"]   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Thomps2525

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Re: Thu., 1/8 Steve Blais
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 02:25:57 PM »
"Film in which Garbo said 'I want to be alone'" was GRANDHOTEL. She spoke those words in her role as despondent Russian ballerina Grusinskaya but almost everyone associates the line with Greta Garbo herself. She is quoted in John Bainbridge's 1955 biography Garbo: "I never said I want to be alone. I only said I want to be let alone. There is all the difference."

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Re: Thu., 1/8 Steve Blais
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 07:42:44 PM »
"Film in which Garbo said 'I want to be alone'" was GRANDHOTEL. She spoke those words in her role as despondent Russian ballerina Grusinskaya but almost everyone associates the line with Greta Garbo herself. She is quoted in John Bainbridge's 1955 biography Garbo: "I never said I want to be alone. I only said I want to be let alone. There is all the difference."

As usual, it's good to know! Is this movie worth watching?

Thomps2525

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Re: Thu., 1/8 Steve Blais
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 03:35:15 PM »
Grand Hotel was adapted from Vicki Baum's novel---later made into a play---about a single day's occurrences at the Grand Hotel in Berlin. It starred Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford and Wallace Beery. It won an Academy Award for best picture and most critics give it a four-star rating but the film is largely a soap opera with several intertwining plots. I think Grand Hotel functions better as a crossword answer than as a movie...but that's just me.

 


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