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Monday, March 5, 2012

Day One Update

Here are the scores for all the matches going on for the Favorite Classic Movie Actress. They will continue through Wednesday night. So you still have time to vote if you haven't yet or in case you change your mind and want to change your original vote. 

From the silent/30's era...
Greta is stomping all over Anna May in first round action...


GRETA GARBO 42 ANNA MAY WONG 8


JANET GAYNOR 26 MARY PICKFORD 25 (Really close match!)


LILLIAN GISH 20 GLORIA SWANSON 31


CLARA BOW 28 LOUISE BROOKS 23 (Close match)


BARBARA STANWYCK 44 MIRIAM HOPKINS 9


MARLENE DIETRICH 41 ELSA LANCHESTER 11


JOAN CRAWFORD 30 NORMA SHEARER 21 (The Women Redux...)


CLAUDETTE COLBERT 36 MARY ASTOR 17 (this was much closer early on)




THE 1940'S ERA...
Kate is in firm control of her match with Jane Greer


VIVIEN LEIGH 32 RUTH HUSSEY 6 (Vivien rolling early)


GENE TIERNEY 20 GREER GARSON 18 (This match has been back and forth all day long)


INGRID BERGMAN 32 LORETTA YOUNG 7


LAUREN BACALL 27 ANN SHERIDAN 12 (looks like my girl Ann will be exiting early)


BETTE DAVIS 33 CLAIRE TREVOR 6 (Bette making a statement early)


LANA TURNER 19 JOAN FONTAINE 18 (A really exciting match!)


KATHARINE HEPBURN 29 JANE GREER 10 (This was actually tied at one point..)


OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND 29 IDA LUPINO 9 


THE 1950'S ERA..
The English Rose, Deborah Kerr is handling Kim Novak quite easily

ELIZABETH TAYLOR 37 SHELLEY WINTERS 13


ELEANOR PARKER 27 ANNE BAXTER 18


SUSAN HAYWARD 30 JENNIFER JONES 16


AVA GARDNER 31 GLORIA GRAHAME 18 


GRACE KELLY 39 RHONDA FLEMING 10 (Grace all over Rhonda!)


SOPHIA LOREN 27 ANNE FRANCIS 20 (Anne making a little comeback here after falling behind early)


AUDREY HEPBURN 32 DOROTHY MALONE 15


DEBORAH KERR 33 KIM NOVAK 15

THE 1960'S ERA..
Brigitte might become a spectator after this first round as she is losing to Claudia Cardinale

JULIE CHRISTIE 24 TIPPI HEDREN 17


SUSANNAH YORK 19 LIV ULLMAN 16


LEE REMICK 24 JEAN SEBERG 12


CATHERINE DENEUVE 31 SHARON TATE 9


JEAN SIMMONS 33 BARBARA SHELLEY 8


CLAUDIA CARDINALE 25 BRIGITTE BARDOT 13 (Brigitte who?)


FAYE DUNAWAY 25 VERA MILES 16


ANNE BANCROFT 26 ROMY SCHNEIDER 14

The matches will continue on thru Wednesday and the winners will advance to round two next week.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

VIVA MARIA! is a different kind of movie with BARDOT and MOREAU leading the way....

I don't even know how to describe this movie. It's part musical, part western, part comedy, part adventure. And somehow mix all that together and it works. Set in Middle America in 1907, the fiery Maria 2 (played by Brigitte Bardot) meets up with a traveling circus after her terrorist father is killed. She ends up blowing up the bridge that the soldiers are on who have killed her father and is now on the run. The circus she hooks up with has veteran singer Maria 1 (played by Jeanne Moreau). As luck would have it, the circus has just recently lost a singer, Maria 1's sister and Maria 2 jumps at the chance. During her first appearance she accidentally invents the strip-tease and the circus becomes hugely successful. Things are going great until the pair meet up with a socialist revolutionary and finding themselves leading this revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the church.
Like I said this mix of music, action, and comedy somehow all works. I think this may be Brigitte Bardot's best film performance. She is headstrong and doesn't back down from anyone. Moreau gives a good performance as well, more understanding and sympathetic. And plus they both look stunning. For the ladies they have George Hamilton to ogle over as a local hero who falls for Moreau. I liked this movie. Be warned it is subtitled but I didn't mind one bit at all.
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