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Re: ONBC's First Read of 2012 is...

Unread postby sleepy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:33 pm

Love the "Johnny face" in the poster! I've never seen these films or read the book. I vaguely remember the tv series. Hopefully this will be filmed after The Lone Ranger. I included the "The" because Bruckheimer did, in his tweet, even though, earlier, they said it was dropped. Oh well!
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:31 pm

sleepy wrote:Love the "Johnny face" in the poster! I've never seen these films or read the book. I vaguely remember the tv series. Hopefully this will be filmed after The Lone Ranger. I included the "The" because Bruckheimer did, in his tweet, even though, earlier, they said it was dropped. Oh well!


As long as they don't drop the movie again he can call it whatever he wants! I loved watching old black and white movies on late night tv when I was a kid and definitely remember this one. I ordered the movie with the book just so I could compare.

sleepy, you have Liz to thank for the nice artwork!
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Unread postby sleepy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:35 pm

It really shows how perfect he would be in this role! I might have seen it, as a kid. When I'd be at my grandmother's, she only got two stations and one was "independent." There were lot's of old b/w films from the 40's. I watched a lot of them. I remember loving June Allison and Doris Day (By the Light of the Silvery Moon!" Loved the old Shirley Temple movies, too! Heidi always made me cry!
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Unread postby gemini » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:39 pm

I found this as a free download for epub readers.
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Unread postby Buster » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:48 pm

I remember the movie quite well, though I think I was more impressed by Asta than either Loy or Powell...

The whole era is fun - I think JD's take may be more along the lines of Tony in The Imaginarium, slick, slightly naughty, funny, and self-referential.

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Unread postby Beatrix » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:22 pm

gemini wrote:I found this as a free download for epub readers.

The free epub download is a good idea.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:41 pm

gemini wrote:I found this as a free download for epub readers.


gemini, that is great information. Thank you! I checked the Guttenburg Project but it is not listed.

Yes, Buster, Asta was fun! I can't wait to see what Johnny does with Nick.

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Unread postby winona » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:14 pm

gemini wrote:I found this as a free download for epub readers.

Thanks for the tip :smiliewithhearts: I saw the movie years ago.I wondered where in the world I'd find the book :lol:
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Unread postby fansmom » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:26 am

I will watch the Thin Man movies every time they're on TV. I adore Nick and Nora! (And Asta and Mrs. Asta!) :bounce: I will search through the overstuffed bookshelves to see if I have a copy of the book.

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Unread postby SnoopyDances » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:29 am

gemini wrote:I found this as a free download for epub readers.

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Unread postby Liz » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:09 pm

sleepy wrote:Love the "Johnny face" in the poster! I've never seen these films or read the book. I vaguely remember the tv series. Hopefully this will be filmed after The Lone Ranger. I included the "The" because Bruckheimer did, in his tweet, even though, earlier, they said it was dropped. Oh well!

Thanks, Sleepy.

I've never seen or read them either, but I'm looking forward to it.
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Unread postby nebraska » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:07 pm

Liz wrote:
sleepy wrote:Love the "Johnny face" in the poster! I've never seen these films or read the book. I vaguely remember the tv series. Hopefully this will be filmed after The Lone Ranger. I included the "The" because Bruckheimer did, in his tweet, even though, earlier, they said it was dropped. Oh well!

Thanks, Sleepy.

I've never seen or read them either, but I'm looking forward to it.

I vaguely remember the TV series as well, and as I recall there was a lot of humor in it? Just looked it up, I was 10-12 years old when it aired. No wonder my recollection is vague.

I was quite surprised that my local used book store had a copy of The Thin Man, and at a bargain price. I would like to tackle Fox's Five Sisters book first, but not sure if I have time to do that.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:14 pm

There were several Thin Man movies on television last night, TMC maybe? I came in at the end of the original when the murderer was to be revealed so I made myself switch the channel! :lol: I hope they rerun them again after I've read the book!
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