RIP Deborah Kerr

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loved her powell stuff. she was great.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/18/db1804.xml

s1ocki, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:06 (fourteen years ago) link

damn i love black narcissus

omar little, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh no. Terrible. She was wonderful. RIP.

Tom D., Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:09 (fourteen years ago) link

jeez, didn't remember she was alive.

great esp in Black Narcissus, also Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse. Hell, she steals just about the only watchable scene in Casino Royale (the '67 clusterfuck disaster).

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.cinematographers.nl/GreatDoPh/Films/BlackNarcissus3.jpg

Tom D., Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:14 (fourteen years ago) link

she looks like nice lady
she was 12 in human-years

a puppy, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:17 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.channel4.com/film/media/film/4x/I/innocents_xl_01.jpg

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:33 (fourteen years ago) link

how creepy is that movie?

RIP DK

remy bean, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Most nominations for an actress without wins.

Awesome in Black Narcissus, The Innocents and From Here To Eternity.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

colonel blimp too! 3 roles!

s1ocki, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Night of the Iguana was on the other night. I didn't know she was still around, that she was England's Oldest Living Practicing... Ah, nevermind. RIP.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

And yeah, Black Narcissus and The Innocents.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 18 October 2007 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

love her in colonel blimp. rip

Frogman Henry, Thursday, 18 October 2007 18:04 (fourteen years ago) link

god black narcissus is insane.

she was lovely.

horseshoe, Thursday, 18 October 2007 18:15 (fourteen years ago) link

I've never seen The King and I, and I bet it's the only film my sister has seen of hers.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 October 2007 19:13 (fourteen years ago) link

BLACK NARCISSUS

R.I.P. Deb

Joe, Thursday, 18 October 2007 19:40 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.rediff.com/news/1999/jul/12sab1.jpg
Do you like it Sister Ruth? It's called Black Narcissus. Comes from the Army-Navy Store in London.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 18 October 2007 19:45 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=NoelMegahey/blacknarcissus5.jpg
Sister Clodagh: I'm very sorry - we only teach children and young girls.
Young General: Why?
Sister Clodagh: Convents don't teach men pupils.
Young General: That's not very polite to men.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 18 October 2007 19:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I didn't realize she was still alive! Innocents is so good. RIP.

da croupier, Thursday, 18 October 2007 20:00 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm trying to remember exactly what happened in her relationship with Powell- she broke it off because he didn't want to have kids or something?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 18 October 2007 20:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Looks like TCM is gonna show From Here To Eternity and Separate Tables on the 21st as their tribute.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 03:47 (fourteen years ago) link

The former in which Harry Cohn apparently originally wanted Joan Crawford for the role!

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 03:55 (fourteen years ago) link

I guess if I still had a copy of Million Dollar Movie I could look that other story up, but it's actually pretty hard to find a needle in that particular haystack.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 04:06 (fourteen years ago) link

luved her in the powell films, rip
http://www.theothersideofkim.com/images/uploads/2005files/deborah_kerr012.jpg

gershy, Friday, 19 October 2007 04:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Separate Tables is pretty bad: Grand Hotel as Ramada Inn.

I watched a bit of FHTE in her honor last night. Everyone rightly talks about her roll in the surf with Burt, but she's got a couple of acerbic exchanges with her cuckolded husbands that suggested she could have had an All About Eve in her.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:32 (fourteen years ago) link

I think in my youth I must have seen about a million bad parodies of that surf scene, on everything from Carol Burnett to Sha Na Na.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:49 (fourteen years ago) link

(Note: I just made up those two examples)

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:50 (fourteen years ago) link

wasn't there a decent parody of it in Airplane?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Pretty sure there was one in one of the Shrek movies as well.

ailsa, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

(this is the first time in about four years I haven't had Deborah Kerr in my dead pool. No-one ever dies in my dead pool, so I feel bad about leaving her out now)

ailsa, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I can't remember if I saw the Sid Caesar/Imogene Coca version.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 13:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyway on the way home last night I finally went and bought a copy of Black Narcissus. I was going to go on the "Paler Shade" thread and make a joke about Black Narcissus having a low Sacha Frere Strongo score, and Black Orpheus having a high one, but I couldn't be bothered.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 14:02 (fourteen years ago) link

so you're foisting it off on us?

s1ocki, Friday, 19 October 2007 15:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw Caesar/Coca! that one was done the same year, of course. (and you can tell the water was really cold)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 19 October 2007 15:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I figured I had a better chance of being heard on a 30-post thread than buried in that bad-and-hated-Dave-Matthews-length one over there.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 19 October 2007 15:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Without a Kerr

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 21 October 2007 22:07 (fourteen years ago) link

it's pronounced like "car" right?

impudent harlot, Sunday, 21 October 2007 22:48 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 21 October 2007 23:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Night of the Iguana is so good, a certain kind of movie lover's dream mix (I wonder if Geoffrey O'Brien likes it?) of B-movie overripe dialogue and overaged stars with A-movie director Huston (although maybe he was on the rocks at the time?) and cinematographer Figueroa (although maybe Hollywood didn't care about him?). It's the kind of thing that might easily have ended up a half-baked mess, like a latter day Peter Bogdanovich project. Did Tennessee Williams really write the dialogue, was there no script doctor to punch it up?

I don't know if it's her best role or most typical, but DK is very good in this in many ways: her initial jittery portrayal of somebody way down on her luck, dependent on the kindness of strangers or suckers, her catfight shadow-boxing with Ava Gardner, her sympathetic ear for Richard Burton, her later show of strength. I think I'm going to look in the Lee Server Ava Gardner bio to see what he has to say about the production.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 29 October 2007 04:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Of course, Ava G is good too in what could have ended up being the Ruth Gordon part.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 29 October 2007 04:33 (fourteen years ago) link

The 97 year old grandfather is even more wrinkled than David Johansen.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 29 October 2007 04:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd forgotten she was married to Peter Viertel -- who has now died.

http://daily.greencine.com/archives/004860.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 15:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, he was there on that Night of the Iguana set.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

How is From Here To Eternity? MUBI is showing, anything there beyond the beachside kiss?

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:37 (four years ago) link

yes, Clift and Sinatra are good

otherwise overrated; wildly entertaining novel tho

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:03 (four years ago) link

Entertaining movie. An adult potboiler.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:27 (four years ago) link

ERnest Borgnine pretty terrifying in it iirc

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 16 July 2017 09:31 (four years ago) link

Thanks all, I'll give it a go.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 July 2017 09:58 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Kael thought The Sundowners might be her "richest" performance -- she's certainly the best reason to watch it, given the longing frustrations and the sparring with sheep-driving husband Mitchum, but the whole thing is at the midpoint between Hawks and a Disney family movie. With many many sheep, and Glynis Johns having a (mercifully offscreen) affair with Peter Ustinov.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:13 (two years ago) link

I always liked it despite being about 20 mins too long; it was a PBS standard in the '80s. Mitchum is certainly the best onscreen partner she ever had, and she's rather lusty.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:14 (two years ago) link

Possibly more sexual chemistry with Bob when she was a nun in Heaven Knows, Mr Allison.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:29 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Watched Colonel Blimp. What a great film. Like, really

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:12 (five days ago) link

The Archers (Powell & Pressburger): S/D

POLL: Best Powell and Pressburger Film.

these be the threads you need

calzino, Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:16 (five days ago) link

My favorite movie, probably

Lily Dale, Thursday, 25 November 2021 14:04 (five days ago) link

it's probably the P&P movie I've watched the most times so yeah "fave" as well on those terms. Despite Canterbury Tale probably being a more complex and interesting one.

calzino, Thursday, 25 November 2021 14:15 (five days ago) link


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