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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

The European Union

Posted - 05/04/2021 :  13:35:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put any five reviews you like in your F.Y.C. list. | Do not use reviews from the previous round: you must change them every round. | Post here to declare that you’ve done it: sooner is better than later. | Provide spoiler warnings in your post when appropriate. | Read the F.Y.C.s of all participants. | The next round starts on Monday at noon or later, F.W.F.R. time.

Salopian 
"Four ever European"

The European Union

Posted - 06/04/2021 :  22:38:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A teenage girl became a Canadian heroine by being the first person to swim across Lake Ontario.

The siblings have not aged for about fifty years.


Hellboy's real name is Anung Un Rama.

The sequel doesn't stay in Vegas.

Scenes of a Sexual Nature is also set on Hampstead Heath.


Here are my five reviews.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 07/04/2021 :  00:37:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lemmy in for #1407.



The Last Circus—A little boy wants to be a happy clown like his father. Just before he is executed, a victim of the Spanish Civil War, the father orders the child to chose to be a sad clown when he grows up.

After several years, the peasant Martin Guerre casually returns to his village and wife and child, supposedly from the war. Is he really who he claims to be? His wife, played by the wonderful Nathalie Baye, seems to think so, but later another claimant to the name arrives.

Violinist Frederika Joyzelle (Betty Compson) joins a mediocre musical foursome called the Four Seasons and their fortunes improve.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  01:25:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The other game in town needs help again!

We can't give Billie Burke a proper burial!
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 08/04/2021 :  01:28:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

A teenage girl became a Canadian heroine by being the first person to swim across Lake Ontario.



Here are my five reviews.




I remember it well. It was a big deal here in Toronto when she touched shore.
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

The European Union

Posted - 09/04/2021 :  14:29:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lemmycaution

I remember it well. It was a big deal here in Toronto when she touched shore.

By coincidence, I have just watched this episode featuring another female long-distance swimmer of the same era.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 11/04/2021 :  00:08:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

quote:
Originally posted by lemmycaution

I remember it well. It was a big deal here in Toronto when she touched shore.

By coincidence, I have just watched this episode featuring another female long-distance swimmer of the same era.



I watched that show regularly in the late 50s and early 60s!
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 11/04/2021 :  00:16:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Previously enjoyed your five so I found some alternates to tag.
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

The European Union

Posted - 12/04/2021 :  12:41:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lemmycaution

Previously enjoyed your five so I found some alternates to tag.

Thanks.
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

The European Union

Posted - 12/04/2021 :  13:02:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lemmycaution

quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

By coincidence, I have just watched this episode featuring another female long-distance swimmer of the same era.

I watched that show regularly in the late 50s and early 60s!

I had long heard of it but assumed it was just a dated, basic prototype of modern game shows. But then in February I started watching I've Got a Secret by chance. I resisted every time YouTube offered me What's My Line? for ages as I didn't want to go down another wormhole but then a clip popped up in my suggestions that was irrestible and I was hooked. It's so charming and fun, and I just feel like I know the regulars so well, and even the semi-regulars. It moves me to tears sometimes, particularly with regard to Dorothy's untimely death and how nice it is that she and all of them can be enjoyed for all time thanks to the Internet. And it's such a great insight into the time, in terms of both what they didn't have or know or accept by then but especially what they did do. It's always subtle but there are more references to sex or drunkenness or drugs than I would have expected, especially by the 'sixties episodes. There's just so much to enjoy about it, with also the adverts and references to the Cold War and the Space Race, and the audience's and panellists' reactions to stars of the day, some of whom are still extremely famous and others of whom I've never heard of. It always strikes me that with much less media available it must have been so exciting to the television audience when their favourite stars happened to come on, and those in the theatre are always in joyful hysterics as soon as they start signing in. It's just great. I'm watching (listening to) another episode now as I write this.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 15/04/2021 :  21:14:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

quote:
Originally posted by lemmycaution

quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

By coincidence, I have just watched this episode featuring another female long-distance swimmer of the same era.

I watched that show regularly in the late 50s and early 60s!

I had long heard of it but assumed it was just a dated, basic prototype of modern game shows. But then in February I started watching I've Got a Secret by chance. I resisted every time YouTube offered me What's My Line? for ages as I didn't want to go down another wormhole but then a clip popped up in my suggestions that was irrestible and I was hooked. It's so charming and fun, and I just feel like I know the regulars so well, and even the semi-regulars. It moves me to tears sometimes, particularly with regard to Dorothy's untimely death and how nice it is that she and all of them can be enjoyed for all time thanks to the Internet. And it's such a great insight into the time, in terms of both what they didn't have or know or accept by then but especially what they did do. It's always subtle but there are more references to sex or drunkenness or drugs than I would have expected, especially by the 'sixties episodes. There's just so much to enjoy about it, with also the adverts and references to the Cold War and the Space Race, and the audience's and panellists' reactions to stars of the day, some of whom are still extremely famous and others of whom I've never heard of. It always strikes me that with much less media available it must have been so exciting to the television audience when their favourite stars happened to come on, and those in the theatre are always in joyful hysterics as soon as they start signing in. It's just great. I'm watching (listening to) another episode now as I write this.



Canadian television had a similar show that ran from 1957 to 1995 on the CBC called Front Page Challenge.
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