Home - by BigFurHat - December 14, 2012 - 02:00 America/New_York - 22 Comments
December 14th, 2012
Thank you for posting this tribute. I was always moved to tears watching these annual tributes to those from the entertainment world whom we have lost in the past year when I had cable TV service. I was touched to be able to see, remember, and to say goodbye to the 2012 crowd.
We have lost almost all of the best of the best now. Contemporary Hollywood people just can’t hold a candle to all those who entertained my grandparents, my parents, and then my generation with such immense and unforgettable talent. I stopped watching any movies coming out of Hollywood about 10 years ago. Can’t even recall the last time I went to the cinema. So very sad. Going to the movies was once such a wonderful past time.
Instead, I have found various channels on YouTube where cinemaphiles have posted full-length classic American and British movies. I have enjoyed these movies immensely. The talent, the stories, the beauty, the manliness, the cinematography, the morality tales, etc. is unmatched in our present time.
The world is growing sadder and dimmer each year as these remarkable talents die and take their magnificent selves off to a different realm.
Moved to tears.
That was very well done. Thanks.
Beautifully done with terrific music. Many of those souls have touched my heart in the past. My heart will miss them.
Dang–I thought it was going to be a video on necrophilia.
I stopped watching modern movies years ago. I fell in love with Gary Cooper in 1976. when I first saw “Mr. Deeds goes to Town” Under no circumstances which I watch the Adam Sandler remake. Actors back then looked like men. Actors today look and act like overgrown boys who might happen to shave.
Actresses back then were gorgeous and sexy without having to show their cootches and curse.
As Norma Desmond said”The Actors were big, the pictures got small”
I agree with Kairn… it was nice to see a show and just be entertained, not “shaped, molded, influenced, guilted, browbeaten, accused, ridiculed… (by the standards of the progs). I really enjoy the classic movie channels now in HD – like a trip back in time.
If you like old films you may enjoy Internet Archive. It’s got a lot of different stuff and you might want to explore a bit. My favorite area is the Feature Film section. It’s completely free and legal, and there’s plenty to choose from.
bfh, it might be nice to repost this video near the end of the year. There’s always a few people who leave us over the holidays and they’ll get added to the tribute.
Very touching. I’m with Claudia – these souls have touched me over the years.
Thank you. Good memories.
The music has to be Floyd. I don’t recognize it. If anyone knows the name of song and the album, I’d love to know.
Personally, I’d rather see a 2012 tribute to fallen soldiers.
I think it’s Art Garfunkel.
It’s a song called WAIT by M83
The music is Wait by M83
^Gol dang it he did it again!
Stranded in Sonoma
TCM is a great channel for the old movies. They show the movie in its original format; so a movie in Panavision is shown with top and bottom black borders even on an HD wide screen TV.
I record the movies onto my TiVo box and then copy them to my computer, also connected to my TV. They become part of my video library.
I can remember growing up and thinking that the movies from the 30′s, 40′s, and 50′s were not that important. Now, seeing today’s garbage that is produced by hollyweird, these older movies become so much more important. And every year, we lose fine actors like Borgnine, Farentino, Holm, Windom, et.al.
But, we have the movies. And those movies allow us to visit with them even for just a few short enjoyable hours.
Thanks all for the info on the music.
I’ve just re-read John Paul II’s essay “Before Time Began” before hearing this music, and the fit is perfect. http://www.ewtn.com/library/mother/matime.htm
I should clarify about the fit of the music and “Before Time Began” – I don’t know and cannot understand the words to the song.
Plain Jane, here are the lyrics:
Send your dreams
Where nobody hides
Give your tears
To the tide
There’s no end
There is no goodbye
With the night
I lost one of the most important people in my life this year, and have been quietly grieving. This piece of music by them (don’t care for some of their other work) goes on the playlist for the day my friend died.
Thank you RosalindJ.
You truly do have my sympathy. It’s hard. But she/he had a chance to “be,” and touch your life. Praise God.
I mourn for Mongo…
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