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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



The man who nearly married actress Shelley Winters (and who she referred to as "Farfel") died Sunday at age 85, preceded in death in 2008 by his partner, producer Robert Calhoun.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/mar/29/farley-granger-obituary

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)



He'll always be "Twitchy Phillip" to me. (Hitchcock's Rope). Fine actor.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)




Granger and Stewart---the photo obviously taken during a rehearsal for "Dancing With The Stars".

Looks like they're going to do an angry Apache Dance this week. smile



Several of my favorite Granger appearances not mentioned here (or in the obituaries), are in Goldwyn's ENCHANTMENT and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, and in the lovely Vincente Minnelli "Mademoiselle" sequence with Ethel Barrymore and Leslie Caron in THE STORY OF THREE LOVES. It should also be noted that many of Granger's films had the benefit of fine scores from the likes of Friedhofer, Tiomkin, Rozsa and others.

The interstitial interviews that Granger did for TCM, which occasionally play at random times, are also very thoughtful and interesting. His early years of the 1940s were spent playing earnest young men, much like Montgomery Clift, and, perhaps, Robert Arthur, until that type was ultimately supplanted by more angry young men like James Dean and Marlon Brando and Nick Adams in the '50s. Granger never really reached the peak of stardom and fame, I'd say, but he had a very longlived and ultimately rewarding career in various media until late in life, unlike some of his contemporaries.

And he had great stories about his filmmaking days---that he told very well on camera.

An interesting actor and personality.....but yet another from the Golden Age is gone.

RIP, Farley Granger.



 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

That's really sad news! Coincidentally, I've been thinking about Granger since the beginning of the week (without knowing about his passing until now). I was just about to post a thread about Miklos Rozsa's score to "Story Of Three Loves" and particularly about the Caron-Granger sequence. The "Nocturne" is pure magic...

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I thought he was great in Rope. Pretty good in Strangers on a Train too.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

DavidinBerkley,

If you're a fan (my mom is, holy cow, she loved the guy), you owe it to yourself to check out his autobioigraphy if you haven't already. Very interesting and straightforward, and he seemed to have enjoyed his life and the ups and downs of his career. I only knew him from a couple of movies and had no interest in reading it, but I think I read it in one evening. After his star faded somewhat he became a 'working actor' (not that he didn't work before but you know what I mean) and seemed to have a decent life.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

DavidinBerkley,

If you're a fan (my mom is, holy cow, she loved the guy), you owe it to yourself to check out his autobioigraphy if you haven't already. Very interesting and straightforward, and he seemed to have enjoyed his life and the ups and downs of his career. I only knew him from a couple of movies and had no interest in reading it, but I think I read it in one evening. After his star faded somewhat he became a 'working actor' (not that he didn't work before but you know what I mean) and seemed to have a decent life.


Thank you for the reminder, JS. I need to see if it is in the library yet.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

best performance: GET SMART
as a mad scientist plotting to destroy Washington in "one big dissolve"
camp acting at it's finest!

rip

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Yeah, Jehannum. Strangers On A Train. Classic.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

I downloaded his book, INCLUDE ME OUT, onto my Nook a few months ago. It's a fascinating read, well worth your time.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

DavidinBerkley,

If you're a fan (my mom is, holy cow, she loved the guy), you owe it to yourself to check out his autobioigraphy if you haven't already. Very interesting and straightforward, and he seemed to have enjoyed his life and the ups and downs of his career. I only knew him from a couple of movies and had no interest in reading it, but I think I read it in one evening. After his star faded somewhat he became a 'working actor' (not that he didn't work before but you know what I mean) and seemed to have a decent life.


Thank you for the reminder, JS. I need to see if it is in the library yet.


I just read it.

It turns out he was good friends with Alex North. THE Alex North. Awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2019 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

It turns out he was good friends with Alex North. THE Alex North. Awesome.

Awesome indeed! That is like Harvey Corman being best buds with Jerry Goldsmith. Headly Lamarre and Jerry. Now that is Uber awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm just a reflection of what they are: Decadent, corrupt, lost in the myriad facades of a dying city.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm just a reflection of what they are. Decadent, corrupt, lost in the myriad facades of a dying city.

Translation, please!

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Where are the usual 300 posts by Bob Dimucci with all the movie posters, reviews, etc. that the deceased was in?

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Any reason I'm getting all these picture posts from Photobucket in VERY fuzzy resolution?
Mike




He'll always be "Twitchy Phillip" to me. (Hitchcock's Rope). Fine actor.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Any reason I'm getting all these picture posts from Photobucket in VERY fuzzy resolution?
Mike




He'll always be "Twitchy Phillip" to me. (Hitchcock's Rope). Fine actor.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm just a reflection of what they are: Decadent, corrupt, lost in the myriad facades of a dying city.

Translation, please!


Amuck!

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Where are the usual 300 posts by Bob Dimucci with all the movie posters, reviews, etc. that the deceased was in?

Yeah.
I mean he's STILL posting Robert Forster obscurities and straight to d
Video titles!

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

DavidinBerkley,

If you're a fan (my mom is, holy cow, she loved the guy), you owe it to yourself to check out his autobioigraphy if you haven't already. Very interesting and straightforward, and he seemed to have enjoyed his life and the ups and downs of his career. I only knew him from a couple of movies and had no interest in reading it, but I think I read it in one evening. After his star faded somewhat he became a 'working actor' (not that he didn't work before but you know what I mean) and seemed to have a decent life.


Thank you for the reminder, JS. I need to see if it is in the library yet.


I just read it.

It turns out he was good friends with Alex North. THE Alex North. Awesome.


Are you sure it wasn't ' thee' Alex NORTH?

 
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