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The Lady Vanishes: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas (1938 Movie)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty, and features Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford, Mary Clare, Googie Withers, Catherine Lacey and Sally Stewart.

The Lady Vanishes is Hitchcock’s penultimate film made in the UK before his move to Hollywood–1939′s Jamaica Inn followed it. It was the great success of The Lady Vanishes, after a slump of three films that were not hits, that made it possible for Hitchcock to negotiate a very good deal to work in the States. A remake, also entitled The Lady Vanishes, was made in 1979.

In Bandrika, a fictional country in an “uncivilised” region of immediately pre-World War II Central Europe, a motley group of travellers eager to return to England is delayed by an avalanche that has blocked the railway tracks. At night, a folk singer plays a tune al fresco that catches the attention of Miss Froy (May Whitty), an elderly lady who has worked some years abroad as a governess. The folk singer is suddenly silenced–apparently murdered.

Among the train’s passengers are Gilbert (Michael Redgrave), a young musicologist who has been studying the folk songs of the region, Iris (Margaret Lockwood), a young woman of independent means who has spent a holiday with some friends, but is now returning home to get married, and Miss Froy.

When the train resumes its journey, Iris and Miss Froy become acquainted, while the remaining passengers in the compartment appear not to understand a word of English. Iris lapses into unconsciousness, the result of an earlier encounter with a falling flowerpot meant for Miss Froy. When Iris reawakens, the governess has vanished, and she is shocked to learn that the other passengers claim Miss Froy never existed. The other English travelers deny ever seeing her, for their own reasons.

Fellow passenger Doctor Egon Hartz (Paul Lukas) convinces everyone that Iris must have hallucinated the scene with the old lady because of the blow to her head. Undaunted, Iris starts to investigate, joined only by a skeptical Gilbert, with whom she eventually falls in love. They discover that Miss Froy is being held prisoner in a sealed-off compartment supposedly occupied by a seriously ill patient being transported to an operation. They manage to free her, but the train is diverted to a side track, where a shootout ensues. Miss Froy intimates to Gilbert and Iris that she is in fact a British spy assigned to deliver some vital information (the famous Hitchcock MacGuffin) to the Foreign Office in London; after entrusting her message, encoded in a folk song—sung earlier by a balladeer, who is strangled in the first violence of the film — to Gilbert, she flees under cover of the shootout.

After managing to restart the train and escape, Gilbert and Iris return to London. At the Foreign Office, Gilbert, driven to joyful distraction when Iris accepts his marriage proposal, forgets the tune. Just as it appears the message has been lost, the coded folk song is heard in the background. Fortunately, Miss Froy had been able to escape, and is revealed playing the song on a piano.

Cast

Margaret Lockwood as Iris Henderson
Michael Redgrave as Gilbert
Paul Lukas as Dr Hartz
May Whitty as Miss Froy
Cecil Parker as Mr Todhunter
Linden Travers as Mrs Todhunter
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott
Basil Radford as Charters
Mary Clare as Baroness
Emile Boreo as Hotel Manager
Googie Withers as Blanche
Sally Stewart as Julie
Philip Leaver as Signor Doppo
Selma Vaz Dias as Signora Doppo
Catherine Lacey as The Nun
Josephine Wilson as Madame Kummer
Charles Oliver as The Officer
Kathleen Tremaine as Anna

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Healthy Body = Functional Body. Hollywood Look Side Effect: Healthy Function

Monday, January 16th, 2012

chines painting supplies My Grandparents chose to love each other when they met as teenagers, and then, they chose to love each other every part of every day, through the Great Depression,
through absence during war, child rearing, work, illnesses… Life.
Finding TRUE love? They met… And That was it. Again, the true love part was a daily choice whether either was as attractive or as exciting as the day they met.
True love depends on each person, not just the one you find or the one that finds you.
In other words, Love is a Choice, because we are not 110% lovable 24 hours a day.
True love is when each person sees that real life is not like a romance movie script
True love is accepting the fact of real life, which brings creative challenges that, with the choice to love, can increase attraction.
Popular novels, songs, shows, movies… Each have scripts that are no doubt, inspired. The talented people that write and act, the hundreds or thousands of people that are the list of credits at the end of a movie – from the accountants to the doctors to the musicians and screenwriters –
They work on projects that, as finished masterpieces, may often have coincidental similarities to your definition of romance and the most often undefined and over-used phrase… “true love”
Again, the credits behind movies, books, shows and songs… include a lot of people. Why, because such productions are intentionally crafted to touch our deepest self.
So, they are edited for perfection, music and effects and colors and thousands of other variables are used to enhance the dreamy, valium-drip state which translates to the vision of what love should be like
The scenes like magic, seem to shape the articles, the messages, and the hope or expectation seems to be right person will surprise you
In front of you, saying the most clever words, appearing right there, with presence, grooming, body language and confidence that is tailor made for you, and beyond your wildest dreams,
A person that is doing everything that brings bliss to you, every day of your life.
These elegant tapestries perfected by hundreds or thousands of people, they sometimes are called fairytales or fantasies ( both are f words ) for a reason. A fantasy is a fantasy, because it is not real.
Then, the absence of permanent fairytale existence becomes a deal breaker. Is that true love?
People age differently, so what if the one you truly love seems less fun than you are, later on, years along the true love path?
Finding true love is finding within us the ability to love that one person every day that you see in the best and worst moments on a planet called “real life” …
This can be difficult though, when, consistently, you go there almost every day and it’s so exciting,
And there, others are much more charming than the true love that awaits at home or in the other room.
Maybe you’re not in the movies, but Your stage is your work place, it’s the restaurant you went to, it’s facebook, you know where and what that stage is in your life.
It’s where you see glimpses of the best part of people’s lives, not the whole, vivid existence away from that place where you see them, where they’re putting on their best self
Your ‘stage’ is separate from where we all get tired, hungry, lazy, hurried and even leave our socks on the floor. We get wrinkles.
Fantasies are wonderful indeed, however, fantasies fail to see the person in the mirror that’s not 25 anymore while judging that one that’s your age that looks your age.
Again… My Grandparents, loved each other in struggles through the great depression, absence during war, rearing a lot of children, illnesses and in the end, one stayed the other’s side day and night, at home, month after month, until breathing ceased, and eyes were silenced. TRUE love is not a fantasy to find, not a thing that finds you in one moment. It is a choice that we make… Every day.n (whatever that is)… It is a HEALTHY Body. Healthy body is a Functional body.

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