Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

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Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby rnewman9 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:43 pm

In his comment on "Mrs. Minniver" (as one of the Best Pictures among TCM's Greatest Classic Films), Brett Collum calls Greer Garson's Mrs. Minniver "brassy." To be sure, she is assertive, but the tone of that assertiveness is far too tender and complex to be called "brassy." And the character does not, as Collum claims, have "sons" flying for the RAF; she has only one son flying. The film deserves its kudos, its title role deserves to be better summarized, and the number of sons flying deserves to be accurately reported.
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Re: Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby tucco » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:03 pm

I used Sun-In once in the eighties and people told me that my hair looked "brassy".
I assured them they were in fact "complex highlights" I may have been wrong....
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Re: Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby BrettCullum » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:18 am

Hmmm... sorry about the "son" versus "sons" typo there. But I think brassy is still a good word for her character. Perhaps it is all in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby mhansen » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:21 pm

Just wanted to state that Brett Cullum deserves to have his name spelled correctly.

As does Mrs. Miniver.
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Re: Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby Dave Ryan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:08 pm

Brett Collum hates the tricksy hobbitses, he does.....
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Re: Brett Collum's Blurb on "Mrs. Minniver"

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:49 pm

Dave Ryan wrote:Brett Collum hates the tricksy hobbitses, he does.....


His only wish, to catch a fish... so juicy SWEEEEET!
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