U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Mother`s Day to all Moms!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
View Poll Results: Bogart vs. Gable
Bogart 31 64.58%
Gable 17 35.42%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Location Location
3,227 posts, read 6,312,951 times
Reputation: 1463

Advertisements

who's the better actor?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:09 AM
 
3,553 posts, read 5,165,476 times
Reputation: 2255
To tell the truth the only movie I can think of Gable making was GWTW, and I hated it. One of the things I like to do is think about an actor's roles and picture another, even current actor in the same role. Does it improve or lessen the movie.

Then I like to picture the actor in other, even more recent parts and consider the same question regarding the other film. IMO Bogart holds up very well in this regard.

I can picture Bogie in several parts in several Coen Brothers' movies.

golfgod
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Location Location
3,227 posts, read 6,312,951 times
Reputation: 1463
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfgod View Post
To tell the truth the only movie I can think of Gable making was GWTW, and I hated it. One of the things I like to do is think about an actor's roles and picture another, even current actor in the same role. Does it improve or lessen the movie.

Then I like to picture the actor in other, even more recent parts and consider the same question regarding the other film. IMO Bogart holds up very well in this regard.

I can picture Bogie in several parts in several Coen Brothers' movies.

golfgod
agreed- I gotta wait to rep you though
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
26,301 posts, read 35,576,665 times
Reputation: 39758
Clark Gable wasn't an actor; he was a movie star.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: on an island
13,336 posts, read 31,686,683 times
Reputation: 12778
Well, I like them both. They are probably apples and oranges, but I prefer the Gable's King to Bogie's gritty noir persona.
I read a recent Gable biography.
Gable worked harder at his craft than you all might think--arguably harder than Bogie ever did. Gable took his job quite seriously, was very conscientious. I dunno, maybe Bogart just made his work look effortless.
I simply prefer Gable.
It Happened One Night is one my very favorite movies.
Mutiny on the Bounty and The Misfits are other films in which he shines.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:04 PM
 
8,966 posts, read 9,416,267 times
Reputation: 10753
I agree with BlueWillowPlate. Clark Gable was a very accomplished actor, acted in all sorts of parts over his very long career. He began on the stage, moved to bit parts, shorts, before his big break during the depression. I remember him in Mogambo, Run Silent Run Deep, as well as It happened One Night, Mutiny, Misfits.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2008, 09:46 PM
 
5,539 posts, read 12,742,265 times
Reputation: 3670
Bogart was well cast in the roles he played in most of his films and he got some great scripts. Think about it, he was in some of the best films of all time.

He is my all-time fave.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2008, 07:35 AM
 
3,553 posts, read 5,165,476 times
Reputation: 2255
Thanks to bluewillow plate and others for reminding me of "It Happened One Night". That is a great comedy. Not sure how it slipped my mind. Still I think overall Bogie (although he tended to play similar characters much of the time) has a better overall "body of work".

golfgod
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Illinois, for now...
606 posts, read 914,936 times
Reputation: 5972
Clark Gable could do comedy and dark drama...his talents were just touched on with the soap opera of GWTW.
Besides that, he was so handsome! Wink!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 05:55 PM
 
16,042 posts, read 27,510,273 times
Reputation: 6023
Gable had some great speeches which were comic, metaphorical and allegorical. Love it! But I voted for Bogie. Not just for Casablanca, either.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top