Obit from The Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/strangers-a-train-star-farley-171994)
Movie buffs will probably remember him from Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, or as the tennis pro who meets a psycho Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train. But Granger also did some other good work in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night, or the noir Side Street (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2011/03/farley-granger-1925-2011.html).
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Mar 29th, 2011, 03:31 PM
RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it. So many later later suspense films and parodies (Throw Momma From the Train) lifted ideas from Hitchcock.
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:16 PM
As a huge fan of Hitchcock and ,,Rope", I remember Farley.
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:23 PM
He was very good in Rope!
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:32 PM
RIP to yet another one of hollywoods golden age legends :hug:
I recently enjoyed his performances in a film noir dvd double feature, 'They Live By Night' and 'Side Street' :bounce:.
Here's a poignant Farley Quote...
"I have never felt the need to belong to any exclusive, self-defining or special group. I find it difficult to answer questions about 'gay life' in Hollywood when I was living and working there. There were, of course, gay cliques, but I had no close friends who belonged to any of them, and I had no desire to become involved with any of them ... I was never ashamed, and I never felt the need to explain or apologize for my relationships to anyone".
His 2007 memoir "Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway" is a must read for film buffs! He collaborated on this book with his parnter of 47 years, Robert Calhoun :)
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:43 PM
That's too sad - I just watched Rope for the first time, and I really liked it.
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:06 PM
RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it.
True, but the tennis in the movie isn't very good. The tennis match has a great shot, though, of the spectators stereotypically moving their heads back and forth, with the exception of Robert Walker, who's not moving his head at all, staring intently at Granger.