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  1. 8 points
    We have to mention this guy: And then more recently:
  2. 7 points
    I love TCM because the core personnel involved with the channel seem to be very passionate about preserving the history of cinema and celebrating film as a whole. I love that they can collaborate with people like Eddie Muller and put together interesting programming features (e.g. Noir Alley) and highlight different film topics that people may not have otherwise given a second thought. Watching classic films on TCM is also a form of education in the sense that you can see how things looked, learn about social mores of the time, hear slang that may have been prevalent (e.g. "tight" for drunk), and just see what it was like decades before I was born, decades before my parents were even born. While I'm not the biggest fan of silent film, seeing something that was produced 100 years ago (or almost 100 years ago) is fascinating from a historical perspective. TCM is just one of the many resources I utilize to procure movies, but I am happy that it continues to exist. I remember when it first started in '94. My family had it for a couple years on expanded cable before it moved to a higher tiered package. I used to scope out the schedule looking for Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly films. I loved the old vintage-inspired graphics they used. I loved hearing Robert Osborne's introductions. One of my absolute favorite things about TCM right now is the intro used for the late night movies. The music is my absolute favorite part. Sometimes I'll rewind my recording to hear the music again. Other times, I'll purposely pick movies on the DVR that were recorded late at night, just so I can see/hear the Late Night Intro. I love that TCM is keeping classic film alive and that niche communities of classic film devotees have developed in communities as well as online. It is definitely a goal of mine someday to visit both the TCM Film Festival in LA and Eddie Muller's Film Noir Festival in SF. Neither city is really that far away from me, so it's just a matter of saving up that $$. I also love that TCM, like me, continues to be committed to remaining commercial free.
  3. 7 points
    Rear Window Butterflies Are Free Breakfast at Tiffany's Manhattan Murder Mystery Barton Fink Little Women Bachelor in Paradise In a Lonely Place My Sister Eileen The Seven Year Itch tv: I Love Lucy (The Mertzes) The Bob Newhart Show (Howard Borden) The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (The Mortons) The Honeymooners (The Nortons) Laverne and Shirley (Lenny and Squiggy) Everybody Loves Raymond (Marie and Frank..and Robert usually) Seinfeld (Kramer) The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Rhoda and Phyllis--first four - best - seasons)
  4. 6 points
    The King Of Comedy (1983) 10/10 DVD It is about Rupert Pupkin, a nerd (Robert DeNiro) who fancies himself a great comedian and wants to be famous like his idol talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). This film is getting a lot more attention these days due to the similarity to the new Joker, which I have also just seen. I had seen this when it was first released and liked it, but I have seen it numerous more times and it has grown to be one of my favorite movies of all time. It has become more timely than ever today, with all the no talent "stars" of reality shows and Youtube who have achieved some fame. DeNiro gives one of his best performances in an atypical role, he had just played tough guy boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull and makes a total 180 as the delusional, pathetic loser Pupkin. Jerry Lewis is great as Langford, a man who has become weary from the fame. He said in interviews that he just played himself, and if you saw him on his telethon or talk shows where his over serious and sometimes arrogant side comes out, you see what he means. There are some funny, cringing moments in it, making this a very unusual movie experience. Martin Scorsese's direction is excellent, blending fantasy and reality.
  5. 6 points
    HOME IMPROVEMENT had Wilson A CHRISTMAS STORY had the Bumpus dogs YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU was all about Lionel Barrymore not selling so the neighbors wouldn't be forced out
  6. 5 points
    I love this scene from Rosemary's Baby with Ruth Gordon in the bedroom on the telephone. In an interview cinematographer William Fraker said Polanski insisted that the shot be set up in this way. At an early screening that Fraker attended he said people actually started craning their necks as if trying to look around the door at Ruth and realized how right Polanski was.
  7. 5 points
    Good Neighbor Sam (1964) Neighbors (1981) The Dick Van Dyke Show. (Jerry and Millie Helper)
  8. 5 points
    "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) "Arlington Road" (1999)
  9. 4 points
    This just arrived in my inbox today. How could anyone not have corrected it before it went out? Fortunately this embarrassing misspelling wasn't repeated in the article it linked to, but c'mon.....
  10. 4 points
    Wonderful actress. 102 Birthday Cheers to her! She, along with Olivia de Havilland and Kirk Douglas, belong to the Actors Over 100 Club.
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    I enjoy the complimentary soup, salad and breadsticks.
  13. 4 points
    A lot of reasons. I grew up from the early '50's and so when the only movies on TV were what TCM and the members here call "classic". And also being a history "buff" of sorts, seeing how the medium has advanced over the years and the historical social norms and cultural life in days gone by is interesting to me. Plus, many of those movies are so damned good! And all done with acting, a camera and well written stories. And eventual limited special effects and trick photography. Meaning only used when absolutely necessary and/or pertinent to the story. Plus, growing up when I did( and under the circumstances) I didn't SEE a color TV set until I bought my own when I was 24, so black & White movies don't bother me so much. It's kinda like "going home" to me. Sepiatone
  14. 4 points
    Jim Acosta @Acosta Pelosi went after Trump on Syria during WH meeting, accusing him of once again advancing Putin’s interests: "All roads with you lead to Putin," Pelosi said, according to a senior Democratic aide. 6:08 PM · Oct 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
  15. 4 points
    ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) *Score: 3.5/5* This is part of my October Scavenger Hunt for my film club. I definitely enjoyed this. It's not my favorite, but I thought the pacing was quite good, and they definitely followed Ira Levin's novel fairly closely. Sure, everyone was good, but I really enjoyed Ruth Gordon as Mrs. Castavet. Holy cow, she stole the show. I wish Patsy Kelly had had more screen time, because I think she's funny too.
  16. 4 points
    From October 16-18, 1919, the Poli featured Lord and Lady Algy, a comedy starring Tom Moore and Naomi Childers as the title couple. The film was released on September 4, 1919, at five-six reels, and is presumed lost. Plot: Lord Algy has a weakness for gambling, causing his wife to leave him. However, they both still love each other, and Lady Algy hopes to help Lord Algy overcome his habit. Lord Algy decides to bet on one more horse race, the Grand Derby. His wife, certain that the horse will lose, gets a tip on another horse from a friend named Jethroe, and bets on it, hoping to save her husband’s fortune. Mrs. Tudway, the wife of Lord Algy’s friend, plans to run away with another man. Lord Algy learns of this, and offers to help them elope, although his real goal is to reunite Tudway and Mrs. Tudway. In short order, Lady Algy is mistakenly linked with Jethroe and Lord Algy with Mrs. Tudway. Lady Algy’s horse wins the race, while Lord Algy’s loses. Tudway discovers his wife in Lord Algy’s room, and accuses him of stealing her affections. Lady Algy enters the scene and clears things up. She tells Algy about her success at the races, and the two are re-united. The film was based upon a play of the same name, written by H. C. Carton. Reviews of the movie were generally positive, though not spectacular. Motion Picture News wrote “the picture just about reaches the high water mark of polite comedy and strikes us as the best thing of its kind ever screened. And while Tom Moore is not the exact type for Lord Algy, still he manages to give an excellent account of himself. … Naomi Childers makes a personable figure as Lady Algy, and, at all times, looks and acts like the English gentlewoman.” The film is reported to have featured an actual horse race. George Willis, a jockey, was seriously injured when he fell off a horse during one of the racing sequences. A few stills leading up to the race are shown below:
  17. 4 points
    The new bio-pic "Judy" is creating new interest in Judy Garland so I thought I would share my favorites of the movie songs she performed- 1. Over The Rainbow from The Wizard Of Oz- her signature song, I am sure this is everyone's favorite, but only Judy can sing it, I have never heard a version come close to hers. It is beautifully wistful and her voice is so tender and emotional. I also think it is the greatest song ever introduced on film. 2. The Man That Got Away from A Star Is Born-a simple torch song becomes a gut wrenching emotional performance from the power of her voice. A true show stopper. 3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from Meet Me In St Louis-a beautiful song that became a holiday standard, once again no one has topped the original. The song has such greater impact when seen within the context of the film, Judy is the older sister trying to cheer up sad little sis Margaret O'Brien. It seemed much more beautiful and haunting here. 4. Get Happy from Summer Stock-a jaunty upbeat number despite the lyrics about the coming of Judgement day. It turned out to be Judy's final film at MGM, but this performance ranks as one of her best. One of the few times she would look very sexy on film too. 5. But Not For Me from Girl Crazy-a poignant Gershwin tune, made heart breaking by Judy's beautiful voice. What are your top five?
  18. 4 points
    Completely agree, although I have just a LITTLE bit of trouble believing that Mickey Rooney grows up to be Clark Gable.
  19. 4 points
    I don't appreciate this idea that adults who enjoy comic books and the like are not "grown up." My husband reads comic books, or graphic novels as they're known, and is also an avid gamer. He's every bit of a grown up as anyone else. He owns his own vehicle. He owns his own home. He's held a steady job since high school. He was working as sous chef and now as a kitchen supervisor. He's in line to become a regional kitchen manager in the Portland Metro Area. He's also an avid reader and has read everything from Alexandre Dumas' four novels about the Three Musketeers to Desi Arnaz' autobiography (which I recommended to him) to Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries. I enjoy watching animated films and shows. I've had the same pair of Chucks since the seventh grade and they are very comfortable. I wear flip flops in the summer, though I do not buy the $2 Old Navy ones as they hurt my feet. I also don't buy the ones that make the flip flop noise as you walk, because those are annoying. I don't think liking these things makes me any less of an adult than anyone else. I have some graphic tees, but none with Looney Tunes. I also don't wear slogan shirts unless you count my hilarious Golden Girls shirt with the "I'm Ready! Take me hurricane '91" statement. I also don't have any tats or body piercings either. I think an adult is someone who is self-sufficient and can make their own decisions about what they do and do not like. If their love of comic books isn't hurting themselves or anyone else, why does it matter? If someone doesn't like superheroes, Marvel, and anything else of that ilk, don't watch them. Who cares? I'm honestly just tired of this trend of everyone trying to police what everyone else enjoys and does. As long as they're not promoting free-basing cocaine or animal abuse, or anything else horrific and dangerous, why does it matter to you what people enjoy doing in their free time? Scorsese just needs to stick to making the same old gangster movie featuring Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro, and Leonardo DiCaprio, and let everyone else do what they want.
  20. 4 points
    Nobody expected America to withdraw after ONE PHONE CALL to our morally bankrupt “leader”, and within a week, the worst case scenario is coming to pass, exposing our allies to ethnic cleansing, allowing the terrorist group ISIS to become a force again, and our diplomatic norms shredder for decades. Idiot Moron Trump has been warned of these consequences by all of his National Security Advisors, except the kiss-aaasssses. There is an argument to be made for us to move out of the area, but in a planned orderly fashion, not over a blackmail threat to the Effing Moron. You cannot defend the indefensible of his disastrous decision! He cannot handle the pressures of his job, because he is not competent in any aspect of it.
  21. 4 points
    Funny, I was just about to buy this from TCM.com: They call it a: Brass Praxinoscope Collectible It comes with 43 card strips!
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    Columbus is a guy who didn't know where he was going. And when he got there he didn't know where he was. I could celebrate his ignorance and brutality if I had ever gotten this day off. So since there's nothing to celebrate anyway, I guess then I can't complain about never getting this day off.
  24. 4 points
    He stumbled on the Western Hemisphere, which would lead to one of the greatest demographic calamities in human history, with the decimation of native groups.
  25. 4 points
    I liked Bill Maher's line on his HBO talk show Friday night. "Actually, Scorsese's right," the comedian said. "Superhero movies ARE all the same, whereas his new film "The Irishman" is a mob movie starring Joe Pesci and [Robert] De Niro."

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