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Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)


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#1 spence

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

TELL A COUPLE OF US WHAT YOU THINK,  PLEEEASE

 

HEARD FROM A FELLA & ANOTHER I CORRECPOND WITH  & DON'T UNDERSTAND ME:  MR. EDDIE MULLER IS MY FAVORITE CHOIICE TO MOSTLY NOW FILL INTO ROBERT'S BIG SHOUSE!

 

THGEN LEONARD MALTIN-0(950-) ABSOLUTELY NOBODY KNOWS ME ABOUT MOVIES & ESPECIALLY HOLLYWOODS GOLDEN AGE/SIILENT ERA, YOU BET!



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

Don't know if any other TCM-ITE touched on this, but I briefly read-(over a week ago) Robert chose to be interred in CT



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

I just saw the thread re: Alec Baldwin hosting "The Essentials", on Saturdays.

 

I'm good with that. He and Robert Osborne jelled. I really enjoyed those two together, the camaraderie and  the good natured sparring on some topics,  especially in a couple of the outtakes we had privy to.

 

If the baton has to be passed, I am glad it's being passed to Alec Baldwin.

 

That being said, I'll miss Mr. Osborne to the core of me.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:50 AM

     I received the May issue of "Now Playing" magazine and saw Ben's tribute to Robert on the first page.  The first thought that struck me was "oh my gosh; no more Robert Osborne".  For all these years the first thing I would do when I received the latest "Now Playing" was to read Robert's write up on the star of the month or theme of the month. Every write up ended with his "Robert O. signature".  How strange not to see it!  Ben has his own style of writing and even he admitted in his tribute that it wasn't up to par with Robert's style.  When I read the article on star of the month Clark Gable I wondered who wrote it because there was no name listed.  This was Robert's department. Now someone else will write it and the magazine will continue but without Robert's input. I felt a real void.

    


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:52 PM

Throwing out an idea here. 

 

Ben introduced the last original evening of Bob's Picks the other night.  Choked me up quite a bit. 

 

But there are 20+ years of Bob's Picks.  Archived, maybe catalogued somewhere.  How would folks feel if there continued to be monthly Bob's Picks, drawing on what has already been done?  Repeating the picks from 10 or 15 or 20 years ago.  Most likely with Ben doing the hosting and drawing on Robert's own introductions.  Or possibly with a guest host.  Would it be too much if Robert's original recorded intros and outros were used?

 

Is this idea way off base or is there something to it?  I see it as a way to remember and honor Robert Osborne, to continue to draw on his passion for classic film.  Bob's Picks always gave us particular insight into his tastes and what he most wanted to personally convey to the audience.  I think there is ongoing value to his decades of contributions.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Ever had a favorite uncle you loved  who passed away?  You go back to visit your widowed aunt's house and some how there is a melancholy feeling in the air with him gone.  Whoever steps in as the new host that's how I will always feel when I visit TCM.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:23 PM

I don't know about the continuation of Private Screenings, but I saw this article the other day. If it's been previously posted , my apologies.
 
https://willmckinley...erviews-on-dvd/
 
I hope the link works.


Thanks! The link is great.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:13 PM

Music is music? Do you like disco, new wave, post-punk, house, classic rock, classic soul, rockabilly, and doo-w o p, as I do?


I love the harmonies of the late 50's and early 60's, as well as mid-60's and onward. Wherever there's great harmony, I like it. I have a big doo **** collection and "classic rock". I do like some rock-a-billy too. Every day there is something new on You Tube. Just recently I found some great Karaoke Beatles songs. Another "recent" favorite of mine is Echo in the Halls on You tube. A doo **** collector has a 10 volume set of great classic rock from the late 50's and early 60's. He has pictures from old yearbooks he displays as you play the music. Most of these I had never heard before. Really great stuff! There were many, many, rock groups prior to the British Invasion. I have supplemented my great collection with Oldies.com. Wish I could have met some of these talented stars. Their wonderful back-up guitars and vocal accompaniments are really superb.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:00 PM

From what I've read (extensively on the 'net), they are keeping it secret for now to keep the general public away so the stars can pay their respects, either in person or flowers sent.
 
I also read he was cremated. So who knows. I think folks are just guessing at this point.
 
Very private, as he was. Suits him, doesn't it? :)


Yes, he was very private, but a wonderful presence in our lives. He will long be remembered as an inspiration for wonderful film viewing. His presence enriched many lives.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:01 AM

I don't know about the continuation of Private Screenings, but I saw this article the other day. If it's been previously posted , my apologies.

 

https://willmckinley...erviews-on-dvd/

 

I hope the link works.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

   2 more things about Robert. #A   I wish they-(TCM itself) had done a collectors item book on him, like they do on virtually every famous individual thesedays

 

But, it rightly should be this network that does such a book

 

& #B  Too bad Robert didn't have Don Rickles on as a "Guest Programmer'-("GP") or simply as one of his "Private Screenings Guests"

 

 

too late for both now though

 

(P.S. Does anyone know if they are contuing with "Pvt. Screenings' or not?)



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:22 PM

I fit in part of the way. I love music with a beat too. My favorites are Rock and Roll from the 50's and 60's, as well Pop Rock. Another favorite kind of music for me is Latin music. I love some of the Mariachi Music. My all time favorite group is The Beatles, who came to the States when I was 12. I remember the thrill of seeing them on The Ed Sullivan Show..

 

I don't listen to the Beatles very often, but i did see Paul McCartney in concert once.  I do like Ringo Starr's drumming, he's left - handed but plays a right - handed drum kit.  Unusual back beat rhythm.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

Looked it up other night & it appears his burial is being kept secret

From what I've read (extensively on the 'net), they are keeping it secret for now to keep the general public away so the stars can pay their respects, either in person or flowers sent.

 

I also read he was cremated. So who knows. I think folks are just guessing at this point.

 

Very private, as he was. Suits him, doesn't it? :)


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:05 AM

Looked it up other night & it appears his burial is being kept secret

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:33 PM

The lack of coverage is understandable.  His name is unrecognizable to at least 95% of adults.


I have always had an interest in older or "classic" films since I was a child growing up in the 50's and 60's. IT has been a pleasure to see Robert Osborne introducing so many wonderful films. I will continue to watch TCM, but will miss Robert. His insight and love of films has made our lives more enriched as we saw and heard him. Many of Robert's favorites are mine too. I too love Sunset Boulevard and Waterloo Bridge. I really enjoyed the article about his life works as well. It is interesting that he was a friend of Jane Darwell, who inspired him to move to California. Also, Lucille Ball was a good friend in Robert's life who inspired him to write about the films he loved best.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:50 PM

Yep.  I like most types of Electronic music.  Techno, house, rave, trance, hard house.  I like most types of R&B and Hip-hop, disco, and Latin music.  I like most anything really that has rhythm, a cool beat.   Most kinds of Jazz, swing, and cool jazz.


I fit in part of the way. I love music with a beat too. My favorites are Rock and Roll from the 50's and 60's, as well Pop Rock. Another favorite kind of music for me is Latin music. I love some of the Mariachi Music. My all time favorite group is The Beatles, who came to the States when I was 12. I remember the thrill of seeing them on The Ed Sullivan Show..

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:41 PM

Music is music? Do you like disco, new wave, post-punk, house, classic rock, classic soul, rockabilly, and doo-w o p, as I do?

 

Yep.  I like most types of Electronic music.  Techno, house, rave, trance, hard house.  I like most types of R&B and Hip-hop, disco, and Latin music.  I like most anything really that has rhythm, a cool beat.   Most kinds of Jazz, swing, and cool jazz.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Are you a BOXING FAN SUCH AS MYSELF? I was administrator  on FB's  (oldschoolboxing)   However, there are a ton more

 

 

of above things I mostly enjoy classic rock.  Sinatra's (6 decades of music), soundtracks,

I'm a fan of pre-1980's boxing. After Frazier went down, I basically lost interest.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:47 AM

Maybe if you told them that he's the guy who played "man" in PSYCHO, that would ring a bell.

 

LOL. You sure they even know what Psycho is?



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:30 AM

Many places are inquiring where he chose to be laid to rest, but still can't find anything I doubt it would be next to the network in Atlanta though. Some imbecile thought this?
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