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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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#1 HoldenIsHere

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Posted Today, 05:20 PM

2:15 a.m.  House (1977).  This Japanese ghost flick is new to me.

 

Wow I'm surprised-TCM has shown it pretty regularly.

I recorded & showed it to TikiKid years ago & she's never forgotten the insane imagery and refers to it often.

 

I love HOUSE!

I agree with TikiKid.

It's a move that, once seen, is not forgotten.

 

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Posted Today, 10:11 AM

Monday, March 27

 

1:15 p.m.  Gentleman Jim (1942).  Possibly the best film of the day.  With Errol Flynn.


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Posted Today, 05:35 AM

2:15 a.m.  House (1977).  This Japanese ghost flick is new to me.

 

Wow I'm surprised-TCM has shown it pretty regularly.

I recorded & showed it to TikiKid years ago & she's never forgotten the insane imagery and refers to it often.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:52 AM

THE STRANGER is shown frequently on GETTV and I've enjoyed it a couple of times. You know the story that Loretta demanded a script change so that her character was not seen skipping Sunday Mass, and therefore was a heathen.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:21 AM

Sunday, March 26/27

 

12:30 a.m.  The Outlaw and His Wife (1917).  Leonard Maltin gives this Victor Sjostrom film three and a half stars.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:58 AM

Sunday, March 26th/27th; 3 short films, 1 feature; all times E.S.T.:

 

11:51 p.m. "How To Figure Income Tax" (1938)--Robert Benchley short.

 

1:17 a.m. "The Idle Class" (1921)--Charles Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this short.

 

4:00 a.m. "Hour of The Wolf" (1968)--Ingmar Bergman's horror film.

 

5:37 a.m. "Sing Sister Sing" (1935)--Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly become roommates.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

Saturday, March 25/26

 

2:15 a.m.  House (1977).  This Japanese ghost flick is new to me.

 

4:00 a.m.  A Story From Chikamatsu (1954) aka The Crucified Lovers.  Well recommended.

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

Friday, March 24th--1 short, two features; all times E.S.T.

 

8:24 a.m. "The Garage" (1920)--Buster Keaton/Roscoe Arbuckle short.

 

4:45 p.m. "The Mummy" (1932)--The Karl Freund directed version with Karloff.

 

6:15 p.m. "The Gorgon" (1964)--Good example of Hammer horror, with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Barbara Shelley.  Very worth a watch.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

today at 4:00 pm THE STRANGER (1946) is coming on...it's probably the most conventional film Orson Welles ever made, but it's superb and I love every minute of it.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

Friday, March 24/25

 

1:30 a.m.  A Clockwork Orange (1971).  Viddy well, little brothers.

 

A brilliant film that i don't particularly like.

I get it if you love it, I get it if you hate it.

One thing that is inarguable though, Malcolm MacDowell (sp?) is INCREDIBLE in this movie, and in my opinion his work in this is probably one of the ten best performances ever captured on film.**

 

**that i have seen



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:57 AM

Friday, March 24/25

 

1:30 a.m.  A Clockwork Orange (1971).  Viddy well, little brothers.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

Bogie56--"Gojira" (1956) is the Japanese language Godzilla, with English subtitles.  No Raymond Burr, and Gojira moves much faster in this;  check out the clips on TCM.  It is definitely worth the watch, with an anti-nuclear message for those who wish to look for it.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:52 PM

8 p.m.  Gojira (1956) aka Godzilla.  I guess it doesn’t have Raymond Burr?

 

Once you've watched 'Gojira', I can't understand anyone ever wanting to go back and suffer through that Raymond Burr abomination ever again.

 

'Gojira' is art; the other is aggravating junk.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

Thursday, March 23

 

Why ‘worst of the worst’ ?

 

8 p.m.  Gojira (1956) aka Godzilla.  I guess it doesn’t have Raymond Burr?

 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

Usually, if a movie needs restoration to save it, the Criterion restoration is bought or added to the studio vault--It's all about "saving" the print, after all.  
I remember watching another network running a Universal Monsters marathon for Halloween, and was surprised to see Criterion's brand new Island of Lost Souls print added to Universal's roster.

 

But since nobody "owns" Welles' Othello, that may not be the case.

(And is it just me, or was Welles just not that good an Othello?  Welles spent too much directorial and performance time trying to work past the blackface and make Othello seem "noble" as a good military man, but that makes him too stiff to show any emotion at all when he's supposed to be going unhinged with jealousy.  More like a 4-star Pentagon general talking to the press about rumors of his wife's affair, and only showing a little personal disgruntlement when he gets questions about the evidence.)

 

Othello is owned by his daughter.  The last restoration was criticized for the remastering of the music score and also because they went to a lot of trouble to restore the film then inexplicably did not use the correct elements when they mastered the dvd.

To each his own on how much you like the film.  I think it is brilliant and Welles is very good in it.

Fans of the film should look for Filming Othello (1977) which is a documentary Welles did for German television to make some cash.  There is one sequence where Welles describes the imagery he put in the film.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

Criterion is set to re-release Othello on Bluray which will have both the European (1952) and U.S. (1955) versions.  I doubt this screening will feature either one of those restorations.

 

 

Usually, if a movie needs restoration to save it, the Criterion restoration is bought or added to the studio vault--It's all about "saving" the print, after all.  
I remember watching another network running a Universal Monsters marathon for Halloween, and was surprised to see Criterion's brand new Island of Lost Souls print added to Universal's roster.

 

But since nobody "owns" Welles' Othello, that may not be the case.

(And is it just me, or was Welles just not that good an Othello?  Welles spent too much directorial and performance time trying to work past the blackface and make Othello seem "noble" as a good military man, but that makes him too stiff to show any emotion at all when he's supposed to be going unhinged with jealousy.  More like a 4-star Pentagon general talking to the press about rumors of his wife's affair, and only showing a little personal disgruntlement when he gets questions about the evidence.)


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

Wednesday, March 22

 

There are lots of old favourites today.  This one is always creepy fun …

 

5:45 p.m.  The Birds (1963).


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

A few favorites in the near future I won’t be missing…

 

3/23 Casablanca 1942 (One of the best films ever made)

3/24 The Wizard of Oz 1939 (All time great Judy Garland’s “some were over the rainbow” fantasy with the multi-character talent of Frank Morgan)

4/4 Fifth Avenue Girl 1939 (Love Walter Connolly and Ginger Rogers in this classic…”it’s my birthday” comedy)

4/6 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 (Bogart’s Best Performance?)



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

But Yul Brynner's Gunslinger was fascinating to watch. Did this man ever age? He looks exactly the same here as he did in The King and I which was almost 20 years earlier.


His hair never went gray.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

Tuesday, March 21st; all times E.S.T.:

 

1:00 p.m. "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (1982)--Performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical that was videotaped at the end of a ten month road tour.  This is the only one of Lansbury's four musical Tony winning performances that is preserved on video. This is SO much better than the 2007 version with Johnny Depp.  George Hearn sings the title role properly, as it was meant to be sung.  Angela Lansbury is amazing.  I can't recommend this highly enough.

 

Edit--just got a look at the short films added today.  Check TCM's RKO filmography:

 

http://www.tcm.com/t...h-synopsis.html

 

"Cave Explorers" (1957) is the last RKO short ever released. It's on at 11:19 p.m. E.S.T.


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