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#1 B4UER

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:04 PM

(unrelated to other current running discussions) In case anyone was interested...   The theme music playing in the 2016 TCM 31 Days of Oscar promo is 'Burning House' on self titled album by Owl.  It seems that people are frequently wanting to know about the promo music.      : )


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

The Bedford Incidence was playing at that time,  you were just watching the wrong station.    Get-TV was also honoring Poitier's birthday and that film was showing at the same time.   I watched the last part of No Man Out.  My wife again said 'hey that is the Riddler, right'.    No honey,  they just look a like.    After hearing Widmark go off with the 'N' word I turned to Get-TV and said 'ok here is a different side of Widmark'.    I didn't want her to think the Riddler was a racist!   

Widmark and Poitier were lifelong friends.  Every time "cut!" was yelled, Widmark would go over to Poitier and apologize to him for using that word.  Poitier told him that they were actors playing roles and he understood and not to worry about it.

 

Widmark's laugh really was like that in real life.  That's how he got the role as Tommy Udo much to his wife's chagrin as she wanted them to be able to stay in New York and Richard's film contact option was then picked up.

 

The laughs do sound similar.  Frank Gorshin even looks a bit like Widmark, sure.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

I don't believe that In the Heat of the Night is available, at least in Canada.

 

I wish that they had aired The Bedford Incident instead of No Way Out which I only got through the whole way once and only because I love the leading men so much.  They had Richard Widmark as the next actor so The Bedford Incident would have been a good alternate.

 

I've only gotten through Judgement at Nuremberg once the whole way through either despite my love of the cast.

 

I would have preferred another Richard Widmark title instead.  Instead one of my favourite actors of all time has back to back movies on TCM and I am not interested in watching either. 

 

I'd love to see The Slender Thread again.

 

I'll likely  watch To Sir, with Love which I have recorded as it is Poitier's birthday and I love the film.

 

I have a feeling that it is not a movie that I'll enjoy watching after he's gone.  I need to enjoy it while I can.

 

The Bedford Incidence was playing at that time,  you were just watching the wrong station.    Get-TV was also honoring Poitier's birthday and that film was showing at the same time.   I watched the last part of No Man Out.  My wife again said 'hey that is the Riddler, right'.    No honey,  they just look a like.    After hearing Widmark go off with the 'N' word I turned to Get-TV and said 'ok here is a different side of Widmark'.    I didn't want her to think the Riddler was a racist!   


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:38 PM

I don't believe that In the Heat of the Night is available, at least in Canada.

 

I wish that they had aired The Bedford Incident instead of No Way Out which I only got through the whole way once and only because I love the leading men so much.  They had Richard Widmark as the next actor so The Bedford Incident would have been a good alternate.

 

I've only gotten through Judgement at Nuremberg once the whole way through either despite my love of the cast.

 

I would have preferred another Richard Widmark title instead.  Instead one of my favourite actors of all time has back to back movies on TCM and I am not interested in watching either. 

 

I'd love to see The Slender Thread again.

 

I'll likely  watch To Sir, with Love which I have recorded as it is Poitier's birthday and I love the film.

 

I have a feeling that it is not a movie that I'll enjoy watching after he's gone.  I need to enjoy it while I can.

 

No In the Heat of the Night in Canada is a shame. That's just an excellent film all around on many levels.

 

I didn't bring up The Bedford Incident (1965) for selfish reasons (I've seen it at least four times

all the way through in the last several months).

 

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) is just too bound up and weighed down in dramatic performances for me to sit through - IMHO. I've never been able to fully appreciate it's qualities. To Sir with Love (1967) would have been another good choice. I prefer this to Glenn Ford's The Blackboard Jungle (1955) - mainly due to me not being a big fan of Glenn Ford's dramatic performances. I prefer his comedic roles.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:12 PM

I am thoroughly enjoying Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), as I always do. I do wish, however, In the Heat of the Night (1967) had been chosen to follow in the schedule instead of the recently overplayed No Way Out (1950).

 

I wonder.. maybe .. Heat.. was not available - too bad. 

 

Has anyone here seen The Slender Thread (1965) or For Love of Ivy (1968) in the last ten years?

Either of those would have been another good choice.

I don't believe that In the Heat of the Night is available, at least in Canada.

 

I wish that they had aired The Bedford Incident instead of No Way Out which I only got through the whole way once and only because I love the leading men so much.  They had Richard Widmark as the next actor so The Bedford Incident would have been a good alternate.

 

I've only gotten through Judgement at Nuremberg once the whole way through either despite my love of the cast.

 

I would have preferred another Richard Widmark title instead.  Instead one of my favourite actors of all time has back to back movies on TCM and I am not interested in watching either. 

 

I'd love to see The Slender Thread again.

 

I'll likely  watch To Sir, with Love which I have recorded as it is Poitier's birthday and I love the film.

 

I have a feeling that it is not a movie that I'll enjoy watching after he's gone.  I need to enjoy it while I can.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:45 PM

I am thoroughly enjoying Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), as I always do. I do wish, however, In the Heat of the Night (1967) had been chosen to follow in the schedule instead of the recently overplayed No Way Out (1950).

 

I wonder.. maybe .. Heat.. was not available - too bad. 

 

Has anyone here seen The Slender Thread (1965) or For Love of Ivy (1968) in the last ten years?

Either of those would have been another good choice.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:28 PM

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK is a Fontaine film I haven't seen so I'll be looking out for that one.   

It's also an Arturo de Cordova film. :)


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:26 PM

I just watched THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE on Amazon Prime yesterday. So it's available all year round in that viewing format.

 

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK is scheduled four times from now to April. Soon it may go from a welcome premiere to an overplayed title that people grow tired of (though I hope not!).

 

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK is a Fontaine film I haven't seen so I'll be looking out for that one.   


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:41 AM

I haven't seen those first three, so maybe I'll try them out.

I just watched THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE on Amazon Prime yesterday. So it's available all year round in that viewing format.

 

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK is scheduled four times from now to April. Soon it may go from a welcome premiere to an overplayed title that people grow tired of (though I hope not!).


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:57 PM

FYI

"We'll also be premiering several impressive movies we've never shown on TCM before including Frenchman's Creek (1944), The Slipper and the Rose (1976), Bloodbrothers (1978), Breaking Away (1979), Best Friends (1982) and Apollo 13 (1995)."

 

I haven't seen those first three, so maybe I'll try them out.



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:58 PM

For those that are interested, here are the links to TCM's articles about 31 Days of Oscar, written by Martin Scorsese and Robert Osborne respectively:

 

http://www.tcm.com/t...r-February.html

 

http://www.tcm.com/t...-of-Oscar-.html

 

Here too is the link to TCM's official 31 Days of Oscar website: http://31days.tcm.com/. Other than a PDF schedule there isn't much there at the moment, but I expect it will become more active in the coming days.

 

FYI

"We'll also be premiering several impressive movies we've never shown on TCM before including Frenchman's Creek (1944), The Slipper and the Rose (1976), Bloodbrothers (1978), Breaking Away (1979), Best Friends (1982) and Apollo 13 (1995)."


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:33 PM

I cannot find the original post about Battle of the Bulge, but I remember there being some reference to it not having any nominations.  Do I have the right title?

 

Then it was thought that it must have been the documentary.

 

Well, I don't know what it airing is USA, but here in Canada the Henry Fonda movie is indeed airing as I was to link through Robert Ryan.

Yes, it was the Henry Fonda film. It does not have any Oscar nominations. It is still on the U.S. schedule as well.

 

Airing on February 2nd.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:27 PM

I cannot find the original post about Battle of the Bulge, but I remember there being some reference to it not having any nominations.  Do I have the right title?

 

Then it was thought that it must have been the documentary.

 

Well, I don't know what it airing is USA, but here in Canada the Henry Fonda movie is indeed airing as I was to link through Robert Ryan.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 12:10 PM

For those that are interested, here are the links to TCM's articles about 31 Days of Oscar, written by Martin Scorsese and Robert Osborne respectively:

 

http://www.tcm.com/t...r-February.html

 

http://www.tcm.com/t...-of-Oscar-.html

 

Here too is the link to TCM's official 31 Days of Oscar website: http://31days.tcm.com/. Other than a PDF schedule there isn't much there at the moment, but I expect it will become more active in the coming days.


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 08:13 AM

I have to say that my first impression of the programming for this year's '31 Days' is one of disappointment.  Although it likely took quite a bit of work to connect all the films using the "degrees of Kevin Bacon" approach, that doesn't provide any insight as to how the films were made, their stars, or their impact on the viewer.  It's really just a gimmick which provides no value-added as far as I can see.  Maybe they can just go ahead and give Robert and Ben the month off...

 

(This is not a comment on the movies themselves, they can be judged on their own merits of course.)

I tend to agree with that comment. It does seem like a gimmick, and in order to connect everything (usually by star instead of director, writer or technician) they have pulled in a large number of films that actually did not receive any Oscars at all (and many titles only had one nomination in a minor category). So overall, it doesn't seem like a thorough presentation of the types of achievements the Oscar voters are trying to recognise each year. 

 

If they had focused on films that actually earned Oscars, they could have done it in primetime and left the morning slots open for birthday tributes-- February birthdays and Black history month are neglected by TCM every year because of the padded, mostly filler Oscar tie-in.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

I have to say that my first impression of the programming for this year's '31 Days' is one of disappointment.  Although it likely took quite a bit of work to connect all the films using the "degrees of Kevin Bacon" approach, that doesn't provide any insight as to how the films were made, their stars, or their impact on the viewer.  It's really just a gimmick which provides no value-added as far as I can see.  Maybe they can just go ahead and give Robert and Ben the month off...

 

(This is not a comment on the movies themselves, they can be judged on their own merits of course.)


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

I could have sworn that was James Mason. . . except he never really went for the BIG SMILE, did he?

No...he really didn't. :)


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 03:43 PM

 

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Part 24 of 31

 

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Mr. Homolka called to ask why I am not including him in this thread. I explained it's because his first name has a 'k' in it, instead of a 'c'...but that doesn't seem to matter to him. He won't leave me alone until I make this post.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 24th:

 

 

I could have sworn that was James Mason. . . except he never really went for the BIG SMILE, did he?


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

Some interesting totals:

 

During the 31 Days of Oscar in 2016, TCM will be airing 368 feature films. One of them was included in error as it had zero nominations. So let's use the number 367 instead.

 

Of the 367 films, 224 of them did not earn any Oscars (they just had nominations only). That means roughly 61% of the titles TCM is showing were not Oscar recipients in any category. 

 

Many of the films only had one nomination-- and usually lost in the sole category for which it was represented. Some films that had one nomination did earn an Oscar. There were 15 of them. Only two other films (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT at 5; and GIGI at 9) earned Oscars in all nominated categories. So if we add the 15 plus these other two, only 17 films were completely victorious at the Oscars. That's 17 out of the grand total TCM is showing-- 367. Less than 5%.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:31 AM

In the days ahead, I will look over all of TCM's selections and provide a basic summary-- especially, ones that did not earn any Oscars. It seemed like TCM scheduled a lot of pictures that only had one nomination (usually in some "lesser" category). Probably because they were trying to connect titles by certain honorees. Which brings me to another point-- the schedule was mostly linked by actors/actresses and occasionally by a few directors. Why the bias? Why associate the Oscars primarily with actors, when many of the films in this tribute had zero nominations for acting...?


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