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  2. starliteyes

    IT'S MOVIE "TIME"!

    I Loved You Wednesday
  3. Princess of Tap

    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    My favorite song from Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" --" Consider Yourself " Next: A light operatic-type song from a movie that became a pop hit
  4. starliteyes

    Movies That Make a Statement

    It's the Old Army Game
  5. Princess of Tap

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I wasn't aware that this presidential appointee had also been accused of attempted rape.
  6. These people definitely will have a future with Homeland Security when they get out of jail. They're the kind of people that Stephen Miller wants at the southern border.
  7. starliteyes

    Name the pre-1970 film

    Upon awaking and learning that a young man she has set her cap for has called twice and said to meet him and a group of their friends at the club to go riding at 2:30 sharp and knowing that she can't possibly make it in time, the daughter sends her cousin (the orphan) on ahead to detain him in some way.
  8. Stephen444

    TCM and aspect ratio

    My personal concern with this issue only seems to be noticeable with films shot in 1.85:1 since this ratio is very close to the 16:9 ratio of modern TVs. More extreme ratios always have the black bands on the top and botom, since you would lose so much of the image by cropping it to fit within the 16:9 tv footprint. I don’t know whether they monkey around with the proportions of the more extremely wide films or not to give you a larger image while still giving the illusion of being an accurate projection. I’ve never put a ruler to it. Sitting here tonight looking at “Young Frankenstein” and, of course, being shown in an incorrect ratio to fill the tv screen I have two thoughts: Maybe it would be easier to mention 1.85:1 films that are accurately projected. I’m sure that TCM does show some of these but I think that more films are shown in a distorted 16:9 footprint that should be 1.85:1. My other thought is concerning “The Godfather” restoration. Someone gave me this years ago and I have never been able to bring myself to watch it because of the above issue. The film was shot in 1.85:1 but the DVD version distorts this to yes, fill the tv screen. This was apparently done with Coppolas approval. Comments from a dicussion about the DVD restoration.... Part III, the most recent, always looked fine and is better than ever here. It is the most colorful but also suffers from the evident grain. All are presented in their original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. [Editor's note: thanks to a reader for pointing out that the aspect ratio on the Blu-ray is actually 1.78:1 not 1.85:1 as specified by Paramount. But before you cry out to the heavens about the audacity of it all (as he did), be assured that there is no pan and scan involved. The restoration team simply opened the matte slightly wider (taller) to 1.78:1 in order to prevent thin black lines from appearing at the top and bottom of the image on a standard 16:9 HDTV screen or projector. The full 1.85:1 theatrical image is present here with slightly more image information at the top and bottom. This is a common technique for Blu-ray mastering and was done with the director's approval]. When I read this it throws me into a tailspin. I don’t understand this acceptance, especially with Coppola’s approval. In this case they apparently added to the image rather than blowing it up to fill the screen but it still is distortion. Just because we have the technical ability to do this to films doesn’t mean that it should be done.
  9. GGGGerald

    ClassiCategories

    Much of the 1980's was people upset at the speed of progress. And yearned for a simpler time in the past that they could relate to: Tough Guys (1986) Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Back To The Future (1985)
  10. starliteyes

    ONE word titles

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    Long Titles (6 words + up)

  12. Brrrcold

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

    WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN AND WHY IS HE SAYING THOSE TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ME? http://www.tcm.turner.com/tcmdb/title/95714/Who-Is-Harry-Kellerman-and-Why-Is-He-Saying-Those-Terrible-Things-About-Me-/
  13. Brrrcold

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

    CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS? http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/491512/Can-Heironymus-Merkin-Ever-Forget-Mercy-Humppe-and-Find-True-Happiness/
  14. JakeHolman

    BUSINESS NEWS

    AT&T’s Pay-TV Subscribers Continue to Flee Wireless business gains customers despite phone-sale slowdown; ‘Aquaman’ buoys media unit https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-ts-pay-tv-customers-continue-to-flee-11556107926
  15. Vibro Champ 68

    Shocking and villians

    Yes
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  17. TopBilled

    ONE word titles

    From 1938
  18. TopBilled

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

    QUACKSER FORTUNE HAS A COUSIN IN THE BRONX (1970)
  19. Vautrin

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Then you pull a Kavanaugh on them. Rant and rave and get red in the face. It worked for Bretty boy.
  20. TopBilled

    *A to Z of Movies*

    X THE UNKNOWN (1958)
  21. Vautrin

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Call on Graham to repent for being an ignorant bigot.
  22. Brrrcold

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

    "THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE" http://www.tcm.turner.com/tcmdb/title/82884/The-Persecution-and-Assassination-of-Jean-Paul-Marat-as-Performed-by-the-Inmates-of-the-Asylum-of-Charenton-Under-the-Direction-of-the-Marquis-de-Sade/
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