Gerb

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  1. Gerb

    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    Robert Osborne was my hero. No one in the world inspired my love of movies quite like he did, with his folksy, knowledgeable, all-encompassing passion and love for films. I’m now an uber-fan of all things old (not always classic) Hollywood, from the glossiest, all-star, big budget, Technicolor extravaganzas of MGM to the shoddiest, no-talent, shoestring budget, Poverty Row oaters made by Victor Adamson, and, in large part, I have Mr. Osborne to thank for that. I first discovered him around 1994, when my mom got satellite TV; and I got to enjoy and learn from him for more than 20 years! When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I didn’t say a doctor or a lawyer; I said Robert Osborne. Talk about the ultimate dream job! Even though I never got to meet him in person, I will certainly miss him… Thanks for the memories and all those wonderful intros I have on tape!
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    Casablanca Theatrical Showing

    Jattok, I'm sorry you had issues with your viewing. I guess my eyes aren't keen enough to notice the brightness issues. Twelve of us from church went to see this, and it was AWESOME on the big screen! Thanks TCM! Please do this more often.
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    Casablanca Theatrical Showing

    Thanks, Tall Paul. We finally bought the tickets in bulk at the next closest theater because our church community group didn't want to miss getting the same time/location. As for the other poster who asked "who cares?", if it was directed to me: I DO; otherwise, I wouldn't have posted it.
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    Casablanca Theatrical Showing

    Fossil Creek and Ridgmar are our alternate locations we'd go to, but Hulen Movie Tavern is just a couple blocks from where we are so were hoping to go there - if it is really going to be showing the movie, that is.
  5. I want to purchase tickets at a local theater to see Casablanca on March 21st, but the theater people don't know anything about it and it's not listed on their website. The link for the event lists the theater (Hulen Movie Tavern in Fort Worth), but Fandango doesn't. How do I go about verifying if this theater really is showing this movie? I'm not getting any cooperation from the theater folks either by phone or in person. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  6. There are a few good movies from the 50s that treat Indians right without the cussing...but like the others said, only a few. I'll have to think on that one today, but I know I have a few laying around. In the meantime, just go to Wal-Mart and buy a few of the cheap $1 DVDs of THE LONE RANGER. Though subjected to the villains' bigotry sometimes, Tonto is never portrayed in a demeaning light by the writers.
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    Need Help with some shorts

    I can only recall seeing two shorts with chimps or some other kind of monkeys in the lead role. The first is Chuck Jones' rare step into live action called ORANGE BLOSSOMS FOR VIOLET from 1952. Look it up on IMDb for a synopsis. It's also available on Volume 2 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection. The other short (which I believe is one of the ones you're looking for) was called DANGEROUS DAPPER DAN and had the monkeys riding around on dogs back in the Old West. It's one of a series of shorts called Monkeyshines from Columbia in 1931. They're in the same vein as the Dogville Comedy shorts from MGM at the same time. There were five in all, but I couldn't tell you if they're out on DVD yet or not. Check here for a complete list: http://vitaphone.org/monkeyshines.html I hope that helps, Gerb
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    "Invaders from Mars" (1953)

    We started a small discussion about this last year: http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=7844747
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    Movie Western

    That would be AMBUSH from 1949. It plays every so often on TCM, so good luck.
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    Randolph Scott

    Well, shucks. I'm sorry that didn't pan out. Chuck's helped me on a few pointers as well, but he seems to stay buried in his work. Part of his house even flooded last year. Good luck on your hunt.
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    Mothra

    Not at all...the original GODZILLA is an ominous film of death and destruction and man's fight against an enemy he helped create. This is accentuated by composer Akira Ifukube's score and the numerous gruesome death scenes scattered throughout the film. Also, the life's of the main characters are very tragic, with a love triangle at the root of it all. MOTHRA, on the other hand, is an upbeat story not designed to convey a warning message like GODZILLA. The plot's interludes are filled with comedic outtakes, and the film has a "happy ending." The score is light-hearted, and the title monster is not hell-bent on destroying mankind--only saving the twin fairies.
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    Mothra

    Yes, New Kirk City highly resembles another place I know. Stock footage of Mothra's New Kirk rampage can be spotted in later entries because of the prolific use of the town's name on the miniatures. The dubbing usually depended on the company that picked up the film for domestic distribution. Sometimes the studios chose to hire-out the job, and other times they did it in-house. Since it was rare for a lengthy, foreign-language, film series to be continuously carried by the same studio back in the day, the quality and style of the dubbing ran all over the map. As an example, Warner Bros. handled a few of the Steve Reeves films (e.g., Hercules Unchained and The White Warrior), but not all. Toho films saw the same sporadic treatment. MOTHRA was carried by Columbia, GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN by Warner Bros. and ATRAGON by American International Pictures. Thus, the dubbings varied greatly. Additionally, Toho itself dubbed all of its films for the international market so there were usually two English-language dubbings available. American International almost always did their own dubbings, and these language tracks are far superior to the Toho International dubs
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    Randolph Scott

    I don't know if it'll help, but there is a lot of information about shooting locations over at The Old Corral Website. Here is a link to one of the pages on that site that lists places to look: http://www.b-westerns.com/location.htm Good Luck! There's a lot of information to sift through there.
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    Mothra

    Actually, if seen in the right context, this movie is quite charming. No, I didn't catch it last night, but I have seen it ten times over because I recorded it when I was six. If you don't like kaiju eiga, then you probably won't care too much for MOTHRA. I admit, it takes a certain personality to enjoy Japanese fantasy films, so very few people watch them for more than just laughs. I grew up watching Toho, so I think the memories of these movies from my childhood--when things were a lot simpler--is what makes them so fun for me today. If you didn't grow up watching them, then I can understand them seeming silly to you. Personally, I don't see anything funny at all about MOTHRA. It has a very good sentimental storyline besides all the monster hype. As for the special effects, they are quite a bit of an improvement over the original GOJIRA. Eiji Tsuburaya had seven more years under his belt when MOTHRA came out, and he continuously improved his trade in the interim with RODAN, VARAN, etc. MOTHRA also starred some of Japan's biggest stars at the time. Not only was Hiroshi Koizumi a sort of matinee idol at the time that he stepped into the world of Japanese science fiction movies, but comedian Frankie Sakai (the Japanese equivalent of Buddy Hackett) and Emi and Yumi Ito appear. And yes, like someone else has already mentioned, they were a famous Japanese singing duo known as The Peanuts. So, if you want my opinion, this movie rocks...bad dubbing and all!
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    jackie gleason

    Yes, it shows up on FMC quite frequently. You even get a choice between letterboxed and pan & scan occasionally...though I don't know why anybody would opt for the latter. Anyway, it's scheduled for the 14th of this month and then again on April 8th.

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