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    I agree! I really enjoy his intros, and the long "outros" if that's a word. You really feel his love of film , his passion when he talks about them. While Robert Osborne was a bit more low key, you were so keenly aware of his sheer love of films, big and small.
  2. Sorry, I guess they just did that last night...drat so far no more shorts....
  3. After the Norman Jewison interview last night, they ran the RKO short, One Live Ghost, with Leon Errol and Lucille Ball....that interview will be over very soon, so if you want to catch it (ASSUMING they run the same ones) They ran Catch-As Catch-Can after one of the interviews too (I'll update when I am not recording , which I am doing right now) EDIT, it was the Liza Minnelli interview, this short ran after, but.... that was an !:15 minute block, but tonight, it's only an hour long block, not enough time
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    Hal Roach shorts on TCM

    Well, they ran the Pitts and Todd short Catch-As Catch-Can (Bad sound for a couple of minutes) during one of the Robert Osborne Interviews(forget which one) several other shorts , have no idea if they are running the same shorts after the same interviews today (just seeing this today after copying the different interviews....)
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    Our Members Tributes to Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

    Exactly. He was clearly a private man.....and you could tell a thoroughly decent man. His love of film was infectious. He made me want watch more classics. I have recorded hundreds if not thousands of films off of TCM, and when I put one on, I am always sorry to see he isn't doing an intro to a film. So weird , my Dad mentioned him just last night, and I looked Robert up and saw nothing new. I still was hoping he would return..... TCM survives of course, but it just won't see the same without him.... Perhaps TCM, as a tribute, could run an hour of just his intros...I'd watch an hour a week of them.... Rest in Peace Mr. Osborne, thanks for making Classic movies so accessible to everyone.
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    Totally digging the new morning movie intros!

    Many thanks!!! I have wondered for years who that was...I assumed it was later Sidney Bechet....
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    Herbert Lom

    I remember watching Agatha Christie's Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (2004) (Had to look up his credits to figure out what show it was) and thinking...man, that actor looks familiar, but who is he? My late Mother was watching too, and usually was pretty good with putting names with faces, she didn't know either. Got such a kick when I saw the credits and saw Herbert Lom's name! He hadn't acted in a decade at that point, And I too thought he had passed on by then... I saw the movie below last year....awesome title that really had nothing to do with the film's subject matter. Felt like the film missed the mark a bit, great idea for a film at least, and Herbert had the lead.... Hell Is Sold Out (1951) 1h 25min| Drama | 1952 (USA) A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Danges", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real Danges turns up and meets the new authoress using his name.
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    March Schedule Is Up

    Staircase ran off and on on FMC for years....don't expect much. In fact, shockingly bad performances by both Burton and Rex Harrison....they play it like a tv comedy sketch from the 70's ...for 96 minutes....reviewers either love it or hate it on imbd.... go ahead, watch if you want to
  9. Funny, I never confuse Warner Baxter with anyone...he always seemed more serious than most actors of the 30s and 40's , and always looked a bit sick, I wonder if he didn't wear make-up in most of his films? there are 10 Crime Doctor films (I only have 9, so I assume TCM didn't run 1 of them?) TCM has at some point films such as, The Squaw Man, King of Burlesque(or FOX did ) Vogues of 1938, Wife, Husband and Friend, Earthbound, Adam Had Four Sons, State Penitentiary(his last film) and the others already mentioned above.I know this, cuz I copied them off on tcm and fox through the years ....so dig up some early Fox films ( Cisco Kid 1931 is on DVD) and you could run a ton of W.B. films during a month...as much as I would love Alice White as SOTM, with the films still in existance, it would turn into SOTN (Star of the Night)
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    Bob Hope Paree, Paree short

    kinda-sorta..... times are confusing, IMHO http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2016-12-05
  11. Princess of Tap, on 26 Aug 2016 - 9:57 PM, said: .....I thought I Stated myself clearly. But I will try and be even more clear. What I'm saying is that anybody in any particular race or ethnic group can speak for that race or ethnic group from their Viewpoint. However, people who are NOT in that race or that ethnic group have NO right to speak for that race or ethnic group. As if they know more about that race or ethnic group, than the people who are actually in that race or ethnic group know about themselves. In America everyone has freedom of speech. jamesjazzguitar ziggyelman, on 27 Aug 2016 - 3:07 PM, said: So, are you saying "we" have or don't have freedom of speech? What she is saying is that it is stupid for someone that isn't black to say something like 'blacks shouldn't be offended by XYZ'. But one does have the freedom to be stupid. Princess of Tap, jamesjazzguitar, not speaking for others, but my point isn’t hey, blacks, get over it, my point was/is (along with if...”In America everyone has freedom of speech.” I guess we all have freedom to speak, to opine) is IF group X,, if a fraction of said group really is upset by a film, then no one has the right to see or hear something group X doesn’t like?What we feel on the subject is moot, simply because we are not part of Group X? Remember several years ago when there was a Gays images in Film month, if some devout Christians had complained that this bothered them to their very cores(Don’t remember hearing much of this, just an example) would everyone be quick to say, hey, let’s just not show Gays in Films in case it offends any Christians or Muslims? I have seen pre-code films that portray Jewish serotypes that aren’t very flattering, should these films never be shown on TV again or available on DVD? I recall a nice woman who posted here several years ago (I forget her nickname, she may still be here) I remember her saying how she hated the Marx Bros films, never watched them. Myself and others said basically, oh come on, give them a chance, they are so funny, making fun of pomp and circumstance, war, just chuck full of wholesome anarchy.....nope, she had no interest. She was married at one time to a man that sounded like an unfunny Groucho, constantly putting her down, belittling her...well...Now I and others understood where she was coming from...never thought of that before....so, she was free not watch Marx bros films. But, if she and other woman who had been in abusive relationships got together to try to BAN the Marx Bros films (or other films with brutish behaviour by men them) would everyone say, well, yeah...that is a disturbing scene...let's never show that film again. (Clockwork Orange as an example) Heck, even as a kid, when I saw the very beginning of The Philadelphia story , while it certainly seemed that Tracy Lords had "it" coming to her, it still was and is shocking to see, and probably couldn't be in a comedy today... There are many films from the 30's and 40's that have African-American's shown in a poor light, should these films one-day be pulled from TCM because no doubt some people will be rightly offended by the portrayals of Black people ? My Point is, where does this all end? People raised holly hell with films being colorized (even though all involved in making the films were long dead...well, most of them...they are all dead now) but , to cut up, edit, censor MGM and WB cartoons, permanently is a-ok,?
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    They started as Actors

    Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy, had quite a run of making very funny films(then the muse left him it seems) making Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, then HouseSitter, in a span of 4 years....
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    They started as Actors

    Since someone also mentioned Richard Quine...I remember just absentmindedly looking up actors while watching The Cockeyed Miracle(A fun little film, any film where Keenan Wynn plays Frank Morgan's Dad cannot be all bad ) and looking up Richard Quine, and being quite surprised to see he was also the director Richard Quine! Someone else mentioned before...Norman Foster. NEVER liked him as an actor, yet I really enjoy the B- Films he made(and often wrote) for Fox, many Mr Moto's and Charlie Chans ...of the Moto or Chan discs does a nice mini bio on Foster, how he was able to make B movies look like A films, and get them done on, or under budget....
  14. It's funny, but other films whose rights were tied up forever, like The Story of Temple Drake were cleared up (I assume money fixed that rights issue) but Letty Lyton and Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (which you can find, and sadly it's a terrible movie, IMHO) still are in limbo....
  15. So, are you saying "we" have or don't have freedom of speech?

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