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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Twump Delusional Syndrome
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    Hotties From Early TV

    Another that would fit the criteria: Stella Stevens
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    Hotties From Early TV

    Joey Heatherton
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    Hotties From Early TV

    Seein' as how Diana Rigg was brought up in the Spy thread already, below.... Let's identify more of the hotties from late 50's- 60's TV, of course some of the lovely ladies appeared in film but they are best known from TV. I was particularly infatuated by: Sue Ane Langdon Ruta Lee Nita Talbot Susan Oliver Arlene Sax/Martel Angie Dickinson Barbara Eden Suzanne Pleshette & Soap Stars Lara Parker Katherine Leigh Scott
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    Theme Songs That Fit A Movie or TV Show Perfectly

    Got an even better one for you: Jazz Noir from Elmer Bernstein, that combo features Johnny Williams (yea that John Williams) sounds familiar to a lot of Film Noir themes. This show is quite film noirish. loaded with jazz, and is impressive in the amount of on location NYC sequences. Just watch E1 S1 on a popular streaming video site. I bought the box set on the basis of it alone. Tell me what you think.
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    Which Peter Ustinov Films Do You Like?

    Spartacus, and Logan's Run, for me.
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    Question About Fan Introductions

    I think you make a video of yourself doing one and send it in to TCM, sort of an audition.
  8. How is it not? It's not your typical big city dark alley noir (though it does have some of those sequences) I should have been more specific it's the type of Film Noir the French call Film Soleil, those sun baked, desert/tropical/daylight set noirs, and it does have your obsessed and alienated individual and your visually stylistic cinematography. Classic Film Soleil Noir Examples both B&W and Color (alphabetically). Ace In The Hole (Big Carnival (The)) (1951) Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) Big Steal (The) (1949) Border Incident (1949) Bribe (The) (1949) Desert Fury (1947) Detour (1945) Framed (1947) The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) High Sierra (1941) Highway Dragnet (1954) Hitch-Hiker (The) (1953) I died A Thousand Times (1955) Inferno (1953) Jeopardy (1953) Leave Her To Heaven (1945) Lineup (The) (1958) Niagara (1953) Nightfall (1957) Scarf (The) (1951) Suddenly (1954) The Wages of Fear (1953) There are others that fluctuate half & half between Film Noir and Film Soleil Noirs like Out Of The Past (1947) They have a lot of outdoor sequences along with Border Incident listed above, and D.O.A. (1950) the first half is filled with light, the second half is darker. On Dangerous Ground (1952) the first half dark city second half bright snowfields Nightfall listed above is similar, even New York City set Naked City (The) (1948) aside from it's opening sequence and one chase sequence out of an apartment and up to an el is pretty much set in daylight. Some Neo Noir that fit the Film Soleil Noir category off the top of my head are: Darker Than Amber (1970) The Getaway (1971) Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Road Movie (1974) Night Moves (1975) To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Siesta (1987) Kill Me Again (1989) Delusion (1991) Red Rock West (1993) The Wrong Man (1993) Fargo (1996) Mulholland Falls (1996) No Country For Old Men (2007) Cop Car (2015) Hell or High Water (2016) There are more.
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    I Just Watched...

    Thanks, never saw that opening, now it makes me think that all I've seen were the hour long shows.
  10. When I was a kid we had theaters showing the current Hollywood offerings, and we had this new thing in the house called TV. I don't remember not having TV. And what the TV had was a lot of older Hollywood films as content filler. That's where I first saw Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Three Stooges, shorts, Abbott and Costello films, Sword and Sandal Epics, and lots of Westerns and some Film Noir. The broadcast channels were Channel 2: WCBS-TV - (CBS), Channel 4: WNBC - (NBC) and Channel 5: WNEW, Channel 7: WABC-TV - (ABC), Channel 9: WOR-TV, Channel 11: WPIX and Channel 13: WNET - (PBS). Most of the films as content were on channels 5, 9, 11, and 13. You didn't have any choice but to be entertained on rainy days with whatever they offered. That is where I acquired my love of films from all eras past. I'm sure it was the same for all big cit TV audiences. Today with all the channel choices available you are not going to get that basic "nothing else available for your entertainment" introduction to Hollywood Classic films or any other eras of film. But the same can be said of 60's exploitation/experimental cinema, 70's independent cinema, and so on and so forth. Nobody is seeing this stuff by accident, (it's not on basic cable). TCM should be like the old broadcast TV stations, show everything from silents, early precodes, Hollywood Classic era, 60's exploitation, 70's independant, blockbusters, SyFy, Neo Noir, Westerns. foreign films, etc., etc. They should just mix it all up, don't hide stuff late night, just get it out there in your face with fun hosts that can explain the films and say why they are just as worthy of restoration and preservation as anything else. Right now there are niches that probably 50% of TCM audiences have never heard about.
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    Fire at Notre Dame in Paris

    There were two alarms, the first fire alarm went off at 6:20 p.m., 25 minutes before the heavy wooden doors were scheduled to close to visitors for the day. Worshipers, sightseers and staff were ushered out, and someone went up to check the most vulnerable part of the medieval structure — the attic, a lattice of ancient wooden beams known as “the forest” — but no fire was found, Rémy Heitz, the Paris prosecutor, said on Tuesday. At 6:43 p.m., another alarm rang. It was just 23 minutes later, but when they returned to the attic, it was clear they had a major problem: It was on fire.
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    Happy Mueller Eve!

    It's gonna be like opening christmas presents twice, the first time with the partially redacted report, the second time with the full report. And ya never know what you're gonna get. 😎
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    Secret Agent/Spy Films

    Noir The Tall Target is essentially a period secret agent film.
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    Fire at Notre Dame in Paris

    Why use wood at all? It looked like the space between the ornate ceilings inside the church and the actual roof was essentially something like an attic see below. Use steel to support a new copper roof. Nobody visits the attic, and it would be a safer solution, no? Why reuse flammable wood again?
  15. When the wife is watching say something on TBS or one of the other commercial channels. I actually get **** off now when commercials come on, (they can really irritate me very quickly) and especially when a two hour film is stretched to a three hour time slot. It's doubly irritating when the film in question is something we actually own, like fer instance McLintock! And concerning sex and violence, Neville Brand, and the above Overton's Window have you seen him in The Police Connection aka The Mad Bomber (1973) a pretty intense non PC Neo Noir where he plays rapist sex-weirdo. It also stars Chuck Connors and Vince Edwards. Also pretty good in a bit part in Psychic Killer (1975).

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