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    Comcast moving TCM to Sports/Entertainment Package

    TCM needs to show more 60s, 70s, and 80s films to stay relevant not less. Robert Osborn would be pleased.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Just a guess.... Maybe because one is make believe actors and the other is inciting open violence against the press?
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    Archaic Expressions in Films

    Gun Moll, Gangsters Moll, ever think about the term. In our Hollywood-ized accounts she, the moll, is invariably always depicted as the gal pal of the gang leader. This forms the basis of a lot of gangster pics, and some Noirs. "Moll" derives from "Molly", and was used as a euphemism for "****" or "prostitute." A moll is a hooker, think about it. A gang pulls a job they go on the run, what would keep everybody safer, happier and cozy... a tough hard a nails gang hooker who can take care of her self and service the needs of the gang to boot for a cut of the loot.
  4. Barbara Payton.... Star to Hooker
  5. I haven't caught up with Showgirls yet believe it or not. I don't even know what the plot is about. Just that it wasn't anything special. So word of mouth wasn't convincing. Do you think it's got gritty noir elements? If it does I'll check it out.
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    Noir Alley

    Clash By Night - caught this Saturday night, but didn't have a way of posting till now. I was just reading on the phone. I've seen it before. Anyway nobodies mentioned the relationship between the three leads. I didn't see any chemistry between Ryan and Barbara Stanwyck it just happened too quick. Ryan gives off his not quite all there damaged individual vibe which you'd think most women would steer clear of. It wasn't believe-able to me and neither was Stanwyck's mother character. She didn't seem to care very much about her baby. It was like it wasn't even there. Maybe the screenwriter just failed to convey a realistic mother. Or it was the studio screwing with the direction or the edits? It would have been interesting to read where the original version would have gone had it followed the original plot point of Paul Douglas killing Robert Ryan.
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    Comcast moving TCM to Sports/Entertainment Package

    It's the way to go definitely, lots of stuff shows up on Youtube and Amazon Prime for free or its a 1.99 or 2.99 fee for 24 hours to stream.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And those MAGA hats would make nice targets too...
  9. Simple but expensive solution..... bury all the power lines. It'll probably pay for itself in the long run.
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    Marie Antoinette

    Which one the Shearer version or the Coppola?
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    Marie Antoinette

    Just got finished watching Marie Antoinette, what was Hollywood's MGM's fascination with these despots? Are we supposed to feel sorry, they certainly pulled all the heartstrings in the film. Comments From IMDb: "I had no sympathy for the character and would have gladly chopped off her head myself if it could have somehow shortened the movie! Avoid it--there are much better costume dramas!" "... the people who take part in the revolution are depicted like some kind of 19th Century newspaper cartoon anarchist. They all have unkempt hair, ragged clothing, dark splotches of charcoal on their faces, and they're all uniformly **** in their behavior. They are like angry children, and the royal family are portrayed as loving parents who can no longer control their charges." "I don't think I have ever seen such a sympathetic portrait of the French queen. She is truly presented as without flaw, a wonderful, warm woman. This makes her end truly difficult to bear, especially given the highly emotional final scenes of the movie. When they take her son from her, it is hard to hold back the tears. The truth, of course, was otherwise. This is, therefore, a whitewashing of the historical Marie Antoinette, and it is worth asking why. In part, it seems to be a conservative's rewrite of history. The revolutionaries are portrayed as uniformly bad, so this is a condemnation of revolution and a positive presentation of absolute monarchy."
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Trump declares: The Kurds Didn't Help Us With Normandy. Our in chief.

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