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  1. FloydDBarber

    TCM and Chrome

    I am unable to access the Watch TCM site because I receive the message "This is the first time you have logged on through a social network" my incorrect email address is grayed out and I cannot update it. I am stuck on this one screen. I even tried to disable any ad blockers that were enabled. Is this a new thing? I saw some problems in March of this year but this just started with me. I have never tried to log on TCM through any social network. What gives?
  2. FloydDBarber

    WC Fields straw hat

    Why did Fields wear a hat with no top? There must be some reason. So his head wouldn't sweat under the studio lights? Because he couldn't afford a complete hat? Because it was easier to put on and take off? Beats me.
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    Murder My Sweet

    This is a great film that Dick Powell was made to star in. It takes a few viewings to get past Marlowe's sarcasm. I don't think any of Powell's lines didn't have that sarcastic edge. After reading the book several times I can hear Chandler in the dialog. Who else would pen the line "put a ribbon on it'? Took a while to get past what seems like an archaic speech pattern. So this movie only gets better with repeated viewings. Anne Shirley is about as cute as a young lady can be. Everything just works and it is a typical convoluted Chandler plot. I almost have to take notes to keep track of what is going on but I don't care. I own the DVD so there is time.
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    Not enough Noir?

    Are there not enough Noir films that prevents Noir Alley from being on every Sunday? I have grown accustomed to making it part of my Sunday at 10 am and there are sometimes weeks where it is not aired. Even if it can't be hosted every week can we at least watch a Noir film Sundays at 10am?
  5. I love Noir Alley and some of the sci fi films that I have seen on TCM. Would a "bad cinema" night work? Maybe just one film a week but not so horrible a film that no one would want to watch it. A film like Robot Monster, Beast With a Million Eyes, Billy the Kid Meets Dracula and some 50's and 60's weird films. Some of these films do show up occasionally on TCM but I consider Bad Cinema as an art in its own right. It has to be a bad film but not hideously awful. It would need to have some value as a cult film or so rare that we have heard about it but never seen it before.
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    What is this all about?

    So now I am having problems accessing the board in Firefox and I still have problems with Chrome. I know when I'm not wanted. Alas, woe is me!
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    Really bad but classic movies.

    I might have asked this question before. There was a movie made around 1958 where a young boy is turned into a werewolf because of nuclear testing. I only remember a scene of him sitting on the porch and a little while later he looks like a wolf boy.
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    Really bad but classic movies.

    I love TCM but I also see the same movies repeated often.
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    Really bad but classic movies.

    Thanks, I haven't been to that end of the board yet. This is a big place.
  10. FloydDBarber

    Really bad but classic movies.

    Maybe if it was "Robot Monster" which is pretty bad and funny at the same time. Some of those cult movies such as "Eraserhead" are great films.
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    Noir Alley

    Shouldn't Noir Alley be aired in the dead of night? Sunday at 10 am seems like a time for family viewing. Now 10 pm is a different story.
  12. I am receiving this screen in Chrome for last week or so. I am about fed up with posting in technical issues.
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    Since no one will help in the technical issues section.

    Yes I have cleared the cache. I am using a Mac. Slaytonf what is wrong with my wanting to resolve this problem with Chrome?
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    Since no one will help in the technical issues section.

    As you can see the email section is grayed out and it will not accept the password either. I am here now in Firefox. If I am not good enough to help in the help section than maybe I should move on. I realize there have been updates but it only takes a few minutes to look in the help section. Maybe I sound angry but I think any of you would be frustrated receiving this pop-up every time you try to log in with Chrome.
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    Upgrade issues-- please fix

    Thanks Lawrence A. It has been so frustrating that I figured if I was a "squeaky wheel" someone like you would respond. I appreciate that. There has to be some issue with a Mac and Chrome and maybe it could be the updated operating system from Apple. Never happened before the update.
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    Upgrade issues-- please fix

    I am getting this message: This Community is Not Available Please contact the community owner for assistance. I haven't done anything bad to be blocked from the message boards. It could be my terrible sense of humor but people here wouldn't know about my bad puns. And Chrome does not work at all with TCM in general. Maybe because I have a Mac? I am getting an erroneous logon screen with grayed out fields in the Chrome browser. Maybe the problem here is that the site itself is very complex and there are many users who are accessing the site at the same time. I should try at 4 am to see if it is better.
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    Watch TCM

    Maybe if someone actually cared.
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    The Third Man (1949)

    I find it a little difficult to understand with the strong Austrian, German and Russian accents. Maybe this makes it slow for some people, it requires a lot of concentration. The Zither music really slows it down in my opinion. Maybe a Zither with an Orchestra would have given a fuller sound. Depending on where the copy is printed some copies are very grainy. I like the movie and have it on video and will still watch it on TCM.
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    Music of Film Noir

    I found a copy of "I'd Rather Have The Blues" from Kiss Me Deadly on Youtube. It's great to hear the entire song crystal clear.
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    TCM and Chrome

    Gee, thanks for the help. I have been a member here for many years and can't believe that there has not been one response. Am I the only one with these problems with Chrome???
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    Jack Lambert

    Did Lambert ever have a role where he was a normal person and not a sadistic killer? I have seen him in westerns too but always a shady character. He was not leading man material for sure, but I thought he was a decent actor. Some Noir villains are typecast forever, no matter how hard they try to escape.
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    TCM and Chrome

    Lets see if I ever receive a response. I know others have had similar problems but mine is a very new problem.
  23. FloydDBarber

    Charles McGraw is it!

    I am now a dedicated Charles McGraw fan. Took me while. He always seemed older than his years due to that gravelly voice. A reviewer once said that any movie is enhanced if Charles McGraw appears in it. I believe that.
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    Charles McGraw is it!

    Two other actors I like are Steve Cochran and Stephen McNally. They seem to be cut out of the same mold as McGraw.
  25. I have been trying to determine why today's television dramas or action programs leave me cold. The dialogue is often delivered without emotion, in a monotone voice. The camera work is too busy and there aren't as many long takes. It's as if everyone has an attention span of 30 seconds. in the older programs from the 50's and 60's the programs had continuity and great music. In some instances the music can be overbearing but it also can help to move the story along. What happened to television? Has high tech taken over? It seems to be more high tech and less emotion.

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