FloydDBarber

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    Classic Westerns

    I like these: The Gunfighter The Ox-Bow Incident Winchester 73 The Searchers Shane High Noon The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Stagecoach My Darling Clementine The Magnificant Seven
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    Comcast misleading tactics

    The only good thing about Comcast is that Vertigo is on right now on Retroplex. So basically, all I watch is TCM and Retroplex. I find myself watching the Disney Channel because children's television is required to air fewer commercials. Since there is nothing on commercial television remotely resembling the old classic comedies the Disney Channel has a few shows that can appeal to an adult audience. And then there is Spongebob that is definitely an adult cartoon on a children's station.
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    Comcast misleading tactics

    I found this link with basic rates. Looks like a typical promotion for a limited time and then the rates go up. http://www.cabletv.com/comcast/cable-tv/basic-cable. These promo's are intended to entice new customers. It might be fun to drive them crazy by switching back and forth every 6 months between Comcast and Fios but I don't think I would try it more than once. The bottom line, there are few choices. So if they are all crooked one has to choose the lesser of two evils. If I choose Fios it will only be to test it out and not that is is any better than Comcast. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Apr 15, 2012 11:27 AM
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    Comcast misleading tactics

    Sorry to rant but I have seen so many negative Comcast posts I just wanted to add my experience. In Baltimore there are not many choices. Comcast and Fios are about it.
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    Ulltimate film villain?

    Now I am thinking about my favorite scenes from Get Smart. What a great program. My favorite scene (I am a drummer) is Max hiding inside a bass drum and the KAOS agent pounding the drum while he is having a discussion with another agent. Too many great scenes to mention here.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    I know TCM movies are unedited but The Godfather trilogy? Is the language kept intact? I am not much for bad language or violence but to remove it would be like defacing a public monument. A movie is art and art should not be tampered with. This is why a commercial during a movie or an edit is wrong.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    I grew up with television. My parents purchased their first set in 1950. For some reason I was able to tolerate those early copmmercials. You also knew when to expect a commercial break and there was time to get a snack, go to the bathroom or whatever could be done in 2 1/2 minutes. Now you can probably do those things plus read the newspaper and when you are through the commercial break will not have ended. The 5 minute commercial break is the norm. I stopped watching commercial television when they started the split screens and voiceovers and when the credits became unreadable. I don't like how one show leads right into the next with no break. This is only a sneaky attempt to include more time for commercials.
  8. Is there any way to change the threads from oldest message to newest message with the oldest being on page 1?
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    Ulltimate film villain?

    Does anyone know who made the statement "If only he could have used his evil for good" or whatever the comment was. Was it from a television show or a movie? Edited by: FloydDBarber on Mar 3, 2012 2:16 AM
  10. I remember Shepherd recycled story lines. There was more than one film where the father won the lamp in the shape of a woman's leg.
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    Ulltimate film villain?

    Dan Duryea is one of my favorite heavies. George Kennedy is another great bad guy. It's nice to see them play against type as good guys.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    I wish I could spell his name correctly: *Bennett* Cerf.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    I always loved What's My Line but it seemed like a program for a more sophisticated audience than the likes of me. Look at the classy panelists. And here I was this goofy teenager. I was always a Bennet Cerf fan especially enjoying his worst puns.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    Peter Ustinov told a joke about a man named Benny who had no luck with women. His fairy godfather appeared and said "Benny, I will make you successful with women as long as you never shave." So suddenly Benny was meeting and dating hundreds of women but his beard was becoming uncontrollable. After a few years Benny felt that it was now safe to shave off his beard. When he shaved his beard off his fairy godfather reappeared and turned Benny into a Grecian urn. There is a moral to this story. A Benny shaved is a Benny urned. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Feb 6, 2012 5:39 PM
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    speaking of documentaries

    I would say that TCM produces good documentaries as well as PBS. What has happened to the kind of news documentaries I used to see? Since Murrow, Cronkite, Reasoner, Smith, Sevareid, Collingwood and those journalists have passed on, so has the quality of the documentary. There is no journalistic approach any longer, all high energy and geared for commercial television. I miss the old days.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    Take a look at Syfy (better yet, don't take a look). Slasher films are being passed off as science fiction and reality shows are taking over. Apparently, there is a Twilight Zone marathon in progress but these 26 minute episodes are probably cut down to 20 minutes.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    If TCM ever starts developing "reality" programs I will deposit my television set in the nearest dumpster. I am so sick of hillbilly hand fishing, pit bulls and parolees, trading spaces, hoarders, extreme makeovers, etc, etc, etc. God Bless TCM.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    The Green Mile is 189 minutes and was shown on AMC in a time slot that was much shorter than 189 minutes. How much of this 189 minute film do you think the viewer actually saw? I will never watch AMC again after they butchered this film.
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    What the heck happened to AMC?

    AMC = Always Mundane Crap
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    Joan Davis movie

    I remember seeing this movie on television in the 1950's and I will never forget it. Joan Davis had a comedic role as a woman with an awful stutter. Whenever she would get stuck on a word she would punch herself in the jaw and there would be a very loud sound effect like someone hitting a woodblock. Can anyone tell me the name of the movie and when it was made? Seems like it was in the mid 1930's. A local television station in Baltimore showed a lot of old films and I remember this one, Penrod and Sam, Henry Aldrich and others.
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    Errol Flynn's age

    Wouldn't someone with Osborne's knowledge make the necessary corrections to the copy as they are reading it? Would anyone want to read something on air that they know is incorrect? I knew Flynn was born in 1909 because I read his autobiography many years ago. Maybe someone can give me a spot on TCM. I am a quiet, easy going person. I can read bad copy as well as the next guy. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jan 22, 2012 11:08 AM Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jan 22, 2012 11:11 AM
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    The Court Jester--Kaye's Best

    Kaye was about 43 when he made this film and has the agility of a 25 year old. I like the wordplay in the film and the electrified armour sequence. Some great dramatic actors. And the color is dark and beautiful. And Glynis Johns is nice on the eyes.
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    ONE LIFE TO LIVE R.I. P.

    When we pay for cable television we pay even for the most basic cable channels. The cable companies set up packages depending on which services are requested. I have basic digital that includes one or two movie channels. Television existed for may years with 6 minutes of commercials per half hour of programming. There is no excuse to add 3 to 5 extra minutes of commercials per half hour because it is a cable channel. I do think there is a certain amount of greed. Why do cable channels have more commercials than network channels?
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    ONE LIFE TO LIVE R.I. P.

    "To me this thread is just another rant from people that expect something for nothing. They want other people to spend their money to create content that will NOT make a profit or even worst lose a lot of money." Did you watch the movie Network last night? Commercial television does not care in the least if a show is good or bad as long as it makes a profit. There ARE too many ads on television these days.

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