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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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    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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    "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.
  15. If I remember correctly, Frankenstein did not have a background score. In the early 30's, when there was background music, it was just there and very primitive. The Bride had humor, stylistic set design, and a fast moving script. One thing I noticed in Frankenstein, which is no fault of the actor, is that Frankensteins' father (the Baron?) has this huge tumor on his neck. Once I noticed it it sort of gives me a weird feeling whenever I view the film. I guess there was no way to cover it up. Maybe I'm the only one who has noticed it.
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    Now if we can only get rid or the trash shows (Springer and Maury Povich).
  17. I remember a ToTell the Truth spoof with all three claiming to be the real Errol Flynn. One of the imposters was Don Knotts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YZ2-7PXVKU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL2F381A8B7C181877 Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jan 9, 2012 3:23 PM
  18. If you want to see another side of William Schallart, check him out as the Admiral on Get Smart.
  19. I always thought Gary Cooper sounded like he was reading his lines. He never seemed to project very much emotion. The one movie I really liked was High Noon. And when I read about his womanizing I respected him even less. No one can be perfect, so I can't say I disliked him, he was not a favorite. I'm not a big Gable fan either.
  20. The entire charm of 1950's Sci Fi is the lack of a budget and the goofy aliens. This movie is a classic but not for young people with a short attention span. Todays movies have to have cuts every 15 seconds and 5 sub plots. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 28, 2011 12:16 PM
  21. I like the Man from Planet X because Sally Fields mother is in it and William Schallart is very young and is the bad guy.
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    Poll: Top 5 Favorite Actors!

    How could I forget Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. I would need a top 10.
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    Poll: Top 5 Favorite Actors!

    Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Dana Andrews, Jack Lemmon.
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    Any similarities?

    There is something about Frank Morgan and Frank Conroy that makes them similar to me. They both were about the same age with a similar "type" and both looked older than ther true age. Morgan played befuddled humorous types and Conroy was usually cast in roles that were not at all humorous. I like both of them and just noticed a similarity in appearance.
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    Paul Valentine

    I find a strange fascination for his character in Out of the Past. He looks lika a hulking giant but does not project pure evil. He does what he has to do for his boss. If it involves bumping someone off he will do it. Everything is matter of fact. His first encounter with Mitchum is more like old friends. He is nothing like the two arrogant, sarcastic hitmen in The Killers. Too bad he only appeared in a few movies. Maybe because of his size he was not leading man material.

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