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  1. FloydDBarber

    The Blob

    Don't know why I like this move. The acting is awful, it has the worst child actor in history (Danny). I think it is the vivid colors and the nostalgic feel of being 8 years old again.
  2. I am unable to login using Firefox. The progress bar stripes do not move and the icon to the left of the address bar flashes constantly. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jul 10, 2011 10:12 PM
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    250 guest(s) and 18 user(s)

    Is it my imagination or does "users" sound drug related? Can't it be 18 " forum member(s)" ?
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    Wallace Berry

    Does anyone know the truth about Ted Healy? Ever since I read that Wallace Berry (and several mafia hoods) might have been responsible for beating Healy to death, I feel uneasy whenever I see Berry in an old movie. Come to think of it he did look strong enough to do some serious damage in a fight. But what is the truth?
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    Wallace Berry

    I think Berry sounds nicer than Beery. Maybe he would have kicked my butt. I can run pretty fast though.
  6. I have never understood why TCM was the only commercial free station. Could it be Ted Turner actually believes in the station? From what I can understand, the specialty stations SyFy (or whatever they call it now), AMC and others, are existing for profit where TCM is existing for quality. Yes, there are ads on TCM but they are ads that are not bothersome and they represent a product actually connected to the station itself. Movies. I just wanted TCM to know that the only reason I have cable television is for TCM. I just wish someone can explain why one station out of hundreds actually takes pride in itself. Can it be Ted Turner? If so, why are there not others like him? Someone, somewhere must care about the future of television. Cable is taking over television and all the ads are still there.
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    commercial television and movies

    My gripe with commercial television is that the programmers are idiots. If you want to show 30% more commercials then extend the movie's ending time by 30%. Why do movie channels have to have a strict schedule? Movie channels should be able to show uncut movies by extending the time frame. Network programs don't have that option because they are designed to fit in a 30, 60, 90 minute timeframe. Movies are not. Each movie has a different running time.
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    Buster Keaton

    I am wondering if Osbourne is bound by a script? If he knew a fact was incorrect would he actually amend the script on air? As long as he is 70% correct he is far better than me.
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    Jean Simmons, Star of the Month

    How could I have missed Jean Simmons when I was a kid? She was incredibly beautiful. Could Audry Hepburn have overshadowed her? Maybe there wasn't room for two British female superstars.
  10. This happened in January, I received the schedule in February and it is March 2nd and the monthly schedule did not arrive. Is this normal? I would think my name would be on a list but this is the second time this has happened.
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    Frances Bavier

    It seems weird that a woman who can't fish or catch frogs can get her pilot's license.
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    Frances Bavier

    How come a lady that is such a great cook cannot make good pickles?
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    Great Idea for a new TCM program.

    I would like to see more 1950's science fiction movies. Although they may not be considered classics, some are very good and most are entertaining. Maybe a sci fi theater on weekends or a 1950's day. I like TCM but the channel seems to get stuck in the 1930's more than any other decade. I also think a "bad cinema night" might be fun. Show some Ed Wood films and other movies that are so bad they are good. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 28, 2010 12:28 PM
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    Frances Bavier

    I had to find an episode of It's a Great Life. In this episode, on Youtube, Dunn and his friend accidentally take on a job as private investigators. Their client is Phyllis Coates who gets the guys to rob a bank and tries to skip town.
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    Frances Bavier

    She must have been a great actress. It wasn't until the Mayberry special that Andy mentioned that they did not get along. Aunt Bee and Mr Schwump would have made a great couple.
  16. The 1951 version has in many ways made us forget about the 1938 version. From what I remember of the 1938 version, it was produced in the US and most of the actors were American. Not a bad film at all. But how can the earlier film compete with the totally perfect 1951 version produced in the UK with a British cast? In the 1951 version it seems as if Charles Dickins himself is lurking somewhere in the background.
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    Uta Hagen

    I am an avid crossword puzzle fan. The Name Uta Hagen shows up constantly in the puzzles, but I don't think I have ever seen her anywhere. Was she just an acting coach or did she appear on Broadway or in an occasional film?
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    New slogan: AMC the bladder friendly channel. We give you 5 minutes to pee every 5 minutes. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 23, 2010 2:04 PM
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    has anyone else noticed this?

    I don't know why I thought of this, maybe the GWTW story made me think back. I was about 9 or 10 and we were kneeling at a Catholic Mass. When the altar boy rang the bells before communion a little girl from our group said very loudly: "Mommy the good humor man is here, can I have an ice cream?" I'll never forget that. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 23, 2010 9:41 AM
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    has anyone else noticed this?

    Right after the movie is introduced, the title of the movie appears briefly on the screen and at the same time there is a guitar (or string instrument) playing one single note followed by two beats on a timpani. These same three notes seem to have been used on Alfred Hitchcock Presents as an intro to the program. I guess you can't consider three notes as being stolen from an earlier source but couldn't it be some sort of a theft of these three notes? Edited by: FloydDBarber on Dec 22, 2010 12:20 AM
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    There was a teacher at my Junior High who looked almost exactly like Victor Mature. His name was Mr Criticos but we called him Mr Crookedtoes. Just felt like sharing that moment in history from 1962.
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    has anyone else noticed this?

    Maybe "borrowed" would be a better word.
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    has anyone else noticed this?

    Commercial Bumper (circa 1960 - 1965): "Tymp Beat Music Cue" [this was the cue with sustained strings and an eerie soft timpani figure, which often preceded commercials on the series. The name was seen on an episode cue sheet supplied to ASCAP in order to collect performance royalties. This cue may have originated in a production music library. Pseudonym of publisher David Gordon. Probably a ghost writer or library composer actually wrote this cue... Library Music contributor T. Perrone has also found a very similar cue in a movie scored by Herschel Burke Gilbert...] Composer: Melvyn Lenard (ASCAP) Original Publisher: Marlen Music Co., selling agent of Gordon Music Co. (ASCAP), of Beverly Hills, CA 1998 Publisher: Gordon Music Company Inc. (ASCAP) of Canoga Park, CA Copyright Date: Renewal Date: Recording:
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    She appears after 4 seconds when Jim and Elaine are at the piano. Marjorie Main look alike. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtuIol9aYnw
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    Andy Hardy Schedule ?

    I am enjoying the Andy Hardy series. Lewis Stone is an interesting actor who always appeared to me to look more like Andy Hardy's grandfather. Stone was a leading man type in silent films. Maybe his hair turned white prematurely.

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