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  1. I don't know what happened while I was watching this film but I found it extremely unsettling.

    Something strange happened though, I found myself falling for Candace Hilligoss a few minutes into the film.

     She sort of reminded me of Ruta Lee, who was recently on a Perry Mason episode. 

    These independent films seem very real to me. Then I realized that the actress would be in her 80's today. There was so much realism that you can overlook the mediocre acting. Even though it was dated, in a way it could have been filmed last week.

    I knew an independent director here in Maryland back in the 70's. 

    Maybe the fact that the dialog was delivered in a natural way without any flourish gave the film a real look. I was only 11 when it was made and it was a real treat to see the old cars and the abandoned Carnival. 

    The creepy organ music added to the uneasy feeling. 



  2. Glad I tuned in and found out that Noir Alley is taking the entire month of February off.

    Like I said earlier it's only two hours a week for crying out loud.

    I can sleep late on Sundays for a month.

  3. Thanks. I have been so busy (I'm a musician among other activities) that I missed any announcement. Since I have a band rehearsal this evening I will have to schedule a DVR recording for tonight. Thanks for letting me know. I guess it's obvious that Noir is my favorite genre.


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  4. Here I am complaining again about the omission of Noir Alley today.

    Isn't this but a two hour spot and why must it disappear whenever there is a holiday weekend or special event?

    Can't TCM show a Noir film in the usual spot even if Eddie Muller is on vacation or it is a holiday weekend?

    It's only a two hour spot once a week (well, two with the midnight showing). 

    I can't be the only one that feels this way. This is the last time I will formally complain about this.

    Please forgive me.


  5. I don't know if this was covered. Why is there no daytime host? Isn't it a matter of them filming the intro's ahead of time? I like the personal touch of a host. I do agree with a lot of what the original poster was saying. Robert Osborne was the heart and soul of TCM and the new much younger hosts appear to be just going through the motions. I like the idea of bringing an older actor back to host occasionally. There must be actors in their 70's and early 80's that would be up to the task. It shouldn't be a task really, it should be fun.

  6. 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?


  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. On 10/10/2017 at 1:24 AM, Stephan55 said:

    It would help "us" to be more "patient" and "understanding" if  "someone" at TCM "shared" with us more about these frequent issues when they occurred. AND would respond to us when "we" notice and post about them. 


    It might be a step in a positive direction for you to pin this thread, so that you, as a TCMModerator can better act as a liaison between an otherwise unresponsive TCM and "we," otherwise loyal but left-in-the-dark, subscribers to TCM and their consistently unreliable ON-DEMAND product.

    Maybe if someone actually cared.

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  11. 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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