johnbabe

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  1. johnbabe

    WELL, WHY NOT?

    TCM HAS NEVER SHOWN GARBO'S EUROPEON FILMS! LET US SEE HER IN HER ABSOLUTE PRE-HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY THE WAY STILLER DIRECTED HER IN *GOSTA BERLING SAGA* AND PABST DIRECTING HER IN *THE JOYLESS STREET?* SHE HAD A VERY PROMISING CAREER IN EUROPE AND WAS DISCOVERED BY L. B. MAYER WHEN HE WENT TO MEET STILLER IN GERMANY. IT IS A LONG STORY, BUT MGM TRANSFORMED HER INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ACTRESS THAN STILLER HAD INTENDED HER TO BE BE- ANYWAY, TCM, AND RO PLEASE TRY TO GET THESE FILMS ON THE AIR SO YOUR VIEWERS CAN SEE ANOTHER SIDE OF GARBO!
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    greta garbo

    why is it that TCM takes so long to show her films and when they do, they are at very bad hours. however, i see that on may 2nd they will be showing as an essential no less, Ninotchka and then Anna Christie which they nver show and they will also show Queen Christina which was way ahead of its time in content, watch the film and see what i mean, anyway thank you TCM for this nice treat, keep up the good work, incidentally i am sick of seeing Gaslight it is a good film but really every other week it is on.......and correct me if i am wrong but Bergman does not create much interest today, lots of young people do not even know who she is, but they know Garbo!
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    TCM thanks a lot!

    September 18the came and went and no Garbo birthday tribute, i am so sad over that and now i see that for the coming months NO GG films will be on TCM please stop showing stuff from the later years past the 60's and start going back to the basic films that we all love!
  4. happy birthday hays code, you managed to destroy Garbo's Mata Hari, Susan Lenox, and Two Faced Woman, the code was just hypocrital, what responsible parent would take or allow an underage child (under 17) to even see these films....yes, they are full of sex and inuendos, but look at your TV commercials today for films, etc., they are just so explicit...besides Garbo's movies and her style was sublte sex you either got her meaning or it went over your head....the hays code was out to destroy realistic film making, like Baby Face, people will continue to do those things to get ahead, and Mata Hari was no school teacher, she was a spy who used sex to get secrets, how can you candy coat that? Give us this film UNCUT, PLEASE, TCM, your viewers, believe me, are mature enough to see the entire film!
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    anne shirley

    why is TCM devoting almost all of the day today to Ann Shirley....i never heard of her, and i go way back.......there must be another Queen of the B movies here besides Lucy Ball...at least we all know and love Lucy, but who is Ann Shirley? We must cope with the overlooking of the great ones, but to devote so much of today's programming like this is really over the top!
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    Request a star of the month

    Garbo - she has not been sotm for 9 years....................................she is always being overlooked...............................
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    Your 2014 Summer Under the Stars Suggestion List

    GARBO, GARBO, GARBO, GARBO AND MORE GARBO, FOR GOODNESS SAKES HOW CAN TCM CONSTANTLY PUSH HER ASIDE WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CURRENT ITEMS IN HER NAME: I.E. PERFUMES, POSTERS, CLOTHING LINES AND EVEN SWEDISH MONEY SOON TO BE ISSUED.......SHE IS TRULY A MOVIE ICON COVERING BOTH SILENT AND TALKING PICS......NOT MANY ACTRESSES COULD BOAST SUCCESS OVER TO TALKIES AND SHE DID HER BEST WORK IN THE TALKING ERA! YOU CLAIM TO BE CLASSIC FILMS BUT HOW CAN YOU FORGET HER??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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    Sick and tired of Joan Crawford

    i am a fan of Ms. Joan although i have to say my favorite is Garbo and Joan loved her acting too and her beauty and Davis once said that Garbo was a witch before the camera, praising her acting skills, each of these ladies possess their own qualities, show some respect for them and in this case for Joan!
  9. come on TCM gives us a break - she has been overlooked for the last 9 years!
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    best romantic comedy ever?

    Bringing up baby - nothing is funnier than that film!
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    star of the month

    let us have Garbo and all her films should be shown including the 2 European films and the uncut and uncensored Mata Hari - then we will have some interesting stuff going on here!
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    The word Classic

    Pardon, my french, but does not the word classic identify something or someone who has endured the test of time? yes, there are some great films and stars of more modern times, but to be called classic they must endure the time test of longevity and love by the public, so when Turner named the movie channel, it is called Turner Classic Movies - remember the middle name and show us films that fit that description and deserve the respect that goes along with the word, keep showing us Garbo, Davis, Crawford, Bogart, Taylor - etc...you get the general idea???????
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    Mourning the death of TCM as we know it...

    i agree with you what is with all the new films - yes there are some great things being done today and after the 50's but classic means classic and to become a classic of anything you must endure time - only that is accomplished with aging - so the older films are the only classics that have endured to this time - long live Garbo, Crawford Bogart Davis and all the classic ones!
  14. my list is: Camille Titanic - 1997 Pearl Harbor 2001 Grand Hotel Anna Karenina - 1935 The Godfather Parts 1 and 2 i could go on and on but you can see there are some great newer films too added: Casablanca Gone with the Wind Flesh and Devil - silent Dr. Zhivago let me leave this now - i really could go on and on!
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    Don't care anymore what TCM does

    sorry, i love TCM but i am glad the story of film is ending, that was pure junk - we want to see classic American film- and some occasional imports, let them show Garbo's foreign films,-she was a beauty even before MGM- viv la TCM!
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    NO OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY, TCM?

    i have a right to saY THAT TCM did not observe veterans day - i know it was Monday and you should know that too - i am a loyal American and thinks that the Vets should have been honored by TCM - and yes i am sick of this foreign junk that is being shown - i am watching TCM less and lesser these days - thank goodness Crawford will be SOTM in January maybe TCM is returning to its senses!
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    Favorite Hollywood Eyes

    garbo's eyes they convey soooooo much
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    MOVIE REQUEST

    Romance 1930 and Anna Christie 1930 (German language version)
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    NO OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY, TCM?

    i think it is a disgrace to ignore vets day! lots of vets and their families watch TCM get with the program so to speak and stop with the foreign garbage we want our american film classics!
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    Silent Film Gallery

    thank you for remembering her birthday, she is surely a beauty for the centuries!
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    Is it me? (re: The Mysterious Lady and Vivek Maddala)

    what a lovely film Garboat her silent best - it is a good story also and very well acted on her part - long live Garbo Silents!
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    Garbo

    ok, TCM has once again ignored Garbo for SUTS and now even her birthday---Sept. 18th is her birthday and it is being IGNORED again! why does this happen??????? TCM i love your station and i love bob osborne, but please give some respect to this great actress and timeless beauty! she made hollywood glamorous and wonderful like a dream world she deserves more than this!
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    Garbo

    please do now forget her!
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    Garbo

    i think you should find out about her personal life, and what she did during WW11 and then make your conclusions, she had a terrible childhood and was tormented for years about herself...she was far mor than just an actress. thank you very much!
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    Garbo

    I MEANT TO SAY PLEASE DO NOT FORGET HER *AND YOU DO NOTHAVE TO BE SO SARCASTIC ABOUT HER - DO SOME RESEARCH ON HER AND SEE WHAT A DIFFERENT AND SPECIAL PERSON SHE WAS AND WILL REMAIN!*

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