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  1. I'm not saying TV work was a step down, I'm just saying TCM usually sticks with films. Star Trek II and the Naked Gun were made by Paramount, and Paramount would probably want some bucks to show them on TCM. I don't know who made Spy Kids.
  2. I think Montalban has a good chance at getting a day in SUTS, but I think he has too few films available for TCM to fill up an entire month. I just took a quick look at his imdb filmography, and it looks like his film work became pretty sporadic from the mid 1950s onward. That's when he began to get into TV. The films that TCM could easily lay their hands on are the ones that he did for MGM from the 40s to the early 50s. Lots of those are musical comedies with a few outliers such as "Battleground" and "Mystery Street". It also looks like he did lots of foreign language films that may be hard to get rights to. I agree he was trail blazer - a Hispanic actor getting good lead roles in the 1940s and 1950s such as his excellent work as a detective in 1950's Mystery Street. It's one thing for Mahershala Ali to play an African American detective in Arkansas in 1980 who is taken seriously in a series that is filmed in 2019 (HBO's "True Detective"), it's quite another for Montalban to play a Hispanic detective so convincingly in such a well written role in 1950 that is filmed in 1950. Montalban's career at MGM is almost a commentary on the tug of war between Dore Schary's realistic/relevant approach to film making and L.B. Mayer wanting to continue to make the easy to digest confections that he had been making since Irving Thalberg's demise.
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    Bait-n-Switched

    Some of the movies in your list have aired on TCM, and some have not. This is according to the exhaustive database of MovieCollectorOH. Forgive the goofy indentation. Saint's Vacation (1941) last shown 11-18 Woman I Stole (1933) NEVER AIRED Return From the Ashes (1965) last show 07-18 Madness of King George (1994) NEVER AIRED Palm Springs NEVER AIRED Genocide (1969) NEVER AIRED X From Outer Space (1968) last shown 03-17 Through a Glass Darkly (1962) Scheduled this month; Shown 03-2018 before that The Silence (1964) last shown 12-2018 What Price Glory (1926) Shown 11-2011 - only once Mary (2005) NEVER AIRED Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones Last aired 01-2013 (1966) Soul of a Monster (1944) Shown 10-2007-Shown only once Spy in Black (1939) Last shown 01-2019 The Magnificent (1979) NEVER AIRED Teen Age Crime Wave (1955) Last shown 01-2010 Reunion in Vienna (1933) Shown 01-1995 - Shown only once (MGM made this, but I hear the print is terrible) Sparrows Can't Sing (1963) NEVER AIRED Battle Beneath The Earth (1967) NEVER AIRED Champagne (1928) Shown 04-04 - Shown only once Gizmo (1977) NEVER AIRED Eight on the Lam (1967) Shown 10-18 - Shown only once Return to Giennascaul (1953) Shown only twice in March and Sept. 2018 October (1928) NEVER AIRED The Saint's Vacation and Spy in Black belong to the WB/MGM/RKO library and are in pretty regular rotation on TCM. Reunion in Vienna has not been on since 1995 for the same reason that Alias French Gertie has not been on in this century. The prints are lousy. But both belong to "The TCM library" or whatever you want to call it. A couple of these films (Soul of a Monster for example) are part of the Columbia library of older films that TCM had access to until about 2010. You'll probably never see them on TCM again, because "the new boss" AT&T probably wants to spend the minimum possible on TCM. If they axed Filmstruck for the fun of it with nothing on tap to replace it, then nothing would surprise me. I'm actually surprised the hosts are still around. The government broke up the Bell system in 1984 because it had too much power, and now IT'S BACK and it has more power than ever and is just as big a monopoly, and is just as if not even more evil than 35 years ago.
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    Woody Allen has been shelved

    Very much like the Puritans of New England - dour, humorless, lacking in forgiveness, eager to turn into an unperson and erase all past accomplishments of anybody who breaches their fundamentalist religion of political correctness.
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    Movies that won't be shown on TCM

    Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995) - Based on the true story of a man who, as a teen, murders his stepmom with a rare poison, is caught, and gets committed. He manipulates one of the psychiatrists there into believing he is cured and he is released. I think that the poisoner halfway believes he is cured too. A misunderstanding causes his family to eject him - his sister believes he is trying to poison her baby, but he is not. He gets a job in a factory, seems to be doing OK, but when pressures arise he starts his poisoning on a grand scale, charting his progress by the illnesses and deaths of the employees. He is caught, and the film is basically him writing his memoirs in custody before he takes a final dose of poison he has reserved for himself. This was on DVD, but has never been on TCM. The DVD is out of print probably because teens are seen as dangerous since Columbine and apt to do some copycatting. The film is set in England, that is why the authorities would even entertain the thought of releasing a murderer in the first place. In the US he'd be in jail probably for the rest of his life, though the Supreme Court has said that you can't give teens even life sentences now. So Malvo of the 2002 DC snipers will be walking among us again at some point probably, hopefully as a very old man. Oh dear, I've wandered into "Off Topic" territory it seems.
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    Movies that won't be shown on TCM

    "Gung Ho" (1986) - Really politically incorrect film that wasn't so when it was made. A Japanese car company buys up a shuttered American car factory in a town where it was the major source of employment. There is friction because of the numerous cultural/work culture differences between the Japanese management and the American workers. The reason it won't be shown? The Americans use slurs to refer to their Japanese bosses such as "rice a roni". When Michael Keaton - promoted as a kind of referee between workers and management - goes up to see the boss he refers to his Japanese secretary as "sugar puss". He isn't flirting, but that still would never make the grade in an American film today. George Wendt's character gets drunk and basically bullies and harasses the big boss' wife in a supermarket. Not on DVD. Green Card (1990) A New York woman wants to rent an exclusive garden apartment, but can't rent it unless she is married. A Frenchman can't stay in the United States any longer unless he gets married. So, these two solve each other's problems. But then the immigration folks come looking for the French guy and he doesn't live at the apartment, so the strangers are forced to live together until the heat is off. It's a kind of beauty and the beast tale. It has been awhile since I've seen it, and it has not been on cable and never been on DVD. I can only figure it is because it makes illegal immigration look - well - illegal! When it was released it was pretty popular - definitely not a Howard the Duck - and it was nominated for several awards and I believe it won at least one Oscar. Yet it has vanished from sight. NOTE: Green Card has shown on TCM before - In 2002 and 2005, I believe as part of the 31 Days of Oscar. Have we all gotten just too darned sensitive???
  7. http://thedamienzone.com/2017/01/19/tcm-sucks-without-robert-osborne-and-heres-why/ I will warn you that this guy is given to some colorful language. Especially in the comment section if you disagree with him.
  8. Things have not changed much from last year's list. The most interesting development was the introduction at the number one spot for 1982 of a film entitled "Koyaanisqatsi" which "consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music." - Wikipedia. Oddly enough imdb has Lou Dobbs and Ted Koppel in the credits. Bold entries show where imdb Best Pictures overlap with Academy Award Best Picture winners. It doesn't happen very often. You may find this list interesting - or not. Apparently last year only two people found it interesting enough to reply, and one of those people used that reply to not exactly be flattering. 2018 (Very early, so these ratings will likely move a great deal) Criteria for 2018: >=70K votes, feature film or documentary, >=62 minute length, any language, any country 1. Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse 8.7 2. Avengers: Infinity War 8.5 3. Bohemian Rhapsody 8.3 4. Roma 8.0 5. Star Is Born 7.9 In ties, that film with greatest number of votes wins 2017 1. Coco 8.4 2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mo 8.2 3. Logan 8.1 4. Blade Runner 2049 8.0 5. Dunkirk 7.9 2016 1. Your Name 8.4 2. Hacksaw Ridge 8.1 3. Lion 8.1 4. Deadpool 8.0 5. La La Land 8.0 2015 1. Inside Out 8.2 2. Room 8.2 3. Mad Max: Fury Road 8.1 4. Spotlight 8.1 5. The Martian 8.0 2014 1. Interstellar 8.6 2. Whiplash 8.5 3. PK 8.2 4. Guardians of the Galaxy 8.1 5. Gone Girl 8.1 2013 1. The Wolf of Wall Street 8.2 2. 12 Years a Slave 8.1 3. Prisoners 8.1 4. Rush 8.1 5. Her 8.0 2012 1. The Dark Knight Rises 8.4 2. Django Unchained 8.4 3. The Hunt 8.3 4. The Avengers 8.1 5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 8.0 2011 1. The Intouchables 8.5 2. A Separation 8.3 3. Warrior 8.2 4. Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows P2 8.1 5. The Help 8.1 2010 1. Inception 8.8 2. Toy Story 3 8.3 3. Incendies 8.2 4. Shutter Island 8.1 5. How to Train Your Dragon 8.1 2009 1. 3 Idiots 8.4 2. Inglourious Basterds 8.3 3. Up 8.3 4. Secret in Their Eyes 8.2 5. Hachi: A Dog's Tale 8.1 2008 1. The Dark Knight 9.0 2. Wall-E 8.4 3. Gran Torino 8.1 4. Slumdog Millionaire 8.0 5. Ip Man 8.0 2007 1. Like Stars On Earth 8.4 2. There will Be Blood 8.2 3. No Country For Old Men 8.1 4. Into The Wild 8.1 5. Ratatouille 8.0 2006 1. The Departed 8.5 2. The Prestige 8.5 3. The Lives of Others 8.4 4. Pan's Labyrinth 8.2 5. Rang De Basanti 8.2 2005 1. Batman Begins 8.3 2. V For Vendetta 8.2 3. Sin City 8.0 4. Cinderella Man 8.0 5. Serenity 7.9 2004 1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 8.3 2. Downfall 8.2 3. Howl's Moving Castle 8.2 4. Million Dollar Baby 8.1 5. Hotel Rwanda 8.1 2003 1. Lord of the Rings 3 8.9 2. Oldboy 8.4 3. Memories of Murder 8.1 4. Kill Bill Volume 1 8.1 5. Finding Nemo 8.1 2002 1. Lord of the Rings 2 8.7 2. City of God 8.6 3. The Pianist 8.5 4. Catch Me if You Can 8.1 5. Infernal Affairs 8.1 2001 1. Lord of the Rings I 8.8 2. Spirited Away 8.6 3. Amelie 8.3 4. A Beautiful Mind 8.2 5. Monsters Inc. 8.1 2000 1. Gladiator 8.5 2. Memento 8.5 3. Snatch 8.3 4. Requiem For a Dream 8.3 5. Amores Perros 8.1 1999 1. Fight Club 8.8 2. Matrix 8.7 3. The Green mile 8.5 4. American Beauty 8.4 5. The Sixth Sense 8.1 1998 1. Saving Private Ryan 8.6 2. American History X 8.5 3. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels 8.2 4. The Truman Show 8.1 5. The Big Lebowski 8.1 1997 1. Life Is Beautiful 8.6 2. Princess Mononoke 8.4 3. Good Will Hunting 8.3 4. LA Confidential 8.3 5. Boogie Nights 7.9 1996 1. Trainspotting 8.2 2. Fargo 8.1 3. Sling Blade 8.0 4. Breaking The Waves 7.9 5. Primal Fear 7.7 1995 1. Se7en 8.6 2. The Usual Suspects 8.6 3. Braveheart 8.4 4. Toy Story 8.2 5. Heat 8.2 1994 1. Shawshank Redemption 9.3 2. Pulp Fiction 8.9 3. Forest Gump 8.8 4. Leon The Professional 8.6 5. The Lion King 8.5 1993 1. Schindler's List 8.9 2. Jurassic Park 8.1 3. In the Name of the Father 8.1 4. Groundhog Day 8.0 5. Nightmare Before Christmas 8.0 1992 1. Reservoir Dogs 8.3 2. Unforgiven 8.2 3. Scent of a Woman 8.0 4. Aladdin 8.0 5. Hard Boiled 7.9 1991 1. Silence of the Lambs 8.6 2. Terminator 2 8.5 3. JFK 8.0 4. Beauty and The Beast 8.0 5. Boyz in the Hood 7.8 1990 1. Goodfellas 8.7 2. Dances With Wolves 8.0 3. Edward Scissorhands 7.9 4. Misery 7.8 5. Miller's Crossing 7.8 1989 1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.2 2. Dead Poets Society 8.1 3. Crimes and Misdemeanors 8.0 4. Glory 7.9 5. Kiki's Delivery Service 7.9 1988 1. Cinema Paradiso 8.5 2. Grave of the Fireflies 8.5 3. Die Hard 8.2 4. My Neighbor Totoro 8.2 5. Akira 8.1 1987 1.Full Metal Jacket 8.3 2. Princess Bride 8.1 3. Wings of Desire 8.1 4. Au Revoir Les Enfants 8.0 5. The Untouchables 7.9 1986 1. Aliens 8.4 2. Platoon 8.1 3. Stand By Me 8.1 4. Castle In The Sky 8.1 5.Hannah and Her Sisters 7.9 1985 1. Back to the Future 8.5 2. Ran 8.2 3. Come and See 8.2 4. Brazil 8.0 5. The Breakfast Club 7.9 1984 1. Once Upon a Time In America 8.4 2. Amadeus 8.3 3. Nausicaa of Valley of the Wind 8.1 4. Paris, Texas 8.1 5. This is Spinal Tap 8.0 1983 1. Return of the Jedi 8.3 2. Scarface 8.3 3. A Christmas Story 8.0 4. The Right Stuff 7.9 5. Zelig 7.8 1982 1. Koyaanisqatsi 8.3 2. Blade Runner 8.2 3. The Thing 8.1 4. Gandhi 8.1 5. Fanny and Alexander 8.1 1981 1. Raiders of the Lost Ark 8.5 2. Das Boot 8.4 3. On Golden Pond 7.7 4. The Road Warrior 7.6 5. American Werewolf In London 7.6 1980 1. The Empire Strikes Back 8.8 2. The Shining 8.4 3. Raging Bull 8.2 4. The Elephant Man 8.2 5. Kagemusha 8.0 1979 1. Alien 8.5 2. Apocalypse Now 8.5 3. Life of Brian 8.1 4.Stalker 8.1 5. Manhattan 8.0 1978 1. Autumn Sonata 8.3 2. The Deer Hunter 8.1 3. Dawn of the Dead 7.9 4. Days of Heaven 7.9 5. Halloween 7.8 1977 1. Star Wars 8.6 2. Annie Hall 8.0 3. That Obscure Object of Desire 8.0 4. Close Encounters of Third Kind 7.7 5. Suspiria 7.5 1976 1. Taxi Driver 8.3 2. The Message 8.2 3. Rocky 8.1 4. Network 8.1 5. All The President's Men 8.0 1975 1. The Chaos Class 9.4 2. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest 8.7 3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 8.3 4. Dersu Uzala 8.3 5.Sholay 8.2 1974 1. Godfather Part II 9.0 2. Chinatown 8.2 3. A Woman Under the Influence 8.2 4. Young Frankenstein 8.0 5. The Conversation 7.9 1973 1. The Sting 8.3 2. Paper Moon 8.1 3. Day For Night 8.1 4. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 8.1 5. The Exorcist 8.0 1972 1. Godfather 9..2 2. Cries and Whispers 9.1 3. Aguirre, Wrath of God 8.0 4. Sleuth 8.0 5. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 7.9 1971 1. Anand 8.8 2. A Clockwork Orange 8.3 3. Solaris 8.1 4. The Last Picture Show 8.1 5. Harold and Maude 8.0 1970 1. The Conformist 8.1 2. Le Cercle Rouge 8.1 3. Patton 8.0 4. Kelly's Heroes 7.7 5. MASH 7.6 1969 1. Z 8.2 2. Army of Shadows 8.2 3. Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid 8.1 4. The Wild Bunch 8.0 5. Midnight Cowboy 7.9 1968 1. Once Upon A Time In THe West 8.5 2. 2001 8.3 3. Lion in Winter 8.1 4. Rosemary's Baby 8.0 5. Planet of the Apes 8.0 1967 1. Cool Hand Luke 8.1 2. Le Samourai 8.1 3. The Graduate 8.0 4. In The Heat of the Night 8.0 5. In Cold Blood 8.0 1966 1. Good The Bad and the Ugly 8.9 2. Andrei Rublev 8.2 3. Persona 8.1 4. The Battle of Algiers 8.1 5. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 8.0 1965 1. For a Few Dollars More 8.3 2. Red Beard 8.3 3. The Sound of Music 8.0 4. Dr. Zhivago 8.0 5. Repulsion 7.8 1964 1. Woman In the Dunes 8.5 2. Dr. Strangelove 8.4 3. Fistful of Dollars 8.0 4. Fail Safe 8.0 5. Umbrellas of Cherbourg 7.9 1963 1. High and Low 8.4 2. Great Escape 8.2 3. 8 1/2 8.1 4. The Leopard 8.1 5. Winter Light 8.1 1962 1. Harakiri 8.7 2. To Kill A Mockingbird 8.3 3. Lawrence of Arabia 8.3 4. Exterminating Angel 8.2 5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 8.1 1961 1. Yojimbo 8.3 2. Judgment at Nuremburg 8.2 3. Viridiana 8.2 4.Through a Glass Darkly 8.1 5. The Hustler 8.0 1960 1. Psycho 8.5 2. Le Trou 8.5 3. The Apartment 8.3 4. Rocco and His Brothers 8.3 5. Inherit The Wind 8.1 1959 1. North By Northwest 8.3 2. Some Like It Hot 8.2 3. Ben Hur 8.1 4. The 400 Blows 8.1 5. Anatomy of a Murder 8.0 1958 1. Vertigo 8.3 2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 8.1 3. Hidden Fortress 8.1 4. Touch of Evil 8.0 5. Elevator to The Gallows 8.0 1957 1. 12 Angry Men 8.9 2. Paths of Glory 8.4 3. Witness For the Prosecution 8.4 4. The Cranes Are Flying 8.3 5. Bridge over The River Kwai 8.2 1956 1, A Man Escaped 8.2 2. The Killing 8.0 3. The Searchers 8.0 4. The Ten Commandments 7.9 5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 7.8 1955 1. Pather Panchali 8.5 2. Rififi 8.2 3. Ordet 8.2 4. Diabolique 8.1 5. Night of the Hunter 8.0 1954 1. Seven Samurai 8.7 2. Rear Window 8.5 3. Dial M For Murder 8.2 4. On The Waterfront 8.2 5. La Strada 8.1 1953 1. Tokyo Story 8.2 2. Ugetsu 8.2 3. Wages of Fear 8.1 4. Roman Holiday 8.1 5. Stalag 17 8.0 1952 1. Singin In The Rain 8.3 2. Ikiru 8.3 3. Umberto D 8.2 4. Limelight 8.1 5. High Noon 8.1 1951 1. Ace In the Hole 8.2 2. Christmas Carol 8.1 3. Strangers on A Train 8.0 4. Streetcar Named Desire 8.0 5. The African Queen 7.9 1950 1. Sunset Boulevard 8.4 2. Rashomon 8.3 3. All About Eve 8.3 4. Young and the Damned 8.3 5. Harvey 8.0 1949 1. Late Spring 8.3 2. The Third Man 8.2 3. White Heat 8.2 4. The Heiress 8.2 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets 8.1 1948 1. Bicycle Thieves 8.3 2. The Red Shoes 8.3 3. Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8.2 4. Rope 8.0 5. Letter From an Unknown Woman 8.0 1947 1. Out of the Past 8.0 2. Black Narcissus 8.0 3. Monsieur Verdoux 8.0 4. Miracle on 34th Street 7.9 5. Ghost and Mrs. Muir 7.9 1946 1. It's A Wonderful Life 8.6 2. Best Years of Our Lives 8.1 3. Matter of Life and Death 8.1 4. Notorious 8.0 5. The Big Sleep 8.0 1945 1. Children of Paradise 8.3 2. Brief Encounter 8.1 3. Rome Open City 8.1 4. The Lost Weekend 8.0 5. Mildred Pierce 8.0 1944 1. Double Indemnity 8.3 2. Arsenic and Old Lace 8.0 3. Laura 8.0 4. To Have and Have Not 8.0 5. Gaslight 7.8 1943 1. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 8.2 2. Ox Bow Incident 8.0 3. Day of Wrath 8.0 4. Shadow of a Doubt 7.9 5. Miracle of Morgan's Creek 7.9 1942 1. Casablanca 8.5 2. To Be Or Not To Be 8.2 3. Now Voyager 8.0 4. Random Harvest 8.0 5. Magnificent Ambersons 7.9 1941 1. Citizen Kane 8.3 2. The Little Foxes 8.2 3. The Maltese Falcon 8.1 4. Sullivan's Travels 8.1 5. The Lady Eve 7.9 1940 1. The Great Dictator 8.5 2. Rebecca 8.1 3. Grapes of Wrath 8.1 4. The Shop Around The Corner 8.1 5. Philadelphia Story 8.0 1939 1. Gone With The Wind 8.2 2. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 8.2 3. Rules of the Game 8.1 4. Wizard of Oz 8.0 5. Ninotchka 8.0 1938 1. Bringing Up Baby 8.0 2. Adventures of Robin Hood 8.0 3. You Can't Take It With You 8.0 4. The Lady Vanishes 7.9 5. Angels With Dirty Faces 7.9 1937 1. Make Way For Tomorrow 8.2 2. La Grande Illusion 8.1 3. Captains Courageous 8.0 4. The Awful Truth 7.9 5. Lost Horizon 7.8 1936 1. Modern Times 8.5 2. My Man Godfrey 8.1 3. Dodsworth 8.1 4. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town 8.0 5. Fury 7.9 1935 1. A Night at The Opera 8.0 2. Bride of Frankenstein 7.9 3. The 39 Steps 7.8 4. Mutiny On The Bounty 7.8 5. Top Hat 7.8 1934 1. It Happened One Night 8.1 2. The Thin Man 8.1 3. L'Atalante 7.8 4. Twentieth Century 7.8 5. Scarlet Empress 7.7 1933 1. Gold Diggers of 1933 8.0 2. Duck Soup 8.0 3. King Kong 7.9 4. Testament of Dr. Mabuse 7.9 5. Dinner at Eight 7.8 1932 1. Trouble in Paradise 8.2 2. I Am A Fugitive From a chain Gang 8.1 3. I Was Born But.. 8.0 4. One Way Passage 8.0 5. Freaks 7.8 1931 1. City Lights 8.5 2. M 8.3 3. Frankenstein 7.9 4. Public Enemy 7.7 5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 7.7 1930 1. All Quiet on The Western Front 8.1 2. City Girl 7.9 3. Blue Angel 7.8 4.. Hell's Angels 7.7 5. Animal Crackers 7.6 1929 1. Man With a Movie Camera 8.4 2. Pandora's Box 8.0 3. Diary of a Lost Girl 8.0 4. Woman in the Moon 7.4 5. The Cocoanuts 7.2 1928 1. The Cameraman 8.3 2. The Wind 8.3 3. The Passion of Joan of Arc 8.2 4. The Circus 8.1 5. Show People 8.1 1927 1. Metropolis 8.3 2. Sunrise 8.2 3. The Unknown 7.8 4. 7th Heaven 7.8 5. Wings 7.7 1926 1. The General 8.2 2. Brown of Harvard 8.2 3. Faust 8.1 4. Flesh and the Devil 8.0 5. Tell It To The Marines 7.9 1925 1. The Gold Rush 8.2 2. The Big Parade 8.2 3. The Merry Widow 8.1 4. Seven Chances 8.0 5. Ben Hur 8.0 1924 1. Sherlock Jr 8.2 2. The Last Laugh 8.1 3. Die Nibelungen 8.1 4. Greed 7.9 5. The Navigator 7.9 1923 1. Safety Last 8.2 2. Our Hospitality 7.9 3. The Faithful Heart 7.8 4. The Extra Girl 7.7 5. The Wheel 7.6 1922 1. Nosferatu 8.0 2. When Knighthood was in Flower 8.0 3. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler 7.9 4. Haxan 7.7 5. Nanook of the North 7.7 1921 1. The Kid 8.3 2. The Phantom Carriage 8.1 3. Orphans of the Storm 7.8 4. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 7.8 5. Tolable David 7.8 1920 1. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 8.1 2. Way Down East 7.8 3. Why Change Your Wife? 7.8 4. The Penalty 7.5 5. The Golem 7.2 1919 1.Male and Female 7.8 2. Dont Change Your Husband 7.7 3. Broken Blossoms 7.6 4. For Better For Worse 7.5 5. Daddy Long Legs 7.4 1918 1. Stella Maris 7.3 2. Shifting Sands 7.3 3. The Outlaw and His Wife 7.2 4. I Don't Want to Be a Man 7.1 5. Mickey 7.0 1917 1. A Man There Was 7.4 2. The Dying Swan 7.1 2. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 7.0 4. Poor Little Rich Girl 6.8 5. Romance of the Redwoods 6.6 1916 1. Intolerance 8.0 2. 20K Leagues Under the Sea 6.9 3. After Death 6.9 4. Judex 6.8 5. Hell's Hinges 6.8 1915 1. Regeneration 7.0 2. Les Vampires 6.9 2. Carmen 6.9 4. Birth of a Nation 6.7 5. The Cheat 6.6 1914 1. Perils of Pauline 7.5 2. Judith of Bethulia 7.2 3. Sealed Orders 7.1 4. Tillie's Punctured Romance 7.0 5. The Avenging Conscience 6.9 1913 1. Lenfent De Paris 7.7 2. Ingeborg Holm 7.2 3. Fantomas Series 7.0 4. Twilight of a Woman's Soul 6.8 5. Atlantis 6.6 1912 1. Cameraman's Revenge 7.7 2. Land Beyond Sunsset 7.0 3. The Girl and Her Trust 6.9 4. Conquest of the Pole 6.9 5. Musketeers of Pig Alley 6.7 1911 1. Dante's Inferno 7.1 2. The Lonesdale Operator 6.5 3. Hallucinations of Munchausen 6.4 4. Enoch Arden 6.4 5. What Shall We Do with Our Old? 6.2 1910 1. The Woman Always Pays 6.6 2. Frankenstein 6.5 3. In The Border States 6.5 4. The Unchanging Sea 6.4 5. A Christmas Carol 6.1 1909 1. A Corner in Wheat 6.7 2. The Country Doctor 6.5 3. The Battle In The Clouds 6.2 4. The Sealed Room 6.1 5. The Red Man's View 6.0 1908 1. The Electric Hotel 6.6 2. Runaway Horse 6.3 3. Troubles of a Grass Widower 6.2 4.A Narrow Escape 5.9 5. Rescued From an Eagle's Nest 5.7 1907 1. The House of Ghosts 6.9 2. The Red Spectre 6.6 3. Tunneling The English Channel 6.6 4. The Eclipse 6.5 5. That Fatal Sneeze 6.5 1906 1. Dream of the Rarebit Fiend 6.8 2. 400 tricks of the Devil 17 mins 6.8 3. Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire 6.8 4. Aladdin and his Wonder Lamp 6.5 5. Consequences of Feminism 6.5 1905 1. Rescued By Rover 6.7 2. Night Before Christmas 6.4 3. Palace of Arabian Knights 6.1 4. New York Subway 5.8 5. Kleptomaniac 5.8 1904 1. Voyage Across The Impossible 7.6 2. An Interesting Story 7.0 3. Decapitation in Turkey 6.8 4. The Untamable Whiskers 6.3 5. The Mermaid 6.2 1903 1. Fairlyland 7.4 2. The Great Train Robbery 7.3 3. Music Lover 6.9 4. Mary Jane's Mishap 6.6 5. Passion Play 6.5 1902 1. A Trip To the Moon 8.2 2. The Little Match Seller 6.6 3. Gulliver's Travels 6.5 4. Jack and The Beanstalk 6.2 5. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 6.2 1901 1. The Man With the Rubber Head 7.2 2. Bluebeard 7.0 3. Demolishing and Building up the Star Theater 6.7 4. Magician and the Human Pump 6.6 5. Clown With The Portable Body 6.6 1900 1. The One Man Band 7.1 2. The Enchanted Drawing 7.0 3. The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match 6.9 4. Going to Bed Under Difficulties 6.8 5. Joan of Arc 6.7 1899 1. Cinderella 6.5 2. A Turn of the Century Illusionist 6.5 3. Sign of the Cross 6.4 4. Haggard's SHe: Pillar of Fire 6.3 5. Le chevalier mystère 6.3 1898 1. Four Heads are Better than One 7.6 2. A Trip To The Moon 7.5 3.Tossing a N****** in a Blanket 7.5 4. Le squelette joyeux 6.6 5.The Magician 6.5 1897 1. Danse serpentine 6.9 2. Bataille de neige 6.7 3. The Bewitched Inn 6.5 4. The Devil's Castle 6.4 5. Leaving Jerusalem By Railway 6.3 1896 1. The Arrival of a Train at Ciotat 7.4 2. The House of the Devil 6.7 3. A Nightmare 6.6 4. Demolition d'un mur 6.4 5. Conjuring of Woman at House of Robert Houdin 6.3 1895 1. The Sprinkler Sprinkled 7.2 2. Exiting The Factory 6.9 3. Execution of Mary Queen of Scots 6.7 4. Annabelle Serpentine Dance 6.5 5. Transformation by Hats 6.3 1894 1. Dickson Experimental Sound Film 6.8 2. Annie Oakley 6.3 3. Autour d'une cabine 6.2 4. Caicedo (with Pole) 6.2 5. Annabelle Butterfly Dance 5.9 1893 1. Blacksmith Scene 6.2 1892 1. Pauvre Parrot 6.6 1891 1. Dickson Greeting 5.4 1890 1. Mosquina 6.5 1889 1. Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses & Hansom Cabs With Trotting Horses 5.6 1888 1. Roundhay Garden Scene 7.5
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    2019 Oscar Nominees Announced

    Do you get the feeling that the Academy is forced to pick so many best picture nominees when the film industry really isn't set up to support more than five, that maybe some of them winged it and figured any film named "Black Panther" must be socially relevant and voted it in, not knowing it was a super hero movie? Kind of reminds me of Donald Trump when he was a TCM guest programmer years ago and hadn't seen any of the films he picked.
  10. The year was about 1973. I thought it was Tom Bosley playing the husband and Kate Jackson playing the blind wife, but I don't find anything on imdb that matches the description of what I remember. What happens is that the wife married the husband when she was blind, then regains her sight, and is not exactly attracted to her husband now that she can see him. But she feels obligated to him for all he did when she was blind. I don't remember if this was an episode of a TV series - could be either crime or a medical series - or if it was a made for TV movie. Does anybody remember this or have any ideas? Thanks for your time.
  11. calvinnme

    I Just Watched...

    No, I did not look back and see Bogie's review. Thinking last night was the American premiere of Brexit, I thought it was safe to write one. Sorry about that. I put "the rules" in quotation marks just so people would not think that Campaign Leave was breaking any laws, it was just that they were breaking conventional rules of engagement as seen by Campaign Remain. Thanks for the link to Dominic Cummings' thoughts on the referendum. They were enlightening.
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    I Just Watched...

    Brexit (2019) This film is ultimately about the downside of ubiquitous communication devices and platforms, in that your social media data can be harvested not only to sell you hats and hamburgers, but to sell you misinformation literally tailored to you for political campaigns as well. This is the tale of the 2016 referendum on Brexit- the vote in the UK to leave the European Union. Specifically it is a portrait of one man, Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch), the director of the "Leave" campaign, or the campaign to exit the EU. I wasn't sure why the side story of the Cummings marriage and pregnancy was included at first, but later it becomes clear that Cummings would have come across as a statistician/political version of House, M.D. if that humanizing story was not present. Cummings enlists the help of a tiny Canadian IT company - Aggregate IQ - to do data mining of social media for the "Leave" campaign, and they come up with three million potential Brexit voters that the "Remain" campaign (campaign to remain in the EU) knows nothing about. Cummings' strategy involves tenets of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" , specifically forcing the "Remain" campaign to "fight in the darkness", or wherever the "Leave" campaign chose them to fight. Specifically Britain has an equal time policy when it comes to broadcasting political messages. So the Remain campaign would have a Nobel prize winning economist explaining the downside to leaving the EU in complex terms, and then the Leave side would talk about millions of Turks possibly emigrating to the UK, forcing the Remain side to waste time on trying to debunk that message. It is up the viewer as to whether this tale is humorous or frightening, I think it is a little bit of both. On the frightening side you have political campaigns becoming the equivalent of the evil presence in the 1982 film Poltergeist - it knows what scares you. On the humorous side you see the frustration of the Remain side as the Leave side will simply not play by "the rules". And kudos to the guy playing Boris Johnson. He looked just like him. I'm only knocking one point off this almost perfect film because it had quite a bit of stuff that the viewer was just assumed to know. For example it kept talking about "MPs". In the US that is "Military Police". In the UK it is "Members of Parliament". I should not have to search Wikipedia in order to completely understand a film, but overall that is a minor complaint. Highly recommended. 9/10 Source: HBO
  13. Well, it DID appear on HBO in America tonight, and, yes, the parallels between the 2016 American presidential election and the Brexit vote are obvious. However, in both cases, don't you think that the voters themselves are responsible for realizing an obvious piece of propaganda when they see it? Like the person with the fake info on 70 million Turks ready to immigrate to Britain. Isn't it the voter's responsibility to recognize that this is ridiculous? It's either that or it's the end of free speech. It seems that some want the latter - to some degree - here in the US. And, you know, in many ways people's hopes and dreams had been taken away from them, probably in the USA in 2016 more than in Canada or Britain, but our political classes were not listening and have not been listening for about 40 years. They are entirely beholden to corporate interests and their own privilege. Not to say that Trump was the answer to their problems, but it is a bit of an explanation as to how that choice happened.
  14. calvinnme

    "The Crown" -- some issues!

    I don't think it's that odd since most people depicted in film are either fictitious and you can make them attractive if you like - and why not in a visual medium - or are actual people and famous actual people usually get their fame at least in part from their attractiveness. I guess the exception would be famous criminals. The royals are different in that they are real people who got their fame from exiting the right birth canal and nothing else. In this case these famous people just happen to be quite homely, and people will tend to not tune in to watch homely people do anything. Thus Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth.
  15. calvinnme

    "The Crown" -- some issues!

    I watched some of The Crown and thought that everybody in the house of Windsor is being played by much more attractive actors/actresses than these people were/are in real life. I'm OK with that since the homeliness ran strong in that family until Princess Diana inserted her genes and even then her sons are not that handsome. Seeing pictures of the Queen Mother, she seemed pretty when she was young, the girls just got a big dose of dad's looks. As for Clementine, the pictures I've seen of her even when she was old depicted a very pretty woman. I am a woman myself, a very homely one though always of normal weight. I must agree with that quote " A woman's looks are her destiny." Must be why mine - well, I can't say that word or the autocensor would bleep it out. At 61 I can tell you that the only thing that really bothers an ugly woman as she ages are the infirmities of aging. You are already ugly so time cannot really do a number on your outsides at all.
  16. calvinnme

    BREXIT

    Uh, about the folks with the MAGA hats, they DO know that their country fought a war to keep America from being made in the first place - great or otherwise - don't they?
  17. calvinnme

    Marriages on the Decline

    Wow! A reply to a pretty old message. I will give you a tip of my hat for persistence.
  18. calvinnme

    When Maltin demeans a classic film

    Maltin seems not to have liked the 80s very much. I think I would have included "The Princess Bride" in that list. I have never gotten the appeal of "Blowup" or "Battleship Potemkin". I think both of them are pretentious. I would never figure Maltin to be one to get the appeal of "Gun Crazy". Back on the topic of this thread, Maltin really did not like "Doorway to Hell" - Antique, early-talkie gangster saga with Ayres improbably cast as ruthless Chicago underworld biggie and Cagney (billed sixth, in his second film) as his henchman." He gave it 1.5 stars, as in bomb territory. This is one of my guilty pleasures. And Lew Ayres was not "improbably cast" as a gangster in 1930. Ten years later, yes. I thought he pulled the role off pretty well.
  19. calvinnme

    NOW I'M REALLY MAD ! ! !

    Don't move down here. We'd love to have you, but something tells me that having a functional national government and socialized medicine outweighs having full access to the goodies on TCM USA.
  20. calvinnme

    Trump Shutdown

    So true. Texas is my state of origin. The Texan owners of border property have been spending a bunch of time and money creating an eminent domain hell for Mr. Trump. If this is such an emergency, then why do these Texas residents adjacent to the border not want this wall?
  21. calvinnme

    Trump Shutdown

    This thing can't end soon enough. I live in Northern Virginia, and although the government sector my company works for is funded, and thus I am funded, there are enough people furloughed down here that the drive to and from work has been noticeably easy. At first I thought it was just people delaying going back to work until the week after New Year's, but come January 7 I realized it was probably the shutdown. 800,000 people who thought they had steady jobs are without paychecks, many working paycheck to paycheck, maybe unable to make car payments and mortgage payments on time. Plus there are all of the secondary businesses that lose trade. It is just wrong to hold all of these government employees and their contractors hostage over a wall nobody wants but Trump. It will not fix any of the problems that he says that it will fix.
  22. calvinnme

    Awards season 2018-2019

    As for "Star is Born" being shut out at the Golden Globes with the exception of Best Song with the ironically named "Shallow".All I can say is HA HA HA. Best moment of the day with the exception of the Bears losing their play off game by a field goal in the last ten seconds. The husband is a Packers fan. Hey Ga Ga. Babs is a better actress and a better singer than you and she didn't win back in 1976 for the exact same role in the exact same movie either. HA HA HA. Congrats to Glenn Close. May she get that long deserved Best Actress Oscar in a couple of months.
  23. calvinnme

    FORGOTTEN Oldies

  24. calvinnme

    Marriages on the Decline

    MGTOW philosophy in a nutshell: Women won't date you because they would rather ride the cXXk carousel in their 20s and then pretend they love you in their 30s so they can produce one or two kids and you can provide. Once this is done they divorce you, take all of your money, deprive you of access to your kids, and go back to the carousel. It couldn't be because these men have toxic distrusting personalities. Am I missing anything? There. Done and done concisely. Maybe this Sandman character and all of these people who give him editorial contributions can't get a woman because this is all that they talk about and it gets BORING. P.S. Men under 40 or so are as attached to their phones and as lost without them as women under 40 are. This is just based on what I observe out and about and at work day in and day out. I have four nephews 19-27. Every time I have eaten lunch with them around they are all on the couch, lost in their phones,just like everybody else their age.
  25. Lorna, nobody distills an issue down to its very essence like you do!

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