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  1. Great schedules! I'd like TCM to steal any of them. They all had things which made me laugh at parts and think about other parts. You're all to be congratulated! Congrats to Stevomachino for running a great challenge. I have to vote for SansFin. Everybody's going to think it's simple nepotism, but in reality, her sked is so much in tune with my own likes, and I love the switching between intense movies and simple fun with nothing mediocre in-between. A lot of her picks are movies which, five years ago, I'd never heard about but now am glad I've been able to see.
  2. Logan's Run (1976) Farrah Fawcett-Majors had a bit part (a secretary(?)). Just after it was released, she hit it big on Charlie's Angels. They revamped the advertising, putting her picture on the posters and changing the font of her name from microprint at the bottom to 72pt across the top.
  3. My New Fanfiction Series

    I'm not a lawyer, but I am a writer and deal with copyright issues all the time. Short answer: you probably can't use them. If TCM doesn't own the movie, they can't give you the right to use those clips because their license doesn't allow them to give anyone any rights to the material. Copyright law does allow using extracts of a work for academic/informational/news purposes and for satirical pieces, but that quickly becomes a quagmire. Some copyright holders play hardball -- anything used without their permission automatically generates a cease-and-desist letter to the ISP hosting the site. The typical ISP response is to delete the user's site without notice or recourse because anything else might mean defending themselves in court. My advice (which is worth exactly what you're paying for it) is to send the copyright holder a polite e-mail requesting the right to post extracts. Some will send you a link to their policy page detailing who can use what, where, and how much can be used without paying for it. Some will simply say yes or no. A few won't respond at all. If the rights are available, you might be better off finding a copy of the movie and making your own clips -- the work of finding appropriate scenes, the editing, and/or any applied logo can be considered as adding exclusive value which has some copyright protection. The basic rule about copyright issues: If there's a question, walk away. It's usually far too much work to iron things out and way too expensive if you make a mistake.
  4. It's getting harder and harder trying to pick the best -- they're all great! Each has things I love. I hope TCM uses some of these themes. When it's all said and done, I have to vote for LonesomePolecat. More things in it tickle my fancy that the others. You're all to be congratulated on your great schedules.
  5. Masha is probably going to drop this thread for a while (you wouldn't believe the look on her face as she read your reply!), but I'd like a little clarification, if you don't mind. You made a statement. She proved it false, citing not one, but two authoritative sources. Your reply chastises her for that. Now, here's the part I don't get -- why? Was it because she, a poor little immigrant, had the audacity to tell you, a TRUE AMERICAN, one of your pet beliefs is absolutely, provably, 100% wrong? OR was it because you think, as a TRUE AMERICAN, all of your beliefs and statements are automatically, unequivocally true (no matter what the facts are), and she, a poor little immigrant, was wrong to question it? OR was it because she, a poor little immigrant, showed she knows more about the U.S., and you, a TRUE AMERICAN, can't have these smart-alecky, upstart immigrants running around telling the truth? Maybe you're referring to a different post of hers and quoted the wrong one by mistake. Hmm . . . what she thinks makes the U.S. great is different from your viewpoint, but she was sure to include things like " It has at all times been my impression . . ." and "I feel . . .," which means she's offering her opinion, not trying to tell anyone what to think. The remainder of that post simply relates what recent polls show. Do I have to remind you she, a poor little immigrant, had to pass tests on U.S. history, culture, and laws (a test many who were born here fail)? Do I have to tell you the lengths she goes to every time she disagrees with someone, sometimes spending hours reading journal articles and research papers, before daring to post her disagreement? Do I have to dig out cites on how valuable foreign observations are because locals often can't see the forest for the trees? (The same reasoning prevents doctors from treating themselves or their families, explains why industry consultants get high fees, and is why police departments are always subject to civilian oversight.) My family has been here about 120 years. I studied history and politics in schools planted squarely in the Midwest. You'd think I'd know a thing or two about this country. But she never stops surprising me -- her insights into American culture and society are refreshing, enlightening, and 100% spot-on. Last July, you proselytized against Melania, saying her being born in the Ukraine (another mistake -- she's Slovene!) makes her unfit to be a first lady, making me wonder what you have against Ukrainians. Or is it you just hate anyone showing how wrong you are?
  6. Side Effects

    She's definitely kept in touch -- she's hit me six times today! (Okay, so maybe I deserved one . . .)
  7. Healthcare in America?

    She's always been anti-socialism. When we met, she was on the fast track to be a Colonel. That derailed when the brass found out she wouldn't kowtow to soviet officials. True to Russian efficiency, those same officials then put her in charge of a health department and fast-tracked her to be a regional minister of health (or whatever they call it there). That caved when someone heard her talking politics. She spent a couple of months in jail for it. When it comes to women's rights, gay rights, and the environment, she's appropriately liberal (me, too). Those wanting the government to do everything for people and punish people who don't think in the politically correct way, that raises her hackles. I noticed she was a little demur (as always) regarding her qualifications to talk about health care. When her country parted from Russia, she co-authored a government policy paper on how to bring their health care system up to date and actually do what it's supposed to. By all accounts, the few parts they had the resources to implement are what's keeping it from being a total travesty.
  8. Okay, so he's only credited with one movie, but there have been a lot of llamas in movies over the years. I'm sure they're all related. Maybe we could have Ralph the Wonder Llama's extended family as SotM..
  9. You're all to be congratulated on coming up with fantastically great schedules! Particularly liked -- Bogie56 -- Ygor as guest programmer (perfect picks). Max Ophuls. Canada Day. LonesomePolecat -- Shakespeare with a twist. Sheldon Leonard. Whose body is it anyway? speedracer5 -- Flynn, Hepburn, and Ameche tributes. Gender bending. Preston Sturges. skimpole -- Kinuyo Tanaka. Warsaw Pact day. Musicals. Great work from all of you! I always love seeing these schedules.
  10. Healthcare in America?

    Anecdotes aren't evidence, but . . . My family carries a trait which sometimes causes minor problems. It's no big deal (well, the Air Farce docs finally wigged to it and kicked me out, but that's another story). It can also cause a far worse problem, as I learned one night when I had some really strange symptoms. Nothing major, just several parts of my body going haywire at once. I had to go to the ER to pick up a friend, and since they weren't busy, I decided to get checked out. About an hour later, I was in an MRI to confirm the doc's diagnosis. They transported me to a larger hospital with the proper specialists. They did another MRI. Less than six hours after I checked into the ER, I was being prepped for open-heart surgery at a world-class hospital. My condition was one of those things you never really hear about, and then when it happens to you, everybody knows someone in the family who had it. I found out two of my distant relatives here in the states had the same thing, with similar results. Everything turned out well for everyone. A relative in Canada (socialized medicine) died in a waiting room. He'd been there more than eight hours (his symptoms weren't considered serious enough to warrant being treated quickly). Three relatives in England (socialized medicine) had the same condition. One died before he could get in to see his doctor. One died during the week between seeing his doctor and getting an MRI. And one lived! About six months, then died of endocarditis (a really, really nasty way to go) because the doc took a quick look at him, said he just had a cold, and sent him home without a proper exam. So let's tally that up -- three of us here (including me with crappy insurance and one without any insurance at all) got proper treatment quickly and lived, while four (living under the wonderful umbrella of socialized medicine) all died because of lousy access to doctors and crappy treatment. I'll just leave this one little thought for you: when have you ever known of any government program working efficiently or providing great service at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer?
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