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    Karl Malden as SOTM March 2012

    > {quote:title=drednm wrote:}{quote}Boring choice but lots of DVDs to sell. Star? I don't think so. Any more than Angela Lansbury was a STAR in movies. Hawk them DVDs. How about as director then?? See post about "Time Limit"...
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    Karl Malden as SOTM March 2012

    > {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}*"Now what about public domain films on TCM???"* - RMeingast > > The head of Programming touched on this just a few days ago in an article in the NYPost. > > There are some distributors that specialize in public domain movies. The better ones tend to have the better material, Tabesh says. We dont pay a license fee for the film, but we do pay to be able to access their version. In addition, we sometimes go to film archives that have good film prints; if we pay for the cost of mastering to video and credit them on-air we can often work out an agreement. A good example of this is Cyrano de Bergerac which we just obtained from UCLA. > > Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/night_at_the_movies_TTej3cCe0I6t8lLj9fSZPI#ixzz1lc8jaLXm > > Kyle In Hollywood Thanks much, Kyle...
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    Karl Malden as SOTM March 2012

    > {quote:title=calvinnme wrote:}{quote} > I think just as an economic reality their first choices come from the Turner Library and other films in the possession of Warner Brothers. They seem to have long term lease agreements with Sony (Columbia) and MGM/United Artists (The post 1952 UA library). Also, most post 1948 Paramounts seem to be easy for TCM to come by. What seems to get expensive is anything from Fox or Universal, which includes the 1929-1948 Paramount library. Universal is a problem mainly because of the poor condition of their library. Yes, thank you. Checked Wiki myself - just shows how lazy I am that I couldn't have checked this myself first - and it explains things pretty well (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Classic_Movies): h3. ^**"**Movie library^ Besides MGM, [united Artists|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Artists|United Artists]^[[8]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Classic_Movies#cite_note-7]^ and Warner Bros. releases, TCM also shows films under license from [universal Studios|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Studios|Universal Studios], [Paramount Pictures|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramount_Pictures|Paramount Pictures], [20th Century Fox|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Fox|20th Century Fox], [Walt Disney Productions|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Pictures|Walt Disney Pictures], [Columbia Pictures|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Pictures|Columbia Pictures], [studioCanal|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StudioCanal|StudioCanal] and [Janus Films|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus_Films|Janus Films]. Most pre-1950 Paramount releases are owned by [EMKA, Ltd.|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMKA,_Ltd.|EMKA, Ltd.]/[NBCUniversal Television Distribution|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBCUniversal_Television_Distribution|NBCUniversal Television Distribution], while Paramount (currently owned by [Viacom|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viacom|Viacom]) holds on to most of its post-1949 releases, which are handled for television by [Trifecta Entertainment & Media|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifecta_Entertainment_%26_Media|Trifecta Entertainment & Media]. Columbia's output is owned by [sony|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony|Sony] through [sony Pictures Television|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_Television|Sony Pictures Television], the films of 20th Century Fox (owned by the [News Corporation|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation|News Corporation]), are handled for television by [20th Television|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Television|20th Television], and Walt Disney Productions (owned by [The Walt Disney Company|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walt_Disney_Company|The Walt Disney Company]) has their output handled for television by [Disney-ABC Domestic Television|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney-ABC_Domestic_Television|Disney-ABC Domestic Television]. TCM occasionally shows some classic films from [20th Century Fox|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Fox|20th Century Fox],^[[9]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Classic_Movies#cite_note-8]^ [Paramount Pictures|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramount_Pictures|Paramount Pictures],^[[10]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Classic_Movies#cite_note-9]^ [universal Studios|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Studios|Universal Studios] and [Columbia Pictures|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Pictures|Columbia Pictures], but they are licensed individually. Although a vast majority of the movies shown on Turner Classic Movies are from the 1930s through 1960s, some are more contemporary; it is not uncommon for TCM to air films released in the 1970s, 1980s or (in rare cases) the 1990s and early 2000s (decade).*"* Now what about public domain films on TCM??? Watched some of Orson Welles 1962 movie "The Trial" yesterday being aired by a local TV channel in Ontario, Canada. That film is now in the public domain. The only problem were the commercial interruptions during the film.
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    Karl Malden as SOTM March 2012

    Karl Malden was a great actor and in many fine films. Maybe this question has been answered elsewhere but wonder how TCM chooses the films and schedule?? Do they only use films in the Turner library??? Sorry if this question has been answered before...
  5. Couple of comments for TCM related to the Canada portion of films for the 31 Days of Oscar. First, the logo used to represent Canada is certainly handsome (Laurence Olivier carrying Glynis Johns) from "The 49th Parallel," but the 1941 British propaganda film contains many out-dated stereotypes about Canadians, eh... Maybe another logo would be better for next year. Second, how about expanding the films featuring Canada for next year? One example would be "Agnes of God," set in Montreal... Just a few suggestions (and I realize there are only so many Academy Award nominated/winning films about Canada)...
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    31 Days of Oscar Canada Logo

    You betcha, Miss Wonderly... Born and bred in the bone, eh... Wonder how many other Canucks post to TCM here... Regards...
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    31 Days of Oscar Canada Logo

    Yes, you are right, MissWonderly, and I agree with you. Read all the comments replying to my post at one time and replied to them all at one time. Yes, next time TCM chooses to focus on Canada they have lots of good films to pick from. Film rights to air those films on TCM Canada is another matter entirely, I guess. It's also rather odd that the 31 Days of Oscar sweepstakes contest is only open to Americans!! Despite the fact they are showing, and doing so much to advertise, films featuring and made in many countries around the world... Oh well... Anyway, mea maxima culpa, MissWonderly... Ciao.
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    31 Days of Oscar Canada Logo

    Canada films have to have been nominated/won an Oscar to be shown during 31 Days of Oscar. A tall order to find them then. Plus this is TCM and you won't see more modern films that have been nominated/won. Many of the older films featuring Canada and that won Oscars were made during World War 2 as propaganda efforts by either the British ("49th Parallel") or Hollywood ("Captains of the Clouds"). "Captains of the Clouds" (also official song of Royal Canadian Air Force) has much to do with Canada and is a very well made movie. Features Canadian air ace Billy Bishop, RCAF, and great Canadian locations. BTW, Jack Warner (of Warner Bros.), was born in London, Ontario, Canada, so a Warner Bros. movie about Canada was going to be authentic. Anyway, finding Oscar nominated/winning films featuring Canada that weren't made as propaganda during World War 2 (or too modern for TCM) is a tough task. Marilyn Monroe made some excellent films in Canada: "Niagara" and "River of No Return" (filmed in Alberta, Canada) but neither was nominated for an Oscar. Montgomery Clift starred in the Alfred Hitchcock film "I Confess" that was made in Quebec City, Canada, but again no Oscar nomination. BTW, Karl Malden does a French-Canadian accent in this film. If any of you dear readers have suggestions for Canada films that were nominated for/won an Oscar, let's see them...
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    31 Days of Oscar Canada Logo

    "49th Parallel" handsome movie to watch indeed. German "mountain films" were a popular genre in the 1920s and early 1930s before Nazis came to power (first "mountain film" made in 1903): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_film (German here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergfilm) Nazi connection probably because many, and the most popular, of the "mountain films" starred Leni Riefenstahl, who later made propaganda films for Nazis. "Mountain film" genre continued in late 1940s, 1950s, and continues to this day. German love for "mountain films" akin to American love for westerns.
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    31 Days of Oscar Canada Logo

    Yes, very good film. Well done propaganda during wartime that still works today. But really, it's a British movie that features Canada as a backdrop. Earlier version of "Hollywood North" from a time when Canada was still pretty much a British colony. But a good movie. Obviously. Three Oscar nominations with one win.
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    Feb. 2 Mexico Film on TCM

    Watched "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" last night. Excellent film. Haven't seen it for many years. Have read much about how Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day- Lewis were influenced by this movie for "There Will Be Blood." And after watching "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" last night, I can see the links between the two movies. For example, watching Walter Huston made me think of how Daniel Day-Lewis was inspired for his character in "There Will Be Blood." The facial expressions of Plainview and Walter Huston's character are very similar. The raised eyebrows, squinty eyes, etc. Anyway, pretty good stuff...

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