Bogie56

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  1. Selling broadcast rights for films to TCM is like money for old rope. While other movie channels compete for the latest Will Smith, Tom Cruise films TCM shows Joe E. Brown movies. I think people exaggerate the cost challenges of TCM's programming. Even films from the 70's are probably pretty cheap. Personally, I think the repetitiveness is a result of lack of imagination on the part of the programmers. The same old same old are just easier to reach.
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Eddie Murphy plays everyone in 12 Angry Men
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Divine IS Norma Rae followed by ... The Grapes of Wrath with Dustin Hoffman as Tom Joad and Divine as Ma Joad.
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Downfall with Jerry Lewis as Adolf Hitler
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Sylvester Stallone as the phonetics Professor Henry Higgins and Madonna as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Totie Fields in Butterfield 8
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson in Marriage Italian Style.
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Jerry Lewis in Life Is Beautiful ... wait ... come to think of it ... just release The Day the Clown Cried.
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Marjorie Main as Mata Hari
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Raging Bull. With Richard Simmons as Jake LaMotta, Maurice Gosfield (Doberman of Sgt. Bilko) as Joey LaMotta and Madonna as Vickie LaMotta.
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    Victor Buono as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street
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    The worst possible cast selection.....

    With Slim Summerville and Hugh Herbert as Kaspar Gutman and Joel Cairo respectively!
  13. Perhaps a tad obvious, but Sterling Hayden would have made an interesting Captain Ahab. Reefers between takes. I can see it now.
  14. Did you get to the part where they rip the epaulettes and buttons off your movie usher's uniform?
  15. Absolutely fantastic! I can see that a lot of thought went into your list and it would certainly give us a lot of films not normally seen on TCM. If only someone at programming is listening. Hello ...??
  16. Champagne For Caesar and the stupid Planet of the Apes franchise
  17. This is conversational? It doesn't come across that way, TB. Reads like another shot across the bow. What's good for the goose...? Next I'll be reading What Happened to the What Happened to The What Happened to thread.
  18. Bogie56

    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    Yes! 1972. The bit where he holds the gun to his (own) second head was much funnier than its derivative gag in 1974's Blazing Saddles.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    There's no stopping me now. I have two more favourites that fit this category quite well. The first is Kenji Misumi's 1972, Lone Wolf and Cub 2: Baby Cart at the River Styx. It follows a Ronin Samurai who travels the countryside with a kid in a pram. The action sequences are quite astounding with geysers of blood (from hoses) reminiscent of Monty Python's Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days sketch and their Holy Grail. ‚ÄčThe second is the original 1975, Kenji Fukasawa's, Graveyard of Honor. A garishly funny Japanese Yakuza film. In one scene where gangsters are attending a wake luncheon, the rather insane hero takes the urn of cremated ashes of the deceased leader and commences to wolf them down at the dinner table.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    Most of us should be well familiar with the plot of Mel Brooks' The Producers. A theatrical Producer and his auditor conspire to oversell subscriptions in a broadway play that will be so bad that it is guaranteed to close on opening night. Its play, Springtime For Hitler starts out as expected. The audience is dumb struck by what they see, but then they begin to get the joke. What is appallingly bad becomes a hit sensation. Reefer Madness hit cult status in the 1960's and 1970's because it was so bad it was (sort of) good. Glen or Glenda falls into the same category. They have certainly outlived other grade D films by a long shot. Two other jaw-dropping, must be seen-to-be-believed films that are personal favourites are Gene Kelly's Xanadu and Mae West's Sextette. Recreational drugs will enhance the experience. In Sextette, West plays the most beautiful woman in the world who is courted by a host of men that include, Timothy Dalton, Tony Curtis, George Hamilton, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon. Mae was 85 when she made this film. Timothy Dalton's serenades Mae with the song Love Will Keep Us Together and it puts fellow Bond's Pierce Brosnan's Mamma Mia song to shame. It is guaranteed to be with one for some weeks to come. Xanadu and Sextette would make a great Saturday night TCM double bill.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    Actually, I take back what I said about not wanting to see the Lost Horizon remake ever again. I like watching all sorts of films, even bad ones. After a 30 year absence it probably would be interesting (and educational) to see this train wreck again. I should also confess to liking Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfonso Garcia. And not because it is bad/good. I thought it was pretty good as is.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    Some of the Mexican Santo pictures have a certain cheese factor that makes them entertaining. But are they 'good'? They still fall short of Glen or Glenda.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    There are probably a ton of examples of 'campy' films and tv that are quite good. Lorenzo Semple, Jr.'s Batman series with Adam West comes to mind. Airplane! is full of campy bad jokes and works quite well. But these works are intentionally campy and trade on bad jokes. I'm struggling to come up with a better example of an accidental tour de force like Glen or Glenda.
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    MOVIES SO BAD THEY ARE GOOD ...

    As it stands, I am not a particular fan of PLAN 9. It is a curio. I agree that it is not far off though.

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