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    :The gateway to the northern mines, CA
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    Silent and studio era film, musical theatre,clever TV commercials,outdoor recreational sports.

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  1. I know he was mentioned a few years back in this thread, but I would really love to pitchfork Fred MacMurray's character Mr. Sheldrake in THE APARTMENT!
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    What's up with all the crappy 80's films?!

    TV Land only shows two or three shows now- My sister, who has the biggest cable package of anyone I know, says both SundanceTV and Independent Film Channel no longer show international films. WTH? My favorite TCM programming night is Sunday, when we get the silent film and two imports. I wish, though, that the silent started more in a prime time slot, such as 9pmET, then the imports airing more at the time where we now have the silent.
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    What's up with all the crappy 80's films?!

    This brings me to a question about some of these more recent films. Back in 2014, when Philip Seymour-Hoffman died, TCM aired DOUBT as part of a remembrance of film luminaries we had lost that year. That was the only time they aired the film. Is this now a film they have license to show, or did they just rent it for a one time showing?
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    Eddie Muller's Humor

    I love Eddie's humor, as well. I know all the intros/outros are rehearsed, but his humor seems spontaneous to me.
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    What's up with all the crappy 80's films?!

    As calvinnme wrote, these are TCM Underground films. They are horrendous, but I enjoy seeing them, although I quite often doze off during them. I was a teenager during the late 70's-mid 80's when most of these films were made. I really hated that era; the big, teased hair with big scarves or bows, the hybrid disco-gypsy clothing and the space-aged eye make-up ( and that's just the guys! ) I also despised so much of the music from that time, with it's electronic drums and keyboards, and the song themes seemingly always about a "party" somewhere. I'm generalizing, of course, because some really good music also came from that era. Last Friday night's Underground featured two films starring beautiful Denise Matthews ( aka Vanity). I remember the titles from way back, but never bothered to go see them during their release. I didn't know, however, that the DeBarge song "The Rhythm Of The Night" originally came from one of those two films, THE LAST DRAGON. I guess most of the films in this time slot are considered cult classics now.
  6. Yes, it is quiet. I think what makes it scary (or suspenseful) was the lack of what we saw, such as the scene where Frances Dee is walking through the jungle area. We hear the rustling of the palm trees, but is it the breeze making that sound, or is it someone following her? No dialogue necessary for the scene.
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    Star centennial birthdays

    Happy centennial birthday to Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, born July 14th, 1918!
  8. I wonder; if Flynn had been around today instead of the mid 1930's - late 1950's, would he have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and perhaps ADHD. I read his autobiography around 1990, and that was the first impression I got. The "all or nothing" behavior, the inability to concentrate on improving one's life- they all seemed like a red flag to me.
  9. She also had a good part in IF I WERE KING, which I believe has only aired once on TCM (during Ronald Colman's SOTM salute.)
  10. I love this film! I also love Frances Dee and wish she was shown more on TCM.
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    October 2018 schedule is up

    Great choice!
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    I like # 3, as well. It looks less clustered than the others. It would make a nice chat set. Eddie Muller has a pretty cool set, though.
  13. Poor Rita Hayworth; the press seemed to delight in capturing her looking not-so-flattering in her final days. Perhaps they just didn't understand that she was deteriorating from Alzheimer's Disease. This photo is from 1981 (she passed away in 1987.) I think she still has that amazing smile.
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    Clips of your favorite scenes

    In celebration of beautiful Janet Leigh, who was born on this day, July 6th, in 1927: The fun Shriner's Club scene from BYE BYE, BIRDIE.
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    Star centennial birthdays

    Happy centennial birthday to Sebastian Cabot, born July 6th, 1918!

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