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  1. In addition to the other problems the board and site are having, the board (at least...not sure about the rest of the site) is taking a very LONG time for pages to load once you click on a link to go to any part of the forums or to a post. Slower than molasses in January, as the old saying goes. :0
  2. http://www.fathomevents.com/classics/event/tcmfrankensteins.aspx?d=10/24/2012 {size:X-Large}TCM Event Series Presents Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankensteinh6. 10/24/2012 Just in time for Halloween, NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures will present a Halloween Double Feature in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, October 24th in celebration of Universal’s 100th Anniversary. Don’t miss seeing Boris Karloff on the big screen as the original “Frankenstein” (1931) followed by Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). *“Turner Classic Movies Event Series* *Presents* *Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein* *Double Feature Event”* *In Select Movie Theaters Nationwide* *Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM (local time)** *Additional matinee showings available at select movie theater locations. Check your local listings for details. The event will begin with TCM Host Robert Osborne as he treats audiences to exclusive interviews conducted at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival. Joining him will be Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff along with Bela Lugosi, Jr. the son of the classic “Dracula” star and Academy Award® winning make-up artist, Rick Baker. All three will talk about classic horror movies, how legendary icons like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi helped define the genre and how today’s horror films measure up to the classics. Don’t miss these American Halloween classics – “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” – as they return to the silver screen newly restored by Universal for their 100th Anniversary for only one night on October 24th.
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    Silent Film Enthusiast Wonders...

    > {quote:title=lizzyanne wrote:}{quote}I recently purchased Wings to add to my Academy Award Winners collection, and I was enchanted by the novelty of silent film, and the unique way it entertained that talkies do not. I'm curious by your phrase "the novelty of silent film". Why do you refer to them as a "novelty"? ?:| That's how movies were for over 30 years before sound came along...they were silent. I don't consider them a novelty...just the same as any sound film. Movies are movies.
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    tonight is Mack Sennett night !

    What you should really do with your DVR in an instance like this is to set it to begin a minute or two before the evening's programming begins, starting with the first film...and then just set it to run overtime for the entire evening to get everything. That's what I frequently do to make sure I catch all of a program or movie. > {quote:title=TCMfan23 wrote:}{quote} > My 6 hour video tape will run out at 11pm. I have to switch tapes. I'm hoping to record all of 'Tillie's punctured romance'. > > I should of got myself an 8 hour cassette. > Yes, you should *have* used a T160/8 hour tape and...as I described above for the DVR...just set it to record the entire evening for the full length of the tape.
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    MACK SENNETT SHORTS SCHEDULING

    The intros would also depend on how the shorts are grouped by theme, etc. It would make sense to group them thematically and do an intro for each "theme".
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    Now you've upset Ronald. :^0
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:}{quote}Nice to converse with you, but maybe some other time. B-) This is PRECISELY the problem I described in the Flamewars thread...how people either misinterpret things other posters say as being negative, or they twist things around from whatever and however they were intended to be. You're doing the same thing with Sepiatone in this thread too.
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:}{quote}It seemed a bit mocking considering that I said McDees serves up bad product. It's HUMOR, for cryin' out loud. :0 Lighten up. I happen to like McDonald's double bacon cheeseburgers, incidentally. :^0 You said...which I found funny, by the way: > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:That is a universally horrifying sight....... :0}{quote}
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:}{quote}Why the smarminess? I don't get it. Uh...it's called levity or humor. Sorry if you're reacting so negatively to it.
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    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    > {quote:title=ValeskaSuratt wrote:}{quote}I don't understand why you and finance prefer that I post elsewhere since contributing facts and information to discussions of classic movies hardly strikes me as offensive or even problematical. I agree.
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:}{quote}That is a universally horrifying sight....... :0 He's offering a bite of it to you... :^0
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    Rock n roll doesn't sound the same

    > {quote:title=RaquelVixen wrote:}{quote}McDonalds has sold more greasy burgers than any album and most people would conclude that the product doesn't translate into quality. That is so obvious.
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    Subtext in Movies

    > {quote:title=TopBilled wrote:}{quote}Even something like ROMEO & JULIET has a lot of subtext. ...and many movies have been done which have used the basic Romeo & Juliet story as the subtext for those films. Just watched *Cry-Baby* again last week during which I began thinking "This is really Romeo & Juliet they're doing here". The whole basic thing about people from two different classes which are usually at odds with each other, even though the two main characters find an attraction to each other is Romeo & Juliet, really. Some other musical examples are *Grease* , *Hairspray* , and *West Side Story* , just to name three.
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    Your Thoughts About Forum Flamewars

    > {quote:title=Capuchin wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=UniversalHorror wrote:}{quote} > > The problem with political discussions is when the politics moves away from the film relevancy and the discussion turns into only the politics, with the film seemingly forgotten in the replies. > I'm not sure I understand your position. > > Are you saying a discussion shouldn't be only about politics, even when it's the politics in the movie? The Kubrick/2001 thread cited below, as I already said down there, is a perfect example. It was deleted because it not only became a flame war, but it TOTALLY moved away from the subject of the movie and became nothing more than a political discussion which lost any references to the movie. People were ONLY talking about the politics/politicians.
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    why is Napoleon so rare

    > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}Regarding Napolean films, I can't decide which one is funnier, Inspector Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom) playing the role or Napolean matching wits with Bugs Bunny. > > Bunny[/i]Part+Still.JPG] Definitely Bugs and Napoleon.
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    why is Napoleon so rare

    > {quote:title=clore wrote:}{quote}It will spare you from being lumped in with "the clique" that others often imagine is a conspiracy against them. > > Not that such conspiracies can't exist, but I think they're far less prevalent than presumed. Absolutely...once in awhile some have complained about a "clique" here...I don't believe there is any such thing. Only individuals, not a group.
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    Your Thoughts About Forum Flamewars

    > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}Right, like what happened with the thread about that Stanley Kubrick film concerning space travel. Exactly. Perfect example.
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    why is Napoleon so rare

    You didn't "derail" anything, dear. The point is that TCMFan made a major complaint about the movie being "rare" and stated "The silent movie Napoleon has never been available on video." I explained that it has been...I corrected his error. He said nothing about that.
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    Your Thoughts About Forum Flamewars

    The problem with political discussions is when the politics moves away from the film relevancy and the discussion turns into only the politics, with the film seemingly forgotten in the replies. That's the problem with that.
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    why is Napoleon so rare

    > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}You didn't got that one did you? TCMfan23 was laughing at the fact that the dessert is hard to find (like the movie). I never recalled seeing it in any of my local stores. My comment was based on the fact he didn't respond to my info I supplied that it had been on video, after he said it never was. I "got" that one just fine. ; I've always recalled seeing Napoleon in video stores...you must have lived in a small town.
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    I Love You, 50 FOOT WOMAN!

    > {quote:title=TomJH wrote:}{quote}There was a passing reference made to it in the original posting, UniversalHorror, with the contempt that it deserves. > > There is only ONE 50 Foot Woman that anyone cares about and that's the original. If any big woman is going to attack my city I want it to be Allison Hayes. Absolutely Ms. Hayes...I missed the earlier reference to the remake, but looked at it. It was actually the first reply (not the O.P.) by MovieProfessor: http://forums.tcm.com/message.jspa?messageID=8676610#8676610
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    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    > {quote:title=ValeskaSuratt wrote:}{quote} > Sometimes, these forums seem like playing charades without my glasses -- I kinda get what's going on but a lot of it is pretty "blurry" . That's a very good metaphor. That explains in a different way what I just posted in the "Flamewars" thread.
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    Your Thoughts About Forum Flamewars

    Ultimately, what it all ends up coming down to is how someone interprets or reads something in their own mind. This always happens no matter what or how someone posts...unfortunately. No matter how plain or innocent, there's always the possibility that someone is going to read the post or comment the wrong way...unfortunately. Almost worst than that is when the original poster then has to try and defend himself/herself and explain what they originally meant...which I think is really sad. They shouldn't have to. Even so, the misinterpreter can still see it as something negative or out of place. Unfortunately. Even after that is when the moderator of a forum (and I mean other places...not just referring to here) PM's the "questionable" original poster and asks them...even if nicely so...to "be careful" how they word things, and the poster then has to end up feeling as if they're walking on eggshells or becoming slightly paranoid about "what did I do wrong?"...even if they did nothing wrong. Unfortunately.
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    I Love You, 50 FOOT WOMAN!

    What...no mention of the remake of 50 Foot Woman with Daryl Hannah?
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    why is Napoleon so rare

    > {quote:title=TCMfan23 wrote:}{quote}:^0 Out of curiosity, why the smiley reply to misswonderly and no response to my providing evidence to your original post about Napoleon not having been released on video?

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