BartonKeyes

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  1. BartonKeyes

    Any ideas who will be October's SOTM?

    Another slightly less obvious choice, if we're thinking about performers best known for their work in the horror genre, would be Fay Wray Among her most notable entries in the genre: King Kong ('33), The Most Dangerous Game ('32), Mystery of the Wax Museum ('33), The Vampire Bat ('33), and Doctor X ('32).
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    I AM REALLY MAD

    To echo briefly what Miss Wonderly posted earlier this evening, I find it annoying not only when more obscure films like tonight's Rene Clair tribute are not shown in Canada. For me, it's just as annoying when we Canadians don't get to enjoy mainstream fair like RANDOM HARVEST, which aired last night during Gene Wilder's guest programmer stint, or TO BE OR NOT TO BE ('42) and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, both of which are airing as Essentials this year. These are all among the films that TCM's Canadian viewers do not get to enjoy. Why do Canadians not get to see Gene Kelly's BRIGADOON, when so many of his other musicals of a similar vintage and from the same studio are show so very often? What is the rights issue with Selznick movies that prevents classics like SPELLBOUND and THE THIRD MAN, from being broadcast in Canada, when his productions of GONE WITH THE WIND and A FAREWELL TO ARMS ('57) are shown as frequently as they are in the States? There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why these films are prohibited from being shown in Canada, especially when many of the above-mentioned films are readily available on DVD in this country. It's a real head-scratcher.
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    September 2014 on TCM

    Personally, I think this is a great schedule -- a little something for everyone, and a little something for everyone to complain about as well.
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    Any ideas who will be September's SOTM?

    I doubt they'll give Eva Marie Saint a SOTM tribute, just because she hasn't made too many movies, so the TCM programmers would likely be hard-pressed to create a month-long tribute to her. At any rate, we'll likely find out in the next week or so who the September SOTM will be.
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    Summer Under the Stars

    Here is the vast majority of the 2014 Summer Under the Stars schedule: August 2 -- Peter Sellers August 3 -- Walter Pidgeon August 4 -- Judy Garland August 5 -- Barbara Stanwyck August 6 -- Paul Muni August 7 -- James Stewart August 8 -- Jeanne Moreau August 9 -- William Powell August 10 -- Carole Lombard August 11 -- Marlon Brando August 12 -- Alexis Smith August 13 -- Cary Grant August 14 -- Charlie Chaplin August 15 -- Faye Dunaway August 16 -- Herbert Marshall August 17 -- John Hodiak August 18 -- Claudette Colbert August 19 -- Paul Newman August 20 -- Thelma Ritter August 21 -- Lee Tracy August 22 -- Audrey Hepburn August 23 -- Ernest Borgnine August 24 -- Gladys George August 25 -- Dick Powell August 26 -- Sophia Loren August 27 -- Edmond O'Brien August 28 -- Arlene Dahl August 29 -- Joseph Cotten August 30 -- Betty Grable August 31 -- Alan Ladd
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    Which actor or actress squeezed the studios the best

    James Cagney was certainly well-known for the turbulent relationship he had with Warner Bros. throughout his time at the studio. Cagney was one of the first actors to beat a major Hollywood studio in a contract dispute.
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    One actress who could easily be SOTM every year

    One of my favorite Claudette Colbert performances is in the 1939 comedy Midnight, with John Barrymore and Don Ameche. All three leads are absolutely delightful, and I've always felt that the film is not nearly as well-known as it should be.
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    One actress who could easily be SOTM every year

    Am I correct in assuming you're referring to Claudette Colbert?
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    Actor Bob Hoskins has died

    Actor Bob Hoskins, best known for his roles in The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27224995
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    Book vs Movie

    I've always felt that the ending of the film version of Double Indemnity is far superior to the ending of the James M. Cain novel.
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    JULY, 2014 SCHEDULE IS UP

    Another highlight is the day of George Sanders films on July 3
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    JULY, 2014 SCHEDULE IS UP

    Here's the link: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/monthly.html?tz=EST&sdate=2014-07-01 A few highlights: Star of the Month: Maureen O'Hara Friday Night Spotlight: The 100th Anniversary of World War I Guest Programmer: William Friedkin (Director of The French Connection (1971))
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    Boycotting Woody Allen Films??

    For all those here who are not boycotting Woody Allen films, you can catch Woody's 1973 film *Sleeper* tomorrow night at 9:45PM EST on TCM.
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    Eva Marie Saint interview tonight

    It's going to be a repeat of the same interview, for viewers who didn't catch the first airing.
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    Boycotting Woody Allen Films??

    This is an unfair comparison. Running backs in football all do essentially the same thing. But each great movie director is an artist, and therefore, in some respect, utterly unique. Who is to say whether Woody Allen is one of the top five movie directors ever? Many people (myself included) would be inclined to argue that Woody Allen is definitely among the greatest movie directors of all time. But many others could just as easily argue the opposite. And as with all things in art, these sorts of lists (i.e. top five movie directors) are totally subjective. On the same list you might see Alfred Hitchcock's name as well as Woody Allen. Their styles of film-making are so different, it's virtually impossible to rationally compare the two.

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