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  1. Noir Alley

    I had a similar reaction to the presentation for The Postman Always Rings Twice, in which John Garfield's daughter Julie was the guest and the discussion was primarily about John's acting methods. I think TCM/Eddie are to be commended for having guests on the Noir Alley intros, but I also enjoy Eddie's discussion of the background of the making of the film and the other actors, so it's too bad there isn't enough time to do both.
  2. TCM Premieres

    Sorry I need to update the list of premieres for January based on MovieCollectorOH's report (thank you!) - Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) was missing from my list. Here is the revised list of premieres: Jan 2 - Too Many Highballs (1933) (short) Jan 4 - Liliom (1934) Jan 6 - Never Too Young to Die (1986) Jan 10 - Romance of a Horsethief (1971) Jan 12 - Man in the Wilderness (1971) Jan 12 - Inferno (1953) Jan 12 - Into the Wild (2007) Jan 13 - Murder, Inc. (1960) Jan 14 - Rings on Her Fingers (1942) Jan 14 - Being Two Isn’t Easy (1962) Jan 15 - Trouble Man (1972) Jan 20 - The Night Visitor (1971) Jan 21 - The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Jan 24 - El Norte (1983) Jan 26 - My Side of the Mountain (1969) Jan 27 - Razorback (1984) Jan 29 * - Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) Some trivia - Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) was originally scheduled for March 19, 2017 but was not shown due to the weekend tribute to Robert Osborne.
  3. Early Now Playing guide

    Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for February: (1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (6 pages in PDF format). https://www.dropbox.com/s/nuedgwig775b0nx/FEB AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0 - You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window. - TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title. - This month an Oscar award category is used as a single theme for each day. - A summary of daily themes is included on page 6. - Since there is a single theme for each day, all films for the month are listed. - Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the historical TCM schedule data. (2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for February is at: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/february2018.html - Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month. - The online weekly schedules for February are also available. See the “February 2018 Schedule Is Up!” message thread for examples: http://forums.tcm.com/topic/158016-february-2018-schedule-is-up/ Hope you find this helpful!
  4. TCM Premieres

    According to the report that MovieCollectorOH published on December 2, here are the TCM premieres for January: Jan 2 - Too Many Highballs (1933) (short) Jan 4 - Liliom (1934) Jan 6 - Never Too Young to Die (1986) Jan 10 - Romance of a Horsethief (1971) Jan 12 - Man in the Wilderness (1971) Jan 12 - Inferno (1953) Jan 12 - Into the Wild (2007) Jan 13 - Murder, Inc. (1960) Jan 14 - Rings on Her Fingers (1942) Jan 14 - Being Two Isn’t Easy (1962) Jan 15 - Trouble Man (1972) Jan 20 - The Night Visitor (1971) Jan 21 - The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Jan 24 - El Norte (1983) Jan 26 - My Side of the Mountain (1969) Jan 27 - Razorback (1984) Thank you MCOH!
  5. Early Now Playing guide

    Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for January: (1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with daily themes, TCM premieres, etc. is at the following link (4 pages in PDF format). https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vyjsz0qfn7crv7/JAN AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0 - You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window. - TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title. - The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not available online. - Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data. (2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for January is at: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/january2018.html - Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month. - The online weekly schedules for January are also available. See the “January 2018 Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples: http://forums.tcm.com/topic/156672-january-2018-schedule-is-up/ Hope you find this information to be helpful!
  6. TCM Premieres

    Very mysterious! I guess I'll set my recorder for the first 3 hours and then see what happens.
  7. Early Now Playing guide

    The alphabetical schedule of holiday movies included in the 'At A Glance' summary for December has been updated to include a few more holiday-related films. If you are interested, you can download the document from the first link for December shown above (holiday films are listed on page 5). Happy holiday viewing!
  8. TCM Premieres

    According to the report that MovieCollectorOH published on October 21, here are the TCM premieres for December: Dec 2 - Dudes (1987) Dec 6 - It’s Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr. (2016) Dec 9 - Private Parts (1972) Dec 9 - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989) Dec 16 - The Twilight People (1972) Dec 20 - Brave Little Tailor (1938) (Mickey Mouse short) Dec 20 - The Story of Robin Hood (1952) Dec 20 - The Sign of Zorro (1958) Dec 20 - Toby Tyler (1960) Dec 20 - Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Tricks of Our Trade (1957) Dec 20 - Pete’s Dragon (1977) Dec 20 - Fuzzbucket (1986) Dec 23 - Xanadu (1980) Dec 23 - Unholy Rollers (1972) Dec 26 - Portrait in Black (1960) Dec 30 - Don’t Open the Door! (1976) Thank you MCOH! P.S. - The on-line schedule for the evening of Dec. 13 is currently blank, so I am not certain if there will be any premieres that evening or not. TCM has stated there will be an "exclusive announcement and night of programming."
  9. Where are the blogs?

    For those who are wondering, here is a link to the latest incarnation of the Filmstruck blog on Tumblr: http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog To be honest, I think the current format is horrible. The problem I ran into immediately was trying to look up an article about a specific movie - do you see a search box anywhere? Surprise, if you click on one of the articles, at the very bottom of the specific article page is a search box where you can type in your query. Wouldn't it be nice to have this somewhere obvious at the top level as well? Oh well...
  10. limey, I had been wondering about this same question myself, specifically as it pertains to the 'classic' movies we see on TCM and as illustrated in your original post. To echo what has been mentioned in this thread, a Wikipedia article on 'windowboxing' mentions the relationship between the 'Academy' 1.37:1 aspect ratio used in most films from roughly 1932 to 1952 and the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of analog television. The article states that in converting from the film to the television format (and also for DVDs), windowboxing was used to ensure that the opening and closing titles were not cut off on the sides. In addition, the article goes on to mention the debate as to whether the entirety of such Academy-ratio films should ideally be letter-boxed for any presentation that uses a 4:3 aspect ratio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windowbox_(filmmaking)
  11. Movies on DVD or Blue ray

    Not sure if you noticed that The Shop Around the Corner is listed at the TCM store as part of a 4-movie 'Greatest Classic Legends' collection of James Stewart films, but I also see the DVD is currently back-ordered: http://shop.tcm.com/tcm-greatest-classic-legends-film-collection-james-stewart/883929233571 Target is listing the same TCM DVD collection, and it currently appears to be in stock (hope this link works for you): Target link - TCM Greatest Classic Legends: James Stewart I also was not able to find The Barefoot Contessa in the TCM shop, but Amazon does have it available in DVD and Blu-Ray if you want to check there.
  12. The Old Dark House (1932) Restored

    Leonard Maltin recently published an article covering some of the restored classic films coming to Blu-Ray this year, and he gives his take on The Old Dark House. TCM fans may also be happy to see that some of the films featured this past year on Noir Alley are included. Here's a quick list of the titles he mentions by Blu-Ray publisher: Cohen Media - The Old Dark House (1932) (thanks TomJH and LawrenceA for your comments) ClassicFlix - He Walked By Night (1948) - The Killer Is Loose (1956) - The Noose Hangs High (1948) - Raw Deal (1948) - T-Men (1947) - You Only Live Once (1937) Arrow Video - The Big Knife (1955) - The Love of a Woman (1953) - Terror in a Texas Town (1955) The price-tag for purchasing these titles quickly adds up, but we can hope that TCM may eventually incorporate some of these upgrades into their rotation. Leonard’s article is at: http://leonardmaltin.com/the-old-dark-house-t-men-and-the-big-knife-sparkle-on-blu-ray/
  13. I thought I would add here that I've read there is a WatchTCM app for the Amazon Fire TV that may allow you to watch TCM streaming directly on a TV. This would require the purchase of an additional streaming device, however. I see that the newer Amazon Fire TV with 4k is just under $70, for example. I don't have an Amazon Fire TV device so I can't say if or how well this works, but I thought I would mention it as a possible alternative. Perhaps a message board member with direct experience can comment.
  14. I don't mean to feed the conspiracy theories, but I notice that the Filmstruck Blog site (previously known to us as the Movie Morlocks site) has now been converted over to being hosted on Tumblr as of November 1. I would assume that this blog is relatively important for the Filmstruck subscription service as a primary way to promote the movies that are available, so I'm a little surprised that hosting would be given over to a 3rd party. But it is probably a cost savings to not have to do the infrastructure to support continued daily postings. Off on a tangent - since I was looking at the Tumblr interface through a web browser it took me a while to figure out how to do a simple search for a movie title. Very disappointing. I'm sure the phone app (which I haven't used) is much easier to navigate. Must everything now be designed for phones first? <end of tangent>
  15. Early Now Playing guide

    Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for December: (1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with daily themes, TCM premieres, etc. is at the following link (5 pages in PDF format). https://www.dropbox.com/s/q40det8188gmifa/DEC AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0 - You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window. - TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title. - As a bonus this month an alphabetical schedule of holiday movies is included (see page 5). - The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not available online. - The primetime schedule for Dec. 13 is still to be announced (listed as ’TBA’). I will update the document when TCM fills in the schedule. - Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data. (2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for December is at: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/december2017.html - Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month. - The online weekly schedules for December are also available. See the “December Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples. Hope you find this information to be helpful!

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