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    Yentl (1983) A female has to pretend to be male to further her education.
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Marvin, Lee
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    ONE word titles

    Them (1954)
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    ONE word titles

    Don't forget F.I.S.T. (1978)
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    Getting It Right

    There's an internet station I listen to from time to time called "24-7 Dreamboats and Petticoats", (based on a UK play of the same name), that plays only music from 1957-1963 or so. I hear many of the songs on that list there regularly.
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    Getting It Right

    I remember when some had an issue with the film The Sting (1973), and its soundtrack being mostly Scott Joplin rags from the turn of the last century. 30 years before the film was set. It couldn't have been too much of an issue because that film brought new popularity to Joplin and Ragtime music which became quite popular in the 1970's.
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    WarnerMedia Streaming Service

    Dish/Slingtv has been trying to do that for over a decade. Sling's original goal was $20/20 channels, you choose. Its the channels themselves that won't budge. If you want AMC for example, you have to also take Independent Film Channel (IFC), WeTV, Sundance Channel, And BBC America as a package. When shows like Mad Men and The Walking Dead were going strong, services only wanted AMC by itself. But, the network would not give in. AMC was even blacked out for a time on Dish. As it stands now, there are enough streaming options going that you can cobble together a viewing package that's pretty much only programming you wish to see.
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    Teresa Graves Butterfly McQueen Both died in house fires.
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    Gothic Comedy

    Then the Stones did their version and that's "british invasion"...and that's how quickly a thread can get derailed
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    Gothic Comedy

    That a whole thread in itself. We could go around and around on that one.
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    one thousand one hundred twenty-third category The four seasons Manon of the Spring (1986) The Winter Guest (1997)
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    45 Years (2015) A very good film btw.
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    Titles that have never been used

    Oh no, I just thought it should be released during that crisis. Actually, your film was going to be a soviet spy during the 80's but, there was no TCM then. I think you all are pretty classic
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    Titles that have never been used

    The Spy Who Loved TopBilled(2018): Russian spy falls in love with a writer living next door. But, he's too busy posting on TCM to notice. Clan of the CaveGirl (2018): Her interest in the Amish spurred her need to abandon the modern world and truly be a "cavegirl" D'Argo(1979): A man uses old Groucho Marx one liners to escape Iran during a violent revolution
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    Remakes, Sequels & Adaptations

    Corporations have always preferred to go with well known names over anything new. Especially since 2008. This has nothing to do with "black audiences". All audiences today prefer diversity in entertainment. Release a big budget film with an all white cast, expect it to under perform. And that's not just black audiences staying away. Its the general movie going public that is speaking with their dollars. My issue with "black washed" remakes is that the talent has to measure up to the original or it will pale in comparison. Cedric isn't close to Jackie Gleason, who helped create the sit com for television. Same with USA trying to revive Kojak with Ving Rhames. That wasn't just another cop show. Telly Savalas was a very successful movie star and a Greek Icon. Frankly, only another Greek actor could have pulled that off. Or of course, call it something else. Chris Rock on the other hand, has the talent to do HCW if he chose to. FUBU is simply a clothing company. If you watch the show Shark Tank, you'll see the founder there most weeks. Well, when I was growing up, my family didn't care for either show (that's a story for another thread). There have been shows similar to Good Times that have been tried. And protests got them off of the air rather quickly. No, corporations would rather let someone else take the risk, then cash in after the fact with some copy cat series. Remember when Mad Men was all the rage ? The networks tried Pan Am and the Playboy Club. And protest took them right off of the air. So now we get new Magnum P.I. , new Hawaii 5-0, new Murphy Brown etc...

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