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  1. Reading through this post I am reminded of this exchange from Now, Voyager: In my book, talent is everything. Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury had it in spades.
  2. On this last day of Filmstruck, I have filled my Netflix queue with everything that is available on their DVD/Blu-ray service. I will be at work during the day when the service will probably be shut off. I don't think they used midnight expiration dates for their content I discovered a film by Mikio Naruse called Repast starring the lovely and superb actress Setsuko Hara. If there is time to watch, I recommend it. Last night I finished off the Harold Lloyd collection, which I have been watching in chronological order since the closure was announced. I had missed the Harold Lloyd tributes that TCM did in the last year, so I am glad I was able to watch all of them in one place. I've come to depend on Filmstruck, it was like a comforting old friend. I will miss it.
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    I Just Watched...

    Oh Moses, Moses! You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!
  4. I think they will have some Hollywood films, most likely the ones they have been granted the temporary streaming rights. This made my weekend, almost as much as the Filmstruck closure announcement ruined my weekend when that happened. I signed up 30 seconds after I received the email. I hope that the Warner venture is executed well and they take a lesson from Filmstruck in how to respect their back catalog treasures.
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    The FilmStruck Thread

    I just received notice that the FilmStruck will be shutdown. The is awful news!
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    WarnerMedia Streaming Service

    I just received my FilmStruck shut down notice. The service ends November 29.
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    What do you want for Oscars month?

    I would like to see them too. East Lynne and The White Parade are the last 2 left on my Oscar nominated Best Picture project. When TCM showed Skippy earlier in the year, I finally "finished".
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    What classic movies does TCM not show?

    I read this on one of the film forums that I frequent: There is one executive at Warner Brothers who is blocking any US release of The Devils. We will never see it until Criterion convinces them to release it.
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    Movies You Were Too Young to See But Saw

    I was 6 years old and lived in old Victorian house. I saw The Changeling with George C. Scott and I was convinced that the child ghost was going to come up out of the floor in my bedroom and take me away or something. I think I slept with the lights on for at least 2 weeks afterwards. I still think it's one of the best ghost story movies ever made.
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    The FilmStruck Thread

    No, I don't believe this is by chance. Over the last few years I have noticed more parallels between what is being released by the Criterion Collection and being screened by Janus Films and what airs on TCM. When the Criterion Collection released the restored Apu Trilogy on 11/15/2015, TCM showed the whole trilogy on 11/30/15. TCM then aired Jalsaghar (The Music Room) and the Satyajit Ray documentary by Shyam Benegal right afterwards. Both of those were on an earlier Criterion release. This year, Criterion is releasing the long awaited Marlene Dietrich & Josef Von Sternberg box set. TCM showed most of the movies in that box set during SoTM. I managed to see a few of those for the first time. There are others I am sure, but those stick out to me in my memory.
  11. I love soundtracks and a lot of my favorites have been mentioned already here's some more of my favorites: The Tales Of Hoffmann The Changeling (1980) Romeo & Juliet (1968) Spartacus For A Few Dollars More To Kill A Mockingbird Amadeus (I know it's cheating) Cinema Paradiso The Mission Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon House of Flying Daggers Individual pieces: Zbigniew Preisner - Lacrimosa from "Tree Of Life" Carl Orff - Gassenhauer from "Badlands" Deborah's Theme from "Once Upon A Time In America"
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    The FilmStruck Thread

    Lili was added as part of the theme it expires October 5th
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    The FilmStruck Thread

    That's a nice list of movies with a good variety of things to watch. I've seen all the early Scorsese, but I wouldn't mind watching them again. I watched Antigone earlier in the week which I hadn't seen in about 20 years. The Cinema Passport theme is one of their most interesting ones since it spotlights countries other than Italy, France and Japan.
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    The FilmStruck Thread

    I've been a huge Criterion Collection fan for decades, so I signed up immediately when Filmstuck launched. It's made a lot of improvements from what it was in the beginning. I hope they add more streaming options like the Xbox One, PS4 and finally creating a Samsung's SmartTV app. I was disappointed that the TCM selection wasn't as impressive as the Criterion side. However, I was elated at the Warner Archive news. Looks like things are slowly trickling in. I too would like some more lesser known titles. Here is Filmstruck's page for what is coming and leaving the site. Some Filmstruck titles are part of the Criterion price tier, so those are noted by the "Wacky C." Say Hello & Say Adieu I also just found this website posted by a Reddit user, which allows you to sort by some categories. It is a work in progress so it's quite rough. I still think it's very useful. Reddit posters are giving suggestions to make it better. I also use to keep track of all streaming services. I use it primarily to find out where movies I want to see are streaming and to see what is new.
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    30 Days

    I liked quite a few of the movies shown, mostly the ones that don't get shown repeatedly. I enjoyed watching Nicholas and Alexandra. Te day devoted to documentaries was great, even though I had seen many of them already. I recorded Tess since it's been a few years since I have seen it. I enjoyed watching America America again. When the schedule came out I was excited to see that Skippy was on the schedule. I have seen all best picture nominees except Skippy. Unfortunately, I don't think i will ever get a chance to make the trek down to UCLA to see East Lynne and The White Parade.

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