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  1. MovieCollectorOH

    colorizing deserves another shot

    I am not advocating anything though. Just trying to figure out what is happening and why. Above all else, that doesn't broadly translate into me advocating the colorizing of old B&W movies, because I wouldn't.
  2. MovieCollectorOH

    colorizing deserves another shot

    Out of anything there is that could be colorized, those examples are stupid easy. 2-4 actors and a limited number of small fixed sets that never change - all with with consistent, even lighting. As close to any "set it and forget it" scenario as you will find. It wouldn't surprise me if they could colorize an entire season, with only minor tweaks between different filming days.
  3. MovieCollectorOH

    colorizing deserves another shot

    It looks like Karl Silvera was brought on by Fred Gwynne. The others in the cast may have used the one(s) you mentioned, and/or regular production staff.
  4. MovieCollectorOH

    colorizing deserves another shot

    Filters. The plot thickens for my post above. This probably isn't that closely related, but I thought I'd post it anyhow.
  5. MovieCollectorOH

    colorizing deserves another shot

    As Arsan said, the B&W lighting was an art in itself and that wouldn't carry over well to color. Also, the response of the B&W film to natural colors during filming was a chemical process, one that would be different for each formulation, and let's pretend for a moment the batches were actually consistent from run to run. Assuming the colorists understood this and decided to calibrate it to a specific known film formulation, and assuming that film formulation's color response is known, and pretending B&W film response to color was consistent, or even that there was some differentiation between levels of light and shades of color (remarkably for no other reason than to reverse-engineer it for color later on)...the colors still wouldn't make sense in various ways since some of the colors were specifically chosen for B&W filming. Strange shades of makeup, etc. So that leaves us with the creative merit of the color promoters. Further thought on this since this topic last came up, B&W leaves more to the imagination, and the imagination can be more profound than reality. One must draw a line somewhere though, or else there will be nothing satisfactory but old-time radio shows and books.
  6. MovieCollectorOH

    TCM Premieres

    Huh... According to IMDB it wasn't even called "The Revolt of the Gladiators" in English. That was the title in several different foreign language countries though. So someone translated it along the way, in spite of the US release title "The Warrior and the Slave Girl". My project relies on previously cached IMDB AKA correlation to resolve original foreign titles to US releases (TCM listings). Just to be sure, I checked all the iterations you listed and none are in my TCM schedule database.
  7. MovieCollectorOH

    Is the upcoming Irish on Film series too ethnocentric?

    If it makes you feel any better, it will probably never be repeated.
  8. MovieCollectorOH

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019

    This is why I really don't do lists. At least not to rank my own opinions on things. Not that I don't value my own opinions on things or don't believe I have great taste, but when it comes down to it, it is a lot of work. Anyhow, you could say my thoughts on this are basically close to LaurenceA's. For me I like the Moody Blues and it pains me to see them at someone else's bottom of the barrel. Also the top shelf ones are mostly just obvious choices, someone else might pick some different obvious choices. At the same time my tastes can drift off into the Avant Garde and I just get bored with the ordinary. So big whoop. I had the same kind of reaction to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame induction process, not that a museum or the concept itself isn't a great idea. For me, the "Top Whatever" lists themselves just require suspension of disbelief at times.
  9. MovieCollectorOH

    Classical music

    Okay I must admit that Jazzercise video was pretty funny. It got me off guard.
  10. Okay now go a little bit further and find an actual TCM Store product on "" using Google. The home page redirect is a more obvious thing for them to fix, which it sounds like they did. I have personally seen with my own eyes people who think the search engine "is" the Internet, and it doesn't occur to them that they can navigate using official website links. Or they think if the search engine doesn't know about it, or they haven't found it that way, it must not be on the Internet.
  11. That makes sense, I just haven't seen it for myself. If that were the case, TCM's server might just be redirecting to an unsecured TCM home page, or a general unsecured TCM error page (404 error). In that scenario, the server rules could be modified to take the request (link clicked on), and conditionally return a secure error page for when anyone clicks on a secure link, so as to not not throw a browser error. Or not... FWIW, probably not much.
  12. That's a different thing. You should be okay.
  13. Could be a redirect to a different website. Not going to where it is supposed to go. Link says it is secure, redirect is insecure. Even if it eventually makes it there. I wouldn't know. Overall it is a good thing that Firefox is halting this. This is a problem with the website. Even if it isn't compromised, it isn't designed using best practices. An example of this happening to me... I sometimes get this is when I take my laptop computer to a cafe with Internet access. If I try to go to a secure webpage that is restricted by the establishment, one that the establishment blacklisted for some unknown reason (due to a misunderstanding), then I would be redirected to a page from the establishment saying "this site is blocked". That message page from the establishment is on an insecure page. So after I clicked on a secure link I was redirected to is an insecure web page, hence the discrepancy and Firefox gives me this "insecure site" message as a result. Lowered security settings on Firefox or another browser might show me the establishment's "blocked access" page instead. So something like that is happening here. Perhaps an intermediate page or site before you finally get to the secure site. Again, either the Shop TCM site is compromised, or else they are not following best practices. Firefox is just doing its job.
  14. MovieCollectorOH

    Classical music

    Absolutely nothing... I just got a chuckle out of it and thought one or two people here might too. BTW, that clip "is" part of a movie, an obscure documentary on the painter featured in that clip.

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