gracious1

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  1. I am watching most of them. I believe I caught ALL of the early and early-middle Hitchcock, except for Jamaica Inn (accidentally deleted it from my DVR, oops!). As for late-middle and late Hitchcock, I skipped The Birds, and even though almost everyone on the planet Earth likes Vertigo, it is not one of my favorites in terms of actual plot, despite its wonderful score and colorful cinematography, and I may skip it as well, though right now I have it on my DVR. I might skip Frenzy, too, because it sounds less like a thriller and more like a slasher. But I made a point of catching the rest of them. Come to think of it, Marnie I may also skip because I don't care for how the movie treats rape. (Yes, Sean Connery's character raped Marnie. Marital rape was not a widely accepted legal concept in the 1960s, but it is still what happened.) So what did I like best? Rebecca, The Lodger, Shadow of a Doubt, both versions of The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Trouble with Harry, and Rear Window. North by Northwest, too. (RIP, Martin Landau.) I also thought Ben and Alexandre Philippe were too hard on Number 13, which frankly I enjoyed despite its lower production values. Unfortunately, my DVR malfunctioned during the beginning of Psycho, and I missed the first half of the movie. I know I can see the film again sometime, but I really hate that I missed Ben's interview with the director of 78/52, and their discussion of the infamous shower scene. They have been talking about it all week long, and this is that director's project, so I was looking forward to hearing what he had to say.
  2. My DVR malfunctioned the other night, and I missed the beginning of TCM's broadcast of Psycho, which means I missed the interview with the director of the documentary about Psycho! So now I am wondering if there is any way I can watch the interview. I am so disappointed as I have watched every Hitchcock movie which has aired this month (with the exception of The Birds and Jamaica Inn), but my DVR just picked the best film of all to malfunction during! Please does someone have a link to the interview somewhere? (And please don't suggest I join TCM Backlot. I do not care to spend $87 to hear one interview.)
  3. TCM On Demand complaints/requests

    I notice that Comcast viewers got to see One Man's Journey on demand, but it was not available to Time Warner Cable customers. And furthermore, most of the time, only ONE or TWO movies are available at a time. If there are a half-dozen available on a given day, they disappear one-by-one and are not replaced, until there are none left; sometimes for days there will be nothing. it's happening again, in fact. We were blitzed with all that Weimar cinema, and then suddenly they all disappeared, and nothing replaced them. What is going on? Something new should be added each time something is taken away. TCM On Demand used to be a wonderful way for a busy person to watch classic film, but now I guess I'm going to give up on TCM and utilize other resources. Good luck with your wine, cruises, DVDs, and overpriced movie "event" tickets. [ above reposted from another thread, with the hope that someone will read and respond] P.S. If it is a technical issue, then why won't Time Warner Cable work with TCM to resolve this as Comcast is doing? Why are we at Time Warner still getting only half the on-demand movies offered to Comcast, and much of time not any films at all?
  4. TCM On Demand (Comcast)

    I notice that Comcast viewers got to see One Man's Journey on demand, but it was not available to Time Warner Cable customers. And furthermore, most of the time, only ONE or TWO movies are available at a time. If there are a half-dozen available on a given day, they disappear one-by-one and are not replaced, until there are none left; sometimes for days there will be nothing. it's happening again, in fact. We were blitzed with all that Weimar cinema, and then suddenly they all disappeared, and nothing replaced them. What is going on? Something new should be added each time something is taken away. TCM On Demand used to be a wonderful way for a busy person to watch classic film, but now I guess I'm going to give up on TCM and utilize other resources. Good luck with your wine, cruises, DVDs, and overpriced movie "event" tickets.
  5. TCM On Demand (Comcast)

    This is what has been happening at Time Warner Cable since the week before Easter. It is really inexcusable. I guess they are too busy selling wine and cruise tickets to care if their customers can receive their primary product, movies.
  6. TCM On Demand (Comcast)

    Well, I wish that Time-Warner Cable would stop up and work with TCM's vendor. We have been missing movies for a couple of days, and today there is only one movie availble, Treasure Island. I tried calling Time-Warner, and they said they have no control over TCM's VOD. This is really inexcusable, and I blame TCM, not Time-Warner. I think I will stop watching TCM since they refuse to deliver their product to me.
  7. March 2016 TCM Spotlight: Condemned

    Regarding Strange Cargo (1940) which aired at 1:15am EDT tonight. The studio initially released this film and got a "Condemned" rating. Then they made some minor changes, released it, and it was reduced to "unobjectionable for adults". I would be curious to know whether the version airing is the original "condemned" version or the modified version. Does anyone know?
  8. TCM On Demand complaints/requests

    Well, now TCM has finally updated it's OnDemand offerings to Time-Warner Cable. I am grateful. But only to a limited extent. For now it has gone back to the old way of doing things. For the last 2-3 weeks, it was keeping up with Comcas, showing the same offerings and actually including the intros by Ben Mankiewicz & Robert Osborne. But now it's back to showing only half the offerings. Ace Drummond and Buck Rogers are there, but where are Phantom, Batman, Dick Tracy? They are appearing on Comcast. "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" is ther, but where is "Cincinnati Kid"? It's appearing on Comcast. Please show the same things on Time-Warner Cable that are on Comcast. IF you won't make Watch TCM available to Time-Warner subscribers, couldn't you please do at least that much?
  9. TCM On Demand complaints/requests

    So, right after I posted this, TCM OnDemand stopped updated on my Time-Warner Cable service. Then this morning, it completely disappeared. What is this, retaliation? Time-Warner claims that TCM is not giving them updates. Is that true? Please send the updates to Time-Warner. If this is not what has happened, will someone please tell me what is going on?
  10. TCM On Demand complaints/requests

    Once again, TCM On Demand for Time-Warner Cable customers is showing how terrible it is. We haven't had anything new added in the last several days, but a whole bunch of things were removed at once yesterday. We are down to exactly three selections. One was removed whilst I was in the middle of watching it, so I'm extremely displeased. But please, it's not just quantity, but also quality and variety. I notice for Comcast you've made available "The Apartment" and "THe Magnificent Seven", but these have appeared on TCM and/or TCM On Demand A LOT lately. How about putting up some of the daytime offerings like "Seven Samurai"? Or some of the animated features from Friday? What about "The Competition"? In fact, EVERYTHING that is available on Watch TCM should be made avilable on TCM on Demand! Additionally, why not make the movies available for a month rather than a week, which is what HBO, Showtime, and Fox Movies do. Finally, I would like to write to TCM directly and tell you this, but it doesn't seem to be easily done. I guess TCM doesn't care about feedback from customers. I'm not really sure what motivates TCM, but I'm getting pretty fed up with the channel. Right now, TCM is about the only reason I still subscribe to cable, but I'm thinking it's just not worth it any more.
  11. It's nice that I get TCM on Demand via Time-Warner Cable, but I have two complants/requests: (1) The introductions by Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz are not included (although I notice for "Caesar and Cleopatra" it was, perhaps by mistake?). Please include these! They add a lot of value to the viewing! (2) I notice a member listing the TCM on Demand choices for Comcast. It seems that Comcast gets more selections than Time-Warner Cable does, which is very odd since didn't Time-Warner buy out Turner a decade ago?

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