limey

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  1. Seances

    I'd suggest 1964's Séance on a Wet Afternoon as well worth a viewing...
  2. That Obscure Object of Desire

    I was being ever so slightly ironic - UK motorways rarely get names beyond their standard M number, unless they happen to be in-place upgrades of an existing named road. They do sometimes pick up unofficial nicknames, most of which can't be repeated here without an outbreak of asterisks.
  3. Strange things in 50s and 60s sci-fi movies

    I'm guessing place the images on Google Docs, then put the URL to that in your post. Having said that, you should be able to put multiple images in a reply. If the images are uploaded from your own computer, you might have filled your attachment quota. If the images are URL links, there might be an issue with the image file, or the host not allowing hotlinks. Editing/deleting an image should be the same process as editing text in an existing post. Could you edit the post at all?
  4. That Obscure Object of Desire

    But then instead of being called Harbour Freeway, it would have some exotic moniker along the lines of M27.
  5. Indeed, Paul Mantz who provided aircraft & did aerial stuff on many film productions was killed flying the Tallmantz P-1 Phoenix plane, built especially for the film. Looks like they've provided an improved unshrunk print for tonight's presentation, too.
  6. Hate, Detest, Despise and Abhor Movies

    Whilst a fair selection of the featured films in this thread also make my own favorites list, I'd be curious if anyone ever harbored kind thoughts forwards 2004's Thunderbirds? Parker & Lady Penelope were the only characters in the film that I didn't want to punch. It even managed product placement without the product (for a moment, anyway)...
  7. Strange things in 50s and 60s sci-fi movies

    They were until Filmstruck took over...
  8. You just triggered a memory & answered a question that had been rattling around my cranium for a couple of decades. That scene with the scarf has stayed with me since seeing it on TV back in the UK, but I could never remember the name of the film & never again came across it on my cinematic travels. Another one for the bucket list...
  9. Heh, I can see them picking movies russian roulette style by spinning the cards round & selecting whatever is left showing. Wouldn't be surprised if a few cards tend to stick... At least the only database crash they'll ever suffer, is if someone knocks the Rolodex off the desk.
  10. Really bad but classic movies.

    'Cult' status movies are the kind of that the Saturday night Underground slot covers, though the 50/60s B movie Sci-fi/creature-feature flicks tend to turn up in their own little spotlight groupings in the schedule. Not sure I'd call it bad cinema, though. Low brow, low budget, maybe unintentionally funny, but I can't call something I enjoy, bad...
  11. No, nothing personal taken MCOH - but, I do find it quite interesting to discover what films folks think may be deserving of getting a schedule slot in lieu of the usual suspects - if only to potentially add to my own try-to-find-and-watch list.
  12. Hey, we could open a betting book on the results & make a ton of money with a slick wire scam! Hands up all who agree...
  13. Not sure if that was a gentle poke at something I wrote, but internet forums are the world of the pedant where anything can be discussed/prodded/poked until quantum singularity is achieved. Sure, I'd love TCM to be the obscure, rarities, never released-to-any-home-media channel, but the reality is that it's unlikely to fully do that, or survive if it did.
  14. Robin Hood? Play it again, Sam!
  15. In modern context, no. But, I'd like to. That unrealistic escapist element is something that future audiences may increasingly crave, as relief from their own complex, un-sugar-coated existences. From a rabid collector perspective, it'd be nice if TCM deliberately scheduled the rare & obscure, so that these films would lose that status - but, given it's also aiming to entertain a more casual audience (and keep it's ratings high enough to economically continue serving the media networks carrying it), the schedule is always going to be a compromise. This thread is a great place to nominate your rarely/never seens against the data established by the likes of yourself & MCOH. Hopefully the great unseen scheduler deity will peer at this thread for periodic inspiration.

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