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  • Birthday 11/08/1964

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    Movies-(but, prefer "Hollywoods Golden Age" by far!), going online, reading, watching tv, music, used to lift weights & ride a huffy bike, until back pain stopped 'em!) 0f course going to new releases-(of which I've been reviewing between 36 to 60 per year since 1982 at only age 17/18) & have also been an *Oscar oddsmaking/pundit since that same year. Winning iv Variety as it's annual *"Oscar-0racle" for 2002-(plus, won several local newspaper contests too) -(P.S. though did weak this past year of 2015, unfortunately) & have been collecting everything cinema-(memorabilia, books, lists, dvd's,etc) since 1979

    & DESPITE SEVERAL FELLOW TCM-ITE'S ATTEMPTS TO HELP, I STILL CANNOT "PASTE" A PHOTO ON MY PROFILE???

    & to any reading this, please also feel free to contact me at (Jeffshannon50@gmail.com) I corresponded w/many over 16yrs mostly about cinema

    THANK YOU

    & my personal favorite's in THE MOVIES-(sept. 2016)>

    (DVD Time Capsule): (*-denotes *Oscar winner)
    1. "The Godfather (l90l-90) Trilogy-(non theatrical release)
    2. "Citizen Kane" (l94l) (RKO Radio)
    3. "Captains Courageous" (l937) (M-G-M)
    4. *"Casablanca" (l943) (Warner Bros.)
    5. "City Lights" (l93l) (UA)
    6. "Dumbo" (l94l) (Walt Disney/RKO)
    7. "It's a Wonderful Life" (l946) (RKO)
    8. "The Searchers" (l956) (WB's)
    9. "Vertigo" (l958) (Paramount)
    10th "The Quiet Man" (l952) (Republic)

    Actors:
    1. *Spencer Tracy (l900-l967)-(NOTE: Also No. 1 & 2 are my top two idol/heroes!)
    2. *Frank Sinatra (l9l5-98)
    3. *James Cagney (l899-l986)

    Actresses:
    1. Natalie Wood (l938-l98l)
    2. Greta Garbo (l905-90)
    3. *Katharine Hepburn (l907-2003)

    Directors:
    1. *John Ford (l895-l973)
    2. Alfred Hitchcock (l899-l980
    3. *Woody Allen (l935-) & Howard Hawks-(l896-l974)

    & worst:
    1. "Plan 9 from 0uter Space" (l959)
    2. "Glen or Glenda" (l956)
    3. "Myra Breckinridge" (l970)

    & though they are very rarely even written about anymore the 1980's (fake) "Faces of Death" were, as Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel always ranted about, as arguably the most disgusting ever produced!)

    THANK YOU & SEND ANY & ALL COMMENTS

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  1. NEEDED ADVICE AGAIN ON THIS FAIRLY NEW PROBLEM I ALWAYS GOT MANY REPLIES,etc & I ALWAYS CHECK THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH THREAD IFR I WANT THEM ABOUT 1/2 A YEAR NOW THIS NEWEST DIFFICULTY STARTED PLEASE SEND ANY SUGGESTIONS THANK YOU
  2. (*-always denotes an ACADEMY (AMPAS) AWARD winner) Just found out about yet another AFI survey & or poll a few days back, despite being a card-carrying member since '92-(though at lowest-level) Check out their site, it's easily among the top five finest on cinema out there though This was said to be from 2008 & it's AFI's list of the top ten films in ten genre's listed here, I didn't list it's complete list of the final 10, due to time,etc Just the winner in each film genre AFI's Top Ten for Ten:-(again not all 10 are listed below though)> ANIMATION: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (l938-Walt Disney/RKO) ROMANTIC-COMEDIES: City Lights (l931-United Artists) WESTERNS: The Searchers (l956-Warner Bros.) SPORTS: Raging Bull (l980) MYSTERY: Vertigo (l958-Paramount) FANTASY: The Wizard of 0z (l939-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) SCI-FI: 200l: A Space 0dyssey (l968-British) GANGSTERS: *The Godfather (l972) COURTROOM: To Kill a Mockingbird (l962-Universal-International) EPIC: Lawrence of Arabia" (l962-Columbia/British) (SINS OF OMISSION IN IT'S OVERALL TOP TEN): Where is Drama, The Quiet Man(l952-Reopublic) in Romantic Comedy & Musicals, ala; Singin' in the Rain (l952-MGM)??? THANK YOU & POST YOUR THOUGHTS
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    On Demand Titles decreased

    Just to let others know I watched On Demand about every day, as well as channel surf & in regard to TCM's section on it I never see many flix offered on it & this has been the norm for a couple yrs now?
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    Awards season 2018-2019

    Despite it not being a huge $Box-0ffice smash, may end up between $60 & $70m domestically. It may still nab the most noms After all the tremendous 1983 THE RIGHT STUFF only raked in $23m.
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    Top Ten Favorite Movies

    & just for us list fans & such, to compare with others on this one AFI-(American Film Institute)-(Est: 1967-) & it's massive 1998 poll "100 Years...100 Movies Only it's final top ten out of 100 films voted on>(PBS: These 2 specials are easy to buy online especially on Amazon)> 1st place KANE 2nd *CASABLANCA 3rd *GFI 4th *GONE WITH THE WIND (l939-Selznick/M-G-M) 5th place *LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (l962) 6th THE WIZARD OF OZ (l939-MGM) 7th THE GRADUATE (l967) 8th *ON THE WATERFRONT (l954-Columbia Pictures) 9th *SCHINDLER'S LIST 10th place SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Runners-Up): 11th place IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE & 12th place SUNSET BLVD (l950-=Paramount) AND AFI's "100 Years...100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition" (2007 poll): 1st place KANE 2nd *GFI 3rd *CASABLANCA 4th RAGING BULL 5th place SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 6. *GWTW 7. *LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 8. *SCHINDLER'S LIST 9. VERTIGO-(NOTE: Was voted up from #52nd place in a decade) & 10th place by AFI *WIZARD OF OZ (Runners-Up): 11th place CITY LIGHTS & 12th THE SEARCHERS (NOTE: Was amazingly voted up #84 slots since '98's survey)
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    Top Ten Favorite Movies

    Will try again But as I just included I must separate my own all-time favs from actual greatest I've yet to see> Top ten all-time favorite motion pictures (AKA: DVD Time Capsule) (*-always indicates Oscar winner) 1st *THE GODFATHER (l90l-90) TRILOGY (1992 non theatrical release) 2nd CITIZEN KANE (l941-RKO Radio) 3rd CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (l937-MGM) 4th *CASABLANCA (l943-Warner Bros.) 5th fav CITY LIGHTS (l931-United Artists) 6. DUMBO (l94l-Walt Disney/RKO) 7. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFDE (l946-RKO) 8. THE SEARCHERS (l956-WB's) 9. VERTIGO (1958-Paramount) 10th THE QUIET MAN (l952-Republic) (Honorable mentions): 11th MODERN TIMES (l936-UA) & 12th A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (l935-MGM) AND the top 10 all-time greatest I've ever seen: 1st place KANE 2nd *GFI (l972) 3rd *GFII (l974) 4th *CASABLANCA 5th place RAGING BULL (l980) 6th CITY LIGHTS 7th MODERN TIMES 8th VERTIGO 9th APOCALYPSE NOW (l979) 10th place *SCHINDLER'S LIST & (Runners-Up): 11th place THE THIRD MAN (l950=Selznick./British) & 12th best 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (l968-British) THANKS
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    Top Ten Favorite Movies

    JUST TRIED POSTING MINE & ONCE AGAIN GOT CUT-OFF? What does it take, I constantly complain, but it still goes on & on WHO ELSE HAS THIS ONGOING DILEMMA ON THESE FORUMS, I WASN'T LIKE THAT YEARS AGO
  8. spence

    Top Ten Favorite Movies

    EXCELLENT LIST & WORK PAL! we agree on *THE GODFATHER, though KANE is still the greatest I've ever seen
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    TCM Premieres

    RIVERS EDGE is a weird film & with HOPPER as **** in yet another off the wall role
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    TCM Premieres

    Always virtually nagged for TCM to hire Mr. Maltin as a regular host too
  11. spence

    Awards season 2018-2019

    Have you been able to see yet any of the early projected nominees?
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    Awards season 2018-2019

    4 STARS AGAIN! But there's a few you left out or don't have dates as yet on? DGA ? PGA nominations, you of course have it's date for the winners though BAFTA nods? I'm certain you'll post them, or I may have overlooked them (P.S. you beat a couple other websites with their dates still posted from last year instead?)
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    Awards season 2018-2019

    Glad you started this one again!
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    Movies I watch again and again.

    THE GODFATHER, I & II, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, INSIDE DAISY CLOVER & I know many will get a laugh out of this, but must admit it's true TRUTH OR DARE
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    George Sanders

    & he was reported to leave a suicide note in 1972 simply stating he was bored

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