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About yanceycravat

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  1. Connie Sawyer 1912 - 2018

    My dear friend and fellow TCM Guest Programmer, Connie Sawyer has passed. Last year Connie introduced A HOLE IN THE HEAD on TCM. She was in the film as well as the Broadway show. She was considered the world's oldest working actress. http://people.com/movies/happy-birthday-connie-sawyer-hollywoods-oldest-working-actress-turns-105/ She was one of a kind, funny and straight forward. How often do you get to know someone 105 years old? Love you Connie - GT

    I still find it a little hard to believe that for the price of a regular movie you can actually own the DVD of a favorite film. (Particularly if it has any nice extras making it even more attractive to purchase.) In a case like these Holiday classics, which presumably you'd view at least once a year for the rest of your life, why not own them and never have to worry about when they'll be shown, if ever. But that's me - Yancey

    I know it's a mundane answer but these two movies are readily available on DVD.
  4. That Wine Club sure gets around!

    Makes you wonder who's next? The Disney Channel? What wine pairs best with Miley Cyrus!
  5. That Wine Club sure gets around!

    Out you two pixies go.. through the door or out the window!
  6. That Wine Club sure gets around!

    Perhaps a nice flaming rum punch!
  7. TCM Remembers 2017

    Beautiful job to the people who put this years tribute together. We lost so many talented people and, of course, the great Robert Osborne. Wonderful work! Yancey
  8. I was just watching ID and they were advertising their ID Discovery Wine Club. I thought it was a joke. I looked it up. No joke. What wine pairs best with murdering your loved one over Christmas? Oh, boy! Yancey
  9. Any news regarding what TCM is showing on the 13th?

    Mystery solved and very cool stuff! Thanks TCM!!!
  10. Any news regarding what TCM is showing on the 13th?

    I don't believe TCM has aired RO's interview with Rod Steiger since it was first broadcast. (Or else in a very, very long time.) I'm hoping it's going to be some real rarities, movies on our collective wish lists or perhaps some throwback interstitials. Also, tomorrow I believe is a Fathom events screening of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER. Wonder if that could be a tie in. I like the suspense of it all.
  11. Any news regarding what TCM is showing on the 13th?

    That's pretty cool. Greatly looking forward to it. I wonder if, in fact, the wraparounds will be live as well.
  12. I thought it would be announced by now.
  13. The Old Dark House (1932) Restored

    I believe I first saw this film in the late 80's on a badly duped VHS tape. I called it, "The Old Dark Print". It was so hard to watch but it was so rare. The Kino version was a revelation to me. Seeing the recent restoration on TCM was even better. Too many great stars in this gem to list but I treasure Laughton's monologue about his lost love. Also fun is seeing Raymond Massey appearing along side Boris Karloff. Naturally unaware that years later he would take over Karloff's part in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. "Besides he said I looked like Boris Karloff"
  14. Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    I had the chance to work with Brent on IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH. In addition to being a good, solid actor he was a helluva nice guy. RIP Brent. Maybe one day I will move to the Valley! Yancey From the Hollywood Reporter - Brent Briscoe, Actor in 'Sling Blade' and 'A Simple Plan,' Dies at 56 Brent Briscoe, the busy character actor who appeared alongside Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade and A Simple Plan and played Det. Dave Macklay on the recently revived Twin Peaks, has died. He was 56. Briscoe died Wednesday in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson announced on Facebook. No cause of death was immediately available. Briscoe also had a recurring role as the diner owner J.J. on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation and played Sheriff Cecil Coleman in Frank Darabont's The Majestic (2001). Briscoe starred as Lou Chambers, one of the three men who come upon a crashed plane filled with cash, in Sam Raimi's A Simple Plan (1998). Earlier, he was Scooter, one of the repair shop employees who takes a liking to Thornton's character, Karl, in Sling Blade (1996). Thornton, of course, wrote and directed the acclaimed drama as well. Briscoe and Thornton also appeared onscreen in U Turn (1997), Mr. Woodcock (2007), The Smell of Success (2009) and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012), and he and former college roommate Mark Fauser co-wrote and acted in the 2002 romantic comedy Waking Up in Reno, starring Thornton. A native of Moberly, Mo., Briscoe attended Moberly High School and the University of Missouri before serving as an apprentice in 1985 at The Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, Fla. His first onscreen credit came in 1990 on Reynolds' CBS sitcom, Evening Shade. Briscoe also was a staff writer on the Linda Bloodworth-Thomason comedy and teamed with Fauser on the teleplay for The Right to Remain Silent, a 1996 movie at Showtime. Before he was Macklay on Twin Peaks, Briscoe played another cop, Detective Domgaard, in Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001). Briscoe's film résumé also included Milos Forman's Man on the Moon (1999), Darabont's The Green Mile (1999), Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004), Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah (2007), Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) and Beneath (2013). On television, Briscoe also showed up on Deadwood, 24, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Desperate Housewives, Justified, NCIS and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Survivors include his father Carl, sister Shelley and brother Kent.
  15. Happy 100th Birthday! I watched The Grand Inquisitor. Kudos to the cast and Eddie Muller! Yancey

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