Solafide

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  1. Solafide

    What s up with Anderson Cooper ????

    Meh, probably well known here by now that I'm very very conservative but I didn't have a problem with Cooper introducing the movies. I didn't hear anything over the top that would push a political agenda one way or the other.
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    I Just Watched...

    The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer -- 6/10 (1947) ***WARNING: A few spoilers below**** Currently watching this now on TCM. This is a side sticking lol movie with a bit older Shirley Temple, Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. A little ahead of its time with a proto-feminist tint to it with a female judge and an ambitious high school teenager but not over the top by any means. Honestly, I have no clue how many female judges there were in 1947...maybe more than I think??? Anyway, the premise is that Cary Grant, a sophisticated good looking dude winds up in court in front of the judge. He's a known regular in the court room with Judge Turner (Loy). He ends up speaking at Turner's sister school and she immediately falls in love with him. The rest is history......Judge Turner, in an attempt to rid her sister of her infatuation, sentences Nugent (Grant) to date her sister so she will get over her inflation with him. What follows is LOL comedy through out the rest of the story. I really like about everything I've seen so far in this movie and its not even over yet!!!! But one great quote: Richard Nugent: Hey, you remind me of a man. Susan Turner: What man? Richard Nugent: Man with the power. Susan Turner: What power? Richard Nugent: Power of hoodoo. Susan Turner: Hoodoo? Richard Nugent: You do. Susan Turner: Do what? Richard Nugent: Remind me of a man...
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    Noir Alley

    I enjoyed High Sierra quite a bit. First time seeing it. Impressed with Bogart of course and Ida was really good. I was fairly disappointed with Joan Leslie though...maybe she was just young in this or something but I thought her character was horrible. Pa was cool though, really cool. Good movie for sure but like others have said, more of a gangster flick than a true noir (and I think Eddie would agree). Eddie had some fantastic commentary on the movie. And ya, I agree; lose the dog!! Movie probably has a different ending if it weren't for the dog! Really looking forward to Lady in the Lake tonight. Another first time movie for me.
  4. Yup, completely fizzled out in the end.
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    31 Days of Oscar 2019

    I'm watching Baby Doll now. Never seen it until now. Great movie and holy cow this had to be considered pretty risque for the time wasn't it?? Tons of innuendo in this movie. Funny too.
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    Michael Cohen comes clean

    I went back a took a peek at his past twitter feed. Guy either completely lied all the time on Twitter or he is lying to Congress today....oh, and he's going to do 3 years in prison for....lying. Guess the guys a liar no matter how you slice it. If I were the Dems, I'd find a different guy to die with.
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    A Star is Born (1937) First Time Viewing

    On a side note, if you are a big fan of this movie, there is a book out by TCM called A Star is Born. Came out last year. I just bought it a few min ago on Kindle for 14.99. I'm hoping this gives some good insights into the backstory of Judy Garland and this film. Supposedly she was disappointed with the reception and other things around the movie. And I completely forgot that in 1932 the movie What Price, Hollywood? was the precursor to the A Star is Born movies.
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    I just turned off the academy awards...

    I would watch these if they would keep the politics out of it...I could care less. I'm conservative but I don't even want to hear conservative rhetoric from these people, or in sports I watch, ect. Why can't we just have the stars and sports to escape?
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    A Star is Born (1937) First Time Viewing

    I watched the '54 version last night and the '37 version a couple of weeks ago. These were my first views of the film. I enjoyed the '37 version quite a bit but I thought the '54 version with Garland was better. A bit more dramatic and the last hour was gut wrenching to watch. I do agree, kind of clunky and long though but the last hour made it worth it in the end. I haven't seen the one made in the 70's or the 2018 one yet (plan on watching the 2018 one soon).
  10. Episode 4...meh. Only 2 episodes left and seems like they really could have made this a longer series. There's been almost no character development on the doctor yet all signs point to him. Who knows...kind of disappointing really.
  11. I'm going to give it at least one more episode but it got bizarre at the end there.
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    I Just Watched...

    I just watched my first ever silent film today on TCM in Our Dancing Daughters. My goodness.....wow....Joan Crawford is stunning in this movie. Not sure what I think of silent films yet but this one was worth it for sure. I now have a retirement goal for my movie room....a nice framed poster of Joan Crawford. Stunning.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    Probably one of the best museums to go see in America. Why? One, it is free to go to. Two, it has a TON of aviation history from the earliest experiments in flight to the most modern of aircraft (that we know of lol). The big white plane you see there is the XB-70 Valkyrie. Only 2 were made...one was destroyed...this is the only one left in existence. If you look close in the photo you can se the SR71 Blackbird underneath it. Lots to see here if you ever travel through Ohio. The Memphis Belle is also on display here with a large information setup around the plane. Arrived a year ago. Very cool to see. I take my boys here once or twice a year. Sorry to get off topic.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    Sorry Gordon, don't think I can answer any of those questions for you LOL. My late grandfather worked at NCR though. Really Dayton was a booming town at one time. The typical "you go to downtown for everything...shopping, movies, ice cream, ect". Everything...and I do mean everything moved out to the suburbs. Industry left all at once...Fridgidaire, NCR, GM (Dayton at one time had more GM plants than Detroit...I'm not kidding). It is finally starting to recover but still need like a Fortune 500 company to move in. Good things are happening in downtown with the micro brewery explosion, millenials wanting to live downtown so condos popping up left and right with fitness centers on the river, banks, hotels, restaurants ect...but like I said, the big money is in some huge company choosing Dayton as a home. We do have a very nice culture though with tons to do as far as the arts go...orchestra, ballet, tons of free unique concerts all summer long. So its getting there. Its the best its been in the 25 years I've been so maybe the worst is over.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    It annihilated us here in the whole Miami Valley (surrounding area of Dayton). Not sure if we solved the problem or if, sadly, most of the users just died. No family was immune to it. Transcended race and economics.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/left-behind-america/ Worth the 55 min watch on Dayton. Gives you a solid sense of the changes in America and how Dayton, well didn't...interesting to say the least as I live and work here.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    Are we talking about Dayton, OHIO as the title indicates...I've lived in this town for the last 25 years.
  18. I don't know. Seems like we as a society should move past this in general (having weeks, days, months where we "focus" on certain races, genders, ect). TCM shows a diverse range of movies all the time. There are two on tonight in fact, one of them being one of my favorite movies of all time, In the Heat of the Night. I'll enjoy it just as much tonight or in July.
  19. Joan Crawford was fabulous in Sudden Fear. I just watched that the other day on TCM. One of my favorites would be Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde.
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    Interview with Ben Mankiewicz on the Roku Blog

    Thanks for the link. Really enjoyed the interview. I agree with him completely on the connection to the past. We are very family oriented so on Saturday nights, sometimes Sundays, we do the TCM wine club and watch a movie. We talk about the time period with our 3 teenagers, talk about issues going on at the time that might have influenced the movie, sometimes the racism portrayed in the flick that you don't see now in movies and why that was, ect. Makes for a nice pleasant night together.
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    Great One-Liners

    From Ladies of Leisure (1930): "Listen Eleanor Glynn. You can’t–weigh–sex appeal.” Prevost: “Oh, and a cup of coffee” Waiter: “Large or small?” Prevost: “Do I look like a small cup of coffee?”
  22. Ok thank you. Just sucks. I thought if you paid for a service that carries the channel you got the streaming app too. Guess I was wrong.
  23. I know I'm a bit off topic here but I've posted this question elsewhere and no one has answered. Is there any reason why I can't use Watch TCM app with Hulu account??? There is no option. I can use all kinds of other streaming apps with HULU but not TCM. Any reason?
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    Sports movies

    Ok, now that I have watched The Hustler I would have to say it was a movie that I really really enjoyed from a cinematic experience and as a movie as a whole (story, acting, setting, ect). I'm not sure it makes my Top 5 sports movies though. Some of that could be that I have no first hand clue on anything about billiards. Newman and George C. Scott were terrific. Piper Laurie was fantastic. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Jackie Gleason get an Oscar nomination for his role as Minnesota Fats? If so, I would have to ask why?? I mean, I really really like Jackie Gleason and he did a really good job but out of a 2 hour 14 min movie he was in it (without timing it) I would say for about 20-25 min and all of it was playing billiards with very minimal lines. I was sort of disappointed. Anyways, I did enjoy the movie a lot. My family watched it last night as part of our TCM Wine Club movie night with gourmet burgers and the Jackie Gleason wine. A good night to say the least.
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    Sports movies

    Getting ready to watch The Hustler now. I've never seen it so I'll see where it ranks in my Top sports movie list.

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