Aaron Autterburg

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    How is the exact length of a film determined?

    Thank you slaytonf and TopBilled for those answers. That's amazing about the projectionists editing films! FYI, I didn't mention it above but I measured that film from immediately after the last TCM content (the TCM rating graphic) all the way until the next TCM content started. At 69:45, I'd call that 70 minutes, exactly what TCM said it was. I'm sure it is quite challenging to get all those films to start at exactly at the right time. I imagine they have some kind of computer system that queues up all the content and automatically fills in promos of the proper length to pad out the space between films.
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    Bad (old?) link in top menu...

    From www.tcm.com, the drop-down list under "COMMUNITY" near the top of the page includes the choice "MESSAGE BOARDS" with a link to: forums.tcm.com/... When the user is at the forums.tcm.com pages, that link changes to: http://turnerclassicmovies.invisionzone.com/, which is a bad link. (and a completely different site!) You may want to search all your markup and code for that TDL, and other legacy TDLs. You're welcome.
  3. Does it include the titles and credits? Some films have entry, intermission and exit music. Does it include that, too? Is there some kind of standard-setting body for this? I'm sure this is important for TCM as they need to precisely queue up the films, shorts, promos, etc. to keep things on schedule. But the marketing and production of films also need to know this. For example, when negotiating production contracts or distribution, all the parties need to be on the same page. Here is an example of a movie that ran today: TCM lists The woman from Monte Carlo at 70 minutes. Other sources indicate that it is 65 minutes. (It actually ran about 69:45 mm:ss on TCM.)

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