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Chall posted a topic in Information, Please!Hi! I pray someone can help me. I have been writing a huge magnum opus called, "Marion's Daughter, Carol" for the past 5 years. My bio is on Google+ and YouTube. It's so frustrating. Almost a year ago, I turned on the TV to TCM just catching the ending of one of James A. Fitzpatrick's Voice of the Globe, or Travel Talks IN COLOUR shorts. His voice was unmistakable. I spied out of the corner of my little eye, an immigrant ship going down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec's Port of Call. So it HAD to be 1953 because that is the only year the MS Fairsea arrived in Canada at Quebec's Port of Calls - including Montreal. I have an incredible memory, and remember hearing Fitzpatrick say, "The passengers are amazed at the picturesque, colourful rooftops. They have never seen anything like that before." I have exhausted every resource I could find looking for this video short. It is not "Quebec in Summertime (1949)" or "Quaint Quebec (1936)." I don't see it on TCM list of short documentaries. I have tried everything on the net. I have even written the Historical Society of Quebec, and its Tourism board to no avail. Apparently, the colours of the buildings and houses' rooftops were regulated. If anyone can help, I would be so entirely grateful. Thank you so very, very much Chall
Hi everybody, Like many here, I've been following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the last couple of years with some interest. I've found the debate more interesting than most of the movies made by Hollywood today (I hope that nobody makes a Biopic on this, although I bet somebody will and it will be Oscar bait). Anyway, I find most movies today to be so boring that I've gone back and purged on the classics. To justify this, I've started a Podcast series called The Tawfik Zone's Alternative Oscars. Even though the films back then were usually better, I've found that I still stray from The Oscars' choices (hence the Alternative Oscars bit). Admittedly, our podcast is still a bit rough as we're still figuring out our rhythm, but I thought I'd go ahead and share our first two episodes: 1950 - http://tawfikzone.com/2015/10/16/podcast-alternative-oscars-episode-1-1950/ 1951 - http://tawfikzone.com/2015/12/19/podcast-alternative-oscars-episode-2-1951/ What did you think of the Best Picture nominees of those years? What do you think of our Alternative Nominees? What would be your lineup for Alternative Oscars for the 1950 and 51 cycles? Is there anything we can do to improve our discussion? Any constructive feedback is appreciated. I hope you'll stay tuned for our 1952 entry which we aim to do mid- to late- February. Thanks, Adam
This is a new thread for our current Star of the Month for May 2014: JUNE ALLYSON! YAY!!! I know some people dislike her for whatever reason, but I please ask you to be kind on here. If you have something yucky or mean to say, please try to refrain from being unkind. This is a thread for the nice and loverly people. Thank you kindly everyone! Now, who's ready and loves Junie?!
Pam3000 posted a topic in Information, Please!This is definitely a classic, but I just can't remember anything other than the final scene. I'm sure I watched it on Turner Classic Movies, perhaps a couple of years ago. It's b&w, likely from the 40's or early 50's, and the ending takes place around dusk in a very flat, low tide marshy area with lots of wooden planks placed over the deep mud. The rest is a bit sketchy, so some of the details may be a little off. The main character (a dark-haired fellow) goes to the muddy marsh to meet some other shady characters (maybe to pick up some money), but he gets killed instead. I think he was stabbed...not sure though...could have been shot. I clearly remember him slowly dropping, his body laying half on a plank and half in the mud. His wife (or girlfriend) was with him or followed him and witnesses the murder. That's where the film ends. Really stark and haunting. Another note about the main character...he was one of those guys who was either bad at the beginning but turned good as the story unfolded, or vice versa (good guy who goes slightly bad). He may have been trying to play both ends against the middle, as the saying goes. Either way, whether he deserved it or not, his death at the end was rather sad.