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and once again there is a huge difference between complaining and hating a particular actor, performance and/or character and being a self-righteous ignoramus who flames other users, insults their mother or father and post death threats against them because you are way too immature to handle negative critiques that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with you.

 

You Know Who You Are. if the shoe fits!

 

Do you remember that great line in the remake of "Heaven can wait' where in response to Dyan Cannon's line "Miss Logan,  I am sorry if I've said anything that's hurt you," Julie Christie says "That's all right.  I don't know you well enough for you to hurt me."

 

I think lots of people have forgotten this bit of wisdom when they're on the internet.

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Yep Sepia! And MY mother used to tell ME regarding these same sort'a things, "Yeah. And people in Hell want ice water too, kid!"

 

She of course was ALSO the lady who used to tell me when the proper occasion had arisen, "Ya know. You ought'a be on the stage. There's one leaving tomorrow morning. Don't miss it."

 

(...ah yes, good ol' Mom...how I miss her shtick)

See, I'd get stuff like "there's a train leaving in 30 minutes. Be under it."

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SO, will it do any good to ***** again about the LOUSY print of "Shane" that was aired today !??

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SO, will it do any good to ***** again about the LOUSY print of "Shane" that was aired today !??

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:blink:

 

Well, hasn't it been explained in this thread that the TCM management couldn't care less about what we type into their little website here, Mr.6?!

 

(...and so, I'd say the answer to your question here is probably "no") ;)

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If you pay attention and read between the lines, you'll find some regular posters who want nothing more than to be "discovered" for their amazing talent and knowledge of classic film and invited as a guest host, research, reviewer or something or other. 

 

 

Okay, umhm, now  that you've got me actually remembering some of  those people, I wonder if She Who Shall Not be Named might be serving as an encouragement for those people.

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Some of our members are published authors, playwrights whose plays have been performed, scholars and working actors. They come on to the website to exchange knowledge about the creative process that goes into making classic film. If they wanted to be on TCM, they would enter contests to become fan programmers. And it's great when people want to do that, and for TCM to provide those opportunities. 

 

We should be complaining less and appreciating more the good things that come our way because of this online community.

 

In short, stop thinking the worst about the so-called motives of fellow posters, and look at the positive things that come from interacting.

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Okay, umhm, now  that you've got me actually remembering some of  those people, I wonder if She Who Shall Not be Named might be serving as an encouragement for those people.

 

Who?

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Yep Sepia! And MY mother used to tell ME regarding these same sort'a things, "Yeah. And people in Hell want ice water too, kid!"

 

She of course was ALSO the lady who used to tell me when the proper occasion had arisen, "Ya know. You ought'a be on the stage. There's one leaving tomorrow morning. Don't miss it."

 

(...ah yes, good ol' Mom...how I miss her shtick)

 

Sure.  I miss MY Mom and HER shtick as well.  Seems like our Moms would have hit it off famously, don't it?  Probably spend hours raking the both of us over the coals while laughing themselves sick.  ;)    

 

 

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Dargo's Mom used to say: "Ya know. You ought'a be on the stage. There's one leaving tomorrow morning. Don't miss it."

 

Cute!

 

My mother wasn't nearly as clever or humorous. Apparently I was a "dramatic" child myself and she'd refer to me as "Zazu Pitts". I did not discover who Zazu Pitts actually was until after 40. Oh dear.

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Okay, I don't get Miriam Hopkins.  Don't find her a particularly gifted actress, don't enjoy many of her films.  So there you have it.  Oh, and Marlon Brando I think is soooo overrated.  Thanks for letting me let my hair down!

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Dargo's Mom used to say: "Ya know. You ought'a be on the stage. There's one leaving tomorrow morning. Don't miss it."

 

Cute!

 

My mother wasn't nearly as clever or humorous. Apparently I was a "dramatic" child myself and she'd refer to me as "Zazu Pitts". I did not discover who Zazu Pitts actually was until after 40. Oh dear.

still dont know.

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Tikoi

 

AndreaDoria said:  I thought it was rather  rude of Tiki Soo to quote it and laugh at it and go on to say how  funny some of us  are.

 

I'm sorry you found my comment rude, that certainly wasn't my intention.

 

While it may seem logical (to us) the message board is a "test group" opportunity for TCM, corporations don't waste time on their loyal customers, they spend their energy trying to win new customers over, to strengthen the brand. 

 

I seriously doubt if anyone is writing posts with the intention of impressing those people. 

 

If you pay attention and read between the lines, you'll find some regular posters who want nothing more than to be "discovered" for their amazing talent and knowledge of classic film and invited as a guest host, research, reviewer or something or other. 

 

The Rupert Pupkins of the internet.

It's common in message boards - especially those in the entertainment industry. 

Tiki whos Rupert Pupkin?

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Tikoi

 

Tiki whos Rupert Pupkin?

 

Okay, NOW...then maybe THIS'LL help ya, Rip...

 

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Maybe this'll help, Rip...

 

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Sly fox, Dargo. I like the way you correct misspelled names (few scrolls down). Zasu doing her own power point.

 

that was the idea, right

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Tikoi

 

Tiki whos Rupert Pupkin?

 

He was  character played by Robert DeNiro in The King of Comedy (I think).

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Yup laffite, my mom pronounced it "Zah-Zoo" and I had always thought it was the Hebrew version of Susie. I had considered Zazu for my puppy's name (as well as Porno) but settled on easier to say "Whiskey".

 

I don't get Miriam Hopkins.  Don't find her a particularly gifted actress

 

I didn't understand Hopkins' appeal until once watching her without sound. Her face, her body posture showed EVERYTHING her charactor was thinking/feeling. She comes off as a lightweight, but is actually a heavyweight actress.

 

Another obvious example of this style of all encompassing acting is any of the Barrymores. Lionel adds an incredible vocal range in his charactor to his talents.

For example, just watch the scene where Lionel B. tries convincing George Bailey to work for him without sound. All serious face until he says, "...maybe even Europe" and you see a quick flash of smile across his face. 

 

As for Brando, he is a similarly "entire body" actor, but I dislike his pompous attitude and his inclusion in even the best story turns me off. 

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Out of ALL the Barrymores, I like LIONEL the best. 

 

I suppose it could have been due to my seeing him display more range than John and Ethel, added to the fact that I really haven't seen EVERY movie made by ALL the Barrymores to make too informed a choice.  But based on what I DID see, Lionel always looked like he WASN'T acting, and his portrayals always seemed so natural.  Plus, he seemed to be the one that WASN'T often typecasted.

 

And maybe, it's just ME?  ;)

 

 

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Out of ALL the Barrymores, I like LIONEL the best. 

 

I suppose it could have been due to my seeing him display more range than John and Ethel

 

Another factor might be you were more exposed to his acting, since TCM plays his movies oftener. 

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