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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

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15 hours ago, calvinnme said:

About Showboat (1929), it is what was known as a "goat gland" -mixed silent and sound. The film has a prologue with the musical numbers that were in the Broadway show. Then the film starts and it is mainly silent with some talking passages. Many films from 1928 and some from 1929 are oddly put together that way.

I see. Should be interesting!

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tonight at 8:00- a HAMMER HAR I have not seen: THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)

Anyone got any opinions on this one? Looks like a retread of CITY OF THE DEAD/HORROR HOTEL to me...

 

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16 hours ago, calvinnme said:

About Showboat (1929), it is what was known as a "goat gland" -mixed silent and sound. The film has a prologue with the musical numbers that were in the Broadway show. Then the film starts and it is mainly silent with some talking passages. Many films from 1928 and some from 1929 are oddly put together that way.

thanks for this info, which is fascinating- but pray tell- how the HELL did they come up with the term "goat gland" for an early part talkie/ part silent picture???!

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7 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

thanks for this info, which is fascinating- but pray tell- how the HELL did they come up with the term "goat gland" for an early part talkie/ part silent picture???!

Weren't goat glands used to treat impotence back in the day? :huh: :lol: 

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16 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

tonight at 8:00- a HAMMER HAR I have not seen: THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)

Anyone got any opinions on this one? Looks like a retread of CITY OF THE DEAD/HORROR HOTEL to me...

 

I saw this in a drive-in when it first came out, and it was pretty scary. Seen it on TCM a few times since. Nice to see Christopher Lee playing a good guy for a change. Satan makes a cameo appearance. Definitely not a retread of Horror Hotel.

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7 minutes ago, scsu1975 said:

I saw this in a drive-in when it first came out, and it was pretty scary. Seen it on TCM a few times since. Nice to see Christopher Lee playing a good guy for a change. Satan makes a cameo appearance. Definitely not a retread of Horror Hotel.

and in case anyone wants to see HORROR HOTEL (1960) in its original tread, it's also airing tonight...can't recall the exact hour (it's late.)

I much prefer its later incarnation as the LOUGHVILLE/GHOULVILLE story in ROY WARD BAKER'S THE MONSTER CLUB.

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17 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Weren't goat glands used to treat impotence back in the day? :huh: :lol: 

OKAY THIS IS THE ENTIRE ENTRY FOR "GOAT GLAND" IN WIKIPEDIA:

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Goat gland (filmmaking)

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Goat gland was a term applied c. 1927–1929, during the period of transition from silent films to sound films. It referred to an already completed silent film to which one or more talkie sequences were added in an effort to make the otherwise redundant film more suitable for release in the radically altered market conditions. The name was derived by analogy from the treatment devised by Dr. John R. Brinkley as an alleged cure for impotence.

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2 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

OKAY THIS IS THE ENTIRE ENTRY FOR "GOAT GLAND" IN WIKIPEDIA:

(LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY HUH?)

Goat gland (filmmaking)

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Goat gland was a term applied c. 1927–1929, during the period of transition from silent films to sound films. It referred to an already completed silent film to which one or more talkie sequences were added in an effort to make the otherwise redundant film more suitable for release in the radically altered market conditions. The name was derived by analogy from the treatment devised by Dr. John R. Brinkley as an alleged cure for impotence.

There's a goat gland joke in Buster Keaton's "Cops." That's how I knew about it. 

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Buster accidentally goes into his office! :lol: 

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1 hour ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

tonight at 8:00- a HAMMER HAR I have not seen: THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)

Anyone got any opinions on this one? Looks like a retread of CITY OF THE DEAD/HORROR HOTEL to me...

I wouldn't really compare The Devil Rides Out to City of the Dead, beyond the most superficial similarities (British horror and featuring Christopher Lee). The former movie has a tongue-in-cheek feel, although it's played mostly straight. There's a certain florid camp to the full-color proceedings. The latter film is moodier, B&W, and more interested in being creepy and scary. I like them both, although I've read negatives about each from others in the past.

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50 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

OKAY THIS IS THE ENTIRE ENTRY FOR "GOAT GLAND" IN WIKIPEDIA:

(LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY HUH?)

Goat gland (filmmaking)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
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Goat gland was a term applied c. 1927–1929, during the period of transition from silent films to sound films. It referred to an already completed silent film to which one or more talkie sequences were added in an effort to make the otherwise redundant film more suitable for release in the radically altered market conditions. The name was derived by analogy from the treatment devised by Dr. John R. Brinkley as an alleged cure for impotence.

Learn something every day! Wonder how they came up with that term???

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5 hours ago, Hibi said:

Learn something every day! Wonder how they came up with that term???

I don't remember ever reading why they were specifically called goat glands, but I think it referred to increasing the potency of the movie by adding sound - at least that's what they thought they were doing at the time. If you ever watch 1928's Noah's Ark, it has talking passages, but they are the worst parts of the film.

To Gershwin Fan: Yes I remember that Buster Keaton short with the goat gland doctor. If I remember correctly Buster comes out of the office bouncing around and acting revitalized.

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6 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:


Goat gland was a term applied c. 1927–1929, during the period of transition from silent films to sound films. It referred to an already completed silent film to which one or more talkie sequences were added in an effort to make the otherwise redundant film more suitable for release in the radically altered market conditions. The name was derived by analogy from the treatment devised by Dr. John R. Brinkley as an alleged cure for impotence.

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1 hour ago, Polly of the Precodes said:

The 2016 documentary Nuts! takes an innovative approach to telling Dr. Brinkley's story....

What they probably didn't say was that while the husbands were recovering from the surgery, Dr. Brinkley was out impregnating their wives.

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Friday, October 12

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10:15 p.m.  Straight Time (1978).  Both Dustin Hoffman and Theresa Russell are pretty good in this one.

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12 hours ago, scsu1975 said:

What they probably didn't say was that while the husbands were recovering from the surgery, Dr. Brinkley was out impregnating their wives.

LMREO!!!

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Saturday, October 13

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10 a.m.  Popeye: Adventures of Popeye (1935).

 

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10 p.m.  King Lear (1971).  With Paul Scofield.  Not to be confused with the Russian King Lear released the same year.

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For Saturday afternoon, I recommend The Night Digger (aka The Road Builder), with one of Patricia Neal's best roles. The lives of Patricia Neal and Pamela Brown (always great) are changed when a gorgeous young man (Nicholas Clay) becomes part of their life.

By the way, I'm not especially fond of Peter Brook's very one-note King Lear, despite the presence of Paul Scofield as Lear and Irene Worth as Goneril. Jack MacGowran brings the film to life in his brief appearances.

 

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5 hours ago, kingrat said:

By the way, I'm not especially fond of Peter Brook's very one-note King Lear, despite the presence of Paul Scofield as Lear and Irene Worth as Goneril. Jack MacGowran brings the film to life in his brief appearances.

 

I agree.  The stand out in the cast for me beside Scofield was Alan Webb as Gloucester, the Elder.  I much prefer the Russian King Lear (also 1971) by Grigori Kozinstev, though even that is not as good as his Hamlet (1964) which is one of the best Shakespeare adaptations ever made.

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Sunday, October 14/15

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2 a.m.  The Green Ray (1986).  An Eric Rohmer film that I haven’t seen.

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11 hours ago, kingrat said:

For Saturday afternoon, I recommend The Night Digger (aka The Road Builder), with one of Patricia Neal's best roles. The lives of Patricia Neal and Pamela Brown (always great) are changed when a gorgeous young man (Nicholas Clay) becomes part of their life.

Heartily seconded.

ps- it's worth mentioning it was scripted by ROALD DAHL although we are miles away from The Chocolate Factory with this one.

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10 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, October 14/15

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2 a.m.  The Green Ray (1986).  An Eric Rohmer film that I haven’t seen.

Neither have I, and I'd like to check it out. I believe that "Le rayon vert," the French title, is what we call "the green flash," when you can see a brief moment of green just as the sun goes down. I've been lucky enough to see this a couple of times.

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A very funny film is coming on October 14th at 8 PM

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy- This one of the funniest of their films. 

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Monday, October 15

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4 a.m.  The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1980).  I can hear the pitch now.  Take The Flight of the Phoenix and combine it with the Noah’s Ark story and this is what you get.  With Elliott Gould and Genevieve Bujold.  Not the cast that comes to my mind but you can't eat your principles.

 

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