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  1. Damn, I missed that. I am so sick and tired of watching lesbians making out in black and white.
    14 points
  2. Speaking for myself I must say that a very large number of my movie favourites are, indeed, films that I enjoyed on television as a kid. It's always a particular joy, of course, when you think those films hold up well. But even in the case of many (not all) of those that don't stand the test of time so well when viewed through adult eyes I will still have a sentimental feel for the pleasure that they had once brought me as a young person. Now I have seen any of a number of fine films made within the past 20 years or so. Yet I'm hard pressed that any of them have the same emotional p
    11 points
  3. I thought this was just another thread about the forum changes.
    11 points
  4. OK I'm getting a bit sad over all the actors/actresses/comedians people are freely naming in the "Do Not Like" thread. I can understand not believing their acting or something personal about them annoys you, etc. But what about those in classic Hollywood movies you didn't care for at first, then changed your mind? I think that often happens when you see them in a particular role and experience a different perspective. For me, as a kid I really hated my kiddie records that had Burl Ives singing. I thought he had the flattest, most whiney voice. How could this guy who didn't even use h
    10 points
  5. an utterly classy beauty. I will miss her.
    9 points
  6. I only focus on the great films a star has made. I choose to have a positive outlook when it comes to movies. I have no issue with them doing a film "just for the money". I think we all would do a stinker today if paid us big money for it. Why not them ? How many times have we read or watched a story about a star who was frustrated or even quit the business (Deanna Durbin), because they weren't able to do the material they wanted ? Or actors who wanted to work but, only were offered subpar roles. Sometimes you have to take those mediocre roles to let people know you're out there so
    9 points
  7. The Oscars are going to PC themselves right into obsolescence. Its not their job to dictate how a movies should be made. That's the job of the viewing public. Their job is to simply vote on movies. They can't seem to get that right either. You can look at past Best Picture winners and see they were also very popular at the box office. Not anymore. Now its whatever looks artistic whomever they feel sorry for this year. They started with eliminating streaming movies and now this. They are more into saving their own old system than celebrating good movies. Just like so man
    8 points
  8. Love With The Proper Stranger (1963) TCM 9/10 A Macy's salesgirl (Natalie Wood) has a one night fling with a musician (Steve McQueen) and becomes pregnant. I had seen this a few times years ago, loved it then and still do. There is romance, comedy and stark drama all in one and it is a minor miracle that it works so well. I believe Wood gives her best performance ever in this film. She has such great chemistry with McQueen that it is a shame they never did another film together. Much of the comedy is provided by Herschel Bernardi as Natalie's blustering, over protective brother. Some
    8 points
  9. Does the ignore feature still work? On second thought, no sense in replying since I have almost everyone on ignore anyway.
    7 points
  10. It appears when you quote a post that has a picture in it, the picture is partially hidden and you have to "expand it." As for moving the icons to the left, that was probably Bernie Sanders' idea.
    7 points
  11. When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, I couldn't stand Mickey Rooney. He seemed to be around a lot in those days, and his apparent overacting and aggressive self-importance just really turned me off -- at least, that's how I saw him then. But back in the early 90s, the old TNT channel, which showed a lot of great classic movies before TCM came along, had a marathon of Hardy Family films. I had seen one or two of the Hardy films before and liked them even though I wasn't a Mickey Rooney fan. I thought the marathon was a good chance to see the full series, so I videotaped it. N
    7 points
  12. It's also worth noting that from some time around 1938 or so, LIONEL BARRYMORE was confined to a wheelchair and he was STILL making BIG MOVIES into the late forties/early fifties (or so) and giving performances that absolutely transcend the limits of his physicality, rarely do you really note that he is always sitting.
    7 points
  13. 7 points
  14. Monday, September 21 8 p.m. A Cry In the Dark (1988). [Spoiler]
    6 points
  15. @RepTedLieu · 32m Ruth Bader Ginsberg represented the best of America. With patriotism and passion, she never shied away from taking on the challenge of making our country a more just and equal place. As a civil rights icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg carved out a new path for women in our country - demonstrating that everyone is entitled to justice and opportunity under the law. She was a legal pioneer that our country needed and she will be desperately missed. This is a devastating loss for our country but her memory, and her legacy
    6 points
  16. Spartacus (1960) Splash (1984) The Family Way (1966)
    6 points
  17. This is SO ridiculous. Have they lost their minds??? Will picture nominations be cancelled if they dont follow the rules after the votes come in? Or will pictures be declared ineligible before voting begins? Sorry, you can't vote for this film! The Academy has become a laughingstock. It's no wonder few people watch the show anymore.
    6 points
  18. Rich, don't ever leave. You're good for my health.
    6 points
  19. I really liked the concert films. I like the Women in Film series. I'm not wild about Mark Cousins' narrative style, but I like the rare films that have been showing with the documentary. And I really like the Blackface short. It's one of the best shorts that TCM has done as an original production in years. And I'll be 63 in January. Also, TCM, from the beginning, was never intended to be the "old movie" channel. Their mission was to show classic films from all eras.
    6 points
  20. Since TCM is basically a station, as it promotes to be......that showcases "classic" movies, and many of those ARE old movies, and old movies do present glimpses of film making history, it might seem only fair, since TCM (if memory serves) has shown in the past features and documentaries about film makers that were men, to also show documentaries about women who also directed movies, and also movies that were and are often featured on a "classic" movie channel. Which then too, would of course be a more complete insight to the history of making "classic" movies. How you figure PC fits into an
    6 points
  21. What trivia facts? All I see in the right column are photos of naked actresses. Some of them are pretty good, but that one of Edna May Oliver has to go.
    6 points
  22. I see Off Topic Chit Chat has survived the upgrade ... too bad ...
    6 points
  23. Leslie Howard. My introduction to him was, as I'm sure with many, was in Gone With The Wind. I thought he was a wimp and a fop. Which, of course, was precisely what the role called for. In the years since I first saw GWTW (as a very young person) I came to appreciate his range and talent. One of my favs is The Scarlet Pimpernel. He was both a great actor and a great human....
    6 points
  24. Dick Powell would make my skin crawl whenever I saw him as an ever smiling cutesy singer in any of the Busby Berkeley musicals. Later, though, starting with Murder My Sweet, I saw him as a cynical private eye demonstrating a great facility for delivering throwaway one liners and had a major reappraisal of him as a performer. I was shocked at what a good Philip Marlowe he was, and eventually saw him in his other noirs (there weren't enough of them). Later he became a director and a major television pioneer producer and I came to realize what a major multi talent Powell was. I became enviou
    6 points
  25. Frank Sinatra. As a kid couldn't understand his popularity, especially since I found Dean Martin, by comparison, so much more personable and I liked his laid back crooning style more, too. Since then, however, I have come to appreciate the genius of Sinatra as a singer, particularly in his hurtin' ballad days of the late '50s, when he had Nelson Riddle doing the musical accompaniment. And, in viewing some of his straight dramatic film work, such as in From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate, when he tried, Sinatra could be a fine actor. Looking at my CD collection I h
    6 points
  26. I saw only the last hour of The Weak and the Wicked, which was weaker and less wicked than I would have liked. I loved the subplot with Athene Seyler, Sybil Thorndike, and some weedkiller. Glynis Johns looked very pretty. Diana Dors was an imaginative choice for SUTS, with many films that have rarely been shown on TCM. I do wish that A Kid for Two Farthings had been shown. Its mix of realism and fantasy, sadness and laughter, is unusual and distinctive. The Unholy Wife is definitely film noir, and I considered posting this review at Noir Alley. It has certain resemblances to Double Indemn
    6 points
  27. I'd recommend Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) if you want to try another Allen movie. No Diane Keaton but a great cast including Martin Landau, Alan Alda, Jerry Orbach, Angelica Huston with Mia Farrow and Woody Allen.
    6 points
  28. Not crazy about self absorbed cry babies
    6 points
  29. Last night I watched CARMEN JONES '54 on TCM. I'm a Dandridge/Bizet/Preminger fan so figured this would be good. I was turned off by the vocal dubbing and offended by the racist pronunciations & grammar used. (exactly like Charlie Chan movies) I wasn't for Carmen nor the charactor played by handsome Harry Belefonte, just didn't like them. Very sorry for my personal reaction, maybe others would like this film. It was visually beautiful, well photographed. I absolutely LOVED Saul Bass' opening credits of a red flame over the outline of a rose-simple, elegant, wonderful!
    5 points
  30. Robert Wise is one of my favorite directors and TCM is doing an all day marathon of his films. He has done great work in every single genre you can imagine. Here are my top ten in chronological order. What are yours? 1. The Curse Of The Cat People (1944). A sequel but a great film on it's own. It is nice study of childhood fantasy with some eerie ghostly scenes as well. 2. The Body Snatcher (1945) A great horror film about a doctor who uses stolen corpses in his work. Boris Karloff is chilling in the title role, who resorts to killing to supply the bodies. 3. Born To Kill (1947
    5 points
  31. AND THANK GOD FOR THAT! it's like she went to MARY ASTOR'S "A KISS BEFORE DYING" stylist and said "MAKE ME LOOK LIKE RICHIE RICH" and he was like "DONE, HONEY!"
    5 points
  32. Joan Blondell, interrupted by James Cagney in Blonde Crazy \ Natalie Wood has a breakdown in the tub in Splendor in the Grass Steve Martin is joined by a friend in The Jerk Tony Curtis bathes fully clothed in Some Like It Hot the idea of getting your big toe stuck while in the tub in The Seven Year Itch
    5 points
  33. I'll never forget the first time I saw Blanche Yurka and Edna May Oliver rolling over on the floor together in A Tale of Two Cities. It changed my life forever.
    5 points
  34. 5 points
  35. James Bond in all the Bond films. 😀
    5 points
  36. Middle Age Riot @middleageriot
    5 points
  37. Many thanks to TCM for keeping your message boards alive when so many sites have abandoned them. I don’t post much but read regularly and would miss the great & informative commentary shared here. 🎬
    5 points
  38. The Bad Sister (1931) The Big Sleep (1946) Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
    5 points
  39. Cinderella's stepsisters & the Prince (whichever version you like)
    5 points
  40. My answer: The one who'd end up with three Oscars on his mantle for his acting career. Two of those Oscars being accepted for him by two of the other actors you've listed here, spence. Give up? THIS cowpoke here...
    5 points
  41. A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a hand written sign that said " WHERE AM I ? " in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said 'YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.' The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determin
    5 points
  42. I agree with Sepia, I would love to cap off my summer vacation with the Labor Day picnic in Picnic. As much as I'd love to dance with William Holden in the "Moonglow" number, I'd definitely be like poor Susan Strasberg who can't get the rhythm right. I would also love to witness the spectacle between Rosalind Russell and an embarrassed William Holden. Then, I want to smack Alan for saying to Madge: "I want to see if you look real in the moonlight." But other than that, the picnic looks fun. I'd dominate the pie eating contest. I won a watermelon eating contest when I was 13. I woul
    5 points
  43. SO...you can no longer determine font size, and the real content is squeezed into half a page while half remains blank. There is only one sure thing about this site...the people who screw with it never, ever actually use it.
    5 points
  44. Thanks. Is there a way to get the thread to come up in full screen? Right now I am in full screen, but when I go to some threads, it goes back to 1/2 for topic and 1/2 for BS. Sorry, but I don't care who posts the most on a thread or what the most popular posts are.
    5 points
  45. I'm actually hard put to think of actors whom I used to dislike but have since changed my mind about them. I guess the main one who comes to mind is Eleanor Parker. Unfortunately, the first two films I ever saw her in, she was cast as a nervous, clingy, somewhat "whiney" character: Between Two Worlds, in which she plays the wife of Paul Henreid, a musician who has decided to end his life due to his belief that he can no longer play the piano -- this is not really a spoiler, it happens quite early on in the film. Eleanor seems to have a worried look on her face throughout the entire movie.
    5 points
  46. I was only a kid when I saw Robert Ryan as Master of Arms, John Claggart in Billy Budd (1962) and at that age could not separate his evil character with the performance. So for many years his great acting in Billy Budd put me off him completely.
    5 points
  47. I get the feeling from many of the posts I've read here dissing actors that often the posters have not seen much of the work of the actor they're dissing.
    5 points
  48. Really doesn't matter if Biden has the "stamina" to campaign. He has the honesty, intelligence, experience, compassion and ability to select eminently qualified, honest people who can run the government under his supervision. He will make America and the World better.
    5 points
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