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  1. This looks like it will probably work. For an early look, open this link and scroll to the bottom. https://www.moviecollectoroh.com/nightly/sched.htm
    12 points
  2. I watched two movies last night. They were recordings from March/April because the host referred to 31 Days of Oscar was the previous month! First was SIREN OF THE TROPICS '27 a silent film starring Josephine Baker. Silent films are great to watch when you're on a long rambling phone call with someone that only requires an occasional, "uh huh". The story is about a young guy sent away to some tropical paradise to forget about the girl back home he wants to marry. He has a grand old time, but sprite Papitou (Baker) falls in love with him & follows him back to "civilization" Paris.
    10 points
  3. Norman Lloyd Turns 106: ‘He Is the History of Our Industry’ https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/norman-lloyd-hitchcock-welles-denzel-washington-1234815816/?fbclid=IwAR0-xqCxc456-Nu4yY7fqSyKhn6FwhV44i5yyXxuAyokXdI0Ligohpwl76c Norman Lloyd as Adam Leckie in The Green Years (1946) Norman Lloyd as Mr. Letterblair in The Age of Innocence (1993)
    10 points
  4. I was a contestant on Jeopardy! in 1997. I also have been on several TCM Cruises. I haven’t met a lot of celebrities but he was one of the nicest and funniest people I’ve ever met. I just read his memoir about a month ago and he was candid about his life. After I finished I told my partner that I would miss him when he’s gone. I do and I will.
    10 points
  5. November 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST (Nick Anderson/counterpoint.com)
    9 points
  6. To all you supposed noir fans who were left indifferent to Kiss Me Deadly - I say, what is the matter with you people? What does it take to impress you? An incredibly unusual, riveting movie and all you folks can say is "meh" ?? Look, I could understood someone not liking the film; after all, it's got a lot of nastiness, the main character is not everyone's idea of a sympathethic protagonist, the plot is almost as convoluted as The Big Sleep, and that ending, unforgettable though it is , is also , let's face it, a downer. I get all that, I get someone not finding watching Kiss Me De
    8 points
  7. Diplomatic Courier (1952) Entertaining Cold War espionage tale from 20th Century Fox, with Tyrone Power as a somewhat innocent American diplomatic courier who is set to retrieve a mysterious package from another agent. When a friend is murdered Power is sent out to track down the package and the woman last seen with him before his death. There's a certain comforting familiarity about films like this even if the story line is a little involved. Much of the film is spent on a speeding train with enemy agents aboard, shades of so many other spy melodramas, including The Lady Vanishes an
    7 points
  8. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really looking forward to the film version of Cigarjoe's post.
    7 points
  9. When it came to planning his postelection fight, Trump was an Apprentice. Maureen Dowd By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist Nov. 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — We expected more of Donald Trump. An epic, Jack Nicholson-in-the-Overlook-Hotel meltdown, not just Rose Garden-variety mewling. A conspiracy with grandiosity, not merely pathetic blathering about pointless lawsuits from his entitled children and oddballs Rudy Giuliani and Richard Grenell. The president has had all this time to hatch a spidery plot to ruin democracy on the way out the door, and this is the best he can com
    7 points
  10. But Cagney's character matures and realizes the shallowness of his former values regarding a beautiful woman versus a steadfast loyal one. You see that in that splendid scene in which Cagney and de Havilland sit on that park bench just after his release from prison and, now mellowed, he open heartedly thanks her for being the person she is. Both actors are magnificently restrained in their portrayal of emotions here, making this scene all the more poignant. I think The Strawberry Blonde has one of the great performances of James Cagney's career, with Olivia de Havilland sublime in support.
    7 points
  11. the one and only donald trump
    7 points
  12. Four years hell! He displayed the same old tired Trump routine I'VE witnessed for the last FORTY years. I don't understand how, if anyone paid the slightest attention to the character( or lack thereof) this clown constantly displayed for years before he entered politics, he managed to get elected in the first place. Now, hopeful as I am, I can't honestly predict what kind of president Joe Biden will be. I'll be happy enough if we don't constantly hear him whine and complain about "fake news", or "radical" this or that, or even suspicions of "extreme right conspiracies ." I
    7 points
  13. Yes, the reveal scene in TOOTSIE is one of the great movie scenes of all time and Teri Garr's reactions contribute to this greatness ---- first her scoff while watching Dorothy Michaels (as Emily Kimberly) on SOUTHWEST GENERAL and then later her scream when Dorothy (Emily) is revealed to be Michael (Edward). I love how seven characters have distinct reactions to the moment of truth. Brilliant comic writing, directing and acting. "Does Jeff know?"
    6 points
  14. I love Teri Garr in TOOTSIE. One of her many great lines from the movie and one that I would use if the right opportunity ever arose: "We are not friends. I don't take this s*** from friends. Only from lovers."
    6 points
  15. Alex Trebek, the dapper Canadian-born game show host known for his longtime presence on the syndicated series "Jeopardy!," died Sunday at the age of 80. He had battled Stage 4 pancreatic cancer for several years. Trebek, who won six Daytime Emmy awards, hosted more than 8,000 "Jeopardy!" shows since 1984. In 2014, he set the Guinness world record for the most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter when he reached 6,829. He was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and also was honored as one of the “Giants of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Br
    6 points
  16. This was in the New York Times today. I've copied and pasted the contents as the New York Times likes to bury things behind a paywall sometimes. It's working right now, apparently. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/movies/academy-museum-debbie-reynolds-costumes.html?fbclid=IwAR1li-aH-AARbv3R36JdJ4DCfotE7_6Z9tgOxecOzw8stZ5oJdc7ciWHfDw Academy Museum Gives Debbie Reynolds Her Due as a Costume Conservator When the “Singin’ in the Rain” actress was alive, the film academy turned up its nose at her fabled costume collection. Now it has gone to her son with hat in hand.
    6 points
  17. I had to sit at the kid's table.
    6 points
  18. I fully agree with everything you've written here, Miss Wonderly. In fact, even though I own the Criterion of this film, I watched last night's presentation and the encore showing this morning! I absolutely love this film. I'm glad you pointed out the credits sequence. It is so unusual and they're interesting (as far as credits go anyway). I also loved how they kept Cloris' hyperventilating over the soundtrack. I loved the juxtaposition of the Nat King Cole music playing in Mike Hammer's car with the dark, intensity of the scene. This was Cloris Leachman's film debut and what a
    6 points
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  20. In response to post "We the Sheeple of the United States" What you don't mention is that if Trump could have bothered to DO HIS JOB and be that shipping clerk, getting PPE and medical supplies to the states, and ENCOURAGED mask wearing and social distancing, the virus would have relented at least to the point that the summer could have been saved. There would be a lot less than 250K dead of this disease. Instead he made Covid sound like a Democratic plot, enlisting conservative media, and now the red states in particular are crawling with Covid. Yes, the states have lots of authority,
    6 points
  21. Danielle Darrieux passed away October 17 at the age of 100. I may be mistaken but I don't think this has been announced here. Life and career[edit] Darrieux was born in Bordeaux, France, during World War I, the daughter of Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Jean Darrieux, a medical doctor who was serving in the French Army.[1][2] Her mother was born in Algeria.[3] Her father died when she was seven years old. Raised in Paris, she studied the cello at the Conservatoire de Musique.[4] At 14, she won a part in the musical film Le Bal (1931).[5] Her beauty combined with her singing and da
    6 points
  22. Others have suggested that TCM leases titles as part of package deals to explain some of the films showing up on TCM Underground, so I wonder if Fear (1946) might be part of a similar deal. Did anyone else notice Darren McGavin playing the role of ‘blonde student’ at the 31 minute mark?
    6 points
  23. This is certainly a great addition to the roster of TCM programming. I think it should be considered the natural successor to "Bob's Picks" as hosted by the late great RO. Would be nice to see this as a once a month feature.
    6 points
  24. A huge thanks to MovieCollectorOH and sewhite2000 for providing us with this sneak preview (including all themes!) of January, 2020. Really needed that "fix." Love the January themes of Studio System and Whodunit Wednesday with a couple of What A Characters thrown in there, too. SOTM Miriam Hopkins is a great pick. (Bette Davis must be spinning in her grave.)
    6 points
  25. Agreed. Especially notable this thread survives on it's own organic path of discussion. Speedracer does not interject with one sentence responses just to pad the thread count. I just watched THE RUNAWAY BUS '54 As a fan of Margaret Rutherford, I had a fair idea of what kind of movie this would be & it did not disappoint. A British farcical type comedy, short & sweet with fabulous performances of all kinds from straight camp to slapstick. While I found his adult prat falling silly, the snarky one line zingers written for Frankie Howard often made me LOL. He is the malcont
    6 points
  26. Nip, You have obviously been watching SHE (1935) again. Maybe you better go back to your girls Allison Hayes and Shirley Booth. ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN DURING THE LAST HOT SPELL...?
    6 points
  27. Here's the One True Teddy Roosevelt -- the one in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE When my dad directed this show in the 90s, kids didn't get the Teddy jokes because they didn't know who Teddy Roosevelt even was. But when I directed this show 2 years ago, I was really fortunate that all the kids in the audience got the Teddy jokes because they grew up with Robin Williams' portrayal of Teddy in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. Movies enhanced their education.
    6 points
  28. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/charlie-brown-specials-to-air-on-tv-after-all-in-pbs-deal On Wednesday, Apple bowed to the backlash, announcing it had teamed up with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (on Nov. 22) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (on Dec. 13).
    5 points
  29. so, in April of this year, I completed my first screenplay. I had poked around at writing them before and never been able to bring myself to finish it. it was not entirely unlike giving birth to a child, i say this as a childless man, so take that for what it's worth, but i look at this 206 page thing I brought into this world and could not help but feel the same sort of pride that I imagine one has when one looks upon a child. I also enjoyed doing it and it did something I did not think was possible- it made me love the genre of CLASSIC HORROR more than I already did. (It is an homa
    5 points
  30. North West Frontier aka Flame Over India (1959) Solid action yard, with great location filming. Kenneth More plays a British officer tasked with getting a young Hindu prince and his American governess (Lauren Bacall) to a safe British outpost in India. The only way is to use a beat up train, and so off they go with some assorted passengers. They fend off Muslims attacking at every turn. Oh, and one of the passengers may just want the Prince dead. Frying- pan-into-the-fire, nail-biting sequences aplenty, and a top-notch supporting cast, each of whom gets a chance to shine. Two hours of non
    5 points
  31. Fri/Sat are my weekend days so I watched THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 2020 on Netflix in 2 parts. Pretty interesting because I'm an old hippy girl & MrTiki is in law enforcement. This was one movie I watched without making ANY comments! The set up, screenplay, sets & costumes, editing & performances were outstanding. It definitely took you through the story, although of course, very biased. There were several references/insinuations of this being a "political" trial instead of a trial based on actual intentions of those charged. The parallels to todays demonstrations/riots is im
    5 points
  32. This is the first time for Suspense (1946) on Noir Alley. We do have some other repeats coming up - Tomorrow is Another Day (1951) on 12-5, Detour (1945) on 12-26, and Born to Kill (1947) on 1-23. At least so far when Eddie does a repeat he has been providing new introductory material, so it’s worth watching that portion even for those who have seen the film before.
    5 points
  33. Jay David Murphy @JayDavidMurphy
    5 points
  34. 5 points
  35. Okay, OKAY! I've never understood why Jimmy Stewart just sits there and whimpers "Stella, what should I do?" to Thelma Ritter while watching Raymond Burr manhandle Grace Kelly inside of Burr's apartment after Burr catches her snooping around inside it. GEEZ, Jimmy! I'll tell ya what you should do. You SHOULD wheel your sorry butt over to your window and yell out something like, "THAT'S RIGHT, YOU DAMN MURDERER! WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID!" That's what I would have done, anyway. What, you don't think THAT would've stopped Burr right in his tracks? Of course it would have, and in the process
    5 points
  36. I recently finished my 3rd time watching "Gambit" with Shirley MacLaine & Michael Caine from 1966. Great movie!! Please watch it if you get a chance! Lori
    5 points
  37. ...another Cobert gem. I LOL just seeing the picture of the truck ^^^
    5 points
  38. It is really horrible. You used to be able to search for a movie that would show months later and get an email reminder. I loved that. You can only search now for one month. I do not like one thing about the new format. It is almost unusable, certainly inaccessible to most people. Did you want fewer people to watch? You certainly have accomplished that.
    5 points
  39. Didn't 8 years of that evil Obama already dismantle what was left of the USA? Looks like time for some folks to leave. Putin will welcome you.
    5 points
  40. Gable was the first classic movie star I fell in love with as a teen, most likely in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Already mentioned he was great in every role, even costume pictures. It's not his mustache, it's his dimples. He likes horses with oversize ears too! Posted on Pinterest "Clark Gable and his horse" Uh...that's a mule, obviously Clark liked horses with even BIGGER ears!
    5 points
  41. Mr. Peabody and Sherman Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Quick Draw M cGraw and Baba Looey Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy Tweety and Sylvestor Popeye and Olive Oyl
    5 points
  42. I wonder who was the poor owner of the donor chandelier. There must be a story behind that.
    5 points
  43. Trump has always been a chicken as well as a turkey. He walks out of press conferences when the questions get too tough. He sets up situations so that he can blame others if things don't go his way. He demonized third debate moderator Kristen Welker before the debate, so that he could blame her if she got too tough. He really is a weakling and has made the country weaker as well. They say Trump may announce a candidacy for 2024. Maybe he'll become a sort of Harold Stassen character, i.e. a perennial candidate. I just hope the media don't feel obliged to cover him. But the worst thin
    5 points
  44. Agree with you...dont think I will adjust to new schedule formats anytime soon. I'd use their Monthly Schedule more often though, if the header info wouldnt stay locked. Until they fix that, will use MCOH's big big schedule instead. Have sent several comments to TCM webpage folks over the past month on these changes. Some of the replies say they understand how the new "upgraded" format will take time getting used to. Since I think the new format is inferior, I would call it a change instead of an "upgrade", Like with so many so called software updates / upgrades ... usually turn ou
    5 points
  45. David Lazarus @Davidlaz
    5 points
  46. Well, Jimmy may appear a little old for Kim on screen (though, not to be too catty, not in real life, apparently) but I think his casting is highly effective in Vertigo. To see an actor known for his all American regular guy persona become obsessed with a woman adds to the chilling effect. Stewart, of course, had been stretching his screen persona by portraying characters with darker streaks, particularly in his westerns, but he raised it to even a greater level, I think, in this Hitchcock film. This is one of my very favourite Jimmy Stewart performances, reaching a peak in intensity in
    5 points
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