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  1. > {quote:title=silentkarina wrote:}{quote} > I just got an email containing the schedule for March 2003, and I notice that there are no silent movies scheduled for March. As someone who is a long-time fan of the silent genre, and one who looks forward to this glimpse back in time, I can't understand why TCM would stop showing them every week. I was overjoyed when I found out that TCM shows silent movies on a regular basis, having spent part of my youth watching them in a vaudeville-era theater, complete with Wurlitzer theater organ (and I'm only 28!). Say it ain't so that they are doing
  2. *As has been posted here, the Stanford Theater is one of the few theaters in America authorized to run nitrate. The theater was equipped to do so and as one of the premiere revival/art houses on the West Coast, there was no reason for them not to run the print if they had access to it.* Yes, but I have only recently paid these boards any attention- But I should have asked directly, is that Theatre using an old-fashioned gas powered projector? I am sure that the Theatre was as careful as possible, but physics sometimes supersedes care, no matter what procedures taken. I work in a Re
  3. *I think part of the perception is the "look and feel" of the station. I didn't get TCM until around 2002, but at that time, nearly everything about the station made you feel you were in the 30's or 40's era...the promos, the intros to the films, you name it. You felt you were in a different era. Gradually they made changes to those things...I think around Fall 2004, if I'm not mistaken, and gradually we do not get that feeling from TCM in between the films any longer. Most of the interviews and spots are about stars and directors from later and later eras; the musical backing, the visuals, et
  4. -I guess that was before it got Whompoing Willowed. You know that thing got stolen a few years ago? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/4384244.stm They found it though.
  5. > {quote:title=CineSage_jr wrote:}{quote} > It's such a difficult choice: Hollywood grinds out dreadful films with such mind-numbing regularity these days, but if I had to nominate any movie, it'd be the execrable Da VINCI CODE, which was about as inept and inane a piece of storytelling as I have seen in a very, very long time. I want to understand why you feel that way, because you are not the only person I have heard give that film a bad knock. My partner and I discuss films, and as he is from Brooklyn, he is very strict with his film critiques. He told me he didn't like i
  6. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here yet. > > > The projector, the safety features in the booth as well as the sprinkler system worked the way they were supposed to, keeping damage contained to the booth and not the rest of the theater. The audience was evacuated quickly and calmly and there were no injuries or fatalities. > > The theater, owned and operated by the Packard Foundation, is currently closed for repairs. Geez, that's terrible... Didn't old projectors run on a gas flame? I hope they were not using an a
  7. > {quote:title=DougieB wrote:}{quote} > I agree. But is watching twelve Torchy Blaine movies really better that seeing one rare showing of something like "Nashville" in its full glory? I say there's always room for quality. That's right. Although I love Andy Hardy flicks, there is so much I can take- The idea of Classic films have to include up the the present day, or else you have to exclude all of them, even those films from the 20s-50s you want to see. I myself, enjoy it in the morning when I see a few 30's and 40's films, but later in the day they might show some film
  8. > {quote:title=fxreyman wrote:}{quote} >... Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan -Don't forget, Data, in Star Trek: Nemesis, blown up in a Thalereon Radiation explosion. Speaking of that film, the execution of the entire Romulan Senate by Thalereon Radiation. ST:X - The death of Hellbo... er, I mean, Ron Perlman/Praetor by Will Riker kicking him down a Jeffery's tube shaft- Which in turn is very similar to the death of Christopher Lloyd/Commander Kruge at Kirk's hands, ah... I mean, Feet: "I... am sick... of You!" (Star Trek III) -The death of Paul Winfi
  9. Do you get Encore? Encore had about 4 or 5 stations that show commercial free films- But they always whow the Pan-and-scanned versions... Once a while they show it LB'd I have never seen TCM alter, in any way, shape or form, the aspect ratio (The actual shape of the image) of any film. "How the West was Won" is shown exactly the way it was shown in theatres, you can tell by looking at the three "panels" where they joined all three cinerama screens. When I first saw 2001, it was also shown that way, it was a Cinerama Theatre (which is a church now) - The screen was so curved, yo
  10. I am going to make a very unpopular statement: I really liked the "Gojira" film made my those guys that did Indecent Day, er, Independence Day. Now, I know it was not really "Gojira" but it was a cool creature. You know, the original Gojira, the one with the Perry Mason scenes added in the US... Do they ever explain how the creature actually works, or was it, back then they really did not know a whole lot about the effects of radiation, and they thought Giant Creatures with special powers might be floating about in the seas near Hiroshima? Giant Mutants and bugs? Of all the Goj
  11. Zoltan: I rented that flick, and it is probably the first flick I ever just shut off after about 15 minutes I liked Tropic Thunder- Comedy is hard, it is difficult to find new gags and jokes that haven't been overused: I think the two funniest films from the 90's were Ace Ventura. I rented a movie called "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" - And although parts of it were pretty hilarious, overall, I had a couple of problems with John C Reilly, even though I think he is a good character actor. I guess that film was almost a scene by scene parody of "I Walk the Line" "Hood o
  12. I like my picture better, haha. You know I agree with you mostly but I got to stop for now, I hope they are PAYING this guy... cos he is sure active today, I wonder what size microscope he is using to investigate all this stuff, or if he is just arbitrarily deleting and locking threads with no plan whatsoever? MP3.com used to pay be a hundred bucks a month just do do the same thing, i'd charge more nowadays to do it, but my idea of moderating is just making sure no flame wars erupt. Moderating forums is just too much grief, if you are micromanaging it like this guy is.
  13. Plus, they locked the other thread, about graphic SCENES, after deleting the image of the guys head exploding- Which I kind of expected to be deleted anyway, but I thought, hey, what's the difference between describing it and showing it? The HAYES office has struck again
  14. The Conversation was also another 70's classic, from the same school as all those American Zoetropers- And "Enemy of the State" was a nice nod to "The Conversation" - Even used a picture of "Edward Lyle"
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