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Everything posted by weAponX

  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"
  15. > {quote:title=Metropolisforever_0 wrote:}{quote} > Well, I don't know what that has to do with this, but it's worth noting that Mary Kay and Johnny (1947 - 1950) showed a couple sleeping in the same bed, and was the first show to do this. Nobody noticed or cared. Was that television? The code was different for TV I think- It was in film where you had to show two separate beds, but TV might have had a couple of different things in it's code. Also, I see what you mean- There is overzealous moderation- The guy deleted my post and said it was "hatred" which is total c***- If Hatre
  16. Yah, I feel the same way, after that one gentleman got bent because I told someone I would kick them in the buttocks, like it was a big threat or something. Geeze WhiZ! Been around BBSs long? I've been on BBS's since they were chat rooms on Dial-Up networks, I used to play Trade Wars 2002, and I even moderated a forum at the original MP3.com (The one owned by Michael Robertson, not the one that is there now). I used to have to moderate flame wars between guys that actually were wanting to harm each other. Compared to that - This place is actually prertty peaceful and interesting. In p
  17. > {quote:title=Metropolisforever_0 wrote:}{quote} And I'm sure everyone would like to forget about that infamous debacle, The Fantastic Four (1994) - never officially released, and only made because it "had" to be made (although the actors were deliberately fooled into thinking it was a serious effort). > > "Huh? I have no idea what you're talking about. That movie was just a myth. I never had anything to do with it. In fact, it never existed. It was all just a vast right-wing conspiracy to make me look bad." Is that what they say about that Roger Corman "Fantastic Four
  18. I used to think about some of the films shown on Turner "Classic" Movies... And some of the contemporary films that have been shown, and I resolved just to accept the fact that a "Classic" film is not strictly a film made from 1930 to 1939. Or even 1915 to 1925. Or during the years of WWII. I forget which year, but recently, during 30 days of Oscar, they showed "Return of the King" and I thought that to be the most appropriate usage of "Classic" movie, because to me, the material is Classic film material, but the film never could have been made in years previous. If you roll back to 1
  19. > {quote:title=Capuchin wrote:}{quote} > > What gets beneath my skin is implications. The one that comes to mind first and foremost is the closing scene of *A Boy and His Dog* (starring Don Johnson, from an Ellison short story). We know what he did. We even know why he did it (a boy loves his dog). The fact that it was the only sensible thing to do in the situation is greatly disturbing. Yes... YES! And although the film totally hacked Ellison to shreds, they got THAT part correct, And it is just one of those things, you do not need to see, to understand... But it is gri
  20. > {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=weAponX wrote:}{quote} > > I did not know Norris was a "great" cinematic personality > > Of course he is ... only exceeded by that great thespian Steven Seagal. I have only ONE response to that... and it is ROFL!
  21. Gee I thought it was a given that my doc marten comment was just a comment... Sometimes I FEEL like kicking someone in the butt, and I'll frequently SAY I'm going to kick someone in the butt, or that I want to kick someone there. I think my comment is less inappropriate than whining and complaining about some cohost because they are not a republican? WHEN I saw this thread, I assumed, maybe the guy did not like a guest programmer cos his nose was too big (in which case I might even agree)... But instead I see a whining complaint about something that really dont have to do with The Esse
  22. But I mostly agree with MetropolisMan's list... I don't think Ghost Rider was so bad... "I Am Legend" - A waste of Will Smith, and a waste of the great book by Richard Matheson. Horrid, unbelievable CG- Bad Ending. "The Day The Earth Stood Still" - I think they messed with the story too much- Which was in turn messed with even in the Robert Wise version, read "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. I also agree that "Catwoman" - well you don't wanna hear that expression here. Now, I have heard, that during a preview of "Van Helsing" - Some guy stood up and yelled "This Mov
  23. I never knew about the topless footage... If the footage exists, it probably was shown somewhere. Was the footage processed into a newsreel, or did it seem to be stand alone footage? That is creepy, and not erotic at all... At least not to me, not the kind of memento mori I want to see.
  24. > {quote:title=Ellaisgood wrote:}{quote} > Jay-I feel your pain dude. I can only offer this piece of advice as I swore off my political opinions on the message boards last fall. > > I commented on the (in my opinion) monthy guest programmer's that, like Baldwin, I felt had in the past made clear their own political agenda. How if we consider that this is TCM and not FOX or CBS or CNN or the like and that our Guest Programmers and Co Hosts and especially Robert all have absolutely no political axes to grind and that this is Entertainment... NOT politics and who the &^&
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