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  1. This was an interesting fact about Ms. Colbert. I think most actresses of that time were particular about how they were shot. I remember Robert Osborne saying that Rosalind Russell always made sure that her head tilted up in each scene to give the illusion of having a chin.

     

    Edited by: MovieGal53 on Aug 13, 2011 4:20 PM


  2. My cable company didn't include TCM in their channel line up until the fall of 2006. I missed the showing in December of that year but was able to view it in January of 2007.


    The film was supposed to air again in 08 or 09 when Claude Rains was the star of the month but was pulled from the schedule. At the time I sent an email to TCM programming and was told that it was pulled due to some sort of legal issue with the film and it would not air until the matter was resolved.

    Thanks to the both of you for trying to answer my question.

  3. I thought this would be an easy question until I began to type an answer. There can't be just one favorite film. So here are my choices.

     

     

    1. The Big Street

     

    The first time I ever saw this film I was captivated by Lucille's performance as the self centered Gloria Lyons. Each time I view this film my mind boggles at the thought that there was no award nomination for this role.

     

     

    2, The Fuller Brush Girl

     

    This film is belly laugh funny. It aired this afternoon on TCM and I laughed until I cried. I love it!

     

     

    3. Five Came Back

     

    Another dramatic role for which there was no nod from the academy but exellent reviews on Lucille's performance.

     

     

    4. The Long, Long, Trailer

     

    It's bacially Lucy & Ricky on the road but lots of fun. The scene where "Nicky" has to hawl that boat of a trailer up the steep mountain side is pricelss! The whole film is.

     

     

    Lucille Ball and I Love Lucy were staples in my life. No matter what occured there was Lucy to make all the sadness drift away for a little while.

     

    In fact, to this day, whenever a respite needs to be had I put on an episode of I Love Lucy and within those 25 minutes my soul is refreshed.

     

    Many thanks to TCM, my other oasis, for this wonderful tribute to Lucile Ball.


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    lzcutter, very well put. I have been a member of this board for five years and every time Ben's name is mentioned in a thread posters start spitting fire. I don't understand the extreme dislike for this guy. He does a fine job hosting on the weekends and now, equally as well in primetime.

     

     

    There is no disrepect when I say this but I would rather see Ben do the intro's in Mr. Osborne's absence instead of film stars who seem uncomfortable in their hosting roles.

     

     

    As I stated in a previous thread...Ben Mankiewicz is just as much a part of TCM as Robert Osborne is. Stop all the bashing and enjoy SUTS 2011.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    <<One thing worth remembering is that this is not some anonymous message board out in the middle of cyberspace.

     

    This is a message board sponsored by TCM and we are invited guests. Do you guys insult the hosts when you visit their homes? Because that's what you are basically doing here with unsubstantiated "impressions" and flaming Ben M.

     

    For the record, Ben M is doing his part while Robert O is on hiatus. He is stepping up, covering many of Robert O's tour dates of music events and film screenings in addition to hosting each day of *SUTS*. He is, in that regard, the temporary face of TCM while Robert O is away.

     

    The men and women who work with Ben M have high regard for him and his work ethic. Anyone who has met him or seen him at the Film Festivals knows that he is gracious, funny and a hard worker.

     

    Posters often ask why the staff of TCM doesn't interact more with this community. This thread (and others) could be Exhibit 1 why they don't.

     

    My husband often likes to say that life doesn't really get past high school.

     

    Welcome to the TCM version of high school where it's okay to trash talk a hard working member of the TCM staff and then say, "just joking".

     

    It doesn't make it funny and it doesn't make it right.

     

    We are invited guests here and as long as we are all willing to trash talk the staff of TCM (even under the guise of "joking"), the more we make it unlikely that they will ever participate in these message boards past what they do now.>>

     

     


  5. Ben is doing a fine job. It's only right that he fill in for Mr. Osborne this month and, hopefully, next month as well. He is just as much a part of TCM as Robert Osborne is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    While I defend anyone's right to disagree, cut the guy some slack. You're okay Benny!

     

    Edited by: MovieGal53 on Aug 3, 2011 12:04 AM


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    Classic Films are like old friends. They enrich your life in ways a non-classic fan can't understand. As stated in a few previous posts they transport us back to a much more simpler time.

     

     

    They allow us the privilage of sitting through a well written plot instead of today's blood, guts, blow it up, car chase, gratuitous sex, junior high school humor which, sadly, has become standard fare in most contemporary movies.

     

     

    Thankfully we have Turner Classic Movies. It's an oasis in all of the chaos happening in the world today. And a reminder that quality stands the test of time.

     

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  7. *markfp2*,

     

    Thanks so much for your response. I'm heading over to read the posts now.

     

     

    *Holly*, I saw White Banners only once in my life, when it aired on TCM about two years ago, and I have never forgotten it. Hopefully, TCM can iron out all the kicks so this gem of a film and be aired again.


  8. Due to a cable outage I was unable to see the last few minutes of the film Devotion airing on TCM last night. Since never having viewed the film before I am curious to know the ending.

     

    My cable went out just has Charlotte Bronte went running for the doctor after what looked like Emily's death.

     

    Please any information would be greatly appreciated.

     

     

    MovieGal53


  9. How did MSNBC come up with those five films? I agree with two of your selections Kid,

     

     

    Home for the Holidays (1995 - Directed by Jodie Foster, this is a very funny movie with great performances by Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.

     

     

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - John Candy..Steve Martin...and director John Hughes..PRICELESS!!!

     

     

    But I would also add...

     

     

    Miracle On 34th Street (1947) Although primarily considered a "Christmas" film, the opening scene's deal with Thanksgiving and the inbetween time of the two holidays. Love it!

     

     

    What's Cooking (2000) This film is about four ethnic families preparing for Thanksgiving. It's wonderful to see how each ethnicity brings their own traditions to an American holiday.

     

     

    Pieces of April (2003) A young woman attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her dysfunctional family in her tiny New York apartment. Patrica Clarkson and Oliver Platt steal the film as her parents.


  10. > {quote:title=VP19 wrote:}{quote}

    > I could be wrong, MovieGal, but I believe "Hands Across The Table" was shown Aug. 17, 2006, when Lombard films were featured for 24 hours as part of that year's "Summer Under The Stars." But I am pretty certain several of the October Lombard movies weren't shown that day.

     

    My cable company didn't add TCM to their channel lineup until October 1st, 2006 so I missed Summer Under the Stars that year.

     

    I have been requesting HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE on a regular basis since then so you can imagine my delight at seeing this film on the schedule for October. 8^D

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