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  1. I agree that the love story in Titanic isn't subtle because you see it coming but it's the way that it was done that made it tragic and effective. I personally found the love story in this film to be more beliveable then any other love story in the history of film. I found it a more well developed love connection then Brief Encounter (1945). As much as I love David Lean's other films, I found that love story in this film to be cliched and just as poorly developed as The Notebook (2004). I just hated how the two lead characters kept saying, "I love you" troughout the second half of the movie. It got to the point of being silly. The words, "I love you" are only used once in Titanic and it's only used at the right moment. You can have the carachters say I love you over and over but I want to see it. Show me love and passion, don't tell me. While Brief Encounter is a more thought provoking movie then Titanic, I still didn't buy into the fact that these two were truly in love.


    Again, I love old films from the classic era and maybe comparing these two films isn't relevant but I'm just making a point of how, while not as subtle as Brief Encounter, Titanic is more beliveable.


    Edited by: Kubrickbuff on Feb 6, 2010 9:53 PM


    Edited by: Kubrickbuff on Feb 6, 2010 9:53 PM

  2. I know that somebody on the TCM board is going to complain about this film being shown eventually and while I don't think that's a bad thing nor do I mean it as an insult. I personally love this film and I'm glad that TCM is airing it. Sure, it's already been shown a hundred other times on every channel but at least we have many great classic films to go along with it which you won't get on other channels. Of course, it's already avaible on DVD too but I guess you get my point.


    The fact is that TCM cares about film history and will continue to show films from all eras. I personally feel that we should all be more open minded about important films from all eras of cinema being shown on TCM. Besides, I'm sure that this film will only be aired on TCM once and never again, at least not for a while. Some of you are going to reply with negative comments about the film or TCM airing the it but just keep in mind that the people at TCM care about movies and would never air a recent film unless they had a good reason to and there is a good reason why this film is being aired.


    I personally feel that this is one of the best films of the 90s and as long as we have other great classic films to go along with it on TCM then I say, let them air it. You won't get this kind of programming on other channels. I doubt that this film is being aired just to get raitings, the people at TCM would never be that cynical.

  3. I guess that I will be the only one on the board who will care about this thread. Maybe everyone else will accuse the movie of being too recent to be aired on TCM. I don't think that John Hughes was the greatest director who ever lived but I do think that he was gifted at what he did which was coming of age comedy. I'm happy that TCM is paying their respects to the writer/director. He may be no Elia Kazan or Howard Hawks but I do think he made an impact on cinema in the 80s. His teen films are still relevant today and all of the teen movies today wouldn't excist without his films. Weather you think that's a bad thing or not is ok but you can't deny that he made an impact on pop culture and cimema in some way, that's something that one rarely does in life.

  4. I just want to know if anybody else is a fan of this actress on the TCM board. Even though she won an oscar, I still feel that she is very underrated. I know that she isn't as well respected as Bette Davis or Katherine Hepburn but I think she's a good actress and I am glad that TCM are playing some of her films this week. I wish that more of her films would be relased on DVD.


    Edited by: Kubrickbuff on Oct 20, 2009 9:46 PM

  5. I guess that a lot of people don't like romance movies anymore but it's my favorite genre. I get made fun of a lot for enjoying Roman Holiday, Casablanca, Bringing Up Baby, Now Voyager. I also love Jerry Maguire and Titanic too, I don't care what people say, those films are great. I guess that romance films are considered campy and cliche now days. No offence to you art house fans but I can't stand Citizen Kane. It's ironic that I am bashing art house films when my screen name is Kubrickbuff.

  6. I never understood why many people on these boards complain about this. I see older movies on TCM all the time, hardly do I ever see anything more recent so I don't understand why you feel the need to complain. To be honest, I prefer more films from the modern era but I do like a lot of older films as well


    I think that more films from the 70s, 80s and 90s have become more classics then the films from the 30s and 40s. Heck, even avearage comides like Ferris Bueller's Day Off have made more of an impact on film history. They have become more popular and more loved around the world. How can a movie be a classic when hardly anybody has herd of it? Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of older films that are classics as well. Casablanca, On The Waterfront, Vertigo, Bringing Up Baby and Citizen Kane are all classics, simply because they are great films and because they are loved all around the world but none of the films by William Wellman have become classics, maybe The Public Enemy and a few others but not most of them. His films are not classics because they just didn't make the impact on film history like Casblanca or On The Waterfront did. William Wellman's films were ok for sure but they haven't become classics. William Wellman's films are no different then films like I Love you, Man. They may be popular at the moment but then they are forgotten over a year later.


    I am sorry but it's the truth and that's the reason why it's called Turner Classic Movies.

  7. But he didn't intend for what happend to those children so what's your point? Yes, he made a mistake but he was just following his vision. He orderded the helicopter to go lower because that's what he wanted. I do agree that he shouldn't have had the kids working but I am not going to blame him because he didn't intend for it to happen.

  8. John Landis was just doing his job. What happend was an accident, people make mistakes. I do think that it was wrong for Landis to hire the two children illegally but we all do stupid things at some point in our lives. He didn't intend for it to happen. Things like this happen all the time in hollywood, people make the wrong choices but for some reason only Landis is accused of murder. What happend was sad and painful to think about but I won't blame anybody for what happend because nobody intended for it to happen.

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