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  1. Hi Mike I officially joined today, and will see how this goes. Looking forward to hearing about Club plans for Philadelphia Story.
  2. Hi Mike! I just sent you an e-mail. I live in Fort Worth.... Sunday is an ideal time for me.
  3. I am very interested in joining a F.W./Dallas group! Looks like Movie Mike and I share some common interests. I am an "old-school" Projectionist, Precision Machinist and Toolmaker. I am currently in the midst of rebuilding my early (1950s) Centurys and Magnarcs to new condition. I also have a hodgepodge of Simplex/IPC equipment. Dallas Maker Space is a excellent organization as well as well as the Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society of DFW.
  4. Gee Whiz, I gust replied to this thread and my reply disappeared??? This was the first time that TCM has run 20K. Unfortunately, Robert Osbourne's commentary was beyond pathetic! There was about a 20 minute intermission between the end of the previous film and 20K, during which time a newsreel short was run, along with some TCM advertisements that have already been beaten to death. Osbourne's opening commentary was nothing more than a brief synoposis of the film, which added nothing to the presentation. This film is so significant that it is really a shame that Osbourne did not prepare a more in-depth commentary! Anyhow, the true "star" of this film is Harper Goff's creation, the Nautilus! The Disney Nautilus is one of the most popular Sci-Fi models of all time, and has legions of fans and web-sites. Too bad Osbourne failed to mention any of them, like http://www.disneysub.com/. Not only are there commercially available Nautilus models available (that are usually quite expensive) but scores of model builders have built both static and RC versions of the Nautilus in a variety of scales. All one has to do is a quick internet search, typing in Disney Nautilus. It is really shameful that Osbourne failed to mention Harper Goff!! A few years ago Disney had a symposium regarding the film with several displays. Also, Osbourne's closing commentary regarding was an almost direct plagarism about director Richard Fleischer from on-line articles like Wikipedia. On-line info regarding the demise of the Disney ride is also available on-line, and the ride was not an origional film prop
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