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Everything posted by mikemcgee

  1. per previous private and public advisories to user. Please be aware that pleading ignorance of private message warnings is no excuse. Michael/TCMWebAdmin
  2. I boycotted last night the whole Conrad Veidt film festival cause it was half backed. Casual fans and popular fans missed a lot when leonard maltin and the staff put a limited to the kind of conrad Veidt films thay would show Edited by: mikemcgee on Aug 24, 2011 8:33 PM
  3. Something does'nt make sense.Summer under the stars playing a lot of Jean Gabin french pictures.But avoiding Conrad Viedt german talkies, just becuase they arn't. This is typical corporate thinking,Being too careful, I am going to avoid the conrad viedt film festival cuase it's half baked. But this is typical of the pseudo liberals and Neo cons who control Time Warner Edited by: mikemcgee on Aug 19, 2011 1:50 AM Edited by: mikemcgee on Aug 19, 2011 1:54 AM
  4. As much as I have complained about Robert Osborne he has better experience about the movies inspite that he does what he's told.That's his job.He might make the same complaints or almost that i have or some what outside his work. Ben manchawitz is more casual about film history .He know a littel less. I don't know if he's learning. But in spite of Robert osborne being a corporate film journalist, If he has to retire I hope That get some one with more experience. Even though they be Corporate too. I just can't stand ben Manachawits .I don't topologies for it
  5. I just recently Watched the film that this channel did not consider to put as part of the Conrad Viedt film festival. "The man who Laughs,". In this case I hope the reason for not considering this to be part of the festival wasn't what I fear, I'm a afraid that could of been one of the reasons,The character Gwynplaine has a pet German shepard . Do you know what his name is? ****. Yes ****! so what? It may be short for homosaphiene the wolf.But I got a suspicious, that one of the reason why they did not consider to including this as part of the film festival. If I'm right , t.c.m. is going do
  6. I recently read an article it was Corporate censorship and the media. Well to make a long story short, I now know why t.c.m. is picky about classics and are too precautious about Classics of the Third Reich, before and after, and The Stalin regime , as well as other dictatorship of the past, in spite of everybody well educated about history, First this channel does not serve the populace. They serve a target. It's a majority of lazy complacent, casual fans of classic films, that leaves everthing to authorty. If they make a petition it's a remembered classic that was introduced to them years ea
  7. Turner classic movies may not be totally politically correct , they are moderately against classic films .This is their down fall.They are no different than Wall mart. They have Conquered and divided not only the casual majority against the serious minority of classic film but they havve conquered and divided Conrad Veidt German language classic films against his english speaking classics just Because of Nazi Legacy. This is down right stupid what they did.No body would get offended at Congress Dance or Me and the empress etcetera, And much as i want to see the British version of Jude **** ,to
  8. It might be the C.E.O.'s that are behind this. Big corporations are fearful of wallstreet rating going down, law suites , screaming meamy groups with agendas. Now this could be easily ignored . But your dealing with greed . A bunch of asian consumer got offended by that anti Hiriheto bugs bunny cartoon on their laser disk Instead of Warner ignoring them and giving there money back, They appease them and take their cartoon off the laser disk. Warner brother's sold off their rap music company when a bunch of people complained. They are no different than Wallmart or Chrysler. They are too precaut
  9. I was surprised when i read that article about The Conrad Viedt version of Jude **** that mentioning the 1940 version that it was very objective, they were saying the same things that were said about the 40 version in the booklet that was a part of the D.V,D distributed by I.H.F.. But then it started to say that watching the British version can make you uncomfortable cause of the second version. Well, not neccessarily so. If your a serious classic film fan and own the copy of the 40 version, you understand that what happend in the past was wrong but you except it in peace. So watching the fir
  10. Later in August This station will be playing on the Summer under the stars series, The conrad Veidt film festival, The Never before seen Veidts will you be seeing is two British films , One a non propaganda version of Jude Suds . What you Won't be seeing is , Congress Dances 1931, Me and the Empress, 1933 costarring ,Madi Christian , his last film in Germany, Rasputen Demon with Women 1932, The man who committed Murder 1931. Why? Why is This station avoiding Conrad's films that he did in Germany? T. C. M. are politically correct hypocrites. They will show our films that reflect our prejudic
  11. Was the Joan Crawford version better than the Ingrid Bergman version? That's like saying that the 28 reissue of the now lost four devils was better than the F.W. Marnau silent 27 version. The first version the ending is dark. The reissue of 28 had a happy zappy ending. Well the first version of a women's face had a dark ending. The second one was one of those roles that M.G.M put on Joan as her star was dwindling at that studio. She slowly was getting less good roles.This remake had a happy light ending. The truth ? out side of corporate view. Take your pick both are good. Ingrid Bergman's pe
  12. I've seen Yankee doodle Dandy so many times that all of a sudden I've found the american propaganda message of the time. In the first place by 1939 every american new the evils of Hitler and Mousillini and by 42 every one new about the evils of Hiriheto. I don't know why film makers think that they can persuade the audience to agree with them when they are just watching films for entertianment and not their to be educated. Conservatives and shifites are pro censroship. They believe that you and I don't know what's best for us and any thing we read and view can change our behavior against our
  13. Portraying an arabian by a non arab actor is not an act of prejudice.Portraying them as a bad or subjective characters is not an act of hate or promoting hate.Arabians like every one else is subjective in fantasy and fiction. In the world of fantasy reality don't have to count . Accuracy does not count. Only in non fiction and documentary only. Fiction and fantasy is not documentary.You have a bunch of small group of ethnics , out of the rest, who became communist, political correctness is communism, is part of the communist manifesto, thinking this would stop prejudice, They never bothered to
  14. I respects the equal rights of diversed actors and actress as well a and filmakers to have the same oppurtunitys as much as the mainstream , Their rights to subject and critisize and dissents in their fantasies. But also respect the majoritie's right to do the same thing. This what are fore fathers intended with the first amendment to be. The right to express dissent or critisize without fear of being censored. This does not mean that the other person will agree with it . They are entitled to equally critisize back the dissent. Free speech is a round circle 50 /50. Political correctn
  15. Due to the semi political correctness of this channel,M.R. Osborne ,after the film on June 14,11 did not mention some information that he should of mention out of not offending the sissies in the audience. This was a remake of the radio play. The radio play was written by Hans Rothe before Hitler in Germany. He fled Germany. Then Goebbels took the original play and messed it up for propaganda. He wanted the German movie going audience to prepare for war . He wanted them to get use to death.Thanks to the change by Thea Von Harbau , Frtiz Lang's ex wife, Stolen Tracks, The whole plot was given
  16. I wrote in this site that Robert Osborne was lying when he claimed that painting the clouds with sunshine was a T.C.M. premiere. My brother some years earlier said it was shown cause he saw it on T.V.,. Well I had asked him again and he told me it was Encore channel not T. C. M. So in this case I made the mistake some weeks back it was a T. C. M. premiere
  17. I have been watching tcm since 1997 .They claimed that stop your killing me being played on 05/24/11 12:30 am was a T.C.M. premiere they lied I saw it a couple of years ago on this channel before charter got into digital. Unfortunately it isn't illegal to lie about a movie that turns out to be good but T. C. M. needs to be more ethical
  18. I just discover in august that they are going to have a Conrad Viedt film festival. But They will not include his German talkies he did before he left Germany, Why? The political correct bias that t.c.m. has against showing any more classic that were made under a dictatorship of the past or our own prejudices of the past. Since the actors he worked with Like Willy Fritz and Heinrich George and Heinz ruhmann who would stay in Germany and Lillian Harvey would go back to Germany after her british film regreting later on. They think they are making up for Conrads past. You bet he's angry in the sp
  19. Now Available in the united states,in yellow English subtitles. His last film he did In Germany. Ich Und Die Kaiserin, Me and the Empress. It was also Mady Christians last film in Germany too. It's a digital print on DVD. It's Available from www,germanwarfilms.com Edited by: mikemcgee on May 16, 2011 4:22 PM
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  21. What Robert Osborne said was a mistake11:30 pm about Divine Lady is that this is not a televsion premiere it was shown before to four times .I ought to know I saw it those times. repeat this is not a televison premiere. Corrine griffith did a talkee after this. It was played on tcm. She also did one more talkee in england. you can check on the imdb. It ought to be illegal to ballyhoo a classic film beyond the truth. but theres nothing you can do about it except confront the liar with the truth after this she did a part talkee called prisoners which starred bela lagosi then she did lillies o
  22. It's a good classic and it's has been never shown since 76. But it wasn''t lost. It's that no one seemed to have been intrested in putting out unitl now . This surprises me since it's a popullr style classic. It could of had copy right problems but it was never lost I doubt it.
  23. What I'm about to talk about I'm not trying to make you agree with me in fact you can disagree with me. When a bunch of smart actors and actresses Left Germany in 1933 because of Old Mustache, Club foot shrimp was worried.He did not know how to produce films," isn't that too bad'. He sent foolish film maker to go to Hollywood to study. This is how How Hollywood and U.S.A. was nieve at the time. To study the film Industry, Director Paul Martin. The first thing he saw was Columbias," It Happen one night. Instead of creating something original, Club Foot copied it .Lucky kid and made it into some
  24. They are still showing too many popular classic to serve that one and only big target moderate classic film fans. They need to equally serve fans of unpopular classic . Mix and match. Sure they wont' make a quick profit but an honest one. By exploring more variety. They would be promoting film history not just popular classics only. The U. C.L.A theater and the Egyptian and its sister theater does better exploring. That's my viewpoint
  25. voltare said that I may not agree with what you said but I'll let you say it. This is what tcm is not allowing me to do I got a complaint by the blog not to talk about politics I'm never talk about politics. Tcm has showed baron Munchhausen and titanic and.Made under the nazi regime. they showed film made by Segie Estenstied. They talk about the german silent period. but some times i would discuss the german classic films between 33 and 45. I am a classic film historian I am a fan of history in general both the good and the bad,The bad has already happen ,I would discuss the non political
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