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  1. I don't know if The Birds has been shown in the 1.85 ratio in the past on TCM. I do know that many films that are 1.85 ratio are altered to fill up the TV screen, including the films on TCM. More so with the premium channels (HBO, Starz etc) Personally I want to see films presented as the director framed them.
  2. What a treat to look at this movie shown in it’s correct aspect ratio.
  3. The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan... Although I didn't particularly like the movie I have been thinking about it since the Coronavirus pandemic. We don't know for sure how the Coronavirus is spreading. Like in the Happening when the wind blew people killed themselves.
  4. I agree that Sidney gives this film life, for which she got an Oscar nomination, but I think the scene where Balsam experiences a flashback of his war experiences in the second half is worth seeing similar to Man In The Gray Flannel Suit , Save The Tiger or even the flashbacks in MadMen of Donald Draper's experiences in the Korean War. As horrible as war must be I have read that some veterans feel that it is also the most intense and exciting experiences of their lives. Best of times worst of times.
  5. There are many times when captions are not exactly accurate due to the limitations of the captioning process but what I discovered in this movie was an intentional change to the dialogue being spoken. I might not have even noticed the censorship of the spoken dialogue if I hadn't been especially interested in a line that Martin Balsam says when he is remembering his war experiences, in the scene where they are visiting the WW2 battlefield where he fought. The line that I was interested in was "**** on them". I remember my father saying this in various situations when I was growing up.
  6. Garbo. She certainly had the option to make more movies but chose not to.
  7. That's certainly possible. I guess he died not long after production ended but that may well be true about the need to dub something in post production. I had never heard that.
  8. That's news to me. I can't think of any part of the film that he is missing from. I always heard that he had a line in his contract that he could not race as long as he was in production.
  9. Saragtoga and Brainstorm both feature actresses that did not live to finish production of the their last movies. I don't know about the other titles today except Giant that was James Dean's last film. Maybe just a coincidence.
  10. Certainly not. This has nothing to do with Bergman. I'm not comparing Mia Farrow's qualifications to talk about Bergman films to Woody Allen's. I'm sure Allen is well qualified to do the commentary but I personally don't want to hear it. That's just my opinion and I will continue to turn it off when it comes on. Granted he made some nice films in the early years like Radio Days and Hannah and Her Sisters but I personally cannot bring myself to watch any of his films again.
  11. My wife told me that this commentary about Bergman films had been on but I had not seen it until tonight. I would much rather see commentary by Mia Farrow. Don't know if she has ever been a host on TCM but I question TCM's judgement. I don't appreciate nor am I interested in seeing Woody Allen.
  12. This is the only film that I ever saw, when first released, that I remember hearing people sniffling in the audience. I can still remember the gun shot and the cloud of smoke that dissipates to reveal the boy’s tearful face. Don’t remember anything else though.
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