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Everything posted by path40a

  1. Excellent post, and welcome back moira!
  2. Okay, I can understand why whites may like this film and some blacks may dislike this film. It appears to me that you haven't been reading what others have been posting here; I doubt seriously if you've been watching the context within which TCM has been presenting these films. The commentary, both here and from Robert Osborne and author Donald Bogle (who selected all of the films being shown), has been terrific. I always said, TCM should show Oscar Micheaux's answer to Birth of a Nation, Symbol of the Unconquered: The Storry of the Ku Klux Klan Within Our Gates, The Symbol of the
  3. Yes it is; boy, that was fast! FWIW, he appeared in Jamaica Inn (1939) and wrote the plays: "Night Must Fall" and "The Corn is Green". Your turn ...
  4. Thanks! My first guess was going to be Ian Hunter, but I could only think of three. What actor in a Hitchcock film wrote a thriller of his own (that was made into a movie) in addition to another that was made into a movie starring Bette Davis?
  5. I very much enjoyed it too, couldn't wait to watch this premiere and wasn't disappointed (lots of information that was new to me). I thought Ellen Burstyn (73 years old!) looked TERRIFIC, btw. I hope that TCM will continue to fund and/or support this type of excellent programming.
  6. Somebody has to go first and, because I didn?t participate in the original challenge, I had a head start. Plus, I didn?t want anyone to post a schedule using my holiday before me;-) I ignored 31 Days of Oscar month by using Valentine?s Day (2007) as my holiday! My Monday is also Lincoln?s Birthday and I scheduled populist and/or politically-based films then because we used to celebrate this day before his birthday was combined with George Washington?s to make President?s Day the following week. So, in effect, I got to do two holidays for the price of one! February 11 - Screen Debuts/Cl
  7. You might find this thread of interest: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=60811&start=330#5828663
  8. I don't boycott TCM because they showed (Annie Get Your Gun), even though there was no discussion of it's sexism in historical context before or after the film. Good point! I don't think TCM would have any female viewers if they weren't tolerant of the sexist themes which pervade SO MANY classic films. Though I haven't got the data to prove it, I suspect that classic movies with these types of themes far outnumber the ethnic and/or stereotypes (perhaps, combined) ... and I'm a guy;-)
  9. OT - vallo, I just wanted to congratulate you on your 1,000 post to these boards, to which you've certainly been a welcome addition!
  10. Try these links instead: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=78996&start=90#7788525 I've noticed that cuting and pasting these links doesn't always work so well;-)
  11. Jay Presson Allen, 84, who as an adapter of novels for plays and movies developed some of the most memorable roles for women in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday morning at her home in Manhattan of a stroke. Ms. Allen made her breakthrough with a stage adaptation of Muriel Spark's novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," about a romantic and frustrated Edinburgh schoolteacher who, for good or ill, has a magnetic influence on her students. In its first few years, the role brought out critically acclaimed performances from almost every actress who played it; Vanessa Redgrave, who origi
  12. I miss coffeedan's contributions, period. AWOL for nearly three weeks;-)
  13. This week's TCM Picks have been posted: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=tcm Thursday morning is a continuation of Wednesday night's first installment of SOTM Bette Davis's films which lead right up to the second evening of "Race and Hollywood: Black Images on Film" including a couple of terrific movies with all-Black casts: King Vidor's groundbreaking Hallelujah (1929) and a unique look at stories from the Bible's Old Testament, The Green Pastures (1936); on Friday, you can see Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) for the first time in more than 18 months on the channel along with
  14. Don't let that discourage you, we'd love to see your favorites tracey! I'm sure everyone's lists are a lot like that too (how could they help from being that way?).
  15. Thanks so much for relating your experience last night for us, filmlover!
  16. Thank you all, for your contributions to this thread! Don't forget - tonight is Birth of a Nation (1915) and tomorrow night is the TCM premiere of an all new documentary about Bette Davis titled Stardust!
  17. Excellent choices tracey! I also like John Barry's soundtracks, especially from the non-musical Somewhere in Time (1980), but also Born Free and Dances With Wolves! This thread (AFI's Top 25 Scores) may also be of interest: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=7760901 Message was edited by: path40a
  18. Since I didn't participate in the last challenge, I have been doing some dabbling in preparation for this one. What I've discovered is that there are an awful lot of Columbia movies which appear on TCM, presumably not in the library per coffeedan's note. Since I'm not sure what specific agreement TCM has for airing these Columbia titles, would it be alright to use the "ps" (for previously scheduled) as others did on their grids entered in the first challenge?
  19. There's another thread (Favorites folder, I think) dedicated to female "slime" that includes several of the more wicked women played by Bette Davis (The Little Foxes, In This Our Life, etc.), Gene Tierney (in Leave Her to Heaven), and more. Here's one of them, titled "Wicked Women": http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=124079? Pretty comprehensive too! Message was edited by: path40a
  20. I would create a new thread, if I were you;-)
  21. Sure enough, July 8th's stated theme is "Pulp Fiction"!
  22. Thanks for saving me the job of typing all that in, Larry;-) That's the same picture to which I was referring in my earlier post. Something else which may be of interest, my book also lists the 19 directors that were under contract at the time of the Silver (25th Anniversary) Jubilee: Robert Alton, Compton Bennett, Clarence Brown, Edward Buzzell, George Cukor, Robert Z. Leonard, Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann, Vincente Minnelli, Roy Rowland, Victor Saville, George Sidney, John Sturges, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, Charles Waters, William Wellman, Sam Wood, and Fred Zinnemann.
  23. Great, thanks! Next question ... Name the two feature films that the director produced & directed for his own failed company. Message was edited by: path40a
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