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Everything posted by path40a

  1. Songbird, There was another similar thread on this topic which you (or moira) began but which I can no longer find (for obvious reasons). The point was similar, however, small roles in which relatively unknown actors had an impact that made the film memorable and/or great to watch. I recently watched Lonelyhearts (1958) for the first time and was impressed with Frank Overton's understated role as Dolores Hart's father; ironically, he also played one of Burl Ives's sons in Desire Under the Elms (1958) that same year. And then I remembered how well he played Sheriff Tate a few years la
  2. Has anyone out there had any luck with having a movie that they have suggested shown on TCM.? Many times. If you're not having any luck, perhaps you're not suggesting movies which are in TCM's library (e.g. Warner Bros., RKO, MGM, etc.) or perhaps the film has been lost or is not available in the proper format for TCM to show it? Also remember that the schedules are available 3 or more months in advance and that any suggestion you make today will likely not appear for some time in the future.
  3. It is unfortunate what has happened to these boards. Years ago, new participants were greeted by someone we affectionately referred to as our board "Mom" and the motto was "if you can't say something nice ...". But, you guessed it, she was eventually run off by the nastier ones who have taken up residence among us. I remember nostalgically the time when I first found this place over three years ago, it was relatively quiet and so different (a breath of fresh air) from the other Internet sites where I'd discussed movies because: the vast majority of the active threads were on-topic, differen
  4. Your conclusion: Some of the blame for the interview in the TCM newsletter clearly must be laid at the feet of interviewer Jeff Stafford, and the website's proofreading staff (who probably don't exist, anyway, since the stories run here are often rife with errors of fact and style). yet within your own post: 1. If you've read the interview with Marc Eliot, author of the new biography of Jimmy Stewart, in the latest TCM newslatter 2. far more troubling, as far as Mr Eliot's grasp of his subject, is that THE PRIDE OF ST LOUIS stared Dan Dailey 3. Early in Michael Powell and E
  5. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that tomorrow at 7 PM ET, as part of its day of shorts, TCM will air Star in the Night (1945) (especially since I'd requested it so much last December;-) Other films to look out for in the coming week's schedule, the TCM premiere of Angel in My Pocket (1969) on Saturday night; Hud (1963), The Miracle Worker (1962), Sunrise (1927), Tom Jones (1963), and Blowup (1966) on Sunday; a Garbo birthday tribute on Monday; some great Janus films on Tuesday; and Stalag 17 (1953) next Wednesday!
  6. Don't know. I do know that another user had requested having all their posts deleted some time ago (e.g. because he'd been having login problems, etc.) and the administrator was able to do so without disrupting any of the threads, so I doubt it. If the edit your post capability was removed, of course, we'd have to suffer through having all of our spelling and/or grammatical mistakes being corrected by you know who ... remember when we thought that was the worst thing happening on these boards;-) Now that you've edited your post, mine makes no sense (as usual, I guess;-) Message wa
  7. TCMWebAdmin et al, If it is technologically possible to turn off one's ability to edit their own posts, please consider doing so; it should 'fix' the current problem. Any new posts by the offending party could then be ignored and/or deleted the way SPAM is currently handled. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.
  8. ****, my wife and I watch those previews before current movies too and often wonder "who in the world are they making these movies for anyway; it certainly isn't us because we have no interest in the vast majority of them, especially after being 'assaulted' by their trailers";-)
  9. I should have recognized it from your description since I wrote this synopsis for my site: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=pageA&item=170 Sorry, I guess it's been a while since I saw it; glad you found it!
  10. This thread reminds me of the Leading Ladies promo thread: http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=82333&start=30#7804411 BTW, I saw that clip in a movie theater here in Atlanta this summer, before the feature, which I thought was really cool (e.g. trying to attract today's moviegoers to the channel). Plus, I remember seeing it on other cable channels. FWIW, I liked that ad but don't care for the current one (featuring the tattooed woman), much like I didn't like the 2005 TCM remembers spot. Is the newest ad being shown similarly? Has anyone seen it "at the movie
  11. This is so easy, go to imdb.com and click on their Top 250 Movies of All-Time. You'll find so many examples of "Films That Everyone Loves But You Don't" to choose from, that it'll boggle your mind and/or you'll quickly find the most overrated movies (of all-time?). For example, 17. Cidade de Deus (2002) - good, but come on 25. Memento (2000) - you're kidding, right? 29. Fabuleux destin d'Am?lie Poulain, Le (2001) - cute, but #29 of all-time??? 32. Fight Club (1999) - ha 33. American Beauty (1999) - NO 38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - one of the worst movies I've ev
  12. TCM will change its regularly scheduled programming THIS Sunday, September 10th to honor the late Glenn Ford (1916-2006) with a 6-film tribute. Here is the new lineup for 9/10: 8:00 AM The Desperadoes ('43) 9:30 AM A Stolen Life ('46) 11:30 AM Gilda ('46) 1:30 PM Blackboard Jungle ('55) 3:30 PM The Teahouse of the August Moon ('56) 5:45 PM The Courtship of Eddie's Father ('63) and, the channel already had a tribute planned for the actor (before his death) on October 21 (all times are ET): 8:00 PM Gilda (1946) A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but s
  13. Since the spot was filmed in a high-rise apartment here in Atlanta (per the skyline), maybe she was catching TCM's annual "Screen on the Green" in downtown's Piedmont Park;-)
  14. No idea, but for anyone who was wondering, the skyline indicates that it was filmed in Atlanta. Perhaps she's a local model?
  15. Yes, I received mine yesterday, I don't know why except that I live near to Florida (where the guide is printed and mailed) and my subscription is about to expire (and they probably mail these issues first;-)
  16. Jack, I'd rather read your top 25 (from the linked to ballot) than AFI's;-) Thanks for yours Sheldon!
  17. The October, 2006 Now Playing Guide has Vampira on the cover, essentially this picture: http://home.earthlink.net/~mokui/myspace/vampira.jpg In addition to the much discussed TCM Underground programming, hosted by Rob Zombie starting Friday, October 13th (LOL!) and featuring several TCM premieres, the Stars of the Month will be Child Stars (about which Robert Osborne has written his monthly article); the schedule includes a brand new Private Screenings with Margaret O'Brien, Jane Withers, Dickie Moore, and Darryl Hickman on October 2nd, and Monday nights will consist of films from thes
  18. Tomorrow night marks the first airing of the Dick Cavett interviews, beginning with his brand new 2006 discussion with Mel Brooks, a TCM premiere! Friday morning, you don't want to miss Lee Tracy's only Oscar nominated performance opposite Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson in Gore Vidal's The Best Man (1964), nor the great Ruth Gordon & Bud Cort in Harold and Maude (1971) that evening This weekend's TCM Essential is Brief Encounter (1945); Sunday features TCM's tribute to Glenn Ford, followed that night by Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), which is definitely worth a look. TCM w
  19. As always allie, thanks for your additions to this thread!
  20. Here was the ballot of 180 to choose from: http://www.afi.com/docs/tvevents/pdf/musicals_ballot.pdf Just for fun, why don't we each submit our 25 favorites. Here are mine, in alphabetical order: Cabaret 42nd Street Gigi (not on AFI's list!) Gold Diggers of 1933 (not on AFI's list) The King and I Mary Poppins Meet Me in St. Louis The Music Man (not on AFI's list) My Fair Lady Oklahoma! (not on AFI's list) Oliver! (not on AFI's list) On the Town The Rocky Horror Picture Show (not on AFI's list) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Show Boat (1951 instead of 1936) Singin' i
  21. Chicago (2002) is #12 and Moulin Rouge! (2001) is #25 of All-Time !?!?!? I don't think so;-)
  22. The movie was (the sound era foreign film, mostly silent) called Ecstasy (1933) with (the actress to be renamed) Hedy Lamarr: http://tcmdb.com/title/title.jsp?stid=73891 You might also want to see: http://www.tcm.com/2006/summer/confidential.jsp?id=28 for verification;-) Message was edited by: path40a
  23. I wondered how the Jimmy Stewart character could live to be at least 30, and still be so naive about American politics. Funny, in my experience, I've always found that the vast majority of persons younger than 30 (maybe even 40) are the most naive about politics, despite their bluster;-) BTW, a great film about politics will be on TCM next Friday morning, September 8th, from Gore Vidal called The Best Man (1964), with Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy (in his only Oscar nominated performance) as the POTUS. I've written about this one, and other great political campaign films
  24. Just saw Martha Scott in So Well Remembered (1947) ...
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