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Everything posted by path40a

  1. There are some great films, not often found on TCM, on the coming week's (July 6-12) schedule and I would be remiss if I didn't mention them: The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) is more than just Janet Leigh's screen debut; I found the Civil War rhetoric to be surprisingly relevant for today's times. That evening's schedule is our first with June's SOTM, the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor! Friday's daytime lineup is terrific and it's followed by the essential political thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962) at midnight ET, then the TCM premiere of the foreign film Tokyo Drifter (1966).
  2. I watched the Syd Chaplin movie (The Better 'Ole) too and agree that the scene with the horse (and some others) was a hoot!
  3. Obviously "what's funny" is as individualized as "who's beautiful" AND, as I've said before, these lists often include too many newer films relative to the classics because of how they were compiled - there is no accounting for the ignorance of today's average moviegoer (e.g. if one hasn't seen any/many older films because they're B&W, one's not likely to include them on their ballot). Still, I do find some value in lists such as these because, inexplicably, they sometimes include classics I've not seen. For instance, I've just added A Chump at Oxford (1940), Big Deal on Madonna's Str
  4. Thanks to MGMWBRKO, we are now getting updates about when these One Reel Wonders will air: http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7808924#7808924 Thanks!
  5. I think you'll find (via the search function) that the majority of the Widmark, Morrow, and even Marlon Brando 'requests' have been posted by movielover11;-)
  6. As previously posted, The Devil With Hitler is no longer scheduled to air today.
  7. You have indeed proven yourself to be trustworthy, great post ... keep them coming!
  8. My synopsis: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=other_reviews&item=98 includes the ending.
  9. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) turned out to be quite good, if a bit incoherent near its end. Not being bi-lingual myself, I found it fascinating how, when he spoke, he changed from English to German and back again so seamlessly with the interviewer, who could also speak both languages. Lots a little tidbits about his movies, moviemaking in general, the writers and actors/actresses with whom he worked. Before I leave town for a few days, another heads up for Sing and Like It (1934), early next Wednesday morning; a little comedic gem (which unfortunately runs out of steam at the end) starring
  10. Here - http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7806363#7806363
  11. FWIW, William Holden was honored last August 28th in the 2005 Summer Under the Stars series. What's wrong with Walter Matthau (a thrice AA nominated Oscar winner, a funny everyman), Doris Day (AA nom, sweet, pretty, great voice), David Niven (a Best Actor Oscar winner, a Brit with style & wit), and Lee Marvin (a Best Actor Oscar winner, and quintessential tough guy persona)? I guess you wouldn't be satisfied unless you were the programmer;-)
  12. FYI, The Devil With Hitler (1942) has been replaced on the June 29th schedule with some MGM shorts. Too bad, it sounded like it might be funny. Hopefully it wasn't taken off the schedule for politically correct reasons.
  13. Sounds a bit like Breathless (1960) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053472/
  14. Since you asked: http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/ann.jspa?annID=13 I thought I'd revive this idea. There are certain questions which arise again and again. Normally, a site has an FAQ which answer them. Would it be possible to have a TCM message board FAQ or other 'sticky note' concept (as you do with these announcements) for answers to commonly asked questions like: - what films are in the TCM library and/or what other content is available to show (including which Paramount titles are available) - why isn't a certain title (from the library) available for showing (e.g. because
  15. Chipper, you've offended no one (at least, not me). But posts such as yours come along every now and then complaining (sometimes vociferously) that TCM is significantly changing their schedule, by showing more 'modern' movies etc.. Each time one of these posts is responded to with the facts (e.g. that the schedule today is not much different than say, 1998), the reaction to said response is muted or emotional (as yours is). Expressing your opinions or your feelings that it seems like more current movies are invading the schedule is fine, but don't expect those of us who know better to roll
  16. So, roughly 20% of the films being shown on TCM (June-September, 2006) were released since 1960, meaning that approximately 80% of the programming on the channel consists of films which are at least 45 years old. I can live with that, can you? Additionally, since you made specific reference to films in the 45-50 year old range, I'm guessing your definition of the word classic is related to the age of a film and that 50 years is your 'line' (btw, mine is about 20-25 years to the right of yours ... but I struggle with films from the 1980's because it would mean including movies I saw when I wa
  17. This thread just crossed over the 10,000 view mark, thanks for your interest! Highlights for the coming week (June 22-June 28) include: City for Conquest (1940) and the TCM premiere of Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) on Thursday (the director's 100th Birthday); Black Narcissus (1947) is this weekend's TCM Essential and it's followed by The Red Shoes (1948) on Saturday night; TCM will air The Cat and the Canary (1927) for the very first time as this Sunday's Silent; Monday night's Leading Ladies series continues and features Sofia Loren in Two Women (1960) and Mary Pickford's Sparrows (1926) (am
  18. Foreign films dominate the September schedule including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Alexander Nevsky, Ossessione, Ashes and Diamonds, Knife in the Water, Death of a Cyclist, and Beauty and the Beast (1946). Additionally, I found Breaker Morant, Chuck Jones Shorts, Golden Boy (1939), the Dick Cavett interviews with Mel Brooks and Robert Mitchum, Harold and Maude, Claudette Colbert & Paul Muni birthday tributes, September 15th Silents & Shorts including Star in the Night, Hud (1963), The Miracle Worker (1962), Stalag 17 (1953), and a Norma Shearer silent.
  19. I'm a fan of all genres, so don't take this the wrong way, but: why is that film-noir fans are so obsessed with their genre? It seems to me, whether you read the various posts within this folder, or the comments at imdb.com under individual films, film-noir seems to be the only genre where its fans debate whether a film is/is not noir, argue about what the specific defining characteristics are, etc.. Why is this? Is it impossible to enjoy a film on its merits regardless? I've never seen persons debating whether a film was a comedy, a musical, or a musical-comedy (e.g. as defined by
  20. It should be noted that the list of films in Chuck Workman's "100 Years at the Movies (1994)" short were derived by members of these TCM boards and that Tim Dirks (whose filmsite is the best on the internet) borrowed our work and enhanced it a bit for his site (e.g. the link FredCDobbs provided).
  21. An appropriate post for today, and a popular holiday for challenge participants too! As to the subject, I wrote an essay before last year's Father's Day which I hope is an interesting read for those who think of movie Dads on this day: http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=essays&item=9
  22. And a Happy Father's Day to you too mongo, and you other Dads out there!
  23. Since we can no longer access the old thread, and duffylab was running the latest game, perhaps we could continue with a new thread. Unfortunately, I don't remember all the clues, but, through google cache, I could find these: Clue # 8. A popular series of newspaper articles. Clue # 7. A newsreel. Clue # 6. Football hero. Clue # 5. A stutterer. Clue #4. Ineffectual mother I'll guess Shane (a popular non-guess from years past) to get things rolling again. Next clue (and fill in the others if you can), please;-)
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