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NewYorkGuy

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  1. Not only was it still listed that way in the schedule TCM sent to its subscribers a couple of days ago, it's listed that way on today's online schedule. LOL -- I figure when I watch the film tonight the title card is going to read "Ghidora, the Three Headed Monster (To Be Deleted)."
  2. Echoing what lzcutter just said. I love it when the schedules are up far in advance myself, but I can also be patient.
  3. Timing is everything. Farley Granger got only a few days of "TCM Remembers" tributes before another celebrity death, but Jackie Cooper is getting a well-deserved full week. I've never seen TCM overlap "TCM Remembers" spots for different people over the same days. Does anyone else recall?
  4. It just occurred to me that the oft-run "So You Want to Be in Pictures" Joe McDoakes short would be perfect for Ronald Colman day. I'm laughing at all the comments about "North by Northwest"'s possible position as the number one most-aired film on TCM. Would "So You Want to Be in Pictures" be the most-aired short?
  5. Hooray! "Stand-In" is finally scheduled on Joan Blondell Day! I'll surely post a reminder sometime around, oh, August 20th -- But the first time I saw the Shirley Temple satire is one of the few times my jaw literally dropped. And then I howled with laughter. Yes, I know it wasn't directed at Shirley herself as much as at stage mothers and the tendency of Hollywood to grind a good thing into the ground, but it was a refreshing lesson that there were no sacred cows in the mid 1930s either.
  6. Check your remote's menu -- or give us the brand and/or model number so someone can help -- and there is likely a sequence of buttons to push that changes the format displayed on the screen from letterbox (or envelope or widescreen) to full screen display or standard TV display. It may be you can search for instructions on the Internet using your brand and model number as well.
  7. I saw it a couple of times in the theater when I was young and parts of it are fun and parts are tedious (the mistaken identity sequence on the couch late in the movie just isn't funny enough -- and you can see Doris trying hard to make it work). I like seeing the parts set in Grand Central Terminal and out on the streets of late 1960s New York. I too was looking forwarding to a time-delay recording today while at work and I saw this morning before leaving the house it's been replaced by the equally patience-testing Tunnel of Love -- in this case Richard Widmark simply wasn't good casting for light comedy. Oh well, someday it will roll around on the schedule! I hope!
  8. Have you checked the settings on your TV to see whether that makes a difference? I'm dead set against TCM's ever changing its policy about showing letterbox format whenever possible. There are instances when they can't get access to the full letterbox format for showing and they will go ahead and air pan-and-scan -- particularly if it's a key film in a specific theme -- but it's rare. And for that, I really appreciate TCM.
  9. ...and the obvious joke here is "when you could SEE Veronica Lake's face." :-)
  10. I love "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" too. Can someone remind me about why she's never been given an Honorary Oscar? I feel like I've seen this fact lamented time and again but the award to her contemporary Eli Wallach this year -- and he certainly deserved it too -- brought this back up in my brain.
  11. Have to agree with FredCDobbs here, and I adore Ann Miller. (Male equivalent with loads of talent but strictly a supporting star: Gene Nelson.) I consider myself fortunate as a young teenager on a group trip to New York to have seen her on Broadway in "Mame." She was terrific and afterwards signed autographs like a champ outside the theater.
  12. Certain actors -- Stewart Granger, Ralph Bellamy, Joseph Cotton, Richard Widmark in supposed comedies -- not really appealing to me. Among women, June Allyson, Jane Wyman and Ruby Keeler. And TCM's recent Hal Roach Studios tribute exposed me at last to Harry Langdon, and I simply didn't find those shorts funny -- I guess he was successful because at the time there really wasn't much competition. But -- irritating! Except for "Some Like It Hot," Marilyn Monroe. Except for "Terms of Endearment" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Jack Nicholson.
  13. The link on the Print button in the April schedule takes you to a pdf of what's coming up in March. So that's a problem. I too miss the sentence descriptions of the films. But I'm glad we still have the top-billed stars, director, letterbox information, etc.
  14. I'm enjoying the Employees' Picks month already and looking forward to this Week 2. I must say, though, now whenever I have a bone to pick about some (usually human) error on the channel or this website, I know whose department and possibly who specifically to nail it on. It will be hard to get Millie De Chirico's name out of my mind whenever the monthly schedule lists an incorrect running time that doesn't get fixed until a few days before the air date. I've missed the ending of several films that way, most recently "Woman in the Dunes"... "Hey, Millie -- get on the stick!" LOL
  15. Two immediate thoughts on seeing the new weekly schedule layout. Anything that takes more clicks -- even one -- to see something is arguably not an improved layout. Second, I too miss the genre icons. I get that you can sort a list by genre, but when I print out the entire weekly schedule they're no longer there. I can see how they decided some changes were pluses, but was it really necessary to get rid of previously useful aspects of the old format? Edited by: NewYorkGuy on Mar 9, 2011 3:44 PM
  16. I have searched the Internet for "Emil" and my understanding is that it hasn't aired on TV since the 60s, including the Disney Channel. I'm happy to stand corrected if someone else knows differently.
  17. There's one Disney film that seems to be "lost" that I think would have little DVD market value but would be a perfect treat for something like the summer Funday Night at the Movies: Emil & The Detectives. Does anyone here know why that movie has been inaccessible for the past 50 odd years?
  18. "Here Comes the Navy" was on TCM just a year or two ago, maybe even more recently. I taped it -- and it's fun.
  19. Heck, any month that has Joan Davis titles is a treat for me. And I'm happy to see "An Eastern Westerner" in prime time. That was one of the titles I picked in the If-You-Could-Be-A-Guest-Programmer wish list thread!
  20. I'm happy we're moving on to other themes, but I'd say instead of burnt I'm thoroughly satisfied. Loved this year's large batch of premieres and caught up with a few films regularly shown but which I'd somehow not seen before. I will miss the intro graphics from this year's Oscar month and am curious to see which if any of the intros change tomorrow. The middle-of-the-night intros are now the oldest and probably due for a freshening up soon (I believe all the images are from "Killer's Kiss."). I also wouldn't mind if they changed both the audio and video for the Word of Mouth sequences. "Damned. Good. Actress." was edgy and fresh for a while but now seems stale.
  21. Aside from the 31 Days of Oscar point, I'm fine with the (so-far) judicious sprinkling of the best of more recent films because it's very difficult to see them anywhere else where they're not interrupted by commercials, or not in their original aspect ratio, or without intrusive graphic station ID bugs and "coming up" clutter. Yes, I know TCM doesn't/can't always show a film in its full letterbox format, but it appears they try their best.
  22. I see that they're back, too -- so thanks to those responsible for it!
  23. Since they rarely allow more than four films for a guest programmer, I've made one of them a short: film that is personally meaningful - "To Kill a Mockingbird" a film that deserves a wider audience - "Shoeshine" pure escapist entertainment - "Gidget Goes to Rome" a favorite artist in a standout role - Harold Lloyd in "An Eastern Westerner" a favorite work of a favorite director - Hitchcock's "Young and Innocent" if for nothing else than the longshot that climaxes the film
  24. Yes, and in the full length version, too. I was about to turn off the set when TCM's current shorts intro started and I thought, "Let's see what this is first; probably a TravelTalks about Paris" -- and was I surprised. Then I thought I could stay up another 10 minutes to see if it was truncated like a couple of weeks ago and 20 minutes if not. I enjoyed it and the ending was very unexpected! A lot more people might have had the chance to catch it had the shorts listings not stopped in the daily schedule... Hope the webmasters are able to restore those listings soon.
  25. I'll chime in too. I really miss seeing the shorts on the daily schedule! Edited by: NewYorkGuy on Jan 26, 2011 12:37 PM Edited by: NewYorkGuy on Jan 26, 2011 12:37 PM
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