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Everything posted by misswonderly3

  1. Yes ! Sharon Stone and the ice pick in Basic Instinct ! Almost certainly director Paul Verhhoeven must have seen Night Editor and remembered it, especially the ice pick stabbing scene at the end. I haven't seen Basic Instinct since it came out. Wouldn't mind seeing it again, if only to compare it with Night Editor.
  2. I did. It was very annoying. Fortunately it mostly happened after the screening of the film, during Eddie's "outro" commentary. It also happened briefly, as you say, early on in the film, but fortunately it resolved and didn't come back until Eddie came on again. (You could hear what he was saying, just not see much.) I suspect it had something to do with the TCM satellite signal pick-up in Ontario, since it looks like you and I were the only ones who experienced the problem. Let's hope it doesn't happen again !
  3. Tom, how come you wrote that explanation (with which I disagree, but I'll get to that later) in such tiny, almost unreadable letters? If it was for fear of doing the spoiler thing, you already wrote in block caps "SPOILER ALERT". Anyone who chooses to continue reading after that is one of those people who doesn't care about spoilers. I agree that it's not fair to "give away" a plot point or anything else about a film, but shirley your SPOILER ALERT warning was sufficient. Anyway....HEY EVERYONE, SPOILER ALERT !!!.....the reason I disagree with your theory that the scene Eddie w
  4. laffite, you know how Noir Alley is scheduled in 2 different time slots? the first, Saturday night, I think usually 12 or 12:30 (?) And the second one, Sunday morning at 10. (same movie, same commentarys by Eddie Muller.) Well, for reasons not entirely clear to me - must be some kind of special programming on Saturday night - Noir Alley is only being shown on the Sunday time slot. It's "Night Editor", which I am looking forward to. So, no Noir Alley on Saturday Sept. 5th, but you'll get it the next morning, Sunday Sept. 6th. This programming change for the Saturday eveni
  5. Or, perhaps, any movie at all. Going by the "If you haven't seen this film you haven't lived !" premise, a lot of people who aren't interested in movies at all and therefore probably haven't seen many films of any genre or era whatsoever, "haven't lived". Or maybe that's just literary licence; maybe it's that we movie lovers feel that anyone who hasn't seen ( insert favourite movie here) has at best, lived a dull life, one without the sparkle of joy that great films can give us.
  6. Wow, james...you must really love Gilda. Seems a little hyperbolic, but a chacun son gout. Fortunately for me, I have indeed seen it. In fact, I've seen it, I think, three times. Does that mean I've lived three lives' worth? Actually, sounds like a fun idea for a thread: "If You Don't Know This Film, You Haven't Lived !" think of all the films people might submit. And all the arguments we could have about them. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  7. Interesting thread idea, Tom. I'll have to give it some thought, but offhand, a couple that come to mind are A Christmas Carol, aka Scrooge, (the 1951 version), and The Trouble with Angels. The first because I have very happy memories of watching it with my family all through my childhood and teen years every year on Christmas Eve. My father in particular loved that movie and would often quote entire lines from it, as, by the time I was grown -up, I did too. The second film I saw when I was just the right age to see it, about 14, I think. It had all the right ingredients, in the ri
  8. Well, clearly they didn't apply any market research to solicit our insights.
  9. Thank god the new upgrades haven't driven you away, scsu.
  10. If the folks at TCM are reading this thread they should find our reactions concerning, not amusing. If I redesigned a website and then found that a good proportion of those who use that website hated the redesign, I would feel regretful and possibly seek out their opinions on what they actually would like to see changed, if anything. And yes, it's their show. But what good would a show be if nobody liked it, or, in the case of using "their" website, if nobody ever used it. All that effort would be for nothing. We may be their "guests", but the courteous, helpful, and even practic
  11. Speaking of "popular", slayton, this post of yours' should have gotten a "like", a "thanks" or a "laugh" from everyone posting on this thread. I laughed and laughed. I'd forgotten all about that "Confuse-a-Cat" sketch. Great to see it again ! God, Monty Python were so silly and clever and funny.
  12. Exactly. Exactly ! (I agree so much I had to say it twice.) What do we care what the most "popular" post is, or how many days the thread is on page 1? (if that's what it is... I can't even figure it out, nor can I be bothered to try...) There's something a bit childish and/or egotistical about paying attention to what's "the most popular". What is this, high school ?
  13. Then technology needs to re-think its raison d'etre.
  14. Oh well. At least you saw it, and that's a good thing, since it's a very famous and well-regarded movie. So it's nice that you posted that you'd seen it, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. So it sounds like the old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" thing, except in this case, nothing was broken, it was perfectly fine, yet for some reason they decided to fix it anyway. What you say just convinces me of something I've suspected all along about "upgrades" and "updates" with computer technology ; 99% of the time it's not necessary, it's just something the web technicians have to do every now and then to make the software providers happy ? But that brings us to the question of why the software providers want to change everything all the time in the first place. It's just
  17. That's interesting, because I distinctly recall a time when TCM proudly boasted about how they never cut the films they show. Remember those little shorts, or interstitials, or whatever they're called, that TCM used to show, that would playfully demonstrate that they never "cut" the movies they showed? There was one of a butcher in a deli cutting a round of meat, and one of a kid cutting paper, like paper dollies -- there was a third one which I can't remember at the moment. The butcher and the kid would reveal the letters of TCM (cut into the meat, and instead of dollies, the TCM le
  18. "Lascivious" . Good word. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  19. I read Anne of Green Gables, at the perfect age to read it - when I was a kid, about 10. I loved it, I read it at least twice. Then I went on to read just about everything L.M. Montgomery wrote. I loved all her books. I haven't thought of them in ages. I remember they meant a lot to me when I was a young kid and a teenager. However, it may be that they are best appreciated at a young age, I don't know if you read Anne now if it would resonate with you the same way it would have if you'd read it at the age of 12 or so. ps: I 've seen the movie. It was ok, but diverged quite a bit fr
  20. He who must not be named. (Didn't anyone here watch the Harry Potter movies?)
  21. Well then, I guess this one would fit into the latter category. I picked this particular version because of the images on the video--very noirish. There's something about a lonely highway at night that just says "noir". But the music is also very noir sounding, minor key and everything. And of course the lyrics. Certainly, those who think there's a place in film noir for psycho killers will think this one is a "noirish song". (No, not that Psycho Killer song ! Another one...)
  22. Tom,ย  I replied to your pm.ย  Sorry I took so long.ย  I see you've "left the conversation".ย  I'd really like you to read the pm I sent you, is there any way you can rejoin that pm thread?

    Thanks.ย  Miss W.

  23. Does anybody else here feel the same way I do about "giving an actor a pass", so to speak, if you love their earlier movies (or songs or whatever), even if their more recent work is sub -par ? I make an argument for that in a post earlier on this thread (so if anyone's going to respond to this idea, please read my more extensive post about it above, don't just respond to this one... the earlier one goes into more detail....guess some would call that "bloviating". ๐Ÿ™ƒ )
  24. Lawrence, I want to preface this by saying please don't think I'm arguing with you. It's more a different point-of-view I'm about to express. Anyway, here goes: This is my take on artists who used to do great work and have descended into mediocrity: it applies equally to actors, directors, writers, songwriters, and musicians: The way I feel about this is, if an artist (actor, director, writer, etc....) has ever produced anything outstanding, anything of excellence, anything that you still remember and can still appreciate years after the art was created ( still watch the mov
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