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Posts posted by Kinokima

  1. Do you mean the New series, or any Who, new or old?

    They're both rather extensively on disk.



    (Especially the classic Tom Baker and restored Patrick Troughton Old-seasons.

    Anyone who says "Yay, a girl!", we're thinking of administering a Loyalty Test to prove that they've seen "Genesis of the Daleks", "The Invasion" or "Talons of Weng-Chiang" before posting.)




    Although you don't buy much "cred" with a bigger budget and made-for-cable CGI--


    Classic Who was kidded for being "cheap", but only in the sense that Upstairs Downstairs or Six Wives of Henry VIII was "cheap" for having to be filmed on videotape in BBC soundstages.

    That made 70's-Golden-Age BBC series feel more like we were watching a theatrical Royal Shakespeare play, the emphasis was more on the acting and script, and the claustrophobic need to keep us in one-room closeups put us "in" the action with the characters.

    For 10-yo. British kids at teatime hiding behind their chairs from Daleks, Classic 60's-70's Who felt like watching a play of the Doctor, which, of course, made him more real.


    (Also, it was trying to be educational, in that the Doctor, like Sherlock Holmes, used real science to get out of a jam, and didn't try to go in a hundred loopy Douglas Adams-wannabe directions to justify the CGI budget and top the previous season finale.)

    Sorry to bump an old thread was looking for the September schedule but Saw this and had to reply.


    I say Hooray to the casting of Jodie Whitaker for No 13!


    And not only have I seen all the episodes you listed. I have also listened to most of the lost episodes on audio, big fan of Docto Who extended media specifically Big Finish, and have met many of the Classic Actors and Production team at Doctor Who conventions. And my favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton.


    Basically my point is don't stereotype. Most of the actors of the Classic series have happily shown their support for a female Doctor. And even Sydney Newman the original creator of the show suggested a female Doctor in the 80's. The Doctor is an alien that can completely change form & personality. Nothing about the Doctor is specifically male. The only reason we have not had a female Doctor before this is not because of anything written in the show but the world we live in and wanting to hold onto familiarity. Even though Doctor Who has always been a show that embraced change. It's about time is what I say.

  2. Night of the Lepus which I have seen mentioned a few times on here may also interest Star Trek fans it stars Deforest Kelley aka Doctor McCoy



    Never saw it myself despite my love for De Kelley it's not my type of film at all but since TCM is playing it if I remember to I may record it.

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  3. Thanks for these comments. I had the video editor re-do the audio on the Wes Gehring - please listen to them again - I just posted new versions of those videos late on Wednesday afternoon - the sound levels are much, much improved and you can hear him speak clearly now.


    Best, Dr. E.


    Apologies that this reply is very late as I am just seeing this. This is a delayed thanks as I definitely noticed as vast improvement in the audio quality.

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  4. I thought about that. If TCM imposed a waiting period before approving new members, how are they going to be able to check whether the new sign-ups are legitimate (until someone starts posting)? So aside from delaying approval/confirmation, how else can TCM make it harder to join?

    I haven't Joined these boards in awhile. Do you have to put a code/catcha in to prove you aren't a robot. I am assuming you do.


    Also usually you have to verify the account through email. But again that is common practice for most boards.

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  5. I only watched one film on Janet Gaynor day: Lucky Star but I kept thinking of that film so I ended up


    * Finding Seventh Heaven on YouTube (maybe not the best quality but I was desperate to see it)

    * Imported Part 2 of the Borzage collection from the UK (This has Lucky Star which is my favorite but I plan to import the one with Street Angel & Seventh Heaven in the future)


    * Starting reading the bio on Gaynor & Farrell called Lucky Stars.


    * Have Moonrise a later Borzage film to watch on Amazon Prime.



    I guess Lucky Star just really inspired me.

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  6. JamesJazzGuitar is exactly right but to go further she isn't talking about people's friends who live in the same neighborhood she is talking about using social media to share the experience of watching a film together with the overall TCM community which is much larger than this forum.


    There is a very large group of people who live watch films on TCM and use Twitter to discuss those films. And no they aren't just "young people" but people of all ages and backgrounds. I know many are also prominent film bloggers and some of those people have formed lasting friendships and have even met at the TCM film fest.


    While no it's not the same as seeing a movie in the darkened theater it's another way to have a shared group experience with film even if those people are not in the same State as you.


    This entire thread is offensive. I follow Tiffany on Twitter and she is extremely intelligent and knowledgable about film. Sorry you don't like her introductions but I guess it's easy to judge and criticize on the Internet much harder to ignore a 5 minute introduction on a Saturday afternoon.

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  7. Personally I think it's a great SUTS. While I wouldn't say the stars chosen are my top favorites (and Im a bit disappointed in the Foreign language Star) there are a lot of rarer films on the schedule that aren't in regular rotation. I've managed to see so many films I haven't seen before this month and that to me makes a great Summer under the Stars.


    Maybe my favorite since 2011 which had a Jean Gabin day (still my favorite SUTS day)

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  8. Hard to say what my favorite day has been. I can't watch everything so I've decided to focus on films I have never seen before which has made this a rewarding SUTS for me. So far I've seen


    Lucille Ball: The Dark Corner

    Edward G. Robinson- Red House & Our Vines have Tender Grapes

    Fay Wray: The Wedding March

    Montgomery Clift: The Search

    Jean Harlow: Bombshell

    Janet Gaynor: Lucky Star


    I would say my personal favorites out of these would be Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Dark Corner, The Search, and Lucky Star. All have been great discoveries (and honestly I can't believe the Search isn't more well known) and I am looking forward to more new film discoveries this month.

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  9. I think we might be talking about two different things. TCM should have given Leni the credit, but i am certain that Ben doesn't know enough about the subject to know what to say about it.


    He said more about the half of the film he did NOT show than about the half he did show.


    Hey, I thought TCM "does not cut" its films?? So where is the other half of George Stevens film? The stuff from the prison camps?? TCM cut half of the film out of the program, or, perhaps, the distributor cut half of it out. Anyway, we saw Leni's film, not George Stevens' film.

    I think the stuff from the prison camps is freely available on the Internet Archive. You may be right that TCM did not show it because of its difficult subject manner.


    But what I am saying about Leni's work is Nazi Propaganda films were taken and compiled into a documentary to be used as evidence for the Nuremberg trials. So that's what you are seeing.


    Triumph of the Will is so famous that I think most people back then knew where that footage came from and I am pretty sure TCM does too.


    Note the Why we Fight documentaries were are also compiled from other sources not filmed directly by Capra.,

  10. My point was, the good photography, editing, producing, camera set-ups, were those of Leni Riefenstahl,

    and NOT those of George Stevens. What we saw was HER FILM, not HIS. They refused to show his film to us, for whatever reason. Ask TCM.


    And keep in mind that it was HER FILM, TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, that caused the US and Britain to start making plans for an all-out war in Europe with Germany. We are lucky our military people had her film to study as early as 1934-35.

    And you seemed to completely miss MY point or the point of those documentaries.


    George Stevens and the army were not taking credit for Leni's work they were using Nazi propaganda to make a case against Nazi War Criminals. They weren't praising the film's production work they were horrified by its content. And it was that content (among other things) that was used to convict war criminals. Of course they were going to take one of the most notable uses of Nazi propaganda to prove their point.


    Stevens never claimed that the Nazi propaganda in the films was his. Although why Stevens would want to make Nazi propaganda film I am a bit unsure.


    However you do seem to miss what I am praising Stevens for. I am not praising him for his film technique, I am praising the fact that he stayed and did his duty and filmed one of the most horrific things in history so future generations would not forget. I find that more remarkable than Leni's amazing film technique.

  11. The last time this series was on, there was a 1-hour documentary about how the Nazis formed in the 1920s and eventually took over the government.


    About 15 minutes of this documentary was taken directly from the best parts of Leni Riefenstahl's TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, with NO credit given to her for directing, editing, scoring, and photographing this great documentary. This was the BEST PART of the 1-hour show. She should have been given full credit for her fine film work. But she wasn't. The U.S. Army team and some American male director took all the credit.

    Fred that documentary was not made for entertainment purposes it was shown during the Nuremberg trials to help convict Nazi War Criminals. I am sorry it wasn't entertaining or an amazing Piece of film technique like Triumph of the Will but that was hardly the point of it.


    Yes they took Images from Nazi propaganda films like Triumph Of the Will to prove their case against the Nazis. So Leni was very much given credit for that work albeit maybe not the credit she wanted.


    As for the American director, George Stevens he was one of the first people to enter the camps (Dachau) to be exact and filmed everything he saw and experienced. From the sounds of it, TCM didn't show all that footage. But I think George Stevens understood first hand why this documentary was important and he was the right person to make it.

  12. Very enjoyable movie (though very similar in plot to "It" the year before)  Loved Colleen Moore. My first silent I've ever seen her in (have seen her in talkies) Why did her career tank? Her voice was fine. Neil Hamilton was sooo handsome.


    Yep this one reminded me of IT too (same kind of spunk and fun spirit to the film) but I liked this one a bit more.


    Colleen Moore was adorable and the film had a great feminist message that is still relevant today. I don't recall as strong of a feminist spin to IT (although it has been awhile since I watched that one).

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  13. Well I am glad this wasn't moved to the genre forum until after I saw this thread otherwise I may have missed this wonderful film. Thanks again for the heads up guys, I LOVED it. Colleen Moore was fantastic and the I loved the feminist message of the film which is still so relevant today.


    And I did miss that there was another one of her films on last month. Unfortunately I don't always catch everything on the schedule. :(

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