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Everything posted by SansFin

  1. > {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote} > Sansfin- > WOW! Love the nursery rhyme theme, though for the "porridge and beer" line, I'd have gone for the beer, but that's just me. LOL Thank you very much for kind words. I choose several movies each for porridge and for beer. The two best movies for porridge fell into place for exact length of opening. I was so very happy I did not have to go back to change something in rest of day I did not look to see how beer movies fit. When will you be posting your schedule?
  2. This weekend BBCAmerica is showing several Doctor Who episodes. All deal with time travel in one way or another. An interesting twist is in "Time of Angels" (check your local listings for time). The Doctor meets another time traveler. The odd bit is they are not meeting in order. From his point of view it is the second time they have met. She has a full diary of their previous meetings. Both know not to give 'spoilers'. Both are naturally curious to want hints towards what will/might happen to them in future. "The Eleventh Hour" is also good episode. It shows what can happen when you
  3. > {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote} > I checked my back now playing guides and the film didn't show in my neck of the woods on all those days. I am curious. How does your November, 2008 "Now Playing" different from this:
  4. > {quote:title=casablancalover wrote:}{quote} > That sounds awesome. It would say to me immediately that this girl's real life is in shadows and hidden, but she is continually followed by the real person she hides.. Great character premise! That is what I find very powerful. It is much more moving for acting on two layers. 1 - A government agency uses young girls because they are as if invisible to criminals and terrorists which are afraid of being watched, followed or overheard. The girls can be very close without raising suspicions. The shadow is how they are unnoticed.
  5. The opening credits of a television show is the camera pulling back as girl is walking. What is beautiful is upward figure is shadowy grey and downward figure which would normally be the shadow is in full color. (It is a program on televsion in Japan. You have most likely never heard of it.) I think it is very special because it is unique and makes very strong statement about the lives of the girls in the series. I have now been told it is not unique. They tell me it is standard technique used in many movies. I can think of times with reflections being the focus of scene while the
  6. LonesomePolecat - I very much like the way you used the cast of a television show for movies they made. Capra's Reporters is very good movies. Wife-acide is splendid! Only thing I regret is your star of the month. My friend started his schedule before our trip. Now he will have to start over - he also was using Alec Guinness. The star is wonderful and very much deserves to be the Star of the Month. *Cheaper by the Dozen* (1950) need not be premiere. I do not have access to full database yet I find it was shown: 8:00 PM EDT November 27, 2008 6:15 PM EDT October 5, 2009 1:15 PM EDT M
  7. You have a wonderful schedule rdmtimp. The stars you picked are all great. You must have looked long and hard for week with so many birthdays. Congratulations on great schedule!
  8. This is glorious schedule! Your Films From Above has many movies I like very much. Joel McCrea deserves to be Star of the Month. So many forget him in list of hunky leading men. I very much like Saturday tribute to Barbara Stanwyck. You choose many great movies. Congratulations on great schedule!
  9. > {quote:title=countessdelave wrote:}{quote} > Sans: your tribute to Charles Lane. He has been on my list of possible SOMs to use someday. Many don't know him by name but everyone has seen him at sometime (either in film or television). Thank you for kind words. I pick Charles Lane because his performances were always wonderful even when only one or two scenes not considered important to movie. He received far too little credit. He is so unique I had to give picture - I think all recognize him even though they do not know his name.
  10. > {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote} > Camelot was a very creative idea there. There are a lot of Camelot movies. I'm working on mine and if anyone else uses my town I'll be very surprised. Thank you. I do not wish to use real place because others might use it. I would not want to make someone redo their schedule because they do not want to appear to copy. I use all pre-1990 movies in IMDB database with Camelot as keyword. I then have to go with keywords Arthurian Legend and King Arthur to find more movies to fill out day. I am looking forward to seeing what city you c
  11. > {quote:title=kingrat wrote:}{quote} > Sansfin, your schedule is fabulous. I particularly like your using the Ozu films, which I would like to see. > > Would you believe that I am ready to post my schedule and 1) we both picked the same week; 2) we both picked Jean Simmons as Star of the Month; and 3) we both used Hilda Crane as one of our premieres. Thank you for kind words. I chose Ozu because so few know his works even though he is world-class director. Add to strange: It seems natural to use same movies when we make tribute to same actress yet we both use *Hilda Cr
  12. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > So take some time before you put them up to make sure everything fits and that the primary things of your schedule are right. I wouldn't worry about spelling so much as making sure you don't schedule a two hour movie in a 90 minute time slot. Now you make me worry. I try always to be precise. At times that means I focus on tiny stain on carpet and do not see rhinocerous in living room. I use drawing program to make schedule. I create complete unit of length and title for each movie. I move them around to make everything fit. There are ma
  13. My schedule's character actor of the month is Charles Lane (January 26, 1905 - July 9, 2007) He was in many movies yet not always given credit. He most often play "mean, miserly and miserable-looking" men. He is classic foil to high spirits of star of movie. Notable performances: You Can't Take It with You (1938) - IRS Agent The Mating Game (1959) - Inspector General Bigelow The Big Store (1941) - Finance Company Man The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) - Chemistry Professor Obispo State of the Union (1948) - Blink Moran It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Lester Reineman Arsen
  14. SansFin's Program notes: *A Child's Garden of TCM* (Nursery rhymes and birthdays) Trying to think of a 'On The Town' city which no one else may use made me think of legendary or fairy tale city. Sadly there are few movies made about each city of that kind. Only one I could find with several movies about same place is Camelot. I think I have used all movies made about it or about the legend of King Arthur or his knights. When the centerpiece of week is a city from fairy tales I had to fill out rest of week with nursery rhymes and the other thing children like most: birthdays. I
  15. SansFin's Challenge Schedule for January 2 to January 8, 2011: *A Child's Garden of TCM* (Nursery rhymes and birthday celebrations) Sunday, January 2 *Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle* Feckless Felines 6:00 AM *Rhubarb* (1951) Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart. Dir: Arthur Lubin. Paramount, 94 mins., Premiere 7:45 AM *To Catch a Thief* (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount, 106 mins., P/S *The cow jumped over the moon* Moons 9:45 AM *Paper Moon* (1973) Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn. Dir: Peter Bogdano
  16. > {quote:title=movieman1957 wrote:}{quote} > Don't abandon it so soon. Leave it for a few days as something may come for that or a better idea all around may show up. Plenty of time. I wish it was so. We are leaving town Thursday. I will not have computer with database of movies and drawing program there. I may be able to post. I will not be able to work on schedule. I must finish before then or leave it not done. It seems fair. TCM programmers must make a week schedule each week. We do not have limits they do. We can pick movies which have no good prints. We do not have to worr
  17. AHHHHH! It was going very well. Five days and four evenings done. One day and three evenings ready for final tweaking. Only big decision left regards which of two themes to use for final day. Then I learn I should not use key movie for town day because TCM can not show Disney animation. Will someone quickly make classic adventure movie set in (redacted) which is 80-90 minutes long? Please? I may have to throw out location because few movies are set there. I am out of ideas. There is no other place to fit underlying theme of week. Pay scale for challenge should be much high
  18. Thank you for fast answer. 'On the Town' made me think of place I hope no one else uses. It led me to theme for whole week. I have two days and one evening done. I hope to do one day and two evenings today. How is everyone else doing? Will using a picture in program notes cause same problem as emoticons? I want to do character actor of the month. I think his name is not known to many. He never played big part. All who see his picture will recognize him. Seeing his picture always makes me laugh as I remember a role he did. Should I maybe put his picture in separate post so it will not
  19. I have question about premiere. I want to use movie which has not been shown on TCM before. It is in July schedule. My challenge schedule will be for week in 2011. Do I mark it 'previously-shown' or 'will-be previously-shown' or do I count it as premiere? Your help appreciated.
  20. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > WB's first version of Tweety Bird had him colored pink. The Hays Office said that meant he was nude, so he would have to be clothed. Next time out, they colored him yellow. That meant he had feathers, so he didn't have to have clothes. Was that the inspiration for the movie "I am Curious (Yellow)" ?
  21. > {quote:title=PrinceSaliano wrote:}{quote} > As someone who loves movies from the 30s & 40s, I cringe when I read some of these choices. I feel very much the same way. I best love movies of 40s and 50s. My list has many new movies but they have the important qualities of classic movies. *The Black Cat (Yabu no naka no kuroneko)* (1968) - Cinematography is important part of story. They did not use fancy special effects. It is character, plot, and scene which make it strong movie. No cheap gore for this horror movie! *Chocolat* (2000) - Story is timeless. I can see M
  22. *The Night of the Iguanodon* - A defrocked Iguanodon bernissartensis goes to Australia where he becomes enamored with an Atlascopcosaurus loadsi hatchling. He is redeemed by the love of a Repenomamus who wants him happy and mellow before she eats him.
  23. I made bet to watch all of friend's DVD collection before XMas. Today I watch movie number 324 since middle of Febuary. It was *Fast and Loose* Very funny. I am thinking Myrna Loy made all men look good. I watch House, Top Gear, Merlin and all things about ancient Greece on History Channel and HINT. I like PBS has Antiques Roadshow and May To December. BBC America has British kind of Antiques Roadshow which is better but is all rerun. I am waiting for Eureka to start new season. All other times I watch TCM or DVDs. I used to like Mail Call. I know many people like Gunny. Warm, funny an
  24. > {quote:title=Fedya wrote:}{quote} > Perhaps the next remake of *The Thomas Crown Affair* can be a gay remake, with one of the men literally sweeping the chess pieces off the board to bed the other. I think that was unstated basis of remake. Rene Russo came across as ratty old 'fruit fly' (the polite form of 'f-h'). Brosnan looks very much pretty-boy man's-man. Scene where he is cooking with older gentleman supports this.
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