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ElCid

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  1. Heck NO!!! If it splits, the providers will drop one or both channels. It is hard enough to keep them providing TCM as a non-premium channel. Rememver AMC started off much the same as TCM, but couldn't make enough money so changed to what it is today. Same thing would happen with TWO TCM channels. Of course, as many have said, who gets to define what "classic" means? Also, as we age, "classic" meaning "old" changes. What was a new movie when TCM started is now almost a "classic" and will be in a few years. Same thing happens with old cars.
  2. Many of the "networks" that show movies are showing Robin Williams' movies. I have noticed them poping up on cable, especially the premium channels that have an "on demand" selection feature.
  3. They were movies created for the purpose of entertainment! Not even sold as "historical" This is what Hollywood and other movie and TV makers are famous for.
  4. Soundtracks are supposed to complement the story and add to the enjoyment of the movie. So sometimes it is better to have one that is appropriate to the time being made vs. the period of the movie. As for the soundtrack of The Graduate, it is great, very well done and very appropriate to the movie. The music was timely for both the year it was made and now for the period of the movie. BTW, it was an actual soundtrack as the songs were written for the movie and then made into albums. Big selling albums that really cemented Simon and Garfunkel's status.
  5. The movie used Canada's Via Rail passenger trains with just enough retouching to say Silver Streak and AmRoad on them. Amtrak has always been very reluctant to have their trains shown in movies. I believe most of the movie was made in Canada, but the final scene was in Chicago.
  6. Watched it and its a good movie. Good script, good acting and directing and kept me interested throughout. Lived in the South my entire life. In the 1950's, very few theaters would have shown a movie where an African-American had a featured role. Especially one where the Negro girl is innocent and being framed and/or manipulated or used by the whites.
  7. TikiSoo. Foir me, it's probably more related to someone who likes trains, especially passenger trains. Also, it's a sort of road movie. And of course liking Gene Wilder and Jill Clayburgh both a lot. seen all of the Wilder/Pryor movies and SS is still the best to me.
  8. I had marked this as the only movie over a several day period as a must watch. Dan Duryea was to me another one of those that is hard to classify. He had a couple of very interesting roles in Route 66 TV series.
  9. While there have always been misinterpretations and always will be, I noticed it more for women. I think it is strange that ALL women have been shaving their legs and under their arms since 1 Million BC. Must have been really painful. Another one that is very much era respective for males is military haircuts. Far too many movies made in 60's, 70's and 80's had males with way too long hair. Of course, some of the females also had very non-regulation haircuts. This still persist in many movies. Also applies to many law enforcement roles.
  10. YES! Or if they were African American or Arabic or Oriental. Doesn't matter as it has nothing to do with the topic in the first place. I would think a Jews would be more offended than me by the postings. If you want to hijack a topic, start a new one.
  11. 1976's Silver Streak starring Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh and Richard Pryor is one of my top 5 favorite movies. However, it is only a movie so I think almost having a heart attack over burning a piece of prop paper may be an over reaction. It is a very good, entertaining movie and not to be confused with the 1930's Silver Streak.
  12. Is this really significant? I'm not Jewish, but I find this kind of offensive-in addition to the posts in reply to it.
  13. Best thing I can say is that TCM picked a day that was already devoted to her, so they had only a few pre-emptions. However, still say TCM needs to cut the tributes to 12 hours or less and do them when they can be published in advance in Now Playing.
  14. Alan Alda. Always struck me as being whiney and one dimensional. Stopped watching Mash when it became the Alan Alda show.
  15. Interesting. Guess we are talking about semantics perhaps. I did not say either was great as I consider that above excellent. Excellent would be above good though. Asked my wife who was an excellent or great actor and she said "none." She is much more into movies than I am. BTW, are you saying that Lee Marvin was excellent?
  16. Myrna Loy is in 7 of the William Powell day movies on Aug. 9th. No problem as I like both a lot, but think it is interesting.
  17. Sounds like what passes for a "conservative" these days to me.
  18. Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood immediately came to my mind. Think both are excellent actors, but never singers. Irronically, Eastwood does not sing in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, but on the CD soundtrack, he does sing Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive. It is so bad that I deleted it when I transferred the CD to my car's hard drive.
  19. Liked her in The Man Who Came to Dinner-both funny and sexy in it. Think the clothing had a lot to do with it, particularly when she is on the phone.
  20. Assuming TCM doesn't pre-empt it without notice. Have recorded movies at night only to find out TCM pre-empted them for something else. Had not even informed Charter cable of the changes.
  21. Have complained here and directly to TCM programming re: pre-empting because of a death. No reason at all to do it. Furthermore, it would be far, far more appropriate to take the time to select/obtain best movies possible of the person and THEN publish it in Now Playing. More people would be aware of the tributes as well. As it is now, unless you check TCM schedule on a daily basis, the tributes just pop-up all of a sudden. Another problem is that TCM did not inform Charter cable about the Garner tribute in time for Charter to change their information system. So all day, if I clicked on
  22. There are more movies being released on DVD. For example: James Garner's Legalese and Andy Griffin's The girl in the Empty Grave. BTW, Leagalese is rated R, but is really a PG by today's standards. One problem with releasing DVD's is getting the rights to all the music. This has prevented a lot of TV series from coming to DVD. Of course, the big decider is whether there is a reasonable market for it.
  23. My wife and I both enjoy Bachelor in Paradise and watch it frequently. Bob Hope's movies from the 40's are also very entertaining. However, I never have liked his Road movies. Other annoying performers to me are Judy Garland, June Allyson and Doris Day.
  24. Mickey Rooney, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Fred Astaire to name a few. These are annoying, not just poor performers. That would be a whole lot more people.
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