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Everything posted by slaytonf

  1. Good then, it worked. Do you have anything to say about Christopher Plummer?
  2. And revenue? Wasn't there a membership fee?
  3. Please don't misrepresent what I post in order to trivialize it. Someone intent on dwelling on the morbid aspects of life obviously will not be turned from it with simple statements. My hope is it will jog the discussion away from a downward spiral of moroseness and focus on the gifts of Mr. Plummer's we can treasure.
  4. The thread is about the career of the actor. What I was referring to was not the discussion of his life, but the pall of depression being cast over it. Tribute is celebration. Gratitude for what he has given us.
  5. I'm saying what I've always said, that TCM is today essentially what it has always been. Showing what, as you state, is approximately the same mix of studio-era movies and post-era movies. This is fine with me. My too clever statement about TCM never being what it was is to chafe people who criticize the channel for falling away from its mission and trying to impose a false one on it. That's the reason for including the Robert Osborne quote.
  6. TCM isn't what it used to be, and it never was. This is what Robert Osborne said in his very very very first introduction on the shiny brand new TCM: Hi, welcome to Turner Classic Movies. I'm Robert Osborne, I'm gonna be your host, right here, as we present some of the best, the--finest films ever made, twenty-four hours a day. We're going to be drawing not only from the great film libraries of MGM and Warner Brothers, but also from other outstanding catalogs, so: Come join us, and see not only great films and stars from the past, but also films from recent years, featuring some of our n
  7. Man, so downer a thread. Cheer up folks. Life's ok.
  8. It may nit be soon, but it will be shown. You can count on it.
  9. I am looking for greatness in stupidity. But I will take all kinds of stupidity, even stupid stupidity.
  10. Comet, it tastes like gas-o-line, Comet, it makes your teeth turn green. Comet, it tastes like vomit, So get Comet, and vomit, Today. . . .
  11. Maybe if you were a backlot member. . . .
  12. Tempting to try, but I'd have to watch the movie to do it.
  13. It is one of the great classic movies, made by David Lean, Director of movies like Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Brief Encounter (1946). TCM shows it often.
  14. Doncha hate it when that happens?
  15. Even sadder, TCM never was the TCM of old. I don't criticize TCM for not doing what I think it ought to do, but for an Academy Award winner from such a notable picture, not having a remembrance and at least a couple of movies in tribute, they dropped the ball.
  16. Try a different browser and see what happens.
  17. I see it's on 2 Feb. at 8:45pm Pacific. Not part of the tribute, but better than nuttin.
  18. Your ongoing quandary over the ending of the movie has prompted me to see it again (not a hardship) and offer some comments that perhaps can help. The movie has an anti-war theme, something you would expect ten years later, and certainly not about the good war, the justified war. But movies are about the time they are made, not the time they are set in, and it's possible to see this as the harbinger of the counter-culture movement that was looming. Howl, that clarion of anti-establishment feeling was published a year earlier. It presents the anti-war theme through an examination o
  19. As most likely already know, there will be a tribute to her on Sunday. Sounder (1972), and A Man Called Adam (1966).
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