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  1. / Edited by: babydiapers on Mar 19, 2011 12:03 AM
  2. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > *A little touchy, are we, lazycutter? I know your tactics. You're trying to coax the mod into banning.* > > They don't need any coaxing, you are doing a find job all on your own. I am going to be here for a very long time.
  3. "I suspect Val knows, he is just responding to your narrow-mindedness." - lazycutter That type of name calling is unwarranted.
  4. A little touchy, are we, lazycutter? I know your tactics. You're trying to coax the mod into banning. Not gonna work, sweetie. Not by a long shot. Everyone is entitled to air their opinions here. And I've been more than respectful despite the very rude, hostile, snarky reception I've received from 90% of the regulars around here, and that includes you, so you can get down off your high horse, now.
  5. > {quote:title=babydiapers wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > > *See what I mean about decline of culture and literacy? The word is "repudiate", toots. Look it up.* > > > > I suspect Val knows, he is just responding to your narrow-mindedness. > > > > To your way thinking none of us should be watching or liking or loving (to name a few): > > *Sunset Blvd*, *All About Eve*, *A Star is Born*, *Born Yesterday*, *Spartacus*, *Some Like It Hot*, *The Apartment*, *The Naked Spur*, *The Man from Laramie*, *Seven Men from Now*, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, *Ride the High Country*, *Oliver! *, *Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf*, *The Graduate*, *Bonnie and Clyde*, *True Grit*, *Ann of a Thousand Days*, *The Great Escape*, *American Graffiti*, *The Godfather*, *The Godfather II*, *Once Upon a Time in the West*, *The Sound of Music*, *Mary Poppins*, and hundreds of other films that have brought joy, tears and thought to many of us over the years. > > > > But, they were all made after 1949 so chances are, you don't agree. The Graduate wasn't really very good, especially how he winds up with the chick at the end even though he's obviously disturbed and he boffed her mom. I mean, come on, what self respecting broad is going to hook up with a guy who's been banging her mama. And I never saw American Graffiti, but I hear it was directed by George Lucas, who is a first rate goon and a moron and more than any other person is responsible for the destruction of the modern world (a bit of hyperbole, I admit, but I'm waxing poetic.)
  6. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > *See what I mean about decline of culture and literacy? The word is "repudiate", toots. Look it up.* > > I suspect Val knows, he is just responding to your narrow-mindedness. > > To your way thinking none of us should be watching or liking or loving (to name a few): > *Sunset Blvd*, *All About Eve*, *A Star is Born*, *Born Yesterday*, *Spartacus*, *Some Like It Hot*, *The Apartment*, *The Naked Spur*, *The Man from Laramie*, *Seven Men from Now*, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, *Ride the High Country*, *Oliver! *, *Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf*, *The Graduate*, *Bonnie and Clyde*, *True Grit*, *Ann of a Thousand Days*, *The Great Escape*, *American Graffiti*, *The Godfather*, *The Godfather II*, *Once Upon a Time in the West*, *The Sound of Music*, *Mary Poppins*, and hundreds of other films that have brought joy, tears and thought to many of us over the years. > > But, they were all made after 1949 so chances are, you don't agree. I like many of those movies. I was referencing "1949" because that's what the unintelligent OP mentioned when he was singling me out. Personally I think the decline began in 1973, and accelerated with the unfortunate Star Wars in 1977. Also, Shpielberg's coming of age with the Jaws and the Close Encounters and all that other summer blockbuster malarky with the CGI and the animatronics and whatnot.
  7. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=babydiapers wrote:}{quote} > > And I repudiate you for it. > > Guess I'll just have to refudiate you for it... See what I mean about decline of culture and literacy? The word is "repudiate", toots. Look it up.
  8. Oh dear, I really tire of having to read these dreary apologia for current movies and culture. I stopped going to the cinema about 5 years ago. It finally dawned on me that I would leave the theatre with an empty feeling, as if I'd just wasted the previous 2 hours of my life. Its different when I watch old movies (those completed prior to 1949.) Its not just that they knew their craft better, and concentrated on dialogue and meaning rather than special effects, T&A and trying to launch the next catch-phrase. Its that they were from a different time. I can escape the wretchedness of contemporary culture (or lack thereof.) I feel a closer connection to those people who lived all those years ago, and who mercifully died before witnessing the decline of civilization. If you people want to continue to blind yourselves to the cultural decimation all around you, well, I guess you can't be stopped. But you are part of the problem. And I repudiate you for it.
  9. > {quote:title=kriegerg69 wrote:}{quote} > > *(and if a board admin reads this, I don't appreciate the censorship in this thread...several replies have gotten deleted since I was here yesterday. That's nonsense.)* Not to worry, krueger69, I'll get to the bottom of that if I have to knock up every programmer at the TCM front office! Don't you worry about that!
  10. I just checked the TCM lineup for the next couple nights. "Thelma and Louise". "Amadeus". "Silence of the Lambs." People, if we don't start fighting this now, these new programing execs at TCM with their "fresh" ideas and their need to express themselves are going to keep slipping more and more of these "new classics" into the TCM schedule, until all we're left with is another Cinemax, or Hallmark channel or some such. And it's not just TCM we've got to fight. TCM over the years has apparently enlisted a subsegment of their viewership which ostensibly watch the channel for "classic movies", not "old movies." Subtle difference, but one with disastrous consequences for the station. A "classic" movie can basically be anything, sky's the limit. Thelman and Louise. Shrek. Kumar and Schlepzoid at White Castle. Basically anything. I'm going to fight this tooth and claw. These young punks at TCM just took a massive wrench to their precious career plans. Sorry, boys. No BusinessWeek or WSJ feature stories in your futures.
  11. Hey, Fred C Dobbs! I actually recognize you from Professor Thoma's board. I enjoy your comments there, as well. You appear to be the only sensible one here. Frankly, I don't get it. I thought a cable channel which is known for showing old movies would attract, you know, viewers who enjoy old movies. Guess not. CGI movies have no business being shown on TCM. None. You want to talk about business decisions? TCM's core competency is old movies. Not CGI summer blockbusters. Here's a prediction: any movie made today with CGI will be thought of as a complete joke 20 years from now. When you base your whole movie on cheap technical gimmicks, you might wow audiences initially and create a media sensation, but the technology in time will be eclipsed, and when the special effects become just ordinary (or laughable), there's usually not much of a movie left to be considered any good.
  12. yes, foxrayman, I get this is 31 days of Oscar (even though only 28 days in this month.) I do watch TCM. In fact, it is the only channel on television I will watch. The Oscars started in 1929. I'll be charitable and extend the acceptable period of movies out to 1974. That means we've got 45 years of Oscar movies to focus on, and we don't need to go wading in the dreck of the post oil crisis world for more movies. If I wanted to watch Lord of the GD rings, I'll watch TBS or AMC or some crap. I want TMC to focus on the silent era, and the 30's through the early 60's (but mostly the 30's). Leave the CGI shittake for the 1000 other vacuous stations out there. This isn't a difficult concept to understand, einsteins.
  13. Why is TCM playing lord of the rings tonight?! I watch TCM to escape contemporary Hollywood bilge, not indulge in it! If TCM persists in these sorts of unfortunate programming decisions, I will stop watching. I will also do my best to lobby my politicians to pull the plug on this folly.
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