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Everything posted by Bogie56

  1. The thing I like about this quote is that it is based on General Curtis Lamay's recommendation to JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis to commence a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Soviets where the American people would only suffer acceptable casualties of 10 to 20 million dead but would escape total annihilation. The "we wouldn't get our hair mussed" analogy certainly kicked this up a notch.
  2. I thought I would watch Greyfriar's Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) again as I hadn't seen it since I was a kid. If you know the story, the dog keeps guard of his master's grave long after he has passed away. Well this time around I was struck by how good Alex MacDonald was in the film as the dog's master, 'Auld Jock' or John Grey. He's only in the first fifteen minutes and I suppose I had taken this performance for granted the previous times I had seen it. Alex passed away just four years after the release of this film.
  3. Well as one programmer has already visited this thread and answered one question i would like to pose this to them: A huge amount of discussion goes on here on the boards about why certain films are overlooked, pulled or not on the Canadian schedule. The supposition is that it is rights issues. It would be great if there was some sort of forum where this may be discussed with the TCM programmers. And they may be even to tell us what they would dearly like to show but are still working on. Another issue that is discussed is whether or not TCM is showing the complete version of some f
  4. I am envious misswonderly. Where the heck was I that day?? One of our TCM friends posted the link to a recent Ben Mankiewicz radio interview a few months ago. I'm sorry that I can't recall who is was now because I have been unsuccessful trying to find it again. It was in two parts and at the time only part one was on the internet. Ben was great in this interview and he has so much more going on than just TCM. So, this is an appeal to that person to report the links to the radio interview with Ben for that really good interview. I think you would enjoy it misswonderlytoo.
  5. Would that be a trick question? Brett Butler
  6. I should have said it was Quebecois Tortiere lovers.
  7. Adam West. But I have yet to watch the Saturday serials. Been taping them though when I get a chance.
  8. Along with 20,000 other hysterical screaming kids I saw The Three Stooges as Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition, circa 1962. That would be Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe DeRita. I've met quite a few celebrities up close but seeing the Stooges, even from afar ranks right up there. They entered the stadium on a clown's fire trunk and drove around the track. As I said, the kids were hysterical with glee. Then the Stooges took to the stage and for about half an hour hit each other over the head, tore out Larry's hair and poked Joe in the eyes. We were all in heaven, I tell ya.
  9. Tuesday, June 2 I’ve got another 4 to record: 6:45 a.m. The Wind (1928) with Lillian Gish. Directed by Victor Seastrom - or Sjorstrom as we was known in Sweden when he acted in Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957). I've seen it a number of times but as AndyM recommends, best to record it for you never know when it will be on again - without commercials at least. 8:30 a.m. The Squall (1929) with Myrna Loy 10:15 a.m. Rain or Shine (1930) directed by Frank Capra 8 p.m. The Hunters (1958) Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner star in a Dick Powell film. The latter 3 I have ye
  10. "You're a mess, honey" - Marlene Dietrich to Orson Welles in Touch of Evil
  11. A friend of mine excitedly approached Jack Palance on Yonge Street and asked him for his autograph. Palance turned to him and sneered ... "P I S S Off" Hey, we thought it was funny.
  12. I had a quick conversation with Jeff Goldblum once. He was standing at one urinal and I at the next. No, I didn't look. Met George Peppard the same way. And no, I didn't look.
  13. I'm sure there are some I'm missing, but here are a few of the performances I really liked by Warren Oates ... In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Wild Bunch (1969) Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Bring Me the Head of Alfonso Garcia (1974) The Brink's Job (1978)
  14. "I pity you as I would the village idiot" - Adolphe Menjou to Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory
  15. I have it in my diary as seeing it on Wednesday, January 22, 1975 on television - in Toronto. Pretty quick turn over for a 1973 release.
  16. Did you like the ending? The bit when Morgan Freeman joins him on the beach? I sort of had mixed feelings about it. I don't read Stephen King so I would't know if that was in the book, or not. But it kind of had the feeling of an ending that was tacked on after a test-audience screening. It certainly wasn't a 60's ending. Too happy and neat. I'm not trying to second-guess the imdb's most popular movie in history for that ending did the trick for many people. Left them happy going home.
  17. And with Arthur Lowe in a black face part, no less. As an aside, England had this Lawrence Welk-like show called The Minstrels which played well into the 70's if not the 80's where everyone appeared in black face. I could never fathom how they were unable to be PC aware.
  18. Do you ever look at the Suggest a Movie list? I post there often.
  19. Make that Pate Chinois and you might have something there.
  20. "We need a bigger boat" - Roy Scheider in Jaws
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