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  1. My impression is that "L'Avventura" was booed at Cannes for reasons that go beyond the audience's love for, or hatred of, the film. They booed it, largely, because they 'disapproved' of it. They were expecting the film to be about one thing, and it became a film about something else. The audience didn't want that, and they especially didn't want the mystery of the missing woman to go unresolved, as it did. That refusal, on Antonioni's part, to explain away the mystery that the audience thought was the main storyline, outraged them. And they were angry that Antonioni had the 'afrontery' to tell
  2. There really shouldn't be any controversy, that I can think of. There certainly was a 'societal clique' similar to the one in "ES,WS". The movie, and the book it was based on, reflect the New York City society life more popularly known as 'cafe society'. Here's a brief description from Wikipedia: In the United States, café society came to the fore with the end of Prohibition in December 1933 and the rise of photo journalism, to describe the set of people who tended to do their entertaining semi-publicly, in restaurants and night clubs and who would include among them movie stars and sp
  3. Always nice to catch a bit of this MGM star-filled favorite. But why is TCM showing (Dec. 8) an old, scratchy, discolored, master when a newer, better, one should be available? It looks more like the old VHS version, rather than the much shinier DVD. And this is one of those movies where image quality is (almost) everything.
  4. Actually, "East Side, West Side" is from MGM, not Warners. Maybe someone in their writers dept. especially liked the name "Lorrison". Another favorite last name I remember is "Marlowe", as in Rita, of course, Phillip, and a few others. Both names have that rather lush 'Hollywood' sound.
  5. I'd like to see more flicks from the late 70's and early 80's get into TCM's rotation. That time period qualifies as "classic" now, doesn't it? Not exactly, but it may depend on how you mean 'classic'. Until recently, the word 'classic' referred to movies of a certain era, roughly 1932 to 1968, when American filmmaking was dominated by a 'Hollywood' or 'studio' style. Before that period, silent and early sound, the industry was still finding it's way stylistically. From the late '60s on, the studio system had broken down, and an avant-garde style, borrowed from European and independent
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