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  1. > Jean Simmons may have been handicapped by the fact that others in the movie were nominated (and won too). Regardless, she was terrific in this. I thought Jean Simmons was much hotter in Spartacus.
  2. > Hey, thanks for removing that. While I don't disagree with what you had there (what a mess!), this isn't the forum for it. > The Shootist is a very good movie and a fitting end to a great career. Yeah, I shoulda known better. thanks for understanding.
  3. The audience kinda knows early on that Sister Sharon Falconer is a phony when she doesn't wanna be bothered by Elmer on the train. No evangelist would behave like that.
  4. A terrific performance by Burt Lancaster...but I wish at the end before they started peltin' Gantry with them eggs he coulda turned the tables a bit on sweet Shirley and said..."There she is! the infernal trollop who has soiled my soul...*get her ! ! !*
  5. I guess it mighta been better for Books if Jimmy had said "you have a canker".
  6. > A face, body, motion, and speech, all cast in stone. shows no emotion what so ever. He has fooled most of the people most of the time but not all of the people all of the time.
  7. > *YEEEEEEEEEEE - HAAAAAAHHHHH! ! !* > *AAAAAAAAAHHH - HAAAHHH! ! !*
  8. Actor Paul Mantee has died. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/actor-paul-mantee-dies-robinson-crusoe-cagney-lacey-655015
  9. > think this almost 50/50 split provided this film with an ending that was open to basically two interpretations. If you like the idea of ghosts and want to believe in them, then the Drifter was the ghost of the murdered marshal. If you're a debunker of such ideas, then you can believe the Drifter was the brother of the murdered man. > I think either interpretation is valid, though I have to say if he was a ghost, he sure seemed unduly interested in the pleasures of the material world - sex, food, drink, a comfy bed. Maybe he missed those things? I myself would have preferred
  10. > There will be no more Eastwood westerns. The guy is what 83? I don't see how there really could be. But ol' Clint can strap on a gun belt any time he wants far as I'm concerned. He's the man.
  11. AndyM108 is right. They are showing war-related movies today. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) is a one-armed veteran and don't forget Quint (Robert Shaw) was on the Indianapolis. Clever, TCM. Shows you're still thinking, fellas.
  12. Our beloved perennial favorite. When I first saw it listed in the pages of TV Guide decades ago when it was just saturday afternoon filler for a local station in leiu of a golf tourrnament it was rated just a fair two-star movie and now it's a four-star classic. Having said that I do prefer the old generic TV Guide story synopsis. Went something like "A one-armed man gets off the train in a desert hamlet and *starts asking questions"*. Still the story strikes me as a bit pat. Pete Wirth had multiple chances himself to have ratted on Reno Smith to the state cops. I think we can assume his no-go
  13. Most, most disappointing. Even I did not think that TCM in it's current state of obvious decline would ignore Veterans Day. But I will give' em a pass because they're showing Bad Day at Black Rock and tonite *Jaws*.
  14. > When I first saw Pale Rider, I thought it may be a continuation of the same character - a ghost rider. Although he pretty much performed the same function, it appeared as if this one was real and alive with a different history or, at least, a part of his history as yet unknown to us at the time. > I'm getting the feeling Clint Eastwood is tying all of his characters together as John Wayne did with The Shootist. Unforgiven gave me that idea. I wonder what his last starring film will give us. > When I first saw Pale Rider, I thought it may be a continuation of the same charac
  15. > In between movies TCM does advertise DVD box sets like for say John Wayne and Paul Newman so is that really commercial-free? > As they're NOT ads for "Posti-Vac" or "Ageless Male", I would say YES! > Sepiatone Well, you got me there. I'd love to see *The President's Lady* shown on TCM...but they won't do it!...and MOVIES! will. End of story.
  16. > Uh-oh.... > Sounds like somebody's been hitting the Romulan ale. > Sepiatone Yes, I rambled a bit but my points are all correct. Paramount decided to put the original series cast out to pasture with the sixth film. "*But is that the end of their beneficence? Why Nooo" -Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)* They then choose to spit right in the face of the original fan base by killing off William Shatner as James T. Kirk (whom every legitimate trekker knows was the guts of the original series) on screen in the infamous Star Trek Generations. And today Paramount wanders what they h
  17. > But when Ned tells Shirley (Janice Rule) that his wife and daughters are waiting for him at home, she looks startled and says, "Oh my God" (or something like that). That's when she realizes that he's flipped and is living in the past because he can't deal with the present. > No doubt there are many interpretations of this picture; I wonder if any articles have been written for a film magazine. > In addition to the weightier nuances of this film, there is Burt Lancaster wearing swimming trunks for the entire picture; and for the gents, Janice Rule. So there is eye candy for e
  18. And if I ever wanna watch something like persuasion I would just assume switch to BBC America which my cable system does carry.
  19. > ny movie channel that interrupts a film for even one commercial is a complete non-starter in my book. TCM is the only non-premium cable movie channel that remains 100% commercial-free. I can live with commercials, but only after the movie has run uninterrupted. > Maybe so...but how many years has it been since TCM has shown The President's Lady with Heston and Hayward? Quite a number I would say. So I will endure the commercials on MOVIES! until TCM programmers get their heads screwed back on right. In between movies TCM does advertise DVD box sets like for say John Wayne and
  20. > Any movie channel that interrupts a film for even one commercial is a complete non-starter in my book. TCM is the only non-premium cable movie channel that remains 100% commercial-free. I can live with commercials, but only after the movie has run uninterrupted. Maybe so...but how many years has it been since TCM has shown *The President's Lady* with Heston and Hayward? Quite a number I would say. So I will endure the commercials on MOVIES! until TCM programmers get their heads screwed back on right.
  21. > I don't know if it's my TV or what, but MOVIES, like COZI, presents a picture that's compressed. They just don't seem to look right on my set.But you're right about it's content. There sometimes DO seem to be more "classic" type movies being shown on it than TCM has been offering lately. Now, if only they get rid of the COMMERCIALS, the competition will be clear! > Sepiatone Yeah, I always have to change my picture setting whenever I watch cozi or movies! Apart from that movies! picture quality looks better than TCM's.
  22. What is Persuasion a 1995 movie doing on today's schedule? That's classic? Well maybe by the definition of turn of the last century french silents-favoring programmers it now is. Cute. Today at three thirty--five MOVIES! is showing *The President's Lady* with Charlton Heston as Andrew Jackson and the always classy Susan Hayward as his wife with great intro music by Alfred Newman. TCM is slipping and do they even know it? I think they do not.
  23. > think the picture was taking place in real time. But Ned's delusional world slowly became chipped away, piece by piece, as he encountered more people from his past. At least, that was the way I understood it. Well, there's no question that Ned Merrill was delusional...but delusional enough to trek home pool-wise one sunday afternoon to a house deserted for years after his wife and children have apparently left him??? I guess Neddie's having a time-warp. Maybe that's the gimmick here. Neddie has become misplaced in time and none of these people he encounters knows it. I mean at one p
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