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GGGGerald

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  1. You may have a point there. I just watched a video where the narrator tells the story about Mel Brooks offering Wayne a role in Blazing Saddles. And Wayne told him "the film was too dirty for him" but, he would be first in line to watch it once its finished. He really did care about his image that much.
  2. I saw that in the theaters as a child. I don't know what my older brother was thinking taking me to see that πŸ˜† I did enjoy it.
  3. Next: A group of guys charter a fishing boat that's just not big enough.
  4. Brie Larson Anthony Mackie Carrie Fisher Julie Andrews
  5. Giant (1956) I really want to spend two hours of my life staring at a dead grass landscape. And that's when its not just dirt and oil pumps πŸ₯³ It seems all the actually interesting parts could have been truncated into about 15 minutes of dialogue. Works great as a travelogue, I guess. But, not for me as a movie.
  6. Compromises must be made. In order to rent that film fave of yours, (you know, that one you post over and over that they don't play enough), they probably have to take on other B movies that are thrown in the deal. And if they have the film, they certainly are going to show it. And frame it some sort of way (like TCM underground or whatever). In order to keep the channel free, they have to sell wine and call it a club thing. (they should call it "whine" the way people complain about it). Or charge money to get people together for watch parties/clubs. You can't have a channel
  7. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  8. Actually, the theater nearby me is only $5 certain days of the week. It can be done. They only over charge because they are stuck in an old obsolete business plan. This is just one of the many industries that needs to reinvent itself or risk fading away as a lucrative venture.
  9. Remember when VCR's were going to ruin movies ? The MPAA wanted a $25 surcharge on every single video tape sold ! Its not just Streaming. Its also Home Theaters, Surround Sound, Being able to drink an adult beverage without fear of a DUI, Not having kids kick the back of your chair, Nor running up and down the aisle during the film, Nor talking (and now texting), while you're trying to watch the movie etc... And having the Oscars not reflect any movies anyone has actually seen doesn't help. Nor does $8 popcorn and $6 sodas either. Time marches on, (as the news reel used to say
  10. Appearing to be "In Society" Pocketful of Miracles (1961) My Fair Lady (1964) Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
  11. Whether you find it offensive or not is your own opinion. We are all entitled to one. But, this is an issue that does exist in the black community. I can remember when a relative of mine was searching for a house to buy in the Los Angeles area. Most people they encountered assumed they would be moving to a well to do "black" neighborhood that is well known around here. He responded: "We aren't moving to a nice black neighborhood, we're moving to a nice neighborhood" Its not so much that the son feels superior to his father. Its that his father was of a generation that was not allowe
  12. The problem with that idea is: Too many interested in classic films have fixed incomes and couldn't afford it. Most would simply watch what they know they like and then have no need for the service and Not enough fans to support such a service. There's never going to be an ideal service. Some want to see hits, others want to see obscure, rarely played films. No one channel has the rights to all movies. So each one will always be lacking in one way or the other. TCM is by far the best option, compared to the rest. That's one of the reasons Sling is so cheap. You
  13. From Russia With Love (1963) An Affair To Remember (1957)
  14. The incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) To Have and To Have Not (1944) The Perfect Storm (2000)
  15. Of course it is. That's what we do here πŸ˜‰
  16. Right now, IMDB.TV has them and its free with commercials.
  17. I don't think the idea was to be totally accurate to the books as much as showing how life was in those days. Otherwise, people could just read the book. Because books are always better than movies/TV. With people dying of almost any illness in those days, adoptions were rather common. And there was pressure for women to marry then. I'd rather any reboot be authentic to the times, however they were.
  18. The Blondie films are on other channels that are free. So I doubt they will end up on TCM.
  19. I think this is the danger of casting 2021 sensibilities onto films made many decades ago. In those days, men did marry women much younger than themselves.(William Powell for example). Why wouldn't that carry onto the screen. And remember, this is entertainment. Guys want to imagine themselves with much younger women. They would pay to see that. Especially in those days(and right now), movies were/are escapism. Not meant to be totally real. Some people want to see their favorite stars on the screen regardless of age. Well, Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn certainly got removed f
  20. Midnight Cowboy (1969) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1969) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  21. Pillow Talk (1959) πŸ˜† I had to include my favorite TV apartment Remington Steele (1982-1986) ( Notice the movie posters on the wall ? That's where I got the idea. )
  22. I have to be in a mood to deal with the subject matter. Some films, (like Schindler's List), I will probably never watch. Others, (like To Kill A Mockingbird), I doubt I'll want to sit through when there's literally thousands of other films I could be watching. Basically, the heavier the story, the more I would put off watching it. Then I prefer the setting to be right. For example, I would rarely watch a noir in the morning or mid day. I would rather watch that or a horror movie at night to enhance the effect. Or a movie about a cold and windy day and its hot and sunny outside would not
  23. Funny how when trump wants to pull out, he's a hero. But, when Biden actually gets it done, he's stupid. Western nations have been trying to conquer the Afghans for centuries, to no avail. These people only respect brutality, not civilization. Unless we planned to be brutal, we would never win. Best to pull the plug.
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