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  1. Thumbs down. I access it on my laptop so the changes diminish my user experience. Like any organization, TCM might consider some user input and a beta launch prior to going live with such an impactful change. We all appreciate TCM and am sure our input would lead to a robust user experience. The new format is like owning a Pontiac Aztek: you have to use it to get around but you really don't want to look at it.
  2. Whatever the reason TCM changed the schedule format , it is less user friendly. The old schedule had an "expand all" button to get the synopsis of all films or presentations for the day but no more? The old schedule listed the genre, nicely color coded, directly on the schedule. Now I have to click on the film, then click "more info", then click "film details" to find genre. If I want to watch "Crime" films on any given day (old schedule color code brown), I now have to go through these 3 steps for each movie? I do not see the new format /more detailed schedule "TopBilled" posted
  3. When I discovered TCM and started watching, I found myself enjoying movies I never thought would interest me. I credit Robert Osborne for making the viewing experience more than just about watching a film. His presentation of a films development, actors, director, backstory, etc. gave films meaning, casting them in a new light for the viewer. I have missed his insight over the last couple of years. He was always upbeat and had something positive to say about every film whether it be an Oscar winner or a B short. That his personal life was his own shouldn't be an issue, nor should it matter to
  4. "The Day the Earth Stood Still". An alien lands in Washington DC and has an affair with half of a gay DC power couple, and soon the jilted half of the power couple mysteriously disappears at the same time Gort is found to be missing after being encased in a block of KL93.
  5. James Garner is one of my top 3 favorite actors, whether TV or movies. His character portrayals looked effortless, whatever the role. Some of his movies are not on my favorites list but I always have to watch them because James Garner was in them.TCM just played "36 Hours" last week and I had to drop everything to watch it. By and far my favorite Garner character was Jim Rockford. I grew up watching the Rockford Files and he had some of the best car chase scenes on TV, as good as many films, and he did his own stunt work. He had a race car business in the late 60's where he partnered with AMC
  6. I watched the film for the first time last night on TCM. Thanks TCM for showing it! Incredible documentary. Flashbacks and flash forwards are never my favorite but it was handled impeccably and made the presentation seamless, thoroughly enjoyable, and engrossing. It's amazing that many of the initiatives Milk strived to get accomplished are still on the table 35 years later. He was a man ahead of his time, incredible vision. The interviews were engaging and the film felt fresh all these years later.
  7. This is a really good film, one of my favorites of this type (and a 7.8 on IMDb). Scott Neal and Glen Berry as the boys are well cast and come across as authentic. With Ste's abusive father and Jaime's rather inapropriately amourous mother a foundation is built for the boys in their search for affection and companionship. Tameka Empson as Leah the Cass Elliot lip syncing neighbor seems to be both a distraction and some welocemed comic relief... but for sure the Cass Elliot soundtrack is awesome!
  8. DougieB makes an excellent point about young filmmakers taking the subject further than in decades past. It's not only the film subject matter but the behind the camera LGBT young people that are making important films as well. Canadian Xavier Dolan has made several films over the last few years that have been critically acclaimed. To that point, the suggested Behind the Screen sounds like an excellent choice to highlight LGBT contributions to the industry. The Celluloid Closet and Silver Screen Color me Lavender would be excellent to showcase how the topic has been portrayed in film. Perhaps
  9. Original poster back ..... Lots of posts to read again tonight. The suggestion of The Celluloid Closet from 1995 (narrated by Lilly Tomlin!) would be an excellent kick-off to an LGBT content film series. Including some foreign films is a must. On the lighter side, there were some well made “coming of age” foreign films including Beautiful Thing, 1994, a British film, complete with Mamma Cass songs. Get Real from 1999 was well written and amusing. A French film from 2000 was Come Undone which was somber with an underlying thread of family depression and an attempted suicide. How about 1994’s Au
  10. Hello all........... original poster checking back in. This thread is my first post as a new member so I was unsure about the level of response. It seems there are alot of posts (then again I'm new here so ????). I appreciate the films suggested, several I was unfamiliar with; I will check them out. I viewed mr6666's posting about TCM's 2007 series on films with an LGBT component, it's worth exploring. It is interesting to see how the depiction of LGBT characters has changed over the decades. But equally interesting, how Hollywood, the writers, and others incorporated an LGBT component, often
  11. New member and long time big TCM fan. Not sure where to post an idea for a themed selection of films so I'll start here. June is LGBT Pride month, how about some time set aside for some important films? Some that come to mind, some mainstream, some controversial: Rope Boys in the Band Midnight Cowboy Torch Song Trilogy Some Like It Hot Victim The Naked Civil Servant Strangers on a Train Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Philadelphia The Childrens Hour My Own Private Idaho Rebel Without a Cause The Times of Harvey Milk
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