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  1. I am another one of the deprived; I gave up cable TV many years ago and, sadly, said goodbye to TCM. Would love to be able to view these films in some other manner. Will watch this thread for any suggestions. I happen to own M and have seen it a couple of times, but will watch it again with fresh eyes. I'm sure there are other movies I don't own and haven't seen, and I certainly want to see them all! Thanks.
  2. The opening moments of M establish a sense of foreboding in a number of ways. We know immediately from the children's song (and the woman's reaction to it) that there is a child murderer on the loose. The use of shadows and vertical and horizontal lines (the bannister, wash lines, staircase), signify tension. We know that the washer woman is waiting for her child to come home. Her lethargic drudgery is broken only by the sound of the cuckoo clock, heralding the return of her daughter from school. That sound elicits a smile of such joy; her expression is exquisite. Clearly, her child is the lig
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