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Everything posted by kriegerg69

  1. There most certainly are still tv horror hosts (the correct term) working today, although not as widely as many years ago. Elvira is still doing her thing in a newly syndicated program, and many other hosts are either on local cable access channels, or with the age of the internet, do their shows online. Look around through Google...there's many sites and such specifically devoted to the horror host community. There's so many I can think of that were along the lines of Count Floyd, including the well-known Sir Graves Ghastly (Dawson Lemming, who died a few years ago) to one I almost grew u
  2. > {quote:title=obrienmundy wrote:}{quote}Not necessarily. I am 17 years old, and I really do have intense feelings of disapproval with most modern-day films (Oscar season excepted). I love the films that were made from the 20s through the 60s and those decades will remain the nearest and dearest to me. Good for you!
  3. > {quote:title=Stephen44 wrote:}{quote}I would agree that Keeler is a little unpolished but, like you said, it has become one of the charming elements in the film. She is certainly more interesting to watch in black and white than a more polished, slick performer like Esther Williams in Technicolor. She was a great dancer, but personally I've always found her very dull to watch.
  4. ...and none of his films are scheduled on TCM? Shameful.
  5. It's generally only necessary to quote the part you're specifically replying to. You can highlight and remove whatever isn't really needed.
  6. It might be better to ask in the Information Please thread here: http://forums.tcm.com/forum.jspa?forumID=149
  7. No offense, but there's no reason to quote an entire post all the time when the original is just below. It's just a waste of space to have to scroll down until one gets to your reply. ?:|
  8. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > > I get that she doesn't like some of the films that were shown today but if she wants to rant about, start a new thread and do it there. Don't derail an existing thread where the OP is trying to have a serious talk about one of the films that were shown. > Excellent point, and you're absolutely correct about that.
  9. > {quote:title=willbefree25 wrote:}{quote}Awwwwwww, come on, Dargo, if you know who can post you know what about you know whose you know what, then Fred and I can dither about the POG EUTS and the lovely TROPG. Huh??? What the heck is POG, EUTS, and TROPG??
  10. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}This is not classic, the era is not classic. And I don't see Mason in the film. This IS classic...and James Mason IS in the film (although not too much)...which is why they're showing it today.
  11. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > If they actually produced the intro IN HD FORMAT, they would have to use an HD studio camera, which would produce the 16:9 format. > > But since they switch back an forth between 16:9 and 4:3 intros, I suspect they shoot with an SD camera and simply cover up the top and bottom of an SD image with an electronic matte whenever they want to show a 16:9 intro. That's the other possibility I thought of but hadn't mentioned...matting an SD image (and it's also possible, since much of TCM HD is actually upconverted, that they could crop
  12. Weird...not in my case. Can't think of anything at the moment. I understand what you mean....something in a movie suddenly reminds you of something you need to do (or want to do) in real life.
  13. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}If you understood me, then why did you say: > > > > > Wrong...they don't just "cover the top and bottom of the screen", > > > > If they photographed the intros with an SD camera, then they must be covering up (masking, matting) the top and bottom in some way, electronically. This is getting to be ridiculous, Fred...I WAS REFERRING TO my understanding of what you said HERE: > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}When I said "all they do is cover the top and bottom of the screen with black bars", I didn't m
  14. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}When I said "all they do is cover the top and bottom of the screen with black bars", I didn't mean they used masking tape. I meant they do it one way or another, with some modern technological means. Duh...I understand what you meant perfectly. I didn't think you meant masking tape. :| I'm not a child (I turned 52 last week)...I understand HOW it works. My comment below regarding how much better lzcutter explained it doesn't mean I didn't UNDERSTAND what you meant.
  15. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}I love the Godfather movies. I even kind of like the much-reviled third one. > > > Shameless bump, because I think the Godfather movies are worth discussing. > I agree...and I'm pretty sure I've read over the years a few times where others have said they consider II to be even better than the first one.
  16. He explained it a little better and more succinctly than I could.
  17. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} > About Sofia Coppola: True, she's not much of an actress. But she turned out to be her father's daughter in terms of another talent. She's quite a good director. Not as prolific or iconoclastic as her dad, perhaps, but not bad. *Lost in Translation*, at any rate, is a fine little movie. I haven't seen that one yet. Been wanting to because of Bill Murray's nomination he got for it.
  18. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > > it's more likely the image area you see in the middle of the screen between those bars IS the actual image area of the intros as they are produced. > The intros are exactly the same, photographed on the same sets, but with the top and bottom strips covered up by black bars, so we receive LESS of a picture, not more. Okay, that's a very backwards way of looking at it....you obviously didn't read my other reply thoroughly or something. The "image area you see in the middle" IS THE ACTUAL IMAGE AREA as it's produced. The black bars
  19. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > Letterboxing doesn't make any sense for the intros, since all they do is cover the top and bottom of the screen with black bars. Why do that? Nobody is going to bother to reach for their TV remote control and change the picture size to 16:9 just for the introduction. > > This first film is wide screen, so maybe they do it for the wide screen intros but not for the 4:3 film intros? I don't know. Wrong...they don't just "cover the top and bottom of the screen", but it's more likely the image area you see in the middle of the screen b
  20. > {quote:title=yanceycravat wrote:}{quote}Point of interest... The intros were back to being 4:3 tonight for Lionel Barrymore. > > Curiousier and curiousier... If you're quoting Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland , you mean "Curioser and curioser". They were possibly old intros.
  21. It's already been said many times here that TCM has to license out airing rights to most of the films it shows. There's only a handful that TCM actually owns. When they license out from a studio, it's for a certain number of showings within a certain period of time. To start another channel would still mean they have to license out film rights. It wouldn't work...it simply wouldn't be cost-logical. I would agree that they should try to get different films they haven't shown as much, if at all, rather than re-gaining airing rights to the same films over and over again.
  22. > {quote:title=Stephen444 wrote:}{quote}Can't agree with The Brady Bunch Movie on this list. It's funny and, I think, successully pokes fun at this type of television. I agree...I really liked it. The critics even liked it and understood what the whole point of the movie was. Satire.
  23. Lionel is wonderful and absolutely heartbreaking in *Grand Hotel* . The movie only won Best Picture, and didn't receive any other nominations...among which should have been Lionel for Best Supporting Actor.
  24. I could be wrong...you're probably right. RO by himself, now that I think about it, have been 4x3 full-screen. With RO and a guest, they're letterboxed. If there's a change now, it's likely because they started doing RO's intros in widescreen for HD....if you're watching an SD broadcast, the HD vs. SD compromise is it ends up being letterboxed in SD. It's not really that big a deal...TCM is just starting to do more in 16x9 widescreen.
  25. > {quote:title=sfpcc1 wrote:}{quote}Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83. He also directed If It's Tuesday It Must Be Belgium. Wow...and it's all over the net too. Here's Mel on the set of Willy Wonka.
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