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Philip1749

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  1. I really wish you would replace the young Australian woman who is one of your hosts who introduces films. She is rather bland and not terribly charismatic. I almost get the feeling she is on there for reasons of sex appeal rather than character and substance. I believe TCM can do better.
  2. I've searched WATCH TCM using every single search criteria in an attempt to find the film TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962). And I cannot find it. I just finished watching that film on TCM on my cable television system less than one hour ago on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 5:00 to 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time). At the end of the film a message displayed that said "Available On Watch TCM". What is the problem? I would like to watch it again on WATCH TCM.
  3. I've tired over and over again to locate RUN SILENT RUN DEEP on Watch TCM. But I can't find it. Some dumb person at TCM altered the format so that films are no longer listed in alphabetical order. Where is this film? And why can't I find it? Someone at TCM needs to use much better judgment about things like this.
  4. Given my somewhat "progressive" social attitudes in certain areas, I would certainly not characterize myself as a "prude" nor as the Church Lady of Saturday Night Live fame. As earlier stated, I'm not exactly a stranger to nudist recreational resorts and beaches, just to sight an example. I suppose it's fair to say I'm conservative in some ways, and progressive in others. It depends upon the topic. As for my reference to the film FATAL ATTRACTION (1987), I was referring to visual content when I used the term 'pornographic' to describe certain scenes. Someone once said (I believe it was a U.S.
  5. I might add that watching people sitting on toilets and doing their bodily functions does not appeal to me a whole lot. Watching actual scenes depicting sexual intercourse and oral sex close up do not appeal to me either. Afterall, I can view that type of content in a "porn" film if that's what I truly crave. And yet such acts are depicted from time to time in some contemporary films. I'm not against artistic freedom. I reserve the right to define for myself what actually constitutes "artistic freedom". I know that for many people in contemporary society, anything goes. There are no standards
  6. Sepiatone needs to stop name-calling without knowing someone personally. I'm hardly a "prude"...since I attend nude recreational resorts from time to time. I had no problem with the dress code for actors in the Tarzan movies of the 1930's. Loin cloths do NOT offend me. Nor do bikini's. I was simply pointing out that we need to be aware of code words that might convey a hidden agenda. TCM is a large revenue-oriented "brand" that seeks to enlarge its bottom line for those with financial interests in the corporation. While this is not immoral nor uncommon in our capitalist world, we need to bear
  7. It's been a few months since I've visited TCM Message Boards, but I did want to update my comments regarding the "sexual freedom" comments I posted back in May. As I had tried to indicate in my initial posting, I was addressing what is depicted on the film screen...not what goes on in actors' bedrooms in their real lives. I'm not concerned about which actor had an "affair" with whom in their personal lives. At the same time, the sex scene between Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in FATAL ATTRACTION was totally pornographic in nature. But it did serve one useful purpose. It demonstrated how cont
  8. It's been a few months since I've visited TCM Message Boards, but I did want to update my comments regarding the "sexual freedom" comments I posted back in May. As I had tried to indicate in my initial posting, I was addressing what is depicted on the film screen...not what goes on in actors' bedrooms in their real lives. I'm not concerned about which actor had an "affair" with whom in their personal lives. At the same time, the sex scene between Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in FATAL ATTRACTION was totally pornographic in nature. But it did serve one useful purpose. It demonstrated how cont
  9. I am FAR from a "prude" when it comes to the topic of human sexuality. In fact, quite the opposite. My objection to such terms as "sexual freedom" is due to the fact that I am quite attuned to code words and terminology, and what it usually portends in contemporary society. The term "sexual freedom" is often code language for blending pornographic content into the mainstream film media...a practice that had mushroomed by the 1980's. I recall for example, the late Katherine Hepburn commenting in a television interview that such films today are "filth"...her terminology, not mine. One outstandin
  10. For your information, I am FAR from a prude when it comes to the topic of human sexuality. In fact, quite the opposite. You don't know me, so I would appreciate it if you would not make judgments about people you do not personally know. My objection to such terms as "sexual freedom" is due to the fact that I am quite attuned to code words and terminology, and what it portends. The term "sexual freedom" is code language in general society for blending pornographic content into the mainstream film media...a practice that began in the late 1960's, and mushroomed after that. I recall for example, the late great Katherine Hepburn commenting in a television interview that such films today are "filth"...her terminology, not mine. One outstanding example of this would be the film FATAL ATTRACTION (1987), starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. If I wanted to see this kind of content in a mainstream motion picture, I could simply purchase a porn film. I don't need to spend $20 at a movie theater.     

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      Sepiatone

      I never thought of the term "sexual freedom" as a "code" for "blending pornographic content" into mainstream film media.  Just more or less a referral to injecting more (let's say) sexual frankness  and honesty  into some film story presentation.  Or more or less matters of personal and/or societal  behavior.

      :o

      Wow!  You equate FATAL ATTRACTION with a "porn film", eh?  and yet, claim NOT to be a prude? :wacko:

      Can't IMAGINE what you think about CARNAL KNOWLEDGE('71)  :rolleyes:

      and BTW...I don't recall ever referring to you specifically as being a prude.  So lay off the FaceBook type indignation.  ;)  

      Sepiatone

  11. The young, new narrator with the English accent featured on TCM hosted a showing of Tarzan films on Tuesday, May 9th. She referred to the censorship imposed on those films of the 1930's by the movie industry's certification board as a lack of "sexual freedom." Apparently the lead female character was required to wear clothing that was less skimpy than a bikini would be. Is this another example of TCM promoting a liberal position when it comes to traditional social attitudes about sex? It sometimes seems that TCM feels frequently compelled to promote what might be called younger-oriented attitu
  12. This morning I tried to find the film NIGHT UNTO NIGHT (1949) on WATCH TCM. It was not even listed in the letter "N" section, which ought to display all films whose titles begin with the letter "N". And yet this film was shown on TCM this morning, September 27th, 2017. Can anyone explain why this would be?
  13. I can't say I think much of the new TCM on-air hosts. First of all, "teenie bopper" Tiffany Vasquez who is now featured on Saturday afternoons, was a poor choice for a new host. I suspect two things: (1) she was chosen because she had connections with someone in authority at TCM, and (2) because Turner Classic Movies is trying desperately to attract a younger audience. While I understand the latter motive, I still feel she was a poor choice for this position. I also notice that TCM has picked up Bill O'Reilly's former comedy partner Dennis Miller from his old program on Fox News as a new on ai
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