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  1. Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto for me. Also, that new Mad Max Fury Road had some frightening moments. But, yeah Apocalypto takes the cake for me. You won’t ever forget that one.
  2. Thank you so much for the informative post. This is the reason I come to the message board to read posts on Classic Hollywood (stars), not to disparage TCM and continue griping about 80’s and 90’s films on the channel. I am aware of the John Bowers story, however a lot of people over the years have weaved John Gilbert’s name into the John Bowers story. They probably unknowingly are mixing up stories of both men. Good stuff!
  3. Oh yeah, forgot Greta Garbo signed personal check to Saks Fifth Avenue
  4. I collect Classic Hollywood autographs and especially tragic figures. I currently have the signatures of: Clara Bow (Bell), William Haines, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Marion Davies, Karl Dane, James Murray (The Crowd), Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, Warren William, John Gilbert (my favorite), Catherine Deneuve, Chester Morris, Gloria Swanson, probably some more I can’t think of right now.
  5. I always thought it was hypocritical of Ricardo Montalban to dismiss Eli Wallach as a Mexican bandit when he himself played an Asian man in a Hawaii Five-O episode complete with his eyes pulled back.
  6. If and when the end comes (and for the record I think is still years from now) I am ready with over 15 years of TCM programming that I recorded. I started recording around 2001 and went to around the time Robert passed away. I can make a TCM channel of my own with all the programming I have. The original Silent Sunday montage, shorts that haven’t been shown in years, the original channel guide after the films with the voiceover, I have it all. I suggest getting a DVD recorder for all these doom and gloom people.
  7. I absolutely cringe when A Face In The Crowd comes on. I utterly detest Andy Griffith and especially how he plays that role in that film. I have been told hating Griffith is on par with hating apple pie, parades and everything else proudly American, I don’t really care. And don’t get me started on his overrated folksy (sappy) t.v. show.
  8. One of my favorite directors Jean-Pierre Melville cites Odds Against Tommorrow as the greatest crime film ever made. Melville watched it practically every night when he was making his classic crime films.
  9. One of the best things I ever bought was this little device called a Firestick for about $30 on Amazon. I hooked it up to my tv in 2 minutes and downloaded Pluto. I have no problem with it, I also have one SmartTv in my house that I downloaded it on and it works great. I spent about a year watching Robert Stack’s Unsolved Mysteries around the clock on Pluto. The app is a game changer in cutting the cord. I don’t even have cable, for TCM I use WatchTV that I pay $15 a month for.
  10. Sounds good, Yuengling is just fine. I love PlutoTV, I have it on my Firestick. It is completely free and the channels about 200 of them are great. Let me ask you a question: Do you like your Three’s Company, there’s a channel for that. Do you like Classic game shows, there’s a channel for that. Same with classic movies, classic tv, everything. A great alternative for me when TCM is showing North By Northwest for the 14,134th time or Summer Under The (Lackluster) Stars is on, cough, cough Diana Dors, cough cough Nina Foch.
  11. The article was very well written and than the writer decided to incorporate out of nowhere a few paragraphs about the show being a “queer” delight. Why can’t The NY Times just give factional articles without opinion thrown in? By the way, if you have PlutoTV (which is free) there is now a channel devoted 24/7 to Dark Shadows.
  12. My vote is The Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick. This filmmaker for me is the equivalent of watching paint dry, and I’m an Eric Rohmer fan.
  13. I also think if AFI were really bold they should honor Jean Paul Belmondo, Godard and/or Catherine Deneuve before time runs out. I understand it is the American Film Institute but prior honorees have been foreign born Hitchcock, Lean, Wilder, etc..
  14. I couldn’t agree more! My absolute favorite part of the week for 15 years has been Silent Sunday Night. It was always a great way to start off the week but now it should just be called Agenda Sunday Night. I don’t care for the host or her comments. It seems like Oscar Micheaux is shoved down my throat every month. Just my opinion, I don’t enjoy it as much anymore. Luckily, I have 15 years of intros and films on DVD that I’ve recorded pre-Stewart.
  15. George Clooney did not deserve it the time he received it. It also might be controversial but Sean Connery really didn’t deserve it either. I enjoyed him in The Untouchables but if you take James Bond out of the mix what else is there that he has done? The actor most deserving of the AFI award is Donald Sutherland. I cannot believe I live in a world that celebrates the acting accomplishments of George Clooney before those of Donald Sutherland.
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