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Miss J

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  1. As others have said, it's expected but still surprising nonetheless. Is it possible for TCM to replay some of Robert Osborne intros for some movies from time to time? R.I.P. Mr. Osborne.
  2. Definitely a Miss. I didn’t think Scarlett loved Ashley either. I saw her so call love and pursuit of Ashley as wanting something she couldn’t have. I imagine if she had won Ashley’s heart she would’ve grown bored with him or unfortunately cause his death as she did with one of her other husbands
  3. Lord of the Rings. I’ve tried twice to see the first movie, fully awake in the middle of the day. Knocked me out both times. I didn’t even try watching the other two movies thinking I will fall asleep on those and I get so much heat for that. LOL! It is probably a good movie. Maybe it deserves all the Oscars it won and was nominated for but it’s not for me.
  4. Thanks. That explains it. Kind of unfortunate given he has movies from the 80s and early 90s that could air on TCM for Gene Hackman's SOTM.
  5. I think that was my favorite scene. Scarlett drove me nuts. She’s too high maintenance for me to like. LOL! Before I saw GWTW, I was told it was an epic love story between Scarlett and Rhett with the Civil War as a backdrop. While I like the movie and found it very visually stunning, I didn’t see an epic love story. I did see what you don’t do to someone you supposedly love.
  6. Does TCM have rights to many Gene Hackman movies? This past Friday Gene Hackman’s night of movies ended at 2am and this Friday it will end at 3:45am unlike other SOTM I’ve viewed where their night ended at 6am or in cases like Cary Grant SOTM in December 2014 and July’s Olivia de Havilland ended late the next morning.
  7. Okay 2016, you can stop now. So sad Gene Wilder is gone but he’s no longer suffering. R.I.P. The first movie I saw of Gene Wilder was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I saw the movie with my Dad. He teased me a bit for crying at the end but I couldn’t help it. I was so happy for Charlie and he and his family were going to live a better life. Gene Wilder’s “You lose” rant is still one of the funniest rants I’ve seen. My Dad introduced me to Blazing Saddles and I was crying for a different reason. Lol. This year was the first time I saw Young Frankenstein. They really don’t m
  8. I’m watching The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn is always fun to watch. I wonder has Charles Coburn been a SOTM or had a day in SUTS?
  9. Favorite Days: Edward G. Robinson, Bing Crosby, Jean Harlow, Anne Baxter, Esther Williams, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr and Spencer Tracy. I’m looking forward to Boris Karloff and Jean Arthur days. I thought they would show Victor/Victoria on James Garner day but I guess TCM felt they showed that enough times this year already.
  10. I think it’s a disservice to not show these films. Surely people know movies of a certain time were racially offensive and sexist. If you’re watching TCM, you should expect to see those type of films I think with or without forewarning of a host. If local channels forewarn the audience saying the thoughts and opinions of the following program do not reflect the people of this station, why can’t TCM do the same for these controversial movies? For me, these controversial movies are a reflection of how things were in the time it was filmed. It can be sad and very cringe worthy but the positiv
  11. At least in Charade they actually acknowledged the age difference and had Audrey Hepburn's character be the pursuer. Father Goose -- Cary Grant 60, Leslie Caron 33 (27 years)
  12. I think that depends on the child and what you know they can handle. I remember being introduced to classic films through cartoons initially. I watched Disney animated films like Pinocchio, Dumbo, Cinderella and the Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and other animated shorts before watching live action Disney movies like The Shaggy Dog, The Absent Minded Professor and Swiss Family Robinson. Wizard of Oz and Thief of Bagdad starring Sabu are also good movies for kids. I think the bright colors would draw them in more than the story if they are very young. I wouldn’t make this the first movie but
  13. I just watched Million Dollar Mermaid. Annette Kellerman was a real pioneer for women’s swimwear and the swimming sport itself. I thought it was very fitting for Esther Williams to have a day especially with the Olympics going on. Too bad WWII prevented Esther Williams from competing and winning any Olympic medals. She was a superb swimmer and diver. I also saw Neptune’s Daughter. I laughed at the role reversal of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” performed by Betty Garrett and Red Skeleton. Very tongue in cheek. It was nice to see Mel Blanc on screen. I only know him from his voices on Looney Tu
  14. Could the animosity be because of the criticism BvS received and the reshoots of Suicide Squad after BvS? Thanks for the review. I've been debating if I should see it or wait until cable because I was disappointed in BvS but I might bite the bullet and see it on discount day at my local theater.
  15. No summaries. Gotcha. I know to remember when a movie was made when watching. If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to watch or enjoy a lot of classic movies. I laugh at how some things were which is what I did as I watched this movie. In fact, it's refreshing to see because of how much progress has been made in society.
  16. Oops! You're right. ​ I fixed that. Thanks.
  17. I saw a documentary on PBS "The Nazi Games Berlin 1936" Tuesday about Germany and the Olympics in 1936. I didn't know so many things that occurred in the 1936 Olympics influenced the modern day Olympics. The IOC was corrupt then as they are now. Germany was the first to have a grand Olympics which influenced future Olympics to be bigger and better than the previous one. Germany Olympics created the torch relay. Hopefully PBS will repeat the documentary especially with Rio Games starting and all the drama surrounding it.
  18. Just saw Ann Carver’s Profession. I can only chuckle at the movie’s ending. While the problems of Ann and Bill are still relevant today, the resolution would not work in 2016. Ann, a housewife is encouraged by her husband, Bill, former college football star and entry level architect, to put her law degree to use and go to work. Ann wins a big case (which was sadly a sign of the times then) and is paid $5000. Bill is happy Ann won the case but not about the $5000 payday. A year later, a fancy new house and servants thanks to Ann, Ann is still a successful lawyer and Bill is still in the same po
  19. Thank you but I have to give credit to my parents. I’m the youngest of five and the only girl so I stuck close to Mom growing up and through her that’s how I started watching classic movies and my Dad had me record a lot of movies for him when he was at work. He’d ask me about the movie or he’d want me to watch the movie again with him. Looking back, it was good bonding and I have a lot of fond memories of that. I had dropped off during high school and college. I would watch a few movies a year then but in recent years I’ve become a daily watcher and DVR is a godsend. BTW, where is that screen
  20. I wondered if Kelly and Astaire made a movie together. The only time I saw dance together was for one of the That’s Entertainment movies I saw earlier this year. Last year was the last time I saw ‘100 years of Movies’. Haven’t tried the AFI film test. Will try that. Thanks. Didn’t know that about the recent Clash of the Titans. That’s ridiculous but it shows how out of touch Hollywood is. My brother visited me when Clash of the Titans was playing on TCM. He asked why it was on TCM because it wasn’t that old ​and he prefers the 1981 version and not the recent one.
  21. That scene and the narration of their morning are my favorites. Bless the real life family who actually did that. My Mom and I used to question how that family operated and how many times they went to the store a week. Wow.
  22. Thank you for the kind welcome everyone. I watch all genres but my weakest ones are Silent, Westerns and Musicals (unless they’re Disney animated or Bob Hope and Bing Crosby road trip movies) but I’m getting better at giving these genres a chance. I can watch Gene Kelly all day. ​ I did see many Fred Astaire movies for SUTS last year and was blown away by his and Ginger Rogers’ dancing. You’re right my brothers and friends don’t like movies on TCM because they’re considered old, it’s in black and white, the special effects are bad or there are none at all. Sigh. ​ I’m glad I never
  23. I never walked out of a movie but I wanted to walk out of Jingle All the Way. My oldest brother took me and my other brother thinking it would be a fun movie we would like. I couldn't drive so I was stuck. My brothers laughed so much during the movie and all I wanted to do was punch them. ​
  24. I’m a Millennial and I love classic movies but my brothers and friends have zero interest in these movies. I can coax them into watching a few if it’s an original of a modern remake or if an older actor is in a modern movie they like. I’m not a movie aficionado. I don’t know the behind the scenes story of movies or actors so I come to the forums, the TCM website and watch the intro on TCM to learn these things. It’s very eye opening and entertaining and makes me appreciate the movie and actors more.
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