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constarkel

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  1. During this last Bette Davis marathon, I managed to record 10 of them. The only ones that I didn't record were "The Petrified Forest" which I already had, and for some strange reason, "Way Back Home" Otherwise, a DVD copy would be on its way to you even now. When TCM decides to show these huge blocks of "never-to-be-played-again" pre-codes all in a row, (starting at 1:00am) we should decide who is responsible for recording what and then divy up the movies afterwards.
  2. My favorite is probably Bruce Bereford's "Breaker Morant" starring Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown in a true account of an incident during the Boer War where three Australian Soldiers were court-martialed (by the British Army) for murdering a Boer soldier of all things. Great movie! Message was edited by: constarkel
  3. It is Chet Baker. He can also be heard on the L.A. Confidential soundtrack.
  4. How about "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
  5. It turns out that Quo Vadis is shown straight through with no intermission. That is 171 minutes without interuption. I got up at the approximate halfway point (4:15am) and just waited for my first DVD to run out (right before the lion feeding scene) and then put in a new DVD...only losing about 2 minutes in the process. I could have made it easy on myself and just recorded it in 4-hour mode, but I did that with Ben-Hur recently and wasn't satisfied with the quality. The greater loss was missing "Thank Your Lucky Stars" this morning which I mistakenly thought started at 10:30am, but really started at 7:30am. Has anyone else experienced this problem with the TCM online schedule? Mine flip-flops between ET and PT even though it always says ET in the box. Usually I catch it and reload the page, but I guess I didn't last night.
  6. Thanks sweetbabykmd, I guess I will just set the alarm for halfway through and take my chances. Generally they insert the intermission approximately 3/5 to 2/3 of the way through a long movie, but who knows? I guess that I will after tonight.
  7. The all night diner painting is "Nighthawks" and the two women eating is part of a larger painting called "Chop Suey" both by Edward Hopper from 1942 and 1929 respectively. Here is an excellent link for anyone wanting to learn more about Edward Hopper. http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/ Message was edited by: constarkel
  8. I saw that too. The Animals and the Dave Clark Five also had a couple of different numbers in that film, but Getz/Gilberto was by far the best of the lot.
  9. Does anyone know if there is an intermission during this movie? And if so, when does it occur? I need to set my alarm so I can get up and change the DVD. Thanks
  10. I pre-ordered this DVD when it was first announced. It looked like it would be right up my alley. The 1930-40's sci-fi/art deco style of movie is absolutely gorgeous. With the benefit of a better script, this could have been a great movie. As it was, I enjoyed it very much for the visuals. I hope that, based on its weak showing at the box office and less than flattering critical reviews, that Hollywood does not give up on making this kind of movie in the future.
  11. Stoneyburke, Blow it out your Joseph Mc Carthy. Are you referring to "Tailgunner Joe"???
  12. I have GOT to check "The Day of the Locust" out! Thanks for the heads-up.
  13. Sssshhhhh... You are not supposed to be bringing things like this up. You will be labeled a naysayer or worse. It goes against TCM's advertised policy of showing movies unedited at least according to Martin Scorsese in TCM's oft-shown letterbox promo. I find this particularly irritating when I record a movie overnight and then wake up to find it was shown in pan & scan. I toss the dvd right in the trash as I don't consider a pan & scanned version of the movie to be the real movie. What little tolerance that I had for pan & scanned movies went out the window after 2 or 3 viewings of TCM's letterbox promo. It's a shame too because this is a really good movie. Message was edited by: constarkel
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