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Everything posted by spauldingd

  1. Awesome! I have been debating buying the blu-ray of this and am happy to see it on TCM along with the films. In this documentary, Mark does not do much if any of the narration so that should be good news for all those with a problem with his voice.
  2. I think all the TCM hosts are great. Alicia is the real deal and if you read her books or listen to her Podcasts I think anyone would agree. Robert will always be missed and will never be replaced but I think the team in place right now is terrific.
  3. So, does anyone ever respond to messages in these technical forums or is it just for show?
  4. I posted a message in the General Discussion forum and then remembered this forum existed. Safari used to work fine with the old forums but does not work well now. Most things need to be double-clicked and occasional preview windows show up with a single click. Chrome on IOS works as expected as far as I can tell from what little I tested.
  5. I wondered the same thing. Chrome on iPad behaves much better than Safari, but Safari used to work just fine here. As a programmer myself, I’m all too aware that writing web pages that work perfectly on all browsers can be a challenge but I thought the modern frameworks had solved most of those issues.
  6. Can the layout be tightened up a bit too? Lots of empty space and only 5 forums fit on a page now where there were probably a dozen before.
  7. Is anyone else having difficulty navigating the forums since the change? I always use my iPad and find that simply clicking a forum or a message isn’t enough and I have to click again. On messages, a single click will sometimes bring up a small preview screen of the message. I never had these issues before. I even had to double-click the Start New Topic button to post this. Is it just me?
  8. You need to have an account with a cable or satellite service provider.
  9. I don’t use the two words interchangeably. I don’t like to think I am being pretentious when I say film vs. movie. I will say film when I think something is a more serious or well-regarded work. Calling “Citizen Kane” a movie seems to trivialize it. If I say “my father was a great man”, is that the same as “my dad was a great guy”?
  10. I don’t think they marketed this film very well. My wife is a big Garland fan and was surprised to hear it was “now playing” during a commercial last night. While at the same time we have known about Downton Abbey for months and I would guess there is a lot of crossover in those audiences. It’s a shame as I hear Renee gives quite a good performance.
  11. What I think this will focus on is having characters with disabilities being portrayed by actors with those disabilities. I know of a couple recent examples with deaf actors playing deaf characters in movies. It’s a thorny topic in many ways. I think it’s a great aspiration for a film maker to do this as I doubt there are many parts available to a disabled actor depending on their situation.
  12. Thanks! It looks like the dates slipped a week from their earlier plans.
  13. The Documentary Genre forum is a bit of a ghost town so I thought posting here would get more notice. Just a heads up that this doc is playing tomorrow (Monday 9/23). The IBDB page lists about 65 cast members but I find no ranking which seems strange for a 2018 film. “An investigation into the way media portrayals impact the actual inclusion of people with disabilities in society.” is the description. TCM has programmed several films to go with the documentary for 9/23 and 9/30.
  14. It’s great to have a neighborhood movie theater within walking distance. I still go there quite often since it is so convenient but wish they would invest in updates but I fear they aren’t getting the traffic they once did. As the public demands more “destination” theaters with IMAX, meals, alcohol, bowling and so fourth I think these plain old movie theaters will struggle.
  15. Being able to go to any theater was the best part of MoviePass. The small art house theater across town was more than happy to accept MoviePass as was the Flix Brewhouse that serves great beer and has some of the best projection. The theater closest to me is an AMC Classic 16 and is a bit run down. If it were nicer and had better projection I would definitely join the A-List since it is literally a short walk from my home.
  16. I had a great time with MoviePass. I saw almost 100 movies in the time I was a member and figured I spent about $1.30 per movie. I knew it wouldn’t last and didn’t care. If some venture capital firm wanted to buy my movie tickets for a year or so, I’d let them. What a fun ride.
  17. Welcome! My vote for best year in the Golden Age would be 1939. So many films from that year are now timeless classics.
  18. Every time Ava Duvernay pushes up her glasses, take a drink! Seriously though, I do enjoy hearing people talk about films that they are passionate about. Watching West Side Story now...
  19. This really doesn’t have anything to do with TCM, but has everything to do with classic film. Saving Brinton is a documentary on Amazon Prime Video (free with Prime) that is quite an interesting watch. I saw it in the theater about 18 months ago when the film makers were traveling with it. If you like very early films and/or film preservation it’s great. The man at the center of the film is a quite unique individual and you can’t help but like him. This is a doc for those that say they don’t like docs. There are some great shots of the rural Iowa towns and countryside that are quite artistic.
  20. I think the pick this week is a bit of a safe choice compared to the first two. More people should see the Apu trilogy so hopefully watching Pather will get folks to dig for the other two.
  21. With my purchase of a new Kindle I received a free 3 month subscription to Amazon Kindle Unlimited which gives you free access to books you have mostly never heard of. Some good stuff, but I’m glad I’m not paying for it. One that I would recommend is The Female Gaze by TCM presenter Alicia Malone. The book is a mixture of her writing and others regarding 52 films made by women. I’ve learned quite a few things about some of my favorite films and have a few more I need to catch up with. I think Alicia does a good job of spotlighting these film makers as well as giving space for other authors to
  22. Bumping this thread as this is on tonight...
  23. Good news! I did the Musicals course last year but my heart just wasn’t in it.
  24. I somehow missed the first new episode of The Essentials last night. I’ve seen Marty numerous times but wanted to see the intro. I caught a 30 second clip on Twitter but hoped to see it posted online somewhere. Unlike many, I like the host introductions and will often tune in for those when I can. If anyone finds a link to these introductions I’d love to have it.
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