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deeanddaisy666

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  1. moviejoe79, Cablevision the monopoly finally deigned to carry TCM here in Westchester almost 10 years into its (TCMs) existence. How very big of their megalomaniacal self. Better late than never? I suppose. Meanwhile, if you have a chance, do please watch 'Strangers May Kiss' on TCM, from 1931, with Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery and if my ears didn't deceive me, Ray Milland without a credit. It had it all...infidelity, suicide by a woman (natch) because of a dastardly husband (natch), a feminist woman, a progressive man, unmarried sex, crackerjack dialogue, to-die-for Adrian gowns,a
  2. Point well taken, bansi. My choice of language was not very professional. I'll try to do better in the future.
  3. A few thoughts on all of the fracas of the past few notes. I have recently been a victim of some very foul censorship on the Television Without Pity board, which is apparently moderated by very frustrated little dictators. This was due, in small part, to my vocally challenging the 'rules' and in my stance on animal abuse, perceived or real, in the entertainment industry. Therefore, I would like to say a few words on behalf of Mr. Bertucelli, keeping in mind that I am a new member here. I hope my words are seen in the spirit of free speech. I have looked up Mr. Bertucelli on the lin
  4. Interesting, classicsfan, thanks. It seemed to work just now. So a person CAN'T stay logged in here? I thought if the cookies were set on the browser, that it applied to log ins at all sites? Guess not. At any rate, I'll keep doing as you suggested. Thanks again.
  5. Thanks feaito for the backstory! Very interesting, your experiences....I was hit by the nuns here in the States when I was in grammar school, I imagine individualistic thinking is never appreciated....and your eclectic tastes. Mine are as well, from Pink Floyd to Tom Waits to Bach. spencer, you mentioned Medved...the man makes my skin crawl. I can picture him running a brainwashing camp for impressionable people. I also liked Dorian and Clooney, the visits to the old movie theaters was a nice touch on AMC's part before their descent into movie hell. The guy after Clooney wasn't bad ei
  6. Wow, feaito, you sound as addicted to old films as I am! Perhaps more, I won't buy when I can tape, and I too have close to 200 b/w films. I won't even watch color films unless it's the 'Wizard of Oz' or another proven film, such as a Hitchcock. Have you SEEN 'The Last of Mrs. Cheyney'?? It's not great, but the dialogue is Oscar Wilde-ian delicious. I'm in love with Basil Rathbone all over again. Speaking of which, Sidney Pollack is a breathing person whom I think is gorgeous, but that's neither here nor there. 'Smash Up'? I think I've missed that, I had to go to my files to find o
  7. Thank you, tcmprogrammer, for coming here to allay our fears. Those of us who've enjoyed A&E, BRAVO, and AMC were sickened by the moronic change in programming at those stations. At the time they dumbed down their stations, they supposedly did so to appeal to the 18-34 year old market. In reading the message boards at those sites, it was obvious that many in this age bracket do not prefer the new programming, and like the old movies or the mysteries from Britain. True, there are some people out there who LIKE the 'Underwear' show that was a recent highlight on A&E, but age has nothing
  8. Well, as a newbie here, I'm not sure what the issues are re silent films, and I of course value them for their historical significance, but couldn't it be said that not all silents are good, just as all talkies are not good? No, I wouldn't advocate burning any film any more than I would advocate burning any book, but I know that I no longer have the patience to sit through 'Intolerance', as I once did. I still delight in Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd silent films, but I hate Charlie Chaplin to pieces. Again, just my two cents, and Leo, don't know your backstory or your history on these fo
  9. leobertucelli, you said: --Don't know how U all feel, but if TCM ever gets commercials I for one am out of here!!!Leo (again) I'm outta there ahead of you, Leo. I sat through the dumbing down of: A&E, TNN, BRAVO, and AMC. And yes, AMC did it via a stealth method, first bringing in Nick Clooney to host with Bob Dorian, and then some young-ish guy who is now on the E! channel, I believe. I'm not sure of the timeline, but slowly the black and white movies gave way to recent nuggets of redoubtable quality, imo, and thereafter a young guy came in to host. Eventually, it was 'All New Al
  10. Still confused on how this board works, I don't find it easily maneuverable. E.G., this note from March is above the notes from May. I always have to sign in. It is difficult to find the last post. No matter, harlowkeatongirl, I agree. I just found out...can't remember how exactly...that TCM had a message board, and am quite happy to do so. Buster Keaton and Jean Harlow are two big favorites of mine, for personal reasons that I can't explain. Charlie Chaplin annoys the beejeezus out of me, while I consider Keaton and Harold Lloyd to be brilliant. Keaton's timing was extraordinary, as
  11. Yikes, yesterday was not my day for reading comprehension! I do remember 'Blithe Spirit' with Margaret as the medium....but somehow my brain read 'Ghost and Mrs. Muir'. And yes, your sentence did refer to Maggie's 'Marple' movies...do you remember the one where Joan Hickson was part of the cast? And you knew Maggie was married to Stringer Davis, also in the movies? Another favorite of mine in the 'fantasy' BS genre is 'Stairway to Heaven' with David Niven. I may recommend this one to TCM, I don't think I've seen it there yet. That music, those sets, that acting...loved it.
  12. classicsfan, and everyone, I don't mean to monopolize, so tell me to shut up at any time if you wish. I have not seen those Marie Dressler films, I hope TCM shows them. Her doubletake and line to Jean Harlow in 'Dinner At Eight'....what a beauty, what a loss, Jean Harlow....was priceless. But feaito, on Edna May Oliver!!!???? I am in awe of the woman, I can NOT get enough of her as Hildegard Withers with James Gleason as Oscar Piper in the series of movies they did. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Ahead of their time, in that she was a feminist, he was respectful of her, and their nuances bri
  13. Hmmm, no I don't recall 'Portrait of Jennie', nor the two Phyllis Calvert mentions. I have to put them on *my* list! Ditto to the Cortez and first Powell suggestion. I loved Carole Lombard in 'My Man Godfrey' and of course William Powell could act via a raised eyebrow. My list of favored female actresses is almost as long as the male, but stranger, lol. Marie Dressler, Margaret Rutherford, Dame May Whitty and Edna May Oliver are among my picks. Funny, I guess I don't go for pretty in either gender. By the way, I hope it doesn't happen again, but is there a setting I am missing on
  14. Thanks bansi4 and feaito. Sorry for the double post, don't see a way to delete one! Glad to see someone else loves 'Dodsworth' as much as I. There are certain films...like 'On Borrowed Time'...that have taken up residence in my brain, and I welcome their company. There are others, like 'Maltese Falcon' and 'Third Man', which I love gutturally but to this day don't comprehend. I love 'Murder My Sweet' and any movie with Orry Kelly designs in it. I loved the fact that the 'stars' of the 1930s and 1940s would make a certain number of movies each year, just to fulfill their contract, and t
  15. Thanks bansi4 and feaito. Sorry for the double post, don't see a way to delete one! Glad to see someone else loves 'Dodsworth' as much as I. There are certain films...like 'On Borrowed Time'...that have taken up residence in my brain, and I welcome their company. There are others, like 'Maltese Falcon' and 'Third Man', which I love gutturally but to this day don't comprehend. I love 'Murder My Sweet' and any movie with Orry Kelly designs in it. I loved the fact that the 'stars' of the 1930s and 1940s would make a certain number of movies each year, just to fulfill their contract, and t
  16. Thanks bansi4 and feaito. Sorry for the double post, don't see a way to delete one! Glad to see someone else loves 'Dodsworth' as much as I. There are certain films...like 'On Borrowed Time'...that have taken up residence in my brain, and I welcome their company. There are others, like 'Maltese Falcon' and 'Third Man', which I love gutturally but to this day don't comprehend. I love 'Murder My Sweet' and any movie with Orry Kelly designs in it. I loved the fact that the 'stars' of the 1930s and 1940s would make a certain number of movies each year, just to fulfill their contract, and t
  17. Hello everyone. I'm 54, have had cable since the 1980s, but only since December has Cablevision in all their beneficence FINALLY decided to carry TCM, despite all my yearly phone calls of entreaty. Suffice it to say that I'm in heaven! I have loved black and white movies since I cried for King Kong when a child. It was my fervent wish to be locked in a room with every single black and white movie made in the 1930s and 1940s and not come out until I'd seen them all. Well, thanks to TCM (IF they don't do an AMC), I may get my wish. I don't know where to start on my favorites, but I e
  18. Hello everyone. I'm 54, have had cable since the 1980s, but only since December has Cablevision in all their beneficence FINALLY decide to carry TCM, despite all my yearly phone calls of entreaty. Suffice it to say that I'm in heaven! I have loved black and white movies since I cried for King Kong when a child. It was my fervent wish to be locked in a room with every single black and white movie made in the 1930s and 1940s and not come out until I'd seen them all. Well, thanks to TCM (IF they don't do an AMC), I may get my wish. I don't know where to start on my favorites, but I es
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