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About bollywood101

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  1. TCM ran Butch in 11/02, as part of its "Every Great Western (except Shane)" program. And yes, it is a 20th release, which made so much money for the studio I'm pretty darned sure Murdoch has no plans to sell it off. (Butch and Sundance: The Early Years, a disappointing prequel, was also a Fox picture.) Of the other movies named in the press release, I don' t think Para owns Zulu, either -- the US rights for that seem to belong to Sony, via its acquisition of MGM/UA. (Zulu was originally released by Embassy, which MGM absorbed, post-Turner, and the only legit DVD version of it seems t
  2. As far as a year-oriented analysis of the movies, bear in mind that Paramount does not now own the movies it produced between about 1929 and 1949. These were all sold off to Universal, more than 50 years ago. So a chronological arrangement will be very definitely skewed. On the other hand, Paramount has acquired some other studio libraries, particularly that of Republic, as well as a number of independent movies that were originally released by other studios, such as The Fabulous Dorseys (UA) and High School Confidential (MGM). I'm very much looking forward to the latter, with footage
  3. > Kaplan, > > I wonder if TCM can then rent the more modern films > to other Turner channels such as TNT and TBS as well > as othr movie channels? > > Lynn in Sherman Oaks Probably not. They would have to make their own licensing deals with Paramount. Of course, neither TNT nor TBS runs that many movies these days, and when they do it's usually something very recent, that has just finished playing its pay-cable exclusive. Both stations air mostly re-runs of old TV shows. TNT in particular is the Law & Order channel -- all L&O, all the time.
  4. > Looks like there will be no more ?Silent Sunday > Nights? after this coming Sunday. There will be very > few films from the 1930s this month. Many terrible > modern films will be shown this month, such as ?Dick > Tracy?, ?The Karate Kid? (being shown again already), > ?Same Time Next Year? (a really terrible dull film), > ?Sleepless in Seattle? (zzzzzz), ?Tootsie? (which has > made the rounds of many other channels already), > ?Network? (so ??70s? it makes me sick), ?The > Producers? (one of the worst films ever made), > ?Zelig? (the worst film ever
  5. Don't know if this is still the case, but Rhino was part of the Time-Warner conglomerate, as is TCM. Odds are they got a break on the promo cost.
  6. Although I don't agree with most of your descriptive adjectives, this does indeed seem like a natural for TCM. And it's part of the Warner Bros film library, so it should be accessible to TCM, unless it's leased exclusively to another channel for the short run. I haven't seen this since 1972, and to tell ya the truth, I couldn't wait for the damn thing to be over, but it was a double bill at the drive-in and I had to sit through this in order to catch McCabe and Mrs Miller*, which was why I came. My sister, on the other hand, loved '42. (*Speaking of classic modern films that deserve
  7. tzcutter: Stairway to Heaven, under its alternate title A Matter of Life and Death, is scheduled for September (a Sunday night; I don't recall which one and my notes are out of reach) in the Pressburger-Powell salute.
  8. All three of the Sidney Poitier-directed comedies (Uptown Saturday Night, A Piece of the Action, and Let's Do It Again) are available on VHS and DVD. Didn't those run during the Star of the Month program for Sidney Poitier 2 or 3 years ago? These were Warner Bros theatrical releases and are on the Warner Home Video label, so they probably belong to one of TCM's sister companies, though not to the Turner library itself.
  9. One Night of Love was a Columbia release, so not in the Turner library. On the other hand, "opera movies" sounds like a good theme topic for TCM to consider. They could go back as far as the silent La Boheme, which hasn't played in a long time, and maybe the silent version of Madame Butterfly that played in one of the Archive Treasures special themes, and bring it down to Yes, Giorgio, without having to drift too far from the Turner library. I'm pretty sure this hasn't been used as a theme during the decade that my cable company has carried TCM. Good opportunity for the Grace Moor
  10. Jeux interdits has played several times as the Import feature (2 AM, Friday night, actually Saturday morning), over the past few years. I don't think it has played in a year or more, though.
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