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  1. You're right, it doesn't look any different, except the credits weren't window-boxed as they were on the old print and though there's still a few minutes left, I'm sure the ending won't be clipped as it always seemed to be on the prior version. I don't get it. Having the bug appear every twenty minutes for thirty second renders the film a TCM print for pirators anyway, so what's really the use of having it on all the time, other than to annoy?? Years ago, it would sometimes appear and not go away, even after the film ended. I assumed someone was asleep at the wheel then. But it wasn't on 'Hea
  2. An excellent suggestion! Perhaps they could also have Christopher Plummer do an evening and have him comment on his favorite JB performances. I saw his one-man show earlier this year and he made feel as if I were watching JB himself onstage. Magnificent. His impression of Lionel was priceless...
  3. It's on 'Taxi' now. Glad I kept my old copy.
  4. "The level of vitriol on here is almost as high as on facebook" That's not surprising. I haven't been on these boards for years because of that fact. Arguments took over many threads and there were many people who seemed to be here only TO argue. I wouldn't liked to have seen things were mellower now.... When it comes to discussing films, it seems, there's a greater similarily to discussing politics openly in a bar than one would assume.
  5. misswonderly, Have you read Pierre Burton's Hollywood's Canada? It's very funny and highlights most of the ridiculous notions about Canada that Hollywood has propagated from the days when Canada was euphemistically known as 'God's Country' and every French-Canadian was either named Raoul or Pierre, wore a touque, carried a knife and always liked to rape the heroine. Very funny stuff. A unique passage illustrates the opening sequence of Walsh's Northern Pursuit, where a Nazi sub surfaces in Hudson's Bay and we see that great body of water surrounded by snowy mountains instead of swampy wetla
  6. And it's too bad Cooper and Carole Lombard didn't work together after one dreadful early picture and Now and Forever. I think Lombard would have made a great Hitchcock heroine had she not died (and I think Hitchcock probably felt the same).
  7. Hello Larry, Long time no speak. You're right, The Letter's terrific. I finally got through all those early films TCM ran last year...and wow, was she a beauty then or what? Johnny
  8. I've been a fan of this film since I was just a little one. It's one of the first Warners' pictures I ever saw and it's one of the most enjoyable films the studio made during 1938 (sure beats Secrets of an Actress!). And what a cast!!!! It's going to be dusted off again for the Claire Trevor day in August.
  9. So was I, and I got all of them as well, but The Mystery of Mr. X somehow got screwed up, and that was the one I was looking forward to the most. Oh well.
  10. Am I the only one who's noticed all the people who complained about the displacement of RM in favour SW's passing have remained silent in light of the 'promised' bumped films being finally aired? Or does it really matter?
  11. Really? Where'd you read that, or is it a joke? I like Rob Zombie, but I really don't think, or really can't see, the kind of films he likes (or I secretly like as well) as fodder for TCM.
  12. "What we want to see is old and classic movies, not modern crap. All the other channels already have the modern crap, and we don't need any more." You got that right!!
  13. I don't expect much from Paramount. Thank our lucky stars for WHV and George Feltenstein.
  14. 110 million people went to the pictures each week in America before the Crash hit, then numbers dwindled to around 50 million between 1932 and 1933. Warners, for instance, lost $14 million in 1932, hence, the huge lay-offs. Yet over at MGM, things were okay. 1934 found them 7.5 million on the plus-side. No wonder King Vidor had to personally back his production of Our Daily Bread because his home base (and every other major studio) didn't want a thing to do with it. Go figure.
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