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  1. I do not think there is a single cable/internet option out there that is more inept than TCM. Problems with the updated (read 'NO LONGER FUNCTIONING') Watch TCM component; TCM Monthlies that arrive 2 weeks late or not at all; TCM online courses that are filled with misinformation (TCM Mad About Musicals); TCM site components that don't open when the link is hit. Most unacceptably, emails sent directly to the TCM email address provided that never receive replies. My guess is that these TCM internet components are staffed by youngsters who couldn't care less about TCM's movies or its target a
  2. I cannot get my watchlist to save til I come back and continue watching. It is rather tedious for this to keep happening. Please anyone have any thoughts or ideas on this? I am about to use a time machine and go back to when TCM was easy to use. Thanks for any assistance.

  3. Yes, Kate Mz. You not only got what I meant, you spelled it out more succinctly than I did. While every genre of film was being rethought in the light of the cultural zeitgeist, I think that musicals were the squarest peg in that round hole. Keep in mind, the Production Code of 1934 ended in 1967, and the lack of such censorship brought a new realism to films. Musicals had almost exclusively been 'family' entertainment, certainly more wholesome than any other genres besides children's films and animation. The new realism in film meant that musicals were instantly passe unless they changed
  4. Suggesting that disruption in movie musicals COINCIDED with the social and cultural zeitgeist of the 1960s is laughable and gives musicals far too important a role. Movies were REACTING to the social upheavals of the era and, since the film industry always focuses on current trends and rock had replaced Broadway as the cultural soundtrack, we got The Beatles. My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl and Oliver all received criticism for being old-fashioned and musicals were considered passe by then, despite those films being huge successes. Sorry, but this whole idea about musicals bein
  5. I'm not a fan of stories about how female stars who assert themselves are divas. This isn't said about male stars. I'm sure everyone gets fed up with everyone when making a multi-million dollar film, but Streisand has always spoken respectfully of Wyler, who also had nice things to say about her later in life.
  6. More problems with the new Watch TCM page. I can't get movies to load and when I leave the site it doesn't keep the movies I've saved to my watchlist.
  7. I think Dave Karger is the best addition to TCM in a long time. He's thoroughly professional, charming, intelligent and informed. In addition, his classy demeanor hearkens back to Robert Osborne's prime and, in my opinion, helps fill the gap of Osborne's loss with an understated sincerity that is just right.
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