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Everything posted by SamTherapy

  1. [nobr]It's great to see all these episodic b-movie titles getting shown - the Boston ****'s and Lone Wolf's particularly (big Warren William fan here).[/nobr] Thanks for running these. But where are the promised The Whistler films????? S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  2. [nobr]Of Human Hearts had a sound problem that was rather odd but not unprecedented.[/nobr] The sound effects track was extremely pronounced, louder than and dominating over the dialogue track. Last month, can't recall the film (think it was a b&w Jennifer Jones flick) the only sound playing at all was the sound effects track - there was no music and no dialogue audible. What's going on TCM Programmer? Thanks. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  3. [nobr]Am equally looking forward to Usher.[/nobr] Both are highly rated horror classics which I've never caught a chance to see. Until now. Until . . . TCM. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  4. [nobr]Dewey,[/nobr] Have been eagerly anticipating catching this flick also, for I am a big fan of Tourneur's style (also like Andrews' acting, too, even during his lush stage). Actually, though, am surprised and disappointed that TCM isn't showing the original, British release - Night Of The Demon. It is my understanding that Curse of the Demon, the American release, is an edited-down, inferior version. Oh well. Beggars can't be choosers. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  5. [nobr]Haven't perused my 'NP' yet . . . [/nobr] The Talented Mr. Ripley, Men In Black and American Beauty are running? Brilliant! Excellent films in the own genres, and good examples of classic modern cinema which deserved their nominations (and wins? - can't recall). //If this continues, this once-great network will turn into nothing more than a commercial free TNT/TBS// Rubbish. Don't give up the ghost, so readily, for it will only contribute to your dread. After all, the films you cite are being aired as part of a specific programming event (the annual February, '31 Days
  6. [nobr]//I agree it's great, I'm just concerned that this will mean a lot less MGM & RKO titles being shown....//[/nobr] That's a decidedly widescreen assessment there, CS. ;-) Let's hope not. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  7. [nobr]//Hey, maybe my request for a British Sunday Theater is starting to emerge...//[/nobr] Well if so, good on ya! S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  8. [nobr]//Now, if I could only find the time to watch all the good stuff that I've been recording this month!//[/nobr] No kidding - know precisely what you mean. Have to work sometime. Indeed, eliminated Miranda (as it is on again in March so no problem there). But then had to choose from the rest, so opted to eliminate All Over The Town from the 6hr videocassette limitation. Bother! It's a dilemma, at that! But a divine one. B-) S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  9. [nobr]Be advised, those who follow via 'Now Playing,' that the guide cites the American version runtime of 95m, while per the online schedule, the English 124m version is in fact being aired (thank the gods).[/nobr] Consequently, English Without Tears will instead roll 30mins later than as cited in 'NP,' and Poet's Pub 15mins later than indicated. Brilliant: another Powell/Pressburger film to viddy. Cheers! S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  10. [nobr]//her natural, unaffected effervescent quality is absolutely unique.//[/nobr] Can't argue with you there, markus. Probably, what I find not as appealing for me is in fact the singing sequences for I'm not a big fan of soprano singing outside of opera (even though I can recognise Durbin's significant level of talent on that score). But again, I do quite like her acting. Have a similar regard towards Irene Dunne: adore her acting and screen presence, but can do without her singing, talented though she may be; it's just not my cup of tea. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  11. [nobr]Beg to differ, fan, for having just seen CC intro The Gold Rush, looks to me that he sipping his Johnnie Walker from the newest, green mug (as seen below).[/nobr] Maybe he had the old one in the earlier intro's? Wish there was an image of the first, best mug floating about the web to have included in my post, but damned if I could find one. Thanks anyway, though, for the would-if-I-could. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  12. [nobr]Monument Valley and Moab and thereabouts seem pretty cool to check out, too, indeed![/nobr] Hope that backdrop to your milestone comes your way, lz! S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  13. [nobr]//And it pleases me to believe that you aren't waxing nostalgic for all the TCM we mentioned and that you missed while away on your "Avventura Romana"//[/nobr] bene bene ;-) Incidentally, make that Avventura Venezia/ Firenze/ Toscana e Bressanone, cosa preziosa! ;-) And yet, here I am immersed once again (what's my favourite flavor? - Celluloid Red, natch). B-) Indeed, am jones-ing on seeing Broadway Gondolier this month to see what scenes of Venezia circa the 30's there can be had from it! S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  14. [nobr]//The book is great and was quite revolutionary in its day. The thesis is basically the devolution of womens roles in film over the years.//[/nobr] Am definitely going to have check it out; m'Lady says so too. She is presently reading this book (which I also look forward to reading when she's finished): http://www.themachoparadox.com/ The author gave a talk recently as part of a monthly seminar gig that m'Lady attends to do with her work (she's a government woman; she does protective services for a federal Senior&Disabled Services agency). I am a feminist (amongst others
  15. [nobr]//but if you think about it, being disillusioned is a good thing//[/nobr] Words of wisdom, Dan; words of wisdom. Knowledge versus certainty, and all that. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  16. [nobr]What with her being the upcoming 'Essentials' co-host, thought some folks might be interested in this 30min 2004 Fresh Air interview with her.[/nobr] requires RealPlayer/ click 'Listen' here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1642722 S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  17. [nobr]Caught glimpses of it, and it looks pretty good (recorded it for later viewing).[/nobr] While have never gone out of my way to watch a Durbin flick (feel she's no Temple or Garland), nevertheless really find myself enjoying them when I see them (e.g. the one with Adolphe Menjou as her musician father). Her effervescence gets to me (in the good sense). S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  18. [nobr]I'm serious.[/nobr] Mr. Osborne and Ms Haskell both have the old (superior) style TCM coffee mugs. The thick, hourglass-shaped, tan on with the diner waitress TCM logo on the front side, and "wake up with TCM" on the back side. Not this one: Nor this one: Both of which pale by comparison to the original. Used to have one but it broke, damn it! Desperately need a replacement. TCM (or anyone for that matter) - can you help? S A M [nobr][/nobr] postscript: TCM - Please bring back the original style mug (again, the one Mr. Osborne sadistically fl
  19. [nobr]24/7[/nobr] With sleep, work, travel and dvd-watching breaks in between. Because when something is on TCM which we have seen already, or don't care to see, we are watching instead another film recorded previously on TCM. Almost never watch any other station, but when we do its either Sundance, IFC or History. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  20. [nobr]//"think quick" remarks that sounded like she was trying to smooth over a case of "open mouth/insert foot"//[/nobr] //an incident with the mine cave-in causing a blow to the head which could have been held as suspect// hmmm . . . that is an interesting factor to consider //there's an awful lot of Robert Osborne on TCM// That ok by me; the mo' Mr. O the merrier for me. Wish Clooney would come out of retirement, though, too; he was great on AMC back in the day. //The earlier directors' takes were great and it would be interesting to have tech professionals weigh in a
  21. [nobr]Kyle & lz[/nobr] What a great post! Appy polly logies for my belated admiration to you for it; only just now have seen it. Thanks to you both for giving out the well-deserved good vibes to wonderful TCM. My level of appreciation echoes yours. ~Peace~ S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  22. [nobr]Kyle & Dan[/nobr] Thanks for the link; those books of hers sound intriguing. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  23. [nobr]// Gee, I thought she's been a swell host. She's intelligent and insightful. I don't always agree with her; but even when I don't, I still find her ideas interesting and thought provoking.//[/nobr] While I wouldn't go quite as far as you, Jack, I too feel Ms Haskell is a perfectly acceptable co-host with Mr. Osborne. Although, I will say that my appreciation level for her has gone down since I first regarded her when she first made her appearance on TCM during the 'Hidden Values: The Movies of the Fifties' programming event. Nevertheless, still think she is an acceptable presence
  24. [nobr]//I love exposing my students to music from earlier eras.//[/nobr] And I am grateful to you for doing so. The more exposure to History that the young (or any one for that matter) are given, the better the society is Tomorrow. You sound like a quality instructor. S A M [nobr][/nobr]
  25. [nobr]Sometimes wondered at that my self, fuzzgirl, but in hindsight I don't believe they show films of hers with inordinate frequency.[/nobr] In my estimation, Jane Fonda is a mediocre actor who happened to get undue notoriety (i.e. daughter of Henry Fonda). Am speaking about acting matters here, only. Find her style rather wooden or forced, alternately, and her appearance average. Actually, also regard her father's style as overrated, but I think his limited range had been used here-and-there to good effect due to intelligent casting (eg. 12 Angry Men). My favourite Fonda is Pete
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