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  1. The ONLY host I have ever laughed at is Ben, and I mean that in the best way possible! As great as Robert was, he didn't have Ben's snarky, boomer sense of humor. I love it. After all, they ARE only movies at the end of the day. I know we have a reverence for them, but to occasionally poke a little fun is not a bad idea.
  2. "Annoying Old Coot" Good band name:-)
  3. Is it just me, or is anyone else having a hard time seeing Blade Runner as Neo Noir, or, well anything other than a Ridley Scott visual feast minus a plot?
  4. Yes, One Way Passage is SO good. Somehow Kay had this facility to pull off a melodrama and make it feel real and heartfelt. She is truly under appreciated and her turn in Jewel Robbery with Powell is wonderful as well. Those two were just great together!
  5. I recall seeing this movie years ago -- noting it because I was brought up in the Hudson Valley and I liked the references. There was even a motel once in Hyde Park called "The Dutch Patroon." I hangs together better than I recall and Gene is wonderful, as is Huston, but yea, the disappearing kid is more than a bit strange!
  6. I wouldn't count on it. These are all taped in advance...
  7. Here's a special shout out to Drewberry. New contestants are ALWAYS welcome. I lurked for years for trying my hand at this. It is indeed a "challenge," but it's a ton of fun as well, and don't forget that you can get started ahead of time -- and just leave enough leeway for whatever whacky challenges I come up with! Cheers!
  8. Wow! What a great thing to wake up too! Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who participated and who voted. "You like me, you really like me!" OK, maybe not, but you did like the schedule! I'm thinking that the next TCM Programming Challenge will be this fall sometime. I want to give everyone time to reset and replenish their movie brains! This will be my first time hosting and I hope I'm up to the, ah, "challenge..." OverEasy
  9. I'm with you there. Don't do horror at all, unless it's some 30's-era thing and bloody stuff like Carie holds no appeal, either. The Untouchables is one of his favs, despite the Potemkin ripoff. I figured that the number of people who had actually ever seen that movie was so low that it didn't matter. And, it worked for the film. It was not just a gratuitous remake. But I can see how people who find it so...
  10. Great stuff. Thanks for rounding this up! I think that Herrmann, who had been unceremoniously terminated by Hitch in 1966, was just twisting the knife a bit when he said it was his best score. It's good, but there are actually cues that sound EXACTLY like those in Vertigo. Again, another job at Hitch, I think....
  11. Lithgow's first major role, so I'm willing to cut him some slack, but he was chewing the scenery -- or is that just because Cliff is such a stiff by comparison? I know he was supposed to be quiet, reserved and almost catatonic, but sheesh! The real winner is Bujold, who puts in a lovely, nuanced performance. It's an interesting movie, though I thought Zsigmond's fussy, filtered look seems very dated today. The score stands as one of Herrmann's best, despite his reuse of theme's we've heard before....
  12. I was going to include Dick Van Dyke, but thought that the "no Disney" thing obviated using it. It does win the award for the worst, as he himself admits. On the other hand, as a kid, who the hell knew?
  13. Overeasy’s Schedule -- Challenge #45 Week of September November 13 - November 19, 2022 SOTM: Charles Laughton TCM Spotlight: Cult Films Silent Sunday Night: Dante’s Inferno (1911) The Student of Prague (1913) TCM Imports: Diabolique (1955) and Summer With Monika (1953) TCM Underground: The Hands of Orlac (1960) & Zardoz (1974) The Essential: Chinatown (1974) Noir Alley: The Reckless Moment (1949) SAT. Challenge #1: Stars That Had Their Own Radio Series Challenge #2: Animal Actors and the Stars Who Owned Them C
  14. Over Easy's Schedule. I am going to follow up with my notes tomorrow, but wanted to get this under the deadline! Hope you enjoy... TCM Programming Challenge #45 Week of November 13, 2022 Sunday, November 13 Challenge #3 – TCM Theme Park “Noir Park: We Won’t Leave The Lights On For You” 6 AM The Narrow Margin (1952) Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor Dir: Richard Fleischer. RKO, 71 min. p/s 7:15 AM City For Conquest (1940) James Cagney, Ann Sheridan. Dir: Anatole Litvak. WB, 104 min. p/s 9:00 AM Ace In The Hole (1951) Kirk Douglas, Jan S
  15. TCM's mantra from the beginning has been "complete and uncut" and they've always hawked that their films were shown the way the directors and DPs originally intended. For YEARS they ran that spot about widescreen and letterboxing, so it only makes sense that ALL of the films and related materials should be shown in their original aspect ratio. Period.
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