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Posts posted by HomeCinemaNerd

  1. 36 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

    Welcome to the message boards.

    Re: your third paragraph...not sure about Twitter since I don't use it very much...but we've had live threads on this site before. Even if a film is not broadcast live, people can still watch it at the same time (if it's on YouTube or other platforms) and discuss it live.


    And yes, absolutely it can be a social event via other media. I was confining my discussion to where I know TCM is actively involved in the live discussions. I’m sure Facebook is probably the same but I don’t use that much. 

    Regardless, believe there has already been some change over the years, not all of it bad. And a quick search of the forum shows that this is a perennial topic and I’m sure we’ll be lamenting the commercials for the “All New TCM Augmented Reality Glasses” in a few years ;)

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  2. 1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

    The old AMC went away. 

    TCM is not going away.

    I miss the old AMC. If nothing else, healthy competition is a good thing. 

    Honestly, I believe the old TCM has already gone. The only constant (especially in media) is change. I don’t however feel sad about the change, I actually like it. the TCM app is BRILLIANT and it has already transformed the way I approach watching movies. If I see something on the schedule that I really really want to see, I don’t have to plan around it or even set a DVR. I know I have a week or so to see it via the app. I can also watch the host intros by themselves which I have found is a surprisingly nice feature to have. All of this allows me to plan my movie nights when I’m ready to enjoy them. I don’t see that change as bad at all.

    Watching the films live, however, does have one big advantage. If you watch live, you can enjoy the film with others via twitter using all the hashtags. Live-Tweeting a movie is something that no one even dreamed about 25 years ago but it’s a change that I really enjoy. 

    If AT&T wants to try to sell me fermented grapes between the movies, meh, go for it. Everyone has to pay the rent. As long as they don’t try to sell me a seat on a cruise during the movie, I’m probably not going to complain. 


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  3. 5 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

    I know it's popular to dislike the work of John Williams now...

    It is? Well then mark me in the unpopular category because Williams is brilliant. 

    And to prove that I’m a complete boor, I’ll throw out another theme song that I believe fit the movie perfectly, East Bound and Down is a great driving song by Jerry Reed and worked great for Smokey and the Bandit. 


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  4. 2 hours ago, GGGGerald said:

    People tend to remember things with rose colored glasses.


    I think that is a large part of it.

    Another factor, in my opinion, is the increasing amount of remakes we see. I don’t mind a good remake/reboot and I think there is plenty of room to better an action movie with newer effects, but being inundated with the same formulaic plot can get tiresome. I fell into this group with A Star Is Born. Three remakes was just too many for me. I admire the performances of the actors but, as much as I profess to support recycling, I couldn’t stomach the underlying boilerplate. 

    And on that note, I offer you all some good-humored snark: 


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  5. I believe a large segment of 20 somethings do not enjoy classic film simply because they have not been exposed to them. But this is really no different than the generations before the Millenials. Raise your hand if you remember the dark days before “the interwebs” when the only people who volutarily watched black and white movies were you and your grandparents. Maybe some friend would watch It’s a Wonderful Life at Christmas. In this respect, the internet and social media have actually benefited the classics. More people have access to these films now and are discovering their magic. I’m well past the age but I know there is a solid classic film following on college campuses these days and anyone brave enough to attempt grad school better know their silver screen lore, because their colleagues certainly do. 

    I’m not saying it’s better or worse now but the OP asked how to introduce more people to cinema. I think that’s it, introduce them. Keep introducing them, as many people as you can. Some people will never enjoy fishing, some will not like Film Noir. But let’s be honest, do you really want to be friends with someone who doesn’t enjoy Noir? 

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  6. Looks like this thread has been going for a while without much luck. Let’s get it locked down. Reading the info in the TCM Backlot area shows that we need:

    • 5 registered Backlot members (so myself and 4 others) to get a full chapter started. 
    • A “home” theater. 

    If you are interested in making this happen, message me your email address and I’ll start a list. We have 3 Theaters in the Cincy area that regularly show Fathom Events movies so a home theater won’t be a problem. 

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