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  1. I believe it is from the JJ Abrams version for Star Trek (2009). It's actor Ben Cross who died last year and was featured a few seconds into the tribute. He played Spock's father in the movie.
  2. I noticed that Poli's changed the font used for their name in this ad after" experimenting" with another font in their previous ad. Do you think there was a groundswell of complaints causing them to return the "classic" Poli's logo? 😀
  3. I watched the first couple of seasons of Lou Grant when it first aired. I enjoyed it- especially the interactions between the newspaper staff the process of investigating a story. IMO the later seasons became a bit repetitive and "preachy" but the first season was pretty good. I think it's interesting that 1970s/1980s TV dramas don't seem to show up much on re-runs or streaming. I guess they don't "age" as well as comedies or police procedurals (which seem to be more prevalent on streaming). I looked up Lou Grant and there is only one streaming service (VUDU) that has th
  4. This is one of my favorite episodes too. I especially liked the part on their date where he stood up from the table and said "excuse me"... and his date responded, "you're excused"!! (My grandmother used to do this...) Great writing.
  5. MeTV is going to show 4 MTM episodes on Sunday Sept 5 as a tribute. They are also going to show a 1963 episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour that featured Asner. No "Lou Grant Show" episodes though..... https://www.metv.com/stories/metv-remembers-ed-asner-with-some-of-lou-grants-best-mary-tyler-moore-show-episodes
  6. This was an odd cartoon. I do remember watching this when I was a kid. It turns out these three cartoons were underwritten by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation (I assume to promote an agenda...). Anyway a very interesting "time capsule" of the era.
  7. MeTV has showing clips from the old Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evenings. I've started recording them; they often show scenes from Broadway shows. It’s kind of an enjoyable time capsule of the 1960s/ early 1970s. You might want to check it out if you get MeTV in your area…...
  8. You are correct sir... Looked back at April 2021 schedule and Mona Lisa was on in mid-April during the 31 Days of Oscar. Its a movie I'd like to see so I'll record it in May. Body Heat is one of my favorite movies of the 1980s so I'll record it too. Jagged Edge would be a good choice. Another couple they could do if they're doing a 1990s segment would be Basic instinct or Fargo. Those would probably require licensing that TCM might not be able to do considering the business environment they face.
  9. If you are refering to rights negotiations probably not. In the past TCM has pulled premieres off their schedule a few days before they were supposed to be shown. The programmers might be trying to get the rights for other movies they don't own in their catalog (or TCM management approval to pay for the rights). If they aren't sucessful then they can show one of the "usual suspects" they own.
  10. I wonder if this is going to be on Friday evenings in July. I see that they are currently scheduled to show a number movies on Fridays could be considered neo-noirs. There are a number that I don't think have been shown on TCM before including: 1. July 16- Body Heat (1981) with William Hurt and Katheen Turner 2. July 30- Mona Lisa (1986) with Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine 3. July 30- Tequila Sunrise (1987) with Mel Gibson and Michelle Pfeiffer It also looks like there are gaps in the schedule on the evenings of July 16 and July 30; they might be trying to negot
  11. Interesting. I looked up Red Asphalt on Wikipedia and noticed it was produced by the California Highway Patrol. The one I saw when I took D/E in the Midwest (Signal 30) was produced by the Ohio State Police… I can see a Film School Masters Thesis on this: “Regionalism in Mid 20th Century Gross Out Driver’s Education Instructional Films”😀
  12. Thanks. BTW I appreciate the effort you put into these schedules. I find it really helpful.
  13. I was a little surprised to see it on the TCM schedule (I thought it was sometime last year). I didn't see it on MCOH's database but I'm certain I saw it on my cable systems schedule. I didn't record it though (once in a lifetime was enough). It was definitely a different time......
  14. I believe it was an instructional short called "Signal 30". I remember having to watch it during Driver's Education class in the 1970s. It was very gruesome.
  15. I just finished watching this this afternoon. Sven showed the UCLA restoration which was released in April 2020. The quality was excellent; I think TCM showed it a few years ago and this version is a vast improvement. Here's a good discussion of the restoration process: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archive-blog/2020/04/21/mystery-wax-museum-restored-qa-scott-macqueen One thing I noticed about the film was that the shadows seemed to have a greenish tint; I'm not sure if this was because of the 2 color Technicolor process or if it was due to lighting choices.
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