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  1. 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…...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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”😀
  6. Thanks. BTW I appreciate the effort you put into these schedules. I find it really helpful.
  7. 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......
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. From what I can tell this has been broadcast on TCM before, but not since August 2005. (One of the frequent posters on this site (MovieCollectorOH) maintains a database of all TCM programming since the late 1990s). Its not scheduled between now and the end of March 2021. It looks like its available on Amazon if you want to pay to stream/buy it. As an aside its not unusual for films like this that are not part of the original TCM library (Older Warner Brother, MGM, and RKO studio releases) to be only broadcast when they fit into a theme they are programming.
  11. I just got an e-mail with a link to the show; it said they would send another an hour before the event....
  12. In honor of John Barrymore SUTS day yesterday: Curly tries to convince Moe and Larry that he has Barrymore's profile. Slaps and eye gouges follow..... From "Movie Maniacs" (1936).
  13. Don't forget Bela Lugosi in "Plan 9 from Outerspace".... (or maybe you should).
  14. Thanks for the info; I'll check out TBOTR on Amazon. I think you're spot on.... For example, TCM is showing Captain Newman, MD this month as part of the Tony Curtis SOTM. The last time it was on was 2010 (before which it had played 10 times).
  15. I did a quick query on MCOH's database to show any movie that has not played on TCM for 10 years but was played 10 or more times before that. It turns out that there are 56 feature movies that meet that criteria (ie excluding things like "Private Screenings", TV specials, etc). Since they were once played a bunch but then not at all it could mean a rights issue developed (or the owner decided to pull in the rights to show on their own outlets). A few from that list that I found interesting: 1. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) - Was shown 15 times, the last time in 2009-
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