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  1. Oh, one thing I forgot to add that would go into my "Faves" pile would be Movies about Journalism, which I guess would mean mostly newspaper movies, but also television broadcasting. My avatar is Robert Redford from "All the President's Men" so anything that is investigative journalism uncovering corruption and getting after the truth is something I would watch with keen interest.
  2. Hey all, Just curious about the different programming/genre tastes of TCM viewers. What types of programming has you salivating over that you can't wait to watch and which types of programming blocks don't appeal to you or can do without? I'll share mine: Faves: Most things science-fiction will hook me (whether it's good or bad). Most war films (WW2 especially, but others can be good too) Action/adventure and to a certain extent Westerns (lots of good ones, but also lots that are run of the mill) Film noir/crime drama Suspense/thriller (Hitchcock and Hitchcock-adjacent) Certain foreign films (mostly this means French New Wave) Political/election campaign films (this can include biographies of politicians, challenges of governing, indictments of corrupt figures, etc.) Spy/espionage Pin-up girls (or those starring/featuring blonde bombshells) Ransom/heist films (these are especially effective if it's a tight deadline to meet and people have to work fast to resolve it) Lesser favorites: Musicals in general (there can definitely be good/great ones, but it has to be really exceptional) Silent films (these are not necessarily bad films, but it's more difficult for me to get into them unless it's something like Metropolis) Certain period pieces (if it's set in ancient times, less likely to be enamored with it) Comedies (this is context/situation dependent, some comedies age really well, others fare poorly, tastes can vary) What say you?
  3. Any chance TCM will air the Hitchcock classic "Vertigo" anytime soon? I've been wanting to revisit Hitchcock films as of recent and Vertigo is top of mind. Looks like the last time it aired on the network was in 2017. Hope the programming gods can make something happen!
  4. No, I think Alicia Malone is great. She looks like she stepped off the set of a 1940s film is adorable as hell. She fits in just fine on the channel. The host I'm least familiar with is Jacqueline Stewart as I find silent films hard to get into.
  5. Ah, I knew somebody would be tracking something like this. Glad to know the TCM message board wouldn't let me down. That's great information you're capturing MovieCollectorOH! I guess the limitation of your list is it only lists the airtime dates of the last two times a movie has aired, but knowing a film has been broadcast 5, 10, 15, 20 times, etc. is still valuable to know regardless.
  6. Hi everyone, Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I'm curious if there is any kind of database or someone who has tracked the number of times movies air on TCM starting from its inception in 1994 to the present day. I read in an article celebrating TCM's 25th anniversary last year that Casablanca was the film that has aired on the network the most number of times (approximately 150 times), which of course makes me wonder about the number of times any random film has aired over the years. I realize that this would be something in constant need of updating every day/week/month to keep the tallies on airings accurate and up to date, but I'd be curious if anything has been collected. Now, when you look up a movie on TCM's database, you can find out easily whether or not it is going to air on TCM at some point in the near future. That obviously is great and useful, but I'm equally interested in the historic data. Might be neat to see how a film's popularity has ebbed and flowed among TCM's audience. Any ideas on this? Thanks in advance.
  7. I doubt they would have a John Candy SOTM, but Brewster's Millions would probably be fair game to air on TCM (especially if it was aired alongside the original version of that film).
  8. Hi folks, 99% of the time, TCM's schedule in the US and Canada are parallel to one another, but occasionally there are a handful of films that air in the US but do not get aired in Canada (they often swap it out for a similar/like-minded film). For instance, on Friday the daytime schedule features a number of Lovers on the Run themed films that I look forward to taking in, one of them being "The Getaway." Sadly, I won't be able to see "The Getaway" (instead, they will air "Where Danger Lives"). Anyone know the reason for this? My educated guess is it's a licensing/distribution issue.
  9. Not that familiar with the Film Festival, but do they air snippets of previous years of the fest on TCM after the fact as a matter of course? I know other events often do.
  10. Not sure if I have a routine per se, but here is what I do when it comes to TCM and other channels that air movies (commercial-free and unedited). I subscribe to TCM's "Now Playing" newsletter, which gets sent to my email every month (I'm going to guess this is also the case with a number of other people here). At the beginning of every month, I scour the schedule (where I print off the PDFs of the monthly highlights calendar, the A-Z listing, and the complete monthly schedule on the TCM website). I go through it with a fine-tooth comb and point out which movies I might be interested in and make notes. I pay special attention to what airs based on themes I find appealing (for me, this is often sci-fi, war, adventure, political drama/intrigue, spy/espionage, racial/civil rights films, specific actors or directors I like). I pay close attention to what is chosen for TCM Underground, Noir Alley to an extent, as well as TCM Imports if they are appealing (this mostly means French movies). From there, I record the movies I'd like to see to my PVR to set aside for viewing at a later time. Since I also take the time to find movies that air on the other channels I have (in Canada, this means Crave, Starz, Hollywood Suite, and Super Channel), this inevitably means that my PVR fills up really quickly (space is finite, of course) and my schedule doesn't permit to watch all of them, so I inevitably have to make decisions on what to keep, what I can get away with deferring (i.e. do I know if the film in question will re-air next week or next month? If yes, I'll opt to record it again at a later time), and what I simply won't have time for and opt to not record or simply delete so I can make room for other films I'm more interested in seeing. It's agonizing to do, but it is what it is. Anyways, I go through my queue of backlogged films in the order the movies aired on those channels and make my way through it. It's now mid-March 2020, and I'm still finishing up movies that aired in the month of October 2019 (I'm finishing the slate of Godzilla and Godzilla spin-off movies that aired on TCM for Halloween!).
  11. I'd be down to have Millie De Chirico be the host. She did a good job in the Underground 101 video at any rate!
  12. In my experience, the reminder e-mails end up in my spam folder. No matter how many times I mark them as Not Spam, they still show up there! I guess you have to be vigilant.
  13. If you're talking about those "This Month on TCM" videos, if you follow TCM on Facebook, they credit the song and artist on each page. https://www.facebook.com/tcmtv/videos/222280682247593/?__xts__[0]=68.ARACbWJn9lzOg3mlM1bHd1fGZm2JeilsTgwxkhi8IGfjalIgJ5EgAFji_15aBQtMPKiOvgF26ZHbIYjEOFl3kZfd9pYtHjZGQOA3p8lii_iEaKikZV12PPHmyFSeqf7Bg8FzASyfACTc_QCe3Yp8W1cAYXOrUKTzxsczuQsjDfVpnzpM2WmV-sz3aUqcdMtruQeLbU2maSV-3VKWnv--MO0Sc0assnJt4ue0qNRptL4BeahrL9rYrnAjdG5js0rr2RJsTmbmobOji8VF9O1gREA_u0bUR22TrpGMMSw7A4E9NldqFZzELm2JLOOaZN2awzocg5CXZen3wSMUQF06aZSa7IWyRA&__tn__=-R For March, they used "Stay High" by Brittany Howard.
  14. In the case of Polanski, he was convicted of the crime and evaded sentencing by fleeing the USA. In Allen's situation, at best the situation can be described as murky as both sides of the Farrow family are at odds with one another over the veracity of the claims. Nevertheless, Dylan Farrow is adamant in saying that she was molested by Allen, and we as a culture are becoming more receptive to believing accusers than we were previously, so lots are reluctant to continue giving Allen a pass. As to the art created by people who do bad things (or are at least accused of it), I would hope there's a mature way of handling this. Whether people as individuals want to watch a Polanski or an Allen film is up to their own discretion, but collectively I think there should be a way that we can continue to watch these films, but also be critical or cognizant of their behavior and question to what extent this might show up in their works (the example of "Manhattan" being one such example). It might be a tricky line to walk, but we have to try.
  15. So I've been catching up on movies I recorded off TCM (I am making my way through the Godzilla movies that aired in October to give you a sense of how much I have to catch up on!) and a very cool short segment popped up between films explaining what TCM Underground is, which I found very helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INdYPl-GGJQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3HR1e4zo6TEA-_RqK7fAVnrRCKhU_Cyru7lXM6WJ60IHcpSqrBE-o2WU4 While watching it, it dawned on me that TCM Underground doesn't have a dedicated host to this block of programming, which I think is a pity! Now I understand at some point in time Rob Zombie may have hosted, but he definitely hasn't been doing that these days. Anyways, I'd like a host to walk us through a lot of these films. If Saturday's Noir Alley has its own host, I don't see why Underground couldn't get one as well! What say you?
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