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Everything posted by iloveperth

  1. path40a, Awakenings is a really wonderfully, touching film. If you do give it a chance, I think you'll really enjoy it. Even Robin Williams (who I happen to find failry annoying) is great in it. And De Niro is fantastic, so you'll probably enjoy his performance here. Good stuff. hlywdkjk, it's always nice to see long, thoughtful posts around here. You give a good persepective on why so many people get put on the defensive. Expressing opinions is one thing--everyone has their right to do that--but just dismissing things with a flick of a wrist and using derogatory words--that's always going
  2. Judy Holliday! I love her movies and her personality. From what I've read, she was actually a very smart person, hence her convincing dumb blonde act. She died at such a young age and she was so talented. And for the men, I'd have to say Joseph Cotten, my all time favorite actor. If you ever read his autobiography, I think he'd have some really interesting stories to tell, plus he had a fantastic voice! I could sit around listening to him all day (which I do some days, listening to his work on the OTR program, Suspense).
  3. * When Iloveperth stated one man's trash is another man's treasure, he/she asked for it.* How did I ask for it? (And to clear up any confusion, I am a *woman*--to which I find your choice of words especially appalling) And furthermore, who died and left you boss of TCM, judging what belongs and what doesn't? I stated in the "The End is Near" thread that I don't like Jeanette McDonald movies because I can't stand her voice. I am not going to start sixty million threads stating, "TCM sucks because they chose her as SoTM". I am going to watch other programming, a dvd/VHS or even not be so nar
  4. If you mean "trash" like The African Queen, Hot Millions, Cactus Flower, The Heiress, The Third Man, Father Goose, Operation Petticoat, Mannequin, Dodsworth, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Angels With Dirty Faces, Sayonara, Ball of Fire and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, then I AM in Hog Heaven. Those were the movies I watched, re-watched and/or recorded since February 1st. Or are some of those too modern and trashy for you too? Because let me tell you, that Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy movie in 1967--that was the epitome of trash.* *Sarcasm, of course.
  5. filmlover, that was a great message. The only thing I have to disagree with is Ben. I just can't stand the guy, although I know other people do. It's all about personal preference. March's Star of the Month is Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy and to be perfectly frank, I cannot stand Jeanette MacDonald's voice. It's like nails on a chalkboard to my ears. Does that mean I'm going to go on a message board rampage and make sixty million snide posts about it? NO. (However, I do like 'San Fransisco' and I just might get sucked into watching them. We'll see.) What other channels would have Mac
  6. I have great memories of seeing 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' at the movie theater when I was a kid. It holds especially high regard in our family because that was the last movie my whole family went to see together before hitting some hard times. It will be great to see it again, UNCUT, COMMERCIAL FREE and in the LETTERBOX format. So remember, just because you don't like a lineup of movies, doesn't mean that someone else won't. One man's "trash" is another man's treasure and besides you can always watch a dvd or VHS tape if you don't like what TCM is showing. That's what I do. Thanks t
  7. johnnyweekes70, I was reading your posts about your dvd media problems. I have a Lite-On machine as well, and I found that the best discs to use are the DVD+RW 4x speed ones. Any brand seems to work well, but the best ones I've used are the generic Office Depot brand(!) They seem to play on any dvd player (including my ancient RCA one from 1998) no matter what speed you record on. The sound and picture quality are great (on SP mode, it's almost like a store bought dvd!) I'm not sure what model Lite-On you have, but mine records on all types of media. Unfortunately, the DVD-R/+R's seem to c
  8. The promo for "It Happened One Night" makes me giggle. I love how they made it fun and romantic while keeping the original premise of the movie--that's good editing! And the monthly promos are fantastic. I look forward to each new month just to see what they come up with. I loved January's Anime themed one. The great thing about those promos is that they really make you want to watch the festivals and specials highlighted--I don't know if I would have watched so many Robert Montgomery movies last month. Plus the music they use is always fitting. My all time favorite one was September 2
  9. I'm so happy to see that I'm not alone in wanting a Joseph Cotten day as well! He's one of the most underrated classic actors--it still boggles my mind that he was never nominated for an Oscar or any other award (except for Portrait of Jennie!) 'Shadow of a Doubt' and 'The Third Man' should have gotten him something, but nope. Love him! And I'd love to see a Richard Widmark day too. Another actor that's ignored way too often--he could play the villainous parts so good. hlywdkjk, TCM did William Holden and Glenn Ford last year and Edward G. Robinson the year before, although I wouldn't
  10. I know August is months and months away from now, but since TCM *does* post their schedules months in advance, I was wondering if anyone else had any star suggestions for the annual Summer Under the Stars festival? Hope no one minds I started such a topic. My choices would be Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead and Gig Young. Joseph Cotten is my favorite actor and I'd love to see some of his lesser known movies like "Love Letters" and "September Affair" (mainly because I've never seen those!) I know TCM doesn't own them, but still--I can wish! Of course it would also mean another showing of "Ci
  11. *Bette Davis star-of-the-month tribute for May* I hope you're planning to show "Beyond the Forest" as part of the lineup! Please! Also, the June festivals sound great. Sounds like a lot of good stuff coming up ahead and I'm looking forward to watching it! As for the idea of getting movies from my local library: all of the libraries in my area have closed due to county budget cuts, which makes that option impossible. The other great thing about TCM showing "modern" movies is that they (for the most part) show them in letterbox. I watched "The Ambassador's Daughter" (1956 with Olivia
  12. *It is interesting to note that the biggest supporters of the showing of these modern "klassix" are also fans of "American Idol" and Madonna.* But what if I listen to Madonna and watch nothing but Pre-code movies? Does that automatically make me a bad person just because I dare mention Madonna (who in her own right is a "classic" singer!) in the same sentence? I didn't realize there were prerequisites in musical/television taste for watching and enjoying TCM. It's as though enjoying American Idol, Madonna and "modern" movies are evil. It's that old saying: variety is the spice of life!
  13. Thank you for starting a thread on this, SamTherapy. I watched this last night, as I had been waiting to see it ever since the January schedule was posted a few months back! What a lovely, lovely movie! To sound cliche, watching it evoked a whole rollercoaster of emotions. The happiness Laura felt when Alec shows up just in time to catch his train, the desperation that Laura felt spending three hours alone to collect herself and the sadness of the whole situation at hand. Plus, the use of Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto throughout the entire movie was perfect: dramatic but not overblown
  14. I'm new to this board, so I'm not sure if I should just throw my two cents in from out of the blue. But: The whole reason I started watching TCM is because TV Guide used to run a column called, "Have You Seen These Classic Movies" and they had listed a blurb for "Bunny Lake is Missing" from 1965. I thought the description sounded interesting, so I taped it, watched it and loved it. I had also taped some promos before and after the movie and saw the trailer for "Arsenic and Old Lace" and thought, "That looks funny. I should tape that too." And so my love affair with TCM and "classic" movies
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