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Eucalpytus P. Millstone

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  1. "This Mortal Coil was not a band, but a unique collaboration of musicians recording in various permutations, the brainchild of 4AD kingpin Ivo Watts-Russell. " Interesting!
  2. Should the movie theatre goes the way of the Dodo bird (never happen, IMO), I, for one, shan't mourn its passing. In my small corner of the universe (which has more than a few movie theatres), a moviegoer must either reserve a theatre seat in advance or select a seat at the box office. The days of casually or spontaneously sauntering into a movie theatre are gone. As is easily and impulsively changing one's theatre seat (when Magic Kareen Abdul O'Neal sits in front of you or Jabba the Hutt plops beside you). On the plus side, no more "Can you scoot down one seat so that I and my boyfriend
  3. This one goes out to the TCM Message Board moderators -- straight from the heart!
  4. Some people "still want that." Not everyone wants or needs that "sense of a shared event."
  5. First of all, nobody (with any taste) wears ruby red slippers at night. They send the wrong message. Also it's frightfully infra dig after Labor Day. Second of all, w-h-y are you implying that LuckyDan is a cross-dresser?
  6. Actually, according to some relationship "experts," going to the movies is a No-No for a first date. "DO NOT: Go to the cinema! Cinema dates are great for the third, fourth or fifth date in, but if this your very first time meeting this person, the last thing you want to do is be sitting in a dark room with a couple of hundred other people, not talking to each other, not even looking at each other for two hours. This is the getting-to-know-you part, and you’re not going to get to do that in a cinema . . . " -- 5 Dos And Don'ts On A First Date Watching a m
  7. I've got a copy of the 1925 "photoplay" edition of The Phantom of the Opera, published by Grosset & Dunlap (picture from the Web, not my copy). Found it in a used bookstore (and not a rare bookstore) for a considerable fraction of the prices for it that I've seen on the Web. Love to nab a copy of the 1928 G&D photoplay novelization of London After Midnight, authored by Mary Coolidge-Rask. But, I'm not paying the prices asked for it.
  8. Please allow me to introduce myself. Your belief is wrong, in my case. I totally disagree with your perspective. I, for one, think that the "communal experience" of movies is extremely overrated . . . by "people who need people" (Not guilty!). Whenever I go to a movie, I go to a matinee that is usually sparsely attended. I loathe and detest crowds -- particularly now, during this pandemic. As I expressed elsewhere in another discussion on the TCM Message Boards, I don't need an audience to make a comedy funny (or funnier), a horror film scary (or scarier), a tear-jerker touching
  9. Yeah, I saw The Norliss Tapes -- another DCP gem! The seventies was a wonderful decade for TV horror. Besides The Norliss Tapes, there was also A Cold Night's Death, Gargoyles, Salem's Lot, Spectre (produced by Gene Roddenberry), and, of course, Curtis' Trilogy of Terror, among many other small-screen screamers. I recently caught up with Satan's Triangle on Amazon Prime -- delightfully eerie! Ever seen Scream, Pretty Peggy? For some odd reason, I deliberately skipped it during its initial broadcast. It's going to be released on Blu-ray Disc next month. Directed by Gordon Hessler and
  10. Because you asked for it, Allhallowsday (yes, I sensed you wanted more) . . . And any more wisecracks, there's plenty more where this came from!
  11. Terrific song! Terrific voice! Never heard of Margaret Whiting, who was not only a singer but also starred in her own TV show with her sister Barbara. Those Whiting Girls was a summer replacement for I Love Lucy and also a Desilu production ("surprise"). Not to be confused with actress Margaret Whiting.
  12. Whatta coinkydink! I watched Curse of the Black Widow just a couple of weeks ago. TV movies from Dan Curtis Productions are always worth a look, IMO. This chiller had a Kolchak: The Night Stalker vibe, with Anthony Franciosa's P.I. substituting for Darren McGavin's intrepid newspaper reporter-monster hunter. Yes, it's formulaic. Yes, it's predictable. Yes, it's a cookie-cutter, by-the-numbers, assembly line production. Yes, it's all been done before by Curtis, BUT . . . It's also and above all, entirely entertaining and a whole lotta fun!
  13. accipitrine [ ak-sip-i-trin, -trahyn ] adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles. 2. raptorial; like or related to the birds of prey. See also: Van Cleefis Leeus
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