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Suppose you knew for certain that our present civilization was doomed. It's not enough to squirrel away survival supplies - you might as well rescue materials from our culture to preserve for future generations. Think of all the past civilizations that have collapsed, and all that we have lost. What movies would you save? You don't have to limit yourself to the all-time classics - some fun movies and even a little schlock are welcome. What if you could save only 100 movies? Or 144, or 250, or another number? Would you focus on the great classics, or comedies, or science fiction, or drama?
I'm sure there are several films that are hard to find on TV, streaming, renting, and even purchasing. For me, I'm working on finding a couple of Fred Astaire films that are impossible to find. Even physical copies are not compatible to US. You Were Never Lovelier Let's Dance I hope TCM will have these films on TV. What else should they add? Anyone know of other sources to watch hard to find films?
Please consider a line up of classic movies that inspire, e.g. “You Can’t Take It With You”, musicals like “Oklahoma” and “Fiddler on the Roof”, and patriotic movies. What a wonderful time to entertain and assist existing and new fans to enjoy the wonders of classic films. And please allow the fast forward function on the On Demand channels. Many times we must interrupt our viewing, especially us seniors, and have to start all over at the beginning. I love TCM, I watched for many years with my mother and I remember all the stories of how movies gave such joy during the wars and depressed times. As a nurse I know how much folks can benefit from your help in these troubled times. Thank you! Roberta Garris
Disclaimer: I'm new here, so bear with me if this has already been answered. I personally feel that Rebecca is the most overrated classic film that I've seen so far. It didn't seem suspenseful enough for people to consider it one of Hitchcock's best works. In fact, reflecting back on his work, Hitchcock thought it was quite flawed. There was just so much more that could have been done with Mrs. Danvers' character to make the film more suspenseful. I was expecting and wished that the spirit of Mrs. De Winter #1 had possessed Mrs. Danvers and it was really the deceased wife who would make De Winter #2's life a living hell. Mrs. Danvers was intimidating, but she wasn't terrifying or murderous like Hitchcock typically would have made a character like her out to be. I was waiting to be scared or on the edge of my seat, but it didn't happen. What do you guys think is the most overrated and why?