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Not happy about movies made after 1975


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Theres a reason they are shown, and much discussion on the topic has been done, causing a lot of dissention on the boards. The members are divided roughly half and half, and complaints only serve to cause disruption. If you wish to e-mail, that is your right, but newcomers don't know the problems caused by this topic, please read back a few months before you proceed. Thank you.

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I'm not happy either.

 

I've not followed up previous discussions but I suppose it has to do with marketing/business decisions, etc.

 

How many TCM fans would be willing to see TCM become a premium channel, if that was what it took to keep the focus on pre-1975 movies?

 

I dunno -- maybe since baby boomers will start retiring soon, at some point it might make sense to have a "TCM2" channel so that TCM would be just pre-1960 movies, and TCM2 movies from 1960 on...

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For me it is a "premium channel." I started out paying about $23 to Direct TV about 8 years ago, without TCM. I had to go up to their next tier at about $33 to get TCM and Fox movie channel. Then they dropped the bottom tier and went up on my tier so I'm now paying about $48 a month to get TCM and the news channels. Fox was pulled from Direct TV a couple of months ago and they want more money for Fox now. If they pull this trick with TCM, I'm bailing out. I've got enough movies on disk now.

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I don't get why they pick on just a few channels to do this to -- It makes me fearful that it will ultimately hurt Turner in the long run.

 

As for the subject of Turner's programming schedule... I had some animosity for this when I first started watching Turner, but have let this go. Perhaps I don't enjoy these movies, but I know of some others (on this board) that do. Who am I to say they shouldn't play some of these? I don't leave Turner Classic on all day ... It's not the only channel I watch. So when they play something I don't like or don't agree with, I just turn it to something else. Checking the schedule helps me to keep up with what I want to watch and what I do not.

 

I'm afraid one day we will not have a schedule to fight over, and we all know this is really the only place you can watch these classics on TV. It's the only place they really get public attention.

 

Just my humble two cents worth any how!

 

bhf1940

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I don't have a problem with them showing movies that are after all 31 years old, so long as they keep showing the older ones as well.

 

The more recent ones usually fall in with a theme (e.g. in a hypothetical schedule fo African movies, you'd get TRADER HORN ('31) and OUT OF AFRICA ('81), remake double feature (YOU'VE GOT MAIL, SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME) or the Oscar month.

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I think more significant issues then when a movie was made are...

 

1 - Maintaining letterbox format, where applicable.

 

2 - Uncensored content!! (This is the most important issue for me)

 

3 - Maintaining original speed of film.

 

4 - Showing credits in their entirety.

 

5 - Non colorized B&W films

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My problem with these movies made in and after the 70's is that they are all available on VHS or DVD and all the other stations play them. It is the older movies that can't be rented or seen on other channels, so TCM is the only place to find them. I don't feel there is a need to show those (newer) movies, but I guess it all boils down to the almighty dollar.

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I like quite a few movies that were produced after 75, the problem is that they were not hits, the movies that are hits are all demographically made after the big summer blockbusters started. I was bored with Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Fog, Foul Play, Seems like Old Times, And Justice for All; and they were some of the biggest grossing films of the late 70's, and they all were lackluster. If TCM wants to show movies from the 70's I would hope it would try to throw in a few sleepers, Catch22, Freebie and the Bean, Silent Partner (my fav from that era) . It is O.K. that they show Jaws,and Tootsie, but a little shake up and throw in a few unique films also.

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I'll add to my previous content and specify that TCM really should be (and remain) the film buff's paradise. There's nothing wrong with devoting a certain amount of air time (maybe 20-30%) to well-known movies that most movie buffs have seen, and which are easily available on DVD.

 

But I'd really wish they'd really try to devote as much of their airtime as possible to the somewhat lesser-known movies that can be quite delightful -- and especially try to air as much of the stuff that's not out on DVD or not on video.

 

Just to give an example, I'd never even heard of Fritz Lang's While the City Sleeps before it aired on TCM a few weeks back -- and the cast is quite well-known! I'm always happy to "discover" movies like this that otherwise I might not have discovered for a long time.

 

And since we're discussing movies made from the mid-70's on, I guess it would be just wonderful if they could dig up some of the few movies that, for some reason or another, are difficult or impossible to find on video (I'm assuming most of them don't air regularly on other channels, either).

 

Here's a few movies that come to mind:

Drive, He Said (1972) -- Jack Nicholson's directorial debut

White Dog (1982) -- controversial Sam Fuller movie, never released on video in U.S.

The Fortune (1975) - Mike Nichols movie starring Jack Nicholson & Warren Beatty

Sidewalk Stories (1989) - mostly-silent arthouse movie, never released on video in U.S.

Queen of Hearts (1989) - Jon Amiel charmer that was only briefly released on VHS.

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For the record, brothers, I'm not happy about it, either. Nor do I feel I need to apologize for voicing that opinion or complaining about this change; after all, the new TCM isn't what we signed up for. "All that is necessary for the progression of evil is for good men to do nothing," so I'm doing what I can do, which is protest (respectfully and not "disruptively," except perhaps in the view of readers who can't tolerate any dissent, difference of opinion, debate, or conflict whatsoever). I share your observation that all these newer movies are available in any Movie Warehouse; I add the objection that most of the movies are not worth watching.

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Very nicely said, otterhere.

 

I believe we have been saying this for almost a year now. I would hazard a guess it's going to get worse before it gets better.

 

Better in the form of TCM#1, TCM#2, and TCM#3, as someone here mentioned. All neat little reasons for cable companies to charge more for the same product some of us had last year at this time and were enjoying it ever so darned much.

 

TCM, like the rest of the world, does NOT ascribe to: 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' if there is money to be made.

 

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Um, Brad... Did you see a ***nameless anatomical part*** in "Brokeback"? Without the actual ***nameless anatomical part***, yes, the sex(ual intercourse) was "implied." All sex in all movies (except porn) is "implied"; what's your problem with that choice of word, exactly? People either GET that movie or don't, and belaboring it only makes me wonder why the subject matter so threatens...

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There ar alot of films made after 1975 that I quite enjoy. I won't ever watch them on TCM, however. No point - I own them all on DVD...as does everyone else on the planet who are big fans of alot of these films.

 

I mean, ARE there any Oscar-winning films that have come out since 1975 that are NOT out on reasonably priced DVDs?

 

I certainly can't think of any! Most, in fact, have special edition releases, in fact, which are loaded with cool special features!

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> Um, Brad... Did you see a ***nameless anatomical

> part*** in "Brokeback"? Without the actual

> ***nameless anatomical part***, yes, the sex(ual

> intercourse) was "implied." All sex in all movies

> (except porn) is "implied"; what's your problem with

> that choice of word, exactly? People either GET that

> movie or don't, and belaboring it only makes me

> wonder why the subject matter so threatens...

 

Yes, Stoneyburke, Otterhere has a right to post whatever he/she wants to.

 

Otterhere, I don't have a problem per se with your choice of word. I just can't get over it that you still contend it's not graphic. To me, when a man is shown unzipping his pants and bending over, it should be obvious what's going on even if no private parts are shown. I guess to you something is only graphic if private parts are shown. To each his own. The subject matter is not threatening to me as you imply, I just believe in calling things what they are. If anything, you seem to be threatened by it by denying that it's graphic. I think Brokeback is a great, moving film.

 

Ok, subject dropped.

 

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I do not know why this became a discussion for Brokeback Mountain, but since it is I will just say, that I had heard about this movie and went in with preconceived notions, I had heard it was a gay film. When I saw the movie I was greatly disappointed, there were no gay female love scenes, I was really bummed, in fact it actually went the other way..dudes. Well I think that it would have been a fantastic movie if it had been about 2 lovely housewives seeking to end their loneliness with the caress of each other.....then you would have had blockbuster instead of art-house oscar winner. There I said it, and so did every man who was dragged to this movie by his wife.

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