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47 minutes ago, misswonderly3 said:

Wow, james...you must really love Gilda.   Seems a little hyperbolic, but a chacun son gout.

  Fortunately for me, I have indeed seen it.   In fact, I've seen it, I think, three times.  Does that mean I've lived three lives'  worth?

Actually,  sounds like a fun idea for a thread:  "If You Don't Know This Film, You Haven't Lived !"  think of all the films people might submit.  And all the arguments we could have about them.  😎

What is funny is that I was thinking about Laura when I made that comment!      Yea,  that would be hyperbolic as it relates to Gilda. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

What is funny is that I was thinking about Laura when I made that comment!      Yea,  that would be hyperbolic as it relates to Gilda. 

 

 

Or, perhaps, any movie at all.    Going by the  "If you haven't seen  this film you haven't lived !" premise,  a lot of people who aren't interested in movies at all and therefore probably haven't seen many films of any genre or era whatsoever,  "haven't lived".  Or maybe that's just literary licence;  maybe it's that we movie lovers feel that anyone who hasn't seen  ( insert favourite movie here)  has at best, lived a dull life, one without the sparkle of joy that great films can give us.

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36 minutes ago, laffite said:

I haven't been keeping up here, so this might have been mentioned already. I don't see a Noir Alley offering this week. What's up?

laffite,  you know how Noir Alley is scheduled in 2 different time slots?  the first, Saturday night,  I think usually 12 or 12:30  (?)  And the second one, Sunday morning at 10.   (same movie, same commentarys by Eddie Muller.)

Well, for reasons not entirely clear to me -  must be some kind of special programming on Saturday night -  Noir Alley is only being shown on the Sunday time slot.  It's "Night Editor", which I am looking forward to.  So,  no Noir Alley on Saturday Sept. 5th,  but you'll get it the next morning, Sunday Sept. 6th.

This programming change for the Saturday evening time slot for Noir Alley appears to be just this one time  ( September 5th.)  Looks like the following week  (Saturday September 12th),  Noir Alley is back,  with "Danger Signal".   At midnight, I think that's the usual time.

 

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11 minutes ago, misswonderly3 said:

laffite,  you know how Noir Alley is scheduled in 2 different time slots?  the first, Saturday night,  I think usually 12 or 12:30  (?)  And the second one, Sunday morning at 10.   (same movie, same commentarys by Eddie Muller.)

Well, for reasons not entirely clear to me -  must be some kind of special programming on Saturday night -  Noir Alley is only being shown on the Sunday time slot.  It's "Night Editor", which I am looking forward to.  So,  no Noir Alley on Saturday Sept. 5th,  but you'll get it the next morning, Sunday Sept. 6th.

This programming change for the Saturday evening time slot for Noir Alley appears to be just this one time  ( September 5th.)  Looks like the following week  (Saturday September 12th),  Noir Alley is back,  with "Danger Signal".   At midnight, I think that's the usual time.

 

On Saturday,  Sept. 5th TCM's schedule says: THE TCM END OF SUMMER TOUR

Starts with The Kids are Alright (1979) which features  the WHO,    Shine A Light,  which features The Rolling Stones,  then three documentaries,  The Decline of Western Civilization part 1 and 2,   and This is Elvis.

I don't really see the connection of these films to the end of summer.      

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I don't really see the connection of these films to the end of summer.   

Agreed. Maybe in their mind the end of summer signals the end of festival/concerts?

Uh, St Patrick's Day 2020 was the end of festivals/concerts.

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19 hours ago, misswonderly3 said:

laffite,  you know how Noir Alley is scheduled in 2 different time slots?  the first, Saturday night,  I think usually 12 or 12:30  (?)  And the second one, Sunday morning at 10.   (same movie, same commentarys by Eddie Muller.)

Well, for reasons not entirely clear to me -  must be some kind of special programming on Saturday night -  Noir Alley is only being shown on the Sunday time slot.  It's "Night Editor", which I am looking forward to.  So,  no Noir Alley on Saturday Sept. 5th,  but you'll get it the next morning, Sunday Sept. 6th.

This programming change for the Saturday evening time slot for Noir Alley appears to be just this one time  ( September 5th.)  Looks like the following week  (Saturday September 12th),  Noir Alley is back,  with "Danger Signal".   At midnight, I think that's the usual time.

 

WTH??? NO NOIR ALLEY ON A SAT NIGHT?????????  I guess I'll have to record it then. NO WAY am I getting up early on Sunday. This SUCKS!

What a stupid programming change. I hope this doesn't become a trend........

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2 hours ago, Hibi said:

WTH??? NO NOIR ALLEY ON A SAT NIGHT?????????  I guess I'll have to record it then. NO WAY am I getting up early on Sunday. This SUCKS!

What a stupid programming change. I hope this doesn't become a trend........

It's just this Saturaday night Noir Alley won't be on. I checked the schedule, the next 3 Saturdays and Sundays after this Sat. there will be a noir shown. Danger Signal next week, Gilda the week after that and They Won't Believe Me the last Sat and Sunday of the month.

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8 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

It's just this Saturaday night Noir Alley won't be on. I checked the schedule, the next 3 Saturdays and Sundays after this Sat. there will be a noir shown. Danger Signal next week, Gilda the week after that and They Won't Believe Me the last Sat and Sunday of the month.

Yes, I know, but even one pre-empt is too much!

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You mean that guy with the tired suits, bowtie/necktie obsession, and stale alkie jokes is coming

back? Oh well, nothing good lasts forever.

For those who don't mind watching YT on their computer monitors, Night Editor is on YT and it

looks like a very good print. And it's only a little over an hour long.

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11 hours ago, TikiSoo said:

Agreed. Maybe in their mind the end of summer signals the end of festival/concerts?

Uh, St Patrick's Day 2020 was the end of festivals/concerts.

Just checked the TCM schedule for Sunday and Monday (6th,  7th),  and it is the same End-of-Summer rock concert \ music theme. 

Yea,  I wonder if you're on to something that since there are no actual concerts TCM decided to show films that feature them.

I looked at the schedule to see if Monday's programming was related to Labor day.    Nope.     Not one working-man \ working-women type film.

 

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Night Editor.   Did not watch it this morning as I watched it a couple of weeks ago, but did catch Eddie's intro.  He mentioned some scene that snuck by the censors.  He built it up, but then he tends to do that.  Was going to catch his outro to learn about the scene, but missed it.

Anyone remember the scene?  I have the movie on DVD.  What did he say about it?  Thanks.

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DAMN! Forgot Eddie's series was only showing once this weekend on Sunday morning. As usual, watched CBS Sunday Morning instead. I always watch Noir Alley on Saturday nights.

(...was really looking forward to watching Night Editor, and of course to Eddie's return and his commentary after the end of SUTS)

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ElCid, I'm in the same category as you.  I  watched "Night Editor" recently on another movie channel,  but I did want to see Eddie's comments this morning.  Also, I could not remember Janis Carter's big scene that he spoke of.  And his closing comments did not help, either.    Maybe there's someone out there who ca enlighten us.

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3 hours ago, ElCid said:

Night Editor.   Did not watch it this morning as I watched it a couple of weeks ago, but did catch Eddie's intro.  He mentioned some scene that snuck by the censors.  He built it up, but then he tends to do that.  Was going to catch his outro to learn about the scene, but missed it.

Anyone remember the scene?  I have the movie on DVD.  What did he say about it?  Thanks.

SPOILER ALERT (there are a lot of giveaways here for those who haven't seen the film): It's a scene in which the film's beautiful but cold blooded femme fatale screams in an almost sexual frenzy manner that she wants to see the body of a woman just beaten to death. She will later stab a man in the back but waits until they are kissing before she does so.. She also makes a man her latest boy toy after finding out he is a murderer. Janis Carter is quite the memorable sado masochistic wacko in this film.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this morning's noir and knew right away what scene Eddie was referring to. Welcome back, buddy! I do question the number of liquor bottles behind him. My god, man. Did you empty them all yourself??? I love Eddie's comments. Plenty Kailua sombrero mix. 

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I watched the first forty minutes of Night Editor on Saturday on YT and was going to finish it today. 

But I figured I might as well get up a bit early and catch the last 26 minutes on TCM. Neat little

low-budget flick and very well done. It would have been funny if the ice pick was left in Gargan's

back as he walked out of the party with Carter. I was glad to see he was smart enough to change

the tire on his car. Some of these noir types are so dumb it's hard to take. I thought the night

editor and the police captain looked like brothers. The big city police captain who wore white

socks to work. I was glad that Gargan survived the ice pick, but he needs to expand his offerings.

Just cigs won't make it. Stock some newspapers, candy, magazines, and maybe a little porno on

the bottom shelf behind the counter. There you go. 

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Did anyone else experience the picture rolling during the broadcast of Night Editor (briefly during the murder scene near the beginning), as well as, far worse,  during Eddie's closing comments? I've near seen TCM technically mess up like that before.

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I was a little disappointed by the writing of the film's resolution. We don't know what happens to Carter or the murderer. And after the film was over I was still trying to figure out the title. Okay, a night editor tells the story. So what? His character rates being the title of the movie? Still, I thought it was a good little film, with Janis Carter effective in her role. It's always enjoyable making discoveries of good, unpretentious little films like this that are rarely seen.

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With regards to Night Editor:

The radio program the film was based upon ran from 1934 until 1948.

Sponsored by Edwards Coffee, this featured Hal Burdick (1893–1978) as the "night editor". Burdick would receive readers’ requests for stories, in a "letter to the editor" format, which would tell on the program. Burdick played all characters in the program. The stories varied greatly including tales of war, adventure, crime, and an occasional ghost story. The radio series was adapted for Night Editor, a short-lived TV series on the DuMont Television Network in 1954, also hosted by Burdick.

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I enjoyed NIGHT EDITOR. It won't make my top ten, but it was entertaining. I'm so glad Eddie is back.  (Spoiler Alert) Obviously, the young reporter that stumbles into the newsroom is having an affair like Tony (Gargan). I thought maybe the story was made-up until the very end.  I also, agree that the scene where Ms. Carter wanted to see the body was the part referred to by Eddie. Welcome back NOIR ALLEY. 

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1 hour ago, TomJH said:

I was a little disappointed by the writing of the film's resolution. We don't know what happens to Carter or the murderer. And after the film was over I was still trying to figure out the title. Okay, a night editor tells the story. So what? His character rates being the title of the movie? Still, I thought it was a good little film, with Janis Carter effective in her role. It's always enjoyable making discoveries of good, unpretentious little films like this that are rarely seen.

Maybe we don't need to know what happened They were caught, that's the main thing. Pleasing the Code. Jill stabbing Cochrane is her downfall, though she may be liable to the law elsewhere (like not reporting a crime).

Agree, "a good little film," And a tight little plot. Not sure I liked the ending either. It seemed really comical havIng Cochrane walk slowly (with Jill) out of the party with an ice pick in has back, only to keel over as if in a comedy routine.

I didn't think that the actor playing Gargan was particularly stellar but he had a quiet authenticity about him..

The fully charged eroticism of the laughing jag was extraordinary. We don't get any of that later on, Janice Carter is mostly in control. She was femme fatale, perhaps one of the worst. But she didn't effect so emotionally as it might have. Perhaps she was to affectedly high-class for my taste in fatale. But her reaction to wanting seeing the dead body is a fact about her that's interesting at the time. I wish they had followed up on that later on, it would have given a more fascinating look at what exactly makes her tick. Give her a wild side, so to speak ; we already know she is a bad in the conventional noir.

 

1 hour ago, Vautrin said:

It would have been funny if the ice pick was left in Gargan's

back as he walked out of the party with Carter.

...and funnier if he still had the ice pick in his back when Johnny recognizes him. As he walks back to the building.  :lol:

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