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who'll replace robert osborne ?


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Some will assume it'll be Ben.  Maybe they'll find an older and experienced film writer with a solid Hollywood background.

 

I don't really care but that I certainly hope it isn't ALEC BALDWIN.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

He'll be busy the next four years, at least !

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I'd like to see more of Michael Phillips on TCM, although he's busy with his duties as the film critic of The Chicago Tribune.

 

Phillips will be hosting TCM on Friday nights in April, introducing a series devoted to post-WWII melodramas.

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Ozzy Osbourne. Keep it in the family.

 

Sorry Vautrin, but BOB's family never spelled THEIR surname with that dumb British superfluous letter 'u', and UNLIKE the limey Ozzy's!

 

(...and so sorry, but your comment doesn't make sense, dude)

 

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Now, ya know who WOULD make one hell of a great TCM presenter? And, a guy would doesn't seem to be doin' much lately in The Biz?

 

Uh-huh. A guy would LOVES classic movies.

 

AND, a guy who almost EVERYBODY agrees was THE best host of the Oscar ceremonies, and where he'd constantly exhibit said love and knowledge of movies.

 

Yep! I'm talkin' Billy Crystal here.

 

Wonder if he could be pressed into service? He seems the perfect fit to ME, anyway.

 

(...now, I, DARGO, would do it, but nobody knows ME from what Sheldon Leonard's Nick the bartender once says about George Bailey in Capra's Christmas perennial-"Adam's Off Ox", and so don't look for the TCM honchos to come knockin' on MY door any time soon, folks...and besides, I'm MUCH too damn cheap to sign onto that whole "Blacklot" thing, and where supposedly one can get their foot in the ol' door) 

 

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They need someone who isn't political, people have had it with that.

 

Oh geeeeez. Here we go again.

 

You and your freakin' "Ben's too political" crap/NONSENSE!!!

 

(...I've said it to ya before and NOW I'll say it to ya AGAIN, dude...the ONLY thing "wrong" with Ben is that damn nasally VOICE of his...one day I'd LOVE to teach the guy how to say "actor" withOUT sounding like that freakin' AFLAC duck in those commercials, but alas I'd probably have just about the same level of success at THIS as Kathleen Freeman's diction coach Phoebe Dinsmore in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN does trying to get Jean Hagen's Lina Lamont to stop saying "I caint stands 'im" in HER nasally voice!!!)

 

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Interestingly I posted a similar topic about 3 weeks before we lost RO. 

 

In that post I asked if folks thought Dave Karger would make a good host since he seems in the same style and manner as RO.  I believe there were 3 or 4 people who were in favor before the post was mysteriously pulled...

 

Yancey

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I don't think TCM will "replace" Robert Osborne.  He had been absent off and on for a couple of years and they increased Ben M's presence (ok by me  --  I've always like him) and went with various "guest hosts" for special segments during that time.  I think they'll continue doing that unless it makes more financial sense to have one person host all of the "Spotlights," etc. and then have Ben do the nightly hosting. Personally, I'd prefer a regular "Spotlight" host but perhaps that is because the performances of those folks have been so spotty  -- one time the host is pretty awful, the next time he/she is just fine.  I think "Essentials" is gone for good and I don't really have a problem with that.

 

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Interestingly I posted a similar topic about 3 weeks before we lost RO. 

 

In that post I asked if folks thought Dave Karger would make a good host since he seems in the same style and manner as RO.  I believe there were 3 or 4 people who were in favor before the post was mysteriously pulled...

 

Yancey

I remember looking for that topic and not being able to locate it.

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I think it would be interesting to have a regular rotation of guest hosts within the film industry to introduce films that are close to the genres to which they are associated. They can be actors, directors, editors, etc, and they can change them yearly like The Essentials co-hosts.

I think Billy Crystal would make a great guest host. I also think Alec Baldwin would be great. I hesitate to offer this person as a suggestion, but Seth MacFarlane has a great love of all things nostalgia, and might be a very entertaining guest host.

Whatever TCM decides to do, I think we can all agree that there will never be another host who is as perfectly suited for the job as Robert Osborne.

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I only watched the Robert Osborne "Private Screenings" episode last night and was kind of startled.  I REMEMBER that scene in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and some of those beer commercials.  I never correlated RO as the same guy when I started watching TCM.

 

Rotating guest hosts might work for a while, but they need to get a regular.  If it's "political" Ben, well OK.  He does well enough.  But I'd consider, if not Ben, then getting someone from the same arena Bob came from.  A movie writer/historian with a similar background in  film literature.  And with some "connections" and slight experience with working in front of a camera.

 

Or maybe even some retired and well known and respected actor, actress or director.  But I'm at a loss to suggest any names.

 

 

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I do think that Dave Karger would make a worthy addition to TCM's roster of regular hosts. As it is, Karger has already distinguished himself as one of the leading authorities on the Academy Awards, assuming that mantle from Osborne, and I would not be surprised if Karger is tapped to continue Osborne's legacy as the official historian of the Oscars -- 90 Years of the Oscar ​is due next year.

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I do think that Dave Karger would make a worthy addition to TCM's roster of regular hosts. As it is, Karger has already distinguished himself as one of the leading authorities on the Academy Awards, assuming that mantle from Osborne, and I would not be surprised if Karger is tapped to continue Osborne's legacy as the official historian of the Oscars -- 90 Years of the Oscar ​is due next year.

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Interestingly I posted a similar topic about 3 weeks before we lost RO. 

 

In that post I asked if folks thought Dave Karger would make a good host since he seems in the same style and manner as RO.  I believe there were 3 or 4 people who were in favor before the post was mysteriously pulled...

 

Yancey

 

I don't know that I saw that thread, but yeah interesting.  I found myself thinking the same thing. 

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I think it would be interesting to have a regular rotation of guest hosts within the film industry to introduce films that are close to the genres to which they are associated. They can be actors, directors, editors, etc, and they can change them yearly like The Essentials co-hosts.

I think Billy Crystal would make a great guest host. I also think Alec Baldwin would be great. I hesitate to offer this person as a suggestion, but Seth MacFarlane has a great love of all things nostalgia, and might be a very entertaining guest host.

Whatever TCM decides to do, I think we can all agree that there will never be another host who is as perfectly suited for the job as Robert Osborne.

 

There will never be another Robert Osborne.  Other people may try but they cannot be him.  However, another great host may exist.  Someone who could pick up and take over.  Time will tell.

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I only watched the Robert Osborne "Private Screenings" episode last night and was kind of startled.  I REMEMBER that scene in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and some of those beer commercials.  I never correlated RO as the same guy when I started watching TCM.

 

Rotating guest hosts might work for a while, but they need to get a regular.  If it's "political" Ben, well OK.  He does well enough.  But I'd consider, if not Ben, then getting someone from the same arena Bob came from.  A movie writer/historian with a similar background in  film literature.  And with some "connections" and slight experience with working in front of a camera.

 

Or maybe even some retired and well known and respected actor, actress or director.  But I'm at a loss to suggest any names.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Well put.  Ben does well, and they have had some interesting guest hosts.  I think a few of them might have been working actors/actresses who couldn't tear themselves away for more than the time it takes to film the guest spots.  In order to do this right, it would likely need to be a major career change for someone, and therein lies the problem.  In addition I'd prefer a lesser known individual, someone that I don't know all the dirt about.  Quite a tall list.

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I hope that all will understand that I am writing this as my painkillers are kicking in and that I am still processing several hours' of very vivid and very surreal dreams and so my lucidity and good judgement are validly open to question and criticism.

 

I would nominate to be the next primary host on TCM:

 

Lily Tomlin 

Burt Reynolds

Morgan Freeman

Eri Sendai

Will McKinley He is a blogger with ties to TCM https://willmckinley.wordpress.com/

Film critic Mike D'Angelo

Film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky 

CineMaven She was once a regular in this forum and is an independent filmmaker. She is a very easy listen.

 

I would suggest alternately finding a great film historian/critic/insider to write the intros and outros and have a simple voiceover during images and mini-clips illustrating.

 

I would suggest alternately an amorphous cgi character which could suggest the features of whoever star is being discussed. 

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