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Movies you almost despair of seeing on TCM

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On 6/17/2018 at 9:26 AM, dhardhag said:

Has TCM ever shown “Beyond the Forest”.  Turner used to have it in their library—they ran it occasionally on TNT.

Yes, they used to run it often. But there are rights issues now. Dont think it's been run in over 15 years. :(

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I think the L'age D'Or was on TCM, the same year as that endless documentary on film narrated by the Irish guy with the extremely boring voice.

I would like TCM to air Loyalties, a 1933 Brit film about anti-Semitism starring Basil Rathbone.  I believe it was shown at the British Museum within the past 10 years, so copies may be available.

I'd like to see some of Anna Neagle's work, especially from the 30s and 40s.  I just saw her in Lilacs in the Spring, a later film which she made in the 50s with Errol Flynn, and I thought she was delightful and very talented.  I heard she was one of Britian's top box office draws.

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On June 18, 2018 at 1:23 AM, MovieCollectorOH said:

I double-checked and was able to verify that The Dead actually did play back in June 2010.  I've added this one in by hand.

If I remember it has aired more than once.  But I am not so fanatic to undergo the extreme agony of searching the schedules.


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An Actor's Revenge (1963).  You may wonder as you watch this excellent movie by Kon Ichikawa wether it is the Japanese incarnation of The Count of Monte Cristo.  That's understandable, as almost any revenge fantasy can be identified with it.  And this movie does have three offenders.  But the revenger is not the direct victim, his parents were.  And he's not a fabulously wealthy man of mystery, just a fabulously famous Kabuki actor (female impersonator).  Wellanyway.  The movie is only slightly infected with the flying martial artism that cripples so many later ones.  It tells a bleak, cynical tale of an inherently corrupt world, filled with double-dealers, deceivers, and naive innocents. Where everyone is either a taker or taken, a  thief or thieved, where the guilty and innocent alike suffer.  Lots of fun.  Ultimately, revenge is sweet--or would be it the one seeking it liked sweets.

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On 6/21/2018 at 12:25 AM, slaytonf said:

Lots of good music from this movie!

And Helen Mirren!

You know, one of the funny things about coming late to a thread is it sometimes you have no idea what the most recent posts are about. I was searching my mind for what movie you could be talking about, and I could come up with was CALIGULA. 

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Speaking of 79 movies I'd like to see TCM has never shown North Dallas Forty, The Wanderers, All that Jazz, Saint Jack or Quadrophenia.  It also has not shown 1978's Go Tell the Spartans.  It has shown The Warriors twice a decade ago, The Europeans once in 2011, and Over the Edge in a list of 1979 movies that I'd forgotten about, three times or so in the last five years.

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Le Doulos (1963).  People turn on their friends and longtime associates, to the point of killing.  They betray the ones they love.  The most disreputable prove to be most trustworthy and reliable.  Is the world upside down?  Is wrong right?  No, the villains and virtuous are not what they seem.  So maybe the world is right, and good prevails.  Virtue rewarded, justice done. . . .Nah.  Everybody ends up wounded or dead, even the innocent.

One of Melville's best.

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On 6/14/2018 at 4:18 PM, skimpole said:

Here are the movies from theyshootpictures.com top 500 that have never been on TCM:


#335  El (1952, Bunuel)

#337  The Green Ray (1986, Rohmer)

#339  Lost Highway (1997, Lynch)


The Green Ray will be showing in October.

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One of the movies I most despair of ever seeing on TCM is 'Enemy from Space' (1957). In the UK it's known by its original title 'Quatermass 2' - which I believe was the first time in history that a theatrical movie was given a numbered suffix.

It's so odd, considering that other "Quatermass" entries such as 'X the Unknown' (1956) and 'Five Million Years to Earth' (1967) are shown regularly by TCM.

And yet, for some inexplicable reason, the best one in the series - 'Enemy from Space' - is never shown. If you doubt it's the best, go read the comments at IMDb. It is the best.

Back in the early 60's, 'Enemy from Space' played on the Late Show frequently. It's disappearance is perplexing.

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theyshootpictures.com had updated its top 1000 movies list.  Here are the movies from the top 500 which have never appeared on TCM.

#38  Blade Runner (1982, Scott)

#60  Mulholland Drive (2001. Lynch)

#69  Shoah (1985, Lanzmann)

#96  The Shining (1980, Kubrick)

#101  Once Upon a Time in America (1984, Leone)

#103  Satantango (1994, Tarr)

#108  The Mother and the W*or* (1973, Eustache)

#115  Star Wars (1977, Lucas)  Coming in July

#119  E.T.  the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Spielberg)

#126  L'Age D'Or (1930, Bunuel)

#127  Yi Yi (2000, Wang)

#130  Don't Look Now (1973, Roeg)

#136  The Passenger (1975, Antonioni)

#141 Come and See (1985, Klimov)

#145  The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964, Pasolini)

#155  Histoire(s) du Cinema (1998, Godard)

#157  Spring in a Small Town (1948, Fei)

#163  L'Argent (1983, Bresson)

#168  Mouchette (1967, Bresson)

#175  Dekalog (1989, Kieslowski)

#177  Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975, Pasolini)

#180 The Travelling Players (1975, Angelopoulos)

#191  A City of Sadness (1989, Hou)

#192  Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Rivette)

#195  Breaking the Waves (1996, Von Trier)

#198  Fargo (1995, Coen)

#199  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Hooper)

#207  Black God, White Devil (1964, Rocha)

#210  Wavelength (1967, Snow)

#211  Le Samourai (1967, Melville) Coming in July

#212  The Thin Red Line (1998, Malick)

#216  Cache (2005, Haneke)

#219  The Big Lebowski (1998, Coen)

#220  Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Spielberg)

#222  Schindler's List (1993, Spielberg)

#223  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Gondry)

#233  The Colour of Pomegranates (1968, Parajanov)

#239  The Tree of Life (2011, Malick)

#245  Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Gutierrez Alea)

#248  El Verdugo/The Executioner (1963, Garcia Berlanga)

#251  Magnolia (1999, Anderson)

#252  Tropical Malady (2004, Weerasethakul)

#253  Floating Clouds (1955, Naruse)

#264  The Thin Blue Line (1988, Morris)

#271  Love Streams (1984, Cassavetes)

#273  Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Davies)

#274  The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Kershner)

#282  Kings of the Road (1976, Wenders)

#284  Terra em Transe (1967, Rocha)

#286  The Thing (1982, Carpenter)

#288  Underground (1995, Kusturica)

#290  The Matrix (1999, Wachowski)

#300 The Puppetmaster (1993, Hou)

#306  All About My Mother (1999, Almodovar)

#308  The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985, Hou)

#309  City of God (2002, Meirelles)

#311  Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, Fassbinder)

#312 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, Hand)

#314  Dawn of the Dead (1978, Romero)

#320  In the Realm of the Senses (1976, Oshima)

#333  Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Kubrick)

#334  The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, Cassavetes)

#337  Listen to Britain (1942, Jennings)

#340  El (1952, Bunuel)

#348  The Tenant (1976, Polanski)

#349  Through the Olive Trees (1994, Kiarostami)

#350  The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936, Renoir)

#351  October (1927, Eisenstein)

#352  Dogville (2003, von Trier)

#354  Quince Tree of the Sun (1992, Erice)

#356  Teorema (1968, Pasolini)

#358  Lost Highway (1997, Lynch)

#362  Happy Together (1997, Wong)

#363  Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Tarr)

#364  Landscape in the Mist (1988, Angelopoulos)

#372  Yellow Earth (1984, Chen)

#374  The Celebration (1998, Vinterberg)

#377  In a Year with 13 Moons (1978, Fassbinder)

#380  Tie Xi Qu:  West of the Tracks (2003, Wang)

#383  Barren Lives (1963, dos Santos)

#385  A nos amours (1983, Pialat)

#386  1900 (1976, Bertolucci)

#387  Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bertolucci)

#388  If.. (1968, Anderson)

#389  Wall-E (2008, Stanton)

#391  Brokeback Mountain (2005, Lee)

#394  Carrie (1976 De Palma)

#396  Opening Night (1977, Cassavetes)

#398  Land Without Bread (1932, Bunuel)

#402  Army of Shadows (1969, Melville)

#404  Platform (2000, Jia)

#405  Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979, Jones)

#407  The Cloud-Capped Star (1960, Ghatak)

#410  Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang)

#411  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000 Lee)

#417  Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Anderson)

#418  The Turin Horse (2011, Tarr)

#419  A Moment of Innocence (1996, Makhmalbaf)

#420  The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Darabont)

#422  Out 1:  Noli me Tangere (1971, Rivette)

#425  The White Ribbon (2009, Haneke)

#429  The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, Puiu)

#431  Dead Ringers (1988, Cronenberg)

#433  Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Weerasethakul)

#436  Fight Club (1999, Fincher)

#438  Talk to Her (2002, Almodovar)

#439  The Sound of Music (1965, Wise)

#441  The Hour of the Furnaces (1968, Getino, Solanges)

#443  Chelsea Girls (1966, Warhol)

#444  The Gleaners and I (2000, Varda)

#447  Lost in Translation (2003, Coppola)

#454  Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou)

#456  Fantasia (1940, Various Directors)

#457  Pinocchio (1940, Sharpsteen & Luske)

#460  Elephant (2003, Van Sant)

#465  Halloween (1978, Carpenter)

#466  The Lives of Others (2005, von Donnersmarck)

#468  Oldboy (2003, Park)

#469  Toy Story (1995, Lasseter)

#472  Dead Man (1995, Jarmusch)

#474  Limite (1931, Peixoto)

#477  Boogie Nights (1997, Anderson)

#478  A Separation (2011, Farhadi)

#479  The Wind Will Carry Us  (1999, Kiarostami)

#480  Muriel (1963, Resnais)

#484  The Damned (1969, Visconti)

#485  Short Cuts (1993, Altman)

#486  The Devil Probably (1977, Bresson)

#487  Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964, Parajanov)

#489  Barton Fink (1991, Coen)

#491  All That Jazz (1979, Fosse)

#494  The Road Warrior (1981, Miller)

#499  Safe (1995, Haynes)

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