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why does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

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1 minute ago, NipkowDisc said:

why does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

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Because many TCM viewers would have their delicate sensibilities assaulted by that film's potty-mouth language. Oh, the horror!

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39 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

why does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

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Did you ever consider buying a new VCR? Just wondering...

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42 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

why does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

:D

Hmmm, is DDA the movie where Al's paramour keeps saying he wants to go to Liberia? I think it was played by that guy who was the king in The Princess Bride.

I only saw it once but don't remember much since the theater was full of marijuana smoke wafting around.

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2 hours ago, GordonCole said:

Hmmm, is DDA the movie where Al's paramour keeps saying he wants to go to Liberia? I think it was played by that guy who was the king in The Princess Bride.

I only saw it once but don't remember much since the theater was full of marijuana smoke wafting around.

it was one of the best thrillers of the early seventies like the taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

and flying off to Algeria is sonny's idea.

sal had his heart set on Wyoming.

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2 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Did you ever consider buying a new VCR? Just wondering...

actually I have 2 VCRs and while the other one works it has no remote because I found it discarded in the trash therefore I can't set the timer or program the date and time.

 

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18 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

actually I have 2 VCRs and while the other one works it has no remote because I found it discarded in the trash therefore I can't set the timer or program the date and time.

 

I see. Makes sense. Maybe there's a universal remote you can buy for it..?

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I often thought the reason TCM Programmer schedule four star movies overnight Eastern time is because they knew I liked this title and they wanted to annoy me and make me fume.  They did this just recently when they scheduled "The Bicycle Thieves" two hours before dawn on the East Coast.  

All seriousness aside, titles such as "The Last Picture Show," "Network," are habitually scheduled by TCM Programmer for 2:00 A.M. and 3:00 A.M. starting times on the East Coast due to subject matter and language.  Personally I believe TCM Programmer should realize we are adults who are mature enough to handle subject matter and language which is presented in a four star movie such as "The Last Picture Show" and should be allowed to be scheduled for an 8:00 P.M. or 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Eastern start time.    

 

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Yeah, I am too, kinda tired of network censors and others charged with that job of diligently "protecting" our children(so they think) from language and seeing things they see and do themselves and too say plenty on their own in the schoolyard or when otherwise congregating with their friends.  OR too, hear from DAD when the TV set goes on the "fritz".  ;)

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6 minutes ago, thomasterryjr said:

I often thought the reason TCM Programmer schedule four star movies overnight Eastern time is because they knew I liked this title and they wanted to annoy me and make me fume.  They did this just recently when they scheduled "The Bicycle Thieves" two hours before dawn on the East Coast.  

All seriousness aside, titles such as "The Last Picture Show," "Network," are habitually scheduled by TCM Programmer for 2:00 A.M. and 3:00 A.M. starting times on the East Coast due to subject matter and language.  Personally I believe TCM Programmer should realize we are adults who are mature enough to handle subject matter and language which is presented in a four star movie such as "The Last Picture Show" and should be allowed to be scheduled for an 8:00 P.M. or 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Eastern start time.    

 

Yeah, you WOULD think so, wouldn't ya Thomas.

BUT, I've heard the same people they have working as moderators on these boards and who'll drop the hammer on ya whenever you might use "adult language" in your posts, are very often transferred to their scheduling department to work there too!

(...and so considering THAT, I suppose you can now see why those flicks which include "adult language" are regulated to late night hours, huh) ;)

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You're all naive if you think network censors keep things off-air due to a wish to "protect the children". The censors, and the TCM Programmers, do so because of older busybodies and self-appointed nannies among the viewing audience (often not even viewers: someone just told them such-and-such was seen or heard) who will voice their outrage and call for viewer, and more importantly, sponsor boycotts. They don't care about anyone's kids, only their own wallets. You'd do better to admonish the ninnies at home who get worked up over such things than the censors/programmers looking out for their bottom line,

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12 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

You're all naive if you think network censors keep things off-air due to a wish to "protect the children". The censors, and the TCM Programmers, do so because of older busybodies and self-appointed nannies among the viewing audience (often not even viewers: someone just told them such-and-such was seen or heard) who will voice their outrage and call for viewer, and more importantly, sponsor boycotts. They don't care about anyone's kids, only their own wallets. You'd do better to admonish the ninnies at home who get worked up over such things than the censors/programmers looking out for their bottom line,

So in other words here Lawrence, sort'a what Hal Holbrook tells Redford in that parking garage then, right?! ;)

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29 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

You're all naive if you think network censors keep things off-air due to a wish to "protect the children". The censors, and the TCM Programmers, do so because of older busybodies and self-appointed nannies among the viewing audience (often not even viewers: someone just told them such-and-such was seen or heard) who will voice their outrage and call for viewer, and more importantly, sponsor boycotts. They don't care about anyone's kids, only their own wallets. You'd do better to admonish the ninnies at home who get worked up over such things than the censors/programmers looking out for their bottom line,

They should really schedule Funny Games and Salon Kitty in primetime. See how they like that. :lol: 

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34 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Yeah, you WOULD think so, wouldn't ya Thomas.

BUT, I've heard the same people they have working as moderators on these boards and who'll drop the hammer on ya whenever you might use "adult language" in your posts, are very often transferred to their scheduling department to work there too!

(...and so considering THAT, I suppose you can now see why those flicks which include "adult language" are regulated to late night hours, huh) ;)

Thank the lord we have such wonderful men to protect all the youngsters here from naughty words and nudity. :rolleyes: :lol: 

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9 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Thank the lord we have such wonderful men to protect all the youngsters here from naughty words and nudity. :rolleyes: :lol: 

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AND Gf, let us ALSO not forget all the fine WOMEN who take this burden upon themselves in efforts to secure a more wholesome upbringing for the youth of the world! ;)

(...their sacrifices should not go unheralded TOO, ya know)  

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On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 3:05 PM, NipkowDisc said:

hy does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

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good question, but tcm has always tried to air  R rated fare after midnight, great movie no matter, same goes for all-time greats RAGING BUULL, BLUE VELVET & more  MIDNIGHT COWBOY & a myriad of others & dig this, directly after they broadcast Lynch's masterpiece BV, some old grouch wrote in complaining, saying "I DON'T OUT ON TCM FOR PORNO?" unquote  AFI certainly begs to duffer voting BV #3 finest film of the 1980's? & PREMIERE magazine voted it runner up only to R. BULL? & personally I also rank BLUE VELVET runner-up only to all-0time top 5 finest films in RAGING BULL.  LAST TANGO is another & I agree on these only being aired after 12am though myself A time & place for everywhere, you know (P.S. & for the life that's barely left in me, TCM still has no legal rights since 1994 to air *"THE GODFARHER -EPICS???"

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Oh, and let me clarify: as TCM doesn't have sponsors in the traditional sense, potential boycott pressure could instead be directed toward carriers of the channel (cable providers, satellite companies) or sponsors of TCM sister stations. I doubt it would be very effective, but if a carrier is on the fence about continuing to carry TCM, it could impact their decisions.

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On ‎2‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 4:09 PM, LawrenceA said:

Oh, and let me clarify: as TCM doesn't have sponsors in the traditional sense, potential boycott pressure could instead be directed toward carriers of the channel (cable providers, satellite companies) or sponsors of TCM sister stations. I doubt it would be very effective, but if a carrier is on the fence about continuing to carry TCM, it could impact their decisions.

& still no GODFATHER or GODFATHER,PART II let alone*DISEY'S ALL-TIME CLASSIC FEATURES???

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On 2/9/2019 at 3:05 PM, NipkowDisc said:

why does tcm have to put a 4-star good movie like Dog Day Afternoon on so late at nite. some of us need our deplorable beauty sleep and the one vcr I have doan work anymore so it's no good setting the timer. tcm oughta put beaten into the ground crud like doctor zhivago and GWTW on at those hours that way most of us will miss them.

You can get used vcr's that still work pretty darn cheap on E-Bay.

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