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Did anyone tune in to watch that political nonsense last night ?


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The George Wallace movie and the other movie about that black panther guy.

Enough with these kinds of movies TCM. If I wanted politics I’d watch the news. I come to TCM to get away from politics. 
 

This leftist politics stuff is what’s making me (and others) turn away from this channel. Enough with it already.

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4 minutes ago, Technicolor27 said:

The George Wallace movie and the other movie about that black panther guy.

Enough with these kinds of movies TCM. If I wanted politics I’d watch the news. I come to TCM to get away from politics. 
 

This leftist politics stuff is what’s making me (and others) turn away from this channel. Enough with it already.

I didn't, because George Wallace was on in the middle of the night, preceded by Gandhi.  The theme of the night wasn't politics; it was accents in the movies, and I'm sure the George Wallace film was shown to discuss Gary Sinise's Southern accent in depicting George Wallace.

Not sure what George Wallace has to do with "leftist politics."   This was a TV movie made for TNT back in the 1990s.  Wallace was about as conservative as you can get, and Sinise is a Republican.  The film won 3 Emmys and 4 Cable ACE awards.

Not sure what other movie you're talking about.  Might you be confusing TCM with another channel?  All of the films on the 11th were made in the 1930s and 1940s, except for Some Like It Hot, and the movies following George Wallace were all from the 1930s until you get to the first prime time film running right now, The Great Escape 

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Just now, Technicolor33 said:

Wallace was a southern Democrat.

Well, the Southern Democrats of his day were pretty much Republicans, right? They all started switching parties during the Reagan Era like Phil Gramm.

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6 minutes ago, Technicolor33 said:

Wallace was a southern Democrat. And the black panthers are far-left. I’m referring to the Fred Hampton movie.

One can always  find something to beef about if one looks hard enough.     In this case it looks like you went out of your way to get under your own skin. 

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38 minutes ago, Technicolor33 said:

The George Wallace movie and the other movie about that black panther guy.

Enough with these kinds of movies TCM. If I wanted politics I’d watch the news. I come to TCM to get away from politics. 
 

This leftist politics stuff is what’s making me (and others) turn away from this channel. Enough with it already.

probably refers to films to air on  MLK's B'day........

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Won’t be tuning in to see Murder of Fred Hampton and those other movies.

what does all of this stuff have to do with classic cinema ? That is what I mean. 

why are they showing us political documentaries ? Because they’re old movies ? 20-24 years ago this stuff wouldn’t be airing on TCM.


 

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58 minutes ago, Technicolor33 said:

The George Wallace movie and the other movie about that black panther guy.

Enough with these kinds of movies TCM. If I wanted politics I’d watch the news. I come to TCM to get away from politics. 
 

This leftist politics stuff is what’s making me (and others) turn away from this channel. Enough with it already.

I was actually quite annoyed that I missed the movie George Wallace. I hadn't seen it in a long time, and I guess I missed it because it was not a premiere, although it hadn't been shown on TCM since 2016. Also I didn't see it show up on Watch TCM. 

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2 hours ago, Technicolor33 said:

why are they showing us political documentaries ? Because they’re old movies

Because they are also movies.  And yes because they are old.  And as has been stated umpteen million times TCM isn't, and has never been, only about movies of the studio era.  

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Speaking of political movies, there's a political movie scheduled for January 15: The Time Machine (1960). HG Wells was for a time a Socialist, and after that, a rather left-leaning member of the Labour Party. His views are reflected in his work.  Wells actually travelled to Russia where he met Lenin.

I visit Uppark House in England, where Wells' mother had been housekeeper. His father was also in service, as a gardener.

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Uppark House in West Sussex, where Wells' mother was housekeeper from 1880-1893. I visited there on a day out from London in the early 1980s. There was a terrible fire there in 1989, but the house has been restored and much of the art was saved.

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The answer to your frustration here is actually very very simple and easy here, Technicolor!

EITHER you gain some tolerance (yeah, THAT'S right "tolerance") in regard to the idea that TCM occasionally (although actually very little percentage-wise) shows movies that were NOT made during the studio era (AND which Bob Osborne HIMSELF clearly noted the very first day this channel hit the airwaves) and of and in which might present a narrative that doesn't conform to your particular point of view about things (uh-huh, like say your political POV)...OR you quit watching this channel and thus save yourself from these little frustrations.

OR yet AGAIN, when say TCM is showing one of these never films that seem to tick you off, you find something ELSE to which on your TV set during this time. 

See?! TOLD ya this was simple and easy here, now didn't I?! I mean, in just the short amount of time you've been around here (with currently 56 posts and counting, and which I HOPE to see MORE of, btw...YES, I really DO) I've recognized you as being a pretty bright individual, and so I gotta say that I'm simply AMAZED that YOU haven't thought of this YOURSELF, dude!!!

LOL

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38 minutes ago, Swithin said:

Speaking of political movies, there's a political movie scheduled for January 15: The Time Machine (1960). HG Wells was for a time a Socialist, and after that, a rather left-leaning member of the Labour Party. His views are reflected in his work.

Hmmm, so in essence here Swithin, you're sayin'...

Convervatives...

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Liberals...

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Or is it the other way around???  ;)  LOL

(...btw, don't think I knew Wells was a member of the Labor, ahem, excuse me, the LABOUR party...that supefluous 'u' here of course being right and proper in THIS case and considering which side of the pond we're talkin' about here, huh)

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Labour, flavour, cheque, licence . . . lotsa British spellings to think about.  One of my favourite British contractions is  'innit'  -- short for 'isn't it', 

Maybe TCM should show ADVISE & CONSENT (1962) . . . Betty White had a small but noticeable role.  Just a thought.   

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8 hours ago, Dargo said:

(...btw, don't think I knew Wells was a member of the Labor, ahem, excuse me, the LABOUR party...that supefluous 'u' here of course being right and proper in THIS case and considering which side of the pond we're talkin' about here, huh)

The Time Machine was Wells' earliest novel. The Eloi and the Morlocks reflect his early thoughts about class divisions.  His views became more pronounced and sophisticated in his later work. The Rights of Man, written in 1940, influenced the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations.

Wells ran as a candidate for the Labour Party a couple of times.  He was critical of the United States, partly because of the treatment of African Americans.

So, anyone who thinks that politics in film is restricted to overtly political documentaries needs to look deeper.

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9 hours ago, Dargo said:

The answer to your frustration here is actually very very simple and easy here, Technicolor!

EITHER you gain some tolerance (yeah, THAT'S right "tolerance") in regard to the idea that TCM occasionally (although actually very little percentage-wise) shows movies that were NOT made during the studio era (AND which Bob Osborne HIMSELF clearly noted the very first day this channel hit the airwaves) and of and in which might present a narrative that doesn't conform to your particular point of view about things (uh-huh, like say your political POV)...OR you quit watching this channel and thus save yourself from these little frustrations.

OR yet AGAIN, when say TCM is showing one of these never films that seem to tick you off, you find something ELSE to which on your TV set during this time. 

See?! TOLD ya this was simple and easy here, now didn't I?! I mean, in just the short amount of time you've been around here (with currently 56 posts and counting, and which I HOPE to see MORE of, btw...YES, I really DO) I've recognized you as being a pretty bright individual, and so I gotta say that I'm simply AMAZED that YOU haven't thought of this YOURSELF, dude!!!

LOL

There's never been a station, network, or channel that has shown something I like 100% of the time.  Never will be, unless I start my own.

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They love to rewrite history when it comes to these things. Way more democrats voted against civil rights than Republicans. Republicans were almost unanimously for it, but they don't want people to know that so they lie about it.

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I don't imagine people are leaving TCM viewership due to a few "leftist" based movies.  Actually, that possible "fact" might draw enough new viewers to make up for the "loss".  

Now I don't know the OP's access to the channel, but on my cable service, I have more than 200 other channels to choose from( a couple show movies too) and a VHS/DVD collection that exceeds 200 movies.  (down from 600) .  And if neither the TV or disc and tape collection doesn't appeal to me at the moment, there's the dozens of CDs and books I have to occupy my time.  ;) 

Sepiatone

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25 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Yeah, I'm not too proud of the history of Southern Democrats. But a number of them ultimately became Republicans, as I previously noted.

Yep, that's right. slayton.

OR as it's often said about this sort of thing now days: "Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't recognize their own Party today."

(...and which is something members of that party today..wait, now what WAS that thing MM just said up there?..oh yeah, "don't want people to know and so they lie about it.")

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AND btw...Anyone ELSE around here now wondering how freakin' long it's gonna be before one of our illustrious moderators around here moves this baby over to...

(...well, YOU know where)

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LET'S GET POLITICAL . . . AND NASTY!  🤬

→ I loathe Barbra Streisand's sped-up version of "Jingle Bells" so much I can't help but like it.  My mum's the same way.   🤪

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Dargo said:

Hmmm, so in essence here Swithin, you're sayin'...

Convervatives...

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Liberals...

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Or is it the other way around???  ;)  LOL

(...btw, don't think I knew Wells was a member of the Labor, ahem, excuse me, the LABOUR party...that supefluous 'u' here of course being right and proper in THIS case and considering which side of the pond we're talkin' about here, huh)

In the book, the Morlocks were descendants of the workers who kept all the machines running, while the Eloi were the descendants of the leisure classes.   Yes, Wells had the workers literally eating the rich.

 TCM shows movies covering a wide range of viewpoints, and the odds are good that some of those films may express a viewpoint that you don't agree with.     Deal with it. 

Every film has a political viewpoint of some sort.  We just may not agree with some of them.

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7 hours ago, Dargo said:

Yep, that's right. slayton.

OR as it's often said about this sort of thing now days: "Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't recognize their own Party today."

(...and which is something members of that party today..wait, now what WAS that thing MM just said up there?..oh yeah, "don't want people to know and so they lie about it.")

I appreciate the sentiment, Dargo. I'm actually SEWhite2000, not SlaytonF, however! I uderstand the confusion. I never learned how to post my own avatar on here. I tried once a year for about 10 years. Every photo I selected, even if it was the size of the head of a pin, I was told was too big. Several dozens board members advised me how to do it. I followed their directions to the letter. None of it worked. Other board members got exasperated with my failures, which I assume they attributed to stupidity. It was an unhapy time. SO, I've just stuck with the letter S in a green field, and as such, I'm hard to distinguish from Slayton or Sepiatone.

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6 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

 SO, I've just stuck with the letter S in a green field, and as such, I'm hard to distinguish from Slayton or Sepiatone.

 

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