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*...from "The Essentials"?*

*There was some controversy*

 

There was no controversy. In fact, there have been more complaints about Alec Baldwin than Haskell.

 

Haskell has a busy career and only wanted to do one season of the *Essentials*. She wasn't fired.

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I think as long as Baldy's on board, no one new will be co-hosting The Essentials , not until he moves on because the 67 projects he's currently attached to get to be too much to juggle (seriously, I thought you had to win supporting actor before they passed the law that you had to be in every third movie released in a year), or some TCM intern accidentally leaves the AC on 70 or forgets to order "extra ham" on the Green Room deli tray.

 

I like Molly Haskell though...I still enjoy the commericals that feature her, 'specially the salute to King Vidor where she talks in her Nawth Cair-uh-lina drawl about The Fountainhead :

 

"I re-membuh being a re-pressed teenaguh mahself, and there's Gary Coopuh with his big drill, and there's Patricia Neal, quite a work of art huhself..."

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I don't know or care much about the controversy (if there was any) but her voice is super boring. In the TCM documentaries I have watched, she just sounds like a complete zombie. If she taught a film class I'd sleep through her lectures and only be awake for the actual film. Kudos to whoever married that voice!

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*There are no men in "The Women" but the strange thing is, when audiences were interviewed, most thought they DID see men.*

 

The 1956 musical remake, THE OPPOSITE SEX, does feature men in the film. In the original, there is a scene where a man is visible. Any guesses?

 

The lack of men in the original is nothing to the way the several African-American cast members are listed in the credits.

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What I want to know is why they dropped the original format? It was, to me anyway, more interesting:

 

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp#player_area'>http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp#player_area'>http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp#player_area'>http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp#player_area

 

(OK I know Sydney Pollack died...)

 

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp#player_area

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*"What I want to know is why they dropped the original format? It was, to me anyway, more interesting: ..."* - traceyk65

 

Hi tracey!

 

I don't know the answer to that. Perhaps it was because another film director wasn't willing to tackle the job after Pollack, Reiner and Bogdanovich completed their stints. Or someone else equally well-rounded and literate in film history as the three of them.

 

And I don't think your links will work. There is no clip ID on the end of the link - like this one for *Force Of Evil* with Sydney Pollack's intro -

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index?cid=32009

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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> {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}

> *"What I want to know is why they dropped the original format? It was, to me anyway, more interesting: ..."* - traceyk65

>

> Hi tracey!

>

> I don't know the answer to that. Perhaps it was because another film director wasn't willing to tackle the job after Pollack, Reiner and Bogdanovich completed their stints. Or someone else equally well-rounded and literate in film history as the three of them.

>

> And I don't think your links will work. There is no clip ID on the end of the link - like this one for *Force Of Evil* with Sydney Pollack's intro -

> http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index?cid=32009

>

> Kyle In Hollywood

 

 

You're right. It takes you to the TCM media room, but the wrong video pops up.

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