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First, let me say that I will not check back into this thread. It's a vent thread, and after I write this I will have it out of my system and move on. LOL

 

I do not think this airing of Sweeney Todd is what Ted Turner had in mind when he created TCM.

 

Sorry.

 

This is not classic cinema. It belongs somewhere else.

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Then you should have "vented" in the already-existing thread for Sweeney Todd, not starting a new one.

 

IMHO, you're right... technically ...but I also think a rare once-in-awhile airing like this is fine because it not only fits into the SOTM for this month, but it's also one of that star's most well-known and famous roles, even though it's not film-related.

 

It does get a bit tiresome whenever there's something that gets shown once in a rare off-topic instance like this, and people just fly off the handle over it.

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> It belongs somewhere else.

 

Yeah, like in some tribute to Lansbury's stardom.

 

Same goes for all those musical shorts from the early sound period featuring once-famous stage acts ...

 

Save those for TCV -- Turner Classic Vaudeville.

 

This is TCM -- Totally Completely Mine.

 

;)

 

 

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}This is the most idiotic presentation TCM has ever put on the air.

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> It's not a movie. It's not a classic. No one has ever requested it. No one has begged for it to be aired.

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Hardly....that's a gross misuse of the word "idiotic".

 

1. True, it's not.

 

2. HARDLY...it IS a classic. One of Angela's best and probably Sondheim's best...a CLASSIC. It's the only Sondheim creation I really love...got this on DVD, plus the Conert Tribute with LuPone and NPH, and the Depp movie. It's a great creation.

 

3. So what? Is this TCM On Demand?

 

4. So what? That's ridiculously possessive to say.

 

Don't like it? Then don't watch it.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}Well try not to have a tissy fit.

"This is the most idiotic presentation TCM has ever put on the air.

 

It's not a movie. It's not a classic. No one has ever requested it. No one has begged for it to be aired."

 

That sounds like one too... ;)

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*"This is the most idiotic presentation TCM has ever put on the air."* - FCD

 

Wow. So this surpasses "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" on TCM? That's quite the distinction coming from you.

 

Personally, I think it is no less appropriate for TCM than the Frank Sinatra Television Concert Specials five years ago.

Or "The Dick Cavett Specials" that still air.

 

Anyway, it is over. Everyone's life can go on - except those so distressed this evening that they slit their wrists in protest.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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>Personally, I think it is no less appropriate for TCM than the Frank Sinatra Television Concert Specials five years ago.

 

You are right. I should have said this is the worst presentation in the past five years.

 

I would love to know the exact demographics of the people who liked this video version of an absurd Broadway play.

 

I would rather have seen North by Northwest.

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

> You are right. I should have said this is the worst presentation in the past five years.

>

> I would love to know the exact demographics of the people who liked this video version of an absurd Broadway play.

>

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> I would rather have seen North by Northwest.

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"Absurd"??

 

You obviously have never seen or have any appreciation of what a QUALITY Broadway production is.

 

Sweeney Todd is a CLASSIC....Period. Whether or not you like it, it's A CLASSIC. Sondheim's best work, been around for almost 35 years, performed in many countries and in different languages....a HIT. WInner of several Tony Awards (sorry...you probably don't know what those are). :0

 

 

http://ibdb.com/production.php?id=3925

 

 

Sweeney Todd

Awards

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Musical*

*Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical*

*Book by Hugh Wheeler [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Original Score*

*Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Actor in a Musical*

*Len Cariou [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical*

*Angela Lansbury [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Scenic Design*

*Scenic Design by Eugene Lee [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Costume Design*

*Costume Design by Franne Lee [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design*

*Lighting Design by Ken Billington [nominee|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

*1979 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical*

*Harold Prince [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]*

 

 

1979 Theatre World Award

Ken Jennings [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

Sarah Rice [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book

Book by Hugh Wheeler [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Len Cariou [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Angela Lansbury [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Ken Jennings [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Merle Louise [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography

Larry Fuller [nominee|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

Harold Prince [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

Music by Stephen Sondheim [winner|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design

Costume Design by Franne Lee [nominee|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design

Lighting Design by Ken Billington [nominee|http://forums.tcm.com/]

 

 

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Set Design

Scenic Design by Eugene Lee [nominee|http://forums.tcm.com/]

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

> > Personally, I think it is no less appropriate for TCM than the Frank Sinatra Television Concert Specials five years ago.

> You are right. I should have said this is the worst presentation in the past five years.

>

> I would love to know the exact demographics of the people who liked this video version of an absurd Broadway play.

>

> I would rather have seen North by Northwest.

Me too ! (raises hand)

 

I love that these films get thrown in the mix from time to time. I also like NBNW when I can catch it.

 

If I were to rant, it would be about those cheap dud horror films they show on friday night. But, not this.

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I hate to write this Top Billed, but Kriegerg69 was correct.....

 

There is already another thread on this very subject. Can I ask why you felt the need to start another thread? Unless of course you just have to see your name up on another thread. Could that be the case?

 

Sad.

 

And Fred, I see on that other thread you are continuing to make the same sort of comments on threads about subjects you do not care about by writing that TCM should go and show another film by someone else instead of WHAT IS being shown that night.

 

This is getting tiring to read. Someone starts a thread about a subject you care nothing about and yet you feel the need to send a response to TCM and not respond to the original poster, in this case FilmLover. What, you can't engage with FilmLover?

 

Personally it does not matter to me what is on any more since today TCM was given the heave ho because I changed my subscription to my cable company to lower my costs.

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Isn't filming a play the same as audio recording a live concert? I don't see a problem with TCM airing this "film", like any film if you like it fine, if you don't like it fine again. I think there's a lot of over reaction about this here.

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Why are you attacking me personally? That's a violation of board rules, and it's rude.

 

I haven't attacked you.

 

I just commented with my opinion about this video of a musical being shown. It's not a movie, it's certainly not a classic movie, and no one has ever requested that it be shown on TCM.

 

So why are you guys attacking me personally?

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