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MerryPickford
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*Hey everyone, I am new to posting on these TCM message boards. Please forgive me if there is an appropriate section for me to post this thread. I signed up with this username about a year ago but I never really started posting anything until now.*

 

*I wanted to let everyone know that I'll be actively participating in these discussions and if anyone wants to let me know if there are any unspoken rules or anything before I dive right into these discussions.*

 

*I'm a big fan of all genres of cinema, all different eras, and international cinema, and experimental cinema.. That pretty much covers everything right?*

 

*My particular favorites are silent films, screwball comedies, and I really like director Martin Scorsese but I don't know how often his films are screened on TCM.*

 

*Thankyou for reading and again I hope this wasn't too disruptive or off topic.*

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Welcome to the TCM message boards.

I hope that you find your stay here to be a pleasant one.

 

I think that you will find (if you haven't already) that TCM shows quite an eclectic mix that should mesh quite nicely with your diverse tastes in cinema.

Likewise You will find the membership here to be quite diverse in their tastes as well, in all except perhaps the common flavor of what is perhaps the most unique station on air today.

 

Martin Scorsese is kind of a rare and special treat on TCM.

I'm pretty confident that TCM has shown at different times some of Scorsese's earlier works such as Boxcar Bertha, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, New York, New York, The Age of Innocence, and The King of Comedy.

And I think I can recall seeing at least once on TCM: Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, and maybe even Raging Bull, and Kundun. as to some of Scorsese's more recent and/or controversial subjects, we are still waiting to see what the future brings.

 

Don't fear, Merry, you haven't disrupted anything here. The more the merrier.

As in any diverse forum please try not to take anything personal, and do try to keep an open mind,

When you get to know more of the posters, I think that you will find most of us try to be helpful and incitefull, though as in any place you will find that not everyone agrees with each other, and some are quite quick and verbose in saying so.

 

Have fun and enjoy!!!

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I wish a warm welcome for you.

 

I fear you will not find Martin Scorsese movies airing often as they are modern. The only ones which are in my database of movies in recent TCM schedules are:

 

*The Age of Innocence* (1993)

*Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore* (1974)

*Boxcar Bertha* (1972)

*Goodfellas* (1990)

*Italianamerican* (1974)

*The King of Comedy* (1983)

*Kundun* (1997)

*The Last Waltz* (1978)

*Mean Streets* (1973)

*New York, New York* (1977)

*Raging Bull* (1980)

*Taxi Driver* (1976)

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Welcome, Merry. Just follow some simple little rules here and you'll do fine. It might be difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it.

 

 

1. DON'T discuss politics, religion, post-1960 movies. Nor make fun of: Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent's butt or anything posted by one called "finance".

 

 

2. DO sing the praises of John Garfield. Lori3 is a good friend to have.

 

 

3. Never doubt the wisdom of Fred C. Dobbs.

 

 

4. Sepiatone is a smart-a**, and most of his postings are dubious at best! ;)

 

 

Anyway, welcome again. Can't wait to have you join in on some of the topics here.

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

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

> Welcome, Merry. Just follow some simple little rules here and you'll do fine. It might be difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it.

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> 1. DON'T discuss politics, religion, post-1960 movies. Nor make fun of: Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent's butt or anything posted by one called "finance".

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> 2. DO sing the praises of John Garfield. Lori3 is a good friend to have.

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> 3. Never doubt the wisdom of Fred C. Dobbs.

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> 4. Sepiatone is a smart-a**, and most of his postings are dubious at best! ;)

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> Anyway, welcome again. Can't wait to have you join in on some of the topics here.

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> Sepiatone

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You forgot two:

 

5. DO post in the Virginia Weidler thread. (Lori posted there)

6. DO find and join the Virginia Weidler Remembrance Society either [here|http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaWeidlerRemembranceSociety] or [here|http://fangroups.tcm.com/groups/details.html?groupId=140767] :)

 

OK, I admit that 6 is my own personal requirement and not that of Sepiatone or any other member of the forums. 5 is an absolute must though.

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Merry, merry welcome Merry Pickford, Merry Pickford...

 

Welcome to the TCM Message Board aka Black Rock.

BTW, there's nobody by the name of Komoko here...

There's a little virtual hotel, a bar/restaurant, and a little garage run by a gal named Liz, where you can rent a jeep, if you need it...

 

Anyway, hope you have some fun and learn a thing or two here. As well as sharing some knowledge of your own with the rest of us denizens of the message board...

 

BTW, you know Mary Pickford was Canadian, eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pickford

 

 

 

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> {quote:title=Mike00 wrote:}{quote}Why are you telling people what they can and can not discuss?

 

Just a joke by Sepiatone, if that's what you are referring to.

It's more an inside joke intended for regular message board users.

The part about not discussing politics is about the only serious thing, I believe...

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Well thank you so much Sepiatone for your kind words, and I appreciate your very gallant gesture.

 

Yes, Merry welcome to these message boards. Sepiatone is one of the good guys. In fact you will find the majority of the people here are kind, intelligent and very well informed in the world of "classic films."

 

I am sure will enjoy your time here.

 

It is probably a good idea though to follow the few simple rules Sepiatone laid out for you, especially #2. ;)

 

Oh, and ginnyfan's "rules" should be followed as well. ginnyfan another nice "poster."

 

Thanks

Lori3

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Mike00,

"recently" is kinda subjective, depending on the user of the term.

 

*Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore* (1974) & *New York, New York* (1977), & I think *Boxcar Bertha* (1972) were aired before and repeated earlier this year ( New York, New York may have been a TCM premier this year????) .

I can only recall seeing *Goodfellas* (1990), *Taxi Driver* (1976), *Raging Bull* (1980),

*Mean Streets* (1973), and *Kundun* (1997), only once on TCM since 2008.

I think that *The King of Comedy* (1983), *Italianamerican* (1974), *The Last Waltz* (1978), and *The* *Age of Innocence* (1993), have been shown more than once on TCM during this same time frame, perhaps SansFin or someone else can come up with the precise viewing times, if you require that information...

But you are very correct when you say that TCM rarely airs a Martin Scorcese film, which makes it so very special when they do.

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I have a seventh important rule:

 

If you want your thread to spend any time on the front page, wait until TopBilled has posted his daily updates to all of his wonderfully informative threads (which I highly recommend, BTW). He now has several and they'll bump you right down the page.

 

I broke that rule earlier today. :)

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> {quote:title=Stephan55 wrote:}{quote}Mike00,

> perhaps SansFin or someone else can come up with the precise viewing times, if you require that information...

 

I try very hard to help those needing relevant information about previous airings of movies as far as I am able using a database we have created of movies scheduled by TCM. I am limited in that we lack access to most schedules older than August of 2005. I am limited also in that our database is only for a listing of movies and we neither compile nor maintain information regarding time, date or frequency.

 

I was able to provide the list I posted by a simple search of our database. I did so in hopes that it will give hope to the original poster that they might see those films on TCM in the future because being on a previous schedule indicates that the film is available for airing by TCM and there are no overt problems of format, rights or other issues which prevent some movies from being shown.

 

To provide exact information regarding when a particular movie was last scheduled would require searching individual months' schedules. I have done that in the past when a poster has asked for the information for a reasonable purpose. I am happy to help when and where I am able.

 

I see no point to doing that in this case. There is no obvious rotation of movies which could be used to predict when a movie might air in the future based on when it last aired. The length of time since the last airing could not be used as a basis for a reasonable appeal to the programmers to schedule them again because they are so very far out of the mainstream of TCM's content and purpose and they will surely air only as part of special themes or promotions for many years to come.

 

I would be willing to perform a search of the schedules to find exact dates and times at which the movies in question were scheduled but I doubt that any person who will not buy a few cheap DVDs from Wal-Mart would be willing to pay the fair rate for such work.

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>If you want your thread to spend any time on the front page, wait until TopBilled has posted his daily updates to all of his wonderfully informative threads (which I highly recommend, BTW).

 

That's funny. Well, I am taking a sabbatical from the board all next week. Yes, Robert Osborne is not the only one who goes on vacation around here! But I will be back on the 19th, posting regularly again.

 

By the way, the Classic Film Criticism thread will conclude at the end of the year. I am nearly finished with Agee's brilliant reviews.

 

Good news, though: I am creating a special Lost Films thread which I am very excited about, and that will start in January. I hope it is well-received, as I feel this is a topic that deserves increased attention.

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*I'm here reading all your posts I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier, once the elections are over I'll turn back to TCM haha. Thank you all for all the helpful information and welcoming!*

 

*Yes I'm a Mary Pickford fan and YES I know they are airing The Hoodlum(1919) on TCM on December 30,2012(unless the world ends before then) on silent sunday night!! B-)If you didn't know they were going to air that film then I just reminded you all to set up your DVR for that day!*

 

*Yes I also know she's from the country to the north but when I first learned of her, I thought she was an American since she was "America's Sweetheart!".*

 

*I saw a listing for The Age of Innocence last night on TCM and I thought for a second it was Scorsese's film but when I saw it, I knew right away it was the 30s film.*

 

*I get tricked like that sometimes. A lot of older Mary Pickford films were redone by Shirley Temple in the 1930s and once I saw on the program "The Poor Little Rich Girl" that had the description "starring Mary Pickford" and I got all excited then I realized it was the Temple film and my TV Guide messed up! :(*

 

*Thank you all for the warm welcomes and I'll be participating once these elections are over(which will be in a few hours I guess)*

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*I would be willing to perform a search of the schedules to find exact dates and times at which the movies in question were scheduled but I doubt that any person who will not buy a few cheap DVDs from Wal-Mart would be willing to pay the fair rate for such work.-----SansFin*

 

 

 

 

I don't believe this is the proper forum to discuss the cost to access the information in your database.

Basically, you are using this board to inform others that your services can be bought for a price.

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> I don't believe this is the proper forum to discuss the cost to access the information in your database.

> Basically, you are using this board to inform others that your services can be bought for a price.

 

Or she is just being merely sardonic.

 

Of course, your mileage may vary.

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