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MOVIE MORLOCKS NIGHT!


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Here's the text of the wonderful article announcing the MOVIE MORLOCKS GUEST PROGRAMMERS who graced the stage with Robert Osborne and actually sat in the red leather chair:

 

 

MOVIE MORLOCKS BLOGGERS INTRODUCTION

 

This month's guest programmers are some of the online writers who contribute fascinating articles to the TCM "Movie Morlocks" blog at[moviemorlocks.com|http://moviemorlocks.com/]. Each writer chooses one film to discuss with TCM host Robert Osborne, revealing his or her expertise in cult films, foreign classics and other choice cinematic topics. Meet our Morlocks:

 

*Suzi Doll*: Suzi, who spent a starstruck childhood in Cleveland and blogs as "suzidoll," has been teaching, researching and writing about movies for more than 20 years. Her film choice: *The Locket* (1946), a psychological drama about a woman (Laraine Day) seeking vengeance after false accusations in her childhood.

 

*Richard Harland Smith*: Richard, who grew up in New England, was an ardent film fan from age eight and worked for a time as a playwright. Now located in Los Angeles, he writes about film for many venues, with a special interest in horror. Richard chooses *Dracula's Daughter* (1936, TCM premiere), a vintage vampire movie from Universal Studios.

 

*Pablo Kjolseth*: Pablo, who blogs as "keelsetter," grew up on "creature features" and has more than 20 years' experience in various jobs related to the film industry. His programming pick is *Five Million Years to Earth*(1968), a Hammer Horror production about an ancient Martian spaceship with strange powers.

 

*Moira Neylon*: Moira, who blogs as "moirafinnie," claims "a checkered past" that includes stints as a silversmith, caterer and creative writer. She responds to "the beauty of a well-lit black and white scene" and chooses *Touchez Pas Au Grisbi* (1954), French director Jacques Becker's study of an aging gangster (Jean Gabin) whose moral code is challenged by the changing times.

 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the intros and outros and the Morlocks' choices for the evening!

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Was this a repeat or was this the first time TCM had show these movie morlock intos outros?

 

I only ask because when they showed *Touchez Pas Au Grisbi* RO acted like this was the first time TCM had shown this movie. I know I saw this movie on TCM with the last year or so. Hey, I'm glad they showed it again (I missed the first 5 minutes or so last time), and I really love this movie, but RO comments surprised me. Maybe he was on his leave of absense the last time TCM showed this? e.g. Ben did the intro?

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Dear James,

I was under the impression that *Touchez Pas Au Grisbi* hadn't ever been shown before. And yes, this is the first airing of the Movie Morlocks picks this season, and I loved it. I have been reading their blogs for a while now, and I was thrilled seeing them "in the red leather chair" with Mr. O. They have had Morlock Jeff on two seasons ago, and maybe some others. I also enjoyed when they had the TCM staff with their personal picks, too.

 

Learning about Suzi Doll's background as a college film instructor, her film background, interests, and her intro of *The Locket* was entertaining, and Richard Harland's Smith's visit and discussion of his interest in horror films was a great interlude to the beginning of his choice of *Dracula's Daughter*.

 

Moira Finnie was so well-versed in her preparation for her discussion of *Touchez Pas Au Grisbi,* and her enthusiasm for all of Gabin's body of work made such a great film choice even more interesting. I felt this was one of the greatest "new" films I've seen this year.

 

I didn't get to see Pablo's film, but I enjoyed his introduction. I hope they have another wonderful evening with more Movie Morlocks' choices.

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I watch the first three movies and what the morlocks had to say about them (not into Sci-Fi that much), and yes, these people really knew these films and the stars and they were very interesting.

 

But as others have noted the Gabin movie was shown before but RO acted like it wasn't and that he wasn't that familar with it. That is what puzzled me.

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