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Why TCM does not air certain movies


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There are many threads of this topic and I must wonder if there are reasons beyond:

 

A) It has not been frequently requested.

B) There are rights issues preventing it being aired.

C) A print in a suitable format is not available.

D) The owner will not license it to TCM.

E) The owner demands a higher license fee than is acceptable to TCM.

F) The content is not suitable for TCM.

G) The secret cabal which controls TCM is suppressing the movie.

 

Does any person know of any other reason?

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Here is one reason. The movie does not exist and is only a figment of the posters imagination. I actually often dream about films and tv shows that are not real. Like most dreams they are very hard to explain.

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

> Several films are given exclusive status with other channels, such as The Sound of Music (ABC), The Ten Commandments (ABC), The Godfather series (AMC), It's a Wonderful Life (NBC), and Miracle on 34th Street (NBC).

 

I thank you for that information. I had not thought of that aspect.

 

H) The movie is under exclusive license to another entity.

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

>Another reason could simply be:The programmers are not interested in acquiring the rights to such-and-such film. It's not on their radar. It's not a film they would like to spotlight or build a theme around.

 

I thank you for your reply but I believe that TCM has been so open in the past that any movie which is requested often by a variety of people will 'come onto their radar'. I have seen this particularly in situations wherein they lifted a theme from a TCM Programmers Challenge entry and included an obscure movie which they likely would not have chosen for other reasons.

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> {quote:title=sfpcc1 wrote:}{quote}

> Here is one reason. The movie does not exist and is only a figment of the posters imagination. I actually often dream about films and tv shows that are not real. Like most dreams they are very hard to explain.

 

It is very plain that that is a reason that TCM would not show it but I must wonder how prevalent such a situation is.

 

I) Movie exists only in poster's imagination.

 

I am not allowed to provide medical advice per se but I will suggest that you limit your diet to bland foods and plain water in the hours before bed. Pepperoni, caffeine and Moose Tracks Ice Cream with hot caramel sauce are specific things to avoid. :)

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> {quote:title=SansFin wrote:}{quote}There are many threads of this topic and I must wonder if there are reasons beyond:

>

> A) It has not been frequently requested.

> B) There are rights issues preventing it being aired.

> C) A print in a suitable format is not available.

> D) The owner will not license it to TCM.

> E) The owner demands a higher license fee than is acceptable to TCM.

> F) The content is not suitable for TCM.

> G) The secret cabal which controls TCM is suppressing the movie.

>

> Does any person know of any other reason?

What about this topic:

 

Why does TCM not air the best version available of certain movies?

 

Is this a topic for a separate thread, an overlap of your topic, or a sub-topic to yours?

 

The reasons I would give are:

 

a) TCM is too cheap to pay for a better version.

B) TCM dosen't know which version they are getting.

c) TCM dosen't care which version they are getting.

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Here is another subtopic, films that may only be urban legends. For example, I heard once there is a porno film called Snow White And The Seven Sailors. My friend told me that it might not be real. Another example is the sexually charged outtake of the 70's kids show The New Zoo Review. I always thought it was an urban legend until You Tube Sprang up and I saw that it was real. I'm going in a very different direction than the last post.

 

Edited by: sfpcc1 on Jun 6, 2013 6:10 PM

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Perhaps I need to revise:

C) A print in a suitable format is not available.

To:

C) A print is not available:

a) No extant print.

B) No print in suitable format.

c) Movie never existed:

i) Urban legend.

ii) Hallucination.

iii) Dream.

iv) Joke.

v) Name created as part of a confidence game.

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I expect you'll get some feedback on this idea that suggests you're a fruitcake, but I'm one who can agree with you on this. Dreams can be extremely vivid, and since many movies are surrealistic and weird, it's possible to imagine you saw one like that.

 

Now, I'm fairly normal (meaning I've never been picked up by the guys in the white suits or slapped into a rubber room), but I had a dream once that I could have sworn was real. I didn't tell anyone about it, because it was about me and couldn't possibly have happened, but it was so clear, so definite, and the feeling was so strong that it had actually occurred that I couldn't get it out of my mind for months. I kept trying to find something in the "dream" that would prove to me that it wasn't real but couldn't. The details were all correct. I think I resolved it somewhere along the line by logic but it's still there when I think about it.

 

However, I never called TCM to get them to run it.

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

> For years, my brain was seized with images of a loud dark haired woman and a pasture of sheep.

 

It has at all times been a part of my life that I will at times have dreams which are set in a certain house. It is always in either one room from which I can see parts of other rooms or it is looking through a hole in the foundation and seeing what is under the house. I will at time see also the exterior of the house but that is an establishing shot and no action ever takes place there.

 

I know it is not a real house where I have been. It must be in a movie which I watched as a child.

 

I have no hope of ever knowing which movie as it is a reasonable calculation that I watched nearly two hundred movies each year from the time I was three months old until I began school and they were from many eras and were made in several countries.

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

> Now, I'm fairly normal (meaning I've never been picked up by the guys in the white suits or slapped into a rubber room),

 

Capuchin and I have each held positions which required psychological testing to determine fitness. Part of the paperwork for me to remain in this country was retrieving many old files and some of those reports were included and he had kept copies of his. We compared them and discussed their findings. He won the argument on which of us is more sane by stating that I would have to be crazy to love him! :)

 

> I had a dream once that I could have sworn was real.

 

I learned many years ago how to determine a vivid dream from reality. It is that I always have one less sense in a dream. A dream in black and white might also have scents and sounds. A dream in color may have either scents or sounds but not both.

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