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was 'My Favorite Year' cut ?


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I was watching My Favorite Year the other evening. That night , I noticed TCM ran like 2 minutes over time around the time the essentials was on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well , anyway , after the scene where they are driving on the bridge , the scene cuts to peter o'toole and the other guy on a rooftop of a building and the door is stuck. It was as if a scene was cut because it makes no sense.

 

Do you think TCM did it to correct the over time problem ? i think so. They have to make time for their dumb DVD ad's between movies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anybody else noticed ? i like this movie. It's funny. But the first half hour was like a cigarette commercial. Not complaining. That's how it was in the 50s and earlier. The movie took place in 1954.

 

 

 

Edited by: classiccinemafan on Jul 29, 2013 5:18 PM

 

Edited by: classiccinemafan on Jul 29, 2013 5:19 PM

 

Edited by: classiccinemafan on Jul 29, 2013 5:21 PM

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LOL

 

You've just reminded me of old Dennis Miller comedy routine here, Twink.

 

Dennis talks about his "theory" as to how the makers of these different pills might have come up with the names of their products, and when he gets to "Cialis", he says it sounds like the makers of them might have named it that while maybe thinking of what Ralph Kramden would be telling his wife after taking one of those pills and while pointing down at his genitals..."SEE ALICE?!" I TOLD ya these things work, didn't I?!"

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Well, once again, thank Dennis Miller...the guy who I might add once made me fall off the coach when he did SNL's "Weekend Update".

 

And particularly, the time while he was "reporting" Gerald Depardieu's latest little "social faux pas" back in the '90s, and after he turned around to look at the picture of the overweight slob that the French actor had become by that time and which had been shown behind him during his "report" and commenting..."Hmmmm, well folks, if THAT is France's 'biggest male sex symbol', then I THINK I'm now starting to understand that whole thing they have for Jerry Lewis over there TOO!!!"

 

ROFL...yep, still to this day and every time I think of that line!!!

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Unfortunately, Jerry Lewis' overwieght problem was due to medication that he was taking for some type of illness he had.

 

Clearly, you could see that he was not well, as he seemed very bloaded and looked different from someone who is overweight due to over eating, so I would have to say, felt sorry for him.

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Twinkeee my dear, unfortunately it appears you completely misunderstood the joke there.

 

Nope, Dennis Miller was NOT making fun of Jerry Lewis' condition nor was I by mentioning his comment, BUT that he was making fun of the idea that was circulating a few decades ago that many of the French cinephiles thought Jerry Lewis was a "comic genius" and on a par with Charlie Chaplin, and that they ALSO considered Depardieu as a "sex symbol".

 

(...get it NOW?!...and btw, this joke was done YEARS before Lewis' ailment and his subsequent bloating)

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I know that scene well. They crash the party and Swan (O'Toole), gets too drunk and they leave the party by going off the roof with a fire hose. But after driving around there is a scene where they enter the home where the party is. SO if the scene of them crashing the party is missing, than something was cut (but I find that hard to believe).

 

 

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Twinkee my dear, it appears you completely misunderstood my joke...

 

monsieur Dargou, obviously, the joke 'went over my head'.

 

I had an instant visual of the last time I saw Jerry Lewis, which was not very good.

 

Thanks for setting the record straight. :)

 

Twink

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> {quote:title=jamesjazzguitar wrote:}{quote}I know that scene well. They crash the party and Swan (O'Toole), gets too drunk and they leave the party by going off the roof with a fire hose. But after driving around there is a scene where they enter the home where the party is. SO if the scene of them crashing the party is missing, than something was cut (but I find that hard to believe).

The scene where they crash the party comes after the roof scene. People on the balcony at the party haul Peter O'Toole up onto the balcony and then Mark Linn-Baker runs in (having gotten the door un-stuck.) I don't remember any transitional scene between the drive in the car and the rooftop, though the transition is a little choppy.

 

But I love this movie! My favorite scene is where Peter O'Toole unthinkingly strolls into the ladies' room and Selma Diamond informs him "This is for ladies only!" to which he replies, unzipping his trousers, "So is this, ma'am. But every now and then, I have to run a little water through it." Her expression is priceless. A perfect little scene.

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LOL

 

Yep, another of my little typos there, huh.

 

(...though I actually hail from the L.A. area, not Sandy Eggo....and no, NOT from the West Hollywood district, in case you're still wonderin' about that!) ;)

 

LOL

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Your correct (I had the scenes out of order). So it looks like nothing was cut from the film (but as you say the actual transition from one scene to the next as done by the director editor was choppy).

 

Yes, that bathroom line is a great one. Almost as good as 'I'm not an ACTOR, I'm a MOVIE STAR'!

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My wife never saw it before, and unfortunately, we were on our way out to go to my birthday dinner when it was on. She just saw the part where Swan goes to Ben's Mother's home for dinner. She cracked up when his Aunt showed up wearing her WEDDING GOWN! Mom says, "What a beautiful dress!"

 

 

The Aunt replies, "Thanks. I only wore it ONCE!"

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

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