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ARE they showing silents in between 'things' that are almost a century old. Apparently most at turner are out to lunch and ALSO, STOP SHOWING MORE 'THINGS' WITH SUBTITLES. No wonder I & am sure others tune in to other channels. I suggest they shut down and acquire

more up to date films. And why they are at it, hire a different host and also dump that drew barrymore who never spoke of her grand parents and her own father; NEVER A WORD. So please KO RO. it's time has come!!!

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This has been explained to you more than once; This month TCM is featuring the history of film. NOT just the history of the American movie industry but film in general.

 

A major part of that history are foreign and silent films.

 

So I'm asking WHY AGAIN;

 

Why are you AGAIN asking the same question that has been answered each and everytime you post the same question??????

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Many years ago, there was a small village on the edge of town wherein were served many pies. These pies, as I recall, had layer upon layer of flake and butter. Layer upon layer. Birds from all over would fly into town on the day Mrs. Fitchbottom was gathering her ingredients. Mrs. Fitchbottom had her secret little recipe for these pies and she wouldn't tell a soul, not even the birds. Especially the birds. Early in the morning she was hard at it, preparing the meat, kneading the dough, peeling the vegetables, stringing the nets - work work work. There was butter needed adding and the cows, obliging as many are from that region, moreso than other bergs, were fast at it; producing many gallons of fresh milk - the freshest, and churning it themselves. Nothing was too good for Mrs. Fitchbottom's pies. Nothing. Had the carrots limbs to work with they too would have, I'm sure, peeled and chopped themselves into just the right sized pieces required for these pies. Nothing was too good for Mrs. Fitchbottom's pies. Nothing. I would say the same applied to the potatos, onions and even the celery. Yes, the celery! Our celery stalks have beautiful heads of leavage - beautiful! These too are included in the pies. There's nothing too good for Mrs. Fitchbottom's pies. Nothing. The birds are chirping, the cows are churning, the veggies are vegged out (soon to be in) and now comes time to assemble the pies. The doughs are divided over their pans, the fillings added ever so carefully, not to overfill. But wait. Something is missing, thought Mrs. Fitchbottom. "Now what have I forgotten?", she asked herself. A second or two.. "Of course!", she exclaimed and ran outside to the nets.. and the birds. Yes, the birds. Those sweet, little, obliging birds. After all, nothing is too good for Mrs. Fitchbottom's pies. Nothing.

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"The Big Parade" (1925) is King Vidor's most famous and more likely one of the most profitable silent made. Sound is dawning and the end of an era is at hand. I recorded it a couple of years ago and is part of my silent collection.

 

We need to get young viewers interested in these types of movies, this is why 80% of the silents ever made are gone forever. :(

 

Up to date films can be found elsewhere.

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Leo is a major pain in the ****. BUTT what else is new? If he didn't watch THE BIG PARADE tonight he missed out on the greatest film ever made. His loss to be sure.

 

I recorded ROXIE HART (1941) yesterday and watched it last night. I had never seen it before. Frankly, even being a big Ginger Rogers fan, this movie Stunk! Nowhere near as good as the original De Mille Silent CHICAGO (1927) with Phyllis Haver and Victor Varconi. The 1941 remake is lighthearted fair throughout I expected a musical, and it really didn't qualify as one. The 1927 Silent is a much more complex story with many layers to it. I I wish that TCM would run that version. Maybe back to back with the sound remake.

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Leo has every right NOT to like silents. I'm limited myself in how many I can take.

 

But, WE also have the right to REMIND Leo...

 

WE GET IT! You don't LIKE silent movies!

 

We don't need you to remind us of the fact after each time TCM shows one! Just sit there in silent brooding, or find a DVD of something you prefer and put it on. I seriously and sincerely feel that TCM is not the ONLY channel on your service, or that you DON'T have some small collection of the movies you prefer.

 

Sepiatone

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A big ditto to what you said Sepiatone. Leo why don't you read some good books while the silents are playing. TCM is NOT the only thing in life. I am reading the new Stephen King book "Doctor Sleep". Very good plus is a sequel to "The Shining" set in today's world. Also I am reading some great history books on WW1. I have read many of the current best selling novels and have been doing that for many years. The theater of the mind while reading a great book is as terrific if not more terrific than any classic film. PS. I myself am thoroughly enjoying some of the silent films being shown lately. I pick and choose what I want to view. Read a great book.

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Dear WHY AGAIN: Not to parse, but you are an idiot. TCM is the only channel on cable to show silent films, and it has shown some terrific classics during the past few weeks. If you don't like reading subtitles, then you probably don't care for foreign films as well. Perhaps you have some trouble reading, period. As for our venerable host, Robert Osborne is the heart and soul of this channel, and I personally like the way he interacts with Drew Barrymore, never talking down to her and always taking her opinions thoughtfully. More up to date films? Like AVATAR? Or TERMINATOR 2? That crap shows up on many other cable channels. If you want to watch that, go elsewhere. Leave TCM alone.

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>As for our venerable host, Robert Osborne is the heart and soul of this channel, and I personally like the way he interacts with Drew Barrymore, never talking down to her and always taking her opinions thoughtfully.

 

Yep, I too have always been impressed with Bob's restraint in this regard, and his seeming superhuman ability to keep from rolling his eyes while Drew is in mid-thought!

 

Yep, I'm right with ya THERE, SwedeGuy! LOL

 

(...btw, welcome to the boards...and sorry, I juuuuust couldn't resist that shot at the Valley Girl, 'cause basically I'M still hopin' TCM can somehow get the vastly superior in ALL regards Madeleine Stowe to take over for Drew) ;)

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As far as I know, Drew had as much relationship with her father as he would allow, and when he was sick and dying she made sure he was taken care of. She understands the importance of her family legacy.

 

Once again, Leo, you embarrass yourself with your ignorance and obvious obsessive compulsive disorder. No one takes you seriously.

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+100 on the Osbourn restraint, Dargo!

 

I don't know if I would have the patience. She uses the word "amazing" more than OTHER people use "um" in speech.

 

"Amazing" is probably the most MISUSED and OVERUSED word in today's pop culture! Was a time "GENIUS" was in this spot.

 

If any of you ever watched "Fashion Police", you'd notice Kelly Osbourne uses it with the same regularity. Annoyingly, she makes it into TWO WORDS!

 

Sepiatone

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I love personal attacks, but only when they are made on me.

 

Perhaps those who don't like silent films, don't like them because they enjoy auditory pleasures more than visual delights.

 

Some people are auditory learners and others are more visual.

 

I like all films of any genre, as long as they have something to offer, and sometimes even when they seemingly do not.

 

Matter of fact, I tend to enjoy really cheap films occasionally, just to see the clothes and furnishings which are more representative of the time period being not studio sets.

 

I once read that furniture historians in the US like to watch old porno films, because they know the sets are things which were really marketed at the time like Heywood Wakefield and others.

 

I only dislike subtitles when they are not clearly defined and blend into the background of the film.

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>Yeah! We don't LIKE personal attacks here, you stupid, ego bloated, fetid nose wart contemptuous pathetic example of sluggish humanity!

 

 

Weird.

 

What is in question is what SwedeGuy27 said.

Why is your response to me and not him?

 

TCMAdmin doesn't like personal attacks veiled as posts to someone else.

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This guy should have responded to SwedeGuy27 to avoid any confusion. Plus in another thread he wrote this to me,

 

*Christ, heuriger, what the F.U.- - is your problem?*

 

He is looking to inflame me.

 

And besides darkblue and I never called SwedeGuy27 any name so what is he supposed to be mocking? There's nothing to mock. Mach 1?

 

I cannot agree with your assessment. But of course, you have to defend your 'buddy'

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TO ALL THOSE WHO DIDN'T LIKE THAT I STATED I DISLIKE SILENTS...I SAY, WELL TOUGH! I AS U AM ENTITLED TO MY OPINION & REGARDS TO MY COMMENT THAT RO OUGHT TO REPLACED BY SOMEONE LESS PEDANTIC & MORE ENGAGING; AGAIN THAT IS HOW I FEEL. I'D LIKE THE ONE WHO HOSTED AMC.

AND SO, HERE WE ARE AGAIN. BUT I DID LIKE WHAT CAVEGIRL SAID...NOW GO ON, GO CRAZY RESPONDING BUT, DON'T KNOCK YOURSELF OUT!

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