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I haven't seen Revolution in a long time, and I'm unsure if what I saw was the director's cut or not, but, even as a big fan of Al Pacino, I thought this was his worst movie up to that time, and for sometime after, probably until he started doing direct-to-video stuff in the late 00's.

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1 minute ago, LawrenceA said:

I haven't seen Revolution in a long time, and I'm unsure if what I saw was the director's cut or not, but, even as a big fan of Al Pacino, I thought this was his worst movie up to that time, and for sometime after, probably until he started doing direct-to-video stuff in the late 00's.

from article........

" Hudson himself re-edited it and got Pacino to do a whole new narration for the director's cut which, contrary to popular standards, ran shorter than the theatrical cut. Move to the present day and the consensus is that Revolution is a lot better than people once thought. ..."

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6 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

from article........

" Hudson himself re-edited it and got Pacino to do a whole new narration for the director's cut which, contrary to popular standards, ran shorter than the theatrical cut. Move to the present day and the consensus is that Revolution is a lot better than people once thought. ..."

:unsure:

I actually have the director's cut on DVD, but I haven't watched it yet. Pacino is among my favorite actors, and I have a collection of his movies. I was planning on watching them in a marathon sometime in the future, and then I'd reassess Revolution, along with a handful of others that I didn't care much for.

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3 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

I haven't seen Revolution in a long time, and I'm unsure if what I saw was the director's cut or not, but, even as a big fan of Al Pacino, I thought this was his worst movie up to that time, and for sometime after, probably until he started doing direct-to-video stuff in the late 00's.

I agree that REVOLUTION definitely isn't among Al's best performances.

Having said that, I do think it's a watchable film, if only because I am a sucker for movies taking place in the era of The Revolutionary War.

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3 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

I agree that REVOLUTION definitely isn't among Al's best performances.

Having said that, I do think it's a watchable film, if only because I am a sucker for movies taking place in the era of The Revolutionary War.

I was thinking about how few of them there are, which seems odd, as I would have thought the period would be very fertile movie material. But I can think of very few good, let alone great, Revolutionary War movies.

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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

late Sat., early Sun. 7-8

4:15 AM (ET)      dumb hour, again :rolleyes:
B/W - 127 m

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Revolution (1985)

Synopsis: a fur trapper (Pacino) who finds himself connected to the American War of Independence when his son gets drafted into the Continental Army.
DirHugh Hudson CastAl Pacino , Donald Sutherland , Nastassja Kinski .

".... The critics hated it and the public was decidedly uninterested. But then something happened: time passed. And the more it passed, the more people gave it another look. Hudson himself re-edited it and got Pacino to do a whole new narration for the director's cut which, contrary to popular standards, ran shorter than the theatrical cut. Move to the present day and the consensus is that Revolution is a lot better than people once thought...."
 

 

see article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/16281/Revolution/articles.html

Well, gosh, Revolution is starting in like four hours. I just got a new machine and would have to set it up if I wanted to record it, but I just don't think I have the energy to do that. Think I'm going to bed in the next 15 minutes. If it's available on Amazon Prime, maybe I'll watch it there sometime. I wonder how it compares to The Patriot with Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger. I assume more realistic? Is it R-rated? All the people who used to come on here and complain that TCM was trying to suck in the hipster kids with their post-1980 movies, I hope some of them hung around long enough to see TCM just bury this thing in the middle of the night.

Edit: Wow, Annie Lennox is in it in the coveted role of Liberty Woman, who I can only hope is a Golden Age costumed hero transported in time!

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I have been kicking around the idea of a catch-all type of table for some time.  This evening I decided to put one together:

Unshown Movies from Miscellaneous US Production Companies
http://moviecollector.us/reports/unscheduled_Miscellaneous_Production_Companies.htm

This is the remainder of US movies which didn't make it into my other "unscheduled" tables. In this table they are limited to the years 1928-1990 due to size considerations.

Taken together with my other "unscheduled" by production studio tables (things I don't think TCM has played), and my "TCM Schedule Summary" table (things I do think TCM has played), all classic era US movies should be listed.
http://moviecollector.us/reports.htm

In this first pass there may be some crud from IMDB that doesn't belong there (it is a catch-all, after all), but for the most part it is feature films, TV movies and TV specials, 45 min or longer.  No TV series episodes.

 

edit (July 10): Disney Production entries moved from "unscheduled_miscellaneous" table to new "unscheduled_Disney" table.

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You're so organized!
I wish you could spend a few days sorting & organizing my DVDs of recorded TCM movies.

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late tonight...........

4:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 98 m

TV-PG
 
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Festival (1967)

Synopsis: "Before rock became the dominant music of the counter-culture, there was folk, and this documentary captures most of the leading lights of that movement over the course of three Newport Folk Festivals in 1963, 1964 and 1965. The film captures performances by Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Donovan, Odetta, and many more. ....

Festival is a reminder of what these gatherings were like before the age of corporate sponsorship, endless swag and ubiquitous electronic devices mediating between the performer and the spectator. ......
 

DirMurray Lerner CastJoan Baez , Horton Barker , Fiddler Beers .

 

TCM article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/492207/Festival/articles.html

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There are a bunch of Leonard Bernstein lectures coming up in a few days and I can't wait. I especially hope to see his episodes on operas and operettas. 

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Premiering tomorrow.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1415285|0/Leonard-Bernstein-Centennial-7-20-7-22.html

Young People's Concerts, a tradition of the New York Philharmonic since 1924, were the longest-running series of family concerts of classical music in the world. Bernstein arranged for the concerts to be televised on CBS-TV upon his arrival as the Philharmonic's music director in 1958. The shows were syndicated in more than 40 countries. Bernstein continued the concerts even after he left as the orchestra's conductor in 1969; they ran through March 1972. These are the Young People's Concerts screening on TCM: What Does Music Mean?(1958), Humor in Music (1959), What Is a Mode? (1966) and A Toast to Vienna in 3/4 Time (1967). 

The award-winning series Omnibus was created in 1952 by the Ford Foundation in an effort to "raise the level of American taste." It ran at various times on CBS, ABC and NBC-TV through 1961 and had a brief revival in 1981. The show offered programming devoted to the arts, science and the humanities, with interviews and performances of notable performers and artists from various fields. 

Bernstein gave his first televised music lectures on the show, including his well-remembered analysis of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (1954), in which he employs some of the composer's discarded sketches to show what the music might have been like if they were left in. The other Omnibus programs in our series include The World of Jazz (1955), The Art of Conducting (1955), The American Musical Comedy (1956), Introduction to Modern Music (1957), The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1957) and What Makes Opera Grand?(1958). 

That final selection was another favorite of viewers of the series, illustrating the powerful effect of an opera's music. Among the demonstrations is one in which actor Hans Conried delivers dramatic readings in English as Marcello in La Boheme, followed by a singer who performs the same lines in the original Italian complete with musical scoring. 
 

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Wed. 7-25 for                       Slavery in Film.......

(time ET)


LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

? John Berry. Dorothy Dandridge, Curt Jurgens, Jean Servais, Roger Hanin, Guy Mairesse, Alex Cressan.

"Stirring historical drama in which newly enslaved black African Cressan stirs revolt while being transported to Cuba aboard a slave ship. Dandridge is excellent in the complex role of a slave who is ship captain Jurgens' mistress. Way ahead of its time, and ripe for rediscovery. Based on a novelette by Prosper Merimee. "

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2:30 AM

B/W - 127 m

TV-MA

 
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Mandingo (1975)

Synopsis:
DirRichard O. Fleischer CastJames Mason , Susan George , Perry King .

" both reviled and celebrated for its portrait of the horrors of American slavery and its salacious mix of sex and violence since its release in 1975. The story of a brutal, virulently racist Southern slave-owning father and his lame son, who has a more romantic view of the relationship between white slavers and the enslaved black population they buy and sell, plays like a tawdry hothouse melodrama of sadism, sexual exploitation and social outrage, with overheated emotions and despicable acts of degradation on display. ..."

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/82805/Mandingo/articles.html

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Here are the TCM premieres for the August 2018 Summer Under The Stars schedule, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s report published on July 4:

3 - Secret of the Blue Room (1933) (Lionel Atwill)
4 - Coogan's Bluff (1968) (Clint Eastwood)
14 - Hot Pepper (1933) (Lupe Velez)
14 - Honolulu Lu (1941) (Lupe Velez)
15 - Abdication, The (1974) (Peter Finch)
21 - Glamour For Sale (1940) (Anita Louise)
21 - Shadowed (1946) (Anita Louise)
24 - Scent of Mystery (1960) (Peter Lorre)
25 - Sylvia (1965) (Carroll Baker)
25 - Star 80 (1983) (Carroll Baker)
26 - High Wind in Jamaica, A (1965) (Anthony Quinn)
27 - Without Honor (1949) (Agnes Moorehead)
28 - Last Train from Madrid, The (1937) (Lew Ayres)
30 - Slightly Pregnant Man, A (1973) (Marcello Mastroianni)
30 - Pizza Triangle, The (1970) (Marcello Mastroianni)

Thanks as always to MCOH!

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as per Ben in intro tonight.....

9:45 PM (ET)
B/W - 104 m

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Synopsis:
Dir: George Miller  CastKirk Douglas , Jack Thompson , Tom Burlinson .

"... captured fans with its depiction of life on a frontier that was, in some areas, still very much untamed territory. It should be noted that the director is not the George Miller who directed the Mad Max films, but rather George T. Miller (though the initial is not included in the film's credits).

Australian poet A.B. "Banjo" Paterson's narrative poem about the search for a prizewinning racehorse in the mountains of New South Wales first appeared in 1890. Possibly inspired by two different stockmen (Australian cowboys), the poem is considered a key work in the development of the country's literature and national identity.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/82603/Man-From-Snowy-River-The/articles.html

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tonight, 7-29 for                 Director Jean Negulesco.....    

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 96 m

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LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

? Jean Negulesco. cast:  Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Keenan Wynn, Evelyn Varden, Warren Stevens, Beatrice Straight, Craig Stevens.

"Engrossing narrative of Merrill, survivor of a plane crash, visiting families of various victims."

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/86640/Phone-Call-from-a-Stranger/articles.html

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17 hours ago, mr6666 said:

as per Ben in intro tonight.....

9:45 PM (ET)
B/W - 104 m

TV-PG


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Synopsis:
Dir: George Miller  CastKirk Douglas , Jack Thompson , Tom Burlinson .

"... captured fans with its depiction of life on a frontier that was, in some areas, still very much untamed territory. It should be noted that the director is not the George Miller who directed the Mad Max films, but rather George T. Miller (though the initial is not included in the film's credits).

Australian poet A.B. "Banjo" Paterson's narrative poem about the search for a prizewinning racehorse in the mountains of New South Wales first appeared in 1890. Possibly inspired by two different stockmen (Australian cowboys), the poem is considered a key work in the development of the country's literature and national identity.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/82603/Man-From-Snowy-River-The/articles.html

The Man From Snowy River always makes me smile, for reasons that have nothing to do with the movie. Decades ago I owned a home and had some roommates to help with expenses - a married couple. We let the husband's brother live there awhile because we all felt rather sorry for him - you know the relative that is destined to never make good. Well, this couple had recorded "Snowy River" to VHS, and they loved to watch that tape, long after the film had ceased to make the rounds on cable. One day they pop in the tape and instead of the opening with the horses jumping they see "Stony" (that was the brother's name) playing his guitar. He thought that someday he would be a great guitarist, making the rounds of night clubs. So apparently, one day when we were all at work, he had grabbed their Snowy River tape, disregarding all warnings "DO NOT TAPE OVER! IMPORTANT!!" and had recorded a very poor audition of himself playing guitar and singing OVER their movie. My roommates were not amused and he was persona non grata in that house from that moment forward. I'm sorry, that movie title doesn't make me smile, it makes me LAUGH. I'm such a bad person.

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Fri., 8-3 for                  SUTS:  Lionel Atwill.....     

9:30 PM (ET)
B/W - 66 m

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LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

? Kurt Neumann. Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold, Onslow Stevens, William Janney.

"Atmospheric whodunit set in eerie European castle where Stuart's three suitors accept challenge to sleep in room from which several former occupants mysteriously vanished. Cast makes this one worthwhile; remade as THE MISSING GUEST and MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM."

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Sat., 8-4 for                         SUTS:  Clint Eastwood......

10:15 PM
C - 94 m

 
suspense

Synopsis: An Arizona sheriff tracks an escaped killer to the wilds of New York City.
DirDonald Siegel CastClint Eastwood , Lee J. Cobb , Susan Clark .

" The film was controversial for its portrayal of violence, but it had launched a collaboration between Eastwood and Siegel that lasted more than ten years, and set the prototype for the macho hero that Eastwood would play in the Dirty Harry films.

The script of the film foreshadows the McCloud television series that starred Dennis Weaver. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coogan's_Bluff_(film)#Reception

& https://www.britannica.com/topic/Coogans-Bluff

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On 7/29/2018 at 2:17 PM, mr6666 said:

tonight, 7-29 for                 Director Jean Negulesco.....    

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 96 m

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LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

? Jean Negulesco. cast:  Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Keenan Wynn, Evelyn Varden, Warren Stevens, Beatrice Straight, Craig Stevens.

"Engrossing narrative of Merrill, survivor of a plane crash, visiting families of various victims."

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/86640/Phone-Call-from-a-Stranger/articles.html

Wow, wait, did TCM really play Phone Call from a Stranger? Totally missed it. I watched it on YouTube three or four years ago, figuring it was one of those Fox films that TCM would never show.

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4 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

Wow, wait, did TCM really play Phone Call from a Stranger? Totally missed it. I watched it on YouTube three or four years ago, figuring it was one of those Fox films that TCM would never show.

No, actually the only Fox films TCM won't play are on a short but continuous loop on the pathetic "Fx Retro" - I think they believe this new name is so cool - and TCM won't play them because they are such bad films.

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Tues.,8-21 for             SUTS:  Anita Louise....

(times ET)

8:00 PM

Glamour For Sale ( 1940)

Inspector Jim Daly (Roger Pryor) goes undercover to expose shady escort services with the help of an insurance executive, Harry T. Braddock (Arthur Loft). Ann Powell (Anita Louise), working for a legitimate agency,

article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76474/Glamour-for-Sale/articles.html

 

 

Dir D. Ross Lederman Cast Anita Louise , Roger Pryor , Frances Robinson .

BW- 59 mins,

9:15 PM

Shadowed ( 1946)

A hole-in-one in a solo golf outing by small businessman Fred Johnson (Lloyd Corrigan) inadvertently lands him in the middle of a murder and a counterfeiting conspiracy

see article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/89739/Shadowed/articles.html

 

 

Dir John Sturges Cast Anita Louise , Lloyd Corrigan , Michael Duane .

BW- 69 mins, CC,

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Fri., 9-24 for                          SUTS:    Peter Lorre....

(times ET)

5:45 PM

Scent of Mystery ( 1960)

An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars but must come forward by midnight the following day.

 

 

Dir Jack Cardiff Cast Denholm Elliott , Peter Lorre , Beverly Bentley .

BW- 109 mins, Letterbox Format

 

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Just now, mr6666 said:

Fri., 9-24 for                          SUTS:    Peter Lorre....

(times ET)

5:45 PM

Scent of Mystery ( 1960)

An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars but must come forward by midnight the following day.

 

 

Dir Jack Cardiff Cast Denholm Elliott , Peter Lorre , Beverly Bentley .

BW- 109 mins, Letterbox Format

 

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Sat.,8-25 for                              SUTS:  Caroll Baker....

 

12:00 AM

Sylvia ( 1965)

A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her

 

 

Dir Gordon Douglas Cast Carroll Baker , George Maharis , Joanne Dru .

BW- 115 mins, CC,

 

4:15 AM

Star 80 ( 1983)

T he fact-based story about the life and death of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten. Stratten's opportunistic husband and manager planned to make her a successful porn star and was jealous of her success following the Playboy spread, eventually resulting in a murder-suicide.

 

 

Dir Bob Fosse Cast Mariel Hemingway , Cliff Robertson , Carroll Baker .

BW- 103 mins, CC,

 

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