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late Sun., 8-29                                                 SUTS:  Lee Marvin.........

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intrepid detective is a Russian police detective in Moscow, where his investigation of three murders puts him in conflict with both political power players and a wealthy international trader.
 
".........The director gave credit to Lee Marvin for helping Hurt find his footing on the set and Hurt had nothing but praise for Marvin, who "acted the hell out his scenes," in his own words. "I wanted to let this person teach me… And he did, on so many levels you wouldn't believe."

"Apted's approach to the material is archly effective, making for a crisp, intricate thriller, well able to hold an audience's interest," wrote film critic Janet Maslin in The New York Times. .........."

https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/21805/gorky-park#articles-reviews?articleId=021417

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On 8/1/2021 at 9:03 PM, CinemaInternational said:

Gorky Park is one excellent thriller, although word for the unprepared, there are some pretty gory images in it.....

I had seen this many times on late-night TV, so edited for content. I was really interested in the "gory".

Nothing more gory than anything seen on TV series Bones or CSI, since some of the lab techniques are now standard for police procedurals.

Maybe you meant the flabby butts of naked men in the bathhouse scenes? Those probably didn't make the TV edit.

Maybe you meant the many styles of William Hurt's hair arranged around his receding hairline. Those did, because he was in virtually every scene.

It is a decent movie, true to the novel, and I'm sad that others of the Renko book series haven't made it to the screen.

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from last nite,  Ben M. said this was a 'debut'........... :unsure:

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".........Critic Vincent Canby, writing in The New York Times, found Pocket Money very appealing although he noted that the dialogue was at times made up of “almost incomprehensible cowboy jargon... It takes a while to catch on to the comedy of Newman’s performance, if only because it seems to be quietly satirizing every conventional hero he’s ever played. Marvin, too, is most funny, whether talking himself out of a fight he knows he would lose, or trying to romance a girl of no great moral rectitude by offering her devotion instead of money.” 

Pocket Money is also notable as one of two screenplays written by Terrence Malick that were filmed before Malick’s illustrious 1973 writing-directing debut, Badlands.........

https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/86868/pocket-money#articles-reviews?articleId=021421

 

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for Sun.,  8-29                                                             SUTS:  Ingrid Bergmen...........

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In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. ..........
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Here are the TCM premieres for September, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s TCM schedules database.

Notes:
- The dates shown are based on a programming day starting at 6 am ET and running past midnight.
- Shorts and cartoons are listed separately.


Feature Films

Sep 3 - The Hot Rock (1972)
Sep 3 - Without You, I'm Nothing (1990)
Sep 5 - Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979) (doc.)
Sep 6 - American Masters: Mike Nichols (2016) (doc.)
Sep 8 - Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
Sep 9 - Out of the Blue (1947)
Sep 10 - Cult of the Cobra (1955)
Sep 10 - The Crimson Cult (1970)
Sep 10 - Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Sep 12 - Big Fella (1937)
Sep 12 - Blind Chance (1981)
Sep 14 - Getting Straight (1970)
Sep 17 - Cyborg (1989)
Sep 17 - Bloodmatch (1991)
Sep 19 - The Human Condition (1959)
Sep 22 - The Winds of Autumn (1976)
Sep 23 - Solarbabies (1986)
Sep 25 - Hell Bound (1957) (Noir Alley, 2 showings)
Sep 26 - The Tallest Tree in Our Forest (1977)
Sep 26 - The Human Condition II (1959)
Sep 28 - Hear My Song (1991)
Sep 28 - Silver Streak (1976)
Sep 28 - Chattahoochee (1989)
Sep 29 - The Méliès Mystery (2021) (doc.)


Shorts

Sep 1 - Time Out for Lessons (1939) (Our Gang)
Sep 9 - The Rink (1916) (Chaplin)
Sep 25 - Glimpses of Java and Ceylon (1937) (Traveltalks)


Cartoons

Sep 4 - Popeye: Wolf in Sheik's Clothing, A (1948)
Sep 11 - MGM: Field and Scream (1955)
Sep 11 - Popeye: Spinach vs. Hamburgers (1948)
Sep 18 - MGM: Little Johnny Jet (1953)
Sep 18 - Popeye: Tar with a Star (1949)
Sep 25 - Popeye: Olive Oyl for President (1948)
Sep 27 - Popeye: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)


Thanks as always to MCOH!

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The film Sophie's Place (1969) scheduled for Sep. 2 is also known by the title Crooks and Coronets, which has been shown on TCM before.  I have removed Sophie's Place from the list of premieres.

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FRI.,  9-3

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The Hot Rock (1972)               AKA:  How to Steal a Diamond in Four Uneasy Lessons.
 
 
 
".......Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times called it "a lightly amusing caper film. It is dominated by its splendid gallery of performances rather than by its style, ingenuity or suspense, all of which are unexceptional."[10]Variety described it as a "good caper film" that "emerges as an offbeat crime feature with broad audience potential."[............
 
 
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SUN., 9-5                                              SOTM:  Paul Robeson........

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Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, narrated by Sidney Poitier, traces his career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Ol' Man River."
 
"......This movie celebrates Robeson's accomplishments and firsts — Robeson was the first Black person to play Othello in a white production, directed by Margaret Webster — but the man was so remarkable that this thirty-minute career overview by no means covers all his achievements........"
 

                                        

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 W ED., 9-8

 

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directed by Elaine May about the life of Mike Nichols[1] broadcast on the PBS series American Masters. It is derived from a lengthy interview with Nichols conducted by producer Julian Schlossberg. Brian Lowry of Variety has called it "the last memorable Nichols-May collaboration."
 
 
"Meet one of America’s late, great directors, Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Angels in America), who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career, from the comedy duo Nichols and May to his final film, Charlie Wilson’s War. The documentary includes new interviews with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and more, plus insights and highlights from Nichols’ acclaimed films.........
 
 
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THURS. 9-9
 
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A series of adventures, mishaps and practical jokes is set in motion when Penn Jillette publicly states he wishes someone would try to kill him in order to add excitement to his life.
 
" It was the last theatrical film directed by Arthur Penn, and received mostly negative reviews from critics.[5]Quentin Tarantino has said that this film exemplifies the poor quality of directors' final movies........
 
"...........Director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde) lamely plays the shell game with reality and illusion, revealing nested layers of deceit as he dares the audience to believe what it sees. Is someone really stalking Penn or is it just another charade?

Elaborate set pieces that allow the pair to showcase stage routines impede the story; a lengthy fantasy in black and white almost buries the movie. But the final indignity is the belabored postscript, a suicide joke that attempts to squeeze a final drop of irony from this lemon."

https://ew.com/article/1990/05/11/penn-teller-get-killed/

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a petty spat between bohemian photographer David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his bourgeois neighbors Arthur (George Brent) and Mae Earthleigh (Carole Landis). Mae wants David’s dog to be exiled from the building for digging up her flower beds one time too many. Arthur sics his lawyers on David, thinking his troubles will soon be over. .......
 
"........The scenario by Caspary, Bullock and Eliscu is filled with darkly funny and erotically charged moments, enough of them to wonder how it passed the production code then being enforced. Dvorak thought the same thing – “between you and me we probably got away with murder. That is none of the performance was censored, saved by the comedy angle no doubt.” It is very frank about adultery, crimes of passion, casual sex and even more casual murder – a pre-Code sensibility in a post-Code world......
 

 

 

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TCM has replaced all of the planned premieres for the theme of 'Golden Age of Mexican Cinema' on the evening of September 20th with classic comedy films, none of which are premieres.  I have removed all of the Mexican film premieres on the 20th from the list above.

 

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Sun., 9-12                                               SOTM:  Paul Robeson..........

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Big Fella is set on the docks and streets of Marseilles. Paul Robeson stars in the leading role, as a street-wise but honest dockworker who struggles with deep issues of integrity and human values. Elisabeth Welch plays opposite him as a café singer in love with him. Robeson's wife, Eslanda Robeson, appears as the café owner.
 
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Late Sun.,  9-12                                               TCM Imports............
 
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The act of catching or missing trains and planes carries our hero into possible futures, in this probe of the elusive mysteries of character and fate.
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Late Sun.,  9-12                                               TCM Imports............
 
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The act of catching or missing trains and planes carries our hero into possible futures, in this probe of the elusive mysteries of character and fate.

TCM said the movie was made in 1981, but its release was delayed until 1987, when it appeared in a censored form.  The one scene that the film itself says couldn't be restored was one  in which after the protagonist runs into a transit guard and gets into a fight, other transit guards come over and beat him.  What I find curious is that since all three variations involve the protagonist facing moral dilemmas because of the one-party state's intolerance of opposition, I am curious  what the Polish viewer would have been able to see in 1987 when that same state was still in power. 

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1 hour ago, skimpole said:

TCM said the movie was made in 1981, but its release was delayed until 1987, when it appeared in a censored form.  The one scene that the film itself says couldn't be restored was one  in which after the protagonist runs into a transit guard and gets into a fight, other transit guards come over and beat him.  What I find curious is that since all three variations involve the protagonist facing moral dilemmas because of the one-party state's intolerance of opposition, I am curious  what the Polish viewer would have been able to see in 1987 when that same state was still in power. 

This article discusses the film in some detail and gives a bit more insight as to the nature of the censorship:

http://studiesincinema.blogspot.com/2015/11/blind-chance.html

It sounds like many of the changes were modifications to the dialogue and were not full cuts of the scenes themselves.

I also looked at movie-censorship.com, but there is no page for Blind Chance there.

One of the extras on the Criterion blu-ray is a presentation of the censored scenes prior to the restoration:

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blind-Chance-Blu-ray/134147/#Review

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Tues., 9-14

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Getting Straight (1970)
2h 5m | Comedy
 
A graduate student must choose between his former activism and the preservation of his academic career when violence breaks out on campus.
 
Director
Richard Rush
Cast
Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons
 
".........Arthur D. Murphy of Variety declared, "'Getting Straight' is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation—those millions who are a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. Elliott Gould's third smash performance in a year, herein as a disenchanted college student-teacher, makes him an undeniable screen star. Ditto for Candice Bergen, in a role that at last befits both her dramatic and physical talents."[26]

Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave the film one-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote that it "fails because no meaningful conflict is established until late in the film", and that every character except Bergen's was "one-dimensional, a thin symbol to be placed wherever the box office dictates."[.............

see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Straight#Critical_reaction

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late Sun., 9-19                                   TCM Imports.......

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"The Human Condition is a six-feature serial epic originally shown in three parts over three years. It's a career highpoint for director Masaki Kobayashi (Kwaidan, Samurai Rebellion, Harakiri), who adapted the film from a popular 1950s anti-war novel by Jumpei Gomikawa.
Known in the west only by aficionados of arcane Japanese cinema, the almost ten-hour film is considered by many to be one of the best ever made. It's a gripping and frequently harrowing experience. Well known from roles in High and Low, The Face of Another and Kagemusha, acclaimed actor Tatsuya Nakadai does miraculous work as Kaji, an idealistic, stubbornly hopeful man trying to find a moral stance amid a conflagration that will wipe out millions. It's another of director Kobayashi's portraits of righteous disobedience in an intolerant social system...........
 
 
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guess Part II will air next week.........
& Part III on 10-3  :)
 
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late Sun., 9-19                                   TCM Imports.......

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The Human Condition Profile Image
 
 
"The Human Condition is a six-feature serial epic originally shown in three parts over three years. It's a career highpoint for director Masaki Kobayashi (Kwaidan, Samurai Rebellion, Harakiri), who adapted the film from a popular 1950s anti-war novel by Jumpei Gomikawa.
Known in the west only by aficionados of arcane Japanese cinema, the almost ten-hour film is considered by many to be one of the best ever made. It's a gripping and frequently harrowing experience. Well known from roles in High and Low, The Face of Another and Kagemusha, acclaimed actor Tatsuya Nakadai does miraculous work as Kaji, an idealistic, stubbornly hopeful man trying to find a moral stance amid a conflagration that will wipe out millions. It's another of director Kobayashi's portraits of righteous disobedience in an intolerant social system...........
 
 
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guess Part II will air next week.........
 
late Sun., 9-26
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bump for today........

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Cast   the cast is sprinkled with a few familiar names such as Jack Elam, Jeanette Nolan and Dub Taylor, but is mostly filled with unknowns. Director Charles B. Pierce’s son plays Joel, co-screenwriter Earl E. Smith plays Mr. Pepperdine, and the director himself even takes a small role.............
 
".......The Toledo Blade reviewed the picture on June 14, 1976, calling it “a rather luridly violent tale of revenge, in which most of the principals meet a gory end... Earns an A for effort but, alas, at best a C- for execution... On the plus side is the photography, which takes full advantage of the breathtaking beauty of Montana’s high country... The interiors, too, have a lush lighting which drenches crude rooms with a sunny glow.”...........
 
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A group of incarcerated young athletes find their dismal lives changed when a benevolent force from another planet encourages them to escape.
 
"......Joe Kane, the "Phantom of the Movies", called the picture "A pathetic Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome rip-off, working from a script which must have been scrawled in Crayola, with every futuristic cliché you could possibly imagine. Lacking in originality, but rich in brain-dead dialogue; when Jami Gertz snarls, 'Get out, you creature of filth!', consider that a subliminal message.".....
 
 
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Sat., 9-25 @12 AM & Sun. 10 AM                                                   Noir Alley............

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"Hell Bound presents a clever twist on the "perfect crime" caper. There's a brilliant mastermind, an intricate scheme, a motley crew, a potential femme fatale and a sensibility that would be right at home in the merciless universe of film noir. That hard-bitten attitude is not surprising given the film's creators.............
 
 
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Sun., 9-26                                                          SOTM:  Paul Robeson............
 
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The Tallest Tree in Our Forest Profile Image
 
 
"a 1977 documentary film directed and written by Gil Noble, about singer, actor and activist, Paul Robeson.[1] It was shot on 16mm film and was started shortly before Robeson's death at age 77 in 1976.[2] The film features rare archival footage, interviews, and still photography from the twentieth century. The title is taken from a 1940s statement made by Mary McLeod Bethune describing Paul Robeson.........
 
2:00                                                                                                  TCM Imports............
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Road to Eternity (1959)

In the second film, Road to Eternity (1959), Kaji, having lost his exemption from military service by protecting Chinese prisoners from unjust punishment, has now been conscripted into the Japanese Kwantung Army. ............

see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_Condition_(film_series)

 

 
 
 
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Here are the TCM premieres for October, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s TCM schedules database.

Notes:
- The dates shown are based on a programming day starting at 6 am ET and running past midnight.
- Shorts and cartoons are listed separately.


Feature Films

Oct 1 - Truck Turner (1974)
Oct 2 - The Greatest (1977)
Oct 2 - Cartoon Carnival (2021)
Oct 2 - 100th Anniversary of Fleischer Animation – Part 1: The Silent Era (2021)
Oct 2 - 100th Anniversary of Fleischer Animation – Part 2: The Sound Era (2021)
Oct 3 - This is Francis X. Bushman (2021) (doc.)
Oct 3 - The Human Condition III (1970)
Oct 8 - Movin' With Nancy (1967)
Oct 8 - The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)
Oct 11 - Pure Country (1992)
Oct 11 - Kenny Rogers as the Gambler (1980)
Oct 15 - River's Edge (1986)
Oct 17 - Roaring Road (1926)
Oct 18 - Payday (1972)
Oct 18 - The Thing Called Love (1993)
Oct 23 - La Bestia Debe Morir (1952) (Noir Alley - 2 showings)
Oct 25 - Falling from Grace (1992)
Oct 25 - Norwood (1970)
Oct 25 - The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995) (doc.)
Oct 26 - One Way Ticket to Love (1960)
Oct 26 - The Sun's Burial (1960)
Oct 27 - Carl Laemmle (2019) (doc.) (2 showings)
Oct 29 - Hell Night (1981)
Oct 31 - As the Earth Turns (2019)


Shorts

Oct 2 - Aladdin's Lantern (1938) (Our Gang)


Cartoons

Oct 2 - Popeye: Pre-Hysterical Man (1948)
Oct 9 - Popeye: Popeye Meets Hercules (1948)
Oct 16 - Popeye: Robin Hood-Winked (1948)
Oct 23 - MGM: Bats in the Belfry (1942)
Oct 23 - Popeye: Symphony in Spinach (1948)


Thanks as always to MCOH!

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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

I'm looking forward to this one. How wonderful that it's airing in the prime time slot!

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12 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Sometimes the cast listings for particular movies in the TCM data strangely list actors that are down the credits first.

The 3 premieres late on Tuesday evening (tonight) are part of a tribute to Ned Beatty, who appears in all 3:

Hear My Song (1991) stars Ned Beatty (shown in the photo above), Adrian Dunbar, Brian Flanagan and Constance Cowley.

Silver Streak (1976) does feature Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, and Jill Clayburgh and also includes Patrick McGoohan and Ned Beatty.

Chattahoochee (1989) stars Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand and Ned Beatty.

TCM often gets its data from the AFI catalog, but I don't see Hear My Song listed there (which may be part of the problem).

 

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50 minutes ago, cmovieviewer said:

Sometimes the cast listings for particular movies in the TCM data strangely list actors that are down the credits first.

The 3 premieres on Wednesday are part of a tribute to Ned Beatty, who appears in all 3:

Hear My Song (1991) stars Ned Beatty (shown in the photo above), Adrian Dunbar, Brian Flanagan and Constance Cowley.

Silver Streak (1976) does feature Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, and Jill Clayburgh and also includes Patrick McGoohan and Ned Beatty.

Chattahoochie (1989) stars Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand and Ned Beatty.

TCM often gets their data from the AFI catalog, but I don't see Hear My Song or Chattahoochie listed there (which may be part of the problem).

 

The IMDB dataset version I used, before they moved to their "newer dumbed down and less useful" data format at the end of 2017, had a numeric weighting attribute used to prioritize each actor in a movie.  Let's say AFI gets that right for the most part (in spite of all the holes in their data), for an omission the data would show up as incomplete, or in this case out of order.  This is understandably the case for some obscure foreign movies.  In particular I remember one day they had some National Film Board Of Canada stuff where the related info for every single entry was blank on TCM's website.  I got a chuckle out of this as the IMDB info was entirely there - and thus in my premieres report.

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