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I know you're just being a smart *** but I've been on three of them and they're a lot of fun. The number of people who attend is small so therefore it's very easy to meet and mingle with the special guests. And there's several presentations by people like Eddie Mueller who specializes in film noir. Joan Crawford's grandson was on one of them and showed home movies of her and told a lot of great stories.

 

But I realize you will mock me for this so I'll just stop.

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I know you're just being a smart *** but I've been on three of them and they're a lot of fun. The number of people who attend is small so therefore it's very easy to meet and mingle with the special guests. And there's several presentations by people like Eddie Mueller who specializes in film noir. Joan Crawford's grandson was on one of them and showed home movies of her and told a lot of great stories.

 

But I realize you will mock me for this so I'll just stop.

Hi Helen,

 

Don't understand why anyone would ridicule you for going on a cruise. I have family members who love to do so. Me, not my cup of tea. You got the time and money, good for you. You only go around once.

 

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Hi Helen,

 

Don't understand why anyone would ridicule you for going on a cruise. I have family members who love to do so. Me, not my cup of tea. You got the time and money, good for you. You only go around once.

 

:)

 

You probably haven't read the threads where people complain about the film festival & cruise. One person even referred to it as "crass commercialism." In fact, there are several people who post here that think that TCM should strictly stick to procuring and airing films and eschew everything else.
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You probably haven't read the threads where people complain about the film festival & cruise. One person even referred to it as "crass commercialism." In fact, there are several people who post here that think that TCM should strictly stick to procuring and airing films and eschew everything else.

Not me. I love Capitalism. Enjoy yourself and like friends who gather to take part in a TCM offering, the Festival or a cruise. If it were me, I wouldn't give a hoot about the naysayers. Always have those kind of people. Enjoy yourself. 

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I know you're just being a smart *** but I've been on three of them and they're a lot of fun. The number of people who attend is small so therefore it's very easy to meet and mingle with the special guests. And there's several presentations by people like Eddie Mueller who specializes in film noir. Joan Crawford's grandson was on one of them and showed home movies of her and told a lot of great stories.

 

But I realize you will mock me for this so I'll just stop.

HelenBaby2, do people even cruise solo?  (Cruises are not Mr. Gay D's cup of tea and friends are unable to go.)  I just wonder about meals and events, if singles stick out like fifth wheels or sore thumbs.  Many thanks for any info this burning question!

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HelenBaby2, do people even cruise solo?  (Cruises are not Mr. Gay D's cup of tea and friends are unable to go.)  I just wonder about meals and events, if singles stick out like fifth wheels or sore thumbs.  Many thanks for any info this burning question!

I cruised solo, piece of cake. I would think that with a theme cruise you make friends quickly. Find someone who likes an actor you like or a shared experience and you have someone to talk to. 

 

And classic film lovers are a small group anyways. You have a built in thing in common.

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I cruised solo, piece of cake. I would think that with a theme cruise you make friends quickly. Find someone who likes an actor you like or a shared experience and you have someone to talk to. 

 

And classic film lovers are a small group anyways. You have a built in thing in common.

Thanks, GGGGerald.  That's true, it would be different than going on a regular cruise, not that I've been on a cruise.  Anyway, it sounds like great fun.

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HelenBaby2, do people even cruise solo?  (Cruises are not Mr. Gay D's cup of tea and friends are unable to go.)  I just wonder about meals and events, if singles stick out like fifth wheels or sore thumbs.  Many thanks for any info this burning question!

I've been on about 15 cruise and always go alone. I feel safe and usually don't leave the ship alone unless I've been to a place before. And Gggggerald is right. With this TCM cruise everyone has that in common. I've been on three of these and there are people I kind of know now. I'm pretty outgoing anyway. I have to warn you though. I got my email the other day about the cost and it's going to be about $1500 per person and if you can't get someone to go with you it will be $3000. I prefer to have a cabin to myself so I'm willing to pay that much. Plus the flight round trip would be in addition to that.

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You probably haven't read the threads where people complain about the film festival & cruise. One person even referred to it as "crass commercialism." In fact, there are several people who post here that think that TCM should strictly stick to procuring and airing films and eschew everything else.

Obviously, "several people who post here"  haven't caught on to the fact that TCM is a business whose owners expect it to make money. If they call cruises, film festivals, DVD tie-ins  and the like "crass commercialism" I wonder what they'd call the alternate which would be interupting the movies every ten mnutes or so to show four minutes of commercials like all the other networks do. Of course, if that ever happened, you can bet they''d be the ones screaming the loudest "HOW DARE THEY!"

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Obviously, "several people who post here"  haven't caught on to the fact that TCM is a business whose owners expect it to make money. If they call cruises, film festivals, DVD tie-ins  and the like "crass commercialism" I wonder what they'd call the alternate which would be interupting the movies every ten mnutes or so to show four minutes of commercials like all the other networks do. Of course, if that ever happened, you can bet they''d be the ones screaming the loudest "HOW DARE THEY!"

 

They are just jealous that they can't afford to go on a cruise.   Ok, I get that (e.g. living on a fixed income isn't easy), but they also complain that TCM only listens to those that can attend such events.  That is nonsense since one can use this forum as well as other forms of communication to TCM to stress films, genres,  etc... that they wish TCM would feature more often. 

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Obviously, "several people who post here"  haven't caught on to the fact that TCM is a business whose owners expect it to make money. If they call cruises, film festivals, DVD tie-ins  and the like "crass commercialism" I wonder what they'd call the alternate which would be interupting the movies every ten mnutes or so to show four minutes of commercials like all the other networks do. Of course, if that ever happened, you can bet they''d be the ones screaming the loudest "HOW DARE THEY!"

you mean tcm cruisees are picking up the tab for tcm not showing commercials?...

 

bless them. :)

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you mean tcm cruisees are picking up the tab for tcm not showing commercials?...

 

bless them. :)

 

I doubt that the programmers sit around saying "Boy, all we need to do is sell three more tickets to the cruise and we can lease another movie", but anything that TCM does as a company to make money helps keep the commercials away.

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I doubt that the programmers sit around saying "Boy, all we need to do is sell three more tickets to the cruise and we can lease another movie", but anything that TCM does as a company to make money helps keep the commercials away.

 

I assume the cruise is used for mainly for marketing and therefore if it breaks even the team responsible for it did their job.

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Announces Talent Line-Up and Special Guests For the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise

Film Legends Eva Marie Saint, Leslie Caron, Lou Gossett, Jr, Roger Corman and Ruta Lee Join TCM Hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz on November Voyage

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the star-studded roster of film stars who will set sail aboard the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise in November. TCM's Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz serve as the official hosts for the cruise, which will take place Nov.1-6 aboard the Disney Magic. Movie legends and special guests who will set sail include:

·       Leslie Caron (An American in Paris, Gigi)
·       Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest, On The Waterfront)
·       Lou Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman, Enemy Mine)
·       Roger Corman (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Little Shop of Horrors)
·       Ruta Lee (Witness For The Prosecution, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)
·       Alex Trebek, iconic game show host
·       Illeana Douglas, producer-writer-actress
·       Eddie Muller, author and film noir expert
·       Bruce Goldstein, film historian of The Film Forum
·       Cari Beauchamp, author and film historian
·       Kate MacMurray, daughter of film legend Fred MacMurray
·       Randy Haberkamp, film preservationist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Announces Talent Line-Up and Special Guests For the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise

Film Legends Eva Marie Saint, Leslie Caron, Lou Gossett, Jr, Roger Corman and Ruta Lee Join TCM Hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz on November Voyage

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the star-studded roster of film stars who will set sail aboard the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise in November. TCM's Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz serve as the official hosts for the cruise, which will take place Nov.1-6 aboard the Disney Magic. Movie legends and special guests who will set sail include:

·       Leslie Caron (An American in Paris, Gigi)

·       Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest, On The Waterfront)

·       Lou Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman, Enemy Mine)

·       Roger Corman (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Little Shop of Horrors)

·       Ruta Lee (Witness For The Prosecution, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

·       Alex Trebek, iconic game show host

·       Illeana Douglas, producer-writer-actress

·       Eddie Muller, author and film noir expert

·       Bruce Goldstein, film historian of The Film Forum

·       Cari Beauchamp, author and film historian

·       Kate MacMurray, daughter of film legend Fred MacMurray

·       Randy Haberkamp, film preservationist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

bad news for these guys. I can't make it.

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Announces Talent Line-Up and Special Guests For the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise

Film Legends Eva Marie Saint, Leslie Caron, Lou Gossett, Jr, Roger Corman and Ruta Lee Join TCM Hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz on November Voyage

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the star-studded roster of film stars who will set sail aboard the 2015 TCM Classic Cruise in November. TCM's Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz serve as the official hosts for the cruise, which will take place Nov.1-6 aboard the Disney Magic. Movie legends and special guests who will set sail include:

·       Leslie Caron (An American in Paris, Gigi)

·       Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest, On The Waterfront)

·       Lou Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman, Enemy Mine)

·       Roger Corman (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Little Shop of Horrors)

·       Ruta Lee (Witness For The Prosecution, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

·       Alex Trebek, iconic game show host

·       Illeana Douglas, producer-writer-actress

·       Eddie Muller, author and film noir expert

·       Bruce Goldstein, film historian of The Film Forum

·       Cari Beauchamp, author and film historian

·       Kate MacMurray, daughter of film legend Fred MacMurray

·       Randy Haberkamp, film preservationist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

will this wonderful assemblage be commenting on Hollywood's next evolutionary landmark....minions?

 

 

yellow cgi pac-men in overalls? :huh:  :huh:  :huh:  :D

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I've been on about 15 cruise and always go alone. I feel safe and usually don't leave the ship alone unless I've been to a place before. And Gggggerald is right. With this TCM cruise everyone has that in common. I've been on three of these and there are people I kind of know now. I'm pretty outgoing anyway. I have to warn you though. I got my email the other day about the cost and it's going to be about $1500 per person and if you can't get someone to go with you it will be $3000. I prefer to have a cabin to myself so I'm willing to pay that much. Plus the flight round trip would be in addition to that.

A very belated thank you, HelenBaby2, for your reply.  They sound like great fun, and I've always wanted to take a cruise.  Maybe 2016.  I hope you have a wonderful time!   

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bad news. I can't make it. hope the absence of my onboard ideas doesn't ruin it for everyone.

 

just can't make it. hope you all understand. 

 

Awww, NipkowDisc.

 

Rumor has it that  a restored print of a certain seldom seen Anthony Quinn movie is scheduled to be unveiled during the cruise.

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To anyone going on next month's classic cruise, please ask the powers at be to reverse their decision to encrypt TCM with record blocking copy protect signals.

 

Many fans of TCM like to record movies and watch them later on their own home-purchased recording devices.  The cable companies are rendering this no longer possible.

 

This move is not about copy'right' protection but about companies wishing us to rent their own new recording equipment.

 

And once you have their ear perhaps you could request Hot Spell.

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To anyone going on next month's classic cruise, please ask the powers at be to reverse their decision to encrypt TCM with record blocking copy protect signals.

 

Many fans of TCM like to record movies and watch them later on their own home-purchased recording devices.  The cable companies are rendering this no longer possible.

 

This move is not about copy'right' protection but about companies wishing us to rent their own new recording equipment.

 

And once you have their ear perhaps you could request Hot Spell.

It may not be TCM's decision to block recording and it may be the cable/satellite companies.

 

I'm going on the cruise so if I remember I'll ask. I'm not as young as I used to be so I get forgetful occasionally.

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