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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, February 6

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8 p.m.  Lilies of the Field (1963).  Sidney Poitier’s Oscar winning performance.

This is such a good movie, I'd encourage anyone who hasn't seen it to give it a shot.

My comments on the movie here; https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/what-was-the-last-movie-you-watched.20830/page-1384#post-2687273

The book it is based on is excellent too. My comments on the book here: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/what-are-you-reading.10557/page-421#post-2693945

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There used to be a way to leave programming suggestions for TCM...I'm new to this format, but I think it would  be quite entertaining to have a day (or month-long?) theme that focussed on movie star bio-pics, such as "W.C. Fields and Me", "Mommie Dearest", "Man In The Moon", "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", "Ed Wood", etc., 

Does anyone know if there is a particular forum that I could direct his to - or even easier, if someone sees this and they wouldn't mind, please pass along the idea.

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1 hour ago, Mike Cerovich said:

There used to be a way to leave programming suggestions for TCM...I'm new to this format, but I think it would  be quite entertaining to have a day (or month-long?) theme that focussed on movie star bio-pics, such as "W.C. Fields and Me", "Mommie Dearest", "Man In The Moon", "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", "Ed Wood", etc., 

Does anyone know if there is a particular forum that I could direct his to - or even easier, if someone sees this and they wouldn't mind, please pass along the idea.

There used to be  a place on the tcm.com site for viewer suggestions.  Also, hundreds, if not thousands, have been left here.  To the best of my knowledge, the programmers ignored suggestions.

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who caught this wild Curtiz pre-code this AM ?  :unsure:   :D

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"........Working with art director Anton Grot and cameraman Barney McGill, Curtiz infused The Mad Genius with expressionistic angles and design that turned the film into a fascinating near-horror film, possibly inspired by the recent success of Dracula (1931) and other macabre thrillers.
According to historian James C. Robertson (The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz), "the undisciplined Barrymore loathed Curtiz's strict direction and later reportedly compared it to participation in a marathon dance contest.
In fact, he turned in one of his best sound performances amidst Anton Grot's fabulous, revolutionary theatre sets - tilted ceilings and floors, out of proportion doors and windows, and unusual staircases."
It's worth noting, too, that The Mad Genius shows ceilings ten years before Citizen Kane (1941) was lauded for the same thing.......
 
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Wednesday, February 16/17

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12:30 a.m.  I Confess (1953).  Hitchcock film shot in Quebec City.  Fans may want to check out Robert LePage’s The Confessional (1995) which has the shooting of this film as its backdrop.

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On 2/17/2022 at 3:27 AM, Bogie56 said:

Friday, February 18/19

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12:15 a.m.  Midnight Cowboy (1969).  I’m walkin’ here!

Heh.

When discovering my Dad's porn stash in the garage in '68, a magazine among it all had an article about this "upcoming movie", to be released soon( the mag was a Dec. issue) .  At the time, it was given an "X" rating, leading people to believe it would be more risque than it actually was.  

But the initial story is so good and well presented by the very talented leads it didn't require any gratuitous sex or nudity to be compelling.   

And it's a good thing I have a copy of it because TCM chose to show it at a time that's prohibitive for me.  and probably a lot of others.

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