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I love TCM!!!! But I don't like how they are getting a little too modern with the advertising. PLEASE stay classic and not use modern music and styles when you show us what movies will be playing this month. I don't want it to become like AMC. What I love or what I loved about TCM was the old classic way they did things like showing the star of the month at the news stand with all the old magazines.Just please do more stuff like that. Please don't get to modern.

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Well dang! Let?s talk the Louvre into painting in some modern cloths on the Mona Lisa so that young people will like the painting! Let?s change La Traviata to a rock musical!

 

It would be better to put young people on the air in the TCM studio, talking about how wonderful old movies are.

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If you mean like using old films of billboards from the 1940s, with TCM signs superimposed on them, I like that. I guess that?s a modern idea.

 

But I don?t care much for Mr. Osborne catching a cab in 2004 NYC, and I don?t like the tin can?s banging together in some of the modern silent film electronic ?music? scores. This type of stuff doesn?t match up with any kind of classic films.

 

I really liked the old Bill Cosby promos of several years ago, when he met the dame in the corner diner. That was good.

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//Please don't get to modern.//

 

Rubbish.

 

TCM has been the epitome of "modern" (whateverthehell that means, anyway) from the get-go.

 

As is often conveyed on TCM, "classic" (again...whateverthehell that means anyway) is not limited to a concept of Time, but instead refers to quality not time-period.

 

The Leading Ladies montage film is exquistely done albeit a poor substitute for a longer, modern ThisMonthOnTCM montage.

 

Fortunately, TCM has never paid attention to naysayers afraid of experimentation and art, yet (fear not) has never descended and never shall descend into crass commercialism as AMC did.

 

Do not confuse crass commercialism with commercial art, and, after that, do not then confuse inferior commercial art with quality commercial art, for although there is a dismal plethora of the former, there are nevertheless examples of the latter, TCM's mini films being the vanguard.

 

TCM Forever (as constant as Polaris).

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Jack,

 

Ignore the aptly named Fred C. Dobbs.

His unoriginal retorts rarely amount to anything beyond self-importance.

 

Your comments on this topic, on the other hand, provide an excellent examination of the matter: "modern" advertising of a "classical" work (when the work itself is not compromised) is perfectly acceptable, saavy and enjoyable when done properly.

 

~Peace~

SamT

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Your comments on this topic, on the other hand, provide an excellent examination of the matter: "modern" advertising of a "classical" work (when the work itself is not compromised) is perfectly acceptable, saavy and enjoyable when done properly.

 

It is also a way to get and keep viewers interested. Nickelodeon repackaged old sitcoms with smart and funny marketing, and made such a success of it that they ended up creating the TV Land channel.

 

Frankly, I'd like to see TCM follow in their footsteps. It's certainly a better way of bringing in younger viewers than having a bunch of teens sitting around talking.

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if a teenager or young adult (if that's the crowd they are trying to lure in)can sit through an old movie and enjoy it than they can sit through an ad talking about old movies coming up with the original old tyme music and enjoy that too. TCM does not have to change and make it modern for me. Oh by the way, I'm 26 and have been loving and watching old movies for as long as I can remember. Just give me a channel that I can turn to and know I'll be able to watch an OLD movie and to me '' Honey I Shrunk The Kids" is not old.

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I enjoy the classic with a modern twist. However much we do despise it, we ARE in the 21st century now. I guess you never realize how old things look until you've seen something from now and then look at something from, say, 10 years ago. The other day I was viewing an animating hand done movie, and I thought the graphics looked much older than I remember. That's all thanks to pixar. The point I'm trying to make is that you might say "oh, this is toooo modern", but then if you look back, you realize how old ads made, say, 5 years ago look. As long as TCM keeps showing classic movies, I'll be all right. If not...

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I might sound like Pollyanna, but being 25 and seeing a trailer on TCM for The Karate Kid was interesting. It put it into context, my generation loved that crap. I'd rather watch Howard Hawks films and I won't be watching The Karate Kid, but the 80's happened, there's nothing we can do about it now, and I think TCM is dedicated to American cinema in a way that is broader than exclusively having good taste.

 

And I'll join the team that says TCM hasn't crossed any lines of bad taste with their ads. This website, for instance. Beautiful.

 

Cheers.

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