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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#451 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:56 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm
It it weren’t for TCM, I’d have no problem cutting the cord.
You can get it with the Hulu live TV package, YouTube TV or Sling.
Can you record with that though?


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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#452 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 am

They all come with in-app DVR's (at an extra cost)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#453 Post by ando » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:04 pm

If can view can view a desktop/app version of TCM don't miss The China Syndrome (1979, Bridges) On Demand. Good script. It's an obvious indictment of the media/big business collusion and at times borders on a horror (fairly apropos) but has one of the greatest performances by Jack Lemmon. He's the guy called Jack.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#454 Post by Feego » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:25 am

Looking forward to the "Women Make Film" lineup tonight: Harlan County U.S.A., The Virgin Suicides, and Loving Couples.

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#455 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:57 am

Wow, what a triple feature. I've had the last in my kevyip for a while but every indication is that it's great.

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#456 Post by ando » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Looking forward to this month's star features with Dorothy Dandridge but she doesn't seem to have had quality collabs and/or good material after Carmen Jones.

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#457 Post by knives » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:49 pm

The book on her might be able to come up with more example, but I quite like Rosson's Island in the Sun.

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#458 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:01 pm

Whereas I’d say that’s the worst Rossen film I’ve seen! I see her credited in Orchestra Wives, which is a good movie though I don’t remember her in it. Remains to Be Seen is fun, but because of Van Johnson and June Allyson.

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#459 Post by knives » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:05 pm

Johnny O'Clock by a wide margin has that honor for me.

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#460 Post by legendoffolk » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:54 pm

I thought The Decks Ran Red was pretty interesting.

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#461 Post by beamish14 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:58 pm

I was floored to see that they're airing the 1990 Canadian drama Strangers in Good Company on the morning of September 16th.

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#462 Post by criterionsnob » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:17 pm

beamish14 wrote:I was floored to see that they're airing the 1990 Canadian drama Strangers in Good Company on the morning of September 16th.
Great film! I just rewatched it last weekend for the first time in probably 20 years. This was a film school favourite of mine and a big influence on my own work. The mix of fiction and documentary is very unique, and it hasn’t lost any of its charm. Would be a wonderful film for Criterion to release. They have released at least one NFB film before. It‘s available in HD on iTunes in Canada and looked lovely.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#463 Post by ando » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:34 pm

The Women Make Film series, running through December) has been interesting. WatchTCM has made post air-time viewing very convenient. A sad aside - I was going to post a word or two about a few films I discovered through the series on the official TCM message board but found that the curators of the site had problems with the concept of the project and so refrained from including a dedicated thread on the TCM Programs page. Instead they bitched about the project’s ill conception on a miscellaneous thread. Got out of there quick.

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#464 Post by Feego » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:25 pm

Yes, I am actively avoiding TCM's message board and Facebook page during this series. Any time TCM dares spotlight non-male/non-white/non-straight filmmakers or characters, the general chatter descends into "the sky is falling, TCM is dying, Robert Osborne must be rolling in his grave" pandemonium.

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#465 Post by HorseHeadBookends » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:59 pm

I can't say I'm surprised given the TCM's political message board is a non-stop Trump rally these days.

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#466 Post by ando » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:19 pm

For WatchTCM viewers: In '46 Jean Negulesco teamed with John Garfield for two projects, Nobody Lives Forever and Humoresque, both of which are streaming until 10/14 and 10/11, respectively.

I've never seen Nobody but Humoresque is a favorite. As a smart and alcoholic socialite in the latter film, Joan Crawford tries her best to do something outside of her range but inevitably succumbs to theatrics and Garfield isn't that convincing as a pug violinist (they must exist) but the score is splendid (Oscar nod). I'm not sure if Negulesco had a signature style but I'm keen on watching more of his work.

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#467 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:23 pm

Nobody Lives Forever is def worth a look. Here are my thoughts from the Noir thread
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Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco 1946) Conman John Garfield tries to hook wealthy widow Geraldine Fitzgerald, gets hooked by love instead. Though there are a few characters too many here, the film offers an often intriguing look at the assorted hierarchies of con artists within their community, from top chiselers like Garfield to washed-up old timers like Walter Brennan to low-level lackeys like tramps and elevator boys, and I enjoyed seeing everyone’s interactions within the substrata more than the more familiar noir narrative here.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#468 Post by ando » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:57 pm

Thanks. You're more charitable than Crowther (Times).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#469 Post by Roscoe » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:45 pm

I could do without the endless self-congratulating breaks where the hosts tell us how much they love and adore and admire each other and how brilliant they all think they are.

Can they get a speech therapist for Alicia Malone? That nasal whine has me reaching for the remote everytime she appears on screen for fear she'll say "film nwaaaaaah" like some adenoidal duck.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#470 Post by Feego » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:15 pm

In lighter news, their horror themed October promo is fun.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#471 Post by ando » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:10 pm

The Breaking Point is currently streaming on WatchTCM til Nov. 21 (an unusually long window). It's not a current Criterion Channel feature.

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#472 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:44 pm

ando wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:10 pm
(an unusually long window)
WatchTCM's windows have been rather variable starting this year. Although it used to be a solid 7 days for everything, now many movies will play for several weeks, while some every so often (Bava's Blood and Black Lace for one) won't even play for a week. For instance, a domino favorite, Vigil in the Night, which played back on October 6th, will be streaming until November 5th. I'm not sure what dictates these things, they seem to be at random.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#473 Post by ando » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:35 pm

Got up at 1 in the morning to catch a horror feature, The Werewolf (1956) last night; a creature feature so puzzingly dull that its McCarthy-era appeal is the only value I could fnd in it. The infantile narrative is a cover for a dark stranger and victim (of "science") in a mountain town whose denizens, despite attempts at compassion, hunt him down like the half-wolf he has apparently become. No pulp extremes. No great effects. Just outraged (not even threatened) bores looking for a hanging party. Blech.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#474 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Brad Bird does an excellent job doing the intros and outros for the Saturday night TCM Essential series with Ben Mankiewicz. Great insight. Probably has been my favorite so far

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#475 Post by ando » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:37 pm

I hear Dracula A.D. 1972 is a hoot. Streaming on Watch til Nov. 3

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