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Matt
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#501 Post by Matt » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:27 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:34 pm
You gotta love TCM. They go from Something Wild (1961) to Pillow Talk
The shift from the daytime programming to primetime often results in some grinding of the gears. On Friday, we get King Kong (1933) followed by Places in the Heart (1984)—though I suppose you could say they both take place in the 1930s.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#502 Post by Feego » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:30 pm

My favorite was the time they went from The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (part of TCM Underground) to The Mortal Storm.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#503 Post by Fred Holywell » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:47 pm

TCM is premiering Alberto Lattuada's 1972 film Bianco, Rosso e... (aka White Sister) early Monday morning (3:45 am ET).

Rumored to be pretty bad, I don't know if it's Italian language or in English. But at least Sophia got around to making that sexy nun movie, after passing on Visconti's version of The Nun of Monza. https://www.criterionforum.org/forum/vi ... 00#p634335

It's preceded by the no doubt worthier Black Narcissus at 2 am.


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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#504 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:50 am

Tomorrow, 6PM EST, you can get a heavy dose of A Star is Born, 1937, 1954 and 1976 all back to back

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#505 Post by Feego » Sat May 01, 2021 7:57 pm

TCM is celebrating Satyajit Ray's 100th birthday with a 24-hour marathon starting Sunday May 2 at 8:00 pm Eastern with the following movies:

Pather Panchali
Aparajito
The World of Apu
The Big City
The Lonely Wife
The Music Room
Devi
The Coward
Three Daughters: The Postmaster
Three Daughters: Monihara
Three Daughters: Samapti
The Holy Man
An Enemy of the People
The Stranger

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#506 Post by Feego » Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm

A few other tidbits on this month's schedule that might be of interest (all times Eastern):

Muriel’s Wedding (1994) -- May 4, 9:45 pm

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) -- May 5, 10:00 pm

Madeleine (1950) -- early morning May 6, 2:15 am

Princess Tam Tam (1935) -- May 9, 12:45 pm

So This Is Paris (1926, Lubitsch) -- May 9, 8:00 pm

Chantal Akerman double feature, early morning May 10:
News from Home (1976) -- 4:15 am
La Chambre (1972) -- 6:13 am

Tab Hunter marathon, May 11:
The Girl He Left Behind (1956) -- 12:45 pm
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) -- 2:45 pm
The Golden Arrow (1964) -- 4:30 pm
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) -- 6:15 pm

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970, Preminger) - May 11, 8:00 pm

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) -- late evening May 11/early morning May 12, 12:00 am

Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) -- May 12, 9:15 am

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) -- early morning May 16, 2:15 am

Antonio Gaudi (1984) -- May 16, 4:00 am

Love (1927) -- late evening May 16/early morning May 17, 12:00 am

Run Lola Run (1998) -- early morning May 17, 2:00 am

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) -- late evening May 17/early morning May 18, 12:00 am

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954, Bunuel) -- May 18, 3:30 pm

Fat Girl (2001) -- early morning May 19, 1:45 am

The Fireman’s Ball (1967) -- May 20, 8:15 am

Petulia (1968) -- early morning May 21, 3:45 am

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) -- late evening May 21/early morning May 22, 12:00 am

James Whale triple feature, May 23:
Frankenstein (1931) -- 8:00 pm
Waterloo Bridge (1931) -- 9:30 pm
The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) -- 11:00 pm

The Merry Widow (1925, Stroheim) -- late evening May 23/early morning May 24, 12:15 am

The Kiss (1929) -- early morning May 27, 3:30 am

Mike Leigh double feature, early morning May 28:
High Hopes (1988) -- 2:00 am
Life Is Sweet (1990) -- 4:00 am

Dersu Uzala (1975) -- May 28, 10:00 am

The Trap (1966, Sidney Hayers, rarely shown on U.S. TV) -- May 28, 4:00 pm

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#507 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm

Feego wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) -- late evening May 11/early morning May 12, 12:00 am
The movie that will never see the light of day on physical media :(

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#508 Post by okcmaxk » Mon May 03, 2021 10:28 pm

TCM’s partnering with the AFI to curate a collection of Robert Osborne’s intros and outros . I may be wrong, but this seems to be the first official step to compile and preserve intros/outros (aside from a few YT posts)—hopefully more are on the way.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#509 Post by Habit Rouge » Mon May 03, 2021 11:02 pm

It would be nice to actually use his intros and outros when broadcasting the relevant films. If the current hosts have anything noteworthy comments to offer, include them, too.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#510 Post by Black Hat » Wed May 05, 2021 3:43 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Feego wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) -- late evening May 11/early morning May 12, 12:00 am
The movie that will never see the light of day on physical media :(
Why is that? I saw it a few years ago at Walter Reade and was really taken in by it. The soundtrack is great too and I believe has similar complications.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#511 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed May 05, 2021 5:53 am

The soundtrack is great too and I believe has similar complications.
That's putting it mildly. The music rights are a mess. It would take a hurculean effort to get this released

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#512 Post by hearthesilence » Wed May 05, 2021 9:18 am

Have they tried remixing it with generic, royalty-free music? No doubt there'd be an uproar, but more than a few DVD releases have done it (WKRP in Cincinnati being the most egregious one), and unless someone involved with the film was able to block that, I'm surprised it hasn't been done just to get it out there.

In the meantime, someone on Vimeo uploaded the whole thing a while back. I believe it's still there.

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#513 Post by beamish14 » Wed May 05, 2021 3:32 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Feego wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) -- late evening May 11/early morning May 12, 12:00 am
The movie that will never see the light of day on physical media :(


It did have a VHS release, but you're correct in that a DVD/Blu seems like a far-flung possibility at this point. Little Darlings is another very popular Paramount title that has suffered
a similar fate.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#514 Post by okcmaxk » Wed May 05, 2021 7:57 pm

In a cruel, sadistic alternate dimension, clearing “Let Your Love Flow” would be more costly than clearing “Oh My Love.”

In TCM-related news, a teaser for the next two seasons of their podcast The Plot Thickens was just released. One is about “a woman who became Hollywood’s biggest success,” which is fairly vague—Penny Marshall? Judging by a picture of De Palma on the clip’s thumbnail and the clue of a major flop, the second is about The Bonfire of the Vanities. Hanks interview for both seasons?

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#515 Post by knives » Wed May 05, 2021 8:00 pm

Lois Weber was once the highest paid director in the game.

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Fred Holywell
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#516 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu May 06, 2021 9:00 pm

TCM is premiering the recently restored version of Curitz's Doctor X tonight/tomorrow at 1:30 AM ET, part of their (socially distanced) film festival line-up.

TCM Film Festival: May 6-9

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#517 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu May 06, 2021 9:11 pm

The festival has a bunch of other premieres scheduled as well, including the following:

THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS 1951
World premiere of a new restoration by the Louis de Rochemont estate, presented by Flicker Alley.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 1950
TCM premiere of recent 4K restoration from the original nitrate Technicolor negative.

let me come in 2021
World broadcast premiere presentation of Bill Morrison’s experimental short featuring decayed film reels from the lost, German silent film Pawns of Passion (1928).

THEY WON’T BELIEVE ME 1947
World premiere of a recent 4K restoration from the nitrate film. This restoration returns the film to its original 95 minutes thanks to the return of 15 minutes of original footage cut by RKO at the film’s reissue in the 1950s.

HER MAN 1930
World television premiere of restored version.

PRINCESS TAM TAM 1935
World television premiere restoration.

SO THIS IS PARIS 1926
World premiere restoration featuring a new score by composer Ben Model.
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#518 Post by Jonathan S » Fri May 07, 2021 2:50 am

THEY WON’T BELIEVE ME 1947
World premiere of a recent 4K restoration from the nitrate film. This restoration returns the film to its original 95 minutes thanks to the return of 15 minutes of original footage cut by RKO at the film’s reissue in the 1950s.
In the UK, the BBC has repeatedly broadcast the full-length version (91m with PAL speed-up) since 1990 - though obviously not restored in the wider sense.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#519 Post by senseabove » Wed May 12, 2021 11:17 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Feego wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) -- late evening May 11/early morning May 12, 12:00 am
The movie that will never see the light of day on physical media :(
Not even digital media, either, apparently. I set this to DVR via Sling, and it just... didn't. I've seen "Content Not Available" placeholders for things that TCM can't broadcast online for some reason or other, but this is the first time I've seen something that apparently did play in their online stream yet wouldn't record. For comparison, Remember My Name DVRd just fine a few weeks ago.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#520 Post by okcmaxk » Thu May 13, 2021 1:59 am

senseabove wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 11:17 pm
Not even digital media, either, apparently. I set this to DVR via Sling, and it just... didn't. I've seen "Content Not Available" placeholders for things that TCM can't broadcast online for some reason or other, but this is the first time I've seen something that apparently did play in their online stream yet wouldn't record. For comparison, Remember My Name DVRd just fine a few weeks ago.
I had the same issue with Youtube TV, really disappointing.

For anyone who did happen to catch it, did the transfer look new? Any music cuts?

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#521 Post by Feego » Thu May 13, 2021 1:07 pm

I Tivo'd it, but I only skimmed it. Also, it's been years since I last saw this movie, so I wouldn't be able to tell immediately if there were music cuts. It didn't strike me as looking much different, however, from the last time TCM showed it (2016, maybe?).

FYI, the first time I watched the film was on Netflix about 10 years ago, so it was clearly licensed for streaming. Again, though, I can't say if the original music was all there.

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#522 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu May 13, 2021 2:37 pm

Same here. Tivo'd it without any problem. Watched some last night, and it looked fine. Very much like I remember seeing it in a theater back in the day. (It's one of those movies from my youth that I don't think I'll ever get out of my head.) Skipped around a bit, but probably wouldn't be able to tell right off if there were any music cuts, either.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#523 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu May 13, 2021 6:41 pm

Here are a couple of minutes from yesterday's showing of Looking for Mr. Goodbar on TCM. (Not totally SFW, but mild compared to much of the movie.) It looks and sounds really nice, as does the rest of the film. Ready and waiting for a BD/DVD release someday (maybe).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#524 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu May 13, 2021 6:45 pm

My god that's so much better than the VHS-quality rip I saw like a decade ago (obviously)- I never thought I'd see the film looking any clearer than that fuzzy mess- though it was rather appropriate for the film's dour tone

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#525 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:07 pm

They just had on Night Must Fall (1937, Richard Thorpe). I've never seen it and unfortunately I just caught the last 20 minutes. I'm surprised that Louis B Mayer gave this a green light. And seeing Robert Montgomery in this kind of role, wow. I hope they re-air this. This looks excellent

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