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by movieman1957
Today, 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 98
Views: 85475

Re: The Beatles

In Oct 2019 according to Forbes magazine The Beatles music was streamed 1.7 billion times last year. Also of note is that nearly half of those streaming are under 30.
by movieman1957
Today, 7:43 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Storm Clouds in our Future?
Replies: 17
Views: 18550

Re: Storm Clouds in our Future?

THe storm clouds for TCM cover Verizon and Comcast. Earlier this year (and much earlier in other places) Comcast moved TCM to a Sports/Entertainment package. For another $10 a month you can enjoy what used to be part of a differnet package. THeir excuse is not enough people watch it often enough to ...
by movieman1957
Today, 7:31 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: BBC Suggestions
Replies: 421
Views: 79517

Re: BBC Suggestions

A very good series I thought others might enjoy is a British production currently on Amazon Prime. It is called "Unforgotten." It stars the wonderful Nicola Walker as the head of a cold case unit in a mid country police department. The three seasons are comprised of a single case each season. The pr...
by movieman1957
September 6th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Tales from the TCM Classic Film Festival
Topic: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog
Replies: 1192
Views: 325118

Re: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog

Somewhere buried in here is where I wanted to do an east coast version at my parents’ house. I thought it would be great fun to have Wendy and April and Teresa and others come down and watch as many of the same films as we could all the while snacking and having meals. I knew it wouldn’t happen but ...
by movieman1957
August 12th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: CENTENNIAL
Replies: 7
Views: 12392

Re: CENTENNIAL

A couple of months ago I stumbled on a Richard Chamberlain interview on The Academy of American Television. They talked for a bit about Centennial and he fond memories of it but couldn’t remember Robert Conrad’s name. It is funny to think even after what must have been 25 years you would forget some...
by movieman1957
August 12th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Happy Anniversary, SSO!
Replies: 34
Views: 43151

Re: Happy Anniversary, SSO!

It couldn’t have been a previous version. Jeff worked very hard on getting this updated. We faced two choices: find a way to make the update work or find a way to archive it so that we wouldn’t lose the whole thing. Luckily it finally worked. Some of these things may be lost but we can still post. I...
by movieman1957
July 30th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 365984

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Plenty have been left out since this thread died but maybe there is some catching up to do. Ironic in a way that a comment on Olivia de Havilland’s passing should (unfortunately) follow one of her sister, Joan Fontaine. I always thought that Olivia was a somewhat delicate lady. At least that was her...
by movieman1957
July 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Talk About Modern Films
Topic: What recent films have you seen?
Replies: 81
Views: 117407

Re: What recent films have you seen?

One thing I can't get any fun out of is Super Hero/DC Comic films. Watched "Wonder Woman" (2017?) last weekend. I thought it had a bit of a twist when it shows we are dealing in a WW1 setting. Before a plane crash about 15 minutes in we have no idea when it is set. Somehow there is an island of Amaz...
by movieman1957
May 26th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 422298

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

The Cheat (1915) - This film really blew me out of the water. Sessue Hayakawa was a revelation, so restrained, and oh so magnetic. It's a shame he didn't get a chance to be a regular leading man (as opposed to the villain or the doomed lover) due to stupid miscegenation laws. The plot involves Haya...
by movieman1957
April 10th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Randolph Scott - Tribute
Replies: 111
Views: 73924

Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Going back almost 13 years now I am surprised the "Hangman's Knot" is mentioned only in passing. Our Man of the Thread stars with Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Claude Jarman, Jr., and Ray Teal. A band of Confederate soldiers attacks an Army gold shipment and find out at the end of it that the war was over...
by movieman1957
March 8th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Tales from the TCM Classic Film Festival
Topic: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog
Replies: 1192
Views: 325118

Re: Sue Sue's TCM Film Festival Tidbit Travel Blog

Christy:

Thanks for sharing this information here. It is nice to have some company.
by movieman1957
February 19th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Comedy - Romantic and Otherwise
Replies: 80
Views: 67864

Re: Comedy - Romantic and Otherwise

What Did You Do In The War, Daddy? is a robust and, at times, very funny comedy. At other times it lulls some as it really is a bit too long. The story involves a WWII American army unit capturing a small Italian town where the soldiers there will gladly surrender the next day after they have had th...
by movieman1957
February 12th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Noir Films
Replies: 938
Views: 156421

Re: Noir Films

Woman On The Run is a drama starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe. Her husband witnesses a murder and then he goes on the run for fear of becoming a target himself. Ann, along with the police, look for him. Ann enlists an eager O'Keefe to find him. Ann is a smart aleck the whole way through and m...
by movieman1957
January 18th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Morse prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 17822

Re: Morse prequel

You are very welcome. That is a game I play on most all of the British police dramas. There is a crowd that seemed to migrate through them all. I also am quite fond of Foyle's War. Would love to have a voice like Michael Kitchen.
by movieman1957
December 31st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Morse prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 17822

Re: Morse prequel

The series is as good as always. It is tough to find the earlier episodes unless you are streaming one of the British apps but if you can follow it it is worth it.

Maybe in retirement one could watch all three series in order. Assuming .you live long enough to do it.