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OK, I finally watched Paths of Glory.  It was pretty good, if a tad depressing.  Taut little legal story amidst the horrors of war.  I told my lawyers to stand down.


Looks like a Clint Eastwood marathon Saturday, including the spaghetti western trilogy during the day.

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18 minutes ago, RPM said:

Right turn, Clyde.

Was just talking to someone about these movies the other day.  Watching it now!  Thanks for the heads up!

EWWBL was released in 1978.  Eastwood was 48 years old!

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9 hours ago, WhatTheBuck said:

Is there a more cheesy scene in the history of cinema than when York discovers religion?

 I think at first you're right.  But like so much in this movie, if you watch it about 35 times, you see how great Kapra scenes like that are. On one level, it's pretty sappy and even nondescript, but on another level, the entire scene is carried by the actors' mannerisms and looks.  Cooper is spectacular in that scene, just the right touch of "light bulb" vs. "wha' happen" vs. "I knowed wha' happen".  His looks were at the same time, knowing, inquisitive, and even innocent (like I guess a newborn Christian). The lightning bolt scene was completely fabricated, as well as the church scene.  In reality it took a long time for York to "come around" but that doesn't make good movies.  However, York approved of the 'flash-bang" version as he knew people who "came to Jesus" like that and said it was entirely possible.  They "covered" this in a previous scene where the Preacher was talking to Alvin while he was plowing... Alvin said that people come to the Lord in various ways, some gradually, some suddenly, etc.  He said if that ever happened, he wouldn't know which way, but he "hoped" it might happen to him some day nevertheless.

That movie has a lot of non-verbal stuff in it.  It takes some getting used to, but never strays all that far from the story. 

Cooper's performance in that was absolutely deserving of it, plus he really wanted to do it, and York wouldn't do it unless Cooper was the lead.  Cooper and York got along terrifically because both were mountain men, excellent ranchers/riders/hunters, and came from the same cut.  Cooper always said this way by far his best role, because he essentially played a Southern version of himself.

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Any emotional car driving scene directed by Vincente Minelli is the cheesiest scene in the history of cinema. See "The Bad And The Beautiful" and "Two Weeks In Another Town." He is the cheesemaster...but beautifully so. The BATB scene always has me in stitches, so gloriously over the top.

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1 hour ago, Continental Op said:

Alicia Malone is not a good host. 

I believe I stated the same thing a while back. She's pleasant enough to look at, but that voice doesn't work for TCM. G'daaaay!

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They have too many faces now, none of which can replace Robert. I guess Mankiewicz is too busy helping the resistance to do regular weekdays.
Mankiewicz only shows up in Atlanta once a month and hammers out the intros/post game shows in a day or two. He is really good at reading a teleprompter. I think they just want to have multiple voices involved in hosting for whatever reason. I agree that nobody can replace Robert but I think Mankiewicz is more than adequate for the job and they should stick with him as much as possible.
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3 hours ago, SimonBolivar said:

I'm ready for this month to be over and back to normal programming.

Agreed. Ready for Noir Alley to return.

Got to watch most of Advise and Consent today. It was cutting edge dirty politics for it's day. 

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5 minutes ago, MAROON said:

watched the last half of The Big sleep last night..great flick

Damn, Lauren Bacall was sexy as can be.  I bet it took all the willpower Bogie had to finish those scenes, then get her back to his trailer.

That gravelly cigarette voice........... Schwiiiiiiiiing......

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For nothing else Ted Turner will always be a saint in my eyes for keeping TCM commercial free and not going the AMC route. I do wish they would go back to their roots and show more of the unheralded Film Noir. Like in the Osbourne days. That's how I got hooked. 

I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't like BM. After the standard that Osbourne set, he just doesn't have the same appeal. He just seems so boring when talking up a film.

I like the idea of going back to the old intros.

I do think that Baldwin would kill as the prime host. He just seems more enthused than BM.

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Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Noah Beery Jr, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess and Sig Ruman. Produced, directed and story by Howard Hawks. Nominated for 2 Oscars (Cinematography, Special Effects). Should have been nominated for more, but 1939 was a ridiculously good year in film. This is one of my favorite films for both Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. They both give great performances swinging back and forth between romantic comedy and drama.

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1 hour ago, RPM said:

They just ran a whole day of Frankenstein.

Yeah and I recorded a few of them, but they aren't playing any of the "hits" this year as far as I've seen.



Wednesday, October 3rd

8 pm ET – The Unknown (1927)

9 pm ET – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

10:45 pm ET – The Monster (1925)

Thursday, October 4th

12:30 am ET – The Penalty (1920)

2:15 am ET – The Unholy Three (1925)

4 am ET – He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Saturday, October 6th

2 am ET – Deadly Friend (1986)

3:45 am ET – Demon Seed (1977)

Sunday, October 7th

8 pm ET – The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

9:30 pm ET – The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

10:45 pm ET – The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

Monday, October 8th

12 am ET – Nosferatu (1922)

Wednesday, October 10th

8 pm ET – The Devil’s Bride (1968)

10 pm ET – (Horror of) Dracula (1958)

11:30 pm ET – Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965)

Thursday, October 11th

1:15 am ET – Horror Hotel (aka City Of The Dead) (1960)

2:45 am ET – The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

4:30 am ET – Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)

Saturday, October 13th

2:15 pm ET – The Seventh Victim (1943)

8 pm ET – The Fearless Vampire Killers or, Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (aka Dance of the Vampires) (1967)

Sunday, October 14th

8 pm ET – Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

9:30 pm ET – Mummy’s Boys (1936)

10:45 pm ET – The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958)

Monday, October 15th

12 am ET – Faust (1926)

Tuesday, October 16th

12:15 am ET – The Black Hole (1979)

Wednesday, October 17th

8 pm ET – The Old Dark House (1932) (Pictured Above)

9:30 pm ET – The Walking Dead (1936)

10:45 pm ET – Isle of the Dead (1945)

Thursday, October 18th

12:15 am ET – Bedlam (1946)

1:45 am ET – Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

3:15 am ET – The Sorcerers (1967)

5:00 am ET – The Terror (1963)

Friday, October 19th

8 pm ET – Carry on Screaming! (1966)

Saturday, October 20th

2 am ET – Dreamscape (1984)

3:45 am ET – Dead Sleep (1990)

Sunday, October 21st

8 pm ET – The Mummy (1959)

9:45 pm ET – The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

11:15 pm ET – The Pharaoh’s Curse (1957)

Monday, October 22nd

12:30 am ET – The Phantom Carriage (1921)

2:30 am ET – Eyes Without a Face (1959)

4:15 am ET – A Woman’s Face (1941)

8 pm ET – The Frankenstein Myth (2018)

9 pm ET – Son of Frankenstein (1939)

11 pm ET – The Frankenstein Myth (2018)

Tuesday, October 23rd

12 am ET – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

1:30 am ET – Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

3:15 am ET – Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! (1970)

5 am ET – The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

Wednesday, October 24th

8 pm ET – White Zombie (1932)

9:15 pm ET – Mark of the Vampire (1935)

10:30 pm ET – Night Monster (1942)

Thursday, October 25th

12 am ET – The Human Monster (1939)

1:30 am ET – The Devil Bat (1940)

2:45 am Et – The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

4 am ET – Spooks Run Wild (1941)

5:15 am ET – Bowery at Midnight (1942)

9:45 am ET – The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Saturday, October 27th

2 am ET – The Hand (1981)

4 am ET – The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)

6 am ET – The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

11:30 am ET – The Tell-Tale Heart (SHORT) (1941)

2:15 pm ET – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) (Pictured Above)

6 pm ET – The Power (1968)

8 pm ET – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

10 pm ET – The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

Sunday, October 28th

12 am ET – Follow Me Quietly (1949)

1:30 am Et – House of Dark Shadows (1970)

3:30 am ET – Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)

5:30 am ET – Black Cats and Broomsticks (SHORT) (1955)

8 pm ET – The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)

10 pm ET – Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SLIDE 5 of 7OCTOBER 29 – 30

Monday, October 29th

4 am ET – Diabolique (1955)

6:30 am ET – The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

7:45 am ET – The Bad Seed (1956)

10 am ET – Children of the Damned (1963)

11:45 am ET – Village of the Damned (1961)

1:15 pm ET – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

3:45 pm ET – Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

6:15 pm ET – The Nanny (1965)

8 pm ET – Island of Lost Souls (1932)

9:15 pm ET – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

11 pm ET – Mad Love (1935)

Tuesday, October 30th

12:15 am ET – The Fly (1958)

4:15 am ET – The Frozen Dead (1967)

5:30 am ET – Return to Glennascaul (SHORT) (1953)

6 am ET – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

7:15 am ET – The Magician (1926)

8:45 am ET – The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

10:15 am ET – The Devil-Doll (1936)

11:45 am ET – The Mysterious Island (1929)

1:30 pm ET – Doctor X (1932)

3 pm ET – The Return of Doctor X (1939)

4:15 pm ET – King Kong (1933)

6:15 pm ET – Things To Come (1936)

8 pm ET – Ghost Chasers (1951)

9:30 pm ET – The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

10:45 pm ET – Spook Busters (1946)

Wednesday, October 31st

12:15 am ET – Spook Chasers (1957)

1:30 am ET – Master Minds (1949)

2:45 am ET – Night of the Living Dead (1968) (Pictured Above)

4:30 am ET – The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

6 am ET – Hands of a Stranger (1962)

7:30 am ET – Dementia 13 (1963)

9 am ET – Cat People (1942)

10:15 am ET – Carnival of Souls (1962)

11:45 am ET – Spirits of the Dead (1968)

2 pm ET – From Beyond the Grave (1973)

4 pm ET – Black Sabbath (1963)

6 pm ET – Dead of Night (1945)

8 pm ET – House of Wax (1953)

9:45 pm ET – The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

11:15 pm ET – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Thursday, November 1st

1 am ET – House on Haunted Hill (1958)

2:30 am ET – Theatre of Blood (1973)

4:30 am ET – The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Oh well I like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

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