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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 16 April 2020 at 1:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


The theaters in Hollywood that usually host TCM's annual festival are dark, so
they are doing some great programming today through Sunday:

TCM Classic Film
Festival 2020



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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 17 April 2020 at 2:37pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

So that's why I'm not getting my Saturday Matinee!

I emptied my DVR again last night. It now has METROPOLIS and THE SEVENTH SEAL, because apparently I'm pretentious. Well, I'm recording NORTH BY NORTHWEST now, it's fun.

Hmm... I wonder what some of the hosts have to say about some of the movies in their introductions. I'm uncomfortable with Dennis Miller doing CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. What can one say about MAD LOVE? "Peter Lorre, afraid of being typecast after M, breaks out of the mold -- and into another dimension!"
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Tim O Neill
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I really liked the Luis Rainer interview last night - Robert Osborne showed such
patience and caring with her during the interview. I only saw Osborne once,
when he introduced a screening of MARY POPPINS at the El Capitan Theater.
The post Q&A was with Richard Sherman and was excellent (that was
moderated by Donald Bogle).

Check out the Q&A's they have interspersed throughout - they are lining up a
great "best of" from festivals past.

I'm looking forward to HOWARD AND LILIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
tonight.


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Shaun Barry
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Jack, one does not need to be pretentious in order to enjoy THE SEVENTH SEAL.  I've been saying for years that, for a 1950's black & white Swedish film (with subtitles), it's surprisingly accessible.  Heavy stuff at times, but the warm cast and dry humor helps lift it up at just the right moments.



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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 17 April 2020 at 4:12pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I've seen North by Northwest dozens of times, so I'm not too upset at missing it.  BUT I was able to get Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, Auntie Mame, and Singin’ in the Rain all set up to record.
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Jack Bohn
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I'm sure it's been said before, but Martin Landau,
Edward Platt, and Leo G. Carroll; every agency was
working this case!

I guess the introduction played after the movie was
played before at one of the live events. That makes
sense. A movie with a crowd is like a rock concert;
you're not expecting the comedian to come back out
afterwards. Whereas at home, you got the news and The
Late Show.
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Tim O Neill
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They make a pin for each year's festival - here's two that caught my eye:







They are pretty small - 2014 is 2" wide, and 2017 is 2" tall


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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 19 April 2020 at 1:48pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply


I really liked the Faye Dunaway interview from The Ricardo
Montalban Theater they aired yesterday - I had not seen it
before. I did see a shorter interview with her and Ben
Mankiewicz later the same day that they taped the longer
interview - they did the talk before a screening of NETWORK
at the Egyptian Theater.

I also watched the Harold Lloyd film SAFETY LAST when it
came up yesterday - I have the DVD, but i was on the couch
and it hit me right at the perfect time. Lloyd was
brilliant - he tends to get overshadowed by Chaplin and
Keaton, but I think of him as a comedy legend as well.


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