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by txfilmfan
April 16th, 2024, 10:16 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: April 2024 Schedule Posted, Marlon Brando is SOTM
Replies: 39
Views: 1701

Re: April 2024 Schedule Posted, Marlon Brando is SOTM

It's been on Sundance, AMC and BBC America lately (with ads), along with on-demand copies on MGM+ and YouTube Movies. I DVR'ed it off Showtime when they had a free week offer some time ago, and my DVR still picks up copies from various networks. The ad networks have about 45 mines of ads, based on ...
by txfilmfan
April 16th, 2024, 10:13 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: A Glimpse of Golden Age Hollywood
Replies: 75
Views: 5082

Re: A Glimpse of Golden Age Hollywood

With all the smoking done on and off set it's a wonder they could keep the film and cameras clean and uncontaminated.
by txfilmfan
April 15th, 2024, 9:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES
Replies: 2513
Views: 120053

Re: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES

Sat next to her at the TCM Film Festival the only time I bought the pass for the opening night film ( The Sound of Music was that year for its 50th anniversary). This was a year or two before War Paint . On the other side of us was James Cromwell. Both were very nice. Ended up walking back to the ho...
by txfilmfan
April 15th, 2024, 7:59 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

I'll defend Lavin's singing a bit here. She was a Broadway (and off-Broadway) veteran long before Alice came about, in musicals and straight plays. She was in an off-Broadway revue with Jo Anne Worley and Paul Sand, among others, called The Mad Show , loosely based on Mad magazine. She sang a song a...
by txfilmfan
April 15th, 2024, 7:48 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

I don't think I've ever seen an entire episode of ALICE, but I love the movie ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE [/b]that was the inspiration for the TV series. I'M THE OPPOSITE- I've only seen the TV SERIES, which I grew up watching on THE SUPERSTATION. It would be interesting to see what you think o...
by txfilmfan
April 15th, 2024, 1:57 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

When sitcom writers resort to relying on catchphrases to get a big studio audience response, that sitcom is generally on the decline. Whether it's "Dyn-o-mite!", "Kiss my grits", or "Up your nose with a rubber hose," they are funny the first half dozen times, but wear a...
by txfilmfan
April 14th, 2024, 4:24 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES
Replies: 2513
Views: 120053

Re: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES

We're almost at the exact hour of TCM's first sign-on. They signed on the air at 6 p.m. EDT on 14 April 1994.
by txfilmfan
April 14th, 2024, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Streaming on Criterion in April.
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Streaming on Criterion in April.

Anyone notice that the Criterion Channel now has a programmed streaming channel? They call it Criterion 24/7. When I started the Criterion app on my TV last night, I noticed that the layout was slightly different. There's a new option at the top called Criterion 24/7. It's programmed, meaning they d...
by txfilmfan
April 13th, 2024, 7:16 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

To add to the sitcom discussion, add another vote to the column for The Nanny. That show was hilarious, and the ensemble was perfectly matched together. I saw a couple of episodes of Cybill online and wanted to see more because it seemed fantastic (and I loved Cybill on Moonlighting), but never got...
by txfilmfan
April 13th, 2024, 10:12 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

There are also regional differences, like Southerners (me, for one) who thought All in the Family was WAY TOO LOUD!!! PEOPLE SHRIEKING AT EACH OTHER IN UGLY ACCENTS!!!!!! Whereas Designing Women, so brilliant and funny in its early years, might not have made as much sense to people in other parts o...
by txfilmfan
April 12th, 2024, 11:02 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

I had the "Elaine at The English Patient " experience with Pirates of the Caribbean . People had low expectations of the film, based as it was on a Disney theme park ride, but because it was better than that, suddenly it became a phenomenon. When I saw it, I was expecting a really enterta...
by txfilmfan
April 12th, 2024, 10:04 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

I'd never heard of Stopette until I started watching WML reruns on the Game Show Network years ago. They would show the entire original show with period commercials (and then add their own modern ones too), so a 30 minute episode ran 40 minutes. It is currently shown on: Buzzr. It retains the origi...
by txfilmfan
April 11th, 2024, 7:19 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

What's My Line (1950-1967) was sponsored by: 'Stopette' (Poof! There goes perspiration!) These commercials were usually a talking head but there was one which had a lady in a unitard doing an interpretive dance. It is ... interesting. Stopette is referenced in Sabrina , of all things. As I understa...
by txfilmfan
April 11th, 2024, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Theater
Replies: 90
Views: 6948

Re: Theater

Old Friends, Cameron Mackintosh's love letter to Stephen Sondheim, will be coming to America. It began life as a one-off event in London with an all-star cast, to benefit the Stephen Sondheim Foundation. It was later mounted with a mostly different cast for a run in the West End, which is where I s...
by txfilmfan
April 11th, 2024, 4:44 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3222
Views: 168399

Re: I Just Watched...

THE THING ABOUT MODERN COMMERCIALS that gets me is THAT THEY ARE soooooooooooooo PUNISHINGLY DREADFUL- and there is NO NEED FOR THEM TO BE. I was recently looking at commercials from the 70s 80s and 90s ON YOUTUBE and was taken aback by how INNOCUOUS AND INNOFFENSIVE AND TO-THE-POINT THEY ARE. No s...