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by CoffeeDan
August 9th, 2008, 8:55 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 94219

Jacques Tur-NEWER, Tur-NOWER, TUR-newer, TUR-nower -- or some other possibility? And was Maurice's last name pronounced similarly, or did the son break from the father? This one's tricky. I've heard the name pronounced both tour-NER and like Turner, but the actual pronunciation is somewhere between...
by CoffeeDan
August 9th, 2008, 5:49 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 94219

Ahem -- I'm the "someone" who started the pronunciation thread on the TCM boards. Since I used to work in radio, I used to sweat over how to correctly pronounce famous names on the air, especially since I have a troublesome surname myself. I've spent a lot of time listening to newsreels, r...
by CoffeeDan
June 10th, 2008, 3:01 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Replies: 3710
Views: 337937

Question-- I watched a film not long ago, from TCM, I thought it starred Ginger Rogers. Anyway, it was these two young people who fall in love, but before they can marry, a rich girl butts in and marries the man out from under the star. The man owns a gas station. And instead of being angry, the fe...
by CoffeeDan
June 7th, 2008, 9:18 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Which Comedian is like Fingers on a Chalkboard for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 8859

Hey! Quit dissing Bert & Bob! (and a few others, too)

To be honest, threads like this one are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, mainly because they bring out the worst in certain people. I'd rather hear about what they like rather than what they don't like. Too many dislikes strung together are depressing, and after a while, it seems that everybo...
by CoffeeDan
June 3rd, 2008, 2:24 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: 100 Years of Mel.
Replies: 23
Views: 3059

What I really find amusing is reading the credits for any toons made these days and seeing how many differnt voice actors they require. Mel would do the whole dang thing and then come back for more, with each voice feeling fresh and perfectly appropriate to the character. Mel, you da' man. Indeed h...
by CoffeeDan
May 31st, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

There's still time . . .

Postscript: Deep Discount's 50 percent off sale on Kino titles has been extended through this weekend! Last day is June 1.
by CoffeeDan
May 5th, 2008, 8:19 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Matthew Kennedy on Joan Blondell & Edmund Goulding
Replies: 61
Views: 20251

Hello, Mr. Kennedy! Thanks for chatting with us this week. My first question is about Edmund Goulding. Back in my film school days, one of my teachers noted that in Goulding's films, the actors never entered or exited the frame unless it was "natural," like going through a door, driving of...
by CoffeeDan
April 30th, 2008, 6:19 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: More early talkies coming from Warner Home Video?
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

More early talkies coming from Warner Home Video?

Ron Hutchinson of the Vitaphone Project posted this at the Al Jolson Forum (in response to a query about a DVD of THE SINGING FOOL), and I thought I'd repost it here: As I worked with WB on THE JAZZ SINGER DVD set, I can give a little perspective on next plans. THE JAZZ SINGER set was never going to...
by CoffeeDan
April 17th, 2008, 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friends of TCM?
Replies: 26
Views: 4261

I haven't seen this yet; I'll have to check my inbox when I go home this morning. But I have been receiving my newsletters and schedule alerts same as always, as well as the message board updates (sometimes these clog my inbox, there are so many).
by CoffeeDan
April 14th, 2008, 9:16 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Questions for Kevin Brownlow
Replies: 80
Views: 23651

Okay, here goes . . .

Just a few more, Mr. Brownlow: 1. Since the moviegoing public initially didn't want sound pictures -- and proved very resistant even into the late 1920s -- why do you think sound took over so quickly and completely during 1929-30? 2. Silent features from the 1913-20 period seem so much faster paced ...
by CoffeeDan
March 20th, 2008, 12:28 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: "Burke's Law" finally on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

I don't usually buy TV shows on DVD. I know of very few that deserve the "complete" treatment, but I have made exceptions in the cases of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Twilight Zone . However, after reading the flyer from VCI and watching the clips on their website, I think I may spring fo...
by CoffeeDan
March 15th, 2008, 7:41 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: The Dumb Question Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

If the shoe fits . . .

According to Patrick Robertson's Film Facts (published in 2001), Charles Perrault's Cinderella holds the record with 103 different film versions "including cartoon. modern, ballet, operatic, pornographic, and parody versions." The earliest known version is the British CINDERELLA AND THE FA...
by CoffeeDan
March 15th, 2008, 11:01 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celebrity Lookalikes
Replies: 24
Views: 3789

When I was a younger film buff, I used to get Victor Mature and Robert Mitchum mixed up. I still see some similarity between them (particularly their film noir work), but at least I can tell them apart now.
by CoffeeDan
March 15th, 2008, 10:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Member poll -- how did you find us?
Replies: 64
Views: 17522

Moira must have been on a tear. She invited me, too, via a private message on That Certain Moviesite.

I'm also glad to see to see a lot of my friends from another forum, too. They probably considered it a golden opportunity . . .
by CoffeeDan
February 15th, 2008, 10:08 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: I must find good comprehensive New DVD Release sites
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

For the serious DVD collector . . .

Ollie, have you tried DVD Aficionado? They have a new, improved search function that lets you search up to four fields at one time. So if you wanted to see, for instance, western films directed by Anthony Mann to be released by MGM/Fox on June 11, 2008, you can enter all that info and have your answ...

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