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by TalkieTime
December 2nd, 2007, 5:21 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Holiday Promo
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

No problem Jezebel38. After my initial posting on TCM FredCDobbs posted the link that I have added to my post. In my post I removed the sentence about running a portion of the clip backward because that portion was actually reproduced by inverting the picture so that "TCM" might be read fr...
by TalkieTime
December 2nd, 2007, 5:17 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Holiday Promo
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

The 2007 "TCM Happy Holidays" promo is taken from Gold Diggers of 1933 in a sequence beginning about 39 minutes into the film. The sequence is part of one version of "Pettin' in the Park." The TCM letters and logos were added by TCM. The "baby" is Billy Barty. View it h...
by TalkieTime
November 26th, 2007, 9:21 pm
Forum: Classic Cinema College
Topic: TCM Happy Holidays Promo
Replies: 2
Views: 10429

Seems like we're digging some gold from 1933.
by TalkieTime
November 25th, 2007, 8:47 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Stan and Ollie
Replies: 202
Views: 73976

The Spanish language version of Chickens Come Home (Politiqueras) is much longer than the English language version. Babe delivers his lines smoothly but Stan has a tough time of it. Both versions are quite a hoot!
by TalkieTime
October 31st, 2007, 1:39 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Coming Up on TCM
Replies: 803
Views: 131263

In the Very Little TCM thread I posted some background concerning Our Man in Havana excerpted from Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs , by Diana Rico. The movie was filmed just after the Castro takeover in Cuba. Some of the political tensions/situations are part of this interesting narrative. O...
by TalkieTime
October 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Very Little TCM
Replies: 14
Views: 2578

Here is some background and comment concerning Our Man in Havana as found in Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs , by Diana Rico: “Kovacs’ new film project was Our Man in Havana, a melancholy satire starring Alec Guinness as a Cuban-based vacuum cleaner salesman who becomes entangled with the Br...
by TalkieTime
October 23rd, 2007, 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local TV Horror Hosts....any memories?
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

I used to watch Sinister Cinema on KATU in Portland Oregon. This was in the 1970s. Jimmy Hollister was "Ravenscroft," sort of an Igor, with Victor Ives as a comical caped Dracula, the main host. The series had been off the air for a number of years when there was a "reunion" show...
by TalkieTime
October 17th, 2007, 2:23 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Shorts now on TCM online schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Today, and over the next several days, there are a number of deviations from the published Now Playing schedules. This, and the omission of interstitial shorts from the online schedule, has prompted me to program my time-shifting devices to record all 1930s and 1940s movies, including those I have r...
by TalkieTime
October 15th, 2007, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: HOME RECORDING TO DVD
Replies: 42
Views: 39926

While some manufacturers of combo recorders and DVRs no longer equip some of their products with built-in tuners some manufacturers are offering products that have built-in analog and digital tuners. I have one of the new analog/digital tuning Panasonics, a DMR-EZ17, an entry level DVD recorder. Thi...
by TalkieTime
October 8th, 2007, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: HOME RECORDING TO DVD
Replies: 42
Views: 39926

Birdy,

It's good to hear from you again.

I'm glad you're pleased with your Panasonic. Mine have held up well, even with heavy use.

I read more than I post here or on TCM. I'm more like Mr. Ed, I don't speak unless I have something to say.

Take care.

TalkieTime
by TalkieTime
October 8th, 2007, 1:46 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The old days of TCM
Replies: 27
Views: 4591

Hollis, VCR and DVD recorders with built-in tuners receive TV stations, cable and satellite channels and allow recording from those services. (A VHS or DVD "player" is just that, limited to playing those media formats, not recording.) Until just recently VCRs and DVD recorders had built-in...
by TalkieTime
October 5th, 2007, 8:21 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The old days of TCM
Replies: 27
Views: 4591

Hollis, The SV2000 VHS/DVD at the $40 price probably doesn't have a tuner, only Line In RCA jacks for connecting to a cable converter or satellite receiver that has RCA outputs. (Lower priced machines manufactured since March 2007 no longer have tuners.) There is one very negative review on the Wal-...
by TalkieTime
September 17th, 2007, 4:19 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Errol Flynn & Olivia deHavilland Desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 14833

Pktrekgirl,

The minute I saw this great piece of art I set it as my main computer's wallpaper.

Thank you.

TalkieTime
by TalkieTime
September 14th, 2007, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: HOME RECORDING TO DVD
Replies: 42
Views: 39926

Is there a new Panasonic hard drive DVR coming? I recently inquired. Here is their response: "Thank you for your inquiry. As of 2007, we are no longer designing our DVD Recorders with a hard drive. We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank You, Panasonic Consumer Support"
by TalkieTime
September 13th, 2007, 9:18 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Mad Men on AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Remember Wenn, set in a Pittsburgh radio station in the 1939-41 period, premiered on American Movie Classics on 1/13/96. After a run of fifty-six episodes the final original episode aired on 9/11/98. I watched and recorded all but six of those episodes. During that period AMC was still committed to ...

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