Mr. Arkadin wrote:
Interesting thread. Lots of intelligent and interesting views. Kyle, you're a fountain of knowlege!
Why don't you post more?!
Thanks for the compliment.
As to my sporadic posting behavior, I think that thread is a good example demonstrating why. I remember laboring on that response to JonParker for over an hour making sure to get it just right. The time it takes me to compose a "thoughtfull response" is too often a challenge that exceeds the necessity of making the point in the first place.
But I think the above thread is a wonderful example of the "Golden Age" of the TCM Message Boards. Compare the Babes In Arms
thread with the discussions of this month's "Screened Out" series to see how far the TCM Forums have fallen. But I've noticed TCM making a concerted effort lately to ensure the Boards there are a pleasant and civil place for discussion. I hold out hope that "the resurrection" is still to come.
As to being a "fountain of knowledge", I think of myself more as a leaky faucet.
Drip. Drip. Drip...
I know very little compare to many others in these Forums. I am far from the deepest pool of knowledge about Classic Films. But once in a while I will be motivated to add my unique little drop to the conversation. But, usually the conversation has enough water to continue "swimmingly" on its own.
How's that for a bunch of bad metaphors?