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    Today, 02:26 PM
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    3 GODFATHERS (1948) This was a surprising movie from John Ford. Robert, William and Pedro are three outlaws on the run in the desert, and they...
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    Today, 12:34 PM
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    WAGON MASTER (1950) Nobody makes a western like John Ford. Here the wagon master is the star, and two of them get hired by a Mormon wagon...
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    Today, 10:53 AM
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    Nice examination of infidelity from Fritz Lang. Barbara Stanwyck plays a "blue-blue-eyed" lonely woman who marries a "not-so-bright or rich"...
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    Today, 08:25 AM
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    Today is the start of John Ford month on TCM, and there's 7 (of the 36) films showing today.
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    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    A true story. Congrats and bravo to Jake Tapper, a REAL journailst at CNN...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
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    This is my second favorite film from the 1930's. 100% pure entertainment from start to finish, it must've cleared a lot of sorrows away during the...
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    07-01-2020, 06:05 PM
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    Errol Flynn is Maj. Geoffrey Vickers, a British officer who leads a famous counter attack in India. This is a poor man's Gunga Din, and not very...
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    07-01-2020, 04:35 PM
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    I've already given D.A. too much credit, and I recognize his historical importance. To be honest I don't think we'd be missing him if he didn't...
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    07-01-2020, 08:53 AM
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    Pennebaker strikes me as a guy who struck when the iron was hot, and the results vary. He's not a pioneer to me. A shaky camera makes him Dogme 95?...
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    06-30-2020, 12:07 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    What makes no sense?
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    06-30-2020, 11:03 AM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    There’s a one-hour documentary called The Harryhausen Chronicles narrated by Leonard Nimoy that is fantastic. It has all the insight into Ray’s M.O....
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    06-30-2020, 09:22 AM
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    Another title for Don't Look Back could be "Don't Peel Back" or "On the Defense, Driving" or "Wannabe Rimbaud?" How awesome was Donovan's Dylanesque...
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    06-30-2020, 09:09 AM
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    It's a fault when it's only done for posterity, as Pennebaker seems. He doesn't care about the Monterey Pop festival OR Bob Dylan- he's...
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    06-30-2020, 07:53 AM
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    TCM ended their 100th birthday tribute to Harryhausen with his first and last Hollywood works. Mighty Joe Young (1949) was the makers of King Kong...
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    06-30-2020, 12:27 AM
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    Johann Sebastian Bach would probably disapprove of his "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" being used here, played by none other than Captain Nemo...
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    06-29-2020, 10:43 PM
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    This is what I call Sci-Fi! How this movie isn't more recognized than The Day The Earth Stood Still or Forbidden Planet is beyond me. The...
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    06-29-2020, 10:34 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    Monterey Pop is Pennebaker's best work, but I don't want to give him too much credit, hence no mention of him. He strikes me as an opportunistic...
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    06-29-2020, 08:52 PM
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    This a great fantasy film, even though it's melodramatic in extremis. Ray Harryhausen (born today in 1920!) did the stop-motion effects, and if...
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    06-29-2020, 08:46 PM
    I agree. Old Hollywood has a class to it, a standard that can't be beat. July 4th is a day I'm looking forward to on TCM- John Paul Jones is...
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    06-29-2020, 04:52 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    5 films tonite in tribute to Ray Harryhausen, genuis animator. His work is among the first I ever saw: Clash of the Titans, when I was six years...
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    06-29-2020, 04:48 PM
    Thanks for the review. Modern dramedy...Hmm. Not sure if it's my cuppa, but new films gotta come from somewhere...
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    06-29-2020, 03:55 PM
    Just so I don't sound completely callous, I know someone who had stage 3 lung cancer, and she beat it. It all depends on how your body responds to...
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    06-29-2020, 02:51 PM
    I suppose I should update on my good friend Maha Rushie. It's funny how he has had stage 4 cancer since January, yet he's still on the air... Was...
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    06-29-2020, 01:20 PM
    John Ford is featured this July on TCM. I'm seeing Fort Apache, the Searchers and Stagecoch this Friday. (Actually I may see 7 Ford films that day)
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    06-28-2020, 08:17 AM
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    Many thanks for the link! That one sure does look fantastic. I don't rent movies or watch them on the net- TCM is my main source now, and I...
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    06-27-2020, 11:00 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    This is a snapshot into Bob Dylan's world, circa 1965. It's candid, and sometimes it's hard to like Bob in it. He denies being folk, there's...
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    06-27-2020, 09:30 PM
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    Yes, those Lennon and McCartney songs are golden... And the only thing you can fault them for in Hard Day's Night is smoking cigarettes. (And...
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    06-27-2020, 08:51 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    "You look Great, with an apple in your Gob..." Richard Lester's first Beatle movie, and what an awesome pic it is... If there's one movie you...
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    06-27-2020, 06:45 PM
    Johann replied to a thread Tcm in General Film Forum
    I consulted Queen Pauline about Lady Sings the Blues: "I LOVE IT. Factually it's a fraud, but emotionally it delivers."
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    06-27-2020, 05:05 PM
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    Outstanding film, and my first introduction to Jules Dassin. I was very impressed. As far as prison films go, this is just as great as The Great...
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