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    Tcm

    Being in the hospital has allowed me to get acquainted with Turner Classic Movies, and it has been WONDERFUL.

    This thread will be about what I see/have seen.
    "Set the controls for the heart of the Sun" - Pink Floyd

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    I discovered my new favourite cult film (after clockwork orange):

    THE OMEGA MAN

    It stars Charlton Heston as Jesus, post-pandemic 1977, which blew my mind.
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    I got to see Tod Browning’s THE UNKNOWN, my new favourite silent film.
    Lon Chaney and a gorgeous Young Joan Crawford....what more can you ask for??
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    Both would be new to me.
    I avoided THE OMEGA MAN, but then I eagerly went out to see I AM LEGEND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    I got to see Tod Browning’s THE UNKNOWN, my new favourite silent film.
    Lon Chaney and a gorgeous Young Joan Crawford....what more can you ask for??
    I hope you are doing great Jason. I think it's wonderful that you enjoyed TCM, especially with these movies; i'm especially fond of THE UNKNOWN. The gothic romance is so compelling, so moving. I love Browning's "Freaks" just a bit more. I have been watching a lot of films from the late 60s and early 70s that Kino Lobber has released on Bluray in the past few years. It's an interesting time in film history. The sound design of early 70s films like "The Omega Man' is much more sophisticated than 60s films because of Dolby noise reduction systems; there's also the effort to attract a younger crowd after Hollywood failed to keep up with baby boomers and the counter-culture in the 60s.
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    Re: The Omega Man

    Of course Heston doesn’t play Jesus literally, just metaphorically.
    He has the only vaccine, so he is like God to those who need it.
    The movie is haunting and unpredictable, and his character says “They don’t make ‘em like that anymore...”, referring to Woodstock, a doc about “Peace and �� Love”...


    As for The Unknown, wow.
    I hear you about Freaks Oscar...it is superior and also directed by Tod Browning.
    I was enthralled watching it. I saw where Jack Nicholson got his huge grin in Batman: from Lon Chaney.
    The Unknown is a perfect silent film, and I recommend it to anybody.
    I saw the version with the Alloy Orchestra score, which was stellar.
    Last edited by Johann; 06-10-2020 at 11:18 AM.
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    I have seen many movies on TCM.

    Some of them are: A Star Is Born- excellent performance from Judy Garland!
    Casablanca- saw it twice on TCM- a perfect movie if there ever was one.
    Lawrence of Arabia- stunning epic.
    Three masterpieces from Powell & Pressburger: (I Know Where I’m Going, The Red Shoes, and
    Black Narcissus). All three are amazing must-see films.

    The Great Escape. Just see it.
    Glory- awesome war flick.
    The Brain that Would Not Die- B-grade horror that revealed to me where Kubrick got inspiration for The Shining. The movie has the line All work and no play makes the Doctor a dull boy!.
    It also has the line Does my Horror match Yours?.

    I got to see 2 Kubrick masterpieces as well: LOLITA and 2001.
    TCM is the film buff’s friend...
    "Set the controls for the heart of the Sun" - Pink Floyd

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