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FrauBlucher
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#476 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:00 pm

TCM has a new website.

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senseabove
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#477 Post by senseabove » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:29 pm

And they got rid of the only thing I used the site for: seeing what upcoming films associated with a given actor/director/etc. are playing in the next month, which used to be listed on the page for any given individual.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#478 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:43 pm

That seems like a pretty great feature, and a puzzling move to exclude it after already having whatever system it took to generate the films in place..

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#479 Post by ando » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:09 pm

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Strangelove on WatchTCM til 11/8.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#480 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:33 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:43 pm
That seems like a pretty great feature, and a puzzling move to exclude it after already having whatever system it took to generate the films in place..
I recently noticed this feature was missing because I saw that TCM had recently uploaded a trailer for My Dear Miss Aldrich and I wanted to see if it was airing soon for those without access to back channels. No clue if it is or not though!

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#481 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:00 pm

Oh man, whoever can figure that out should post an update- what a gem

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#482 Post by senseabove » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:16 pm

CTRL-F does not find it in the November monthly schedule.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#483 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:51 pm

It used to be that you could see if a movie was playing further in the future by looking it up in the database, but looks like that info isn't shown on the new website. (The search function is also completely broken on my browser, so the only way I was even able to find My Dear Miss Aldrich was by going to this month's schedule, selecting Blossoms in the Dust, clicking through to the database entry for Walter Pidgeon, and then finding it in his filmography.)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#484 Post by Roscoe » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:38 am

All this, and Alicia Malone too.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#485 Post by ando » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:31 pm

Shelly Winters Month. Good luck trying to find all her films on the WatchTCM app/website. Major kinks to fix.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#486 Post by ando » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:27 am

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You can catch a mini-version of this on WatchTCM with a dozen or so Hitch flicks running for a couple of weeks. Looks like free Peacocktv has put his main features on ice.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#487 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern Time... What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#488 Post by ando » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:27 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern Time... What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#489 Post by DeprongMori » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:09 am

I was killing time in a motel room the other day and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad was on TCM. However, it was being screened in 2.35:1, looking horizontally stretched. The film itself is 1.66:1. I wasn’t aware a 2.35:1 was making the round. Is this usual for TCM?

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#490 Post by Dylan » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:03 am

Last week I turned on TCM and they were showing a 1.33:1 film stretched to 1.85:1, which really surprised me. I actually checked the TV settings to make sure the issue wasn't on my end because I've never known TCM to make this error before. Sure enough, it was on their end, so coupled with The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad this seems to be a mistake they're occasionally making now.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#491 Post by Charles » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:06 am

I saw TCM’s 7th Voyage the other night. Not stretched.

I didn’t see the other film in question, but I check in briefly every night and haven’t found any such anomalies in years.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#492 Post by Roscoe » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 am

Dylan wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:03 am
Last week I turned on TCM and they were showing a 1.33:1 film stretched to 1.85:1, which really surprised me. I actually checked the TV settings to make sure the issue wasn't on my end because I've never known TCM to make this error before. Sure enough, it was on their end, so coupled with The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad this seems to be a mistake they're occasionally making now.
I remember this happening once to me, and it turned out that it was my local cable provider, some glitch somewhere had resulted in the stretching. It went away eventually.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#493 Post by Feego » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:14 am

I’ve definitely seen this happen from time to time on TCM. It’s on their end, as none of my other channels are affected, and the promos that play before and after the movie look fine.

On a slightly related note, for several years now they have been airing a print of The Thing from Another World that is cropped for widescreen TVs. It’s not just zoomed in, but each shot has been carefully re-framed so that the tops of heads are not cut off. Very odd.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#494 Post by ando » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern Time... What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)
"She turned her lack of self-awareness into a triumph." :roll:

No. The film doesn't earn that attempt at a coda. Far too much emphasis on the traditional patriarchal response to her work and not nearly enough on her psychology or, specifically, the ways in which she changed the direction of filmmaking and/or, certainly, film criticism. No John Simon touchstones. No foreshadowing of critics like Hoberman (who was the most hip inheritor, imo). Tarantino hinted at the places she took readers but that should have been the starting point. Thanks anyway, Frau.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#495 Post by Randall Maysin » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:41 pm

ando wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm
FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern Time... What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)
"She turned her lack of self-awareness into a triumph." :roll:

No. The film doesn't earn that attempt at a coda. Far too much emphasis on the traditional patriarchal response to her work and not nearly enough on her psychology or, specifically, the ways in which she changed the direction of filmmaking and/or, certainly, film criticism. No John Simon touchstones. No foreshadowing of critics like Hoberman (who was the most hip inheritor, imo). Tarantino hinted at the places she took readers but that should have been the starting point. Thanks anyway, Frau.
Please say more about this! Ive always been fascinated by people trying to assess her influence, positive or negative, even in my very limited experience of that discussion. I sort of get the feeling that this is something many commentators are not good at. Lightweight or no, she is hard to pin down. Her psychology lol!!! What do you mean by that (question mark, i cant afford question marks). Also, is there lots of archival footage in the documentary and is her daughter interviewed. Is Simon not mentioned at all (question mark).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#496 Post by ando » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:48 pm

Randall Maysin wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:41 pm
ando wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm
FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern Time... What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)
"She turned her lack of self-awareness into a triumph." :roll:

No. The film doesn't earn that attempt at a coda. Far too much emphasis on the traditional patriarchal response to her work and not nearly enough on her psychology or, specifically, the ways in which she changed the direction of filmmaking and/or, certainly, film criticism. No John Simon touchstones. No foreshadowing of critics like Hoberman (who was the most hip inheritor, imo). Tarantino hinted at the places she took readers but that should have been the starting point. Thanks anyway, Frau.
Please say more about this!...
Put it here.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#497 Post by senseabove » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:00 pm

Heads up that Remember My Name is on TCM this Friday.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#498 Post by beamish14 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:29 pm

senseabove wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Heads up that Remember My Name is on TCM this Friday.
I don't think this has aired on North American television since the Independent Film Channel (remember that?) aired it along with
other rarities like Play it as it Lays and Taking Off. An astounding work; Geraldine Chaplin's performance is
unbelievably unsettling, but it's a movie without need for cheap tricks like jump scares. Great early turn from Alfre Woodard as
well, who plays a similar no-nonsense character in Robert Altman's H*E*A*L*T*H.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#499 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:30 pm

TCM has actually aired it a few times in the last couple years

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