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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#426 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:17 pm

I believe you're right. I found this performance

TCM does such a great job with their monthly promos. They always pick music that makes me go searching

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#427 Post by Feego » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:19 pm

I can’t argue with the sentiment that TCM’s monthly promos are excellent, but their Summer Under the Stars one is really triggering my OCD. For some ungodly reason, they only show 30 of the 31 stars being honored (Natalie Wood is the unfortunate absentee).

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#428 Post by ando » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:11 pm

Is there a TCM thread somewhere? Of course the channel comes with most cable packages but it’s also a stand alone streaming app.

It’s Steve McQueen day on their annual Summer Inder The Stars month of featured Hollywood stars. Also, many of the films featured are On Demand.

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#429 Post by Minkin » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:08 pm

ando wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Is there a TCM thread somewhere? Of course the channel comes with most cable packages but it’s also a stand alone streaming app.
Do you mean the Watch TCM application? I'd gladly pay for such a service, but it only appears to be available as a cable package bundle, unless there's something Im missing out on? There should exist a surreptitious service to allow people to access Watch TCM via subleases from people with cable bundles who aren't using it.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#430 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:15 pm

You can get the app through some of the streaming services, such as Youtube TV, Roku, sling TV and I believe others.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#431 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:50 pm

Regardless of how you use access it (Roku, Apple TV, Fire, in-browser), Watch TCM requires you to log in through a cable or satellite provider—there's no way to get a subscription to the app. You can get TCM through Sling by subscribing to their basic package for $30 a month and then paying a $5 add-on fee for the "Hollywood" package, but that doesn't give access to the Watch TCM; instead you have access to Sling's own on-demand service, and I don't know how that compares with Watch TCM's offerings. Youtube TV is the same way except more expensive, with a single subscription tier that costs $65 a month. Playstation Vue used to provide Watch TCM access, but that's not an option anymore since Sony shut it down in January. Long story short is that the Watch TCM app is useless without a login from a cable/satellite provider.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#432 Post by ando » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:57 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Long story short is that the Watch TCM app is useless without a login from a cable/satellite provider.
YouTubeTV with their 2 week trial is the best way to enjoy the remainder of Summer Under The Stars barring a cable/satellite subscription, which is what I attempted to convey in my earlier post. Plus, some of the other channel options make a trial run a no-brainer in this instance.

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#433 Post by senseabove » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:28 pm

I signed up for Sling TV + TCM last month because I wasn't getting my quota of 30s/40s obscurities and the cost is less than I'd be spending on gas to the rep that played those kinds of things in the before times. I don't know how much overlap there is between the on-demand offerings from TCM on Sling and the Watch TCM app, but there's a big selection—which I've never even bothered to do more than browse through because I'm perpetually worried about filling up my DVR hours. I gave Fubo a trial before this and liked its interface a lot better, but their Warner Media agreement ended right as my trial did, so I jumped ship to Sling, which is much clunkier, and the search is useless. I've taken to just pulling up the TCM.com listings once a week to find anything that interests me, then paging through the "Up next" list on Sling to flag the movies I want to record, which I have to do in Safari because the interface randomly skips back in Chrome.

It wouldn't be worth it if weren't pandemic times, but for now, with nothing but home viewing in my future, it very much is.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#434 Post by Roscoe » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:55 pm

Feego wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:19 pm
I can’t argue with the sentiment that TCM’s monthly promos are excellent, but their Summer Under the Stars one is really triggering my OCD. For some ungodly reason, they only show 30 of the 31 stars being honored (Natalie Wood is the unfortunate absentee).
Natalie Wood is shown in the second clip in the promo -- in a clip from REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE -- she's starting the drag race, the two cars drive by on either side of her. RIght after Olivia De Havilland and right before Steve McQueen.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#435 Post by Feego » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:22 pm

Yes, they re-edited the promo to add both De Havilland and Wood (Bette Davis was originally scheduled for a day and appeared in the promo, but De Havilland was given that day following her death as a 24-hour memorial).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#436 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:25 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:17 pm
I believe you're right. I found this performance

TCM does such a great job with their monthly promos. They always pick music that makes me go searching
Looks like it's actually Faron Young.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#437 Post by ando » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:02 pm

The most peculiar (and grateful) observation is that you have access to more films from this month's retrospective in The Collection via the TCM app and/or website if you have a cable provider than via the cable box alone. Odd but wonderful.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#438 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:38 pm

Fred Holywell wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:25 pm
FrauBlucher wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:17 pm
I believe you're right. I found this performance

TCM does such a great job with their monthly promos. They always pick music that makes me go searching
Looks like it's actually Faron Young.
This is definitely it. Thanks

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#439 Post by ando » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:56 am

Couple of featured recommendations/notes:

Convicts 4 (1962, Millard Kaufman)
I wondered about the film's title even after watching it. Then I read the TCM article. Ben Gazzara plays a lifer who was given a reprieve from execution for a murder of a general store owner. My guess is that he was cast after a playing a cat in (initially) a similar situation in Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder a couple of years earlier. But the film is presumably also about two other lifers and a CO; minor roles filled admirably by Ray Walston, Sammy Davis Jr. and Stuart Whitman, respectively. Gazzara is magnetic and does his best with the Kaufman script, adapted from the book by the actual lifer, John Resko, but Joseph F. Biroc's camerawork, George White's editing and several memorable cameos distinguish it from the typical post and post-post war prison flick. On Demand.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965, Jewison) On Demand, from Steve McQueen Day.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Altman) On Demand, from Warren Beatty Day. Won't find it the Criterion Channel.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#440 Post by ando » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:03 pm

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Not a bad round up after a day of Heston flicks...

10:00 PM Khartoum (1966)
12:15 AM Planet of the Apes (1968)
2:15 AM Soylent Green (1973)
4:00 AM Number One (1969)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#441 Post by beamish14 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:54 am

September 7th brings a crazy number of concert films to TCM, including the very seldom-aired Big Time featuring Tom Waits.

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#442 Post by Fred Holywell » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:56 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:54 am
September 7th brings a crazy number of concert films to TCM, including the very seldom-aired Big Time featuring Tom Waits.
The TCM End of Summer of Tour, four-days of concert documentaries, September 4 thru 7:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
THE T.A.M.I. SHOW
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
DIVINE MADNESS
ABBA: THE MOVIE

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
SHINE A LIGHT
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS
THIS IS ELVIS

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
JIMI HENDRIX
JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY
SHAKE!: OTIS AT MONTEREY
FADE TO BLACK
YOUNG AMERICANS
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY

MONDAY, SEPT. 7
A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON
LOUIE BLUIE
CUBA FELIZ
BIG TIME
DON'T LOOK BACK
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
FESTIVAL
MONTEREY POP
WOODSTOCK
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
GO GO MANIA

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#443 Post by ando » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:51 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:54 am
September 7th brings a crazy number of concert films to TCM, including the very seldom-aired Big Time featuring Tom Waits.
The TCM End of Summer of Tour, four-days of concert documentaries, September 4 thru 7...

Thanks. Great late night viewing (for the most part).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#444 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm

It it weren’t for TCM, I’d have no problem cutting the cord.


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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#445 Post by RIP Film » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:30 pm

Big Time was also just added to Prime in the US.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#446 Post by ando » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:11 pm

hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm
It it weren’t for TCM, I’d have no problem cutting the cord.
Say Amen, Somebody

which, btw, was just added to TCM On Demand (app/website w/subscription). :)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#447 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:48 pm

hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm
It it weren’t for TCM, I’d have no problem cutting the cord.
You can get it with the Hulu live TV package, YouTube TV or Sling.

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#448 Post by scubadonc » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:21 am

hanshotfirst1138 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:26 pm
It it weren’t for TCM, I’d have no problem cutting the cord.
Or get your in-laws to give you their DirecTV (or cable) login...

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#449 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:12 pm

The Facebook comments can get a little annoying. There was some consistent pissing and moaning about the concert movies over the weekend. And God forbid they show something with subtitles or something of LGBTQ origin.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#450 Post by ando » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:25 am

Rififi (Criterion Title) is On Demand! One of the best from Jules Dassin. And one of the best bank heist thrillers ever made (imo). Never see it on CC.

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