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Fred Holywell
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#527 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:56 pm

Thanks for the link to that article, FrauBlucher. TCM is my go-to-channel, and I'd hate to ever lose it. But this isn't the first article I've read lately on the topic of the network's survival and hope it isn't a portent of things to come. It probably isn't, but still it gets me a little worried. (Surprised Coppola says he only recently discovered He Ran All the Way on TCM. Would think that's just the kind of movie he'd have been on to years ago. But glad he found it.)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#528 Post by J Wilson » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:59 pm

The comment about TCM keeping people from cutting the cord is certainly true for me. I ditched Dish Network for Playstation Vue and currently YouTube TV, but I wouldn't have bothered with either but for getting TCM. Soccer is another factor, but TCM is the primary one.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#529 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:06 pm

My complaints about the channel are few and far between, but... their trend over the past couple of months to run flat Academy ratio trailers in a distorted widescreen has been driving me a little bonkers. It may not be as egregious as stretching a 1.37 feature to 16:9 (which they've done), but it's still wrong.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#530 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:04 am

J Wilson wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:59 pm
The comment about TCM keeping people from cutting the cord is certainly true for me.
Me as well. I've been wanting to cut the cord for quite a while but TCM is very important for me. Most of my TV viewing is TCM. So, it's hard to do. I do think it's not going away anytime soon. Some how they will figure out how to live along side streaming

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#531 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:09 pm

I don’t have TCM (or any TV channels) anymore, but when they casually present something like that latest print of Looking for Mr. Goodbar, they’re cementing their invaluable service to the film community

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#532 Post by Drucker » Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:58 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:04 am
J Wilson wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:59 pm
The comment about TCM keeping people from cutting the cord is certainly true for me.
Me as well. I've been wanting to cut the cord for quite a while but TCM is very important for me. Most of my TV viewing is TCM. So, it's hard to do. I do think it's not going away anytime soon. Some how they will figure out how to live along side streaming
Isn't TCM available through streamers like Hulu Live? I believe I had it when I was using Hulu Live (I went back to cable though after Hulu raised their prices without adding new channels).

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#533 Post by J Wilson » Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:53 pm

Drucker wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:58 am
FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:04 am
J Wilson wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:59 pm
The comment about TCM keeping people from cutting the cord is certainly true for me.
Me as well. I've been wanting to cut the cord for quite a while but TCM is very important for me. Most of my TV viewing is TCM. So, it's hard to do. I do think it's not going away anytime soon. Some how they will figure out how to live along side streaming
Isn't TCM available through streamers like Hulu Live? I believe I had it when I was using Hulu Live (I went back to cable though after Hulu raised their prices without adding new channels).
It is available through streamers, which is how I get it. Technically I cut the cord in that I no longer have cable or satellite service, but I'm still paying for the more or less standard package of channels on YouTube TV mainly to get TCM. The only way I can see dropping it is if too many films are excluded from streaming, which has happened a few times.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#534 Post by Drucker » Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:30 pm

Wait, are you saying that if you watch TCM on YTTV, there are times rights issues preclude you from being able to watch?

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#535 Post by Ribs » Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:47 pm

It’s really pretty rare - I’ve only ever seen it for Promise Her Anything, but they’ve basically said there are a few older studio movies that just do not have the paperwork clearing them for anything other than lineae broadcast so they can’t air it on the various web services.

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#536 Post by okcmaxk » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:26 pm

Ribs wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:47 pm
It’s really pretty rare - I’ve only ever seen it for Promise Her Anything, but they’ve basically said there are a few older studio movies that just do not have the paperwork clearing them for anything other than lineae broadcast so they can’t air it on the various web services.
This happened semi-recently with Looking for Mr. Goodbar. I set it to record on YouTube TV, checked the next morning and nothing—annoying but I had a feeling.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#537 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:04 pm

The TCM recording is on some backchannels, but a crime really that it can't be more accessible in pristine condition

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#538 Post by Fred Holywell » Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:01 pm

This weekend, Eddie Muller is presenting Los Tallos Amargos (The Bitter Stems), a "hardcore" Argentine noir from 1956 he worked to restore.

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#539 Post by PillowRock » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:16 pm

Flicker Alley’s 2017 calendar claimed that they would be releasing that movie in a dual format edition in that year.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#540 Post by Fred Holywell » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30 am

PillowRock wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:16 pm
Flicker Alley’s 2017 calendar claimed that they would be releasing that movie in a dual format edition in that year.
After the movie, Muller said that Los Tallos Amargos would soon be available in an enhanced Blu-ray edition from Flicker Alley, but gave no specific date.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#541 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:16 pm

Holy crap, currently watching Mynra Loy in a horror film playing the evil, Thirteen Women (1932)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#542 Post by Feego » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:09 pm

TCM's Summer Under the Stars is in full swing. The full list of stars is below, along with a few movies of interest that don't turn up often on the channel.

August 1: Bette Davis
August 2: Richard Burton (Equus)
August 3: Kim Novak
August 4: Louis Armstrong (A Song Is Born, Jazz on a Summer's Day)
August 5: Margaret Rutherford (Chimes at Midnight)
August 6: Robert Mitchum (Angel Face)
August 7: Abbott and Costello
August 8: Esther Williams (Jupiter's Darling)
August 9: Kay Francis
August 10: George Segal (California Split)
August 11: Kathryn Grayson
August 12: Ramon Novarro (The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg)
August 13: Jane Fonda (Agnes of God, Tout va bien)
August 14: Gregory Peck
August 15: Judy Garland
August 16: Robert Young
August 17: Gloria Grahame (Human Desire, Chilly Scenes of Winter)
August 18: Robert Redford
August 19: Setsuka Hara (A whole bunch of Ozu's, plus some Kurosawa and one Naruse)
August 20: Van Heflin
August 21: Katharine Hepburn
August 22: Tyrone Power (The Razor's Edge)
August 23: Eve Arden
August 24: Maurice Chevalier
August 25: Jane Wyman (Stage Fright)
August 26: Tony Randall
August 27: Merle Oberon (That Uncertain Feeling)
August 28: Lee Marvin
August 29: Ingrid Bergman (Intermezzo, Journey to Italy, Autumn Sonata, Stromboli, Walpurgis Night)
August 30: James Cagney
August 31: Fredric March

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#543 Post by Matt » Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:23 pm

Reminder that tomorrow, August 19 is Setsuko Hara day including a Naruse double-feature and 6 (count 'em, SIX!) Ozu movies in a row. Full lineup (EST):

6:00 am : Here's to the Young Lady (1949)
7:45 am : No Regrets for Youth (1946)
9:45 am : Repast (1951)
11:30 am : Sound of the Mountain (1954)
1:30 pm : Late Autumn (1960)
3:45 pm : Early Autumn (1961)
5:30 pm : Tokyo Twilight (1957)
8:00 pm : Late Spring (1949)
10:00 pm : Bakushu [aka Early Summer] (1951)
12:15 am : Tokyo Story (1953)
2:45 am : Hakuchi [aka The Idiot] (1951)

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#544 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:26 pm

Ben Mankiewicz wrote:You love classic movies.
And we love bringing them to you.

But while classic is forever, we here at TCM are thinking it’s time for a refresh.

Don’t get us wrong, we’ll still present the greatest films ever made, along with all the backstories, profiles and context you’ve come to expect. That’s our DNA and a promise.

Only now, we’ll be doing it in a fresh, new way.

Same but different; making the best even better.
We’re excited to show you.

See for yourself starting September 1st.
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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#545 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:35 pm

So, the channel’s dead, right?

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#546 Post by senseabove » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:48 pm

I'm going to choose to live in my fantasy where they're finally launching a standalone streaming service.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#547 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:19 pm

They're going to follow AMC's winning transformation every step of the way, beginning with their awkward phase when Superman III was considered an American Movie Classic.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#548 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:42 pm

U-oh. I don’t like the sound of that. It sounds like a car salesman trying to put a spin on a jalopy

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#549 Post by JakeStewart » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:43 pm

FWIW, their schedule all the way up to September 25 is pretty standard.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies

#550 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:48 pm

Ben Mankiewicz in the bottom corner of the screen, rap-narrating every movie

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