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#1 Stone

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:16 PM

I saw "You Can't Take It With You" on Saturday night. Gotta love that film. Innocently young Jimmy Stewart. Wonderfully eccentric Lionel Barrymore (Stephen Root anyone?). Just the feel good story of the century.

Fast forward thirty years or so -- Anatomy of a Murder was on last night. (Or maybe that was AMC.)

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:38 PM

I saw it too for the first time. I'm a sucker for Capra movies.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:40 PM

TCM is my only (pleasurable) reason to have cable. I was loving John Ford month in November.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:23 PM

TCM is the only reason I regret not having a television with cable.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:22 AM

Tonight: "42nd Street"

"Where the underworld can meet the elite. Naughty, baudy, forty-second street."

Suffle off to Buffalo.

"Peggy Sawyer, you're going out there a youngster. You're coming back a star!"


Next: "Gold diggers of 1933"

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:32 AM

Tonight: "42nd Street"

"Where the underworld can meet the elite. Naughty, baudy, forty-second street."

Suffle off to Buffalo.

"Peggy Sawyer, you're going out there a youngster. You're coming back a star!"


"You're going out a youngster, but you've GOT to come back a star!" I love the urgency and desperation in his voice.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:39 AM

Sawyer, you listen to me, and you listen hard. Two hundred people, two hundred jobs, two hundred thousand dollars, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend upon you. It's the lives of all these people who've worked with you. You've got to go on, and you've got to give and give and give. They've got to like you. Got to. Do you understand? You can't fall down. You can't because your future's in it, my future and everything all of us have is staked on you. All right, now I'm through, but you keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of yours and go out, and Sawyer, you're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:20 AM

Saw it too!

Interesting that the stage play was based on the movie.

I have to admit I didn't love it though. In the play within the play when they were chracterizing NYC, there was so much violence (which is not why I didn't love it). I couldn't feel anything for the characters even though I know they're stylized I couldn't get past all the flatness. Usually I can.
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#9 Melonious Thunk

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:54 AM

Saw it too!

Interesting that the stage play was based on the movie.

I have to admit I didn't love it though. In the play within the play when they were chracterizing NYC, there was so much violence (which is not why I didn't love it). I couldn't feel anything for the characters even though I know they're stylized I couldn't get past all the flatness. Usually I can.


"Goldiggers" which was on next was more engaging on that level. Dick Powell was grand. The plot was clever though cliche now. The last number--'The Forgotten Man"--was very powerful reminder of the depression's toll. Curious how close that song is to the words of "Brother can you spare a dime" which even today, brings a tear to my eyes when I hear it sung well.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:54 AM

Fast forward thirty years or so -- Anatomy of a Murder was on last night. (Or maybe that was AMC.)

Love that movie, even if there isn't enough about flyfishing in it :lol:

(For those not aware, the author of AOAM, John D. Volker, wrote tons of fly fishing books under the name Robert Traver)
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:55 PM

DVR alert: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, tonight at 4 a.m. Tomorrow night, the original King Kong.
Of course, you already missed most of the Death Wish marathon on AMC.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:40 PM

Last night - Craig's Wife
1936. Rosalind Russell, John Boles.

Brilliant!!
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:56 AM

"A Streetcar Named Desire." Starts in 5 minutes.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:19 AM

QUOTE(Stone @ Nov 7 2008, 09:56 PM) View Post
"A Streetcar Named Desire." Starts in 5 minutes.


TIVOing it. What a great channel.




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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:25 AM

Since I have now purchased a television and instead of relying on my personal collection on Apple TV, I tend to keep TCM on 24/7, obsessively DVRing whatever might be on in the middle of the night that I have never seen before.

Ah, the joys of self-employment...