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Old July 2 2012, 01:40 PM   #211
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Yeah, I thought the Hornet would be of particular interest.
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Old July 2 2012, 01:43 PM   #212
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According to TCM's schedule, they're showing the Green Hornet episodes in the order 1, 3, 2. What is it with them showing series out of sequence lately?

Also, Dr. Strangelove is on at 4:15, right after It Came From Beneath the Sea.
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Old July 2 2012, 11:11 PM   #213
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They had Perils of Pauline on a few weeks ago, which was great. I didn't care about Dick Tracy, but I'll watch Green Hornet. Hopefully the out-of-sequence order is just a website error-- they've gotten all the serials right so far, as much as I've seen them. I also want to see 7 Faces of Dr Lao; I don't think I've ever seen that all the way through.
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Old July 3 2012, 01:31 AM   #214
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They had Perils of Pauline on a few weeks ago, which was great. I didn't care about Dick Tracy, but I'll watch Green Hornet. Hopefully the out-of-sequence order is just a website error-- they've gotten all the serials right so far, as much as I've seen them. I also want to see 7 Faces of Dr Lao; I don't think I've ever seen that all the way through.
Dr. Lao is one of George Pal's best films. And I listen to the soundtrack album all the time.
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Old July 3 2012, 04:55 AM   #215
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I also need to see Dr. Lao, been meaning to for a while.

If anyone is into exotic locales and derring-do, tonight TCM has

Midnight - Stanley and Livingstone [1939 - Spencer Tracy, Cedric Hardwicke]

200am - Scott of the Antarctic [1948 - John Mills]

400am - King Solomon's Mines [1950 - Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr ]
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Old July 3 2012, 06:18 AM   #216
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According to TCM's schedule, they're showing the Green Hornet episodes in the order 1, 3, 2. What is it with them showing series out of sequence lately?

Also, Dr. Strangelove is on at 4:15, right after It Came From Beneath the Sea.
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They had Perils of Pauline on a few weeks ago, which was great. I didn't care about Dick Tracy, but I'll watch Green Hornet. Hopefully the out-of-sequence order is just a website error-- they've gotten all the serials right so far, as much as I've seen them. I also want to see 7 Faces of Dr Lao; I don't think I've ever seen that all the way through.
My onscreen channel listing has them in order.
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Old July 3 2012, 09:44 AM   #217
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^^ Cool. I knew Ben Mankiewicz wouldn't let that happen.

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They had Perils of Pauline on a few weeks ago, which was great. I didn't care about Dick Tracy, but I'll watch Green Hornet. Hopefully the out-of-sequence order is just a website error-- they've gotten all the serials right so far, as much as I've seen them. I also want to see 7 Faces of Dr Lao; I don't think I've ever seen that all the way through.
Dr. Lao is one of George Pal's best films. And I listen to the soundtrack album all the time.
Somehow I didn't realize it was George Pal. Now I really have to see it.
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Old July 3 2012, 04:34 PM   #218
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It also features Barbara Eden who almost falls for the wiles of Tony Randall appearing as a satyr. That's another cool aspect of the film. It's a makeup masterpiece with Tony Randall appearing as seven very different characters, the titular Dr. Lao (pronounced "LO"), the satyr mentioned above, the Gorgon Medusa and 4 others. It also features classic stop motion animation of the Loch Ness monster.

It's a whimsical, gentle fantasy, something we rarely see in today's films.

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Old July 3 2012, 04:46 PM   #219
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It also features Barbara Eden who almost falls for the wiles of Tony Randall appearing as a satyr. That's another cool aspect of the film. It's a makeup masterpiece with Tony Randall appearing as seven very different characters, the titular Dr. Lao (pronounced "LO"), the satyr mentioned above, the Gorgon Medusa and 4 others. It also features classic stop motion animation of the Loch Ness monster.
As I recall, it won an Oscar for its makeup effects.
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Old July 3 2012, 08:39 PM   #220
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But it requires one to be forgiving of the ethnic stereotypes of the period, and the practice of casting white actors in Asian roles. Although from my vague memory of the film, I think it did a lot better with the ethnic issues than a lot of movies of the period, since Lao put on the standard Oriental stereotype as an act for the tourists, rather than actually being that way. So it was somewhat deconstructing that stereotype, despite the casting.
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Old July 3 2012, 08:43 PM   #221
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Yeah, as I recall, there's a scene where he speaks pidgin English to deceive some local yokels, then drops the "funny Chinaman" act when it no longer suits his purposes.
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Old July 3 2012, 11:29 PM   #222
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Does anyone else see a similarity between Dr. Lao and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Bradbury? I always wondered if Something served as a partial inspiration for Lao.
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Old July 4 2012, 12:06 AM   #223
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Does anyone else see a similarity between Dr. Lao and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Bradbury? I always wondered if Something served as a partial inspiration for Lao.
More like the other way around. Lao is based on a novel, The Circus of Dr. Lao by Jack Finney, that was first published in 1935, twenty-seven years before Bradbury wrote Something Wicked.
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Old July 4 2012, 03:04 AM   #224
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^Ah, cool.
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That is cool, and it's in print. That's going to be a must-read. The author appears to be Charles Finney, though.
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