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Old November 5 2012, 09:29 PM   #451
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Playing "follow the link" I just came "this close" (imagine me nearly pressing my thumb and index figure to gether) to those images on this page...

http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/2...ck-pierce.html

...but the link was broken. The various comments suggest the images I remember were not actually drawn by Pierce's hand, but were presented by other parties to hopefully inspire or guide the eventual design.

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Old November 24 2012, 05:44 PM   #452
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Starting Wednesday, November 28th...

8:00 PM EST: The Time Machine (1960)
10:00 PM EST: The Andromeda Strain (1971)
12:15 AM EST: Solaris (1972)
3:15 AM EST: 2010 (1984)
5:15 AM EST: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

I still haven't seen Solaris, so I'll check that out.
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Old November 24 2012, 11:30 PM   #453
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

TCM had Camelot! on last night. Must have been 25 years since I last saw it. It was much slower moving than I remember.
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Old November 25 2012, 12:38 AM   #454
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

They must be doing an sf night in their books-to-film theme for the month...

I've only ever seen a few bits of Solaris, it's very deliberately paced... Andromeda Strain remains one of the most accurate translations of a novel to screen I've ever seen, and 2010 is a lot of fun. I saw a bit of Earth to the Moon when they showed it last month, it looked cool.

And as much as I love Arthurian legend, Camelot is pretty snoozy.
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Old November 25 2012, 12:48 AM   #455
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Oh, yeah, I hadn't noticed -- those are all films based on SF novels. And I've read all five novels, but I've only seen four of the films. I should check out Solaris.
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Old November 25 2012, 02:18 AM   #456
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Solaris is an interesting film, although the pacing might get on some people's nerves. The 2002 remake isn't too shabby, either.
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Old November 25 2012, 06:21 AM   #457
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^ I enjoyed the 2002 version. I just ordered it on DVD this morning.
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Old November 25 2012, 10:59 PM   #458
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I'm waiting for the Blu-Ray release. (The Criterion version of the original, on Blu-Ray and DVD, is superb).
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Old November 26 2012, 12:51 AM   #459
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^ I would have waited too, but I don't see any plans for a Blu-ray release.
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Old November 26 2012, 01:34 AM   #460
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I'm patient enough to wait. Although it was a financial failure at the box office, the names of George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, and James Cameron are enough to guarantee that it will be released in high definition...eventually.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:10 AM   #461
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is on right now... it does have Ray Harryhausen fx and a young Jane Seymour.
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Old November 26 2012, 10:15 AM   #462
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad was on, too. That one had Caroline Munroe. Both of those are really good.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:04 PM   #463
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RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad was on, too. That one had Caroline Munroe. Both of those are really good.
Harryhausen/Schneer should have followed Golden Voyage almost immediately, before Harryhausen's skills/time began to suffer as seen in Eye of the Tiger. Imagine if EOTT had GV's level of refined efx. That would have been an off-the-charts experience.
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Old November 26 2012, 11:45 PM   #464
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

True. Eye Of The Tiger didn't quite have the magic, unfortunately. I barely remember it.
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Old November 27 2012, 02:47 AM   #465
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I wasn't overly impressed with the parts I saw, though I didn't realize 'til the credits rolled that Patrick Troughton played Melanthius... The guy playing Sinbad didn't really leave an impression and it was odd seeing him in an arctic setting.
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