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Old March 31 2013, 12:56 AM   #556
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger does play as a bit of a throwback compared to other films around its release. I didn't see the Mankiewicz piece but perhaps he meant the prominence of the FX? Harryhausen's stop-motion is very prominiently featured as opposed to Star Wars and the like.
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Old March 31 2013, 02:21 AM   #557
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^No, he specifically said the stop-motion techniques were 50 years old and showing their age. And he was wrong. They're no worse than the tauntaun or AT-AT animation in Empire.
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Old April 6 2013, 01:56 PM   #558
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Oops, I missed the first week of April. Well, catching up:

Sat 4/6:
9:30 AM: Little Shop of Horrors (1960 original) -- sorry for the short notice.

Sun 4/7:
2:00 AM: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007 documentary on low-budget horror producer) (followed by non-SF/fantasy Castle film at 3:30)

Thu 4/11:
12:30 AM: Clash of the Titans ('81 original)

Fri 4/12:
1:30 AM: From the Earth to the Moon ('58 Verne adaptation)
5:15 AM: Most Dangerous Man Alive ('61 -- radioactive mob chief!)
7:15 AM: Gulliver's Travels ('39 animated Fleischer feature)
10:30 AM: Jack and the Beanstalk ('52 Abbott & Costello version)
11:45 AM: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T ('53 -- live-action Dr. Seuss film)
1:15 PM: Tom Thumb ('58 -- George Pal)
3:00 PM: Zotz! ('62 -- professor gets magic powers)
4:30 PM: The Phantom Tollbooth ('69 -- Chuck Jones live/cartoon film)
6:15 PM: The Land that Time Forgot ('75 -- lost prehistoric world)

Sat 4/13:
3:45 PM: Tarzan the Ape Man ('32, Johnny Weissmuller)

Wed 4/17:
6:00 AM: Mark of the Vampire ('35, w/ Lionel Barrymore, Lugosi)

Thu 4/18:
10:15 PM: Here Comes Mr. Jordan ('45 -- remade as Heaven Can Wait)

Fri 4/19:
2:00 AM: Cabin in the Sky ('43 -- good v. evil fable w/ all-black cast)
4:00 AM: The Horn Blows at Midnight ('45 -- rerun from last month)
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Old April 6 2013, 02:25 PM   #559
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Thanks! I've going to have to catch that William Castle documentary.

Many years ago, the Film Forum in NYC had a William Castle marathon that showed his films complete with the original gimmicks: Percepto, Emergo, etc. I caught as many of them as I could!
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Old April 6 2013, 03:47 PM   #560
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^^ That sounds fun. That documentary is pretty entertaining from what I remember.
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Old April 7 2013, 09:41 AM   #561
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^^ That sounds like a Marathon that would leave you black and blue by the end of it.

I'll need to see Zotz! and Phantom Tollbooth. Everything else I've got on DVD or have seen not too long ago. Although I may catch The Lost World-- I remember disliking it when it first came out, so I wonder what I'd think of it now. And Cabin In The Sky might be worth a second look; it was pretty interesting.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:24 PM   #562
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^^ That sounds like a Marathon that would leave you black and blue by the end of it.
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Funny story: I showed up early for THE TINGLER to make sure I got one of the "wired" seats. (Yes, I peeked under the seats to see which ones were set to tingle.)

Right before the movie, this nice young couple asked me to scoot over one seat, so they could sit together. Now, ordinarily I would oblige, but this was my one chance to see THE TINGLER as William Castle intended it, so . . . .

"Er, I'm sorry, no."

I'm not sure they understood.
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Old April 7 2013, 04:26 PM   #563
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^^ Well, at least they did end up getting shocked.
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Old April 7 2013, 10:13 PM   #564
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^^ That sounds like a Marathon that would leave you black and blue by the end of it.
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Funny story: I showed up early for THE TINGLER to make sure I got one of the "wired" seats. (Yes, I peeked under the seats to see which ones were set to tingle.)

Right before the movie, this nice young couple asked me to scoot over one seat, so they could sit together. Now, ordinarily I would oblige, but this was my one chance to see THE TINGLER as William Castle intended it, so . . . .

"Er, I'm sorry, no."

I'm not sure they understood.


Perhaps your screams of tingle terror clued them in.
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Old April 7 2013, 11:59 PM   #565
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Are we sure it was terror?
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Old April 8 2013, 01:17 AM   #566
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Honestly, it felt like a joy buzzer . . . or maybe a pager set on "Vibrate."

But I guess THE VIBRATOR would be an entirely different movie.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:27 AM   #567
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And perhaps one we should give serious consideration to.

We do have Kickstarter now.
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Old April 8 2013, 01:22 PM   #568
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Tagline: "I've got a good feeling about this."

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Old April 17 2013, 05:03 PM   #569
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I finally got around to watching Marooned, which I recorded last month. I don't think I've seen it since the cut-down, retitled Space Travelers home-video version they used on Mystery Science Theater 3000. The original film is a mixed bag. I love the realism, the effort they put into depicting the space program accurately in a film that came out just months after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. And I'm forgiving of the unconvincing special effects since it was made in 1969 (although 2001 did much better the year before). But they're too quick to throw out credibility and consistency when it suits them. After Gregory Peck spells out all the reason why it's impossible to mount a rescue mission in less than several weeks, the President tells him to go ahead and try to do it in 40 hours anyway, and then all the logistical problems are ignored aside from a brief bit about streamlining the checklist. And the same thing happens later -- first they say there's no way the Soviet capsule in orbit could rendezvous in time, and then suddenly it shows up without explanation. So it doesn't really hold together.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:05 PM   #570
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^ That sounds good. Sorry I missed it.
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