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TCM Classic Movie Alert 3/5/14
TCM ^ | 3/5/14 | vision

Posted on 03/05/2014 9:53:25 AM PST by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!

Tonight...one of the best films ever made(the description below doesn't do the film justice)...Dodsworth(1936), 8pm est

"A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe."

Overview & Cast


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: film; movie; tcm
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1 posted on 03/05/2014 9:53:25 AM PST by Vision
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; CottonBall; ..


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Dodsworth(1936), - 8pm est

Must see!
2 posted on 03/05/2014 9:54:20 AM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Seen it twice, but I’m up for a third time tonight!

Thanks for the heads-up.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 9:57:04 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Vision

Agreed...the film was a good as the book and both works are classics.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 9:57:57 AM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Vision

Thanks-—I’ve never seen it.

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5 posted on 03/05/2014 9:58:56 AM PST by Mears
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Love this move. Love Walter Huston.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 9:59:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Vision

Thank you for the post. This is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s really great. I first learned about it, when I heard that it was Dennis Miller’s favorite movie. I don’t know if I’d go so far to say all time favorite as it seems to change every year, but this movie features Walter Huston who is good in every part he plays.

He makes acting look extremely easy.

Grab yourself something to eat and watch a truly great movie.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 9:59:52 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Vision

OHH that good movie

Hey Vision do you get this channel on your so called regular tv

http://www.get.tv


8 posted on 03/05/2014 10:03:26 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Vision

“For Whom The Bell Tolls” was on about three nights back. Great movie. Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.

Love that station. My kids even like to watch the old movies with me,and they’re young adults now.

Interesting that they often note how different things seemed back then. “Better” is the common remark I hear, from both of them.

They both like Jimmy Cagney and Humphrey Bogart movies a lot.

And - get this - my son recognized Edward G. Robinson (we were watching “Key Largo”) because of the Bugs Bunny cartoon portrayal... he said “Hey! That’s “Rocky” the gangster from Bugs Bunny...Ha!!”

Yeah... ya take culture wherever you can find it these days! Haha!


9 posted on 03/05/2014 10:05:30 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Vision; flaglady47
TCM is running a lot of re-runs right now....re-runs of films shown in the past couple weeks....and I don't much care for that modus operandi at all!

I watched "Dodsworth" on a night the Olympics were on....and there I was, clicking frantically back and forth between the film and a sports event I wanted to watch!

At any rate, I wont' watch again right now.....it's too soon, sheesh......but when they run it again a couple years from now, I'll watch for sure. I love the film. Dated though it is, the character development is fantastic, and the acting superb.

It's worth curling up on the couch for a couple hours to watch the lives and travails of the elite during the early thirties.

Leni

10 posted on 03/05/2014 10:10:29 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Vision

“Dodsworth” is a good case-study of how you can have a truly ‘adult’ film well within the perimeters of the Hays Code.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 10:13:00 AM PST by greene66
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To: NFHale

You ever just listen to the old Loony Tunes cartoons?
They are mostly set to classical music. Introduced my kids to that kind of music that way.

“Kill the wabbit..”


12 posted on 03/05/2014 10:18:22 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Vision
.....Walter Huston- excellent actor;
13 posted on 03/05/2014 10:27:12 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Texas resident

“...You ever just listen to the old Loony Tunes cartoons?...”

Oh HELL yeah! They are some of my all-time favorite soundtracks... the best cartoon soundtracks ever!

“Long Haired Hare” is hilarious... “The Rabbit of Seville”... they were classics. And not only the classical music, but also just folk music and popular tunes of the day were prevalent in those cartoons.

They represent an animated slice of life from that time period. Hence, the left hates them, and wants them removed.

Like the original Jonny Quest... (Hanna-Barbara, 1964)


14 posted on 03/05/2014 10:27:23 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Vision

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HwJYkGBWHi4

I love his last line in this clip. Hers too.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 10:28:04 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Vision

5 pm pacific. I’ll record. thanks.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 10:35:49 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Texas resident

“Kill The Wabbit!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGhQ2BDt4VE

Ride of the Valkyries, from Wagner... brilliant!!

From “What’s Opera, Doc?”


17 posted on 03/05/2014 10:38:06 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I discovered that the cartoons had classical music while riding around in my car a long time ago. I tuned the FM dial all the way to the left and the radio picked up sound from the high frequency tv signal. Interesting to be able to listen to the audio of tv shows on a car radio.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 10:38:20 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident

“...Interesting to be able to listen to the audio of tv shows on a car radio....”

And very cool!


19 posted on 03/05/2014 10:38:51 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Vision

You’ve sold me! I love 30’s styling. And I can still watch The Americans at 10 pm on FX!


20 posted on 03/05/2014 10:42:22 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: NFHale

I remember first noticing the connection between the music in old WB cartoons and some 78rpm Raymond Scott Quintet records I had. The cartoons used to utilize a riff from the Scott tune “Powerhouse” quite often, as I recall.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 10:48:00 AM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

Here’s a compilation with that theme running through it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3FLN0iQ9SQ


22 posted on 03/05/2014 10:54:38 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: greene66

RE Powerhouse:

THANK YOU! Because I NEVER knew what that tune was called!!!

The band Rush did an interpolation of it too in “La Via Strangiato” on the album “Hemispheres”...


23 posted on 03/05/2014 10:59:38 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Texas resident
You ever just listen to the old Loony Tunes cartoons? They are mostly set to classical music. Introduced my kids to that kind of music that way.

Yep - my nieces all love "Rhapsody Rabbit". They were a bit surprised, though, by my "unedited" copy, where Bugs pulls out a revolver and shoots the coughing guy in the audience. Their response was spasms of laughter, followed by questions about why that scene had been cut. :-)

BTW, there's quite a bit of classical music used in Japanese anime, too.

24 posted on 03/05/2014 11:18:56 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Vision

That’s a very good picture! We enjoyed in the last year or so when we watched it streaming online.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:21 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: NFHale

The flip side to Scott’s “Powerhouse” on that 78rpm I had was “The Toy Trumpet,” which I also think might have showed up in some of the WB cartoons. Actually I still have the old record (as well as several others), but their material has long since been re-issued on a few CD compilations, which I got.

Fun, eccentric music!


26 posted on 03/05/2014 12:56:17 PM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

The Warner Brothers cartoonists had a zany sense of humor, and they made us laugh for decades.

We’ll not see their like again in our lifetime - but we CAN make sure successive generations get to see those gems.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 2:36:49 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; re_nortex; Mears; miss marmelstein; nikos1121; SevenofNine; NFHale; ...
The film beautifully, almost spiritually grips you from the start.

When you watch, notice how American this movie is. It's masculine and American. Look for the lines about industry and clean hospitals and clever people.

Also, the score. What a score.

This film brings tears to my eyes. Dodsworth built America and we need more of him. I'm so glad you all enjoy it.

28 posted on 03/05/2014 4:15:49 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

He’s gone ashore! He’s gone ASHORE!!!

:)


29 posted on 03/05/2014 6:47:11 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Yea.

A line I didn't hear before, when the wife is talking about how high life her Parisian friends are...

Dodsworth says (in reference to his life's work)...”Somebody’s got to let men be more than waiters”. Wow. What a movie.

30 posted on 03/05/2014 6:53:32 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Interesting that such an American movie is largely set in Europe. Allows you to see the contrast between the two continents.

I always love the scene with Fran, Kurt, and Kurt’s mother. Maria Ouspenskaya is really something—especially when she tells Fran that she will be an “old wife married to a young husband.” Ouch! But she did her son a great favor.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 4:12:37 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Vision

Thank you. I half-heard that line and wondered what he said about waiters


32 posted on 03/06/2014 4:51:44 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Vision
Dodsworth built America and we need more of him.

And near the opening when he's walking through the workers after selling his automotive business, you can tell that were not union men. The respect that both employer and employee had in those days before the Big Labor thugs became entrenched (thanks to FDR and his evil handmaiden Frances Perkins) is evident. It was scourge of unionism that divided owner/management from the workers.

And on a lighter note, Vision, I watched this classic film on an equally classic, old television I still have. The brand of that set? Well, take a look:


33 posted on 03/06/2014 11:58:43 AM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Great scene. The Baroness/Maria Ouspenskaya was one serious actress.

She did Fran a favor too. In Europe older men chased younger women. The Baron would probably stray at some point.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 5:34:37 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: re_nortex

Well said. That opening scene is so powerful.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 5:35:27 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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