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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby ksrymy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:08 pm

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Mister Tee wrote:Another tip-off for when we resume the screenplay discussions: This Tuesday at 5:45AM ET, TCM is showing 1938's Blockade, one of the nominees I'm missing from the Original Story category.

I wouldn't bother. It's godawful with Henry Fonda giving one of his worst-ever performances.

But kudos to your solidarity.

I think you might be missing the point of being an Oscar completist. A lot of what was nominated in the past is a slog to get through (would anyone willingly pop in 1933's Cavalcade if they weren't trying to mark it off their Best Picture list?), but get through it you must if you want to complete the nomination list.

I'm a completist myself, but there are films almost not worth it as you mention.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby flipp525 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:06 pm

ksrymy wrote:
Mister Tee wrote:Another tip-off for when we resume the screenplay discussions: This Tuesday at 5:45AM ET, TCM is showing 1938's Blockade, one of the nominees I'm missing from the Original Story category.

I wouldn't bother. It's godawful with Henry Fonda giving one of his worst-ever performances.

But kudos to your solidarity.

I think you might be missing the point of being an Oscar completist. A lot of what was nominated in the past is a slog to get through (would anyone willingly pop in 1933's Cavalcade if they weren't trying to mark it off their Best Picture list?), but get through it you must if you want to complete the nomination list.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby ksrymy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:50 pm

Mister Tee wrote:Another tip-off for when we resume the screenplay discussions: This Tuesday at 5:45AM ET, TCM is showing 1938's Blockade, one of the nominees I'm missing from the Original Story category.

I wouldn't bother. It's godawful with Henry Fonda giving one of his worst-ever performances.

But kudos to your solidarity.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:19 am

Another tip-off for when we resume the screenplay discussions: This Tuesday at 5:45AM ET, TCM is showing 1938's Blockade, one of the nominees I'm missing from the Original Story category.

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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:53 pm

Last minute alert: For those planning ahead on the screenplay vote, TCM at 7AM EDT tomorrow is showing Star Witness, one of the more obscure nominees. I can't exactly recommend it (SPOILER ALERT: I think it's pretty unbearable), but it's another tick off your list.

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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:23 pm

Thanks for the heads-up!
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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:10 pm

The Original BJ wrote:I wasn't sure where to put this -- technically it has nothing to do with VCR/DVR -- but in doing some research for the upcoming screenplay fields, I noticed that The Bold and the Brave (a nominee for Original Screenplay as well as Supporting Actor for Mickey Rooney) is now available for rent on iTunes. Not sure how long this has been available, but I remember some people here saying this movie was one of the more obscure ones nominated for major Oscars, so I thought I'd point that out.


Strange that The Bold and the Brave has not been released on DVD in the US. It has been out on DVD in the UK since June 2010.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:56 pm

I think this is the right thread for it. I changed the title.
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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:51 pm

I wasn't sure where to put this -- technically it has nothing to do with VCR/DVR -- but in doing some research for the upcoming screenplay fields, I noticed that The Bold and the Brave (a nominee for Original Screenplay as well as Supporting Actor for Mickey Rooney) is now available for rent on iTunes. Not sure how long this has been available, but I remember some people here saying this movie was one of the more obscure ones nominated for major Oscars, so I thought I'd point that out.

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby Kellens101 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:36 pm

The Original BJ wrote:I recorded The Emigrants off TCM a few days ago, hoping to finally check off that most elusive Best Picture nominee. But, to my chagrin, they aired the dubbed-in-English (and apparently edited) version that's available other places rather than the original subtitled one I've been trying to track down.

I guess at this point I can only hope Criterion will take it upon themselves to release this one in its original version at some point.


I really want to see that film, particularly for Liv Ullmann, who is a brilliant and astonishing actress, but also because it's the only movie that's left for me in the 1972 Best Picture race.

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby The Original BJ » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:34 pm

I recorded The Emigrants off TCM a few days ago, hoping to finally check off that most elusive Best Picture nominee. But, to my chagrin, they aired the dubbed-in-English (and apparently edited) version that's available other places rather than the original subtitled one I've been trying to track down.

I guess at this point I can only hope Criterion will take it upon themselves to release this one in its original version at some point.

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:23 pm

I tried to post about this earlier and got a new sort of You Cannot Post Now message (not 403; something else, just as annoying).

So, briefly: for those trying to prepare for future screenplay votes, TCM -- as part of a set of Richard Attenborough-featured movies tonight-into-tomorrow -- will be showing The Angry Silence, a 1960 original screenplay nominee, at 1:15AM ET. It's a deadly serious study of a labor ostracism -- the darker version of much the same plot used in Peter Sellers' I'm All Right, Jack.

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:19 am

Another helpful hint for those involved in the screenplay voting, this one fairly imminent: this Wednesday 6:30 AM ET, TCM is showing Alain Resnais' Mon Oncle D'Amerique, a notable nominee for best original screenplay in 1980, which we'll be dealing with shortly.

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:16 pm

Again, to assist those wanting to honestly play along in the screenplay categories: this Friday at 8:45 AM ET, TCM is showing Smart Money, a nominee in 1930-31 (with the distinction, I believe, of featuring the only on-screen teaming of the two prominent Warner Brothers gangsters, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney).

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Re: The VCR/DVR Alert Thread

Postby flipp525 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:54 pm

But Tee said relatively obscure.
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