The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

1895-1999
User avatar
Precious Doll
Tenured
Posts: 3375
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:20 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:35 am

Reza wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.


Navajo was also nominated in the Documentary Feature category.


As well.
"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.

Reza
Tenured Laureate
Posts: 7946
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:14 am
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Reza » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:36 am

Precious Doll wrote:The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.


Navajo was also nominated in the Documentary Feature category.

User avatar
Precious Doll
Tenured
Posts: 3375
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:20 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 am

The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.
"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.

The Original BJ
Emeritus
Posts: 4184
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:49 pm

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:31 pm

Precious Doll wrote:Skyscraper (1928) nominated for 'Best Writing' is available on YouTube.


Wow, thanks for this. That one was on my list of nominees I assumed I'd never find in a million years (along with a bunch from that year.)

User avatar
Precious Doll
Tenured
Posts: 3375
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:20 am
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:59 am

Skyscraper (1928) nominated for 'Best Writing' is available on YouTube.
"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.

dws1982
Tenured
Posts: 2978
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:28 pm
Location: AL
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby dws1982 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 pm

For those of you with access to Amazon Prime, the complete miniseries version of Robert Atlman's Vincent and Theo is available on streaming.

Mister Tee
Laureate
Posts: 6427
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:57 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:45 pm

Alert for Oscar completists:

2AM ET Monday March 26th, TCM is showing The Walls of Malapaga, which won the then-honorary best foreign film award for 1950.

It's followed immediately by Renoir's French Cancan, which I've never seen but has a solid reputation.

A Jean Gabin fest.

Big Magilla
Site Admin
Posts: 15660
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:22 pm
Location: Jersey Shore

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:41 am

With Byrd at the South Pole was long available on VHS and DVD, but is now out of print.

It was a big box-office success in the early 1930s and in the late 1940s and early 1950s was a staple of films shown in schools. I saw it in the first or second grade at an event held in the school's auditorium in lieu of classes one Friday afternoon. It used to show up on the Late Show when the Late Show meant movies, not talk shows. It was filmed between 1928 and 1930. It deftly bridged the gap between silent films and talkies, starting out as a silent film with title cards and ending up with informative narration over the last fifteen minutes or so. It's quite riveting, and richly deserved its cinematography win.
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire

Mister Tee
Laureate
Posts: 6427
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:57 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:18 pm

An early alert to one we'll need when we get to 1930's cinematography race, and which I doubt many will have seen:

Thursday, October 19th, 8AM ET: With Byrd at the South Pole

...which might even be of historical interest. Or a complete bore; who knows? But an opportunity like this, an Oscar completist can't pass up.

Mister Tee
Laureate
Posts: 6427
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:57 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:26 pm

Reza wrote:
flipp525 wrote:Cinderella Liberty (1973) comes on tonight at 10pm on TCM. Not necessarily an obscure, hard-to-locate but it does feature Marsha Mason in a performance that netted her her first Oscar nomination (for those missing that on).


Mason was pretty big during her years with Neil Simon - her 4 nominations attest to that. I liked her although she's now pretty much ridiculed not unlike Norma Shearer to a certain extent. Probably because of their association with a more famous husband.


Or possibly because she wasn't a very good actress.

This performance in Cinderella Liberty is actually the exception, for me -- it, and maybe Blume in Love, are the only times I genuinely liked her.

Reza
Tenured Laureate
Posts: 7946
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:14 am
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Reza » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:37 am

flipp525 wrote:Cinderella Liberty (1973) comes on tonight at 10pm on TCM. Not necessarily an obscure, hard-to-locate but it does feature Marsha Mason in a performance that netted her her first Oscar nomination (for those missing that on).


Mason was pretty big during her years with Neil Simon - her 4 nominations attest to that. I liked her although she's now pretty much ridiculed not unlike Norma Shearer to a certain extent. Probably because of their association with a more famous husband.

User avatar
flipp525
Laureate
Posts: 5816
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:44 am

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby flipp525 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:38 pm

Cinderella Liberty (1973) comes on tonight at 10pm on TCM. Not necessarily an obscure, hard-to-locate but it does feature Marsha Mason in a performance that netted her her first Oscar nomination (for those missing that on).
"The mantle of spinsterhood was definitely in her shoulders. She was twenty five and looked it."

-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

User avatar
flipp525
Laureate
Posts: 5816
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:44 am

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby flipp525 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:37 pm

I'm wondering how close Christopher Walken might've been to a supporting nomination for Pennies from Heaven that year. As I recall, he has a pretty great cameo in which he's dancing in the rain. He was still a pretty recent winner in that category at the time so I can't imagine him not, at least, being on the edges of the conversation for that not-particularly-competitive race.
"The mantle of spinsterhood was definitely in her shoulders. She was twenty five and looked it."



-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Big Magilla
Site Admin
Posts: 15660
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:22 pm
Location: Jersey Shore

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:42 pm

I see they've added a couple of shorts.

5:00 AM
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
 
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
Dir: Herbert Ross Cast:  Steve Martin , Bernadette Peters , Christopher Walken .
C-108 mins, CC,
20 Monday
6:50 AM
Cavalcade Of The Academy Awards (1940)
 
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.

C-30 mins,
7:24 AM
Main Street On The March! (1941)
 
This short film focuses on America's changing mood to events leading up to WWII.
Dir: Edward L. Cahn Cast:  May McAvoy , Mark Daniels , Robert Blake .
BW-20 mins,
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire

Mister Tee
Laureate
Posts: 6427
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:57 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Mister Tee » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:25 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Something's a little off with TCM here. Pennies from Heaven runs 81 minutes. It's not going to fill a two hour and forty-five minute time slot. You might want to tune in at 5 A.M. on the 20th to see what they're really doing with it.

It's not the Crosby Pennies from Heaven; rather, the Steve Martin one, which runs somewhat longer (108 minutes), but still well short of the 2:45 time slot that was meant to contain The Patent Leather Kid.

By "tune in at 5AM", I presume you mean DVR it; I haven't seen 5AM from the wake-up side in a long time.


Return to “The First Century”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests