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It's a shame that with Robert Osborne now gone, leftists like TYT's Ben Mankiewicz are running the show at Turner Classic Movies. Just about the only way they have to express their frustration with our new President is- what else- by the movies the air- and, I might add, the frequency with which they air them.
Take, for example, John Frankenheimer's landmark thriller, The Manchurian Candidate, a truly superb film. It deals with brainwashing and political assassination, and since Donald Trump won the Presidency, the frequency with which TCM airs this film has gone from a couple of times a year (if that, even. Call it, maybe three times in eighteen months), to airing it in late 2016 and all of 2017, perhaps ten times. Well, it's coming on in five minutes, so since it's New Year's Eve Eve, let's call this number one for 2018.

Who knows, maybe they'll surprise me and cut out this crap, but I don't think so. There are other films that TCM is airing with greater frequency as a from of protest, but The Manchurian Candidate seems to be their favorite, far and away.
 
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I have noticed that not only has TCM been playing it often, so have several other channels. And the remake with Denzel Washington (which I have not watched) seems popular too.


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Related to this subject:

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...935/m/6550058714/p/1

Right behind The Manchurian Candidate in the increased frequency of airing since November, 2016, is A Face in the Crowd, and if you don't think that these pissing and moaning leftist children are trying to send a message...

Kisses for My President- a movie about the first female President- had you even heard of this film before TCM began playing it every 10 or so weeks, beginning in the Fall of 2016? Roll Eyes

And, as I noted in that other thread:
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The night after the last Presidential debate, TCM broadcast The Great White Hope in a primetime slot. Draw your own conclusions.


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The thread reminded me of Madam Secretary, supposedly now CBS lowest rated scripted show. How much longer will they keep their subliminal Hilary campaign add on the air now that it doesn't matter?


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I have noticed that not only has TCM been playing it often, so have several other channels. And the remake with Denzel Washington (which I have not watched) seems popular too.
Yes, and tonight, on the one year anniversary of the Trump administration, Starz Encore Suspense is airing the '62 version right now.
 
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That is lowdown polecat bullshit. Saddened and infuriated that some of my fellow Americans are neither.

Maybe I will put on The Green Berets. The lecture at the beginning foretold the fate of Cambodia. The struggle for liberty continues.


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The thread reminded me of Madam Secretary, supposedly now CBS lowest rated scripted show. How much longer will they keep their subliminal Hilary campaign add on the air now that it doesn't matter?


I loathe that show precisely because it is shilling device for HRC. And it just happened to get made in time for 2016. the Ironic thing is the character probably is better qualified than her

And this last couple of weeks they had an episode about an unhinged President being confronted by Madam Secretary. Roll Eyes

Not a Trump fan by any stretch, but as long as Hollywood continues to impotently flail away while believing they are changing people's minds, so be it.


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Manchurian Candidate was on one of the Starz movie channels today.

I remember seeing Kisses for my President on TV
around 50 years ago.


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OK, is anyone watching TCM right now? On the East coast, at least, Abscence of Malice just came on. Did any of you hear Ben Mankiewicz's introduction?


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1984 is another one the Left seems to want to show a lot more because of Trump.


 
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The China Syndrome followed Abscence of Malice last night. Roll Eyes
 
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I used to love TCM as I wasnt old enough to watch these great films. And I'll admit I like the Manchurian Candidate. But after seeing it once, I was good. But its what, 3 times in as many weeks now? What about African Queen? Thats a great old movie I never saw.


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I see on tonight's schedule:

An Inconvenient Truth
The Times of Harvey Milk
Woodstock: The Director's Cut

I thought TCM stood for Turner's Classic Movies Roll Eyes



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I would guess that Robert Osborne had a great influence on what was shown on TCM.
Now he is gone, we see what his influence may have been.


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Well now...

Looking at TCM's schedule through the end of this month, TCM will not air The Manchurian Candidate a single time in the first three month of this year,. Last year by this time, TCM had aired this film three times already.

I wonder if they've gotten it out of their system.


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One of the Starz cable channels seem to be showing it a few times a week.


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I'm beginning to wonder if TCM's New Year's Eve broadcast of The Manchurian Candidate was a swan song of sorts for this film. I'm not saying that they'll never again broadcast it, but looking at the schedule through May 3, TCM has not scheduled this film for air.
I wonder if some executive realized the number of times this film had been broadcast in 2017 and told his people to cool it. Or, perhaps, enough people actually complained or questioned why they were broadcasting this film every five weeks on average.


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It’ll show up fairly soon. When they think everyone who likes the movie will forget on how long it has been.
But Ben surely has an input. I like Robert Osborne a lot better.
Just watched the ‘Late George Apley’ the other nite. I’m just now realizing I like Ronald Colman. Saw him in Random Harvest, excellent.
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I hear yea Para. I too enjoyed Robert Osborne's intros before I cut the Sat link 8 years ago. Glad my reading of that Mankiewicz character was correct.

But the same has happened on OTA TV. They brought back re-runs of such ueber-populaer shows as 'Murphy Brown' and 'Will & Grace'. Then of course there is the re-boot of 'Will & Grace' on regular TV.

'Rosanne' is back too, but Rosanne herself seems to be anti-establishment against the Democratic Party herself. She certainly is no Hildebeast supporter and did vote for Trump instead.

Wonder when we'll see 'All the President's men' on TV?


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So I guess tonight's scheduling of "Advise and Consent" is just part of the normal rotation.




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