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So I guess tonight's scheduling of "Advise and Consent" is just part of the normal rotation.
You need to look at the entire schedule for that day and you'll notice something.

The Best Man

Advise and Consent

Seven Days in May

Gabriel Over the Whitehouse


TCM aired all these films the same day. Now you're getting the picture. Gabriel Over the Whitehouse is a bizarre depression-era film. Just read the synopsis of it on IMDB. Anyone who doesn't think these frustrated twenty-something leftist children who are running the show now are trying to say something is not paying attention. Maybe it takes a longtime fan to see it, but I don't think so.

The TCM schedule on their website is searchable through July 5th, and The Manchurian Candidate is not scheduled to air a single time in the first half of this year. I'm beginning to think that more than a few people took notice (just who do these people think are watching TCM?) of their behavior last year with regards to this film and they heard the complaints.


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TCM schedule is searchable through the beginning of August and there's still no sign of this film. This is getting interesting. It looks like they've gone cold turkey.
 
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Para have you seen TCM hiding movies under the title "Turner Classic Movies".
I first noticed the time slots a few months ago and recorded one. It was "The Bank Dick" with WC Fields.

I've noticed several others since but haven't bothered to record them or have been viewing at the time slot to see what the movies were titled.
 
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Yes, but I don't think they're trying to be sneaky. It's just a schedule drop-out.

One way you can tell if TCM has a move airing soon is check the movie's overview page. If a film is scheduled to air, it will say so at the top of the page, just to the right of the film title. I've been watching this too. Nothing. It's quite a contrast from last year.


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They have also played a lot of movies by blacklisted directors of the 50s.


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They have also played a lot of movies by blacklisted directors of the 50s.
You are correct, and Ben Mankiewicz simply cannot introduce any such film without mentioning the blacklist. Oh, the persecution from the political right. Oh, the right was so wrong. I mean, he wallows in the shit.

I can barely tolerate this clown. Plus, he's one of the Young Turks and hangs out with that Cenk Wigger guy, who's an even bigger jackass.


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So, it looks like the film Suddenly is taking the place of The Manchurian Candidate. This is a 1954 film about an attempted Presidential assassination (Eisenhower), and until recently, TCM aired this film very rarely. Well, they're airing it right now and this is the fourth airing of it this year.

Oh, and Gabriel Over the Whitehouse aired last Saturday. Third time this year for a film that until recently, TCM showed once in a blue moon.


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Yup; TCM been bumming me out - especially since the loss of Mr. Osborne.

Noir Alley has been cool, but the leftist, progressive crap is a huge turn off as are those hosts who just read the teleprompter. and B.M. is just that; poop.





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Nothin'!

After playing this film ten times (or more) last year, it's not on the schedule through the end of October. I'm beginning to wonder if some exec at TCM noticed how many times they aired this film, and told those in charge of programming to cut it out.

Or, maybe they finally figured out that the character of Eleanor Shaw Iselin is too close to the reality of the hag Hillary Clinton.

Oh, BTW- five airings so far this year, of Suddenly. Roll Eyes


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Well, it appears that TCM will close out the year with no showings of this film. Very curious, after last year's frequent broadcast of this film.


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So, for 2018, it's a big goose egg for this count.


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The Manchurian Candidate may have fallen from favor but the spouting off from Mankiewicz has not. The man is obsessed with "the blacklist", the Communist Party and its members, the FBI and the House un-American Activities Committee. All night long, he was introducing a series of Dick Powell movies and every into was a dissertation on 1950s politics.
Just introduce the movies and spare me "the blacklist".
God, I miss Robert Osborne!


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Eddie Muller does the same thing when he intros films. He has ample opportunity to do so, considering that all of the movies he introduces were made in the forties and fifties.
This past weekend, he closed Noir Alley with "Feliz Navidad".

Pander much, Ed?

Very disappointing. I watch TCM to view the films and hear the discussions about the films and their production. I'm not interested in their politics.

It's maddening
 
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Very disappointing. I watch TCM to view the films and hear the discussions about the films and their production. I'm not interested in their politics.


It is not just that. He goes over the names of movies and directors so quickly you cannot keep track. I do not get the feel of the people like I did with Osborne. Perhaps there is an accompanying textbook.{sarcasm}
 
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I watched Double Indemnity and was pleasantly surprised that Muller did not mention HUAC at all and confined himself to facts about the movie. I was unaware of the extent of collaboration between Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler to make Cain's story into the movie.


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Scheduled for broadcast on TCM, Saturday, May 18 at 5:45 PM EST.

So, after an absolute frenzy with this film in 2017, it hasn't aired on TCM for about 18 months.


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