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TCM Classic Movie Alert 10/31
TCM ^ | 10/31/12 | Vision

Posted on 10/31/2012 10:49:45 AM PDT by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert for Halloween night...

Tonight...the pre-code, original (I assume the controversial unedited version only released in '99) Frankenstein(1931), 8pm est

"A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain."

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1 posted on 10/31/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT by Vision
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; CottonBall; ..


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Frankenstein (1931), - 8pm est

Happy Halloween!
2 posted on 10/31/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision; mickie
I watched a couple of TCM back-to-back horror films last night....and really enjoyed myself....and the break from the Fox evening political line-up.

First, the silent film "The Unknown" (1927), then "Freaks" (1932).

Actually, the films were more eerie grotesqueries than outright horror as we know it.....each with unusual story lines...with some good twists.

I was completely engrossed, leaving my comfy watching post in between the double-header only to grab a Dove chocolate ice cream bar with dark chocolate coating (pop corn and Milk Duds being unavailable).

Ah, classical movies and chocolate ice cream bars, were Paradise enow (Omar Khayyam, 1048-1131)!

Now onward to a Frankensteinian experience tonight!

Leni

3 posted on 10/31/2012 11:22:00 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Vision
not realizing it has a madman's brain."

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Igor] Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck's?
Igor: [pause, then] No.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?
Igor: Then you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby... Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [chuckles, then] Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[grabs Igor and starts throttling him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Is that what you're telling me?!!!!

4 posted on 10/31/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: MinuteGal

Yea, these are great. This version was controversial in ‘31 and am curious how it translates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_%281931_film%29

BTW, haagen daz (chocolate with almond, salted caramel) and magnum (triple chocolate) bars are very, very good.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision; mickie
Thanks for the chocolate chips.....oops, chocolate tips!

(I'm such a chocoholic....sigh)

Leni

6 posted on 10/31/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Vision

Spine Tingling!


7 posted on 10/31/2012 12:08:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Vision
I starting watching them last night.

Saw FREAKS (1932 version).

Followed by Bedlam with Boris Karloff. Some Vincent Price flick on right now.

BTW bit a trivia, Vincent Price died on Halloween.

8 posted on 10/31/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: mware

He was authentic, even in death.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I always loved the vintage horror genre, as epitomized by the old Universal films. I think much of it had to do with the moody, creepy atmospherics.

The “modern” horror genre, with dizzying wall-to-wall graphic effects, sicko serial killers, and zombies munching on brains... doesn’t particularly appeal to me at all. In fact, I frankly find all that rather tiresome.

I wonder if the “Frankenstein” (1931) print being shown tonight is the restored print, which has been recently touted about. Should be worth a look. I did briefly meet the leading lady, Mae Clarke, one time.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 12:36:51 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Vision; All
I was a little kid during the early '60's, when there was a big monster craze ("The Addams Family," "The Munsters"). I didn't know this at the time, but the reason was that the old Universal horror classics had been recently released to theaters (as matinees) and to TV. I recall that a classmate of mine had the '66 "Monster Calendar" with Don Post's monsters featured (one for each month). I must confess that I coveted that calendar something awful. And I didn't even really know what "monsters" were!

Way back then Forrest J. Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland and some of the black-and-white pulp horror comics would occasionally have advertisements selling classic old horror movies. The catch was--they were sold as reels of film, and you had to have a projector and a screen to watch them. Since then we've had laserdisc, beta, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, and now YouTube.

It amazes me to think of those long ago days now that many classic movies (horror and otherwise) are now available for free 24/7 on the Internet. Needless to say, I don't covet my old classmate's "Monster Calendar" any more!

11 posted on 10/31/2012 12:54:49 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
It amazes me to think of those long ago days now that many classic movies (horror and otherwise) are now available for free 24/7 on the Internet. Needless to say, I don't covet my old classmate's "Monster Calendar" any more!

But you cherish the memories.

12 posted on 10/31/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

One other little thought about “Frankenstein.” My grandmother always liked John Boles. She also used to proudly mention to me that she had a schoolteacher once who was the sister to Boles’ wife. I mentioned to my grandmother that Boles was in the original “Frankenstein” movie, and she gave me a sour face that conveyed disapproval that Boles had basically slummed in such an ‘icky horror film!’


13 posted on 10/31/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT by greene66
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To: freedumb2003

That’s my favorite scene in Young Frankenstien.
Back it up just a bit though....

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:”Igor, may I have word with you?”
Igor sits on floor.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:”No, no ,no....up here!”


14 posted on 10/31/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: mware
Saw FREAKS (1932 version).

One of us, One of us.....

Frightening.

15 posted on 10/31/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it!)
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To: Mike Darancette

It is, but it’s also a very intriguing film.

It was one of the first to portray disabled/deformed people in a sympathetic light. Go to the Wikipedia page on the movie (for want of a better source) and check out the bios of the performers. Some were just amazing.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: freedumb2003

Classic!


17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I never tire of this Classic.
Watching now.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mware

Freaks was good!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 5:42:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vision
Separated at birth?:

Lon Chaney in "The Unknown"

Kieth Richards


20 posted on 10/31/2012 5:54:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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