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WONDYFUL PROJECTIONS

 

So.  @Plain Old Tele and I are old farts.  With the recent announcements that new releases keep getting pushed into the future, I thought this would be a good time to look back at some old gems that might be "new" to folks here.  Tele, with PTSD over the "Hindsight is 2020" List, played Gollum and said "Dooooo it."

 

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Once a week I'm going to open up my "Super Secret Vault" and offer a "private, free, totally-for-educational-purposes" watch party of some old film. The idea would be to show movies that are harder to find and not on like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ or Hulu.  Depending on popularity and demand, I'm game for increasing parties to like two or three times a week.

 

Looking at the upcoming schedule there's a lot of fun choices.  A sexy game of chess? Greatest car chase of all time? An eight-minute continuous opening shot? The movie that changed everything for WB? A Camp Masterpiece? Awesomely Bad 1950s Sci?  I might even toss in a musical.  (I promise, this won't just be Gene Kelly Hour!)

 

HOW

Everything will be run through Zoom. [Download Here].

 

Room ID: 542 382 5182

PASSWORD: BOT

 

I will open the Room about 15 minutes before the start time.  We have it set up so that everyone comes in without video or audio, for those folks who might worry about losing some Anonymity!

 

Huge thanks to @Jason and @Eric Skywalker for helping out with tech support!! It took us a hot sec, but we nailed it!

 

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WHEN

FRIDAY JULY 31, 2020

 

MIDNIGHT EST

4:00AM GST

09:30AM IST

13:00 / 1:00PM KST

17:00 / 5:00PM NZDT

21:00 / 9:00PM PST

 

Alternative Times for Other Weeks:

 

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With a global user base, it will be impossible to find a perfect time for everyone.  We're just going to try to make it work based on who's interested.  Additionally, if people really like this, we can always add in additional times for a repeat viewing or we can show more than one more a week.  

 

Right now I'm thinking of trying the first one for: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at:

 

14:00 / 2:00 PM EST

18:00 / 6:00 PM GST

23:00 / 11:30PM IST

3:00 AM KST

7:00 AM NZDT

11:00 AM PST

 

I am also open to making adjustments on this.  I know it's going to take a couple of trials and errors before we have it down to a movie formula.

 

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FEATURE PRESENTATION

 

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This week's Feature will be the Sci-Fi Classic (ANNE FRANCIS STARS IN...) FORBIDDEN PLANET from MGM in 1956.  We're going FULL Vintage.  It might (and by might, totally will) feel dorky, yet you can clearly see the nuggets of our faves like Star Trek, Star Wars, BSG in the movie.  Traveling to other planets!  Robots!  Laser guns!  Leslie Nelson playing a straight man! What else could you want?  It's also only like an hour and forty minutes! Most importantly, it was name-checked in Rocky Horror.

 

 

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YESSSSSSSSSSS

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I’ll see if I can make it.  I do have some work to catch up on this Saturday.  But at the very least I’ve set up to record the movie from TCM

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Yeah, If I have the time, I'd absolutely be down for doing this. I love It Happened One Night, and I could rewatch it endlessly. 

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I'm down for this!

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July 25, 2020 FEATURE

 

We're starting on this Saturday with one of @grim22's favorites:

 

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Directed and produced by Frank Capra (It's A Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington), It Happened One Night is screwball comedy starring Clark Gable, a savvy reporter, and Claudette Colbert, an heiress running away from her marriage.  In 1935, it became the first film to win all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Adapted Screenplay.  It basically invented the rom-com.  

 

It's also Pre-Code, so... That Hitchhicking Scene!  Shirtless Clark Gable! Oh, la la. Saucy!

 

I haven't seen in years.  I'm pumped.

 

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Posted (edited)

Sorry I wasn't able to make it this week. Have quite a bit of college work (summer classes) to finish this weekend. Can't do more than one movie a day and already watched one this morning. I'll surely be joining next week.

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@all men, we need to try and copy Clark Gable's hair curl. 😍

 

1 hour ago, lorddemaxus said:

Sorry I wasn't able to make it this week. Have quite a bit of college work (summer classes) to finish this weekend. Can't do more than one movie a day and already watched one this morning. I'll surely be joining next week.

Next week's Forbidden Planet

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This was tons of fun and I encourage everyone to join in if they can. 

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Very excited that went off without a hitch.  It was really fun, and I'm looking forward to do more!  Oh, and for "free and educational purposes", did you know that:

 

- Clark Gable singlehandedly killed the under-shirt industry for decades with It Happened One Night.  He took his shirt off to reveal he was shirtless, and everyone took their shirt off to reveal they were shirtless.  It was anarchy! 

 

- Colbert thought it was the worst.  So much that:

 

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In 1935, after her Academy Award nomination, Colbert decided not to attend the presentation, feeling confident that she would not win the award, and instead, planned to take a cross-country railroad trip. After she was named the winner, studio chief Harry Cohn sent someone to "drag her off" the train, which had not yet left the station, and take her to the ceremony. Colbert arrived wearing a two-piece traveling suit which she had the Paramount Pictures costume designer, Travis Banton, make for her trip.[32]

 

And yes, as @Eric Skywalker said, Next week is FORBIDDEN PLANET.  Details in the first post!  Suuuuuuuper excited for this one.  I've actually never seen it, which is why I picked it.  

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It’s today! Fun pre-screening tidbit about FORBIDDEN PLANET — it’s the first movie to have a 100% electronic score. Even funner fact: the score was not credited as music. Bebe and Lewis Barron, the composers, get an on-screen credit for “Electronic Tonalities”. Why? Cuz MGM didn’t want to pay the music guild any fees. :lol: 

 

Since the Barrons didn’t belong to any Academy guild, the score wasn’t considered for any awards, either as a “soundtrack” or as “sound effects”. The score wasn’t released until 20 years later, when the Barrons (through their own record label!) put out an LP for the 20th anniversary of the movie.

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With @Jake Gittes out this week, I was thinking about starting it a little earlier at like 10:30PM or 11PM. Does that work better for people? I also was thinking of making it a true Science Fiction double feature, and showing in Cat People after it. Forbidden Planet is about 1:35 and Cat People is about 1:25. 
 

 

@Jason @Fancyarcher @DAR @MrGamer @MrPink @Rorschach @Eric Skywalker @RealLyre @lorddemaxus @Darth Lehnsherr @Lion Roar @Jake Gittes

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I assume that would be Eastern time for the US?

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28 minutes ago, DAR said:

I assume that would be Eastern time for the US?

Yes. 

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That would work great. If anything 10:30 PM would be a lot better for me. Also I really like the idea of doing a double feature with Cat People. 

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That honestly works better for me. I'd have to wake up early in the morning my time if it was at 9 PM PT so later in the day would be great. Won't be able to watch the 2nd film though.

 

Edit: Oh, you're talking ET time. That's a bit too early for me. I'll try to make it but there's a good chance I'll be asleep. It might be fine if you make it 11pm though. 

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Hello. Everyone!

 

@Fancyarcher @Ethan Hunt @DAR @Rorschach (Hi I see you)

 

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Sorry, I couldn't make it again. It way way too early for me in my timezone. Tried waking up early today but I just fell asleep again.

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