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  1. I won't watch until Carly Simon is inducted. And I boycott every event that rewards her over-rated, douchey ex-husband.
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Caught The Caine Mutiny last night. Terrific job by a stellar cast. I was especially impressed by Jose Ferrer as the naval attorney who defended Van Johnson's character. It was a treat to see Jerry Paris, aka Jerry Helper of The Dick Van Dyke Show -- that's the only time I've seen him in a different role! Reading the credits at IMDb, I see that the young actor who played the pivotal role of Ensign Keith, Robert Francis, appeared in only 4 movies before dying in a plane crash at age 25. Apparently, he played a military character each time.
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    Gone With the Wind (1939)

    As I recall from the book, Rhett's change in attitude was in part a reaction to realizing he would never have Scarlett's love. As he explains in the final chapter (cut short, as always, for the movie script): I think Rhett was always a realist. When he focused all his attention on Bonnie, he knew that he had to make some accommodations with society in order for her to have options in the future. I don't think he was being a hypocrite as much as a schemer -- as he always was.
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    S02.E08: Dear Mrs. Kennedy

    That's the least of the problems with this episode! But I did go back to watch the Nov. 1963 scenes, and while they don't appear to have padded Claire Foy, she's wearing some loose-fitting clothing and occasionally holding her arms across her belly in the way that pregnant women often do. But did the royals really go to bed that early? They show Elizabeth getting into bed, where Phillip is already seemingly asleep, and saying "He's dead." The announcement that Pres. Kennedy had died occurred before 3 pm EST, which means before 9 pm in London.
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    S01.E04: Act of God

    Actually, it was Lane Price (a Brit) who pointed that out to Don. 😉
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    S01.E01: Wolferton Splash

    And Johnny Cash wasn't 5'8". Good thing actors are interpreters, not imitators. 😉 I think Lithgow was masterful in this series.
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    Justified

    Recently, I rewatched the series pilot as well as the finale. Both hold up extremely well, and there are a number of callbacks between them. I miss this show.
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    Fargo In The Media

    More like 8 hrs from Chicago, under good conditions. There was a KC connection in S2. Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) was an enforcer for the KC mob. S4 sounds intriguing, but I hope there are some prominent female roles as in earlier seasons. I saw Ben Whishaw on stage in London -- just superb.
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    S02.E07: I Want To Know

    They had 7 hours. No excuses. I knew about 5 seconds into the scene that Renata would be destroying that train set. The courtroom stuff was beyond unbelievable. Wasn't season 1 a BIT more grounded in reality than this shit-storm? Geez, that stupid nanny should have had Gordon on a pay-as-you-fuck plan. Ed's proposal to renew their vows, and to fully understand what that MEANS, was the one part of the finale I liked.
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    Retro TV Channels: ”The Good Old Days of Television”

    I loved Green Acres. So surreal. My brother once suggested what I thought was a great premise for a movie: What if Superman, as a baby, had landed on the Douglas farm? What a hoot that would be! Does INSP fall into this thread? I have recently caught up on The Waltons there, as well as some episode of Alias Smith and Jones. Boy, those take me back!
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    The Annual Primetime Emmys Topic

    David Simon is VERY outspoken. His Twitter posts rub a lot of people the wrong way, and I would imagine he's much the same in person. Andre Braugher should receive Emmy Awards for individual lines in B99. He is Da Bomb.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    This movie has finally hit HBO, so I was able to watch it recently. For me, the film's main virtue is that it sent me to youtube to look for footage of Queen's actual Live Aid performance. Rami Malek did a very commendable job, but there's nothing like watching the real Freddie Mercury in action.
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    S02.E05: Kill Me

    My god, that is horrendous. But now I understand why I'm watching a train wreck.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Aw, thanks for letting us know. This passage caught my eye: It made me wonder how Cheddar's owner had decided that this was the time for Cheddar to depart. Perhaps the dog had a terminal illness and was otherwise in pain. We have a rescue dog of indeterminate age who is deeply in the throes of dementia, and I'm grappling with how we'll know that "it's time." Feel free to send me a private message if you have advice/experience to share.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Bergman misspoke: Day For Night won Best Foreign Language Film, not Best Picture. But then she also called it Day and Night. Gracious speech, nonetheless -- and it's the only reason I knew who Valentina Cortese was when I read she had died.
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