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nhp651

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Blockbuster films on TV
« on: July 10, 2011, 08:38:20 am »

good morning folks...

my  question for you all.......

although it takes less than a year these days for a film to transform from cinema to TV Via DVD why has Love Story, staring Ryan O'Neil  and Alli MacGraw, released in 1971 ( 40 years ago) NEVER EVER been on tv in this country...........????

My soppy side coming out now,  <:( <:( <:( <:(
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guitar man

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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 10:23:31 am »

I thought it had been a few times.
Regards Tony
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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 10:53:10 am »

I think Neil is right, I cant find any record of it having been on TV.

Mind you the wife  disagrees and says she's seen it a least twice.   >>:-(
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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 11:02:00 am »

I agree with you wife and so should you {-) {-)


Tony
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cornishlad

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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 11:41:32 am »

not sure if it counts, but its listed on sky now and again. i cant watch it as i dont like sad endings.
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nhp651

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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 01:17:21 pm »

might be listed on sky, but don't think it's ever been on terestial tv....just wondering why when others are on freeview channels fortnightly......in fact dirty harry was on the same channel last week twice!!!!
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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 01:40:22 pm »

Films shown on board were always regarded as a 'Good Thing' provided by the Company via Walport Films and exchanged between ships by 3rd Mates who knew that their future popularity depended on getting something previously unseen.

I can recall only one film emptying both houses before the end of the first reel and that was 'Love Story'; the biggest load of over-sentimental, mawkish,  saccharine, overblown waste of film stock known to mankind.  Yech!!!  >:-o  >:-o  >:-o

In contrast, 'Paint Your Wagon' was shown over and over until everyone knew the words and it became a beery singalong success with a massed maritime choir.

Barry M
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Re: Blockbuster films on TV
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 01:44:11 pm »

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i dont like sad endings.

Nor do I, but most of us are likely to experience one eventually..... :((
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