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The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM

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The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#1
Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:06pm
If you have never seen this film you must. It is Liza's break through role and the one for which it is said she REALLY won the Oscar.
It is on tomorrow at 4pm. Set your tivo.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#2
Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:15pm
I'm always in conflict when this is on. Her performance is SO GOOD that I get lost in her story and get depressed! As Sueleen said, you must see this for Liza's amazing talent. And yes, amazing is the word!
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Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:23pm
Her telephone scene may be the best acting she has ever done.
I ask in all honesty/What would life be?/Without a song and a dance, what are we?/So I say "Thank you for the music/For giving it to me."
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Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:25pm
Come Saturday Morning...I'm going away with my friend...we'll saturday spend 'till the end of the day...

Love this film and I agree that Liza should have won an Oscar for this. She breaks my heart in this film. I'm definitely recording this tomorrow.

"I'm 19...I want to be loved....hurt me!" ~ Pookie Adams
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#4
Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:39pm
I love Pookie Adams. I love "Come Saturday Morning." I love The Sterile Cuckoo."

I also love "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon."
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#5
Posted: 1/26/08 at 1:42pm
Triple yes to "Junie Moon"! Liza, Ken Howard, Robert Moore and of course Kay Thompson (Liza's real-life godmother) as their landlady.
Great film directed by Otto "The Terrible".
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#6
Posted: 1/26/08 at 7:42pm
Good film, not on DVD, but Maggie won the Oscar and deserved it for "Brodie."
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#7
Posted: 1/27/08 at 8:17am
Fflagg, I do agree. Although I REALLY want to see The Sterile Cuckoo, but I don't get TCM re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 9:24am
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#9
Posted: 1/27/08 at 9:39am
I love Pookie Adams! And while I agree she was Oscar-worthy in that movie, I wouldn't have taken it away from Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

But when Liza was nominated again 3 years later, and in another (VERY) tight race for Best Actress, this time SHE got the edge over the other front-runner Diana Ross in "Lady Sings the Blues." The Academy does that a lot. They remember if you "deserved" it once before, especially if it was fairly recently, but didn't win the award. It helps give you the edge over a tight race.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:02pm
But her award in Cabaret was well deserved. She didn't win it because of something else.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#11
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:13pm
It was definitely deserved, but it was a VERY close race that year.

Minnelli's previous loss in a year that she "deserved it" gave her the edge.

I don't think you're remembering how close Diana Ross came to winning that year. She was most definitely a front-runner, neck-and-neck with Minnelli going into the voting and awards season. The "buzz" going into that night was that Ross was going to win, at least according to the press. But it was her first film, and Minnelli had already been award-worthy previously.

It's interesting to note that Diana Ross was in the "Drama" category for the Golden Globes that year. Today, she would have competed with Minnelli in their Comedy Or Musical category. They think of bio-pics with singing actors as "musicals," like La Vie En Rose or Ray. Back then, they didn't.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#12
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:16pm
I agree about Cabaret-totally deserved. She should have gotten awards for both films!
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:49pm
Best,
If I remember correctly Ms Ross nomination was also the root beginnings of the self promoting ads in the trades. Something that probably hurt her then but is considered normal now.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#14
Posted: 1/27/08 at 4:34pm
1972 was a good year for women; those not nommed:

1. Joanne Woodward: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
2. Barbra Streisand/Madeline Kahn: What's Up, Doc?
3. Barbra: Up the Sandbox
4. Carol Burnett: Pete n Tillie
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#15
Posted: 1/27/08 at 4:41pm
Dame---You're probably right, but I was too young to be reading the trades back then at the age of nine. re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM

I was into the Oscars at an early age, because my parents and grandparents had been in the biz. They knew many of the nominees and winners back then, and my grandfather had been going to the Oscars himself from the first ceremony though the mid '50s. So, I grew up watching with the folks and getting hooked as a youngster.

...and all "tangents" aside... It would make sense that Barry Gordy would heavily promote Diana back then in the trades (and anywhere else he could think of), since he came from the music biz not the movie biz. It's a different approach entirely. That's when you will usually get infusions of unorthodox tactics to either the creative process or the publicizing of it.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#16
Posted: 1/27/08 at 5:20pm
I was scanning February for hte 31 Days of Oscar and saw that THE STERILE CUCKOO was coming on again, if you missed it today.

It airs a second time on Feb 05.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#17
Posted: 6/13/09 at 8:05am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTCCCVA3Xsg

Come Saturday morning,
I'm goin' away with my friend.
We'll Saturday-spend till the end of the day.
Just I and my friend,
We'll travel for miles in our Saturday smiles
And then we'll move on,
But we will remember
Long after Saturday's gone

You know what the trouble is? Trouble is that probably all the good things in life take place in no more than a minute. I mean all added up, I betcha at the end of seventy years, should you live so long, you can sit down, you can figure the whole thing out: You spent nineteen years sleepin'. You spent five years goin' to the bathroom. You spent thirty-five years doin' some kinda work you absolutely HATED. Spent seven thousand eight hundred and fifty-three minutes blinkin' your eyes and added to that, you got that one minute of good things. Then one day you wonder whether you're minute's up.

And then we'll move on
But we will remember
Long after Saturday's gone.
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#18
Posted: 6/13/09 at 9:35pm
Not on DVD
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re: The Sterile Cuckoo on TCM#19
Posted: 6/14/09 at 2:25pm
Wonderful film, once seen never forgotten...
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