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Trivia Countdown! Three Days to Movies for Grownups on Turner Classic Movies

Posted on 05/12/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentI’m counting down the days until May 15, the night I get to introduce  four great Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM. Here’s today’s trivia bit about one of the movies we’re showing: The iconic spaceship in Forbidden Planet didn’t retire from show biz after the film wrapped. It was re-used several times on the MGM lot; most memorably in several episodes of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. And Robby the Robot, built at a cost of $125,000 for …

Trivia Countdown! Seven Days to Movies For Grownups on Turner Classic Movies

Posted on 05/8/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentI’m counting down the days until May 15, the night I get to introduce four great Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM. Here’s today’s bit of trivia about one of the movies we’re showing:     Despite Forbidden Planet’s groundbreaking special effects, for at least half the audience the film’s most unforgettable visual effect was Anne Francis as Altaira, the daughter of Walter Pidgeon’s Dr. Morbius. Look closely at the scenes that take place in Altaira’s lush, colorful …