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Please sign the CFB Guestbook

Your user name and a brief message to the Classic Film Board.

I'm MiketheMechanic and thanks for the memories, CFB. You will never be forgotten.





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Dear CFB. You have given me much enjoyment, I have met some lovely people who share my love for the classics. Thanks for the great discussions and recommendations. I wish other members all the best in the future.

Maddyclassicfilms



Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

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Marshamae, formerly known as ellenmaxwell

I've had a ball talking about film, tv, music, literature, politics and life experiences with the members of this board. We have chatted, shared, fought, made up and gone at it again. This has been a great source of information, smart talk and informed opinion.

To Lucia, telegonus, Mandy, filioscotus, zeldafan, Schultz, Matt, Byrdz, Cheyenne, Linda , Dr Miklos Rossa, Jefferson Cody, jimcat, Old Aussie, big king tut, and so many others , thanks .anyone who would like to stay in touch, feel free to pm me and I will send my email.

It was a toss-up whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.

Thanks So Much

Thanks so much for all those names you mentioned. Marshamae; and yes, I'm deeply flattered to see mine on your list.Those were wonderful posters and some are still active, often with other names.

It's nice to see a lot of our old friends at that other place (the name of which I'm sworn to keep secret) and the one I can mention,–the v2 one. Neither is half so warm and fuzzy as the old IMDB boards (at their best), but we often have to make do with what we have (story of my life, in a nutshell).

Of your list, Mandy, Filioscotia, Zeldafan, Schultz, Byrdz, Dr. Rozsa. Jimcat, Ossie and Tut were like a breath of fresh air; a wonderful blast from the past. I sense that some much older folk, such as Racoombs and Lawrie, are no longer among the living. Monty/Alan Mount/Bapster is still alive and doing things but I'm sure if it's film-related.

Thanks So Much

Hi tele, good to see you, hope you're doing well my friend!

Thanks So Much

Thanks back at ya', Mike. I love seeing those old screen names. They all evoke, collectively, an era.

Thanks So Much

Indeed!!

It's A Joy

It's a joy just scrolling through these pages, isn't it, Mike? (Everyone?). Some of this stuff is saved on my hard drive, and I'm hoping to get as much of the good old stuff that survives here on CD. God, I loved this place. 😇

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glen_esq here.

Thank you to CFB for all the knowledge you're shared in your posts.

I have learned a great deal from you all, really enjoyed the Yearly Films polls and Fixing the Oscars.

You've led me to many, many films I'd have otherwise not experienced.

Been posting and reading threads here for 15 years, I'm going to miss this place.

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I'm karmala2 and I have been posting for nearly 11 years. So long friends it's been a great ride.

I feel the separation anxiety kicking in a bit...




I told you a million times not to talk to me when I'm doing my lashes!

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The poster known as Matt_Garth.

It's been a pleasure and a privilege to get to know the folks at CFB.

A special thanks to those who contributed to the Garth Games.

Take 'em to Missouri

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The Seven Stages of Grief

1 Shock/Denial
2 Pain & Guilt
3 Anger & Bargaining
4 Depression & Reflection
5 The Upward Turn
6 Reconstruction & Working Through
7 Acceptance & Hope

Hope all of you to get to the 7th stage sooner rather than later.

Thank you all for the film education. We are all richer for the information, freely given.

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ZolotoyRetriever wishing all a fond farewell and thanks for the good memories as well as many useful and insightful comments about classic films. I will always think of you guys and gals when I watch Turner Classic Movie channel - which, for me nowadays, is most of the time. Take care. 👍


Don't mess with me, man! I know karate, judo, ju-jitsu... and several other Japanese words.

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Fondest of farewells to one and all--whether we agreed or disagreed, you guys always kept me coming back, and you can't top that.

And where else could I post my obsessions and expect others to listen so patiently? I am going to miss every one of you, and can't imagine where I'm going to be spending morning coffee time now. I can't listen to NPR anymore .

Amyghost, hoping she won't be speaking permanently from beyond the IMDb grave.

50 Is The New Cutoff Age.

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Wickedkittiesmom, formerly novalich: I was more of a lurker than a poster but all you guys reminded me of many old films I had forgotten about through the decades and introduced me to films I never saw. Thank you!!!

I will never let you part, for you are always in my heart: MJ
turn to page 394: Snape (nasty woman)

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Dear CFB,

Thank you for 14 years of insight, recommendations, up and downs, and communal spirit. I wish I had recently had more time to post and have real discussions. But for me, work, going to the movies, and watching movies on TV always come first.

Regards,
creightonhale

"The answers to all of life's riddles can be found in the movies."

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MrsEQ here.

Once more, I'd like to post the beautiful and heartbreaking limerick which I posted on this board a couple of years ago, on a thread about limericks. This piece of poetry makes my eyes tear up each time I think about it.

Who was hot in Hollywood?
I'd name them all if I could.
One of them was Jim.
I must mention him.
Should I shut up? Yes, I should.


Ah....Shakespeare....

(Actually, I'm the one who wrote that gem. Shakespeare didn't.... )

Good luck on other forums, folks!

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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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The CFB was a once in a lifetime journey of discovery hosted by a gathering of friends and teachers that will remain with me as long as memory remains intact.

Farewell

Iridescent Phantom

We are the makers of music and we are the dreamers of dreams.

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CanterburyTale, formerly basildeardenfan

I have enjoyed being able to post here, and share my thoughts on obscure actors and films, knowing that somebody, somewhere would know what the heck I was talking about. There is an amazing resource of knowledge contained within these threads, and I thank you all for sharing it with me.


All the very best to the CFB family, and here's to the next time.



"Barney Sloane...That's my new name...My old one's a little more Italian."

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So you were basildeardenfan!

I remember that you suddenly closed that account and some others were trying to find you because they had (I think) some info on Basil Dearden or about one of his films or something. I can't remember. Anyhow, I'm glad you came back.

What made you suddenly close your other account? Or is that a secret?

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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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Hi MsEQ, no secret as far as my closing of the basildeardenfan account, but I was ill for quite a while, and posting on the forum seemed unimportant at the time.

Anyway, I hope you are able to continue to enthuse and share your love of mystery films and literature on another site. I have always found you very knowledgable and sincere in your appreciation of them.

All the best.

"Barney Sloane...That's my new name...My old one's a little more Italian."

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Aww...thank you for the kind words and I hope that you aren't ill anymore.

I haven't decided yet where I'll be posting in the future. Hopefully I'll bump into you somewhere, since I've always enjoyed your posts!



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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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Dear Everyone,
Thanks for the memories.......


"He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior."

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...Of hobnob and his puns
And sticking to his guns
Of Maddy's faves
And JC's raves
And postings by the tons

I thank you so much

Thanks to the CFB
For matt_garth and his games
For cryptic usernames
For endless threads
And "But you saids"
And Byrdz enduring "flames"

I thank you so much

Many's the time there's been rancor
But the board remained as an anchor
Despite an occasional wanker
'Twas lots of fun
'Twill soon be done

So thanks to the CFB
For comments by the score
From telegonus, clore
And Marshamae
And Trevor A
And Oleg, Mike and more

I thank you so much

Wilder and Hitchcock and High Noon
And politics, naeemak and Anjune
And wishes that Linda gets home soon
Were all discussed
But now we must

Say "Thanks to the CFB"
And when you resurrect
As many here expect
On other sites
With fewer fights
Or trolls and more respect

We'll thank you so much



And thanks for the lead-in, OldAussie.


Poe! You are...avenged!

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Excellent!

"He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior."

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TY, OA!


Poe! You are...avenged!

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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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I'm hoisting one right now.


Poe! You are...avenged!

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Doghouse, Mr.Hope couldn't have put it better 😊

"Barney Sloane...That's my new name...My old one's a little more Italian."

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Thx. I'd have liked to work in more usernames, but meter, syllables and rhymes pose problems, and I'm no songwriter; just a poor poster who struts and frets his hour on the boards.


Poe! You are...avenged!

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just a poor poster who struts and frets his hour on the boards


You 'strut' very creatively, Doghouse.

Take 'em to Missouri

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Gee! It's great, Doghouse! I am going to keep it and even print it.


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Thanks, A_v_d_T. I've always wanted to be in print.



Poe! You are...avenged!

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You're welcome, but I mean one copy in my HP printer, not several thousand copies in Copper Canyon Press...




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Ah, well, I don't mind starting small. Maybe someday I can sign your first (and only) edition. Think how rare it'll be after the 20th.




Poe! You are...avenged!

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Hmm... I think I'll make TWO copies, so I can keep the first and sell the second one day if I find a buyer (lying and saying that there's only one, which happens to be the original).

But what if other people make copies as well? (no, I'm not asking you, it's just a reflexion of mine).



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That's the ol' entrepreneurial spirit!


Poe! You are...avenged!

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Of course, I belong to the ol' school!



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This CFB board has often been a great source of information for fans, and often a great place to find little known facts about classics. Adieu CFB

A Smile is priceless and Can Be Addicting

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Three cheers for the CFB. Hip-hip, hip-hip, hip-hip hooray. It's been an absolute blast and it isn't over quite yet. Cheers everyone! Here's to a continued life of happiness and wonderful cinematic pleasures for us all.

, RogerTheMovieManiac88


That's all, folks!

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Being apart of this board all these years has been a blast. So many great discussions, recommendations, ect. Good times. Hope to run into y'all again somewhere on the net.

Sincerely,
Dustbowler

Who says violence is not the answer?

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I'm Destinata, and I've learned so much lurking here!



When evil is viewed as good, righteousness is viewed as evil.

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EliotTempleton, originally edward-miller-1, followed by rafaelstorm (member since December 2002).

Despite the occasional storm at sea, it's been a lovely crossing, and I wouldn't have wanted to have missed it.

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Hey, Eliot,

I remember you as edward-miller-1.

I've enjoyed your caustic wit!

The Greatest

Thanks, CFB members. You're the greatest. Coming to this and, pre-troll, the other IMDB message boards, has provided me with the best Web experience and the most fun of any place I've been a member. It's been sixteen years.

This is as good a time and place to share on a very personal level: some fourteen years ago, due to severe financial crisis brought about by a gambling problem that got way out of control, I quite frankly lost nearly everything I owned. A few things went into storage, everything else went.

I lived with a friend for a month, then moved to a homeless shelter, where I remained for well over a year. As things worked out the shelter was actually,--I know this sounds weird--a fun place filled with fascinating people; sort of like a real life Dickens novel. Eventually, I got a new place, and I'm still there, have moved on.

During that homeless period I had my days free, didn't really need a "day program" as unlike many homeless folk I don't suffer from a major mental illness, so I went to the library, often read a book a day. Much of the time I was on-line, and most of my on-line time was on the IMDB and, primarily, this board. A few of my close friends here knew of my predicament but I didn't want to make an issue of it, ask for sympathy, that sort of thing.

The CFB and other message boards here were like my lifeline. There were other people in my life, but what do you say when you're down and out? Here I could get away from it all, continue, as before, talking films, messaging, PM'ing, enjoying myself like nothing bad had happened.

Not to turn this into a soap opera, but later, when I finally decided to deal with my prostate cancer, again, this place was a wonderful relief from the stress and strain of seeing doctors, getting tested, poked and prodded. Again, a few shares but mostly this place was a relief from All That, providing an easy, always available source of good talk, fun and friendship.


So, yeah, the CFB means a lot to me, as do, more generally, the IMDB message boards, as when I began here in the spring of 2001 there were, due to the small number of message boards, other boards of nearly equal quality. This was always the jewel in the crown, but as many old-timers can attest, we used to jump around back and forth, often posting on and sustaining several threads on three or four different boards in a single evening. Those days are, sadly, long gone.

Much love to all my friends and acquaintances here. I'd name you all but this would make this already long post way too long. It's been a wonderful place for me, as I know it has been for many others as well. As I'm thinking about it I realize that the greatest value of this place may be not so much the movies we talk about, or the directors, stars, and all the rest, but what we bring to the board, as human beings, what we make of it and of ourselves. On-line this may be, being a member here has been a deeply human experience for me and I hope for all of you. I shall never forget you.





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Thanks for sharing all that personal stuff!

Hey, I didn't realize that you're a cancer survivor!

On the boards, I've always thought of you as the "strong and silent" type. You don't post much, but when you do, it's lengthy and well worth reading.



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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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I second that!

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

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These past few months, I've noticed that telegonus, hobnob53, and Doghouse-6 would get into lengthy chats together. I enjoyed their interactions. Generally I had no idea what it was all about, but I liked reading it anyway. If we had the option of voting on posts, I would have given all three of them a big "thumbs up".

👍

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Proud to be Canadian! 🇨🇦

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Thank you for your astonishing, heartfelt honesty. As I posted earlier, on another CFB thread, over the past twenty years I've also experienced some very challenging health issues. Being able to come here and discuss my lifelong passion, classic films, with like-minded people, very often took me out of myself and allowed me to forget my pressing problems for long stretches of time. On that I can put no price.

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Telegonus, what a fine, courageous and sincere 'signature'. Thank you. It has been another lesson.

You are a master. I, a European who studied at La Sorbonne, in Paris, have learnt a lot about American cinema, American actors and America in general thanks to you. And you did it gratis et amore! And modestly and with that bonhomie of yours.

When I left this place, fed up with trolls, baiters and stalkers, one of the main reasons to come back was that I didn't want to miss your posts. I am not saying that all of them were brilliant, of course, but the best ones were REALLY brilliant.

Let me tell you that had there been an election here, I would have voted for you without the slightest doubt for Chairman of the Classic Film Board AND Moderator in chief.

I wish you all the best, my friend.

Aloysius



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