name='Filmfan1']Maybe we miss these things because there are so many channels these days?! We think these films have dissappeared when really they haven't at all? I don't have a digibox here in the flat- keep meaning to get one but keep forgetting!
And anyway, with online movie streaming now we can watch whatever we like at whatever time we like, so thats another factor. Its kind of is a shame though especially for older films. How will the old stuff survive?
I remember when i used to work evening shift we would clock off at 12 and all evening the women i worked with would talk about what great old film was starting at 1am or whatever on RTE, UTV or BBC. They talked about these films so much that i just had to sit up and watch. I was introduced to so many of my favourite old films in this way. Films i would never have been interested in had i worked with ones my own age and had channels not been showing them.
Films like.... Whatever happened to baby jane, Brief encounter, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Whistle down the wind, All about Eve, Countless Hammer horrors...... etc