What are your favorite "Backstory" episodes on AMC?

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  1. Nicholas Vargo

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    The best and pretty much the only bright spot left on AMC, "Backstory" gets my approval because every episode is different and there are many great episodes of the series in my opinion. They include:

    Die Hard
    Wall Street
    Young Franknstein
    Broadcast News
    Big
    The Poseiden Adventure
    M*A*S*H
    Speed
    There's Something About Mary
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Moulin Rouge (2001)

    There are many other great episodes, but I can't think of them, but I will admit that probably the best one I have ever seen is the episode on "The Seven Year Itch", which has got to be the most informative episode of them all.

    So what are your favorite "Backstory" epsiodes?
     
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    I really liked the Buffy and Speed ones. Wall Street was pretty kewl too...but I'm also having a hard time thinking of all of them. Maybe there's a list somewhere...
     
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    I still have not seen the Predator backstory. When is it going to be on again?
     
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    I also like the episode about "Edward Scissorhands". There is a lot of interesting stuff in that Backstory that I heard for the very first time. I guess there are a lot of untold stories about that movie, but it is another one of the best episodes of "Backstory."
     
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    Well, there is A LOT of backstory to AMC.
    David and Leo's mother who was this epic drug lord is now a loving mother since the real Vanessa has come out of the multiple personalities, and Trey the fake lawyer wants more than Vanessa's 100 million dollars.
    Edmunds dead wife Maria is actually alive but has aneasia and is now in Pine Valley trying to find the truth about her life, and the evil Doctor Hayworth is lying to her about her past. She will probably crash Edmund soon to be marriage with Brooke.
    Erica Cain and her daughter are now teamates against the young deva's Greenley and ?
    Adam Chandler took his wifes baby from her b/c she is mentaly unstable, the same child that he changed sperm samples with the day before insemenation so she would be his blod and not Jake Martin's. Mia is plotting with Adam also but I don't know why.
    Or are you talking about a diffrent AMC?[​IMG]
     
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    The original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street.

     
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    Even though I didn't like the movie very much, I found the Backstory episode on Cleopatra thoroughly engrossing. Probably the best ep of the series ever, full of insight and terrific interviews (including one with the much-missed Roddy McDowall).
    - Guy
     
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    (Editing as I find out about more Backstory episodes)
    Jeremiah, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I love this show! I don't watch movies much anymore on AMC, but I have Backstory Tivo'd.
    I love them all, but I have to choose Moulin Rouge because it's one of my favorite films. I was also deeply fascinated with the Boston Strangler episode. Bonnie and Clyde was pretty interesting too. They're ALL interesting, no matter what the movie!
    Based on what I've seen so far, and what's been mentioned in this thread, is this a complete list of episodes, or are there more?
    All About Eve
    Anastasia
    Big
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Boston Strangler
    Broadcast News
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Bus Stop
    Carmen Jones
    Cast Away
    Cleopatra
    Day the Earth Stood Still, The
    Die Hard
    Edward Scissorhands
    How Green Was My Valley
    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    Longest Day, The
    M*A*S*H
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Moulin Rouge (2001)
    My Cousin Vinny
    Myra Breckinridge
    Norma Rae
    Peyton Place
    Planet of the Apes (2001)
    Poseiden Adventure, The
    Predator
    Rocky Horror Picture Show, The
    Roman Holiday
    Seven Year Itch, The
    Speed
    There's Something About Mary
    Towering Inferno, The
    Valley of the Dolls
    Verdict, The
    Wall Street
    Young Frankenstein
    Upcoming episodes, according to my Tivo:
    Carmen Jones 9/9 6:30pm (Central time)
    Miracle On 34th Street 9/12 10:00pm
    Predator 9/15 6:30pm
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show 9/16 5:05am
    Valley of the Dolls 9/16 9:10pm
    Valley of the Dolls 9/17 1:35am
    Look at all those weird times! Man I love my Tivo! I don't have to worry about what time it's on, I just set a Season Pass. Such coolness!
    (Editing as I find out about more Backstory episodes)
     
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    I'm editing as I find out about more Backstory episodes.

    Latest batch:

    Upcoming episodes, according to my Tivo:

    There's Something About Mary 9/5 6:30pm (Central time)
    Carmen Jones 9/9 6:30pm
    Miracle On 34th Street 9/12 10:00pm
    Predator 9/15 6:30pm
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show 9/16 5:05am
    Valley of the Dolls 9/16 9:10pm
    Valley of the Dolls 9/17 1:35am
     
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    I've just got hooked up for cable and I'm looking for shows worth watching -- "Backstory" sounds like it might be interesting. What is it and when is it on? Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Vicki - thanks. I look forward to watching it.
     
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    Vickie, here are some more episodes I've seen for your list:

    All About Eve
    Anastasia
    Bus Stop
    Day the Earth Stood Still, The
    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    Longest Day, The
    Myra Breckinridge
    Norma Rae


    There may be more, but I can't think of them.

    -Jerry
     
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