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  • Atypical
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    One of my favorite parts to Oscar seasons begins on February 1, 2013, and that is TCM’s “31 Days of Oscar” marathon. The full schedule is up now, so in this thread, we can keep track of what films we’re watching leading up to the main telecast.

    Here is a link to the PDF file:

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TCM/2013/31days/pdf/31DaysSchedule_2013.pdf 

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    Scottferguson
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    #87713

    They show a terrific range of films, but it’s my least favorite time of the TCM year – not a single film they are showing all month that I haven’t seen. They are at least now (since they are about the only site other than Encore Westerns showing pre-1960 films) getting a bunch from Universal, Paramount and 20th Century Fox (their main libraries are Warners, MGM, RKO and Columbia) so there are a number of ones they haven’t had in past go-rounds.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #87714

    I LOVE TCM!!!!! MY FAVORITE CHANNEL!

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    DD
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    They show a terrific range of films, but it’s my least favorite time of the TCM year – not a single film they are showing all month that I haven’t seen. They are at least now (since they are about the only site other than Encore Westerns showing pre-1960 films) getting a bunch from Universal, Paramount and 20th Century Fox (their main libraries are Warners, MGM, RKO and Columbia) so there are a number of ones they haven’t had in past go-rounds.

    I bet most people under the age of 30 haven’t seen the majority of the films shown on TCM this month. Hollywood studios continue to dumb down mainstream films so I hope TCM continues this tradition for years to come.

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    It is wonderful to see some old friends again and to double check that I haven’t missed any.  TCM is a national treasure.

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    Atypical
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    #87717

    There are so many good ones to choose from this year. I’m glad that they’re still doing this too.

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    Spenser Davis
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    The one thing I love more than TCM’s “31 Days of Oscar” is the fact that so many people here watch it. Without this network, some of us would probably never get the opportunity to see many of the pictures they broadcast.

    I still credit TCM for introducing me to my favorite film, “Blazing Saddles.” It began my affection for classic cinematic comedies as a whole.

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    Scottferguson
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    People don’t realize what a small portion of classic (let’s say 1920-1965) American film is available to be seen. The overwhelming majority of studio releases aren’t available. With all of the time and energy I’ve spent watching films of this era, there are still 4-5000 theatrical releases from these years I haven’t seen, and only a fraction I can ever hope of seeing.

    I got my education primarily from TV. I lived in a big enough cities so we had multiple TV stations, and with only two networks having talk shows at 10:30, so there were maybe three old movies a night, more on weekends. Independent stations were full of movies throughout the day. One had to wade through issues like right aspect ratio, films cut for time slots, but basically one stgill had more choices of complete movies throughout the day than TCM offers. So over a few years, supplements by film programs at universities and museums (and later film school) I managed in a few years to catch up. And of course I didn’t have all the films from 1970 onward to compete for viewing attention.

    TCM provides a great service. I fear that they only have a few years left as being comprehensive (which they have been for MGM, Warner Brothers pre-1948 and RKO) – although some titles seem to get shown only once a decade. But meantime some studios – Universal (their own films and pre-1948 Paramount which they own), 20th Century-Fox, post-1948 Paramount, Columbia – have hundreds and hundreds of films stashed away, unshown, unseen (whereas they mainly were viewable when I first started).  And it is only going to get worse.

    Meantime, my suspicion is that films from 1970-present will never be reseen, with a few exceptions, the way earlier films were.

    I should say that I have immense respect for those who take the trouble to find new films for them on TCM, and envy them their discoveries.     

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    Bill Buchanan
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    Meantime, my suspicion is that films from 1970-present will never be reseen, with a few exceptions, the way earlier films were.

    This is an honest question: don’t you think DVD’s and torrents (sorry, it’s true) will keep these movies in circulation and available to the masses? I guess the one problem would be small independent movies that have no dvd release. Is that what you’re talking about?

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    Scottferguson
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    They may be available, but my guess is they won’t resonate and be reintroduced to new audiences anything like the level seen for earlier films.

    Seriously, does anyone think The Avengers and Hunger Games is going to be as interesting to viewers 50 years from now as Gone With the Wind and Casablanca are to contemporary audiences, let alone Christopher Nolan or Joss Whedon have reputations like Alfred Hitchcock has? 

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    #87722

    Three I’ll be seeing: The Sting, Bonnie and Clyde, and Norma Rae. 

    Here’s a few I recommend: Rebecca, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane, (Bette Davis was Oscar worthy) Double Indemnity. 

    One to avoid: Jezebel.  So dated and campy. Davis likely lost for Baby Jane because she had two trophys on her mantle.  One of them was for this hot mess.         

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    pacinofan
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    #87723

    It is my policy to see at least one Oscar nominee/winner in the major categories(best picture, director, acting categories and foreign language film) that I have never seen each week (ex: this week I saw the rather silly “Kentucky” which won Walter Brennan a supporting actor Oscar) so I am usually very excited about 31 Days of Oscar. Unfortunately looking at this list there is little I have not seen already. I have been doing it for about three years, maybe longer, and it is reaching the point where it is hard to find things to see on TCM even though when I check lists of Oscar nominees there are still many things I need to see.

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    DS0816
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    Atypical,

    Thanks for this info!

    As a DirecTV subscriber, I’ll finally be able to catch what’s shown in high def. (The satcaster brought in the linear HD last July.) 

    An Oscar-winning lineup in HD, over a one-month period, will be a treat.   

      

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    #87725

    Looking through the list I can record “Butterfield 8” which is the only best actress winner I have yet to see. I have begun it many times but it seems so trashy so quickly that I always end up choosing something else to watch. Watching that movie is my holy grail. Also, saw “The Westerner” playing. I have seen the beginning and end of that film but slept through a large chunk in  the middle (saw it on
    TCM in the days before I had a DVR) so I cannot really count it amongst the Oscar films I have seen. Did not see much else I had not seen before that meets my Oscar category requirements.

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    Pavel Romanov
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    #87726

    TCM provides an invaluable service. It introduces classic (and even non-classic films) of long ago to so many new people. My love for older films partially stems from watching TCM when it first started in the early 1990s. Plus, it shows films the correct way – commercial free and uncut. They are the only network on basic cable to do such a thing. After the ruiniation of AMC a decade or so ago, TCM is even more valuable. I just hope some bozo doesn’t come along a mess with its fabulous format. Say what you will about Ted Turner, but we all owe him for giving us TCM.

     

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