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January 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm #1202746362
The time has finally arrived! “31 Days of Oscar” will begin on TCM Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 6 AM with “Alice Adams” (1935), and conclude on Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 3:15 AM ET with “Giant” (1956).
It looks like the theme this year is Oscar Topics/Trivia, grouped by things like “War,” “Favorite Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman,” “Tiebreaker: Hepburn vs. Streisand,” “Fantasy,” “Taking on the Nazis,” etc. Pretty inventive and fun groupings. I’ll be bumping this thread often over the next month, so be warned, bitches!
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Discuss & Enjoy!January 24, 2019 at 6:55 am #1202746687
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 🙂
I know for sure I’m watching that.January 24, 2019 at 8:44 am #1202746816
^^^I still haven’t seen that film yet. One of these days I’ll gather up the stamina to see it through to the end.January 28, 2019 at 8:20 am #1202752669
I love 31 Days to Oscars! (: hoping for some that they don’t show all the time. It’s so rare for me to see anything on there that I have never seen before – recently The Holly and the Ivy (1952) was a first-time ever seen movie and it was wonderful! (: Hoping they show a few of the Foreign Language film nominees during the month.February 1, 2019 at 7:56 am #1202757967
The TCM festival begins TODAY!
SET YOUR DVRs ACCORDINGLY!February 1, 2019 at 7:59 am #1202757970
Watching Billy Budd at the moment – Terence Stamp got his only Oscar nomination for it; he should have won for The Collector but they didn’t nominate him for it. Love their February 31 Days Of Oscar festival! (:February 1, 2019 at 10:23 am #1202758153
Watching Billy Budd at the moment – Terence Stamp got his only Oscar nomination for it; he should have won for The Collector but they didn’t nominate him for it. Love their February 31 Days Of Oscar festival! (:
Yeah, only one of a handful of people to earn a Supporting Oscar nod for a title role. Roland Young, Claude Rains, & Edmund Gwenn preceded him and there have been a few more since.February 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm #1202765832
They showed Tom Jones today – hoping they have it as one of their “On Demand” movies so I can watch in honor of the late great Albert Finney. Perhaps they will show a day of his movies in March, after 31 Days Of Oscar, as they often do when legendary performers pass away?February 17, 2019 at 10:31 am #1202779186
Planning on watching Oliver! at 2 p.m. EST today on TCM! I can still remember vividly the first time I saw the movie as a child and being so enthralled! I watch it again every few years. Pauline Kael’s laudatory review – one of the few musicals she ever truly loved – is fun to read. I am loving 31 Days of Oscar! (:February 17, 2019 at 10:55 am #1202779220
Planning on watching Oliver! at 2 p.m. EST today on TCM! I can still remember vividly the first time I saw the movie as a child and being so enthralled! I watch it again every few years. Pauline Kael’s laudatory review – one of the few musicals she ever truly loved – is fun to read. I am loving 31 Days of Oscar! (:
LOVE that movie.
I had the VHS as a kid and wore that thing out. Now have two copies of the DVD lolFebruary 17, 2019 at 11:24 am #1202779246
“Adam’s Rib” (1949): Delightful film starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy as battling attorneys on opposite sides of the “battle of the sexes” debate that still has some bite left in it for present-day. The chemistry between the two leads was palpable. You could feel their backstory together. They played opposing sides to a case of a scorned wife attempting to murder her cheating husband and lover. It could have all turned into something cheap, sordid, and clichéd, but in George Cukor’s deft hands, it had the lightest of comedic gracefulness to it that I really appreciated. Ruth Gordon co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay (who knew?), which brimmed with lively dialogue and plot twists. Judy Holliday kinda stole the show here as the wife, and I wouldn’t have minded seeing her nominated in supporting actress. I would have expected to see David Wayne appear in supporting actor in another scene-stealing role as Amanda’s best friend, Kip. He played it surprisingly broad throughout. I thought that the character was a “bachelor” (re: gay) at first, but that turned out not to be the case. Zippy and engaging film overall that should have received more attention in its day than it did.February 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1202794816
Last week of the festival! Let’s use this time as a palate cleanse for the utter awfulness of last night’s Oscars!June 23, 2019 at 1:15 am #1202948435
“Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” (1969): I really should have watched this classic film sooner, b/c it’s nothing short of amazing in ways I wholly unexpected. Westerns are probably one of my least-favorite genres, give or take horror. It reads surprisingly modern for a Western, and I see that it was a huge sensation of its time that helped revitalize the genre. It’s certainly not your grandfather’s Western, and for that, I’m grateful. There’s screen chemistry, and then there’s what Paul Newman and Robert Redford accomplished here, working together as this singular unit, yet wholly distinctive as separate entities. Conrad Hall was a genius. The cinematography was absolutely superb. With William Goldman’s recent passing, I wondered about his Oscar and how someone who penned the Screenplay for “All the President’s Men” could also do this. It manages many things at once: a buddy comedy, a neo-Western, a heist film, a romance narrative, and a road trip movie lol. Katharine Ross was also very good as the love interest. I read that George Roy Hill was a difficult director to work with, but I guess this wasn’t an issue for Newman or Redford as both men willingly worked with him again in the Best Picture winner “The Sting.” Regardless, I loved this film and will likely watch it many times more.June 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm #1202948877
On Noir Alley today they showed “Shadow on the Wall” (1950) – a rare MGM noir movie that stars Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, the wonderful child actress Gigi Perreau and Nancy Davis (Reagan). I have never heard of the director, Patrick Jackson, but he does a really remarkable job keeping the suspense up. Kristine Miller was also really good as the murder victim step-mother of the child. Quite well photographed, written, directed and acted. Edward Muller, the host, mentioned that critics at the time had a hard time accepting Ann Sothern in such a different dramatic role as she was best known for playing Maisie in a series of films. So glad Noir Alley exists and that they show lesser known yet great noir films! (:
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