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Natalie Wood as SOTM November 2016


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#21 MovieMadness

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:40 AM

I'm glad that TCM is not pushing her off into the ocean, this is a great schedule.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:38 AM

Seems as good a methodology to dole out the months as any other rationale.  I can only sit through Splendor in the Grass once every five years.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

It will be the 35th anniversary of her death this November. 

 

Yes, that's correct.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:10 AM

It will be the 35th anniversary of her death this November. 



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:00 AM

Hasn't Natalie been SOTM before? 

 

Twice before-- in 1999 and again in 2010. She also had a day for Summer Under the Stars in 2013.

 

TCM usually airs her films on her birthday (July 20th each year).


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:40 AM

Since this November will mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Natalie Wood's death, I can't help but wonder if that played a role in the programmers deciding to honor her again.

 

If TCM wanted to make this upcoming festival stand out from others, they may invite Wood's daughter, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, to co-host some of the films with Ben Mankiewicz. I think that this is a strong possibility, in fact, because I recall being most impressed by Gregson Wagner when she introduced a screening of GYPSY (1962) alongside Robert Osborne on TCM last November.

 

My opinion is mixed about TCM honoring Natalie again. It has nothing to do with Natalie as an actress or what kind of person she was...I'm certainly a fan. But if this is meant to coincide with the anniversary of her death, the circumstances of her drowning are still unclear. 

 

I do feel some of her other titles might have been selected. They could have actually done a fifth night and scheduled some more premieres.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:15 AM

This is a Good schedule--Some new ones I haven't seen, some I haven't seen in Way too long, and some old favorites.

 

Nov. 1st--"Storm Warning" (1951)--Ginger Rogers, Doris Day, and Ronald Reagen are excellent in this melodrama about the Klan--a real sleeper.

 

Nov. 2nd--Burt Lancaster day--not a stinker in the lot--"Brute Force" (1947) is a must see--"South Sea Woman" (1953) is maybe the least known.

 

Nov. 14th--"Exit Smiling" (1926)--Bea Lillie comedy.  "The Show of Shows" (1929)--Warner Bros. early talkie studio revue--Frank Fay as host gets on my nerves, but there is an early appearance by Myrna Loy in the song "Li-Po-Li".  "On Approval" (1944)--Sound "drawing room" British comedy, again with Bea Lillie.  "Laughing Sinners" (1931)--One of the first teamings of Gable and Crawford.

 

Nov. 21st--  "The Great Morgan" (1946)--Frank Morgan directs a musical.  Film is made up of outtakes and clips from MGM musicals.  Was never released in U.S.  A must see for me.  The rest of the day is Eleanor Powell musicals.

 

Nov. 23rd--Marx Bros. day.  At night, "The Sea Around Us" (1952)--won Oscar for Best Documentary.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:11 AM

Natalie never looked lovelier or was more appealing than in LWTPS. If there's any film character I would have wanted to marry, Natalie's character in this film would have been near the top of the list.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:06 AM

Hasnt Natalie been SOTM before? Not too original.

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:59 AM

Hasnt Natalie been SOTM before? Not too original.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 05:47 AM

Since this November will mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Natalie Wood's death, I can't help but wonder if that played a role in the programmers deciding to honor her again.

 

If TCM wanted to make this upcoming festival stand out from others, they may invite Wood's daughter, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, to co-host some of the films with Ben Mankiewicz. I think that this is a strong possibility, in fact, because I recall being most impressed by Gregson Wagner when she introduced a screening of GYPSY (1962) alongside Robert Osborne on TCM last November.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:50 PM

Me too.

 

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:21 PM


 

It was his only screen appearance as an actor. He switched to film editing and eventually became an impressive director, earning an Oscar nomination for "The Lion in Winter" (1968).

 

I wish TCM would show his 1971 film "They Might Be Giants" -- starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward -- more often. Since Woodward has Alzheimer's disease, maybe we'll see it in a retrospective of her films someday.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:03 PM

The Sorrow and the Pity!  Awesome!

 

Also The Ascent and Battleship Potemkin.  Wow!  The first two parts of The Battle of Chile!  Also Sans Soleil!  Why do they show Burden of Dreams, but never Fitzcarraldo?



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 08:19 PM

Some interesting things. I like the spotlight on documentaries, even if many of them have been shown before. I'm looking forward to Sherman's March (1986) and Chronicle of a Summer (1961).

 

I have a few to record on Claude Rains day, and a couple of Jason Robards films.

 

I'm happy to see Ucho/The Ear (1973) on the list.

 

At least four TCM Underground titles I haven't seen: The Muthers, Melinda, Punk Vacation, and Killer Party.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:08 PM

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:07 PM

Wood was SOTM in July 1999 and June 2010,   so she will be one of the few SOTM 3 timers.

 

Thanks. And I know she has had at least one Summer Under the Stars day plus birthday tributes.

 

Natalie made a lot of good films and people like her.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:03 PM

Barton just informed me the latest schedule information is now available, and Natalie Wood is TCM's Star of the Month for November 2016. I believe she's been honored before, but it's been awhile. 

 

I've renamed the thread. I know Fran Ryan fans everywhere are disappointed. LOL

 

Wood was SOTM in July 1999 and June 2010,   so she will be one of the few SOTM 3 timers.


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