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#541 AndyM108

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

But they think Sterling Hayden is????

 

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Sterling Hayden's a perfectly legit choice, but Sanders is the most blatantly overlooked star of them all.  Long career, great actor, splendid in a variety of roles.  So he wasn't ever a romantic lead, so what?


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

Frankly, I'd be surprised if George ever was picked. I dont think TPTB consider him a big enough star...

But they think Sterling Hayden is????

 

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:43 PM

I think we'll more likely see Sanders honored on August 1, kicking off Summer Under the Stars with that week's Essential THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR.

A strong possibility. Unless they are honoring Gene Tierney again.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:09 PM

I've been thinking about this topic, because we have not yet found out who will be honored in July.

 

Also, it occurred to me that with several of the selections so far this year (Ann Sothern, Sterling Hayden and Anthony Quinn), we have people who played leads but became more known for their work as character actors. So George Sanders would definitely fit in with that, if the trend continues...fingers crossed.

 

I think we'll more likely see Sanders honored on August 1, kicking off Summer Under the Stars with that week's Essential THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

I've been thinking about this topic, because we have not yet found out who will be honored in July.

 

Also, it occurred to me that with several of the selections so far this year (Ann Sothern, Sterling Hayden and Anthony Quinn), we have people who played leads but became more known for their work as character actors. So George Sanders would definitely fit in with that, if the trend continues...fingers crossed.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

We still haven't learned what June's schedule will be...


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:28 PM

Well I believe Emily created a straw man;  I don't recall anyone at this forum saying Sander wasn't a big enough or deserving star to be honored for SOTM.    

 

What was stated and is a fact,  is that Sanders wasn't the leading man in the highest quality movies in his film legacy (e.g. All About Eve,  Dorian Gray,  Rebecca,   Foreign Correspondent, etc... ).     

 

The movies where he was the leading man are not, per se,  'great' movies.      

 

BUT the above is why I believe TCM should honor him as SOTM since there are so many ways TCM could feature him.    e.g. one night of Sanders as the cad,   Sanders as the leading man,   Sanders in period films,   Sander in Noir and mystery films etc....  

 

There are not a lot of actors with a film legacy like Sanders and that makes for an interesting SOTM.   

 

 

We'll see if they ever come around..........I doubt it. SUTS, yes.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

You dont have to convince me, you have to convince TCM. I'm just sayin..........There are plenty of deserving bigger stars yet to get the honor for one reason or another. Not saying he wasnt a good actor or anything.

 

Well I believe Emily created a straw man;  I don't recall anyone at this forum saying Sander wasn't a big enough or deserving star to be honored for SOTM.    

 

What was stated and is a fact,  is that Sanders wasn't the leading man in the highest quality movies in his film legacy (e.g. All About Eve,  Dorian Gray,  Rebecca,   Foreign Correspondent, etc... ).     

 

The movies where he was the leading man are not, per se,  'great' movies.      

 

BUT the above is why I believe TCM should honor him as SOTM since there are so many ways TCM could feature him.    e.g. one night of Sanders as the cad,   Sanders as the leading man,   Sanders in period films,   Sander in Noir and mystery films etc....  

 

There are not a lot of actors with a film legacy like Sanders and that makes for an interesting SOTM.   


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:47 PM

The heresy of not considering George Sanders a big enough star to warrant a SOTM. If I have to put up with Jerry Lewis TCM can b#%^#y well feature George Sanders as a SOTM.

Where would All About Eve, Rebecca, Dorian Gray , Foreign Correspondent , Forever Amber and Confession of a Nazi Spy as well as Saturday morning favs The Falcon be without George. Even David Thomson gives George his due in his Biography of Films. And don't forget that wonderful "Village of the Dammed" with George giving the film some stature beyond the usual Sci Fi fare

Sanders is definitely worthy of the tribute. He appeared in many high quality films.

 

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I would also mention as part of the must-see George Sanders list-- THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, where he is top-billed over Margaret Lindsay, Dick Foran and Vincent Price. It's a Universal thriller from 1940 that has aired before on TCM.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

The heresy of not considering George Sanders a big enough star to warrant a SOTM. If I have to put up with Jerry Lewis TCM can b#%^#y well feature George Sanders as a SOTM.

Where would All About Eve, Rebecca, Dorian Gray , Foreign Correspondent , Forever Amber and Confession of a Nazi Spy as well as Saturday morning favs The Falcon be without George. Even David Thomson gives George his due in his Biography of Films. And don't forget that wonderful "Village of the Dammed" with George giving the film some stature beyond the usual Sci Fi fare

 

 

You dont have to convince me, you have to convince TCM. I'm just sayin..........There are plenty of deserving bigger stars yet to get the honor for one reason or another. Not saying he wasnt a good actor or anything.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:40 PM

The heresy of not considering George Sanders a big enough star to warrant a SOTM. If I have to put up with Jerry Lewis TCM can b#%^#y well feature George Sanders as a SOTM.

Where would All About Eve, Rebecca, Dorian Gray , Foreign Correspondent , Forever Amber and Confession of a Nazi Spy as well as Saturday morning favs The Falcon be without George. Even David Thomson gives George his due in his Biography of Films. And don't forget that wonderful "Village of the Dammed" with George giving the film some stature beyond the usual Sci Fi fare
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

Frankly, I'd be surprised if George ever was picked. I dont think TPTB consider him a big enough star...



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:22 PM

I've updated the title of this thread, since Sanders was not selected for May. The honoree in May is Sterling Hayden. I have posted the selections for Sterling Hayden at the Star of the Month sub-forum: 

 

http://forums.tcm.co...-sotm-may-2015/

 

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:20 PM

George Sanders "Knocks My Socks Off" as well. We only wish that TCM would see the light!!!. I watched "The Picture of Dorian Gray" the other day, and even though I've seen it numerous times I still watch for
George's scenes....don't get me started on all his other movies.

I read a lot of Somerset Maugham and if ever there was a Somerset Maugham character, it is George Sanders.
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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:37 AM

I've been checking to see if the May schedule is up, but it has not been posted yet. I have a feeling they will go with Orson Welles, since it would have been his 100th birthday and since it's been many years since they featured him as a SOTM. Plus his most famous RKO films are in the Turner Library.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:22 AM

Anthony Quinn's 100th birthday is in April so that's appropriate. But George Sanders rocks my socks so I hope he is SOTM sometime soon!


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

Since Anthony Quinn is the honoree in April, I have gone ahead and updated this thread. We will try for Sanders to be Star of the Month in May now... :)


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

This thread will reach 1,000 views before we find out who the April Star of the Month is...!

 

Last night we had George Sanders on TCM in FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. He worked in both of Hitchcock's films that year (the other one was REBECCA)-- both were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. I'd like to think Sanders' talent had a little bit to do with the greatness of the two pictures.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

If the April schedule doesn't come out soon, I'm going to start tossing and turning at night.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:29 PM

Monday is MLK's birthday. Scratch Monday, unless it's going to be someone like Poitier.

You're right. So it's Tuesday at the earliest. 


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