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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:17 AM

March 2nd:

 

 

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Oscar Accolades:

CAGED--3 nominations, 0 awards

JOHNNY BELINDA--12 nominations, 1 award

LASSIE COME HOME--1 nomination, 0 awards

VIVACIOUS LADY--2 nominations, 0 awards

ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS--2 nominations, 0 awards

SMALL TOWN GIRL '53--1 nomination, 0 awards

GUYS AND DOLLS--4 nominations, 0 awards

SPARTACUS--6 nominations, 4 awards

LUST FOR LIFE--4 nominations, 1 award

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM--1 nomination, 0 awards

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS--8 nominations, 5 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 02:18 AM

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Part 31 of 31

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Joan Crawford played the part of Anne Bancroft accepting the award for THE MIRACLE WORKER to a tee. Even Bette Davis had to admit it was quite a performance for a stand-in.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM March 2nd:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:10 PM

March 1st:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

THE INFORMER--6 nominations, 4 awards

LIFEBOAT--3 nominations, 0 awards

BATTLEGROUND--6 nominations, 2 awards

MYSTERY STREET--1 nomination, 0 awards

THEM!--1 nomination, 0 awards

BATTLE CRY--1 nomination, 0 awards

TORPEDO RUN--1 nomination, 0 awards

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY '95--7 nominations, 1 award

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY--10 nominations, 0 awards

A ROOM WITH A VIEW--9 nominations, 4 awards

THE V.I.P.S--1 nomination, 1 award

CITIZEN KANE--9 nominations, 1 award


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 03:59 PM

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Part 30 of 31

 

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Here's what's airing on TCM March 1st:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 10:52 AM

February 29th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

ALWAYS IN MY HEART--1 nomination, 0 awards

CAPTAINS OF THE CLOUDS--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE YEARLING--7 nominations, 2 awards

DRAGON SEED--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE CORSICAN BROTHERS--1 nomination, 0 awards

FLIGHT COMMANDER--1 nomination, 1 award

ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME '39--2 nominations, 0 awards

YOUNG BESS--2 nominations, 0 awards

RANDOM HARVEST--7 nominations, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 08:23 AM

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Someone found a bunch of trophies in a trashcan outside George C. Scott's home.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 29th:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:21 AM

February 28th:

 

 

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Oscar Accolades:

WATCH ON THE RHINE--5 nominations, 1 award

THE SEVENTH CROSS--1 nomination, 0 awards

SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO--4 nominations, 0 awards

THE APARTMENT--10 nominations, 5 awards

DOUBLE INDEMNITY--7 nominations, 0 awards

GOING MY WAY--9 nominations, 7 awards

BLUE SKIES--2 nominations, 0 awards

SWING TIME--2 nominations, 1 award

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE PUBLIC ENEMY--1 nomination, 0 awards

LIBELED LADY--1 nomination, 0 awards

ONE WAY PASSAGE--1 nomination, 1 award


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:10 AM

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Part 28 of 31

 

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At the after-party, David Niven commented that someone showed too much. But there was another guy who didn't show at all.

 

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

February 27th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE '41--3 nominations, 0 awards

GASLIGHT '44--7 nominations, 2 awards

MRS. MINIVER--11 nominations, 6 awards

GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS '39--7 nominations, 1 award

GANDHI--11 nominations, 8 awards

CHARIOTS OF FIRE--7 nominatons, 4 awards

BREAKING AWAY--5 nominations, 1 award

DINER--1 nomination, 0 awards

APOLLO 13--9 nominations, 2 awards

PHILADELPHIA--5 nominations, 2 awards

RACHEL, RACHEL--4 nominations, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

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Part 27 of 31

 

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The Oscar telecast is always memorable. And the award for Best Nude Scene went to...

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 27th:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:53 PM

February 26th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

KING SOLOMON'S MINES '50--4 nominations, 3 awards

THE YOUNG IN HEART--2 nominations, 0 awards

WATERLOO BRIDGE '40--2 nominations, 0 awards

KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE--2 nominations, 0 awards

LILI--6 nominations, 1 award

DAY FOR NIGHT--4 nominations, 1 award

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND--8 nominations, 1 award

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN--3 nominations, 0 awards

THE CANDIDATE--2 nominations, 1 award

NINOTCHKA--3 nominations, 0 awards

BITTER SWEET--2 nominations, 0 awards

BALALAIKA--1 nomination, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:25 PM

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Part 26 of 31

 

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Cate says she wanted to make a sequel, but costar Ralph Fiennes was against the idea. He claimed it was the only film of his that did not make money. But apparently, he forgot about THE AVENGERS.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 26th:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:04 PM

 

February 25th:

 

 

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Oscar Accolades:

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD--1 nomination, 0 awards

GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS '69--2 nominations, 0 awards

MY FAVORITE YEAR--1 nomination, 0 awards

WHAT NEXT, CORPORAL HARGROVE?--1 nomination, 0 awards

GIANT--13 nominations, 1 award

THE LONGEST DAY--6 nominations, 3 awards

RED RIVER--2 nominations, 0 awards

55 DAYS AT PEKING--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA--4 nominations, 1 award


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 02:26 PM

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The limo is ready to take me to this year's Academy Awards. The last time I attended one of these shows, I sat next to Cate Blanchett.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 25th:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:51 AM

 

February 24th:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

BLUES IN THE NIGHT--1 nomination, 0 awards

FOUR DAUGHTERS--5 nominations, 0 awards

DANGEROUS--1 nomination, 1 award

G-MEN--1 nomination, 0 awards

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG--1 nomination, 1 award

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON--1 nomination, 1 award

ALL THE KING'S MEN--7 nominations, 3 awards

A LITTLE ROMANCE--2 nominations, 1 award

M*A*S*H--5 nominations, 1 award

NETWORK--10 nominations, 5 awards

BONNIE AND CLYDE--10 nominations, 2 awards

MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER--1 nomination, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 01:57 PM

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Part 24 of 31

 

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Mr. Homolka called to ask why I am not including him in this thread. I explained it's because his first name has a 'k' in it, instead of a 'c'...but that doesn't seem to matter to him. He won't leave me alone until I make this post.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 24th:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:37 AM

 

February 23rd:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

 

THE NAVY COMES THROUGH--1 nomination, 0 awards

TOM, DICK AND HARRY--1 nomination, 0 awards

THAT UNCERTAIN FEELING--1 nomination, 0 awards

COMRADE X--1 nomination, 0 awards

I REMEMBER MAMA--5 nominations, 0 awards

THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER--1 nomination, 1 award

CYRANO DE BERGERAC--1 nomination, 1 award

THE CAINE MUTINY--7 nominations, 0 awards

MARTY--8 nominations, 4 awards

KIND LADY '51--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE CONSTANT NYMPH '43--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE SEA HAWK '40--4 nominations, 0 awards

MR. SKEFFINGTON--2 nominations, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:03 PM

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Part 23 of 31

 

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Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers suggested I look up their old boss while I'm in Hollywood. Everyone remembers him from The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman though he only had three lines per episode.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 23rd:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 03:25 PM

 

February 22nd:

 

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Oscar Accolades:

THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE SIN OF MADELON CLAUDET--1 nomination, 1 award

ROMANCE--2 nominations, 0 awards

GRAND HOTEL--1 nomination, 1 award

CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS--4 nominations, 1 award

THE STRIP--1 nomination, 0 awards

HIGH SOCIETY--3 nominations, 0 awards

A FOREIGN AFFAIR--2 nominations, 0 awards

THE MORE THE MERRIER--6 nominations, 1 award

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT--6 nominations, 0 awards

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT--2 nominations, 0 awards

HIDE-OUT--1 nomination, 0 awards

THE PRIZEFIGHTER AND THE LADY--1 nomination, 0 awards


"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:52 PM

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Part 22 of 31

 

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The Fred and Ginger movie ended. So now I'm having a perfectly wilde time reading The Picture of Dorian Gray.

 

Here's what's airing on TCM February 22nd:

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.





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