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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Well, now that I look at it again, they're close enough together, I think it's fine-- you have an evening with your star, so I'm cool if you leave it. It's not like two of your movies are on Wednesday or something. Just leave it as is. You're going along with the spirit of the thing--giving more screentime to someone who couldn't have any. I figure, TCM breaks things up all the time-- shows a movie a director was in with a movie he directed, or showed a movie a star had a big role in with a movie he just had a cameo in. Sometimes they do a similar thing you did-- have a birthday tribute or SOTM thing, broken up by TCM Underground or, in your case, Silent Sunday Nights. How does that sound?
  2. TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: “WHAT IF?” PART 1: THE RULES BACKSTORY: Path40a created the first TCM Programming Challenge in February, 2006 to give people a glimpse into the complexities of the programming process. The challenge has endured because it allows entrants to exercise their imagination, display their knowledge and introduce rare classics. TCM Programming Challenges are neither sponsored nor endorsed by TCM but tcmprogrammr has stated that programmers happily steal ideas from these schedules. Many entrants have had the joy of seeing their themes and movie selections air on TCM. The Challenge is to create a week’s schedule following TCM’s standard format. WHEN IT BEGINS/WHEN IT ENDS: This challenge starts right now! (July 18) and ends at 11:59PM Sunday September 9, 2018. That means you have all summer to write your challenge, relax, AND go on vacation! A separate voting thread will be started shortly after the end of the challenge. WHO CAN ENTER/WHO CAN VOTE: Everyone is welcome to create and post a schedule, and everyone is welcome to vote! It’s much easier than it sounds, and it’s quite fun! Voting takes place in a separate voting thread after the challenge is closed. You may either vote by posting your selection on the thread or by directly messaging the moderator. The winner has the honor of running the next challenge. If you want to enter but can’t host the next challenge, enter anyway, then withdraw from voting. We want to see your ideas too! WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: 1. Create a week's schedule which begins at 6 AM (EST) Sunday and ends at 6 AM (EST) the following Sunday. The week selected must be between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. 2. Each day’s programming can begin whenever the evening schedule is over. TCM spills their evening schedules into the next day all the time, or sometimes starts the next day at 3am, so there is no official starting time. 3. Primetime/Evening MUST begin at 8 PM (EST). TCM never strays from this, so neither shall we. 4. Feature films must start on the hour, quarter-hour, half-hour or three-quarters hour. Short films or other material can be used to “fill-in” between movies so that there is never more than 14 minutes of unscheduled time between features, but don’t feel like you need to schedule all those little in-between commercials and interviews—we can all assume they are there. YOUR SCHEDULE MUST INCLUDE: 1. Star of the Month -- At least 4 movies on one evening to showcase an actor. The SOTM must have a body of work large enough to allow similar blocks the other weeks in the month. 2. Silent Sunday Night -- A silent movie which begins at approximately 12 AM (EST) Sunday night/Monday morning. 3. TCM Imports -- A foreign film that begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Monday morning. 4. TCM Spotlight -- A group of films which showcase a theme which appears in primetime each one night a week for a month. 5. The Essentials -- An indispensible classic film that begins at 8 PM (EST) Saturday night. 6. TCM Underground -- A little known or “cult” film which begins at approximately 2 AM (EST) Saturday night. 7. Noir Alley – a film noir starting at midnight on Saturday Night 8. Mandatory Challenges as outlined for TCM Programming Challenge #39 FYI: · Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports and TCM Underground are exempt from the limit of premieres stated in the requirements for this challenge. · You may include a Guest Programmer but you are not required to do so unless it is a mandatory challenge requirement. · Programming related to birthdays, anniversaries of historical or cinematic importance, genres, places or anything else that can reasonably be thematically grouped together is encouraged. Thought provoking, humorous and/or outrageous themes are especially welcome. · Programming notes to explain your themes or to provide additional information on your selected movies are not required but are greatly encouraged. These notes should be on a separate post following the posting of your schedule. FORMAT AND JUSTIFICATIONS: Follow the standard TCM scheduling format for each film: Time, Title, Year, Actor(s), Director(s), Studio, Running Time, and justification (if any). EXAMPLE: 6:15pm The Pirates of Penzance (1983) Kevin Kline & Linda Ronstadt, dir Wilford Leach & Joseph Papp UI 1h52min PREMIERE Running times and studio information may be found in the TCM database or at IMDB.com Justifications: · P/S for movies or programs which have been previously shown. · E or “Exempt” for Silent Sunday Night, TCM Imports or TCM Underground films. · PD or “Public Domain” for films in the public domain. · “PREMIERE” for movies which count toward the Challenge allowance on premieres. · No notation is needed for any movie in the original Turner film library or anything already shown on TCM. Studio abbreviations some of us use for less typing (not a requirement, just FYI): · UI = Universal International Pictures · WB = Warner Brothers · MGM = Metro Goldwyn Mayer · RKO = RKO Radio Pictures · PAR = Paramount · COL = Columbia · FOX = 20th Century Fox · RANK = J Arthur Rank · UA = United Artists HELPFUL LINKS & INFO: · The original Turner library consisted of: Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only,) MGM (pre-1986 only) and RKO (all years.) · Disney animated feature films are only allowed as part of your Treasures from the Disney Vault segment because Disney will not license them to TCM otherwise. Disney live action films are allowed, either as previously shown films or as premieres. Animated movies created by other studios whose rights were later acquired Disney are allowed as previously shown films or as premieres. Disney shorts or cartoons which have been previously shown on TCM are allowed. · All other theatrical films are allowed as premieres. Movies in the original Turner library are: · Warner Brothers (pre-1948 only): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Warner_Bros._films · MGM (pre-1986 only): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer_films · RKO (all): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RKO_Pictures_films Movies in the public domain are: https://archive.org/details/feature_films/ The most commonly used libraries are: · Columbia Pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Columbia_Pictures_films · United Artists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Artists_films · Samuel Goldwyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Goldwyn_Productions#Filmography · J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rank_Organisation#Select_filmography · 20th Century Fox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_20th_Century_Fox_films_(1935–99) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_20th_Century_Fox_films_(2000–present) · Paramount Pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Paramount_Pictures_films · Universal Pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Universal_Pictures_films · British Gaumont Pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gainsborough_Pictures_films A link of previous Stars Of The Month can be found here: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/48417-tcm-stars-of-the-month/ Previous Challenges can be reviewed here: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/forum/138-tcm-program-challenges-archive/ How to tell if a movie has aired previously on TCM: Many thanks to MovieCollectorOH for his “unofficial report” of what has aired on TCM since 2001. It can be a great resource as you are creating your schedule: http://moviecollector.us/reports/TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY_alpha.htm THAT’S THE BASIC INFO! Thanks to previous Challenge Moderators for the opportunity to use their instructions. If you have any questions, post them here in case someone else has the same question. The info on the specifics of this challenge can be found in the next post……..
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    Double Feature

    New game, though I'd try it-- one person names a movie, the next person names another movie that would make a good double feature. Continuously, not waiting for the previous person to say yes or no, like "first film that comes to mind" No right or wrong answers, except no TV movies, just real movies. For example, if I wrote "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN " you could write... another Gene Kelly musical like AMERICAN IN PARIS, another movie making movie like HOLLYWOOD ENDING another movie about silent to sound like THE ARTIST Or if you're sick and twisted, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Etc, etc, etc ---------------------------------------------
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    IT'S MOVIE "TIME"!

    (New game like "Colorful Movies" and "Travel Around the World" but with movie titles involving time-- actual times on the clock, months of the year, ages of time, etc) 3:10 to Yuma
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    A to Z List of Plays and Musicals

    Little Shop of Horrors
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    A to Z of Characters

    Napoleon -- Johnny Whitaker in NAPOLEON AND SAMANTHA
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    HOOK ("In time of crisis, the English always have a cup of tea") next Spam
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Aladdin
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    ClassiCategories

    Cody Jarrett (Cagney) cries and falls apart when his mom dies in WHITE HEAT Major crying at the end of SCHINDLER'S LIST -- "I could have done more" Little Simba cries, and we all do too, when his dad dies in LION KING Marianne Dashwood (Kate WInslet) cries her eyes out when Willoughby casts her off in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY The Cratchet family dies when Tiny Tim dies in every version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL/SCROOGE In the 90s version of A LITTLE PRINCESS, Sarah cries a lot when her father dies, then when she finds him again DUMBO cries when his mom gets locked up ("Baby Mine, Don't You Cry") Elliot cries when he sends E.T. home, and when he thinks E.T. is dead Everyone cries when their various veterans come home in THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Tom RObinson breaks down on the stand in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tevye (Topol) cries when he casts Chava out and when he is cast out of Anatevka in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
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    ClassiCategories

    The scene right before that when Mammy cries telling Melanie about it KILLS me everytime!
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "Let It Go" from FROZEN next another song about magic or featuring magic during the song
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    Just like "first film that comes to mind" or "first actor", but with songs. Can be a vocal song like "Singin' in the Rain" or an instrumental song like "Theme from Jaws" ============================== Clue: Comedy song
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    From OLIVER!'s "Be Back Soon": "We know the nosy policeman, but they don't know this tune, so long, fare the well, pip pip, cheerio, we'll be back soon" next another song sung by a little boy or group of little boys
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    A to Z List of Plays and Musicals

    Jane Eyre (Broadway musical from 20 years ago)
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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Rodgers, Richard -- songwriter (music) of THE KING AND I
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    A to Z of Characters

    Xavier, Charles -- Patrick Stewart in XMEN
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Charley's Aunt
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    WHEN LADIES MEET next movie you think should have won the best picture Oscar but didn't
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "Bill" from SHOW BOAT next another song that's older than the movie it's heard in
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    ClassiCategories

    Other firey titles: BALL OF FIRE CROSSFIRE CHARIOTS OF FIRE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE ST ELMO'S FIRE TOWERING INFERNO THE FIRE WITHIN
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    THe alphabetically first entry in my required list is based on Damon Runyon's hilarious story about a gangster who takes a baby to a robbery:
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    The first actor/actress that comes to mind..

    Wendy Hiller next dumb king or prince
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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    O'Brien, Ken -- character animator of BAMBI & PETER PAN
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Kid Galahad
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    JULES AND JIM next animals in love

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