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    ONE word titles

    A few examples to get things started: FRANKENSTEIN (1931) NINOTCHKA (1939) PINNOCHIO (1940) SHAFT (1971)
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    IT'S MOVIE "TIME"!

    HURRY SUNDOWN (1967)
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    Movies by Number

    SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE STOOGES (1959)
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    A to Z of Characters

    Jonet, Hildegarde -- played by Patricia Medina in THE JACKPOT (1950)
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    Movies That Make a Statement

    COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (1959)
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Terry Moore
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Fred Clark
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    KALIFORNIA (1993)
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Quayle, Anthony
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    31 Days of Oscar 2019

    Looking forward to the schedule...will there be any premieres?
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    What Are You Watching Now?

    Today's two-part episode of Emmerdale on Britbox.
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    On Saturday my review for
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    TopBilled’s Essentials

    Starting next weekend, I am going to be reviewing at least one classic film per week in this thread. I invite others to join in and share their thoughts about the titles I will be discussing. My essentials will be slightly different than what you see on TCM. These will primarily be titles outside the Turner library though every now and then I may overlap with what TCM broadcasts. In 2017, I plan to explore themes that include serials, animation, non-English language films and low-budget classics. Here is my tentative schedule: Theme for July 2016: 30s romantic comedies Saturday July 16, 2016 THE RAGE OF PARIS (1938), starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Danielle Darrieux. Studio/production company: Universal. Source: Amazon Prime. Saturday July 23, 2016 MY LOVE FOR YOURS a.k.a. HONEYMOON IN BALI (1939), starring Fred MacMurray & Madeleine Carroll. Studio/production company: Paramount. Source: Amazon Prime. Saturday July 30, 2016 THE DIVORCE OF LADY X (1938), starring Merle Oberon & Laurence Olivier. Studio/production company: London Films. Source: Amazon Prime. Theme for August 2016: Joan Bennett produced by Walter Wanger Saturday August 6, 2016 TRADE WINDS (1938), starring Fredric March & Joan Bennett. Studio/production company: United Artists/Walter Wanger Productions. Source: Amazon Prime. Saturday August 13, 2016 VOGUES OF 1938 (1938), starring Warner Baxter & Joan Bennett. Studio/production company: United Artists/Walter Wanger Productions. Source: Amazon Prime. Saturday August 20, 2016 THE HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY (1940), starring George Raft & Joan Bennett. Studio/production company: United Artists/Walter Wanger Productions. Source: Amazon Prime. Saturday August 27, 2016 SCARLET STREET (1945), starring Edward G. Robinson & Joan Bennett. Studio/production company: Universal/Walter Wanger Productions. Source: Amazon Prime.
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    TCM schedules

    February 22, 2019: 7:30 a.m. Mighty Joe Young (1949) 9:30 a.m. Umberto D. (1952) 11:15 a.m. Sounder (1972) 1:15 p.m. Born Free (1965) 3:15 p.m. National Velvet (1944) 5:30 p.m. The Yearling (1946) 31 DAYS OF OSCAR: BEST MOVIE MUTINY 8:00 p.m. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) 11:15 p.m. The Caine Mutiny (1954) 1:30 a.m. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 4:00 a.m. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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    TCM schedules

    This is a chance to look at old TCM schedules...
  16. It can be used as a noun and as a verb. Tiki, in her prior post, was using it as a verb.
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Sheree North
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    IS MY FACE RED? (1932)
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Orbach, Jerry
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    31 Days of Oscar and no Gone With the Wind

    AMC didn't have ads originally. And that's another idea TCM borrowed. But AMC's brand has evolved since 2000, while TCM has tried to stay the course. But TCM now has all those wine commercials and lifestyle related things (cruises, backlot memberships, books, DVDs) they're selling in between the movies which has cut down on the number of movies they show each day. Businesses change with the times.
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    31 Days of Oscar and no Gone With the Wind

    Good question. The first month was a partial month, since they did not debut on the 1st of April. But I do think they launched the magazine early into their broadcast history. They "stole" some of these ideas from the old AMC. American Movie Classics had a monthly magazine in the 80s, had hosts who did intros, and they also had a Star of the Month. Just like Martha Stewart borrowing a lot of her ideas from Betty Crocker, or WalMart and Target using the same business model as KMart and Woolworths who came before them. They reuse ideas that worked for years with a similar already established company.
  22. Summer Under the Stars. I like being able to watch a performer's career develop in a 24-hour period. My only 'complaint' is I think the films should air chronologically, by the year in which they were made. Sometimes the SUTS programming feels a bit all over the place. It's jarring to go from Judy Garland at 25 to Judy Garland at 40 to Judy Garland at 16. I also think they could do a few "group stars" for Summer Under the Stars. Like show a whole day of The Three Stooges. Or do a special theme, like a day of John Wayne directed by John Ford...or a day of Martin & Lewis comedies.
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    ClassiCategories

    This is a new game. The main idea of each round will be stated up front. Like if I said the category was 'Married to Liz Taylor,' then we would list all her husbands. Bonus points could be earned if someone mentioned people she was engaged to but did not marry. That sort of thing. Categories will be related to Hollywood movies (and in some instances television programs).
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Tony Randall
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Mara, Adele

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