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    2018 In Memoriam programming

    I know. Thanks. I edited myself.
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    2018 In Memoriam programming

    It's not fair of me, but I saw those names and figured their credits are mainly in TV - and so would not be considered by the TCM programmers.
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    2018 In Memoriam programming

    - Barbara Harris - Patricia Morrison - Clint Walker - John Gavin - Allyn Ann McLerie
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    Dick Powell or Warren William as SOTM December 2018

    No, but it makes sense that way too. I mean that Farrell and William represent a good number of old WB titles in the archive, titles that don't necessarily draw a lot of interest from less-hardcore or recent arrival fans. If they can raise their profiles, they can generate more interest in those titles. Dick Powell, by the way, can be packaged in various ways (musicals, noir, director) so there are advantages there too. But, William seems very obscure to me (even as someone who has seen almost all his movies) so I'm skeptical that he would 'win' a straight-up vote.
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    Dick Powell or Warren William as SOTM December 2018

    No preference between these two, but if it's Warren William I'll be pretty skeptical that the 'vote' really matters (versus the effect of programmers' thumbs on the scale.) He's got some interesting movies, many of which will have been seen in the Glenda Farrell series during November. Raising the profile of Farrell and William would/will certainly have advantages for promoting films in the archive. in particular the so-called 'pre-code' stuff.
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    Frequency of honorees

    In my memory, Tony Curtis was SOTM once in early 2000s. Not sure what I saw that gave me that notion.
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    Frequency of honorees

    Well done. Thanks.
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    Burt Reynold's Tribute soon?

    Olivia deHaviland, Kirk Douglas, and Doris Day will definitely deserve 24-hour tributes. Redford is on the borderline, but I'd say he'll have it because Paul Newman had it (again, deserved) and also because Redford directed an Oscar-winning picture and appeared in several Oscar winners more. I'm less convinced of Streisand's stature in this debate, but I believe she'll have a 24-hour tribute. I'd give Burt Reynolds (and Liza Minelli) an evening of three or four presentations.
  9. High, Wide and Handsome (1937): Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
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    Burt Reynolds (1936-2018)

    I saw that show in reruns, never during its original run. It was obviously written to showcase BR, but in my viewing he was a very good actor - and easily held his own surrounded by a lot of talented costars.
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    Glenda Farrell as SOTM November 2018

    I think the October 'Funny Ladies' theme probably checks the 'group star' box, at least for discussion's sake.
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    Glenda Farrell as SOTM November 2018

    I don't know anything; I just look at trends and play hunches. But if I had to guess right now I'd say Shelley Winters.
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    Glenda Farrell as SOTM November 2018

    The Bennett sisters: Joan, Constance, and Barbara: pre-code stuff, screwball comedies, noir stuff, MGM stuff, classy ladies, tough broads, femmes fatale, difficult women --- something for everyone.
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    Glenda Farrell as SOTM November 2018

    It will not be Danny Kaye: 1) it will be a woman, because four months of 2018 have had a man as SOTM - and December will too, we know; 2) virtually all DK movies are musicals or comedies with music, and we've just got past the whole 'musicals' thing; 3) DK is not serious or edgy or 'challenging' - and that's become really fundamental to the programmers' selection of content or themes in the post-BobO era of TCM. Think of a woman who was no fun at all, and you'd be on the right track.
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    2018 SCHEDULE

    My 2019 nominees are Robert Donat, Jean Seberg, Louis Calhern, Aline MacMahon and (like your group-star idea) the Carry-On crew
  16. 'Advise & Consent' gives the edge to the conservative side, in the sense that the Communist sympathizing nominee is rejected, the manipulative liberal president loses his control of the process (and his life), and the devious peace-committee organizing senator is disgraced.
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    Nudist Camp Films

    'I'm All Right Jack' - and later 'A Shot in the Dark' - make it clear that the reason this subject isn't treated more frequently is that people are funny looking, and naked people are funnier looking. At least to the British.
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    Articles and obituaries

    I notice now that Neil Simon has earned a tribute series of films, on September 14. That's good. I hope TCM will include the recently departed Barbara Harris in its late December series of films for departed actors. She didn't make many films, but she earned an AA nomination for her first one, and she was a very appealing film presence.
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    TCM Stars of the Month

    When Orson Welles was SOTM a few years ago the list included virtually all of his directorial work, though not all of his acting work (e.g., I don't recall "The VIPs" or "A Man for All Seasons" in the schedule at that time.) But, directors taking roles or cameos in movies would be a clever approach to the SOTM formula, as has been done with other thematic groupings.
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    TCM Stars of the Month

    I wish TCM would return to highlighting the careers of directors, which has been done in the past. I dimly recall a month when they programmed whole evenings with a primary focus on a single director. I don't suggest "director of the month", but maybe some months could have 3-4 days of some directors' characteristic works. Certainly there are fewer directors than stars to choose among for such handling, but frankly some directors are more interesting in long perspective than most stars: Wyler, Ford, Lubitsch, Capra, Wilder, McCarey, Huston, Preminger, ...more, I'm sure.
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    Any suggestions for Nazi movies?

    That sounds like "Address Unknown" (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3699/Address-Unknown/) which is entertaining, with a good cast and very stylish, though like most of the mid1940s movies dealing with Nazis the melodrama seems a little bit out of tune in the light of the reality subsequently revealed to us.
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    TCM Stars of the Month

    In re to actresses from 1950 and later, Julie Andrews would make a good SOTM - but her two most memorable roles are probably not available to TCM. Plenty of other good stuff, but it would seem a bit hollow without Mary P. and Fraulein M.
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    TCM Stars of the Month

    Paulette Goddard is another actress worth consideration. Her work is earlier than the period I suggested above, but there is a lot of it. And it's all in the TCM archive, I believe.
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    TCM Stars of the Month

    If Doris Day had not earned SUTS status this year she'd be in consideration - though, perhaps they're aware that DD deserves a 24 hour tribute in the foreseeable future. (Same for Kirk Douglas, who had virtually no recognition when he turned 100 last year.)

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