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How time flies -- next month we'll be getting TCM's schedule for the 2017 edition of the 31 Days of Oscar schedule.

 

What Oscar-winners and nominees of decades past would you like to see included on the lineup for next February?

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I think we can tell by looking at the December schedule some of the titles outside the TCM/Turner Library that will be broadcast. For instance, THE LOST WEEKEND is airing in December, and my guess is they acquired it for multiple showings leading into February. Also, if they make Jane Wyman Star of the Month in January on her 100th birthday, it can be shown then as well.

 

CAPE FEAR seems like another film airing in December that will be repeated for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

MAKE FOR TOMORROW and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL will likely be back on the schedule in February.  SUDDEN FEAR might be, too, since Crawford had an Oscar nomination for it.

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I think we can tell by looking at the December schedule some of the titles outside the TCM/Turner Library that will be broadcast. For instance, THE LOST WEEKEND is airing in December, and my guess is they acquired it for multiple showings leading into February. Also, if they make Jane Wyman Star of the Month in January on her 100th birthday, it can be shown then as well.

 

CAPE FEAR seems like another film airing in December that will be repeated for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

MAKE FOR TOMORROW and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL will likely be back on the schedule in February.  SUDDEN FEAR might be, too, since Crawford had an Oscar nomination for it.

 

SUDDEN FEAR is making its TCM premiere in December, so I bet it'll be back in February. Both Crawford and Jack Palance were nominated for it.

 

Any time you see Oscar-nominated or winning films from recent decades on the schedule leading up to February, it's a good bet most of those will be back for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

REDS aired on September 30 during TCM's month-long salute to Gene Hackman. Considering how small Hackman's part in that film is, REDS will surely air again in February. Especially since Warren Beatty's new film, RULES DON'T APPLY, might well be among the contenders at the Oscars this year.

 

Airing this month is MURPHY'S ROMANCE, out of the blue, having not aired on TCM in a few years. James Garner was Oscar-nominated for his performance, so I bet it'll be back in February. Same thing with RAIN MAN, airing in November -- an Oscar-winner that hasn't aired on TCM in several years crops up on a Saturday night in November. It'll repeat in February. Ditto A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and A PASSAGE TO INDIA, both airing in December.

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SUDDEN FEAR is making its TCM premiere in December, so I bet it'll be back in February. Both Crawford and Jack Palance were nominated for it.

 

Any time you see Oscar-nominated or winning films from recent decades on the schedule leading up to February, it's a good bet most of those will be back for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

REDS aired on September 30 during TCM's month-long salute to Gene Hackman. Considering how small Hackman's part in that film is, REDS will surely air again in February. Especially since Warren Beatty's new film, RULES DON'T APPLY, might well be among the contenders at the Oscars this year.

 

Airing this month is MURPHY'S ROMANCE, out of the blue, having not aired on TCM in a few years. James Garner was Oscar-nominated for his performance, so I bet it'll be back in February. Same thing with RAIN MAN, airing in November -- an Oscar-winner that hasn't aired on TCM in several years crops up on a Saturday night in November. It'll repeat in February. Ditto A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and A PASSAGE TO INDIA, both airing in December.

 

Yes you can see the scheduling patterns. It used to be that Oscar films outside the TCM/Turner library started appearing in January. But now they are appearing during the month of December-- probably to better coincide with the true start of Oscar season. This means we now have way more than 31 Days of Oscar on TCM.

 

In the case of MURPHY'S ROMANCE, I believe it was supposed to be one of the Essentials for its star Sally Field to introduce with Robert. But as we know, those plans were scrapped.

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Now that we have access to the January schedule, it's easy to see which films will be airing in February for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

Of the string of Hitchcock films airing January 1, some or all of the Paramount titles are sure to repeat in January -- VERTIGO, REAR WINDOW and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ('56).

 

THE GRAPES OF WRATH from 20th Century Fox crops up out of the blue in the late night hours on January 2. Count on it getting a better time slot in February. Same goes for JULIA, airing January 6 and NASHVILLE, airing January 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now that we have access to the January schedule, it's easy to see which films will be airing in February for 31 Days of Oscar.

 

Of the string of Hitchcock films airing January 1, some or all of the Paramount titles are sure to repeat in January -- VERTIGO, REAR WINDOW and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ('56).

 

THE GRAPES OF WRATH from 20th Century Fox crops up out of the blue in the late night hours on January 2. Count on it getting a better time slot in February. Same goes for JULIA, airing January 6 and NASHVILLE, airing January 28.

 

Yes, VERTIGO and THE GRAPES OF WRATH will certainly be back in February or early March during Oscar programming. So will some of these others, if not all of them. In the past, TCM would lease them from Paramount or Fox for three airings. So they would turn up right before Oscar month, during Oscar month and then again later in the spring. They would get a late night/early morning slot in the initial airing; then hit primetime for Oscar; and usually turn up on a weekend afternoon in the spring after Oscar. I wonder if the rate for leasing them is cheaper if they air at certain times. I don't think anyone has ever asked TCM employees that question.

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HERE COMES THE GROOM, a Paramount musical comedy with Jane Wyman & Bing Crosby will be back during Oscar month too. It's being used for Jane's SOTM tribute, but the famous Johnny Mercer tune she sings with Bing won an Oscar-- 'In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.'

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Cool,_Cool,_Cool_of_the_Evening

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Wednesday, February 1

ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS ('40)

ADAM'S RIB ('49)

THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN ('44)

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD ('38)

AFTER THE THIN MAN ('36)

AGATHA ('79)

ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE ('74)

ALL ABOUT EVE ('50)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ('51)

ANNIE HALL ('77)

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS ('56)

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE ('50)

 

Thursday, February 2

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS ('87)

AUNTIE MAME ('58)

BABY DOLL ('56)

THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER ('47)

BACHELOR MOTHER ('39)

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL ('52)

THE BAND WAGON ('53)

THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA ('54)

BARRY LYNDON ('75)

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS ('66)

BATTLEGROUND ('49)

 

Friday, February 3

BEN-HUR ('59)

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES ('46)

THE BIG COUNTRY ('58)

THE BIG SKY ('52)

THE BIRDS ('63)

BLAZING SADDLES ('74)

BLOW-UP ('66)

BLUES IN THE NIGHT ('41)

BONNIE AND CLYDE ('67)

 

Saturday, February 4

BOOM TOWN ('40)

BOOMERANG ('47)

BORN TO DANCE ('36)

BOUND FOR GLORY ('76)

THE BOY FRIEND ('71)

BOYS TOWN ('38)

THE BRAVE ONE ('56)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S ('61)

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN ('35)

BULLITT ('68)

CABARET ('72)

CABIN IN THE SKY ('43)

CAGED ('50)

 

Sunday, February 5

CAIN AND MABEL ('36)

CALAMITY JANE ('53)

CAMELOT ('67)

CAMILLE ('37)

CAPTAIN BLOOD ('35)

CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS ('37)

CASABLANCA ('42)
CHARIOTS OF FIRE ('81)

CITIZEN KANE ('41)

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER ('80)

COMRADE X ('40)

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Monday, February 6

THE CONSTANT NYMPH ('43)

COOL HAND LUKE ('67)

COQUETTE ('29)

THE CORN IS GREEN ('45)

THE CORSICAN BROTHERS ('41)

CROSSFIRE ('47)

THE CROWD ('28)

A CRY IN THE DARK ('88)

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES ('62)

THE DEER HUNTER ('78)

DELIVERANCE ('72)

DESIGNING WOMAN ('57)

 

Tuesday, February 7

DESTINATION TOKYO ('43)

THE DIRTY DOZEN ('67)

THE DIVORCEE ('30)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ('65)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE ('31)

DREAMGIRLS ('06)

FAME ('80)

FANNY ('61)

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD ('67)

 

Wednesday, February 8

FATHER OF THE BRIDE ('50)

THE FIGHTING SULLIVANS ('44)

FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO ('43)

FLIGHT COMMAND ('40)

FOR ME AND MY GAL ('42)

FORBIDDEN PLANET ('56)

A FOREIGN AFFAIR ('48)

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ('40)

42nd STREET ('33)

THE FRENCH CONNECTION ('71)

FRIENDLY PERSUASION ('56)

FURY ('36)

 

Thursday, February 9

'G' MEN ('35)

GASLIGHT ('44)

THE GAY DIVORCEE  ('34)

THE GAZEBO ('60)

GENERAL SPANKY ('36)

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE ('42)

GIANT ('56)

GIGI ('58)

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 ('33)

GONE WITH THE WIND ('39)

THE GOOD EARTH ('37)

 

Friday, February 10

GOOD NEWS ('47)

THE GOODBYE GIRL ('77)

GOODBYE MR. CHIPS ('69)

THE GORGEOUS HUSSY ('36)

GRAND HOTEL ('32)

GRAND PRIX ('66)

THE GRAPES OF WRATH ('40)

THE GREAT MCGINTY ('40)

THE GREAT SANTINI ('79)

THE GREAT WALTZ ('38)

THE GREAT ZIEGFELD ('36)

 

 

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Saturday, February 11

THE GREEN GODDESS ('30)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ('67)

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL ('57)

A GUY NAMED JOE ('43)

GYPSY ('62)

HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO ('44)

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS ('86)

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT ('64)

HARVEY ('50)

THE HARVEY GIRLS ('46)

THE HASTY HEART ('50)

 

Sunday, February 12

THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER ('68)

THE HEIRESS ('49)

HIGH SOCIETY ('56)

HOLD BACK THE DAWN ('40)

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE ('80)

HOW THE WEST WAS WON ('62)

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE ('53)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME ('39)

I MARRIED A WITCH ('42)

I REMEMBER MAMA ('48)

I VITELLONI ('53)

ICE STATION ZEBRA ('68)

 

Monday, February 13

I'LL CRY TOMORROW ('55)

IMITATION OF LIFE ('34)

IMITATION OF LIFE ('59)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT ('67)

INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE ('54)

THE INFORMER ('35)

INHERIT THE WIND ('60)

JAWS ('75)

KEY LARGO ('48)

KIND LADY ('51)

KINGS ROW ('42)

 

Tuesday, February 14

KISMET ('44)

KISS ME KATE ('53)

KISSES FOR MY PRESIDENT ('64)

KITTY FOYLE ('40)

KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE ('53)

LA RONDE ('50)

LADY BE GOOD ('41)

THE LADY EVE ('41)

LIBELED LADY ('36)

LILI ('53)

THE LITTLE FUGITIVE ('53)

A LITTLE ROMANCE ('79)

LITTLE WOMEN ('33)

 

Wednesday, February 15

LITTLE WOMEN ('49)

LOGAN'S RUN ('75)

LOLITA ('62)

THE LONG VOYAGE HOME ('40)

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING ('49)

THE LOST PATROL ('34)

THE LOST WEEKEND ('45)

LOVE AFFAIR ('39)

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ('55)

LUST FOR LIFE ('56)

MADAME BOVARY ('49)

 

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Interesting this schedule was available so early. It was probably one of the easiest ones they did-- since there is no major theme-- just take the titles and sort them alphabetically and plug them into the grid.

 

I think people will be upset it's mostly the usual suspects. There is only one Republic title on the schedule, and Republic had dozens of Oscar-nominated films.

 

I also felt they could have included more foreign and more silent films. The most recent title I saw was DREAMGIRLS from 2006. They seem to have largely stayed away from movies made after 2000 this time.

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Thursday, February 16

MADAME CURIE ('43)

MADAME X ('29)

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS ('42)

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION ('54)

THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE ('50)
A MAJORITY OF ONE ('61)

THE MALTESE FALCON ('41)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ('56)

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE ('62)

McCABE & MRS. MILLER ('71)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS ('44)

MERRILY WE LIVE ('38)

 

Friday, February 17

THE MERRY WIDOW ('34)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ('35)

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG ('49)

MILDRED PIERCE ('45)

MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID ('52)

MIN AND BILL ('30)

THE MIRACLE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA ('52)

THE MIRACLE WORKER ('62)

MISTER ROBERTS ('55)

MOGAMBO ('53)

MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE ('80)

MONSIEUR VERDOUX ('47)

 

Saturday, February 18

THE MOON IS BLUE ('53)

MORNING GLORY ('33)

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA ('47)

MRS. MINIVER ('42)

THE MUSIC BOX ('32)

THE MUSIC MAN ('62)

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY ('35)

NETWORK ('76)
THE NEW LAND ('73)

NINOTCHKA ('39)

 

Sunday, February 19

NORTH BY NORTHWEST ('59)

NOW, VOYAGER ('42)

THE NUN'S STORY ('59)
OF MICE AND MEN ('39)

OH GOD! ('77)

ON THE TOWN ('49)

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES ('76)

PAPILLON ('73)

PAT AND MIKE ('52)

A PATCH OF BLUE ('65)
THE PATENT LEATHER KID ('27)

 

Monday, February 20

PENNY SERENADE ('41)

THE PERILS OF PAULINE ('47)

PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT ('62)

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY ('40)

THE PINK PANTHER ('63)
THE PIRATE ('48)

A PLACE IN THE SUN ('51)
POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES ('61)

POLTERGEIST ('82)
POSSESSED ('47)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ('40)

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Interesting this schedule was available so early. It was probably one of the easiest ones they did-- since there is no major theme-- just take the titles and sort them alphabetically and plug them into the grid.

 

I think people will be upset it's mostly the usual suspects. There is only one Republic title on the schedule, and Republic had dozens of Oscar-nominated films.

 

I also felt they could have included more foreign and more silent films. The most recent title I saw was DREAMGIRLS from 2006. They seem to have largely stayed away from movies made after 2000 this time.

 

I've often felt that the 31 Days of Oscar schedule is usually the easiest month of the year for the TCM programmers, because more often than not it's basically a 'TCM Greatest Hits' collection.

 

Yes, it is mostly the usual suspects. And of the films from outside the traditional TCM library, a lot of those films are already airing in January (REAR WINDOW, THE LOST WEEKEND, etc.). So even with those films there's a lot of reruns.

 

I was surprised that DREAMGIRLS was the only post-2000 film on the schedule. In fact, it's the only post-1990 film on the schedule. TCM completely skips over the '90s this time around, which seems to me an unusual decision.

 

Having said that, there's a lot of good stuff on the schedule regardless. As easy as it is to criticize TCM's programming, it's really pretty hard to find fault with. What I've always loved about TCM is the diversity of its programming. Take the schedule for February 23 as an example -- SHAFT is followed by SHALL WE DANCE. You just don't get that kind of eclectic mix anywhere else on television.

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​Tuesday, February 21

​PRIDE OF THE MARINES ('45)

PRIMROSE PATH ('40)

​PRINCESS O'ROURKE ('43)

​THE PRISONER OF ZENDA ('37)

​THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII ('33)

​THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX ('39)

THE PRIZEFIGHTER AND THE LADY ('33)

​THE QUIET MAN ('52)

THE RAZOR'S EDGE ('46)

​REAR WINDOW ('45)

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE ('55)

​THE RED DANUBE ('49)

 

​Wednesday, February 22

​RHAPSODY IN BLUE ('45)

RICH, YOUNG AND PRETTY ('51)

​THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD ('34)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND ('60)

​ROAD TO MOROCCO ('42)

ROBERTA ('35)

​ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS ('64)

ROMAN HOLIDAY ('53)
​A ROOM WITH A VIEW ('85)

​THE RULING CLASS ('72)

RUNNING ON EMPTY ('88)

​SADIE THOMPSON ('28)

 

​Thursday, February 23

​SAN ANTONIO ('45)

SAN FRANCISCO ('36)

​THE SANDPIPER ('65)

SCROOGE ('70)

​THE SEA HAWK ('40)

THE SEA WOLF ('41)

​SECOND CHORUS ('40)

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS ('54)

​THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION ('76)

SHAFT ('71)

​SHALL WE DANCE ('37)

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON ('49)

 

​Friday, February 24

​THE SHEEPMAN ('58)

SHENANDOAH ('65)

​SHOW BOAT ('51)

THE SILVER CHALICE ('54)

​SINGIN' IN THE RAIN ('52)

THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE ('76)

​SMALL TOWN GIRL ('53)

SOME LIKE IT HOT ('59)

​SPARTACUS ('60)

​SPEEDY ('28)

THE SPRIT OF ST. LOUIS ('57)

​SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS ('61)

 

​Saturday, February 25

​STAGE DOOR ('37)

STAGECOACH ('39)

​A STAR IS BORN ('54)

THE STORY OF G.I. JOE ('45)

​STRANGERS ON A TRAIN ('51)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ('51)

​SUMMER OF '42 ('71)

​THE SUNDOWNERS ('60)

SWING TIME ('36)
​A TALE OF TWO CITIES ('35)

THE TENDER TRAP ('35)

 

​Sunday, February 26

​TEST PILOT ('38)

THAT GIRL FROM PARIS ('36)

​THAT HAMILTON WOMAN ('41)

​THAT MAN FROM RIO ('64)

THEM! ('54)

​THEY WERE EXPENDABLE ('45)

THE THIN MAN ('34)

​THE THIRD MAN ('49)

THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO ('44)

​A THOUSAND CLOWNS ('65)

THOUSANDS CHEER ('43)

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I've often felt that the 31 Days of Oscar schedule is usually the easiest month of the year for the TCM programmers, because more often than not it's basically a 'TCM Greatest Hits' collection.

 

I like how you call these films TCM's Greatest Hits. And in addition to Oscar programming, that's really what the Essentials used to be.

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Monday, February 27

THREE COMRADES ('38)

THREE LITTLE WORDS ('50)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS ('48)

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY ('61)

THE TIME MACHINE ('60)

THE TIME THE PLACE AND THE GIRL ('46)

T-MEN ('48)

TO BE OR NOT TO BE ('42)
TO EACH HIS OWN ('46)

TOM JONES ('63)

TOM, DICK AND HARRY ('41)

TOO YOUNG TO KISS ("51)

TOP HAT ('35)

 

Tuesday, February 28

TOPPER RETURNS ('41)

TORA! TORA! TORA! ('70)

TORCH SONG ('53)

TORPEDO RUN ('58)

TORTILLA FLAT ('42)

TRADER HORN ('30)

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE ('48)

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN ('45)

TRISTANA ('70)

TULSA ('49)

12 [TWELVE] ANGRY MEN ('57)

 

Wednesday, March 1

TWILIGHT OF HONOR ('63)

TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS ('27)

TWO GIRLS AND A SAILOR ('44)

TWO TICKETS TO BROADWAY ('51)

TWO WOMEN ('61)

UGETSU ('53)

UMBERTO D. ('53)

VACATION FROM MARRIAGE ('45)

VERTIGO ('58)

VICTOR VICTORIA ('82)

THE VIRGIN QUEEN ('55)

VIVACIOUS LADY ('38)

 

Thursday, March 2

VOICE IN THE WIND ('44)

WAIT UNTIL DARK ('67)

THE WAR AGAINST MRS. HADLEY ('42)

WATCH AGAINST THE RHINE ('43)

WATERLOO BRIDGE ('40)

WAY OUT WEST ('37)

WEARY RIVER ('29)

THE WEST POINT STORY ('50)

WEST SIDE STORY ('61)

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? ('62)

WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? ('32)

THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER ('44)

WHITE HEAT ('49)

 

Friday, March 3

WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS ('28)

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? ('66)

WILD STRAWBERRIES ('57)
THE WIND AND THE LION ('75)

A WOMAN IN THE DUNES ('64)

A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS ('28)

WOMAN OF THE YEAR ('42)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN ('74)
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT ('67)

THE YOUNG IN HEART ('38)

Z ('69)

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My favorite 31 Days of Oscar format was when it was done by studio, one by one. This was maybe 4-5 years ago.

 

That was 2013. It was my favourite format for Oscar-fest, too.

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I think it's the absolute worst schedule ever. 31 Days of Oscar is a bore in the first place since there's rarely any themes or premieres, but to put them in alphabetical order? As already stated, there's zero continuity.

 

 

I preferred when 31 Days grouped films by nomination category or by studio as previously mentioned. Another month for me to catch up on DVDs.

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The kind of format used for '31 Days' by TCM doesn't bother me.  I did like it years ago when prior to the start of each film, the network put on the screen the number of nominations it received or what category/categories it won during that particular year's Oscar ceremony.  I'd like to see TCM revive that, since there is no studio host introducing the film(s) for a majority of the programming day.

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I think it's the absolute worst schedule ever. 31 Days of Oscar is a bore in the first place since there's rarely any themes or premieres, but to put them in alphabetical order? As already stated, there's zero continuity.
 
 
I preferred when 31 Days grouped films by nomination category or by studio as previously mentioned. Another month for me to catch up on DVDs.


Holy cats! I thought I was seeing things. Alpha order? PU! This scheduling person or persons must have been to the wine club before they came up with this mish mosh of an idea. Yuck!

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Soooo, I printed off a 31 Days schedule 2 weeks ago so I could set my DVR for favorites that air in the wee hours of the night.   I went to program Chariots of Fire, which was listed for  Sunday 5 Feb at 10PM, and that is now missing from the line up and replaced with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Where can I find the other changes to that schedule?      Anyone?

 

Sunday, February 5  7:15 AM Cain and Mabel (1936)  8:45 AM Calamity Jane (1953) 10:30 AM Camelot (1967)  1:45 PM Camille (1937)  3:45 PM Captain Blood (1935)  6:00 PM Captains Courageous (1937)  8:00 PM Casablanca (1942) 10:00 PM Chariots of Fire (1981) 12:15 AM Citizen Kane (1941)  2:30 AM Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)  5:00 AM Comrade X (1940) 

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Soooo, I printed off a 31 Days schedule 2 weeks ago so I could set my DVR for favorites that air in the wee hours of the night.   I went to program Chariots of Fire, which was listed for  Sunday 5 Feb at 10PM, and that is now missing from the line up and replaced with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Where can I find the other changes to that schedule?      Anyone?
 
Sunday, February 5  7:15 AM Cain and Mabel (1936)  8:45 AM Calamity Jane (1953) 10:30 AM Camelot (1967)  1:45 PM Camille (1937)  3:45 PM Captain Blood (1935)  6:00 PM Captains Courageous (1937)  8:00 PM Casablanca (1942) 10:00 PM Chariots of Fire (1981) 12:15 AM Citizen Kane (1941)  2:30 AM Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)  5:00 AM Comrade X (1940)


There are various reasons films are removed from the original schedule for a given month. There may be a memorial tribute that could preempt a bloc of movies (although I doubt that would happen during 31 Days of Oscar), or there might be rights issues with a given film. That could be what happened with CHARIOTS OF FIRE.

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At least with the 31 Days of Oscar 2017: A to Z organization, those titles beginning with an article (a, an, the - referred to as "an initial article" by those who study and know grammar and/or filing rules) have been alphabetically organized by ignoring the initial article. Unfortunately, one of the film tiltes with an initial article has been misplaced in the order: "La Ronde." It is a French film and "la" translates as "the" . . . translation of the title: "the circle" or "the round-about", meaning a dance called "a round," wherein the dancers move in a circle from partner to partner. The film "La Ronde" should have been placed in alphabetical order with those film titles beginning with "R."

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