BLACHEFAN

Guest Programmers and their Films

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I remember one of the first cinema fan-sites which came out on the web, had a 'virtual' concession-stand in a 'virtual lobby'. From the comfort and convenience of your keyboard and mouse, (& Gateway monitor) you could purchase 'virtual' Goobers and Raisinets, popcorn, etc. Of course you couldn't eat any of this virtual food but while you chatted about movie-trivia you could....well, I don't know. Imagine eating these tasty treats?

That's about how seriously I take all this kind of thing.

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THANX ONCE AGAIN FOR FAST REPLY!    You got me though w/unpredictable picks

 

Only one I saw back in Jan. 1985 was MASS APPEAL   Matter of fact I won a poster at that theatre-(long  gone) due to winning an *Oscar contest for 1984

 

My voite as *LEMMON'S all-time finest work as an actor though myself is as Shelly "The Machine" Levine in '92's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS-(outrageously no nomination though?)

 

& caught some of Hitchcock's I CONFESS  Reckon' then it's probably your fav. of his huh?

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On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 6:51 PM, BLACHEFAN said:

What I have found fascinating about the film Monsieur Verdoux (1947) is that this underrated Charlie Chaplin comedy was meant to move away from the light-hearted comedies Chaplin was known for creating when it comes to writing, acting and directing; as well as producing his own films. This bravura performance that he displays throughout the entire film showcases his willingness of going into dark subject matter while keeping his liberal agenda intact on film. It was Chaplin's biggest flop of the post-war era, but it is an important reminder that even great artists like Chaplin can create artistic films without going against the nth degree of what is distasteful to the audience and what is considered art. It was the film that Bill Cosby introduced in January 2005. But the consequence of this comedian and the film that he selected are not similar to the crime that he was accused of in 2014 by dozens, if not multiple women who threw allegations of sexual criminal activity over the years. 

Always for my $$$ *CHAPLIN is the all-time, all-around Genius of M.O.V.I.E.S.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 10:23 AM, BLACHEFAN said:

Richard Linklater with Robert Osborne September 4, 2014

Some Came Running (1958)

https://youtu.be/MIsgjVx5W_U

https://youtu.be/6erU9QXppJ8

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

https://youtu.be/YOytcsZ1AJA

https://youtu.be/qYib2x6gW9o

Fanny and Alexander (1982)

https://youtu.be/pwc2Oq9CWB8

https://youtu.be/cD3NhWew0J8

SOME CAME RUNNING is my own favourite *FS picture   Same goes for *SCORSESE'S  & it's among my own top (4) choices if I were ever a GP

Along with KANE, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS & SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS   *GFI  would easily be included but the network has never aired it, yet anyway

 

THANX AGAIN!

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(*-always indicates AMPAS winner)  The legendary *CLINT EASTWOOD-(l930-) would be a superb choice for TCM as a "GP"  Coming up once again-(Dec. 14th) in THE MULE

 

I do know he's always voted *Ford's magnificent 1941 *OSCAR sweeping (& even over KANE!) 

*HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (Fox)  & his idols have always been: *COOPER, *STEWART & *CAGNEY

 

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Among the TCM guest programmers that I thought had the most interesting movies selected from the TCM vault, I thought that the films chosen by Tom Kenny (voice actor/comedian) featuring bravura performances by Jack Lemmon - How to Murder Your Wife (1965), Mickey Rooney - The Strip (1951), Peter Lorre - Mad Love (1935), and Lon Chaney - He Who Gets Slapped (1924) was the most interesting of the bunch.

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If there were any guest programmers that would be coming to TCM and select their favorite movies, I was hoping for Joe Dante, Joel Hodgson, Mick Garris, Karyn Kusama, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, or Peter Bogdanovich would be my favorite choices or 'Weird Al' Yankovic.

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