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This Week On FilmStruck

 

Director of the Week: Lina Wertmuller

  • The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
  • Love & Anarchy (1973)
  • All Screwed Up (1974)
  • Swept Away (1974)
  • Seven Beauties (1975)
  • Ferdinando & Carolina (1999)
  • Behind the White Glasses (2015)

 

Star of the Week: Joan Crawford

  • The Unknown (1927)
  • West Point (1928)
  • Across to Singapore (1928)
  • Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
  • Our Modern Maidens (1929)
  • Possessed (1931)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Sadie McKee (1934)
  • The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
  • Mannequin (1937)
  • The Women (1939)
  • Strange Cargo (1940)
  • A Woman's Face (1941)
  • Above Suspicion (1943)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Humoresque (1946)
  • Possessed (1947)
  • Flamingo Road (1949)
  • The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Trog (1970)

 

Peter Sellers Before Clouseau

  • The Smallest Show On Earth (1957)
  • I'm All Right Jack (1959)
  • The Battle of the Sexes (1960)
  • Two-Way Stretch (1960)
  • Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1960)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • The Wrong Arm of the Law (1962)
  • Heavens Above! (1963)

 

 

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Many people using this message board know a lot more about classic movies than I do. I was born in the late 1950s. That said, I don't recognize many of the titles listed here. On the other hand, I've seen a number of TCM's favorites over and over. So, maybe this FilmStruck is a good idea.

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This Week on FilmStruck

 

Director of the Week: Darren Aronofsky

  • Pi (1998)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • The Fountain (2006)

 

Star of the Week: Gene Kelly

  • For Me and My Gal (1942)
  • Thousands Cheer (1943)
  • The Cross of Lorraine (1943)
  • Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • The Pirate (1948)
  • The Three Musketeers (1948)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
  • On the Town (1949)
  • Black Hand (1950)
  • Summer Stock (1950)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Brigadoon (1954)
  • It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  • Invitation to the Dance (1956)
  • Les Girls (1957)
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

 

Brothers: Stories of Love and Rivalry

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
  • My Brother's Wedding (1983)
  • Ran (1985)
  • Rain Man (1988)

Written by Robert Benton

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  • The Late Show (1977)
  • Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Celebrating Pride Month: Dressing the Part

  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Female Trouble (1975)
  • Outrageous! (1977)
  • Victor/Victoria (1982)
  • Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

 

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Most of their Stars of the Week are people who had substantial careers at MGM or Warner Brothers. They're not really featuring stars from RKO, Monogram or UA; and they have those access to those titles in the library Turner acquired.

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Victor/Victoria, my favorite, is on both FilmStruck and TCM in June. Is that by chance a coincidence, or having access to the title?

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49 minutes ago, jimmymac71 said:

Victor/Victoria, my favorite, is on both FilmStruck and TCM in June. Is that by chance a coincidence, or having access to the title?

If you mean does FS have access to it, MGM/UA's V/V has been "banished" to Warner Archive for quite a while now.

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18 minutes ago, jimmymac71 said:

Victor/Victoria, my favorite, is on both FilmStruck and TCM in June. Is that by chance a coincidence, or having access to the title?

It's an MGM title in the Turner/TCM library. Meaning they can schedule it pretty much any time they like.

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This Week on FilmStruck

Director of the Week: Lewis Milestone

  • Two Arabian Knights (1927)
  • The Racket (1928)
  • The Front Page (1931)
  • Of Mice and Men (1939)
  • Lucky Partners (1940)
  • Edge of Darkness (1943)
  • The North Star (1943)
  • A Walk in the Sun (1946)
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
  • Ocean's 11 (1960)
  • Mutiny On the Bounty (1962)

Star of the Week: Liza Minelli

  • The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
  • Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
  • Cabaret (1972)
  • Arthur (1981)
  • Stepping Out (1991)
  • Private Screenings: Liza Minelli (2010)

The Cinema of Straub & Huillet

  • Not Reconciled (1965)
  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
  • The Bridegroom, the Comedienne and the Pimp (1968)
  • Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times... (1970)
  • Moses und Aron (1975)
  • En rachachant (1982)
  • La madre (2012)

Written by Tennessee Williams

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • Baby Doll (1956)
  • Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
  • Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
  • Period of Adjustment (1962)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1964)

 

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On 6/1/2018 at 2:59 PM, jimmymac71 said:

Victor/Victoria, my favorite, is on both FilmStruck and TCM in June. Is that by chance a coincidence, or having access to the title?

No, I don't believe this is by chance. Over the last few years I have noticed more parallels between what is being released by the Criterion Collection and being screened by Janus Films and what airs on TCM.

When the Criterion Collection released the restored Apu Trilogy on 11/15/2015,  TCM showed the whole trilogy on 11/30/15. TCM then aired Jalsaghar (The Music Room) and the Satyajit Ray documentary by Shyam Benegal right afterwards. Both of those were on an earlier Criterion release. 

This year, Criterion is releasing the long awaited Marlene Dietrich & Josef Von Sternberg box set. TCM showed most of the movies in that box set during SoTM. I managed to see a few of those for the first time.

There are others I am sure, but those stick out to me in my memory. 

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This Week on FilmStruck

 

Director of the Week: Derek Jarman

  • Sebastiane (1976)
  • Jubilee (1979)
  • The Tempest (1979)
  • Caravaggio (1986)
  • The Last of England (1988)
  • War Requiem (1989)
  • Edward II (1991)
  • Wittgenstein (1993)
  • Blue (1993)
  • Derek (2008)

Star of the Week: Greta Garbo

  • Torrent (1926)
  • The Temptress (1926)
  • Flesh and the Devil (1926)
  • Love (1927)
  • The Mysterious Lady (1928)
  • A Woman of Affairs (1928)
  • The Kiss (1929)
  • Anna Christie (1930)
  • Mata Hari (1932)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Queen Christina (1933)
  • Anna Karenina (1935)
  • Camille (1937)
  • Ninotchka (1939)

Fathers and Sons

  • The Champ (1931)
  • Life with Father (1947)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Floating Weeds (1959)
  • I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
  • Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
  • Running on Empty (1988)
  • A Simple Curve (2005)

 

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9 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Fathers and Sons

  • The Champ (1931)
  • Life with Father (1947)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Floating Weeds (1959)
  • I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
  • Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
  • Running on Empty (1988)
  • A Simple Curve (2005)

Surprised there isn't one Andy Hardy film included. 

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On 6/16/2018 at 1:16 PM, CinemaInternational said:

Have been wanting to see these two for sometime now... Looks like now is the chance.

I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER is really well done. I think Melvyn Douglas should have had an Oscar for his performance. (He lost to George C. Scott that year.)

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