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The schedule still isn't up. Maybe this week? 

I wonder if they're delaying it because there is a lot of criticism about 31 Days of Oscar on TCM's message boards. Many feel it should be pared down to just primetime, so the daytime part of the schedule can be left open for February birthdays which are never recognized by the channel.

Also I think there is criticism that many of the MGM and WB "A" films are in rotation year round anyway, so unless the Oscar schedule pulls in more titles from Universal and Paramount, it seems like a rehash tied to promotion with AMPAS.

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Speaking only for myself, of course, I could do without the 31 days of Oscar.

But my suggestion is to program the whole month with 'what should have been nominated/what should have won instead of...' in the major categories. The whole iconoclastic tone of our times seems to rest on pointing out the deficiencies and excesses of the past, while claiming a discovery or rediscovery for one's self. There is a huge market for critics and historians, and fans, to criticize and moan about bad Oscar selections or overlooked work that was not nominated. Programming on the basis of its Oscar status seems counter to that: the Oscar losers would draw in the perpetually dissatisfied.

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6 minutes ago, Brrrcold said:

Speaking only for myself, of course, I could do without the 31 days of Oscar.

But my suggestion is to program the whole month with 'what should have been nominated/what should have won instead of...' in the major categories. The whole iconoclastic tone of our times seems to rest on pointing out the deficiencies and excesses of the past, while claiming a discovery or rediscovery for one's self. There is a huge market for critics and historians, and fans, to criticize and moan about bad Oscar selections or overlooked work that was not nominated. Programming on the basis of its Oscar status seems counter to that: the Oscar losers would draw in the perpetually dissatisfied.

Under what criteria would the "should've-won's" be determined? Seems highly subjective.

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36 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Under what criteria would the "should've-won's" be determined? Seems highly subjective.

Agree. Maybe I'm just being contrary because I truly do not like the subjectivity that goes with a lot of the 'criticism' and revisionism I referred to earlier.

But, if this idea were taken seriously, two or three other nominated films could be determined very easily for most years from 192? forward. For the 'should have been' nominated the programmers could poll their own critical reference sources, NY and LA critics' lists from the relevant years, Cannes Film Fest nominees/winners, etc.

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8 minutes ago, Brrrcold said:

Agree. Maybe I'm just being contrary because I truly do not like the subjectivity that goes with a lot of the 'criticism' and revisionism I referred to earlier.

But, if this idea were taken seriously, two or three other nominated films could be determined very easily for most years from 192? forward. For the 'should have been' nominated the programmers could poll their own critical reference sources, NY and LA critics' lists from the relevant years, Cannes Film Fest nominees/winners, etc.

Actually that would be a better way to program February. To make it about award-winning performances. Not just Oscar, but other recognition. 

However, I think TCM is getting money from AMPAS to program Oscar-related films. The whole month is a glorified advertisement for AMPAS and whatever network is airing the ceremony.

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On 11/6/2018 at 4:47 PM, TopBilled said:

Looking forward to the schedule...will there be any premieres?

Dare I say The Last Emperor (1987), in honor of Bernardo Bertolucci's passing.  I was blown away by this film when I saw it.  I'm not sure if it's ever been on TCM.

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1 hour ago, cinemaspeak59 said:

Dare I say The Last Emperor (1987), in honor of Bernardo Bertolucci's passing.  I was blown away by this film when I saw it.  I'm not sure if it's ever been on TCM.

Excellent suggestion. It's aired 7 times on TCM. The most recent broadcast was in February 2011.

http://www.moviecollectoroh.com/reports/TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY_alpha.htm

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I feel like by December 2 this schedule should have been posted. Had to do a search just to find this thread, since I spend 99 per cent of my time in General Discussions. Has even the January 2019 schedule been posted? I feel like surely it must have, though all my searches for it to this point have ended in dismal frustration.  

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30 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

I feel like by December 2 this schedule should have been posted. Had to do a search just to find this thread, since I spend 99 per cent of my time in General Discussions. Has even the January 2019 schedule been posted? I feel like surely it must have, though all my searches for it to this point have ended in dismal frustration.  

The January schedule has been up for a while. But the February schedule is very late. Look at this screen shot:

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You can see that the one for 2016 was up on November 18. The one for 2017 was up on October 2. I forgot to make the thread for 2018, which is why it was started on January 30. But I believe that schedule was up in November.

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I can only hope that means they're working to get some out-of-the-ordinary acquisitions!

Edit: Oh, yes, finally found January schedule with Kathryn Grayson SOTM. I think I actually commented on that thread. My memory ain't what it used to be.

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Schedule's up! Premieres are The Madness of King George, Nine to Five, Under Western Stars, Forever Amber, and Hugo. 

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1 hour ago, Flibie said:

Schedule's up! Premieres are The Madness of King George, Nine to Five, Under Western Stars, Forever Amber, and Hugo. 

Glad to see a Republic film included. UNDER WESTERN STARS (1938) is in the public domain so it costs nothing to air. It was Roy Rogers' first B western at Republic, and it was nominated for Best Song.

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This year's line-up includes
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1    janet gaynor
2    60s visual effects
3    hepburn vs. streisand
4    1949 cinematography winners b&w vs. color
5    anthony quinn
6    wwii: best turning point film
7    joseph l. mankiewicz
8    most effective therapy session
9    race relations
10  favorite movie dog: lassie vs. asta
11  douglas shearer best sound award
12  favorite movie butler
13  david lean
14  favorite movie wedding
15  best survival at sea
16  best road comedy
17  favorite movie nun
18  best picture nominee non-winner: 1952
19  spencer tracy
20  who played it better: henry viii
21  favorite foreign language film winner fellini
22  best movie mutiny
23  favorite version: a star is born
24  best picture winner with no other wins
25  favorite gangster
26  ingrid bergman
27  favorite best young actor nominee
28  favorite boxing biopic
1  softer side of scorsese
2  favorite gender bending role
3  edith head

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8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

This year's line-up includes
Screen shot 2018-03-17 at 11.34.41 AM.png
1    janet gaynor
2    60s visual effects
3    hepburn vs. streisand
4    1949 cinematography winners b&w vs. color
5    anthony quinn
6    wwii: best turning point film
7    joseph l. mankiewicz
8    most effective therapy session
9    race relations
10  favorite movie dog: lassie vs. asta
11  douglas shearer best sound award
12  favorite movie butler
13  david lean
14  favorite movie wedding
15  best survival at sea
16  best road comedy
17  favorite movie nun
18  should have won: 1952 best picture
19  spencer tracy
20  who played it better: henry viii
21  favorite foreign language film winner fellini
22  best movie mutiny
23  favorite version: a star is born
24  best picture winner with no other wins
25  favorite gangster
26  ingrid bergman
27  favorite best young actor nominee
28  favorite boxing biopic
1  softer side of scorsese
2  favorite gender bending role
3  edith head

I love how their doing it this year,but why no 2000s films,I was born in 2000

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1 minute ago, TheOneandOnlyCritic2000 said:

I love how their doing it this year,but why no 2000s films,I was born in 2000

Yes, there used to be more 21st century films premiering during Oscar month, but they've done away with much of it now. Probably because those titles cost more to rent from the outside studios, and also I think there was a backlash from people who felt classic meant 1925 to 1975.

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Here's movies from the 1960s airing in the 31 days of oscar if even one wanted to know. (I we do a 70s one later.)

'60s

 

Billy Bdid ('62)

 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ('68)

 

Wait Until Dark ('67)

 

Fantastic Voyage ('66)

 

Doctor Dolittle ('67)

 

Days of Wine and Roses ('62)

 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg ('64)

 

Doctor Zhivago ('65)

 

The Lion in Winter ('68)

 

Funny Girl ('68)

 

Goodbye, Mr. Chips ('69)

 

The Battle of Algiers ('66)

 

Through a Glass Ddarkly ('61)

 

7 Faces of Dr. Lao ('64)

 

The Longest Day ('62)

 

Birdman of Alcatraz ('62)

 

The Russians Are Coming,The Russians Are Coming ('66)

 

Bonnie and Clyde ('67)

 

The Agony and the Ecstasy ('65)

 

In the Heat of the Night ('67)

 

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone ('61)

 

Inside Daisy Clover ('65)

 

Ship of Fools ('65)

 

Lawrence of Arabia ('62)

 

Splendor in the Grass ('61)

 

The Miracle Worker ('62)

 

How the West Was Won ('62)

 

Its a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World ('63)

 

The Great Race ('65)

 

Bye Bye Birdie ('63)

 

Oliver! ('68)

 

Khartoum ('66)

 

55 Days at Peking ('63)

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ('62)

 

Blow-Up ('66)

 

Inherit the Wind ('60)

 

To Kill a Mockingbird ('62)

 

A Man for All Seasons ('66)

 

8 1/2 ('63)

 

Cool Hand Luke ('67)

 

Born Free ('65)

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ('66)

 

The Taming of the Shrew ('67)

 

A Hard Days Night ('64)

 

The Music Man ('62)

 

The Dirty Dozen ('67)

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ('69)

 

The Professionals ('66)

 

A Patch Of Blue ('65)

 

Grand Prix ('66)

 

Bullitt ('68)

 

2001: A Space Odyssey ('68)

 

Marooned ('69)

 

The Time Machine ('60)

 

The Graduate ('67)

 

The L-Shaped Room ('62)*

 

The Extraordinary Seaman ('69)**

 

* - SAG Life Achievement Award

 

** - Governors Award

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On 12/20/2018 at 6:37 PM, TheOneandOnlyCritic2000 said:

The 31 Days of Oscar 2019 Website and PDF file schedule is up now 

Link

https://31days.tcm.com

 

(The Website may change soon)

Thank you. Glad to see they've got all the info up.

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Here's movies from my favorite decade that will air on the 31 Days of Oscar.

(Wish they could have aired Alien ('79),10 ('79) and All the Presidents Men ('76) 

And Merry Christmas Everybody🎄

 

'70s

 

1. Tom Sawyer ('73)

 

2. The French Connection ('71)

 

3. Taxi Driver ('76)

 

4. The Way We Were ('73)

 

5. Day for Night ('73)

 

6. Tora! Tora! Tora! ('70)

 

7. The Sunshine Boys ('75)

 

8. Dog Day Afternoon ('75)

 

9. Travels With My Aunt ('72)

 

10. A Little Romance ('79)

 

11. Kramer vs. Kramer ('79)

 

12. Network ('76)

 

13. Papillon ('73)

 

14. The Day of the Dolphin ('73)

 

15. Sounder ('72)

 

16. 1776 ('72)

 

17. The Goodbye Girl ('77)

 

18. The Great White Hope ('70)

 

19. Logan's Run ('75)

 

20. Close Encounters of the Third Kind ('77)

 

21. The Last Picture Show ('71)

 

22. Calfornia Suite ('78)

 

23. The Prisoner of Second Avenue ('74) *

 

*- SAG Life Achievement Award

 

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I had to update the 60s category , Added The Americanization of Emily ('64), Rachel,Rachel ('68), A Raisin in the Sun ('61) 

 

60s

 

Billy Bdid ('62)

 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ('68)

 

Wait Until Dark ('67)

 

Fantastic Voyage ('66)

 

Doctor Dolittle ('67)

 

Days of Wine and Roses ('62)

 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg ('64)

 

Doctor Zhivago ('65)

 

The Lion in Winter ('68)

 

Funny Girl ('68)

 

Goodbye, Mr. Chips ('69)

 

The Battle of Algiers ('66)

 

Through a Glass Darkly ('61)

 

7 Faces of Dr. Lao ('64)

 

The Longest Day ('62)

 

Birdman of Alcatraz ('62)

 

The Russians Are Coming,The Russians Are Coming ('66)

 

Bonnie and Clyde ('67)

 

The Agony and the Ecstasy ('65)

 

In the Heat of the Night ('67)

 

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone ('61)

 

Inside Daisy Clover ('65)

 

Ship of Fools ('65)

 

Lawrence of Arabia ('62)

 

Splendor in the Grass ('61)

 

The Miracle Worker ('62)

 

How the West Was Won ('62)

 

Its a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World ('63)

 

The Great Race ('65)

 

Bye Bye Birdie ('63)

 

Oliver! ('68)

 

Khartoum ('66)

 

55 Days at Peking ('63)

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ('62)

 

Blow-Up ('66)

 

Inherit the Wind ('60)

 

To Kill a Mockingbird ('62)

 

A Man for All Seasons ('66)

 

8 1/2 ('63)

 

Cool Hand Luke ('67)

 

Born Free ('65)

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ('66)

 

The Taming of the Shrew ('67)

 

A Hard Days Night ('64)

 

The Music Man ('62)

 

The Dirty Dozen ('67)

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ('69)

 

The Professionals ('66)

 

A Patch Of Blue ('65)

 

Grand Prix ('66)

 

Bullitt ('68)

 

2001: A Space Odyssey ('68)

 

Marooned ('69)

 

The Time Machine ('60)

 

The Graduate ('67)

 

The L-Shaped Room ('62)*

 

The Americanization of Emily ('64)*

 

Rachel,Rachel ('68)*

 

A Raisin in the Sun ('61)*

 

* - SAG Life Achievement Award

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20 minutes ago, TheOneandOnlyCritic2000 said:

UPDATE: Papillon ('73) is now Midnight Express ('78)

 

Kinda a nice change.

Which day is that?

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Movies I'm gonna definitely watch for the 31 Days of Oscar and you should probably see too

 

Little Women ('49)

 

The Old Man and The Sea ('58)

 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ('68)

 

Tom Sawyer ('73)

 

Sunrise ('27)

 

The French Connection ('71)

 

Taxi Driver ('76)

 

The Third Man ('49)

 

North By Northwest ('59)

 

Wait Until Dark ('67)

 

Fantastic Voyage ('66)

 

Days of Wine and Roses ('62)

 

The Lost Weekend ('45)

 

Doctor Zhivago ('65)

 

Funny Girl ('68)

 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ('39)

 

The 400 Blows ('59)

 

Goodbye, Mr. Chips ('69)

 

Blackboard Jungle ('55)

 

Battleground ('49)

 

Bicycle Thieves ('48)

 

Rashomon ('50)

 

Lust for Life ('56)

 

Gullivers Travels ('39)

 

Lost Horizons ('37)

Blithe Spirit ('45)

 

An American in Paris ('51)

 

All About Eve ('50)

 

The Adventures of Robin Hood ('39)

 

Ninotchka ('39)

 

The Great Dictator ('40)

 

The Sunshine Boys ('75)

 

Now,Voyager ('42)

 

The Prince of Tides ('91)

 

Dog Day Afternoon ('75)

 

Young Mr. Lincoln ('39)

 

In the Heat of The Night ('67)

 

Nine to Five ('80)

 

A Little Romance ('79)

 

A Passage to India ('84)

 

Mrs. Miniver ('42)

 

My Favorite Year ('82)

 

Inside Daisy Clover ('65)

 

The Bad and the Beautiful ('52)

 

San Francisco ('36)

 

Casablanca ('42)

 

The Remains of the Day ('93)

 

On the Waterfront ('54)

 

The Crowd ('28)

 

Speedy ('28)

 

Lawrence of Arabia ('62)

 

Splendor in the Glass ('61)

 

Brief Encounter ('45)

 

Kramer vs. Kramer ('79)

 

The Window ('49)

 

The Bad Seed ('56)

 

The Miracle Worker ('62)

 

How the West Won the War ('62)

 

Its a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World ('63)

 

The Great Race ('65)

 

Atlantic City ('80)

 

South Pacific ('58)

 

The Nuns Story ('59)

 

Agnes of God ('85)

 

A Streetcar Named Desire ('51)

 

Network ('76)

 

Ben-Hur ('59)

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane ('62)

 

A River Runs Through It ('92)

 

Boys Town ('38)

 

Blow-Up ('66)

 

Philadelphia ('93)

 

Twilight of Horror ('63)

 

12 Angry Men ('57)

 

A Man for All Seasons ('66)

 

8 1/2 ('63)

 

Cool Hand Luke ('67)

 

Midnight Express ('78)

 

Mighty Joe Young ('49)

 

The Caine Mutiny ('54)

 

Who's Afraid of the Virginia Woolf? ('66)

 

A Star is Born ('54)

 

The Treasure of Sierra Madre ('48)

 

A Hard Days Night ('64)

 

The Music Man ('62)

 

It Happened One Night ('34)

 

The Public Enemy ('31)

 

Citizen Kane ('41)

 

Glory ('89)

 

The Dirty Dozen ('67)

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ('69)

 

The Professionals ('66)

 

The Maltese Falcon ('41)

 

The Asphalt Jungle ('50)

 

White Heat ('49)

 

The Big Chill ('83)

 

A Patch of Blue ('65)

 

Rebel Without A Cause ('55)

 

The Great White Hope ('70)

 

Somebody Up There Likes Me ('56)

 

Grand Prix ('66)

 

Bullitt ('68)

 

Hugo ('11)

 

2001 ('68)

 

2010 ('84)

 

Marooned ('69)

 

Forbidden Planet ('56)

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind ('77)

 

Tootise ('82)

 

The Graduate ('67)

 

The Last Picture Show ('71)

 

Our Town ('40)

 

California Suite ('78)

 

Sabrina ('54)

 

Giant ('56)

 

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