Debsk8

31 Days of Oscar and no Gone With the Wind

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Hi - Maybe I missed it on the 31 Days of Oscar list but I didn't see Gone With The Wind on the schedule.  I would have thought that since this is the 80th anniversary of the movie it would have been shown.  Maybe Turner has something special to honor the movie separately?  Would love to hear anyone else's thoughts. thx

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1 minute ago, Debsk8 said:

Hi - Maybe I missed it on the 31 Days of Oscar list but I didn't see Gone With The Wind on the schedule.  I would have thought that since this is the 80th anniversary of the movie it would have been shown.  Maybe Turner has something special to honor the movie separately?  Would love to hear anyone else's thoughts. thx

I think they're airing it in April as part of the 25th Anniversary of TCM. It was the very first movie Ted Turner broadcast when TCM started in April 1994.

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5 hours ago, Debsk8 said:

Thank you.... I feel much better now 😊 that makes sense

Sure. They certainly could have aired it twice, in February and in April. But I guess they had other Oscar-related films they were more interested in airing next month.

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8 minutes ago, ClassicMovies_fan_chick said:

Bit off topic but I have one question that I've wondered.

Seeing on how TCM will be turning 25 in April.

Back then when they launched, did they have a movie schedule magazine?

Good question. The first month was a partial month, since they did not debut on the 1st of April.

But I do think they launched the magazine early into their broadcast history. They "stole" some of these ideas from the old AMC. American Movie Classics had a monthly magazine in the 80s, had hosts who did intros, and they also had a Star of the Month. Just like Martha Stewart borrowing a lot of her ideas from Betty Crocker, or WalMart and Target using the same business model as KMart and Woolworths who came before them. They reuse ideas that worked for years with a similar already established company.

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

Good question. The first month was a partial month, since they did not debut on the 1st of April.

But I do think they launched the magazine early into their broadcast history. They "stole" some of these ideas from the old AMC. American Movie Classics had a monthly magazine in the 80s, and they also had a Star of the Month. Just like Martha Stewart borrowing a lot of her ideas from Betty Crocker. They reuse ideas that worked for years with a previously established company.

 I tend to watch AMC from time to time. Ironically they showed 'Gone with the Wind' for 24 hours one Thanksgiving.

The only thing I'm not fond of is they're with commercials.

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5 minutes ago, ClassicMovies_fan_chick said:

 I tend to watch AMC from time to time. Ironically they showed 'Gone with the Wind' for 24 hours one Thanksgiving.

The only thing I'm not fond of is they're with commercials.

AMC didn't have ads originally. And that's another idea TCM borrowed. 

But AMC's brand has evolved since 2000, while TCM has tried to stay the course. But TCM now has all those wine commercials and lifestyle related things (cruises, backlot memberships, books, DVDs) they're selling in between the movies which has cut down on the number of movies they show each day. Businesses change with the times.

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