Sign in to follow this  
SansFin

TCM Programming Challenge #18 -- Free At Last!

65 posts in this topic

Welcome to TCM Programming Challenge #18!

 

This post contains the basic rules. I hope they are complete and clear. Please ask questions or point out any errors. The theme, number of premieres and other information specific to this Challenge appear in a following post.

 

*THE TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE - THE BASICS*

 

*Why?*

Back in the mists of time -February 26, 2006- Path40a created the first TCM Programming Challenge to give people a glimpse into what it means to be a programmer and to direct critical energy into positive experience. The Challenge has endured because it allows entrants to exercise their imagination, display their knowledge and introduce rare classics.

 

The Challenge is neither sponsored nor endorsed by TCM but tcmprogrammr has stated in several threads they happily steal ideas from Challenge entries. Many entrants have had the joy of seeing their themes used in actual schedules.

 

The greatest reward is acclaim from fellow movie lovers. Everyone who enters or who is a registered member of this forum one month prior to the opening of the Challenge is allowed to vote for their favorite schedule in a separate voting thread begun by Challenge Setter after the Challenge is closed to entries. The winner has the honor of running the next Challenge.

 

*Who?*

Everyone is welcome to create and post a schedule. Those who are new to this forum are particularly encouraged to enter. Old Masters who have been sitting out also need to bring their brilliance, wit and prowess back to the fray. Now is the time for everyone to bring out their best ideas!

 

*What?*

1) Challenge entries are a full week's schedule for TCM beginning at 6:00 AM Sunday and running through to 6:00 AM the next Sunday.

a) Each day's programming begins at 6:00 A.M. (ET).

B) Primetime/Evening begins at 8:00 P.M. (ET).

c) Feature movies start at x:00, x:15, x:30 or x:45.

d) Short films may start at any time.

e) Cartoons, trailers or short films should fill in between movies so there is never more than 14 minutes of non-scheduled time between feature movies.

f) Time for introductions and closing comments should be allowed for movies in evenings.

g) The week selected must be between within one year of the closing date of the Challenge.

 

2) Star of the Month

a) A minimum of four movies in a block on one evening showcasing the actor.

B) The star must have a body of work large enough to allow similar blocks the other weeks in the month.

c) A list of previous Star of the Month may be found at:

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?messageID=8482599

I give many thanks to lzcutter for creating and maintaining this list.

 

3) Regular TCM features

a) Silent Sunday Nights is a silent movie which begins at approximately 12:00 A.M. (ET) Monday.

B)TCM Imports is a foreign film which begins at approximately 2 A.M. (ET) Monday.

c) TCM Underground is a little-known or cult film which begins at approximately 2 A.M. (ET) Saturday.

d) The Essentials is an indispensable classic movie which begins at exactly 8:00 P.M. (ET) Saturday.

 

4) Themes

a) The Challenge Setter will stipulate one theme which must be represented by at least four movies shown consecutively.

B) Birthday tributes to actors and directors are a staple of TCM schedules.

c) Anniversaries of historical or cinematic importance are always welcome.

d) Much of the fun of the Challenges comes in creating interesting, thought-provoking or totally outrageous themes.

 

5) Programming Notes to explain themes or motives or to provide additional information on selected movies or why they were chosen are greatly encouraged. This should be a separate post following the schedule entry.

 

*Which?*

Movies for the schedule fall into three categories: always allowed, allowed as Premieres, and never allowed.

 

6) Movies which have been previously shown on TCM are always allowed.

i) The TCM site has programming notes for many movies which have aired. They may be found by entering the movie's title into the search bar on TCM's homepage and selecting the "Site" button.

ii) The TCM site also has articles for many movies which have been shown. These may be found by entering movie title into the seach bar on TCM's homepage, selecting the "Movie Database" button and selecting the appropriate movie from list. "Articles" will be in bold font and clickable in the list of links at the left side of the screen if an article is available for that movie.

 

These methods will never produce a false positive: a movie has been shown if programming notes and an article are available for a movie.

 

These methods may produce a false negative: some movies -particularly shorts- which have been shown on TCM have no accompanying programming notes or article.

 

7) Movies in the Public Domain are always allowed.

http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films

 

8) Movies in the original Turner library are always allowed.

Warner Bros (pre-1948 only):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026840/

MGM (pre-1986):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020206/

RKO (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0041421/

 

9) Movies allowed as Premieres are in the libraries of these studios:

Columbia Pictures (all)

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071509/

United Artists (after 1950):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0026841/

Samuel Goldwyn (all):

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0016710/

J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027356/

20th Century Fox:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000756/

Paramount Pictures:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023400/

Universal Pictures:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/

British Gaumont Pictures:

http://www.imdb.com/company/co0103050/

Warner Bros. movies from 1948 and afterward and MGM movies from 1986 and afterward are also allowable as premieres.

 

10) Movies which are never allowed are Disney-created animated movies.

a) Animated movies created by other studios and whose rights were later acquired by Disney are allowed.

 

B) Live action Disney movies are allowed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live_action_films

 

11) The Challenge Setter determines how many Premieres are allowed for that particular Challenge. The Challenge Setter too determines whether movies from other studios are allowed.

 

12) Other content which has either appeared on TCM or closely mimics such content is allowed. This includes but is not limited to: Private Screenings, Now Playing and documentaries.

 

*How?*

13) Please show the time, title, year, actor(s), director(s), studio, running time and any necessary justifications.

a) Sample:

9:45 AM *One Romantic Night* (1930) Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque, Conrad Nagel. Dir: Paul Stein. Joseph M. Schneck Productions, 73 mins., P/S

i) Running times and studio information may be found in the TCM database or at IMDB.com.

ii) Please do not include a synopsis or description of the movie in the schedule. Please include such information in your Programming Notes.

 

B) Justifications which may be needed are:

i) p/s or P/S or Previously Shown for a movie which is eligible for the schedule because it has been previously shown on TCM.

ii) E or Exempt for a movie which would be Premiere but which are not counted against the Challenge allowance because they are Silent Sunday Night, TCM Import or TCM Underground feature.

iii) P or Premiere or Premiere #x for a movie which counts towards the Challenge allowance.

(Please refer to *Which* section for more information concerning P/S or P standing.)

 

c) Please do not use emoticons, pictures or three exclamation points in a row in either schedule or program notes. Doing so seems to confuse the forums software.

 

*When?*

The Challenge begins when the Challenge Setter posts the requirements for their Challenge and declares the Challenge open to entries. It ends at the day and time set by the Challenge Setter.

 

A Voting thread will be started shortly after the end of the Challenge and runs for one week.

 

*Links to previous Challenges and schedules:*

Challenge #17

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=156104&start=90&tstart=45

Challenge#16

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=153156&start=120&tstart=0

Challenge#15

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=150344&start=120&tstart=450

Challenge #14

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=148117&start=90&tstart=0

Challenge #13

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=142511&start=225&tstart=0

Challenge #12

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=139071&start=150&tstart=0

Challenge #11

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=134132&start=210&tstart=0

Challenge #10 http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=127551&start=30&tstart=495&messageID=8088572#8088572

Challenge #9

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8046284#8046284

Challenge #8

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=8013984#8013984

Challenge #7

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7973260#7973260

Challenge #6

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7934043#7934043

Challenge #5

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7877675#7877675

Challenge #4

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7847611#7847611

Challenge #3

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7827881#7827881

Challenge #2

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7794350#7794350

and the original from the immortal Path40a

Challenge #1

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/message.jspa?messageID=7781430#7781430

 

Please feel free to ask questions!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to TCM Programming Challenge #18!

 

This post contains the requirements specific to this Challenge:

 

I) Challenge #18 starts *now* and closes at 11:59PM PT on March 1st.

 

II) The theme of Challenge #18 is: *Freedom*

It may be anything from a young person becoming a legal adult to a criminal released from prison to an immigrant coming to America to a divorce to whatever comes into your mind when you think of Freedom.

 

III) Premieres

The Premiere Allowance is: eight premieres from 'other studios' libraries (Section 9 in previous post) and two premiers from any studio.

 

Short films do not count toward the Premiere Allowance when used to fill up to 30 minutes between feature films.

 

IV) Options:

A) Up to four movies from any one foreign studio for a Star of the Month whose main body of work was outside the United States will not count toward the Premiere Allowance.

 

B) Up to three movies for one Box Set which showcases an off-screen woman will not count toward the Premiere Allowance. She may be a director, cinematographer, screenwriter or any other position whose work is on the screen even though she is not.

 

C) Two films in a Guest Programmer evening will not count toward the Premiere Allowance if the Guest Programmer is a movie character. In other words: do not select films Humphrey Bogart would pick but instead use films which Sam Spade in *The Maltese Falcon* would pick. Please say in Programming Notes why they would like those movies.

 

D) You may have one movie up to 120 minutes in length which you have made-up.

 

It should appear in your schedule as a normal movie. Sample:

3:45 AM *We Demand a Recount* (1732) Cast: Bela Lugosi, Brad Pitt, Ricky the Wonder Llama. Dir: Hal Lewton and Otto Preminger. Never-Never-Again Films, 118 mins.

 

An entry similar to a standard TCM schedule must appear in Programming Notes:

*We Demand a Recount* (1732) Denizens of TCM forums regret their votes in the last challenge and chase the Challenge-Setter to Florida, culminating in a cinematic tribute to Charlie Chaplin in the Museum of Hanging Chads. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Brad Pitt, Ricky the Wonder Llama. Dir: Hal Lewton and Otto Preminger. Never-Never-Again Films, 118 mins.

 

This movie will not count toward the Premiere Allowance.

 

E) For this challenge the Essential movie at 8PM on Saturday is Exempt and does not count toward the Premiere Allowance.

 

I very much hope that most of the old pros come out of retirement and delight us with their most insightful, creative and outlandish themes.

 

Let the fun begin!

 

 

Any grammur, speling or typografical errors in these posts are due to Capuchin who has acted as soul poofreader.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

 

I'm excited!

 

I hope everyone will join the fun. You'd be surprised how easy it is once you start to do it. And how fun. But I warn you----addicting. You find yourself watching movies thinking of ways it could fit with other movies, or thinking of filmmakers that never get featured, etc etc etc.

 

I always ask for the list of previous SOTMs, since I like to have an SOTM that's not been used before. But this time I found it myself. Just to help out, in case you were wondering, here's the list:

 

STAR OF THE MONTH:

 

May 1994: Greta Garbo

June 1994: Glenn Ford

July 1994: Greer Garson

Aug.1994: Edward G. Robinson

Sept.1994: Barbara Stanwyck

Oct.1994: Angela Lansbury

Nov.1994 John Garfield

Dec.1994:

 

Jan.1995: Esther Williams

Feb.1995: Ronald Reagan

Mar.1995:

Apr.1995: Doris Day

May 1995: Myrna Loy

June 1995: Errol Flynn

July 1995: G. Kelly (Gene or Grace?)

Aug.1995: Paul Muni

Sept.1995: Jane Powell

Oct.1995: Clark Gable

Nov.1995: Barrymores

Dec.1995: Bing Crosby

 

Jan.1996: Deborah Kerr

Feb.1996: Robert Young

Mar.1996

April 1996: Irene Dunne

May 1996: James Stewart

June 1996: Rosalind Russell

July 1996: Fred Astaire

Aug.1996: Ann Sheridan

Sept.1996: Van Johnson

Oct.1996: Kathryn Grayson

Nov.1996: Robert Mitchum

Dec.1996: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.97: Jean Arthur

Feb.97: Eleanor Parker

Mar.97: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr.97: Ava Gardner

May 97: George Brent

June 97: June Allyson

July 97: John and Walter Huston (also Director of the Month)

Aug.97: Cary Grant

Sept.97: Ida Lupino

Oct.97: Walter Pidgeon

Nov.97: Katharine Hepburn

Dec.97: Best of ?97

 

Jan.1998: Lana Turner

Feb.1998: Charlton Heston

Mar.1998:31 Days of Oscar

April 1998: Red Skelton

May 1998: Olivia de Havilland

June 1998: James Cagney

July 1998: Lucille Ball

August 1998: Joan Crawford

Sept.1998: John Wayne

Oct.1998: Cyd Charisse

Nov.1998: Claude Rains

Dec.1998: Best of ?98

 

Jan.1999: Elizabeth Taylor

Feb.1999: William Powell

March 1999: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

April 1999: Dennis Morgan

May 1999: Bette Davis

June 1999: Mickey Rooney

July1999: Natalie Wood

August 1999: Peter Sellers

Sept.1999: Norma Shearer

Oct. 1999: Gregory Peck

Nov. 1999: Ginger Rogers

Dec. 1999: Burt Lancaster

 

Jan. 2000: Debbie Reynolds

Feb. 2000: Robert Ryan

March 2000: 31 Days of Oscars (probably)

April 2000: Spencer Tracy

May 2000: Alexis Smith

June 2000:Wallace Beery

July 2000: Judy Garland

August 2000: film debuts

Sept 2000: Jane Wyman

October 2000: Dick Powell

Nov 2000: Frank Sinatra

Dec. 2000: Lauren Bacall

 

Jan. 2001: Elvis Presley

Feb.2001: Jean Hagen

March 2001: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

Apr.2001: Knighted Actors

May 2001: Jean Harlow

June 2001: W.C. Fields

July 2001: Ann Sothern

Aug.2001: James Garner

Sept. 2001: Robert Taylor

Oct. 2001: Lana Turner

Nov.2001: Glenn Ford

Dec.2001: The Marx Brothers

 

Jan. 2002: Marlene Dietrich

Feb. 2002: Kirk Douglas

March 2002: 31 Days of Oscar

April 2002: Barbara Stanwyck

May 2002: Edward G. Robinson

June 2002: Greta Garbo

July 2002: Sidney Poitier

Aug. 2002: Joan Crawford

Sept. 2002: Van Heflin

Oct. 2002: Final films

Nov. 2002: Shelly Winters

Dec. 2002: Montgomery Clift

 

Jan. 2003: Doris Day

Feb. 2003: John Garfield

Mar. 2003: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr. 2003: Harold Lloyd

May 2003: Olivia de Havilland

June 2003: TV Actors in Films

July 2003: Lee Marvin

Aug. 2003: 1st Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept. 2003: James Mason

Oct. 2003: Boris Karloff

Nov. 2003: Shirley MacLaine

Dec. 2003: David Niven

 

Jan. 2004: Katherine Hepburn

Feb.2004: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2004: Charles Chaplin

Apr. 2004: Judy Garland

May 2004: Greer Garson

June 2004: Cary Grant

July 2004: Stars That Died Before Their Time

Aug.2004: 2nd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2004: Myrna Loy

Oct. 2004: Peter Lorre

Nov.2004: Clark Gable

Dec. 2004: James Stewart

 

Jan.2005: Canadian Actors

Feb. 2005: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2005: Claudette Colbert

Apr. 2005: Errol Flynn

May 2005: Orson Welles

June 2005: Ingrid Bergman

July 2005: Audrey Hepburn

Aug. 2005: 3rd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2005: Greta Garbo

Oct.2005: Robert Mitchum

Nov.2005: Joan Fontaine

Dec. 2005: Bing Crosby

 

Jan. 2006: Robert Montgomery

Feb.2006: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2006: Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

Apr.2006: Deborah Kerr

May 2006: Bette Davis

June 2006: Anthony Quinn

July 2006: Elizabeth Taylor

Aug.2006: 4th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2006: William Holden

Oct.2006: Child Stars

Nov.2006: Lucille Ball

Dec. 2006: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.2007: Jean Arthur

Feb.2007: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2007: Gene Kelly

Apr.2007: Rita Hayworth

May 2007: John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn

June 2007: Ida Lupino

July 2007: Randolph Scott

Aug.2007: 5th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2007: A Star is Born (starmaking/breakthrough performances)

Oct.2007: Henry Fonda

Nov.2007: Guest Programmer Month

Dec.2007: Irene Dunne

Jan.2008: James Cagney

Feb.2008: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2008: Acting Dynasties

Apr.2008: Hedy Lamarr

May 2008: Frank Sinatra

June 2008: Sophia Loren

July 2008: Rosalind Russell

Aug.2008: 6th annual Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2008: Kay Francis

Oct.2008: Carole Lombard

Nov.2008: Charles Laughton

Dec. 2008: Joseph Cotton

 

Jan. 2009: Jack Lemmon

Feb. 2009: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2009: Ronald Reagan

April 2009: Funny Ladies and 15th Anniversary

May 2009: Sean Connery

June 2009: Great Directors

July 2009: Stewart Granger

August 2009: Summer Under the Stars

Sept. 2009: Claude Rains

Oct. 2009: Leslie Caron

Nov. 2009: Grace Kelly

Dec. 2009: Humphrey Bogart

 

Jan. 2010: ?The Method?

Feb. 2010: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2010: Ginger Rogers

April 2010: Robert Taylor

May 2010: Donna Reed

June 2010: Natalie Wood

July 2010: Gregory Peck

August 2010: SUTS

Sept. 2010: Vivien Leigh

Oct. 2010: Fredric March

Nov 2010 Ava Gardner

Dec 2010 Mickey Rooney

 

Jan 2011 Peter Sellers

Feb 2011 31 Days of Oscar

 

(if anyone will go through March and April to divine the next ones, feel free to post)

 

GOOD LUCK!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}

> SansFin, baby, where have you been ? ( just kidding, in a rhetorical exclamation of glee that you're back.)

 

I am sorry I have not been in the forum recently. One requirement for licensing is performing duties under close supervision in a normal work environment. I did not expect to do it for two years because it is most usual to do it at end of schooling. There was an opening because others had to drop-out. They said I could do it now because I am only going through courses to meet legal requirements here.

 

It means working fifty hours each week in one city while going to school in another city. It is not easy also because I only did technical work before and I did not often deal with actual patients so much of it is very new to me. It is also a strange situation when I come to Capuchin's to use his computer to connect with the Internet. One of his ex-wives is staying here while her house is being rebuilt. I do not think she likes me.

 

I am fortunate that Capuchin is helping me with this Challenge. The theme and options are all of my ideas but he has helped with the text and will handle the copying, formatting and reposting of schedules in the voting thread.

 

I hope everyone is going to do their very best work in this Challenge and use all of their most creative and inspired themes!

 

> You were missed.

 

Is that not better than being hit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote}

> I do expect I will be taking part.

 

That is very good news! I always look forward to your schedules.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Sansfin,

 

You have some very good ideas in your Challenge but I do have a few questions:

1) We are talking about 8 +2 premieres, 3 movies for a box set, 2 guest character programmer selections and 4 foreign studio/performer films? Plus 1 Essential, 1 Underground, 1 TCM Import, and 1 Silent Sunday Night being exempt from the premieres count?

 

2) You list the theme as being "Freedom". Then you list options. Is it required or suggested that we will fulfill all or some of the options? 3) You also mention an option of a foreign studio for a Star of the Month. Is it a foreign _studio_ or a foreign _star_ ? Many stars worked at several studios even if most of their work was outside the U.S.

 

4) You mentioned something about 4 titles to a theme. Does this mean that if we create any theme, a minimum of 4 titles are needed to support that theme?

 

I'm looking forward to entering but please give some guidance on the above questions.

 

Thanks.

 

Edited by: countessdelave on Feb 2, 2011 5:42 PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> 1) We are talking about 8 +2 premieres, 3 movies for a box set, 2 guest character programmer selections and 4 foreign studio/performer films?

 

If you ignore all of the options you have up to ten premieres (8+2).

 

If you use all of the options you will have up to nineteen premieres. The extra premieres for specific themes are because I wished to promote these themes without making them mandatory.

 

>Plus 1 Essential, 1 Underground, 1 TCM Import, and 1 Silent Sunday Night being exempt from the premieres count?

 

Underground, Import and Silent Sunday Night are Exempt by tradition. I added Essentials as Exempt for this Challenge so that a person does not have to compromise their selection if they are running short on premieres.

 

> 2) You list the theme as being "Freedom". Then you list options. Is it required or suggested that we will fulfill all or some of the options?

 

I made those suggestions so people would not think they had to focus on revolutions which affected huge populations and could use personal-level freedom. No one needs to use any of them which is why I added: "whatever comes into your mind when you think of Freedom."

 

> 3) You also mention an option of a foreign studio for a Star of the Month. Is it a foreign studio or a foreign star ?

 

It is a Star of the Month's movies from any one foreign studio. I believe that it would be much easier to acquire the rights if it meant dealing with only one source. To determine a distributor having rights to American distribution would mean much in-depth research and would be open to argument. It is my touch of realism to limit it to one studio.

 

>4) You mentioned something about 4 titles to a theme. Does this mean that if we create any theme, a minimum of 4 titles are needed to support that theme?

 

That is the minimum for this Challenge's required theme of Freedom.

 

>I'm looking forward to entering but please give some guidance on the above questions.

 

I am very much looking forward to seeing your schedule!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=countessdelave wrote:}{quote}

> Thanks for your response, Sansfin.

 

I am very happy you are entering. I am sorry my rules were not more clear.

 

I am hoping all of you are having fun and working hard on your schedules!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sansfin, I'm having fun with the "Character as Guest Programmer" option. Can't wait to see what other people come up with.

 

One small question: must we begin each day at exactly 6:00 a.m.? The real TCM schedule begins at approximately 6:00 a.m.

 

Thanks for giving us so much freedom with the Freedom theme, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=kingrat wrote:}{quote}

> Sansfin, I'm having fun with the "Character as Guest Programmer" option. Can't wait to see what other people come up with.

 

I am very happy you enjoy it. I wished to make it an option because I think it is a fun thing to play with but it would be expecting too much to make it required.

 

 

> One small question: must we begin each day at exactly 6:00 a.m.? The real TCM schedule begins at approximately 6:00 a.m.

 

I believe set in stone are the starting time on Sunday and that the next feature could begin at 6:00 AM the next Sunday. The 6:00 AM beginnings of the other days' schedule are very traditional but I believe there have been exceptions in real schedules. I would never keep a schedule out of the voting thread just because of certain liberties in this regard. It is not as rigidly fixed in the real world as beginning evening programming at 8:00 PM.

 

> Thanks for giving us so much freedom with the Freedom theme, too.

 

Thank you for your kind words. I had hoped to find a theme which would transcend genres and periods. I am a little apprehensive that no one has commented on the option of having a made-up movie. I do not know whether that is because no one is interested in it or if they wish to keep their fiendish plan secret. Both possibilities scare me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a shamless bump to bring the Challenge back into everyone's awareness.

 

I hope that those who have been debating whether or not to enter to immediately begin their schedules. Capuchin can not enter as I have volunteered him to help me run this Challenge and someone has to take his place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are now one week into this Challenge.

 

I hope all are busy scribbling, crossing-out and juggling times during this most frustrating of entertainments!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, I'm going to include a made-up movie. Offer me a chance to do anything that fiendish and you know I'll do it.

 

One day done, six more to go. Thanks for giving us a little flexibility on some of the days' starting times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=kingrat wrote:}{quote}

> Yep, I'm going to include a made-up movie. Offer me a chance to do anything that fiendish and you know I'll do it.

 

I am very pleased that you do not find it too odd. I meant it to be a relief for a time when a desired theme had too few excellent movies to fill out a day or when a person might need to select a movie only because of its length because a better movie would leave an odd amount of time. It was only after posting that I became aware of the truly warped possibilities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too am including a made-up movie. I'm using it as a way to remake a real movie that should have been better, and could have been. But you'll see. Mine will be up soon, as soon as I decided on which schedule to post.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote}

> I too am including a made-up movie. I'm using it as a way to remake a real movie that should have been better, and could have been. But you'll see. Mine will be up soon, as soon as I decided on which schedule to post.....

 

I had not thought of that use for that option and I am very happy it affords you the opportunity to correct a cinematic injustice.

 

I am very much looking forward to your schedule!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish to remind all that there are only twenty days left to complete your schedule. I expect really great schedules from all who have been snowed in recently!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish to shamelessly plug this thread. Everyone should contribute. It's loads of fun. But really I am only posting so this thread will be on page 1 when I post my schedule so it'll be easy to find. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us