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1      essentials: falling for your mark
2      family farms
3      the american dream
4      independence day
5      spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
6      star of the month ronald colman
7      spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
8      essentials: directed by james whale
9      eleanor and frank perry
10    midcentury modern
11    ava gardner
12    spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
13    star of the month ronald colman
14    spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
15    essentials: romance on screen and off
16    based on jack schaefer
17    geraldine chaplin
18    southern exposure
19    spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
20   star of the month ronald colman
21    spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
22   essentials: bette davis actress roles
23   judy holliday
24   comedy, history, tragedy
25   50s car culture
26   spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
27   star of the month ronald colman
28   spotlight: 50 years of hitchcock
29   essentials: tony curtis
30   society affairs
31   afi life achievement award

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1    marilyn monroe
2    ray milland
3    lon chaney sr.
4    claire trevor (backlot pick)
5    gene kelly
6    robert mitchum
7    eleanor parker
8    franchot tone
9    sandra dee
10  sidney poitier
11  ginger rogers
12  john wayne
13  barbara stanwyck
14  vanessa redgrave
15  ricardo montalban
16  elvis presley
17  rosalind russell
18  rod taylor
19  angela lansbury
20  cary grant (backlot pick)
21  ann harding
22  glenn ford
23  greer garson
24  dennis morgan
25  simone signoret
26  james cagney
27  leslie caron
28  slim pickens
29  marion davies
30  george sanders
31  elizabeth taylor

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1    end of summer beach party
2    essentials: rogue computers
3    paul newman
4    jerry lewis memorial tribute
5    star of the month jennifer jones
6    spotlight: motion picture home
7    werner herzog
8    cab drivers
9    essentials: directed by peter yates
10  linda darnell
11  treasures from the disney vault
12  star of the month jennifer jones
13  spotlight: motion picture home
14  counter culture classics
15  carole lombard
16  essentials: backstage stories
17  bigger than life
18  90th anniversary of the tcl chinese theatre
19  star of the month jennifer jones
20  spotlight: motion picture home
21  counter culture classics
22  bbc's 100 greatest comedies
23  essentials: western greed
24  true crime
25  herbert lom
26  star of the month jennifer jones
27  spotlight: motion picture home
28  counter culture classics
29  a star is born
30  essentials: bad behavior

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1    monster of the month: dracula
2    trailblazing women
3    spotlight: classic horror
4    movie duels
5    childhood adventures
6    star of the month anthony perkins
7    essentials: burl ives
8    monster of the month: dracula
9    trailblazing women
10  spotlight: classic horror
11  george pal
12  george pal
13  star of the month anthony perkins
14  essentials: rita hayworth
15  monster of the month: dracula
16  trailblazing women
17  spotlight: classic horror
18  romy schneider
19  guest programmer todd haynes
20  star of the month anthony perkins
21  essentials: celia johnson
22  monster of the month: dracula
23  trailblazing women
24  spotlight: classic horror
25  red october
26  70s future shock
27  star of the month anthony perkins
28  essentials: howard da silva
29  monster of the month: dracula
30  trailblazing women
31  spotlight: classic horror

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1    star of the month james stewart
2    sophia loren
3    70s thrillers
4    essentials: blackmail
5    unseen cinema
6    spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
7    spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
8    star of the month james stewart
9    non-musical versions
10  i loved her in the movies
11  essentials: sergeant stories
12  pat boone
13  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
14  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
15  star of the month james stewart
16  marsha mason
17  wonderstruck
18  essentials: grace kelly
19  robby the robot
20  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
21  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
22  star of the month james stewart
23  family comedies
24  guest programmer matthew modine
25  essentials: henry fonda
26  road trips
27  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
28  spotlight: the hollywood blacklist
29  star of the month james stewart
30  st. andrew's day

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TopBilled, the upcoming schedule for Fall looks promising but Pat Boone day in November?  I just can't with that guy.

 

Pat Boone was a big star in the late 50s/early 60s. Some probably still adore him.

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On 6/6/2017 at 7:59 AM, TopBilled said:

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1    end of summer beach party

2    essentials: rogue computers

3    essentials: paul newman

4    on the ropes jerry lewis memorial tribute

The theme for September 4th has been changed. I assume the boxing films will be rescheduled later.

We now have a Jerry Lewis Memorial Tribute.

The new schedule for the evening of Monday, September 4 will be:

8:00 PM The Nutty Professor (1963)

10:00 PM The King of Comedy (1983)

12:00 AM The Stooge (1952)

2:00 AM The Bellboy (1960)

3:30 AM The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

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The primetime theme on September 22 is no longer "Zero Mostel." It's now billed as "BBC's 100 Greatest Comedies," featuring SOME LIKE IT HOT, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, MODERN TIMES and TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

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On 8/25/2017 at 6:48 AM, Barton_Keyes said:

The primetime theme on September 22 is no longer "Zero Mostel." It's now billed as "BBC's 100 Greatest Comedies," featuring SOME LIKE IT HOT, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, MODERN TIMES and TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

Thanks Barton. I just updated my earlier post on September's themes to reflect this change.

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The primetime theme on September 22 is no longer "Zero Mostel." It's now billed as "BBC's 100 Greatest Comedies," featuring SOME LIKE IT HOT, A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, MODERN TIMES and TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

TCM have not been very adventurous with their choices from the list.

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On 8/25/2017 at 9:36 AM, CrisR said:

TCM have not been very adventurous with their choices from the list.

I have to agree. They just picked the films that are in the Turner library they always show. They could have gone outside the box with one or two selections. Since it was a BBC list, they should have chosen at least one British comedy. 

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I have to agree. They just picked the films that are in the Turner library they always show. They could have gone outside the box with one or two selections. Since it was a BBC list, they should have chosen at least one British comedy.

The list is very varied, some I don't agree are that good let alone in the top 100 greatest. The BBC seem to have polled a lot of critics though.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170821-the-100-greatest-comedies-of-all-time

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On 8/25/2017 at 9:46 AM, CrisR said:

The list is very varied, some I don't agree are that good let alone in the top 100 greatest. The BBC seem to have polled a lot of critics though.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170821-the-100-greatest-comedies-of-all-time

Thanks for the link. There are quite a few foreign films included. But TCM's selections do not reflect that. They could have done a monthly spotlight and shown 25 of these, easily.

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1    christmas double feature
2    essentials: colin clive
3    stories of carmen
4    on the ropes
5    star of the month lana turner
6    produced by alan ladd jr.
7    spotlight: the great american songbook
8    christmas double feature
9    essentials: fay bainter
10  close encounters
11  guest programmer matt walsh
12  star of the month lana turner
13  tbd
14  spotlight: the great american songbook
15  christmas double feature
16  essentials: debbie reynolds
17  directed by and starring albert brooks
18  rex harrison
19  star of the month lana turner
20  treasures from the disney vault
21  spotlight: the great american songbook
22  christmas double feature
23  essentials: homecomings
24  christmas eve
25  holidays with hitchcock
26  star of the month lana turner
27  zero mostel
28  spotlight: the great american songbook
29  in memoriam
30  essentials: frank sinatra
31   new year's eve thin man marathon

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1    stylish capers
2    w.c. fields
3    hollywood foreign press
4    star of the month charles boyer
5    spotlight: survival movies
6    essentials: keir dullea
7    doris day & rock hudson
8    true crime
9    june havoc
10  directed by richard attenborough
11  star of the month charles boyer
12  spotlight: survival movies
13  essentials: witness protection
14  gene tierney
15  african american filmmakers
16  the gilded age
17  midnight movies
18  star of the month charles boyer
19  spotlight: survival movies
20  essentials: fred astaire
21  investigative reporters
22  guest programmer joanna going
23  arranged marriages
24  national film registry
25  star of the month charles boyer
26  spotlight: survival movies
27  essentials: edmond o'brien
28  henry fonda & james stewart
29  claudette colbert
30  nyc landmarks
31   governor's awards

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1    best original song
2    best original score
3    best cinematography
4    best cinematography
5    best documentary
6    best editing
7    best visual effects
8    best sound
9    best costume design
10  best art direction
11  best director
12  best director
13  best foreign language film
14  best adapted screenplay
15  best original screenplay
16  best original story
17  best supporting actress
18  best supporting actor
19  best supporting actress
20  best supporting actor
21  best actress
22  best actor
23  best actress
24  best actor
25  best picture
26  best picture
27  best picture
28  best picture
1  best picture
2  best picture
3  best picture

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1    31 days of oscar
2    31 days of oscar
3    31 days of oscar
4    anna may wong
5    mental illness in the movies
6    mental illness in the movies
7    anne jeffreys
8    guest programmer drew scott
9    eddie g. (robinson) does comedy
10  saturday night noir
11  doris day & rock hudson
12  star of the month elizabeth taylor
13  star of the month elizabeth taylor
14  star of the month elizabeth taylor
15  star of the month elizabeth taylor
16  star of the month elizabeth taylor
17  st. patrick's day
18  directed by don siegel
19  great movie endings
20 great movie endings 
21  great movie endings
22  great movie endings
23  great movie endings
24  neil simon
25  titanic stories
26  radioactive!
27  ben johnson
28  wwii biopics
29  treasures from the disney vault
30  diana dors
31  religious epics

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1    easter
2    star of the month william holden
3    michael douglas
4    michael curtiz
5    victorian era in film
6    leila hyams
7    tyrone power
8    gidget
9    star of the month william holden
10  jane powell
11  michael curtiz
12  victorian era in film
13  elmore leonard
14  wwii aviation
15  bill travers & virginia mckenna
16  star of the month william holden
17  peggy cummins
18  michael curtiz
19  victorian era in film
20  adventures in advertising
21  perfect heists
22  danny kaye
23  star of the month william holden
24  i.a.l. diamond screenplays
25  michael curtiz
26  victorian era in film
27  brad dexter
28  professor quatermass
29  susan hayward
30  star of the month william holden

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1      spotlight: movie series
2      spotlight: movie series
3      robert osborne birthday tribute
4      burt lancaster
5      western justice
6      marilyn monroe
7      robert donat
8      spotlight: movie series
9      spotlight: movie series
10    star of the month marlene dietrich
11    lesley-anne down
12    insurance scams
13    mother's day
14    fairy tale theater
15    spotlight: movie series
16    spotlight: movie series
17    star of the month marlene dietrich
18    alastair sim
19    tracy and hepburn in the 50s
20   fantasy romance
21    the four freedoms
22   spotlight: movie series
23   spotlight: movie series
24   star of the month marlene dietrich
25   memorial day weekend marathon
26   memorial day weekend marathon
27   memorial day weekend marathon
28   memorial day
29   spotlight: movie series
30   spotlight: movie series
31   star of the month marlene dietrich

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1      matadors
2      stranger danger
3      julie andrews
4      star of the month leslie howard
5      spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
6      treasures of the disney vault
7      spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
8      edward dmytryk
9      kim novak
10    50s suburbia
11    star of the month leslie howard
12    spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
13    dollars trilogy
14    spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
15    tom courtenay
16    wilderness westerns
17    father's day
18    star of the month leslie howard
19    spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
20   june brides
21    spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
22   napoleonic war
23   hospital dramas
24   cary grant
25   star of the month leslie howard
26   spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
27   june brides
28   spotlight: history of the hollywood musical
29   matriarchy movies
30   mystery writers

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5 hours ago, garovick said:

Thanks posting these. And the schedules.

Sure, no problem. Welcome to the message boards.

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1      james dean
2      spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
3      spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
4      independence day
5      star of the month steve mcqueen
6      republic rediscovered
7      colonial adventures
8      sally anne howes
9      spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
10    spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
11    comedy teams
12    star of the month steve mcqueen
13    women in medicine
14   maximilian schell
15    original and remake
16    spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
17    spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
18    slavery in film
19    star of the month steve mcqueen
20   leonard bernstein centennial
21    leonard bernstein centennial
22   leonard bernstein centennial
23   spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
24   spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
25   slavery in film
26   star of the month steve mcqueen

27   based on pat conroy
28   kirk douglas
29   directed by jean negulesco
30   spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies
31   spotlight: 50 states in 50 movies

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