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  1. Just received word that this fabulous documentary by Director Alexa Foreman will screen at Club TCM during #TCMFF 2018..

    “SCANDAL: THE TRIAL OF MARY ASTOR”

    A DOCUMENTARY BY ALEXA FOREMAN

        NARRATED BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNER LEE GRANT

         THE TRIAL HOLLYWOOD WANTED TO STOP...THE ACTRESS WHO SAID “NO.”

    Alexa Foreman is a former senior historian and segment producer for TCM, and a writer, producer and researcher for other projects on PBS and other channels.

    Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor is an exciting addition to Club TCM events for the TCMFF 2018, a full list which has not yet been fully disclosed on the website.

     


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    THE ROBERT OSBORNE AWARD

    “Turner Classic Movies is proud to honor our late host, Robert Osborne, with the creation of the Robert Osborne Award. This annual award will be presented at the TCM Classic Film Festival to an individual whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come. Osborne served as the host of Turner Classic Movies for 23 years, and his passion for film and wealth of knowledge as a film historian helped preserve the legacy of classic film. For the inaugural award, TCM will celebrate world-renowned filmmaker director Martin Scorsese and his longtime dedication to preserving and protecting motion picture history at the ninth annual Festival. This presentation will be made as part of the official Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX.”

     

    This is from the latest link added on the programs website for the festival: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/the-robert-osborne-award/

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  3. Cinecrazydc, I'm also excited that we'll have a chance to see Windjammer! So happy you are thrilled with this gem, too!

     

    “This visually stunning film, the only film ever shot in the widescreen Cinemiracle process, captures the voyage of the ship Christian Radich across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with stops at exotic ports of call.”

     

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    Yes! What an oversight on my part!

    Nancy Olson Livingston will once again favor TCM Film Festival pass holders with an appearance before a screening of Sunset Blvd. She attended the very first festival in 2010, and the overwhelming popularity of her attendance at the screening made for an exciting event. Attendees who missed the first festival are indeed in for a treat. And from some of the comments I've encountered on social media, those pass holders who enjoyed her first appearance are planning on a return engagement with this lovely, accomplished lady as she discusses one of director Billy Wilder's  most iconic films.  Hope to see you there, txfilmfan!

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  5. New Films:

    A Hatful of Rain with Eva Marie Saint!

    A Star Is Born (1937)

    Finishing School (Ginger Rogers and Frances Dee pre-code)

    Girls About Town 

    Grand Prix (James Garner and Eva Marie Saint)

    I Take This Woman (Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard)

    Leave Her To Heaven (Nitrate!)

    Maurice with recent Oscar-Winner James Ivory!

    My Brilliant Career with Director Gillian Armstrong

    Phantom of the Opera (1925)

    Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    Spellbound (Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman!)

    Stage Door

    Sweet Sweetback's Baadass Song (1971) Melvin Van Peebles!!!

    WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF CHRISTIAN RADICH--Cinerama Dome

    Witness For The Prosecution

    The World of Suzie Wong

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. Guest List so far...

    ANNOUNCED 2018 SPECIAL GUESTS

    GILLIAN ARMSTRONG - Director CRAIG BARRON - Visual-Effects Artist and Sound Designer ROBERT BENTON - Writer, Director JACQUELINE BISSET - Actress MEL BROOKS - Director, Producer, Actor, Writer BEN BURTT - Visual-Effects Artist and Sound Designer MARSHA HUNT - Actress OLIVIA HUSSEY - Actress JAMES IVORY - Director, Writer, Producer NANCY KWAN - Actress RUTA LEE - Actress BEN MODEL - Musician NANCY OLSON - Actress MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA - Chamber Ensemble MELVIN VAN PEEBLES - Writer, Director, Producer and Actor EVA MARIE SAINT - Actress MARTIN SCORSESE - Director LEONARD WHITING - Actor MICHAEL YORK - Actor

  7. The Robert Osborne Memorial Award!

    To be awarded opening night of the TCMFF 2018....

    Congratulations goes to....Martin Scorsese

    Legendary Director Martin Scorsese To Receive Inaugural Robert Osborne Award

    Award Recognizing An Individual Who Has Significantly Contributed To Preserving The Cultural Heritage Of Classic Films To Be Given Annually In Honor Of TCM’s Iconic Host

    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be given the inaugural Robert Osborne Award in recognition of his work as a film preservationist and impassioned classic movie fan. The Robert Osborne Award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come. The award will be presented on April 26 during opening night of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.

    “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of the Robert Osborne Award,” said Martin Scorsese, Recipient of the Robert Osborne Award. “I started The Film Foundation 28 years ago in order to preserve and share cinema’s history with audiences of the present and the future. Bob and TCM have always been trusted allies in this mission. I always loved watching Bob’s introductions and interviews on TCM because you could immediately feel that this was someone who knew movie history, who wanted to share that knowledge and pass it on, and – most importantly – who truly loved movies. Bob was a true believer in the cinema, so to receive this award in his name means a great deal to me.”

    Martin Scorsese has been a celebrated director and film preservationist for more than 50 years, making some of the most influential films in cinema history. Five-time nominee for Best Director at the Academy Awards, he won in 2007 for The Departed (2006). In 1990 Scorsese established The Film Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history by working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has restored over 800 films, while the World Cinema Project has restored 31 films from 21 countries. The foundation's free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people about the language and history of film.

    “In addition to his status as perhaps the definitive filmmaker of his generation, Martin Scorsese possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of film history,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host. “And he has turned that passion for movies into a commitment for preservation, working tirelessly to restore and preserve the world’s cinematic heritage. Both Martin and Robert have helped ensure that classic film will continue to be experienced as it was meant to be seen, for years to come.”

    For more than 22 years, Robert Osborne served as the primetime host and anchor of TCM, helping millions of viewers discover and enter the world of classic movies, and dedicating his life to preserving and sharing the movies he loved. Embraced by fans around the globe as both a fellow movie lover and an unparalleled film historian, his legacy of devotion to classic films and their ability to inspire will live on through the Robert Osborne award. “Robert was the cornerstone of TCM and his contributions were fundamental in shaping the network into what it is today,” said Jennifer Dorian, General Manager of TCM. “Through the creation of the Robert Osborne Award we acknowledge how much he meant to TCM and the impact he had on preserving the love of classic film."


  8. I keep wondering what kind of documentaries we might see at the TCM Film Festival 2018 this year. t-hedy-lamar-documentary-clip.jpg.05075f4fce7ae7007ba681df22553e0a.jpg

    This might be a possibility-Bombshell, The Hedy Lamarr Storyhttps://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/04/hedy-lamarr-documentary-clip

    And I hear there is a documentary about Mary Astor coming out soon. That would be great!

    The festival has brought some wonderful documentaries to Hollywood for dedicated pass holders...

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    Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room...

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    Dawson City: Frozen Time...

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    Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story...

    Other special programming included Ron Hutchinson's 90th Anniversary of Vitaphone, 

    Randy Haberkamp with Hollywood Home Movies, Academy Conversations with Ben Burtt and Craig Barron, 

    A Short History of Widescreen Cinema with Leonard Maltin and Chris Reyna, Amazing Film Discoveries with French arhivist Serge Bromberg, The Family Business: A Tribute to Hubley,  Disney Laugh-O-Grams with J. B. Kaufman  and many, many more.

    Past season events have been such a rich tapestry of topics that I can't wait to find out about our documentaries, interviews, and panel discussions for 2018! 

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  9. Ok. Maybe if you were a little more specific, that might help the powers that be to determine what kind of request you might have. This is the TCM Film Festival Forum. If you have an issue with the cable channel, you should redirect to another thread.


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    (Photo courtesy of TCM)

    Here's a link to Aurora Bugallo's pre-Valentine's Day interview with Illeana Douglas: https://aurorasginjoint.com/2018/02/10/interview-illeana-douglas-on-gender-equity-trailblazing-women-and-her-love-of-movies/

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    Illeana Douglas on the TCMFF RED CARPET 2017...(photo courtesy of Sue Sue)

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    (Photo by a Sue Sue pal...)

    Sue Sue with Illeana Douglas in the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel shortly after her popular book signing for I Blame Dennis Hopper.....

    I wonder what author events pass holders might enjoy this year.....

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    The sport of bullfighting is symbolically a meeting of a dismounted man who first encounters a large, wild beast. The antithesis to that premise occurs when a large, wild beast befriends man. 

    One of the most poignant real-life events that illustrates that premise for me is the rescue of a young man in the Texas Hill Country in the 1990's. A river rapidly rising in a flash flood forced a boy to climb a tree near the edge of a river. Being washed downstream by the raging floodwaters was a 12-point deer. It maneuvers across the river by swimming at great force and arrives at the tree where the young man is clinging to life, and nudges him to sit on his back. The deer eventually reaches the shore and deposits him to safety. 

    Such a story of man and beast and how they bond will be coming to the TCMFF this spring. The Black Stallion is also thematically related in some ways to the film of Scott Dell's book, “Island of the Blue Dolphins” from 1964.

    Roger Ebert's 1979 review: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-black-stallion-1979

    Wouldn't it be nice if star Terri Garr helps introduce the film?

     


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    The sport of bullfighting is symbolically a meeting of a dismounted man who first encounters a large, wild beast. The antithesis to that premise occurs when a large, wild beast befriends man. 

    One of the most poignant real-life events that illustrates that premise for me is the rescue of a young man in the Texas Hill Country in the 1990's. A river rapidly rising in a flash flood forced a boy to climb a tree near the edge of a river. Being washed downstream by the raging floodwaters was a 12-point deer. It maneuvers across the river by swimming at great force and arrives at the tree where the young man is clinging to life, and nudges him to sit on his back. The deer eventually reaches the shore and deposits him to safety. 

    Such a story of man and beast and how they bond will be coming to the TCMFF this spring. The Black Stallion is also thematically related in some ways to the film of Scott Dell's book, Island of the Blue Dolphins from 1964.

    Roger Ebert's 1979 review: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-black-stallion-1979

    Wouldn't it be nice if star Terri Garr helps introduce the film? Or Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel?

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  13. How it might have actually happened and how it was created cinematically are two very different scenarios. Ben Burtt and Craig Barron will reveal secrets of “The Ten Commandments” (1956) for us in April at the TCM Film Festival. Who can forget Ann Baxter as Nefertiri? “Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!”

    Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/12/08/no-really-there-is-a-scientific-explanation-for-the-parting-of-the-red-sea-in-exodus/?utm_term=.dcd2caed7825

    About Craig Barron...

    “Craig Barron began his career at Industrial Light + Magic, where he worked on such classic films as The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Barron’s visual effects company, Matte World Digital, conjured environments for such films as Titanic (1997), Zodiac (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Hugo (2011) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which he won the Academy Award for visual effects

    Barron is an AMPAS lecturer and exhibition curator, a TCM guest-host, and a University educator with a focus on the history and techniques of visual effects of classic studio films and the digital age. He’s featured in documentary supplements for several Criterion Blue-Ray editions, demonstrating classic effects on films by Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Alfred Hitchcock, using computer animations. He co-authored with Mark Cotta Vaz the first book on the history of movie matte-painting, The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting. Barron is the creative director at Magnopus, a visual development company in Los Angeles.”

    About Ben Burtt...

    “Ben Burtt has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, director, film editor, sound designer and sound mixer. His work includes feature films, documentaries, network television movie specials, and educational specialty films.

    Burtt received an Oscar for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in Star Wars (1977) and for Sound Effects Editing for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); he won Oscars for Sound Effects Editing for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He also has earned nominations in the Sound Mixing category for Return of the Jedi (1983) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; in Sound Effects Editing for Return of the JediWillow (1988) and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), and for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for WALL-E (2008).

    Burtt is the voice of Pixar’s robot, Wall-E, as well as the breathing of Darth Vader.

    Also a film scholar, Burtt is a yearly presenter of programs for the Academy of Motion Pictures along with Craig Barron. The two of them have also hosted features on Turner Classic Movies’ broadcasts as well as the TCM Cruise and Film Festival.”

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  14. Social Media, Youth, and the TCM Film Festival, an article from LA weekly in 2016,,,,

    http://www.laweekly.com/arts/why-young-people-go-nuts-for-the-tcm-classic-film-festival-6857252

    An article from 2013 revisits how Hollywood Blvd. makes navigating interesting.... http://www.laweekly.com/arts/tcm-classic-film-festival-watching-hollywoods-greatest-films-on-its-most-annoying-boulevard-4178795

    Disney films having a 50th Anniversary this year are The Love Bug and Blackbeard's Ghost.

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  15. Special Harold Lloyd features at the Linwood Dunn Theater during the #TCMFF 2018 are to be announced: http://www.haroldlloyd.com/news/screenings

     

    Maybe we will see Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968) this year. Roger Ebert reviews it here: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-romeo-and-juliet-1968

     

    Passes are still on sale. Palace, Classic, and Spotlights are still available... https://festival.tcm.com/tcm/

     

    Tonight: Billie Lourd will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS....

    The 31 Days of Oscar continues on TCM...and here's a link to the blogathon: https://aurorasginjoint.com/2018/01/26/announcement-31-days-of-oscar-blogathon/

     

     

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