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  1. I'll bite. I've seen 34 of the films currently scheduled: MERRILY WE GO TO HELL (1932) SEVEN BEAUTIES (1976) MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931) LA CIENAGA (2001) WANDA (1970) THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996) HARLAN COUNTY USA (1976) THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999) LOSING GROUND (1982) DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991) MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (2012) WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011) ANTONIA'S LINE (1995) ANGRY INUK (2016) THE NIGHT PORTER (1974) THE BIRTH, THE LIFE AND THE DEATH OF CHRIST (1906) CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (1986) GIRLFRIENDS (1978) THE CONNECTION (1961) LOST IN YONKERS (1993) MABEL'S STRANGE PREDICAMENT (1914) OUTRAGE (1950) HANNAH ARENDT (2012) SHOES (1916) THE HURT LOCKER (2008) STORIES WE TELL (2012) ORLANDO (1992) YENTL (1983) AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (1990) MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979) THIS IS THE SEA (1997) CROSSING DELANCEY (1988) THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (1981) SMITHEREENS (1982)
  2. This is a great line-up of films, most of which I have not seen (and a fair number I have not even heard of). Sort of disappointed the programmers have not included my friend Patricia Rozema's 1999 adaptation of Jane Austen's MANSFIELD PARK; it would have been perfect for this series.
  3. I didn't catch that one, but last week Ben advertised THE SIGN OF THE RAM as a biopic about the person who designed the logo for the L.A. Rams football team.
  4. Dick Curtis has a good story about auditioning to replace Dick Van Dyke in the Broadway cast of Bye Bye Birdie when he left to do TDVDS. See: http://classicshowbiz.blogspot.com/2012/01/interview-with-dick-curtis-part-three.html
  5. I remember several years ago (2013-ish), Regis Philbin was on the David Letterman show on CBS one night and mentioned having recently spoken to Hugh Downs; Letterman responded by saying incredulously, "Hugh Downs is still alive?!" He not only had a great career but also, somewhat unusually for a broadcaster of his stature, a long retirement out of the spotlight. He stayed active with the Hugh Downs School for Human Communication at Arizona State University and was a very engaging storyteller well into his 90s, as seen in this Q & A from November 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8-asEZ_I4Y
  6. It was occurring to me that the rescheduling of the Oscars telecast next year provides an ideal opportunity for TCM to honour Black History Month in a more substantial way on air in February. And they can still do the usual Oscar month in April or whenever that ends up happening.
  7. Nope, INSIGNIFICANCE is still scheduled for 2:00 AM July 27 (see: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2020-07-27). A series of Lizabeth Scott films was bumped to make room for this tribute.
  8. TCM will be paying tribute to Carl Reiner with an evening of his films on July 28. Here is the line-up, per http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2020-07-28: 8:00PM ENTER LAUGHING (1967) 10:00PM ALL OF ME (1984) 12:00AM THE COMIC (1969) 2:00AM WHERE'S POPPA? (1970) 3:30AM OH, GOD! (1977)
  9. Yet again, TCM's programmers are letting TCM Backlot members select this December's Star of the Month. This year the selection will be one of two classic comedy teams. Who would you like to see honoured in December? For my money, Laurel & Hardy's work is more consistently funny, but an Abbott & Costello tribute would be more likely to include some rarely-seen-on-TCM Universal titles. So A & C get my vote.
  10. To my knowledge, this will be only the third time in TCM's history that a Black performer has been honoured as Star of the Month, and the first time that performer will be someone other than Sidney Poitier. Sundays, September 13 - 27 September 13 CARMEN JONES (1954) BRIGHT ROAD (1953) SUN VALLEY SERENADE (1941) September 20 TAMANGO (1959) TARZAN'S PERIL (1951) THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS (1951) September 27 ISLAND IN THE SUN (1957) THE DECKS RAN RED (1958)
  11. Per: https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/carl-reiner-dead-died-dick-van-dyke-1234694208/?fbclid=IwAR2ICceK6rQa-Ddo5tjRLo7xh94wRpU081HWPZRid5C56KS_BI_ajSBE_kM Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar’s legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several hit films, has died. He was 98. He died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety. Reiner, the father of filmmaker and activist Rob Reiner, was the winner of nine Emmy awards, including five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” His most popular films as a director included “Oh God,” starring George Burns, in 1977; “The Jerk,” with Steve Martin, in 1979; and “All of Me,” with Martin and Lily Tomlin, in 1984. Reiner remained in the public eye well into his 80s and 90s with roles in the popular “Ocean’s Eleven” trio of films and on TV with recurring roles on sitcoms “Two and a Half Men” and “Hot in Cleveland.” He also did voice work for shows including “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “King of the Hill,” and “Bob’s Burgers.” He first came to prominence as a regular cast member of Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” for which he won two Emmys in 1956 and 1957 in the supporting category. He met Mel Brooks during his time with Caesar. The two went on to have a long-running friendship and comedy partnership through the recurring “2000 Year Old Man” sketches.
  12. It was Martin Short co-hosting on November 1 & 8, Rita Wilson on November 15, Dana Carvey on the 22nd and Jay Leno on the 29th.
  13. An odd coincidence of timing following last night's airing of DEATH OF A CYCLIST on TCM. Lucia Bosé, the film's female lead, died on March 23 from complications of COVID-19, Spanish media report. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/9340515/lucia-bose-dead-actress-dies
  14. Nobody's perfect. March 4 THE CIRCUS CLOWN (1934) THE TENDERFOOT (1932) BRIGHT LIGHTS (1935) PIN-UP GIRL (1944) ONE WITH THE SHOW (1929) SALLY (1930) SHOW BOAT (1951) March 11 FIREMAN, SAVE MY CHILD (1932) ELMER THE GREAT (1932) ALIBI IKE (1935) LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD (1931) SIX-DAY BIKE RIDER (1934) YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL (1932) TOP SPEED (1930) ELEVEN MEN AND A GIRL (1930) March 18 BEWARE SPOOKS (1939) SHUT MY BIG MOUTH (1942) EARTHWORM TRACTORS (1936) THE DARING YOUNG MAN (1942) SONS O' GUNS (1936) SON OF A SAILOR (1933) GOING WILD (1931) March 25 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1935) IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963) THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1964) AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956)
  15. Fifteen films, airing each Sunday night in January on TCM Imports with Alicia Malone, and alternating Monday nights on January 13 and 27. January 5 THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET (1965) January 12 KAPO (1959) THE BRIDGE (1959) January 13 THE SEARCH (1948) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959) THE JUGGLER (1953) THE STRANGER (1946) TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) January 19 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987) LACOMBE LUCIEN (1974) January 26 THE NIGHT PORTER (1974) COME AND SEE (1985) January 27 SHOAH: FOUR SISTERS (2018) THE SORROW AND THE PITY (1965) NIGHT AND FOG (1955)
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