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[b]TCM Programming Challenge #8[/b] - It's Sinful!


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Thanks, filmlover! My first go at it before Thanksgiving was just a nightmare, but I came back last week, scrapped everything I'd done, started over, and really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next one. Well, I can wait a while, anyway.

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Patful,

 

Listen carefully, can you hear the crowd cheering?? Hope so! Also, all of us in the peanut gallery are cheering you as well for joining us in our reindeer games.

 

I'll overlook that jab at Westerns.....

 

You really should watch Dodsworth one of these days. I think you'd like it.

 

Congrats on jumping into the deep end!

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All right. I've been had!

 

You led me to believe that this was going to be too difficult for you. That you didn't have the knowledge to put it together. And that you didn't have patience to finish it if you ever started. And I believed ya. Boy, I feel like I was sold the Brooklyn Bridge because I certainly would not believe that this was a first-timers Challenge Schedule.

 

Congratulations 'patful'! I am soo pleased that you followed through and joined us in completing a Challenge Schedule. (was there really any doubt on your part? Because I was resigned to the deadline coming and going without your schedule.) I am very impressed with your week of programming too.

 

My favorite parts include the Royal Family Disfunction, "Divorce Cary Grant?", "The ABCs of Sinclair Lewis" (just wonderful, that one), Bad Day At Black Rock as the "Essential" and the great Borgnine companion piece of Emperor Of The North earlier in the week.

 

You programmed the Deadly Sin of "Greed" perfectly (would love to see the film of Steinbeck's "The Pearl" on the schedule again) and see that Roman Holiday is your unseen "sin" of a film. Does that mean the you have seen Big City before? Or did you think that was too obvious - or obscure a film - to be labelled your "sin" selection?

 

Congrats again. I am proud of ya. I can't wait for the next one either. "Cause I am going to hold you to that commitment to do this again. But don't expect me to play Texas Hold 'Em with you. You're definitely too good at bluffing.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Yeah, it's always the quiet, modest ones you have to watch. Where have you been these past seven challenges? This may be your first but you've been paying attention.

 

It's a great schedule. Many great titles. I like your tribute to Lionel Barrymore as SOTM. Your Essential "Bad Day At Black Rock" is one of my favorites.

 

Patful, it's a wonderful schedule.

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"...can you hear the crowd cheering?"

 

I can't hear anything over the doubting voices in my head! Thanks, Lynn. I'm not only the newbie here, but also the least knowledgable about films. It's always great to hear encouraging words.

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Thanks, Chris! I've been tempted to enter since #3, but the doubts have always triumphed. Kyle made this one simple enough to get me to put a foot in the water. I really am looking forward to the next.

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"You led me to believe that this was going to be too difficult for you. That you didn't have the knowledge to put it together. And that you didn't have patience to finish it if you ever started."

 

It was difficult, at first. I quit after three nights before Thanksgiving. When I picked it back up after a few days, it just started to steamroll. Stayed up much later than usual with athsma, only two hours sleep last night. It was a return to the old college days' all-nighters before finals.

 

""Divorce Cary Grant?", "The ABCs of Sinclair Lewis"..."

 

Hah, those were two of my three last two blocks to fill, very, very late at night.

 

"Does that mean the you have seen Big City before?"

 

Only the first ten minutes. And it's too obscure. I've never seen any of "Roman Holiday", as well as many other "Essentials".

 

Thanks for your kind words, Kyle, and the chance to play.

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The End Is Near!

 

This time it really is the end - of the current edition of the TCM Programming Challenge that is. The window for submitting a Programming Challenge Schedule is this Saturday Night at Midnight PST. (That's midnight between Saturday and Sunday.)

 

So far there are eight truly remarkable schedules posted. And I know a few folks hinted at participating in this Challenge and, as of yet, haven't posted a schedule so there may be a few more to come. (Crosses fingers. The more the merrier - especially at this time of the year.)

 

So, if you are still toiling away on a schedule, you still have time to complete it and get it in. Otherwise, we will begin the voting process with the traditional new thread on Sunday. Keep your eyes peeled.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Tell me what you think? I may not have read the rules carefully enough and I made the sin the general. Instead of picking one sin, I picked all of them for one evening. Enjoy.

March 3rd

Satan and the Seven Deadly Sins

8:00pm: Bedazzled

9:45pm: The Exorcist

11:53pm: Hells Bells(One Reel Wonder)

Buster Keaton Tribute

12:00am: The Balloonatic

12:30am: The Love Nest

1:00am: Three Ages

2:30am: Sherlock Jr.

3:30am: The Navigator

4:30am: Seven Chances

5:30am: Go West

7:00am: Battling Butler

8:30am: The General

10:00am: College

11:30am: Steamboat Bill Jr.

1:00apm: The Cameraman

2:30pm: Spite Marriage

4:00pm: A Funny Thing Happened On a Way to the Forum

6:00pm: Free and Easy

 

March 4th

Hitchcock?s with Grant

8:00pm: North By Northwest

10:30pm: Suspicion

12:15am: Notorious

2:15am: To Catch a Theif

Ida Lupino Double Feature

4:15am: The Trouble with Angels

6:15am: High Sierra

Marx Brothers Tribute

8:00am: Horse Feathers

9:30am: Duck Soup

11:00am: A Night In Casablanca

12:30pm: Monkey Business

2:00pm: A Night At The Opera

4:00pm: Dick Cavett Show: Groucho Marx

5:00pm: The Big Store

6:30pm: Go West

 

March 5th

Rex Harrison 100th Birthday

8:00pm: My Fair Lady

11:00pm: Doctor Doolittle

1:45am: The Long Dark Hall

3:15am: The Yellow Rolls-Royce

5:30am: The Honey Pot

7:15am: The Agony and the Ecstasy

9:45am: Unfaithfully Yours

Free Spirit Wanna Bees

11:45am: Breakfast at Tiffanys

1:45pm: Spirited Away

4:00pm: The Wizard of Oz

6:00pm: Tommy

 

March 6th:

Woody Allen and New York

8:00pm: Annie Hall

9:45pm: Manhattan

11:30pm: Hannah and Her sisters

1:30am: New York Stories

More Wood

3:45am: Bananas

5:15am: Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex*But Was Afraid To Ask

7:00am: Love and Death

Rockumentaries

8:30am: This is Spinal Tap

10:00am: The Kids are Alright

12:00pm: Gimme Shelter

Tim Burton

2:00pm: Ed Wood

3:30pm: Edward Scissorhands

5:00pm: Batman

6:30pm: The Nighmare Before Christmas

 

Star of the month: Peter Sellers

8:00pm: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

10:45pm: The World of Henry Orient

12:45am: The Bobo

2:45am: Heavens Above!

4:45am: I?m Alright Jack

Underground: Boris Karloff

6:45am: Frankenstien

8:00am: The Mummy

Comic Cary Grant

9:30am: Arsenic and Old Lace

11:30am: Bringing up Baby

1:30pm: His Girl Friday

80?s

3:30pm: The Big Chill

5:30pm: Gahndi

 

March 8th:

The Essentialls: Hitchcock?s with Stewart

8:00pm: Vertigo

10:15pm: The Man Who Knew Too Much

12:15am: Rear Window

2:15am: Rope

William Holden

3:45am: Sunset Blvrd

6:00am: Paris When it Sizzles

Gene Kelly

8:00am: Singing In the Rain

10:00am: On The Town

12:00pm: Brigadoon

2:00pm: An American in Paris

4:00pm: Du Barry Was A Lady

6:00pm: The Pirate

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"Tell me what you think?" - moviebuffer1234

 

I think you have written an interesting post. But this is not a Programming Challenge submission. If you are wanting to fully participate in the TCM Progamming Challenge, these changes and additions will need to be made to your post.

 

You need to add a seventh day of programming. (You have only six.)

 

You need to include the producing and/or distributing studios for each of the film selections.

 

You need to include running times for each of the films and make sure each day is approximately 24 hours in length.

 

You need to mark the films that are premieres to TCM (having no more than seven during the week.) and note which "out-of-library" films that have played on TCM in the past as "previously scheduled".

 

And there may be additional changes or adjustments that occur to me after I look even more closely at your post later this evening.

 

And is it just coincidental that so many of the blocks of programming are nearly identical to "themes" or other salutes posted by 'kubrickbuff' in a previous Programming Challenge and was also rejected as a submission because of its inablity to toe the line on the rules and parameters of the Programming Challenge?

http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=96012&start=120&tstart=0

 

Good Luck.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

 

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Fredmill38 -

 

Hi Donna! I am so pleased you got your schedule completed and submitted to the "Sinful" Edition of the "TCM Programming Challenge". Yea!!!

 

And a very good schedule it is.

 

I am really fond of the warm locales of the the travel itinerary, the UFA selections and the "Hidden Secrets" set. You did a great job on the Deadly Sin of "Envy and as a "clock-puncher" myself, I always appreciate films highlighting the value of labor.

 

You're inclusion of a Dana Andrews DVD set was a welcome addition also.

 

I hope you get the chance to see His Girl Friday - soon. Life is too short to have missed such fun.

 

Thanks for joining in again.. I hope you enjoyed it. I am certainly happy to have your schedule as part of Challnege #8.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

ps - if you want some formatting hints to help with the display problems, I'll be happy to lend a hand. (I think there are issues with using "spaces" or "hyphens". - kjk

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Nice schedule so far, Donna. Hope you get it fixed soon. Love Dana Andrews as star of the month and the stars-who-served morning. But I'll tell ya, if your anniversary of the Grumman Wildcat had been films featuring my favorite little fighter, you'd have had my vote instantly! But a good New York tribute nonetheless. Glad you made it in.

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How is This?

 

March 3rd

Satan and the Seven Deadly Sins

8:00pm: Bedazzled(1967) 103min*TCM PREMIER

9:45pm: The Exorcist (1973) (122min) *TCM PREMIER

11:53pm: Hells Bells (1929) 7 min (one reel wonder)

Buster Keaton Tribute

12:00am: The Balloonatic(20min)

12:30am: The Love Nest(20min)

1:00am: Three Ages (70 min)

2:30am: Sherlock Jr. (50 min)

3:30am: The Navigator(59min) (1924)

4:30am: Seven Chances (56min) (1925)

5:30am: Go West (79min) (1925)

7:00am: Battling Butler (61min) (1927)

8:30am: The General (75min) (1927)

10:00am: College (66min) (1927)

11:30am: Steamboat Bill Jr. (71min) (1928)

1:00apm: The Cameraman (66min) (1928)

2:30pm: Spite Marriage (80min) (1929)

4:00pm: A Funny Thing Happened On a Way to the Forum (99min) (1966)

6:00pm: Free and Easy (92min) (1930)

 

March 4th

Hitchcock?s with Grant

8:00pm: North By Northwest (1959) (136min)

10:30pm: Suspicion (1941) (99min)

12:15am: Notorious (1946) (101min)

2:15am: To Catch a Thief (1955) (106min)

Ida Lupino Double Feature

4:15am: The Trouble with Angels (1966) (112min)

6:15am: High Sierra (1941) (100min)

Marx Brothers Tribute

8:00am: Horse Feathers (1932) (68min)

9:30am: Duck Soup (1933) (68min)

11:00am: A Night in Casablanca (1948) (85min)

12:30pm: Monkey Business (1931) (77min)

2:00pm: A Night at The Opera (1935) (96min)

4:00pm: Dick Cavett Show: Groucho Marx (54min)

5:00pm: The Big Store (1941) (83min)

6:30pm: Go West (1940) (80min)

 

March 5th

Rex Harrison 100th Birthday Tribute

 

March 5th: Rex Harrison 100th Birthday

8:00pm: My Fair Lady (1964) (170min)

11:00pm: Doctor Doolittle (1967) (152min)

1:45am: The Long Dark Hall (1951) (86min)

3:15am: The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) (122min)

5:30am: The Honey Pot (1967) (152min)

7:15am: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) (138min)

9:45am: Unfaithfully Yours (1948) (105min)

Free Spirit Wanna Bees

11:45am: Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961) (114min)

1:45pm: Spirited Away (2001) (125min)

4:00pm: The Wizard of Oz (1939) (107min)

6:00pm: Tommy (1975) (111min)

 

March 6th:

Woody Allen and New York

 

8:00pm: Annie Hall (1977) (93min)

9:45pm: Manhattan (1977) (96min)

11:30pm: Hannah and Her sisters (1986) (103min)

1:30am: New York Stories (1989)(124min)*TCM PREMIER

More Wood

3:45am: Bananas (1971) (82min)

5:15am: Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex*But Was Afraid To Ask (1972) (87min)

7:00am: Love and Death (1975) (85min)

Rockumentaries

8:30am: This is Spinal Tap*TCM PREMIER(1984) (82min)

10:00am: The Kids are Alright (1979) (100min)

12:00pm: Gimme Shelter (1970) (90min)

Tim Burton

2:00pm: Ed Wood (1994) (87min)

3:30pm: Edward Scissorhands (1991) (105min) *Out of Library*TCM PREMIER

5:00pm: Batman (1989) (126min)

6:30pm: The Nighmare Before Christmas (1993) (106min)

 

March 7th

Star of the month: Peter Sellers

8:00pm: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (97min

10:45pm: The World of Henry Orient (1964) (106min)

12:45am: The Bobo (1967) (105 min)

2:45am: Heavens Above! (1963) (118min)

4:45am: I?m Alright Jack (1959) (105min)

Underground: Boris Karloff

6:45am: Frankenstien (1931) (71min)

8:00am: The Mummy (1932) (73min)

Comic Cary Grant

9:30am: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)(118min)

11:30am: Bringing up Baby (1938) (102min)

1:30pm: His Girl Friday (1940) (82min)

80?s

3:30pm: The Big Chill (1983) (105min)

5:30pm: Gandhi (1982) (188min)

 

March 8th:

The Essentialls: Hitchcock?s with Stewart

8:00pm: Vertigo (1958) (128min)

10:15pm: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (110min)

12:15am: Rear Window (1954) (112min)

2:15am: Rope (1948) (80min)

William Holden

3:45am: Sunset Blvrd (1950) (110min)

6:00am: Paris When it Sizzles (1964) (110min)

Gene Kelly

8:00am: Singing In the Rain (1952) (103min )

10:00am: On The Town (1949) (98min)

12:00pm: Brigadoon (1954) (108min)

2:00pm: An American in Paris (1952) (113min)

4:00pm: Du Barry Was A Lady (1943) (101min)

6:00pm: The Pirate (1948) (102min)

 

March 9th

Near Death Experience

8:00 pm: Timeslip(1956) (76min)*TCM PREMIER

9:30pm: All That Jazz (1979) (123min)

Silent Sunday Nights: Orignals and Their Remakes

12:00am: The Wizard of Oz (1925) (83min)

1:30am: Hat?s Off (1927) (20min)

The Remakes

2:00am: The Wizard of Oz (1939) (101min)

4:00am: The Music Box (1932) (30min)

Talkie Originals

4:30am: Gigi (1949) (82min)

6:00am: The Front Page (1931) (101min)

The Remakes

8:00am: Gigi (1958) (116 min)

10:00am: His Girl Friday (1940) (82min)

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Geeze It's tough doing these challenges. I have added everything you have asked me to. So here it is, ready for sunday.

 

March 3rd

Satan and the Seven Deadly Sins

8:00pm: Bedazzled(1967) 103min*TCM PREMIER (20th Century Fox/Out of Library)

9:45pm: The Exorcist (1973) (122min) (Warner Bros/Out of Library)*TCM PREMIER

11:53pm: Hells Bells (1929) 7 min (one reel wonder) (Walt Disney)

Buster Keaton Tribute

12:00am: The Balloonatic(20min)

12:30am: The Love Nest(20min)

1:00am: Three Ages (70 min)

2:30am: Sherlock Jr. (50 min)

3:30am: The Navigator(59min) (1924)

4:30am: Seven Chances (56min) (1925)

5:30am: Go West (79min) (1925)

7:00am: Battling Butler (61min) (1927)

8:30am: The General (75min) (1927)

10:00am: College (66min) (1927)

11:30am: Steamboat Bill Jr. (71min) (1928)

1:00apm: The Cameraman (66min) (1928)

2:30pm: Spite Marriage (80min) (1929)

4:00pm: A Funny Thing Happened On a Way to the Forum (99min) (1966) (United Artists)

6:00pm: Free and Easy (92min) (1930) (MGM)

 

March 4th

Hitchcock?s with Grant

8:00pm: North By Northwest (1959) (136min) (MGM)

10:30pm: Suspicion (1941) (99min) (RKO)

12:15am: Notorious (1946) (101min) (RKO)

2:15am: To Catch a Thief (1955) (106min) (Paramount) (Out of Library/Played Many Times in the Past)

Ida Lupino Double Feature

4:15am: The Trouble with Angels (1966) (112min) (Columbia)

6:15am: High Sierra (1941) (100min) (Warner Bros)

Marx Brothers Tribute

8:00am: Horse Feathers (1932) (68min) (Paramount/ Out of Library/Played in the past)

9:30am: Duck Soup (1933) (68min) (Paramount/ Out of Library/ Played in the past)

11:00am: A Night in Casablanca (1948) (85min) (MGM)

12:30pm: Monkey Business (1931) (77min) (MGM)

2:00pm: A Night at The Opera (1935) (96min) (MGM)

4:00pm: Dick Cavett Show: Groucho Marx (54min)

5:00pm: The Big Store (1941) (83min) (MGM)

6:30pm: Go West (1940) (80min) (MGM)

 

March 5th

Rex Harrison 100th Birthday Tribute

8:00pm: My Fair Lady (1964) (170min) (Warner Bros)

11:00pm: Doctor Doolittle (1967) (152min) (20th Century Fox/Out of Library/Played in the Past)

1:45am: The Long Dark Hall (1951) (86min) (United Artists)

3:15am: The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) (122min) (MGM)

5:30am: The Honey Pot (1967) (152min) (United Artists)

7:15am: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) (138min) (20th Century Fox/Out of Library/Played in the Past)

9:45am: Unfaithfully Yours (1948) (105min) (20th Century Fox/ Out of Library/ Played in the past)

Free Spirit Wanna Bees

11:45am: Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961) (114min) (Paramount/Out of Libraray/Played in the Past)

1:45pm: Spirited Away (2001) (125min) (Studio Ghibli)

4:00pm: The Wizard of Oz (1939) (107min) (MGM)

6:00pm: Tommy (1975) (111min) (Columbia)

 

March 6th:

Woody Allen and New York

8:00pm: Annie Hall (1977) (93min) (United Artists)

9:45pm: Manhattan (1977) (96min) (United Artists)

11:30pm: Hannah and Her sisters (1986) (103min) (Orion)

1:30am: New York Stories (1989)(124min)*TCM PREMIER(Touchstone Pictures

More Wood

3:45am: Bananas (1971) (82min) (MGM)

5:15am: Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex*But Was Afraid To Ask (1972) (87min) (United Artists)

7:00am: Love and Death (1975) (85min) (United Artists)

Rockumentaries

8:30am: This is Spinal Tap*TCM PREMIER(1984) (82min) (MGM)

10:00am: The Kids are Alright (1979) (100min) (The Who Films)

12:00pm: Gimme Shelter (1970) (90min) (Polygram/Out of Library/Played in the Past)

Tim Burton

2:00pm: Ed Wood (1994) (87min) (Touchstone Pictures)

3:30pm: Edward Scissorhands (1991) (105min) (20th Century Fox/Out of Library)*TCM PREMIER

5:00pm: Batman (1989) (126min) (20th Century Fox/Played in the Past)

6:30pm: The Nighmare Before Christmas (1993) (106min) (Touchstone Pictures)

 

March 7th

Star of the month: Peter Sellers

8:00pm: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (97min) (MGM)

10:45pm: The World of Henry Orient (1964) (106min) (MGM)

12:45am: The Bobo (1967) (105 min) (MGM)

2:45am: Heavens Above! (1963) (118min) (MGM)

4:45am: I?m Alright Jack (1959) (105min) (MGM)

Underground: Boris Karloff

6:45am: Frankenstien (1931) (71min) (Universal/Out of Library/played in the past)

8:00am: The Mummy (1932) (73min) (Universal/Out of Library/played in the past)

Comic Cary Grant

9:30am: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)(118min) (Warner Brothers)

11:30am: Bringing up Baby (1938) (102min) (RKO)

1:30pm: His Girl Friday (1940) (82min) (RKO)

80?s

3:30pm: The Big Chill (1983) (105min) (Columbia)

5:30pm: Gandhi (1982) (188min) (Columbia)

 

March 8th:

The Essentialls: Hitchcock?s with Stewart

8:00pm: Vertigo (1958) (128min) (Universal/Out of Library/Played in the past)

10:15pm: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (110min) (Paramount/Out of Library/played in the past)

12:15am: Rear Window (1954) (112min) (Paramount/Out of Library/played in the past)

2:15am: Rope (1948) (80min) (Paramount/Out of Library/played in the past)

William Holden

3:45am: Sunset Blvrd (1950) (110min) (Paramount/Out of Library/played in the past)

6:00am: Paris When it Sizzles (1964) (110min) (Paramount/Out of Library/played in the past)

Gene Kelly

8:00am: Singing In the Rain (1952) (103min ) (MGM)

10:00am: On The Town (1949) (98min) (MGM)

12:00pm: Brigadoon (1954) (108min) (MGM)

2:00pm: An American in Paris (1952) (113min) (MGM)

4:00pm: Du Barry Was A Lady (1943) (101min) (MGM)

6:00pm: The Pirate (1948) (102min) (MGM)

 

March 9th

Near Death Experience

8:00 pm: Timeslip(1956) (76min)*TCM PREMIER (Menton Park)

9:30pm: All That Jazz (1979) (123min) (Columbia)

Silent Sunday Nights: Orignals and Their Remakes

12:00am: The Wizard of Oz (1925) (83min)

1:30am: Hat?s Off (1927) (20min)

The Remakes

2:00am: The Wizard of Oz (1939) (101min) (MGM)

4:00am: The Music Box (1932) (30min) (MGM

Talkie Originals

4:30am: Gigi (1949) (82min) (Codo Cinema)

6:00am: The Front Page (1931) (101min) (United Artists)

The Remakes

8:00am: Gigi (1958) (116 min) (MGM)

10:00am: His Girl Friday (1940) (82min) (RKO)

The Originals

12:00pm: The Awful Truth (1929) (Path? Exchange)

1:45pm: The Maltese Falcon (1931)(80min) (Warner Brothers)

The Remakes

3:30pm: The Awful Truth (1937) (91 min) (Columbia Pictures

5:15pm: The Maltese Falcon (1941) (101min) (Warner Brothers)

Stan and Ollie Double Feature

7:15pm: Country Hospital (1932) (19min) (Hal Roach)

7:35pm: SCRAM! (1932) (19min) (Hal Roach)

 

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Hello everyone! Thanks for all of your kind words about my schedule. I was having problems trying to format it last night and it would not let me edit it to condense the schedule. However, I just went to look at it now and it appears to be fine. Let me know if it's still messed up so I can maybe edit it again and reload the schedule. Thanks!

 

~Donna :)

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moviebuffer12 wrote Geeze It's tough doing these challenges."

 

Well, they're not meant to be simple. The Challenge was begun to replicate as closely as possible the actual experience that the programmers of TCM undertake each month.

 

I am sorry I haven't had an earlier opportunity to post in here today. The Message Boards have been painfully slow and difficult to navigate - at least for little ol' dial-up me. But I think others have encountered the same problem. Some have made that observation in email to me.

 

I appreciate the changes you have made to your Challenge Submission. You definirtely made the effort to fix most of the items I pointed out to you.

 

I am not concerned with the March week not occurring until 2013. That is not a issue with me. But I would still expect you to fix placement of TCM Underground on your schedule so it falls on Friday night/Saturday Morning. (I think it can be rectified by putting your final day of additional programming earlier in the week so that the last two days are the programming for Friday and Saturday. Do your best to work it in so that it doesn't disrupt the Rex Harrison Birthday salute. Please try to designate each of the dates with the day of the week it is scheduled.) And It would be most beneficial to anyone reading your schedule to have the days start at 6:00am rather than with the primetime of 8:00pm. That is the standard that all others use so it will be much more convenient when everyone compares schedules to vote.

 

It would also be to your benefit to address the running time issues that 'filmlover' pointed out in his post below. I know that they were all unintentional and you're not the first person to get confused when trying to convert minutes to hours and then trying to apply that to a schedule when films sometimes start at the quarter - or three-quarter hour.

 

And I think it would also be helpful to delete the two prevous schedules posted and only leave the most recent attempt up. That way no one will be confused by which schedule is your official entry. (If you follow-through on these adjustments, try editting the most recent post rather than posting an entire new schedule.)

 

Because the Message Boards have been difficult to navigate, I feel somewhat responsible for not offering these additional suggestions earlier when you might have had time to correct them. So, as moderator, I am going to extend the hours for submissions of final schedules until 5pm PST Sunday. Not commenting on changes you made until 10pm Saturday Night leaving you no time to correct them is something I am not comfortable with doing.

 

Extending the hours for submission is rather unprecedented too but I would rather choose the most accomodating course of action than the stricter course when outside circumstances have interfered with the timeframe set down over a month ago. No one is at fault or to blame for this situation. And, with that in mind, no one participant should be disadvantaged because of it.

 

Of course, you are free to leave your schedule stand as it is right now. But be aware that many members take the voting very seriously and will take the few remaining "problems" into account when selecting their favorite week of programming.

 

Good Luck

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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filmlover -

 

It's 10:45 pm. For some reason the bulk of your post below has disappeared. As I still have it open in a separate window, I am going to copy and paste it in this message. If the text reappears in your message, I will delete it from here.

 

Filmlover wrote -

 

moviebuffer12,

 

As this is your first schedule, I thought I check it out carefully to see if I could give some pointers to make sure you have everything in you need to. I see you have done some work to it but there are still some things that should be done to make it a legimate schedule in the contest.

 

1, The schedule is to begin on Sunday at 6AM. Going by the March 3rd date you start out with, I looked at a calendar for the next several years but can't find one until 2013 that has March 3rd as a Sunday.

2. The day's schedule each day should start at 6AM. You have them strting in the evening at 8PM. You have to fix those.

3. The Keaton films don't show a studio.

4. Unfortunately, there are several problems with your times and the running time of the movies. For example, you have The Honey Pot, with a running time of 152 min. in a 105 min. time slot. I see it in at least four other of your listings.

4. With regards to time again, there are the opposite problems, too. Putting a film in a time slot much too long. For example, you have Dr. Strangelove, a 97-minute movie in a 165-minute time slot. That would be about an hour between movies, something TCM does't like to do. In scheduling, you have to keep the viewer tuned in and that means not having much time between films.

5. For Batman, you state 1989 as the year but Fox as the studio. Batman - The Movoe from Fox was in the Sixties, the one from 1989 was from Warner Bros.

6. TCM Underground is on Friday night or very early Saturday morning. It kind of looks like you have it around Wednesday.

 

Hope this all proves helpful. You will have to hurry in order to get it done before the midnight deadline expires in just thirty minutes.

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Hi, Kyle, I am glad you were able to retrieve it. I am having trouble with my computer. All I was trying to do was reprint the thing without typos and grammatical errors of my own, but -- argh, I don't even want to think about it anymore or I might throw the computer out the window. The important thing is that you were able to get it back in in plenty of time.

 

I think my computer hates me since it learned I was looking at a sexy laptop in a store during Black Friday.

 

Among the typos and corrections I wanted to enter were the titles of the other four films, esides The Honey Pot I spotted running time problems with: Gandhi, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It will require you reworking your schedule a bit.

 

P.S. ADDED SUNDAY MORNING AT 7:35 AM (PST) - I want to say sorry about all the duplicate posts since last night, but I was just having a nightmare with getting my message in. I finally gave up and went to bed. So, imagine my horror just now as I was getting up and seeing the message finally in - not once, but every time I tried. But, hey, at least if you look at all the different clock times in each post, you can see I was trying my all for this Challenge, lol!

 

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