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[b]The Absolution Resolution of Challenge #8[/b]


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The Sinful Challenge Voting Thread


The latest TCM Programming Challenge has attracted ten outstanding entries and now comes the time to choose a favorite from among these amazing "Sinners"!


In this Challenge, participants were instructed to program one evening during the week using one of the "Seven Deadly Sins" as inspiration. (The classic Seven Deadly Sins are Pride, Envy, Anger, Covetousness, Gluttony, Sloth and Lust.)


Along with this one evening of programming, participants were to include one "confessional" film in their schedule that, as a classic film fan, it was "a sin to admit" that they had never seen that film. The original post and thread can be found here -



As in the past, voting for a favorite schedule is open to those Board Members who were registered on the first day of the Programming Challenge. (In this edition, that means any Board Member who was registered on or before November 3rd.)


One can vote by posting a message in this thread or, if one wishes to remain anonymous for whatever reason, can send their vote to me in a Private Message. The voting will remain open until Midnight Saturday December 15th (PST). (That's Midnight between Saturday and Sunday.)


The Challenger with the highest vote total will have the honor of Moderating the next Programming Challenge.


Keep in mind, "sinning" isn't all fun. These folks have worked hard and long on their schedules so please take a few minutes and look them over and choose the week of programming you like best.


I promise to keep your vote on this little bit of "sinful" wickedness a secret from Santa Claus.


(And any Santas that may be interested, checkout Chip's AIDS Fundraising EBAY Auction which closes tomorrow, December 10th - www.stores.eBay.com/Bid2BeatAIDS)


Kyle In Hollywood


ps- Because I am trying to post this during a rather fitful night on the Message Boards, the ten schedules may be posted in spurts - and the "notes" may lose some of their formatting at first. Please be patient.


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First-time Official Participant 'kubrickbuff' (and Keaton fan) -


Kubrickbuff - "Greed"



OK, here is my schedule. There is really nothing much to say about it, I am in love with Buster Keaton so I wanted to show a whole day of his films and I think that technology becoming man kinds new state of mind and our new flesh is a very interesting subject so I picked that and I also picked the movies that inspired me as a kid which you will see under the Action Adventure program and I put some tributes to my favorite filmmakers on the schedule like George Cukor and Frank Capra. I know that you will all hate this schedule and judge me for some of the films that I chose but oh well, I can live with that. Enjoy!





Buster Keaton Salute


6:00 AM The Play House (1922) 22 Min. First National Pictures

6:30 AM The Boat (1922) 25 Min. First National Pictures

7:00 AM The Paleface (1922) 20 Min. First National Pictures

7:30 AM The Blacksmith (1922) 25 Min. First National Pictures

8:00 AM The Frozen North (1922) 17 Min. First National Pictures

8:30 AM The Electric House (1922) 22 Min. First National Pictures

9:00 AM Daydreams (1922) 18 Min. First National Pictures

9:30 AM Our Hospitality (1923) 74 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

11:00 AM Sherlock Jr. (1924) 44 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

12:00 PM The Navigator (1924) 59 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

1:00 PM The General (1927) 75 Min. United Artists

2:30 PM The Cameraman (1928) 75 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

4:00 PM Free and Easy (1930) 92 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

6:00 PM The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) 107 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)


We are the 80s


8:00 PM Tootsie (1982) 116 Min. Columbia Pictures

10:00 Starman (1984) 115 Min. Columbia Pictures



Silent Sunday Nights


12:00 AM City Lights (1931) 87 Min. Charles Chaplin Productions

1:45 AM The Circus (1928) 71 Min. Charles Chaplin Productions

3:00 AM The Kid (1921) 68 Min. Charles Chaplin Productions

4:15 AM Modern Times (1936) 87 Min. Charles Chaplin Productions




Action Adventure


6:00 AM The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 126 Min. Warner Brothers

8:15 AM The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 161 Min. Columbia Pictures

11:00 AM North by Northwest (1959) 136 Min. MGM

1:30 PM 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 127 Min. Walt Disney

3:45 PM Gunga Din (1939) 117 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

5:45 PM Jaws (1975) 124 Min. Universal.


Technology Gone Awry


8:00 PM The Time Machine (1960) 103 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

10:00 PM 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 147 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

1:00 AM 2010 (1984) 116 Min MGM

3:00 AM The Terminator (1984) 108 Min. Orion Pictures

5:00 AM TCM Private Screenings: Patrice Neal (2004) 40 Min.




Salute to Filmmaker Stanley Kramer


6:00 AM On the Beach (1959) 134 Min. United Artists

8:30 AM Not as a Stranger (1955) 135 Min. United Artists

11:00 AM The Defiant Ones (1958) 97 Min. United Artists

12:45 PM Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) 108 Min. Columbia Pictures

2:45 PM Inherit the Wind (1960) 128 Min. United Artists

5:00 PM It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) 161 Min. United Artists


Star of the Month Tribute: Jimmy Stewart



8:00 PM Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 129 Min. Columbia Pictures

10:30 PM Rear Window (1954) 112 Min. Paramount Pictures

12:30 AM Bend of the River (1952) 91 Min. Universal Pictures

2:15 AM The Shop Around the Corner (1940) 99 Min. MGM

4:00 AM The Rare Breed (1966) 97 Min. Universal Pictures





Salute to Filmmaker George Cukor


6:00 AM Little Woman (1933) 117 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

8:00 AM Holiday (1938) 95 Min. Columbia Pictures

9:45 AM Pat and Mike (1952) 95 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

11:30 AM Adam’s Rib (1949) 101 Min. MGM

1:15 PM Gaslight (1944) 114 Min. MGM

3:15 PM A Woman’s Face (1941) 106 Min. MGM

5:15 PM A Star is Born (1954) 154 Min. Warner Brothers



Seven Deadly Sins: Greed


8:00 PM The Maltese Falcon (1941) 101 Min. Warner Brothers

10:00 PM The Little Foxes (1941) 115 Min. MGM

12:00 AM Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) 114 Min. Columbia Pictures

2:00 AM The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) 101 Min. United Artists

4:00 AM The Naked Spur (1953) 91 Min. MGM




Salute to Frank Capra


6:00 AM Meet John Doe (1941) 122 Min, Warner Brothers

8:15 AM Lost Horizon (1937) 118 Min. Columbia Pictures

10:15 AM Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 115 Min. Columbia Pictures

12:15 PM Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 118 Min. Warner Brothers

2:15 PM Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 129 Min. Columbia Pictures

4:30 PM It Happened One Night (1934) 105 Min. Columbia Pictures

6:15 PM Broadway Bill (1934) 104 Min. Paramount Pictures


We are a family


8:00 PM The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) 180 Min. 20th Century Fox

11:15 PM Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) 94 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

1:00 AM The Godfather (1972) 175 Min. Paramount Pictures

4:00 AM American Beauty (1999) 122 Min. Dreamworks





Salute to the Marx Brothers


6:15 AM Duck Soup (1933) 68 Min. Paramount Pictures

7:30 AM A Night at the Opera (1935) 96 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

9:15 AM A Day at the Races (1937) 111 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

11:15 AM Animal Crackers (1930) 97 Min. Paramount Pictures

1:00 PM Monkey Business (1931) 77 Min. Paramount Pictures

2:30 PM Horse Feathers (1932) 68 Min. Paramount Pictures

3:45 PM At the Circus (1939) 87 Min MGM

5:15 PM Room Service (1938) 78 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

6:35 PM Go West (1940) 80 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)


Troubled Teens


8:00 PM The Graduate (1967) 105 Min. Embassy Pictures

10:00 PM Rushmore (1998) (Premiere) 93 Min. Touchstone Pictures

11:45 PM Heavenly Creatures (1994) (Premiere) 108 Min. Miramax Films

2:00 AM TCM Underground: A Clockwork Orange (1971) (Premiere) 137 Min. Warner Brothers

4:30 AM Harold and Maude (1971) 91 Min. Paramount Pictures




Romantic Comedies (Cary Grant)


6:15 AM An Affair to Remember (1957) 119 Min. 20th Century Fox

8:30 AM My Favorite Wife (1940) 88 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

10:00 AM The Philadelphia Story (1940) 112 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

12:15 AM Monkey Businesses (1952) 97 Min. 20th Century Fox

2:15 PM To Catch A Thief (1955) 106 Min. Paramount Pictures

4:30 PM Bringing Up Baby (1938) 102 Min. RKO Radio Pictures

6:15 PM The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) 97 Min. RKO Radio Pictures


Things that you don’t see or experience everyday


8:00 PM The Essentials: A Guy Named Joe (1943) 120 Min. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

10:15 PM Ghostbusters (1984) (Premiere) 107 Min. Columbia Pictures

12:15 AM Men In Black (1997) 97 Min. Columbia Pictures

2:00 AM City of Angels (1998) (Premiere) 114 Min. Warner Brothers

4:00 AM Harvey (1950) 104 Min. Universal Pictures


(No Additional Programming Notes Offered)

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Seen-It-All (Almost) 'filmlover's Schedule Submission -


filmlover - "Pride"/"Wrath"/"Greed"

Unseen Classic Film - Mon Oncle & Playtime (Jacques Tati)



Here is my schedule.




Super-Stars Seldom-Seen Cinema


6:00am The Heat’s On (Col., 1943) Mae West 80 min.

7:30am They Gave Him A Gun (MGM, 1937) Spencer Tracy 90 min.

9:00am -- 30 -- (WB, 1959) Jack Webb 96 min. PREMIERE

10:45am Alice in Wonderland (Par., 1933) Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields 85 min. PS

12:15pm Escapade (MGM, 1935) William Powell 95 min.

1:45pm Stand By for Action (MGM, 1943) Robert Taylor 109 min.

3:45pm The Purchase Price (WB, 1932) Barbara Stanwyck 68 min.

5:00pm Johnny Concho (UA, 1956) Frank Sinatra 84 min.

6:30pm The Secret Fury (RKO, 1956) Claudette Colbert 86 min.

8:00pm The Mountain Road (Col., 1960) James Stewart 102 min.

9:45pm Room for One More (WB, 1952) Cary Grant 97 min.

11:30pm SILENT SUNDAY: Our Dancing Daughters (MGM, 1928) Joan Crawford 84 min.


I Confess, It’s a Sin That I Haven’t Seen These Two Classics:

1:00am TCM IMPORTS: Mon Oncle (Alter Films, 1958) Jacques Tati 120 min.

3:15am TCM IMPORTS: Playtime (Specta Films, 1973) Jacques Tati 145 min.





1941 (Hollywood’s Second Greatest Year) – Month by Month Release Schedule of Classic Film After Classic Film in Just One Year


January 1941

6:00am High Sierra (WB, 1941) Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino 100 min.

7:45am Buck Privates (Univ., 1941) Abbott & Costello 85 min.

9:15am Mr. and Mrs. Smith (RKO, 1941) Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery 95 min.


February 1941

11:00am The Strawberry Blonde (WB, 1941) James Cagney 98 min.

12:45pm Western Union (Fox, 1941) Robert Young, Randolph Scott 96 min. PS


March 1941

2:30pm The Lady Eve (WB, 1941) Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck 95 min.

4:15pm The Sea Wolf (WB, 1941) Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield 88 min.


April 1941

5:45pm Ziegfeld Girl (MGM, 1941) James Stewart , Judy Garland 133 min

8:00pm The Road to Zanzibar (Par., 1941) Bob Hope, Bing Crosby 90 min. PS

9:45pm The Devil and Miss Jones (RKO, 1941) Jean Arthur 93 min.

11:30pm The Great Lie (WB, 1941) Bette Davis, Mary Astor 108 min.


May 1941

1:30am Love Crazy (MGM, 1941) William Powell, Myrna Loy 100 min.

3:30am Blood and Sand (Fox, 1941) Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth 125 min. PS





1941 (continued)


June 1941

6:00am They Met in Bombay (MGM, 1941) Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell 92 min.


July 1941

7:45am Blossoms in the Dust (MGM, 1941) Greer Garson 98 min.


August 1941

9:30am Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Col., 1941) Robert Montgomery 94 min.

11:15am The Little Foxes (Goldwyn, 1941) Bette Davis 117 min. PS


September 1941

1:15pm Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941) Orson Welles 119 min.

3:15pm Sergeant York (WB, 1941) Gary Cooper 135 min.

5:45pm Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (MGM, 1941) Spencer Tracy 114 min.


October 1941

8:00pm The Maltese Falcon (WB, 1941) Humphrey Bogart 100 min.


November 1941

9:45pm Suspicion (RKO, 1941) Cary Grant 99 min.

11:30pm Shadow of the Thin Man (MGM, 1941) William Powell, Myrna Loy 97 min.


December 1941

1:15am How Green Was My Valley (Fox, 1941) Donald Crisp 120 min. PS

3:15am They Died With Their Boots On (WB, 1941) 140 min.





Some Fun and Ad-Venture (movies about advertising)


6:00am The Hucksters (MGM, 1947) Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr 115 min.

8:00am Lover Come Back (Univ., 1961) Rock Hudson, Doris Day 107 min.

10:00am The Thrill of It All (Univ., 1963) Doris Day, James Garner 108 min.


A Fedora, A Trenchoat, and Thou (Bogart in Love)


12 noon Casablanca (WB, 1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman 99 min.

2:00pm Across the Pacific (WB, 1942) Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor 97 min.

3:45pm The Big Sleep (WB, 1946) Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall 113 min.


A Twist of Lemmon


5:45pm Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon 120 min.




Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!


8:00pm PRIDE: Paper Lion (UA, 1968) Alan Alda as writer George Plimpton joins Detroit Lions training 105 min.

9:45pm WRATH: Forbidden Planet (MGM, 1956) Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen. 91 min.

11:30pm GREED: Wall Street (Columbia, 1929) Ralph Ince 68 min. (today is 79th anniversary of Stock Market Crash of 1929)


From Hair to Eternity

12:45am Shampoo (Columbia, 1975) Warren Beatty 109 min.

2:45am Heaven Can Wait (Paramount, 1978) Warren Beatty 101 min. PS


The “Prince” and the “Popper”

4:30 Caprice (Fox, 1967) Doris Day, guest starring “Prince” Michael Romanoff and Fritz (“pop!”) Feld 82 min. PREMIERE





Turner Classical Movies

6:00am The Magic Flute (Surrogate, 1974) directed by Ingmar Bergman 134 min. PREMIERE

8:15am Romeo and Juliet (Embassy, 1966) Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev 126 min. PREMIERE

10:30am La Boheme (WB, 1965) directed by Franco Zefferelli 107 min. PREMIERE


Mount Rushmore


12:30pm 1776 (Columbia, 1972) Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson 166 min.

3:30pm Abe Lincoln in Illinois (RKO, 1940) Raymond Massey as Lincoln 110 min.

5:30pm The Wind and the Lion (MGM, 1975) Brian Keith as Teddy Roosevelt 119 min.

7:30pm SHORT: Give Me Liberty (WB, 1936) Robert Warwick as George Washington 22 min.


If You Ain’t Got Elegance


8:00pm Pretty Woman (Buena Vista aka Disney, 1990) Julia Roberts 119 min.

10:15pm My Fair Lady (WB, 1964) Audrey Hepburn 173 min.

1:15am The Unsinkable Molly Brown (MGM, 1964) Debbie Reynolds 128 min.

3:30am Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Col. 1936) Gary Cooper 118 min.





Halloween from A to Z


6:00am Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Univ., 1948 ) Bela Lugosi 82 min.

Cartoon: Bewitched Bunny (WB, 1954) 7 min.

7:30am Cat People (RKO, 1942) Simone Simon 73 min.

9:15am Dracula (Univ., 1931) Bela Lugosi 75 min.

11:00am The Exorcist (WB, 1973) Max Von Sydow 121 min. PREMIERE

Cartoon: Fraidy Cat (MGM, 1942) 7 min.

Cartoon: Gorilla My Dreams (WB, 1948) 7 min.

Cartoon: Hyde and Hare (WB, 1955) 7 min.

1:30pm The Invisible Man (Univ., 1933) Claude Rains 72 min.

Cartoon: Jeepers Creepers (WB, 1939) 9 min.

3:00pm King Kong (RKO, 1933) Fay Wray 100 min.

Cartoon: Little Brother Rat (WB, 1939) 7 min.

Cartoon: Mad as a Mars Hare (WB, 1963) 7 min.

5:00pm Nosferatu (Prana, 1922) Max Schreck 72 min. PS

6:15pm The Old Dark House (Univ., 1932) Boris Karloff 70 min.

Cartoon: Porky the Giant Killer (WB, 1939) 8 min.

Cartoon: Quackodile Tears (WB, 1962) 6 min.

Cartoon: Robot Rabbit (WB. 1953) 7 min.

8:00pm She (RKO, 1935) Randolph Scott 105 min.

9:45pm The Thing (RKO, 1951) James Arness 80 min.

11:15pm The Unknown (MGM, 1923) Lon Chaney 63 min.

12:30am Village of the Damned (MGM, 1961) George Sanders 90 min.

2:00am The Wolf Man (Universal, 1941) Lon Chaney 70 min.

3:15 am TCM UNDERGROUND X – The Man with the X-Ray Eyes(American International, 1963) Ray Milland 70 min.

Short: Your Last Act (MGM, 1941) (Passing Parade No. 25) 11 min.

4:45 pm Zombies on Broadway (RKO, 1945) Bela Lugosi 69 min.




A Bunch by Benchley

6:00am Foreign Correspondent (UA, 1940) (as Additional Dialogue) 120 min.PS

Short: How to Train A Dog (MGM, 1936) 8 min.

8:15am Murder on a Honeymoon (RKO, 1935) (as screenwriter) 75 min.

Short: How to Vote (MGM, 1936) 10 min.

9:45am The Gay Divorcee (RKO, 1934) (contributed to Dialogue) 107 min.

Short: An Hour for Lunch (MGM, 1939) 9 min.

11:45am After Tonight (RKO, 1933) (as screenwriter) 71 min.

Short: How to Eat (MGM, 1939) 10 min.


Trailer Attractions


1:15pm The Long, Long Trailer (MGM, 1956) Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 96 min.

3:00pm Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia, 1959) James Stewart 161 min.

6:00pm Slither (MGM, 1973) James Caan, Sally Kellerman 97 min.


Star of the Month: Edward Arnold


8:00pm THE ESSENTIALS: Meet John Doe (WB, 1941) 123 min.

10:15pm Come and Get It (UA, 1936) 98 min. PREMIERE

12 mid Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Col., 1939) 131 min.

2:15am All That Money Can Buy (aka The Devil and Daniel Webster) (RKO, 1941) 109 min.


High School Tearbook


4:15am To Sir With Love (Columbia, 1967) Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson 105 min.


(Please note: PS = Previouly Scheduled by TCM; PD = A Public Domain film.



'filmlover's Additional Programming Notes

Super-Stars Seldom-Seen Cinema: To start with, Kyle requested that we list a classic that we have “sinned” in not seeing yet. I have seen so many thousands of films, it was hard for me to find a classic to list that had gone unseen by me. I eventually went with two foreign pictures by Jacques Tati, but it did get me thinking about the select few average films that have somehow eluded my view over my lifetime that I haven’t seen of major stars. Surprisingly, there were a good number of them and I decided to start my schedule with them. I don’t think I have seen any in this group, except for “—30 –“ starring Jack Webb. Okay, Webb is nowhere near a Super-Star but it is a film I haven’t seen for about 30 years, and I have entered it into every Challenge schedule I’ve created since the beginning…BUT end up eliminating it because of time and no Premieres left to use. This time, however, I am going to keep it in.


1941 (Hollywood’s Second Greatest Year): We all know that 1939 probably was the best year for great movies, but I strongly believe that 1941 is no slouch, either. This took some time to research, especially the release dates of each one, and in the end I decided to do two days of listings, using their release date as the layout (but I could have definitely used more Premieres and more days).


For example, other 1941 titles not listed here: Dumbo, Belle Starr, **** Tonk, Babes on Broadway, Tobacco Road, You’ll Never Get Rich, Topper Returns, You’re in the Army Now, Moon Over Miami, Meet Boston ****, The Saint in Palm Springs, Tarzan’s Secret Adventure, The Corsican Brothers, Flame of New Orleans, Penny Serenade, Manpower, I Wanted Wings, Abbott & Costello in the Navy, A&C Keep ‘Em Flying, Hellzapoppin;, and Ball of Fire.


Bad Puns Dept.: I make no apologies for From Hair to Eternity. As a matter of fact, I am rather proud of that one. Using that as a way of linking two Warren Beatty films , Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait, came to me while I was waiting to get my hair cut. However, I am deeply ashamed of The “Prince“ and the “Popper.” I think this came to me while I was driving, and couldn’t believe my luck when I found later that Hollywood restaurateur Michael Romanoff, who claimed he was an exiled prince from some country, and Fritz Feld whose trademark gimmick was to smack his mouth with the flat of his hand and make a poppiing sound, really did appear together in one film. The “Some Fun and Ad-Venture” pun is a reworking of a line by Sabu in The Thief of Bagdad, “Some fun and adventure, at last.”


Halloween from A to Z: This was not something I planned at all. I originally thought it would be fun to do a day of actors, listed from A to Z, who were usually cast as villains, but it ended up going through MANY changes in format and took quite a bit of time. From villainous actors, this morphed to being the villains themselves in the movies. Then I tried to balance it out by having it be heroes & villains. Still wasn’t happy with it. Then started to redo it as 26 memorable characters from A to Z form movies. As I was doing that latter idea, I noticed that a number of the characters on the list were turning out to be from horror films (Dracula, The Invisible Man, etc.). So then I just decided since that was the way it was headed, I would make the whole day a list of horror titles from A through Z. Because it would be impossible to have 26 films in a 24-hour period, I made the choice to use cartoons to fill out some letters of the alphabet, yet stay within the “scary” requirement. And since it was all scary, it told me what day my calendar would be built around. Halloween.


And I chose Edward Arnold as the Star of the Month. I get a great enjoyment out of watching him in films. Either he plays the most scary of tyrannical tycoons or the most jovial of characters. He brings full-bodied enthusiasm to both kinds of roles.

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This is a hard choice. I've looked over all of them and there is some outstanding brilliance in there (but enough about me). It truly is a difficult choice this time around. I could almost go with a 3-way tie for first but I know I have to choose only one.


So, before I can't get in here again, my vote goes to patful. I would enjoy seeing so many things on the list, including the tribute to Eugene Pallette, plus the Silent Sunday feature of Faust. And I still get a kick out of the reworking of Melanie Safka's song title, "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma" into "Look What They've Done to Your Son, Ma." Very clever.

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Well, it is encouraging that some of us have been able to get in here and read the work of all the talented "Programmers".


The thread has been viewed about 350 times so far, so it isn't a problem for everyone. (Or does that include times the thread wouldn't load? Like the error messages one gets when trying to post a message believing the post hasn't gone through only to find out the post did go through but just wouldn't display? Hence, all the duplicate posts.)


'patful' -

You're most welcome. It was a pleasure to help guide you through your first programmig Challenge. I hope you - more than anyone - enjoyed yourself as a participant.


So far we have two votes. I hope that we have many more before the voting closes on Saturday Night. But I am glad that I am absolved from picking a sinful favorite in this Challenge. As Moderator, I will follow tradition and only vote in the case of a tie. ("whew!")


I have a feeling things will be kind of quiet the two evenings TCM is presenting the Ford/Fox films. Lord knows, I am planning on watching many of them myself.

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There are several I want to vote for as I could spend weeks in front of the TV. But as I can only pick one I send my vote for "lzcutter."


Kudos to "patful" for jumping in. It wasn't that bad, was it?


To everyone, congratulations on such wonderful schedules. It's hard work but fun and everyone did a fine job.



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Thanks to "patful', 'filmlover' & 'movieman1957' for posting their "votes". (And many blessings on your camels for being persistent in getting the thread to open allowing you to cast your vote.)


I also have received one PM selection for 'lzcutter'.


It is Tuesday evening adn TCM is premiering How Green Was My Valley and Young Mr. Lincoln tonight so I don't expect this to be a busy evening in the Forums for voting. But there is still lots of time to get a vote in here. "Voting" closes at the end of the day this Saturday (Midnight).


I hope things begin to run more smoothly in here soon. I am very proud of all the participants and their work so I really want them to receive the recognition they have earned - especially the three first-time participants 'kubrickbuff', 'patful' and 'moviebuffer12'.


Kyle In Hollywood

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I loved all the schedules submitted and I'm in awe of the hard work and thought that went into them. Thanks to everyone who participated and gave us a great deal of worthwhile reading. I suspect that one way or another, suggested schedules could easily end up influencing the TCM schedule more than you know.


After careful consideration I will have to think some more about the myriad choices before submitting my vote, though I understand that it's important to note that voting ends at midnight on Sunday morning. Hats off, everyone!

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Wow, that took some doing to get the thread to open. I had a whole post in my head that I was going to write about my choice but it took so long to get the thread to open that I forgot what I wanted to say.


The schedules are all worthy and all are very creative. Choosing just one is difficult but a choice has to be made.


I cast my vote for Movieman1957's schedule. I really loved the Henry 8th theme!


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Hello All -


Things seem to be improving bit by bit in this thread so hopefully there will be many more votes to come.


Thanks to 'moviebuffer12' for participating and for posting your vote. (I am counting your registration date as being equal to that of the "hawkraven" account. And please let the other "hawkraven" users know that there can only be one vote from that account. Can't have 12 users voting from one account, can we?)


'Kubrickbuff' -

I am pleased that you've foound a fan in 'bonniebelle'. But she is certainly not the only one who admires your schedule. As she has registered so late, we may not be able to count her vote in the tally toward selecting the next moderator but, who knows? You might not need the extra vote.


I have received another PM vote - and it is again for 'lzcutter'.


And to everyone who hasn't yet voted, there are two days to ponder your selection before the voting period closes. (Midnight Saturday Night) I hope everyone takes a few minutes between posting about William A Wellmann, Ford At Fox, the March schedule or Irene Dunne to check out the wonderful work of our fellow board members as they try their hand at being surrogate programmers for TCM. If you wish to remain anonymous, one can send their vote via Private Message to me.


Kyle In Hollywood

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Well, y'all are gonna make me beg, aren't ya?


Today is the final day for voting on a favorite schedule submission in the most recent "TCM Programming Challenge".


Everyone knows that the this thread is troublesome to open on occasion but it can be done. The current page seems to open smoothly so I suggest right clicking on the link to the earlier page - the "2" or "next" link in the blue header at the top of the thread. Or one can use the "original post" link. When right clicking, choose open in a new window. If the page doesn't load and display, hit refresh in your browser window - or use the "F5" key in the top row of a Windows keyboard. Hitting "refresh" once or twice usually does the trick for me and the page will display.


There is so much goodness in these "sinful" schedules, I hate that they aren't being recognized by more folks. All the Challengers - the veterans and the new recruits - have prepared some wonderful weeks of "TCM Programming" to read for your enjoyment. So, if it's not too much to ask, please take a few minutes to read and appraise the work of your fellow Board Members.


Don't think of the voting as selecting "the best" week of fantasy programming, just as choosing your favorite and you can use whatever criteria you like in making that decision. Movie selections you like. Movie selections you most want to see. Theme-ing ideas that you admire. Anything goes as far as we are concerned.


If you prefer not to make your selection public, "votes" can be sent to me via PM But I thnk everyone loves reading what caught the eye or tickled the fancy (where is one's fancy exactly?) of someone when selecting their favorite week so if you aren't shy about your choice, post it in a message to this thread.


And if anyone knows the whereabouts of AWOL participants "Chip", 'sugarpuss', 'Fedya' and 'Fredmill38' let them know they have a duty to vote by midnight tonight too. "Sloth-ful" behavior was acceptable in the scheduling part of the Challenge but not during the Voting period!


Kyle In Hollywood

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Although there were many exceptional entries, my vote goes to Moviebuffer12.

With the utmost of determination Moviebuffer tried and succeeded with a nifty schedule. The schedule includes some of my favorites films and some I have yet to see.

Congratulations to all who took the challenge.


Kyle, your to be commended with hosting a unique challenge. At times it was like a Hollywood production, hitting us with bold-type reminders just like on a marqee. It was indeed sinful.

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Glad to see the vote tally rising.


Thanks to 'bonniebelle', 'lzcutter' (missed ya earlier), 'Mongo', 'Fedya" and 'Jezebel38' for chiming in and casting votes for our "not-too-wicked" Challengers. Your "voting" is just as important to the Challenge as the schedules themselves. I appreciate your efforts too.


And I have received a total of three PM's for 'lzcutter'. (I've lost track of how many I have acknowledged in here already.) I swear I don't have some sort of filter on my "inbox" rejecting all votes other than those for 'lzcutter'. In fact, I hope I get one or two votes for another Challenger - just for appearances sake!


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Thanks to 'pyewacket's minder for slipping in and placing a vote tonight. (Are you sure the cat didn't hypnotize you into that selection? There were all those birds in the Fedya schedule that I am sure were very tempting to that feline of yours.)


I also want to announce that we do have a horse race in the vote tally so every vote is vital. Adn dit means a lot to the participants. So, between Errol Flynn flicks, Charge into the Programming Schedules and don't Dodge a choice of a favorite schedule.


Voting continues until midnight tonight (PST).


Kyle In Hollywood

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Sunday Morning December 16th -


The End has arrived.


First, thanks to FrankGrimes for a wonderful post on all the schedules submitted during this Programming Challenge. What a great read. (You know you really should take part in a Challenge one of these days.) And thanks for voting for your favorite schedule also.


Second, major thanks to 'filmlover' for your beautiful "Now Playing" covers for all ten participants. These have become as much as a tradition as the Challenge itself. Well Done.


Third, I want to thank all the members who not only persevered with getting this stubborn thread to open but also voted for a favorite schedule. You are the ones for whom the Challenge Schedules are prepared. Without your votes and comments there would be little reward for all the work the Challengers do. A hearrty round of applause goes out to you all.


And, finally, thanks to all ten Challenge Participants. Only one other Challenge has attracted more participants. This was a remarkable turnout given all the other demands peope have on their time during this time of the year. As moderator, I am very proud that so many of you chose to participate - to say nothing of the quality of the schedules you prepared. Every week of TCM Programming was exceptional. Bravos all around. You all have earned multiple curtain calls - with floral horseshoe displays.


Let's see... Have I forgot anything? I think there was something else I was supposed to post. Maybe it will come to.. Oh yes! The Vote Tally.


The Vote Tally


Over the past week I received four votes by Private Message. Three were for 'lzcutter' and a fourth was received yesterday evening for 'sugarpuss'. Added to the the votes posted in the thread I have come up with these totals.


Challengers singled out with single votes are -

Fredmill38 (Welcome back to the Challenge. I hope you join in again.)


Fedya (I still wonder if Sandy K's cat was the actual voter, tho)


Moviebuffer12 (Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.)


Kubrickbuff (I hope you join in again too. You're a veteran now!)


ChipHeartsMovies (Let us know how the online auction went.)


Movieman1957 (A stalwart that is always an asset to the Challenges.)



To the Challengers with multiple votes -

patful - two votes

Our reluctant participant who pulled off his first Challenge Schedule gracefully and with great aplomb. (Is that redundant?) I am proud of you and your work and so are many others around here. You do know that having participated once makes it harder to refuse to participate from now on, don't ya? Better start making notes on all those ideas floating around in your cerebral Koi Pond. They'll come in handy real soon.


sugarpuss - three votes (including one PM vote)

I know she has been very busy lately - so busy that the voting must have slipped her mind. But our devilish "Ms. O'Shea" again provided us with a (slightly) wicked week of temptations as only she can. I hope she can relax, slip on her red satin pajamas and join us again very soon.


and the Challenger with the highest vote tally

lzcutter - with four votes (including three PM votes)

Maybe it was getting the schedule in early for once or maybe it was the emphisis on film peservation and restoration (mentioned by multiple voters in their messages). Either way, this schedule was the most admired of this Challenge. And so 'lzcutter' has the honor of moderating the next TCM Programming Challenge - an honor I hope she, even if reluctant, accepts. She has proven to be a capable and encouraging moderator in the past and it would be nice to have another 'lzcutter' Challenge to work on again.


To all the "sinners" of Programming Challenge #8, as moderator of this Challenge I now absolve you of all your sins - just in time for a visit from St. Nick. You've all been good little Challengers and hope you find something nice in your stockings this year. Because you have all given the Message Boards - and your moderator - many pleasures for which we are all thankful.


Kyle In Hollywood

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Congratulations, lzcutter! And thanks for your votes, filmlover and Moviebuffer, though I'm still flabbergasted that I got any. Great "Now Playing" covers again, filmlover, though mine could cause some nightmares for a while. :-)


I just wish more people had voted this time around. For one of my favorite schedules to not get any votes is a travesty.


And thanks again, Kyle, for your excellent job hosting this one, and for your encouragement, help, and incredible patience.

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My congratulations to Izcutter also. I admire all of you who make the time to take part in these Challenges. Speaking for myself, I scarcely found time to vote. I find myself backlogged with dozens of taped William Wellman, Star of the Month, and even Guest Programmer movies. (from November).

Losing a week to Thanksgiving travel did not help either.


Special thanks to Kyle. This is a huge responsibility and I'm sure you were up late last night.


Thanks to all, new and old, who strive to make the boards informative and, most of the time, fun to read and be a part of. cinemafan

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"I just wish more people had voted this time around. For one of my favorite schedules to not get any votes is a travesty."


LOL, that would have been mine. But, quite honestly, I am really fine with this. I have had the honor and privilige of hosting one of the Challenges already. Kyle mentioned here that this current Challenge was the one to get the second-highest number of schedules entered. I am proud to say that it was the Challenge that I moderated that received the highest number of submitted schedules (thirteen, I think).


I am pleased to see so many newcomers to the Challenge. It is a daunting task, and you never truly know how hard it is until you get in there and do it, but you come away from it with a greater respect and understanding of our TCM programmer and his job. That was the reason the Challenge was originally created by board member path40a. It is difficult indeed to come up with theme ideas, Star of the Month nights, birthday tributes, TCM Underground selections, The Essentials, Silent Sundays, etc. and fit all the other films into tightly-constructed time frames, but the TCM programmer does it week after week, month after month, and year after year. I think everyone who has done a schedule in any of the eight Challenges to date will agree that the TCM programmer is the true Challenge Master.


Thanks to all who had kind words about my schedule and my covers. I am glad to have had a chance to participate this time around again, and, as said, I truly am fine with not getting a vote on it...it makes it SO much easier on my present-buying budget this year. (LOL, just kidding.)


Patful, I decided to have real fun with your cover, including going away from the traditional logo on all other covers in an attempt to get into the mind of Norman Bates (a scary place to be, believe me). I'm glad you enjoyed it.


My conratulations to Lynn for your great schedule and your victory. Am I mistaken, Lynn, but aren't you now the first 3-time winner?!


And, of course, a big congrats to Kyle for overseeing this current Challenge. You faced many challenges within the Challenge, not the least of which was the message board loading problems. And now you have the honor of rejoining the rest of us in creating a new schedule in the next Challenge hosted by Lynn.

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