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Is there a list of all "Essentials?"


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JeanMarie -

 

You are probably doing all the right things when trying to search the website so don't be hard on yourself. (Though, if you are looking for specific TCM information always "tic" the website option rather than the database option.) The online archives of past articles from TCM only goes back to about 2002 so it is nearly impossible to find information about TCM presentations prior to that date.

 

But searching these Message Boards (also a "hit and miss" proposition lately) has uncovered a previous post I made containing as many Essentials titles as I was able to compile from the website. Here is what I found last spring.

 

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And what are the rest of The Essentials for the Upcoming Season? The answer is found here -

http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article/?cid=156039&mainArticleId=156628

 

but I think it is okay to post the list here so people can refer to it more easily.

 

Saturday Nights at 8 pm ET

3/10/2007 - Breakfast at Tiffany's (Only Showing as an Essential!)

3/17/2007 - Hud

3/24/2007 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

3/31/2007 - Fear Strikes Out

4/07/2007 - That Touch of Mink

4/14/2007 - The Great Dictator

4/21/2007 - Roman Holiday

4/28/2007 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

5/05/2007 - The Producers

5/12/2007 - My Fair Lady

5/19/2007 - Ball of Fire

5/26/2007 - The African Queen

6/02/2007 - Take the Money and Run

6/09/2007 - King Kong

6/16/2007 - Harvey

6/23/2007 - The Lost Weekend

6/30/2007 - Dodsworth

7/07/2007 - Topper

7/14/2007 - Sorry, Wrong Number

7/21/2007 - Pride and Prejudice

7/28/2007 - Hud (repeat)

8/04/2007 - The Bridge on the River Kwai

8/11/2007 - That Touch of Mink (repeat)

8/18/2007 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (repeat)

8/25/2007 - Born Yesterday

9/01/2007 - Red River

9/08/2007 - The Importance of Being Earnest

9/15/2007 - The Great Dictator (repeat)

9/22/2007 - Roman Holiday (repeat)

9/29/2007 - The Producers (repeat)

10/06/2007 - King Kong (repeat)

10/13/2007 - My Fair Lady (repeat)

10/20/2007 - The African Queen (repeat)

10/27/2007 - Fear Strikes Out (repeat)

11/03/2007 - Harvey (repeat)

11/10/2007 - The Lost Weekend (repeat)

11/17/2007 - Dodsworth (repeat)

11/24/2007 - Sorry, Wrong Number (repeat)

12/01/2007 - Take the Money and Run (repeat)

12/08/2007 - Notorious (Only Showing as an Essential!)

12/15/2007 - The Adventures of Robin Hood (repeat)

12/22/2007 - Born Yesterday (repeat)

12/29/2007 - Red River (repeat)

01/05/2008 - Topper (repeat)

01/12/2008 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (repeat)

01/19/2008 - Pride and Prejudice (repeat)

01/26/2008 - The Importance of Being Earnest (repeat)

 

I think it is a well-balanced list of older and newer films that will provide some interesting commentary from our hosts.

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I do have a list of the 2005/2006 line-up -

 

(Repeat showings removed)

3/5/2005 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

3/12/2005 The Lady from Shanghai

3/19/2005 Adam's Rib

3/26/2005 The Band Wagon

4/2/2005 North by Northwest

4/9/2005 His Girl Friday

4/16/2005 Grand Illusion

4/23/2005 Out of the Past

4/30/2005 Swing Time

5/7/2005 To Have and Have Not

5/14/2005 Arsenic and Old Lace

5/21/2005 Gaslight

5/28/2005 They Were Expendable

6/4/2005 The Lady Eve

6/11/2005 The Big Sleep

6/18/2005 Vertigo

6/25/2005 Steamboat Bill, Jr.

7/2/2005 White Heat

7/9/2005 It Should Happen to You

7/16/2005 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

7/23/2005 The Magnificent Ambersons

7/30/2005 The Merry Widow

8/6/2005 Fort Apache

8/13/2005 His Girl Friday

8/20/2005 The Shop Around the Corner

9/3/2005 Mogambo

 

1/7/2006 The Awful Truth

1/14/2006 Some Came Running

 

These would be from the Peter Bogdanovich season (and explains the many Cary Grant features and screwball comedies.)

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Here is the 2004/2005 season listings (Sidney Pollack) -

 

4/3/2004 Rear Window (1954)

4/10/2004 High Noon (1952)

4/17/2004 Annie Hall (1977)

4/24/2004 Dr. Strangelove (1963)

5/1/2004 Singin' in the Rain (1952)

5/8/2004 Random Harvest (1942)

5/15/2004 The Day of the Jackal (1973)

5/22/2004 Tootsie (1982)

5/29/2004 The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

6/5/2004 Papillon (1973)

6/12/2004 Spellbound (1945)

6/19/2004 The Quiet Man (1952)

6/26/2004 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

7/3/2004 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

7/10/2004 Doctor Zhivago (1965)

7/17/2004 Some Like It Hot (1959)

7/24/2004 Citizen Kane (1941)

7/31/2004 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

8/7/2004 The Lion in Winter (1968)

8/14/2004 Casablanca (1942)

 

And a partial list compiled for the 2003/2004 season -

The Wild One (11/2)

The Magnificent Seven (11/9)

Guys and Dolls (11/16)

Touch of Evil (11/23)

2001: A Space Odyssey (11/30)

 

(December is missing)

 

1/4/2004 Pillow Talk

1/11/2004 A Star is Born ('54)

1/18/2004 Strangers on a Train

1/25/2003 The Shop Around the Corner

2/1/2004 Lawrence of Arabia

2/8/2004 The Apartment

2/15/2004 An American in Paris

2/22/2004 The Best Years of Our Lives

2/29/2004 The Bridge on the River Kwai

3/7/2004 Rebel Without a Cause

3/14/2004 Bringing Up Baby

3/21/2004 Notorious

3/28/2004 On the Waterfront

 

And some titles from early 2003 -

I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (January 5)

The Caine Mutiny (January 12)

Mildred Pierce (January 19)

Ninotchka (January 26)

Rocky (February 2)

The Defiant Ones (February 9)

West Side Story (February 16)

Sweet Smell of Success (February 23)

 

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Hope this helpful. I don't think a more complete list has ever been compiled.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Kyle In Hollywood -

Thank you! That's great information and I appreciate the time this must have taken you.

 

FredCDobbs - Thanks for your fast response- I went right to that link.

 

I find it a bit odd that TCM does not have a link to complete, chronological information for this list since they've made THE ESSENTIALS one of their "brands."

 

Perhaps Mr. Osborne might give TCM a nudge here...

 

JM

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