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TCM Honors Sydney Pollack June 2nd

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Just announced change to the schedule to remember the passing of TCM's friend and colleague Sydney Pollack.




TCM will revise its primetime schedule on Monday, June 2nd in order to honor the late director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?):


Here is the new lineup for Monday, June 2 (All times EDT)


8:00 PM *The Slender Thread* (’65) (his directorial debut)

10:00 PM *Three Days of the Condor* (’75)

12:00 AM *Tootsie* (’82)

2:00 AM *Jeremiah Johnson* (’72)

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Hi "SSOS" -


In case you really are wondering, *The Electric Horseman* has been on TCM at least three times. Unfortunately, I can't place any specificity to when these showings occurred. I think the presentations happened at least two years ago.


The film was shown during a salute to Robert Redford -



Also during an evening of films "Directed By Sydney Pollack"


(Besides *Horseman*, this tribute included *The Way We Were*, *Absence Of Malice* and *The Scalphunters*.)


and during a past "31 Days of Oscar" event when *The Electric Horseman* was included in an evening devoted to "Best Sound Nominees"



And color me surprised that TCM didn't have access to *Out Of Africa* (or chose not to include it) in this coming Monday's event.) The film has popped up on TCM at least twice a year for the last five years. Or so it seens. On the one occasion that it would be a truly welcome presentation, it isn't being shown.


Personally, I still would have enjoyed a day full of replays of his Essentials selections. I know there had to be at least six or seven titles from those seasons that TCM has access to on such a short notice. ( *Wuthering Heights*, *Rear Window*, *Singing In The Rain*, *Casablanca*, *Citizen Kane* ) He even introduced *Tootsie* as an "Essential" during his second season as host.


Now, if TCM has Robert Osborne introduce Sydney Pollack's "Essential" presentation of *Tootsie* on Monday night, _that_ waould be a really special event.


Kyle In Hollywood

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