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THE TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #11 IS NOW OVER!


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I'm trying to make things as uncomplicated as I can this time around, so I will be lenient about the 8:15 _one time only and ONLY for this one night_. BUT it will not be a precedent. It is not something everyone should now just go ahead and jump on the bandwagon. Please get your schedule to fit within all the parameters. Don't forget, when people vote, they will to see if you followed the rules set out at the beginning. I've tossed out more movies doing my own schedules due to not fitting.

 

P.S. -- I will not budge as far as starting at 6 AM. That is it, written in cement.

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Another thing to think about is that during the evening hours, Osborne is making introductions and exits from movies,so you want to build in time for that. So if you have a 90 minute movie and you are starting it at 8:00, it is not a great idea to start the next one right at 9:30.

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*"If my scheduled week is after one of those dates can I mark the movie as p/s?"* -ILRM

"The answer had better be yes, because I've done it in the past!" - ydobon

 

And so have I.

 

I have also started days at 3:15am, 3:30am & even 4:00am (All PST) because I have seen TCM do it. The most inviolate rule that I have seen on TCM is "primetime" starts at 8pm/5pm every night.

 

(And I have seen films overlap into the next hour by one or two minutes while a film still is scheduled to start at the top of that same hour. It happens rarely, but it happens.)

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"Oohh, I bought a goat and his name was Jack. But he got homesick

so I had to give him ba-a-a-ack"

*F.McGee.*

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LOL. However, my inviolate rule this time is that 6 AM starting time must be met and that the schedule week must start with Sunday (thus it has been and thus it shall be).

 

And while there have been instance of films starting at one time and another on the schedule overlapping before the first one is finished, we all know that it creates a nightmare for TCM because they were told the wrong running time. it also starts threads on the TCM board from people complaining. So no overlapping times.

 

"I has spoken!" (Pansy Yokum, 'Li'l Abner')

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*"LOL. However, my inviolate rule this time is that 6 AM starting time must be met..."*

 

Get 'filmlover'. The "Little General"!

 

Gee, you'd even bounce 'tcmprogrammr' from your Challenge.

 

4 Thursday September

*2:00 AM* I Loved A Woman (1933)

A Chicago meat-packer tries to keep a rein on his social-climbing wife. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Kay Francis, Genevieve Tobin. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC

 

5 Friday September

*3:32 AM* Short Film: Barber Shop Blues (1933)

*3:45 AM* Living On Velvet (1935)

A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl. Cast: Kay Francis, George Brent, Warren William. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-76 mins, TV-G

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"Oohh, I bought a goat and his name was Jack. But he got homesick

so I had to give him ba-a-a-ack"

*F.McGee.*

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> (And I have seen films overlap into the next hour by one or two minutes while a film still is scheduled to start at the top of that same hour. It happens rarely, but it happens.)

 

It just happened tonight, with *Raffles* running past 9:15 PM ET.

 

(And it also happened yesterday afternoon when *Saturday's Heroes* ran past 7:00 PM ET.)

 

Probably the worst example was when they didn't realize they got the uncut, ~96 minute version of *The Damned* (the 1963 British movie, not the Italian movie from 1969) and programmed it in a 90-minute slot because they thought they had the American version. As far as I'm aware, TCM haven't re-programmed it.

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Well said, movieman.

 

LOL, in the words of Jamie Pressly as the head cheerleader in the revered classic movie, "Not Another Teen Movie," during the tryouts when someone else voiced an opinion on the cheerleading candidates.

JP: "Okay, let's get one thing straight. This is not a cheerocracy, I am the cheertator, I will make the cheerisions around here, and I will deal with the cheeronsequences! Now, if there are no more cheeruptions, we can cheertinue. Thank you."

 

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Well, the Challenge is now one week in. Remember, anyone can join in on the fun and create a schedule. (Details can be found back in the first post of this thread).

 

The Challenge will close at midnight (Pacific time) on September 30th.

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Going back over your rules, filmlover, I now notice that you wanted four films for Star of the Month, and one each for Silent Sundays, TCM Imports, and TCM Underground. Is that set in stone? Will I be flogged for adding an extra or two? I will *not* defy your 6AM start time decree! Though I have in the past.

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You can definitely add a film to your Silent Sunday Night, TCM Underground, and TCM Imports. I've had two each sometimes. And the four films for Star of the Month, can be five, six, whatever you can fit into the hours from 8:00 pm until 6 AM.

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*Another thing to think about is that during the evening hours, Osborne is making introductions and exits from movies,so you want to build in time for that. So if you have a 90 minute movie and you are starting it at 8:00, it is not a great idea to start the next one right at 9:30.*

 

 

Hey Filmlover (Kyle, and everyone),

 

I'm hoping to join in here, but don't know if I'll have the time or sanity to make the deadline. Then again, it just might be the sanity I need right now. If I do, I was just wondering if we can go slightly against what you've written above, because on many occasions, TCM will list a movie starting at 8:00 (or whenever) that is 90 or 120 minutes long, and while the next movie might be listed as starting at 9:30 or 10:00, It will actually start two or three minutes later. We've all seen this and it is keeping up with the realism of the TCM programmer's (Heaven bless him) job, that sparked these great feats of ours. It's always better to come in under the time frame, and this should only be allowed to occur once per schedule, but I've took this into consideration on past Challenges.

 

If not, that's totally fine and I understand. I love the Time Travel idea and it's challenging to come up with something unique.

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*"I'm hoping to join in here, but don't know if I'll have the time or sanity to make the deadline. Then again, it just might be the sanity I need right now."* - MattHelm

 

Woo-Hoo-Hoo! _Now_ we're really competing. This is going to be one great Challenge.

 

I better quit mucking around planning next month's Poster Gallery selections and get to work.

(But October is going to be a fun month in the Poster Gallery too.)

 

Lynn, MattHelm, pancakes_barbara, ydobon, KubrickBuff. ILoveRayMilland (I wonder who _her_ "Star Of The Month" is going to be?), movieman1957. This is gonna be GOOD.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"Oohh, I bought a goat and his name was Jack. But he got homesick

so I had to give him ba-a-a-ack"

*F.McGee.*

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re the Osborne times...

 

If you have a movie that is exactly 90 or 105 minutes or 120 minutes, you are allowed to schedule it if you want without adding in the Osborne time. I am just trying to suggest that when we watch TCM at night, Robert Osborne is going to talk for a few minutes at the beginning and usually a miunute or two at the end. So that would take a 90 minute movie and make the total time with intro and closing closer to 94 minutes, and so the next movie woul start at 9:45. But I will be nice and say if yo have a 90 minute movie, for example, you can start it at 8 PM and start the second movie at 9:30.

 

HOWEVER, if a movie is 91 minutes or 106 minutes or 121 muinutes, it MUST go into the next quarter hour. No shaving off a minute to make a 91 minute movie fit into a 90 minute slot.

 

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Programming Challenge No. 11

 

March 1, 2009 ? March 7, 2009

 

 

_Sunday ? March 1_

 

_Dog Gone_

6:00am ? The Son of Rusty ? 1947 ? Ann Doran - 69m ? Columbia

7:30am ? Hondo ? 1954 ? John Wayne ? 83m ? Wayne/Fellows ? PS

9:00am ? Lassie Come Home ? 1943 - Roddy McDowell ? 89m ? Loews

10:45am ? The Ugly Dachshund ? 1961 ? Dean Jones ? 93m ? Disney

 

_Happy Birthday David Niven_

12:30pm ? Enchanted ? 1948 ? 100m ? MGM

2:30pm ? The Charge of The Light Brigade ? 1936 ? 115m ? WB

4:30pm ? The King?s Thief ? 1955 ? 78m ? MGM

6:00pm ? Where The Spies Are ? 1965 ? 110m ? MGM

 

_The Fun Side of Divorce_

8:00pm Strange Bedfellows ?1965 - Rock Hudson ? 99m ? Uni ? Premiere

10:00pm ? The Impatient Years ? 1944 ? Jean Arthur ? 91m ? Columbia

10:35pm - The Chases of Pimple Street - 1934 - Charley Chase - 20m - Roach (Short)

 

_Silent Sunday Nights_

Midnight ? The Lily and The Rose ? 1915 ? Lillian Gish ? 50m

1:00am ? Diane of The Follies ? 1916 ? 50m

 

_TCM Imports_

2:00am ? The Nights of Cabiria ? 1957 ? Dir. By F. Fellini ? De Laurentis

 

4:00am ? Edward, My Son ? 1949 ? Spencer Tracy ? 112m ? MGM

 

_Monday ? March 2_

 

_It?s All In A Name_

6:00am ? Mildred Pierce ? 1945 ? Joan Crawford ? 111m ? WB

8:00am ? Joe & Ethel Turp Call On The President ? 1939 ? Ann Sothern ? 70m MGM

9:15am ? Mr. Roberts ? 1955 ? Henry Fonda ? 123m ? WB ? PS

11:30am ? Marty ? 1955 ? Ernest Borgnine ? 93m ? UA ? PS

 

_Just Deserts_

1:15pm ? Sahara ? 1943 ? Humphrey Bogart ? 97m ? Columbia

3:00pm ? 3 Godfathers ? 1948 ? John Wayne ? 106m ? Argosy ? PS

5:00pm ? Lost Patrol ? 1934 ? Victor McLaglen ? 66m

6:15pm ? Five Graves To Cairo ? 1943 ? Franchot Tone ? 96m ? Para. - Premiere

 

 

_Noir Night_

8:00pm ? Gun Crazy ? 1950 ? Jon Dall ? 87m ? UA

9:30pm ? This Gun For Hire ? 1942 ? Alan Ladd ? 81m ? Paramount ? Premiere

11:00pm ? Scarlett Street ? 1945 ? Edward G. Robinson ? 102m ? Uni ? Premiere

1:00am ? Born To Kill ? 1947 ? Claire Trevor ? 92m ? RKO

2:45am ? The Leopard Man ? 1943 ?Dennis O?Keefe ? 66m ? RKO

4:00am ? Knock On Any Door ? 1949 ? Humphrey Bogart ? 100m ? WB

 

_Tuesday ? March 3_

 

_Happy Birthday Jean Harlow_

6:00am ? Platinum Blonde ? 1931 ? 90m ? Columbia

7:45am ? Red Dust ? 1932 ? 83m ? MGM

9:15am ? Saratoga ? 1937 ? 92m ? MGM

11:00am ? Suzy ? 1936 ? 93m ? MGM

12:35pm (Short) ? Bacon Grabbers ? 1929 ? 20m ? Roach

 

_Down South_

1:00pm ? Show Boat ? 1936 ? Irene Dunne ? 115m ? Uni ? PS

3:00pm ? Intruder In The Dust ? 1949 - Claude Jarman ? 87m ? MGM

4:30pm ? Stars In My Crown ? 1950 ? Joel McCrea ? 91m ? MGM

6:15pm ? Stand Up and Fight ? 1939 ? Wallace Berry ? 99m ? MGM

 

_Star of The Month ? Jack Lemmon_

8:00pm ? The April Fools ? 1969 ? 95m ? Cinema Center ? Premiere

10:00pm ? Pffffft ? 1954 ? 88m ?Columbia

11:30pm ? You Can?t Run Awa With It ? 1956 ? 95m ? Columbia

1:30am ? Fire Down Below ? 1957 ? 116 m ? Warwick ? PS

3:30am ? Avanti ? 1972 ? 140m ? Mirisch ? Premiere

 

_Wednesday ? March 4_

 

_Work, Work, Work_

6:00am ? Baby Face ? Barbara Stanwyck ? 1933 ? 76m ? WB

7:30am ? Death Of A Salesman ? 1952 -Frederic March ? 115m ? Columbia

9:30am ? The Fountainhead ? 1949 ? Gary Cooper ? 114m ? WB

11:30am ? The Working Man ? 1933 ? Bette Davis ? 77m ? WB

 

_Happy Birthday Marlon Brando_

1:00pm ? The Wild One ? 1953 ? Kramer ? 79m ? PS

2:30pm ? Teahouse of The August Moon ? 1956 ? 123m ? MGM

4:45pm ? Mutiny On The Bounty ? 1962 ? 179m ? MGM

 

_Time Travel_

8:00pm ? The Final Countdown ? 1980 ? Kirk Douglas ? 104m ? Bryna ? Premiere

10:00pm ? The Time Of Their Lives ? 1946 ? Abbott & Costello ? 82m ? Uni ? PS

11:30pm ? Somewhere In Time ? 1980 ? Christopher Reeve ? 104m ? Uni ? PS

1:30am ? Turn Back The Clock ? 1933 ? Lee Tracy ? 79m ? MGM

3:00am ? The Terminator ? 1984 ? A. Schwarzenegger ? 108m ? Hemdale ? PS

 

5:00am ? Private Screenings ? Charlton Heston ? 1998 ? 60m

 

_Thursday ? March 5_

 

_Morning Romance_

6:00am ? Chance At Heaven ? 1933 ? Ginger Rogers ? 71m ? RKO

7:30am ? The Romance of Rosy Ridge ? 1947 ? Van Johnson ? 105m ? MGM

9:30am ? Island of Desire ? 1952 ? Linda Darnell ? 103m ? UA

11:30am ? Intermezzo ? 1939 ? Ingrid Bergman ? 66m - Selznick ? PS

 

_We Can Fly_

12:45pm ? Sky Giant ? 1938 ? Richard Dix ? 80m ? RKO

2:15pm ? The Dawn Patrol ? 1938 ? Errol Flynn ? 103m ? WB

4:15pm ? Zero Hour ? 1957 ? Dana Andrews ? 81m ? Paramount ? PS

5:45pm ? No Highway In The Sky ? 1951 ? James Stewart ? 99m ? Fox ? Premiere

7:30pm - Air-Tight - 1931 - Short - The Boyfriends - 20m - Roach

 

_The Art of Science_

8:00pm ? The Story of Louis Pasteur ? 1936 ? Paul Muni ? 87m ? WB

9:30pm ? It Happens Every Spring ? 1949 ? Ray Milland ? 87m ? Fox ? Premiere

11:00pm ? The Man In The White Suit ? 1951 ? Alec Guiness ? 85m -Ealing - PS

12:30am ? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ? 1941 ? Spencer Tracy ? 127 ? MGM

2:45am ? Monkey Business ? 1952 ? Cary Grant ? 98m ? Fox ? PS

4:30am ? The Invisible Man ? 1933 ? Claude Rains ? 71m ? Uni ? PS

 

_Friday ? March 6_

 

_Mysterious Mysteries_

6:00am ? The Bishop Misbehaves ? 1935 ? Edmund Gwenn ? 86m ? MGM

7:30am ? Remember Last Night ? 1935 ? Edward Arnold ? 81m ? Uni ? PS

9:00am ? Fingers At The Windows ? 1942 ? Lew Ayres ? 80m ? MGM

10:30am ? Postmark For Danger ? 1956 ? Terry Moore ? 78m ? RKO

 

_Game Day_

12:00pm ? Take Me Out To The Ballgame ? 1949 ? Frank Sinatra ? 93m ? MGM

1:45pm ? Six Day Bike Rider ? 1933 ? Joe E. Brown ? 75m ? WB

3:15pm ? Horse Feathers ? 1932 ? Marx Brothers ? 68m ? Paramount ? PS

4:30pm ? Pat and Mike ? 1952 ? Katharine Hepburn ? 95m ? MGM

6:15pm ? Fear Strikes Out ? 1957 ? Anthony Perkins ? 101m ? Paramount ? PS

 

_Anniversary of The Alamo ? 1836_

8:00pm ? The Man From The Alamo ? 1953 ? Glenn Ford ? 79m ? Uni ? Premiere

9:30pm ? The Alamo ? 1960 ? John Wayne ? 192m ? UA

 

1:00am ? Texas Terror ? 1935 ? John Wayne ? 51m ? Monogram

 

_CM Underground

2:00am ? Tarantula ? 1955 ? John Agar ? 80m ? Universal

 

3:30am ? The Agony and The Ecstasy ? 1965 ? Charlton Heston ? 140m ? Fox ? PS

 

_Saturday ? March 7_

 

_What A Pair_

6:00am ? Two Guys From Milwaukee ? 1946 ? Morgan/Carson ? 90m ? WB

7:45am ? Libeled Lady ? 1936 ? Powell/Loy 98m ? MGM

9:45am ? The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle ? Astaire/Rogers ? 1939- 93m ? RKO

 

11:30am ? Festival Of Shorts

 

_They Directed That?_

12:00pm ? Time Limit ? 1957 ? D: Karl Malden ? 96m ? UA

2:00pm ? The Trouble With Angels ? 1966 - D: Ida Lupino ? 112m ? Columbia

4:00pm ? None But The Brave ? 1965 ? D: Frank Sinatra ? 105m ? WB ? PS

6:00pm ? The Kentuckian ? 1955 ? D: Burt Lancaster ? 104m ? UA

 

_El Sid ? A Night of Sidney Lumet_

8:00pm ? 12 Angry Men ? 1957 ? Henry Fonda ? 95m ? UA

10:00pm ? The Pawnbroker ? 1965 ? Rod Steiger ? 114m ? Landau ? PS

12:00am ? The Anderson Tapes ? 1971 ? Sean Connery ? 99m ? Columbia

2:00am ? The Verdict ? 1982 ? Paul Newman ? 128m ? Fox - Premiere

4:30am ? Private Screenings ? Sidney Lumet - 2005

 

5:30am ? Festival of Shorts

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Ordinary is ordinary whether it is now or the end of the month. As usual I hope it is fairly straightforward for any explanation.

 

A couple of birthday celebrations and some random themes. The three primary themes are "The Art of Science" where I show some funny and some not so funny movies where science is the main point. A night of movies on The Alamo on the anniversary. And a Saturday afternoon full of movies directed by actors who normally don't do it. Jack Lemmon is my SOTM.

 

Now I can stop worrying about it, maybe.

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