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The only movies for the entire 31 days that I have not yet seen:

  • Tom Sawyer (1973) 2/1
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939) 2/5
  • Lassie Come Home (1943) 2/10
  • The Desert Song (1944), 2/12
  • Under Western Stars (1938), 2/13
  • The Window (1949), 2/14
  • The Little Fugitive (1953), 2/15
  • Strike Up the Band (1940), 2/15
  • Lady of the Tropics (1939), 2/21
  • Eskimo (1933), 2/24
  • Forever Amber (1947), 2/28

Out of those, I only have a mild interest in seeing The WindowEskimo, and Forever Amber.

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32 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

The only movies for the entire 31 days that I have not yet seen:

  • Tom Sawyer (1973) 2/1
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939) 2/5
  • Lassie Come Home (1943) 2/10
  • The Desert Song (1944), 2/12
  • Under Western Stars (1938), 2/13
  • The Window (1949), 2/14
  • The Little Fugitive (1953), 2/15
  • Strike Up the Band (1940), 2/15
  • Lady of the Tropics (1939), 2/21
  • Eskimo (1933), 2/24
  • Forever Amber (1947), 2/28

Out of those, I only have a mild interest in seeing The WindowEskimo, and Forever Amber.

Truthfully, Eskimo is a bit sluggish. Interesting in a way, but sluggish. (and I assume the use of subtitles had not been perfected yet, because all of the Inuit dialogue appears on silent-movie style title cards)

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45 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

The only movies for the entire 31 days that I have not yet seen:

  • Tom Sawyer (1973) 2/1
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939) 2/5
  • Lassie Come Home (1943) 2/10
  • The Desert Song (1944), 2/12
  • Under Western Stars (1938), 2/13
  • The Window (1949), 2/14
  • The Little Fugitive (1953), 2/15
  • Strike Up the Band (1940), 2/15
  • Lady of the Tropics (1939), 2/21
  • Eskimo (1933), 2/24
  • Forever Amber (1947), 2/28

Out of those, I only have a mild interest in seeing The WindowEskimo, and Forever Amber.

Well, at least there's one I want to see. (Forever Amber).  Have never seen that one. I recorded it once off the Fox station, but the DVR went bad before I got around to watching it.

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2 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Premieres are The Madness of King George, Nine to Five, Under Western Stars, Forever Amber, and Hugo.

 

Kind of shocked even with it being a Fox film that Nine to Five never showed up before now.....

Well, I have two now. (Madness) Saw that when it came out, but would like to see it again.......

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2 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

The only movies for the entire 31 days that I have not yet seen:

  • Tom Sawyer (1973) 2/1
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939) 2/5
  • Lassie Come Home (1943) 2/10
  • The Desert Song (1944), 2/12
  • Under Western Stars (1938), 2/13
  • The Window (1949), 2/14
  • The Little Fugitive (1953), 2/15
  • Strike Up the Band (1940), 2/15
  • Lady of the Tropics (1939), 2/21
  • Eskimo (1933), 2/24
  • Forever Amber (1947), 2/28

Out of those, I only have a mild interest in seeing The WindowEskimo, and Forever Amber.

Surprised you've never seen the Lassie film since TCM airs it a half dozen times a year. You'll enjoy THE WINDOW. It's one of RKO's very best. FOREVER AMBER is done in by the production code.

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1 hour ago, CinemaInternational said:

Kind of shocked even with it being a Fox film that Nine to Five never showed up before now.....

Yes, it should have aired when Sterling Hayden was Star of the Month. 

It's a feminist classic that fits in with so many of TCM's themes.

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3 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

The only movies for the entire 31 days that I have not yet seen:

  • Tom Sawyer (1973) 2/1
  • Gulliver's Travels (1939) 2/5
  • Lassie Come Home (1943) 2/10
  • The Desert Song (1944), 2/12
  • Under Western Stars (1938), 2/13
  • The Window (1949), 2/14
  • The Little Fugitive (1953), 2/15
  • Strike Up the Band (1940), 2/15
  • Lady of the Tropics (1939), 2/21
  • Eskimo (1933), 2/24
  • Forever Amber (1947), 2/28

Out of those, I only have a mild interest in seeing The WindowEskimo, and Forever Amber.

Lawrence, add The Little Fugitive to your list, it's wonderful, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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11 minutes ago, Polly of the Precodes said:

I really ought to spend the month looking at whether it's still worth paying for cable to get TCM. Seriously, TCM programmers? No silent or precode films that you haven't already shown multiple times?

Silents and pre-codes get short shrift on TCM. There's Silent Sunday Nights and that's about it. Unless its MGM you can forget about pre-codes (a smattering of WBs, but mostly MGM, and even then not that many)

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13 minutes ago, Hibi said:

Who's in that?

It's not a well known cast, mostly non-professional actors. It's the way it was filmed that makes this so special and it's considered to be the film that influenced French New Wave. It was Oscar nominated and did win at the Venice Film Festival and selected by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for preservation. It's a wonderful look at NY in the 1950's, Coney Island and B'klyn. It's a beautiful film to watch.

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I'm glad the schedule is finally up! Caught up in some stuff. I'm not going to look at the schedule or read anybody's posts until tomorrow, when I can do it at leisure. Hope there's some good stuff. If everybody's trashing it above this post (as they usually do every year), I won't know until tomorrow.

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I've had a chance to check the nightly themes for Oscar month. I think they did a much more creative job this time around, looking at some of the more interesting aspects of the awards-- like a few performers and directors who've had multiple wins; years when there were cinematography wins for color and black-and-white; and wins for actors who played the same roles. Good job.

The only theme I didn't care for was the one on the 18th, which I think deserves its own thread/discussion.

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I made it through the first four days. I've got to go to bed. I'll have to check out the rest tomorrow. Don't know if I've seen anything that's blown me away so far. The nightly themes seem interesting, but gosh, it looks like they're only showing two films for each theme, i.e., Janet Gaynor "night" is exactly two films, and that seems to repeat ad infinitum ... well ad four days.

Here are the movies airing in the first four days I haven't seen:

Street Angel (Fox Films, 1928)
Night Must Fall (MGM, 1937)
Henry V (dist. in US by United Artists, 1946)
Battleground (MGM, 1949)
Bicycle Thieves (dist. in US by Arthur Mayer & Joseph Burstyn, 1949)
Panic in the Streets (20th Century Fox, 1950)
The Old Man & the Sea (Warner Bros., 1958)
The 400 Blows (dist. in US by Zenith International, 1959)
Billy Budd (Allied Artists, 1962)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (dist. in US by AIP, 1964)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (MGM, 1969)
Tom Sawyer (United Artists, 1973)

So, I have an opportunity to educate myself if I choose. Several lionized foreign films I just haven't caught and also a few TCM warhorses I've sort of avoided, just because they didn't appear that interesting. But there are a couple in there I feel I absolutely need to see.

Okay, I'll try to look over the rest of the month tomorrow.

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10 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

Has an overarching theme been announced? I'm just beginning to delve into these, so I don't know if there's some 360 degrees kind of thing, or if it's just pot luck from day to day.

There's a double-feature theme each evening:

1    janet gaynor
2    60s visual effects
3    hepburn vs. streisand
4    1949 cinematography winners b&w vs. color
5    anthony quinn
6    wwii: best turning point film
7    joseph l. mankiewicz
8    most effective therapy session
9    race relations
10  favorite movie dog: lassie vs. asta
11  douglas shearer best sound award
12  favorite movie butler
13  david lean
14  favorite movie wedding
15  best survival at sea
16  best road comedy
17  favorite movie nun
18  should have won: 1952 best picture
19  spencer tracy
20  who played it better: henry viii
21  favorite foreign language film winner fellini
22  best movie mutiny
23  favorite version: a star is born
24  best picture winner with no other wins
25  favorite gangster
26  ingrid bergman
27  favorite best young actor nominee
28  favorite boxing biopic
1  softer side of scorsese
2  favorite gender bending role
3  edith head

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15 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

It's not a well known cast, mostly non-professional actors. It's the way it was filmed that makes this so special and it's considered to be the film that influenced French New Wave. It was Oscar nominated and did win at the Venice Film Festival and selected by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for preservation. It's a wonderful look at NY in the 1950's, Coney Island and B'klyn. It's a beautiful film to watch.

I'll try to watch it then. Or record it. Thanks.

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10 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

I made it through the first four days. I've got to go to bed. I'll have to check out the rest tomorrow. Don't know if I've seen anything that's blown me away so far. The nightly themes seem interesting, but gosh, it looks like they're only showing two films for each theme, i.e., Janet Gaynor "night" is exactly two films, and that seems to repeat ad infinitum ... well ad four days.

Here are the movies airing in the first four days I haven't seen:

Street Angel (Fox Films, 1928)
Night Must Fall (MGM, 1937)
Henry V (dist. in US by United Artists, 1946)
Battleground (MGM, 1949)
Bicycle Thieves (dist. in US by Arthur Mayer & Joseph Burstyn, 1949)
Panic in the Streets (20th Century Fox, 1950)
The Old Man & the Sea (Warner Bros., 1958)
The 400 Blows (dist. in US by Zenith International, 1959)
Billy Budd (Allied Artists, 1962)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (dist. in US by AIP, 1964)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (MGM, 1969)
Tom Sawyer (United Artists, 1973)

So, I have an opportunity to educate myself if I choose. Several lionized foreign films I just haven't caught and also a few TCM warhorses I've sort of avoided, just because they didn't appear that interesting. But there are a couple in there I feel I absolutely need to see.

Okay, I'll try to look over the rest of the month tomorrow.

Let me guess, the other Gaynor film is Sunrise?

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