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While I'm not the biggest fan of Paul Newman, I don't dislike him.  I'm glad to see someone new selected for SOTM.

I love the idea for the Spotlight: WWII Homefront.  The domestic side of WWII always interests me--more so than the battles and the military aspect.

I also like the spotlight on "Meet Cutes."  I didn't realize that this was a thing.  I just wrote an entry on my blog for the "Meet Cutes" Blogathon.  Mine was about That Funny Feeling (1965). 

 

Noir Alley

5/4 Nightmare Alley

5/11 White Heat

5/18 Key Largo

5/25 Dead Reckoning

 

5/2

Since You Went Away, a Claudette Colbert film I haven't seen.

Happy Land.  I like Don Ameche and his films don't air as often on TCM.

5/3

Looks like TCM is doing a birthday tribute for Robert Osborne.  The evening features "Robert Osborne's Picks."  

The Time, The Place and The Girl.  I've never heard of this film! But it features two actors I enjoy: Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson.

Lady of Burlesque was really good, I wouldn't mind seeing it again.

If you didn't get your fill of Mac and Me and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, they're on again! Maybe RO really loved these films and these are being shown in his honor.  Lol.  I think TCM has run out of underground films.

5/4

The Primetime theme hasn't been scheduled yet.  I am excited about Nightmare Alley.  I own my own copy, but this is a fantastic film! 

The Gypsy Moths is a Burt Lancaster film that I haven't seen.

5/6

Close to My Heart.  A Gene Tierney film that I haven't seen yet.

5/7

Blackbeard's Eighth Wife.  An Ernst Lubitsch film I haven't seen yet.

5/8

The Big Steal & Second Chance.  Two Robert Mitchum films that I haven't seen yet.

5/9

Miracle in the Rain.  I do love me a good "soaper." 

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.  I've always wanted to see this film.

The Very Thought of You.  I loved this film the last time I saw it.  I was hoping that TCM would show it again.

5/11

The Primetime Theme this evening isn't scheduled either

5/10

The Eyes of Orson Welles documentary

5/14

A Girl, A Guy and A Gob.  I love this movie!

5/17

A Blueprint For Murder.  This film sounds very interesting.

5/18

Another unplanned Primetime

5/25

So they have something in the works for Saturday nights before Noir Alley

5/30

Till the End of Time.  A Dorothy McGuire and Robert Mitchum film that I haven't seen!

5/31

::yawn:: I feel like the same day of horror movies has been trotted out every month.  I swear these are the same films in the same order!

 

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I'm pleased with TCM's schedule for May. I think they're offering some diversity. Grateful they are doing an evening called Hollywood Black, after our recent discussions about Black History. 

The Newman tribute, covering five nights, is commendable.

I agree the WWII Homefront spotlight is interesting. And the good thing about it is because they are spreading those films out over the whole month, they've eliminated the long Memorial Day Weekend marathon. So this year there will just be a 24-hour slate of war films on Memorial Day. Much better than last year when we had four days in a row of war films.

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Re: Mr. Arkadin (Corinth Version)

This 99-minute cut of the film, so named because Corinth Films was the American distributor, was believed to be the closest version to Welles' original version of the film until the 106-minute re-edit for the Criterion Collection in 2006. Peter Bogdanovich discovered the existence of this film in 1961 and secured its American release in 1962, seven years after several alternative cuts of the film had been released in Europe.

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9 minutes ago, Barton_Keyes said:

Re: Mr. Arkadin (Corinth Version)

This 99-minute cut of the film, so named because Corinth Films was the American distributor, was believed to be the closest version to Welles' original version of the film until the 106-minute re-edit for the Criterion Collection in 2006. Peter Bogdanovich discovered the existence of this film in 1961 and secured its American release in 1962, seven years after several alternative cuts of the film had been released in Europe.

Thanks for shedding light on that. So there are numerous edited versions of MR. ARKADIN/ CONFIDENTIAL REPORT. But Criterion's 106-minute cut is probably the most complete.

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Good stuff:

Miracle of Morgan's Creek ****

River's Edge ***

The Chocolate War ***

A Dream Of Kings ***

Millions Like Us ***

Dry Summer ***

La Chienne ****

Hope and Glory ***1/2

Pale Flower ***

Double Suicide ***

Trio ***

Encore ***

The Owl and the Pussycat ***

Just the Way You Are ***

Till the End of Time ***

Outlaw Blues ***

 

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On 2/15/2019 at 9:12 PM, speedracer5 said:

5/4

The Primetime theme hasn't been scheduled yet.  

5/11

The Primetime Theme this evening isn't scheduled either

5/18

Another unplanned Primetime

5/25

So they have something in the works for Saturday nights before Noir Alley

Yes, probably some special theme which hasn't been announced yet.

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Why couldn't they switch Mac & Me and The Garbage Pail Kids Movie for anything else. Seriously anything else. I'll watch it again, but it would be an even more shameful four hours than the initial watches of them.

Will be checking out The Wrong Man (5/6) and a scattering of crime movies in the first week

Anything on (5/8)

(5/10) for the Philip D'Antoni line-up even if they're rewatches alongside The Chocolate War because I absolutely want to see it. Remember the book from years ago and can see this living up to it and Class after as I should complete the set

(5/14) For some Noir Alley rerun flicks

(5/16) If I'm around, Attack of the Puppet People. So bad it's good.

(5/17) I missed Rappin' before but I'm checkin' it out yo. And Beat Street by proxy, fo'shizz.

(5/19) The dozen installments of Billy Bumps?

(5/24) The Santa Claus movies, missed them before so I'll catch them now.

(5/30) A rewatch of The Big Sleep from earlier in the month and my monthly watch of The Best Years of Our Lives

(5/31) Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and Outlaw Blues, I'm game.

There's a lot of crime movies that'll keep me happy so I'll be around for them.

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The gaps on Saturday evenings have been filled in on the schedule.

It has to do with the re-launching of the Essentials program.

These are the themes:

4th of May: Starring Ernest Borgnine
11th of May: African directors
18th of May: Starring Lena Horne
25th of May: Directed by Satyajit Ray

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Here's the article:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1484285|0/The-Essentials-Saturdays-in-May.html

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