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SansFin what a great schedule! Fun way to link the whole week together. Love especially some of your selections, such as Cocteau's amazing Beauty and the Beast and The Red Balloon that don't get shown too often, but Saturday is a day I'd lock myself at home to watch the whole day--some of my absolute favorites on that one day alone. Must ask if this "day" thread was inspired when you decided to have Laraine Day as SOTM, or if that happened as a result? But it's lots of fun. But I didn't understand -- where was your fashion challenge?


I'm about to post mine, unless I chicken out at the last minute and decide to do a different theme for my fashion challenge. But it'll be up as soon as I type my notes.

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SUNDAY APRIL 11th, 2011


*The 50th Anniversary of 1961*

6:00am *West Side Story* (1961) Richard Beymer & Natalie Wood, dir Robert Wise, UA 152min (p/s)

8:45am *Two Women* (1961) Sophia Loren & Eleanora Brown, dir Vittorio de Sica Embassy Pictures 93min (p/s)

10:30am *Breakfast at Tiffany?s* (1961) Audrey Hepburn & George Pappard, dir Blake Edwards Paramount 114min (p/s)

12:30pm *The Parent Trap* (1961) Hayley Mills & Brian Keith, dir David Swift, DISNEY 130min (p/s)

2:45pm *Judgment at Nuremberg* (1961) Spencer Tracy & Maximillian Schell, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists 190min (p/s)

6:00pm *Yojimbo* (1961) Toshiro Mifune & Euiro Tono, dir Akira Kurosawa, Kurosawa films 110min (p/s)



8:00pm *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964) Tony Curtis & Debbie Reynolds, dir Vincente Minnelli FOX 117min *PREMIERE*

10:00pm *What?s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968) Mary Tyler Moore & George Pappard, dir George Seaton, Universal 94min *PREMIERE*



11:45pm *Seven Chances* (1925) Buster Keaton & T Roy Barnes, dir Buster Keaton MGM 56min

12:45am *The Kid* (1921) Charles Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, dir Charles Chaplin MGM 55min



1:45am *Il Postino* (1995) Mossimo Troisi & Philippe Noiret, dir Michael Radford 108min Miramax


MONDAY APRIL 12th 2011



3:45am *Birth of a Nation* (1915) Lillian Gish & Mae Marsh, dir DW Griffith, David W Griffith Corp 190min (p/s)

7:00am *The Little Colonel* (1935) Shirley Temple & John Barrymore, dir David Butler, FOX 80min *PREMIERE*

8:30am *Little Women* (1933) Katharine Hepburn & Spring Byington, dir George Cukor RKO 116min (p/s)

10:30am *Glory* (1989) Matthew Broderick & Denzel Washington, dir Edward Zwick Columbia 122min (p/s)

12:45pm *Red Badge of Courage* (1951) Audie Murphy & Bill Mauldin, dir John Huston MGM 69min (p/s)

2:00pm *Shenandoah* (1965) James Stewart & Doug McClure, dir Andrew McLaglen 106min UNIVERSAL (p/s)

4:00pm *Gone with the Wind* (1939) Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable, dir Victor Fleming, Selznic International, 234 min (p/s)


*50th Anniversary of the 1st Man in Space: April 12, 1961*


8:00pm *Apollo 13* (1995) Tom Hanks & Gary Sinise, dir Ron Howard Universal 140min *PREMIERE*

10:30pm *The Right Stuff* (1983) Sam Shepard & Scott Glenn, dir Philip Kaufman WB 193min (p/s)

1:45am *2001: A Space Odyssey* (1968) Keir Dullea & William Sylvester, dir Stanley Kubrik MGM 149min (p/s)

4:30am *The Reluctant Astronaut* (1967) Don Knotts, dir Robert Montagne, Universal, 101min *PREMIERE*




*When Directors Try New Things*

6:15am *It?s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World* (1963) Spencer Tracy & Sid Caesar, dir Stanley Kramer, United Artists 192 min (p/s)

9:30am *Gaslight* (1944) Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman, dir George Cukor MGM 114min (p/s)

11:30am *Mister Roberts* (1955) Henry Fonda & James Cagney, dir John Ford & Mervyn LeRoy WB 123min (p/s)

1:45pm *Dersu Uzala* (1975) Maksim Munzuk & Yuri Solomin, dir Akira Kurosawa, Criterion 144min (p/s)

4:15pm *Mr. & Mrs. Smith* (1941) Carole Lombarde & Robert Montgomery, dir Alfred Hitchcock RKO 96min (p/s)

6:00pm *Charade* (1963) Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant, dir Stanley Donen, Universal 113min (p/s)


*Fashion Challenge*


(But weren?t even nominated!)

8:00pm *Singin? in the Rain* (1952?Costumes by Walter Plunkett) Gene Kelly & Donald O?Connor, dir Stanley Donen MGM 103min (p/s)

10:00pm *Babette?s Feast* (1987?Costumes by Annelise Hauberg) Stephanie Audran & Jean-Phillipe Lafont, dir Gabriel Axel, MGM 103min *PREMIERE*

12:00am *The Slipper and the Rose* (1976?Costumes by Julie Harris) Gemma Craven & Richard Chamberlain dir Bryan Forbes, Universal 143 min *PREMIERE*

2:30am *Yankee Doodle Dandy* (1942?Milo Anderson & Leon Roberts) James Cagney & Walter Huston, dir Michael Curtiz WB 126min (p/s)

4:45am *The Adventures of Robin Hood* (1938?Costumes by Elmer Ellsworth, Ida Greenfield, & Rydo Loshak) Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland, dir William Keighley WB 103min (p/s)

6:30am *The Court Jester* (1955?Costumes by Edith Head) Danny Kaye & Glynis Johns, dir Norman Panama & Melvyn Frank Paramount 101min (p/s)




*Featuring Rachmaninoff?s 2nd Piano Concerto*

8:15am *The Scoundrel* (1935) No?l Coward & Julie Haydon, dir Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur Paramount 76min *PREMIERE*

9:45am *The Story of Three Loves* (1953) James Mason & Moira Shearer dir Vincente Minnelli & Gottfried Reinhardt MGM 122min (p/s)

12:00pm *Grand Hotel* (1931) Greta Garbo & John Barrymore, dir Edmund Goulding, MGM 112 min (p/s)

2:00pm *The World of Henry Orient* (1964) Peter Sellers & Angela Lansbury, dir George Roy Hill UA 106min (p/s)

4:00pm *Brief Encounter* (1945) Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard, dir David Lean Universal 86min (p/s)

5:30pm *Seven Year Itch* (1955) Tom Ewell & Marilyn Monroe, dir Billy Wilder Fox 105min (p/s)


*STAR OF THE MONTH: Dean Martin*

8:00pm *What a Way to Go* (1964) Shirley MacLaine & Dean Martin, dir J Lee Thompson, FOX 111min *PREMIERE*

10:00pm *Who Was That Lady* (1960) Dean Martin & Tony Curtis, dir George Sidney 115min

12:00am *The Sons of Katy Elder* (1965) John Wayne & Dean Martin, dir Henry Hathaway 122min

2:15am *Bells are Ringing* (1960) Dean Martin & Judy Holliday, dir Vincente Minnelli 127min

4:30am *Robin and the Seven Hoods* (1964) Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, dir Gordon Douglas, WB 124min (p/s)

6:45am *Kiss Me Stupid* (1964) Dean Martin & Ray Walston, dir Billy Wilder Paramount 125min





Shirley Temple, young

9:00am *The Littlest Rebel* (1935) Shirley Temple & Frank McGlynn as Lincoln, dir David Butler FOX 73min (p/s)

Shirley Temple, grown up

10:15am *Fort Apache* (1948) Henry Fonda & Shirley Temple, dir John Ford RKO 128min (p/s)

Elizabeth Taylor, young

12:30am *Jane Eyre* (1943) Orson Welles & Joan Fontaine, dir Robert Stevenson Fox 97min *PREMIERE*

Elizabeth Taylor, grown up

2:15pm *Father of the Bride* (1950) Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 92min (p/s)

Ron Howard, young

4:00pm *Courtship of Eddie?s Father* (1963) Glenn Ford & Ron Howard, dir Vincente Minnelli MGM 119min (p/s)

Ron Howard, grown up

6:00am *American Graffiti* (1972) Ron Howard & Richard Dreyfus, dir George Lucas, Universal 112min (p/s)



8:00pm *12 Angry Men* (1957) Henry Fonda & Lee J Cobb, dir Sydney Lumet MGM/UA 96min (p/s)

9:45am *The Odd Couple* (1968) Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon, dir Gene Saks, Paramount, 105min (p/s)

11:30pm *A Raisin in the Sun* (1961) Sidney Poitier & Ruby Dee, dir Daniel Petrie Columbia 128min (p/s)

1:45am *How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying* (1967) Robert Morse & Michele Lee, dir David Swift, 122min UA (p/s)

4:00pm *1776* (1969) William Daniels & Howard da Silva, dir Peter H Hunt Universal 166min (p/s)





7:00am *The Glass Bottom Boat* (1966) Doris Day & Rod Taylor, dir Frank Tashlin MGM 110min (p/s)

9:00am *The Thrill of it All* (1963) James Garner & Doris Day, dir Norman Jewison MGM 108min (p/s)

11:00am *The Pajama Game* (1957) Doris Day & John Raitt, dir George Abbot & Stanley Donen 101min *PREMIERE*

12:45pm *Calamity Jane* (1953) Doris Day & Howard Keel, dir David Butler 101min WB *PREMIERE*

2:30pm *The Man Who Knew Too Much* (1956) James Stewart & Doris Day, dir Alfred Hitchcock Paramount 120min (p/s)

4:45pm *Love Me or Leave Me* (1955) Doris Day & James Cagney, dir Charles Vidor MGM 122min

7:00pm *Private Screenings: Doris Day* (NEW) 55min



8:00pm *A New Leaf* (1971) Walter Matthau & Elaine May, dir Elaine May, 102 min Paramount *PREMIERE*

9:45pm *The Bellboy* (1960) Jerry Lewis & Alex Gerry, dir Jerry Lewis Paramount 72min (p/s)

11:00pm *The Immigrant* (1915) Charlie Chaplin & Edna Purviance, dir Charles Chaplin, Lasky 24min (p/s)

11:30pm *Heaven Can Wait* (1978) Warren Beatty & Julie Christie, dir Warren Beatty & Buck Henry, Paramount 102min (p/s)



1:15am *The Beast of Yucca Flats* (1961) Douglas Mellor & Tor Johnson, dir. Coleman Francis, Crown International 54min





Steve McQueen (1930-1980)

2:15am *The Blob* (1958) Steve McQueen & Aneta Corseaut, dir Irvin S Yeaworth Jr, Paramount 83min (p/s)

Irving Thalberg (1899-1936) & Leslie Howard (1893-1943)

3:45am *A Free Soul* (1931) Norma Shearer & Leslie Howard, dir Clarence Brown MGM 93min (p/s)

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

5:30am *Monkey Business* (1952) Cary Grant & Marilyn Monroe, dir Howard Hawks, Fox 97min (p/s)

Jean Harlow (1911-1937) & Robert Williams (1897-1931)

7:15am *Platinum Blonde* (1931) Robert Williams & Jean Harlow, dir Frank Capra Columbia 89min (p/s)

Robert Walker (1918-1951)

8:45am *Strangers on a Train* (1951) Robert Walker & Farley Granger, dir Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount 101min (p/s)

Grace Kelly (1928-1982)

10:30am *High Noon* (1952) Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly, dir Fred Zinnemann, United Artists, 85 min (p/s)

Carole Lombarde (1908-1942)

12:00pm *Nothing Sacred* (1937) Carole Lombarde & Frederic March, dir William A Wellman, Selznic International 75min (p/s)

James Dean (1931-1955) & Natalie Wood (1938-1981)

1:15pm *Rebel Without a Cause* (1955) James Dean & Natalie Wood, dir Nicholas Ray WB 111min (p/s)

Judy Holliday (1921-1965)

3:15pm *It Should Happen to You* (1954) Judy Holliday & Jack Lemmon, dir George Cukor, Columbia 88min (p/s)

Jim Henson (1936-1990), Richard Hunt (1951-1992) & Madeline Kahn (1942-1999)

4:45pm *The Muppet Movie* (1979) The Muppets & Madeline Kahn, dir James Frawley 95min Henson/Disney *PREMIERE*

Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

6:30pm *Beyond the Rocks* (1922) Rudolph Valentino & Gloria Swanson, dir Sam Wood Paramount 85min


*THE GREAT ONES DIE YOUNG II: The Days The Music Died*

John Lennon (1940-1980)

8:00pm *THE ESSENTIALS: Hard Day?s Night* (1964) The Beatles, dir Richard Lester, UA 85min (p/s)

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

9:30am *Shall We Dance* (1937) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, dir Mark Sandrich RKO 109min (p/s)

Mario Lanza (1921-1959)

11:30am *The Toast of New Orleans* (1950) Mario Lanza & Kathryn Grayson, dir Norman Taurog MGM 97min (p/s)

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

1:15pm *Viva Las Vegas* (1964) Elvis Presley & Anne Margaret, dir George Sidney 85min

Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) & Judy Garland (1922-1969)

2:45am *Words and Music* (1948) Mickey Rooney & Janet Leigh, dir Norman Taurog MGM 122min

Buddy Holly (1936-1959), Ritchie Valens (1941-1959), & JP ?The Big Bopper? Richardson Jr (1930-1959)

5:00am *The Buddy Holly Story* (1978) Gary Busey & Don Stroud, dir Steve Rash Columbia 114min (p/s)



Week of April 11, 2011


STAR OF THE MONTH: *Dean Martin*

THE ESSENTIALS: *Hard Day?s Night* (1964)

SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: *Seven Chances* (1925) & *The Kid* (1921)

TCM IMPORTS: *Il Postino* (1995)

TCM UNDERGROUND: *The Beast of Yucca Flats* (1961)

FASHION CHALLENGE: *Woulda/Shoulda/Coulda Won Best Costume*




1. *Goodbye, Charlie* (1964)

2. *What?s so Bad About Feeling Good?* (1968)

3. *The Little Colonel* (1935)

4. *Apollo 13* (1995)

5. *The Reluctant Astronaut* (1967)

6. *Babette?s Feast* (1987)

7. *The Slipper and the Rose* (1976)

8. *The Scoundrel* (1935)

9. *What a Way to Go* (1964)

10. *Jane Eyre* (1943)

11. *The Pajama Game* (1957)

12. *Calamity Jane* (1953)

13. *A New Leaf* (1971)

14. *The Muppet Movie* (1979) (though DIsney owns this now, it might not technically be a Disney film, so this, being Henson, could be the Other Library Premiere)


1910s- 2

1920s- 3

1930s- 11

1940s- 7

1950s- 19

1960s- 31

1970s- 7

1980s- 3

1990s- 2

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> {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote}

> But I didn't understand -- where was your fashion challenge?


Thank you for your kind words.


My fashion theme was Wednesday evening.

*Queen for a Day*

Royal Robes are the Highest Fashion

I often have an impression that a Queen walking down an aisle is much like a model on a runway but for a Queen there is no competition because none can come close to her grace and refinement. She also has the best seamstresses in the kingdom so that helps.


Theme of 'day' was by accident. I could not think of anything at all. Capuchin told me to not worry about week-long theme and to do just one day at a time. He is devious imp so I always look for double meaning to his words. I looked up actors with name of 'Day' and saw Josette Day and Alice Day did not have enough movies to make a whole day so I went with Day of Days with one movie each for many actors. I can not say at what point I knew I would have Laraine Day as Star of the Month or that whole week would be of 'day' themes.


Ah! I was about to post when I see your schedule is up!


I live very much your chosing *Yojimbo* and *Goodbye, Charlie* from 1961. Tuesday morning is excellent! It is funny to see *The Court Jester* following *The Adventures of Robin Hood*


Dean Martin is a wonderful Star of the Month. There are many movies there I love. I am glad to see Doris Day is not to be neglected in schedules. I felt uneasy ignoring her in mine.


We chose different versions of *Heaven Can Wait* title.


There has been so little activity on this thread that I was hoping others would forget about it. Now I see there is going to be very stiff competition!

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This one took a lot of research and time, but it was fun anyway. Most of the work is self explanatory, but I must mention how funny it is that most of the films are from the 60s. Some of you old timers might hold that against me, but since my parents were kids in the 60s, they instilled in me a love of THEIR childhood. And to me it's a LONG time ago, as is the 70s.


I chose this week specifically to honor the 50th anniversary of the First Man in Space, then later found Doris Day's birthday was that week to, and lo and behold I researched the week and found that same day (the day of the first man in space) was the 150th anniversary of the very first day of the American Civil War. What a big day, April 12th! (It's also the day the Titanic set sail... but that's for a 2012 schedule, for the 100 year anniversary, don't you think?) So I had to commemorate both of those. Couldn't ignore anything so significant. And although I can't stand to watch it, I couldn't commemorate the Civil War without showing *Birth of a Nation* --I knew you'd all think it would be as irresponsible as not showing *Gone with the Wind* --but since I'm ashamed of the film I showed it at 3:45am ET/12:45am PT. Then to clean the ickiniess of the film off your soul, I showed the two of most wholesome Civil War movies ever made, *The Little Colonel* AND *Little Women*. If Shirley Temple, doesn't clean your soul, Louisa May Alcott will.


Again, I hope you don't kill me for *Apollo 13*, being only 15 years old, but to me it's the best Astronaut movie EVER. And it's a classic to me, being so well made, and seeing as how I was only a kid when it came out.


The other 90s movie is also from 1995. It's my TCM import, and is one of my absolute favorite foreign films, *Il Postino*. I'm telling you, see this movie if you haven't. It's so great. This film is moving, funny, and the Italian scenery is beautiful. Plus the Oscar winning score is so gorgeous and so Italian. Basically I'm putting in a request for TCM to show this one.


My schedule called *When DIrectors Try New Things* is a bunch of movies that I have seen and then was shocked to learn who directed it. Like when I saw *Gaslight* for the first time (on TCM actually) I said "Cukor?? Not Hitchcock?" And when TCM showed me *Mr and Mrs Smith* I said "Hitchcock?? Not CUKOR?" Another way to put this is that a director made a film that is against what they typically make. For example, it's pretty unlike John Ford, the King of Western and Irish Cinema, to make a WWII service picture based on a Broadway play, *Mister Roberts*. And it's pretty unlike the Japanese filmmaker Kurosawa to make a movie in about Russia, in Russian (*Dersu Uzala*). I start with Stanley Kramer, who is most known for his dramatic "message films," and his 3 hour elaborate comedy, *It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World*. Finally, the Musical Comedy king, Stanley Donen, makes a Hitchcock-esque spy movie called *Charade*, which still amazes me. These directors, all great directors, breaking out of their mold, and consequently make amazing films!


My Fashion challenge ended up being movies that I think should have won the Oscar for best costume, and could have beaten the actual winner that year, but that weren't even nominated. It's pretty hard to do this since pretty much every costume I could think of that was amazing actually won that year, but I managed to think of 4 movies that should have won. I added two others from the horrifyingly long era before there was a category. The Best Costume category was not added til 1948! Horrifying! 20 years of costumes ignored. Walter Plunkett's fine work on *Gone WIth the Wind* and those iconic costumes in *Wizard of Oz* not even recognized! Although I had to schedule GWTW in the Civil War schedule, I did throw in two films with beautiful costumes that I think would have won best costume for their year: *Yankee Doodle Dandy*, which spans several decades from the 1880s til WWII, and also recreates costumes from Cohan's extravagant Broadway productions. Then there's *The Adventures of Robin Hood* --another iconic outfit, plus armor, gowns, and disguises. But I didn't want to go overboard on that era, since it's easy to say "this could have won." But back to those that were around after 1948.


Though I have two premieres in there with beautiful costumes, the Cinderella story set in the Regency (or Colonial) era, *The Slipper and the Rose*, and the beautiful foreign film *Babette's Feast* which has costume spanning a few decades in the 19th century, I started with the greatest travesty of all, *Singing in the Rain* ---those costumes are GORGEOUS, people! How could you not even nominate Walter Plunkett's amazing costumes, that he himself was prouder of than *Gone With the Wind*? Every outfit has matching accessories made just for it. Not to mention the elaborate fashion show segment, and the 1920s Hollywood versions of the Regency era. Amazing costumes, from the 1920s. Then there's the fun and whimsical Edith Head genius in *The Court Jester*. Edith always said she preferred to costume men, and this is one of her best efforts. Plus Danny Kaye looks great in tights. Costumes are a subject close to my heart, so this was a lot of fun, even though it was pretty hard.


Dean Martin is my SOTM because he's great, and because he's never been SOTM. He's funny, attractive, a great singer, and a genuine actor too. I thought he could be divided into Rat Pack Movies, Jerry Lewis Movies, and Everything else, splitting one of those between two nights. I chose a night of "Everything Else". I scheduled *Robin and the 7 Hoods* because I LOVE it, even though it is a rat pack movie.


I had noticed how often movies are adapted from hit plays, and how rarely they use people from the original cast. It's even rarer when they use the full cast, so I showed the few movies in which this happened. All of those are either the entire original cast (*12 Angry Men*), all of it except one person (*The Odd Couple,* *Raisin in the Sun,* and *1776* basically replace one person, other than random other people), and most of it, except the chorus, and maybe two people (*H2$* replaces a couple leads, but quite a few are from Broadway, so i included it anyway, since that's still rare).


Now about The Great Ones Die Young. I called "young" 50ish and under (Jim Henson was 53). I left out a lot of people, I know, I know, but I scheduled it for a whole day to say I put in as many as I could. Took a lot of research to make sure I hit all the big ones. For example, my sister reminded me of Elvis, and I forgot about Judy Holliday til I was reading a list of oscar winners. So I hope I represented so many (I tried to schedule shorter movies so I could fit as many as I could, and tried to find movies with two of them in it) that no one can get mad that I forgot someone. I didn't forget, I only scheduled the ones I had time for. Tried to get Thelma Todd in there, but these were a good representation.


I hope you all check out all the premieres from your library, or netflix, because they're all great movies and lots of fun. And I hope TCM steals all my ideas.


Can't wait to see YOUR schedules.



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I have only had a glance at the other schedules so far, but I really like them. I will look at them in more depth and comment more after I get my own done and on the board. I am 75% done, but now trying to see how I can cut about 25 Premieres I want down to 14.

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Sansfin & Lonesome,


Wonderful work from both of you. So far, three great schedules posted.


There's still plenty of time for anyone else who wants to jump in. I do want to extend a word of encouragement to any newcomers who've been curious but never entered the Challenge: you're welcome to join. Just read the original post on this thread for the guidelines and rules.


Lonesome-I looked for your scheduling for the TCM Festival. Did I miss it? If you didn't post it, just add it anytime before the Challenge deadline of November 21st, Midnight PST.


Thanks, countessdelave

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Oh, never mind, I can't "edit" my post anymore. But here it is.



1. *Pinocchio* (1940) Dickie Jones & Cliff Edwards, dir Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen, Disney

At Grauman's Chinese Theater

Introduced by Dickie Jones & John Lasseter


2. *The Apartment* (1960) Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine, dir Billy WIlder, UA

At the Egyptian

Introduced by Shirley MacLaine



These are two of my all time favorite movies that still have a lead cast member or production staff member still alive. Plus there's no studio restrictions on the festival, so I had to schedule one of my favorite Disney animated classic, which is, to me, the absolute best Disney movie. (Plus, no one hugely and directly involved in Fantasia is still alive). It would be great to see both of these on the big screen, projected on film, with an audience of fans.

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*. (Plus, no one hugely and directly involved in Fantasia is still alive).*


For the connection to Walt, would you consider adding his daughter Diane to the panel? She is featured on one of the bonus features of the recent Blu release of *Fantasia* talking about her father and some of the great artifacts on display at the WDFM in San Francisco.


There's lots of artifacts connected with *Pinocchio* at the Museum, too.


And she is doing all she can to keep Walt's legacy about Walt and his influence on American film, pop culture and more.

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LonesomePolecat -- Love the schedule! Any theme that puts Kurosawa and Blake Edwards together is great. Your Donen and Hitchcock movies, where each dipped into the other's forte, following one another is inspired. Dean Martin as STOM is great -- it's easy to forget how many great movies he was in. Most of your premieres are movies I'd love to see on TCM. Great job!


hlywdkjk -- This is just the easiest way for me to work. If I tried to rely on memory or do it by brute force, I'd never get a schedule done. I had to write sorting macros for a rw project, so using them for my schedule was sort of a test run. They gave me a list of all movies with the same title or which I'd marked in the database as a remake, then sorted them into groups by actors and directors. From there it was just a matter of manually transferring the titles and run-times to CAD (a step I'd dearly like to automate but it just isn't practical) and moving them around until they fit. It might seem like a lot of technical work, but I'm sure that if you keep track of how long it takes to do a schedule manually (paper and pencil), you'll see how much faster it is with a computer. Also, I had to be in bed for a couple of days, and keeping track of various pieces of paper just wasn't doable.


SansFin -- I love the way you worked in so many great and too-rarely seen movies. Highlights for me were Josette Day, Alice Day, *Murder on a Honeymoon,* your "Movies Make the Day" (of course, the *Before Midnight, Midnight,* and *After Midnight* portion only works in one time zone), and "A Red Letter Day" -- every movie that day is great! Working movie series into "Radio Days" was good. I hadn't realized there were so many "the computer takes over" movies. I think your Saturday schedule is going to attract a lot of attention.


Two fantastic schedules so far! Where are the rest?

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> {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote}

> I too was wondering where everyone else's schedule was. But let's hope they're getting Halloween out of the way and we'll get flooded by schedules as the ending date comes.


Perhaps they saw your schedule and decided to wait for Challenge when there was not something so excellent to compete against. I know I do not have a chance next to yours.

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LonesomePolecat, your schedule is impressive. I just wish you included the movie "Career" in Dean Martin's SOTM. It's a forgotten goodie.

Would love to see "The Pajama Game" with Doris Day, and to see her on Private Screenings...yeah, sure.

Your festival suggestions are also delectable.

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I've been away from the computer for a couple of weeks and can't wait to see what everyone else has done. Will post notes for the challenge separately.


Three Suggestions for 2011 TCM Film Festival, all at the Mann's Chinese larger theater:


KING RAT (1965) - Robert Osborne interviews George Segal, James Fox, Tom Courtenay, and Bryan Forbes.

MIRAGE (1965) - Robert Osborne interviews Diane Baker.

SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (1947) - Discussion between film restoration expert and film noir expert.


Sunday, June 5, 2011


Featuring Gladys George


6:00 am - MADAME X (1937). BW-72 min. MGM, p/s. w/Warren William. D: Sam Wood. p/s

7:15 am - VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE (1936). BW-110 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #1. D: Wesley Ruggles.

9:15 am - THE ROARING TWENTIES (1939). BW-104 min. WB, p/s. w/James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart. D: Raoul Walsh.

11:00 am - THE HARD WAY (1943). BW-109 min. WB, p/s. w/Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan. D: Vincent Sherman.


Aimez-vous Brahms? (Third Symphony, Third Movement)


1:00 pm - GOODBYE AGAIN (1961). BW-121 min. Argus/UA, p/s. Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins. D: Anatole Litvak.

3:15 pm - UNDERCURRENT (1946). BW-117 min. MGM, p/s. Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor. D: Vincente Minnelli.


Aimez-vous Brahm?


5:15 pm - THE LOCKET (1946). BW-86 min. RKO, p/s. Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum. D: John Brahm. p/s

6:45 pm - THE BRASHER DOUBLOON (1947). BW-72 min. Fox. PREMIERE #2. George Montgomery, Nancy Guild. D: John Brahm.

8:00 pm - HANGOVER SQUARE (1945) BW-77 min. Fox, p/s. Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell. D: John Brahm.

9:30 pm - THE LODGER (1944). BW-84 min. Fox, p/s. Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon. D: John Brahm.


Silent Sunday


11:00 pm - THE LODGER (1926). BW-101 min. p/s. Ivor Novello. D: Alfred Hitchcock.


TCM Imports: In Memoriam Claude Chabrol (1930-2010)


12:45 pm - LE BOUCHER (1971). C-93 min. EIA. Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne. D: Claude Chabrol.

2:30 am - LES BONNES FEMMES (1960). BW-100 min. Paris Film. PREMIERE #3. Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano. D: Claude Chabrol.

4:15 am - LE BEAU SERGE (1958). BW-98 min. Ajym/UMPO, p/s. Gerard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy. D: Claude Chabrol.


Monday, June 6, 2011


When Actors Direct


6:00 am - THE ALAMO (1960). C-167 min. UA, p/s. John Wayne, Laurence Harvey. D: John Wayne.

9:00 am - THE ENEMY BELOW (1957). C-98 min. Fox. PREMIERE #4. Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens. D: Dick Powell.

10:45 am - BILLY BUDD (1962). BW-119 min. Allied, p/s. Peter Ustinov, Terence Stamp. D: Peter Ustinov.

1:00 pm - PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962). BW-93 min. AIP, p/s. Ray Milland, Jean Hagen. D: Ray Milland.

3:00 pm - RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947). BW-101 min. Universal, p/s. Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix. D: Robert Montgomery.

4:45 pm - THE HITCH-HIKER (1953). BW-71 min. RKO, p/s. Edmond O'Brien, William Talman. D: Ida Lupino.

6:00 pm - GREEN MANSIONS (1959). C-104 min. MGM, p/s. Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins. D: Mel Ferrer.


When Directors Act


8:00 pm - John Huston. THE CARDINAL 1963). C-175 min. Columbia, p/s. w/Tom Tryon. D: Otto Preminger.

11:00 pm - Otto Preminger. STALAG 17 (1953). BW-120 min. Paramount, p/s. w/William Holden. D: Billy Wilder.

1:15 am - Erich von Stroheim. SUNSET BLVD. (1950). BW-110 min. w/William Holden, Gloria Swanson. D: Billy Wilder.

3:15 am - Orson Welles. A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966). C-120 min. Columbia, p/s. w/Paul Scofield. D: Fred Zinnemann.


Short: 5:30 am - VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY (1938). BW-18 min. Columbia. Three Stooges. D: Charley Chase.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


More Actors Who Direct


6:00 am - ONE-EYED JACKS (1961). BW-141 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #5. Marlon Brando, Karl Malden. D: Marlon Brando.

8:30 am - TIME LIMIT (1957). BW-96 min. UA, p/s. Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart. D: Karl Malden.

10:15 am - HENRY V (1944). C-137 min. Two Cities/UA, p/s. Laurence Olivier. D: Laurence Olivier.


The Importance of Seeing Edith


12:45 pm - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (1952). BW-95 min. BFM/Universal, p/s. Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans. D: Anthony Asquith.

2:30 pm - LOOK BACK IN ANGER (1958). BW-98 min. Woodfall/WB, p/s. Richard Burton, Mary Ure, Edith Evans. D: Tony Richardson.

4:15 pm - THE WHISPERERS (1967). BW-105 min. Seven Pines/UA, p/s. Edith Evans. D: Bryan Forbes.

6:00 pm - THE CHALK GARDEN (1964). C-106 min. Universal. PREMIERE #6. Deborah Kerr, Edith Evans. D: Ronald Neame.




8:00 pm - MODERN TIMES (1936). BW-84 min. UA, p/s. w/Charlie Chaplin. D: Charlie Chaplin.

9:30 pm - HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941). BW-116 min. Paramount, p/s. w/Charles Boyer, Olivia De Havilland. D: Mitchell Leisen.

11:30 pm - REAP THE WILD WIND (1942). C-123 min. Paramount, p/s. w/John Wayne, Ray Milland. D: Cecil B. DeMille.

1:45 am - SO PROUDLY WE HAIL (1943). BW-126 min. Paramount, p/s. w/Claudette Colbert. D: Mark Sandrich.

4:00 am - KITTY (1945). BW-103 min. Paramount, p/s. w/Ray Milland. D: Mitchell Leisen.


Short: 5:45 am - DREAM OF WILD HORSES (1960). C-11 min. D: Denys Colomb Daunant.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Britain in Black and White, 1957-1967


6:00 am - WOMAN IN A DRESSING GOWN (1957). BW-93 min. ABPC/WB. PREMIERE #7. Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle. D: J. Lee Thompson.

7:45 am - A KIND OF LOVING (1962). BW-112 min. Vic, p/s. Alan Bates, June Ritchie. D: John Schlesinger.

9:45 am - THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963). BW-134 min. Rank, p/s. Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts. D: Lindsay Anderson.

12:15 pm - SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1961). BW-89 min., p/s. Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts. D: Karel Reisz.

2:00 pm - THE ENTERTAINER (1960). BW-105 min. Woodfall, p/s. Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright. D: Tony Richardson.

4:00 pm - THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (1962). BW-104 min. Woodfall, p/s. Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave. D: Tony Richardson.

6:00 pm - THE SERVANT (1964). BW-112 min. Springbok/Elstree, p/s. Dirk Bogarde, James Fox. D: Joseph Losey.

8:00 pm - A TASTE OF HONEY (1961). BW-100 min. Woodfall, p/s. Rita Tushingham, Robert Stephens. D: Tony Richardson.

9:45 pm - THE L-SHAPED ROOM (1962). BW-126 min. Columbia, p/s. Leslie Caron, Tom Bell. D: Bryan Forbes.

12:00 am - KING RAT (1965). BW-134 min. Columbia, p/s. George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox. D: Bryan Forbes.

2:15 am - THE HILL (1965). BW-123 min. MGM, p/s. Sean Connery, Harry Andrews. D: Sidney Lumet.

4:30 am - KING AND COUNTRY (1965). BW-88 min. Warner-Pathe. PREMIERE #8. Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay. D: Joseph Losey.


Thursday, June 9, 2011


Gorgeous Redheads in Glorious Color


6:00 am - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (1949). C-163 min. Archers/UA, p/s. Deborah Kerr. D: Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger.

8:45 am - COVER GIRL (1944). C-107 min. Columbia, p/s. Rita Hayworth. D: Charles Walters.

10:45 am - THAT FORSYTE WOMAN (1949). C-112 min. MGM, p/s. Greer Garson. D: Compton Bennett.

12:45 pm - THE QUIET MAN (1952) C-129 min. Republic, p/s. Maureen O'Hara. D: John Ford.


Featuring Fay Bainter


3:00 pm - QUALITY STREET (1937). BW-83 min. RKO, p/s. w/Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone. D: George Stevens.

4:30 pm - JEZEBEL (1938). BW-104 min. WB, p/s. w/Bette Davis, Henry Fonda. D: William Wyler.

6:15 pm - WHITE BANNERS (1938). BW-92 min. WB, p/s. w/Claude Rains, Jackie Cooper. D: Edmund Goulding.

8:00 pm - DEEP VALLEY (1947). BW-104 min. WB, p/s. w/Ida Lupino, Dane Clark. D: Jean Negulesco.


Britain in Black and White, Part 2


10:00 pm - ROOM AT THE TOP (1959). BW-115 min. Remus, p/s. Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret. D: Jack Clayton.

12:00 am - LIFE AT THE TOP (1965). BW-117 min. Columbia, p/s. Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons. D: Ted Kotcheff.

2:00 am - THE ANGRY SILENCE (1960). BW-95 min. Beaver, p/s. Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli. D: Guy Green.

3:45 am - TERM OF TRIAL (1962). BW-130 min. Romulus/WB, p/s. Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret. D: Peter Glenville.


Friday, June 10, 2011


Britain in Black and White, continued


6:00 am - I'M ALL RIGHT, JACK (1959). BW-105 min. Columbia, p/s. Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael. D: John Boulting.

7:45 am - THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES (1964). BW-91 min. Woodfall/UA, p/s. Rita Tushingham, Peter Finch. D: Desmond Davis.

9:30 am - BILLY LIAR (1963). BW-98 min. Columbia, p/s. Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie. D: John Schlesinger.

11:15 am - DARLING (1965). BW-128 min. Vic/Embassy, p/s. Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde. D: John Schlesinger.

1:30 pm- GEORGY GIRL (1966). BW-99 min. Columbia, p/s. Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, James Mason. D: Silvio Narizzano.

3:15 pm - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964). BW-87 min. UA, p/s. The Beatles. D: Richard Lester.


Fun Moments in Hollywood Fashion


1. Why Be a Beatnik Intellectual? Think Pink!


4:45 pm - FUNNY FACE (1957). C-103 min. Paramount, p/s. Audrey Hepburn. D: Stanley Donen.


2. Chic in a Pullman Bathmat


6:30 pm - THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942). BW-88 min. Paramount, p/s. Claudette Colbert. D: Preston Sturges.


3. That Bootylicious Accessory the Bustle


8:00 pm - MRS. PARKINGTON (1944). BW-124 min. MGM, p/s. Greer Garson. D: Tay Garnett.


4. The Truth About Women's Hats


10:15 pm - THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1947). C-110 min. RKO, p/s. Danny Kaye. D: Norman Z. McLeod.


5. Headdresses a Drag Queen Would Kill For


12:15 am - THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (1941). BW-99 min. UA, p/s. Ona Munson. D: Josef von Sternberg.


TCM Underground


2:00 am - MODESTY BLAISE (1966). C-119 min. Fox. Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp. D: Joseph Losey.

4:15 am - BARBARELLA (1968). C-98 min. Paramount, p/s. Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law. D: Roger Vadim.


Saturday, June 11, 2011


Because I Said So


6:00 am - ALL NIGHT LONG (1962). BW-91 min. Rank, p/s. Patrick McGoohan, Betsy Blair. D: Basil Dearden.

7:45 am - THE STARS LOOK DOWN (1940). BW-110 min. MGM. Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood. D: Carol Reed.

9:45 am - THE MOON'S OUR HOME (1936). BW-80 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #9. Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan. D: William A. Seiter

11:15 am - SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR 1947). BW-99 min. Universal, p/s. Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave. D: Fritz Lang.

1:00 pm - FRENCHMAN'S CREEK (1944). C-110. Paramount, PREMIERE #10. Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Cordova. D: Mitchell Leisen.

3:00 pm - A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE (1958). C-132 min. Universal. PREMIERE #11. John Gavin, Lilo Pulver. D: Douglas Sirk.

5:15 pm - THE NUN'S STORY (1959). C-149 min. WB, p/s. Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans. D: Fred Zinnemann.

8:00 pm - The Essentials: BLACK NARCISSUS (1947). C-100 min. Archers, p/s. Deborah Kerr, David Farrar. D: Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger.

9:45 pm - FOREVER AMBER (1947). C-138. Fox. PREMIERE #12. Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde. D: Otto Preminger.

12:15 pm - THE MOON AND SIXPENCE (1942). BW,C-89 min. PREMIERE #13. George Sanders, Herbert Marshall. D: Albert Lewin.

2:00 am - THE LIGHT THAT FAILED (1939). BW-97 min. Paramount. PREMIERE #14. Ronald Colman, Ida Lupino. D: William Wellman.

3:45 am - STRAY DOG (1949). BW-122 min. Toho, p/s. Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura. D: Akira Kurosawa.

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Most of the schedule is self-explanatory. "Britain in Black and White," which would make an interesting month-long emphasis on TCM, is a look at the new British cinema that begins with Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) and probably ends with The Whisperers (1967). Black and white films with smoky factories and rain-drenched streets. Class divisions, kitchen-sink realism, angry young men, unplanned pregnancies. If you're in the right mood, some of these films make a direct emotional appeal, especially with the talented young actors, most of whom went on to have major careers, and promising directors, most of whom, alas, did not. If you want to understand what was new about this movement, watch The Importance of Being Earnest and Look Back in Anger back to back, which is how those films are scheduled. Dame Edith Evans is sublime in both styles.


Because so many of these films are male-centered, I tried to balance the schedule with an emphasis on women: redheads in Technicolor; beautiful Paulette Goddard as Star of the Month; the Countess's fashion challenge; and tributes to Gladys George, Fay Bainter, and Edith Evans, who primarily played supporting roles in movies, but were each Oscar-nominated for leading roles. And if I wanted to include Gladys in Valiant Is the Word for Carrie, then I had to include the Three Stooges parody Violent Is the Word for Curly.

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You have made a wonderful schedule. The tribute to Claude Chabrol is excellent.


I very much agree Paulette Goddard deserves to be the Star of the Month. The contrast between British Balck and White and the Redheads is very nice. I liked very much: That Bootylicious Accessory the Bustle. I think there was in a Zorro movie a man is upset because there is serious matter but his wife is only interested in decorating her behind. I would very much like to see your Saturday night as real schedule. *The Moon and Sixpence* , *The Light that Failed* and *Stray Dog* are among my favorite movies.

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Kingrat-- awesome schedule with some awesome movies! I especially love "when actors direct" because I thought of doing that, too (when I watched Hello Dolly and thought how weird it was that it was directed by Gene Kelly), but you did it one better pairing it with "when directors act." What a master stroke. And I love all your fashion selections. Great work!

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Thanks for the kind words. These challenges are so much fun, especially when you know that people will understand what you're trying to do. There's so much variety in just the schedules entered already. Capuchin's remakes offer plenty of programming opportunities for TCM. Seeing the different versions of Cleopatra would be especially revealing. Sansfin, congratulations on all the different ways you found to include "Day." Pauline Kael wrote about Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast that "Josette Day is, appropriately, Beauty." Agreed! Would love to see more of Laraine Day's films. By the way, Sansfin, you must be pleased to see the Camelot films that TCM will be showing in a few months.


Polecat, another terrific schedule. Discovering all those anniversaries and putting them together was a master stroke. I really liked your section of films that should have won for best costumes. We haven't talked much about costumes on the TCM boards. If you haven't seen Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, don't miss it later this month, because Ava wears some beautiful gowns. The section on directors working outside their usual genre was another excellent idea. Why don't you start a General Discussions thread on that?


Darn it, I forgot to make a list of the premieres, though they're all marked in the schedule. Since Le Boucher (Imports) and Modesty Blaise (Underground) don't count, the fourteen premieres are: VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE; THE BRASHER DOUBLOON; LES BONNES FEMMES; THE ENEMY BELOW; ONE-EYED JACKS; THE CHALK GARDEN; WOMAN IN A DRESSING GOWN; KING AND COUNTRY; THE MOON'S OUR HOME; FRENCHMAN'S CREEK; A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE; FOREVER AMBER; THE MOON AND SIXPENCE; THE LIGHT THAT FAILED.

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Kingrat-I just got my ailing computer fixed so that I can now tell you what a fine job you've done. What a program of Brit films! Great job.


Lonesome-thanks for posting your Film Festival programming. Without doubt, I'd attend those films.


We have four terrific schedules posted (so far) and you still have three weekends to work on them and get them posted, before the November 21st deadline. Jump on in...

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> {quote:title=kingrat wrote:}{quote}

> By the way, Sansfin, you must be pleased to see the Camelot films that TCM will be showing in a few months.


Thank you for your kind words about my schedule.


I am in awe that you remembered I used Camelot movies in my last Challenge! I wish I knew how to make a smiley that curtsies! I have now looked at TCM schedule for January and it is great. *Camelot* (1967) is one of my favorite movies. It is so joyous and yet has tragic romance. They are also showing many Ozu movies which I like very much. There are many other movies which I want to see again or which I have heard much about and look forward to seeing for first time. It looks like a very wonderful month.


I remember we both choose Jean Simmons as the Star of the Month in last Challenge. I see they are doing nice Birthday Tribute to her on January 31. It does not have *Hilda Crane* (1956) which is one of my favorites but they are all great movies.

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Sansfin, something else that's fun about the programming challenges is how we use the same film for different reasons. You included THE LOCKET for Laraine Day as SOTM; I picked it to feature director John Brahm. Capuchin wanted MADAME X for his remake theme, and it was a must for my Gladys George tribute. LonesomePolecat had A HARD DAY'S NIGHT for actors who died too young, and it had to be part of my Britain 1957-67 theme. There are so many ways to combine the films.

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It is fun to see how many different ways you can link movies. For example, in every single schedule I've done, I've ALWAYS scheduled *What a Way to Go* (among others) as a way of requesting TCM to show it (because I LOVE it!), and I've never scheduled it with the same movies or in the same way. Once it was combined with other movies that start with "What", and this time it was under Dean Martin, and who knows what I'll do with it next (that is, unless they show it on TCM, in which case I won't have to schedule it again). :) In fact, it becomes a challenge to come up with a new way to present it. Ah, yes, lots of fun.


And thanks everyone for your kind words. "It's nice to know our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'."

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I wonder what it would be like if two people cahooted and chose all the same movies for a week but created very different themes so movies were not matched up in same way. Would any one notice?


I wonder what would happen if person took all the same movies from one of their previous entries and arranged them differently. Would they receive same number of votes?


Could someone create a set of movies which can go together for many themes and reuse same day over and over again for Challenges?


Can someone please explain why posting entry for Challenge unleashes flood of ideas for themes I should have used when my brain was a dry husk when working on entry?

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I've been working on a schedule on and off, mostly off, for the last five or six months.

I knew if I waited until the challenge started I'd procrastinate and never get it done, so

it was necessary to start early. Hope to have it done and posted by sometime next week.

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