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Youngest film(s) shown on TCM?


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As many of you know, TCM shows mostly films that are at least 10 to 20 years old. But in 2006, it made an exception and showed a 4-year-old movie, the 2002 Japanese animated film "Spirited Away". Is that a record of the youngest film ever shown by TCM? Excluding new programs (e.g. new interviews, new documentaries "Moguls and Movie Stars"), has there been a film shown on TCM that was even less than 4 years old?


Edited by: atcmviewer on May 22, 2013 2:47 PM

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In 2011 TCM presented thje Israeli film *The Band's Visit* during the "Race And Hollywood - Arab Images on Film" event that summer.


While it was made and released in Israel in 2007, that film was given a "general release" in the U.S. in 2008.


I think there are about a dozen films that have shown up on TCM within ten years of the film's release date. The first one I remember is *The Player* which was made in the 1990s and was shown in (I believe) 1999.

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The best classic era of films was the 1930s and 40s. That's 2 decades. With a few classic silent film.


The 1950s is 1/2 and 1/2, with some classics, and some worthless moderns.


Then we have the era from 1960 - 2013, which is more than 5 decades.


So, we've got 2-1/2 decades of mostly classic films, and 5-1/2 decades of mostly modern blah films, like a lot of the ones on today.


Look at the BEST PICTURE Academy Awards for 1940 films:


Best Picture



Rebecca: (Selznick International Pictures)



All This, and Heaven Too: (Warner Bros.)


Foreign Correspondent: (Walter Wanger)


The Grapes of Wrath: (20th Century Fox)


The Great Dictator: (Charles Chaplin Productions)


Kitty Foyle: (RKO Radio)


The Letter: (Warner Bros.)


The Long Voyage Home: (Argosy, Walter Wanger)


Our Town: (Sol Lesser)


The Philadelphia Story: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (M-G-M)


Compare that to the BEST PICTURES made in 2000:


Best Picture



Gladiator: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig



Chocolat: David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: William Kong, Li-Kong Hsu, Ang Lee


Erin Brockovich: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher


Traffic: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Laura

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