Saturday, September 3, 2011

This week on... TCM (September 5 - 10)

Monday, September 5, 2011
Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood [2] - 12:45 PM - 8 PM (roughly) - Labor Day marathon of TCM's 2010 documentary series. Seven hour-long episodes spanning the rise and fall of the studio system. I watched this when it first aired over seven weeks, and TCM did an admirable job (as usual)!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 8:00 PM - A night of noirs
Out Of The Past (1947) 10:00 PM - A stylish Jacques Tourneur noir starring young Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and a typically sleazy Kirk Douglas.
A Letter To Three Wives (1948) 1:30 AM

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Follow The Fleet (1936) 8:00 PM
The Big Street (1942) 12:00 AM - Oh no, it is Damon Runyon! Luck be a lousy Lucy tonight.
The Lady Of Burlesque (1943) 1:45 AM

Thursday, September 8, 2011 (theme: Merchant Ivory)
The Europeans (1979) 8:00 PM 'A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.' Lee Remick
The Bostonians (1984) 9:45 PM - 'A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attentions of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.' Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave
Roseland (1977) 12:00 AM - 'Three stories set in the famed dancehall center on the search for a perfect partner in dancing and life.' Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi
Quartet (1981) 2:00 AM - 'When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.' Isabelle Adjani, Maggie Smith

Friday, September 9, 2011
Breakin' (1984) 2:00 AM - Unfortunately, there's NO electric bugaloo in this movie. Starring Shabba-Doo. Yes, THE Shabba-Doo. Stay tuned for my ode to Shabba-Doo next week!
Roller Boogie (1979) 3:30 AM - Linda Blair was already used to spinning in her acting roles by the time she made this movie.

Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) 9:30 AM - William Powell as society sleuth Philo Vance. I wonder if there are any movies where a society sleuth comes head-to-head with a gentleman-thief. I hope so.
The Loneliness Of the Long Distance Runner (1962) - 8:00 PM - I LOVE THIS MOVIE! It stars the seminal Angry Young Man, Tom Courtenay (except in a rare turn, you actually learn WHY he's an angry young man. Usually that's not addressed.) and Michael Redgrave. Oh man, Michael Redgrave's sullen face at the end!! HIGHLY recommended. Tom Courtenay is a gem!
The Innocents (1961) - 'A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.' Wait, the CHILDREN are haunted? Can a person be haunted? Or are they possessed? Or is it just that the children's rooms are haunted? I might have to watch this to find out.
Dead Of Night (1945) 12:00 AM - 'Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.' Perfect midnight movie!

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