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    It's Time Again ~ TCM's 31 Days of Oscar

    It starts tomorrow and there are some great movies kicking it off...The Wizard of Oz & Gone W/The Wind are only two of one heck of a starting day this year. One I need to remember for DVD recording purposes is Midnight Sunday night and The Bells of St Mary's. I *love* that movie, but the only copy of I have is from the CBC many years ago, which has commercials in it. Obviously I'd love to have it ad free, so...If I can remember, tomorrow night I'll finally have that ad free copy.

    Anastasia is also on later in the month and I need to also remember to get on DVD.

    Anyway...It all starts tomorrow morning, so thought I'd get the Annual thread up and running.

    For the sked go to www.tcm.comand follow the links.

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    Just watched Mr Smith Goes To Washington for the first time. I am so NOT impressed!!

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    i'm already exhausted
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    I love 31 Days of Oscar! Now, to find the time to watch as much as possible...

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    I enjoyed the Oscar retrospective that was shown last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    I enjoyed the Oscar retrospective that was shown last night.
    I was hoping to see more acceptance speeches/behind-the-scenes/interviews of old Hollywood (1930's - 1960's).

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    Watched Picnic earlier and am now watching Cat On A Hot Tin Roof..IMO two movies badly miscast. William Holden is WAY too old and unattractive as the sexy outsider who the women go ga-ga over in Picnic. Grace Kelly was the first (and IMO a much better) choice for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

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    I literally came close to crying yesterday afternoon. I come up to use the bathroom and what do I see? Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid!! I thought it was on next week after the Olympics *and* I have blank DVD's for a change in the house. GGGGRRRAAAAAWWWWWLLLLL!!

    One of my very favourite movies and I missed getting it again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Watched Picnic earlier and am now watching Cat On A Hot Tin Roof..IMO two movies badly miscast. William Holden is WAY too old and unattractive as the sexy outsider who the women go ga-ga over in Picnic. Grace Kelly was the first (and IMO a much better) choice for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
    i cant even watch picnic. but ive always thought kim novak was a terrible actress. i could squint and pretend holdren wasnt 100. but i cant squint novak into a better actress.

    as for CoaHTF, once you take out the gayness, it makes no sense.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Watched Picnic earlier and am now watching Cat On A Hot Tin Roof..IMO two movies badly miscast. William Holden is WAY too old and unattractive as the sexy outsider who the women go ga-ga over in Picnic.
    I've heard many people say that, but personally, I don't buy it. Holden is studly enough to make me forget his age.
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    It's Tennessee Williams. Over the top is the norm lol.

    I watched a bit of butch cassady etc. Saw it when it first came out and thought it was IT. but as the years have gone by all I think is wtf-why?? Poor script, dreadful score. The only gd part is when they jump in the river.

    Watched a place in the sun waiting for ice dance to start. Shelly Winters was just wonderful. I realize they had to dumb down the book to get a decent script but if you ever have a month to devote solely to the book it s full of incredible nuance and detail that makes the story way hella more compelling and tragic.

    Mon am is the umbrella of cherborg which is worth seeing for the novelty, followed by the thomas crown affair featuring extremely fine performance s by steve McQueen and Faye dunaway. Sat I recommend sounder and the snake pit. Mon the 24 is not to be missed jezebel. Thur the 27 catch kirk Douglas in the bad and the beautiful. March 1 is all day/night bonus: in the heat of the night, the graduate, bonnie and clyde.
    Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    Watched a place in the sun waiting for ice dance to start. Shelly Winters was just wonderful. I realize they had to dumb down the book to get a decent script but if you ever have a month to devote solely to the book it s full of incredible nuance and detail that makes the story way hella more compelling and tragic.
    The book, An American Tragedy, is based on the 1906 murder trial/conviction/execution of Chester Gillette.

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    Oh thank you! I couldn't think of the name of the book and had no idea it was based on a real life incident.
    Have a nice day!

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    Immoimeme, there is also a movie of the same name (An American Tragedy) that was made in 1931. I've never seen it, but definitely want to--mostly to compare it with the Clift/Taylor APITS remake, and because it was directed by Marlene Dietrich "discoverer" Josef von Sternberg.

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    I would imagine it would be grittier and more realistic. Wouldn't a 1931 film be before the Production Code/Hayes office censorship? Sadly I can't remember that either :-P
    Have a nice day!

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    Meet Me in St. Louis is on right now. Love that movie, especially Margaret O'Brien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    I would imagine it would be grittier and more realistic. Wouldn't a 1931 film be before the Production Code/Hayes office censorship? Sadly I can't remember that either :-P
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_...roduction_Code

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    Eys but...I was hoping to start a discussion lol.
    Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    I would imagine it would be grittier and more realistic. Wouldn't a 1931 film be before the Production Code/Hayes office censorship? Sadly I can't remember that either :-P
    it was. last month when they did all the joan crawford movies, her pre code movies were a lot more suitable for her and interesting than her post code ones. i never really liked her but i think she was miscast a lot.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Every so often, they show "blocks" of Pre-Code films on TCM.

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