TCM watch, Feb 25-Mar 2

One last week of 31 Days of Oscar! I’ll be watching:

Key Largo (1948) Monday, 7:00 AM. John Huston directing Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore…sweet.

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Monday, 12:45 PM. Also John Huston, and between Key Largo and this it’s clear that I’m in a noir mood.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Tuesday, 5:30 AM. Orson Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane, which I know had its ending butchered by RKO Studios, so I’ll watch with caution.

The Letter (1940) Friday, 7:00 AM. William Wyler directing Bette Davis, mucho Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Sign me up.

I recommend:

Rashomon (1950) Thursday, 12:30 AM. Because Akira Kurosawa is good for you. Rashomon is weird and wonderful and beautiful. Bonus if you’re worried that all of Kurosawa’s movies are lengthy epics like Seven Samurai: it’s only 88 minutes long.

Marathon Man (1976) Friday, 9:30 PM. Oh this movie is crazy! Including that infamous scene where Laurence Olivier tortures Dustin Hoffman with a dentist’s drill…it shows almost nothing but is soooo disturbing. What Hoffman eventually does for his revenge is better.

All About Eve (1950) Saturday, 2:30 PM. I love love love this movie. The dialogue! The acting! The intrigue! The backstabbing! Perfection.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Sunday, 2:00 PM. Alec Guinness was so much more than Obi-Wan Kenobi. He was nominated for five acting Oscars and his only win came here. Plus, the entire film is stunning.

Ah, Turner Classics and Robert Osbourne, thanks for taking up all of my free time.


1 Response to “TCM watch, Feb 25-Mar 2”

  1. 1 Becca February 25, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Robert Osbourne is a personal hero of mine. I wish I could download his brain.

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