TCM Film Festival 2017

TCM Film Festival 2017- My second go round.  Can it possibly be better than the first?  2016 will be tough to beat but I must say the film lineup this year is excellent even if no Doris Day or Barbara Streisand personal appearances.  Somehow I had blindly hoped… Sigh.

Friday

I’ll be starting off my Festival watching a special tribute to the one and only, irreplaceable Robert Osborne.  I had dreamed of someday getting a hug from this darling man but alas it is not to be.

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How I remember him… a sweetheart of a man.

Jezebel

(A super hard pick here.  I really want to see Sidney Potier interviewed before In the Heat of the Night, an intense film I really like.  However, I’ve seen it several times and I’ve never seen Jezebel.  Also, going to Heat would rule out Harold and Maude afterwards.  Oh the agony!)

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Harold and Maude

(Recommended as a must see by my girlfriend.  This should be a treat.)

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Friday

Rafter Romance

(Ginger Rogers is my favorite female movie star and this is a film of hers I’ve never seen.  So so excited!!)

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One Hour With You

(Can one ever go wrong with Ernst Lubitsch?)

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The Princess Bride

(This is one of the two films I’ve picked that I’ve actually seen before… but its been years.  Should be a good light intro to the two super intense films to follow.)

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Vigil in the Night

(Carole Lombard plays a dedicated nurse in a poor country hospital who blames herself for the fatal mistake of her sister who is also a nurse.  She falls in love with a handsome doctor and then an epidemic breaks out.  Gosh)

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Cat People

(Hardest pick of the weekend by far!  I mean I have to choose between Laura, Those Redheads From Seattle in 3D, Twentieth Century, and Cat People.   I mean that’s not even fair.  I won’t bore you with all the back and forth behind this agonizing decision but as of today Cat People is the pick.  -Subject to change at any moment-)

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Saturday

The China Syndrome

(After reading up on this one I’m looking forward to starting off my morning with a heart pounding catastrophe.  Gulp.  And what an incredible cast!)

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David and Lisa

(I had never heard of this film before last week.  May be a lovely discovery.)

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Underworld Story

(Gotta get a least one good film noir in or I will be a disgrace.)

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Theodora Goes Wild

(Irene Dunne is a gem.  One of my favorite comedians ever!)

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Irene Dunne, I LOVE YOU!

Unfaithfully Yours

(Can I pass up a well thought of Preston Sturges that I’ve never seen before? hmmm…But Rex Harrison is not my fav.  Sorry.  Please don’t throw anything.  At this point I’m still resisting the call of Planet of the Apes but I am feeling some pull from Charlton.)

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Sunday

Bonnie and Clyde

(Cock of the Air and Lured are so tempting by I’m going with this all time great plus a chance to sleep in a bit.)

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Postcards From the Edge

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What’s Up Doc

(This should be really fun.  Looking forward to seeing all the crazy early 70s clothes.)

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Barbara, I love you!

TBA option or Speedy

(Must see a Harold Lloyd someday in the not too distant future and this could be the one.  Truly, I’m woefully underexposed to silent film.)

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16 Classic films- 14 new to me!!

I’m sure I’ll get some last minute inspirations and probably a nap demand from my body a time or two but this is where she stands.

Thanks for reading and I’d love to hear if you feel any of these picks are awesome or awful.

Cheers!

Click here to read a newbies great picks.

Click here to read the awesome picks post from Once Upon a Screen.

Last years pre-festival post.

 

 

 

 

 

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