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My TCM Film Fest Family Album

I’m not a big hugger; it’s nothing personal, it’s just not my thing. But I received – and gave – more hugs at the recently completed TCM Classic Film Festival than in any other weekend of my adult life.  So, what gives? … Continue reading

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My Obsessive-Compulsive Guide to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

Last updated 4/22/14 7 PM (ET). Updated info in italics  Here’s my favorite thing about the TCM Classic Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday in Hollywood: there’s no right or wrong way to pick the movies you see. Hold … Continue reading

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TCM Wins Peabody Award for THE STORY OF FILM

“We’re going to do our best to uphold the high standards that this Peabody Award symbolizes,” Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne said in May of 2009 when the then-15-year-old network was first honored with the prestigious prize for excellence … Continue reading

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Update: TCM to Release Robert Osborne Interviews on DVD

Last updated 4/02/14 4:00 p.m. Updated info at end of post After 20 years as the face of Turner Classic Movies, host Robert Osborne has earned his moment in the spotlight. Beginning on April 7, TCM will launch a new … Continue reading

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Update: Roll ‘em! TCM’s Bus Tour Goes Hollywood

Last updated 3/02/14 4:00 p.m.  Turner Classic Movies is celebrating its 20th birthday, but the viewers are getting the presents. The network announced today the launch of the TCM Movie Locations Tour: Los Angeles, a three-hour bus trip “through movie … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: You Pick the Cities for TCM’s Nationwide Screenings of CASABLANCA

UPDATE 2/18/14 3:00 PM (ET) The winning cities have been announced. Read more about it here. UPDATE 2/12/14 11:30 PM (ET) Voting has closed. Check back on Tuesday, February 18 for the announcement of the winning cities. Original Post – 1/27/14  … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: Who Owns That Movie: An Analysis of New Restorations at TCM Film Fest

(UPDATES are indicated in italics. Last update 1/29/14) Turner Classic Movies has revealed four high-profile films and the first announced guest for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, set for April 10-13, 2014. Eighty-year-old composer/producer Quincy Jones will be honored at … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon Sells for $3.5 Million at TCM Auction

“This is genuine coin of the realm,” Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) says to Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) while haggling over the value of the Maltese Falcon in the 1941 film of the same name. He wasn’t kidding. Today at Bonhams … Continue reading

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I Found the Maltese Falcon

It’s “the stuff that dreams are made of,” Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) famously says of the elusive, titular statuette in John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON. Although none of the larcenous lead characters in the 1941 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel … Continue reading

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Robert Osborne Likes Ryan Gosling – Seth MacFarlane, Not So Much

In New York City we call a guy like Robert Osborne a mensch. “When people meet me they’re most interested in telling me something about them and their movie experience,” the TCM host told Leonard Lopate on WNYC radio today. … Continue reading

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