Tag Archives: Turner Classic Movies

Remembering Eli Wallach + 5 of His Films

Sometime in the mid-1990s, on the corner of 82nd Street and Riverside Drive, I stopped to gawk at an icon. “Yes, it’s me,” Eli Wallach said, apparently accustomed to silent, slack-jawed admirers on New York City street corners. He greeted me … Continue reading

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TCM Remembers Ruby Dee w/ Two-Film Tribute

“Why can’t we image makers become peacemakers, too?” Ruby Dee asked after accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, alongside husband Ossie Davis. Until her death on June 11 at age 91, Dee endeavored to … Continue reading

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Ben and Frank Mankiewicz Talk CITIZEN KANE, Bobby Kennedy, and Living up to a Famous Name

As a host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is accustomed to interviewing living legends. Yesterday in New York City, he turned the mic on a legend he knows better than any other: his dad, Frank Mankiewicz. “There aren’t many fathers who … Continue reading

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New TCM 20th Anniversary Promo Evokes Film History

Musicians Kristian Bush and Brandon Bush of the band Sugarland have scored a new on-air promo for Turner Classic Movies, in honor of the network’s twentieth anniversary. The thirty-second network I.D., which premieres today, pays homage to some of the most … 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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The Good, the Bad and the Stretched

This is a story about good news and bad news. It’s also a tale of one man’s obsession with film and television aspect ratios, and why you should be too (if not obsessed at least aware). We’ll start with the Bad … Continue reading

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