Monthly Archives: November 2013

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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Christmas Comes Early to New York, Thanks to TCM

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind,” Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) says in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies, that frame of mind will begin this year on Friday, November 22, when the network … Continue reading

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Charles Durning: War Hero

Charles Durning was unforgettable as Jessica Lange’s rough-hewn father in Sydney Pollack’s TOOTSIE (1982), falling for Dustin Hoffman’s faux female leading lady in a performance both hilarious and heartfelt. He received Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominations as the governor … Continue reading

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Unseen for 80 Years, CARAVAN (1934) Rolls at MoMA

Here’s one of the great things about living in New York City: you can see an obscure, black & white movie in 35 mm at 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and the theater is packed with people. Sure, many … Continue reading

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UPDATE #6: I Want My TCM Streaming App!

UPDATE 7/10/14 7 2 PM (ET) TCM has released a promo for the Watch TCM app to the network’s YouTube channel : UPDATE 3/1/14 7 PM (ET) TCM has announced that the Watch TCM app is now available for Kindle. … Continue reading

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How Howard Hawks Became Howard Hawks

The Complete Howard Hawks wraps up this weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. And, while I will be sad to see it fade to black, I won’t miss the weekend subway construction that makes my jaunt … Continue reading

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Update: Audrey Hepburn Returns in Style in the Restoration of TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967)

Updated 10/19/16 – New info in italics. Audrey Hepburn made a stylish return to the big screen in Brooklyn this week in a little known 1967 classic – with the help of some 2013 technology. “The goal of a restoration like … Continue reading

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