TCM 20th Anniversary Video

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 5.13.38 PMTurner Classic Movies has posted their 20th anniversary video, and it’s an appropriately elegant tribute to a network that has slowly grown into a way of life for scores of fans.

Produced by Tim Reilly of TCM, directed by Scott Lansing of the Atlanta-based Sabotage Film Group, and scored with the song “Calling All Gamma Rays” by Quiet Hounds, the stylish, 2 1/2 minute film features newly shot original footage, as men and women of all ages are slowly drawn to the channel, each bringing their own taste, history, and life experience to their appreciation of classic film.

Clips and audio excerpts from the following movies are featured: GONE WITH THE WIND, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, CITIZEN KANE, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINER, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE THIN MAN, BEN-HUR, BABES ON BROADWAY, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, NETWORK, BRINGING UP BABY, JULIUS CAESAR, THE DIRTY DOZEN, KELLY’S HEROES, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, CASABLANCA, THE WOMEN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, JOAN OF ARC, KING KONG, and THE MALTESE FALCON. Even hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz make cameo appearances.

Congratulations to TCM on their first two decades. Here’s to 20 more years, at least.

About willmckinley

I'm a New York City-based writer, video producer, print journalist, radio/podcast host, and social media influencer. I've been a guest on Turner Classic Movies (interviewed by Robert Osborne), NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, and the official TCM podcast. My byline has appeared in Slate.com and more than 100 times in the pages of NYC alt weeklies like The Villager and Gay City News. I'm also a social media copywriter for Sony's getTV and a contributor to four film-and-TV-related books: "Monster Serial," "Bride of Monster Serial," "Taste the Blood of Monster Serial," and "Remembering Jonathan Frid."
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6 Responses to TCM 20th Anniversary Video

  1. Elise says:

    I’m firmly planted in the “what is that man doing in my drawers” camp. Glad Thin Man made the cut!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Very cool! It certainly sums up how classic movies make me feel.

  3. Fabulous! Thanks for posting this. Very glad Bogie’s “the stuff dreams are made of” made the cut.

  4. Became a total nerd at 2:13 in when I spotted the four 1934 Player’s cards, clockwise from top left, Gary Cooper (Series 1), Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott and Barbara Stanwyck (Series 2). Thanks for posting, Will.

  5. What a fantastic video! Bravo TCM! I can’t help picturing all of us standing there together instead of the actors who actually appeared in the film LOL Great post Will xx

    • It was a pleasure being one of the actors on this set/project. I will say…I have eagerly awaited this release for months…I knew it was going to be special…just working on the set made me want to go home…get in PJs and watch TCM! The set/artwork/music etc all was so beautifully thought out to evoke a bit of nostalgia….they hit a proverbial home-run!

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