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Category Archives: TCM

Your Complete Guide to the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival!

Ah, spring! When movie lovers’ thoughts turn to the TCM Classic Film Festival… For the past two years, I’ve covered this fabulous fest for Sister Celluloid, and the lovely folks at TCM were kind enough to invite me again. But then, life had other plans. My Mom, who’s 86 and was already frail, recently had a bad …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: As TCM Brings MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET to Theatres, Let’s Go Behind the Scenes of the Film!

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Does the current crop of Christmas movies make you yearn to go back to 1947?  I mean even more than you normally do? As is often the case, it’s Turner Classic Movies to the rescue! On Sunday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 23, TCM will present a screening …

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The TCM Film Festival: Shirley MacLaine’s Terms of Endearment—and Otherwise

There are worse ways to spend a weekend than following Shirley MacLaine around Hollywood. The 81-year-old Oscar winner, whose career stretches back to the end of the Golden Age, was a featured guest at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival. But when she settled into Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with Leonard Maltin to talk about The Apartment, her microphone began …

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TCM Festival Flashback: The Cast and Director of DELIVERANCE

Last year, I covered the TCM Festival for Sister Celluloid (click here for Sunday in New York, Mary Poppins and Margaret O’Brien, here for Eddie Muller’s fabulous interview with William Friedkin, here for Kim Novak’s thrilling and moving takedown of online bullies, here for Shirley Jones’ awesome introduction of Oklahoma! and here for Maureen O’Hara bringing the house down with How Green Was My Valley).  …

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For Sighing Out Loud, and Other Tales from the TCM Festival

Ah, popcorn for breakfast, Milk Duds for lunch and french fries and Coke for dinner. I must be at a film festival! But these essential food groups balance each other out nicely: I’d bounce off the walls from the sugar if I weren’t so bloated from the salt. This was my third trip to the …

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The TCM Classic Film Festival: Friedkin Reminisces and Reclaims the Spotlight

The official theme of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival was Family—which, for some, meant coming home: actors and films that had been dissed and dismissed finally felt the warmth of the spotlight and the embrace of appreciative crowds. Director William Friedkin was on hand to introduce his 1977 film Sorcerer, which, in its original release, …

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TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak Battles the Bullies

Kim Novak came to the TCM Classic Film Festival to introduce Bell Book and Candle—but when she arrived at The Egyptian Theatre on Saturday night, she had much more pressing matters on her mind. “I know you’re all here to enjoy the movie—and I love it, it’s one of my favorites,” she began haltingly, one …

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Oh What A Beautiful Restoration! TCM and Shirley Jones Relaunch “Oklahoma!”

The Fifth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival opened with a glorious restoration of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—guaranteed to make you forget every muddy, washed out version you’ve ever seen on Sunday afternoon television. It truly looked and sounded like a whole new movie. The print was lovingly struck from the original 65mm Todd-AO elements and …

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