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Sunday, January 30, 2011

31 Days of Oscars

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Film has been a great source of common experience in our culture, and can be fertile ground for conceptual development. So, for those of you with cable (who doesn't have cable now?), starting on Feb. 1 Turner Classic Movies is featuring 31 days of Oscar winning films. Here is a source for a list of all the Best Picture movies from 1927 to present.

I have seen all but about twelve of the Best Films, but these are some of my particular favorites showing on TCM:
1931—32: Grand Hotel—Mar. 3, 8:00 pm
1934: It Happened One Night—Feb. 26, 8:00 pm
1938: You Can't Take It With You —Feb. 23, 10:00 pm
1939: Gone With The Wind —Feb. 12, 10:00 pm
1943: Casablanca —Feb. 14, 10:00 pm
1945: The Lost Weekend —Feb. 28, 10:00 pm
1950: All About Eve —Mar. 10, 10:00 pm
1951: An American In Paris—Feb. 10, 10:00 pm
1953: From Here to Eternity —Feb. 25, 10:00 pm
1954: On The Waterfront —Feb. 25, 8:00 pm
1955: Marty —Feb. 18, 10:00 pm
1962: Lawrence of Arabia —Feb. 16, 10:00 pm
1966: A Man for All Seasons—Feb. 1, 10:00 pm
1967: In the Heat of the Night —Mar. 19, 4:00 pm
1975: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest —Feb. 26, 10:00 pm
1981: Chariots of Fire —Feb. 17, 10:00 pm
1982: Gandhi —Feb. 5, 10:00 pm
1984: Amadeus —Feb. 22, 10:00 pm
1991: The Silence of the Lambs —Feb. 26, 12:30 am

Some other great movies with Academy award-wining performances that TCM is showing are:
Gaslight —Feb. 8, 8:00 pm
Come Back Little Sheba —Feb. 9, 8:00 pm
The Graduate —Feb. 11, 8:00 pm
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington —Feb. 12, 5:45 pm
The Goodbye Girl —Feb. 14, 6:00 pm
Born Yesterday —Feb. 20, 8:00 pm
The Red Balloon —Feb. 22, 7:15 pm