Mar 21, 2014

Classic Links

Well the TCM Film Festival schedule came out today and it was all I could do not to pee with excitement. Then I was devastated to realize there were some tough choices to be made, though not as many as I'd feared. After all, there's so much more to this event than watching movies, there will be a lot to see and do and people to meet.

I'm most excited about the Bell, Book and Candle(1958) and Grey Gardens(1975) screenings. I'd also love to see Why Worry? (1923) the Harold Lloyd flick. Going to at least one poolside screening and Midnight flick would be fun. I'm also interested in the Jerry Lewis handprint ceremony. I mean, how often do you get to see that? And will Mr. Lewis be wearing his pinky ring when his ten take the plunge?

If you're attending the festival, I'd love to hear what you're on fire to see in the comments--
TCM Film Festival Schedule

I'm so excited to be attending Wesleyan professor, author and film historian Jeanine Basinger's free web course, Marriage and the Movies: A History, which is based on her book, I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies. Just try to resist signing up after checking out her video introduction. It looks like there are still spots available for the 5 week course, which starts in late April.--Coursera

Cinefest sounds like another fascinating film festival for fans of the classics. It gives exposure to those archival oddities that don't get, but deserve, more widespread attention--Movie Crazy/Leonard Maltin

Though I'm not a huge Gone With the Wind(1939) fan, I'm dying to check out these 10 sights in Atlanta related to the film--The Guardian

This is an excellent tribute to Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin's legendary partnership. I've only recently come to understand why these two were so enormously successful together. They had a remarkable bond--Once Upon a Screen…

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