So, we are back to a monthly overview and hopefully it will stay this way going forward. We also found a better way to display the TCM monthly schedule. If you view it on a computer or tablet and it is too much info at once, you do have the option of clicking the "all events" tab at the beginning of each week and seeing all the titles of films being shown that week. When you click on the title it will show you when it is scheduled to air.
Here are the TCM Highlights for October 2017
If you like classic horror movies, then TCM is the place to be in October. Sunday nights are dedicated to Monster of the Month, Dracula and Tuesday nights are dedicated to classic horror. Silent Sunday Nights is staying in the horror theme as well. You can see specific titles being shown below.
On Friday the 13th the theme is "disturbed children" and includes The Bad Seed. If you haven't seen it, it is truly a must watch. It has the best, most shocking ending of ANY movie.
September themes include Movie Duels (1st), Childhood Adventures (5th), Westerns (7th), Broadway (9th), hotels (12th), large families (15th), explorers (19th), a day of "colors" (18th), Arizona (24th), Red October, the Russian Revolution (25th), 70's Future Shock (26th) and Communism (30th).
September tributes include Buster Keaton (4th), Jacques Tourneur (5th), June Allyson (6th), Burl Ives (7th),George Hamilton (10th), Mickey Rooney (11th), Jane Fonda and Rita Hayworth (14th), Marsha Hunt (17th), Romy Schneider (18th), Norman Taurog (20th), Celia Johnson (21st), Joan Fontaine (25th), and Jack Carson (27th).
Other events in October are a two night tribute to animator/writer/producer/director George Pal and a night of films picked by Guest Programmer Todd Haynes. You can lean more about these tributes below.
Sundays at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT
If you haven't watch Eddie Mullers' intros and outro during Noir Alley, you are missing some great information. Sometimes if I am not sure about a movie, what he says makes me want to watch it. Films being shown in October are:
Sunday nights in October are dedicated to the Monster of the Month, Dracula. The twelve movies being shown are:
25 Films / MONDAYS in OCTOBER beginning at 8 PM ET
Hosted by Illeana Douglas
A Turner Classic Movies programming initiative that aims to shine a spotlight on the historical contributions of women working in the film industry, to raise awareness of the current under representation of women in positions of power within the business, and to promote resources that empower women to participate more fully in the industry.
TCM is partnered with Women in Film/Los Angeles throughout this programming initiative to offer research and resources to illuminate the current roles that women contribute to within the film industry, and to assist women filmmakers in furthering their careers and the art form.
About Women in Film:
Women In Film Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media. Given that women comprise 50 percent of the population, WIF’s ultimate goal is to see the same gender parity reflected on and off screen. Founded in 1973, WIF focuses on advocacy and education— provides scholarships, grants, and film finishing funds—and works to preserve the legacies of all women working in the entertainment community. For more information www.womeninfilm.org.
This series is divided into five themes:
The Silent & Talkie Era (Writers) on October 2 co-hosted by LESLIE DIXON
Ben-Hur (1925) (Bess Meredyth)
A Star is Born (1937) (Dorothy Parker) Watch Preview
The Women (1939) (Anita Loos) Watch Preview
Camille (1937) (Frances Marion) Watch Preview
Dynamite (1929) (Jeanie Macpherson)(and edited by Anne Bauchens)
The Classic Era (Writers) on October 9 co-hosted by CALLIE KHOURI
The Big Sleep (1946) (Leigh Brackett) Watch Preview
Adam’s Rib (1949) (Ruth Gordon) Watch Preview
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) (Betty Comden) Watch Preview
Cabaret (1972) (Jay Presson Allan) Watch Preview
The Great Lie (1941) (Lenore Coffee) Watch Preview
The Classic Period (Editors) on October 16 co-hosted by MARYANN BRANDON
Madame Satan (1930) (Anna Bauchens)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (Dede Allen)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) (Margaret Booth) Watch Preview
What’s Up, Doc? (1972) (Verna Fields)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) (Marcia Lucas)
The Contemporary Period (Editors) on October 23 co-hosted by LYNZEE KLINGMAN
The Elephant Man (1980) (Anne V. Coates)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) (Susan Morse)
Casino (1995) (Thelma Shoonmaker)
Places in the Heart (1984) (Carol Littleton) Watch Preview
Women Who Produced in Hollywood on October 30 co-hosted by STEPHANIE ALLAIN
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) (June Mathis)
Back to the Future (1985) (Kathleen Kennedy) Watch Preview
Gilda (1946) (Virginia Van Upp) Watch Preview
Taxi Driver (1976) (Julia Phillips) (and edited by Marcia Lucas)
They Won’t Believe Me (1947) (Joan Harrison)
I Remember Mama (1948) (Harriet Parsons) Watch Preview
Tuesday nights in October are devoted to Classic Horror. TCM will showcase some of the most iconic films from the 1930s through the 1960s to demonstrate how classic horror has evolved over the years
Frankenstein (1931) (Watch Preview)
Bride of Frankenstein (Watch Preview)
The Mummy (1932) (Watch Preview)
The Wolf Man (Watch Preview)
Island of Lost Souls
The Black Cat (1934) (Watch Preview)
The Invisible Man (1933)(Watch Preview)
Friday nights are dedicated to the star of the month Anthony Perkins. Each Friday night has a theme:
Saturdays at 2 am ET / 9 pm ET ( may vary)
TCM Underground focuses on classic, cult and B-movies every Saturday night. This month TCM emphasize the creepy, the ghastly and the downright strange in their collection of offbeat horror films.
Animator/writer/producer/director George Pal (1908-1980) was one of the most highly regarded, and honored, filmmakers working in the field of science fiction. He was nominated for Academy Awards® for seven consecutive years (1942-1948) in the category of Best Short Subject, Cartoon; and won an honorary Oscar® in 1944. His work is being showcased in a two night presentation beginning at 8 PM ET and co-hosted by Arnold Leibovit.
10/11 - Part I
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal
The Puppetoon Movie
The Time Machine (1960)
Atlantis, the Lost Continent
10/12 - Part II
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
The Puppetoon Movie
Filmmaker Todd Haynes, TCM Guest Programmer for October 19th, is described by host Ben Mankiewicz as "one of the most visually arresting directors working today." Haynes' programming picks are all movies he had studied in preparation for his current film, Wonderstruck (2017), which employs different time periods (the 1920s and 1970s) to tell the story of two children on quests in New York City. His choices are:
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