Day By Day

Monday, April 14, 2008

What a Lineup!!!

Ted Turner is a crazy old coot, but in his long and varied career he has done one very good thing. He founded Turner Classic Movies.

Consider this lineup for April 14th.

4:00 am -- Gregory's Girl -- one of Bill Forsyth's two perfect films; the best coming of age flick ever.

6:00 am -- Singin' In the Rain -- still the greatest Hollywood musical ever and a fascinating look into Hollywood's self image.

7:45 am -- North by Northwest -- Hitchcock at his best, Cary Grant as a study in befuddled suavity -- and a young Eva Marie Saint. It just doesn't get any better.

Or maybe it does:

10:15 am -- The Maltese Falcon -- Bogie, Astor, Greenstreet, Lorre, Huston and the stuff dreams are made of. Noir heaven.

Hey, it's not even noon yet. More to come.

12:00 pm -- Casablanca -- Play it again, and again, and again. It never gets old.

2:00 pm -- The Philadelphia Story -- Grant and Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart -- the ultimate screwball comedy.

4:00 pm -- Citizen Kane -- today's kids don't appreciate it, but placed in context it is still the greatest film ever made.

6:00 pm -- Adventures of Robin Hood -- Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Basil Rathbone. One of the greatests swashbucklers ever.

All I can say is WOW!