...foreign films most worth recording on TCM!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I instantly recognized this biblical name from a common Christian prayer The Prayer of Jabez which is offered as faith for financial blessings.
In the I Book of Chronicles Jabez is a well-respected man (ancestor in the lineage of the kings tribe of Judah whose prayer to God for blessing was answered, see 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. Moreover the author paused in this long list to give Jabez a place of honour in the long list of Kings and lineage.
This short passage of scripture came to the attention of millions of Christians following the publication of the book The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, in which he encouraged Christians to pray the way Jabez did.1 Chronicles 4:9-10 King James Version 9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
Have no confirmation for the short story author's intentions for using name 'Jabez' but the parallels of financial blessing coming from the 'opposite source' is pretty obvious. Stay tuned.
Electronic text for "The Devil and Daniel Webster" short story by Stephen Vincent Benét.
According to American Cinematographer magazine, "Although officially unaccredited, Lee Garmes photographed a considerable portion of Gone with the Wind. Many consider the famous railroad yard sequence among his finest cinematic efforts." Lee Garmes' Credits and MORE...
This is the Turner Classic Movies end of year tribute to all the stars and moviemakers that have passed in 2008
Each year, an "In Memoriam" video is played during the Oscars, paying tribute to actors, directors, writers, crew and other film personalities who have died over the past year. The 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony, held on February 22, 2009, pays tribute to key cinema figures who died in 2008. People who passed away in 2008 ,Fast Facts and MORE...
Oscar Memorial & TCM Remembers!Kyllei @CommunionNimrod Totally agree, re Oscars' vid being appallingly incomplete. TCM is a bit better: http://tinyurl.com/6jlpdb about 3 hours ago from web in reply to CommunionNimrod
CommunionNimrod Some of the people they left out of the In Memory Of section of the Oscars was...well...somewhat appalling. about 10 hours ago from web
gardendreamer Between the oscar memorial & TCM remembers. Chokes me up about 12 hours ago from TwitterFon
j_bacardi TCM wins the dead reel hands down. #oscars
The film starred Paul Muni as Wang Lung. For her role as his wife O-Lan, Luise Rainer won an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Karl Freund. It was nominated for Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Picture.
Irving Thalberg envisioned casting only Chinese actors for the movie, but gave up the idea because of the general disapproval and racism of Hollywood at the time. Anna May Wong had been touted for the role of O-Lan. However, because Paul Muni was of European descent, the Hays Code anti-miscegenation rules meant his character's wife had to be played by a white woman. Many of the characters were played by Western actors made to look Asian with aid of new make-up techniques developed by Jack Dawn that were first used in this movie.
The men in the village choose to adopt a peaceful attitude toward their conquerors, but Jade (played by Hepburn), a headstrong woman, stands up to the Japanese.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
A Star is Born, Janet, Judy, & Barbara!cinephile66 @TCManiacs Nothing beats Judy singing The Man That Got Away. My vote is for '54. about 10 hours ago from web in reply to TCManiacs
moviecollector A Star is Born (1937) & What Price Hollywood (1932): The 1930s should be in black and white. It's just plain.. http://tinyurl.com/bcr4qc about 9 hours ago from twitterfeed
KathieMidlife @MrsKutcher, I'd love to see 'A Star Is Born' made again - I loved Streisand and Kristoffersen in the last one but it's been what? 30 years? 5:14 PM Feb 21st from web
divorcedays @mrskutcher "a star is born" again! 3:39 PM Feb 21st from web in reply to mrskutcher
mammanan2 @mrskutcher "A Star Is Born"..the old 1976 Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson..rock'n love story which was actually a remake itself 3:30 PM Feb 21st from web in reply to mrskutcher
mrskutcher What film would you like to see a remake of? 3:14 PM Feb 21st from web
fuzzywuzzyjr THE OPENING SEQUENCE TO "A STAR IS BORN" IS AMAZINGLY SIMILAR TO THAT OF "SINGING IN THE RAIN". I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M IN CAPS. 3:52 AM Feb 21st from web
theysaid Janet Gaynor was the very first actress to win an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 9:48 AM Feb 20th from web
The Producers, The Pumpkin Eater, Anne Bancroft, Sunset Blvd., The Bad and the Beautiful, Stage Door, Katharine Hepburn, and the Oscars!
Tazo Decision: Have elected to watch the Oscar winning movies on TCm rather than the actual Oscars about 4 hours ago from pidgin-twitter
Yavonkia @TCManiacs SO going to watch...and am having an Oscar party...ballots and all! about 6 hours ago from web in reply to TCManiacs
AdamantFire Just finished Stage Door. I have officially been exposed to Katharine Hepburn. about 2 hours ago from TwitterFox
QQKachoo Of all the ladies in "Stage Door", I declare Andrea Leeds THE PRETTIEST. (Ginger Rogers is a close second, though.) about 3 hours ago from txt
diydanna @TCManiacs Kirk Douglas + Lana Turner = Movie Magic. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to TCManiacs
dsubnet0 preparing angry blog about "The Bad and the Beautiful" about 3 hours ago from Witty
bigpieps Sunset Blvd. is an amazing film. "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." about 7 hours ago from TwitterFon
crawdad62 @TCManiacs Awesome flick. "I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille." about 7 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to TCManiacs
vivienmleigh Can't focus. Too distressed about how Gloria Swanson played crazy in Sunset Blvd. about 4 hours ago from web
ariellelove Watching the pumkin eater I love this movieee, oh and still on the elliptical about 9 hours ago from TwitterFonshegeek watching The Pumpkin Eater (1964). Anne Bancroft character. What a pathetic creature! Playing along w/the game of 'life' about 10 hours ago from mobile web
pisceanii @TCManiacs Bancroft delivers an tear-jerking monolgue with just her eyes instead of last words-The Pumkin Eater about 9 hours ago from Twitlet
Octane @imjustcreative re: KKK the musical, get Mel Brooks to produce it, the damn thing would fly! about 18 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to imjustcreative
ruedifference Watching the original Producers. "I'm wearing a cardboard belt!" Amazing. about 12 hours ago from webOPCGal "Am I correct in my asumptions you fish-faced enemy of the people?" Zero Mostel to Gene Wilder in The Producers about 12 hours ago from web
dahlila Rainy day, Debbie Reynolds flick on TCM, coffee & toast in bed, Z is snoring. Perfect lazy Sunday. about 7 hours ago from web
Who is the mysterious TCManiac?
How I got started?
Well, I've been a fan of TCM since its inception. As I lay flat on my back recovering from a disabling health crisis unable to do little more than watch TV and surf the internet, I found refuge watching TCM round the clock. I soon developed an obsessive habit of keeping a browser tab open for the TCM schedule and beating Robert Osbourne's introductions to finding out facts for upcoming movies. My entire day and night became defined by the TCM line-up. At the beginning of 2009 I decided to check out twitter and lucked up on some fellow TCM fans to friend. During the 31 days Oscar I decided to dedicate a twitter just to share my TCM obsession by tweeting about every movie every day of February. I was totally overwhelmed by the number of fellow TCM maniacs that became my following. Its been a WIN WIN in everyway for me. I have had the opportunity to share fun stuff with some incredible fellow classic movie lovers and bloggers. With so many followers I became committed to maintaining the twitter schedule and finding fun stuff for upcoming TCM movies.How may followers show appreciation?
As I mentioned before, I am not employed by anyone nor being paid for my time maintaining tweets and blog. However, you may express your appreciation for my labor of love by dropping a token of your appreciation in the hat. Simply click the Donate button below. Any amount your heart moves you to give no matter how small will be graciously accepted.What you mean to me?
Even if you decide to skip tipping the hat, please take the time to comment or send a message with your thoughts and suggestions. Send ideas on more fun stuff you would like featured. Send me links to your own classic movie websites. I just want to hear from you! Let me know what sharing my little obsession is worth to you. Every follower is priceless to me!