Remove ads with our VIP Service
Share This Page
- Alien 
- An American Dream 
- Gladiator 
- How the West Was Won 
- Kitty 
- Lady Sings the Blues 
- Mrs. Brown 
- Mystic River 
- Serpico 
- Summertime 
- Thoroughly Modern Millie 
- Titanic 
Add Your Comments
- A Snapshot of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - 80k players, 88 titles, 1 million discs sold [11/8]
- High-Def Digest Previews the Sony UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray Player [9/29]
- OPPO Digital Confirms Upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray Player [9/26]
- Sony Announces 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player for Spring 2017 Release [9/15]
- Yamaha Announces RX-A 60 Series AVENTAGE AV Receivers [5/17]
- Yamaha Announces RX-V 81 Series A/V Receivers, Featuring Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and 4K Ultra HD [4/6]
- Yamaha Releases DTS:X and HDMI 2.0a Firmware Updates [4/6]
- DTS:X and HDMI 2.0a Update for More Marantz Models Now Available [3/3]
- Denon Releases DTS:X and HDMI 2.0a Firmware Update for AVR-X4200W and AVR-X6200W [2/18]
- Yamaha Announces Spring 2016 Timeframe for DTS:X Firmware Updates for Select AV Receivers, AV Processor, and Sound Bars [2/17]
Cable/Satellite television channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates the Academy Awards each year by airing nominated and winning movies over the course of 31 days.
This year, they are expanding their list of movies to a total of 360, with an additional twist inspired by the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," a popular game where nearly any actor can be traced back to actor Kevin Bacon in six movie connections or less. For example, John Wayne was in How the West Was Won with Eli Wallach, who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon.
Fittingly, TCM's 31 Days of Oscar will begin with 1981's Only When I Laugh, starring Kevin Bacon and James Coco on February 1st at 6am Eastern Time. Coco and Harry Andrews star in the following movie, The Man of La Mancha, followed by Andrews in 55 Days at Peking. The series will continue, linking from movie to movie, one star at a time, throughout the month. The final movie will be Diner, starring Kevin Bacon, bringing the entire month full circle on March 3rd.
TCM host Robert Osborne will host the series, introducing each movie, and providing viewers with bits of trivia and background about the upcoming feature. The connection is apt since Osborne is the official biographer of the Academy Awards and the Academy's red carpet greeter. If we ran a theater, we'd introduce movies the way that TCM does, providing insight into something you may not know about the movie or its actors, and then making sure that you silence your cell phones and avoid text messaging and other disturbances.
31 Days of Oscar is in its 16th year on TCM, and 22 movies are making their TCM debut this year:
- Gladiator (2000)
- Titanic (1997)
- Mrs. Brown (1997)
- A Room with a View (1985)
- Trading Places (1983)
- Frances (1982)
- Only When I Laugh (1981)
- Alien (1979)
- Julia (1977)
- Serpico (1973)
- Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
- An American Dream (1966)
- Morituri (1965)
- Summertime (1955)
- Call Me Madam (1953)
- The Snake Pit (1948)
- Moonrise (1948)
- Kiss of Death (1947)
- Kitty (1945)
- Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
- One Hour with You (1932)
For more information about the series, see the 31 Days of Oscar web site. Announcements like this really make me wish that DirecTV offered TCM's high definition channel!
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented live on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on ABC.
Source: TCM Press Release
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2017, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.