Sunday, September 28, 2014

TCM for October 2014





A wide range of the weird and the wonderful this month on TCM. My picks below. All times Eastern, full schedule HERE


10/4 Saturday

5:00 AM
This short industrial film focuses on the making of Tupperware.
C-29 mins,

5:00 AM
Educators attempt to raise the level of living in an Appalachian community in this short film.
BW-13 mins,

Wild at the Wheel. Driver's Ed films used to traumatize me.


5:00 AM
This short film looks at the importance of traffic rules to avoid serious automobile accidents.
C-10 mins,

10/5 Sunday

10:30 PM

Interviews and classic clips trace the career of one of the screen's greatest cinematographers.
C-86 mins, CC,

12:00 AM
Families from opposite ends of the economic scale are drawn together.
BW-91 mins,

2:00 AM
Inhabitants of a Bangladeshi fishing village endure life in one of the world's most poverty-stricken areas.
BW-158 mins,


10/7 Tuesday

8:00 PM
A man's efforts to save his friend's marriage lead to infidelity.
BW-84 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

You have to see Network


9:45 PM
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'
BW-121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


10/9 Thursday

4:15 AM
A samurai's wife returns from the dead for revenge.
C-77 mins, Letterbox Format

10/12 Sunday

2:00 AM
A medieval girl struggles to grow up in a world of eccentrics, monsters and temptation.
C-76 mins,
3:30 AM

An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
C-137 mins, Letterbox Format


10/13 Monday

Nights of Cabiria.  One of Fellini's best.


2:00 AM
A streetwalker dreams of a better life.
BW-118 mins,

4:15 AM
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
BW-108 mins,


10/18 Saturday

10:00 PM
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10/19 Sunday 

4:00 PM
A man must come to terms with his own "high anxiety" in this loving parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:45 AM
A young girl living in an isolated Spanish town tries to uncover her father's secret.
C-94 mins,


10/23 Thursday


In 1972,  giant rabbits terrorized Arizona in Night of the Lepus.  Now our politicians do.


6:00 AM
Husband-and-wife scientists unwittingly unleash a horde of giant man-eating rabbits.
C-89 mins, Letterbox Format

2:30 PM
A man falsely suspected of killing a spy races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in.
BW-86 mins, CC,


10/24 Friday

5:45 PM
Wealthy passengers fogged in at London's Heathrow Airport fight to survive a variety of personal trials.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:45 PM
Nature lover Dian Fossey risks her life to study and protect gorillas in the wild.
C-129 mins,

1:00 AM
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
C-162 mins,

10/25 Saturday

Somehow The Birds manages to be both tacky and terrifying

5:45 PM
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
C-119 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger.
C-88 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10/29 Wednesday

6:45 PM
Alfred Hitchcock appears in an episode of The Dick Cavett Show that originally aired June 8, 1972.
C-65 mins, CC,

8:00 PM
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
BW-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


If you've never seen Touch of Evil you're a jerk.
10:00 PM
A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop.
BW-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


10/31 Friday

4:45 PM
After surviving a car crash, a church organist is haunted by the undead.
BW-83 mins, CC,

6:15 PM
Strange dreams haunt a beautiful young woman left alone in her apartment.
BW-105 mins,

8:00 PM
A space probe unleashes microbes that turn the dead into flesh-eating zombies.
BW-96 mins, CC,



2 comments:

Marcheline said...

I love your photo captions! HAhahahahahahHHH! Also, these TCM posts make me sad, since we no longer have cable service. HOWEVER... I just saw a really great documentary on Netflix called "The Eye Has to Travel"... about the life of Diana Vreeland. I think you would like it - she has a lot of the same type of opinions that you and I share. 8-D

Paul van Yperen said...

Same here, no cable but love to read this TCM overview!