Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tune up the TV!

It is a very big day for movie fans on Saturday. Particularly, it's a big day on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the absolute best channel for watching movies, particularly anything older than, oh, twenty years or so (although they have a few more current ones as well). In February, they salute the Academy Awards — which makes sense, as the Oscars are handed out at the end of the month. And on Saturday, they salute 1939 — specifically, the Best Picture nominees for that year. "Um," you may be asking, "what does that have to do with Oz, Eric?" I can hear you ask. Oh, come on, you know what one of those nominees is, don't you? No, really, you do. But the rest of the lineup looks pretty darned good, too, and I'm just sorry I don't currently get TCM, because otherwise I would put the five of those I haven't seen on the DVR to record, and probably even pop some popcorn for the double feature of The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. But enough about me prattling on, go take a look at Mark Evanier's blog and see what he says.

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