I was watching Turner Classic Movies last night ands they had a promo about an evening of films programmed by a guest, in this case Chevy Chase.
Chevy Chase?! Why not allow some of TCM's non-famous viewers come up with a slate of films? Although Chase's selections wwere nice standard must-sees ("Lawrence of Arabia," "The Gold Rush," and "Rashomon"), I think that there could be more interesting slections out of the TCM huge MGM, Warner Bros. Paramount and RKO holdings.
So what would be your programs?
Here's a couple of mine:
First, an evening of black and white Fleischer Popeye films. They have the broadcast rights for them and have done relatively little with them.
Second program, a journalist's night with "Five Star Final," "Picture Grabber," and "While the City Sleeps."
Third program: Pre-code favorites sich as "Wild Boys of the Road," "Baby Face," and "Heroes for Sale."
What would be your choices?
©2007 by Gordon Michael Dobbs