Sunday, September 21, 2014

Briefs for September 21, 2014

It's been four years since I blogged about The Black Swan. It's coming up again on TCM this afternoon at 4:30 PM.

Apparently not currently in print on DVD is Pather Panchali, which is on early tomorrow morning (or overnight tonight depending on what time zone you're in) at 4:15 AM on TCM. This is the first movie in Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy, and is in many ways just a slice of life film about about young Apu living in a poor rural family in Bengal in the early 20th century. There's not too much to the plot, but it's a very well done movie. I have to admit to not having seen the other two movies in the trilogy, and only saw Pather Panchali last year when it aired as part of the Story of Film series. The documentary series itself was rather dire, but we got a lot of good movies on TCM out of it.

I haven't seen the short Envy before, which is airing tomorrow at 7:35 AM on TCM, following The Phantom of the Opera. This short from 1930 is apparently a comic short on the subject of wife-swapping, which sounds interesting. The IMDb comments, however, make it sound like it might not be quite so good.

I've briefly mentoined One Sunday Afternoon before, since it was remade as The Strawberry Blonde. One Sunday Afternoon is back on the TCM schedule, tomorrow morning at 8:45 AM.

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