Thursday, November 10, 2016

Comments on TCM's upcoming schedule, November 10-11, 2016

TCM is running a salute to British direct Jack Clayton tonight. Clayton didn't make very many movies, and TCM is running three of the features plus one short. The night kicks off at 8:00 PM with Our Mother's House, which has been released to DVD since the last time I blogged about it. Despite the title and the fact that the cast is full of kids, this is really a grown-up movie. I'm looking forward to the short The Bespoke Overcoat, airing at midnight; this one is based on the Gogol short story The Overcoat. I haven't seen this short before. Clayton also directed Room at the Top, but that one isn't on the TCM schedule tonight.

Tomorrow, TCM is running a bunch of Joel McCrea movies; his birthday was last Saturday. What I find interesting -- and frankly refreshing -- is that TCM is running all of these on Veterans' Day, instead of trotting out a bunch of war movies for the umpteenth time because heaven forfend we don't supplicate ourselves before people who committed violence in the name of the state. Foreign Correspondent at 12:45 PM is always worth watching.

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