Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TCM Guest Programmer June 2017: Billy Bob Thornton

So we've reached that point of the month where we get another Guest Programmer on TCM. This month, it's Billy Bob Thornton, star of movies like Sling Blade and former Mr. Angelina Jolie; he sat down with Ban Mankiewicz to present three of his favorite movies. Those movies, with the intros, are running tonight:

The Man With the Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra as a heroin addict, kicks off the night at 8:00 PM;
Giant, yet another overrated James Dean movie about the sprawling life of a Texas family, follows at 10:15 PM; and
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Sam Peckinpah's version of the western story of Billy the Kid, comes on at 2:00 AM.

I note that once again there are only three movies. I suppose that with Giant in there you could say there are time constraints, but I seem to recall Donald Trump selecting Gone With the Wind when he ws part of the month of Guest Programmers in November 2007, and he still presented four movies. I don't know if this is a permanent change or not.

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