Thursday, December 31, 2009

TCM's delicious irony

It's New Year's Eve, which means special programming on many channels, and TCM is no different. They've put a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock movies on in the morning and afternoon, starting with a short he made in the UK during World War II as part of the war effort, Aventure Malgache, at 6:00 AM ET. The salute concludes with Thelma Ritter eating James Stewart's toast points in Rear Window, at 6:00 PM.

Now, you may ask, what's so special about a bunch of Alfred Hitchcock movies? Especially when Hitchcock is one of the people whose work I've recommended the most over the past two years? In and of itself, nothing. However, somebody in the TCM programming department decided to be a bit evil in a delightful way: the Hitchcock movies are followed by five of The Thin Man movies.

I wish I had thought of it first.

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