Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Not quite 24 hours

TCM has begun its annual Summer Under the Stars, in which each day brings 24 hours of movies starring one particular person. Of course, it's not quite 24 hours in that the movies only begin on a quarter hour, so there's always a few minutes between movies. But that's not the only way in which TCM "cheats", if you can be so unfair as to call it cheating.

Take tomorrow. August 3 brings a day of Bette Davis. Now, I think I've recommended several of the movies TCM has selected before, such as Now, Voyager at 9:00 AM or 20,000 Years in Sing Sing at 12:45 PM. But there's also Stardust: The Bette Davis Story at 7:30 AM, which isn't a movie at all, but a documentary on the life and work of Davis. It's actually worth seeing, if you haven't watched it before.

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