Just some thoughts on current happenings:
To all of you lovers out there, my sincerest wishes for a most romantic and memorable Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14.
There are 7 recommended films to watch on Turner Classic Movies in the U.S. this month:
The caper film first laid its roots in The Asphalt Jungle previously reviewed here. The depth of its characters and their fascinating interactions as the drama builds to its cathartic resolution, is why this film has become one of America's finest cinematic achievements. The 'planning' will start on TCM the morning of Sunday February 7 at 3am PST.
Then there's Gold Diggers of 1933 a brilliant extravaganza of romance, comedy, catchy tunes, and outrageous pre-code show numbers, especially 'Pettin' in the Park' with its strange, sexual undertones that even Freud would have struggled to explain. This was also previously recommended here. The fun will begin Thursday February 11 at 7pm PST.
Next is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart portraying perhaps his darkest, and most psychologically troubled character. Watching his slow transformation from an honest and idealistic adventurer to a haunted, paranoid psychotic is one of the art's most stunning, dramatically forceful experiences, perfectly matched to a most magnificent and fatalistically ironic conclusion. My previous thoughts on this film are here. This "treasure" can be discovered Monday February 15 at 9:15pm PST.
Perfectly appropriate for the romantically inclined is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Its sublime depiction of supernatural romance is enhanced by the intelligence and maturity of the artists who guide us through a profound exploration of love's true nature and spiritual acceptance. It has previously been recommended here. The romance will commence Tuesday February 16 at 9:15pm PST.
TCM's current schedule can be confirmed by clicking on any of the above 4 images. For those who live in parts of the U.S. other than the western region, the time zone can be adjusted in the upper right hand corner of TCM's programme.
(To Be Continued)