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Classic film screenings from around the world this month include:

In Los Angeles, California The Beverly Cinema will present Zodiac (2007, a 35mm print) on Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, Psycho (1960, a 35mm print) Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm only, Final Destination 2 (2003, a 35mm print, the most thoughtfully conceived and creatively executed in the “Final Destination” series) Friday, October 4 at 2pm only, Inherent Vice (2014, a 35mm print) along with The Long Goodbye (1973, a 35mm print) Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, a 35mm print) Wednesday, October 16 at 2pm only, Eyes Without a Face (1960, a 35mm print) Wednesday, October 23 at 2pm only, The Innocents (1961, a 35mm print) Wednesday, October 30 at 2pm only and Kwaidan (1964, a 35mm print) on Thursday, October 31.

Click on the respective image for more information. To see the rest of October’s schedule, click on The Beverly Cinema banner above.


In theatres across the U.S. Flashback Cinema is presenting Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Wednesday, October 2 and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) on Sunday October 27 and Wednesday, October 30.

Click on the respective image for more information. To see the entire month’s programming, click on The Flashback Cinema banner above.



In London, United Kingdom The Prince Charles Cinema will present American Psycho (2000, presented in 35mm) Wednesday, October 2, Thursday, October 3, Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 9, Zodiac (2007, presented in 35mm) Thursday, October 17, The Mummy (1932) Saturday, October 19, The Night of the Hunter (1955) Sunday, October 20, The Wolf Man (1941) Saturday, October 26, Psycho (1960) Saturday, October 26, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, presented in 35mm) Sunday, October 27 and The Exorcist (1973, the theatrical cut and the best version to see presented in 35mm) on Sunday, October 27.

Click on the respective image for more information. To see the rest of 2019’s programming, click on The Prince Charles Cinema banner above.



In theatres across the U.S., TCM and Fathom Events are presenting Ghostbusters (1984, in celebration of this film’s 35th Anniversary and featuring an introduction with rarely seen alternate takes) Sunday, October 6 and Thursday, October 10, Alien (1979, in celebration of this film’s 40th Anniversary) Sunday, October 13, Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16 and Spirited Away (2001) Sunday, October 27 (the dubbed version), Monday, October 28 (the subtitled version) and Wednesday, October 30 (the dubbed version).

Click on the respective image for more information. To see the next few month’s schedule, click on The Fathom Events banner above.



In Belo Horizonte, Brazil The Associação Cine Theatro Brasil - Vallourec will present Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Monday, October 7, Alien (1979) Monday, October 14, The Thing (1982) Monday, October 21 and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) on Monday, October 28.

Click on the respective image for more information. To find out more information (in Spanish) about the theatre and its other programming, click on Cine Theatro Brasil banner above.



Noir City will take place in Washington D.C. from October 11 - 14. Highlights will include 1949’s Trapped, the latest restoration project of the Film Noir Foundation (presented in 35mm), Angel Face (1953, presented in 35mm), The Burglar (1956, presented in 35mm), Pushover (1954, presented in 35mm), The Well (1951) and Woman On the Run (1950, also restored by the FNF and presented in 35mm).

For more information, including the complete schedule, click on the image above.



In Salzburg, Austria The Philharmonie Salzburg will present Buster Keaton’s silent film masterpiece The General (1926) with live musical accompaniment featuring a score composed by Carl Davis on Saturday, October 12.

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In Tokyo, Japan CineConcerts together with The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will present Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) with live musical accompaniment featuring Henry Mancini’s melodic score on Saturday, October 12.

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In Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine Concert.UA together with The Kyiv Metropolis Orchestra will present The Godfather with live musical accompaniment featuring Nino Rota’s sweeping score on Sunday, October 27.

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Throughout various locations in Australia, Event Cinemas will host Hollywood Classics On the Big Screen. This month's showings will include The Towering Inferno (1974) Monday, October 14, Lust for Life (1956) Monday, October 28 and Badlands (1973) on Wednesday, October 30.

Click on the respective image for more information. For a list of the theatres hosting these films, and their complete schedule throughout the remainder of the year, click on the banner image above.

Also throughout various locations in Australia, Event Cinemas will host In The House. This month's showings will include The Outsiders (1983) Monday, October 21 and both Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) on Wednesday, October 30.

Click on the respective image for more information. For a list of the theatres hosting these films, and their complete schedule throughout the remainder of the year, click on the banner image above.

In London, United Kingdom The Avex Ensemble (an 11-piece musical ensemble featuring synthesisers, strings, brass, bass and percussion) will present Blade Runner (1982, The 2007 “Final Cut” which also happens to be the best “Cut”) with live musical accompaniment featuring Vangelis’ mesmerising score on Friday, October 25.

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In Naples, Florida The Naples Philharmonic will present Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) with live musical accompaniment featuring John Williams’ rousing score on Sunday, October 27.

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There are 18 recommended films to watch on Turner Classic Movies in the U.S. this month:

All About Eve is really all about the spoken word and is a prior TCM recommendation here. She will maker her appearance Tuesday, October 1 at 8:45pm PST and again on Monday, September 28 at 12:15pm PST.

(From left) Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders

(From left) Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders

My next suggested TCM showing to watch is the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business. This is also a former TCM recommendation and was reviewed here. I have also posted 2 famous scenes from this film, the most recent being Capturing a Golden Moment #12. The shenanigans will commence on TCM Saturday, October 5 at (late evening) 1am PST.

The Marx Brothers (From left) Harpo, Zeppo, Chico and Groucho

The Marx Brothers (From left) Harpo, Zeppo, Chico and Groucho

Journeying to a different, although still comedic, setting, there's Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels, a masterful blend of personal concerns, romance and screwball comedy. This treasure is a previous Blu-ray recommendation here. Sullivan's funny, albeit enlightening, adventures will begin Sunday, October 6 at 8:45am PST.

Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea

Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea

Next is Strange Cargo which I previously listed as one of my TOP TEN Guilty Treasures. "Strange" is the word for this uneasy but fascinating blend of religious parable, hardened convicts, a test of survival and wisecracking romance. Strange Cargo will dock at TCM Tuesday, October 8 at 6am PST.

(From left) Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Peter Lorre

(From left) Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Peter Lorre

Just missing out on my list of Top Ten Westerns (in favour of another Bud Boetticher directed/Burt Kennedy scripted film The Tall T) was Ride Lonesome, a highly distinctive and concise story told with a strong sense of purpose and sophistication. This must-see film starring Randolph Scott was previously reviewed here and will arrive on TCM Wednesday, October 9 at 2:15pm PST.



Rarely does an atmosphere of such overpowering dread subsume a cinematic story so completely as it does 1943's The Seventh Victim

Kim Hunter, Lou Lubin

Kim Hunter, Lou Lubin

A young woman (portrayed as a fetching innocent by Kim Hunter) goes searching for her missing sister (enigmatically played by Jean Brooks) in New York City's Greenwich Village and stumbles upon a satanic cult of devil worshipers, putting both of their lives at risk. Mark Robson, who directed a number of these Val Lewton produced gems, is himself at the peak of his considerable creative powers. This devilishly striking combination of horror and film noir was a previous TCM recommendation reviewed here. The fate of both sisters will be determined Thursday, October 10 at 7:45pm PST and again Tuesday, October 29 at 12pm (noon) PST.

Jean Brooks

Jean Brooks

Here's a short clip, eerily foreshadowing the shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho.

The unmissable Busby Berkeley extravaganza Footlight Parade is also a previous TCM recommendation here. Let the show begin Sunday, October 13 at (early morning) 3am PST.

1944’s Laura is director Otto Preminger’s slick and assured amalgamation of mystery (whodunnit) and film noir (obsessive desire, gruesome murder etc) elements. This film was briefly reviewed last month here. Included is a comparison between the detective played by Dana Andrews and James Stewart’s retired investigator in Vertigo. Laura will come to life on TCM Sunday, October 13 at 5pm PST.

One of cinema’s finest masterpieces, L'Avventura, a previous TCM recommendation here, will be presented again Sunday, October 13 at (late evening) 1:15am PST.

There have been quite a few movies centred around boxing over the years from 1937’s Kid Galahad to 2018’s Creed II with plenty of standouts in-between such as 1956’s Somebody Up There Likes Me, 1962’s Requiem for a Heavyweight, 1972’s Fat City and 1980’s Raging Bull. None of these however get as straight to the punchline as 1949’s knockout noir The Set-Up, previously reviewed here and happening again on TCM Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30pm PST.

Later this same Wednesday evening is another film noir bonafide classic, The Narrow Margin, a previous TCM recommendation here. This little firecracker is set to explode Wednesday, October 16 at 11pm PST.



Many experts have claimed that this next TCM recommendation is the first identifiable film noir: Boris Ingster's 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor. Viewers can glean just how many of noir's stylish traits are inherent in this film by reading my previous review here. If you're a noir fan and have never seen this little RKO gem, be a stranger no more Thursday, October 17 at (early morning) 4am PST.

TCM's current monthly schedule can be confirmed by clicking on any of the above TCM related 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…) A.G.

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