31 Days of Oscar

Tomorrow begins TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar. I’m not going to lie, I love this time of year. Not only is it Tourny time – six weeks and counting – but a bunch of old movies on television whenever I want to record them. I like the 31 Days of Oscar more than the actual Oscars.


I’m weird. I know that. When I was little, I watched old movies like other kids watched cartoons. I might have been the only five-year-old who would sit through Gone with the Wind . . . all of it. I had also seen Every Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie by the time I was 15. Once again, the only teenager who had an AMC magazine subscription (back when AMC was basically TCM). I’m not normal. Let’s be honest. On February 21st, I might just leave the DVR running all day. The Maltese Falcon. Top Hat. The Thin Man. Gaslight. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. This is my Netflix and chill.

February 26th. Ummmm, yes please.
6:00 AM  –  Test Pilot (1938)
8:15 AM  –  Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942)
12:00 PM  –  Talk Of The Town, The (1942)
2:00 PM  –  Libeled Lady (1936)
4:00 PM  –  Dark Victory (1939)
6:00 PM  –  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
8:00 PM  –  Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946)
11:00 PM  –  Mrs. Miniver (1942)
1:30 AM  –  Grand Hotel (1932)
3:45 AM  –  It Happened One Night (1934)
5:45 AM  –  42nd Street (1933)
Have I seen all of these movies? Why yes, I have. Would I watch them again? That’s not even a real question.
Can I just not leave my house for a month? Would anyone mind? Plus, most of these are available on DVD. I’m sorry, Ross. Don’t be mad of me if packages of DVD’s just start showing up at our house. It wasn’t my fault. I swear.

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