Chatting with Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host 1

Film
I very much enjoyed a chat with Robert Osborne who has achieved near-god status on TCM’s first-ever Classic Film Cruise. When we spoke, we were bobbing on the Celebrity “Millenium” cruise liner docked near to the coast of Cozumel in Mexico. Everyone loves this smart, sensitive man. He’s tall, he’s elegant. He’s handsome, and he’s ...

Preparing our Letters of Transit for TCM Classic Cruise 1

Film
The moment arrives soon for the first-ever … er, the first annual Turner Classic Movies TCM Classic Cruise. We fly to Miami on Wednesday and set sail this Thursday for a fun long weekend of floating film geekdom!  Destinations: Key West and Cozumel. Getting our letters of transit in order is a huge challenge — ...

TCM to broadcast “Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Film” & “Unseen Cinema” 1

Dance · Film
arts·meme friend Jeff Masino alerts us that next Sunday evening, April 3, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), cable’s outstanding classic film channel has an unusually interesting broadcast line-up. It’s a long evening starting at 5 pm LA time, 8 pm in NYC,  so stock up on wine and cheese. Two “clips” programs of rarely seen early ...