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31 Days of Oscar….

This post is filler! No internet access at home late last week means I’m still working on my movie-watching tally.

 

January 1st marked my first (intentional) day without cable in 2 decades. In 20 years, a person can develop attachments to certain channels. My addiction: Turner Classic Movies.  

This time of the year, TCM programs one of my favorite series, 31 Days of Oscar. Viewers have the opportunity to discover or re-discover former Academy Award winners. Sure, I could probably find all of the movies being programmed, but it’s not the same as watching it through that magical cable box.

For my first (of many) random Now That I Don’t Have Cable lists, I have programmed my own 31 Days of Oscar. These are all films that I would want to see the day of this post. My first list was made up almost entirely of films from the 1950s, so I had to give myself some guidelines:

  1. There needed to be an almost equal distribution of films released between 1930 and 2009.
  2. Only one movie could be selected from 1955.
  3. Oscar nominees were considered because I generally don’t agree with the selection of the winner

 

My 31 Days of Oscar:

1930s

  • THE GOOD EARTH (1937)
  • MY MAN GODFREY (1936)
  • JEZEBEL (1938)
  • THE THIN MAN (1934)

 

1940s

  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
  • GASLIGHT (1944)
  • I REMEMBER MAMA (1948)
  • PINKY (1949)

 

1950s

  • A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
  • MARTY (1955)
  • THE DEFIANT ONES (1958)
  • THE THREE FACES OF EVE (1957)
  • WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)

 

1960s

  • ELMER GANTRY (1960)
  • THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (1961)
  • THE COLLECTOR (1965)
  • MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

 

1970s

  • BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY (1973)
  • BARRY LYNDON (1975)
  • SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (1978)
  • AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (1978)

 

1980s

  • ATLANTIC CITY (1981)
  • SILKWOOD (1983)
  • AMADEUS (1984)
  • BLUE VELVET (1986)

 

1990s

  • RAMBLING ROSE (1991)
  • THE CRYING GAME (1992)
  • IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993)
  • L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997)

 

2000s

  • WHALE RIDER (2003)
  • MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004)
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