Monday, April 20, 2009, Is Harold Lloyd Day On TCM
Speaking of Harold Lloyd, Turner Classic Movies will be showing some of his work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009. The highlight is Girl Shy at 7:15 a.m. but there are also a couple of documentaries and some of his early sound work.
Mark your calendars and set your DVRs.
Or call in sick and climb a building. That's what Harold Lloyd would do.
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners as well as links to my essays about them, click here.
Remember: There are no wrong answers, only movies you haven't seen yet.
The Silent Oscars
And don't forget to check out the Silent Oscars—my year-by-year choices for best picture, director and all four acting categories for the pre-Oscar years, 1902-1927.
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?