Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Charlie Chaplin on TCM, Thursday April 16, 2009

Tomorrow, April 16, 2009, Turner Classic Movies is showing three of the Chaplin movies I recommended in a list of twenty introductory silent movies: The Kid, The Gold Rush and Modern Times. They air at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. respectively (note: the fourth film on the list, City Lights, is on TCM Sunday at midnight).

In fact, Chaplin is on all day, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Set the DVR or call in sick. No matter what Tony Blair might have said, there's no third way.

The schedule as listed on the Turner Classic Movie website:

16 Thursday

6:00 AM Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
7:15 AM Dog's Life, A (1918)
8:00 AM Day's Pleasure, A (1919)
8:30 AM Kid, The (1921)
9:30 AM Pay Day (1922)
10:00 AM Woman of Paris, A (1923)
11:19 AM Short Film: Movie Album #1, The (1935)
11:30 AM Gold Rush, The (1925)
12:45 PM Modern Times (1936)
2:15 PM Great Dictator, The (1940)
4:15 PM King in New York, A (1957)
6:00 PM Short Film: Chaplin Revue, The (1959)


mister muleboy said...

So I have to wait how long 'til your next installment?

Product, baby, product.


Quality be damned

-- a good american

Mister Parker said...

Either late tonight or early tomorrow, a look at Hollywood couple Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.

Then next week a two-part essay on Fun-Stupid movies ...

After that, the Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards for 1927-28, with a look at contenders Sunrise, Wings, The Man Who Laughs, The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, Laugh Clown Laugh, My Best Girl and The Circus.

I would happily tear off a nearly endless supply of product, but my adoring fans also demand a certain amount of polish ... plus it takes time to watch and re-watch all these movies ... while cooking dinner, writing unpublished novels, walking the dog and, above all, doing the dishes.

mister muleboy said...

but my adoring fans also demand a certain amount of polishbefore reading this comment, while studying your Gilbert/Garbo entry, I was struck not just by ho well-written it is, but how important that is.

Your blog is a writer's blog.

My blog is a performer's blog; I'm more interested in conveying a character, even doing so with many different issues and "personas" [personas within one fictional character -- how . . . complex], than in writing anything intelligible.

It has always been thus.

It's unfortunate, of course, that I would choose a written medium to do it.

It, um, makes some sense to write well when you're writing a blog.

Of course, I don't let that stop me.

I'm the Stan Lee of my own blogosphere!

mister muleboy said...

PS My choice of personas rather than personae was my own personal joke at my own expense.

I'm working on a lot of levels, I tell ya!

I just never bother to let others in on them.

You should be honoured to be admitted behind the screen!

yeah; right

Mister Parker said...

The Mouth O' The Mule is some of the best performance art around. I am deeply honored to have met many of your personae in real life including some who have never appeared on your blog such as D'Oench Expert, Staff Meeting Performer and Ben's Chili Bowl Patron.

I, on the other hand, continue to play my role as Don't Stick My Head Too Far Out Guy. I write as well as I can to avoid the public embarrassment of saying something stupid.

Our particular roles complement each other well, I think.

mister muleboy said...

Binky !