Posted by KC on Jul 23, 2012
Whenever bad news hits, as with the sad events in Aurora last week, I tend to overdo reading the coverage. In an effort to distract myself, I was flipping aimlessly through my Twitter account, and was delighted to find the answers to a question I'd asked my followers a couple of months ago. It was:
If you were a TCM guest programmer, which movies would you pick?
I loved the responses I got. This was partly because the choices were so diverse, but also because hardly anyone picked the same movie twice. It only happened three times: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). No one picked the same flick more than two times.
Check out the list, in all its unedited beauty:
The Night of the Hunter, I Know Where I'm Going, Angels With Dirty Faces, The Last Laugh, Fétiche
Maureen Nolan @missmccrocodile
Contraband '40, Gaslight '40, Dawn Patrol '38, Broken Blossoms '19, Battling Butler '26.
Meredith Riggs @MeredithRiggs39
Meet Me in St. Louis, 42nd Street, The Philadelphia Story, Platinum Blonde, and Animal Crackers
John DeCarli @filmcapsule
Anything Michael Powell: THE RED SHOES, COLONEL BLIMP and older films like EDGE OF THE WORLD.
Dave Mutert @dmmutert
Sherlock Jr. ('24), The Power and the Glory ('33), Decoy ('46), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir ('47), Odd Man Out ('47)
Evangeline Holland @edwardian_era
Easy Living, Stella Dallas, Libeled Lady, and Peter Ibbotson.
scott stevens @scott219a
White Heat, King Kong, Angels with Dirty Faces, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hells Kitchen
The Third Man, Spellbound, and A Letter to Three Wives.
Mike Tennyson @M10247
Let's try The Boys from Brazil, The Stepford Wives, and Rosemary's Baby.
Jessica Pickens @HollywoodComet
Since You Went Away or Betty Grable or Alice Faye movies, Date with Judy
Terry Towles Canote @mercurie80
The Seven Samurai, The President's Analyst, and The Wicked Lady
Dee Griffiths @berkobabe
The Searchers, Barry Lyndon, The Godfather, Casablanca
Christine Brun @classicfilmbuf
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Now, Voyager, Mildred Pierce and Roman Holiday.
David Neary @DeusExCinema
Network. Princess Mononoke. Wages of Fear. Sweet Smell of Success. Wings of Desire.
Lê ^_^ @startspreading
The public enemy (1931), A star is born (1937), On the town (1949), Sunset boulevard (1951)
The Quiet Man,The Enchanted Cottage, Ghost and Mrs Muir, Love Affair-Dunne Boyer, The Whales of August,Miracle on 34th St
kim dunn @kmjdu
The Guardsman....Woman Chases Man....Bringing Up Baby....Mary Poppins.
"Street Scene" (1931) "Meet Me in St Louis" (1944) "Picnic" (1955)
Jess Thomson @jessthomsonnn
That Hamilton Woman, Rear Window and The Thin Man.
The Crowd, Last Holiday, Brief Encounter
Shannon O'Toole @holyunderwear92
I would choose The Cameraman, It Happened One Night and the Producers, from 1968. Tough question though. :)
Tobias Fearnside @Tobias1970
'Kind Hearts & Coronets', 'The Pawnbroker', 'The Bride of Frankenstein', 'Cool Hand Luke' & 'A Matter of Life & Death'...
Duck Soup (1933), It's A Gift (1934), The Errand Boy (1961), Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962).
Any @hammerfilms from the 50's.
Aren't they great choices? I thought I would go with My Man Godfrey (1936), Notorious (1946), All About Eve (1950) and Red Dust (1932). Then I changed my mind a few times, but ended up thinking these would still be the best, because I love talking about them so much. What movies would you choose?