|The lovely Natalie Wood looking a tad bit surprised to see me.|
Today's date is August 21st and, sadly, we're almost done with this year's SUTS programming (my, it flew by, didn't it?). I always look forward to August and seeing which films from a movie star's repertoire TCM has chosen to show and this is usually when I - and others, I'm sure - discover new stars they hadn't really noticed or cared about before. I have to say that I didn't love Wallace Beery all that much prior to his special day of programming (August 17th) when I discovered how great his comic timing was. I always pictured him as a brute to be honest!
It's been said before, but I'll say it again: the TCM Canadian programming doesn't always match the American one. Needless to say, us Canadians were a little shocked and disappointed when it came time for foreign star Catherine Deneuve's day on August 12th - I flipped on the TV, changed the channel to TCM and saw ... Robert Taylor?! Yup. Not that I don't like Robert Taylor or anything! But still. The entire TCM American programming was changed for us Canucks north of the border that day and I'm sure there were a lot of pissed off Deneuve fans left fuming. Oops! Oh well, the way I see it is that we got to enjoy an entire day of Robert Taylor films that the Americans didn't - HA!
What have been some of your favourite programming days so far? What are you looking forward to next? Tell me in the comment section below!