Saturday, February 24, 2007

A Great Week For Movies on Television

It's been a great week for movies. Actually it's been heaven for movie fans the past month on Turner Classic Movies; they're doing 31 Days of Oscar. On American Movie Classics it's And The Nominees Are...; Oscar nominated movies 24 hours a day for a week!

I'm writing at the moment watching Lawrence of Arabia. This has actually drawn my attention away from work; every now and then I'm had to step away to watch. Frequently I listen while I work; sometimes I work in front of the television.

It worked out well this past week that TheRedhead is a big movie fan; giving us something else to share. I've always enjoyed watching TheSpecialOne. I meant watching with her. ;-)

Something that's made this especially enjoyable, aside from TheSpecialOne and TheRedhead, is that I've gotten to see some of my favorite movies and some I never watched before.

I noticed for some reason this week I watched more movies than anything "the networks" {Is there still any viability to "the big three"?} have had on or other shows on cable.

It would be difficult to say what I've enjoyed most. These ones have definitely held my attention:
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Hoffa
  • Cleopatra
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Glory
  • Mr. Roberts
  • The Birdman of Alcatraz
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Annie Hall
  • Midnight Express
  • Papillon
  • I Want To Live
  • Platoon
  • It Happened One Night
  • Operation Petticoat
  • The Bells of St. Mary's
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • The Hawaiians
  • Deliverance
  • Taxi Driver
  • High Noon
  • All The President's Men
  • High Plains Drifter
{I got to thinking about this as I was doing other things; had to come back a few times to add to the list. 7:01}


JoeBlogs said...

Personally I like Palnet Of The Apes the most out of those.

Old Lady said...

TCM is a great movie channel. I get sucked up in the Oscar week as well! (by the way, I am still altering mounds of clothes!)

Naomi said...

We get TCM on satellite here in England. They show some great classic movies on there. Unfortunately they don't make films like that anymore.