It’s time to talk classic film! I just spent four wild and dizzying days rushing from brilliant film to brilliant film at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood! It is truly the best experience for any film fanatic. Turner Classic Movies is a television cable network that shows classic films commercial free, and that mission has given them a loyal legion of fans. Many of those fans have Twitter handles, so it was inevitable that the TCM Party would come into being.
TCM Party is a group of people who watch TCM together and livetweet their experience with the hashtag #TCMParty. It is like watching the films with hundreds of friends from all over the world. The TCM Classic Film Festival provided the perfect setting for many of us who participate in TCM Party to meet, watch films together, and, finally, to record this podcast. That’s right! This is TCM Party on Monster Island Resort!
Update: By popular demand, here is the photo of Will McKinley with this mint-in-box Robert Osborne talking doll, care of Brian Kirby of Shelf Life Clothing and Drive-In Mob fame!
The TCM Party Players:
Paula Guthat (@TCM_Party) http://tcmparty.tumblr.com/
Will McKinley (@willmckinley) willmckinley.wordpress.com
Beth Accomando (@cinebeth) http://www.kpbs.org/news/blogs/cinema-junkie/
Joel Williams (@joelrwilliams1) http://joelrwilliams1.blogspot.com/
Kellee Pratt (@irishjayhawk66) http://kelleepratt.blogspot.com/
Nora Fiore (@NitrateDiva) http://nitratediva.wordpress.com/
Aurora (@citizenscreen) http://aurorasginjoint.com/
Unfortunately for film lovers in San Diego, this week is also colored by the loss of our beloved historic Ken Cinema in Kensington. I talk about that in tis episode, and you can read/listen to Beth Accomando’s interview with Landmark president Ted Mundorff here, as well as read her own recap of the TCM Classic Film Festival here
Also, here is the stop motion movie I made waiting in line for the TCM Classic Film Festival presentation of Rialto’s new 60th anniversary DCP of Godzilla: The Japanese Original!