Turner Classic Movies recently launched a new tagline and campaign “Let’s Movie,” which invites a wide audience to explore the network as “the ultimate gathering place for film fans to share the magic of the movies.” This concept got me reminiscing about all the great movies I’ve discovered—and the warm online community I’ve been welcomed by—thanks to TCM.
On September 19, TCM is encouraged everyone to take a Let’s Movie Holiday to share the joy of cinema with friends and family. This blogathon celebrates the movies we’ve found (and the friends we’ve made) through TCM. Thank you all for participating and reading!
The Posts (in alphabetical order by movie):
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) | Old Hollywood Films
Black Narcissus (1947) | The View from the Back Row
The Crowd (1928) | The Road is All
Dangerous When Wet (1953) | Journeys in Classic Film
The Enchanted Cottage (1945) | The Buffalo News
The Exile (1947) | The Nitrate Diva
Gaslight (1944) | Meaghan Walsh Gerard
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) | Second Sight Cinema
Gold Diggers of 1933 | Pre-Code.com
Good News (1947) | Nitrate Lights
The Great Dictator (1940) | The Hollywood Revue
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) | The Ellie Badge
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) | Joel’s Classic Film Passion
In Name Only (1939) | Meredy.com
La Jetée (1962) | filmvulture
Joe McDoakes shorts | filmmonkee
A Knight Without Armour (1937) | Now Voyaging
Laura (1944) | My Classic Movies
M (1931) | Cinema Gadfly
North by Northwest (1959) | Flickin’ Out
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) | Movie Mania Madness
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) | Crítica Retrô
Remember the Night (1940) | The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
Slither (1973) | Thirty Hertz Rumble
The Thin Man series | The Motion Pictures
Thrill of a Romance (1945) | Love Letters to Old Hollywood
Too Late for Tears (1949) | Once Upon a Screen
The Unknown (1927) | Aperture Reviews
Vivacious Lady (1938) | Cinema Cities
Waterloo Bridge (1931) | Distilled from Stars
Why Be Good? (1929) | Outspoken and Freckled
The Wicked Woman (1934) | The Movie Rat
Young Bride (1932) | Immortal Ephemera
Hopefully Coming Soon…
The Cinema of Us | The Graduate (1967)
Criterion Blues | The Harder They Fall (1956)
Criterion Creature | More Than a Miracle (1967)
Hi. I don’t have a blog…but I work at a paper with a website…does that count or is it lame? I would love to write about The Enchanted Cottage.
That’s fine! Any piece that I can link to works. I’ve added you to the list. Thanks!
I would like to write about LAURA.
Terrific! I just added you. Thanks for joining!
Great blogathon idea! I’d love to write about Vivacious Lady.
Wonderful! You’ve got it. Thanks for signing up!
Hi, I’m Amanda from Old Hollywood Films blog. I’d like to write about The Bad and the Beautiful if that’s OK
Hi, Amanda! Welcome on board. I’ve added you for The Bad and the Beautiful.
Hi! I’d like to write about The Graduate.
Great! I’ve just added you. Thanks for joining in.
Hey, I tweeted my choice but just in case it got lost in the shuffle I figured I’d post here requesting “A Wicked Woman” (1934). Thanks!
Thank you for commenting here! Sorry, I was away from Twitter most of yesterday evening and I thought I’d missed something. Glad to have you on board!
No worries. I figured I’d give it 24+ hours before double-checking. Thanks!
TERRIFIC IDEA! I’d love to join this. Difficult to choose with so many films introduced to me on TCM through the years so I’m going with my debut of TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949) at this year’s TCMFF. Hope that works. 🙂
Once Upon a Screen (aurorasginjoint.com)
Oh, goody! I was hoping somebody would do TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949), which is so hardboiled and fun. Very happy to have you on board 🙂
I’m just starting a tumblr for movie reviews/classic film related things does that count?
If it does I’d like to write about More Than A Miracle or C’era Una Volta (1967) with Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif
Yes, of course! Anything I can link to from here is fine. I’ve put you down by your name for now. What’s the link to your Tumblr?
Okay, I’ve got it linked now. Thanks!
Hello. I’d like to participate, please. My film will be Waterloo Bridge from 1931. Such fun, thank you!
Added! Great choice. I was so happy when TCM aired that on primetime last month. Thanks for signing up!
Hello, I’d like to do Black Narcissus
Splendid! That’s a personal favorite of mine. What’s your blog address? Thanks!
Hey—love this idea! I’m torn between stuff I discovered on the channel or at the festival…So many possibilities! I have a short list of about 6. When’s the deadline to pick one?
There’s no rush or deadline as far as I’m concerned. The only issue that I can see is that somebody might claim a title… I’ve added you to the roster with TBA as the title for the time being. Thanks!
So… Okay to do The Ghost and Mrs. Muir? I don’t see it on the roster yet…
Yes, lovely choice. I’ve updated the roster with that as your pick.
May I take WHY BE GOOD?
It’s yours! A perfect match of 2 sassy Irish gals 😉 Glad to have you on board.
You’re wonderful, Miss Nitrate Diva. Thanks for organizing all of this.
Thank you so much! And the feeling is mutual, Ms. Social Media Lady!
Hi. Can I write about Gaslight (1944)? I’m at mwgerard.com
Yes, I just got you added. Thanks for signing up!
Hi, Nitrate Diva! Thanks for hosting the TCM Discoveries Blogathon. May I please write about In Name Only (1939)? http://bit.ly/meredydotcom
You’ve got it! I was thinking this blogathon needed more Cary Grant 🙂
Everything ALWAYS needs more Cary Grant. 😛
Direct link to my article: http://bit.ly/innameonly Thanks so much!
Cool idea! I owe my love of Esther Williams to TCM, so it’s only fitting that I choose Thrill of a Romance (1945). My blog is Love Letters to Old Hollywood.
Fantastic! I’ve got you added. Thanks for signing up.
Little late to the party, but could I do The Crowd (1928)?
Blog is theroadisall.wordpress.com
No worries! I’ve got you added. Glad to see another silent on the roster 🙂
It is not too late to join, right? So, please, give me The Reluctant Dragon (1941).
Nope, not too late at all! I’ve just added you. Glad to have you on board!
I sent a response on Twitter, too, but I’d like to get something in about The Unkown. My blog is Aperture Reviews (aperturereviews.blogspot.com)
Great, thanks. The Unknown is such a twisted movie, and I adore it!
I would like to take Chris Marker’s La Jetee if I may. filmvulture.com
You’ve got it! I just added you. Thank you for joining!
This is a great idea! I’m quite late to the game and wouldn’t be able to contribute a new piece in time, but I wanted to ask if I could use something I wrote and published previously on discovering the awesomeness that is ON APPROVAL at last year’s TCM Fest. I would of course add something in about the blogathon and one of your banners. Let me know if this is OK – if not I understand. 🙂
Sorry for taking so long to reply. If you still want to do this, I can link to it. And, yes, “On Approval” is a whole lot of awesome.
No worries. I feel like it’s been a busy few days for a lot of us 🙂 I’m at a wedding now so I think I’ll have to sit this one out, but I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!
Here’s my post, a wee bit early: http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2015/09/van-johnson-gives-esther-williams.html?m=1
Thanks for hosting this! I had a lot of fun writing for it!
I think my comment got lost in the shuffle — my post has been up for awhile but it’s not linked to in your list. Here it is again:
Oh, thank you so much! I’ve got the post link added now. Looking forward to it!
I’ll be posting (second sight cinema; ghost & mrs muir) but not until this evening, perhaps around 9… just wanted to confirm that you would still be updating.
Yes, that’s fine! I’m actually late to my own blogathon on my own post (story of my life). That’s probably around when I’ll be putting out the masterpost with links to specific entries.
Here’s mine! http://mwgerard.com/lets-movie-gaslight-1944/
Here’s my post: http://msminiver.blogspot.com/2015/09/tcm-discoveries-blogathon-my.html
Here you go: Sorry to run so late… what a week! http://secondsightcinema.com/the-ghost-and-mrs-muir-1947/
No problem! I’ve added the link and I’m looking forward to reading your take on it.
Great Stuff! I just posted about The Freshman last night! Wish I was able to participate.
I did get my Joe McDoakes piece done, I decided to make a new blog for film-oriented musings (rather than my record obsession musings):
There are definitely some great contributions to the TCM Discoveries Blogathon!
Oh, splendid! Thank you for letting me know. I’ve got the post link added now and I look forward to reading!