Thursday, February 18, 2010

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar (and a contest)

For the next few posts we have a celebration of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar. This annual viewing festival will feature 360 Academy Award-nominated and winning movies, all presented uncut and commercial-free.

Our Favorite Network, in launching their annual lovefest for Oscar winning and nominated films, actors, actresses, and techies, is providing three DVDs for us to give away here on Another Old Movie Blog. More on that below.

First, feast your eyes on some of the goodies featured on this year’s 31 Days of Oscar.

Now, about that contest. The good folks at TCM have given me the power-mad opportunity to select three DVDs of Oscar-winners from their vault (INSERT SOUND OF CREAKING DOOR HERE), and offer them to you as a prize package. We’re calling this: The Another Old Movie Blog Princess Prize Pack.

Remember the three-part series we did on The 1950s Princess last month? Hmm? How soon they forget.

The Another Old Movie Blog Princess Prize Pack (now I’m thinking that’s a lot to type) contains (INSERT DRUM ROLL HERE):

“Roman Holiday” (1953), in which Audrey Hepburn won Best Actress for her role as a runaway princess. We discussed “Roman Holiday” here in The 1950s Princess - Part 1.

“Anastasia” (1956), in which Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress for her role as an exiled princess. Maybe. We discussed “Anastasia” here in The 1950s Princess - Part 3.

“The Country Girl” (1954), in which Grace Kelly won Best Actress for her role as a longsuffering wife of an alcoholic actor. She doesn’t play a princess in this, but since she became a princess in real life, it still counts. We didn’t discuss this one yet. We will, I promise. We discussed instead Grace Kelly’s performance as a princess in search of a prince in “The Swan” (1955) here in The 1950s Princess - Part 2. Also good.

Come back Monday for the start of the contest and the rules. Next Thursday, we’ll pick the winner.

In the meantime, keep a close watch on Turner Classic Movies and the 31 Days of Oscar.


Sally said...

Thank you for sharing the video. That was delightful to watch!! I love those sorts of montages. Sounds like an exciting contest! I can't wait to hear more!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Sally, thanks for stopping by. I'm excited about the contest, too. They're great movies.

Millie said...

Ooooh! Yeah! I can't wait! :-D

Moira Finnie said...

Jacqueline, I'm delighted that your contributions to classic movie appreciation have been recognized by TCM. Have fun with the contest and I hope you will find time to do another trio of films such as you did, exploring that quirky obsession with the princesses in the fifties. They were beautifully done.


Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you so much, Moira. You are one whose opinions on classic film I respect a great deal. I look forward to and enjoy your TCM Movie Morlocks blog immensely.

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