Category: Turner Classic Movies channel


im so enjoyin TCM tonight!!! moguls and movie stars: a history of Hollywood was such a treat 2 watch& i cant wait to watch the other parts in that series!! its so great and interestin seeing how the movie industry began!! they had nothin 2 go by, they made up and learned along the way! what a time it had 2b back then! to watch the birth of all that had to be amazing!! now im watchin the films of thomas edison! so much fun to watch these films even tho short. travel back in time to the 1890’s and early 1900s!! so cool!! also tonight will be stuff from d.w. griffith, georges melies, and a few more short silent films after that! and i thought i was happy about the 200th ep of Dancing with the stars lol! i didn’t know about tcm programming tonight til this afternoon. tcm…..u surprise me everytime!!

A history of Hollywood is a seven part series in 1 hour installments airing Mondays and Wednesdays  at 8pm! each installment focuses on a different era of american movie history. from the inventions of the 1st moving pictures, to the revolutionary cutting-edge films of the 1960s.

ep:1 Peepshow Pioneers 1889-1907

ep:2 The Birth of Hollywood 1907-1920

ep:3 the Dream Merchants 1920-1928

ep:4 Brother, can You Spare a Dream 1929-1941

ep:5 Warriors and Peacemakers 1941-1950

ep:6  The Attack Of The Small Screens 1950-1960

ep:7 Fade Out, Fade In 1960-1969

for more details about these episodes in this series go to http://www.tcm.com/moguls/#/home

from just pictures projected on a wall, to moving film shots, experimental cinema, to films that told a story……to watch films from their birth is so interesting to watch and it takes you back in a time long gone. where everything was so new and exciting! and its so great that tcm will be showing us from the beginning how it all began!


done recently. here u see him give a speech after the mayor of hollywood proclaims it his day & he gives a speech. he gets his star on the walk of fame. he gives another interview where he says his top 5 movies of all time, & it might surprise u. and classic film stars talk about mr. osborne! love this 1. i can listen to robert talk all day!

i’ve always loved this film TCM put together! its such a perfect movie compilation!

This doesn’t show alot on tcm, or maybe its just that i dont catch it that often. but i had to upload this! its for the love of silent movies! SILENT MOVIE LOVERS UNITE 😀


Robert Osborne on the programming marking the 100th birthday of the celebrated Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, the most extensive collection of Kurosawa films ever on television. on the 23rd next week tcm will have 24hrs of his work. starting at 6am with his directorial debut Sanshiro Sugata (1943).


it would be wonderful to go to this, unfortunately its not in the cards, as they say, for me. any1 who is fortunate to go, is very lucky! its great that tcm is doing this festival!! i dont really have any more to say here….except maybe the festival im sure will be amazing! and i hope they show some of it in a special on tcm! that would rock!


Tcm’s remembrance of movie professionals that passed away last yr. its always sad to watch. but tcm did it so wonderfully.


The classy introduction to TCM’s Silent Sunday’s.
The films featured in the montage as they appear in order:
Our Dancing Daughters (balloons)
The Flesh and the Devil (Greta Garbo and John Gilbert – couple dancing)
The Big Parade (Renee Adoree, John Gilbert – Couple kissing)
Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (Rudolph Valentino – man puffing smoke)
Greed (Zasu Pitts – woman with abject look)
Noah’s Ark (George O’brian – man in rain)
The Crowd (Eleanor Boardman – woman looking in mirror happy)
Our Dancing Daughters (Joan Crawford – woman looking in mirror, sad)
The Crowd (James Murray – man doing pantomime)
Show People (Marion Davies, Dell Henderson – woman revealing face after lowering a cloth/bandana)
The Kiss (Greta Garbo – woman looking seductive)
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton – man looking up)
The Wind (Lilian Gish – woman looking frightened, peering outside)
Greed (Zazu Pitts)(woman looking frightened)
Greed (Gibson Gowland – man closing in on woman, looking menacing)
The Wind (lantern blowing in wind)