Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TCM's "Summer Under The Stars" Ingrid Bergman Day August 29th

Just like previous summers, Turner Classic Movies will be hosting their annual Summer Under The Stars instillation. 

On August 29th, they will be screening Ingrid Bergman films from 6am - around 3am the next day. As most of you know, that is Ingrid's birthday and the day she died. 

So, if you're lucky enough to have cable and TCM, you will be able to call into work and glue yourself to the television for the following films (Eastern Standar Time): 

6:00am -- Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
7:45am -- Rage In Heaven (1941)
9:30am -- Saratoga Trunk (1945)
12:00pm -- Under Capricorn (1949)
2:00pm -- Stromboli (1950)
4:00pm -- Europa '51 (1951)

6:00pm -- Gaslight (1944) 
8:00pm -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
10:00pm -- Casablanca (1942) 
12:00am -- Joan Of Arc (1948) 
2:30am -- Elena And Her Men (1956) 
4:15am -- Autumn Sonata (1978)

This arrangement shows a variety in the films she made. The various directors she worked with and styles they all used. 

It's interesting that of the three Hitchcock films Ingrid starred in, Under Capricorn was chosen. The film itself wasn't a hit and it is lacking in some of the plot points, but if you're looking for innovation and risk taking it doesn't get much better than that...

...Jack Cardiff behind the camera, people falling backwards from a puzzle-like table just to pull a dolly holding a giant technicolor camera... It's full of trivia. Also- for about 5 minutes, Ingrid talks like a drunk, Irish woman. Pretty great. 

Be sure to set your DVR to the appropriate times... TCM only functions on Eastern Standard Time, so sometimes it can throw other timezones for a loop. 

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1 comment:

Andrea_Zimri said...

Thank you for the info, just marked my calender as full for the 29th. And im having a "me-day" in honour of her. Love your blog.

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