ANDY FISH is a comic book artist

You're reading his old blog-- so change your bookmarks to his NEW improved BLOG.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Movie Monday: This Week on TCM NORTH BY NORTHWEST

It's been called Hitchcock's masterpiece and it's certainly his most epic.  You might call it a thinking man's James Bond.  It's got an amazing musical score by Bernard Herrman and a great cast including Cary Grant and James Mason.

I'd argue that SHADOW OF A DOUBT is his the masterwork of the master but if you haven't seen this you're in for a treat.

It's on Today at 5:30 on TCM.

Meanwhile, earlier today is HIS GIRL FRIDAY at 8:30-- a fast paced comedy loaded with laughs from director Howard Hawks.

At 12:30pm on Wednesday is the Humphrey Bogart thriller THE TWO MRS CARROLS-- Bogie plays a homicidal killer in a change from his tough guy roles, it's followed by CONFLICT which is just about the same movie made around the same time this time with Sidney Greenstreet so that makes for a great double feature as long as you like Bogie or WB dramas.

At 8 and 9:30 on Wednesday night are documentaries on Dave Brubeck and Thelonious Monk, two of my favorite musicians of all time.

And Thursday night is the big Monster Movie lineup starting at 8 with THEM! (1954) in which giant ants attack the US followed by a string of films of monsters and madness right after.   Pop the popcorn and get ready for some Drive In style movies.