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Monday, January 2, 2012

What's on TCM this Week? Gaslight (1944)

Wednesday night at 8pm is a nice little Hitchcockish thriller directed by George Cukor.  Ingrid Bergman thinks she's going mad, but it might just be her wicked husband Charles Boyer causing all the trouble.  Fast paced and moody from 1944.

The Picture of Dorian Grey (1945) is on at 12:15am but you have to get through National Velvet to get to that George Sanders gem so good luck.

Saturday nights essential features a series of films with Charlie Chaplin as his Little Tramp character starting with CITY LIGHTS (1931) at 8pm followed by MODERN TIMES (1936) at 9:45.   Both are Silent films at a time when sound films were all the rage-- and audiences met them with the same response a Black and White film got when it was shot in the 70s-- a lot of "why's?"-- but if you like Chaplin-- and I'm the first to admit he's an acquired taste you'll understand what he was doing.   MODERN TIMES is arguably his best film followed closely by THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) so if you haven't given him a shot here's your chance.