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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:24 PM

TCM Schedule for Monday January 7 - Guest Programmer: Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton (Titanic, Twister, Big Love) ventures outside the box for an eclectic collection of movies as this month's Guest Programmer.

(all times Eastern)


6:00 AM MERRY WIDOW, THE (1934)
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Maurice Chevalier , Jeanette MacDonald , Edward Everett Horton. BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC,

7:45 AM BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST (1941)
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Greer Garson , Walter Pidgeon , Felix Bressart. C-100 mins, TV-G, CC,

9:30 AM GASLIGHT (1944)
A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Charles Boyer , Ingrid Bergman , Joseph Cotten. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC,

11:30 AM SEA OF GRASS, THE (1947)
Husband-and-wife ranchers take opposite sides in a range war. Dir: Elia Kazan Cast: Spencer Tracy , Katharine Hepburn , Robert Walker. BW-124 mins, TV-PG, CC,

1:45 PM LITTLE WOMEN (1949)
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: June Allyson , Peter Lawford , Margaret O'Brien. C-122 mins, TV-G, CC,

4:00 PM BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE (1952)
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top. Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Elaine Stewart , Sammy White , Leo G. Carroll. BW-118 mins, TV-PG, CC,

6:00 PM SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (1956)
True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ. Dir: Robert Wise Cast: Joseph Buloff , Sal Mineo , Everett Sloane. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (1965)
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair. Dir: Federico Fellini Cast: Giulietta Masina , Alba Cancellieri , Mario Pisu. C-137 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

10:30 PM SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, THE (1973)
After seeing the classic Frankenstein, two naive young girls go searching for the mad doctor's monster. Dir: Victor Erice Cast: Juan Margallo , Teresa Gimpera , Ana Torrent. C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

12:30 AM CALIFORNIA SPLIT (1974)
A down on his luck gambler and a free spirit take an unscheduled gambling trip to Tijuana. Dir: Robert Altman Cast: George Segal , Elliott Gould , Ann Prentiss. C-108 mins, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM LAST DETAIL, THE (1973)
Two shore patrolmen decide to show a prisoner a good time on his way to the brig. Dir: Hal Ashby Cast: Jack Nicholson , Otis Young , Randy Quaid. C-104 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

4:30 AM SOLDIER'S STORY, A (1984)
During World War II, an African-American officer investigates a murder that may have been racially motivated. Dir: Norman Jewison Cast: Howard E. Rollins Jr. , Adolph Caesar , Denzel Washington. C-101 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:30 AM

1. Interesting line-up there!

Here's an excerpt from TCM's profile of guest programmer Bill Paxton:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/544372|0/Guest-Programmer-Bill-Paxton-1-7.html

He considers Federico Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits (1965) one of those films that offer "a transcendental experience" with "a phantasmagoria of images - quite overwhelming." The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Victor Erices' moving story of two young girls in a Castilian village who become preoccupied by the legend of the Frankenstein monster, is perhaps "the greatest film to come out of Spain in the 1960s."

Robert Altman's California Split (1974) is "almost like a short story - a slice of life," with "one of the great American directors" guiding Elliott Gould and George Segal through roles that rank among their best. And Hal Ashby's The Last Detail (1973), "one of the great unsung films of the '70s," offers Jack Nicholson, a Paxton favorite, in "maybe his greatest performance."

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