|View single post by Hellcat|
|Posted: Tue Feb 28th, 2012 11:41 pm||
True. We could probably come up with a list of movies, whether we like them all ourselves or not, of movies they could have added to the list. They've got their reasons for picking the movies they did and leaving others off.
The original list that was being compiled was just as the quote says, come up with a list of movies that TCM could have added. Whether we like the movies ourselves or not. And if you look the very first list we started with was just three movies, we slowly built it up. The Original TCM list was
Michael F. Blake wrote:
Turner Classic Movie cable channel will honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with movies shown on Monday & Wednesday throughout the month of April.
The only movie I argued against adding to the list was The Conspirator. My reasoning at the time was:
I think The Conspirator is an absolute can not add to the list for two reasons. First, it hasn't been released in theaters yet. According to IMDb it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and was first aired here at the Savannah Film and Video Festival in November. But it's US theatrical release isn't until the 15th of next month. And second, it seems more likely that TCM would play movies after their no longer in theaters and likely up for sale. Or could be for sale whether they actually are or not.
That said the movie has now been out for nearly a year and it's been on DVD for a while now as well. If TCM were to again run another Civil War movie fest this April I can now see The Conspirator as it no longer fits both of the reasons I said to leave it off.
If we're looking at adding on to the list then here's the updated version