Conversations With Robert Osborne
Turner Classic Movies is proud to present TCM Originals, a new line of special programs produced by TCM and exclusive to the network. First in this series is CONVERSATIONS WITH ROBERT OSBORNE, a special selection of some of the finest interviews the TCM Host has conducted with legendary Hollywood talent.
Included are two specials from TCM's Private Screenings franchise: Osborne interviews renowned actress of screen and stage Liza Minnelli, who shares highlights of her remarkable career and details of her personal life as the daughter of actress Judy Garland and director Vicente Minnelli; then, the cameras turn on Osborne himself, as he discusses his his lifelong love of movies and career as an entertainment columnist and film historian with actor Alec Baldwin.
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Also included are three installments of Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, recorded before a live audience in historic Hollywood: Osborne's 2010 conversation with Luise Rainer, the first woman to win back to back Best Actress Oscars®, for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937); a 2012 interview with Kim Novak, best remembered for her roles in Picnic (1955) and Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), who reveals to Osborne secrets of her career and personal life; a candid 2013 conversation with Academy Award® winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, 1955).
Also included is a special essay by journalist and frequent TCM contributor Roger Fristoe, which provides biographical and professional information on the guests featured in each interview to help the viewer appreciate some of the most surprising and important revelations in these productions.
A Night At The Movies
Turner Classic Movies is proud to present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, the latest title from the new TCM Originals line, featuring programs produced by and exclusive to TCM. This set of four one-hour specials provides a “Film Studies 101” look at top cinematic genres, with numerous movie clips and expert commentary from Hollywood insiders.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers explores the historical events that have impacted the genre and the stylistic tools filmmakers use to give their audiences that extra shot of adrenaline. Key insights are provided by TCM Host Robert Osborne, author Ken Follett (Eye of the Needle, 1981), actor and director Kenneth Branagh (Dead Again, 1991), actor Norman Lloyd (Hitchcock’s Saboteur, 1942) and dozens of other experts.
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics examines the genre from multiple points of view: great epic directors and actors; the challenges of literary adaptation and big-budget moviemaking; the renaissance of the genre with films like The Godfather (1972) and Gladiator (2000). Expert commentary is provided by the likes of actor Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago, 1965) and director Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, 1998).
In A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, features best-selling author and filmmaker King, who takes viewers on a journey through the many varieties of horror films and examines why moviegoers long to be frightened. Along the way, he discusses the movies that had an impact on his writing, including Night of the Living Dead (1968), as well as titles adapted from hiw own works such as Carrie (1976), The Shining (1980) and many more.
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! looks at perennial favorites like It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and examines variations within the genre such as holiday romances and family movies. Behind-the-scenes stories are shared by actor Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989), actress Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944) and many other industry insiders.