Thursday, April 9, 2009

Heads Up for "The Essentials" on TCM

If there is anything the Flaming Nose bloggers love as much as television, it would have to be the movies. Especially classic movies that stand the test of time. In March 2009, TCM started a wonderful new series called The Essentials, airing Saturday nights at 8pm.

The Essentials is hosted by a perfect pairing of Robert Osborne (legendary Hollywood Reporter movie critic and columnist) and Alec Baldwin (Emmy award winning comedic star of NBC's "30 Rock" and accomplished actor with his own mile long filmography). Robert Osborne has long provided sophisticated and witty background for TCM movies. Adding Alec Baldwin's unabashed passion and humor to the classic movie hosting team is inspired.

This Saturday on April 11th, The Essentials will feature lesser known 1942 Hitchcock gem, "Saboteur". Upcoming titles will include Butch Cassidy, Funny Girl and the 1935 version of Mutiny on the Bounty. Surely these are pictures that most film fans have seen countless times, but there will be fun hearing the banter and fresh perspectives from Osborne and Baldwin.


Lisa said...

Baldwin is a scintillating presence and always so knowledgeable and savvy about all aspects of show business. He's one of those actors you actually want to hear speak out of character -- he's always got something intelligent to say. Love him!

Kristine said...

Congratulations Alec Baldwin