The Great TCMFF Adventure

Yup, that’s right. I’m heading out to the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival tomorrow! I’m still pinching myself at the thought. My favorite part of the preparation has been discussing this excursion with my clients in the store where I work. You would think that in this age of 3D blockbusters, the idea that I would travel across the country to spend my vacation watching old black and white movies in vintage theatres would be met with horror. But to my great delight, everyone I shared my plans with was enthusiastic, fascinated and even envious. It sparked a fast paced conversation with one lady regarding All About Eve and the merits of George Sanders. You see, in my daily life, my conversations very rarely include references to Maureen O’Hara, Double Indemnity and Tom Conway. But this week, I shamelessly gushed about them every day to anyone who would listen.

Even more astounding for me was the discovery that the majority of my guinea pigs were well aware of exactly what the festival was and who would be there – the dear Bobby Osborne. I’ve been tasked with coming back with a photo of myself with him.

The warm reaction I received is a true testament to the power of classic film and TCM to bring people together. I can’t wait to share the experiences upon my return!

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3 responses to “The Great TCMFF Adventure

  1. Ray

    I just finished packing. Flying out tomorrow morning for my 5th festival.

  2. Here’s hoping you have a swell time, Miss. I got myself a film noir ten-pack not so long ago and it contains “The Blue Dahlia”, which I’ve never seen. Being a noir and Chandler buff, I’m savouring it for a cold Winter’s night and a shot or two of scotch. Meanwhile, I have to snag a copy of “Mr Lucky” (Dir: H.C.Potter, 1943). Great film!
    Oh, by the way, I’ve linked your blog over on mine. I hope you don’t mind.
    Enjoy the FF!

    p.s. -And a great blog you have here, too. So much to read, so little time.

  3. Ooh, have a super dooper time and do tell us EVERYTHING!

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