The TCM Classic Film Festival began last night with a screening of An American in Paris, but they wouldn’t let me attend because…I don’t know why and don’t really care. There was a Vanity Fair-sponsored after-party following the Paris screening and VF reps are always giving off chilly-vibe, go-away, more-exclusive-than-thou attitudes. Or maybe Hollywood Elsewhere just isn’t cool enough in a general sense.
I’ve already missed the 9 am screening of Becket due to writing about Elie Samaha and Don Kushner, but here are some of the classic films I’d like to see projected on big (or at least moderately large) screens between now and Sunday night, not because I haven’t seen them all ad infinitum but because it’ll be cool to see them in presumably tip-top condition with an enthusiastic crowd:
All About Eve (1950), Bigger Than Life (1956), British Agent (1933), Carousel (1956), Citizen Kane (1941), The Devil is a Woman (1935), Girl Crazy (1943), The Godfather (1972), La Dolce Vita (1960), Manhattan (1979), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), The Mummy (1932), Niagara (1953), A Night at the Opera (1935), One, Two, Three (1961), Pennies from Heaven (1981), A Place in the Sun (1935), Reds (1981), Spartacus (1960), Taxi Driver (1976), The Tingler (1959), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), West Side Story (1961), Whistle Down the Wind (1961) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).