It was announced earlier today that restored versions of Wiliam Wyler‘s Funny Girl (’68), Buster Keaton‘s The General (’26), George Stevens’ Giant (’56) and John SturgesThe Great Escape (’63) will play next April at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival. But having reported last January that Stevens’ Shane (’53) was being restored by Paramount for a 2013 60th anniversary Bluray, I asked festival programmer Charlie Tabesh if it might be included. He said that showing Shane had been discussed and while it’s not confirmed, he’s hopeful. I’ll be flabbergasted if it doesn’t happen.