TCM will honor Robert Osborne – the face of the network for over two decades – with a 48-hour tribute/marathon.
The tribute will include many of his best long form interviews – episodes of Private Screenings with immortals like Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Betty Hutton and Ernest Borgnine; more intimate reviews with the likes of Peter O’Toole, Eva Marie Saint and Alan Arkin, and the episode of Private Screenings in which Osborne was interviewed by Alec Baldwin.
The Robert Osborne Tribute will air beginning Saturday, March 18th (6am/5C) and run through Sunday, March 19th.
Robert Osbourne, the man with the gentle smile and an infinite love of film; the face and voice of Turner Movies Classics for more than 23 years, has died at the age of 84.
Best known as the network’s premier host with a seemingly inexhaustible font of knowledge about the films he presented, Osborne was also a keen interviewer who was able to make his interviews with industry legends like Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren seem like cozy chats with friends – while never glossing over less memorable moments or pandering.
The official hotel and central gathering point for the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards ceremony. Screenings will be held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre, as well as other Hollywood venues. Festival passes go on sale on November 19th. Follow the jump for further details.
TCM’s Robert Osborne will interview Oscar®-winning actor Sophia Loren live from TCM Classic Film Festival. Loren will also introduce a special screening of Marriage Italian Style – for which she received another Oscar® nomination.
The interview will be taped live one March 28th. The TCM Classic Film Festival runs from March 26-29. Further details follow the jump.
Richard Linklater, director of the critically acclaimed Boyhood, will be spending the evening of Thursday, September 4th with TCM’s Robert Osborne to present and discuss three of his favorite films: Some Came Running, Asphalt Jungle, and Fanny and Alexander.
Linklater’s evening as Guest Programmer will begin at 8/7C. For further details, follow the jump.
Quincy Jones is a legendary figure – brilliant musician, superb producer and composer. On Monday, June 30th (8/7C), Robert Osborne will host Jones for an evening dedicated to his work scoring films. Films to be featured include: The Pawnbroker, In the Heat of the Night, The Slender Thread, The Italian Job and $.
Expect Osborne and Jones to have an illuminated discussion about his work in film (nearly forty films). For further details, check out the press release after the jump.
Movie lovers know Robert Osborne as the warm, knowledgeable host who seems to know everything about the movies he presents on TCM. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in film and knows more about movies than just about anyone – his love of movies, from classics to B-movie schlock is readily apparent.
On Monday, January 6, 2014, though, Osborne will be the guest on a special edition of Private Screenings (8/7C). He will be interviewed by guest host Alec Baldwin before TCM presents four films selected by him. Part of the special episode will be dedicated to tributes given such stars as Eva Marie Saint, Robert Wagner, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Jane Powell, Joel Grey, Diane Baker, Arlene Dahl, Barbara Rush, Tina & Nancy Sinatra and Mariette Hartley. For further details, check out the TCM press release following the jump.
On April 5, TCM premieres Friday Night Spotlight, a showcase for movies that revolve a set theme. For April, the theme is A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women in Film – and joining Robert Osborne as co-host for the month will be Academy Award®-winning actress, Cher.
Each week will feature different aspects of the main theme – for April those include: Motherhood, War Effort and the Homefront, Working Women, and Women Taking Charge. Some of the classic films featured include: Mildred Pierce (1945), Bachelor Mother (1939), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Women (1939).
Follow the jump for the official press release and Friday Night Spotlight’s complete April schedule.