|Turner Classic Movies|
|Launched||April 14, 1994|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System (a Time Warner company)|
|Headquarters||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Sister channel(s)||TCM 2 (UK)|
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the TCM 2 is a British television channel It is a UK-only spin-off channel from the UK version of TCM, and shows the popular films from the Turner Entertainment Turner Classic Movies ( TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial -free classic movies mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Turner Classic Movies ( TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial -free classic movies mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Turner Classic Movies ( TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial -free classic movies mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced Turner Entertainment Company Inc is an American media company founded by Ted Turner. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and
The channel, created by Ted Turner as part of his Turner Broadcasting System, began broadcasting on April 14, 1994. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American Media proprietor and philanthropist. Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The date was chosen for its significance as "the exact centennial anniversary of the first public movie showing in New York City. " The very first movie ever screened on TCM was the 1939 classic epic. "Gone With The Wind". Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American dramatic - romantic - War film adapted from Margaret Mitchell 's 1936
Before the creation of TCM, quite a few titles from its vast library of movies were broadcast — with commercial interruptions — on Turner's TNT channel, along with Turner's controversial colorized versions of black-and-white classics such as The Maltese Falcon. Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned Film colorization is any process that involves adding Color to Black and white, sepia or monochrome moving-picture images The Maltese Falcon is a 1930 Detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine " Black Mask "
When TCM was created in 1994, however, colorization did not carry over to the new channel. As Gary R. Edgerton wrote in the winter 2000 issue of The Journal of Popular Film and Television, TCM immediately advertised itself in April 1994 "with the promise: 'uninterrupted, uncolorized and commercial-free!' Attitudes had evidently come full circle. Colorization was now unfashionable and unprofitable — even for Ted Turner and his colleagues at TBS. "
In 1996, the Turner Broadcasting System merged with Time Warner. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. Not only did this put TCM and Warner Bros. under the same corporate umbrella, but it also gave TCM access to the post-1948 Warner Bros. library (which itself includes other acquired properties such as the Lorimar, Saul Zaentz, and National General Pictures libraries). Lorimar was an American Television production company that was later a subsidiary of Warner Bros Saul Zaentz (ˈzænts born February 28, 1921) is an American Film producer and former record company executive
Besides MGM and United Artists releases, TCM also shows films under license from Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Productions and Columbia Pictures. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Most pre-1950 Paramount releases are owned by Universal, today a division of NBC Universal, while Paramount (currently owned by Viacom) holds on to most of its post-1950 releases, which are handled for television by CBS Television Distribution. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests CBS Television Distribution (CTD is a United States and Global Television Distribution company, a merger of CBS Corporation 's three Columbia is owned by Sony, and 20th Century Fox is owned by the News Corporation. is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation
In stark contrast to American Movie Classics (AMC), TCM is essentially commercial-free (advertising only products available at the TCM Web site, a subscription-based monthly program guide, and movies airing on TCM). AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies The letters originally stood for American Movie Classics. A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced TCM's content has also remained mostly uncut (depending upon the original content of movies, particularly movies rated by the MPAA after 1968). From time to time, the channel shows restored versions of films, particularly old silent films with newly commissioned musical soundtracks. The British version of TCM does interrupt movies for commercials, although the majority of movies are uncut (depending on what time of the day the movie is transmitted). The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located TCM is also a major backer of WGBH's Descriptive Video Service program, and many of the films aired on the network have visual description for the blind and visually-impaired, which are accessible through the "second audio program" (or SAP) option through a television menu system or cable/satellite receiver. For the radio station specifically see WGBH (FM. WGBH is a non-commercial Television and Radio broadcast service located in Boston The Descriptive Video Service (DVS is a major US producer of Video description, which makes visual media such as television programs feature films and home videos Second ' audio program' ( SAP) is an Auxiliary audio channel for Analog television that can be broadcast or transmitted
As a result, viewers interested in tracing the career development of actresses like Barbara Stanwyck or Greta Garbo or actors like Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart have the unique ability to see most of the feature films made during their careers, from beginning to end. Barbara Stanwyck ( July 16, &ndash January 20,) was an American actress, a star of film and television known during her 60-year career as a Greta Garbo ( 18 September 1905 &ndash 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American actress during Hollywood 's Unlike AMC or FMC, Turner Classic Movies presents many of its features in their original screen format (widescreen or full-screen).
Its programming season runs from March until the following February of each year when a retrospective of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies is shown (this festival is called 31 Days of Oscar). "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. 31 Days of Oscar is a programming franchise aired each Oscar season by the U TCM occasionally shows some classic 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures movies, but they have to be licensed individually. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Gaps between features are filled with theatrically released movie trailers and classic short subjects (from series such as The Passing Parade, Crime Does Not Pay, Pete Smith Specialties, Robert Benchley, etc. In the Film industry, a feature film is a Film made for initial distribution in theaters and being the "main attraction" of the screening Pete Smith (born Peter Schmidt September 4, 1892, New York City - January 12, 1979, Santa Monica California Robert Charles Benchley (September 15 1889 – November 21 1945 was an American comedian best known for his work as a Newspaper columnist and Film actor ) as part of TCM's One Reel Wonders. Beginning 10 September 2007 some of the short films featured on TCM appeared on their online TCM Schedule at www. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. tcm. com. Critically acclaimed documentary films are frequently shown, along with limited-run television shows (such as reruns or new episodes of The Dick Cavett Show, Thursdays at 8 pm ET, during the Fall 2006 season. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several Talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various Television networks including )
Although a vast majority of TCM's movies are classics from the 1930s-1960s (with silent movies and post-1970 movies being occasionally shown; among the most recent films shown on the network were 2001's Spirited Away, 2002's The Clay Bird and 2003's The Return of the King, the network also airs original content, (mostly documentaries about classic movie personalities and particularly notable films). Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. is a 2001 film by the Japanese Anime studio Studio Ghibli, written and directed by famed animator Hayao Miyazaki. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Matir Moina (মাটির ময়না also spelled as Matir Moyna, and known in English as The Clay Bird is a Bangla film Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the live-action movie which shares a title with a book, video game, and animated film. Most feature movies shown in prime time (8pm-3am Eastern Standard Time) are presented by film historian Robert Osborne, who has been with the network since its launch in 1994. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Robert Jolin Osborne (born May 3, 1932 in Colfax Washington) is an American actor and film historian best known as the host of the Turner Classic More recently, movies shown during the daytime on weekends are presented by Ben Mankiewicz, talk radio host (The Young Turks), Herman Mankiewicz's grandson and great-nephew of Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Ben Mankiewicz (born 1967 is an American radio and Television personality Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues Webcast The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show Herman Jacob Mankiewicz ( November 7, 1897 - March 5, 1953) was a Hollywood screenwriter noted for writing along with Orson Joseph Leo Mankiewicz ( February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American Academy Award -winning director
A TCM staple, The Essentials, is a weekly program on Saturdays at 8pm EST, spotlighting a specific movie and containing a special introduction and post-movie discussion. The spotlight movie is often replayed the following Sunday at 6 pm EST. The Essentials was originally hosted by director/producer/actor Rob Reiner, followed by fellow producer/film director/actors Sydney Pollack and Peter Bogdanovich. Robert "Rob" Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American Actor, director, producer, Writer, and Sydney Irwin Pollack ( July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American Film director, producer and Actor. Peter Bogdanovich ( Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Богдановић Latin: Petar Bogdanović (born July 30, 1939, is an American In May 2006, hosting duties were taken over by Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell. Molly Haskell (born September 29, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a feminist Film critic and author Carrie Fisher replaced Haskell when The Essentials returned for its new season in March 2007 following its annual "31 Days of Oscar" festival. Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, Screenwriter and Novelist. Rose McGowan replaced Fisher for the 2008 season in March 2008 after the 2008 "31 Days" festival. Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5 1973) is an Italian -born American actress best known for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB
Each August, TCM suspends its regular schedule for a special "month of stars", featuring entire days devoted to a single star, offering movies and specials pertaining to the star of the day.
Sunday nights at midnight is Silent Sunday Nights, which features silent movies from the United States and abroad, usually in the latest restored version and often with new music scores. Silent Sunday Nights is occasionally pre-empted for other special programming.
In 2000, TCM launched the annual Young Composers Film Competition, inviting aspiring composers to participate in a judged competition. Grand prize has been the opportunity to score a restored, feature-length silent film, mentored by a well-known composer, with subsequent premiere of the new work on the TCM channel. As of 2006, films which have been rescored include Camille (1921) with Rudolph Valentino, two Lon Chaney films, Ace of Hearts (1921) and Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928), and Greta Garbo's The Temptress (1926). Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Rudolph Valentino ( May 6, 1895 &ndash August 23, 1926) was an Italian Actor, Sex symbol, and early Lon Chaney ( April 1 1883 &ndash August 26 1930) nicknamed " The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Greta Garbo ( 18 September 1905 &ndash 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American actress during Hollywood 's Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In November 2004, perhaps in response to Cartoon Network's removal of classic cartoons, TCM began to broadcast a half-hour monthly (bi-weekly as of the fall of 2005) show entitled Cartoon Alley which featured cartoons from animation's Golden Age. November 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September The word cartoon has various meanings based on several very different forms of Visual art and Illustration. Cartoon Alley was an American television program that aired on Turner Classic Movies every Saturday Morning at 1130 AM ET. The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames Cartoon Alley has since been canceled.
In October 2006 the network premiered a new late-night series hosted by rocker/filmmaker Rob Zombie called "TCM Underground," which features a number of cult films personally selected by Zombie. Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965) better known by his Stage name, Rob Zombie, is an American Musician TCM Underground is a weekly late-night Cult film showcase airing on Turner Classic Movies. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. Films in the series include Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Sisters (1973), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Bride of the Monster (1955), Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), and Electra Glide in Blue (1973). Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 Science fiction / Horror film written produced and directed by Edward D For the 2005 Argentine film see Hermanas. Sisters is a 1973 Independent film directed by Brian de Palma Night of the Living Dead (1968 directed by George Romero, is an independent Black-and-white Horror film. Bride of the Monster (originally known as Bride of the Atom) is a 1955 horror - Science fiction film starring Béla Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a 1965 film directed by Russ Meyer, who also wrote the script with Jack Moran For the Apollo 440 album see Electro Glide in Blue. Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake
In the summer of 2007, the network began a "Funday Night at the Movies", hosted by voice-over actor Tom Kenny (best known as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants). Thomas James Kenny (born July 13, 1962, in East Syracuse New York) is an American Voice actor and Comedian perhaps best SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series and Media franchise. This series of programming, which lasted throughout the summer, brought classic films such as The Wizard of Oz (1939), Sounder (1972), Bringing Up Baby (1938), and Singin' in the Rain (1952) to a whole new generation of children and their families. The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical - Fantasy film mainly directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children’s Sounder is a 1972 film starring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, and Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 Screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 Comedy Musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds
More recently, TCM has collaborated in boxed set DVD releases of previously unreleased films by noted actors, directors, or studios. The sets often include bonus discs including documentaries and shorts from the TCM library.
TCM is headquartered at the Techwood Campus in Atlanta, Georgia in Mid-town. Since 1994, Tom Karsch has overseen the expansion of the network as the general manager and executive vice president. Tom Karsch is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager for Turner Classic Movies and Turner South. TCM is available in many other countries around the world.
In Canada, Turner Classic Movies debuted on November 1, 2005 on the Shaw Cable system and Star Choice satellite service. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Shaw Communications is a Canadian Telecommunications company that provides telephone internet and television services Star Choice is a Direct broadcast satellite Television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by Cable TV operator Shaw Communications Rogers Cable started offering TCM on December 12, 2006 as a free preview channel for all digital customers, and will be adding it to the "Ultimate TV" analogue package on or around February 1, 2007. Rogers Cable Inc, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc is Canada 's largest Cable television service provider with about 2 Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. While the schedule for the Canadian channel is generally the same as the US channel, some films are replaced for broadcast into Canada due to rights issues and other reasons.
In Europe, Turner Classic Movies is available as three separate channels for France, Spain and the UK/Ireland, and a panregional channel with various feeds in different languages. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. It was launched in 1999, when its predecessor, the international version of TNT dropped its film programming to become a general entertainment channel. Its penetration increased when it took over TNT's space on various platforms in 1999 and 2000.
In Asia and Oceania, Turner Classic Movies is available as one feed that serves more than 14 territories.
TCM is also available in Latin America, but this version receives little attention unlike the US and Europe counterparts. This version in Latin America is called, TCM Classic Hollywood.
In Britain, TCM 2 launched on May 2, 2006. TCM 2 is a British television channel It is a UK-only spin-off channel from the UK version of TCM, and shows the popular films from the Turner Entertainment The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located TCM 2 is a British television channel It is a UK-only spin-off channel from the UK version of TCM, and shows the popular films from the Turner Entertainment Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The channel, which is a spin-off from the UK version of TCM, shows the bigger films from the MGM and Warner film archives including Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, North by Northwest and Meet Me in St. Louis, among others. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Citizen Kane ( 1941) is an American Dramatic film, and the first Feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-authored The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical - Fantasy film mainly directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children’s Casablanca ( is an American Romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and North by Northwest ( 1959) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and Meet Me in St Louis is a 1944 romantic Musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of four sisters living in
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