Mark Harris talks Mike Nichols: A Life

Mark Harris spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new book, Mike Nichols: A Life, ahead of this weekend’s TCM Classic Film Festival. The TCM premiere of Nichols and May: Take Two will screen on late Saturday morning. The documentary will be followed by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in the early afternoon. Both screenings will include a conversation with Mark Harris. When did you first become interested in writing a book about Mike…

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TCM Classic Film Festival: Host Recommendations

Prior to the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival, a number of network hosts offered their recommendations for first-time classic film viewers. TCM hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart, and Eddie Muller were among the participants in a roundtable junket this past Monday. Malone and Muller were in one rotation while Karger and Stewart were paired in another. Unfortunately, I couldn’t ask the same question of Ben Mankiewicz during the West Side Story rotation. Both…

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TCM Classic Film Festival: Exec Q & A

Prior to the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival, TCM executives and programmers sat down with the media to discuss the upcoming festival. TCM General Manager Pola Changnon, Festival Director Genevieve McGillicuddy, and SVP of Programming Charlie Tabesh were among those who sat down with media during Monday’s press junket. They made a quick pivot to TCM last year but this year, the festival has the added benefit of utilizing HBO Max for programming. One thing…

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George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn on West Side Story

West Side Story stars George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn spoke about their memories of Natalie Wood and the upcoming Steven Spielberg film. The film will open the festival this Thursday night in honor of the 60th anniversary being celebrated this year. Stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn participated in new interviews exclusive for the occasion. In addition to TCM, the 1961 classic will also be available to stream through HBO Max. Be sure…

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Ben Mankiewicz talks The Plot Thickens, TCM

Film critic Ben Mankiewicz spoke with Solzy at the Movies in late April about The Plot Thickens, TCM’s podcast documentary of filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. How did you first get involved with the Peter Bogdanovich podcast documentary for TCM? Ben Mankiewicz: I had wanted to do something with Peter Bogdanovich for quite some time. He’s a huge hit at our festival. He and I have developed a really nice friendship. He’s just great. I described them…

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