To celebrate the Oscars, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has been hosting a month-long "31 Days of Oscar" festival, which features 360 Academy Award-nominated and winning movies. To make things more fun, each movies they're showing is linked to the next movie in the lineup through a shared actor or actress. For example, tonight's 8PM movie is "The Diary of Anne Frank" with Richard Beymer and Shelley Winters, the 11:15PM movies is "Alfie" with Shelley Winters and Denholm Elliott, the 1:15AM movie is "A Room with a View" with Denholm Elliott and Judi Dench, and so on.
Figuring out the links a la "Six Degrees of Separation" (or even better, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", since the series starts and ends with a movie starring Kevin Bacon) might just keep you glued to the tv until Oscar night. Best of all, it's all uncut and commercial-free, which means you get to see all the good bits that those corny old censors have decided are too much for your delicate sensibilities, and you don't have to see lame car commercials that last longer than the movie itself.
You can find the complete 31 Days of Oscar schedule on their website. Happy viewing!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a 31 Days of Oscar Party Pack courtesy of TCM. It has everything you need for your very own movie night, including popcorn, candy, a martini shaker, coasters and more!
Visit the TCM 31 Days of Oscar website, then come back here and leave a comment saying which movie in their lineup you would most like to watch.
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Maximum of5 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on March 7, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on March 8 and post the winner's name as soon as the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I will be receiving an Oscar Party Pack courtesy of TCM. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.