Monday, December 10, 2012

TCM Remembers 2012

TCM has now posted its annual tribute to filmmakers who have passed away this year.

I love the beautiful way this year's tribute is framed, simultaneously sad and uplifting.

Past TCM tribute posts: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.


Blogger David Lobosco said...

Excellent look at the remarkable talent who died in 2012!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I agree, David, they did a great job.

Best wishes,

8:30 AM  
Blogger mel said...

Mark Evanier, the comedy writer, made this observation in his blog newsfromme:

"Each year around this time, the good folks at Turner Classic Movies release a long, stylish video noting those in the movie business who've passed away since January 1. I'm not sure why they do this with more than two weeks remaining in the year. In 2011, they went back and edited in those who'd died after the video debuted and they'll presumably have to do that this year. "

I concur.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I remember a few years ago they had to edit in Van least they usually do make the adjustment when needed!

Best wishes,

10:49 PM  
Blogger Blake Lucas said...

If they don't edit someone in, they have generally been careful to include them the next year.

No one should complain about the year end "TCM Remembers"--it is almost always great and some years I have cried watching it. They are much more careful than others who do "In Memoriam" like the Academy, who routinely forget or ignore so many people who should be there (the absence of Dorothy McGuire one year was one of their well-known disgraceful moments). TCM has patience with it and gives it as much time as it needs and more, always working to construct something artful to hold it all together with in between images that let the whole thing breathe.

I'm saying this after seeing this year's for the first time tonight on TCM. I like that they put it up but prefer to watch it on TV.

11:22 PM  

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