Positive, the entire thing smacks of synergy, as Warners now owns TCM. You could possibly see this as a month-long business for the facility and glory that’s Warner Bros. Discovery, which is type of the way it’s being marketed. “The month-long takeover of the community will inform the story of Warner Bros. in a manner that solely TCM can do,” reads the press launch.
The actual fact is, nevertheless, that Warner Bros. actually did produce among the most unimaginable movies of the studio period. With stars like Bette Davis, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, and Ginger Rogers, producers like Darryl F. Zanuck, and administrators like Ernst Lubitsch and Michael Curtiz on its payroll, how might they not? Scanning by means of the Warner archive, you would possibly count on titles of such titanic significance in movie historical past like “Casablanca,” “The Jazz Singer,” and “The Maltese Falcon” to be the headline sights in TCM’s April program. However the canny programmers on the community — TCM employs among the finest within the enterprise — have curated one thing altogether extra fascinating.
The centennial celebration is headed up by two licensed classics, Howard Hawks’ everlasting Western “Rio Bravo,” and Elia Kazan’s anguished John Steinbeck adaption, “East of Eden.” Each have obtained a 4K restoration courtesy of The Movie Basis, and each will probably be launched on the channel by modern cinema royalty. “East of Eden” will probably be launched by the administrators Wes Anderson and Joanna Hogg, and “Rio Bravo” will probably be launched by none aside from Marty himself. The remainder of the lineup plumbs the furthest extents of the Warner archive, bringing collectively among the most beautiful and underseen movies of the basic period, from avant-garde ’60s psychodramas, to audacious pre-code melodramas, to a very surprising Ronald Reagan star car in regards to the KKK.