A great channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are devoting each night in February to a Different Academic Field, with Academy Award®-winning and nominated films serving as course curriculum. They are calling it 31 days to Oscar and it starts today! It will run from February 1st through March 3rd, 2009.
They will be airing 350 movies to "educate" viewers in 92 different academic courses. What is really great about this extra special showing of these classic movies is that TCM has grouped the films by order of subject. They set it up as if you were in school. The films are shown by academic subjects.
For February 1, 2009 the films are from the "Communications Department". They will be shown by the various subjects that fall under that heading.
Todays schedule is ~
- My Favorite Year (1982)
- The Sunshine Boys (1975)
- Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Introduction to Advertising
- It Should Happen to You (1954)
- Artists & Models (1937)
- Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
- It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Contemporary Issues in Mass Media
- Ace in the Hole (1951)
- The China Syndrome (1979)
- Network (1976)
- The Last Angry Man (1959)
- The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
You can see the full 31 day schedule right here. There is also a sweepstakes you can enter here. You will be entered to win a 31 Days of Oscar Composition Notebook. I received one of these in the mail the other day and it is pretty cool. It looks like a composition book with the full schedule in the front. Then there is tons of lined paper to take "notes" on what you learned!
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