Did you get a chance to watch any of the movies yesterday on Ernest Borgnine's rememberance day on TCM?
I had an opportunity to watch "Private Screenings" @ 8pm ET and learned that he was born in Connecticut. He got into acting due to a suggestion from his mother. Sadly, she did not live to see his successful movie career. He had nice things to say about Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Gary Cooper,Alan Ladd and Lee Marvin.
He decided to do the tv series McHale's Navy because of an exchange he had with a delivery boy that did not recognize him but knew the names and faces of tv stars of the 1950's and 1960's like Jim Arness.
During private screening, my favorite scene from "Bad Day at Black Rock" was shown whereas Spencer Tracy's character has a fight with Ernest Borgnine's character & knocked Borgnine out cold. :)
Borgnine wanted to be remembered as an actor that made people happy and gave them something to smile about. He got his wish!!
Ref: TCM Schedule- It is that time of the year in August whereby TCM does "Summer Under the Stars". Everyday in August TCM shows the movies of a single actor. The schedule starts with John Wayne on the 1st & concludes with James Caan on the 31st.
TCM is one of the best channels on all of tv because it porovides entertainment without commercials. Private screenings are a great opportunity to hear great actors discuss their lives, craft etc. My favorite one was with the late Tony Curtis. He was so funny, witty and honest about the art of making movies.
If I was the CEO or President at TCM, I would make two private screenings shows happen. One with Doris Day and a second one with Sean Connery & Michael Caine together!!!
I understand about the name of D***. :) I found out the hard way when once I try to post a comment using that same first name about a star in the Bewitched tv series. The movie based on the series was a total waste of film. lol
Oh yes, they are both great Westerns to watch. Richard Boone was great starring opposite Paul Newman in "Hombre". As his character in that movie he was frightful when he asked Paul Newman's character not to shoot him in the back as he went back down the hill. :)