Before I get to the meat of the post, I want to do tell you that “Cabin in the Cotton” will be on TCM on June 7th at 4:30 AM Eastern time. This is a very hard to find movie, one that was released on VHS years ago but hasn’t been seen much since. I requested the film sometime last year, and every time TCM shows a movie I requested, I pretend they’re doing it just for me. So nice of them! But that’s Stacia World talk. For those of you in the Real World, just remember that TCM will be showing this in a couple of months. Set your recorders!
If 2009 is the year of anything for me, it will be the year of movie projects. The first project I have started on is The Bette Davis Project, inspired by my 20 Favorite Actresses post and posted today because it is Bette’s 101st birthday – Happy Birthday, Bette! You’ve been gone 20 years and are still scaring the shit out of men who can’t handle strong women!
My project is simple: Watch every Bette Davis movie I can find, including the made-for-TV ones if I can grab a copy somewhere. Here is a text-only list of the films I have yet to see along with my own notes on where to get a copy. Don’t read the list unless you’re deeply curious. If the film isn’t on the list, that means I’ve already seen it. A few of those left on the list are movies I think I’ve seen but am not entirely sure, as well as movies I’ve forgotten so much of I need to re-watch them anyway.I’ll be blogging about a few movies at a time in small synopses/reviews.
For those of you who read these posts as “Blah blah blah OOH PICTURES!” here is a little gallery of some Bette pics I’ve grabbed over the last few months.