Catch a Classic: Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary: Great Directors at Warner Bros.
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong celebration of Warner Bros.’ centennial continues with another Thursday evening of titles from legendary directors who helmed films for Warner. The movies from the three filmmakers highlighted tonight are relatively modern compared to ones highlighted in previous weeks. Up first are two productions from Martin Scorsese: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), starring Best Actress Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, and Mean Streets (1973), the first of many memorable collaborations between Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. Next are two classics from director Stanley Kubrick, beginning with the TCM premiere of his 1987 Vietnam War drama Full Metal Jacket, which earned the filmmaker a shared Oscar nomination for the adapted screenplay he wrote with Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford, based on Hasford’s novel The Short-Timers. The second Kubrick feature is the Best Picture-nominated A Clockwork Orange (1971), which also earned him nominations for his direction and his screenplay adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel. The evening concludes with two films from director Francis Ford Coppola’s pre-Godfather years: The Rain People (1969), a drama starring Shirley Knight, James Caan and Robert Duvall that Coppola also wrote, and Finian’s Rainbow (1968), a musical fantasy led by Fred Astaire and Petula Clark.