For you early morning risers, check out The Bad and the Beautiful, airing tomorrow (Saturday, 9/15/2007) on Turner Classic Movies at 6AM, 5AM Central (Yes, I'm in the Central Time zone, and yes, I will be watching. I love this movie!)
Kirk Douglas, probably the only cast member alive today, plays a Hollywood heel. lana Turner and others play those in his orbit. It's a great movie with a wonderful cast (although what was the Academy thinking by giving Gloria Grahame an Oscar for her silly performance?) Marvelous theme music, one of the most stirring melodies I've ever heard. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. Well done, except for one unlikely scene where a beautiful sunny morning turns into a violent thunderstorm, just to suit Lana Turner's mood. Oh, well, nothing's perfect.