Posts Tagged The Essentials
I am always forgetting to set my Tivo to snag TCM’s weekly Essentials installment. What is TCM Essentials? The Essentials is a show where host Robert Osborne and a star (for the past year or so, it’s been Alec Baldwin) discuss the appeal of a film that they consider classic–or to be an essential film that one should know about.
I often miss the broadcasts (originally aired on Saturday night and rebroadcast on Sunday night). But I love reading the education that TCM offers at its website. For example, last weekend’s selection of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita (1962), includes this morsel of information, under the specification Pop Culture 101.
“When Lolita first appeared in print in the U.S. the Cincinnati Public Library refused to buy it, and the town of Lolita, TX, almost changed its name to Jackson.”