Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Victorian Era in Film on TCM in April

If you are a fan of Victoriana, then you are in luck with regards to Turner Classic Films in April. On Thursday nights next month TCM will feature movies set during the Victorian Era. Each Thursday has a particular theme. The theme for April 3 is Victorian Crime and will feature such films as The Lodger (1944) and Gaslight (1944). The theme for April 12 is Science and Exploration and will feature such films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) and The Time Machine (1960). The theme for April 19 is Victorian Romance and will feature such films as Great Expectations (1946) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967).  The theme for April 26 is Victorian Society and Manners and will feature such films as The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) and The Wrong Box (1966). Each night will feature five different films.

As someone who is interested in the Victorian era, I am looking forward to the Victorian Era in Film, although I wish they would air one of the Sherlock Holmes films (the 1939 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles would be ideal) as well as the Hammer version of Dracula (my favourite version of the novel). Both would fit well with the theme of Victorian Crime. After all, a programming block on films set in the Victorian Era really should feature the two best known fictional characters to emerge from that era! I also would prefer they air the 1931 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Fredric March, which I think is superior to the 1941 version. Regardless, TCM has some great films lined up this April on Thursday nights that those of us interested in the Victorian Era will want to see.

1 comment:

Caftan Woman said...

Works for me. Although when you brought up Holmes and Hammer, I wish you were a programmer at the network.