TCM Is ‘Under the Influence’


Turner Classic Movies announced that it will offer a small-screen forum to
contemporary actors to discuss vintage films that have inspired their lives
during Saturday nights in October and November.

Under the heading, "Under the Influence," actors will introduce a seminal
film that has had the greatest impact on them and discuss the qualities that
made it meaningful.

On tap: Oct. 4, William H. Macy on Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to
Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
; Oct. 11, John Turturro on On the
; Oct. 18, Jeff Daniels on The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek;
Oct. 25, James Woods on From Here to Eternity; and Nov. 1, Nathan Lane on
To Kill a Mockingbird.

A TCM spokeswoman said that depending on how viewers respond, it is
considering extending its Influence format. "We’ve spoken with a number of other
actors who are interested," she added.