On Monday, June 22, TCM will be honoring the life and legacy of Sir Christopher Lee with a sampling of films from his decades and decades of brilliant work. The TCM page is hyperlinked, but for your convenience, all time EST:
6:15 AM The Mummy (1959)
8:00 AM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
9:30 AM Horror of Dracula (1958)
11:00 AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
12:45 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969)
2:30 PM Horror Express (1972)
4:00 PM The Three Musketeers (1972)
6:00 PM The Four Musketeers (1975)
There’s not a lot that could get me up at 6:15, but livetweeting Christopher Lee…hmm. We’ll see. But I will be livetweeting pretty much all day. Hope to virtually see you.
Of course, with 278 acting credits beginning in 1946 on his imdb page, you could dedicate a month of programming to Sir Christopher and still leave a ton out, and we’re all familiar with his contributions to the Tim Burton oeuvre and the LOTR and Star Wars blockbuster juggernauts. There is one movie that I have gots to livetweet, and that is one of Sir Christopher’s own favorites, 1968’s “The Devil Rides Out,” aka “The Devil’s Bride.” TCM won’t be showing it, but I found a copy on Dailymotion and I’m hoping people will join me in tweeting at 8:00 pm EST, after TCM’s programming turns non-Christopher Lee based.
UPDATE: YouTube video here:
(Everybody sing praises to @driveinmob.)
Also! Miguel and I are going to be looking at some of Christopher Lee’s lesser-known-best work on the Horrible Imaginings podcast, if that makes sense, so please share with us your favorite Christopher Lee performances, especially, you know, if it’s stuff that falls outside the usual in memoriam montage. You can like Horrible Imaginings on Facebook and/or tweet at us. Miguel is @ and I’m @mechaangela.