Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled its annual "TCM Remembers" video, which pays tribute to the cinematic artists who passed away in 2012. This year's "TCM Remembers" montage opens with film and TV star Andy Griffith and includes such on-camera luminaries as Celeste Holm, Ann Rutherford, Ben Gazzara, Larry Hagman, Michael Clarke Duncan and longtime friend of TCM Ernest Borgnine, to name a few.
Celebrated figures from behind the camera include producer Richard D. Zanuck, director/producer Tony Scott, writer/director Nora Ephron, writers Gore Vidal and Ray Bradbury, cinematographer Bruce Surtees, conceptual designer Ralph McQuarrie and special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi. In addition, TCM pays tribute to several music makers who found success in the film world, including Whitney Houston, Andy Williams, Davy Jones and Levon Helm, as well as songwriters Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch and Robert Sherman.
For this year's "TCM Remembers" tribute, TCM chose the song "Wait" by the French electronic band M83.
The 2012 "TCM Remembers" tribute will run throughout December and January on TCM, beginning this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. (ET). It will also be available on the TCM website.