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How Sight & Sound Fueled the "Greatest Film" Debate

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 24, 2014

These days, it has become standard practice for film organizations and film-related magazines to publish their picks for the greatest films of all time. A representative sample includes the American Film Institute (which has published two lists since read more
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MEET HAMMER HORROR STAR MADELINE SMITH!

Classic Horror Campaign Posted by Richard on Apr 24, 2014

ON SATURDAY 3rd MAY 2014 WHY NOT VISIT THE CAMDEN FILM FAIR HELD AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM! THE LOVELY ACTRESS MADELINE SMITH WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO MEET HER MANY HAMMER AND BOND FANS. MADELINE IS BEST KNOWN FOR APPEARING IN: LIVE AND LET read more
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Aline MacMahon: The Underrated Gold Digger of 1933

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 24, 2014

Gold Diggers of 1933 has a wonderful ensemble cast, but if anyone doesn’t get enough love, it’s Aline MacMahon.  Busby Berkeley tends to get a lot of the credit for Gold Diggers of 1933 thanks to his unforgettable musical numbers. After read more
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The Funniest Movies Ever Made

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 23, 2014

Inspired by David Misch's Funny: The Book, I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to name their favorite funny movies. I wanted to know which movies made them laugh the most, and I was hoping to get some interesting responses. What I ended up with wa read more
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Silent Movie Time Capsule: The Wild West. In England. 100 years ago.

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 23, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 23, 2014 in Video 2 I don’t think any genre has fallen as far out of public favor as the western. It’s fun to see, then, how internationally popular the idea of a wild west show was. This is a show put on by Br read more
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Video of the Week: “Encounter at Boot Hill”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 23, 2014

All right, I’ve been waiting for this one! Our video this week is the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill”. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. It features a priceless dust-up between Timothy and Clint Eastwood. ItR read more
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Swingin’ Sixties: Casino Royale (1967)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on Apr 23, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear straight at the start, Casino Royale is a disjointed over-inflated mess of a James Bond spoof film. That said, there are a quite a few things, taken individually, which are remarkable and pleasurable to watch. The Oscar nom read more
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The Mystery of Marie Roget, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 23, 1942.

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

    A B-Movie all the way, often playing second bill to “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” seldom was it offered a display ad, most of the time a simple text listing in the local paper. Roget was directed by Phil Rosen (a successful read more
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Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig

Curtains Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Apr 23, 2014

The kind folks at Classic Movie Hub have given me the opportunity to create a series of posts dedicated to the history of silent film in Chicago. The second post about Selig Polyscope post is live here, and here's an excerpt to get you star read more
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Hot Docs 2014: SLUMS: Cities of Tomorrow

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jennifer Reynolds on Apr 23, 2014

It sounds like the most depressing ride in all of Disney World, but SLUMS: The Cities of Tomorrow is actually a well-thought-out piece on urban sprawl. Director Jean-Nicholas Orhon explores a tent city in New Jersey, a Native community in Quebec, a read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Stream of Love (2013)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Robert Liwanag on Apr 23, 2014

Almost all of the people featured in filmmaker Ágnes Sós’ Stream of Love are either widows or widowers. These elderly citizens live in a sleepy little Transylvanian village, where an average day consists of smoking, drinking, farming, preparing food read more
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Classic film saviours!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Apr 23, 2014

Classic film saviours! Just a bunch of dames: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot (1959) I've been feeling down in the dumps lately. Like, for the past couple of weeks I've felt particularly lost and a little bit read more
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Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 3)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Apr 23, 2014

  Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig In the early days of silent cinema, Chicago was responsible for 20% of the total output of the US film industry. One of the biggest contributors to this staggering statistic was Chicago’s own Selig Polyscope read more
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The Voice on the Wire, Happy Anniversary! Silent-Serial, Premiered, March 18, 1917. Lost, Mostly Forgotten

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: On that Sunday in March with spring at the doorstep of 1917, an action-adventure-mystery-romance-serial began its fifteen week run. The Voice on the Wire clearly had the attention of the nation. No expen read more
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The Love Parade, 1929, a Perfectly Played Picture, Practically Packed, and the Paramount of Panoramas of Romance!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: The Love Parade premiered in New York City on Tuesday, November 19, 1929 at the Criterion Theater, opening with all of the fanfare (Maurice Chevalier in attendance[i]), and the jubilant expectation of th read more
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That Royle Girl, Presumed Lost, But Not Forgotten.

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: That Royle Girl premiered in Chicago, on Saturday, November 21, 1925[i], at the Balaban & Katz Uptown Theater located at Broadway and Lawrence Ave., (Uptown Theater had just opened its doors on Augus read more
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Victor McLaglen, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Born Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, Victor McLaglen (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, read more
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The Magnificent Ambersons, the Second Welles’ Masterpiece

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Prologue:The Devil is in the details. It all began with the signing of the new contract by Orson Welles with RKO. With Kane came unprecedented freedoms and choices for Welles, the new agreement gave cast read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 23, 2014

Shirley Temple (86) Sandra Dee (1942-2005) Frank Borzage (1893-1962) Image Source read more
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Michael Gough in KONGA

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Apr 23, 2014

This post is my contribution to The Great Villain Blogathon. In the history of the cinema, there have been many great villains. Being that I am a classic horror film fan, I have been exposed to several of the most outstanding bad guy performances o read more
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The Sadistic Spouse: Charles Boyer in Gaslight

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 23, 2014

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon cohosted by Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings. Check out other entries on one of their sites! When it comes to villains, Gregory Anton in Gaslight lacks the theatricality of The Joker read more
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The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 23, 2014

A little James Cagney action in store for Film Class Wednesday.  In The Roaring Twenties Cagney struggles to make something of himself after serving our country only to face disappointment before ascending to the upper echelons of the mob world.  It& read more
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Great Villains: Baby Jane Hudson

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Apr 23, 2014

She wasn’t a mass murderer, a vicious gangster, or a supernatural sorceress, but Baby Jane Hudson still ranks as one of cinema’s most sinister villains, just for being herself: a sister, a child star, and an abuser. Played by Bette Davis read more
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Not Quite the Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Apr 23, 2014

Geraldine Fitzgerald rocks the cowl. Three Strangers (1946) You know from the over-scored, overwrought opening credits that Three Strangers isn't going to be a subtle film, but you know it's going to be fun. The premise is n read more
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The 50 Best Films to Introduce Children to Classics - Part 2 ( Ages 9-12 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 23, 2014

Earlier in the year we posted an article about introducing young children to classic films. Now we're continuing that post with a focus on children ages 9-12.  There are hundreds of films you can show your children, but below we focused on the B read more
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Great Villain Blogathon Day 4

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on SPEAKEASY: Day 4 of the Great Villain Blogathon, brought to you by Ruth of Silver Screenings,Karen of Shadows & Satin, and myself, Kristina of Speakeasy proved unrelenting in its onslaught of offensive behavior! Here are the read more
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A Few Final Thoughts on TCMFF 2014

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 23, 2014

TCMFF is more physically demanding than I expected. As I was leaving the airport to come home, there were some employees standing near the entrance to the baggage claim area saying things like, “Have a nice day!” and “Enjoy your vis read more
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Marital wars, Italian style

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 23, 2014

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith," Carole Lombard's penultimate film and the last released during her lifetime, was a comeback of sorts for Carole, whose recent forays into drama won some applause from critics but relatively little from the public. Under Alfred Hit read more
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Where Were You?

Café Muscato Posted by Muscato on Apr 23, 2014

Technically speaking, I wasn't, yet, at all on the night of Sunday, April 23, 1961 - 53 years ago tonight - but nonetheless I know where I would have wanted to be. It's also the day on which we celebrate Shakespeare's birthday (450 this year, as I'm read more
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By Any Means Necessary: Tracking Titles

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Apr 22, 2014

This is a follow-up to a recent post where I revived this idea and made it a theme. Flixsie is a Roku channel that I just gave a litmus test. It purports to be a search engine for titles available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu. After havi read more
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