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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 16, 2014

Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) Charles Chaplin (1889-1977) John Hodiak (1914-1955) Henry Mancini (1924-1994) Image Source read more
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Do You Want Plot Or Do You Want A Lot Of X-Men? How About Both? – Here’s The Final X-Men: Days Of Future Past Trailer

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 16, 2014

I really enjoyed X-Men: First Class more than I thought I would, and it’s the film that finally brought my younger daughter around to the side of the mutants, (she’d previously enjoyed most of the Marvel movies, but just hadn’t gott read more
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THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Apr 16, 2014

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here: http://www.classicfilmtvcafe.com/2014/03/announcing-james-stewart-blogathon.html James Stewart is one of read more
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My TCM Film Fest Family Album

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Apr 16, 2014

I’m not a big hugger; it’s nothing personal, it’s just not my thing. But I received – and gave – more hugs at the recently completed TCM Classic Film Festival than in any other weekend of my adult life.  So, what gives? Turner read more
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Top 250 Tuesday #066 – Wild Strawberries (1957)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 15, 2014

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #066 on the list, Ingmar Bergman‘s Wild Strawberries. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just cl read more
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Pic of the Day: “Fast-Walking” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 15, 2014

Today we take another look at Bullet, the junkie con of James B. Harris‘ prison drama Fast-Walking (1982). It’s interesting how the shadow of Timothy’s profile is almost another character in the film itself. Tim found himself playi read more
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The Selig Polyscope Company and the Birth of Film in the Windy City

Curtains Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Apr 15, 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 first (intro) post is live here, and here's an excerpt to get you started with the first (full) inst read more
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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Letter (1940)

We Recycle Movies Posted by Anne Marie on Apr 15, 2014

There’s a reason Kim Carnes wrote a song about Bette Davis’s eyes. The song might be lousy, but it pays homage to a simple truth: Bette Davis had the best eyes of any post-silent film era actress. The intensity of her stare is startling, read more
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Fun Size Review: Her Night of Romance (1924)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 15, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review Constance Talmadge is an heiress who means to evade fortune hunters. Ronald Colman is a penniless aristocrat in need of a rich marriage. I think we all know where there is going. They end u read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Alfred and Jakobine (2013)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 15, 2014

In 1955, Alfred and Jakobine met, fell in love, and drove a clunker of a London taxi around the world. It’s a passionate and adventurous love affair for the ages – or it was until Alfred abruptly left Jakobine. Forty years later, Alfred read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jason Wilson on Apr 15, 2014

Sometimes it’s the mundane that feels the most human. It can fill in blanks and flesh out the skeleton of a story. It can be tricky ensuring this doesn’t lead to boredom. Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere plays out a lot l read more
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MONSTER MAGAZINE MADNESS!! ALL THE LATEST HORROR MAGAZINE UPDATES!

Classic Horror Campaign Posted by Richard on Apr 15, 2014

  EXQUSITE TERROR UK magazine, glossy, black & white, 40 A5 pages A magazine which takes an academic look at the genre and includes exclusive specially commissioned artwork. Some very interesting articles. Check out their website here. US ma read more
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Crack in the World, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 15, 1965.

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 15, 2014

A Crack in the World was the first movie that scared me; it was everything that a nerdy young boy could want in a Sci-Fi film: action, destruction, mayhem, science, (did I mention destruction), and intelligent heroes. In CITW the villains are not read more
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Birthday of the Week: Peter Ustinov

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Apr 15, 2014

Born Peter Alexander, Baron Von Ustinow April 16, 1921 - March 28, 2004 Memoir Dear Me, By Peter Ustinov, Penguin, 1979 Renaissance Mensch While looking for the perfect picture of Peter Ustinov, I was struck by read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival Day Five Recap

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Apr 15, 2014

My last day at the TCM Classic Film Festival was a lot less hectic than the previous days. I unfortunately missed the screening of The Fiddler on the Roof and didn't get an opportunity to see director Norman Jewison in person. I really needed some ex read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 15, 2014

Claudia Cardinale (76) Image Source read more
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Homeward bound (but shall return)

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 15, 2014

About 12 hours from now, I'll be leaving Carole Lombard and classic Hollywood behind (in a purely geographical sense), as I'll be traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, via Minneapolis-St. Paul. The week I've spent here has been illuminating, maki read more
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James Stewart in Born to Dance (1936)

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Apr 15, 2014

Before Vertigo, before The Philadelphia Story, and before Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, James Stewart was, like so many actors of the time, an MGM contract player, toiling away in quickly churned-out comedies and romances for $350 a week.  Though he& read more
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Liebster Mark III

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 15, 2014

I owe a belated debt of gratitude to Vern, proprietor of TheVern’s VideoVortex and the defunct-but-not-forgotten Video Vanguard for my latest award nomination.  While this is my third Liebster, it never gets old.  I’m always ama read more
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THE RAID 2: BERANDAL Review: When More Is Less

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Apr 15, 2014

The movie sequel.  Historically speaking, it’s almost as old as the movie itself.  To make a sequel - especially one that follows-up a popular title or cult classic - is a temptation from both artistic and financial perspectives.  The former read more
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Josephine Hull in HARVEY

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Apr 15, 2014

Josephine Sherwood decided to study drama at Radcliffe College because she couldn’t fight the urge to perform.  The Newtonville, Massachusetts native began her journey to become one of the greats of the American theater in a stock company in read more
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Bell, Book and Candle: What Wizardry is This?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 14, 2014

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by Classic film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. Bell, Book and Candle (1958) Okay, I know this film is not that great, but I have to count it as a gui read more
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The 20th Anniversary Of Turner Classic Movies

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Apr 14, 2014

It was on this day twenty years ago that the Turner Classic Movies TV cable channel premiered. (I have to admit that I found out this fact from reading Vincent Paterno's "Carole & Co." blog entry today.) Of course TCM is a huge part of most fil read more
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The Netflix Queue: Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jennifer Reynolds on Apr 14, 2014

Scenes of a Sexual Nature is available for streaming on Netflix. Not long ago, I entered a stage in which I became oddly willing to watch any piece of filmed material Tom Hardy had ever been a part of. It started when I saw him in Inception, which w read more
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Happy 20th, TCM!

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 14, 2014

It was twenty years ago today...and no, Sgt. Pepper had nothing to do with it. On this day in 1994, Turner Classic Movies signed on, appropriately with Ted Turner's all-time favorite movie, "Gone With The Wind," starring Carole Lombard's second husba read more
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Book Review: COMPLICATED WOMEN by Mick LaSalle

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 14, 2014

First published in 2001, Mick LaSalle's Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood is primarily a feminist consideration of Pre-Code actresses and the roles they were able to play before Joseph Breen threw a big, wet blanket on the Tinsel read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival Day Four Recap

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Apr 14, 2014

On the second full day of the festival and my fourth day, I got up really early to get in line for media access to the Jerry Lewis Hand and Footprint Ceremony in front of Grauman's Chinese theater (TCL Chinese Theater IMAX). There is limited space so read more
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The Stars Look Down (1940)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 14, 2014

The Stars Look Down  Directed by Carol Reed Written by J.B. Williams, A.J. Cronin, and A. Coppel from the book by A. J. Cronin 1940/UK Grand National Pictures/Grafton Films First viewing/YouTube Richard Barras: You don’t think I’d take a read more
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The Silent Life in 1922: How to write crazy letters

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 14, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 14, 2014 in Article, Blog, Silent Life I fully admit that I am a devotee of the small town newspaper’s crazy person letter department. We get some real doozies in our neck of the woods. You know the kind, people who w read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Toyiah Murry on Apr 14, 2014

Out of Mind, Out of Sight is the harrowing effort on John Katsner’s part to showcase the interworkings of Brockville Mental Health Centre. Gripping the reigns as writer, director, and producer, Katsner attempts to give insight on the staff relations read more
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