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THX 1138 (1971, George Lucas)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 28, 2014

Director Lucas makes one attempt at audience accessibility in THX 1138. It’s actually the first thing he does–he shows a clip from an old Flash Gordon serial to let the audience know the story is about the future. The clip also lets the read more
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Mini-Review: The Human Resources Manager

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jul 27, 2014

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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Casablanca – 1942

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Jul 27, 2014

 My Review —Hollywood’s Greatest Film—  Your Bogie Film Fix: Director:  Michael Curtiz The Lowdown An American expat (Bogart) running a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during World War II is surprised when his ex (Ingrid Bergman) read more
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Soon, we'll be 'Under The Stars'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jul 27, 2014

OK, so many of you can't read the copy above unless you're fluent in Spanish, but forget the words and focus on Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray and John Barrymore, the three stars of "True Confession." Two weeks from today, Turner Classic Movies will read more
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VL’s Top Posts of the Week

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 27, 2014

 Bette Davis was honored this week, but her movies weren’t all you checked out. 10. The Americanization of Emily (1964) This airs Tuesday as part of TCM’s tribute to James Garner 9. Old Hollywood Book Reviews: Veronica – The Autobiog read more
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Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 27, 2014

Kiss Me Deadly Directed by Robert Aldrich Written by A.I. Bezzerides based on the novel by Mickey Spillane 1955/USA Parklane Pictures Inc. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #308 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   I still don’t exactl read more
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Michael Strogoff (1926) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 27, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on July 27, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review, Silents vs Talkies One of the finest, best-acted and most beautiful mega-epics ever made, Michael Strogoff has catapulted to the top of my favorites list. The compliment is not read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 27, 2014

Donald Crisp (1882-1974) Keenan Wynn (1916-1986) Charles Vidor (1900-1959) Image Source read more
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Silver Bullets # 1 INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN

Nitrate from the Grave Posted by Terry Sherwood on Jul 26, 2014

Welcome to a new section on NITRATE FROM THE GRAVE called SILVER BULLETS. These will be shorter, rapid fire reviews of items that would otherwise get ignored (some for good reason) or mixed in to a longer article. They are still enjoyable for a watc read more
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About Silent Movie #10: Myths, Rumors and Hogwash, Movie Star Edition

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 26, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on July 26, 2014 in About Silent Movies, Article, Blog, Feature Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. History is jam-packed with examples of this truism. From George Washington to Phineas Gage, a whole lot of what we k read more
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LUCY Review: Free Your Mind and a Mess Will Follow

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Jul 26, 2014

Just past the halfway mark, 2014 has already been a terrific year for two cinematic forces. Force One is science fiction. Over the last six months, Hollywood has offered a wide variety of entries (some good, some not, and some somewhere in between d read more
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Short Film Saturday – Love Film: Love Fencing

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jul 26, 2014

This is another short that’s part of a series. This time it’s a series of sports shorts. This title features a structure familiar to fans of Disney, the zaniness of Looney Tunes and a modern sensibility to pop culture references. Enjoy! read more
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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 26, 2014

Sorry, Wrong Number Directed by Anatole Litvak Written by Lucille Fletcher 1948/USA Hal Wallis Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Video   It is mighty tricky to build a movie around telephone conversations. The wealthy Leona Stevenson (Ba read more
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Anna (2013, Jorge Dorado)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 26, 2014

Anna is an exceptionally stupid movie. Apparently, no one involved with the film has seen films like Inception or The Sixth Sense because Anna apes big reveals from both of them rather obviously. It’s not a matter of guessing the twist ending, read more
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The Sand Castle (1977)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Bennett O'Brian on Jul 26, 2014

The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours read more
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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Gerald McBoing-Boing on Planet Moo (1956)

True Classics Posted by on Jul 26, 2014

In 1956, UPA released the final of four cartoons featuring Dr. Seuss’s adorably strange, noise-making little boy, Gerald McBoing-Boing. This last cartoon in the series deviates from the typical McBoing-Boing short in one important way: the cre read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 26, 2014

Gracie Allen (1895-1964) George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Blake Edwards (1922-2010) Image Source read more
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Homeward bound...to my new home

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jul 26, 2014

This photo of Jane Alice Peters (the future Carole Lombard) and her mother and brothers was taken in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1911; three years later, the four of them would be headed to Los Angeles. Today, I am finally doing likewise.The moving vans hav read more
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The Diary of Anne Frank–Episode 5a

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Jul 26, 2014

Ok. You may be wondering why this episode is called “5a”. I originally posted a very short review that was called episode 5. For over a month my left wrist was in a splint (I can finally take it off), and I got some most unpleasant news. read more
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A Ghost of a Chance to Win

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 26, 2014

After seeing what a lackluster bunch of athletes the Godolphin track team is made up of, new coach Steve Walker ( Dean Jones ) has his doubts that he can whip them into shape for the new season and begins to despair. Just look at that despondent read more
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The Big Hurt On The Big Screen--MR. BASEBALL

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Jul 26, 2014

This weekend my favorite baseball player of all time, Frank Thomas, is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Frank was the greatest player in the history of the Chicago White Sox....but in his movie debut he wore a different uniform read more
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Lupita Tovar in SANTA (1931), Mexico’s first talking picture

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Jul 26, 2014

I’ve been shamefully negligent in even referencing the role Spanish language movies played in my life.  While I didn’t spend as much time watching movies in Spanish as I did Hollywood productions I have vivid memories of many I watched read more
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Claudia, Cherishing Connubiality, Cleverly Caustic, Clearly Curious, Cheerfully Chiding, Causation for Celebration!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jul 25, 2014

  As far as the Golden-Age of Hollywood is concerned, Claudia, for me, is the best that Tinseltown has to offer, with regards to the relationship of marriage. Few films so brilliantly weave the marriage of the drama and comedy of life together read more
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The Silent Life in 1915: Fashion essentials include velvet, fur, borzoi…

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 25, 2014

When talking about ‘teens fashion, I am always struck by the sheer amount of stuff that was involved in getting dressed. Layers upon layers upon layers. I can see why the sleek, simplified fashions and hairstyles of the twenties must have seem read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 25, 2014

Image Source Though the angel-faced actress Toby Wing is certainly familiar to me as a fan of pre-code movies, I've never given her much thought. It was fascinating to read about her in this profile which compares her to the media celebrities of to read more
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Now Playing: Magic, Realism: The Films of Sara Driver at TIFF

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Jul 25, 2014

Magic, Realism: The Films of Sara Driver is now playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The liner notes for DVD collection Driver X4: The Lost and Found Films of Sara Driver include an essay from author Luc Sante notes “Sara Driver’s Movies A read more
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Storm Warning (1951)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 25, 2014

Storm Warning Directed by Stuart Heisler Written by Daniel Fuchs and Richard Brooks 1951/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental   There are some excellent performances and plenty of thrills in this movie about how the Klan intimidates an read more
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Pic of the Day: “Fortune City” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jul 25, 2014

Ending the week is another look at “Fortune City,” the episode of It Takes a Thief that was first broadcast on February 2, 1970. Creepy Art makes a pass at kidnapped Mona (Stefanie Powers), unaware that series protagonist Alexander Mundy read more
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10 Things: The things that go through my mind when I look at Paul Newman

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jul 25, 2014

10 Things: The things that go through my mind when I look at Paul Newman Disclaimer // This is meant to be a bit of fun, you understand. No offense intended. Obviously. Come here, run your hands through my hair, and call me baby (thought read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 25, 2014

Woody Strode (1914-1994) Alison Skipworth (1863-1952) Walter Brennan (1895-1974) Image Source read more
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