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TCMFF 2014, Day 1 — Let the Festivities Begin!

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 18, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014: Festival activities started getting underway Thursday afternoon with a “Meet TCM” panel at the Egyptian Theater and a discussion at the Hollywood Museum called “Sons of Gods and Monsters” with direct read more
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By Any Means Necessary 2014

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Apr 17, 2014

This is a follow-up to a piece I posted in 2012 to list, and also remind myself to take advantage of as many ways to watch movies as I possibly could. Well, much as time does not stand still neither does technology and there are many more options now read more
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Who I Met, Who I Saw and My Thoughts on the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Apr 17, 2014

This year's festival theme was Family in the Movies: The Ties that Bind. While the movies screened fit this theme, this idea of family goes beyond just the schedule. The people who attended the festival are like one big family and the tie that binds read more
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The Mubi Cinematheque: The Blue Angel (1930)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jason Wilson on Apr 17, 2014

The Blue Angel is currently available on Mubi. Sign up for a free trial here.  Rarely will a mainstream Hollywood release touch the edge of somber. Oh, they’ll go for swooping sadness and the occasional emotionally devastating finish, but it&# read more
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The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 17, 2014

The Long Voyage Home Directed by John Ford Adapted for the screen by Dudley Nichols based on the “Four Seas” plays by Eugene O’Neill 1940/USA Argosy Pictures/Walter Wanger Productions First viewing/Streaming on Hulu Plus   Alfr read more
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Dear Movies Silently, Why do silent films have such poor picture quality?

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 17, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 17, 2014 in Video When people think of silent movies, they often think of jittery, scratched images flickering across their screen. But why does the image quality of silent films tend to be so poor? We are going to briefly read more
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Hot Docs 2014: No Lullaby (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 17, 2014

As a child, Tina, now in her late 50′s, suffered horrible sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Taught that “nothing happened” and in a desperate desire to have a perfect family, Tina repressed memories of her abuse. She buried read more
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Hot Docs 2014: The Sheik (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 17, 2014

Khosrow Vaziri, better known as “The Iron Sheik” to World Wrestling Federation fans, achieved the American dream by portraying a foreign “heel” on the wrestling circuit. The Sheik is an almost boilerplate yet still fascinatin read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 17, 2014

William Holden (1918-1981) Anne Shirley (1918-1993) Image Source read more
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Old Time Radio Thursdays – #038: Suspense (1942-1962) – Part Two

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 17, 2014

  The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival 2014: The Movies, Day One and Two

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 17, 2014

I saw fourteen films at this year's TCM Film Festival. The first day was a sort of warm up with two movies. Then I had the most bonkers Friday, where I watched six flicks. That's basically only watching movies from 9am to 2am. I never quite got full read more
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Nazis and Humor: The Shock of Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 17, 2014

Wrap your head around this fact: Two decades before Quentin Tarantino was born, Ernst Lubitsch directed a comedy about Nazis. Unlike Tarantino, whose own Nazi film was typically bloodthirsty, Lubitsch was best known for light fare, especially sophis read more
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TCMFF 2014, Day 1– Press Day

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 17, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014: The 2014 Turner Classic Movie Classic Film Festival officially got underway on Thursday, April 10.  For those of us attending with media credentials, the day started with the chance to attend press conferences with TCM̵ read more
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Pic of the Day: “Chain of Evidence” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 17, 2014

You see this absolutely dreadful screen cap from a very poor quality “collector to collector” DVD of Chain of Evidence (1957)? Well, I’m happy to report that this film has finally attained that loftiest of goals – an official read more
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Four photos, speak of {'Up Pops) The Devil'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 17, 2014

"Up Pops The Devil" is among an array of programmers Paramount cast up-and-coming player Carole Lombard in during the first few months of 1931. It's never received any sort of official video or DVD release, nor has it shown up on YouTube. Thankfully, read more
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The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 16, 2014

The Shop Around the Corner Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Written by Samson Raphaelson based on a play by Miklós Lázló 1940/USA Metro-Goldwn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Warner Home Video DVD Klara Novak (Miss Novak): Well I really wouldn’t care to scra read more
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It's official...Bette wins the crown for Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2014

All Good Things Posted by monty on Apr 16, 2014

Bette beams proudly as she is named Favorite Classic Movie Actress of 2014 Wow! What a match! Bette Davis and Barbara Stanwyck battled back and forth for the past 6 days and when it was all said and done, Bette emerged victorious with a 49-47 w read more
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TCM Film Festival 2014: The Stars

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 16, 2014

TCMFF is quite a starry event. You can expect to run into famous people everywhere. Tippi Hedren in the restroom of the Roosevelt Hotel. Leonard Maltin walking down Hollywood Boulevard. Illeana Douglas, Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz seemed to be read more
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Streaming On Netflix: Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 16, 2014

I don’t usually do this, but Twenty Feet From Stardom was absolutely one of my favorite documentaries from last year, and just in case you missed getting to see it in the theater, it’s now streaming on Netflix, and I highly recommend givi read more
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No Highway in the Sky ( 1951 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 16, 2014

When No Highway in the Sky was released in 1951, James Stewart had established a reputation for playing everyday heroes and champions of social justice in such films as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ( 1939 ) and The Mortal Storm ( 1940 ).  read more
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Valles: Men’s Costumes (1938-1960)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on Apr 16, 2014

Fred Valles was an English designer who is mostly know for designing men’s costumes at MGM from 1938-1950, and as one of the Oscar winning designers for “Spartacus” (1960). He was credited professionally as “Valles” (pronounced Va-YEZ), and read more
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Jimmy Stewart is in The Shop Around the Corner

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Apr 16, 2014

The Shop Around the Corner; James Stewart 1940 My heart was trembling as I walked into the post office. There you were lying James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan 8x10" Photo in Box 237. I took you out of your envelope and read you, read you right th read more
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UPDATE: The Snoopathon and Unclaimed Films

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 16, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 16, 2014 in Blog, Blogathon, Events I thought you might appreciate an update on the Snoopathon. I am quite thrilled with both the quantity and quality of participants who have signed on. I am also thrilled at the diverse se read more
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Video of the Week: “Speedtrap”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 16, 2014

This week’s video showcases Timothy’s best scene from Earl “No Strain” Bellamy‘s Speedtrap (1977). He first appears, quite memorably, at about the 4:26 mark. Also featuring Joe Don Baker, Robert Loggia, Tyne Daly, Lana W read more
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Hot Docs 2014: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 16, 2014

Aaron Swartz seemed to be born for the internet. At 13, much to the ultimate surprise of his colleagues, he worked on the ubiquitous RSS and XML technologies and eventually helped co-author the Creative Commons License. Swartz was, without a doubt, read more
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Hot Docs 2014: The Writer with No Hands (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 16, 2014

The principle of Ocam’s Razor asserts that the simplest answer to a problem is most likely the correct one. On the other hand, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by way of Sherlock Holmes, states that once you have eliminated the impossible whatever rema read more
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12 O’Clock High (1949)

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

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Celebrating MGM's 90th Anniversary!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Apr 16, 2014

Celebrating MGM's 90th Anniversary! Greta Garbo reluctantly poses with Leo the Lion. Whose idea was this?? April 17, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of one of the biggest and most successful Hollywood studios the world has ever seen. Yes lad read more
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Wednesday's Child: Veronica Cartwright

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Apr 16, 2014

Veronica A. Cartwright, born in Bristol, England, April 20, 1949 Navigator Lambert, ALIEN (1978) Best Case of Nerves The first thing I remember about Veronica Cartwright is getting oomphy with friends who confused her with her s read more
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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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