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10 Classic Movies Directed by James Whale

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 22, 2014

Born on July 22, 1889, the English director James Whale stands with Tod Browning as one of the most important developers of the 1930s horror genre. Both directors worked to give the iconic Universal horrors their sense of style, but Whale set the bar read more
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Satan Met a Lady, Happy Anniversary! Premiered on July 22, 1936

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jul 22, 2014

This was the day that Satan Met a Lady, July 22, 1936. Ah, but the reviews were not so keen. The Modern Screen gave the film a one-star out of a possible five, which was a poor rating;[1] going further the magazine said that this was Warner’s prize read more
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Tension (1949)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 22, 2014

Tension Directed by John Berry Written by Allen Rivkin based on the story by John D. Klorer 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Film Noir Classics Vol. 4 DVD This is a nice little story with a good performance by noir queen Audrey Totter as th read more
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Photoplay Cookbook: Virginia Valli’s “Eggs with Pate de Foie Gras”

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 22, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on July 22, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature, Photoplay Cookbook Welcome back! I am cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook (recipes of the stars!) and you are invited to tag along. (I have listed all the recipes that I hav read more
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Top 5 Summer Vacation Movies

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Wade Sheeler on Jul 22, 2014

Nothing’s worse than watching Christmas movies in July, or warm weather ones when it’s snowing outside. So now that the sun is out and the heat is on, why not pull out some of these favorites that remind us why summer’s were meant read more
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The Queen of Technicolor, in person: Maureen O’Hara

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara, pictured here in the 1950s. Hundreds of people stood waiting, excitedly chattering. A line wrapped up and down an alley at least four times and stretched out to Hollywood Boulevard. When the doors to El Capitan Th read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 22, 2014

James Whale (1889-1957) Image Source read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

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Phone Call From a Stranger (1952)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

You can always tell a Jean Negulesco picture. His works are usually polished melodramas where the romance is heavily steep in morality, a sermon on celluloid. Some of his works I enjoy for their light diversionary quality (The Pleasure Seekers, for read more
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Mini-Review: The Brotherhood

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jul 21, 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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Benedict’s Turing Is As Much An Enigma As The Code – Here’s The First Trailer For The Imitation Game (2014)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jul 21, 2014

I’ve always been a fan of stories about codes and code breakers, especially during wartime, and the lengths that both sides will go to to figure out what messages the other is sending. Whether it’s films based on a particular machine, or read more
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Remembering James Garner

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 21, 2014

Remembering James Garner Turner Classic Movies Remembers as only they can Posted by Stephen Reginald at 4:03 PM Reactions:  Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest read more
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Go see “Snowpiercer” … if you can

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Jul 21, 2014

Go. Now. I had the good fortune to be in Los Angeles when Bong Joon-ho’s new film, “Snowpiercer,” opened there mid-July. So, I dragged my mom to see it at the only place it was playing on the West Side, a somewhat run-down multiplex read more
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They Won’t Believe Me (1947)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 21, 2014

They Won’t Believe Me Directed by Irving Pichel Written by Jonathan Latimer and Gordon McDonnell 1947/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Amazon Prime Instant Video   Robert Young plays an adulterer and liar with the same sober sincerity read more
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Go away or I shall taunt you a second time! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jul 21, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on July 21, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor I wish I had weird little picture frame windows so I can do this to people who annoy me. “Oh, I love old movies! Like, from 2010 even!” Shove! Slam! Ha! “I haven’t ever se read more
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God Speed James Garner

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Jul 21, 2014

James Garner and his wife Lois Fleischman Clarke. Source: AP James Garner  1928-2014  I was very sad and somewhat shocked to hear of the death of actor James Garner. On screen, he was always charming and gave consistently good performa read more
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Side Street (1949)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 21, 2014

Side Street Directed by Anthony Mann Written by Sydney Boehm 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 4 DVD   This movie has everything you could possibly ask from a fillm noir except the femme fatale. Joe Nor read more
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James Garner (1928 - 2014)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Jul 21, 2014

  James Garner, whose great ease and charm on screen has convinced generations that he was only playing himself, does his thing in the greatest comedy-western of all time, 1969s Support Your Local Sheriff!. Written by William Bowers and direct read more
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After Hours (1985)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Robert Liwanag on Jul 21, 2014

On first viewing, After Hours seems like something of an anomaly. Even for a filmmaker like Martin Scorsese – who had already made a musical, a concert documentary and a dark comedy at the time – his 1985 effort feels incredibly different. But After read more
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What inspires me to blog!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jul 21, 2014

What inspires me to blog! Books, books, and more books! // This will come as no surprise to anyone who really knows me. If there is one thing that I can assure you of, it's that I will never leave the house - or, indeed my bedroom - witho read more
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James Garner,a versatile star

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 21, 2014

James Garner,a versatile star https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest James Garner started out in a small Broadway part then went to play the one of the most iconic role for TV in its early days as Bret Maverick. It was that role that le read more
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Move Over Darling

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 21, 2014

Move Over Darling review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Move Over Darling is one of my favorite flims all time,it is a remake of “My Favorite Wife.which is not one of my favorite Cary grant movies of all time.  That is read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 21, 2014

C. Aubrey Smith (1863-1948) Image Source read more
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New From Warner Archive: The Counterfeit Plan (1957) and Slander (1957)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 21, 2014

This week I watched a pair of new releases from Warner Archive, both made in 1957. They differed so much in sophistication that it was hard to believe they hit theaters the same year. The Counterfeit Plan is the less glossy of the two, a brisk read more
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The Movie-TV Connection Quiz (July 2014 Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 21, 2014

What could Bruce & Bogie share in common? In this third edition of the connection game, you will once again be given be a pair of films, TV series, performers, or any combination thereof. Your task is to find the common connection between the pa read more
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All About Eve (1950)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

The July Five continues with the second to last theme week: Bette Davis. And what better way to talk all about Bette than starting with her iconic 1950 drama, All About Eve.  This is a movie that needs no introduction, so let’s get to it! If th read more
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The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 21, 2014

While The Great Escape runs nearly three hours, director Sturges and screenwriters James Clavell and W.R. Burnett never let it feel too long. Part of the quick pace comes from the first half hour being told in something like real time and another bi read more
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COMFORT FOOD/COMFORT FILM

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 21, 2014

There is so much sadness and turmoil in the world lately that it is sometimes hard not to despair. No matter how much we try, the enormity of the state of the globe can be scary and downright depressing. Watching the global mess on TV only adds to th read more
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An actor who made it look so easy

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jul 21, 2014

Last month, we did an entry about someone asking San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle if Carole Lombard would be a star today, or if Tom Hanks could have done likewise in the 1920s (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/699835.html). LaSal read more
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Musical Monday: Down Argentine Way (1940)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals read more
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