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I really want to do this when people won’t even try to watch a silent movie. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 1, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on September 1, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Sometimes, I feel like a mother with a particularly picky child. “Just try a few minutes of a silent movie.” “No! I’ll hate it! It’s icky!” “Just a l read more
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Summer Reading Challenge: So Many Books, So Little Time

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 1, 2014

As the irreverent, mustachioed bandit said in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), “Badges? We don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! We don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” What does that have to do with today’s post? read more
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Cosby: His Life and Times – Book Giveaway starts Today!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 1, 2014

Cosby: His Life and Times – Book Giveaway starts Today! I am happy to announce yet another fabulous book giveaway! Classic Movie Hub will be giving away SIX copies of Cosby: His Life and Times by award-winning journalist Mark Whitaker, courtesy read more
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“Cosby: His Life and Times” Book Giveaway Twitter Contest (Week of September 1)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 1, 2014

“Cosby: His Life and Times” Book Giveaway — Qualifying Entry Task for this week’s  Twitter Contest In order to qualify for this week’s Bill Cosby Book Giveaway on Twitter, you must complete the following task by Friday, September read more
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Happy Anniversary! Premiered, September 1, 1939

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Sep 1, 2014

  Prior to The Hound of the Baskervilles, March of 1939, Basil Rathbone was considered the Arch-Master of the Sinister, and he was probably difficult to accept as Holmes, as seen in the following prize winning letter in the November, 1939, edit read more
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Stars & Their Hobbies - Joan Crawford

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Sep 1, 2014

Joan Crawford, Knitting "I took my knitting along so I could keep my hands busy, because I was so nervous."  Joan Crawford As any knitter will tell you, there is a lot of comfort to be found in the repetitive motions of a pair of knitting need read more
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In This Our Life (1942)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 1, 2014

In This Our Life Directed by John Huston Written by Howard Koch from a novel by Ellen Glasgow 1942/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental   John Huston directs a “woman’s picture?”?  Yes, and it’s not bad. Stanley read more
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TCM Star of The Month: Melvyn Douglas

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Sep 1, 2014

  Melvyn Douglas: A Lesson in Longevity  There’s a famous quote by a certain famous artist that goes a little something like this: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” When Andy Warhol said that all the way read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 1, 2014

Source Yvonne De Carlo (1922-2007) Betty Blythe (1893-1972) Johnny Mack Brown (1904-1974) read more
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The Five Best John Barry Film Scores

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 1, 2014

It's fortunate that John Barry had a modest career as a British pop star with his band, the John Barry Seven. Otherwise, he might never have become one of the most successful film composers in the history of cinema. Despite writing some of the screen read more
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Back to School Musical Monday: She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 1, 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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Looking back at a fabulous Cinecon 50

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Sep 1, 2014

I trust all of you had a pleasant Labor Day weekend -- and if for some reason you didn't, the above portrait of Carole Lombard should help get you there. Mine was tiring, but thrilling, capped off with a 6-4 victory by my beloved Washington Nationals read more
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Happy Birthday to Me!

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 1, 2014

It’s my birthday today so I’m giving myself a day off from everything! I’ll have something for you all to read Wednesday. This might or might not be a post to guilt you fine readers into leaving me a birthday comment! Fill in your read more
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getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon: OPERATION MAD BALL (1957)

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Sep 1, 2014

Jack Lemmon got his first leading role in Richard Quine‘s OPERATION MAD BALL (1957), a screwball military comedy with an entertaining cast that includes Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O’Connell, Mickey Rooney, Dick York and James Dar read more
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Netflix Classic Film Comings + Goings – September, 2014

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Sep 1, 2014

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” said Seneca the Younger, or my freshman year guidance counselor, or the guy that sang “Closing Time” in the late ’90s. Whoever it was, it’s certain read more
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2014 BAM Award Considerations – August

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Sep 1, 2014

I decided that with the plethora of BAM Awards-related post towards the end of 2013 and the start of this year it was best to wait to the end of this month before officially recommencing the process. I will post these lists towards the end of the mo read more
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Underrated Horror Films

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Sep 1, 2014

Bernardo Villela is about to enter his fourth year of obsessive film blogging. His baby in that regard is The Movie Rat, which features movie reviews, analysis & insights on a wide range of topics. There are new or updated posts daily. His other read more
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My Sassy Girl (2001, Kwak Jae-young), the director’s cut

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 1, 2014

The most important action in My Sassy Girl takes place off screen–the film takes place over a few years (though the main action is over three and a half months), with listless Cha Tae-hyun home from compulsory national service and back in scho read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE NARROW MARGIN (1952)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 1, 2014

It might not be as famous as the noir classics that usually make the top ten lists, but The Narrow Margin (1952) is definitely a picture that every noir fan ought to get around to, and the sooner the better. Richard Fleischer’s tight, smart thr read more
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Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Aug 31, 2014

Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed by Frederic Brun Hardcover - 192 pages ISBN: 9780760342480 MotorBooks October 2011 Barnes and Noble IndieBound (Your local bookstore) Powell's "McQueen will be remembered as one of the finest exponents of s read more
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The Lake Update for September 2014

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 31, 2014

Hello everyone, time for another month to start while I fill you in on what’s being planned for September over at Journeys in Classic Film. I’ve closed out a rather successful series of reviews as part of TCM’s Summer Under the Star read more
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1984: Wheels on Meals (Kuai can che)

Random Pictures Posted by Amy on Aug 31, 2014

This post is part of Forgotten Films’ 1984 Blogathon. So much 1984. So little time. The year 1984 was not awesome in a lot of ways. But it was a great year for films – check out the other 1984 Blogathon entries – and it was a big de read more
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‘Love Streams’

Studies in Cinema Posted by Jeremy Carr on Aug 31, 2014

Love Streams, John Cassavetes’ final film as an actor and penultimate film as director, is also one of his most unusual features. While his distinctive work can oftentimes be divisive, it’s easy to see how this film more than most oth read more
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‘Stroszek’

Studies in Cinema Posted by Jeremy Carr on Aug 31, 2014

You really can’t go wrong with any of the 16 titles included in Herzog: The Collection, the recently released limited edition Blu-ray set. This stunning compendium features several of the incomparable Werner Herzog’s finest fiction an read more
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'Sleep, My Love'

Studies in Cinema Posted by Jeremy Carr on Aug 31, 2014

A House of Nightmares: Douglas Sirk’s Sleep, My Love Sleep, My Love begins with a nightmarish state of panic as Alison Courtland (Claudette Colbert) wakes to find herself inexplicably on a Boston-bound train. She doesn’t remember bo read more
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‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’

Studies in Cinema Posted by Jeremy Carr on Aug 31, 2014

No matter if his protagonists are deranged or distraught, happy or sad, or if his stories are light or dark, comedic or tragic, the films of Pedro Almodóvar are usually at the very least enjoyable. Even at their most disturbing, there is somethin read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 31, 2014

Source James Coburn (1928-2002) Richard Basehart (1914-1984) Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) Fredric March (1897-1975) read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 31, 2014

Image She is an urchin pretending to be grown up, having the time of her life in Mother’s moth-eaten finery, tottering about in high-heeled shoes and sipping ginger ale as though it were a champagne cocktail. -Cecil Beaton, about Marilyn Monr read more
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Two chances to board the 'Twentieth Century'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Aug 31, 2014

"Twentieth Century," Carole Lombard's breakout film, was last released on DVD in North America in early 2005 -- and based upon many of the reviews from customers, they'd like to do to Sony what Lombard is doing to John Barrymore in the photo above. M read more
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VL’s Top Posts of the Week

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 31, 2014

No real theme for what you were reading this week. A few stray Summer Under the Stars posts, but that’s all the consistency you guys provided me. 10. Leading Lady Tournament: 1970s Results 9. I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) Some Joseph Cotten read more
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