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Silent Movie Time Capsule: In 1912, this was satire

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 20, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 20, 2014 in Video The suffragette has not been treated very well by the motion pictures. Even in movies written by women, she is treated as obnoxious and more than a little unhinged. This attitude persisted well into the read more
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L’éternel retour

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 20, 2014

L’éternel retour (“Love Eternal”) Directed by Jean Delannoy Written by Jean Cocteau 1943/France Films André Paulvé First viewing/Hulu Plus   The Page: Iseult. Tristram: Ah! not the Iseult I desire. — Matthew Arnold, read more
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Musical Monday: “One Sunday Afternoon” (1948)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 20, 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 10 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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Things I've learned being a classic movie fan!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Oct 20, 2014

Things I've learned being a classic movie fan! A picture of me reading Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner You will spend a lot of time on your own in darkened movie theaters and in read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 20, 2014

Image Rex Ingram (1895-1969) Charley Chase (1893-1940) Olive Thomas (1894-1920) Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973) Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) read more
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The Movie Connection Game (Halloween 2014 Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 20, 2014

How are I Walked With a Zombie and Jane Eyre connected? In this edition of the connection game, you will once again be given a pair or trio of films or performers. Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who read more
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Mini-Review: Under the Bed

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 20, 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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Top 250 Tuesday – #015 Late Spring (1949) – Part Two

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 20, 2014

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #015 on the list,  Yasujirō Ozu‘s Late Spring. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click her read more
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Pic of the Day: “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 20, 2014

Our week begins with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep,” first airing on March 14, 1976. Rent-a-hit-man Bonner is on the phone clearing up some details with his latest client. Also seen read more
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'Modern Screen,' October 1940: Just how does she do it?

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 20, 2014

And by "do it," we're referring to Carole Lombard's acting prowess, something that in 1940 often was ignored while the press instead focused on her status as Mrs. Clark Gable number three. But see that word "Success," roughly belt-high to her while s read more
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Rita Hayworth “Pal Joey” DVD Giveaway (Twitter Contest, Week of October 20)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 20, 2014

“Pal Joey” DVD Giveaway — Entry Task for this week’s  Twitter Contest In celebration of getTV’s Star of the Month, Rita Hayworth, CMH is giving away the 3rd of our Rita Hayworth DVDs this month via Twitter, courtesy of getTV. That said, read more
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Mini-Review: Mercy

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 19, 2014

Mercy was a film that I had on my radar for quite some time. It was a film announced a while ago. It was one of a rash of projects that Joel Courtney got involved with on the heels of his outstanding performance in J.J. Abrams’ Spielbergian Sup read more
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The Black Cat

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 19, 2014

(1934) Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer; Written by: Peter Ruric; Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe; Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop and Lucille Lund; Available on DVD. Rating: **** “Supernatural, read more
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Classic Films in Focus: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 19, 2014

Robert Aldrich's quintessential example of Grande Dame Guignol is often discussed for its value as camp, but Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) offers genuine horrors as well as pitch black comedy. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, fierce rivals and read more
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 19, 2014

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Directed by Roy William Neill Written by Curt Siodmak 1943/USA Universal Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant Video   Bela Lugosi looks positively geriatric as Frankenstein’s monster in this Universal horro read more
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Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 19, 2014

That long face, those droopy eyes – Timothy Carey is unmistakable, unpredictable, and electrifying with those lizard features that became both a blessing and a curse. [...] A true maverick known for improvising and getting fired, he’s worked with read more
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MY DARLING CLEMENTINE From Criterion

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 19, 2014

Criterion's latest Blu-ray release is John Ford's 1946 Western MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, an idealized version of frontier legend Wyatt Earp's involvement in the shootout at the O.K. Corral. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE can best be summed up by looking at the read more
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Variações sobre um mesmo tema: “O Pássaro Azul” (1918, 1940 e 1976)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 19, 2014

Variações sobre um mesmo tema: “O Pássaro Azul” (1918, 1940 e 1976) Maurice Maeterlinck foi um filósofo belga. Pode parecer estranho que um filósofo tenha deixado como principal legado um conto de fadas, mas, quando conhecemos read more
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From Stage to Screen: INHERIT THE WIND

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Oct 19, 2014

On July 10, 1925 John Scopes, a twenty-four-year old general biology teacher and part-time football coach walked into the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution.  Although the Scopes Trial read more
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1909) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 19, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 19, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review The oft-filmed tale of Athens, drug-toting fairies, forbidden love and dudes with donkey heads. The rub? This was made in 1909, when short films ruled the market. The entire read more
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An old setting, a new angle

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 19, 2014

Over the years, this Carole Lombard image -- Paramount p1202-862, from mid-1934 -- has become fairly common among collectors (understandably so, given Carole's vivacious pose). And perhaps you've seen other shots from that session, such as the more c read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 19, 2014

Image Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life.-Lauren BacallQuote Source read more
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The Great Stone Face – Buster Keaton

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Oct 18, 2014

Buster Keaton was a master filmmaker and comic genius. He produced, directed, acted, wrote and edited. He performed with his mother and father in Vaudeville at a very young age and had no formal education. His father even acts in many of his films. read more
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The 30 GREATEST ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE POSTERS! (Spoiler: VERTIGO finishes second!)

Where Danger Lives Posted by Mark on Oct 18, 2014

At long last, a new countdown — a one-shot! Here are the thirty best US (or British) one-sheets for the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Given that Hitch directed more than sixty features I had hoped that this would be at least a fifty-poster coun read more
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This Is the Army (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 18, 2014

This Is the Army Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Casey Robinson and Claude Binyon 1943/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Netflix rental   Variety show movie musicals were all the rage in 1943.  This might be the most patriotic of them all, wit read more
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THE BOOK OF LIFE Review: Blank Pages

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Oct 18, 2014

When a film is heavily promoted with “From Producer Guillermo del Toro,” certain cinematic expectations are automatically set.  While the statement doesn’t explicitly mean the viewer will get a del Toro film, it certainly implies read more
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Short Film Saturday: The Captured Bird

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 18, 2014

This is a fairly straightforward one. It is also a very effective at establishing atmosphere. The director will be taking on a Clive Barker story as a feature and this hopefully foretells of the kind of punch that film might have. read more
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Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 18, 2014

Phantom of the Opera Directed by Arthur Lubin Written by Eric Taylor, Samuel Hoffenstein, and John Jacoby from the novel by Gaston Leroux 1943/USA Universal Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   This film could have benefited from more pha read more
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Silent Movie Trivia #8: Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 18, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 18, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Trivia Click to view in lightbox This time, we are going to be enjoying trivia from one of Gloria Swanson and Cecil B. DeMille’s decadent collaborations. Together, director and actress read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 18, 2014

Image Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972) Evelyn Venable (1913-1993) Melina Mercouri (1920-1994) read more
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