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FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #2: Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 24, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #2: Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb) On November 24, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Facts, not feelings, right? Wrong. The film’s biggest antagonist, Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb) is a loud-mouthed, bad-tempered bully who is not used to having his read more

Objective Burma (1945): Errol Flynn During Wartime

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 24, 2020

It’s nearly ubiquitous for all the old war movies to open with an instructive title card supplying some context and placing us in the scenario at hand. While not the apex of visual storytelling, it does serve a concrete purpose. Objective Burma is, of course, about the Burma campaigns — read more

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Nov 24, 2020

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely known; theyR read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 24: D.O.A. (1949)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2020

Today’s YouTube pick is one of noir’s best-known offerings: D.O.A. (1949). It’s got a perfect noir premise, a perfect noir opening, a perfect noir end, and in between, a characteristically labryrinthine noir plot. D.O.A. also serves up a great cast that includes Edmond O’Brien, Luther Adler read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 24, 2020

“You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There’ll never be another you. There’ll never be another me.” –Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney is nothing read more

Two ways to look stylish

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 24, 2020

It's not often you see two vintage Carole Lombard portraits from the same session up for sale at eBay, but that's what we have here. Above is an RKO photo from 1940, looking to be a fashion shot for "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"; it's catalogued CL-300 at RKO. The other pic looks slightly different and lacks a read more

The Gene Tierney Centenary, Pt. 2: "...carried by the winds and the tides"

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Nov 23, 2020

 Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gene Tierney's birth on November 19, 1920  Link to Pt. 1 Gene Tierney would admit that before she married Oleg Cassini, “I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.” This crush of eligible fellows ran the gamut read more

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Nov 23, 2020

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess CAUGHT IN A TRAP…AND I CAN’T WALK OUT This month’s foray into director Alfred Hitchcock explores him putting characters into such black holes not even light can escape. I’ll give you a double whammy of two films where the read more

Musical Monday: Starlift (1951)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Starlift (1951) – Musical read more

NOIRVEMBER FUN: My Favorite Brunette, 1947

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

"When I came to I was playing post office with the floor. I had a lump on my head the size of my head. Inside, Toscanini was conducting The Anvil Chorus with real blacksmiths." - Ronnie Jackson Many great films-noir were released in 1947: Nightmare Alley, Crossfire, Born to Kill,& read more

Danger: Diabolik

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 23, 2020

John Phillip Law as Diabolik. Made in 1968, Danger: Diabolik is both a psychedelic ode to the movie industry's grooviest decade and one of the first big-budget adaptations of a comic book. The title character was the subject of hundreds of popular comic books in Italy, with the first volume being p read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 23, 2020

Doctor who turned 57 years old today on November 23,57 years ago Sidney Newman created an amazing idea of a hero. It’s hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes ARE important: Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History tells us who we used to be, documentaries t read more

Over the top? Sure -- it's part of the "Century's" charm

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 23, 2020

If you haven't watched "Twentieth Century," Carole Lombard's breakthrough movie from the spring of 1934, in a while, it might be worth seeing one more time just to remind yourself how good it is. The entertainment site "A.V. Club" took a look back at it today in conjunction with the upcoming Netflix read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 23: The Brothers Rico (1957)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 23, 2020

Like a handful of my other YouTube recommendations this month, I’d only seen today’s film once, years ago, before reviewing it again for today’s post. But once was enough. I remember being pleasantly surprised when I discovered the movie – I didn’t know anything about it going in, except that read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 23, 2020

Throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, several women were influential in their film industry roles on-screen as well as off. Unfortunately, in many cases, their stories are not told very often, leaving their influence–particularly in the case of impactful women off-screen–to be ample gr read more

Book Review: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK--FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 23, 2020

 In 2017, Del Rey published STAR WARS--FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a book that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the film by featuring 40 stories that looked at the story from a different perspective. Now THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK gets the same treatment. 40 stories by 40 writers, in roughly t read more

Classic Films in Focus: SABRINA (1954)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Nov 23, 2020

After her breakout success in Roman Holiday (1953), Audrey Hepburn cemented her image as a charming romantic heroine with Sabrina (1954), in which she plays a beautiful ingenue who pines for affection from a wealthy, older man. Along with its love story, Sabrina offers a very tame exploration of ups read more

'Moviepix' kicks off

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 22, 2020

It's the start of 1938, and you're a magazine publisher. You note photo-oriented newsmags such as the hugely successful Life and its rival Look are doing boffo business, so you decide to start one of your own, focusing on the movie industry. For your first issue that February, your cover subject is read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 22: The Great Flamarion (1945)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 22, 2020

I love, love, love today’s YouTube noir pick: The Great Flamarion (1945). It’s another one of those films that, for decades, was completely off my noir radar. (Noir-dar?) Then, a few years ago, I was sent a copy of the movie by a fellow noir lover who I met through an Internet message board. And read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 22, 2020

Dowager: Once upon a time there was a princess and a prince charming. First Aunt: Who was not a prince. Second Aunt: But who was charming. Dowager: And they lived happily ever after. —Love Me Tonight (1932) Love Me Tonight (1932) is a charming early musical film, distributed by Paramount Pictu read more
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