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[Stopped Buttons] Day 40 | March 30

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 30, 2015

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson) 2009 I saw ROYAL TENENBAUMS on release with my dad and then saw it again immediately after getting back to college. At the time, there was a great article about how Anderson had created the otherworldly NYC read more
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Hot Docs 2015: Elephant’s Dream (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pam on Mar 30, 2015

Kristof Bilsen’s Elephant’s Dream is, at its essence, a story of hope and resilience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through portraits of three government workers, Bilsen exposes the seriousness of that nation’s crumbling infr read more
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Musical Monday: The Mikado (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

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 musical read more
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The Essential Films of 1939: Drums Along the Mohawk

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 30, 2015

Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert tame the frontier in Drums Along the Mohawk. The Director: John Ford. The Stars: Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert and Edna May Oliver. Source Material: The novel by Walter D. Edmonds. Gilbert (Hen read more
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Directed by John Ford (1971)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 30, 2015

Directed by John Ford  Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Written by Peter Bogdanovich 1971 (restored and updated 2006)/USA American Film Institute/California Arts Commission/Turner Classic Movies (2006 Restoration) First viewing/American Documentary read more
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Caftan Woman's Choice: One for April on TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Mar 30, 2015

All the resources of the great Warner Brothers studio came together to give us a ripping good melodrama in 1940s They Drive by Night.  Jerry Wald (The Roaring Twenties) and Richard Macaulay (Born to Kill) based their script on a novel by A.I. Be read more
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RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS ( 1932 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Mar 30, 2015

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS ( 1932 ) When I first became an avid fan of the Barrymore’s, one of the films I collected was “Rasputin And The Empress”, a lavish landmark film featuring the Barrymore trilogy, Ethel, read more
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Dawn of the Dead (2004, Zach Snyder)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 30, 2015

There are good things about Dawn of the Dead. Maybe not many and certainly not enough to make the film at all a rewarding experience, but there are good things about it. They usually come with caveats. For example, Jake Weber is really good. Of cour read more
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‘Pandora’s Box’ at the Redford Theatre

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 30, 2015

Though I attend screenings at the Redford Theatre pretty regularly, I’d only ever seen one silent film there — He Who Gets Slapped, which is one of my favorite silents. When I saw Pandora’s Box pop up on their schedule, projected fr read more
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The Mighty Warner Archive Movie Marathon, Part I!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Mar 30, 2015

The Mighty Warner Archive Movie Marathon, Part I! Warner Archive recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and what better way to salute classic film fans' favourite online shop than to sit back, relax, pop some corn and watch some awesome read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival Day 2: The Dawn of Technicolor, STEAMBOAT BILL JR., REBECCA, BOOM!

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 30, 2015

Dear readers, I’m usually so good about posting right after festival events, but after several late nights, I needed some sleep. The festival is now over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. I apologize for the delay! Day 2 w read more
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Fast & Furious 6 (2013, Justin Lin), the extended version

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 30, 2015

For the most part, Fast & Furious 6 is a delightfully absurd action concoction from director Lin. The film drops the Fast and the Furious “family” into a James Bond movie; thank goodness, because it’s hard to imagine Roger Moor read more
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REFLECTIONS OF AMBER

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Mar 29, 2015

The consuming of liquor has been a catalyst in Classic Hollywood since they were known as the “flickers.” The liquid has brought about the downfall of many a film character both on screen and off. I am writing this post in the TCM Club l read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 39 | March 29

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 29, 2015

From Paris with Love (2010, Pierre Morel) 2010 My Luc Besson enthusiasm backfired with FROM PARIS WITH LOVE. It was an atrocious viewing experience. Worse, I had known I shouldn’t give FROM PARIS WITH LOVE a shot but I did anyway. So I spent read more
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Shameless Sunday Camp Explosion: A Happy Song

Café Muscato Posted by Muscato on Mar 29, 2015

Sometimes the depth of what I don't know really startles me.  How, for example, could I never have heard of Folies Bergère de Paris, a nifty little confection from 1935 that ends with this remarkable number? I have to confess, too, that this is read more
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Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon: The Caravan (The Donna Reed Show)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Mar 29, 2015

It’s finally here! A new blogathon! I missed them so much! This one is pretty original, because today I won’t talk to you about one of my favourite movies, but about one of my favourite TV show episodes for The Favourite TV Show Episode read more
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2015 Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tournament: THE Final Match!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Mar 29, 2015

It’s finally the BIG FINAL for the 2015 Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tournament! There is only 8 actresses left (2 for each decades)! Here, at The Wonderful World of Cinema, Myrna Loy and Jean Arthur are our two finalists for the 30’s read more
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La Terra Trema (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 29, 2015

La Terra Trema (“The Earth Trembles”) Directed by Luchino Visconti Written by Antonio Petrangeli, Giovanni Verga, and Luchino Visconti 1948/Italy Universalia Film Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   Despite the gorgeous visuals, enjoy read more
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A Visit to the Williamsburg Film Festival

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 29, 2015

With its big star lineup and restoration premieres, the TCM Classic Film Festival has become the annual convention for many classic film fans. However, if you prefer a more intimate setting, a smaller crowd, and the chance to chat with the stars, the read more
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THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW: THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF TADPOLE CHAN.

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Mar 29, 2015

This year I’m taking part in the ‘Classic Television Series Blogathon’, which is hosted by ‘A Shroud Of Thoughts’. For my contribution I will be exhibiting a piece on “The Miraculous Journey Of Tadpole Chan’, read more
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TIME TRIP

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Mar 29, 2015

I can say that you lose track of the time of day and even what day it is when you attend a film festival. I have found myself asking what day it is. You are not in the real world of whatever it is you do.  You have stepped into a existence of viewin read more
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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963, Richard Donner)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 29, 2015

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet races. Director Donner and writer Richard Matheson pace out the episode perfectly–though it being a “Twilight Zone” episode means they can also utilize some of the series’s credit formula to great eff read more
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For the First Time (1959)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 29, 2015

(Image via Movie Poster Shop) Tonio Costa (Mario Lanza) is a famous opera singer who is mobbed everywhere he goes by crowds of eager fans hoping to catch a glimpse of him (and, usually, to convince him to sing). His manager, Ladislas Tabori (Kurt Kra read more
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2015 TCMFF, day 3: Making book of a trip from '42nd Street' to 'The Apartment'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Mar 29, 2015

This photo of Carole Lombard, said to be taken by a fan in the mid-1930s, was shot at Sardi's, the long-gone restaurant at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard, just west of Vine. And just look at its exterior...1930s Streamline at its best, especially dramatic read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 29, 2015

Image Source Don't ever try to disguise yourself in order to approach an ideal. Think of the irregularities of your face as the Treasure--which they really are. -Sophia Loren Quote Source read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Four Facebook/Blog Contest

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 29, 2015

Celebrating the TCM Classic Film Festival! Okay, the LAST day, you know what to do! But if you don’t, See this blog post for all the details - including the list of fabulous TCM prizes! Today’s contest question for our Facebook and Blog read more
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The Elite Eight Round

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 29, 2015

We have now made it to round 5 of the 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney, aka The Elite Eight. This round will decide which of the eight actresses will move on to the final four. Here are the matches that will be taking place in each era. C read more
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THE SEA HAWK SAILS AGAIN

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Mar 29, 2015

Film festival attending can be a mixture of working the crowd, finding what you want to see, and having to make decisions when items are crossed booked.  There are no bad decisions if you attend an event such is what is happening with us at the 2015 read more
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Hollywood Home Tour - Bette Davis

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 29, 2015

We're off on another Hollywood Home Tour! This time the Silver Scenes bus will be taking us past the former home of none other than Bette Davis. Here is Al to tell you all about what you are seeing out of your window :  9918 Toluca Lake Ave read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 38 | March 28

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 28, 2015

Swamp Thing (1982, Wes Craven) 2008 I didn’t see SWAMP THING until after I saw the sequel (in the theater). Then I rented the original on tape. SWAMP THING soon became a favorite (for sleepovers, etc). I had stopped liking it by the time I wa read more
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