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The 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 19, 2019

We’ve finally arrived at the last day of the 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration! As usual, I didn’t see the time passing and we’re sad that this wonderful event has to come to an end very soon. I’m very grateful to Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollyw read more

Sum Up | 3’6″

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 19, 2019

“From thy wedding with the creature who touches heaven, lady God preserve thee.” Most film blogathons are actor, actress, director, sub-genre themed. If you’re trying to branch out, if you just haven’t had a chance to write about something you love yet, they’re efficient opportunities for read more

The CMBA “Femme/Homme Fatales of Noir” Blogathon — Sam Wild in Born to Kill (1947)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 19, 2019

Sam Wild. If that isn’t a fitting name for a homme fatale, I just don’t know what is. Wild, a psychopathic drifter played with panache by Lawrence Tierney, is the title-referenced subject of the 1947 noir Born to Kill. In this first-rate, wholly riveting feature, Wild is a cool-minded serial killer, read more

Decoy (1946)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 19, 2019

THIS IS MY VERY LATE ENTRY IN THE CMBA SPRING BLOGATHON: FEMME/HOMME FATALES OF FILM NOIR!  Like any self-respecting noir, this one chooses to open in a grungy gas station bathroom with a hero (Herbert Rudley) disheveled, hobbling, and covered with grime. We can gather he’s been through hell. read more

Raymond Burr's Secrets and Lies

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Apr 19, 2019

When Raymond Burr died in 1993, he was eulogized around the world as the star of "Perry Mason" and "Ironside." But the obituaries were notable for what they didn't say as much as for what they did say. None of them mentioned that Burr was gay -- he had been closeted all his life. And most of them me read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: April Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 19, 2019

It’s been a great month in podcasting. So many entertaining and enlightening shows! Here are my favorites. Title links go to the episode: Pure Cinema Podcast Kiddee Midnights March 17, 2019 It’s always a bit overwhelming to listen to Brian Sauer and Elric Kane’s epic film re read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Intolerance (1916)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 19, 2019

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at: Intolerance (1916) Along with my “Silent Superstars” series, I thought it would be fun to dive into the history behind specific films. Let’s start with a look at one of biggest spectacles ever put on film–Intolerance! It is one of the grandest, read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 19, 2019

“There’s nothing wrong with Ellen. It’s just that she loves too much.” –Mary Philips as Mrs. Berent In the striking and often bleak world of film noir, one will find many characteristics that repeat across the genre. While the protagonist–often a pessimistic lone read more

Some 'Big News' about a Lombard still

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 19, 2019

Of the three talking feature films Carole Lombard made for Pathe (while she was billed as Carol Lombard), "Big News" is probably the least known. A shame, because it's directed by Gregory La Cava some seven years before he and Lombard would reteam for the brilliant "My Man Godfrey." Moreover, it's t read more

The 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: Day 2

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2019

The 4th Golden Boy Blogthon: A William Holden Celebration continues on Michaela’s blog Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Please visit the following link to submit your entry if you are posting today and/or read them: read more

TCMFF Watching 1939: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

So, did Carole make "chick flicks"?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 18, 2019

Carole Lombard appeared in several dozen films during her relatively brief life -- but if today's terminology had been used then, would any of them have been labeled "chick flicks"?The term has come to refer to films designed primarily for female audiences, usually light in tone or comedic in nature read more

Gun Crazy: Lovers That Go Together Like Guns and Ammunition

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 18, 2019

Peggy Cummins takes aim! A film noir with a tragic love story involving the femme fatale and a gun-obsessed guy? That's the unlikely premise of Gun Crazy, a 1950 "B" picture selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 1998. Although it made little noise when read more

Review: Hud (1963)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 18, 2019

“I’ve always thought the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner. Sometimes I lean one way and sometimes I lean the other.” – Paul Newman as Hud Hud is up for contention for the finest film Martin Ritt ever made and it comes down to a truly collective effort. Whe read more

Cooking with the Stars: Audrey Hepburn’s Spaghetti al Pomodoro

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Samantha Ellis on Apr 18, 2019

Audrey Hepburn’s Spaghetti al Pomodoro Audrey Hepburn When I choose a star to write about each month for Cooking with the Stars, I usually try to have some sort of rhyme or reason behind the timing of my decision, such as a star’s birthday or a special holiday. However, I knew that this read more

Short Take: Hawk the Slayer

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 17, 2019

(1980) Directed by Terry Marcel; Written by Terry Marcel and Harry Robertson; Starring: Jack Palance, John Terry, Patricia Quinn, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter O'Farrell, Ray Charleson, William Morgan Sheppard and Cheryl Campbell; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: *** “I like a man read more

Les Intrigantes (1954)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Apr 17, 2019

France / 95 minutes / bw / Memnon, Alliance Générale de Distribution Cinématographique Dir: Henri Decoin Pr: Henri Lavorel Scr: Jacques Robert, Henri Decoin, François Boyer Story: La Machination (1951) by Jacques Robert Cine: Michel Kelber Cast: Raymond Rouleau, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Pellegrin, read more

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 17, 2019

As it turns out, Paul Newman’s a real barn burner. His family name is synonymous with conflagrations and it’s a great entry point for a character, in this case, a drifter named Ben Quick who’s run out of town by the local judge. We never actually know if he was guilty of arson or n read more

Day 1: 4th Wonderful William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2019

The Flapper Dame Today is day one of three of the 4th Wonderful Golden Boy Blogathon and is also the actual day of William Holden’s Birthday!!!! He is 101 and still is and always will be a handsome man!! Michaela, Ginnie and I have a bunch of awesome entries to present so here we go! Maddy Lov read more