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[Summing Up] March 2015

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2015

March of 2015 had the fewest visitors to The Stop Button in the five years of March data I have. Heck of a way to kick off the tenth anniversary–but there have been enough clickthroughs from Twitter I didn’t give up on the tweeting of St read more
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[Coming Attractions] April 2015

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2015

In 2013 and 2014, The Stop Button had more readers in March than April. That trend is the opposite of 2011 and 2012–I don’t have any data previous to January 2011, unfortunately; I wonder what’ll happen in 2015. April 2015 will ha read more
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GOODBYE TO ALL OF THIS

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Apr 1, 2015

There comes a time when one must pack up and get back to actual life. If you’re lucky, you get to continue with your love of film.   For some it is their full time job; for others, it can be an all- consuming hobby or Labour of Love. We try to atten read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 41 | March 31

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 31, 2015

Network (1976, Sidney Lumet) 2008 I think I first saw NETWORK in high school. The clerks at Video Adventure told me I had to see it ASAP. I don’t think I ever went back and saw it again–I didn’t have it on laser, for example– read more
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The Pre-Code Blogathon: FIVE STAR FINAL

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 31, 2015

The "Pre-Code" era in Hollywood--which ran approximately from 1930 through most of 1934--has now become so legendary that just about any movie made in that period is looked upon as a classic. Most of the attention given to Pre-Code features revolves read more
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My 10 Favourite Actors

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Mar 31, 2015

Ready for a new top 10? After my 10 favourite films and my 10 favourite actresses, it’s time for you to discover my 10 favourite actors! 1- James Stewart 2- Marlon Brando 3- Cary Grant 4- Gregory Peck 5- William Holden 6- Burt Lancaster 7 read more
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Sitting Pretty (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 31, 2015

Sitting Pretty Directed by Walter Lang Written by F. Hugh Herbert from a novel by Gwen Davenport 1948/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant   I would watch Clifton Webb in anything.  He is hilarious here. Law read more
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THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE ( 1946 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Mar 31, 2015

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE ( 1946 ) For my final review for Ethel Barrymore Month, I’m presenting a piece on “The Spiral Staircase”. My favorite Ethel movie, and probably the most distinguished among Ethel’s fi read more
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TMP Recommends: Five Films on TCM, April 1 – 7

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 31, 2015

Welcome to another Tuesday installment of TMP Recommends, the series in which I share five films you should keep an eye out for on TCM over the next week. All times are listed in EST and come from the US version of the TCM schedule. Happy viewing! (I read more
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2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Recap

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 31, 2015

2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Recap The 2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival ended Sunday evening, but here I am, on Tuesday still basking in the afterglow. As a first-time attendee, the festival exceeded my expectations. I met a read more
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Angels with Dirty Faces posts

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 31, 2015

Due to work-related issues, I didn't get to all the posts I wanted to write about Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), but here's a round-up of all the posts for the March movie of the month. -An overview of Angels with Dirty Faces . -A read more
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TCMFF 2015: Favorite Moments

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Mar 31, 2015

In lieu of a full, minute-by-minute recap—at least for now—I’ve been thinking about all the great individual moments I had at this year’s TCM Film Festival. From new friends to fun events to magical movie sequences, there were so many read more
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Of porcelain and linen

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Mar 31, 2015

Most classic Hollywood fans would agree that Carole Lombard had one of the era's most beautiful faces -- and the above photo, with George Barbier from 1932's "No One Man" (Lombard's first top-billed film at Paramount), may rank among her most beautif read more
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Rendezvous With Yesterday-Time Tunnel-Episode 8

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Mar 31, 2015

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk Any text in yellow tells you about what was cut After the initial crash the captain abandons his drink, corrals Mr. Grainger, and heads for the room where Do read more
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The Phantom of Crestwood ( 1932 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 31, 2015

Who Killed Jenny Wren?  That is the question listeners were asked to solve as The Phantom of Crestwood unfolded over a series of NBC radio broadcasts across the nation, beginning in August 26, 1932. After the final cliffhanger episode read more
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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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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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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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2015 TCMFF, day 4: Advice from a comic legend, then going Chinese for a 'Psycho'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Mar 30, 2015

It looks as if Carole Lombard's ready to catch a train, if this image is indicative. She doesn't appear in the best of moods; perhaps she's a bit rushed from preparing her trip. But since it's 1938, we know from the technology of the time that she di read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival Day 3: WHY BE GOOD? 42nd STREET, EARTHQUAKE!

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 30, 2015

Day 3 was one filled with favorites and laughs. I started off the day with Why Be Good? (1929), a movie I had seen a few months ago when a new restoration was screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This same restoration was shown here, a 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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