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Five Surprising Lessons I’ve Learned from Blogging

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jan 27, 2015

Sixty posts after my first, I’d like to reflect on the unexpected—and sometimes bizarre—lessons I’ve learned in my first year blogging: 1. Quality/Effort/Originality Does Not Equal a Popular Post; the Word ‘Sex’ in the Title Does Of course, read more
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BLT (2013, John Cunningham)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 27, 2015

BLT runs twelve minutes. It’s probably about four minutes too long to be effective, since most of the run time is spent with Stephen Molloy (as a successful businessman) lecturing a homeless man, played by Ross Owen Williams. Director Cunningh read more
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Musical Monday: Meet Me After the Show (1951)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 26, 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 musicals read more
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Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 26, 2015

Anna and the King of Siam Directed by John Cromwell Written by Talbot Jennings and Sally Benson from the biography by Margaret Landon 1946/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental   I can’t imagine the fil read more
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Boyhood

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jan 26, 2015

There is some sort of indescribable magic about Boyhood.  In just under three hours, we watch a boy and his family grow and transform over twelve years.  Through this massive timespan, the tone, feel and heart of the film is set at a constant.  Somet read more
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Unhauling: Books I've Grown Out Of

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jan 26, 2015

Unhauling: Books I've Grown Out Of I'll be turning 33 years old this May and, over time, I've grown out of a lot of things. Barbie dolls for one, popsicles, lollipops, MAD magazine, and maxi pads (ech! I can't believe I ever wore those thin read more
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10 New to Me Movies in 2015

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 26, 2015

It took me nearly a month of the new year to decide, but I have finally selected the ten "new to me" movies that I plan to watch this year. This list is inspired by Ms. Laura of Laura's Miscellaneous Musings, who has been enjoying make annual "t read more
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Of a Dame, a Hawks heroine and a 'West Side Story': What a weekend

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 26, 2015

Unless I'm placed in a functional time machine or am zapped by magic, I'll never meet Carole Lombard, one of the great Howard Hawks heroines (seen with him above on the set of "Twentieth Century"). However, this weekend I was blessed to meet two lege read more
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Kristen Recasts the Classics: Strangers on a Train

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

  You might have read about the plans to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film, Strangers on a Train. If you missed the details you can read it about it in my latest News From the Lake column. In a nutshell, the movie is set to be retitled S read more
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MAKING IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jan 26, 2015

  The look of Hollywood has always been one of the alluring aspects of what makes up the legend of the Golden Age.   Although the exact start of the Golden Age is debatable, many agree that style influences in American film making were between read more
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Dancing Legs Quiz 5

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Jan 26, 2015

I have been so busy with work that I missed putting up a quiz for last Friday. I don't know about you, but I always find these kinds of things fun. (Some favorite places to go test my classic movie knowledge include Rick's Movie Connections over at C read more
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Herbert Stothart- Composer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 26, 2015

Herbert Stothart ( Sept 11, 1885 - February 1, 1949 )  Herbert Stothart was one of the most distinguished film composers in Hollywood and justly so, for each and every one of the scores he wrote for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was sweeping, subtle and read more
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Land Of The Pharaohs–Episode 1

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Jan 25, 2015

  All text in brown are quotations from the script which can located at the following address - http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk The Director/Producer Howard Hawks was the man credited as the producer and director of the film. He is al read more
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Sight and Sound Top 250 – #244 The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jan 25, 2015

A short(ish) introduction – As I noted recently, I’m changing the way that I post these essays. Instead of attempting to get them up in a once-per-week-on-Tuesday format, instead I’ll be watching and posting them more in an as-the-s read more
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The Gamera Trilogy (1995-1999)

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 25, 2015

“I asked the actors to move in an inhuman way. Because they are kaiju, you know… So they must move like kaiju. Another thing I requested from the actors was, since the two monsters hate each other, I wanted the fights to be very fierce.&# read more
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Visiting the 'Speakeasy' for a 'Supernatural' review

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 25, 2015

Today's entry largely comes courtesy of a longtime friend of mine in the blogosphere, Kristina Dijan of the blog Speakeasy (https://hqofk.wordpress.com/). She recently participated in an event this weekend called the Randolph Scott Blogathon, run by read more
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A Lei da Fronteira / Frontier Marshal (1939)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jan 25, 2015

A Lei da Fronteira / Frontier Marshal (1939) 1939 foi um grande ano para o gênero western. Durante a década de 1930, os filmes ambientados no Velho Oeste estavam quase sempre relegados à categoria B: eram curtos (por volta de uma hora de duraç read more
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The Movie Connection Game (January 2015 Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 25, 2015

How are Karloff and Pacino related? 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 acted in the same movie, read more
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Music in Film, Part I: Film with Live Orchestra

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 25, 2015

The night sky was clear and the air a bit chilly on Friday, January 9, typical early winter weather in San Francisco. But the evening would be unusual for reasons other than the climate. It was the night that, at 8 pm, the San Francisco Symphony woul read more
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The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon: These Three and The Children’s Hour – The Adaptation of Miriam Hopkins

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 25, 2015

Introduction One thing I must fully acknowledge before beginning was that prior to signing up for this Blogathon Miriam Hopkins was not a name I could connect to a face. When I checked her filmography on the IMDb I saw that i had seen her in a few th read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

Jezebel (1938) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850’s, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms. Julie is a beautiful an read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

MIRIAM HOPKINS films marathon review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest My film marathon for Miriam Hopkins another classic actress that’s vastly overlooked. Ellen Miriam Hopkins was an American film and TV actress known for h read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

Bette Davis film marathon review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Bette Davis film marathon. I watched them in two parts once before my the  Debbie Reynolds marathon Then i finished up it on Saturday of that same week.She’s read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 25, 2015

Image Source I love to take actors to a place where they open a vein. That's the job. The key is that I make it safe for them to open a vein. -Mike Nichols Quote Source read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Design for a living is among one of the classic comedies of all time that’s likely overlooked by many today yet it’s still a classic comedy that lasts the test of time. Miriam Hopkins read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

The Mating Season(1951) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The mating season is is definitely an unexpected gem. Its plot relies on simple idea yet it is an original idea.  the mother-in-law is a positive character, in some read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 25, 2015

THE LITTLE FOXES(1941) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Its filmmaking at its best is what best describes The little foxes. William Wyler, shot by Gregg Toland  he of deep focus fame adapted from a Lillian Hellman play and read more
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The Heiress (1949)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 25, 2015

**This is my contribution to the Miriam Hopkins blogathon over at Silver Screenings.  Check out the other amazing entries in the blogathon here!*** It’s interesting that this film has been recommended to me by Netflix for months and I always read more
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The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 25, 2015

The More the Merrier is a wondrous mix of comedy (both slapstick and screwball) and dramatic, war-time romance. Director Stevens is expert at both–that war-time romance angle is as gentle as can be, with Stevens relying heavily on leads Jean A read more
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Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jan 25, 2015

Part 2 of director Alex Cox‘s tale of his encounter with Timothy during the filming of his student film Edge City (aka Sleep is for Sissies) (1980): Clearly, Timothy was right for the part of the mysterious, mythological madman, the wisdom-disp read more
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